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I am beginning to think the #HK freedom struggle should take the 'opportunity' of the cancellation of Legco elections & the multi-front crackdown to develop our democratic capabilities. This can take many forms but I particularly have in mind the setting up of a shadow parliament
The shadow parliament, unlike the #HK govt or Legco, would be fully democratically elected. Its basis could be the recent pro-democracy primary + perhaps District Councils. It would be elected by people in the HK freedom struggle & represent them.
It would debate and vote on policies, including how to proceed w the freedom struggle in the face of increasingly authoritarian rule. It would be a model of democracy in #HK, something that has never existed here in any form, neither under UK or Chinese colonialism.
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The queue’s 200 hundred meters long to get into the #LadyLiberty exhibit at openground in Sham Shui Po. Lady Liberty was destroyed by pro-CCPers on Lion Rock in Oct. A new Lady Liberty’s been made & the broken pieces of the old one, splattered in red paint, are also on display
In fact, the new #LadyLiberty is too big to fit in the 1st-floor exhibition space. She’s here only from the waist up. The artists wanted to display her on ground floor but ‘suddenly’ govt officials showed up, w police across the street, & said it was against some obscure code.
Many sculptures by #HK artists inspired by #LadyLiberty are being auctioned to raise funds for 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which helps protesters in need.
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Cheung Chun-kit, 40, owner of pro-democracy Lung Mun Cafe chain, sponsors vocational training for young protesters, as part of the “economic circle of conscience”. The #YellowEconomicCircle is growing, helping to foster a parallel society of resistance.…
A thread on the #YellowEconomicCircle in #HK, provoked by comments by out-to-lunch 'expert' economists.

YEC starts with two very basic questions:

‘Why should I give my money to businesses that side with my oppressor?’


‘Who should I then give my money to?’
So there are 2 components: who to withhold money from & who to give money to. These q's, when boiled down, are the ones every consumer faces all the time. The #YellowEconomicCircle answers them politically. In a place like #HK, economics & politics are always very closely related
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