by Joe Scarry
When the UK handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, I thought it spelled the beginning of the end for any kind of democracy and dissent in Hong Kong.
Recent events have not only proved that dissent is alive and well in Hong Kong, but that creative resistance is a Hong Kong strong suit.
The June 4, 2014, commemoration of the Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong included these images:
A sign of hope if ever there was one.
Sign the “We will not forget June 4!” appeal.
Other related posts
(See Remember June 4)
(See HK’s Goddess of Democracy )
Despite the difficulties associated with engaging in effective solidarity with dissidents in China, it is important to make the effort. A fundamental tenet of all peace and justice activism is that if we have the power to speak we can do anything, and if “they” succeed in shutting us up, it’s the beginning of the end.