The 1 1 th Week: ‘Protect the students’: Hong Kong teachers join protests

‘Protect the students’: Hong Kong teachers join protests

Ahead of a new school year, teachers raise concerns about their students’ safety amid ongoing mass protests.

by Casey Quackenbush

Hong Kong – Thousands of teachers braved hot, stormy weather on Saturday to march through downtown Hong Kong to denounce perceived government inaction and alleged police brutality against students protesting against the city’s extradition bill crisis, now pushing into its eleventh week.

Carrying umbrellas to battle vacillating heat and rain, teachers streamed up a main highway and snaked through a park chanting “protect the next generation of students!”

The protest began at a park called Chater Garden in downtown Hong Kong and was planned to end at the home of the city’s embattled leader Carrie Lam, but was redirected by police.

“As a teacher, we have to show our support to them,” said Carina Ma, a secondary school English teacher in her forties, who was marching on Saturday.

“If the teachers are not the role models to stand against the brutality and violence, we cannot teach our students well. So we must come out and stand up for them.”

The mood was both determined and angry, with some marchers waving their signs in front of police and chanting “Free Hong Kong!”

Teachers are the latest sector of society to join widespread demonstrations that have rocked the Chinese territory since early June.

What began as a protest against a now-shelved extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China has swelled into wider fury over Chinese interference into the affairs of the semi-autonomous territory.

While protesters have been demonstrating for nearly three months, the Beijing-backed government has refused to concede on any of the protesters’ five main demands, which include universal suffrage, full retraction of the bill, and amnesty for all arrested protesters.

Most demonstrations have been peaceful, but come nightfall fringe groups have often been seen clashing with police, triggering tear gas-filled chaos in the streets.

In the Mong Kok district on Saturday night, a second protest devolved, with black-clad protesters surrounding the police station, flashing laser pointers and throwing eggs at police.

Police fired a single rubber bullet after a protester threw a garbage bin onto a police van from a footbridge as the crowd dispersed.

Hong Kong police said on Thursday they had arrested at least 748 people since the protests began.

‘They feel really hopeless’

English teacher Ma said she was concerned for the safety of her students as well as their wellbeing, especially with the new school year approaching.

“I think most of them cannot focus in the lessons. They are so confused and angry and emotional,” she said, noting that many are dealing with political disagreement within their families. “At school, if we can’t make them feel supported and [listened to], they really feel hopeless”.

Ming Lam, 34, a clinical instructor, echoed the concerns.

“Definitely I worry about their studies because they spend much time fighting for Hong Kong freedom and democracy,” said Lam, fanning a baby strapped to her chest.

She said she also worried about her students being able to safely get to classes in different hospitals on weekends amid tear gas and roadblocks.

Academic Kristof Van den Troost said he feared what the “government is doing to Hong Kong” amid the ongoing protests.

“[We] keep going on even though the pressure is very high to stop and give up, because everything feels so hopeless,” said the 37-year-old Belgian native, who has lived in Hong Kong for 14 years.

“Things are quite nervous at the moment. We expect that there will be tensions on campus soon because the school year is going to start. Things are going to be very turbulent.”

Pro-government rally

Meanwhile, across the harbour on Hong Kong Island, a pro-police demonstration unfolded early on Saturday night in the waterfront park outside the legislative council building.

Thousands of government supporters streamed into the park, brandishing Chinese flags, giving thumbs-up to policemen, and taking pictures with the officers. Some wore light blue “I love HK police” t-shirts.

“[Hong Kong] is a mess. The rioters have gone beyond the line already,” said CS Ho, a 67-year-old lawyer and engineer.

“No matter how much we disagree with the government … [saying] ‘I disagree, I can do whatever I like.’ This is not rule of law.”

Ding Ding, a 50-year-old manager in commerce, said the people “need to protect Hong Kong”.

“We object to any violence. We are very angry. I’m one of the silent majority. We don’t want to come out and join any protests. We don’t like the protests going on. We want to keep Hong Kong peaceful,” said Ding.

Ding Ding called the recent airport protest where two mainland Chinese men were allegedly tied up and beaten by demonstrators “disgusting”. “This is not Hong Kong. They are not representing us.”

Police said about 100,000 people attended the pro-government rally.

‘Threats’ from Beijing

Beijing has also ramped up its rhetoric, saying the protests were showing signs of “terrorism” and releasing images of troop build-ups across the border in Shenzhen.

But some Hong Kongers remained unperturbed. “I don’t believe the Chinese government will do anything,” Lam said. “I think it’s only a threat”.

Van den Troost agreed that Chinese military intervention seemed unlikely. “It would be bad for China itself,” he said. “The main thing for Hong Kong is to stick to non-violent protests because we don’t want to give the mainland government an excuse to come here.”

“It’s always a possibility. During June 4, 1989, people didn’t expect that the army would crack down and they did, so you never know,” he said, referring to the iconic Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing.

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“Fascism rides in from the left, not the right.” 

“History repeats itself. History is re levant.”

“Get ’em outta here!”

 

UK should give British nationality to Hong Kong citizens, Tugendhat says

 

UK should give British nationality to Hong Kong citizens, Tugendhat says

Move would be to reassure Hong Kong’s people rather than facing down Chinese threats, he says

The UK should give Hong Kong citizens full UK nationality as a means of reassurance amid the current standoff with Beijing, the chair of the influential Commons foreign affairs committee has argued.

Tom Tugendhat said this should have happened to people in the formerly British-ruled territory in 1997, when it was handed back to Chinese control, and that doing so now would reassure Hong Kong’s people that they were supported by the UK.

Hong Kong has been gripped by 10 weeks of large-scale and occasionally violent pro-democracy demonstrations, which have been met by a sometimes brutal police response, and increasingly trenchant threats from Beijing.

On Monday, two Chinese state media outlets ran video footage showing armoured personnel and troop carriers purportedly driving to Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, prompting concerns about military intervention.

Under the so-called “one country, two systems” arrangement that had Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, Beijing considers the population to be Chinese nationals. However, a number of people in the territory hold what is known as a British national (overseas) passport, which gives some rights, for example to stay in the UK for up to six months, but no automatic ability to live permanently or work.

Tugendhat said: “The UK had obligations to Hong Kong citizens before 1997, and the extension of overseas citizenship, which is in many ways a second-tier citizenship, was a mistake, and I think it’s one that should be corrected. At a time when there are clearly tensions in Hong Kong, the UK could reassure many Hong Kong citizens that their existing rights are recognised by the UK, and they are valued.”

 

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Hong Kong Freedom Ralliers Successfully MSG the Mainland and the World

  • World transport hub:Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, handling 1,100 flights daily across about 200 destinations.

Hong Kong airport shut down after protesters storm inside

 

Hong Kong’s airport canceled all flights Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters stormed into the main terminal of one of the world’s busiest travel hubs to denounce police violence.

“Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted … all flights have been canceled,” the city’s airport authority said in a statement. “All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.”

Hong Kong has been roiled by mass protests calling for democratic reforms and an independent investigation into police conduct, with both the demonstrators and police turning to more extreme tactics.

In Beijing, the cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office issued a statement saying the situation in the former British colony was “beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism” and constituted an “existential threat” to the population of Hong Kong.

“One must take resolute action toward this violent criminality, showing no leniency or mercy,” spokesman Yang Guang said in the statement.

“Hong Kong has reached an inflection point where all those who are concerned about Hong Kong’s future must say ‘no’ to lawbreakers and ‘no’ to those engaged in violence,” he added.

Earlier Monday, police showed off water cannons that could be deployed in the case of future demonstrations, a development that Amnesty International has warned could lead to serious injuries.

“Water cannons are not a toy for the Hong Kong police to deploy as a sign of strength,” Man-kei Tam, the group’s Hong Kong director, said in a statement.

“These are powerful weapons that are inherently indiscriminate and have the potential of causing serious injury and even death.”

The slogan “An eye for an eye” was plastered all over the airport — a reference to a female protester whose eye was injured during clashes with riot police who fired tear gas and beanbags on Sunday, according to CNN.

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It was a very big year.

 

The Dazis of The Deep State Exposed. Already in America and Coming to a Town near You.

 

“The Hunt” is on for those that believe and support The Constitution, freedom, and liberty and reject fascism. They have already begun to hunt virtually. Goebbels and Eichmann would be so proud.

“Those who resist will perish”

The puppets of the DNC walked right into it again. With special thanks to the people of Hong Kong who know that their freedom will be over soon if they do not fight for it. Taiwan will be next.

What does DNC stand for? There are the standard abortive definitions, but probably the most re levant is DAZI: Democratic American Socialists. And we all know that fascism rides in from the left. And now we also know what the “Universal” part is.

NBC’s Universal Pictures plans to release “The Hunt” despite backlash.

By: Brian Flood, Fox News

NBC Universal still plans to release the controversial movie “The Hunt” as scheduled on September 27 despite significant backlash over the film that depicts privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport.

“There are no plans to not release the movie. No plans to move the release,” a studio source told Fox News.

NBC Universal executives are aware of the widespread objections to the movie’s plot but have decided not to take significant action at this time.

“The Hunt” is billed as a satirical take on wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a “deeply rewarding” expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans.

NBC’s Universal Pictures, which shares parent company Comcast with NBC News and MSNBC, told Fox News on Wednesday that the movie’s marketing campaign would be “temporarily paused” on the heels tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Universal Pictures declined further comment on Thursday.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that the “violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.”

According to the Hollywood trade publication, characters in the film refer to the victims as “deplorables,” which is what Hillary Clinton infamously dubbed Trump supporters during the 2016 election.

The report also noted that a character asks, “Did anyone see what our ratf–ker-in-chief just did?”

Multiple NBC Universal executives, including CEO Brian Roberts, did not immediately respond when asked for comment by Fox News.

The movie has caused outrage, with conservatives calling it everything from “political violence” to “sick murder fantasies about right-wingers.”

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To be released on 9/27 right after 911 which they all conveniently forgot.

NBC Universal has decided to pull “The Hunt”. Is America and its citizens safe? What are the Dazis up to now?

 

 

 

China’s Military: U.S. Must Get With the Times, ‘Those Who Resist Will Perish’


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The Dazi Party. Here in America right now. Go ahead be the jackass.


Waking Up America: The Dems Plan to Eliminate Red States

Waking Up America: The Dems Plan to Eliminate Red States

By: Paul E Vallely, MG (US Army Ret) – Ray Dilorenzo

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Published by Stand Up America US Foundation

  July 31, 2019

 

The next national election will be contentious. Given that Democrats have literally lost their minds over the last one, they seem to be following a disastrous move to the left that will place them in a mental institution. There is no doubt that Democrats, especially the new socialists (e.g., the Squad) are overcoming the old warn down Dems like Pelosi and Schumer. They rant and rant a new secular socialist government with all vestiges of Judeo-Christianity removed. Blame all the white males for everything they deem wrong in America. Our forefathers who founded this great country with a great freedom loving Constitution would certainly roll their eyes and turn over in their graves.

Not many people are aware of the backdoor election scheme that Democrats have been planning and pushing these past dozen years. It’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. It is an agreement among a group of states and the District of Columbia to guarantee that the candidate that wins the popular vote will win the presidency. It seems fair on the surface, but only on the surface. It is a way to bypass the Electoral College and effectively nullify the Constitution that they continually repudiate.

Democrats are planning to functionally eliminate rural red states and leave the selection of the president to populous blue states, even if it means depending on widespread voter fraud, ballot harvesting and mass voting of illegal aliens in California, New York, and other states.

Ballot harvesting is the practice of collecting absentee ballots by third parties and submitting them for the voter. It is illegal in every state except California. It smacks of voter fraud. With millions of illegal immigrants in California of voting age, the sanctuary policy still in force, registering to vote when they apply for a driver license, they could conceivably swing any election.

So far, the states that have passed or joined the compact are of no surprise. California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State have signed on so far. These states represent 181 electoral votes and 67% of the electoral votes needed. Other states may join in. Anyone familiar with the political climate today can see a pattern here. They are all predominantly Democrat states.

This agreement is to make sure the candidate that wins the popular vote becomes president. The Democrats will no longer abide by an Electoral College system.

Contrary to the popular belief of the mal-educated today, we do not live in a democracy. We reside in a Constitutional Republic. In a democracy, or mob rule as some would put it, leaders are not constrained by a constitution. Our Bill of Rights in the Constitution spells out the limits of government power…what government cannot do. For instance, our government cannot deny you freedom of speech, the right to assembly, or infringe on your right to own a firearm, because it is spelled out in the Constitution. They are rights granted to us by God, not men. In a democracy, there could simply be a vote to decide what rights you will have, or not have and change with the political winds. A citizen will no longer be able to depend on a Constitution that forever guarantees those rights but will have to rely upon on a fickle congress or electorate instead.

The intent of the Electoral College is to give every state and its people a voice on who becomes president. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A minimum of 270 are required to win the presidency. Each number of electors equals the number of the state’s senators and congressmen so that the electors represent both the people and the states.

Since the Constitution was made by the states, for the states and its people, the Electoral College system was designed to give a voice on the selection of the president to every state. For instance, California has about 36 million people and 55 electoral votes, whereas Wyoming has 563,000 people and 3 electoral votes, making California 64 times larger than Wyoming. But California is only 18 times more powerful in electors than Wyoming, giving Wyoming a political voice.

If we elected presidents only by popular vote, only the largest cities in the most populous states would have a voice on who becomes president, leaving most of the states unheard. If that were the case, no candidate would even bother to campaign in most of the states, and the needs of those states would be inconsequential with those states being subservient.

The problem will be amplified by the millions of fraudulent votes in primarily Democrat areas and the lack of voter ID laws in those states. Remember, it is legal for non-citizens to register to vote for local elections in cities such as San Francisco and other cities across the country. According to Old Dominion University, 6.4% of illegal aliens voted in the 2008 presidential election. Giving that 80% of illegal aliens lean Democratic, an election could be tipped. Democrats are fully aware of this and plan to take full advantage of it.

This compact is arguably unconstitutional, but it has not been tested. If the next Democratic presidential candidate wins the popular vote but loses the Electoral College as constitutionally applied, both parties will declare their candidate a winner. This will create much more than a constitutional crisis. It could create a war. It did in 1860 with 650,000 dead four years later.

The next ‘civil war’, if it is to be, will be a real civil war and it appears that we are in the first phase of it. The Socialists will not desire succession, but total control in Washington.  President Trump is righting the ship, but he cannot do it alone. Save the Republic and America. We must Stand up as brave Patriots from sea to shining sea and across the fruited plains.

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