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Hong Kong: Chief Executive's Accusation That Pro-Democracy Groups are Run by "Foreign Forces" is Ridiculous

By Heather Timmons

HONG KONG—There’s an easy explanation for the protests that continue to paralyze parts of Hong Kong, after thwarting a police crackdown over the weekend… 689 more words

Hong Kong Leader Tries To Blame "Outside Forces" For Pro-Democracy Protesters -- Protesters Scoff: "He's Part of the Problem" -- "The Foreign Force Here is Democracy"

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has claimed that Beijing has “full confidence” in his ability to handle the ongoing protests. He says the pro-democracy protests are “out of control” and created by “outside foreign forces.” 832 more words

Beijing Prepared For Hong Kong Protests To Drag On -- We're “prepared for the worst”.

By Gary Cheung
The South China Morning Post



Protesters reinforce barricades near the government headquarters. Photo: Dickson Lee

Police cleared some of the main barricades in Admiralty and Causeway Bay yesterday but demonstrators remained and the top mainland representative in Hong Kong said Beijing had “prepared for the worst” fearing the Occupy Central protests would drag on “for some time”. 570 more words

Inside the clashes in Hong Kong: ‘Please broadcast this to the world’

WATCH ABOVE: A series of violent confrontations in the streets of Hong Kong have only served to galvanize supporters of the so-called “Umbrella Protests”. Tom Clark has the story. 484 more words


Chris Hedges on Wilful Blindness, Climate Corporatism & the Underground Revolt

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.’ … 26 more words


How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

Arun Gupta writes for CounterPunch:

‘Environmental activist Anne Petermann and writer Quincy Saul describe how the People’s Climate March has no demands, no targets,and no enemy. 253 more words