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On the second anniversary of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, a look back at its most iconic moments

On Sept. 28, 2014, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest against Beijing’s decision over how the city’s leader would be elected in 2017. 1,067 more words

Wells Fargo Steals Our Wealth

When I read news today of Wells Fargo’s illegal banking practices that resulted in $185 million in fines and the firing of 5,300 employees (but no cost to higher ups–of course they blamed workers), it reminded me of Wells Fargo’s deep involvement in the financial crisis, their theft of citizens’ wealth and homes. 1,153 more words


Hong Kong's historic 2016 Legislative Council election, in five charts

Hong Kong voters turned up in record numbers on Sunday (Sept. 4) to vote for the city’s 70 legislative council members, and ushered in a new era in the city’s politics by… 225 more words

Two years after the Occupy protests, Hong Kong's youth made big gains in a record-breaking election

Voters in Hong Kong showed they’re willing to put their future in the hands of politicians as young as 23, casting aside some of the most well known faces in local politics in the process. 589 more words

Vanuatu National Travel and Israel's state airline El Al will vote in Hong Kong's rigged election

Thanks to a byzantine electoral system, the national airline of Israel, a Vanuatu-linked organization, and a maker of “chicken biscuits” will vote in the city’s first legislative election since the Umbrella Movement. 842 more words

The student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy protests avoided jail sentences

Joshua Wong and two other student protest leaders in Hong Kong were sentenced to community service today (Aug. 15) and avoided jail time for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy protests. 456 more words

Legal Bribes

Some of you may know about a terrible verdict by the US Supreme Court called “Citizens United.”

This decision basically said that corporations could donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates in political campaigns. 334 more words

Angry Rant