Deidre, Brianna and Adrielle all support Bernie Sanders because of his Medicare for All proposals - and do not want to see President Trump win. Brianna says bluntly: "If Trump gets re-elected I'm probably dead. He plans to cut all the programmes that make my life possible." … [Read more...] about The complicated truth behind Trump’s ‘American comeback’
Pushed at railway station
In the past, Hong Kong had distinguished itself on the basis of wealth: Hong Kong was rich, while the rest of China was struggling to bring its population out of poverty. However, over the twenty years since the handover in 1997, as Hong Kong’s economy has drifted and China’s boomed, that distinction has failed to hold. Pride rooted in materialism has been replaced by a deeper pride among Hong Kongers, based around the notion of “Hong Kong Core Values”, those rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong that distinguish it from the rest of China. Hong Kong Core Values include: a lively and unfettered media, the right to participate in the electoral and governing process, freedom to criticise the government, rule of law and due process, an independent judiciary, and, of course, the right to protest. “Hong Kong core values” has become the answer to the question: “What does it mean to be a Hong Konger?” … [Read more...] about Hong Kong’s identity as a city of rights and freedom is under threat – so we protest
“Governor Patten, could I ask you a question?” the man inquired. “You always tell us that Britain is the oldest democracy in the world. So could you explain to me why you are handing over Hong Kong to the last great totalitarian regime without asking the opinion of the people of Hong Kong?” … [Read more...] about ‘I should have done more’: Chris Patten on leaving Hong Kong without democracy
Now 56 people are being investigated for trespassing, which is "not a particularly serious allegation," according to Sven Richwin, a local lawyer who the protesters asked to represent them in the negotiations. "It is only pursued by authorities when the owner presses charges and the investigation is stopped if they withdraw the charges — I think that will be part of negotiations now," he told DW. … [Read more...] about What comes next for Berlin’s building squatters?