Post by: Ralf Ruckus

Documentation

Interview with a Protester inside the Besieged University in Hong Kong

29 Nov , 2019  

The Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong was under police siege for more than a week. The interviewed protester is in his early 20s, belongs to left-wing circles, and has been active in the movement for months. The interview took place on November 24, days after he had left the ...

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EconoFiction

Economic Concessions in Reaction to the Movement in Hong Kong? (engl/deutsch)

19 Nov , 2019  

The Hong Kong government is so far mainly using repressive measures against the mass movement, but, recently, state media in China have started pushing for a change in the city’s housing policy – possibly a first sign for economic concessions in reaction to the pressure ‘from below.’

The Hong Kong ...

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NonPolitics

“Saam Baa” in Hong Kong – Three Strikes Paralyze the City

18 Nov , 2019  

On Saturday, unarmed soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army cleared street barricades close to Baptist University that had been erected by protesters in the past days – the first know deployment of the Chinese army in connection with the protest movement. After a turbulent week, the situation calmed down slightly ...

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NonPolitics

Not just ‘black bloc’ – Escalation and Perspective Distortion in Hong Kong (english/deutsch)

22 Okt , 2019  

On October 1, 2019, the day of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the P.R.C., Hong Kong’s mass movement was in the lead: Many (foreign) media carried more reports and photos of the violent clashes and the first live ammunition shooting of a protester by the police in Hong ...

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Documentation

Außer Kontrolle – Hongkongs aufständische Bewegung und die Linke

10 Sep , 2019  

taken from here

Dieser Beitrag ist das Ergebnis jüngster Diskussionen mit Protestierenden und linken Aktivisten in Hongkong. Er gibt einen kurzen Überblick über die eskalierte Konfrontation und behauptet, dass das weitgehende Wegschauen der globalen Linken ein Fehler ist. Die Bewegung fordert trotz ihrer Beschränkungen das rechte Regime der Kommunistischen Partei ...

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Documentation

Out of Control – Hong Kong’s Rebellious Movement and the Left

10 Sep , 2019  

taken from here

This article is the result of recent discussions with protesters and left-wing activists in Hong Kong. It gives a short overview of the escalated confrontation and argues that the broad ignorance of the global left is a mistake. Despite its limitations, the movement constitutes a major challenge ...

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EconoFiction

China Crash (deutsch/englisch)

1 Okt , 2015  

In den Tagen der Panikverkäufe und platzenden Blasen wirkten die chinesischen Börsen wie Spielbanken, in denen beim Roulette auf mögliche Wirtschaftstrends gesetzt wurde. Hinter dem Auf und Ab der Kurse stehen wirtschaftspolitische Manöver der herrschenden Kommunistischen Partei Chinas (KPCh) und anderer Spieler sowie langfristige Entwicklungen des chinesischen Kapitalismus.1

Wie begann ...

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