imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Filipinos storm Chinese Consulate, express support to Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution"

by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party Friday, Oct. 03, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Saying that the Filipino people’s struggle to secure Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea extends to the Chinese people’s fight to be free from their authoritarian government, members of Akbayan Partylist trooped to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to express their support to the tens and thousands of Hong Kong citizens who are staging a massive protest to demand “true universal suffrage” from mainland China.

Filipinos storm Chin...
2014-akbayan-hong-kong-umbrella-revolution-philippines.jpg, image/jpeg, 571x431

The contingent led by Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and West Philippine Sea Coalition (WPSC) Convenor Rafael Alunan brought yellow and black umbrellas to dramatize their solidarity to the Hong Kong pro-democracy protest which is now dubbed as the “Umbrella Revolution.”

“We express our utmost solidarity to the Hong Kong citizens’ struggle to deepen their democracy, chart their own destiny and move away from the Beijing-based Chinese communist government’s authoritarian rule.The struggle for democracy will always be a just struggle. It is an inherent right of all. We Filipinos are not unfamiliar to such a struggle having been subjected to a brutal 14-year dictatorship,” Bello said.

"We also deplore the use of violence by the Hong Kong police against the protesters. The Hong Kong police must stop acting like the local version of Beijing's People Liberation Army (PLA). Together with the Hong Kong government, it must respect the democratic rights of their citizens and stop taking its cue from Beijing," Bello added.

HK's democratic struggle can play a part in the fight to secure sovereignty in West Philippine Sea

Bello pointed out that the Hong Kong citizens’ democratic struggle could play a part in the Filipinos’ struggle to secure their country’s sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea from the Chinese communist government’s policy of incursions in Philippine territories.

“While the Hong Kong citizens may not fully share our rightful claim in the West Philippine Sea, their democratic struggle which directly challenges the autocratic governance of the Chinese communist government could hopefully contribute in chipping away its hostile policy in the region and bring it back to the democratic, legal and peaceful process of resolving the territorial dispute such as provided for by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),” Bello said.

Alunan, who is also a former Interior and Local Government Secretary, echoed the same point of view.

"Filipinos who are united in spirit to defend the West Philippine Sea must extend their animo to Hong Kong and to all the Chinese people who long to be free. China's undemocratic and hawkish behavior must be pushed back from within and by free peoples everywhere," Alunan said.

Tiananmen redux?

However, Alunan feared China might use force to break the massive protest similar to the violent crackdown it did to pro-democracy student protestors in Beijing in 1989, now remembered as the “Tiananmen Massacre.”

"China should desist from using force to break-up the massive protest the way it did to violently crush pro-democracy student protestors in Beijing in 1989, globally known as the “Tiananmen Square Massacre. I earnestly hope Beijing won't do a reprise in Hong Kong but with the way the Chinese government is behaving in recent times, it’s really hard to tell how far it would go to maintain control and prevent the spreading protest from reaching the mainland," Alunan said.

International public opinion vs. violent crackdown

Alunan said Filipinos have the moral duty to mobilize international public opinion I'm favor of the Hong Kong democracy activists.

"In the same manner how we are protesting China's imperialist occupation of our islands, reefs and shoals in the West Philippine Sea, Filipinos must help mobilize international public opinion to help prevent China's use of force against peaceful protesters. If China hurts Hong Kong citizens, it will reap the whirlwind. I'm hearing that China's massing armored troops in Szhenzhen and could move in by the weekend. If China does that, it just might trigger "open season" on its assets and resources around the world," Alunan explained.

“Front seat tickets”

Bello, who also chairs the House of Representatives’ Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA), meanwhile urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to guarantee the safety of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in the city.

He also called on the various OFW organizations based in Hong Kong to dialogue with the Hong Kong democracy movement to better understand their demands and goals and how will the unfolding event will impact on their welfare as migrant workers.

“Our OFWs working in Hong Kong have front seat tickets to a historic event that will shape the political and economic contours of that territory. It would greatly benefit them if they would dialogue with the democracy movement not only to better appreciate their struggle and get a whole picture of the political situation but also to have knowledge of the immediate and long-term impacts it will have on their rights as migrant workers,” Bello said.

In September 20, thousands of Hong Kong citizens took to the streets in a massive pro-democracy protest over Beijing’s refusal to honor its promise to grant them free elections by 2017.

Yesterday, Hong Kong citizens marked China's National Day with another big pro-democracy protest which is now popularly known as the “Umbrella Revolution.”

Aside from genuine universal suffrage, the protesters are also demanding the resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung after police used tear gas and baton charges against them on Sunday.

Report this post as:

Democracy for Hong Kong

by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party Friday, Oct. 03, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Democracy for Hong K...
2014-democracy-for-hong-kong-akbayan-philippines.png, image/png, 480x320

Report this post as:

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety A08 10:29PM

Mesa, Arizona police officer kills unarmed white man A08 9:50PM

Israeli leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes A08 9:48PM

Paraphysique de l'autorité A08 12:11AM

Two Podcasts on fbi corruption A06 10:13PM

Fbi assassins assault & try to kill DAVID ATKINS A06 7:29PM

EPA Head Scott Pruitt: Of Cages And Sirens A06 2:15PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy