Take note: the time for revolutions is nigh.
In a quarter century, China has had two student demonstrations protesting for the right to democracy and against corrupt governments. A nation that is strongly regulated and tightly controlled can attempt for revolution and change, then why is it that we in the West cannot organise ourselves for change? Why do we not join our voices to tell our governments to stop taking advantage of the power that we so easily let them secure in the name of democracy?
Bravo Hong Kong, I hope you win this one.
Masses of pro-democracy protesters continue to pack the streets in Hong Kong, defying police who have responded with tear gas. The demonstrators are angry that Beijing has insisted on vetting all candidates for the territory’s next chief executive.
Here’s a closer look at the issue and what’s at stake.
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