Multiple flash mobs mourn first official Hong Kong protest death

By Helene Fung A 22 year old Hong Kong University of Science and Technology computer science student, Tsz-lok Chow, became the first official casualty whose death maybe directly linked to confrontation between protesters and the local police. Mr Chow was seriously injured from falling from a car park’s third floor onto the second floor last…

Chilean President said he heard the protest march of up to 1 million people

By Helene Fung Up to a million people (more than 5% of Chile’s population) participated in a protest march for political, economic and social reforms in Santiago on Friday, waiving indigenous and national flags and placards, also singing popular resistance songs from the 1973-90 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship era.  While many headed home ahead of the…

Hong Kong bans protesters from wearing masks but protests continue

By Helene Fung On Friday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam used a legal provision, Emergency Regulations Ordinances, to grant herself the ability to bypass the legislature and make any law during a time of emergency or public danger, and enacted a law banning protesters from wearing masks, effective from midnight. Many protesters have been…

Thousands Joining Perth Students’ Strike For Climate Action

By Shibs Wei Thousands of concerned students walked out of their schools and universities to demand the federal government address the issue of climate change.  Early estimates of the crowd show numbers to be several thousand people. They accuse the federal government of not doing enough for a sustainable environmental future and want the government…

Hong Kong protests turned into laser light dance party

By Helene Fung, PICTURE by: Kwok Yee Shan Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong Space Museum on Wednesday night and put on a light show using multi-coloured laser pointers, to protest the arrest of a university student for allegedly buying 10 laser pointers – or as the Hong Kong police called it in…

Uni Students Stand Up Fight Back against Climate Inaction

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number one political issue on students’ minds. Hundreds of university students gathered to make a statement of…

No Hong Kong discussions at G20 Summit

As the G20 summit commences today, activists are disappointed that nothing will be brought up about recent Hong Kong issues and protests. Scott Morrison announced he will not be mentioning Hong Kong to China during the summit, leaving activists like Sherene Nee frustrated. approx 0:30” “we know it’s a really sensitive topic to be discussed…

Hong Kong protest escalates as solidarity activities are being planned in Perth

By Helene Fung On Friday, protesters in Hong Kong surrounded a number of government office towers, the Hong Kong Police Headquarters, as well as a few arterial roads throughout the day. Thousands of protesters are still surrounding the Police Headquarters as night fell. They are angry that the Special Administrative Region’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam,…