to my fellow Canadians...... We were among the two million Hongkongers that took to the streets. We now ask you to join our fight in defending our freedoms and autonomy.
Reneging on its promise of "One Country, Two Systems", Beijing has been relentlessly imposing its authoritarian rule on Hong Kong. Most recently, the Hong Kong Government proposed a Bill that would allow anyone to be extradited to China, a country infamous for its disrespect for the rule of law. This would threaten our fundamental freedoms and affect international businesses in Hong Kong.
We took to the streets after the police used excessive violence against peaceful protestors whom the government denounced as “rioters”. Violating international law, the police attacked journalists, shot protestors in the face with rubber bullets and tear-gassed authorised protest areas.
We will NOT succumb to any violence used by our Government and we do NOT accept a mere suspension of the Bill. We urge our Government to immediately agree to our following demands:
Withdrawal of the Bill;
Unconditional release of all arrested protestors without the threat of future prosecution;
Renunciation of the characterisation of the 12th June protests as “riots”;
Appointment of an independent commission to inquire into the excessive violence used by the police in the protests; and
Most importantly, universal suffrage to elect a truly democratic government.
The upcoming G20 Summit will be a key opportunity for the world to bring our demands to the table. We implore you to deliver our concerns to your governments. Please stand with us in safeguarding Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy against China’s oppression.
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ACTIE || Het Actiefonds heeft de afgelopen maand de allereerste Queer Pride in Groningen ondersteund. Een groep jonge Groningse activisten is van mening dat de prides in Nederland te commercieel en feest-georiënteerd zijn. Daarom hebben zij in Groningen een eigen Pride Week georganiseerd die weer politiek en activistisch van aard is.🏳️🌈✊ #Pride#Groningen#LGBTQIA+#Protest#HetActiefonds#LINKINBIO
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🌈Pride, Protect, Protest🌈
I hope everyone has a safe, fun and loud pride this weekend. Thinking about those women who were beaten up black and blue on a bus in London a couple weeks ago because they were two women in a relationship together. Yesterday the barista in my regular cafe told me a woman came into the cafe to give out about the pride flags in the window questioning “what does sexual orientation have to do with food?” ...these things are still happening, whether big or small so let’s not forget why pride started. Fight da powa x
Thoughts go out to all fighting for their rights and lives across the Arab world and beyond. This design I created says ‘We are the Revolution’ in Arabic. Flicking from Mattar Blue, through to the Sudanese, Palestinian, Syrian and Yemeni flag.
There has been another call for mass protest in Sudan on the 30th of June (source: Al Jazeera) which could lead to more violence against the people with the death toll continuously rising since the protests began .
This week Palestinians protested against Trump’s proposed ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan which does not take the occupation of Palestine into consideration (source: Al Monitor) .
About 500 Civilians have been killed since the Syrian government offensive in the past 9 weeks (source: Al Jazeera) The UN are calling for greater humanitarian access releasing yet another briefing to the security council on the continuous civilian deaths and casualties from air strikes on hospitals, schools and civilian infrastructure. (Source: Mark Lowcock UN relief Chief) .
The UN are seeking 4 billion to save millions from famine in Yemen. The war has caused yet another historical mark of being one of the worst humanitarian crises. The use of banned weapons and unlawful air strikes are said to take the death toll in Yemen to 233,000 people in what the UN describe as ‘humanity’s greatest preventable disaster’. (Source: UN) .
बिल्डरचा फायदा करून देण्यासाठी महसूलमंत्री चंद्रकांत पाटील यांनी राज्य प्रशासनाचा ४२ कोटी रुपयांचा महसूल बुडवला असून ३४२ कोटी रुपयांचा भूखंड घोटाळा केला आहे.पुण्यातील हवेली आणि बालेवाडी येथे महसुलमंत्र्यांच्या घोटाळ्यातून इमारती निर्माण झाल्या आहेत.या विरोधात स्वच्छ प्रतिमेचा आव आणणाऱ्या पण प्रत्यक्षात मात्र भ्रष्टाचारी आणि घोटाळेबाज असलेल्या भाजप सरकारविरोधात विधिमंडळाच्या पायऱ्यांवर घोषणा देत निषेध नोंदवण्यात आला. @Chandrakant Patil #BJPGOVERNMENT#Corruption#Protest#PUNE#Monsoonsession2019#Maharashtra#CONGRESS@Indian National Congress - Maharashtra
Unhappiness within the local ANC branch continued to spill out onto the streets of Stanger in KwaDukuza today with about 200 protesters dancing through the town. The municipal office remains closed.
Full story on our website.
As I’m heading off to @nycpride this weekend, a reminder that #Pride isn’t just a party and celebration. It’s a protest and I’ll be standing with my queer family, because until we’re all equal, none of us are. Macklin Street, London. (📸: @caroljmoir)