【六四懶人包】中港民主有明天!

有人說港人沒有支持中國民主的義務,所以缺席六四紀念。但即使此說成立,問題沒有完結。沒有義務,但中國民主化對香港有無益處?若有益處,便該當支持。中國民主化對香港當然有益處:香港今日淪陷於誰?中共。如何才能阻止中共滅港?只有直搗黃龍,廢除一黨專政。 Continue reading 【六四懶人包】中港民主有明天!

黑暗中誓不絕望之勇者

文:錢本立

即使是最遲鈍者,只要尚有良知,也能察覺到我們所處的國度正在朝著一個糟糕的方向進發。統治者的宣傳機器有著可以令奧威爾咋舌的技術手段,但其粉飾太平的努力仍然趕不上社會糜爛的速度。

雖然這裡的社交媒體有著最嚴格的審查制度,但我們還是會看到那些令人憤怒的新聞:為了公眾健康說出真話的醫生因為觸及了大企業的利益而被國家暴力機關迫害;為大學性侵受害者發聲的學生卻遭到學校的恐嚇;討要薪水的教師被警察當街毆打,背銬押走;政府對社會安全的鼓吹無法掩飾針對女性犯罪日漸氾濫的事實,而利潤驅使下將貧窮階層女性變為生育工具的產業也成為富人們心照不宣的秘密; 來訪的朝鮮獨裁者受到極盡奢華的招待,本國的少數民族卻被關進集中營。 Continue reading 黑暗中誓不絕望之勇者

The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime

Anita Chan’s, The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime, is an important recent article that discusses the role of labour Non-governmental organisations (LNGOs) in China and how their relationships with workers have changed over the past three decades. Chan explains how in a situation where the party-state’s All-China Federation of Trade Unions has hardly changed its function, and continues to work with government and management, the role of LNGOs as an alternative in assisting workers’ labour protection has moved from one of dependency to one of a more equal partnership with Hong Kong LNGOs and overseas funders. Moreover, despite the increasingly repressive political environment, as signified by the series of crackdowns on NGO activists, as well as the implementation of the Overseas NGO Management Law in 2017, some workers have been more successful with autonomous organizing. Continue reading The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime

【工運懶人包】世界工運大事紀

如今,不管是內地還是香港,工人階級都已成為社會主體。但面對資本的剝削和國家機器的壓迫,工人們卻處於劣勢。在關於工人運動應該何去何從的討論中,各種策略–合作社、工人黨、工會,佔領工廠、大罷工、工人革命等等–都有各自的支持者。但翻開過去200多年的工運史我們會看到,今天被討論的大部分策略,其實都已在二戰之前就有過實踐。瞭解這些歷史可以令今天的工運分子學得先輩們用鮮血、汗水和智慧實驗出的經驗教訓。而我們的統治者,則往往希望這些歷史被人遺忘,或是在教科書中對其大肆篡改–因為這些歷史證明,工人運動可以迸發出何等強大的力量! Continue reading 【工運懶人包】世界工運大事紀

Discussing the Nature of the Chinese State with Professor Dic Lo

Au Loong Yu
(The Chinese version of this article was first published in Ming Pao Daily, 27th March 2018. Professor Dic Lo teaches at SOAS, University of London)

In his article[1], which was published in Ming Pao on March 2nd, Professor Dic Lo mentions the “People’s Forum on One Belt, One Road (OBOR) and BRICS”[2] that was held in September last year. As one of the organizers of the forum, I think I should respond to his opinion. Continue reading Discussing the Nature of the Chinese State with Professor Dic Lo