【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!

一意孤行解散勞工組 譴責梁耀忠一人專政 22名街工會員退會宣言

我們是一群加入街工數年至十多年的會員。有的在街頭與街工相識,有的曾在街工實習,有的曾在街工工作,有的曾任街工執委,有的仍在街工各個崗位擔任幹事。我們當初加入街工,有的是藉著街工才開始接觸工運社運,在街工學習、工作、成長;有的是出於敬佩其紮根社區,推動工人權益的努力;有的是認為作為在當中受薪的幹事,應該透過參與會務實現職場民主而加入。然而不論加入的原因是什麼,我們在過去均努力在街工實踐我們入會時的初衷,組織基層街坊和工人,帶動街坊在自己的困難之上關注權益和社會議題。 Continue reading 一意孤行解散勞工組 譴責梁耀忠一人專政 22名街工會員退會宣言

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