A collection of articles and podcasts from Amanda Tattersall and ChangeMakers which provide a behind the scenes exploration of the Hong Kong democracy movement.
Since 1 July in the steamy summer humidity of Hong Kong there have been protests. And they’re still ongoing. More than a million people – old and young – have marched peacefully in mass rallies. And students and young professionals have engaged in more direct action on the streets and closed down one of the world’s busiest airports. They are fighting for democracy and against the power of Beijing who in 2047 will have total control over the city.
So how did these protests come about? And how are peaceful older Hong Kongers and their feisty younger compatriots managing to support each other and stay united? This ChangeMaker Series on Hong Kong takes us back 30 years to Tiananmen, 5 years to the Umbrella movement and across the protest movement today. Lessons, skills and mistakes learnt across history are identified – from the voices of those on the streets – providing insights as to how this battle might end.
Amanda Tattersall, ChangeMakers host, was in Hong Kong in July. She conducted 25 interviews with democracy leaders ranging in age from 15 to 74. She remains in contact with these protesters. Amanda herself is a 20 year veteran community organiser and social change researcher. This gives her a distinct skills to interpret what is going on and build trust with those staging this fight.
- #23 How Umbrella shaped the 2019 Protests (September 2019)
- #22 Tiananmen to the Hong Kong Protests (September 2019)
- #12 Umbrella Movement (Podcast from 2018 regarding the 2014 Umbrella movement).
- ChangeMaker chat with Antony Dapiran, author of City of Protest – A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong. (December 2019)
- The Hong Kong protesters have turned more militant and more strategic and this is unnerving Beijing (2 August 2019)
- Hong Kong Solidarity: Speech by Amanda Tattersall at Sydney demonstration (9 August 2019)
- Now no one is safe – Hong Kong’s descent into state led violence (30 August 2019)
- What do the Australian climate strikers and Hong Kong protesters have in common? (19 September 2019)
- University under siege: a dangerous new phase for the Hong Kong protests (19 November 2019)
- Civil disobedience
- Civil resistance
- Collective action
- Direct action - Non violent NVDA
- Movements_Campaigns - Democracy - Hong Kong
- People power
- Political participation