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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Seeds of Occupy Central can be found in our governance dysfunction

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:12pm by CARINE LAI

    ... in history, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that Occupy Central was the natural result of events long in the making. The roots of the current crisis reach back to the  July 1 democracy ... Under these circumstances, is it any wonder that Occupy Central emerged, or that it was met with such force? While compromise on the nomination of chief executive candidates is highly unlikely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607739/seeds-occupy-central-can-be-found-our-governance-dysfunction
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Occupy has shown us a car-free Central

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn One thing we will miss once the occupation of Central is over is the absence of vehicles and the noxious fumes that pervade the streets. Admittedly it is a bit eerie wandering around Central with so few cars but so much more enjoyable and a completely different experience from trudging around half-drugged on nitrous oxide and other chemical nastiness. Perhaps our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1604940/occupy-has-shown-us-car-free-central
  3. Comment - Blogs - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    First night of Occupy Central: My six hours in Admiralty

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 09:15am by Jason Y Ng

    ... in Wanchai and I Pokfulam. We said goodbye to each other and parted ways. By then almost every road between Wanchai and Central had been blocked, either by police or by makeshift blockades set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1603783/six-hours-admiralty
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy Central is really a battle over the idea of the city

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:22pm by ADAM BOBBETTE

    ... Adam Bobbette Adam Bobbette says in its opposition to the political reform framework, Occupy Central is in fact arguing for a more humane value system to replace our bankrupt capitalist ... to rectify this by pitching in a few arguments from the perspective of someone who studies cities and cares about the future of Hong Kong. In my view, Occupy Central is a battle over the idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1600289/occupy-central-really-battle-over-idea-city
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Central is not Tiananmen, thankfully

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:33pm by SUN XI

    ... five-day class boycott by students in Hong Kong should be compared with the May Fourth Movement of 1919 in Beijing. However, the Occupy Central movement is a reminder to many, myself included, ... of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China. Occupy organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting has suggested that the occupation of Central is "civil disobedience's deadliest weapon". I am not sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1600129/central-not-tiananmen-thankfully
  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Occupy Central is about so much more than democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:42am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Occupy Central is about so much more than democracy Wake up and smell the revolution. Public Eye first wrote that back in January 2010. "What revolution?" some ... headquarters in Admiralty. It has now become a symbol of the resistance. Last month, we said tear-gas canisters would rain down when Occupy got under way. No one listened. Now, all you will hear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604789/occupy-central-about-so-much-more-democracy
  7. Comment - Blogs - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    My responses to the 10 things they say about Occupy students

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:01pm by Wong Sze Wai

    ... people fight for their political rights they displease those in power. Are you really calling them trouble-makers for that? Those who said that Occupy Central would severely damage Hong Kong’s ... as "unconstructive".   9. "The Occupy Central people are so irresponsible and hypocritical!" "After all this, the students will just go back to school as usual. What could they achieve?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1606761/my-responses-ten-things-they-say-about-occupy-students
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Worst of times, best of times

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:36pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng It was Day 3 of Occupy Central, now known across the globe as the Umbrella Revolution. Umbrellas and raincoats, perhaps the humblest of all household objects, have been thrust ... volunteers spontaneously deployed brooms and squeegees to remove water puddles. There were no leaders to give orders, because none was needed. Since the Sunday crackdown, Occupy Central has evolved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1607845/worst-times-best-times
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Those crying foul over police tactics should look at how protests are handled overseas

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... were somehow OK. Since those academics love citing international standards, maybe it's worth looking at how comparable Occupy movements have been cleared and quashed by police overseas. In October 2011, Oakland police in the United States fired tear gas and charged through Occupy Oakland protesters, critically injuring, among others, Iraq veteran Scott Olsen with a fractured skull, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607059/those-crying-foul-over-police-tactics-should-look-how
  10. Comment - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's future lies beyond the street chaos

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:49pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says that, as a community, Hong Kong must work harder to convince its dispirited and politically aware young people that we can build a future for them Beyond the chaos Like most people in Hong Kong, I was in a state of real shoc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1607919/hong-kongs-future-lies-beyond-street-chaos

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