intro’d to Joshua via the umbrella protest..
adding page this day:
Watch the trailer for award-winning documentary about Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s teenage activist ti.me/2p3mstl
demand freedom of mind and freedom of speech
clay shirky: it’s the joan of arc story.. the youngster who can see the world clearly comes into a complicated adult conflict.. the sense of scale could not be larger..
wasn’t a political campaign.. was a sense of innocence that make people identify with it
Joshua Wong Chi-fung (Chinese: 黃之鋒, born 13 October 1996) is a Hong Kong student activist who serves as secretary general of Demosistō. He is also the convenor and founder of the Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism (now disbanded). Internationally known for his prominent role during the 2014 Umbrella Revolution, his major influence in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has resulted in his inclusion in TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2014, nomination for TIME’s Person of the Year 2014 and recognition by Fortune as one of the world’s greatest leaders in 2015.
Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong in 1996, and was diagnosed with dyslexia soon thereafter. The son of middle-class couple Grace and Roger Wong, Joshua was raised as a Protestant Christian. His social awareness stems from his father, who often took him, as a child, to visit the underprivileged.
Wong studied at the United Christian College (Kowloon East), and developed organisational and speaking skills through involvement in church groups. The 2010 anti-high speed rail protests were the first political protests in which he took part.
On 29 May 2011, Wong and schoolmate Ivan Lam established Scholarism, a student activist group. The group began with simple means of protest, such as the distribution of leaflets against the newly-announced moral and national education (MNE). In time, however, Wong’s group grew in both size and influence, and in 2012 managed to organise a political rally attended by over 100,000 people. Wong received widespread attention as the group’s convenor. On 27 September 2014, Wong was one of the 78 people arrested by the police during a massive pro-democracy protest, after hundreds of students stormed Civic Square in front of the Central Government Complex as a sign of protest against Beijing’s decision on the 2014 Hong Kong electoral reform. However, unlike most of those arrested who were freed soon afterwards, Wong remained in custody for 46 hours, until his lawyers moved a writ of habeas corpus.
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 1:50 AM – 23 Jan 2018 :
Hello World. The court approved my bail application. (http://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/955724313637797888?s=17)
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 9:34 PM on Sun, Jun 16, 2019:
Hello world and hello freedom. I have just been released from prison. GO HONG KONG!! Withdraw the extradition bill. Carrie Lam step down. Drop all political prosecutions!
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 1:35 AM – 2 Jul 2019 :
10. Hong Kong has 7.5 million people, so an equivalent of ONE IN FOUR out of the entire population protested in a single occasion. I am not aware of anything comparable to this level of discontent against a government in modern history. (http://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1145959121067208704?s=17)
joshua – netflix doc
fighting against national ed
55 min – clay shirky: so the great strength of occupy has not been to turn out.. but to stay.. people willing to sleep on the concrete night after night
56 min – on joshua being robotic.. often i use the word digital to describe him.. he’s either on or off
j: sometimes i cry and want to stop.. but.. it’s not the time to cry.. i have a commitment in this movement
1:02 – lasts 79 days – people asking what outcomes were
1:03 – j: instead of solving problem.. ignore people raising the problem
1:06 – j: somebody needed to pay the price for this movement.. and i expected to pay this price
1:10 – j: plan to start a new political party and run.. to get youth into the institution.. the way to change is to get into the political legislature
i don’t think so
1:15 – shirky: the sense of scale could not be larger than between a lone individual and china.. and he’s shown people that clarity of message and consistency of purpose and really just an indefatigable sense of ‘i’m not gonna give up’ can actually change how history is unfolding
j: i believe in freedom for everyone
nathan gets into legislative council.. joshua running in 2020
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 2:17 AM – 2 Jul 2019 :
22. Some well-intentioned opposition lawmakers tried to persuade protesters out of it. But they replied that since others had already perished, whatever physical and legal consequences they would face immediately paled in comparison. Watching this exchange put tears in my eyes. (http://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1145969757310443522?s=17)
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 2:19 AM – 2 Jul 2019 :
23. Even after the break-in, protesters behaved with unimaginable discipline. They left cash at the counter before taking drinks from the cafeteria. They sealed the library off to preserve historical documents stored inside. Not a second did they lose their cool. (http://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1145970334425702401?s=17)
Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) tweeted at 3:47 AM – 10 Aug 2019 :
“Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!”
Hong Kongers singing Les Miserables at the airport protest – via @joshuawongcf https://t.co/aYWAvKQVYg(http://twitter.com/juliamacfarlane/status/1160125477736071168?s=17)
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 5:19 AM – 30 Aug 2019 :
My arrest shows the government answers our request for a dialogue with batons, tear gas, rubber bullets and mass arrest. Our freedom of assembly and other fundamental rights are eroded. (http://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1167396358388477953?s=17)