Self-Determination

Statement by Tsai Ing-wen Is Vague at Best, at Worst Is Aimed at Cutting Ties With Hong Kong

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen took to Facebook yesterday night to issue a statement regarding the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. While Tsai expressed support of Hongkongers, it proves hasty to assume that Tsai was proposing any concrete measure to aid Hongkongers out of a sense of solidarity. In fact, if it proves to be more than a vague statement that Tsai has no real intention of acting on, Tsai’s statement could be interpreted as aimed at putting further distance between Taiwan and Hong Kong more than anything else... Read More

Familiar Cycle of Clashes as Protests Take Place in Hong Kong Against Beijing-Backed Security Legislation

Protests involving clashes between demonstrators and police broke out today in Hong Kong, in the apparent resumption of what was a familiar pattern in the last year. The demonstration today was against plans by China’s National People’s Congress to pass security legislation circumventing the Hong Kong Legislative Council. Police did not wait for long to use tear gas, firing tear gas at demonstrators around 1:30 PM... Read More

Pro-Beijing Camp Takes Chair Seat in Preparation to Force Security Legislation in Hong Kong

Outrage has broken out in Hong Kong after Starry Lee was re-elected as chair of the House Committee of the Legislative Council. The House Committee reviews bills before their second reading in LegCo and has the power to decide whether a Bills Committee is formed to further review a bill... Read More

無政府時代的來臨(三) 無治、無民的啟程紀元

在目睹全球極權化的種種事實後,或許有人仍會不無惶惑地問道:今日的我們是否已然身處無政府主義勢不可擋的革命浪潮中?關於這個疑問,其實只要冷靜思考作為關鍵前線的香港戰役,就可以確知無誤了。筆者相信,香港接下來的發展不僅會打破所有企圖迴避無政府革命的茍且幻想,而且此役無論成敗,都將使全世界的抗爭者從和理非主義徹底失效的經驗以及中共極權蠻橫殘虐的暴行中,學習到對抗國家極權化暴力時應考慮的武裝化戰略轉向。另一方面,相信也有人會疑惑:既然我們面對的是極權主義的威脅,為何不能只推翻極權政體便可,而是要徹底瓦解「政府國家」這種我們已然習以為常的現代統治體制呢?解答這個問題的關鍵邏輯在於,倘若極權主義是政府國家的特殊病態,那麼僅只是打倒極權或足可解除危機,但如果我們已然認識到極權主義是政府國家的本質與必然演化,則我們就有必要確認主張無政府主義以推翻所有政府國家的迫切性。... Read More

無政府時代的來臨(二) 路線、盟友與終極目標

在當前這波全球逆權運動中,香港的流水革命之所以成為時代革命,是因為它最能代表今日世代對國家極權暴力的反抗,其一舉一動都牽動著他國民眾抗爭模式的變化。另一方面,流水革命也在許多方面承繼了60年代無政府主義革命的反極權特質,並將後者的鬥爭策略進一步發揚光大。我們不只在今日香港看到與1968年蘇聯鎮壓捷克相似的情景(只是手法變得更隱密而兇殘),也在中大和理大包圍戰中見證比東大安田講堂事件更激昂頑強的學生鬥志。... Read More