U.S & World Politics

Message in Solidarity with Hong Kong Workers

By International Labor Solidarity Committee of Doro-Chiba, Japan

We strongly denounce the crackdown by the Hong Kong government and Chinese government, and fully support the struggle of workers in Hong Kong!

The Hong Kong people’s struggle since June of this year against the revision of “Fugitive Offenders Ordinance (amendment) bill” has entered a new stage.

Confronted with the workers struggling strenuously, the Hong Kong government invoked the “Emergency Regulations Ordinance” and implemented the “Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation.”

The police attacked the protesters by firing a vast amount of tear gas and even fired live ammunition. Furthermore, it is reported that they intend to mobilize the People’s Armed Police (PAP) or the People’s Liberation Army.

We cannot help expressing our extreme anger at this outrageous repression against people and resolutely denounce the Hong Kong government and the Chinese government.

The main demands—democracy, universal suffrage, and the fight for pursuing illegal police violence, which have been expressed by Hong Kong workers, are absolutely right and natural demands.

The unyielding struggle to overthrow the Carrie Law administration which has continued over five months, should be inscribed in history for the liberation of workers and cannot be stopped until Hong Kong’s liberation.

Hong Kong’s struggle inspires the workers’ struggle over the world. In the midst of the collapse of neoliberalism and the stormy advance of Hong Kong’s struggle, the uprising against oppression and war has begun around the world.

The Abe administration in Japan is going to enforce constitutional revision and wage aggressive war with breaking up of labor unions as its first step. Outbreak of fierce struggle is inevitable, however, against this onslaught.

Hong Kong’s struggle has become the “axis of rotation.” A tide of the workers’ struggle around the world has arisen with new international solidarity.

  • We will never admit again the coming of the time of dictatorship and war. We are determined to fight together with workers in Hong Kong.
  • We firmly support workers in Hong Kong struggling for achieving the five key demands: withdrawal of the extradition bill; investigation of police brutality and misconduct; release of arrested protesters; retraction of official characterization of the protests as riots; resignation of Carrie Lam and introduction of universal suffrage for the election of the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive.
  • No to the crackdown by Chinese’s and Hong Kong’s governments!
  • Never again the Massacre of Tiananmen Square in 1989!

Let’s fight together with Chinese workers and each ethnic group under the oppression of the Chinese government!

Let’s win the struggle of Hong Kong’s workers and people with unity of the workers of the world!

—December 1, 2019