#1314 Hong Kong Protests (Where Colonialism meets Neoliberalism)

Air Date: 10–25-2019

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Today we take a look at the complicated range of forces driving the protests in Hong Kong that span the ideological spectrum.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Will China crack down on Hong Kong? - The Inquiry - Air Date 6-25-19

Pro-democracy protesters worry that this is being eroded as the Communist party is trying to bring it further under its influence. Complicating matters is Hong Kong’s significant but shrinking economic importance to China.

Ch. 2: Hong Kong Protests Solidarity & Where It Gets Complicated - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 7-12-19

We break down the protests in Hong Kong.

Ch. 3: Carl Zha on the lesser-reported side of the Hong Kong protests Part 1 - Unauthorized Disclosure - Air Date 10-13-19

Carl Zha provides a primer on what has unfolded with the protests in Hong Kong.

Ch. 4: Fighting for the Future of Hong Kong - The Laura Flanders Show - Air Date 10-9-19

The historic demonstrations began in June as a response to the proposal of an extradition agreement with Mainland China. All these months later, the issues have become a lot bigger getting to the heart of the meaning of democracy and Chinese Imperialism.

Ch. 5: Carl Zha on the lesser-reported side of the Hong Kong protests Part 2 - Unauthorized Disclosure - Air Date 10-13-19

Carl Zha provides a primer on what has unfolded with the protests in Hong Kong.

Ch. 6: Hong Kong Youth Face Military Crackdown While Fighting “One of the Most Unequal Societies Anywhere” - Democracy Now - Air Date 10-2-19

China held its largest military parades ever in Beijing this week to mark 70 years of Communist rule. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police escalated violence Tuesday by firing live ammunition at demonstrators for the first time in the months-long protests.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 7: Don't let the older generations off the hook - Alan from Connecticut

Ch. 8: We are in this together - James from Sacramento, CA

Ch. 9: Pitching in - Erica from Illinois


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 10: Final comments on the tradition of progressive media supporters getting nicknames


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Gondola Blue - Towboat
  • The Provisions - K4
  • Stale Case - Darby
  • PolyCoat - The Cabinetmaker
  • Quaver - Codebreaker
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

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