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2 hours ago
©micdotcom

micdotcom:

Hong Kong protesters are using one ingenious app to organize themselves

How do protesters stay in contact with each other when the government has shut down or censored Internet and mobile networks? Simple: You don’t use either.

Meet Open Garden’s FireChat, the messenger app protesters in Hong Kong have been using to circumvent government attempts to prevent them from organizing by blocking social networks like Instagram. Instead of relying on a single website or government-controlled networks, FireChat uses a technology called mesh networking for its “Nearby” chat mode. 

Here’s what it looks like in action | Follow micdotcom 

+2734
2 hours ago
©anitathefreak

anitathefreak:

Read the full article click Here !

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

+2795
2 hours ago
©stereoculturesociety

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests

The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.

More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.

+2747
6 hours ago
©its-taylorswifts

Taylor being positively adorable (x)

#t
+126445
13 hours ago
©urtotallynotpunkrock

urtotallynotpunkrock:

things i like:

  • reading
  • learning

things i do not like:

  • reading for a grade
  • learning for a grade

so basically school ruins my motivation for things

+981
1 day ago
©npr

npr:

Masses of pro-democracy protesters continue to pack the streets in Hong Kong, defying police who have responded with tear gas. The demonstrators are angry that Beijing has insisted on vetting all candidates for the territory’s next chief executive.

Here’s a closer look at the issue and what’s at stake.

Photo: Chris McGarth, Getty Images

socialjusticekoolaid:

This is what a movement looks like. #staywoke #farfromover

+31
1 day ago
©yeyinshiya

yeyinshiya:

Thanks you van drivers and private car owner for guarding the protesters.

Y I thank them?

Last night (this morning) at around 2a.m. a certain private car attempt to hit and run towards the protesters at high speed in Mong Kok. (Plz go and have a look on my previous posts). Later that night, these van drivers and car owners are parking their car here as road blocks to prevent cars from charging towards the supporters.

Rumours about a certain triad society boss

Some members are quarrelling with police last night , boss bringing resources to supporters in a LV bag and said to his bros,  ”That place is for students. We move back to where we belong.” Then left, smiling to the protesters.   

{Please spread and save as record, in case police are clearing out the media}

{If you care and know any second language, please help and translate the post.}

+1583
1 day ago
©stirringwind

» about hong kong, what it means to be chinese and loyalty

stirringwind:

stirringwind:

1. As we know, Hong Kongers are protesting against the latest news that they can only choose their leader from a list of candidates pre-approved by Beijing- a troubling development because China had promised Hong Kong could keep its liberal democratic traditions from under…

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