Statement: Solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters!

The Clarion is republishing this statement from UK Solidarity with Hong Kong. We urge you to sign this statement, which you can do here. For more on what UK labour movement activists have been doing on this issue, including at Labour Party conference, see here.

As UK socialists, labour movement, student and democracy activists, we express our solidarity with the continuing struggle for democracy in Hong Kong.

We support the Hong Kong people’s upsurge against the attacks on their democratic rights, against oppression and inequality.

We support the immediate five demands of the movement: for an end to repression, for serious measures to deal with the police state and for democracy including a government elected by universal suffrage.

We support independent workers’ and students’ organisations involved in the struggle. We demand the reinstatement of the Cathay Pacific airline workers sacked for supporting the democracy movement, including their union leader Rebecca Sy and city legislative council member Jeremy Tam.*

We call on the labour and trade union movement across the world to organise political and practical solidarity with the Hong Kong struggle for democracy. The battle to defend democratic liberties of all workers, particularly migrants in the US and UK, is inseparable from that of our sisters and brothers in Hong Kong now.

* Jeremy Tam was compelled to resign. Reports say there are now 200 sacked Cathay workers.

Paul Mason, journalist
Julie Ward, Labour MEP, NW England
Catherine West Labour MP, Hornsey and Wood Green
Jude Kirton-Darling Labour MEP, NE England
Clive Lewis, Labour MP, Norwich South
Theresa Griffin, Labour MEP NW England
Laura Parker, National Coordinator, Momentum
John Moloney , PCS Union , Assistant General Secretary
Ian Hodson, National President BFAWU
Michael Chessum, National Organiser, Another Europe is Possible
Andreas Fulda, Asst Professor, University of Nott’m, Author of “The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong”
Aziz Isa Elkun, Uyghur PEN Centre, London
Luke Cooper, Associate Researcher LSE, Another Europe Is Possible EC
Pete Radcliff, Broxtowe Momentum, Another Europe Is Possible NC
Daniel Randall, Asst Chair, RMT Bakerloo Line branch
Nadia Whittome, Nottingham South CLP, GMB, Another Europe Is Possible NC
Ben Towse, Unison member, Labour Campaign for Free Movement co-founder
Nick Dearden, Tower Hamlets CLP, Unite
Niccolo Milanese, European Alternatives, Director
Patrick Murphy, National Education Union (NEU). Leeds NE CLP, NEU NEC, NEU Leeds District Secretary
Omar Raii, Lewisham Deptford CLP
Duncan Morrison , Asst District Secretary, Lewisham NEU,
Steven Chapman, Sheffield Central Labour Party
Christie Neary , Camden NEU
Kas Witana, Penistone & Stocksbridge CLP, CLP Political Education Officer
Marko Dimac, Nottingham South CLP
Jim Denham, Selly Oak CLP, Unite, Unite delegate to CLP
Kieran Miles, Tooting CLP
Vicki Morris, Branch Chair, University of Nottingham Unison
Richard Fitzgerald, Shifnal
Luke Neal, Labour International
Clare Brown, Broxtowe Labour
Janine Booth, Hackney South and Shoreditch CLP, RMT, Trade Union Liaison Officer, Chair, Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee
Chris Allen, Unite, delegate to CLP
Dr Keith Baker, Musselburgh
Mick Sidaway , RMT, Bacton, Norfolk
Ian Townson, Secretary, Lambeth & Southwark branch, Unite Community
Daniel Rawnsley, Sheffield NEU
Elizabeth Baker, Staffs4Europe
Alena Ivanova, Bethnal Green and Bow CLP
Cllr Joshua Lovell, Stevenage CLP, Cambridge UCU
Mark Boothroyd, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Hospitals Unite Branch, Unite Health L&E RISC, London
Tony Byrne, Newark CLP, Joint Secretary, Southwell
Tom McCormick, Clywd South CLP, UCU
Ruth Woodhall, Newark CLP, Branch Chair
Dr Peter Brooks, Newark CLP, Branch Secretary
Sean McGovern, DaWN Labour Party, Unite EC Delegate for Disabled Members, TUC General Council Rep for Disabled Members & Chair of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, Labour Party Disability Officer for Disabled People in DaWN CLP, London Labour Board member for disabled Londoners
Dr Judith King, Retired GP, Walsall
Cllr Daniel Rees, Labour Party, Cllr for Eston’s ward, Redcar and Cleveland
Charlie McDonald, PCS, DWP London Region chair
Fred Milson, Socialist Workers Party, Stockwell
Mary Evans Young, CLP Vice Chair, Banbury & Bicester Labour Party
Derek Evans, Member Executive Committee, Banbury CLP
Barry Todman, Sec London Region NPC Unite National Retired Members, National Pensioners Convention/ Union
David Ball, Finchley & Golders Green CLP, Trade Union Liaison Officer, London
Caroline Powls, FGG Labour Party and Brent Unison , Welfare Officer Brent Unison, London
John Burgess, Barnet Unison Branch Secretary, London
Ed Whitby, Unison Newcastle, Labour Link Officer, Newcastle East CLP EC
Namaa AL-Mahdi, Hounslow Labour Party, The Cooperative Party, Community TU , Secretary, Hounslow Cooperative Party Branch
Jonathan Mitchell, Finchley & Golders Green Labour Party GC member
Daniel Nichols, Romford Labour Party Political Officer
Jacob Marshall, Northallerton
Joe Baxter, Edinburgh
Gareth Forest (Lewis), GMB Regional Council youth member Yorkshire, University of Hong Kong alumnus, Wakefield CLP
Lynton North, Torridge & West Devon CLP, Tavistock
Alex Blenkhorn, Labour Party and Unison, Stockport,
Alison Bennewith, Carmarthen west & South Pembrokeshire Labour Party
Mick Sidaway, RMT. Norwich branch, North Norfolk Constituency Labour Party,
Kelly Rogers, Labour Campaign for Free Movement, London
Samantha Lewis, Tooting CLP, London
Rob Cherry, Labour, Broxtowe CLP, Notts
James Jacobs, Broxtowe CLP, Notts
Sammi Ferhaoui, Enfield North CLP, London
Joseph Healy, LGBT Committee London region UNITE, London
Barnaby Marder, Founder, Socialists Against Antisemitism
Fabian Newton-Edgar, Leeds North East CLP
Joseph Hamm, Loughborough
Tom Harrington, IWGB Couriers & Logistics Branch, London
Harry Pitts, Bristol
Matt Styles, London
Sheila Ravnkilde, Nottingham AEIP
Frank Podmore, London
Alain Ayers , Brussels
David Anderson, Wirral
Andreas Bieler, Professor of Political Economy, University of Nott’m, Broxtowe CLP
Kristian Ravnkilde, Nottingham AEIP, Unite Community, Broxtowe CLP
Malcom Hunter, Leicester South CLP
Gabrielle Hands, Nottingham
Chris Roche, Exeter CLP, Unite member
Chris Bright, Camberwell and Peckham CLP, London
Simon Perera, Camberwell and Peckham CLP, London
Trevor Fisher, Stafford People’s Assembly
Gray Sergeant, Southend Labour Party,Chair of Local Campaign Forum 2015-2017, Taipei
Kate Sheehan. Rochford & Southend East CLP, Co-Vice Chair – Membership
Cllr Matt Dent, Rochford & Southend East CLP, Councillor
Cllr Daniel Cowan, Southend West CLP/GMB, Councillor
Brian Jones Southend On Sea
Anita Russ, Rochford and Southend CLP, Westcliff
Ashley Dalton, Rochford and Southend East CLP, Labour PPC
Ian Gilbert, Southend Labour Group of Councillors, Southend-on-sea
Leanne Tsang, London
Pete Firmin, on behalf of Labour Representation Committee, London
Humphrey LAU,Edinburgh
Kevin Wong, HK citizen studying in Germany
Chris Ng, Secretary Chinese for Labour
Jeffrey Wong, Chinese for Labour
Ed Maltby, Sheffield Central CLP
S Attwood, WASPI
Jill Robertson, WASPI
Ian Townson, Branch Secretary Unite
Zack Murrell-Dowson, IWGB
Cllr Julie Reid. Manchester City Council
Cllr John Hughes, Manchester City Council
Anna Gorrell
Kaila Beh
Odette McGahey, Labour member, SODEM
Amanda Sebeztyn, NUJ, JVL
Terry Conway, Labour, Unite, LRC
Matthew Turner, Labour Campaign for Human Rights
Caroline Douglas, Labour member
Peter Douglas, Labour member
Paul Squires
Michelle Harris
Jeffrey Kan
Marcis Lung
Abbie Clark, Stevenage CLP Secretary
Sandy Paul, Unite Union, Membership Coordinator, EC, Poplar and Limehouse CLP
Sally Brooks, York
Graham Martin, York Central CLP
Brian Silk, Erith and Thamesmead CLP, London
Chris Spence, Newcastle-under-Lyme CLP, Communication Workers Union, Newcastle
Neil Briggs, Hebden Bridge
Maria Villa Vine, IoW CLP, Isle of Wight
Mark Marusic, Sydney
Simon Wood, London
Hannah Sawtell, Nottingham East CLP
Mark Cousins, Nottingham East CLP
Andreas Wittel, Nottingham
Mary Sayer, Unite, National Coordinator Unite in Schools
Steve Longworth Sheffield Sheffield Central CLP
Boyd Kellner Newrybar
Steve Farr, Unite, Labour, Unite Workplace Representative (Hackney Council)
Pamelia King, London
Theodora Polenta, Rushcliffe CLP, LGBTQIA + CLP Officer, Nottingham

(All signatures are in personal capacity unless stated otherwise)

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