[act-ma] Thursday, November 14: Hong Kong crisis: democracy protests, media coverage and US involvement

Duncan McFarland mcfarland13 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 09:05:14 PST 2019

*Hong Kong crisis: democracy protests, media coverage and US involvement*

*A forum presented by United for Justice with Peace *

*Nov. 14, Thursday at 7 pm*

*Friends meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge (near Harvard Square)*

The crisis in Hong Kong has riveted world attention for months and violence
in the streets continues.  The movement is a complex mixture: nonviolent
protesters and youth worried about their future and wanting more democracy,
others promoting Hong Kong (capitalist) independence, and those
collaborating with US organizations such as the National Endowment for

The forum will address a number of questions: What is the situation in Hong
Kong and is the reporting of US mainstream media fair and accurate?  Will
the Hong Kong government stop the violence?  Will there be dialogue and
negotiations?  What will China do?  What is US policy and what may the
future hold for Hong Kong?  The panelists will suggest a framework for
better understanding and address the question, what is the role of the US


*1) Duncan McFarland:  *board member of United for Justice with Peace and
coordinator of the China Study Group at the Center for Marxist Education.
Duncan has visited China and Hong Kong multiple times from 1981 to 2017

*2) Reese Erlich:* over 40 years experience as a freelance foreign
correspondent for NPR and CBS radio, and author of five books on US
policy.  Reese has reported numerous times from China and Hong Kong, and
analyzed the protests in his Progressive Magazine column Foreign

$5 donation requested

*More information: **ujpcoalition at gmail.com* <ujpcoalition at gmail.com>*,

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