‘This feels so much like Hong Kong’: territory’s solidarity with Chinese uprising

Jack*, a Hongkonger, used to have a grim view of mainland Chinese people, but the protests over anti-Covid restrictions that exploded across China last weekend changed his view. “Before, I thought they were mostly the arrogant and nationalistic people who just cared only about safeguarding ‘one China’ and the [Communist] party, and who boasted about … Read more

Choose climate ‘solidarity’ or ‘collective suicide’, UN chief tells world leaders | The Citizen

Humanity is in “the fight of our lives” as climate change intensifies droughts, floods and heatwaves, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned world leaders Monday at talks in Egypt on curbing global warming. In the midst of a barrage of international crises battering economies and shaking international relations — from the Covid pandemic and Russia’s invasion of … Read more

‘BEE must go at Eskom’ sentiments articulated by Solidarity’ – CEE | The Citizen

The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) said the remarks by Eskom board member Mteto Nyati reported in the Sunday Times does not suggest black economic empowerment (BEE) and affirmative action policies must be dumped to save Eskom. The Sunday Times reported that Nyati believed empowerment rules are hampering Eskom’s performance. “It’s our responsibility as the … Read more

World rallies in solidarity with Iran protests over Mahsa Amini death | The Citizen

Iranians based abroad and their supporters gathered in cities around the world Saturday in solidarity with protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s notorious morality police. A wave of street violence has rocked Iran since Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, died days after her arrest by the morality … Read more