Socialist Action: Help us recover from robbery

Hong Kong: Robbery at Socialist Action’s office

In the midst of the biggest anti-authoritarian protests in Hong Kong’s history, there was a burglary at the office of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) on 17 October.

Six computers, mobile phones, three credit cards and personal artifacts belonging to staff members were stolen. This is the worst possible time for such a misfortune – when the mass struggle is entering a critical phase.

There is an urgent need to collect 70,000 HKD (around 8,900 USD) to replace lost equipment and funds. Socialist Action is known for many campaigns in support of democratic rights, against racism and sexism, opposing the neo-liberal policies of Hong Kong’s pro-billionaire government. It is the only Hong Kong political organization that actively organizes on both sides of the border to build solidarity with workers’ struggles in China.

From day one of the mass struggle against the extradition law and police violence, Socialist Action has been an active force campaigning for the mass movement to put workers’ organization in the foreground, opposing US and Chinese imperialism, and seeking to consciously spread the mass movement to mainland China.

Hong Kong is at the mercy of a crazed rampage of police violence and repression, with daily tear gas attacks, savage police beatings and over 2,500 arrests made since June. A de facto state of emergency has been imposed by the non-elected government, declaring protesters to be “rioters” and “terrorists”. Since August most demonstrations have been banned and are viciously attacked.

Without replacing the six computers stolen in the break-in, Socialist Action is not in a position to continue to produce the four editions of its bi-monthly magazine (Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and English edition). Other vital activity is at risk.

We are appealing for donations – every sum, small or large, will be a great help in enabling Socialist Action to quickly get back up to full speed.

香港:社會主義行動辦公室被盜竊

香港正值史無前例的反送中抗爭,而在10月17日社會主義行動 (工國委香港)的辦公室發生了一宗盜竊事件。

我們損失了6台電腦和手機、3張信用卡以及我們人員的一些個人物品。正當群眾運動進入到關鍵時期,這次事件可以說是非常不幸。

因此,我們緊急需要籌募70,000港元(約8,900美元)來填補被偷取的器材與資金。社會主義行動過去積極參與民主運動,反對種族主義、性別主義、新自由主義,並反抗香港的親財團政府。我們也是唯一一個活躍在中港兩地進行組織工作的香港團體,連結起中國大陸的工人鬥爭。

從反送中抗警暴群眾運動的第一天,社會主義行動就已經活躍抗爭,主張工人階級應該成為群眾運動的核心,反對中美帝國主義,並提出需要有意識地將運動散播到中國大陸。

香港正面對瘋狂的黑警暴力鎮壓,每天都承受著警察毆打、催淚彈等的暴力襲擊,自6月以來已經有超過2,500人被捕。不經由民主選舉產生的政府實質上宣布了緊急狀態,並將示威者標籤為「暴徒」和「恐怖分子」。8月以來,大部分遊行示威被當局禁止,亦遭受殘暴的攻擊。

如果我們不能夠替換被盜竊的6台電腦,社會主義行動將未能繼續出版每期四個版本(中、港、台、英文)的雙月刊。這也會影響到我們其他的重要工作。鑒於現時警察已經成為的群眾運動的公敵,我們認為若然報警處理的話,警察就可以進入辦公室,使我們的人員、義工及屋內的政治文件冒上風險,因此我們亦未能申請保險索償。

我們呼籲大家踴躍捐獻,任何大小的金額都能夠大大地幫助社會主義行動重新站起來全力投入戰鬥。

I am Mike Forster and I'm an activist with Socialist Alternative in England, Wales and Scotland, which is the sister organisation of Social Action in Hong Kong (CWI). Socialist Action approached me for help after this despicable burglary. They need the money to but computers and other equipment as explained above. The money will be transferred from my organisation's account to help them as soon as the target is achieved. Thanks for your donation!

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Mike Forster 
Organizer
Huddersfield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
Caroline Vincent 
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