OCLP welcomes talks between students and the government

Press Release by Occupy Central with Love & Peace (issued on 3.10.2014)
OCLP welcomes talks between students and the government
Occupy Central with Love and Peae (OCLP) welcomes the news that Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam will meet with the students. OCLP hopes the talks can provide a turning point in the current political stalemate. We will fully support the students in the process.

OCLP respects the students’ position that they will concentrate on discussing political reform at the negotiating table. However, we reiterate our view that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is the one responsible for the stalemate, and that he must step down. In order to achieve real universal suffrage, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee must withdraw its decision on Hong Kong’s political reform.

OCLP Secretariat

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Press Conference of tertiary teachers and administrative staff supporting university students’ boycott of classes

Representatives of the tertiary teachers and administrative staff campaign are hosting a press conference on Sept 21 (Sunday) to:
  1. Announce the result of a signature campaign targeted at tertiary-level academics and administrative staff (over 320 names obtained); and
  2. Announce that 108 tertiary academics plus 8 civil society professionals / leaders have agreed to deliver talks for students next week to support students’ boycott of classes in their fight for genuine universal suffrage.
Date: Sep. 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 2:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater no. 12, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 
Organizer: Local academics (about 25 will be present)
Guest speaker: Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

Press Invitation: Black Cloth March

Thirty years ago, the Chinese Central Government promised Hong Kong “one country, two systems” and “high degree of autonomy”. Those promises have never been fulfilled and democracy in Hong Kong is stifled. Students in those days have their hair turned grey already while students today are going on strike and united in their fight for democracy. The whole city is united in its fight for democracy. This Sunday, Occupy Central withLove and Peace, together with a number of civic organizations, will be holding a black-cloth demonstration to tell the world how Hong Kong people have been betrayed.

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On the Alliance for Peace and Democracy petition and 8/17 demonstration

Original published in OCLP website on 17 August 2014
Translation on 18 August 2014

We respect each and every citizen who voluntarily participated the signature campaign and demonstration, and also understand their worries.  We reiterate that occupying Central is only the last resort and, if happens, will definitely be peaceful and non-violent.  Just like the 2 July sit-in by 511 protestors at Chater Road, there will not be any confrontation with the police.  Continue reading

Press Release: Nearly 800 thousand Hong Kong people voted against non-genuine universal suffrage

30.6.2014 | Press Release by Occupy Central with Love and Peace

*792,808 Hong Kong people had cast ballots in the Civil Referendum held by Occupy Central with Love and Peace from 20 to 29 June. It showed that Hong Kong citizens are not afraid of suppression and treasure their freedom of expression. We are very encouraged by the result and would like to express our gratitude to the citizens for their support to Occupy Central with Love and Peace and their trust in the online voting portal established by the Public Opinion Programme of The University of Hong Kong (POP) and Centre for Social Policy Studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CSPS). Continue reading