Hong Kong


Fifth Estate # 404, Summer, 2019

Photo, night demo in Hong Kong showing anarchist banner with Chinese characters
Our banner in the marches, which is usually found at the front of our drum squad. It reads “There are no ‘good citizens’, only potential criminals.” This banner was made in response to propaganda circulated by pro-Beijing establishmentarian political groups in Hong Kong, assuring “good citizens” everywhere that extradition measures do not threaten those with a sound conscience who are quietly minding their own business. Photo by WWS from Tak Cheong Lane Collective.
Source: Hong Kong: Anarchists in the Resistance to the Extradition Bill (CrimethInc, June 22, 2019)

The Fifth Estate supports the struggle of the anarchists and anti-authoritarians of Hong Kong for a world in which social solidarity and individual freedom can create community. We join them in opposing the brutal dictatorship of the Chinese government and its supporters in Hong Kong as much as we ppose the tyranny of the U.S. and other governments.

From an anarchist in Hong Kong:
Lenny’s Prayer (to the world)

Living on earth without borders

Traveling the land without a visa

Breathing clean and fresh air

Drinking natural unpolluted water


Growing without barriers

Working without controllers

Speaking without fear and

Communicating without filter

Creating without interference

“Record di volo” (Broken Wing Music, 2019)
Lyrics sung in Chinese and English
Text: Lenny / Music: F. Sor
Guitar: Lenny / Voice: June