By Wong, JoshuaBy Ng, Jason Y.Introduction by Weiwei, Ai
An urgent manifesto for global democracy from Joshua Wong, the 22-year-old phenomenon leading Hong Kong's protests - Nobel Peace Prize nominee and TIME, Forbes and Fortune world leader. At what point do you stand up to power? Aged 14, Joshua Wong made history. While the adults st...ayed silent, and China threatened to change their education policy, Joshua staged the first ever student protest in Hong Kong against the oppressive regime: and won. Since then, Joshua has led the Umbrella Revolution in 2014 and now the ongoing Extradition Bill protests which are hitting our news headlines daily. His efforts have garnered him mass global news coverage, a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and over 100 days in jail. Now, for the first time, this is Joshua's story straight from the frontline of activism. Part-manifesto, part-memoir, Unfree Speech is Joshua's powerful and urgent call for all of us to stand up for democracy, wherever we live. It is a rallying cry for all of us to rise up and fight together for our freedoms. Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine. When we stay silent, no-one is safe: when we free our speech, `they can't stop all of us'.Read more
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Joshua Wong (Author) Joshua Wong was born in 1996. He has been named by TIME, Fortune, Prospect and Forbes as one of the world's most influential leaders. In 2018 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in the Umbrella Revolution. He is Secretary-General of Demosisto, a pro-democracy organisation which he founded in 2016 that advocates for self-determination in Hong Kong. Joshua came onto the political scene in 2011 aged 14, when he founded Scholarism and successfully protested against the enforcement of Chinese National Education in Hong Kong. He has been arrested by the Chinese state numerous times for his protesting and activism and has served over 100 days in jail. He has been the subject of two documentaries, including the Netflix original documentary, Joshua- Teenager vs Superpower. This is the first time his work has been published in English. Jason Y. Ng (Author) Jason Y. Ng is a lawyer, activist, newspaper columnist, former president of PEN Hong Kong and author of three acclaimed books charting Hong Kong's post-colonial development, HONG KONG State of Mind, No City for Slow Men, and Umbrellas in Bloom. He has followed Joshua's story from its beginnings in 2011, and has continued to report and advocate for his cause ever since.
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