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Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now

Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wong, Joshua
Introduction by Weiwei, Ai

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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 - with an introduction by Ai Weiwei With global democracy under threat, we must act together t...o defend our rights: now. Age 14, Joshua Wong made history. While the adults stayed silent, Joshua staged the first ever student protest in Hong Kong to oppose National Education, a highly controversial education reform, which would have stifled free speech - and won. Since then, Joshua led the Umbrella Revolution and has spearheaded the ongoing Extradition Bill protests, which have seen 1.7 million people (approximately 1/3 of Hong Kong's population) take the streets and are hitting our headlines daily. His efforts have garnered him mass global news coverage, the bipartisan support of American lawmakers, a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and over 100 days in prison. This is Joshua's story told for the first time, straight from the frontline of activism where he continues to put himself in harm's way in the name of democracy and freedom. Collecting his prison letters and personal reflections, Unfree Speech is both a heroic memoir of political awakening, as well as rallying cry for all of us to rise up and fight for our freedoms. Democracy is under threat across the world. Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine, and a terrifying one at that. To this very day, the protest movement there continues--led by brave and resourceful young people--even as the authorities crack down with increasingly deadly violence. When we stay silent, no-one is safe: when we free our speech, they can't stop all of us.
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ISBN 9780143135715
Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143135715
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books
Released 18 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wong, Joshua
Introduction by Weiwei, Ai
Category Biography & Autobiography
Area / Regional Studies
Political Structures: Democracy
Political Activism
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Democracy - China - Hong Kong, Protest movements - China - Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China) - Politics and government - 21st century, Huang, Zhifeng, Umbrella Movement, China, 2014
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade