‘Hong Kong is at an Existential Crossroads.’ Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland

Joshua Wong was born in 1996. 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 organization advocating for Hong Kong which he founded in 2016. He has been arrested numerous times for his protesting and activism and has served over 100 days in jail. He is the subject of two documentaries, including the Netflix original documentary, Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower.

Here’s What Punk Rock Looks Like Today

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In the late 1970s and into the ’80s, punk rock was more than just a genre of music — it was a community of inclusion and a bold statement against the status quo.

For people of color in particular, punk rock offered a medium that celebrated individuality and offered a platform for political and social critique. Black punk bands like Bad Brains,Pure Hell, and Death not only pushed the boundaries of what rock music was capable of, but shattered expectations of how people of color are seen within the genre. Today, punk rock is more diverse than ever, as collectives like Atlanta-based Punk Black help foster the community by hosting concerts that highlight artists of different races, religions, and nationalities.