The Daily Populous

Friday August 16th, 2019 morning edition

image for Hong Kong protesters to withdraw all their money from ATMs

On August 16, Hong Kong protesters plan to withdraw as much money as possible from their banks or change their currency into US dollars, both to protect their own assets and to show the mainland that the semiautonomous island is more than just a cash cow.

Posts in LIHKG, Hong Kong's version of Reddit, show photos of hard currency withdrawn from banks, as well as ATMs declaring they're out of cash.

* Chinese army riot video sends message to Hong Kong protesters.

AP The Hong Kong protests have been going on for 10 weeks, and while still creative have also become increasingly violent.

Hong Kong protesters have come up with a new nonviolent protest tactic – taking all their money out of ATMs and banks.

China's messaging has encouraged peace and stability in Hong Kong so that economic activity can continue without interruption.

Hong Kong is one of Asia's main financial sectors and China's economic bridge to the rest of the world. »

Now Earning 278 Times More Than Average Worker, New Study Shows CEO Pay Has Grown More Than 1,000% Since 1978

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"You could cut CEO pay in half and the economy would not be any different," Mishel, a distinguished fellow at EPI, told The Guardian.

Chief executives earned an average of $17.2m each last year and their pay grew more than 1000 % since 1978, survey finds.".

"Corporate greed is eviscerating the working class," tweeted the consumer advocacy watchdog Public Citizen. »

Neill Blomkamp Announces He Has Exited ‘RoboCop Returns’ – MGM Will Move On Without Him

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Early today, writer/director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) announced on his official Twitter account that he has exited MGM’s RoboCop sequel RoboCop Returns.

Instead, he’ll shoot a new “horror/thriller” that seemingly would happen first and MGM won’t be waiting around for him.

Alluding to another director will be announced in the near future as the studio wants to begin shooting soon. »

White professor investigated for quoting James Baldwin's use of N-word

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The Pulitzer-nominated poet Laurie Sheck, a professor at the New School in New York City, is being investigated by the university for using the N-word during a discussion about James Baldwin’s use of the racial slur.

Sheck, who is white, was teaching a graduate course this spring on “radical questioning” in writing.

According to Sheck, she questioned the student about her objection, who said she had been told by a previous professor that white people should never use the term. »