Social Movements

Ultra-Left Or Neoconservative? The Paradoxical Politics Of Coolloud

Coolloud has declared itself to be one of the most dedicated, independently funded leftist media in Taiwan. Traditionally, they have reported on social movements and protests that were seldom covered by the mainstream press. However, with the rise of independent media in the recent years, the political direction of Coolloud has increasingly become a position of opposition against the so-called “mainstream” social movements in Taiwan instead of right-wing forces or the state... Read More


苦勞網一向自詡為台灣最盡心盡力,且獨立募資的左翼媒體之一。他們傳統上都會報導在主流媒體幾乎得不到版面的社會運動和抗爭。然而,隨著近年來獨立媒體的興起,苦勞網的政治走向越來越趨近於一種反對台灣社會運動的所謂「主流」,而非反對右翼勢力的立場。... Read More

RCA Court Ruling A Victory For Workers, But What Now?

A ruling by the Taiwan High Court in favor of RCA workers whose health was affected by industrial pollution is a victory, not only for RCA workers but for Taiwanese labor overall. A landmark case in Taiwanese labor, the case is also a case with few precedents in Taiwanese jurisprudence, as a class action lawsuit with hundreds of plaintiffs. Subsequently, it remains to be seen what will come next for efforts to secure justice for RCA workers... Read More

The RCA Labor Struggle And Its Legal Challenges: A Labor Case “Made In Taiwan”?

With an upcoming court ruling by Taiwan’s High Court regarding the historic RCA case, a landmark case in Taiwanese labor, it remains to be seen if the decades-long struggle of RCA workers for justice will soon come to an end. Either way, the case will be a historic one for Taiwanese labor, as well as for Taiwanese labor law... Read More