Environmental

Mourning and Melancholia in Daguan

With the Daguan Community in Banqiao, New Taipei, it appears that after negotiating with the Veterans’ Affairs Council, they are still unable to avoid the fate of having their homes demolished. The Daguan Self-Help Association and Daguan residents have decided to hold an exhibition which includes poetry, graffiti, and protest memorabilia—to share their recollections of the protest struggle... Read More

“Fridays for Future” Protest Calling for Environmental Action Held Outside Legislative Yuan

An environmental demonstration organized by thirty environmental groups took place earlier this afternoon outside the Legislative Yuan. The demonstration proved highly visual, featuring a number of creative performances by artists. Notably, a large number of protest participants were children, as the event was framed as being part of the global “Fridays for Future” movement called for by high schooler climate activist Greta Thunberg... Read More

Lawsuits Against Taipower from KMT Mayors Are an Indirect Way to Attack Tsai Administration

In the past month, the Nantou city government has filed a lawsuit against the state-owned Taipower Corporation. This is on the grounds that air pollution from the coal-burning Taichung Power Plant is causing the high death rate from lung cancer in Nantou county. Interestingly, the Taichung city government has backed Nantou county’s lawsuit against the Taipower Corporation... Read More

無止盡的哀悼:大觀社區展覽《待騰空的地上物》

位於新北市板橋的大觀社區經歷多年抗爭,在今年(2019)三月與退輔會的協調會之後,仍無法逃離被拆除的命運。大觀自救會與大觀居民決定於 5/18(六)到 6/2(日)共同舉辦《待騰空的地上物》,展覽內容包括詩作、污名牆、抗爭物件等大觀社區的共同記憶。在大家前往展覽之前,我們從《自由時報》於5/9《謠言終結站》的聲明和居民所遭受的抨擊再一次理解大觀的脈絡。... Read More

Ten Thousand Protest Against Nuclear Power, Visits by Tsai and Lai at Demonstration

With nuclear energy once again looming as an issue over elections next year, ten thousand demonstrated against nuclear energy in Taipei today. The demonstration saw visits by current president Tsai Ing-wen and former premier William Lai, who are both contending for the DPP's presidential nomination in 2020 elections... Read More