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

China’s Ban On Online LGBTQ Content Likely A Product Of Nationalism

China's recent ban on all online video and audio content regarding LGBTQ issues is perhaps unsurprising, seeing as this follows on the heels of a ban on depictions of homosexuality on television. But perhaps the ultimate reason for crackdowns on LGBTQ representation in Chinese media has to do with current attempts by the Chinese government to fan up nationalism within China... Read More

Uncivilize The Civil Code

The Council of Grand Justices' Interpretation 748 as realizing marriage equality is supposed to be a milestone, if we are to do or say the appropriate thing. But in reality, if we read the interpretation a bit more carefully, we can raise several important issues which have been neglected to date. The importance of these issues lay in that this article cannot be seen as merely concerning marriage equality, but have broad effects on sexual freedoms, marriage and even the Civil Code itself in Taiwan... Read More