Race

從夏綠蒂事件,看台灣與美國的相似之處

隨著川普(Donald Trump)當選總統之後,美國各地愈來愈多由白人優越論者(white supremacist)所引起的暴力事件。在這樣的現象中,台灣應該要從中獲得更多思考。今年 8 月 12 日(六),在美國維吉尼亞州的夏綠蒂鎮(Charlottesville)發生了一場衝突。這要從一尊過去南北戰爭時,南方邦聯政府(Confederate)的人物雕像講起,對反種族主義者(anti-racist)來說,這尊雕像象徵著美國過去奴隸和種族制度的可恥歷史,因此要求拆除,但白人優越論的一方卻要求保留。然而,在夏綠蒂鎮抗議的白人優越論者,卻槓上敵對的左派反種族主義者(left anti-racist)和反法西斯主義者(anti-fascist),當時一台車衝進反種族主義者的隊伍,最後導致 1 死 19 傷。... Read More

Shooting Death Should Lead To Discussion Of Migrant Workers’ Conditions In Taiwan

Debates have broken out in Taiwan following the death of a “runaway” migrant worker from Vietnam after he was shot to death by Taiwanese police on August 31st. Yet too much of this has focused on whether police actions were justified, rather than considering broader questions of the labor conditions facing migrant workers in Taiwan... Read More

Demonstration Against Asia Cement Mine On Indigenous Lands Draws 2,500

A march against Asia Cement’s mine on Truku indigenous lands in and surrounding Taroko National Park today, with over 2,500 in attendance. The march began in front of the Executive Yuan and, after marching for an hour down Zhongshan South Road, finished on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Residence, where a number of tents and a stage for musical performances had been set up... Read More