May 2019

Joshua Wong Jailed Again in Hong Kong, Localist Activists Granted Asylum in Germany

The jailing of Umbrella Movement activist Joshua Wong seems likely to be another move by the Hong Kong government aimed at silencing political dissent, possibly as a warning for future protests. Likewise, news broke earlier this week that two localist activists, Ray Wong and Alan Li, are currently living in Germany after being granted political refugee status last May... 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


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

Anger from Indigenous Activists After Protest Against Efforts to Protect Indigenous Territories

Over one thousand members of the Taiwan Association for the Rights of Non-Aboriginal Residents in Mountain Indigenous Townships protested against the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to protect indigenous traditional territories outside of the Executive Yuan and Council of Indigenous Peoples' yesterday. This has led to anger from indigenous activists... Read More