forced land evictions in Taiwan

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

Daguan Community Residents Demonstrate At Veterans’ Affairs Council, Hold Overnight Sit-in

Members of the Daguan Community—a military dependents’ village in New Taipei city currently facing eviction—and supportive youth activists demonstrated at the Veteran’s Affairs Office today, with one hospitalized after becoming ill during the protest. Following the arrest of twenty demonstrators, Daguan residents declared an overnight sit-in outside the Taipei District Prosecutor's Court until those detained were released... Read More

Forward-Looking Infrastructure Plan Passes: Public Outrage To Follow?

With the passage of the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Bill yesterday night after its third reading, Taiwanese youth activists have reacted angrily to the bill's, seeing as the DPP does not rule out forced land expropriation in the bill. Still others have has also raised concerns that the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Bill could lead to unaccountable spending and an extreme arrogation of power to the Executive Yuan. ... Read More