[OSList] And Now in Taiwan.....

Gail West icataiw at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 21:47:27 PDT 2014

It's been quite a week.  Last night's Open space forum (hopefully the first
of many) on day 9 of the take-over of the Legislature chambers initiated by
university students, was joined by thousands of other citizens outside the
building.  The following is from one of the many facebook comments:

The issue focus: "lack of representative democracy crisis" ~ After the
crackdown (by police) yesterday, people are still sieging the Taiwan
legislature, protesting against the passing of a trade deal with China
(which was not allowed due deliberance, by the ruling political party).
Professors are giving lectures in the streets, citizens are hosting and
participating in "open space" mini forums on various issues (with
discussion notes on large posters), and students are printing slogans on
protestors' headbands.

What you see is deliberative democratic process conducted by them. Would
like to see a variety of off-farm participation conducted discussions.
Discuss and exchange established habits, increased tolerance and ability to
listen to each other.

Lots of pictures and articles in English just a google away.


*Gail West, ICA*

*3F, No. 12, Lane 5, Tien Mou W RdTaipei, Taiwan 111Ph) 8862) 2871-3150*
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