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

Suzanne Daigle sdaigle4 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 02:39:17 PDT 2014

Wow thank you Gail! Your note is brimming with energy and hope. God speed!
Wishing the off-farm discussions to happen.
On Mar 26, 2014 12:47 AM, "Gail West" <icataiw at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> --
> *Gail West, ICA*
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