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Urban Outcasts @ East-Asia Chatroom:international campaign for anti-eviction

Introduction

In last month, 13 protesters in Hong-Kong fighting for anti-eviction have been imprisoned. We request Hong-Kong government to release them! To fight against improper development in HK, the 13 protesters faced imprisonment. In Taiwan, many eviction events happened, with people losing their living place, protesters accused by the nation, and big business and government grabbing lands.
 
 In urban outcasts @ East-Asia Chatrooms”, we wants to talk about the eviction problem from Actor’s personal experience, and see what we can do by connecting each other here together. Come, chat, and do it together!(DIT)  

 

Agenda

This will Open the Event for eat finger Food and drink the Together.

 

Background

Activists in NENT movement: Experience and Thoughts   – conducted by Nata, LokYiu from group Takcheonglane ( Hong Kong)

the NENT Plan in Hong Kong

North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning (NENT Plan) intended to reclaim over 5000 hectare of rural land located in Kwu Tung North, Fanling North, and Ping Che / Tak Ku Ling for residential and commercial use, forcing thousands of villagers and farmers who have lived there for several generations to leave their land. Not only the accumulated organic community network would be destroyed under the plan, but also an active farmland in Hong Kong that would also be damaged, posting an irreversible destruction on local eco-system and agriculture. Is the jointed Facing, and AT Is the Time The same violent towards your brother Conviction Is the Acts of Government and the Developers Land The property, Big the Corporations and the Financial Polices, Villagers and activists Come the Together to Fight Close Back, and endeavoured to Recall’s. Attention on Public Issues like Rural Development (not only in terms of economic profit), environment, and local agriculture.
 
In 2014 June, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong has taken the initiative of the Fund for the advancement of the plan, the villagers and activists gathered outside the council building every time they have the meeting to protest the unjust plan. On June 13, hundreds of protesters stormed into the building after the bill was passed. 13 protesters were arrested, convicted of unlawful assembly” and each sentenced to serve between 80 and 150 hours of community service. Yet three years later, the Department of Justice appealed against the sentencing, claiming community service as a punishment is too light”. These activists were sentenced to eight to 13 months in jail following a successful sentence review.
  

 

Wang Family in Shih-Ling

The land ( h ouse) price Taipei has been at a high level for decades. The government keeps implementing urban renewal in the name of disaster prevention”. In addition, the government also encourages the government to raise the national economy by speculation of the housing market. The Wang Family in Shih-Ling ( Taipei) was one of the many cases of improper urban renewal. 
 
From 2006, residents and advocates launched protesting campaigns for years, until March 2012, when the houses were eventually tore down by government. Temporary house was built to continue the protest, but the house holder destroyed it one year later because of social and political pressure.

Chang Pharmacy in Da-Pu

The Da-Pu Event” was a notorious eviction happened in Miao-Li, when the local government wanted to expand the industrial park near by farmland owned by local residents. After the government reached agreement with 98% of the residents, it destroyed a farmland with an excavator, causing the suicide committed by an elder peasant woman, which shocked Taiwan people and led to strict controversy. In 2013, 4 households accused the government of illegal eminent domain, leading to protest in front of the President Hall. During the protest in Taipei, local government tore down the houses without alarm. Few days later, one of the house owner, Chang, killed himself, leading to the largest protest of the year.

Protesters pretend tourist to enter Taiwan Department of Executive

brief introduction of Hua-Guang community eviction

Hua-Guang was a historical community located right near the CKS Memorial Hall, one of the most costly areas in Taipei. About 70% of the community was first built by the Korean colonial government as the first modern prison in Taiwan. The workers and officers of the Taipei Prison started living in the community and built a Japanese dormitory, which is the only legal” house according to the definition of the law. After World War II, great amounts of immigrants from countryside moved to the city as the city developed in the 70s and 80s, making housing” a serious problem in Taipei. Many of them started building houses on their own, which makes up most of the illegal buildings” in Taipei.
 
Hua-Guang is one of the communities full of this kind of informal residence. Descendants of the prison officers and poor immigrants made up the community and built their own living style and social network. However, in 2008, Is the Government the Started accusing Is the residents of illegally occupying State-owned Lands”, forcing them to the Move OUT of Is the Series of Development the Projects under Is the title Such the AS in Taipei, Taiwan. Wall Street” in Taipei, Taiwan. Roppongi” or Golden Brick “, featuring BOT and financial plans to transfer to the old community into a new fancy commercial area.
 
The illegal residents” had to tear down their own houses and move out, otherwise they would face the great amount of compensation requested by the state. ( Reference: documentary Hwangwang (经 经) 我 的 家” made by us) , and some residents, students and NGOs organized and fought with the government before the ruins

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文字內容:
香港在今年8月有13名反對迫遷的抗爭者被抓到牢裡關起來了,我們要香港政府釋放他們!由於反對抗爭行動面臨牢獄之災, 今天來自香港、台灣、韓國、日本各地的人們集結起來,要聲援香港被囚抗爭者,我們要求土地正義,反對司法追殺抗爭者,東亞的城市邊緣人怒吼起來!抗爭無罪!
標語內容:
抗爭無罪!土地是人民的!
투쟁 무죄!땅은 인민의 것입니다!
抗議 無罪 土地  私たちは
The right to protest! Right to the city!