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A-Bian and Taiwanese Divinities’ Pact through Life and Death

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On Thursday February 12th of 2009, Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation’s e-generation representatives arrived at the TuchengDetentionCenter to express our young friends’ concerns for Taiwan’s judicial system and President “A-Bian’s” recent well-being, as well as presenting warmth to President A-Bian.

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Please Come under the Sunlight

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The sun is a great energy source, as well as a great illumination source.  It not only gives our plants the ingredients for growth, but also makes us see things clearly.  That is, to see clearly the difference between good and evil; right and wrong.  Therefore, we find it sad that the whole world is currently mesmerized with articles the like of Lijia Zhang’s “Stop Criticizing China – They’ve Come So Far” (scroll down to the bottom, the last of three articles).  The abundance of China-praising and back-patting articles like these are clouding out sunlight.  I wonder if this anything to do with, just to be facetious, Xinjiang’s August 1st total solar eclipse…

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Making Statements, Making Histories

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The history of the Olympic Games is full of boycotts.  To call such actions “politicizing” the Games may not be fully accurate.  We at Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation and Taiwan February 28th Movement Net Radio would like to point out that many of these boycotts are justified.  They were carried out in order to make a statement about democracy and equality.  The ancient Greeks, who conceived the Olympics and who were also pioneers of democracy and democratic ideology, might actually be proud of such actions!

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The Danger of Paxism

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During the Roman Empire, the Romans came up with a Latin word: “Pax.”  On-line dictionary defines this vocabulary as:

 

1.      (Ecclesiastical in bible) Kiss of peace.

2.      (with initial capital letter) A period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a pre-dominant nation.

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Newsflash


Taiwan Nation Alliance convener Yao Chia-wen, center, tells a press conference in Taipei yesterday that his group plans to join other civic groups to stage a protest rally against President Ma Ying-jeou on Double Ten National Day tomorrow.
Photo: Lo Pei-der, Taipei Times

Taiwan Nation Alliance convener Yao Chia-wen (姚嘉文) yesterday said that members of the alliance’s pro-localization groups will take part in a major rally against President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to be staged by activist group Citizen 1985 on Double Ten National Day tomorrow.

“The alliance has three demands: that Ma step down to take responsibility for causing political turmoil; that the Special Investigation Division [SID] of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office be abolished for colluding with the president in conducting illegal wiretapping; and that the cross-strait service trade pact be blocked,” Yao said.