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Tag: Green Party

Green Party protests to save tree

Green Party candidate for the Taipei City No. 6 District by-election, Calvin Wen (溫炳原), spent 26 hours in a camphor tree on the site of the Old Songshan Tobacco Factory (松山菸廠) in Taipei to protest and prevent its removal.

The protest began on Friday afternoon as Green Party Taiwan members discovered the last tree was about [...]

1206 climate change action in Taipei

The 1206 climate change action was held in Taipei today. It was part of an international day of action on climate change. The action is timed to coincide with the UNFCCC climate talks in Poznan, Poland. I also participated in the 2006 and 2007 actions in Taipei.

This year the action began at Freedom Square (自由廣場) [...]

Car Free Day bike rides

22 September is International Car Free Day. The event began in Paris in 1998 and is now held in cities around the world. This year marked the seventh year Car Free Day activities have been held in Taipei.
I last participated in Taipei’s Car Free Day bike ride back in 2006. In previous years there has [...]

Green Party bike ride

The Taiwan Green Party held a bike ride around Taipei City today to campaign for the Legislative Yuan election, which will be held on 12 January 2008. A small group of cyclists gathered at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon for the start of the ride. It was a beautiful sunny winter's day in [...]

1208 climate change action in Taipei

An 1208 action on climate change (1208抗暖化,為下一代而走) was held in Taipei and other cities around Taiwan today. It was part of an international day of action to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference currently being held in Bali. About three thousand people participated in the march. It was a big increase in numbers from [...]

Taiwan’s true Greens

Taiwan Green Party logo
I often feel somewhat vexed by the fact that the DPP has used the color green to represent itself and that Taiwan-centric political parties in Taiwan are referred to as the Pan-Green Coalition. While there may be no doubt about what these parties stand for in Taiwan, they in fact share little [...]

Bikes on the road

A bike ride and protest (422 單車上路 爭路權) was held in Taipei today to coincide with Earth Day.  It was organised by the Taiwan Green Party (台灣綠黨) with assistance from the Big Apple Cycling Team (大蘋果車隊). The reason for organising the ride was to protest the law which doesn't recognise bicycles as vehicles. The Taipei [...]

Climate change: Taiwan cares!

Today I attended the Climate change: Taiwan cares! action in Taipei. It was part of an international day of action with protests taking place in 45 countries around the world.
There were only a few hundred people at the action which took place at Da'an Forest Park in Taipei and later marched along Xinyi Road to [...]