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The extinction rebellion Taiwan newsletter

March 21st, 2020


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在狂風暴雨中尋求內心平靜。在危機中憶起令人感謝人事物。

在所有事情都如此黑暗的時候,能找到一些發現一些好事總是好的。根據英國衛報報導,有證據顯示新冠病毒正使得碳排量大幅下降:「當局採取的防疫行動,即便影響些許經濟成長,無意中減少了百分之25的碳排量,換來交通量減少與較乾淨的空氣!

數百萬人民開始學習如何適應現在的健康危機。公司行號也開始實行在家工作與取消商務旅行。

平時摩肩擦踵的觀光熱點,威尼斯,因為隔離檢疫的關係,頓時安靜了下來,就在這時,運河中有海豚出現了!我們開始看到,人類活動中斷,大自然如何自我修復。

我們開始從這個危機中學習,也看到轉變為更永續的生活型態其實比人們想像的還要簡單。在這一切逐漸平息之後,我們必須記得我們在這段時間是如何生活的。這不是犧牲,而是一個連結你自己與所愛的人的新方式,無論是線上互動或是一起隔離。

此外,在短時間內產生體制的改變是有可能的。在台灣,政府認出這危機的嚴重性,也以迅速果斷的行動啟發了世界上的其他地方。當真正需要的時候,官僚體制與對獲利的威脅並不是對於行動的阻礙。身為反抗滅絕台灣分部,我們要呼籲台灣政府以同樣的態度應變氣候危機並立即採取嚴厲的行動。

我們也必須記得在這些時刻保持同情心。以同理與理解來取代恐懼和憎恨。就像氣候危機一樣,新冠病毒大爆發將會影響地球上的每個人,不分種族、性別或收入。但願這次的廣大影響可以促使我們所有人,對逃過一劫心存感激,並為那些被嚴重影響的人們奮戰:尤其是生活窮困的族群與發展中國家。

近期活動

因為新冠病毒蔓延,在這波疫情結束前,我們的聚會已轉成線上會議。所有行動全部取消,下次行動,我們另行通知。我們會更著重在訓練與籌備疫情之後的行動。我們也建議所有成員盡量待在家中、將群聚活動降到最低。讓我們有責任心、幫忙避免病毒散播。

下次會議:

meeting

我們將會與之前住過台灣,也跟我在差不多時間成立反抗滅絕台灣分部的 Aza 一起線上開會。然而,因為他離開台灣所以我們從沒遇到過。他將會講述在台灣被逮捕是怎麼樣的,他也會分享反抗滅絕瑞士分部的經驗。

日期:2020年3月21日

時間:晚上5點到7點

線上會議連結

我們也正在研究在3月28號開一個組織DNA線上訓練。這個線上通話是有關反抗滅絕的核心基礎、原則、價值與歷史。之後將會釋出更多資訊。


祝 安全、健康

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ENGLISH


Finding the calm within a storm. Finding things to be grateful for in the midst of a crisis.

It is always good to find some good in times when everything seems so dark. According to the Guardian, evidence is showing that the coronavirus is causing a huge drop in carbon emissions: "Actions taken by authorities have inadvertently demonstrated that hefty 25% carbon dioxide cuts can bring less traffic and cleaner air (in China) with only a small reduction in economic growth."

Millions of people are starting to learn new patterns of how to adapt to the current health crisis. Companies have moved to working at home and trips for work have been cancelled.

Dolphins have appeared in the canals in Venice due to the quarantine in Italy. We are beginning to see how nature can mend itself when there is a break in human activity.

We can learn from this crisis and see that changing to a more sustainable lifestyle is easier than people think it is. After all of this blows over, we must rememb​​​​​​​er how we were able to live during this time. It is not a sacrifice but a new way to connect with yourself and loved ones; virtually or in quarantine together.

Furthermore, system change is possible in a short timeframe. Here in Taiwan, the government has recognized the severity of this crisis and has inspired the rest of the world with their swift and decisive action. Bureaucracy and threats to profits were not barriers to action when it was truly needed. As XR Taiwan we need to call on the Taiwanese government to deal with the climate crisis similarly and take drastic action now.

We also must remember to be compassionate during these times. Instead of fear and hatred, respond with compassion and understanding. Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic will impact every person on the planet, irrespective of race, gender or income. Hopefully this wide-reaching impact can push all of us to be grateful for the ways in which we will be spared, and fight for those who will be most severely impacted: particulary those living in poverty, indigenous groups, and the global south.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Due to the coronavirus, we will be moving to online meetings from now on until this is all over. All actions are cancelled until further notice. We will focus more on training and preparing for actions once all of this blows over. We also recommend that all members try their best to stay at home and minimizing their contact with groups of people. Let's be responsible and help prevent the spread of the virus. ​​​​​​​

NEXT MEETING

meeting

We will be having a call with Aza, who formerly lived in Taiwan and also started an XR Taiwan chapter around the same time I started it. However, our paths never met as he left the country. He will be talking about what it is like to get arrested in Taiwan and will be sharing his experience with XR Switzerland.

Day: 3/21/20 Time: 5-7pm

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We are also looking into having a DNA training call on 3/28. This call will be about the core foundations, principles, values, and history of XR. More information soon.


Stay safe and healthy.

XR Taiwan

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