DEMA Online foreword: Youth voice platform 学运上线发刊词: 青年的发声平台

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In the recent years, the youths from all the part of the world are eagerly participating in protest and demonstration activities, for instances, recently in Taiwan, there are anti-trade pact agreement with China, which lead by the student movement, student movements are also leading of an action in occupying the central city of Hong Kong, while in Brazil, America and even in Europe, a large number of young peoples are also expressing their dissatisfaction with current situation and took to the streets.
Everything is derived from the neo-liberalism, which causes the ruthless exploitation of young generations, whereby all the resources and tools of production are laid in the hands of tycoons and causes the young generation is impossible to start their own business from the scratch. Instead, the internship students are paid with the inadequate salary with the excuses of in the process of learning, as well as the administration of the university is using some powerful political forces to supress the activities and most of the students, to seek for more benefits from the students.

In addition, in the political situation in our country which is totally conservative, draconian act like Act of University and colleges, act of printing presses and publication and so forth are used to contain or suppress the thought and freedom of communication of the citizens, tear gases and water canon are used by the ruler to control or suppress us and the ideology used by the ruler to influence public is the most terrible which causes the young generation take into the street.

Therefore, in order to combine and convey the voices of the young generation, and at the same time, to build up the assertions or discourses of younger generations, the DEMA decided to publish DEMA bulletin on March and September annually. Other than that, the blog of DEMA will also be used as a platform for the public dissemination of ideas and discussion.

Hereby, we hope all the youth activists who have experience or views on certain issues, are encouraged to write and published on the Facebook and also our blog. The next generation will be easier to understand the current world situation because of your contribution, on the same time, we also hope that your works will be able to improve the quality of our discussion and lead to a better society.

At the same time, students will also explore and discussed on the issues like campus democracy, youth poverty, commercialization of the higher education and the experience of other international student movements. Last but not least, we hope that there will more younger generation who are willing to join us, work together to learn and against all the exploitation of young generation act.

DEMA PRESS

Sept,2013: AUKU, who has been oppressed? 
Mac, 2014: Anti Higher Education PIratization (malay version)
Mac, 2014: Anti Higher Education PIratization (chinese version)

文、学运媒体团队

近几年,世界各地的青年世代踊跃参与各地的抗议行动,近日在台湾,有反服贸占领行动,在香港也在酝酿着占领中环行动,而巴西、美国甚至欧洲,大批青年也为了表达对现状生活的不满,而走上街头。

这一切都源自于新自由主义更加无情地对青年世代进行剥削行为,如今更多的资源及生产工具都掌握在财阀手上,而上一代所谓的“白手起家”之事,对青年来说可谓遥不可及。取而代之的是,更加入不敷出的薪资、以学习为名目剥削实习生的雇佣方式,以及在校园通过一些更加强大的政治力量,打压应该参与决策的学生主体,以从学生之中谋取更的利润。

除了这些,在政治气氛封闭的我国,思想及传播的自由也被如大专法令、印刷机及传播法令等恶法钳制,统治者除了通过水炮车和催泪弹控制我们,最可怕及无形的思想控制,才是导致社会反动的元素。

有介于此,为了串联及传达青年的声音,同时建构我们这一代人的论述,学运除了从去年9月开始,决定每年的3月及9月出版学运报之外,也将自身的部落格提升为传播理念与讨论的公共平台。

在此,我们希望各个青年运动者,针对自身关注的青年议题,或是自身的运动经验,进行书写及整理,并且发表在自身的Facebook及我们的部落格,我们希望,您的贡献将会未来更多前仆后继者重新认识世界的途径,同时也希望您的作品让我们加强现今的讨论空间,促进社会的进步。

同时,学运也会针对校园民主、青年贫穷化及高教商品化等议题,进行探究及发表,也会分享各国的青年运动者的情况与经验,希望更多人能加入我们的组织,成为我们的一份子,共同耕耘学运,反对一切剥削青年世代的行径。

 

欲阅读学运报可点击:
2013年9月刊:大专法令,谁是受害者?
2014年3月刊:反对高教海盗化(中文版)
2014年3月刊:反对高教海盗化(马来文版)

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