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(转载)學者重批富士康:郭台銘是台灣之恥

http://www.nownews.com/2010/06/13/11490-2614592.htm

財經中心/台北報導

富士康的輕生事件似乎還沒有完全落幕,即使鴻海總裁郭台銘曾在股東會上展現負責任的態度,但是有一群台灣學者不領情,150位國內大學教授今天 (13日)召開記者會,公布連署聲明,表示除了要求郭台銘開放龍華廠區,讓學者進廠監督,也訴求停止台商剝削民工的行為,甚至有學者在記者會上,直指郭台 銘就是「台灣之恥」,台灣政府更是幫兇。

由台灣社會科學學者發起,瞿海源、夏鑄九等150名學者參與的「終結血汗工廠,捍衛勞動人權─台灣學術界對富士康員工自殺事件的連署聲明」記者會 上,來自全國各大院校的大學教授一字排開大喊口號:「停止剝削民工!」就是衝著鴻海總裁郭台銘而來。世新社會發展所長黃德北表示,「我們不歡迎這些造成社 會問題的血汗工廠鮭魚返鄉,我覺得像郭台銘這樣子是台灣之恥。」

中研院教授林宗弘質疑,「對於這些台商,明明在兩岸都從事這種類似經濟犯罪的活動,它怎麼回來還有優惠條件?」一字一句都是台灣學者對郭台銘的嚴厲譴責;即使在股東會上,郭董已經展現一肩扛起的態度,但這樣似乎還不夠。

台大社會系副教授藍佩嘉指出,「它每平方公里,就聚集了大概15萬人,這樣高的人口密度,這樣狹小的空間裡,人就像碎片一樣,很孤立的存在著。」 言詞犀利大嗆郭董,被點名的還有台灣高官政要,黃德北指出,「我們看到,我們的吳敦義,我們的王金平,都還在站出來幫富士康遮羞。」

學者怒轟政府態度搖擺,並強烈要求郭董主動開放深圳龍華廠區,讓台灣學者進去瞧瞧。鴻海則強調,已經展現負責任的決心,對外界的指教虛心檢討;至於學者訴求再度敞開富士康工廠大門,郭董可就沒這麼容易妥協。(新聞來源:東森新聞記者黃宇潔、吳智銘)

「終結血汗工廠,捍衛勞動人權─台灣學術界對富士康員工自殺事件的連署聲明」全文如下:

從今年年初開始,台灣鴻海集團所屬的富士康公司位於中國大陸深圳的龍華廠區,驚傳13起員工自殺事件,其中有12起跳樓1起割腕,造成10死3傷 的慘劇,令人感­到震驚與疑惑。除了為死者哀悼之外,事件發生至今,這些員工死亡的真相、涉及本案各方的責任歸屬、公民社會的基本認知、輿論和政府應有的 社會及政治責任,卻未得­到釐清。

我們認為,鴻海富士康員工的連續自殺,是這些年輕工人對於壓迫人性的勞動體制,用生命做出永恆的抗議!這個摧殘工人生命的勞動體制之所以形成,有三方必須負責。

首先,鴻海富士康責無旁貸!

這個事件直接暴露了台商(不只是鴻海富士康)工廠軍事化管理模式的問題,即使相對於中國大陸其他廠商來說,鴻海富士康的工資不算低,但富士康「集 中營」式的監督­、控制工人手段,導致工人在工作與生活中感到非常疏離、孤單,每天十幾個小時的重複勞動,令工人身心俱疲,顯然是工人自殺的主要因素之 一,並非宣布一次加薪就可­以解決。

我們呼籲包括鴻海富士康在內的台商,終結軍事化管理模式,具體改善工作與生活環境,建立合乎人性的生產線流程,這不只是郭台銘一個人,或富士康一個廠的問題,而­是所有台商需要嚴肅面對的企業責任。

第二個要負責的,是偏袒資方、未能保障工人基本權益的中國大陸政府。

被誤導性地稱為『打工者/打工妹』或『農民工』的私營企業工人,是帶動中國大陸經濟發展成為『世界工廠』的無名英雄,然而這些工人卻必須面對勞動 條件與戶口制度­的雙重壓迫。以富士康為例,雖然其員工每月的工資高過深圳關外最低工資,卻不可能滿足『農民工』全家移入城市生活的基本需求;其次,地方 政府多半不願負擔外來工­人的社會保險、醫療保健或農民工第二代的教育經費。第三,中國大陸的勞動法令並未落實,富士康工會代表人正是老闆郭台銘的助理, 勞動合同法執行上也相當鬆散,但­是這些不合理的勞動條件都『合法』!

我們呼籲中國大陸政府,盡快調高法定基本工資至基本生活需要水準,廢除城鄉或本地與外來者的戶口區隔,並調整既有工會體制,把工會還給基層工人,建立公平理性的­勞資協商機制。

第三,以蘋果電腦為首的跨國品牌公司,應該為這次慘劇負責。

電子業台商的薪資條件與勞動管理之所以如此嚴苛,與諸如蘋果、惠普、戴爾等歐美客戶的低價競爭要求脫不了關係。這些跨國品牌公司透過壓低委外製造 成本、驅動台商­代工廠削價搶單,取得了巨大的利潤。代工廠訂單的單價降低進一步轉嫁,壓低了中國大陸工人的工資與勞動條件。於是我們看到,全球熱銷的蘋 果iPad,每台售價為­499美元,其中蘋果電腦就賺了約297美元,超過總售價的50%,蘋果電腦支付給鴻海富士康的每台代工費約11美元,約占總售 價的2.3%,而負責研發代工的­台灣工程師與生產線上的中國大陸工人,究竟得到多少呢?

我們強烈譴責像蘋果電腦這種透過全球價值鏈策略塑造血汗工廠而賺取暴利的跨國品牌公司,在蘋果產品時尚光鮮的表面下,是一條交織著血汗勞動與品牌暴利的利益鏈條­,像iPod這樣極度不公平的價值分配結構,正是全球資本主義吝嗇而卑鄙的寫照。

然而,台灣政府對此事件的反應是非常不恰當的,行政院吳敦義院長說『希望大家多給郭台銘鼓勵,因為他也是在拚經濟』,立法院王金平院長則說「媒體 應該保護『自己­人』」,「他(郭台銘)的困難,也是國家的困難」,王金平、吳敦義兩位院長的論點背後的邏輯是:以拚經濟之名,台灣的財團就可以肆無忌憚 地到中國大陸或其他國家­去為非作歹,剝削工人,破壞環境,而且出事的時候台灣媒體不該批評!這種說法等於政府為財團幫兇,鼓勵台商違反普世價值,破壞台 灣國際形象與兩岸關係,非常不恰­當,對於以人權立國為施政理念的馬英九總統來說,更是一大諷刺!

無論在台灣還是在中國大陸,鴻海富士康本來就應該為員工自殘事件負起最大責任,我們希望,台灣的社會大眾與媒體能夠經由這次事件,體認到這些結構性因素對於兩岸­勞動者的壓迫。

我們強調,台灣社會應該保護的不是跨國的政商共犯結構,而是民主價值與勞動人權。鴻海集團、中國大陸政府與蘋果電腦等跨國品牌公司,都應該為鴻海 富士康員工自殺­事件負責,我們無力阻止已發生的遺憾,但我們有機會努力讓遺憾不再發生。台灣輿論應該監督鴻海富士康改善廠內管理模式、敦促中國大陸政府 改善勞動人權,台灣民眾­更應該對造就多起工人自殺的『血汗哀鳳』第四代進行抵制,直到蘋果等廠商願意投入更多心力,具體改善勞工(包括台灣與大陸工人) 的勞動條件為止。

近日來,兩岸官方與媒體已經開始迴避富士康員工自殺事件與中國勞工權益的議題。然而逃避它,淡化它,扭曲它,難道就不會有焦慮、就不會良心不安、就可以「自我感­覺良好」?鴻海富士康員工自殺事件,終將成為一面高懸的明鏡,永遠提醒我們勿忘台灣社會的良知。

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Before presenting our proposal of the festival, I would like to introduce and clarify a few concept/issues that we will  explore and address in our performance festival.

Dislocation, Diaspora, Displacement, & Creating The New Village

  • Disturbance from a proper, original, or usual place or state
  • Be displaced: force to leave their home, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disaster
  • Challenges & Conditions:  resettlement,  surviving,  surrounding by the unfamiliar,  struggle to be assimilated,  loss connection to the past
  • Colonizing migration Vs. Displaced person.  In the context of Vancouver’ history,  the powerful one to the new place, is not the one been displaced.
  • Power shift,  invasion,  replace, be  displaced ,  who is the dominated, and who is the minority to resign ( struggle to retain?)
  • From colonialism to  Globalism in a consumerist & economic driven society

“From the dawn of human civilization the dominant “organizing principle” for everything done that is considered of value is the production of something to be consumed, traded, or sold. The definition of what is worthy work, the merit of an individual doing such work, and the potential for an organization to focus the efforts of many to accomplish great deeds are based on producing something deemed of value as the outcome. However, the underlying theme of the Industrial Age is the displacement of people from paid work by technology. …..recent history is replete with examples of worker displacement and its negative consequences on the self-image and self-worth of the individual in modern society.

—— Excerpted from “Globalization & Displacement”

  • Disintegrated / Polarized Society V.S. Multi-Cultured, Integrated Society —– Is the New Village a dream, A propaganda delusion,  a paradox, or A Goal to fight for?

History,  Social hierarchy, who is the dominated? who is less power?

—- will you recognize the contribution of the bottom class for the country? say, the black people?

—–  In the context of Vancouver, what do you think of other culture?  will you bother to get to know more about it except going to the ethic restaurant regularly?

——  multi-culture, the consumable/ the tourist attraction…

  • From here to where… Disjoint the double identity, Assimilation, Sense of Belonging,  Hope to Return,  Integrity…

There is a very good  biography animation PERSEPOLIS about an Iranian-French girl’s coming to the age stories. The film may not strictly  finger point to the topic here, but  it present  vividly the bitterness and struggles of  defining herself and her root,  as many other immigrant have.

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——- 陈雯锐 转载自中山大学性别教育论坛 2009 年1月2日

作者陈雯锐,原中山大学中文系比较文学专业硕士研究生,现在美国伊利诺伊大学攻读传播学学位

(这篇文章看得不大懂,不过,总觉得好像有点什么。)

 

 

         这是新年的第一天。祝愿倒霉的2008还没有把你打倒。
 
        没被打倒也不必过于高兴,因为这样的日子并不值得骄傲。你大体平安,是因为你大体平凡。正是因为平凡,你在地震时捐了钱,也在股市里亏了钱;你看了奥运,也喝了毒奶。你的爱心,你的贪心,你的赞美,你的批判,其实都并不出众。理想和幻想,光荣和屈辱,这些十年前的词语已经不适合用来形容这个时代的现象。这个社会的修辞泡沫,已经完全融化了大部分真挚长久的关系。人和人之间,人和事之间,都一定会淡忘,人执意要淡忘。
 
        如果没有什么可以把人打倒,那是因为人早已草草自毁。你没有经起时间的考验,一路随波逐流,生活里一直充满了恐惧。苦难的过去没有使你成熟,反而更加幼稚,更加从众,更加势利。而且,你居然还没有看明白体制的虚空,不是把衔头当能力,就是把钱财当成就,将小感受当智慧。你心中并无真正的兴趣,既不爱什么,也不擅长什么。到头来,却不承认这是懦弱和错误,非要总结人生,传授经验,并告诉下一代什么是世界的真相。
 
        你们本身就是我们的世界和真相。
 
        这是2009年的第一天,和2008的每一天一样。我与你见面,却并不打算分担任何彼此的欢喜和忧愁。我不打算辩论,也没有沟通的企图。我花了很长时间才明白,有些人,注定要被历史抛弃,命运无力挽回——尽管自己不承认,尽管我们血脉相连。时间打在你的脸上,平静留在我的心里。总有一种力量,从你的身边、背后、遥远的角落里悄悄成长。有一种新的态度,不需要附和或商量。你和真实生活之间的距离,只能越来越远。在这个时刻,我不会难过,不会激愤,更不会粉饰”各有各优点”的太平。我,会不停地盼着你歇菜。
 
        我不停地盼望着你的歇菜。因为你的歇菜,就是我的希望;你的收敛,才是我的自由。我看着你爱慕虚荣,我看着你不务正业,我看着你好为人师,我看着你眼高手低,我看着你嗜财如命,我看着你虚情假意,我看着你占尽便宜,我看着你玩弄权威,我看着你自以为是,我看着你机关算尽,我看着你蠢话连篇,我看着你自我麻醉,我看着你枉度青春,我看着你殃及他人……我不停地看着你,看着你们,盼你歇菜,因为你就是我的一部分。我还不够强大,因此我盼着身边的你少一点、再少一点,直至在我的生命里消失。
 
        我在看着你。
 
        总有一种力量让你措手不及,总有一种力量会让你最后彻底怀疑自己。这种力量,来自新的知识和人格,新的词语和态度,新的视野和生活方式,让你无法适应、无法面对、无法交流。我和你,有本质的区别——但我既不是你的继承者,也不是你的反对者;我借助你的失败火光反复排毒,日复一日地训练手脚,试探水深。我不温不火,不离不弃。在时间面前,我胜算在握——要用创造力、生命力、勇敢和幽默感,将你慢慢地抹去。
 
        所以,在这样的时候,在这新年的第一天,我还是会向你,向像你的每一个人,真诚地说一声”新年好”。2009年,我们要再坦率一点面对过去,哪怕那是一个笑话,也要大方承认,以此作为变化的立足点。不要遮掩,不要修辞。在历史面前,不需维持父亲的威严,女儿的乖巧。
 
        少一点你们,才多一点我们。
 
        时间打在你的脸上,平静留在我的心里。不管怎样,你都将先行离去。这不是诅咒,而是我的态度。我不否认你的善良,但这远远不足以成为评价你的主要标准,正如我的”忤逆”。我是谁?天啊,我远比你想象的复杂,也远比你想象的单纯,我是他妈的新的力量。
 
        祝所有的你们我们都新年快乐。

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“ The Wall”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I didn’t quite get a chance to watch this film by Miranda July. But just watching a few clips form it—the language of poetry in daily life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Howls!

                The Morris and the Helen Belkin Art Gallery is hosting a photography exhibition of   a group of arising contemporary artists in china, ” Action—Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, ” from Janoury 16 to April 19, 2009.  The majority of the photographs were initially created to document the performance practice.  But surprisingly, the photographs now seem able  to survive themselve  form  substitutes for an extended time-base narrative.

                 This exhibition is curated by Keith Wallace and it is intended to “explores an aspect of performance art that is prominent in mainland China and in particular, Beijing,and to examine the trajectory form of the discreet underground performance art community of Beijing in the 90s to a currently international recognition.

           That is the official exhibition statement of the Gallery.  As a spectator with particular Chinese  culture background,  I have a very different interpretation and experience of  this exhibition. What these powerful works speak to me are not so much about performance art in a western sense, not so much about the celebrating fact of these Chinese artists are gaining more international recognition. Even though, they wear the same title ” , Chinese performance art in fact bears little resemblance with the one in a western art sense. Contemporary or conceptual art is rarely risen to  a celebrating and valuable  status in Chinese society as in Canada. Art and performance art, in Chinese real life, has been misinterpreted, over-looked and overshadowed by other dominate social values.    

                I entered the gallery space for my first visit to an exhibition of Chinese artists in Canada. I was confronting these compelling photographs, i heard howls!! A realm of visual howls!  Howl for human condition, howl for self-identity frustration, howl for social change, howl for a culture that is losing itself… The technological issue that many of the photographs are staged, scenario, and may be modified with photo shop manipulation becomes very insignificance. What matters, or what  becomes more important is that the photographs now metamorphose themselves to independent, powerful art works. And most of these art works are not limiting themselves within the categories of  aesthetic and sentimental. Instead they embodied with loads of social, political, cultural, and spiritual significance. Some works are addressing sensitive social  problem that has been long neglected by the  commercialized country. Some of works speak for the marginalized grounps’ condition, such as the gay people, people with mental illness, the lower labor workers in the big cities, the “freaks” whose behaviors go against the main stream… 

         Surprisingly, the re-enact, staged, or scenario nature of these photographs not only sustains an authentic and honest representation of the reality, also  it successfully captivates the audience’s attention with its dramatic,symbiotic,  and aesthetic effects.  The number of the works in this exhibition is not very great, yet the exhibition provokes multiple and universal thoughts to the scioety and we as a human being. 

             I  am glad that the works can escape form the rigid political atmosphere in china, and are able to make their voice  in Vancouver.This is specially significance for me, because i probably will not able to see such an exhibition if i am in china.  on the other hand,  Vancouver is such multicultural city with a great number of chinese immigrants.  Chinese is part of their identity . These works speak to me, cause i have background knowledge of them, and also i care about what happen there, my other home.

           I am not sure if the exhibition can make much sense for those who have little relevant knowledge about the context. but hopefully, it can somewhat provide reference or any inspiration to the people live  here. The world is not flat, and everything is related.

          Finally, the post is not so much critical review about the exhibition, but more  a personal journey. Even though i didn’t interact with the works the way the curator expects, i am glad to see such an exhibition got realized here. From the exhibition, i hope the artist community in china grow stronger and produce more and more powerful works for a better country. i wish i can be part of it.

          

There is one work by He Chengyao: 99 Needles (2002) was conceived in response to her mother’s struggle with mental illness, a disability that has been neglected and prejudiced. in the memory of the artist, it is her mother’s miserable,desperate resorting for cure… (This the “needle cure” she once had. after she had herself photographed after the procedure, she  fainted)   99-needles-2002-by-he-chengyao1

Dropping A Han Dynasty (1995) by Ai Weiwei, an ironic encountering with chinese obession with its glorified history, and its fear of the destruction and any radical change of social values.dropping-a-han-dynasty-urn-1995

Follow Meby wang qingsong
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JUST FOR YOUR ENJOY

Remember the video we watched in the DIVA class the other day? It
shows a man laying on the lawn at his yard, than the camera zooms out, zooms out, zooms out zooms out…..( then goes back to him)…. zooms in zooms in zooms in zooms in….

Isn’t that amazing!!

so, what it say about the world? no, there is no such thing as this world or that world , there is just infinity.
Infinite Large. Infinite Small—- Infinity in time and space.

then I couldn’t help to wonder what our temporal existence means?

” Dear friend, I don’t know… I really don’t know…
you just look at the sky…”

 

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