Here as a close observer to the sunflower movement and of vTaiwan. Not actually doing any of it myself. Have felt aside an activist agenda to facilitate process, as I saw Taiwan’s Occupy doing in 2014. That was very different from observation of OWS in NYC and what I saw in Taipei. In Taipei, the g0v organizers used themselves to facilitate the process. They went around to stakeholder groups to build consensus live in the street so all the different camps had come together and shown that democratic process could work when supported properly. They were broadcasting the whole time, show an alternative to existing power. They were willing and able to be seen. There was a pathway in. It was really working. Regular citizens through the islands had seen it.

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