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Protest

Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Denise Yoon, a key organiser of the South Korean protests against the dumping of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean — which began on August 25.

Korea anti-war

Anti-war protesters formed a human chain around the perimeter of the United States military base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on July 27, the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, reports Peter Boyle.

Korean war games

Thousands of peace activists will form a human chain around the largest United States overseas military base in the world, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on July 27, as part of a campaign for an official agreement to end the Korean War, reports Peter Boyle.

Peter Boyle spoke to SooYoung Hwang from the Korean Peace Appeal about the campaign to end the Korean War.

South Korean labour struggle

South Korea unions are fighting back against the right-wing Yoon Suk-yeol government, reports Clive Tillman. Strikes are planned for July on the back of record-breaking May Day mobilisations.

Korea war

South Korea’s far-right President Yoon Suk Yeol is rushing South Korea headlong into the middle of the new Cold War that the United States is waging against China, argue Dae-Han Song and Alice S Kim.

comfort women

Newly released South Korean government documents reveal that the sexual exploitation of Korean women continued long after Japan’s colonial rule ended in 1945, reports Barry Sheppard.

2022 floods South Korea

A new climate justice movement is growing in South Korea, with the help of the trade union movement, reports Alice S Kim.

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, which has 1.1 million members, called a one-day general strike on October 20, reports G Dunkel.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump met at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12 that concluded with a joint statement. Those who want peace and denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula have welcomed the success of the summit. Though the end of the war has not been declared, a decisive step towards complete denuclearisation and an end to mutual hostilities has been taken.

The intra-Korea summit on April 27 may well be recorded as historic, writes Youngsu Won from Seoul, but questions remain about how stable any peace that emerges will be.

The Panmunjeom Declaration signed by Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in clearly signifies Korea’s transition to peaceful coexistence. This development is welcomed by all except for anti-communist hysterical lunatics, nationally and internationally.

Last October, the hashtag #MeToo went viral around the world as women shared their experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

When South Korean prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun made a historic televised revelation in January of sexual harassment she had suffered in 2010 by a senior prosecutor, it stirred the rapidly spreading #MeToo movement across South Korea.

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