South Korea

Hyundai strike hit with police repression in South Korea

Riot police have broken up a strike and occupation of Yoosung Enterprise factory in Asan, south of Seoul.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (April 2011)

Truck drivers in Shanghai on strike over fuel prices

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around !r during April 2011 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Death toll mounts after defeat of 2009 Ssangyong strike

Riot police arrest a doctor during the strike

Two years after the brutal crushing of the Ssangyong Motors strike and occupation in South Korea, an increasing number of sacked workers have died prematurely.

Workers' struggles in Asia (February 2011)

Indonesian garment workers on strike

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around Asia (focusing on East Asia) during February 2011 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Article index by country

This list collects all articles published in the Japanese journal Libero International according to the country they deal with, in the order they were published.

The Korean Anarchist Movement

Let me first explain how I personally came to be involved with the anarchist movement in Korea. It's a story that goes back ten years.

Asian anarchism in western languages (3): Korea

Suggested reading list from Libero International.

"Combatting Communism and capitalism": Reviving village autonomy

This is a report on a visit of one of our collective members to Seoul and the surrounding countryside over New Year 1976. It reveals both the dark and the light sides of the current situation in south Korea, showing the effect of government policy on the farms, but also the way in which a gathering number of villages (though still a tiny minority) are taking steps to protect themselves and create some degree of autonomy.

Kim Chi Ha

The fire and the agony of Kim Chi Ha's verses are rooted in Korea's long and tragic history. Kim, one of Park Chung Hee's most dangerous critics, was born on February 4, 1941, in Mokpo, Cholla province, for centuries the scene of resistance to overbearing govts. While a student he spent two years -wandering" in the countryside to avoid the clampdown of 1961. Later he was tortured and imprisoned for joining the student movement against normalization of Japan-south Korea relations in 1964-65.