Tag: South Korea

A Cafe Worker in Seoul: My Labor is Mine, But It Is Also Capital’s

South Korea has been held up globally as an example of a country which successfully confronted and contained the spread of the coronavirus. The story that has not been told is the plight of the increasingly precarious working class — particularly youth, women, and migrants.

Whither Korea?

After the Singapore meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un, questions loom large. What is the path ahead for North Korea? What chances are there for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula? South Korean socialists weigh in.

Millions on the Streets of South Korea

This year, South Korea has been the setting of important struggles and widespread discontent with the government and effects of the global economic crisis. Millions of South Koreans have gone from rejecting Park’s labor reforms to demanding her resignation in recent weeks.

South Korea: The Fight Against Labor Reform and State Repression

In South Korea on Wednesday, about 80,000 workers from 26 companies including Kia, Hyundai, and GM Korea went on strike. The strike was called for by the KCTU, a national confederation of trade unions, in response to the government’s labor market reforms, escalating repression, and the arrest of KCTU President Han Sang-Gyun less than a week ago.

A Cafe Worker in Seoul: My Labor is Mine, But It Is Also Capital’s

South Korea has been held up globally as an example of a country which successfully confronted and contained the spread of the coronavirus. The story that has not been told is the plight of the increasingly precarious working class — particularly youth, women, and migrants.

Whither Korea?

After the Singapore meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un, questions loom large. What is the path ahead for North Korea? What chances are there for a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula? South Korean socialists weigh in.

Millions on the Streets of South Korea

This year, South Korea has been the setting of important struggles and widespread discontent with the government and effects of the global economic crisis. Millions of South Koreans have gone from rejecting Park’s labor reforms to demanding her resignation in recent weeks.

South Korea: The Fight Against Labor Reform and State Repression

In South Korea on Wednesday, about 80,000 workers from 26 companies including Kia, Hyundai, and GM Korea went on strike. The strike was called for by the KCTU, a national confederation of trade unions, in response to the government’s labor market reforms, escalating repression, and the arrest of KCTU President Han Sang-Gyun less than a week ago.