Korean Solidarity Strawberries: Tasting More Than What Is Expected

by ZoominKorea | May 27, 2018 | Analysis, Labor and People's Struggles, Peace and Militarism, Stop THAAD, US-ROK Alliance

By Reece Chenault “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce, it is always about people.” – Cesar Chavez On a seven-day trip to learn about and build relationships with the South Korean labor movement in discussion centered around climate, workers’ rights and the.

U.S. and Korean Workers Call for Lasting Peace in Korea and End to U.S. Militarism in East Asia

by ZoominKorea | May 3, 2018 | Labor and People's Struggles, News, Peace and Militarism, Press Release, Stop THAAD, US-ROK Alliance

Report by Wol-san Liem, Director of international and Korean Peninsula affairs, KCTU-Korean Public Service and Transport Workers Union (KPTU) After a hassle with cancelled flights, a US Labor Against the War delegation arrived in Seoul May 1. They will spend a week in...

Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union Hails Panmunjom Declaration

by ZoominKorea | Apr 27, 2018 | Analysis, Labor and People's Struggles, N-S Relations, News, Peace and Militarism, Statement

The following statement is a statement issued by the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), which is an affiliate of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). KPTU Position On The Panmunjom Declaration Today an historic agreement to...

Mothers Lead the Fight: From Gwangju Massacre to Sewol Tragedy

by ZoominKorea | Apr 13, 2018 | Analysis, Democracy, Labor and People's Struggles, News

This article is largely based on a recent series dedicated to the Sewol Tragedy in the South Korean progressive news site Voice of People. Monday, April 16 marks the four year anniversary of the Sewol Ferry Tragedy, which claimed three hundred four lives, mostly high...

Irregular Workers at S Korea’s Mega-Marts Join Forces to Launch Industrial Union

by ZoominKorea | Nov 16, 2017 | Labor and People's Struggles, News

Workers at South Korea’s three largest supermarket chains—Emart, Lotte Mart and Homeplus—are joining forces to establish an industrial union to fight for the country’s five hundred thousand mart workers. The newly-formed Mart Industrial Labor Union Organizing...

South Korean Progressive Parties Merge to Complete Candlelight Revolution

by ZoominKorea | Oct 20, 2017 | Democracy, Labor and People's Struggles, News, News Headlines, Peace and Militarism, SK News

“World without precarious labor, world without war!” On October 15, ten thousand people gathered in Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall to celebrate the launch of a new progressive party. The Minjung (People) Party is the amalgamation of two left-leaning parties,...

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