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South Korea: 30,000 workers join protest and march to demand real change

South Korea: 30,000 workers join protest and march to demand real change Workers gathered in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with the government led by president Moon Jae-in.

‘No Trump, No war’ protests greet US president in South Korea

‘No Trump, No war’ protests greet US president in South Korea Donald Trump had to slink away from protesters who are building an anti-war movement

Erratic Trump gives a boost to US rivals

Erratic Trump gives   a boost to US rivals Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.

South Korea: movement grows against Donald Trump’s visit

South Korea: movement grows against Donald Trump’s visit Protesters are gearing up for Trump's visit on 7-8 November.

'We're opposing Trump's drive to war', say South Korean socialists

Were opposing Trumps drive to war, say South Korean socialists Members of Workers' Solidarity, Socialist Worker's sister newspaper in South Korea, spoke about what's behind the nuclear tensions—and how the South Korean working class movement is responding

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse Two deeply unpleasant men are facing off over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The world feels closer to the possibility of nuclear war than at any time for half a century.

South Koreans march on May Day as presidential election looms

02 May 2017
South Korean workers marched in their tens of thousands on Monday. A presidential election is due on 9 May.

South Korea - a state built for empires

21 March 2017
After a corrupt president, a mystic adviser and a giant firm were all humbled by revolt, Simon Basketter looks at how US imperialism, profit and dictatorship shaped South Korea

South Korea: protests continue after President Park is impeached

14 March 2017
The removal of President Park Geun-hye from office last week has not stopped mass demonstrations

Celebrations in South Korea after president Park Geun-hye is forced out

14 March 2017
Opposition activists in South Korea are celebrating the Constitutional Court’s unanimous decision by all eight judges to uphold the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye.

South Korea: 'the week of destiny has begun'

07 March 2017
With a key court ruling expected very soon, the forces for and against President Park are mobilising

Confrontation in South Korea, and the chance of a general strike

07 March 2017
The supporters of embattled President Park Geun-hye, and the movement seeking to remove her, clashed in the capital

South Korea: a fierce political struggle gets fiercer

28 February 2017
One million people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of the President, Park Geun-hye. But right-wingers are also mobilising.

Movement in South Korea radicalises—but the right prepare to take to the streets

15 February 2017
Some 750,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of the President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea: mass movement returns to the streets

07 February 2017
Around 400,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of president Park Geun-hye.

How can the movement win in South Korea?

10 January 2017
Around 600,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye. Protests have been rocking the country for 11 consecutive weeks—including the five weeks since parliament voted for Park’s impeachment.

South Koreans' resolute march for president's New Year’s resignation

03 January 2017
South Korea’s ruling class may sacrifice the president to save the regime, says Workers’ Solidarity

South Korea: protesters want the president and all the 'accumulated evils' out now

28 December 2016
Around 700,000 people took to the streets of South Korea last Saturday, Christmas Eve. It was the third mass protest after the parliamentary vote to impeach president Park Geun-hye. 

South Korean protests continue despite MPs' impeachment of president

20 December 2016
For the past eight weeks mass protests have rocked South Korea demanding the resignation of the president Park Geun-hye. The protests continue and many people will not accept half measures.

Protests get rid of corrupt president in South Korea

13 December 2016
The South Korean parliament voted to impeach president Park Geun-hye last Friday after weeks of protests and strikes. But workers are not stopping there, writes Workers’ Solidarity

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