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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

GALLERY - New images from the mass protests on the streets of South Korea

06 December 2016
Protests demanding the resignation of president Park Geun-Hye have spread

Mass demos in South Korea could end president’s life of plenty

06 December 2016
Protests demanding South Korea’s president resigns are deepening, writes Workers’ Solidarity

‘It’s our turn to fire you’, South Korean workers tell president

29 November 2016
In a sign of the growing pressure on South Korean president Park Geun-hye to resign, she announced that MPs would decide her fate on Tuesday.

Unions and the left lead marches in South Korea

22 November 2016
Workers are central to a movement that could bring down the president, writes Workers’ Solidarity

Million-strong protest in Seoul rocks South Korea's president Park Guen-hye

15 November 2016
Protest movement is causing a deep crisis for South Korea’s ruling class, writes?Workers’ Solidarity

GALLERY - South Korean protests demand president Park Geun-hye's resignation

15 November 2016
South Korean protests demand president Park Geun-hye's resignation

Mass movement demanding resignation of hated South Korean president is growing

08 November 2016
The movement demanding the resignation of South Korean president Park Geun-hye reached new heights last Saturday.

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