The Socialist Program

The Battle for Workers’ Rights and Democracy in South Korea

This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

On today’s episode, Brian and Ju-Hyun Park discuss the rising tide of labor activism in South Korea demanding not only economic and social justice for workers, but also an expansion of democracy. Braving violent police repression, half a million workers in South Korea went on strike last week in a major show of force. The unfolding political and social struggles in South Korea will have a far-reaching impact not only for people on the Korean peninsula, but a major impact on regional politics

Ju-Hyun Park is a writer and member of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. You can check out their latest article titled “Half a Million South Korean Workers Walk Off Jobs in General Strike”.

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