Live from Seoul: March Against NIS

A demonstration and march against the NIS is currently underway as various groups come together in a show of solidarity. Most active struggles are present at the march, including the Korean Peasants League, Gangjeon Village representatives, Subway Workers Union, and various student groups, political parties and labor unions. The march started at Seoul Station and is currently working it’s way towards the Blue house. In solidarity, the ISC is also in attendance.



Korean Democracy at a Crossroads- FPIF

By targeting public officials who scrutinize the country’s notorious internal intelligence service, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is rolling back hard-won democratic gains in South Korea.

“When Park Geun-hye became president of South Korea earlier this year, there was a sense of unease among many that the election of a dictator’s daughter represented a step backward for the country’s three-decade old democracy. Recent events show those fears to be well founded…”

Continue reading Korean Democracy at a Crossroads by Geoffery Fattig for Foreign Policy in Focus

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‘Conspiracy for Rebellion’ Charge against the Unified Progressive Party

Demonstrations Continue in Protest of NIS, Government

Demonstrations were held in Seoul and other cities over the weekend in protest of NIS intervention in last year’s elections. Many are unhappy with the government’s continued stance of non-involvement as well as their continued attempts to divert public attention away from the issue.

During the open mic, many spoke about the contrast between prosecution times for the NIS and that of Lee Seok-Gi, a lawmaker of the Unified Progressive Party, who was recently charged with allegations of conspiring to stage a rebellion in support of North Korea. The National Assembly voted with an overwhelming majority to have Lee’s parliamentary immunity waived.

The UPP and many others believe the allegations were made in order to distract the public from the NIS issue.

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