Jul 21, 2015

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Suicide Raises Questions on South Korea Surveillan...

Suicide Raises Questions on South Korea Surveillance Program

A South Korean intelligence officer was found dead over the weekend in an apparent suicide amidst a growing firestorm over a controversial phone-hacking software used by the country’s spy agency, the National Intelligence Service (NIS). The officer, identified only as Lim, was a 20-year cyber-security veteran of the NIS and ran the department that used the spyware, purchased...

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Apr 12, 2015

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Sewol Families Press for Truth

Sewol Families Press for Truth

Approaching the one year anniversary of the Sewol Tragedy on April 16, the bereaved families have once again taken to the streets. The April 16 Sewol Families for Truth and a Safer Society (aka 416 Sewol Families), founded by the families of the dead and missing, as well as survivors of the Sewol Tragedy, and the Sewol Tragedy National Task Force, composed of some 800 civil...

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Mar 17, 2015

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Attack on US Ambassador: Terror Bege...

Attack on US Ambassador: Terror Begets Terror

For his attack on US Ambassador Mark Lippert on March 5, Kim Ki-jong has been...

Mar 1, 2015

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Movement to Oust Park Geun-hye Begin...

Movement to Oust Park Geun-hye Begins

On February 28, 5000 people, including ordinary citizens, trade unionists,...

Feb 12, 2015

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KCTU Vows General Strike in April 20...

KCTU Vows General Strike in April 2015

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), at its annual representative...

Jan 27, 2015

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[Interview] Shin Eun-mi: Deported fo...

[Interview] Shin Eun-mi: Deported for Preaching Peace

How one Korean-American woman got tangled up with the South Korean security...

Jan 22, 2015

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Laid-off Ssangyong Workers Atop a Ch...

Laid-off Ssangyong Workers Atop a Chimney

More than a month after they climbed on top of a factory chimney on December...

Dec 31, 2014

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Today Is the Day Democracy Is Murder...

Today Is the Day Democracy Is Murdered:  Wave of Repression Sweeps South Korea

On December 19, the South Korean Constitutional Court delivered a devastating...

Dec 30, 2014

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The Erosion of Democracy in South Ko...

The Erosion of Democracy in South Korea: The Dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party and the Incarceration of Lee Seok-ki

On December 19, 2014, South Korea’s Constitutional Court delivered an...

Dec 23, 2014

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UPP Chair Lee Jung-hee – Progr...

UPP Chair Lee Jung-hee – Progress of Democracy will Not Stop

South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on December 19, 2014 to...