Oct 2, 2014

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South Korea’s Rice Fight, Part 2

South Korea’s Rice Fight, Part 2

Tariffication – What it Means for Farmers and Food Sovereignty Angry farmers delivered rice plants along with chicken heads to the ruling Saenuri party office in South Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday to protest the Park Geun-hye government’s decision to open South Korea’s rice market starting next year. “The government is incapable of calculating what is in...

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Oct 1, 2014

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South Korea’s Rice Fight, Part 1

South Korea’s Rice Fight, Part 1

Government to Open Rice Market Farmers Demand Food Sovereignty   South Korea formally informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday that it intends to open up its rice market starting next year with an import tariff of 513 percent, according to Yonhap News. “The government has submitted to the WTO secretariat its plan to revise the country’s tariff rate on...

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Sep 16, 2014

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Flag Fight at the Incheon Asian Game...

Flag Fight at the Incheon Asian Games 

The North Korean flag has become the center of a bizarre controversy ahead of...

Sep 15, 2014

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US, South Korea to Create Combined M...

US, South Korea to Create Combined Military Division

The United States and South Korea will create the first-ever binational...

Aug 27, 2014

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South Korea Missile Defense: U.S. Pr...

South Korea Missile Defense: U.S. Presses Interoperability

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work says he wants South Korea’s...

Aug 27, 2014

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North or South: Which Side Faces a ‘...

North or South: Which Side Faces a ‘Food Crisis’?

North Korea’s Crop Output and Food Consumption – Myth vs Fact...

Aug 22, 2014

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Saving Yumin’s Dad: The Fight ...

Saving Yumin’s Dad: The Fight for Sewol Special Law

“On the 20th day of his hunger strike, Yumin’s dad couldn’t...

Aug 11, 2014

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Court Finds Lee Seok-ki Not Guilty o...

Court Finds Lee Seok-ki Not Guilty of Sedition Conspiracy

The Seoul High Court announced its ruling today in the appeals trial of the...

Aug 2, 2014

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July 30 By-Election Outcome

July 30 By-Election Outcome

Crushing Defeat for the Opposition – Saenuri 11 vs New Politics...

Jul 28, 2014

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Farmers Vow to Fight for Rice

Farmers Vow to Fight for Rice

Outraged farmers are vowing to fight the South Korean government’s...