Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 25, 2016

Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 25, 2016

SOUTH KOREA NEWS ‘Comfort Women’ Survivors and Advocates Distraught by ‘Healing Foundation’ On July 28, a dozen South Korean university students disrupted the launching of the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation – established by the South Korean government to...
Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 18, 2016

Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 18, 2016

US-ROK ALLIANCE Seongju Residents Rally in Seoul to Oppose THAAD and Demand Meeting with “Outside Agitators” Over 2,000 Seongju residents headed to Seoul on July 21 to rally in opposition to the South Korean government and U.S. military’s decision to deploy the THAAD...
Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 11, 2016

Weekly News Roundup – Week of July 11, 2016

SOUTH KOREA NEWS Shipbuilding Industry Workers To Strike Starting July 20, 2016 On July 13th, workers of the shipbuilding industry announced that they will begin a strike on July 20, 2016. Representatives of the Shipbuilding Industry Workers’ Coalition stated, “We are...
Weekly News Roundup – Week of June 27, 2016

Weekly News Roundup – Week of June 27, 2016

SOUTH KOREA NEWS KCTU President Han Sang-gyun Sentenced to Five Years in Prison On July 4, the Seoul Central District Court sentenced the president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), Han Sang-gyun, to five years in prison. Han was detained last...
Weekly News Roundup – Week of June 20, 2016

Weekly News Roundup – Week of June 20, 2016

SOUTH KOREA NEWS KCTU Strikes to Build up to Mass Demonstration in November Major labor unions affiliated with the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) plan to launch a series of strikes starting on the 25th of June. On June 23rd, KCTU held a press conference...