On December 14, Hyun Lee of ZoominKorea and Se-woong Koo, managing editor of Korea Expose joined TRT World to discuss the South Korean National Assembly’s vote last week to impeach president Park Geun-hye. Lee and Koo critically look at the history of political repression and autocratic rule in South Korea and the current political crisis. They also highlight the mass protests — led by people of various sectors of South Korean society — as the driving force of systemic change.
On December 13, Korea experts KJ Noh, Hyun Lee, and Tim Shorrock were featured on Dennis J. Bernstein’s radio show, Flashpoints, on the Bay Area’s 94.1 KPFA. Noh, Lee, and Shorrock discuss the state of politics in South Korea following the National Assembly’s motion to impeach president Park Geun-hye.
On December 1, Hyun Lee and Wol-san Liem (International Director of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union) joined Dennis Bernstein and Flashpoints’ special correspondent, KJ Noh, to discuss the Blue House corruption scandal involving the president and her close confidante, Choi Soon-sil, as well as the growing people’s movement to remove Park Geun-hye from office.
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