South Korea
KCTU raid South Korea
Outrage mounts after Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is raided by intelligence and police

In a major escalation of the ongoing anti-trade union persecution in South Korea, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) was raided by the National Intelligence Service on charges of violating a Cold War-era national security law 

South Korea truckers strike
Despite government’s back-to-work order, South Korean truckers continue strike

The nationwide truck drivers’ strike completed 10 days on December 3, despite back-to-work orders and further strike-busting threats from the conservative Yoon Suk-yeol government

Health movement in South Korea fights for universal access to medicines

Civil society in South Korea renewed its commitment to ensure universal access to medicines and public pharmaceutical production, building on decades of mobilization

US-South Korea military exercise
Joint US-South Korea military exercises conclude, with an eye on North Korea and China

The military exercises point towards a more aggressive US presence in the Pacific and increasing encirclement of China

Korean moon mission
First South Korean lunar mission, Danuri, to be launched this week

Danuri is expected to reach its destination by mid-December and shall orbit for a year afterwards. It will study the Moon’s ancient magnetism and dust spread across its surface

Truckers’ strike in South Korea ends in victory as government agrees to demands

The victory for the truck drivers came after eight days of continued strike brought exports to a standstill and disrupted major sectors including electronics and automobiles. The strike also threatened the global supply chains of semiconductor chips

What does Yoon Seok-yeol’s presidency mean for South Korea?

Right-wing candidate Yoon Seok-yeol triumphed in South Korea’s presidential election by a razor-thin margin last week. What might his presidency mean for the peninsula?

Conservative candidate elected South Korean president with razor-thin majority

The results show that election was effectively polarized between ruling Democratic Party’s Lee Jae-myung and opposition People Power Party’s Yoon Seok-yeol

Two polarizing choices in South Korea’s presidential election

As the mainstream parties offer competing visions for South Korea’s future, the fractured progressive left finds itself without real influence.

South Korean president Moon Jae-in
South Korea declares multilateral agreement to end Korean War

South Korean president Moon Jae-in announced that the four parties in the Korean War, which ended in a stalemate in 1953, have agreed “in-principle” to formally declare its end, indicating a major step towards peace

Korean Feminists Shout “Ni Una Menos” (Not One Less)

Korean women mobilized on November 25 as part of international protests against gender based violence and state inaction on the issue

“We Are Chun Tae-il!”: the South Korean workers struggle continues

Steven Lee of the International Strategy Center reflects on the historic day of workers’ struggle in South Korea on November 13