South Korea

Lee Myung-bak will take office today as president

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)
Monthly Newsletter The First Edition, 2008

[KCTU Statement] For the Lee Myung-bak government, the realization of democratic values is the key, not a ‘global Korea' of savage market competition
Feb 25th, 2008

Lee Myung-bak will take office today as president. The key themes of his government have already been outlined: advancement, practicalism, a global Korea, revitalizing the economy, change/autonomy/creativity, etc.

Since its formation in March 2006, the Korean Alliance has organized peaceful and legal demonstrations against what we think is a seriously unjust agreement

KCTU/Lee Changgeun -

On Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 6:40 PM, two officers of the Korean Alliance against the Korea-U.S. FTA, Mr. Seok-woon PARK (Executive Committee Chair) and Mr. Je-jun JU (General Secretary), were arrested. Wanted by the police since December 2006, they were visiting regional organizations to strengthen the anti-FTA movement when their arrests were made. Mr. Park and Mr. Ju are currently detained and being questioned at a police station in Seoul; in a few days, they will be relocated to another jail where they will await trial.

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