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Korean Government Pays Demonstrators At SF Korean Consulate To Support Park Geun-hye Gov
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM
The Korean government San Francisco Consulate paid mostly elderly Korean women to protest in support of the Park Geun-hye government. Some retired Korean military staff also tried to assault a Korean American who was at the rally to support the Korean workers who are fighting privatization of the KORAIL system and face prison and repression

Korean Government Pays Demonstrators At SF Korean Consulate To Support Park Geun-hye government
The Korean Consulate in San Francisco on January 17, 2014 in response to a solidarity rally for Korean Railway Workers Union
and the KCTU mobilization on December 18 paid counter-demonstrators to try to stop and intimidate
supporters of the Korean working class.
They were infuriated when a banner of the Korean Transport Workers Union was unveiled in front of the Korean consulate
in solidarity with Korean Railway Workers Union leaders who have been arrested and bullied by the government.
They also physically assaulted a Korean American who was at the rally supporting the Korean workers. The organizing
committee set up a defense guard to stop the attempted intimidation and assaults to silence supporters of the
Korean workers struggle.
The rally which has been the second since the attack on the KWRU was initiated by the Transport
Workers Solidarity Committee brought trade unions and activists from around the bay
area. Representatives of the AFT 2121, San Francisco Occupy, and San Francisco Labor Council Social And Economic Justice Committee
participated in the rally.
Speakers in support of the KRWU and KCTU tied the Trans Pacifica Partnership TPP and KORUS trade agreements to privatization and attacks on workers in Korea and the US.
Organizers later learned from reporters at the rally that the Korean government had paid mostly elderly women
to carry signs supporting the Park government, the National Security Laws and he construction of the Naval
Base on JeJu Island. Korean government supporters told Korean labor supporters that they could not put sign up
on the fence next to the consulate but put up pro-governmen signs that they had made with support of the Consulate.
Despite physical efforts to push the labor protesters away it was unsuccessful and after an hour the pro-government
protesters gave up and were asking the TWSC organizers when the protest could end so they could take their
paid pro-government demonstrators home.
Supporters of the solidarity action also told the Korean media that pro-labor demonstrators had been paid to come to
the rally and were representing North Korea. They held signs supporting the National Security Law, the construction of
the JeJu military base and attacking the Korean workers who are fighting privatization of KORAIL
The next mobilization will be on February 25, 2014 when there will be a national action against the Park government
in South Korea. The government has used repressive measures against the railway workers, teachers and public
worker and the KCTU to stop their opposition of privatization by the Park Geun-hye government.
For more information go to http://www.transportworkers.org
§Korean Government Paid Supporters
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

The Korean government paid supporters to defend the government's policies and the building of the JeJu military base
§Workers Opposed Reactionary National Security Law
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

Protesters demanded the smashing of the Korean National Security Law which has been used to repress workers and terrorize those opposed to the militarization of the Korean peninsula
§Stop Privatization of KORAIL
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

Protestors opposed the privatization of the KORAIL public rail system and compared it to privatization of education in the US
§KRWU President Kim Myong-hwan
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM
korea_railway_workers_union_leader_president_kim_myong-hwan_facing_jail_for_leading_22_day_strike_.jpg
korea_railway_workers_uni...

Korea Railway Workers Union Leader President Kim Myong-hwan facing jail for leading 22 day strike. The court questioned him after prosecutors sought a detention warrant against him for allegedly instigating a 22-day strike by the union. He was taken to Yongsan Police Station in central Seoul after the court appearance.
§Korean Government Poster On SF Korean Consulate
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

The SF Korean Consulate allowed pro-government posters to be placed on a fence in front of the consulate.
§Korean Transport Workers Union Banner Raised At SF Consulate
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

When Korean labor supporter raised a banner of the Korean Transport Workers Union at the consulate Korean government supporters became enraged and angry
§AFT 2121 Banner At Rally
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

San Francisco city college teachers who face privatization brought their banner to the rally in support of Korean Railway workers and teachers and public workers in Korea
§Paid Korean Government Demonstrators
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

The Korean government according to reporters paid demonstrators to come to the consulate to support the governments attacks on Korean workers and the construction of the JeJu military base
§The "general"
by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee Saturday Jan 18th, 2014 7:13 AM

The Korean San Francisco Consulate mobilized Korea military retirees to threaten and intimidate supporters of the Korean Railway Workers Union and KCTU.

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South Korean Fraudulent Election Protest in Times Square #NewYork "South Korean state agencies such as the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and even the Army Cyber Warfare Command allegedly committed election fraud in order to bring the ruling party’s candidate, Park Geun-Hye, to victory."
Overseas Koreans in the USA protest against #NISgate.
http://storify.com/wjsfree/south-korean-fraudulent-election-protest-in-times




South Korean Fraudulent Election Protest in Times Square

Press Kit: South Korean Fraudulent Election Protest in Times Square

November 13, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this to inform you of an important and urgent event planned on Friday, November 15th, 2013. South Koreans and Korean-Americans residing in the United States will gather at 7 PM on Times Square (in front of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station).

This demonstration is to protest against the South Korean government for having violated the Constitution and the spirit of democracy during last December’s presidential election.

South Korean state agencies such as the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and even the Army Cyber Warfare Command allegedly committed election fraud in order to bring the ruling party’s candidate, Park Geun-Hye, to victory.

Even with much pressure from Park’s administration to soft-pedal the investigation into the scandal, the examination has already found that agents from these agencies had actually interfered in the election systematically on a large scale. The agents carried out an online smear campaign against the opposition candidates before the election. The government recently fired some of the prosecutors in the middle of the investigation in an obvious attempt to obstruct its progress.

We will conduct a peaceful protest, marching from Times Square to Korean Town. However, we expect that some right-wing extremists, especially paid by the S. Korean government, may attempt to interfere, by using megaphones, violent language, and even physical violence as they had done during previous protests.

One of them told us that each of them gets paid $100 per protest and the group organizers receive $2,000 from the NIS. We have been carrying out a very difficult fight with the formidable power in order to bring back democracy and justice to our homeland. Last week the government threatened the protesters in Paris, who had held a protest against Park during her state visit to Europe, stating that photographs of the protesters had been taken and that the government would make the protesters pay the price for their actions. We need your support.

Sincerely,

Og Lim, DMD
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More: Overseas Koreans in the USA protest against #NISgate.

"The Forth Korean Protest in New York against NIS-Gate." #Manhattan
Overseas Koreans protests against #NISgate in USA - Storify
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http://www.missyusa.com/mainpage/boards/board_list.asp?section=talk&id=talk7

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Last December’s South Korean presidential election was a total fraud

-State agencies such as the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the Korean Army Cyber Warfare Command interfered in the election and carried out illegal election campaigning in favor of the then-ruling party’s candidate and the current president, Park Geun-Hye and against the opposition candidates.

-By law the people employed in any state agency are banned from participating in any political activity, not to mention election campaigning.

The NIS agents and army officials posted numerous political messages online as part of the illegal election campaigning for the ruling party

-These messages praised Park and called Park’s opponents North Korean sympathizers.

-A recent investigation found that over 55,000 tweets had been posted before the election, smearing opposition candidates. Using special software these messages were re-tweeted millions of times automatically. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg of the entire operation.

Outside pressure from Park’s administration swayed the investigation

-Recently Park’s government forced the South Korean Prosecutor General to resign after he had indicted the former head of the NIS for violation of the Election Law against objection by the Minister of Justice.

-The chief investigator probing the NIS scandal was also fired because he was getting to the truth without being swayed by the pressure from Park’s administration.

-The government replaced them with people from their inner circle. The investigation, therefore, will likely not produce any truths. And all illegal and criminal acts committed by the NIS, the army, and the ruling party will be buried unless the people from South Korea take action now.

McCarthyism is back in South Korea

-This type of slander has now affected many South Korean people. Those who criticize the government are branded as communists or North Korean supporters.

-The government has petitioned the Constitutional Court to dissolve a small, left wing political party (the United Progressive Party). This small party is made up of the fiercest criticizers of Park’s administration’s fraudulent presidential election. This is the first time in history that this type of action has been brought in front of the court.

We demand an investigation through an independent counsel

-The truth about intervention by the NIS in the election and its scope must be thoroughly investigated and introducing an independent counsel will be the only way to achieve that.

-All people responsible including illegitimate Pres. Park must resign and be punished severely for having violated the Constitution of South Korea and the spirit of democracy.
by Longshoreman's Daughter
Saturday Jan 25th, 2014 3:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Iu6RVh3eI

Come out to the next rally to support Korean railway workers on February 25!

Stay tuned for details at http://www.transportworkers.org/