LAST WEEK’S STRUGGLE REPORT (Seoul, 11.29)color>size>
First of all: during the last week, for example on Wednesday in Seongsu-dong, immigration was hunting migrant workers – and that before the next hunting season already started. F… you! But nothing will be forgiven, nothing will be forgotten!
Last week started on Monday, Nov. 22, with the usual “Every Monday Solidarity Concert”, organized by Park Joon and friends/comrades. This day Prathid’s
nearly one hour performance was the highlight of the event. Pictures, about the event, shot by Docuin/다큐인 동지color>, you can see like here:
More you can see on ETU-MB’scolor> and on the previous page.
On Tuesday afternoon four members of MSSC (Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective) made a solidarity visit in ETU’s sit-in struggle tent on Yeoui-do, joining the struggle against the terrible conditions for irregular workers in S. Korea. Last week there were just six tents (activists who are fighting against national “security” law (now since 28 days in hunger strike), university professors who are opposing “part time” contracts for professors, because they have the same bad conditions like irregular workers and the sit-in struggle tent of disabled activist. Now, three new struggle collectives are joining. For example the already mentioned ETU tent and activists who are struggling against the selling of the Korean health system to foreign institutions. Pictures about that day you can see herecolor>
. On Wednesday in the late morning two press conferences were held on Yeoui-do near the National Assembly – one to condemn the ongoing US massacres in Iraq and to demand to bring the S. Korean troops home.
Short after that several representatives of different trade unions, affiliated with KCTU, under them also ETU-MB and MSSC, announced that they’re ready to go on strike, if the parliament will pass the new labor laws (more you can read herecolor>).
Meanwhile on the same area several other rallies, for example workers from Geumgang trade union, were held.
Park Joon is performing
More pictures you can see on page 3 on ETU-MB's English home page (PDS/Photo, later maybe you have to look on previous pages).
On Thursday MCCS had their weekly struggle night rally - a really great event.
It was already reported herecolor>
Herecolor> you can see more images of the rally (perhaps in some days you've to look for previous pages)
…morning in our office
More pictures you can see herecolor>
For Sunday, sit-in struggle day number
MSSC organized a rally to strengthen the struggle of migrant workers all across S. Korea. But because the repression by immigration and police, especially in the last weeks, was so extreme, only few migrant workers dared to join the event. So, just 200 people, beside 800 riot cops in the nearby, gathered in the early afternoon in downtown’s Jongmyo Park in Seoul. The majority on the rally were Korean students and KCTU activists.
After the rally a demonstration marched in the direction of MSSC’s struggle place in Myeong-dong. Even on the demo the atmosphere was getting more sad, but also more angry about the current situation. Arrived in Myeong-dong a long final rally were held were we remembered the tough struggle in the last year, but also our comrades who became victims of the attacks of our enemies. Beside the masses of comrades in the different regions who got arrested and deported, some of our best struggle comrades, like Bidduth, K.B., Haq, Gupta and Samar got arrested or even kidnapped and later after strong struggle in the detention centers, even by hunger strike, were deported. So, with the near end of the rally the atmosphere was getting more and more sad. But we also promised never to give up our struggle until we achieve our demands.
More impressions of our demonstration you can see herecolor> and on the previous pages.
RELEASE ALL MIGRANT WORKERS FROM DETENTION CENTERS!
FREEDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN S. KOREA… AND EVERYWHERE!
LET’S FIGHT TOGETHER FOR A WORLD WITHOUT EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION!
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, ONLY IF YOU WANT AND FIGHT FOR IT!