Interview with Jung Sik Hwa, a 20-year member of the Korean Metalworkers Union. He belongs to a branch of the union neighboring the Ssangyong strikers, who occupied their automobile factory for 77 days in protest of layoffs. They were finally forced out by a violent police assault last week. More info at http://mediahacker.org.
This is a Mediahacker.org podcast - It’s Saturday, August 8 2009. Yesterday the 77-day occupation of the Ssangyong automotive plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, by striking workers was broken by a final, violent police assault. I spoke with Loren Goldner on Friday about the situation, which received little attention in the US corporate and alternative press. He was speaking to me from New York City. This interview may be freely re-broadcast.