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S. KOREA. 11.22/Last Week's Struggle Report...
23 Nov 2004
...by migrant workers, now since one year and one week in sit-in strike against S. Korean government's policy of manhunt, mass arrestings and deportations.
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<font color=red><font size=4><b> LAST WEEK’S STRUGGLE REPORT (Seoul, 11.22)</font color></font size></b></a></p><br>

First of all the strike of the government employees was a flop, because only few members joined the strike from last Monday morning. But one of the bad results was that now the cops started to hunt the strike leaders. On Tuesday National Police Agency announced that they have 16.000 riot cops in duty to find the hiding activists 147 they already arrested, 47 were on the run.
On many public places, such as churches, universities and even Buddhist monasteries and temples they blocked the entrances and searched for the wanted activists.
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Here in front of Seoul's most famous Buddhist temple Jogyesa and in its neighborhood
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For the Myeong-dong Sit-in Struggle Collective an additional burdening, because the whole week large units, on Wednesday at least 500, of riot cops were blocking the entrance to the compound. The cops checked all the cars witch wanted on the cathedrals parking lot. Many of MSSC's visitors got also problems with the cops.<br>
On Thursday, even on that day the cops blocked the entrance, MSSC together with around hundred sympathizers from many different solidarity groups we celebrated - belated - the "One Year Jubilee" of the sit-in struggle. Beside the nice culture program some of our supporters organized a video screening. We saw an interview made by MSSC members together and with the support of Korean video activists.
The web site of the project you'll find <a href="http://interview.jinbo.net/";><font color=orange><b>here</font color></b></a>. During final speeches Marcelo Andrade (People and Struggle of the Fourth World War) a moviemaker from Venezuela brought us powerful struggle greetings from activists from his country.<br>
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<font color=darkviolet><b>Here some more impressions from our "One Year Celebration"</font color></b></p>
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Nowadays the activists who defended their houses, and/or basic of existence in <a href="http://poverty.jinbo.net/bbs/zboard.php?id=freeboard&page=6&sn1=&divpage;><font color=orange><b>Cheongjin-dong</font color></b></a> are protesting day and <b>night</b> in front of Jongno-gu (district) office.
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A picture from Thursday night. <font color=red><b>JUST SUPPORT THEIR STRUGGLE!</font color></b>
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Oh, not to forget: on Thursday, one hour before our "One Year Jubilee Celebration" some dozens of progressive catholics held a kind of protest service for to abolish the so-called National "Security" Law (now since 23 days a hunger strike take place on Yeouido, near the National Assembly to demand the deleting of the 56 years complete anti-democratic "law". Read also <a href="http://www.base21.org/show/show.php?p_docnbr=23498";><font color=orange><b>here</font color></b></a>).
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Just by chance in the same night we found that near a subway station:
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A request by National Intelligence Service (the successor of K<b>CIA</b>) to report so-called
N. Korean spies and "left extreme criminals". Of course after
the picture was taken the "advertisement"
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On Friday early afternoon at least 30.000 farmers protested in front of Seoul's city hall against FTA, WTO and other cruelties (a kind of analyze about their struggle in a later article). After a powerful rally there they marched in the direction of the residence of president Roh, the so-called Blue House. Of course after a short while they where blocked by thousands of notorious riot cops. And after a short battle everything was over.
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<font color=darkviolet><b>Her more impressions from the rally, demonstration and battle</font color></b></p>
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<a href="http://www.voiceofpeople.org/new/news_view.html?serial=15708 "><font color=orange><b>Here</font color></b></a> you can read a Korean article about it.
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Yesterday, Sunday, some members of MSSC joined the cultural struggle festival in Ansan, a industrial city south west of Seoul. Ansan has one of the largest migrant workers communities, more than 30.000 of them are living there. But unfortunately only around 50 migrant workers were joining the real nice event.
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This shows our weakness to organize properly our comrades. But according to the <a href="http://blog.jinbo.net/doremifa/";><font color=orange><b>organizers</font color></b></a> of the festival yesterday more people joined as the festival before. So, still - if we are able to strengthen our efforts - there will be hope.<br>
<font color=red><a href="http://migrant.nodong.net/zb/zboard.php?id=pds2&page=1&select_arrange=he;><font color=orange><b>Here</font color></b></a> and the sites before you can find much more pictures from the last week struggle</font color>.
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<font color=red><font size=4><b>RELEASE ALL
MIGRANT WORKERS FROM DETENTION CENTERS!<br>


FREEDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN S. KOREA…
AND EVERYWHERE!<br>


LET’S FIGHT TOGETHER FOR A WORLD
WITHOUT EXPLOITATION AND OPPRESSION!<br>


ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE, ONLY
IF YOU WANT AND FIGHT FOR IT!</font color></font size></b></p>

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Re: S. KOREA. 11.22/Last Week's Struggle Report...
23 Nov 2004
please change it to HTML, how it's written.
thanx!