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Returnees Organizing Korea Out of the Intercountry Adoption Industry
Activism / Adoption

Returnees Organizing Korea Out of the Intercountry Adoption Industry

By Kristin R. Pak The intercountry adoption (ICA) market is driven by demand from rich countries and commodifies the most vulnerable people. It’s unsustainable as child welfare, and does great harm wherever the market emerges.  Realpolitik policies that trade in humans for leverage are unconscionable, but dress them in fateful red thread narratives and a … Continue reading

Democratization / National Security Law / political prisoners / Reunification

Unbroken: Kwon Nak-gi, Long Term Political Prisoner of Conscience

there is that which forms in our rational self, from our knowledge, which we plan and then try to execute, and there is that which forms within our hearts and releases our unresolved feelings, our Han. The goal which resides in my rational self and in my heart, are one and the same: reunification.” Continue reading

Society / Women

Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up

Originally posted on The Grand Narrative:
(Source: TVChosun) Watching a news report about the controversial new dress code for last week’s festival at Sookmyung Women’s University, I was surprised to hear that it was the student union that was responsible, and aghast to learn that it was under the assumption that wearing revealing clothes leads…

Taking Down Samsung’s No Union Policy: The Samsung Electronics Service Union
Activism / Labor / Union

Taking Down Samsung’s No Union Policy: The Samsung Electronics Service Union

On July 29th, The International Strategy Center’s Policy and Research Coordinator Dae-Han Song and Communications Coordinator Hwang Jeong Eun met with Sunyoung Kim, the chair of the Samsung Electronic Service Union for the Yeongdeungpo District in Seoul of the Korean Metal Workers Union to talk about the union’s struggle and their trailblazing as the first … Continue reading