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Questions on Korea...

Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, Massachusetts ) on November 16, 1999 at 10:46:57:

In Reply to: How can we fight a giant? posted by Kweassa on November 14, 1999 at 14:36:38:

Just a couple questions for you Kweassa.

Do the laws of the Republic of Korea still make it illegal to profess Communism? The last I heard, South Korea was home to the longest-serving prisoner of cosncience in the world, a communist who'd been held since the '50s because he refused to abandon his beliefs.

Also, is it true there's a lot of student and labor militancy in South Korea? What is the latest news on this? Some time ago i heard that the government was planning to pass some anti-labor legislation and was using underhanded techniques to cut labor representatives out of the decision.

Finally: What is the general feeling in your country about the American military presence and/or the Korean War? Also, what's the preferred term for your country? Is it "The Republic of Korea", "Korea", or "South Korea"?

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