Left: Leaders of Korea's independent unions at the annual workers' rally in Seoul, 8 November 1997. Photo credit: Eric Lee.
New! Conference report by Peter Waterman is now available online. Click here to read it. UPDATED 14.1.98
Conference papers (in English) are now available at the LaborMedia 97 website (URL below). UPDATED 29.11.97
When future historians look back at the origins of the new labour internationalism of the early 21st century, this is one of the places they are going to begin. This remarkable event, organized by a number of labour support groups together with the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, brought together video and Internet activists from labour movements in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Korea. The more than 300 page long book produced in advance of the event (in English and Korean) will itself be a valuable tool for further organizing.
Suggestion for action: Visit and link to the LaborMedia home page -- http://kpd.sing-kr.org/labormedia/. Get hold of the conference papers as they are published online. Spread the word.
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