Menu Close

Podcast interviews Indy organizer Riley Seungyoon Park on South Korean repression

 92 total views

Riley Seungyoon Park at the regular Friday protest in support of the oppressed Korean community in Japan in late November. Photo: ANSWER Coalition.

The most recent episode of By Any Means Necessary features Riley Seungyoon Park, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, as well as a key organizer with the Indianapolis Liberation Center.

Hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman interview Park about the recent wave of repression against the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and how it relates to the long history of violent anti-communism enforced by the U.S. and the South Korean neocolony.

Park was one of five delegates of the 1st Academic Peace Delegation to Chongryon (The General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) in November 2022. They have spoken and written on the Korean struggle at length. Last year, along with co-editor Cambria York, Park released the edited volume, Socialist Education in Korea: Selected Works of Kim Il Sung (Iskra, 2022), which is available as an affordable paperback or a free PDF here.

Listen to their informative interview, which starts at the 07:50 mark, here!