Republicans Ejecting Elected Lawmakers From Legislature Evokes Dictatorships of Days Past
The United States may be more free and democratic than South Korea was 45 years ago, but it is not more democratic than Korea is today.
In 1979, more than 170 female factory workers from Mokpo, a port city in southwestern South Korea, arrived on the doorstep of the New Democratic Party in Seoul after the wig manufacturer abruptly shut down its operations, denying the workers wages and lodging. The workers had formed a union and fought for higher wages since 1975.
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