The Kwangju Massacre of May 1980
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- Students battle cops over 1980
- By Stephen Millies, in Workers
World, 12 October 1995. Massive student protests seek
accountability for 1980 Kwangju massacre.
- US in Korea - Why?
- From J. Clancy, 11 May 1996. South Korea as US
client. Kwangju massacre of 1980 as symbol of what is wrong
with US relationship with South Korea.
- S. Korea Honors Massacre Victims; Clashes
Mar Ceremonies In Kwangju
- MSNBC, 20 May 1997. Confronting its controversial past,
South Korea for the first time honored as heroes of
democracy the victims of a 1980 army massacre in the
southwestern city of Kwangju.
- Protests mark Kwangju anniversary
- By Andy McInerney, Workers
World, 29 May 1997. Troops surround demonstrating
students and workers. The order comes: The Carter
administration has given the OK. Hours later, after the
tear gas clears, over 2,000 people are dead.
- Korean Students Blame U.S. For 1980
Massacre Of 2000 Students
- By Colin Donald, Sunday
Herald (Scotland), 21 May 2000. Most Koreans and a
growing number of foreigners know exactly what happened in
Kwangju between May 18 and 27, 1980. The US’s
failure to prevent the Kwangju Massacre of pro-democracy
protesters and bystanders by Korean special forces. Among
the country’s worst Cold War embarrassments.
- Tribunal finds U.S. behind crime against
- By Sharon Ayling, Kwangju, south Korea, Workers
World, 30 May 2002. The
Kwangju People’s Tribunal found the U.S. government
guilty of crimes against the people of Korea in relation
to U.S. involvement in the murderous suppression of a
people’s uprising that protested the murderous
assault on a student rally against martial law.