calendar>>December 27. 2008 Juche 97
All-Night Sit-in Strike Staged in S. Korea
Pyongyang, December 26 (KCNA) -- Representatives of peasant organizations in south Korea went into an all-night sit-in strike in Seoul on Dec. 22 to check the passage of the "motion calling for the ratification of the south Korea-U.S. FTA" through the "National Assembly."

At the press conference held prior to the sit-in strike Han To Suk, chairperson of the Federation of Peasants Associations of south Korea, and other speakers said that the passage of the said motion through the NA is little short of a suicidal act as it means giving up the future of agriculture now that the world is plagued with a food crisis.

The tyrannical regime of Lee Myung Bak disregarding the people's will and the "Grand National Party", a group of gangsters, had better retract at once the motion calling for the NA ratification of FTA if they are afraid of the people, they warned.

A press release read out at the conference deplored that the present south Korean society looks just the same as what used to be in the period of the "fifth republic" as the ruling party which occupies majority seats of the NA has been reduced to a tool of the president, railroading all kinds of Lee's evil bills through it.

The peasant organizations decided to hold an emergency peasant meeting to check the NA ratification of the south Korea-U.S. FTA and judge Lee Myung Bak and GNP in Seoul on Dec. 29.

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