The week of Sept 6-9, 2006 found government negotiators from South Korea and the US in Seattle working on a Free Trade Agreement called the “KorUS FTA”. They were met by hundreds of Americans and Koreans who came together to stand for fair trade during these negotiations, including about 60 trade unionists, farmers, and community members from Korea.
The week was a great success, with active and thoughtful protests, teach-ins, and other events occurring each day of the negotiations. The largest event was a high-energy labor rally led by the AFL-CIO and KCTU (Korean trade union), which was attended by around 1,000 people.
Our voices were heard both here in the US, but perhaps more importantly in Korea.