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April 11, 2014
We were so fortunate to have Joyakgol (aka dopehead zo), an activist-musician-writer who has been integrally involved in many struggles in South Korea over the past fifteen years, visiting the Bay Area on March 25th to tell us about the History of Korean Anarchism at Os Qilombo. This video, kindly produced by Lilly O and Stevie Sanchez, records Joyakgol’s introduction to the history and present of anarchism in Korea, and is one of few lectures on this topic available in English. The two-hour talk is just the tip of the iceberg for understanding the rich history of this movement, one of the oldest anarchisms in Asia.
The talk covers the beginnings of anarchism as a movement—as an alternative to both communism and nationalism—on and around the Korean peninsula during the Japanese colonial period in the early 1900s, its near disappearance during…
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