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(en) Korean Anarchist Network-Subway Action in Seoul.

From dr woooo <vornman@excite.com>
Date Fri, 8 Dec 2000 03:07:04 -0500 (EST)

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Korean Anarchist Network-Subway Action in Seoul.

The Korean Anarchist Network conducted the first in a series of subway
actions yesterday.  We wore costumes designed to highlight the impoverished
nature of wage slavery, work, consumer culture, myths of beauty and commuter
hell in the busy Seoul Subway network.  The weight tied to the noose around
the neck in one photograph reads "work as a slave/work is slavery" in Hangul

We were repeatedly told to leave by the authorities (themselves drafted into
National Service by the repressive Korean Regime) and threatened with fines
if we failed to do so.  To counter this we
would board the subway and take our protests throughout the subway carriages
and on to a new station ...the action lasted for around 3hrs from 7 till
9am- when the subway is at its busiest.

The following is a translated version of the Anarclan flyer that was handed
out and read aloud.


Are we moles?
Don't avert your eyes from the people on the opposite side to pretend to be
what if we talk about our boring everyday life? what do we do for living and
what exhausts us so much? Let's talk about what we need to change. If you
don't wanna do that, just give a wink to the opposite sex (or the same sex)
who is attractive for you. who knows? maybe somethin' s gonna happen...
don't look at your tiny mobile phone like a jerk, have beers with the people
you don't know in the train instead
we are like moles who are blind. As long as we remain blind, fuckers with
power love to chain us up. thus we reject to be moles anymore.( or we don't
wanna remain moles anymore)

we're gonna spend the rest of our lives in the subway!
In 30 years, we are going to inhabit in the subway station, where we eat,
sleep, having a sex. so why don't we think about which line would be best
for each of us?
having breakfast in line #1 which is quite old, reading papers in line #2
which is crowded, seeing

friend in line #3 which is dim, making love in line #4 which is petty quiet.
just thinking of it gets you really romantic. doesn't it?


The modern Korean Anarchist movement is 'at the starting line' after decades
of brutal state oppression but is growing every minute.  More actions of
this kind are planned for the very near

Anarchy and Solidarity forever.

Korean Anarchist Network

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