The South Korean opposition movement

After the anti-dictatorship uprising in Kwangju in 1980, a broad and radical opposition movement took shape in South Korea. Although Marx’s Capital was banned, a “countercultural” reading movement established itself in the underground.

Much of the South Korean left aligns itself with authoritarian variants of Marxism; the most important current tendencies are probably the Leninist “People’s Democracy” and “National Liberation”, which aligns itself to North Korea’s state ideology “Juche”.