London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

The Reckitt Benckiser death campaign comes to London

Reckitt Benckiser’s problems in Korea haven’t had much attention in the UK until recently. But a growing campaign to boycott their products in Korea, and a small group of campaigners who came over to picket the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting on 5 May, have brought the issues into the mainstream. A week ago, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) … [Read More]

KFA holds protest outside the US embassy

LKL wandered past the American Embassy yesterday afternoon to see the supporters the UK Korean Friendship Association who were protesting against the annual ROK-US joint military exercises. It will be remembered that the DPRK view of these exercises is that they are offensive, not defensive. Conveniently, the KFA published a press release about the demonstration. … [Read More]

Comfort Women deal protested at Ban Ki-moon speech

The Justice for ‘Comfort Women’ UK group held a quiet protest outside Westminster Central Hall yesterday as people filed in to listen to a talk by Ban Ki-moon. The dignified campaign continued inside: as Ban got up to speak, a protestor held up a sign demanding that the intergovernmental “deal” be annulled. Ban’s speech was targeted … [Read More]

SC First Bank workers demonstrate in London

Someone just told me the Korea Standard Chartered Unions were protesting outside FSA. Popped out to talk to them, but within only five minutes they had already dispersed. Apparently there were only four of them – easy for the Canary Wharf security staff to deal with. #. Last month, when they started their strike, the … [Read More]