Thursday, May 08, 2008


The weirdest thing about the current frenzy in South Korea regarding mad cow is that it appears that Koreans believe that its contagious and/or airborne. If they are worried about contaminated meat, why don't they just stop eating beef until the matter is resolved? Surely that would be way simpler and more effective in getting the point across than candlelight vigil.

Migrant Workers Trade Union
As usual, Two Koreas has the latest information on the South Korean Government's crackdown against the Migrant Workers' Trade Union. Speaking of migrant workers, yesterday South Korea was reviewed by the new Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review process. These are being web cast live and I watched a bit. Migrant workers easily dominated the issues being raised. (Japan is being reviewed on Friday for those interested.)

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui