Thursday, July 23, 2009

Speaking At Socialist Conference, John Choe Says "I Hope You Can Help Me Bring Down [U.S.] Imperialism" (Listen to Audio of Choe's Speech)

Speaking at a May 13-14, 2006 conference entitled "Preparing for the Rebirth of the Global Struggle for Socialism" in New York City, John Choe praised protests his group Nodutol organized against the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by President Bush and is supported by President Obama.

Describing the Washington D.C. protests, which Choe stated would “bring the war against imperialism to the belly of the beast”, Choe struck a personal note: “Our comrade, Yoomi Jeong is down in D.C. right now organizing a week of protests… I urge all of you to join us in this very important struggle. Myself as an immigrant and a byproduct of U.S. imperialism I hope you can help me bring down imperialism through this event and many other events in the future.”

Choe, who referred to the audience as his "brothers and sisters", also slammed the American film industry, "Finally, the FTA [Free Trade Agreement] would also destroy the social fabric of South Korea, opening up Korean culture to the mercies of the monstrosity we call Hollywood.”

To read a partial transcript of Choe's remarks and LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE AUDIO of John Choe's address, click on this link to the Workers World Party website.

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