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The Korea Now Podcast

Dec 27, 2018

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Tim Shorrock. They speak about the atmosphere leading up to the Gwangju Uprising, how the events unfolded on the ground, the decision making processes of the key actors, the impact the uprising had on democratic formation inside South Korea, the resulting criminal prosecutions, and importantly the role played behind the scenes by the American administration.

Tim Shorrock is a Washington-based investigative journalist whose work over the past 35 years has appeared in publications such as The Nation, Salon, Daily Beast, Mother Jones, The Progressive, Foreign Policy in Focus and Asia Times. He is the author of ‘Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Outsourced Intelligence’ and ‘Kwangju Diary: Beyond Death, Beyond the Darkness of the Age’. Tim’s reporting on Gwangju is available at:

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