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Thursday, August 14, 2003


Tomorrow, August 15th, is Korea's "Liberation Day," sometimes erroneously referred to as "Independence Day." Hanchongnyeon, the unapologetically pro-North Korean and thankfully still outlawed Federation of Korean University Student Councils, is planning a new series of anti-American demonstrations across the country. Their choice of a date is a bit ironic, as the Americans had no small part in Emperor Hirohito's famous surrender speech of August 15th, 1945 and Korea's subsequent liberation from 35 years of Japanese colonial rule.