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struggle song

Workers across the world united
Stand up for justice & what's ours
With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

Dare to fight ! Dare to win !
March together arm in arm
With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

Workers across the world united
Stand up for justice & what's ours
Are we Union? Yes we are
See the power of our class

Dare to fight ! Dare to win !
March together arm in arm
With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

Dare to fight ! Dare to win !
March together arm in arm
With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

Workers across the world united
Stand up for justice & what's ours
Are we many? Yes we are
See the power of our class

Dare to fight ! Dare to win !
March together arm in arm
With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

With my comrades beside me
See the power of our class

the story of the struggle song

On 17 May 1980 martial law was declared in South Korea. In the industrial city of Kwan-ju protests continued for nine days. The government sent in troops. More than 2000 workers were killed. The Struggle Song was written to commemorate this massacre. Korean unions have said that the Struggle Song belongs to all workers.
They ask all unions in the Asia Pacific region to sing it.
Already Korean, Indonesian, Taiwanese and Thai workers sing versions of this song. This is the Australian version.

 

music

Struggle Song - Australia

 

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