Suspending U.S.-ROK Military Exercises, Decreasing Military Tensions on Korean Peninsula

by G. Dunkel, published on Workers World, March 24, 2022 This statement was written by a collaboration of U.S. and South Korean peace groups, joining many colleagues in the U.S., South Korea and around the world to amplify our very urgent call. It will be sent to President Biden and President Moon in early April 2022. We, the civil society[…]

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Tensions remain on Korean Peninsula Despite Both Koreas’ Desire to Improve Ties

by Uriel Araujo, published on InfoBrics, August 5, 2021 North Korea – DPRK – and South Korea (ROK) have restored their communication hotlines, including a military channel, which had been off since June 2020. According to a statement from ROK’s presidential office last Tuesday, the leaders of both Koreas have been exchanging personal letters since April and both have agreed[…]

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Remembering Korea: July 27th Isn’t Just Another Day

by Ramsay Liem, published on Organizing Notes, July 27, 2021 July 27, 2021 marks the 68th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement, a battlefield truce that temporarily halted combat during the Korean War. That pause continues to define the state of relations between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) to this day.[…]

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Countering the “China Threat”–At What Price?

by Koohan Paik-Mander, published on Organizing Notes (Space4Peace), June 26, 2021 This is really quite sickening.  My first thought was a line from the old Joni Mitchell song, “Big Yellow Taxi“, “Pave Paradise. Put up a parking lot.”  But, of course, it is far worse than that.  They are turning “Paradise” into “Hell”.  And we are paying  our tax dollars, […]

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Korea After Liberation From Japan

by H.K.  Suh, Washington D.C. Today marks the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, yet it was not true independence as Korea was denied independent, self-government (as promised by the Allies during the wartime summits, and suggested on the US postage stamp shown below), but rather was suddenly divided arbitrarily in half without Koreans’ knowledge. As[…]

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Is the THAAD Missile Crisis in South Korea Escalating?

by KJ Noh, published on Popular Resistance, May 30, 2020 Why are thousands of South Korean Riot Police Bashing Anti-THAAD Protestors? According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, on May 28th, 2020, “The Ministry of National Defense and the USFK (United States Forces in Korea) engaged in a transportation operation in the middle of the night to bring equipment to[…]

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South Korea’s GSOMIA Withdrawal Opens the Door to a New Peace Paradigm in East Asia

By Jeremiah Kim, published on ZoominKorea, September 3, 2019 For nearly a century, Japan posed the greatest threat to the security of Korea and most of Asia through its agenda of aggressive militarism and Western-style imperialism; today, that distinction belongs primarily to the United States. Yet the casual newsreader wouldn’t know this from the unanimous outcry that has poured out[…]

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South Korea’s GSOMIA Withdrawal Opens the Door to a New Peace Paradigm in East Asia

By Jeremiah Kim, published on ZoomInKorea.com, September 3, 2019 For nearly a century, Japan posed the greatest threat to the security of Korea and most of Asia through its agenda of aggressive militarism and Western-style imperialism; today, that distinction belongs primarily to the United States. Yet the casual newsreader wouldn’t know this from the unanimous outcry that has poured out[…]

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Koreans Reject U.S. Efforts ‘To Overthrow Our System’

Photo: Pyeongchang Funfair boys,  ~Roman Harak, Flikr By Deirdre Griswold posted on Workers World, May 14, 019 Once again, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has refused to be intimidated by the U.S. imperialist government an d its threats to the DPRK’s sovereignty and socialist system. After the U.S. State Department, headed by notorious right-winger Mike Pompeo, issued a statement[…]

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