A Non-aligned Unified Korea is the Best Outcome Washington can Hope for

By Hyun Lee, from ZoomInKorea, August 29, 2018 Even after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to establish “new US-DPRK relations” in Singapore on June 12, Washington seems in denial that the summit ever took place. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law this month, says the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the[…]

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Loyal Citizens of Pyongyang in Seoul

by David Yun, Published on ZoomInKorea, October 18, 2018 A new documentary by UCLA undergraduate student David Yun challenges the dominant narrative on North Korea’s “defectors.” Based on interviews with a human rights attorney and North Koreans living in Seoul, this short film interrogates the reliability of defector testimony as accurate depictions of life in North Korea. Editor: Truly a[…]

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Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class

by Ajamu Baraka, previously published on Dissident Voice, Black Agenda Report and CounterPunch, August 14, 2018 The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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On the Eve of the Kim-Trump Summit – Facts, Fantasies and Prospects

Photo: Jung Yeon-je /AFP By Tim Beal,  Zoom In Korea originally published on , June 11, 2018 As the Singapore Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim approach we have been submerged under a deluge of articles and op-eds. Most are uninformed, some are ignorant. Symptoms are confused with issues, consequences with causes. Causality is frequently inverted. For instance there[…]

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South Korean President Moons Bolton

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, May 26, 2018. Photo: The Presidential Blue House /Handout via REUTERS By Ray McGovern, originally published on Consortium News, May 26, 2018 Thanks no doubt to his bellicose national security adviser John Bolton, President Donald[…]

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Clashing Visions Of Denuclearization Pose Risk To U.S.-North Korea Summit

by Gregory Elich, originally published on Zoom In Korea, May 17, 2018 The soaring hopes generated by the recent Inter-Korean Summit are now supplanted by uncertainty, due to North Korea’s suspension of a planned meeting with the South. In the weeks following the summit’s Panmunjom Declaration, North Korea took actions to demonstrate its goodwill and desire for peaceful resolution of[…]

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Deirdre Griswold Defends Korea Against Tucker Carlson (Updated With Analysis)

U.S. Anti-War Leader Deirdre Griswold Defends Korea Against Right-Wing Racist Tucker Carlson The opening of relations between North and South Korea at this year’s Olympics provides have provided a hopeful contrast to Vice President Pence’s cold snub towards North Korean officials at the opening ceremonies for the event and raised the issue of ‘Who are the Koreans after all?‘ Deirdre[…]

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