Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Korea/DPRK: Surviving US-UN Sanctions and Military Threats

by Erica Jung, September 30, 2022 Introduction North Koreans live under restrictions, embargoes, and scarcities imposed and enforced by a variety of sanctions from the United States and the United Nations.1 In fact, north Korea is one of the most sanctioned countries in the world, having been subject to sanctions since its foundation in 1950. US sanctions in particular serve[…]

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US-South Korea Provocations in the Pacific

by Aditya Sarin, published on People’s Dispatch, September 6, 2022 Between August 22 and September 1, the United States and South Korea concluded their largest joint military drills in the Korean Peninsula since 2017, under the name ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’. Over the last four years, the scope of the annual exercises had been scaled back, first because of Donald Trump’s attempts at[…]

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End the Korean War – 70 Years is Enough!

by Richie Merino, published on Workers World, August 10, 2022 The following remarks were prepared by International Action Center member Richie Merino for the “Denuclearization and Peace on the Korean Peninsula” event at the United Nations Aug. 4, co-organized by Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea (SPARK) and People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD). The key actors in Korea’s[…]

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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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Survey: Americans are Clueless Regarding Nukes & North Korea

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2019 Half of the responders to an innovative new survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the British research firm YouGov reported that they would support a nuclear strike against North Korea if it tested a long-range missile capable of reaching the continental United States. A third[…]

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Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways detailed by the people he employs to write things longer than tweets —[…]

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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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