Category: South Korea

Moon Kyu Hyeon: Statement from Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea

We resolutely denounce the Abe regime’s decision to invoke the right of collective self-defense, which intends to justify aggression and militarism

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Kathy Kelly: A Pivot on the Peace Island

Since 2007, activists have risked arrests, imprisonment, heavy fines and wildly excessive use of police force

David Hartsough: War And Peace In Korea And Vietnam – A Journey Of Peace

I believe that 99% of the world’s people could benefit and feel much safer and have a much better quality of life if we were to end our addiction to war as a means of resolving conflict

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John Pilger: ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ War

Historians, like journalists, play their most honourable role when they myth-bust

Gwynne Dyer: A War In Korea?

The U.S.-South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of this month, and the North Korean threats to do something terrible if they do not stop grow more hysterical by the day. Last week the Great Successor, Kim Jong-un, was shown signing a decree that ordered North Korea’s long-range missile forces to be ready Read more…

Scott Ryan Charney: How a North Korean Attack on South Korea Might Unfold

What if the North Koreans grew desperate enough to attempt to conquer only the portions of South Korea closest to them — which are also the most valuable? For over twenty years, it has been evident that North Korea lacked the capacity to successfully conquer the Korean Peninsula through military invasion. Economic stagnation after (among Read more…

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Peter Van Buren: An All-American Nightmare

If you look backward you see a nightmare. If you look forward you become the nightmare. There’s one particular nightmare that Americans need to face: in the first decade of the twenty-first century we tortured people as national policy. One day, we’re going to have to confront the reality of what that meant, of what Read more…

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David Swanson: The Environmental Antiwar Movement

Events in South Korea are putting U.S. and international environmental groups into coalition with antiwar groups, and in rare opposition to one of the most environmentally destructive forces on earth: the military industrial complex.  Normally, this doesn't happen. Typically, civil liberties groups oppose the detention and torture and assassination that come with military spending, but Read more…

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John Feffer: First Politician of the Occupy Era?

John Feffer is the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He spoke to NLP's Alex Doherty on the recent mayoral election in Seoul.   In a recent article you said that Park Won Soon, the newly elected mayor of Seoul, is "perhaps the first politician to win with an Occupy Wall Read more…

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Conn Hallinan: Playing With Fire in Korea

Why is the Obama Administration creating obstacles and throwing cold water on talks with North Korea, and why is it binding itself to right-wing South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, whose politics just took a shellacking in the recent race for mayor of Seoul? The answer seems to be a convergence of U.S. concerns over the growing Read more…

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