Category: South Korea

Medea Benjamin: Citizen Diplomats Cross Korea’s DMZ Calling for Reconciliation

The women involved in Women Cross the DMZ include peace activists, writers, professors, lawyers, gender equality advocates, former diplomats, UN representatives, and humanitarians

Kathy Kelly: Crosscurrents

What we let our state impose on those walled beyond our borders we will tend to inflict on more and more people walled up within them

Walden Bello: Why Japan Can’t Come to Terms with its Past

There are a number of theories why war guilt has not taken hold in Japan

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

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

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…

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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