Postcard from Tokyo

Postcard from Tokyo

With Japanese militarism on the rise, Okinawan leaders bring an angry appeal for peace to Tokyo.

The Cost of Occupying Planet Earth

The Cost of Occupying Planet Earth

Even a conservative estimate of the true costs of garrisoning the globe comes to an annual total of about $170 billion–or maybe even more.

Environmentalists Miss Chance to Protest Base

Environmentalists Miss Chance to Protest Base

Why are the organizers of the World Conservation Congress holding their meeting near the construction of a military base in South Korea that is destroying the environment?

The Accidental Experts

The Accidental Experts

Two new films introduce the world’s premier experts on militarism (hint: you won’t meet them in Washington).

Letter from Okinawa

Letter from Okinawa

There is perhaps more common ground between Okinawans and Marines than either Washington or Tokyo imagines.

Peace in Asia and the Pacific

Peace in Asia and the Pacific

The U.S. still has more than 100 military bases and installations across Japan, exacting a heavy toll on both the Japanese and U.S. people and increasing the dangers of war. In Korea, activists have engaged in hunger strikes and been jailed for opposing construction of the new Jeju naval base.

Of Bases and Budgets

Of Bases and Budgets

U.S. military bases are very costly to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and to people here in America as well.

Confronting Agent Orange

Confronting Agent Orange

Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.

From Armistice to Peace Treaty: A Step Towards Ending the Korean War

From Armistice to Peace Treaty: A Step Towards Ending the Korean War

On July 27, 1953, the U.S. signed an Armistice agreement with China and North Korea to temporarily halt the fighting that claimed 4 million lives and divided 10 million families pending a formulation of a peace treaty. Despite the desire of people in North and South Korea for peace and reconciliation, no peace treaty has been signed, though China has normalized relations with the U.S. and South Korea.