Tagged: South Korea
The struggle over Jeju Island in South Korea is heating up, with civil society activists standing up against a powerful military.
On July 27, 2011 scholars from the Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea, and the Washington Peace Center will hold a special discussion on the status of the Korean War Armistice and why a peace treaty to end the Korean War matters today in the context of the current military issues facing East Asia and the overall need for peacebuilding in this region.
The film by Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Saul Landau, “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up,” featuring Landau, Danny Glover and Fidel Castro (at age 84), shows how the U.S.-backed violence against Cuba has continued for decades and our government’s unusual obsession with Fidel Castro has led to the unjust conviction of the Cuban 5.
President Obama is trying to sell free trade agreements as win-win deals. The problem is that most people will only win dubious prizes.
President Obama is reversing his earlier commitment to a new kind of trade relationship with the world by pushing three ill-conceived FTAs.
Whistleblowers have unearthed the widespread use of Agent Orange by the U.S. military in Korea.
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.
Closing U.S. military bases overseas is a key part of moving the money to meet human needs at home and abroad.
Disputes over the maritime border in the West Sea serve to exacerbate inter-Korean tensions.