Posts tagged USA
Peace in the Korean Peninsula, but War in Soseongri

With the South-North Korea summit in April and the upcoming North and US summit in June, the winds of peace are blowing over the Korean peninsula. There is even talk of  “complete denuclearization” and “ending the war by the end of this year”. However, in Soseongri, a southern city in Seongju where the Terminal High Altitude…

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GM Korea a Sacrificial Lamb for Dine-and-Dash GM: Our Union’s Fight for Another Five Years

GM Korea and its union reached a tentative agreement on April 23, one hour before the deadline to file for court receivership (the first step in declaring bankruptcy).

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Mindanao, Philippines: The Téduray Path to Peace

Since 1970, over 100,000 have been killed, and 11.31 billion dollars spent by  the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), in the armed conflict with Filipino Muslim revolutionary groups (the Moro)  in Mindanao. The forty-eight year conflict is rooted…

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The Mausoleum: Chavez Lives

A gentle breeze blows, and the sun is warm. I soak the Caribbean into my skin and bones. Today is my first day out of the conference area and the last in Venezuela. I hop onto the petite car of my attache…

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Telling the Government to First Solve North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Problem Is Absurd

On Jan. 9, high level North-South Korea took place for the first time in two years. In his New Year's address, President Moon Jae-in even mentioned the possibility of a North-South Summit talk.

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PEOPLE POWER: 12 struggles of resistance and hope in 2017

The bad news streaming through our media in 2017 has been relentless. Behind the headlines, though, social movements are on the rise and scoring impressive victories. Here are 12 struggles that inspire…

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Why North Korea developed nuclear bombs: US-North Korean relations (1990 to today)

Few people are aware that before taking out its nuclear card, North Korea had approached the United States in earnest. As Communism crumbled and the Soviet Union established diplomatic…

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A world without nukes: The UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons

On July 11, 2017, 122 (63 percent) of United Nations member countries ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Thus, the majority of the world’s people called for denuclearization…

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Dongpo: Korean Education and Exposure Program

For twenty-three years, KEEP has immersed Korean diaspora into Korea’s social movements and struggles on a nearly two week trip. Adoptees, multiracial, Korean-born, he, she, they, 1.5, 2nd generation…

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The truth about Venezuela: Interview with Yadira Hidalgo, Venezuela’s Charge D’Affaires in South Korea

The International Strategy Center is launching a Venezuela Solidarity campaign to dispel the mainstream media’s blackout and misinformation about Venezuela’s Revolutionary process.

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“What Will We Do?”: The Charge to Defend Venezuelan Sovereignty Ahead of OAS and US Aggression

“Venezuela is important not only for what [the Bolivarian Revolution] has done for the Venezuelan people but also…

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Venezuela in the eye of the storm: An open letter for solidarity to grassroots movements in the United States and the world

How can an oil producing nation diversify its economy and respond to fundamental material needs?

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Why we want reunification

Sept. 2, 1945 two weeks after Korea’s independence from Japan, the US Military’s General Order Number One officially divided Korea. Then, the division was cemented by war. Since then, Korea’s democracy…

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