Why UN sanctions against DPRK may backfire on US

"Kindness effects more than severity."

The US is trying to compel North Korea to denuclearize. As if the threat of war-time level multinational mobilization naval and air drills at North Korea’s doorstep were not enough, a variety of punitive sanctions have been passed by the United States, and also by the United Nations. It is the nature of these sanctions and other actions that are […]

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Korean War I: Who fired the first shot?

vintage 38th parallel Korea photo

With the tension building on the Korean Peninsula today, it helps to reexamine why the first Korean War started, especially if the model is subsumed under the number of current defensive operational plays. Interestingly research on the Korean War yields the idea that in comparison with 1950, the United States is much more brazen today both in its demands and […]

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Time is Running Out : The War State Looms over North Korea

Map of Far East Command Bases (US Department of Defense)

According to AntiWar.com, White House officials continue to threaten North Korea (DPRK), warning that “time is running out” and that at some point action will be taken unless accessions are made with regard to complete nuclear disarmament. Of course whether the threat is made by President Trump or by his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the 12-day trip to Asia […]

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Hibakusha Stories Promotes Peace in the Age of War

Shadows drawing by toshiko kihara

As the threat of nuclear war creeps closer to Doomsday, it’s time to think about the collateral damage of nuclear war. Hibakusha Stories is a New York-based UN affiliated grassroots think-tank exploring the harm of atomic bombs. Dramatically, artistically, and intimately, they present the perspective of survivors from atomic bomb attacks in 1945. Hibakusha Stories is unique in that it […]

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U.N. seeks ratification for multilateral Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

Millions of lives may be lost in new Korean War

US President Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against the impoverished and oppressed nation of North Korea has sent shockwaves of dread and anxiety around the world. -WSWS.org Since 1945 with the detonation of the first U.S. nuclear bombs that quickly brought Japan to surrender, nations have questioned the deadly use of […]

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THAAD increases likelihood of new Korean War

THAAD & The Global Arms Race

This article is based on part two of the ANSWER posted Webinar/Teach-in offered by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in February 2017. THAAD stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, a type of powerful radar-driven defense system developed by the United States. StopTHAAD is a coalition of U.S. based organizations formed to promote genuine peace-building. The goal is […]

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2017 Tax Marchers vow to make Trump answer to U.S.

Tax Day March 2017 includes reminder about global warming

Partners from 350.org and Rise Up May 1st tell us why more marches and community actions are necessary to build solidarity On a sunny Saturday April 15th, thousands of people gathered at the National Mall for the 2017 April 15th Tax March. The protest began at noon at the U.S. Capitol West Front Fountain. According to TaxMarch.org, the theme this year highlights President Trump’s conflicts […]

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Trump’s Lethal Reversal of Obama-era Gun Protections

Table at gunshow_crossroadsgunshows.com

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed a bill undoing part of the gun control executive actions enacted in 2016. The particular section concerns database expansion by the Social Security Administration into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). As part of a nationwide response after the Sandy Hook massacre in late 2012, former-President Obama undertook signature executive actions […]

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ICRC Peace Prize Centennial and American Founder Clara Barton

Clara Barton, Historic Park along Barton Parkway

January 2017 marks the centennial of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)’s Nobel Peace Prize for its prisoner-of-war program during World War I. Far from being a torture program such as at Guantanamo Bay, the ICRC was nominated by French professor Louis Renault for its provisions of humanitarian relief to soldiers, including food, medicine, treatment, and communications. According to […]

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