The Need to Work for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Marty Hart-Landsberg | May 2, 2013
While the details of U.S.-North Korean relations are complex, the story is relatively simple. In brief, the U.S. government continues to reject possibilities for normalizing relations with North Korea and promoting peace on the Korean peninsula in favor of a dangerous policy of regime change. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the U.S. media supports this policy choice with a deliberately one sided presentation of events designed to make North Korea appear to be an unwilling and untrustworthy negotiating partner. more >
Pleas for Korean Peace 60 Years After Fighting Ended
Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times | May 2, 2013
A conference to promote peace between communist and capitalist adversaries might sound like an antiquated notion in the post-Cold War era.
But in this 60th anniversary year of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which suspended the fighting but never led to a peace treaty, tension has escalated to a frightening crescendo. In a bid to focus the world's attention on this unresolved crisis, Koreans from both sides of the U.S.-designated demilitarized zone will bring their stories of personal heartache to a three-day forum organized by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies. more >
President Jimmy Carter Calls Upon U.S. to Promote Peace With North Korea
Bill Landauer, The Morning Call | April 22, 2013
The United States must open a dialogue with North Korea to obtain peace with its communist regime, former President Jimmy Carter said Monday at Lafayette College.
"I can tell you that what North Koreans want is a peace treaty with the United States," Carter said, "and they want the 60-year economic embargo lifted against their people so they can have an equal chance to trade." more >
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