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Paul Jay on Trump’s Iran War Agenda and Liberals’ Korea Peace Panic

June 13, 2018

Paul Jay, Senior Editor of the The Real News, says that Trump’s North Korea diplomacy overshadows both his administration’s war-mongering on Iran and Koreans’ decisive efforts to make peace. Jay also discusses the partisan liberal angst over the prospect of reducing the U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula

Korean War Finally Ending, in Huge Victory for Peace Activists

April 27, 2018

North and South Korea have agreed to sign a peace deal, after nearly 70 years of war. Christine Ahn says this is thanks to dedicated activism inside and outside of the Korean Peninsula.

Korean Peninsula in Historic Peace Talks – Thanks to Activists, Not Trump

April 20, 2018

South and North Korea are considering a peace treaty after six decades of war. Simone Chun says this is the result of years of grassroots organizing and protests

North Korea Talks

March 10, 2018
As President Trump and Kim Jong-Un agree to historic talks, centrist voices are expressing alarm based on a self-serving and false reading of history, says Timothy Shorrock

Did Trump Screw Over Booming U.S. Solar Industry?

January 29, 2018

Trump’s 30% tariffs on solar panels will cost 23,000 jobs and curtail growth in industry, says Dan Whitten of the Solar Energy Industries Association

Largest Marine Spill in History of Natural Gas Condensate

January 27, 2018

Leading expert on marine oil spills, Professor Richard Steiner, who worked on Exxon Valdez spill, says there has never been a spill of this type before and the environmental response was ‘utterly lacking’.

Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a ‘Bloody Nose’

January 20, 2018

North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed “Bloody Nose” and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains

Will the U.S. Lose Its Southern Anchor in the Pivot to China?

October 30, 2016

Whether President Duterte is threatening more than a rhetorical break is still an open question, says Walden Bello

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Remain Deadlocked, Receive 4-Month Extension

July 21, 2014

Gareth Porter: Iran has indicated it’s willing to draw down its enriched uranium stockpile, which could make a nuclear deal with the P5+1 within reach

Japan

September 9, 2013
Tensions in East Asia are putting stress on Japanese society as rightwing activists begin to target resident Koreans. This has led to some politicians calling for legislative action against “hate speech”