“I want Japan to ask for forgiveness.” Ching-lin Yuen, testimony at the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery, 2000. Yuen was among 64 women from 8 countries who came to Tokyo to testify about their experiences as former “comfort women.” The judges in this citizens’ tribunal found Emperor Hirohito guilty of responsibility for sexually … [Read more...] about Confronting South Korea’s censored discourse on ‘comfort women’
Compiled and translated by Sung-Hee Choi, activist against the U.S. naval base on Jeju. Fwd: [Oct. 14][Busan] "US troops Go back home!" Cry in the party venue for the US navy (from No Naval Base on Jeju) The Busan Haeundae grand hotel is where movie directors and actors/actress used to stay together whenever there is the Busan international film festival … [Read more...] about 미군 파티장에서 벌어진 반미시위
It was the Parents' Day in Korea, May 8. However, there is no rest for the elders of Soseong-ri, Seongju, who travelled to Seoul for protest in opposition to THAAD in front of the United States embassy. Here is a Soseong-ri grandma's letter to President Trump. (rough translation) The grandma in the attached photo (whose sign reads. "In our village Soseong-ri, melon is … [Read more...] about Activism Asia: To US President Trump from a Korean Grandmother
The following is an unedited facebook post by a Korean activist fighting planned THAAD deployment on Jeju. Okinawan activists will note how similar the behavior of the riot police is to that of Japanese riot police sent to Takae and Henoko to suppress anti helipad and anti base protests. Original post is here: Fwd: [April 20] The summary of the day.. video by … [Read more...] about Activism Asia: No Naval Base on Jeju!
This is the first article in Activism Asia: Stop THAAD No to Missile Defense On July 7, 2016, the U.S. and South Korean governments announced a joint decision to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea. The two governments assert, without serious evidence and contrary to expert … [Read more...] about Activism Asia: Stop THAAD