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
From the Mainichi Shimbun and Japan Times 機動隊に強制排除される移設反対派の女性＝沖縄県名護市辺野古の米軍キャンプ・シュワブ前で２０１７年２月６日午前９時４６分、浅野翔太郎撮影 海上工事に政府が着手 移設反対派に怒りと焦燥感が交錯 沖縄の美しい海を埋め立てて巨大な米軍基地を造るための工事がまた一歩、前へと進んだ。米軍普天間飛行場（沖縄県宜野湾市）の名護市辺野古への県内移設に向け、政府が６日、初めて海上工事に着手。辺野古の米軍キャンプ・シュワブのゲート前では、移設反対派が作業に向かう車両を阻止し、排除する機動隊と衝突した。埋め立てへのカウントダウンが始まり、反対派には怒りと焦燥感が交錯した。【浅野翔太郎】 【機動隊に強制排除される反対派の男性】 … [Read more...] about Protests Greet Henoko Construction/辺野古移設 沖縄の美しい海、また埋め立てられていく
Jeremy Kuzmarov ROAR Magazine (Subscription link) Social movements ought to place private military contractors at the center of a broader critique of authoritarian neoliberalism and America’s permanent war economy. In August 2016, the Pentagon announced that Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a private intelligence company recently acquired by … [Read more...] about The New Merchants of Death