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-A Peace Treaty with North Korea– and you can sign it!
Endorse the Call for Olympic Truce Actions: Diplomacy NOT War.
TELL CONGRESS: Open Vital Channels to North Korea. AFSC.
Diplomacy Can Prevent War with North Korea. Tulsi Gabbard.
Urge the World to Support the Olympic Truce. RootsAction.
STOP HAWAII’S MONTHLY NUCLEAR ATTACK WARNING SIREN. RootsAction.

 

Christine Ahn:

Breathless in North Korea. Truthout, April 6, 2014.
Fact Not Fiction: The Unending Korean War. Truthout, December 24, 2014.
Okinawa: The Small Island Trying to Block the US Military’s “Pivot to Asia”. Truthout, December 30, 2017.
Reviving Hope on the 70th Anniversary of Korea’s Division. Truthout, August 10, 2015.
To End North Korea’s Nuclear Program, End the Korean War. Truthout, January 11, 2016.
Korean Women Take On Trump. Foreign Policy in Focus. February 8, 2017.
War Is Not An Option for Korea. Foreign Policy in Focus, March 18, 2017.
Diplomacy with North Korea: A Real Benchmark for President Trump’s 100 Days. Foreign Policy in Focus, April 26, 2017.
Americans and South Koreans Want Peace. Will Trump Listen?. Foreign Policy in Focus, June 19, 2017.
The High Costs of US War Mongering Against North Korea. Truthout, April 26, 2017.
North and South Korea Want a Peace Treaty: The US Must Join Them. Truthout, July 21, 2017.
The North Korea Travel Ban Will Do More Harm Than Good. New York Times, August 2, 2017.
Trump Admin Continues Threats & Provocations Against North Korea, Laying Groundwork for Nuclear War on Democracy Now. Democracy Now, October 20, 2017.
About North Korea. Christine Ahn on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TV Show). December 6, 2017.
Averting U.S. War on North Korea: What Progressive Must Know and Do Now. Organizing Upgrade. December 6, 2017.
VIDEO: Averting War in North Korea: What Progressives Must Know and Do Now. December 6, 2017.

 

Ann Wright:

A Path Forward on North Korea. Consortium News, March 5, 2017.
US Experts Say North Korean Leadership May Be Ruthless and Reckless, But They Are Not Crazy. Common Dreams, July 14, 2017.
How the United States Ultimately Talks with Its “Enemies”–Not Its Time to Dialogue with North Korea. OpEdNews, May 5, 2017.

 

David Swanson:

South Korean Self-Immolates, Demands U.S. THAAD Weapons Be Kept Out of Korea. Let’s Try Democracy, September 20, 2017.
Talk Nation Radio: Blaine Harden on the Dark Region of America’s Spy Master in Korea. Let’s Try Democracy, October 17, 2017.
What’s North Korea Afraid Of?. Let’s Try Democracy, October 2, 2017.
Where the New York Times Fails to Understand War. Let’s Try Democracy, October 23, 2017.
Associated Press Associates Itself with War. Let’s Try Democracy, October 25, 2017.
Talk Nation Radio: Jonathan Granoff on US-North Korean Relations. Let’s Try Democarcy, October 31, 2017.
Preemtive War Could Risk Millions Casualties, But… Let’s Try Democracy. December 13, 2017.

 

Andrew Lichterman:

Trump’s Threat of Total Destruction Is Unlawful & Extremely Dangerous. Interpress Service, September 25, 2017.
As the U.S. Threatened North Korea, 122 Countries Voted to Ban Nuclear Weapons. Truthout Op-Ed, July 26,2017.
Nuclear Double Standards: All Nuclear Weapon Tests Send the Same Message. Buzzflash, April 26, 2017.

 

Tim Shorrock:

The Only Sensible Way Out of the North Korea Crisis. The Nation, August 23, 2017.
Diplomacy With North Korea Has Worked Before, and Can Work Again. The Nation, September 5, 2017.
Is Trump Following a ‘Japan First’ Policy Against Kim Jong-Un?. The Nation, September 27, 2017.
South and North Korea Hold Talks; US War Hawks Are Alarmed at the Prospect of Peace. The Nation. Jan 10, 2018.

 

Daniel Jasper:

Opening More Channels in US-North Korea Relations. Lobe Log, October 9, 2017.
Citizen Diplomacy through Agriculture from USSR to PRNC. KHOI Community Radio, October 18, 2017.

 

Bruce Cummings:

This is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations. The Nation, March 23, 2017.

 

Kevin Gray: 

Tighter Sanctions on North Korea Could Have a Harsh Humanitarian Impact. UPI, September 22, 2017.
Why More Sanctions Will Not Solve the North Korean Problem. NK News, March 1, 2017.

 

Jon Schwarz:

We Can Stop North Korea From Attacking Us. All We Have To Do Is Not Attack Them. The Intercept, August 14, 2017.

 

Jon Letman:

Why US Bases Make Okinawa, Guam Nuclear ‘Targets’. Al Jazeera, September 7, 2017.

 

Videos: 

Dr. Jae-Jung Suh Interview on THAAD. The Peace Report, February 14, 2017.
Missile Defense Expert Ted Postol on THAAD. The Peace Report, April 3, 2017.
Would THAAD Protect South Korea?. The Peace Report, April 27, 2017.
National Lawyers Guild International Committee Press Conference on No War with North Korea. YouTube, October 19, 2017.
About North Korea. Christine Ahn on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TV Show). December 6, 2017.
From Armistice Agreement to Peace Treaty: The Legal Issues. WomenCrossDMZ. December 7. 2017.
White House Rally in the snow. December 9, 2017.
‘What Korea Really Needs is a Treaty to End the War’–Peace Activist. USLAW Michael Eisenscher on RT News. December 14, 2017.

 

Additional Sources:

U.S. Senators Ed Markey, Chris Murphy Reassert Congress’ Power to Approve Military Strikes Ahead of President Trump’s Asia Trip. Masslive, Nov 2, 2017.
Engaging North Korea Vol. 2. American Friends Service Committee, June 1, 2017.
North Korea asks US for Direct Negotiations, Without China’s Involvement. The Hankyoreh, June 26, 2017.
Former DNI James Clapper says “the U.S. has no real pre-emptory military options. CSIS, June 27, 2017.
Experts Letters to President Trump Regarding North Korea. Institute for Corean-American Studies, June 28, 2017.
U.S. Looks To Revive Talks on North Korea’s Nuclear Program. NPR, June 28, 2017.
The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’. Consortium News, July 17, 2017.
End the 76-year war. The Bulletin. September 11, 2017.
Poll: 69% of Americans Oppose a Preemptive Strike Against North Korea. The Washington Post, September 24, 2017.
North Korea’s Rational Nuclear Strategy. Consortium News, September 26, 2017.
UN General Assembly Approves Olympic Truce for PyeongChang 2018. Paraolympic. November 11, 2017.
Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress. Friends Committee on National Legislation. November 13, 2017.
Trump Can’t Start Nuclear War With North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Unless Military Agrees, Former General Says. Newsweek, November 14, 2017.
Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. November 14, 2017.
Demonstrators in Germany protest US, North Korea Tensions. Washington Post, November 18, 2017.
Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea. Counterpunch, November 21, 2017.
The North Korea Nuclear Threat and U.S. Policy [VIDEO]. Northampton Community TV. November 22, 2017.
Let the Record Show: Negotiations North Korea Work. Lobe Log, November 29, 2017.
Government Wants to Delay Korea-U.S. Military Drills. The Korea Times. November, 27, 2017.
N Korea Declares Itself a “Full-fledged Nuclear Force”. ZoomInKorea. November 29, 2017.
UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ latest ballistic missile by DPR Korea. UN News Centre. November 29, 2017.
We Can’t Attack North Korea. It’s Against The Law. Newsweek. November 30, 2017.
Time For Real Talk. U.S. News. December 1, 2017.
North Korea has yet to master critical missile re-entry technology, Seoul says. The Japan Times. December 1, 2017.
Prepare for North Korea Terror in Gangnam. The Korea Times. December 3, 2017.
Note to Correspondents: Visit of Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. United Nations. December 4, 2017.
Have we got just three months to avert a US attack on North Korea? The Guardian. December 4, 2017.
Cotton Statement on the Pentagon’s Decision to Retain Cluster Munitions. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton. December 4, 2017.
Nuclear Negotiation with North Korea: In Brief. Congressional Research Service. December 4, 2017.
US masses stealth jets in South Korea for war games. CNN. December 5, 2017.
Prospects and Pathways to a Diplomatic Resolution the North Korean Nuclear Crisis. Arms Control Association. Decemeber 5, 2017.
About NorthKorea. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. December 6, 2017.
Can Congress rein in ‘fire and fiery’?. Washington Post. December 8, 2017.
Could the Air Force Disable a North Korean Missile Before Launch?. Air Force Time. December 8, 2017.
White House Rally (in the snow) Facebook. OhMyNews. Hankyoreh.December 9, 2017.
Seoul Asks US to Delay Military Exercises Until After Winter Olympics. Financial Times. December 11. 2017.
The North Korean Nuclear Problem. The Asia Society. December 11, 2017.
In move that could alienate Japan, Tillerson says U.S. willing to talk to North Korea ‘Without Precondition’. Japan Times. December 13, 2017.
North Korea: The Costs of War. Foreign Policy in Focus. December 13, 2017.
Press Statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Secretary-General’s Remarks to the Security Council on Non-Proliferation/DPRK. United Nations. December 15, 2017.
Tillerson in Apparent U-Turn, Says North Korea Must ‘Earn’ Its Way to Talks. NYTimes. December 15, 2017.
Remarks at UN Security Council Ministerial Metting on D.P.R.K. U.S. State Department. December 15, 2017.
Accidental Escalation of Tensions Could Spark Conflict on Korean Peninsula, Secretary-General Warns in Briefing to Security Council. United Nations. December 15, 2017.
UN rights expert says everyday life in North Korea is about fight for basic survival. UN Human Rights. December 15, 2017.
US Ready for Talks with North Korea ‘without’ Preconditions, Tillerson says. The Guardian. Also in BBC. December 17. 2017.
Canada and U.S. to Host North Korea meeting in Vancouver next month. CTV News. December 19, 2017.
U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions–sources. Reuters. December 19, 2017.
Kim Jong-un’s rejection of father’s pledge led to North Korean nuclear crisis, Chinese ex-diplomat says. South China Morning Post. December 20, 2017.
Getting to grips with North Korea in 15 Graphics. South China Morning Post. December 21, 2017.
The North Korea Deal. Foreign Affairs. December 21, 2017.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. United Nations. December 22, 2017.
Will North Korea Blow Up the Winter Olympics?. Foreign Policy. December 22, 2017.
Tougher Resolutions aims to prevent war on the Korean Peninsula. Global Times. December 23, 2017.
Turn the Korean DMZ into a bridge of peace? Why major artists say the idea isn’t crazy. Los Angeles Times. December 27, 2017.
81% Support the North-South Korean Summit Meeting. Korea Times. December 29, 2017.
Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.. NYTimes. January 1, 2018.
Kim Jong Un’s Nice Guy (With a Nuclear Button) Act. The Daily Beast. January 1, 2018.
China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program. Washington Times. January 2, 2018.
U.S. Should ‘Aggressively’ Pursue Diplomacy With North Korea, Former NATO Commander Says. WBUR. January 2,2018.
Kim Jong Un’s Trap for South Korea. The Atlantic. January 2, 2018.
The WannaCry Cyberattack: What the Evidence Says and Why the Trump Administration Blames North Korea. Counterpunch. Gregory Elich.
[Interview] Nuclear expert sees “small window of opportunity” for dialogue in Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address. The Hankoreh. January 3, 2018.
How to avoid stumbling into a North Korea catastrophe. CNN. January 3, 2018.
US, South Korea agree to delay military exercises during Olympics. The Hill. January 4, 2018.
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea. The White House. January 4, 2018.
US Skating execs warn against potential OLY boycott. MSN. January 4, 2018.
Just why Trump’s North Korea tweet is so dangerously destabilizing. NY Daily News. January 4, 2018.
Kim Jong-un’s New Year Address and the Prospect for Peace. ZoomInKorea. January 5, 2018.
North Korea Diplomacy Needs Defending, Not Snarky Tweets. CommonDreams. January 5, 2018.
“Let North and South Korea talk”. War Prevention Initiative. January 5, 2018.
The Perils of Mixing Masculinity and Missiles. NYTimes. January 5, 2018.
Rep Khanna will be reintroducing Conyers/Massie  “No Unconstitutional Strike on North Korea Act of 2017” H.R. 4140.
The Trump admin’s “bloody nose” strategy to strike North Korea. USLAW. Jan 8, 2018.
It’s Time to Bomb North Korea. Foreign Policy. Jan 8, 2018.
In the Nuclear Standoff, Ordinary North Koreans Disappear. FPIF. Jan 8, 2018.
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Korean Peninsula. United Nations. Jan 9, 2019.
North Korea Is Walking Back War — And Pundits Are Strangely Disappointed. FPIF. Jan 10. 2018.
Veterans For Peace Applauds Korea Talks for Olympic Unity. VFP Statement. Jan 10, 2018.
South and North Korea Hold Talks; US War Hawks Are Alarmed at the Prospect of Peace. The Nation. Jan 10, 2018.
Nuclear War is not Inevitable [VIDEO].Physicist and nuclear policy expert Zia Mian. Jan 10, 2018.
Here’s What The B-2’s Arrival In Guam Means For North Korea, The Olympics, And More. The Drive. Jan 11, 2018.
The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power. IPS. Jan 11, 2018.
U.S. Sticks to ICBM Test-Flight Plan Amid North Korea Tensions. Bloomberg. Jan 11, 2018.
Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea. NYTimes. Jan 14, 2018.
Could a false alarm like Hawaii trigger a war?. CNN. Jan 15, 2018.
Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert. AP News. Jan 16, 2018.
Women’s Peace Groups in Vancouver Press for Korea Negotiations. The Nation. Jan 16, 2018.
Nuclear-capable B-52 bombers join B-2s, B-1Bs on Guam amid tensions with North Korea. JapanTimes. Jan 16, 2018.
Co-chairs’ summary of the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula. Government of Canada. Jan 16, 2018.
What If the Text Alert in Hawaii Had Been Real?. Truthout. Jan 16, 2018.
Tillerson warns North Korea that failure to negotiate giving up its nukes could trigger military action. JapanTimes. Jan 17, 2018.
The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades. FPIF. Jan 17, 2018.
U.S. should take small steps toward peace with North Korea. SeattleTimes. Jan 18, 2018.