WEBINAR: Averting War with North Korea

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WEBINAR 1:

Friday, October 6, 2017 4 pm EST1 pm PT10 am Hawaii
Averting War with North Korea.

Veteran journalist Tim Shorrock and Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ will trace the historical roots of the conflict between the US and DPRK, how we’ve arrived at this dangerous brink of war, and what the US peace movement must do to avert war with North Korea.

 

WEBINAR 2:

Friday, October 13, 4 pm EST
Sanctions Against North Korea: The Facts

Dr. Kevin Gray, University of Sussex Professor and Visiting Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center, will provide an overview on US and UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Dr. Gray will break down what impacts they do and don’t have, and their counterproductive effects.

 

Sources of Information

DIPLOMACY/NEGOTIATIONS:

-The Only Sensible Way Our of North Korean Crisis:  https://www.thenation.com/article/the-only-sensible-way-out-of-the-north-korea-crisis/

-Diplomacy with North Korea had worked before, it can work again by Tim Shorrock:                                                                                       https://www.thenation.com/article/diplomacy-with-north-korea-has-worked-before-and-can-work-again/

-We Can Stop North Korea from Attacking Us. All We Have To Do Is Not Attack Them by Jon Schwarz: https://theintercept.com/2017/08/14/we-can-stop-north-korea-from-attacking-us-all-we-have-to-do-is-not-attack-them/

–Is Trump Following a ‘Japan First’ Policy Against Kim Jong-Un? by Tim Shorrock: https://www.thenation.com/article/is-trump-following-a-japan-first-policy-against-kim-jong-un/

-Former DNI James Clapper says “the U.S. has no real pre-emptory military options“: https://www.csis.org/analysis/2017-j-csis-forum-keynote-remarks-honorable-james-clapper

-U.S. Looks To Revive Talks With North Korea’s Nuclear Program by NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/28/534764954/u-s-looks-to-revive-talks-on-north-koreas-nuclear-program

-North Korea Asks U.S. for Direct Negotiations, Without China’s Involvement from The Hankyoreh:   http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_northkorea/800276.html

 

SANCTIONS: 

-Tighter sanctions on North Korea could have a harsh humanitarian impact by Kevin Gray:                                                                                                           https://www.upi.com/Tighter-sanctions-on-North-Korea-could-have-a-harsh-humanitarian-impact/9781506086228/

-Why More Sanctions will not solve the North Korea problem by Kevin Gray:                                                                                                                   https://www.nknews.org/2016/03/why-more-sanctions-will-not-solve-the-north-korean-problem/

 

PROVOCATIONS:

-Why U.S. Bases Make Okinawa, Guam Nuclear Targets: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/09/bases-okinawa-guam-nuclear-targets-170906121731012.html

-This is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations by Bruce Cummings: https://www.thenation.com/article/this-is-whats-really-behind-north-koreas-nuclear-provocations/

 

THAAD/Missile Defense:

-The Peace Report video showing the ineffectiveness of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea: https://youtu.be/AdM8cyWYXoY

-Professor JJ Suh interview explaining how THAAD is ineffective in protecting South Korea: https://youtu.be/uON7s6e_pmI

-Anti-THAAD activist dies after setting himself on fire: http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170920000740

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

-Experts Letters to President Trump Regarding North Korea: http://www.icasinc.org/2017/2017l/2017lrlg.html

-The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’ by Ann Wright: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/17/the-logic-in-north-korean-madness/

-North Korea’s Rational Nuclear Strategy by Ted Snider: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/26/north-koreas-rational-nuclear-strategy/

-69% of Americans oppose a preemptive strike against North Korea: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-far-more-trust-generals-than-trump-on-n-korea-while-two-thirds-oppose-preemptive-strike/2017/09/23/5cc4377c-9fbb-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.74ba7a8fe309

National Mobilization To Stop Trump War on North Korea (PDF)