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64 Years After the Korean War, the North Is Still Digging Up Bombs


Decades after it ended, the conflict is still yielding thousands of leftover explosives—virtually all of them American.

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Democrats Announce House and Senate Agreement on Sanctions Against Russia


If the bill is passed, legislators may be on a collision course with the president. (Pictured, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.)

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North Korea Wants to Deter a U.S. Attack. That’s Why It Has Nukes.


Kim Jong Un’s decision to maintain nuclear weapons is rational in light of U.S. regime-change policies toward Iraq and Libya, neither of which were nuclear states.

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Russell Brand Wonders if Anything Meaningful Will Come From the G-20 Summit (Video)

The “Trews” host (left) deconstructs President Trump’s speech to the international summit in Germany and discusses the meeting’s possible global outcomes. (At right, the U.K.’s Theresa May.)

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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122 Nations Sign Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban—but Not U.S. or Russia


The U.N. treaty was signed after weeks of negotiations that were not attended by any of the nine nuclear-armed states, which include America, Russia and North Korea.

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Donald Trump Meets With Vladimir Putin at G-20 Summit


The two held “very, very good talks,” Trump said. Meanwhile, news also broke that the U.S. and Russia had reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria.

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U.S.-China-North Korea Tensions Increase Threat of Global Nuclear War


A potentially catastrophic endgame is playing out between bellicose North Korea and the pugnacious U.S. regime.

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Kim Jong Un Vows North Korea’s Nukes Will Stay Off the Negotiating Table


Analysts say Kim’s government believes nuclear weapons are key to its own survival and could be used to wrest concessions from the United States.

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Russia-China Relationship Is Growing Closer, and That Could Hurt U.S. National Security


Global power is being shifted by Sino-Russian rapprochement, a development largely caused by American actions.

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Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula


North Korea hasn’t been cowed into compliance by Washington’s warnings and military muscle-flexing. Here’s why diplomacy is not naive appeasement in the Korean crisis.

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Noam Chomsky on Climate Change, Foreign Policy and ‘the Facade of Trumpisms’ (Video)

The acclaimed political critic and philosopher delves into a number of pressing subjects in a special hour-long talk with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.


European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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Acting FBI Chief Tells Congress That Bureau Won’t Bend to Pressure From the White House

Andrew McCabe assures the Senate Intelligence Committee during Thursday morning’s hearing that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

South Korea’s Progressive New President Moon Jae-in Is Open to Talks in Pyongyang About Nukes


The just-elected Moon says he would “go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula” as North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un proceeds with a nuclear weapons program.

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Progressive Moon Jae-in Is the Likely Winner in South Korean Presidential Election


Moon favors resuming talks with North Korea and says he would review the previous administration’s decision to host a U.S. missile defense system.

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Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars


The American way of recalling war has led to the populist nationalisms of today.

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Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History


Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

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Chomsky on GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Video)

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman asks the social critic and linguist to elaborate on his views about the Republican Party, North Korea and more.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump


The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

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Noam Chomsky Assesses Trump’s First 75 Days: ‘One Crazy Thing After Another’ (Video)

The acclaimed author and political commentator talks about Russia, nuclear disarmament, Trump’s Cabinet and ways the administration is turning America “into a laughingstock.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

National Insecurity


Voters drawn to Donald Trump because they believed he would rein in interventionism abroad and deal with festering problems at home are in for a disappointment.

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Donald Trump Faces Four Looming Flashpoints


North Korea, the South China Sea, the Baltic Sea region and the Middle East are primed to explode early in his presidency.

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The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump


It would be wise to look once again for alternatives to our militaristic policies in Asia, for more equitable ties with Japan and South Korea, and for a shift away from confrontation with North Korea and China.

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‘The Lovers and the Despot’ Film Review: The Curious Case of Kim Jong Il’s Stolen Filmmakers


Not even North Korea’s late supreme leader was immune to Hollywood’s charms. (Pictured, Choi Eun Hee, left, and Shin Sang Ok.)

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Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1 Percent From Panama Leak


The massive release of documents is a wonderful thing, but do not expect a genuine exposé of capitalism. The dirty secrets of some corporations will remain unpublished.

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VIDEO: North Korea Sentences U.S. College Student to 15 Years’ Hard Labor


Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old economics student at the University of Virginia, was found guilty of committing “severe crimes” against the state for allegedly attempting to steal a political banner from a hotel in Pyongyang.

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Face It: Donald Trump Is Right About Iraq—and That Should Sink Hillary Clinton


The discerning listener knows that the GOP front-runner has been critical of U.S. militarism for some time.

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Escalating a Cold War, U.S. Flies B-52 Bomber Over South Korea


American forces made the gesture amid increasing tensions after North Korea’s widely disputed claim that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test last week.

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Midcentury U.S. Germ Warfare ‘Cover-Up’ Underscores Official Duplicitousness


In the face of ongoing public ignorance of research that appears to show that the U.S. military dropped fleas with bubonic plague on North Korea and China six decades ago, author and journalist David Swanson sees an urgent need to oppose U.S. militarism.

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North Korea Setting Clocks Back 30 Minutes to Create New Time Zone


In a bizarre move that North Korean state media call a break from “imperialism,” the nation is switching to a new time zone to mark Korea’s liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War II.

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Iran Nuclear Deal May Be About to Happen


After more than a fortnight of intense negotiations in Vienna, representatives from the P5+1 multinational coalition who have been meeting with officials from Tehran to try to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program seemed close to reaching a conclusion Sunday.

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 READ MORE

South Korean Parents Will Be Required to Have Government-Approved Spyware on Teens’ Smartphones


It appears that South Korea is playing Orwellian catch-up with its security-obsessed northern neighbor.

Posted on May 19, 2015 READ MORE

Death Sentence for Morsi: Egypt’s Junta Takes Another Step Toward Being North Korea


That the only freely elected president Egypt has ever known has been sentenced to death is only to be expected from the current military junta, which made a coup in July 2013, and declared the former ruling party, the Muslim Brotherhood, to be a terrorist organization indistinguishable from al-Qaida.

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U.S. Media Dangerously Regurgitated Government Claims About North Korea and Sony


By reflexively and uncritically repeating the Obama administration’s unsubstantiated claim that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures, the U.S. establishment press once again revealed itself to be a mouthpiece for—rather than a check on—power, and thus a danger to public security, Glenn Greenwald writes at The Intercept.

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