Korean people — North and South — want peace. Don’t let the U.S. gov’t reduce them to a bargaining chip.

Technically, the Korean War never ended. A ceasefire occurred in the early 1950s, but the war never officially ended. The De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) has been the most heavily militarized border for more than half a century.

Unlike many nations, the people of Korea – North and South – are all THE SAME ethnic group. The boundary is a cruel Cold War relic that divided families. Virtually all Koreans want to be together.

This article notes the one-year anniversary of an important joint statement for peace and reconciliation.

Since the early 1950s the U.S. government has arrogantly played politics instead of really working for peace and with utter disregard for the well-being of the Korean people.

I encourage people to read this smart, insightful article. It proposes smart ways to proceed.

https://truthout.org/articles/80-million-korean-people-must-not-be-reduced-to-a-dc-bargaining-chip/

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org