Part 1: “It was the only thing left standing”: The Human Cost of War
As the United States threatened a preemptive strike and escalated military provocations against North Korea in recent weeks, the western media barraged the U.S. public ad nauseum with images of flying North Korean missiles and goose-stepping soldiers. Rarely mentioned in the western media is the human cost of war and what is at stake for Koreans in the north, south and overseas.
ZoominKorea spoke with a panel of Korea experts–Christine Ahn, Ramsay Liem and Gregory Elich–about the human cost of war and division and what Korean Americans and progressive allies should be doing in this moment to call for peace. Listen to the audio segment below or click here.
Christine Ahn is the Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War.
Ramsay Liem is professor emeritus of psychology at Boston College. He has conducted oral histories with Korean American survivors of the Korean War and produced the award-winning film, Memory of Forgotten War.
Gregory Elich is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea and the author of Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit.
Stay tuned for Part 2: A History Lesson on the US-N Korea Nuclear Crisis.
Featured News & Articles
Rev. Jesse Jackson is in South Korea to spread the word of peace. Jackson has been traveling South Korea calling for more efforts to bring North Korea out of isolation, saying the country needs food and trade, not sanctions and starvation, according to Yonhap News.read more
July 27 marks the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. In a special interview with ZoominKorea contributor Gregory Elich, we discuss the significance of the Armistice Agreement, prospects for ending the Korean War, and what it will take for genuine peace to come and remain permanently on the Korean Peninsula.read more
Weekly News Roundup
The residents of Seongju and Gimcheon were caught off guard when the USFK and the South Korean Defense Ministry forced key parts of the THAAD missile system into the former Lotte Skyhill Golf Course in the early morning hours of April 26. The AN/TPY-2 radar is believed to have been transported into the deployment site.read more