Category Archives: Asia

My Kwangju Documents Get a Home – In Kwangju

This week I agreed to donate my entire collection of FOIA documents on U.S. policy in South Korea from 1979 to 1980 to the city of Kwangju. Mayor Yoon and I worked out the agreement on May 18 after I held extensive … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: Yes, an apology is long overdue.

President Obama will visit Hiroshima on May 27, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Should he apologize, pundits ask? Absolutely. My thoughts, just posted at The Nation. The idea that the atomic bombings brought an end to war has always seemed … Continue reading

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Chomsky on Korea, U.S. Foreign Policy, Sanders and Clinton

Noam Chomsky has long had a deep interest in Korea. Ever since his involvement in the antiwar movement of the 1960s, he’s paid close attention to the country and the controversial role played by the United States on the peninsula … Continue reading

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Raising a ruckus with the South Korean government

Over the last 10 days, I’ve been in the middle of a dispute with the South Korean government of Park Guen-Hye, which is none too pleased with my reporting on the political situation in South Korea. The government’s calls to my … Continue reading

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Labor crackdown in Seoul: Transport Union fights police raid

South Korean police raided the national offices of the Korean Federation of Public Services and Transport Workers Union (KPTU) on Friday but were thwarted by workers and union members. The raid is part of a broad crackdown on organized labor by … Continue reading

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