Category Archives: Korea

Guest Post: South Korea Bans Korean-German from Kwangju

In an extraordinary and undemocratic act, the South Korean government has prevented Lee Jong-Hyeon, a 79 year-old Korean living in Germany to enter the country to attend commemoration ceremonies remembering the May 18, 1980, uprising in Kwangju. He arrived on … Continue reading

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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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Back to Korea

I’m heading back to Korea on Friday. I’ve been invited to Gwangju by the city government with the small group of Korean and foreign reporters who were there during the citizens’ uprising of May 18, 1980. The city is sponsoring … Continue reading

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A Plea for Peace in Korea

The wars drums are beating in Pyongyang and Washington, and the official media in both North Korea and the United States are eating it up. Time for a little sanity: a guest post by my colleague Simone Chun. “Heart speaks … 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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