Speakers included: Gareth Porter, Dr. Assal Rad, Richard Broinowski , and Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani.
The comprehensive legislation adopted by New York City Council on 9 December 2021, calls on NYC to divest from nuclear weapons, establishes a committee responsible for programming and policy related to NYC’s status as a nuclear-weapons-free zone, and calls on the US government to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
The greater possible value of this gathering of 111 countries is that it could instead serve as an “intervention,” or an opportunity for people and governments around the world to express their concerns about the flaws in U.S. democracy and the undemocratic way the United States deals with the rest of the world.
What has happened to the military families underscores the dangers to the 400,000 residents in Honolulu whose water would be contaminated by a predicted major leak from the underground fuel storage tanks.
Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion military budget bill for 2022.
Peace on the Korean Peninsula has long been a cherished wish of the Korean people for seven decades after the Korean armistice agreement. Since the breakdown of the Hanoi summit in February 2019, peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea remain at a stalemate. In March 2022, South Korea will hold a presidential election. Will the door of peace on the Korean Peninsula be reopened? Join us to hear the insights of two experts on the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula in 2022.
Simone Chun, Ph.D., researcher in US foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula; former Assistant Professor at Suffolk University; currently a member of Korea Peace Network, associate at Korea Policy Institute and Board of Advisors at CodePink. She will speak on the upcoming South Korean presidential election and the Korea peace movement.
Jessica J. Lee is
a Senior Research Fellow on East Asia at the Quincy Institute for
Responsible Statecraft. Her research interests include U.S. foreign
policy toward the Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on alliances and
North Korea. Her thirteen-year career in Washington includes positions
in the House of Representatives, a Korean American civic organization,
and consulting firms. She will discuss U.S. foreign policy goals on the
Korean Peninsula and East Asia.
Sponsored by the New England Korea Peace Campaign; moderated by Seung Hee Jeon, visiting assistant professor of Korean at Boston College and co-chair of the NEKPC.
Photo: Visitors watch the North Korea side from the Unification Observation Post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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