Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

Moon, Kim hold second summit in Panmunjom

President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, and top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un held their second summit in Panmunjom on Saturday.

The ROK’s presidential office said the two leaders met on the DPRK side of the truce village Panmunjom from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm local time on Saturday.

Ukraine | Violent Anti-Semitism Is Gripping Ukraine — And The Government Is Standing Idly By

A wave of anti-Semitism has swept over Ukraine. In the past three weeks alone, a far-right leader publicly called for cleansing Ukraine of zhidi (a slur equivalent to “kike”); a Holocaust memorial in Ternopil was bombed; hundreds marched through Lviv, in honor of an SS unit, complete with Nazi salutes; “Death to Zhidi” graffiti was scrawled in two cities; a revered rabbi’s tomb was vandalized; a Romani camp in Kiev was attacked and burned by far-right nationalists, and hundreds rocked out at a neo-Nazi concert clad in swastikas and throwing up Nazi salutes.

Striking Teachers in “Red” States Point the Way Forward

After the huge victory of the teachers in West Virginia, teachers in other “right-to-work” (for less) states — Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona — walked off the job to demand not only higher wages and improved conditions for teachers, but more funding for public education and an end to the privatization/charter school dismantling of public schools implemented by both Democrats and Republicans. In many states, they also raised demands to improve wages and working conditions for all public employees.