Tag Archives: peace movement

South Korea | Moon-Trump Summit Summary | South Korean Anti-Trump Protests

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Seoul on November 7 and held a joint press conference following their summit. Trump’s statement was noticeably toned down in contrast to his past remarks on North Korea. It did not contain threats of “fire and fury” or military action against North Korea.

USA | “Stop the war at home and abroad”: US antiwar activists discuss struggle for peace

On June 16-18 a coalition of various antiwar groups and movements held its annual conference in Richmond, Virginia. These groups are known as independent from both mainstream parties dominating in the US politics. It was that common ground which allowed them to form UNAC – the United National Antiwar coalition.

USA | “It’s Weird that U.S. Citizens Don’t Know”

In early September 2016, a Veterans For Peace delegation traveled to the small island of Okinawa, Japan to stand in solidarity with the local people to oppose the construction of new helipads. 3 members of the delegation were former US Marines who were once stationed on Okinawa and are now standing with the local people.

India | The 54th International Antiwar Assembly was held in Japan

The central meeting of the 54th International Antiwar Assembly was held in
Tokyo on August 7th, attended by 1,200 workers, students and citizens. Regional meetings were also held on the same day in Sapporo (Hokkaido Region), Kanazawa (Hokuriku Region), Nagoya (Tokai Region), Osaka (Kansai Region), Fukuoka (Kyushu Region) and Naha (Okinawa Prefecture), each attended by several hundred people. In an ardent, militant atmosphere, all the meetings were highly successful.

USA | “The US is a collapsing empire but a very dangerous one” Interview with Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon is a Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.
Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 31 years.
Bruce is a Vietnam-era veteran and began his organizing career by working for the United Farm Workers Union in Florida organizing fruit pickers. Bruce is an active member of Veterans for Peace and is the Secretary of Space in the Green Shadow Cabinet.
Bruce has traveled to and spoken in many countries and on many college campuses. Bruce was engaged in producing of documentary videos critical to the US foreign politics.
Bruce initiated the Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home in 2009 that spread to other New England states and beyond. This campaign makes the important connections between endless war spending and fiscal crisis throughout the U.S.
In 2013 Bruce helped organize the passage of a drone bill in the Maine state legislature that requires police to obtain warrants before they can spy on the public. The bill was vetoed by the governor.
Bruce helps the South Korean Jeju village fighting against construction of a Navy base. He has worked to help build support for the Jeju Island issue for several years.
Having returned from his last voyage to Jeju Island Bruce Gagnon answered several questions of our site.