Historic Opportunity for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

The meeting between President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea resulted in an agreement to end the Korean War and work toward unity. Their declaration was a major breakthrough where the two Koreas announced Koreans will determine their own fate and end hostilities on the Korean Peninsula. We speak with Hyun Lee, an editor of Zoom In Korea and a peace activist who is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, about the importance of their meeting and what to expect from President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. We also provide news and activism updates.

 

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Relevant articles and websites:

Women Cross DMZ Statement of Congratulations on Historic Inter-Korean Summit 

Korean Public Service & Transport Workers Union hails Panmunjom Declaration

Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula

Here’s What Kim Really Wants Out of His Meeting With Trump 

Koreas Reach Agreement on Peace, Prosperity and Unity by Kevin Zeese

North Korea And US: Will Real Aggressor Please Stand Down? by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The Long History Of US Abuses To Korea by Anthony Gronowicz

Who Really Started The Korean War? by Justin Raimondo

Popular Resistance coverage of the Korean conflict

Zoom In Korea

Korea Policy Institute

 

Guest:

Hyun Lee is the managing editor of Zoom in Korea, an online resource that provides news and analysis on peace and democracy in Korea. She is an associate of the Korea Policy Institute. Hyan is an anti-war activist and organizer who has traveled to North and South Korea  and also serves on the steering committee of the Task Force to Stop THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific.