Moderate Rebels episode 7

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton discuss Donald Trump’s genocidal threats against North Korea and the growing anti-war protests in the South against the deployment of the THAAD system and the presence of 28,000 US troops.

Max reports on the ground from South Korea capital Seoul, where he interviews Gayoon Baek and Wang-Soon Young, organizers from the activist group People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy. They detail how the US has militarized the Korean peninsula, the damage this militarization has done to Korean society, and prospects for peace with the DPRK in the future.

Show Notes

People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy website

Thousands of South Koreans protest the US’ missile defense system“, Agence France-Presse, 24 June 2017

Guy Taylor, “Protesters say THAAD missile system is more about U.S. militarism than South Korean protection“, Washington Times, 22 May 2017

Dena Takruri, “Is The U.S. Military Prepping For War With North Korea?”, AJ+, 13 September 2017

S. Nathan Park, “South Korea’s Nostalgia for Dictatorship Has (Mostly) Predictable Results“, Foreign Policy, 15 November 2016

Dave Hazzan, “Is South Korea Regressing Into a Dictatorship?“, Foreign Policy, 14 July 2016

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