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US soldiers’ wild fireworks party condemned by virus-weary Koreans

An official in the southeastern port city of Busan holds a sign that asks visitors to wear masks at the city's Haeundae Beach on July 5, 2020. (Yonhap)

An official in the southeastern port city of Busan holds a sign that asks visitors to wear masks at the city’s Haeundae Beach on July 5, 2020 | Yonhap

BUSAN, July 6 (Yonhap) — Dozens of foreigners presumed to be American soldiers created disturbances by setting off firecrackers at a renowned beach in Busan apparently in celebration of Independence Day in the United States, resulting in the brief detention of a soldier, police said Monday. Continue reading

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Virtual meeting on current developments on the Korean Peninsula

Held on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Historic North-South Joint Declaration

Thursday, June 18 — 7:00 pm EDT

The meeting will cover important matters of concern including:
• Relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the U.S.
• Inter-Korean Relations, U.S. war exercises and provocations
• How the DPRK is successfully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic despite illegal sanctions

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kiyul Chung
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The 21st Century
Adjunct Professor, Korea University, Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Professor, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, DPRK
Sanctions on the DPRK will be discussed by Toronto lawyer Lorne Gershuny
Organized by: Korea Truth Commission (Canadian Chapter), Korean Federation in Canada

EVERYONE WELCOME!

To join meeting and for information: click here.
Meeting ID: 868 1560 7481
Password: 420759

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Event. For Peace, Security and Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula 

Public Forum in Toronto on June 15

For Peace, Security and Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Toronto
Saturday, June 15 – 2:00-6:00 pm
TNG Community Centre, 349 Ontario Street
Organized by: Korea Truth Commission (Canadian Chapter) and Korean Federation in Canada
For more information call 416-768-1107 or email: corfedca@yahoo.ca

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kiyul Chung, 21st Century Institute, Washington, DC; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, DPRK Continue reading

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Important meeting in June to discuss the developments on the Korean Peninsula

Toronto
Saturday June 15, 2019 — 2:00-6:00 pm
TNG Community Centre, 349 Ontario Street

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kiyul Chung, 21st. Century Institute, Washington D.C.
Associate Professor, Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, DPRK

Everyone is warmly invited to a public forum on the struggle for peace, security and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the historic June 2000 North-South Joint Declaration signed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK). Continue reading

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Vietnam: The big winner at the US-DPRK Summit

By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez

Hanoi, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) – The much-expected second Summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un concluded on Thursday here without agreements, but it was not Vietnam”s fault: the scenario deserved significant rapprochement between the United States and North Korea. Things went as planned, but Vietnam, as a country, and Hanoi, as the venue of the meeting, can rest assured that they created all conditions to get more results. Continue reading

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Developments on the Korean Peninsula: Second DPRK-US summit being held in Vietnam 

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  • Summit Preparations and Agenda
  • Developments Since DPRK-U.S. Singapore Summit
  • Deepening of Inter-Korean Relations
  • Attempt to Sabotage Peace Efforts 

Developments on the Korean Peninsula: Second DPRK-U.S. Summit to be held in Vietnam

TML Daily (February 25) – The second summit between Chairman Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and U.S. President Donald Trump will take place February 27-28, in Hanoi, Vietnam. A second summit has been in the offing since last fall, and the dates were confirmed by President Trump in his February 5 State of the Union Speech.[1] Continue reading

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Find out about Korea and join the work for peace

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PyeongChang ‘Peace Olympics’: Korean nation’s profound desire for peace and reunification sets tone

Photo shows joint Korean delegation entering PyeongChang Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony, February 9, 2018, ending the parade of nations. The Korean Unification Flag takes centre stage and flashes across the stadium seats with the name “Korea.”

A great sense of excitement surrounded the opening ceremonies of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with a united north and south Korean delegation participating under the Unification Flag. Continue reading

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Warship Watch. HMCS Chicoutimi offshore People’s Republic of Korea

Weapon of U.S. bullying and threats against DPRK

(February 10) – The Winter Olympics shows that Korea is striving for reunification, peace and to block regime change but the U.S. calculates that sanctions will ensure that Korea cannot last. The U.S. thinks that starving the people and creating ever more difficult conditions will bring the government down. The calculations of the U.S. and countries such as Canada are based on their psychology of bullying people. But their arrogance makes them blind to a quality of the people that they cannot fathom, which is their profound motivation to reunify their country. Just as U.S. policy toward Cuba, and Vietnam before that, failed to predict the readiness of the people to persist in their national and social liberation struggles, so too in Korea, the U.S. and its allies’ attempts to blackmail the Koreans do not reap the results they desire. Continue reading

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Obama’s Asia Pivot: Jeju Islanders stand firm against U.S. military occupation of South Korea

Protests against the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island have been held for the last several years. Pictured here, activists from the Jeju Pan-Island Committee to Stop the Military Base block the entrance to the construction site on April 12, 2013. The banner reads “Demand a stop to the Navy’s illegal construction! Conduct a joint investigation into environmental effects!” (Save Jeju Now!)

Philip Fernandez (TML Weekly Information Project) – Sixty-six years ago, on April 3, 1948, the people of Jeju Island rose up against the U.S. military occupation and division of their country and affirmed the Korean people’s right to be. Their historic resistance has been an inspiration to the Korean people and all people who are fighting for their right to independence, self-determination and peace. Continue reading

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US-NATO’s drive into Asia

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ASIAN NATO CONCEPT FLAG | Pnyxblog

A global military bloc | RICK ROZOFF

(January 29, 2009) – With the sixtieth anniversary summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to occur jointly in the French city of Strasbourg and and the German one of Kehl on April 3-4, the world should take note of how far from its original area of operations this, history’s first international military bloc has expanded in the interim since its creation in 1949. Continue reading

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For your information: Government of Canada backgrounder – Defence relations in Asia-Pacific

The Government of Canada describes its defence relations with the “Asia-Pacific Region” as follows:

“As a Pacific country, Canada considers its relations with its Asia-Pacific neighbours a priority. Canadian security and prosperity are linked to the vitality of Asia’s economy and the stability of the region. In support of this agenda, the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are committed to strengthening peace and security in the region and enhancing their engagement in Asia-Pacific.”

The Government claims that its involvement ranges “(f)rom our commitment of resources towards humanitarian and relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan, to our participation in regional military exercises and high-level defence fora,” and that it is “proud of the steps that we have taken in recent years to bolster defence relations and increase cooperation with Canada’s partners in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The backgrounder describes Canada’s multilateral defence relations and regional military exercises as follows: Continue reading

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South Koreans protest US nuclear subs

ON MARCH 21, local residents and political activists went into action holding an emergency demonstration at the south Korean Naval Operations Command headquarters in Busan when they heard that the nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Cheyenne had docked at the naval port to take part in the joint south Korea-U.S. war exercises presently underway. The Cheyenne is an attack submarine equipped with vertical cruise missile launch tubes and up-to-date combat systems, news agencies report. Continue reading

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Hands Off Korea!

An Appeal to People of Conscience Regarding the DPRK’s Just Response to U.S. Preparations for a Second Korean War

090404-TorontoAntiNATO-04-cropDUE TO to the seriousness of the issues involved by the actions of the big powers against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including those of the United Nations Security Council and of the Harper Government, we are reproducing the entire edition of TML Weekly Information Project dated March 9, 2013 concerning the escalating war preparations against the DPRK. These have directly involved two Canadian warships, the HMCS Algonquin and the HMCS Ottawa in U.S. war exercises. The special edition not only deals with how the issue presents itself but also provides comprehensive, in-depth information on the historical context. We think these are important matters of conscience. TML Weekly states: “We appeal to all men and women of conscience to take a just stand that favours the sacred cause of Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Since the position of the United States, Canada and other big powers fills the airwaves and newspapers, in this issue of TML Weekly we are providing arguments that the DPRK presents to substantiate its case and other pertinent views, comments and analysis. Join the discussion!”

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