5/Aug/13 – Obama and the Pentagon hold that Kim Jong Un’s North Korea is the greatest threat to peace in Asia and insists that the only deterrence is the joint exercises they conduct every year. But many in Seoul argue that the joint US/South Korea war games are driving the North into a dangerous offensive posture that could easily end in another catastrophe.
Category Archives: Published Works
‘Sweetening’ the Pentagon’s Deal in the Marianas: From Guam to Pagan グアムからパガン島へ マリアナ諸島基地作戦に色づけするペンタゴン
8/July/13 – The present public battle over control of indigenous land rights in Guam has created another battle over the very words that might best represent the intentions of those in the U.S. military who seek to assert claims over sacred indigenous land.
Joseph Gerson’s speech for the World Conference Against A- and H-Bombs.
6/July/13 – Joseph Gerson’s reflection on Yamaguchi Senji, a survivor of the Nagasaki A-bombing, co-founder of Nihon Hidankyo, and for many years a leader with Gensuikyo.
Working Group participant Joseph Gerson offers insight on what and how senior Obama officials understood their inheritance from the Bush administration and how they sought to build on that legacy.
6/April/13 – Joseph Gerson,* American Friends Service Committee’s disarmament coordinator, spoke at the Third National Conference of Historians Against the War called “The New Faces of War.” Gerson participated on a panel called “Understanding and Responding to the Asia-Pacific Pivot.” This video was produced by Stephen Roblin and Spencer Compton.
10/May/13 – Gangjeong villagers last night were removed while protecting tents they had long used just across the road from the Navy base construction gate on Jeju Island, South Korea. The government appears to be continuing with its fierce crackdown since the election of the new president Park Geun-hye.
22/April/13 – This video features – among others – Bruce Gagnon, a participant in the Working Group.
15/April/13 – Christine Hong and Tim Shorrock (both Working Group participants) join Gregory Elich to to discuss what’s happening between the US and the Korean peninsula – from the failure of denuclearization talks, to the impact of decades of sanctions on the people of North Korea.