Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Korean Walk for Peace

Last weekend a women's group of prominent activists walked to the Korean border, drawing attention to more than 60 years of hostilities.

Gloria Steinem, Nobel Peace Prize laureates Mairead Maguire & Leymah Gbowee, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, and dozens of others beg us to reconsider Korea's long & tragic militarization.


The women planned to walk across the border. But the South Korean government (and American controllers) wanted to manipulate the news images, so only allowed them across in a bus. South Korea's government bullshit claim (quote) was their forces "could not guarantee the activists’ safety" unless they arrived by bus -- but these activists had traveled via North Korea, where surely there's no security guarantee.

South Korea's military & US Military Command
Don't want peace. 

Peacetime militarists lose budget, power, and perhaps their jobs.