North Korea

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula Humanist Association of Hong Kong April 15, 2013 Press release The Humanist Association of Hong Kong notes with concern the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and is totally opposed to…

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

In this Press Release from the UK’s Scottish Nationalist Party Michael Portillo (former Conservative Defence Secretary) and Bill Kidd (Member of the Scottish Parliament) respond to UK Prime Minister’s statements in Scotland on nuclear deterrence. David Cameron was facing derision…

Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the current crisis on the Korean peninsula “has already gone too far,” following an announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. “I am deeply troubled. As Secretary-General,…

North Korea’s declared State of War: Rhetoric or Madness?

Here we publish the press realease from the international organisation, World without Wars and Violence: Regarding the situation in the Korean Peninsula and the policy of nuclear deterrence Members of World without Wars and Violence are extremely concerned about the…

Big Biz underlying DPRK provocations?

While it is the US of A that appears as the most ‘belligerent’ in the current Korea’s crisis – if this is not too weak a term for practices and thus threats of a nuclear attack – questions need to…

The Koreas: pull the plug on US troops

South Korea and the US military are conducting military drills around the Korean Peninsular. Their media reports say these are ‘strictly defensive in nature’ – and they are planned to continue until the end of April this year. As a…

Nuclear sabre-rattling in North East Asia: Can Godzilla be tamed?

Godzilla, a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation, first appears in a 1954 Japanese science fiction movie by the same name, ravaging Japan in a symbolic warning about the risks of nuclear weapons. For a couple of decades Godzilla was…

China calls for calm after North Korea threats

China has called for “calm and restraint” after North Korea reacted to a new series of UN sanctions with vows of a nuclear strike and cancellation of peace deals with South Korea. “China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm…

Obama – Nobel Peace Prize 2009: “We will maintain the best military the world has ever known”

Being the President of the USA can’t be an easy job; being a president from an ethnic minority, someone from a community that has a long experience of poverty, violence and discrimination, must be even harder. On one hand in…

North Korea 3 vs USA 1,054 nuclear tests

North Korea (DPRK) has conducted three explosive nuclear tests, compared to the United States’ 1,054! That North Korea is continuing with its nuclear weapons programme, which is clearly and understandably denounced by the UN, meaning by all the nations undersigning…

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