NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.109
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
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Description: 
Washington has a long history of seeking to overthrow North Korea, even before their murderous war on DPRK that killed one quarter of the population, according to US Generals. We will discuss the effect of the war on Korean consciousness, US sanctions and threats against North Korea since that time, counter some of the fake news in the corporate media over the recent period, and the movement against war in Korea today. All the speakers have been to North Korea. Medea Benjamin was part of the Women Cross the DMZ peace delegation. Deirdre Griswold has been to both Koreas several times, the first being a meeting with Kim Il Sung. Stan Smith has written several articles exposing US disinformation against North Korea.

Participants

Deirdre Griswold first traveled to North Koera in 1990, and met with Kim Il Sung. Since then she has been to both the north and the south several times and recently spoke on Fox News' Tucker Carlson show about the DPRK. She is the editor of the Workers World newspaper and has written several... Read more
Joe Jamison is a long time member of the US Peace Council and retired labor activist. He is co-author of "Socialism Betrayed; Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union." Read more
Soobok is affiliated with Nodotdol, and first visited North Korea (DPRK) in 1995, and has returned several times since then. on group tours. He visited North Korea in 2012, where he attended International Trade Fair in Pyong Yang. In both 2013 and 2015, he visited for 2 weeks each and talked with... Read more