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Leid Stories—What’s Feeding Trump’s Warmongering and Bombing Spree?—04.17.17

President Donald Trump’s unleashing “the mother of all bombs” last Thursday in Afghanistan exponentially broadened and deepened U.S. concurrent involvement in several theaters of war. Add ISIS to Trump’s active-enemies list—which also includes Syria and North Korea. Leid Stories asks: How and why did war become such a vital part of Trump’s agenda? Download this episode (right click and save)

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Resistance Radio – Emanuel Pastreich – 10.30.16

Emanuel Pastreich is the director of the Asia Institute in Seoul, Korea, a think tank that has made the environment and technological change in Asia its central concern. Originally a scholar of classical Chinese literature, and more broadly Asian literature, he has advocated for closer cooperation across Asia to address the profound challenges of our age. He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and has recently published a book in Chinese in which he advocates for a new vision of the Chinese economy based in part on traditional Chinese ideas about ecology from Confucianism and Daoism.

United States of America and Russia

Brandon Turbeville – Russia Calls For “Emergency” UN Security Council Meeting Regarding US Bombing Of Syrian Military

After the United States launched an attack against Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour early on Saturday morning, Russia is now calling for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council and an immediate explanation from the United States. The Americans claim that the bombing was merely a mistake; however, it is hard to make that claim when the two sides were in battle with one …

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Clearing The Fog – Corean Peace Delegation Works for End to Korean War – 05.31.16

Three members of the Corean Alliance for Independent Reunification and Democracy (CAIRD) are in the United States on a peace expedition. They speak with us about the brutal history of the US’ involvement in Korea and their work to end the Korean War, bring reunification and build democracy. Their work builds on decades of work by Korean activists. Under the current leader, this work is being made even more challenging by the application of a National Security Law. We also discuss the impact of trade agreements on Korean farmers and workers.

Dangerous Military Buildup in Asia and Pacific By Ann Wright

The international community is extraordinarily concerned about the Chinese construction on small islands and atolls in disputed waters off China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan.  Over the past 18 months, the Chinese government has created islands out of atolls and larger islands out of small ones. With the Obama administration’s “pivot” of the United States military and economic strategy to Asia …