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Erratic Trump gives a boost to US rivals

Erratic Trump gives   a boost to US rivals Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.

Trump's chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war

Trumps chilling speech at UN makes threats of nuclear war Warmonger in chief Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” at the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday.

'We're opposing Trump's drive to war', say South Korean socialists

Were opposing Trumps drive to war, say South Korean socialists Members of Workers' Solidarity, Socialist Worker's sister newspaper in South Korea, spoke about what's behind the nuclear tensions—and how the South Korean working class movement is responding

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war The conflict is a consequence of the US decision, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to expand Nato

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse Two deeply unpleasant men are facing off over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The world feels closer to the possibility of nuclear war than at any time for half a century.

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster Threats against the US’s imperial rivals China and North Korea are reckless and dangerous

Trump risks deadly war over rivalry with China

15 August 2017
US president Donald Trump has warned that the US military is “locked and loaded” with “military solutions fully in place” in a confrontation with North Korea.

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia

06 August 2017
Warmonger in chief Donald Trump is ramping up tensions in Asia with fresh sanctions against the North Korean dictatorship.

Donald Trump’s row with North Korea could prove deadly

18 April 2017
Warmongering US president Donald Trump is ramping up tensions across the world to assert the US’s global dominance.

China crisis - could island strife lead to world war?

26 July 2016
A recent dispute over islands in the South China Sea is a sign of how imperialist tensions between the US and China could set the region ablaze, writes Dave Sewell

‘Don’t support US aggressive gamble against North Korea’

23 April 2013
Tensions around Korea are making many people nervous. Some are reminded of the Cuban missile crisis. 

Waiting for peace in Korea

23 April 2013
North Korea is demonised as a pariah state. Sadie Robinson argues that its fear of attack is not so irrational if you know its history

US rhetoric and sanctions ramp up dangerous tension with North Korea

05 April 2013
North Korea recently issued a “No.1 combat readiness alert” announcing that the “North and South are at war”. Leader Kim Jong-un also put his strategic missile units on standby for launch.

Chung Kuo China - Antonioni classic takes a look at hidden side of a vanished world

20 March 2012
It may be hard to imagine now, but in the early 1970s China was as closed off from the rest of the world as North Korea is today.

'Good' and 'bad' public weeping

03 January 2012
The British media sneered at public outpourings of grief in North Korea when Kim Jong-il died.

Support North Korea’s workers, not fake socialism or international diplomacy

03 January 2012
North Korea’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Chairman Kim Jong-il died in December after 17 years of dictatorial rule.

Imperial tensions push Korea to brink

01 June 2010
On the night of 26 March, the South Korean navy ship Cheonan split in half and sank while patrolling not far from the North Korean coast. Forty six sailors died.

West's hypocrisy over North Korea's nuclear weapons

26 May 2009
The West has condemned the recent test firing of a nuclear warhead by North Korea, warning of "tough measures" against the state.

North Korea: a divided history

16 October 2007
George Bush’s attitude toward the poverty-stricken East Asian country of North Korea demonstrates the contradictory stance of the US government.

Statement on the North Korean Nuclear Test

21 October 2006
On October 9, North Korea announced that it had just conducted a nuclear test. The test came just six days after an official statement by the Foreign Ministry that North Korea would proceed with such a test. Experts had warned unequivocally that the North Korean government in Pyongyang wasn't simply bluffing this time. But the US administration, by ignoring such warnings and responding with the usual blackmail, practically asked for this to happen.

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