As the world marked the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan, Donald Trump threatened North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Days earlier, the U.N. Security Council, led by the U.S., imposed extremely harsh sanctions on the DPRK. At this very moment, the U.S. is conducting war “games” which simulate an invasion of the DPRK, while every effort by the DPRK to test weapons it can use to defend itself against attack is treated as a “provocation”.
What is behind the latest crisis? What is the history of U.S.-DPRK relations? Why does the U.S. still refuse to sign a peace treaty with the DPRK, 64 years after the end of the Korean War? What are North Korea and North Koreans really like?
We’re excited to be joined by two activists who recently returned from a trip to the DPRK, and will be the last American tourists to visit the DPRK for the foreseeable future now that Trump has banned travel to the DPRK. They’ll share slides taken during their trip, and provide analysis of the current situation. Join us for a discussion.
Admission: $3-5, no one turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible.
This event is sponsored by Santa Clara County Peace & Freedom Party
(See event web page)