Anti-war movements growing in NE Asia

The escalating war of words between US President Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim, is dangerously increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Given the destruction that the USA military caused in North Korea during the war in the early 1950’s, and its use of nuclear weapons on Japan in 1945, there is widespread fear among working class communities that another devastating war could break out. In South Korea, peace activist Jo Young-sam, set himself on fire in protest against the deployment of new military hardware, the THAAD. The South Korean union movement has now joined with regional areas in staging large anti-war protests. Meanwhile in Japan, the labour movement is also becoming more active in anti-war activities.