The Vieques of the Pacific: Pyeongtaek, the US Military and Popular Resistance of the Korean People
A Report Back from the International Delegation to South Korea
Tune in to the Friday edition of WBAI's Wake-up Call (99.5 FM in New York, on-line at http://www.wbai.org) for Mario Murillo's special 1-hour report on the Korean people's struggle against the Korea-U.S. FTA and the U.S. military base expansion in Pyeongtaek.
Working as an embedded reporter for WBAI, Mario accompanied an 18-member solidarity delegation sponsored by KAWAN, Korean Americans Against War and Neoliberalism, that recently traveled to Korea to visit with the struggling farmers in Pyeongtaek, who are resisting the plan of the US military to expand the Camp Humphreys base, thereby displacing them from their land. They also participated in the national general strike against the Free Trade negotiations currently underway between the Korean government and the Bush Administration.
The report on Friday will focus primarily on the military expansion issue, but will tie in the FTA discussions as well. Hear the voices of some of the participants in the delegation, but more importantly, the voices of Korean activists who are fighting against militarism on the Korean peninsula. At a time when most of the U.S. media points to North Korea as the destabilizing force in the region, it may come as a surprise that many people in the South also view the United States as a force for instability and tensions.
Wake Up Call airs Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 9:00am. The report on Korea will air on Friday, December 1st in the second hour of the program, from 7-8:00am.
For those outside of New York City, you can also listen on the internet at -www.wbai.org. Programs are archived online for 30 days.