Thanks to Seth Mountain for this list.
Resources for those of you (especially In the US) who wish to get past the memes and extremely partisan, often ahistorical, US-centered and decontextualized narratives making the rounds this week about what happened in Singapore on Tuesday.
Here are 11 LINKS (in English) to important articles, analyses, critiques, official documents and reflections about the NK/US summit in Singapore.
Not a comprehensive list by any means, but hopefully a helpful starting point.
1. “Trump Meets Kim, Averting Threat of Nuclear War—and US Pundits Are Furious.”
The Nation. June 13th, 2018.
By Tim Shorrock, reporting in Singapore. Shorrock is an independent investigative journalist who has covered Korea and Japan for 3 decades. His work with declassified US documents (the “Cherokee Files”) changed much of the international understanding and narrative about the infamous 1980 Gwangju Massacre. He has interviewed many leading Korean peace workers, labor leaders, and former president Kim Dae Jung. Last year after the South Korean election, he was the only independent western journalist granted an interview with new president, Moon Jae In.
2. “Liberals Are Criticizing the Korea Summit From the Right. Here’s Why They Have it All Wrong.”
In These Times. June 13th, 2018.
Interview with Christine Ahn, long time international peace activist and founder of Women Cross DMZ.
3. “The North Korea Summit Through The Looking Glass.”
The Jacobin. June 13th, 2018. By Branko Marcetic.
4. “Asia widely welcomes Kim-Trump detente.”
Asia Times.June 13th, 2018. By Nile Bowie.
5. “Prof. Bruce Cumings: U.S. Bombing in Korea More Destructive Than Damage to Germany, Japan in WWII.”
Democracy Now. June 12th, 2018.
Interview with Bruce Cumings.
6. Reflection by Pastor Hyun Hur. June 14th, 2018.
7. Official Response to Summit by South Korean President Moon Jae In. Facebook. June 12th, 2018.
8. “[Editorial] South Korean voters choose peace as walls or regionalism tumble down.” [about the elections in South Korea, one day after the NK/USA Summit in Singapore]
Hankyoreh. June 14th, 2018.
9. “Everybody, Especially Congressional Democrats, Take a Deep Breath and Follow the President’s Lead (President Moon’s, Not Trump’s).”
Common Dreams. June 14th, 2018. By Kevin Martin, Korea Peace Network Coordinator.
10. Full text of the summit document, signed by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore, June 12th, 2018.
11. My own reflection on the summit. Written in Seoul, June 12th, 2018.