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 Taylor Report 
 In the land of amnesia, Stephen Gowans provides a valuable service in remembering the difficult trials faced by Koreans in their struggle for liberation.
 Interview
 Stephen Gowans, Ottawa-based writer and political commentator, author of the upcoming "Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Fight for Freedom"
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Stephen Gowans delves into the history: after WWII and liberation from the Japanese occupation, Korea refused to give up the struggle for independence.

The parallels to post-war Vietnam are strong. Korea declared its own independence, was divided, and the South placed under a U.S.-backed occupation force recruited from Japanese fascism and their collaborators.

Although Korean guerillas and Soviet military forces shed blood in freeing Korea from Japan, the U.S. lost none. Yet, the U.S. was able to occupy half of the country. It complained about the Soviet occupation. The Soviets left. The Americans never did.

Gowans comments on the Trump administration's approach to the DPRK. We are at the mercy of headline writers who give us headlines like "War is inevitable, says the North Korean representative." Actually, the Koreans complained that the U.S. was heading towards war via the constant U.S. military exercises on the DPRK's border. Trump's comments are as provocative as the military exercises, but have precedent in the statements of previous U.S. presidents and officials.

North Korea has proposed freezing its own nuclear program, in exchange for an end to the massive U.S. exercises on its border. They have also proposed reunification under a confederation of two systems. You hardly ever hear about that. There's no progress, because the U.S. absolutely does not want to lose its military presence on the Korean Peninsula.
Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Fight for Freedom

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00:24:23 English 2017-09-25
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