From a North Korea photo essay at BBC Online.
Today the War Times group I work with sent out this email blast. I think that text is worth posting here as reminder to those of us who make up the U.S. peace movement that we have even more to do than we sometimes realize.
For five long years, the impending and actual Iraq disaster has trapped the U.S. peace movement: we've focused exclusively on working toward U.S. withdrawal from that unhappy country. That wasn't wrong. But necessity has distracted us from projecting what a more peaceful, post-imperial, world might look like. But that too must be a task for a "peace movement."
This Korea agreement reminds us that we need to be about not only "out now" but also about projecting a vision of how very different countries and societies can share a finite, fragile planet with some fairness and respect.