Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is President of Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund, the country’s largest peace and disarmament organization with approximately 200,000 supporters nationwide.

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Moon, Trump Views
Sunday, April 07, 2019
President Moon's Unenviable Task
When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea meets with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, he may find himself fighting the urge to pour cold water all over Trump, because that’s what Trump did to the Korea peace process when he met with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi.
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Saturday, February 09, 2019
Building on Progress in 2018, Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Timely
The announcement of a second summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, set for February 27-28 in Vietnam, comes after a year of astonishing steps toward reconciliation between South and North Korea led steadfastly by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. This second summit offers hope for...
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With this week’s summit between Kim and the brilliant peace-seeking South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it’s clear the peace train continues to roll on the Korean Peninsula. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Friday, September 21, 2018
For This Year’s International Day of Peace, Korea Takes the Lead
Today is the International Day of Peace, an unfortunately lightly observed day, especially in the perpetually-at-war United States. However, Campaign Nonviolence, spurred by the group Pace e Bene, is helping coordinate various peace actions in the U.S. and worldwide. There is precious little peace...
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The United States is the number one weapons dealer in the world, and Saudi Arabia is our biggest customer, having purchased over $100 billion in armaments since 2010. (Image: MoveOn.org) Views
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
U.S. Support for the Bombing of Yemen to Continue, for Now
On September 12, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officially certified Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “...are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments.” This is required to...
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"One would never know it from the mainstream US media, but the president who matters most in this process is not Trump, it’s South Korea’s Moon Jae-in." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Everybody, Especially Congressional Democrats, Take a Deep Breath and Follow the President's Lead (President Moon's, Not Trump's)
So it turns out U.S. President Donald Trump is inept at international diplomacy. Who knew? Well, pretty much everybody knew, or at least suspected. But he’s not always wrong about everything (more on that in a bit). The ridiculous video, overblown self-aggrandizement, off-the-cuff declarations of...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Diplomacy, Hope, and Inspiration in Korea
History will be made this week with the summit meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. With a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump looming in four to six weeks or so, it's tempting to look past this first summit, but that would be a...
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"US military and foreign policy (nearly one and the same these days), mostly run on auto-pilot, with an almost total lack of democracy, as politicians bought and paid for by weapons contractors further their own interests, rather than ours."(Photo: United States Army Band/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Trump’s Military Madness Parade Actually Makes Sense (But Must Be Stopped!)
President Donald Trump’s edict for the Pentagon to hold a military parade in Washington actually makes sense in a sick way. Shouldn’t we taxpayers get to see the missiles, warheads, tanks, drones, guns and other warfare hardware that over half of federal discretionary spending goes toward every...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Olympic Truce: A Unique Chance to Step Back from the Brink of (Nuclear?) War with North Korea
Another war with North Korea would be disastrous. It could easily go nuclear. It should be unthinkable, and there are peaceful diplomatic alternatives. For South Korea, which would bear the brunt of any conflict with North Korea, there is no military option. As a group of 58 retired US military...
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"As the diplomatic process finally begins, there will be countless opportunities for the Trump administration to undermine it, and countless voices telling it to." (Photo: Woohae Cho/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 05, 2018
North Korea Diplomacy Needs Defending, Not Snarky Tweets
As the U.S., the Korean Peninsula, and the world stare down the barrel of what would be a devastating war between the U.S. and North Korea, President Trump’s reluctant, kinda sorta endorsement via Twitter of proposed talks between North and South Korea triggered a collective sigh of cautious relief...
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Fifty Years On: MLK’s Giant Triplets Still Plague Us, Including Militarism
On Tuesday, April 4, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. It doesn't seem that long. Dr. King, along with many others, had always tried to combine local and national issues in a global context. Now, added to Dr. King's giant triplets are nuclear disarmament and sustainable...
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