February 21, 2024

WomenCross DMZ: Marching for peace, failing North Koreans

OPINION: Any true discussion of victims and victimization on the Korean Peninsula cannot blame the U.S. alone

Meaningful peace in Korea ultimately requires both freedom and justice. The WomenCross DMZ parade was a perfect demonstration of how peace treaty advocates disfigure both.

The WomenCross DMZ approach paints itself as a “people’s crusade” against self-interested militarist hierarchies. Their legitimacy hinges on the ability of WomenCross DMZ to interact with normal, everyday people. How likely is it that foreign tourist-activists will ever hear anything but the official government line?