- Last week saw celebration of International Women’s Day and women are leading protests in South Korea over the building of a naval base. CNN reported: “Tensions soared on the South Korean island of Jeju on Thursday as hundreds of residents, activists and priests protest against the building of a naval base. About 500 supporters of the project also arrived Thursday on the second day of key construction work.” Joining The Monitor to talk about this issue is Christine Ahn.
- The second anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is approaching. Last week we heard news of a settlement – BP has agreed to pay $7.8bn to settle claims from an estimated 110,000 people and businesses. Joining us to talk about the spill, the settlement and the ongoing issues in the gulf is Antonia Juhasz.
More about our guests:
Christine Ahn is Executive Director of the Korea Policy Institute and a policy analyst with expertise in Korea, globalization, militarism, women’s rights and philanthropy. She is the editor of Shafted: Free Trade and America’s Working Poor (Food First Books, 2003) and contributor to The Revolution Will Not be Funded (South End Press 2007). She has addressed Congress, the United Nations and the National Human Rights Commission in South Korea. You can follow her on Twitter.
Antonia Juhasz is covering the historic trial against BP for The Nation with support from The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. She is a leading oil and energy analyst and author of several books, including Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley, 2011). You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.