"Congressman Dennis Kucinich Makes Case for Peace in Korea"
Congressman Dennis Kucinich Makes Case for Peace in Korea
"Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that -- ...the Congress and the President should support efforts to reunite people of the United States of Korean ancestry with their families in North Korea...."
H. Con. Res 77, S. Con. Res. 90, 107th Congress, 1st Session (2001)
Come to D.C. July 25-27, 2010:
"Join us July 25-27 for our National Campaign Strategy Meeting in Washington, press conference and meetings with State Dept and Congress. Contact us to attend."
Stephen Bosworth, Obama Special Envoy to North Korea:
"South-North relations cannot be improved if the North is isolated in a state of near-war with the rest of the world... Years of hostility can only be overcome by realistic diplomacy."
President Barack Obama:
"When nations and peoples allow themselves to be defined by differences, the gulf between them widens. When we fail to pursue peace, then it stays forever beyond our grasp."
Retired General Tommy Franks:
"I believe the answer in North Korea is likely to be found in diplomacy and by continuing to have discussions with North Korea."
James Laney, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea:
"At the top of the agenda, however, in order to remove all unnecessary obstacles to progress, is the establishment of a peace treaty to replace the truce that has been in place since 1953. One of the things that have bedeviled all talks until now is the unresolved status of the Korean War.... Absent such a peace treaty, every dispute presents afresh the question of the other side's legitimacy."
Stephen Bosworth, Obama Special Envoy to North Korea:
"Pyongyang won't give up its nukes until it's sure Washington has permanently abandoned its hostile policies, and mutual trust has been established by establishing diplomatic relations and striking a peace agreement that formally ends the Korean War."
Fall 2013: KOREA PEACE DAYS and WCC Statement on Reunification
The World Council of Churches has adopted a resolution on Peace and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Read it now.
The National Campaign and the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea are calling for KOREA PEACE DAYS on campuses and communities across the U.S. - to raise awareness of the need for a peace treaty, in this 60th anniversary year of the Korean War Armistice. Find out more. and for Korea Peace Resources, click here.
July 26-27th, 2013: Successful Visit to Washington to Call for Peace!
This July 26-27th, the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice - the National Campaign and many other groups were in DC to meet, rally near the White House and present a free film screening and panel on the need for a Peace Treaty. More Info
Congressman Honda joins the call for Peace - see his statement.
May 2013: Ending the Korean War: Films, Conference at UCLA and Day of Action in LA
UCLA Center for Korean Studies, the Korea Policy Institute along with groups including the National Campaign to End the Korean War are participating in this series of activities - May 8th through May 10th. Find out more. ALSO: You can screen the film Memory of Forgotten War in your community! Find out more.
April 2013: The time for diplomacy is now.
Find out what the real story is - and call your senator/representatives/the White House. Peace in Korea is long overdue - and the danger of war is too close now! Find out more.
March 2013: The National Campaign to End the Korean War signs on to open letter to President Obama - - stop the war games, end the sanctions - start dialogue for peace. Also: Join the Stand for Peace photo campaign. See our facebook album!
February 2013: The National Campaign to End the Korean War joins call for Deescalation of tensions - the Obama Administration needs to be proactive for Peace Now.War games will only increase war tensions in Korea.Plus See a new video from the Veterans for Peace.
December 2012: The National Campaign to End the Korean War Renews Call for Peace, Not Sanctions. In the wake of the North Korean satellite launch December 12th, more dialogue not less, is the answer.
No to Red Dawn, Yes to a New Dawn in 2013
A film like RED DAWN offends all Koreans. Meanwhile, 2013 is the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice - which did not end the war. It's time to press even harder for a true peace on the Korean Peninsula. More
August 2012: Stop the War Games!
Another set of war games is underway in South Korea, the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” exercise - find out more about it and what you should do to stop it!
July 2012: The Campaign goes to Washington!
On July 26-27th, a subcommittee of NCEKW went to DC to meet with legislators and NGOs on the need for a peace treaty to bring permanent peace in Korea. A report will follow shortly! The 27th was the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice - which temporarily ended the fighting in 1953, but has yet to be replaced by a Peace Treaty. Plus: we have a new brochure!
March 2012: Hopeful breakthrough in North Korea-US relations, and new need to help stop the Jeju Base construction.
Urgent Appeal from Gangjeong Villagers- Stop the Blasting of the Coastline
On November 18, 2011, the South Korean government threatened to start blasting the revered coastal rock formations on the coast of Jeju Island to build an unneccessary and dangerous naval base. Act now to stop this destruction! More
Report from South Korea: Vet Visits Base Where Agent Orange Was Buried
Veteran Steve House returns to Camp Carroll to show officials where he and two other soldiers had dumped Agent Orange in 1978. More
NCEKW stands with the people of Jeju Island
The National Campaign has sent a banner protesting the building of a U.S.-R.O.K. Naval Base on Jeju Island, as villagers continue their efforts to stop this militarized devastation of an ecosystem, their homes and livelihoods. Call the South Korean consulate and Embassy! More
Call to Action- June 2011:
Investigate the U.S. Military Dumping of Toxic Chemicals in South Korea
The testimony of U.S.military veterans indicate that the U.S. military secretly dumped dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange in South Korea. Read more and call Congress today!
Call to Action - April 12th, 2011 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending
The National Campaign to End the Korean War strongly encourages its members and member organizations to participate in the first-ever Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. For More Info.-------------------
CALL TO ACTION - MARCH
Join us in a new letter writing campaign to President Obama and Congress - to stop the dangerous war games the U.S. and South Korea are undertaking -
The U.S. Must Stop its Provocative War Games in Korea
and Prioritize Jobs and Services Back Home
Use this letter to write your own! We are asking for wide participation by all who support peace in Korea.
Online Demonstration for Peace in Korea -Nov. 28th and Dec. 1st 2010
President Obama is sending the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (carrying 75 warplanes and a crew of over 6000) and other warships for additional war-games with the South Korean military beginning this Sunday, November 28.This only escalates the already tense situation on the Korean peninsula and brings us dangerously closer to an all-out war. And the blogosphere is already full of hate-mongering rhetoric calling for “retaliation” after the tragic incident on Yeonpyong Island earlier this week. Two civilians and two South Korean soldiers have died. We say NO MORE LOST LIVES.
We need all those who stand for peace to call for de-escalation on the Korean peninsula and an
immediate end to the U.S.-South Korean war games. On Sunday, November 28, from 12 noon to 3 pm EST (9 am to 12 noon PST) and Wednesday, December 1 from 7 pm to 10 pm EST (4pm to 7 pm PST) tell Obama and Clinton to immediately stop the joint U.S.-South Korean war maneuvers, and sign a Peace Agreement to end the state of war that has existed for sixty years on the Korean peninsula-
www.whitehouse.gov/contact <http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact> contact-us.state.gov <http://contact-us.state.gov> URGENT: Articles on the Yeonpyeong Incident and BackgroundNational Campaign Fact Sheet on Recent Military Conflict
DMZ to DC: The National Campaign goes to Washington-July 25-27, 2010
From July 25-27, 2010, a delegation from the National Campaign to End the Korean War spanning three generations of peace advocates from all over the United States, including ministers, lawyers, teachers, community activists, policy analysts, legislative assistants, and humanitarian relief workers in our midst met with policymakers in the State Department and Congress, and reached out to the local DC community as part of ongoing efforts to educate the public about the costs of one of the longest unresolved wars in U.S. history. On the anniversary of the Korean Armistice, July 27, 2010, both Representatives Kucinich and Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined their deeply courageous voices with the Campaign and read into the Congressional record calls for peace on the Korean peninsula.
Why Peace Matters: Congressman Dennis Kucinich Makes Case for Peace in Korea (July 26, 2010)
Representatives Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Lee Rise on House Floor and Call for Peace on Korean Peninsula (July 27, 2010)
. Former President Carter calls for direct negotiations for peace.
Dangerous Waters in Korea: National Campaign Activist Christine Ahn Speaks Out for Peace in the International Herald Tribune (July 27, 2010)