[Information on a campaign for peace in Korea.]
The National Campaign for Peaceful Settlement in Korea
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonialism, and also the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division into two occupying zones that led to a tragic war and divided states, with seemingly perpetual animosities and conflicts.
2015 is also the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice, an armistice that has NOT been replaced with a permanent peace treaty that will officially end the Korean War. Without a peace treaty in place, occasional military confrontations, spiraling arms race, collective suspicions and hostilities ensue without an end in sight.
Plan of Actions: (July 20 to August 16, 2015)
Letter-writing campaign to elected officials (local, state, national level)
Korea Peace Advocacy Day on July 24 (visits to the Congress)
Rally on July 26 at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in DC
Rally at the White House on August 15
Symposium at the William Cho Peace Center, Fairfax, VA on August 15
Endorsers (As of 7/20/15): Action for One Korea (AOK), ANSWER, Good Friends USA, National Campaign to End the Korean War, Veterans for Peace/Korea Peace Campaign, DC Methodist Church, Ham Seok-hun Society of DC, LA Sasase, Storrs Korean Church UCC, Conn., Washington DC Korean Citizens Academy