Peace Weekend in DC: End the Korean War!

The ANSWER Coalition is mobilizing its members and supporters to participate in the weekend of actions July 27-28 calling for an end to the Korean War. Although an armistice was agreed to in 1953, there is yet to be an official peace treaty ending the war, and the U.S. government has continued its aggression in Korea ever since. Below is a press release issued by the National Campaign to End the Korean War

PRESS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS: Eric Sirotkin (541) 778-4897
Christine Hong 510-421-6472
JT Takagi 917-533-8355
E-mail: [email protected]

HISTORIC WASHINGTON DC PEACE WEEKEND
NATIONAL COALITION CALLS FOR SHIFT IN U.S. KOREA POLICY

A series of events marking the 60th anniversary of the July 27th, 1953 signing of the Armistice Agreement that temporarily halted the active combat of the Korean War. Today, the Korean War still continues in the form of threats, military exercises, periodic flare-ups, sanctions, and the build-up of armaments on both sides.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
10 a.m.: Peace Walk from Peace Monument, First Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue

11 a.m.: Peace Rally at Lafayette Park (across from the White House)

7 p.m.: Memory of Forgotten War NEW FILM – Filmmaker present
Free film screening and panel discussion
Address: Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington DC 20009
A new film from acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem and Ramsay Liem on the lingering impact of the Korean War on Korean American survivors. Followed by a panel with filmmaker Ramsay Liem, and representatives of the American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER, and the National Association of Korean Americans. Also cosponsored by the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and the United Methodist Church.

Who: The Campaign is a coalition of 53 organizations including concerned Korean Americans, veterans, and human rights organizations as well as individuals in the United States who are working together to promote permanent peace on the Korean peninsula and a new US policy toward Korea. These weekend events have also been co-sponsored by the June 15th Committee of the U.S., Sasase-Washington, BoraJinbo (Korean American Supporters for Unified Progressive Party in SK), TLTC Justice & Peace Committee, and Peace Action

Why: Sixty years after the Armistice was signed, the Korean peninsula remains tragically divided and millions of Korean and Korean American families remain separated from their loved ones. Korean Americans who were direct witness to the war’s devastation are now reaching their seventies and eighties. Over a million troops are amassed on both sides of the DMZ, and billions are spent by both Koreas and the U.S. in this unended war. The Campaign said today that “it is high time to recognize the human costs of ongoing war and to honor them and all those who fought in the war, including our own Korean War veterans, by replacing hostilities with genuine peace within their lifetimes. Peace negotiations are the only way forward.”

Park West Finance Station: P.O. Box 20450 New York, NY 10025
www.endthekoreanwar.org

[email protected]


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