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What’s Behind U.S. War Threats on North Korea?

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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What’s Behind U.S. War-Threats on North Korea?

Public forum:

What’s Behind U.S. War-Threats on North Korea?

Tuesday, October 24th 7:00 PM
Law School Mondale Hall Room 50 (UMN West Bank) | 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Featuring:

Sharon Chung,
Korean Education & Exposure Program (KEEP)

Christine Ahn
Founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross the DMZ, co-founder of Korea Policy Institute, Korea Peace Network and Korean Americans for Fair Trade. She is a policy analyst with expertise on Korea, globalization, militarism and women’s rights.

Roy Wolff
Member, Veterans for Peace (chapter 21), U.S. Army veteran, stationed in South Korea for 16 months (1955-57). Local writer and speaker on peace and anti-war issues. Has travelled to both North and South Korea in the years since he was in the U.S. Army.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Peace Action Coalition & Students for a Democratic Society.

Co-sponsored by: Anti-War Committee, Mayday Books, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Women Against Military Madness, Veterans for Peace and others.

For more information 612 275-2720 or 612 827-5364.

The U.S. has carried out war threats against North Korea for years and has occupied the Korean peninsula with thousands of U.S. troops since the 1950s. This maneuvering by the U.S. is seen by North Korea as an ongoing threat to its national sovereignty. For North Korea, the Korean War (1950-1953) has never ended and the U.S. has refused to ever sign a peace treaty to end it.

Trump’s menacing statements against North Korea, cannot be seen as idle threats. After the Korean War, US Air Force General, Curtis LeMay boasted that, “we . . . eventually burned down every town in North Korea” and “over a period of three years or so we killed off, what, 20 percent of the population of Korea”.

Now, senator Lindsey Graham discusses war on North Korea as harmless to the rest of the world: “If there’s going to be a war, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there. They’re not going to die here.”

Trump’s escalating war threats point to a renewed Korean war and a new act of genocide that will not only impact the Korean people but the people of the world as well. Come for a discussion on the history of U.S. military involvement on the Korean Peninsula, and why U.S. war there should be opposed.

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Date:
October 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition

Venue

University of Minnesota Law School – Mondale Hall Room 50 – 229 19th Ave South Minneapolis 55455

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