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In response to a U.S. War Crisis on Korean peninsula we are urging your participation in a Rally this Tuesday, Nov 30 at 5pm at Rockefeller Center and 2 on-line actions.
One on-line action is organized by National Campaign to End the Korean War (www.endthekoreanwar.org) and circulated by NoDutdol.
It is an ONLINE DEMONSTRATION for Peace in Korea – Sun 11/28 from 12 noon to 3 pm EST and Wednesday, December 1 from 7 pm to 10 pm EST (see below for fact sheet and coordinated action)
We are also urging you to SIGN THE ONLINE IAC PETITION to the Obama Administration and s. Korean Govt, UN and major media at:
This Petition that has already sent more than 75,000 messages, since Nov 24 opposing U.S. war threats to White House, UN, government of South Korea and the major media. (see below for full wording of petition)
RALLY ON TUESDAY
Tuesday, Nov. 30th. 5:30 pm. Action at the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Come to 50th St. & 5th Avenue.
(If unable due to holiday crowds to get to that corner, come to 53rd & 5th Avenue 646-353-2708 for more information)
On Nov 30 U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier, destroyers, missile launchers, submarines and jet aircraft have moved to the other side of the planet to threaten a new war against the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
On November 30th millions of unemployed workers will be totally cut off unemployment benefit extensions. Congress is too busy continuing billionaire tax breaks, Federal Reserve bank bailouts, and the trillion dollar war budget. GE, a major war profiteer and owner of the GE Building, along with NBC and MSNBC all located at Rockefeller Center. Join us at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting as we demand Unemployment Benefits & Jobs, Not a Trillion $ budget for War profiteers.
The Tuesday Tree Lighting action is cosponsored by the International Action Center and Flashmobsfor jobs, an organization of the unemployed.
Monday starting at 2 pm and going through the evening there will be a work session at 55 W. 17th, Manhattan, 5th floor. Any train to 14th St.
We are making creative displays and flyers for the Tuesday action. Your help is needed.
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TWO ON-LINE CAMPAIGNS:
STOP the U.S./S. Korean War Provocations KNOW THE UNDISPUTED FACTS! SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION to the Obama Administration and s. Korean Govt. at http://www.iacenter.org/korea/stopattackondprk NOW!
Tell the Obama Administration and the south Korean Government you want the U.S./south Korean war maneuvers and provocations against the DPRK stopped immediately, the removal of south Korean and U.S. war ships including the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington, an end to the U.S. sponsored sanctions against the DPRK, the signing of a peace treaty NOW to end the state of war that has existed since the Korean war, and the immediate withdrawal of the 30,000 U.S. troops that still occupy south Korea, so that the Korean people can freely decide their own destiny.
THESE ARE THE UNDISPUTED FACTS:
On Nov. 23, the government of South Korea mobilized 70,000 troops for a week of military maneuvers just off the border of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The DPRK said that these military maneuvers simulated an invasion of the north.
The military deployment was provocatively held many miles NORTH of the DMZ – Demilitarized Zone and long considered considered to be disputed territory.
On Nov 23, at 1:00 p.m., South Korean forces fired many shells into waters right off the DPRK. This is an area that North Korea has a longstanding claim to be within its territory. This claim had been accepted by prior south Korean governments.
An hour and a half later, the DPRK retaliated to what it saw as an attack on its territory by firing shells at the island of Yeonpyeong. Yeonpyeong Island is a S. Korean military garrison 7 miles from DPRK and more than 70 miles from the S Korean mainland.
And now the U.S. has announced plans to send the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington and its battle group including war ships, destroyers and hundreds of fighter jets back into this area of the Yellow Sea, close to both DPRK and China, to participate in new war maneuver provocations.
It is urgent that all who stand for peace and justice make plans now for immediate protest actions in the days ahead.
The U.S. military has been involved in all the war maneuvers by South Korea, going back to the 1950-53 war, and has occupied South Korea since the end of World War II.
Why doesn’t the media ask why the U.S. was orchestrating a massive military deployment of troops, ships and aircraft right on the border of the DPRK?
The provocation here clearly comes from the U.S. government and the right-wing south Korean regime, not the DPRK. The regime of Lee Myung-bak has undone earlier moves that improved relations between the two halves of the Korean nation and has brought increased confrontation.
It can never be forgotten that U.S. imperialism waged a horrendous war against the Korean Revolution from 1950 to 1953, one that resulted in millions of deaths and total devastation of the Korean Peninsula.
For there to be peace on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. should end its support of expansionist, right-wing forces in the south, sign a peace treaty with the north (a state of war still exists after 57 years!) and withdraw its troops so the Korean people can decide their own destiny.
Join us in the days ahead in taking to the streets to protest these U.S. war threats and sanctions that have created a powder keg in Asia. End the military occupation of South Korea! Sign a peace treaty and bring the troops home!
SIGN ONLINE AT