John Kim, email@example.com
Korea Peace Campaign (KPC) is a national project of VFP whose mission is to achieve a peaceful end to the lingering, costly Korean War; heal the wounds of the War; and promote reconciliation and friendship between American and Korean people.
Launched in 2002, when the Bush administration discarded the US-DPRK Agreement of 1994, the Campaign aims to accomplish its mission by a) educating the American public about the real history of the U.S. role in Korea; b) exchanging peace delegations between U.S. and Korea; c) helping the victims of the Korean War; and d) advocating for an official end to the Korean War by replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty.
In 2005, KPC organized a National Conference for Ending the Korean War at Georgetown University Law Center with the National Lawyers Guild-Korea Peace Program, and adopted the American Declaration of Peace with the Korean People.
In 2006, KPC sent a VFP peace delegation of five veterans, including three veterans of the Korean War, to South Korea to show our solidarity with the Korean villagers at Pyongtaek who were struggling against the expansion of the U.S. military base there.
In 2009, KPC assisted a coalition of U.S. peace groups in organizing the National Campaign to End the Korean War as a founding member.
From 2010 to 2015, VFP members, including Col. Ann Wright, Larry Kerschner and Tarak Kauff, visited Jeju Island to join the South Korean villagers who were protesting against the construction of a big naval base at Gangjeong Village.
In 2015, KPC helped to launch the Korea Peace Network, a coalition of U.S. peace groups and humanitarian organizations working on Korea issues, as a founding group.
KPC encourages veterans of the Korean War, in particular, to participate in this campaign.
The U.S. is waging the longest war in its history in Korea.
After dividing Korea into two arbitrarily at the end of the WW II, the U.S. military has been more or less occupying South Korea since 1945. Uncle Sam established a U.S. military government in South Korea for three years, set up a separate regime in the South (ROK) in 1948, and intervened in the Korean civil war, 1948-53, destroying the entire country with heavy, indiscriminate bombing raids. The terrible War was stopped with a cease-fire only in 1953. Thereafter, the U.S. brought in its nuclear weapons into South Korea in 1958 in violation of the Armistice Agreement--igniting an intense arms race with North Korea. The U.S. military troops in South Korea number about 30,000, which cost us billions of dollars each year that are solely needed at home. From 1950, the U.S. also imposed and maintains heavy economic sanctions on DPRK. The tragic Korean War is still continuing today without a peace treaty.
- Timeline on Nuclear Threats on Korea
- Joint Statement from Six -Party Talks (9/19/2005)
- Joint Statement from Six-Party Talks (2/13/2007)
- Joint Statement from Six-Party Talks (10/3/2007)
- US/DPRK Statements (2/29/2012)
- Joint Statement from US-DPRK Summit (6/12/2018)
- The Threat of Nuclear War, North Korea or the United States?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2/8/2016)
- "Beyond No Gun Ri", an excerpt by Sahr Conway- Lanz, Ph.D.
- Picasso's 'Massacre in Korea'
- Rep. Honda's Statement (7-25-2013)
- WCC Statement on Korea-2013
- A Murderous History of Korea by Prof. Bruce Cumings
- Bad History by Leon V. Sigal
- A Path Forward on North Korea by Col. Ann Wright (retired)
- "Cyber War v. DPRK"
- Retired Generals Call for Diplomacy
- Open Letter to President Trump
- Open Letter to Three Leaders
- Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace
Writings by Veterans of the Korean War
- Letter of Jack Doxey
- Poems by Chuck Overby
- "No Gun Ri" a poem by Tom Kennedy
- "I Got Sick in the Korean War" By Tom Kennedy
- "B-29 Operations in the Korean War, 1953" by Chuck Overby, Ph.D
- ."Our Korean War Memoirs" by Wilson M. Powell and
- "My Obituary" by Col. John F. Barr
- Statement by Merrill Newman
- "Some Memories of the Korean War" by Arthur H. Westing
- "Strategic Patience' with North Korea" by Lt. Gen. Robert Gard
Join the Korea Peace Campaign for Korea Peace Network's Advocacy Days
JUNE 11-12, Washington D.C.
Please come to the nation's capital to strategize with and learn from others advocating peace on the Korean peninsula, and then carry our pro-peace and diplomacy message to Congress and the Administration! After the North-South Korea Summit April 27 and the May summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, U.S. peace advocates will press our demands to continue the momentum for peace. Please join the growing Korea Peace Network team! Limited travel and lodging stipends may be available for those in need of financial assistance to participate, which you can note on the registration form (link below).
Korea Peace Network's Third Annual DC Advocacy Days June 11-12, 2018 Washington, DC
-Monday, June 11 at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, Washington DC (Union Station and Capitol South Metro stations)
9 am to 5 pm – Briefing on the state of play in Korea, strategy sessions, advocacy training
-Tuesday, June 12 – lobby meetings with Congressional and Administration offices -Wednesday, June 13 – optional second day of lobby visits if you are able to get more meetings than you can handle in one day
VFP-KPC urges local VFP chapters and other concerned groups to organize a local Korea Peace Forum (film showing, speakers, etc.), to increase the public's understanding of the need to end the lingering Korean War officially with a peace treaty.
Please contact Korea Peace Campaign: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are organizing a forum or need further info or help.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Korean War Veterans Memorial
In observance of the 65th anniversary of the temporary Armistice Agreement of the Korean War this year, as well as to raise our voices for an official end to the lingering Korean War with a peace treaty, there was a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial site in D.C. on May 28, 12:00 pm.
Petition Urging US to Negotiate with DPRK
On-Line Petition Drive (This petition urges the US to negotiate with North Korea on the latter's offer to suspend its nuclear tests, in exchange for US cancellation of large-scale joint war drills
with S. Korea this year.)
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