[act-ma] SATURDAY 6/30: Standout for Korean Peace: Peace Treaty Now!

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Mon Jun 25 06:49:36 PDT 2018


 Standout for Korean Peace: Peace Treaty Now!
Saturday June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Park Street Station, Boston
[image: World Peace: One Korea. Korea is One]
Korean Americans Call for a Lasting Peace in KoreaPeace Treaty Now!
Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula!

*Join us on Saturday, June 30, 1pm **@Park Street Station*


*1. We applaud the success of the US-North Korea Summit:*
On June 12, 2018, all eyes of the world were on an unprecedented and
historic summit between the US and North Korea in Singapore. Korean
Americans shed tears of excitement and hope as the leaders of the US and
North Korea shook hands in this momentous event. Finally it appears that
seven decades of division and confrontation are nearly ended, but it might
be hard to believe what is taking place before our eyes. The two leaders
have just taken their first steps on a journey for peace and
denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. We Korean Americans extend our
deepest gratitude to President Trump and Premier Kim for their openness and
resolve that the Korean peninsula can be peacefully reunited. We expect
that both leaders will continue to take bold steps to ensure positive
outcomes in the negotiations that follow.

*2. Sign a peace treaty with North Korea!*
After the Korean War the US and North Korea signed an armistice in 1953, a
compromise that resulted in decades of military tension on the Korean
peninsula. Now is the time to declare an end to the Korean War and replace
the armistice with a peace treaty between the US and North Korea. A new era
of reduced tension and suffering on the peninsula is possible, one where
separated families from North and South Korea can reunite and travel
without restrictions. We urge the Trump administration to sign a meaningful
peace treaty with North Korea, and we urge Congress to support the
administration’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea in the interest of a
lasting peace.

*3. We demand complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.*
We must remember that President Eisenhower initiated the nuclearization of
the Korean peninsula. The USA changed the status of the United States
Forces Korea (USFK) agreement to emphasize the deployment of tactical
nuclear weapons beginning in 1956, resulting in uneven power relations,
which lasted until 1991. As a result North Korea chose to defend itself by
securing a nuclear deterrent for defensive purposes. However, North Korea
has recently announced its resolve to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Now is the time for meaningful reconciliation, and for the US to withdraw
its nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula. True denuclearization of the
Korean Peninsula can only be realized when both sides are willing to
abandon nuclear weapons.

We Korean Americans and our allies stand up for peace in Korea and the
whole world. Please show your support for the Korean peace process. Contact
your members of Congress and urge them to support peace negotiations.

Peace and Unification Action of Boston

Committee for Peace and Human Rights

Massachusetts Peace Action
info at masspeaceaction.org/ 617-354-2169

*Download a Printable Flyer*
<http://masspeaceaction.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/korean-peace-rally_6_30.pdf>


-- 
*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
organization
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-2169 w
617-466-9274 m
www.masspeaceaction.org
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