[act-ma] FRIDAY: Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Wed Sep 6 15:06:13 PDT 2017

Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea
Friday September 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pmPark Street Station, Boston
[image: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un]
*No Fire, No Fury – Catastrophic war is not an option**Yes to Negotiations
– No to Escalation*

Join us to insist that the Trump administration begin direct negotiations *with
no preconditions* in order to create the conditions that lead to a
negotiated settlement based on the common security of all countries

Local groups call for “direct talks with no preconditions” to stall the
march toward war in Korea

War in Korea is not an option or a solution to the growing and increasingly
dangerous confrontation over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The
immediate need is to reduce the growing tension caused by the tit-for-tat
responses consisting of North Korea’s dangerous weapons tests and
provocative U.S. military maneuvers, including demonstration runs of U.S.
nuclear bombers near North Korea and practice for de-capitation of the
North Korean government.

Media accounts give a distorted picture of the confrontation by leaving out
key pieces of the story, such as the fact that the U.S. has a first strike
nuclear policy, while North Korea, for all its bellicosity should they be
threatened with attack,  has disavowed a preemptive strike against the U.S.
or its allies. Also forgotten is that a comprehensive solution was
negotiated way back in the Clinton Administration but the G.W. Bush
Administration immediately trashed it and named North Korea a part of the
“axis of evil”.

A negotiated settlement remains within reach, but it can only be reached if
the Trump administration engages in direct talks with no preconditions.
What’s needed is not new sanctions, but the negotiation of a Freeze for a
Freeze, ending North Korea’s tests in return for an end to U.S. threats and
military exercises.

Organized by Massachusetts Peace Action, Democratic Socialists of America,
American Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler
Brigade, and United for Justice with Peace


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

American Friends Service Committee Peace & Economic Security Program •
pshannon at afsc.org • 617-623-5288

*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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