'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





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Saturday, February 20, 2010

[Photos Fwd] No Dispatch to Afghanistan: Redeployment is the violation of the promise with people since 2007 withdrawal!

Stop Occupation, No Dispatch!
No dispatch to support the massacre war!

* Image source: No Base Stories of Korea
Choi Sa-Mook, co-representative of Veterans for Peace, ROK reads the peace statement.
The biggest letters in the banner behind him say, “Keep the promise with people that “[The South Korean government] would not dispatch to Afghanistan again.”

* Image sources: Cho Sung-Bong, Tongil News, Feb. 20, 2010
The letters in the picture say, “Stop the massacre!



* Image sources: Cho Sung-Bong, Tongil News, Feb. 20, 2010


* Poster: Civilian Alliance Against the Redeployment of Troops to Afghanistan

Click the image for larger view



Anti-War Peace Action Day against the Re-Dispatch to Afghanistan;

for the Stopping of Occupation; and for the stopping of Massacre’
: Seoul Station, at 3pm, Feb. 20th, 2010.

The Civilian Alliance Against the Redeployment of Troops to Afghanistan, composed of 69 organizations, hold the rally against the dispatch to Afghanistan while the bill on the agreement of dispatch to Afghanistan, was passed by the defense committee of the ROK National Assembly on Feb. 18. The bill is expected to be passed by the general meeting of the National Assembly on Feb. 25, 2010.

The ROK former Roh Moo-Hyun government has withdrawn its troops in 2007 after the death of sergeant Yoon Jang-Ho and incident of the kidnapping of more than 20 Christians in the Sammul church.

The people told today that the re-dispatch plan by Lee Myung-Bak government was the violation of promise with people that the government would not dispatch its troops to Afghanistan again.

Through the statement, the people strongly denounced against the expected passage of the bill on the agreement on the re-dispatch to Afghanistan by the general meeting of the National Assembly on Feb. 25, saying that, “The Afghanistan people have already considered the PRT (provincial Reconstruction Team) of which the Lee government is planning to send 140 along with 350 special forces under the cause to protect the PRT, as part of the occupation force, because of its collection of the information on the armed resistance forces and routine investigative search in villages, with the pretext of reconstruction.”

Lee Jung-Hee, Congress woman of the National Assembly, Democratic Labor Party saying that, “ The bill passed by the defense committee [on Feb. 18] reflected the government’s original bill in which the dispatch term was not a year but two years & six months.” pointed out, “ Even though there have passed numerous bills on the agreement on the dispatch, it has been allowed that the congress could submit its opinion again after a year. However the [current] government blocked the practice not to be done for two years & six months.” (citation & reference from the article by Koh Sung-Jin, Tongil news, Feb. 20, 2010)


* Related Korean articles

Tongil News
Bold“The government does take no notice of people’s safety”:
Protest Rally against the [foreseen] passage of the bill on the dispatch to Afghanistan for ‘two years & six months’ by the ‘general meeting’ [of the National Assembly]
Feb. 20, 2010, Saturday,
Koh Sung-Jin (kolong81(at)tongilnews.com)
"국민의 안전은 안중에도 없다"
아프간 '2년6개월' 재파병안, '본회의' 통과 반대집회
2010년 02월 20일 (토) 19:38:09 고성진 기자 kolong81(at)tongilnews.com



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