Monday, November 29, 2010
Site Fwd:[Korea Report] Voices for Peace in Korea Grow
Nov. 28, 2010
In response to the tense situation in the Korean peninsula and dangers of escalation, voices for peace and engagement are growing. Demonstration for peace was held in front of the White House on November 27 (photo above) with participation by anti-war activists and concerned Korean-Americans; other rallies are planned for New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
U.S.-based organizations that have mobilized for peace in Korea include the National Campaign to End the Korean War, the Alliance of Concerned Scholars about Korea, the Korea Policy Institute, Nodutdol, among others. Calls for engagement with North Korea for a peaceful settlement abound: Tim Shorrock on Democracy Now, John Feffer on The Huffington Post. Those U.S. experts who have recently returned from a North Korea visit (revealing North Korean uranium enrichment program) are calling for engagement as well: Siegfried Hecker, Bob Carlin and John Lewis. Peace organizations in South Korea as well as civil society groups are also calling for dialogue and a peaceful settlement.
Posted by NO Base Stories of Korea at 2:09 PM