The Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific organized a national speaking tour that lasted from April 4 to 17. The tour focused on the South Korean people’s fight against the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system. The speaking tour featured Reverend Sounghey Kim, Co-chair of the Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment in South Korea. Her presentation given at Huntsville, Al was recorded on video.
The tour will feature a speaker from Seongju, South Korea -- Reverend Sounghey Kim, co-chair of the Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD deployment. Reverend Kim will visit cities including Berkeley/Oakland (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Huntsville (AL), Boston (MA), Philadelphia (PA), Rutgers (NJ), New York (NY), Washington DC, and Fairfax (VA).
What is at stake for women farmers in Seongju and Gimcheon, who say they don’t want the THAAD base in their town and are on the front lines of the fight against U.S. missile defense?
Former U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate for President Dennis Kucinich wrote a message of solidarity to the Korean people in the struggle to oppose the THAAD missile "defense" system. He expresses his concerns about the technology of the THAAD system as well as increased tensions its deployment could bring to the Korean Peninsula. He also urges increased efforts for peace.
Peace groups and Korean Americans in the United States held candlelight vigils in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Berkeley this week to oppose the U.S. government’s decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea.
On August 15 in Seongju, 908 people sat in rows of chairs and waited for their heads to be shaved as an act of protest against the U.S.-South Korean decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in their hometown.
Two groups, the U.S.-based Veterans for Peace and the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, recently sent a peace delegation to Korea in solidarity with the anti-THAAD movement in South Korea. Two of the delegates were blocked from entering.
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