Tuesday April 11, 2017, 7:00 PM
Calvary Church (Basement), 801 S 48th St, Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Sounghey Kim Co-chair of the Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment in South Korea.
Hyun Lee of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, and on the editorial team of Zoom in Korea, an online media site that provides updates and critical analysis of news related to the Korean peninsula.
Right now, the U.S. and South Korean governments are trying to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea – despite the daily protests against it. Expert opinion is that the system will probably not work, may have potentially dangerous radiation impact – and will absolutely not defend South Korea against the North.
Hear from Reverend Sounghey Kim of Seongju, where residents had successfully fought off THAAD deployment in their village – only to see it now being attempted in a neighboring area. The U.S. is already sending mobile launchers to Korea, so the protests have heightened.
Villagers in Seongju and Gimcheon South Korea have been protesting every day since July 2016 when the plan was announced, as their farms, homes and livelihoods are endangered. Their daily protests against THAAD in South Korea have helped to impeach the current South Korean president, Park Geun Hye.
Endorsing Organizations: American Federation of Teachers Local 2026, ANSWER Philadelphia, Asian Americans United, Brandywine Peace Organization, International Action Center, Philadelphia Chapter of Coalition of Labor Union Women, Workers World Party
For more information: (610) 790-9064 or (347) 283-6065
This speaking tour is being sponsored by the STOP THAAD task force of five US peace organizations is sponsoring this talking tour in California, New York, Massachusetts, Alabama and Washington DC to highlight this little known 1.3 billion dollar military plan that is heightening the war danger in Asia while putting millions of farmers and families at risk.
This National Tour is hosted by TASK FORCE TO STOP THAAD IN KOREA AND MILITARISM IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (stopthaad.org), and supported by Korea Policy Institute, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, and Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
The Task Force consists of the following organizations:
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition
Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea
Korea Policy Institute
Philadelphia Committee for Peace and Justice in Asia
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Veterans For Peace, National Office