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FRIDAY: Emergency Rally to oppose war in Korea

Friday September 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Park Street Station, Boston

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 involved.

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
 

Information:

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

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

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