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St. Paul program on the threat of war on the Korean peninsula

By staff |
July 29, 2013
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Stan Smith at the July 27 Korea event.
Stan Smith at the July 27 Korea event. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Mick Kelly welcoming people to July 27 forum on the threat of war against DPRK
Mick Kelly welcoming people to July 27 forum on the threat of war against the DPRK

St. Paul, MN – 70 people gathered at Macalester Plymouth United Church here on July 27 to participate in a program called “60 Years After the End of the Korean War: Is the Korean War Really Over?”

The event opened with a performance by the Korean Drum Group. Christine Ahn spoke via video link on what is fueling the current crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Stan Smith, a veteran peace activist who recently visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), told the crowd, “Destroying the government of the DPRK would allow the U.S. to turn the entire Korean peninsula into an extension of U.S. power - right on the border with China and Russia. This is the ultimate motivation for U.S. policy towards North Korea.”

The event was organized by the July 27 Korea Forum Committee and co-sponsored by the Anti-War Committee, Korean Quarterly, Mayday Books, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Peacemaking Committee of Macalester Plymouth United Church, People of Faith Peacemakers, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Students for a Democratic Society, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 27) and Women Against Military Madness.

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