Why we protest
Bush's visit
so strongly now !
1) Stop attempting to expand the war on terrorism now!

2) The United States Must Immediately Stop Its Ultra Hard-line Policy of Bringing War to the Korean Peninsula and Faithfully Fulfill Its Agreements with North Korea!

3) The U.S. Must Stop Its Unjust Intervention in the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Accord and Must Support and Cooperate with the Efforts of North Korea and South Korea to Establish a Peaceful Structure and a Foundation for Reunification on the Korean Peninsula!

4) The Kim Dae Jung Administration Must Forcefully Represent the Korean People's Strong Opposition to War and Their Determination to Act for Peace, and Government Officials of the South and the North Must Make Joint Efforts for War-Prevention and for Peace on the Korean Peninsula!

5) "No War! Make Peace!" "Fulfill the June 15 Joint Accord Now and Achieve Peaceful Reunification!"

Bush's policy is for only a few defence industry in America
- Chad Futrell, Activist
Priest Moon We never welcome Bush
- Priest Moonjunghyun
Korean Reunification Organization Korean Government have to overcome the US toadyism
- Prof. Kangjungku
Screen Actors for Screen Quarter System Screen Quarter System is a simbol of Cultural Power
- Parkdongsu
Policy and Information Center for International Solidarity No US-Korean Investment Treaty
- Leechangkeon
Women Making Peace Abolish the comments, Axis of Evil
- Kimsookim
Reunification Organization in South Korea Bush's comment means surprise attack
- Kongdongkil
Women Making Peace Don't Derail the Peace Train
- Leekimhyunsook
The Korean People's Action Against Investment Treaties and the WTO 3rd World nations will become complete colonies
- Parkhasoon
Cultural Solidarity for Screen Quarter System Keep our freedom of speech
- Yangkihwan
Nun Bush is an International Hooligan
- Yang Vienna
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  We Condemn Bush’s War
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  The U.S. should stop immediately the war against Iraq and the military threat imposed on Korea peninsula!!
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  South Korean anti-war movement gathering strength
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- Korean House for International Solidarity
- Women Making Peace
- Citizen's Coalition for Economic Justice - Korea Reunification Society
- People's Action for Reform of Unjust ROK-US SOFA Agreement
- The Korean People's Action Against Investment Treaties and the WTO
- National Alliance for Democracy and Reunification of Korea
- Korean Action Network against War
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