Anti-U.S. military activists will visit New York and D.C.
The deaths of Shin Hyo-Soon and Shim Mi-Sun and the heartless response and cover-up have led to an explosive struggle against the U.S. military, which has occupied south Korea for over 50 years.
South Korean leaders on their way to picket the White House over the acquittal of U.S. Soldiers who killed Korean girls are stopping in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a demonstration and press conference in the afternoon and solidarity meeting in the evening.
The acquittal of two U.S. soldiers accused of negligent homicide in the killing of two Korean girls has sparked a wave of protest in South Korea. Last week's demonstrations in South Korea included protesters storming U.S. military bases. President George W. Bush's apology on Wednesday has been rejected by all sectors of Korean society as not enough.
The deaths of Shin Hyo-Soon and Shim Mi-Sun and the heartless response and cover-up have led to an explosive struggle against the U.S. military, which has occupied south Korea for over 50 years. On Nov. 22, a U.S. military court acquitted the two soldiers involved of negligent homicide in what Korean activists are calling a sham trial.
Over a million Koreans have signed petitions demanding that President Bush apologize, punish those responsible, and turn over jurisdiction in the case to the Korean government. When the U.S. embassy refused to accept the petitions, a delegation was formed to deliver them directly to the White House.
Before the delegation travels to Washington, D.C., for a week of picketing the White House, progressive New Yorkers will have a unique opportunity to meet these progressive Korean leaders. Come to the forum to hear about the struggle to get the U.S. military out of Korea, which is the main obstacle to peace, democracy, and reunification of the peninsula.
Sponsors: New York Committee for Shin Hyo-Soon & Shim
Mi-Sun and the International Action Center
For more information, call: 212-633-6646
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