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The next Korea Peace Campaign meeting will be: Wednesday, November 16th, 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 5pm PT, 3pm HT. Participants will share developing news on Korea and discuss our campaign plans for the future. If interested in this video meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom information.
Korea Peace Campaign (KPC) is a national project of VFP whose mission is to achieve a peaceful end to the lingering, costly Korean War; heal the wounds of the War; and promote reconciliation and friendship between American and Korean people.
Launched in 2002, when the Bush administration discarded the US-DPRK Agreement of 1994, the Campaign aims to accomplish its mission by a) educating the American public about the real history of the U.S. role in Korea; b) exchanging peace delegations between U.S. and Korea; c) helping the victims of the Korean War; and d) advocating for an official end to the Korean War by replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty.
In 2005, KPC organized a National Conference for Ending the Korean War at Georgetown University Law Center with the National Lawyers Guild-Korea Peace Program, and adopted the American Declaration of Peace with the Korean People.
In 2006, KPC sent a VFP peace delegation of five veterans, including three veterans of the Korean War, to South Korea to show our solidarity with the Korean villagers at Pyongtaek who were struggling against the expansion of the U.S. military base there.
In 2009, KPC assisted a coalition of U.S. peace groups in organizing the National Campaign to End the Korean War as a founding member.
From 2010 to 2015, VFP members, including Col. Ann Wright, Larry Kerschner and Tarak Kauff, visited Jeju Island to join the South Korean villagers who were protesting against the construction of a big naval base at Gangjeong Village.
In 2015, KPC helped to launch the Korea Peace Network, a coalition of U.S. peace groups and humanitarian organizations working on Korea issues, as a founding group.
KPC joined other organizations in the Korea Peace Network for Korea Advocacy Days at the U.S. Congress in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020 members of the KPC contacted US Congress persons through Zoom calls.
In 2019, KPC sent a joint letter to the UN Secretary-General, raising questions on the legality of using the UN flag by the so-called “United Nations Command,” which was unilaterally created by the U.S. to intervene militarily in the Korean civil war in 1950; but this fake entity is now being used by the U.S. to block the inter-Korean cooperation projects.
In 2020, the VFP-Korea Peace Campaign sent an Open Letter to The Korean People, which was translated and read to the audience who attended the ceremony at the Hyosoon-Miseon Peace Park which was created in memory of two young Korean school girls crushed to death by a heavy U.S. armored vehicle that was travelling on the South Korean countryside road in 2002. VFP-Korea Peace Campaign project donated $1,300 to cover part of the cost of building the Hyosoon-Misun Peace Park.
KPC encourages veterans of the Korean War, in particular, to participate in this campaign.