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Biden’s Decision to Renew Trump-Era Travel Ban Disappoints Korean Americans, Humanitarian Groups

Published on September 1, 2021

For immediate release September 1, 2021 Contact: Hyun Lee Kathleen Richards Korean Americans and humanitarian groups expressed anger and disappointment with the decision by the US State Department to maintain the travel ban to North Korea for another year. This means that US policy will continue to undermine family reunifications, the delivery of lifesaving humanitarian […]

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Letter to the US State Department Regarding the Travel Ban to North Korea

Published on August 18, 2021

Mr. Antony BlinkenSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street, NWWashington, DC 20520 August 2, 2021 Dear Secretary of State Antony Blinken: We write to you on behalf of the LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel) campaign, which seeks to reinstate the long-standing U.S. policy that allowed U.S. citizens to travel freely to North Korea. Our […]

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Korean Americans Across the Country Mobilize to End the Korean War

Published on July 7, 2021

As talks between the United States and North Korea remain at a standstill, more than 230 people across the country — mostly Korean Americans — will participate in the “National Action to End the Korean War,” July 12-16, 2021.  As the fifth largest Asian American subgroup, Korean Americans represent a growing political constituency in the […]

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New Report Shows How a Peace-First Approach Can Resolve the Security Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

Published on February 2, 2021

Download a copy of Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War Download the Executive Summary in Korean (보고서 개요 – 한국어) Download Chapter V: Why Women Must Be Involved in the Peace Process in Korean (5 장: 여성이 평화프로세스에 참여해야 하는 이유 – 한국어) Download Recommendations in Korean (제언 […]

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389 US, South Korean, and International Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Suspend US-South Korea Joint Military Exercises

Published on January 27, 2021

For immediate release: January 27, 2021 Media Contacts: Hyun Lee, Korea Peace Now!, hyun@womencrossdmz.orgColonel Ann Wright, Veterans for Peace, annw1946@gmail.com Today, a statement endorsed by 110 U.S., 198 South Korean, and 81 international civil society organizations was sent to the Biden administration urging the suspension of annual combined military exercises with South Korea in order […]

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US, South Korean and International Civil Society Organizations Call for the Suspension of US-ROK Combined Military Exercises

Published on January 26, 2021

We, the undersigned civil society organizations in the United States, South Korea, and around the world, call on President Biden to suspend the annual US-South Korea (ROK) combined military exercises. Suspending these costly and highly provocative war exercises will be a crucial step toward re-starting genuine diplomacy with North Korea (DPRK). It will remove a […]

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Korea Peace Now! Statement on Nobel Women’s Initiative

Published on August 11, 2020

The members of the global campaign Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War are saddened and dismayed by the recent mass resignation of staff at the Nobel Women’s Initiative. We are especially concerned given that the majority of resignations were by women of color, including several Korea Peace Now! consultants. The Nobel Women’s […]

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International Peace Organizations and Peace Advocates Call for Replacing the Korean War Armistice with a Peace Agreement

Published on July 27, 2020

On the 67th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice, we urge the international community to support inter-Korean reconciliation and an end to the war and maximum pressure.  That the Korean War remains unresolved is the root cause of continued hostile tensions on the Korean  Peninsula. It is time to end the war […]

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Press Conference Statement on the Occasion of May 24 International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament

Published on May 28, 2020

이 문장의 한국어 버전을 여기에서 읽으십시오. May 24 is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. On May 24, 1981, 49 women from 11 European countries gathered to proclaim the day “International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament,” and on May 24, 1983, about 1 million women gathered to speak out against nuclear weapons and […]

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Letter to Minister Champagne to Repeal Canadian UniIateral Economic and Political Sanctions

Published on May 7, 2020

Dear Minister Champagne: Warm greetings to you from Mennonite Central Committee Canada, the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and The United Church of Canada. We write to express appreciation for the leadership your government is demonstrating in response to the unprecedented challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we applaud your government’s support of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’s […]

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