- Sounghey Kim, Co-Chair of the Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment
- Hyun Lee, Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea and Zoom in Korea editorial team
Right now, the U.S. and South Korean governments are trying to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea – despite the daily protests against it.
Come to D.C. on Saturday, April 15 to hear a firsthand account from a leader of this struggle, Ms. Sounghey Kim, who is traveling from Seongju, South Korea for a U.S. speaking tour.
Villagers in Seongju and Gimcheon, South Korea have been protesting every day since July 2016 when the plan was announced, as their farms, homes and livelihoods are endangered. Their daily protests against THAAD in South Korea have helped to impeach the current South Korean president, Park Geun Hye.
The residents of Seongju had successfully fought off THAAD deployment in their village – only to see it now being attempted in a neighboring area. The U.S. government is already sending mobile launchers to Korea, so the protests have heightened.
This event is part of a National Tour hosted by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific, and supported by Korea Policy Institute, Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation, and Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. Rev. Kim is visiting cities in California, Alabama, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
The Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific has a national steering committee composed of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, Korea Policy Institute, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), Veterans For Peace - National Office, Philadelphia Committee for Peace and Justice in Asia, and Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
Local co-sponsors: ANSWER Coalition - D.C., Coalition of Korean Americans - D.C., Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Peace delegation from People's Democracy Party, Supporting Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience and Veterans for Peace - D.C. Area Chapter. (Contact us to add your organization.)
Learn more about THAAD at StopTHAAD.org.
For more information about the D.C. event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-265-1948.