Korea: The Longest US War, 1950-2017
The military presence of the US in Korea dates back to the end of WW II when US troops replaced Japanese occupation force that had repressed the Korean population since 1910. That continuous armed interference brought more than 5 million US soldiers into combat from 1950-53 in a war that dropped 635,000 tons of bombs on the north.
An estimated 3 million civilians died. An armistice ended the fighting but no peace treaty was signed. Over six decades later, the US still maintains 38 military bases and thousands of soldiers on South Korean soil. Every year, war games are held with ground, air and sea exercises heightening tensions in the region .
The Trump administration’s bellicose threats towards the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have brought defiant responses from its leadership. The danger of war on the Korean peninsula demands a historically grounded and analytically sound response from the people of the US, especially those in social justice movements.
The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition invites you to an informative and challenging presentation on
TUESDAY, OCT. 17TH AT 7PM
1ST ICONIUM BAPTIST CHURCH, 542 MORELAND AVE SE, 30316
WITH AJAMU BARAKA
Black Alliance for Peace founder; executive director of U.S. Human Rights Network from 2004 to 2011 and 2016 Green Party vice-presidential candidate.
Free Admission and Parking. For more information, 404.378.5424 or GeorgiaPeace.org