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SF Speak Out-Stop Thaad-US Troops Out Of Korea! Rally At UN Plaza
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 10:03 AM
A protest was held to oppose the US Trump military threats against North Korea. Speakers also opposed the US installation of Thaad missiles which has been backed by the Moon government and the militarization of the Korean peninsula.
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14On 10/3/17 Koreans, Americans spoke and rallied at UN plaza in San Francisco to oppose the militarization of Korea including the installation of Thaad and against Trump's war threats to destroy North Korea. Speakers also included members of the Korean People's Democracy Party. The organization has been touring the US to oppose the growing threats of war by President Trump and the US government in Korea. A Puerto Rican participant also spoke out on the crisis in Puerto Rico and the failure of the US government to defend the people of the Island. The San Francisco Labor Council has opposed the militarization of the Korean peninsula and also the JeJu base which will be used by the US military for possible war.
The rally and speak out took place on October 3, 2017.
Additional media:
http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/06-27-16RessptComfortWomenMemorial.pdf
http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/810083.html
https://aflcio.org/2017/7/27/afl-cio-honors-korean-labor-leader-han-human-rights-award-call-his-release-prison
http://blog.jinbo.net/CINA/4592
For more information on the Korea People's Democracy Party.
http://pdp21.kr
United Public Workers For Action.
http://www.upwa.info
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http://www.laborvideo.org
§UPWA George Wright Spoke Against US Trump War Threats
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 10:03 AM
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Professor George Wright who is on the UPWA steering committee spoke against the militarization of the Korean peninsula and the growing danger of imperialist war. The US with the Asian Pivot supported by the Democrats and Republicans is to prepare for an imperialist war in Asai.
§Oppose Installation of Thaad
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 10:03 AM
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The US governments under both Obama and Trump is further militarizing the region by installing Thaad missiles which are not only aimed against North Korea but China.
§Puerto Rican Speaks About Role of US
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 10:03 AM
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A Puerto Rican participant in the rally discussed the role of the United States in refusing to allow full support for Puerto Rico by banning ships from other countries by the use of the Jones Act. Cuba has also been prevented by the Trump government from sending support to the people of the island. While the US has the largest military in the world and is threatening to destroy North Korea they have refused to restore and rebuild the destroyed electrical power system in Puerto Rico is still broken down.
§Korean KCTU Opposes Thaad Installation By US and Moon Government
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 10:03 AM
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The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions KCTU is organizing and protesting against the installation of the US Thaad missile system in Korea. The installation has also been supported by the Moon government. The threat to destroy North Korean by Trump is a threat not only to the people of Korea but the world.

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by Mike Holmes
Friday Oct 6th, 2017 5:41 PM
Did you know that THAAD stands for "Terminal High Altitude Area Defense"? It's designed to shoot down ballistic missiles. It can't shoot at cities. It can't shoot at troops. The only way THAAD missiles can kill anyone is if they are inside a ballistic missile. Or I guess if the missile it shot down would crash on top of someone. In fact, the THAAD missiles don't have a warhead. The only thing explosive is the fuel that propels the missile. They just crash into the ballistic missile that was fired at a city like Seoul. So, if the DPRK doesn't shoot any missiles at South Korea then it won't shoot THAAD missiles at DPRK missiles. Do you want the DPRK to be able to destroy South Korean cities and kill the people who live in them? I guess you do!
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Monday Oct 9th, 2017 9:40 AM
In Seoul, Korean Residents Protest US Anti-Missile THAAD System
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/multimedia/In-Seoul-Korean-Residents-Protest-US-Anti-Missile-THAAD-System-20170228-0016.html
IN PICTURES: The Korean people have protested the latest scheme to use their land as a base for U.S. imperialist military infrastructure.
Koreans have angrily reacted to a land-swap deal that will allow the country to host the U.S.'s anti-missile system, THAAD. Residents living near the host site have filed a lawsuit against the Republic of Korea Defense Ministry as well, according to attorneys.

Picketers and residents chanting slogans gathered in front of the Seoul headquarters of conglomerate Lotte on Tuesday to protest its deal with the South Korean government.

The agreement will see the company trade its golf course for land owned by the South Korean military, with the golf course becoming the future home of the THAAD system.

Meanwhile, China objects to the deployment in South Korea of the THAAD, which has a powerful radar capable of penetrating Chinese territory, with Beijing saying it is a threat to its security and will do nothing to ease tensions with North Korea.

Lotte should be shown the door in China, the influential state-run Chinese tabloid the Global Times said in an editorial on Tuesday.

"We also propose that Chinese society should coordinate voluntarily in expanding restrictions on South Korean cultural goods and entertainment exports to China, and block them when necessary," it said in its English-language edition.

China has already twice issued "solemn representations" to South Korea about the most recent THAAD-related developments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily briefing in Beijing.

teleSUR takes a look at the Korean people's resistance to the latest scheme to use their land as a base for the military hardware of U.S. imperialism.

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A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.
Photo:Reuters

For several months, Korean residents living near the future site of the THAAD missile system have been staging protests against the weapons system's deployment.
Photo:Ruptly

The South Korean government reiterated on Tuesday that the deal is aimed at self-defense against Pyongyang.
Photo:Reuters

However, residents are tired of being caught in the crosshairs of geopolitical intrigues.
Photo:Reuters

Beijing has already taken what many claim are retaliatory measures, including halting Lotte's construction of a multibillion dollar real estate project in China.
Photo:Reuters

The THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, system is designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, such as those the DPRK claims to own.
Photo:Reuters

Protest leader Kim Chung-hwan told AFP that hundreds of soldiers and riot police had been deployed to the golf course to guard entrances.
Photo:Reuters
Published 28 February 2017

As US deploys anti-missile system, China warns of nuclear arms race
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/08/thaa-m08.html
By Peter Symonds
8 March 2017
The US has begun the installation of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea, provoking an angry reaction from China, which warned that it could trigger a nuclear arms race in the region. The provocative move will heighten the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula as the US and South Korea engage in huge annual war games.
Two trucks, each mounted with a THAAD launch pad, were landed aboard a C-17 cargo plane at the US military’s Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, on Monday night. According to South Korean military officials, more equipment and personnel will arrive in the coming weeks. The THAAD battery installation is likely to be completed as early as May or June.
US officials exploited North Korea’s test launch of four ballistic missiles on Monday morning as the pretext for commencing the THAAD installation. However, the final go-ahead for the THAAD deployment, which was agreed by South Korea last July, occurred last week when the South Korean government acquired the planned site in a land swap deal with the conglomerate Lotte.
Washington also insists that the THAAD placement is purely defensive and needed to counter North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. In reality, the THAAD system is offensive in character. It is an important component of an expanding US anti-ballistic missile system in Asia that is primarily aimed at preparing for nuclear war against China, not North Korea.
US imperialism, which has an estimated 4,000 nuclear warheads, has never ruled out a first nuclear strike and is spending $1 trillion to upgrade its nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Its anti-ballistic missile systems are designed to neutralise the ability of any enemy to retaliate in the event of a US nuclear attack. The Federation of American Scientists estimated that China had about 260 nuclear warheads as of 2015.
The THAAD system is designed to intercept incoming ballistic missiles at high altitude. It consists of a powerful X-band radar system to track missiles at long range, linked to truck-mounted interceptors designed to destroy a hostile missile in flight. In the event of war with China, the THAAD system would not only protect key US military bases in South Korea and Japan. Its X-band radar could detect and track missile launches deep inside the Chinese mainland.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang yesterday reiterated Beijing’s opposition to the THAAD deployment. Geng warned that China would “take necessary measures to defend our security interests and the consequences will be shouldered by the United States and South Korea.”
Russia also condemned the THAAD installation. Victor Ozerov, who chairs Russia’s Federal Defense and Security Committee, branded the deployment as “another provocation against Russia” aimed, if not at encircling Russia, “then at least to besiege it from the west and the east.”
The Chinese government has already taken retaliatory moves against South Korea, closing more than 20 stores owned by Lotte in China on the pretext of safety violations, and has advised travel agents not to sell South Korean packages to Chinese tourists. The state-owned media has suggested a wider boycott of South Korean goods and even the severing of diplomatic relations with Seoul.
A commentary in the official Xinhua news agency warned that the THAAD deployment “will bring an arms race in the region.” Hinting that China would enlarge its nuclear arsenal to counter the US anti-ballistic missile systems, it declared: “More missile shields on one side inevitably bring more nuclear missiles of the opposing side that can break through the missile shield.”
The suggestion that China could expand its nuclear arsenal only underscores the reactionary character of the Chinese regime’s response to the escalating economic and military threats by the Trump administration. The Chinese Communist Party represents the interests of an ultra-rich oligarchy, not Chinese workers and the poor. Its military build-up and whipping up of Chinese nationalism heightens the danger of war and divides the working class.
A nuclear arms race between China and the United States would be profoundly destabilising in Asia and the world. An expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal could prompt South Korea and Japan to develop their own nuclear weapons, and encourage India to enlarge its nuclear arsenal, exacerbating tensions throughout South Asia, particularly with Pakistan.
The Trump administration has targeted China, warning of trade war measures, threatening military action against Chinese-controlled islets in the South China Sea and suggesting it could tear up the “One China” policy that forms the bedrock of US-China relations.
Trump has repeatedly accused China of not imposing crippling sanctions on its ally North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons and missiles. The White House is currently engaged in a review of US strategy toward North Korea, details of which have been leaked to the media, including proposals for pre-emptive military strikes on North Korea and regime-change operations.
North Korea provides a convenient pretext for the US military build-up in North East Asia against China. The New York Times reported that one option under consideration is the return of tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea—adjacent not only to North Korea, but also China.
Trump has already outlined a huge expansion of the US military and has tweeted that the US has “to greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity.” Moreover, the US strategy is shifting from the use of nuclear weapons as a last resort to the active consideration of a limited nuclear war.
North Korea is rapidly emerging as a dangerous global flashpoint. A small incident, either accidental or calculated, has the potential to trigger a catastrophic conflict on the Korean Peninsula that would draw in nuclear-armed powers such as China and Russia.
The only social force capable of halting the drive to world war is the international working class, through building a unified anti-war movement based on socialist principles to put an end to capitalism and its outmoded nation-state system, which is the source of war.
NUREMBERG TRIALS (1945--46)

The U.S. Judge Robert H. Jackson Chairman of the Nuremberg Trials wrote into International law that the Planning and Doing of Aggressive War is the 'Supreme Internatiional Crime' on the Planet Earth. Here is exactly how he says that...."War is essentially an Evil thing.....to initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole". He further says that it is the supreme international crime whether Germany does it or the U.S.A. does it.

Canadian First Division recognizes this world law as true and legitimate as legal world law. The U.S.A. is not the owner of Korea, and the U.S. military is the only force that denies the process of uniting Korea which is a unity that has thousands of years of being one country.

U.S.A. has a need to make peace with the DPRK--Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, and withdraw it occupying military from Korea. Further chairman Mao-Tse-Tung says that the U.S. must take its troops out of every country that it has invaded.

The U.S.A. has for over seventy years refused to make peace and leave Korea to unify as a country that has a much longer History than the U.S.A. DPRK has repeatedly ask for a peace treaty with the U.S., but the U.S. has repeatedly held military actions against the DPRK while threatening to nuke it from tens of thousands of troops stationed in the South, and thousands of atomic bombs from the South and surrounding areas.

That is a war crime of supreme international criminal extent. The North, South, East and West of Korea is seeking peace from U.S. foreign troops and the U.S.A. So is the world's peoples including the Charter to the United Nations, which says that the Charter forms the United Nations to make war just a long distant memory for the coming generations.

U.S. go home is the vast majority call of the world's people and allow the Korean people to decide their own countries future without foreign intervention. You all have a world to win!! Voila! Egalite pour la femme dans la revolution! Workers of the world unite!!