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Statement Opposing U.S.-South Korea Joint Military Exercises Key Resolve Foal Eagle


Stop War Games, Start Peace Talks

The Korean War, known in the United States as “The Forgotten War,” has never ended.  Every year, the United States stages a series of massive joint war games with its ally, South Korea (ROK).  These coordinated exercises are both virtual and real.  Among other things, they practice live fire drills and simulate the invasion of North Korea—including first-strike options.

While we - peace, human rights, faith-based, environmental, and Korean solidarity activists– are deeply concerned about North Korea’s third nuclear weapons test, we also oppose the U.S.-ROK joint war games as adding to the dangerous cycle of escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula.  North Korea views these war games as an act of provocation and threat of invasion like that which we have witnessed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and routinely condemns these maneuvers as aimed at “bring[ing] down the DPRK by force” and forcing it to“bolster up the war deterrent physically.”  South Korean activists also decry the role of these war games in the hostile perpetuation of the division of the Korean peninsula and are often persecuted for their protests under South Korea’s draconian National Security Law.

The U.S.-ROK “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” annual war games, usually staged in March, and “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” in August, typicallylast for months and involve tens of thousands of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea and deployed from the United States, as well as hundreds of thousands of their ROK counterparts.  U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and Space Command forces will participate in these exercises and practice scenarios including the removal of North Korea’s leadership, occupation of Pyeongyang, and reunification of the peninsula under U.S. and South Korean control.

In South Korea, peace and reunification groups have long opposed these war games. They have called for peninsula-wide demilitarization entailing the eventual removal of U.S. troops. As one organization puts it, “Unless and until US forces are completely and permanently withdrawn from South Korea, it will be impossible to establish peace on the Korean peninsula.”

We call upon the U.S. and South Korean governments to stop the costly and provocative war games and take proactive steps to deescalate the current tensions on the Korean peninsula. 

The Perils of the U.S. Pivot

In the past five years, hard-won efforts by the Korean people to ease North-South tensions have been reversed. Through its massive military buildup across the region, the United States has amplified regional tensions.  Recent years have been witness to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, increasing nationalism and militarism in Japan (the world's sixth greatest military spender), and a host of increasingly militarized territorial disputes.  The global Cold War may have ended 20 years ago, but as the recent round of U.S.-led sanctions on the DPRK and threat of a third DPRK nuclear weapons “test” illustrate, the anachronism remains alive and well on the Korean peninsula.

Crisis on the Korean peninsula furnishes a rationale for U.S. militarization of the region, and the Pentagon has committed to deploy 60% of its air and naval forces to Asia and the Pacific to reinforce its air sea battle doctrine.  Announced as the “pivot” of U.S. military resources to Asia and the Pacific, President Obama’s policy, which necessitates more training areas, runways, ports of call, and barracks for the massive shift of U.S. military forces, disregards the impact of militarization on the lives of ordinary people in the region. 

The disastrous ecological and human costs of this "pivot" are acutely apparent in the current construction of a naval base on Jeju, an "island of peace" in South Korea known for having the planet's densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Once celebrated for its pristine beauty and sea-based culture, Gangjeong, a 450-year-old fishing and farming village is being torn to shreds by the South Korean government in collaboration with the United States, which can freely use any ROK military installation.  Base construction crews are dredging acres of world-class, bio-diverse coral habitats and covering them with concrete.  The obliteration of these coastal ecosystems also destroys the millennia-old livelihoods of the villagers, 94% of whom voted against the base in a local referendum.  Gangjeong villagers are watching their heritage, economy, vibrant local culture, spiritual center, and very core of their identity collapse into rubble. 

This same multi-facted people’s struggle is being played out in many places across the Asia-Pacific. Within President Obama’s “pivot” policy, U.S. bases in South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii, and Guam are ever more important.  Moreover, his administration has been pressing hard to open up previously closed U.S. bases in geostrategically vital nations such as Vietnam and the Philippines. 

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the July 27, 1953 Armistice Agreement that brought the combat phase of the Korean War to a temporary halt but did not end the war.  The Armistice Agreement stipulated that a peace agreement be realized within three months and that negotiations take place for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Korea.  Over the past several decades, North Korea, often portrayed in mainstream media as an irrational rogue state, has repeatedly requested peace negotiations with the United States.  Yet today, we station nearly 30,000 military personnel and operate over 40 military bases on the Korean peninsula.  We have spent the past 60 years living not in a post-war era, but under a ceasefire whose consequences are borne most acutely by the Korean people.  On this anniversary of the irresolution of the Korean War, the longest conflict the United States has been involved in, we as human rights, Korean solidarity, faith-based, peace, and environmental organizations call for attention to the human and ecological costs of permanent war as the modus vivendi of U.S.-Korean relations.  Efforts that promote increased militarization and conflict and the destruction of the rich biodiversity in Korea are immoral and go against universally shared values of building peace, caring for Earth, and respecting the human dignity and worth of every person.

Resolution for Peace

We, the undersigned peace, human rights, faith-based, environmental, and Korean solidarity activists, call upon the U.S.-ROK governments to cancel their dangerous and costly war games against North Korea. 

We strongly urge the United States to turn to diplomacy for common and human security rather than militarization, which will only undermine regional and U.S. security.  We further request that the Obama administration focus its strategic shift to the Asia region on finding diplomatic and peaceful solutions to conflict, and building cooperation with all nations in the region, including China, DPRK, and Russia.

On this anniversary of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement, which several decades ago called for a peaceful resolution to the Korean War, we join with our peace-minded brothers and sisters in Korea and call on the Obama administration to deescalate the current tensions and do its part in realizing “Year One of Peace” on the Korean Peninsula.

Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific

 

Christine Ahn, Gretchen Alther, Rev. Levi Bautista, Jackie Cabasso, Herbert Docena, John Feffer, Bruce Gagnon, Joseph Gerson, Subrata Goshoroy, Mark Harrison, Christine Hong, Kyle Kajihiro, Peter Kuznick, Hyun Lee, Ramsay Liem, Andrew Lichterman, John Lindsay-Poland, Ngo Vinh Long, Stephen McNeil, Nguyet Nguyen, Satoko Norimatsu, Koohan Paik, Mike Prokosh, Juyeon JC Rhee, Arnie Sakai, Tim Shorrock, Alice Slater, David Vine, Sofia Wolman, Kevin Martin

 

Additional Signers:

 

- Paki Wieland, Committee to Stop War(s), Western Mass CodePink, Northampton, Massachusetts

- Lindis Percy, Laila Packer, Christine Dean, Anni Rainbow of Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, Yorkshire, England

- Jill Gough, National Secretary, CND Cymru (Wales), UK

- Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, California

- Pax Christi Florida

- Alice Leney, Coromandel, New Zealand

- Georgiann Cooper, PeaceWorks, Freeport, Maine

- Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, New York, New York

- Philip Gilligan, Chair, Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

- Susan V. Walker, Lake Arrowhead, California

- H. J. Camet, Jr., Seattle, Washington

- Helen Travis, Denver, Colorado

- David Swanson, WarIsACrime.org, Charlottesville, Virginia

- Jane Sanford, Belfast, Maine

- Christine Roane, Springfield, Massachusetts

- Natasha Mayers, Union of Maine Visual Artists, Whitefield, Maine

- Lee Loe, Houston, Texas

- Amy Harlib, New York, New York

- Roger Leisner, Radio Free Maine, Augusta, Maine

- Joyce Smith, Tucson, Arizona

- Christine Ahn, Korea Policy Institute and Global Fund for Women, Oakland, California

- Angie Zelter, Trident Ploughshares, UK

- Tim Rinne, State Coordinator, Nebraskans for Peace

- Ellen Murphy, Veterans for Peace Ch. 111, Bellingham, Washington

- Jerry Mander, Founder & Distinguished Fellow, International Forum on Globalization,

San Francisco, California

- JT Takagi, New York, New York

- David Smith, Belfast, Maine

- Jon Olsen, Jefferson, Maine

- Ernest Goitein and Claire Feder, Atherton, California

- Roger Dittmann, Ph.D., Scientists without Borders, Fullerton, California

- Jenny Maxwell, Secretary, Hereford Peace Council, UK

- Anita Coolidge, Americans for Department of Peace, Cardiff, California

- David Diamond, Dover, New Hampshire

- Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

- Jack & Felice Cohen-Joppa, The Nuclear Resister, Tucson, Arizona

- Jacques Boucher, Chambly, Canada

- Pax Christi Long Island, New York

- Robert Dale, Veterans For Peace, Brunswick, Maine

- Stephanie Son, Livermore, California

- Kevin and Maggie Hall, Dunedin, Florida

- Betty McElhill, Tucson, Arizona

- Don Richardson, Brevard, North Carolina

- Filson H. Glanz, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of NH, Durham, New Hampshire

- Sasha Davis, Hilo, Hawaii

- Leah R. Karpen, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Asheville, North Carolina

- Sung-Hee Choi, Gangjeong Village International team, Jeju Island, Korea

- Wil Van Natta, Riviera Beach, Florida

- Luis Gutierrez-Esparza, President Latin American Circle of International Studies, Barrio San Lucas Coyoacán,  México

- Harry van der Linden, Indianapolis, Indiana

- Lydia Garvey, Public Health Nurse, Clinton, Oklahoma

- Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

- Joan Costello, Omaha, Nebraska

- Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home

- Tony Henderson, Lantau, Hong Kong

- Herbert J. Hoffman, Veterans For Peace, Ogunquit, Maine

- Gladys Schmitz, SSND, Mankato. Minnesota

- Loyal C. Park, President Nebraska Peace Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska

- Jane Milliken, Riverside, Connecticut

- Peter Woodruff, Arrowsic, Maine

- Jeanne Green, CodePink Taos, El Prado, New Mexico

- Maine Green Party

- Peace Action Maine

- Jacqui Deveneau, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

- James Deutsch, M.D., Ph.D., Toronto, Canada

- Judith Deutsch, M.S.W., Toronto, Canada

- Gene Keyes, Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada

- Norma J F Harrison, Central Committee Member, Peace & Freedom Party, Berkeley, California

- Sandy Herndon, Kauai, Hawaii

- Lillia Langreck, SSND, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

- Gerson and Debbie Lesser, Bronx, New York

- Patricia J. Patterson, United Methodist Asia Executive retired, Claremont, California

- George and Dorothy Ogle, Lafayette, Colorado

- Jewel Payne, Davis, California

- Alice Slater, New York, New York

- Harold J. Suderman, Registry of World Citizens-Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

- John Stewart, Pax Christi Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Florida

- Ronald and Caterina Swanson-Bosch, RN, MPH, Mt Snow, Vermont

- Sarah Lasenby, Oxford, UK

- CODEPINK State of Maine

- Lisa Savage, Solon, Maine

- Hye-Jung Park, La Paz, Bolivia

- Fred Jakobcic, Marquette, Michigan

- Makiko Sato, Oita, Japan

- Sister Valerie Heinonen, o.s.u., Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk for Justice and Peace, New York, New York

- Terao Terumi, Yashio, Saitama, Japan

- Ken Ashe, Veterans for Peace, Marshall, North Carolina

- Kathy Ging, Eugene, Oregon

- Benjamin Monnet, No war base on Jeju Island, France

- Penny Oyama, Burnaby, B. C., Canada

- Tarak Kauff, Board member, Veterans For Peace, Woodstock, New York

- Sergio Monteiro, Los Angeles, California

- Paul Cunningham and Jen Joaquin, South Portland, Maine

- Mary Beth Sullivan, Social Worker, Bath, Maine

- Glen Anderson, Lacey, Washington

- Ron Engel, Professor Emeritus, Meadville/Lombard Theological School, Chicago, Illinois

- Occupy Damsels in Distress, Palm Springs, California

- Nikohl Vandel, Palm Springs, California

- Katherine Muzik, Kauai, Hawaii

- Carolyn S. Scarr, Program Coordinator Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC, Berkeley, California

- Don Lathrop, Canaan, New York

- Karen Boyer, CodePink Portland, Oregon

- Joan McCoy, Home for Peace and Justice, Saginaw, Michigan 

- Douglas Hong, Stony Brook, New York

- Alice Zachmann, SSND, Mankato, Minnesota

- Sandra Frank, Toledo, Ohio

- Jeanne Gallo, North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice, Gloucester, Massachusetts

- Martha Shelley, CodePink, Portland, Oregon

- Kevin Zeese, October2011.org, Baltimore, Maryland   

- Margaret Flowers, October2011.org, Baltimore, Maryland

- Alfred L. Marder, President, US Peace Council, New Haven, Connecticut

- Charlotte Koons, CODEPINK Long Island, Northport, New York

- Jodi Kim, Associate Professor, University of California-Riverside

- Granny Peace Brigade, New York, New York

- Art Laffin, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Washington DC

- Jean Sommer, Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament, Cleveland, Ohio

- Lee Siu Hin, national coordinator of National Immigrant Solidarity Network, South Pasadena, California

- Robert  Palmer, Rosemount, Minnesota

- Yoshiko Ikuta, Cleveland, Ohio

- Dr Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK

- Professor Dave Webb, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK

- Helen Caldicott, the Helen Caldicott Foundation, Australia

- Coleen Rowley, Women Against Military Madness, Apple Valley, Minnesota

- Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley CAREs, Livermore, California

- Rebecca Barker, Los Angeles, California

- Rosalie Riegle, author of Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak out for Peace, Evanston, Illinois

- Amy Chung, Diamond Bar, California 

- Theodore Chung, Diamond Bar, California

- Dale Nesbitt, Berkeley, California

- Sally-Alice Thompson, Veterans For Peace, Albuquerque, New Mexico

- Cynthia Howard, Biddeford Pool, Maine

- Paul Liem, Berkeley, California

- Dr. Bill Warrick, Veterans For Peace, Gainesville, Florida

- Kil Sang Yoon, Claremont, California

- Marcia Halligan, Kickapoo Peace Circle, Viroqua, Wisconsin

- Anne Shirley, Mouvement pour la Paix, France

- International Peace Bureau, Geneva, Switzerland

- Anne Emerman, Gray Panthers, NYC Network, New York

- Betty Wolfson, New England Peace Pagoda Community, Florence, Massachusetts

- Green Earth Organization, Ghana

- Dignity International
- Community Action Network, Malaysia

- William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador, Salem-News.com, Bangladesh

- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Peninsula Chapter, California

- Roy Birchard, Fellowship of Reconciliation, San Francisco, California

- Ichiyo Muto, People’s Plan Study Group, Japan

- Rosalie Tyler Paul, Maine Green Independent Party, Georgetown, Maine

- Dr Tomasz Pierscionek, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Editor of the London Progressive Journal, England

- David Marcial, Tampa, Florida

- Bill Sulzman, Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, Colorado

- Rick Rozoff, Stop NATO, Chicago, Illinois

- Peter Shaw, Veterans For Peace (Korean War Veteran), State College, Pennsylvania
- Marcia Slatkin, Shoreham, New York

- Richard Hutchinson, Kennesaw, Georgia

- Dud Hendrick, Island Peace & Justice, VFP, Deer Isle, Maine

- Paul Stein, Ph.D. Analytical Psychologist, New York, New York

- Suzanne Pearce, Mass. Peace Action, Cambridge, Massachusetts

- Rosalie Yelen, CODEPINK Long Island, Huntington Station, New York

- Joan Nicholson, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

- Ava DeLorenzo, Harpswell, Maine

- Ardeshir Ommani, Pres. American Iranian Friendship Committee, Armonk, New York  

- Eleanor Ommani, Co-founder, American Iranian Friendship Committee, Armonk, New York

- André Brochu, Swedish Peace Committee, Malmo, Sweden

- David McReynolds, former Chair, War Resisters International, New York, New York

- Dr. Lewis E. Patrie, Western North Carolina Physicians for Social Responsibility, Asheville, N. C

- Norma Athearn, Rockland, Maine

- Miki Soko, Kyoto, Japan

- Chris Buchanan, Belgrade, Maine

- Natalie Kempner, Quaker, Woolwich, Maine

- Marcus Atkinson, Footprints for Peace, Cincinnati, Ohio

- Peggy Akers, Nurse practitioner & VFP, Portland, Maine

- Bill Stansbery, Ellensburg, Washington

- Sue Chase, Associate member Veterans For Peace, Batesville, Virginia 

- Bob Hoffman, Veterans for Peace, Batesville, Virginia

- Christine A. DeTroy, Women's Int'l League for Peace & Freedom, Brunswick, Maine

- Montrose Peace Vigil, Montrose, California

- Roberta Medford, Montrose, California

- Beverley Walter, Riverside, Illinois

- Dennis Apel, Guadalupe Catholic Worker, Guadalupe, California

- Tensie Hernandez, Guadalupe Catholic Worker, Guadalupe, California

- Pierre Villard, Le Mouvement de la Paix, France

- Women Against Military Madness, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Russell Wray, Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats, Hancock, Maine

- Peggy Lyons, UU Central Nassau Social Justice Committee & MoveOn Council Nassau County, Long Island, New York

- Charles K Brown III, Brunswick Religious Society of Friends, Brunswick, Maine

- Doug Allen, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine

- Scott Camil, President VFP Chapter 14, Gainesville, Florida

- Rev. William Coop, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Brunswick, Maine

- Sheena Poole, Worthing, Sussex, UK

- Karen Wainberg, Occupy Maine Bath-Brunswick, Bath, Maine

- Darlene Coffman, Rochester, Minnesota

- Will Shapira, Roseville, Minnesota

- Paul Busch, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Greg & Sue Skog, Eagan, Minnesota

- Oxford CND, Oxford, UK

- Mary Beaudoin, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Judy Collins, Vine & Fig Tree Community, Grandmother for Peace, Lanett, Alabama

- Judy Miner, past director Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Madison, Wisconsin

- Polly Mann, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Tim Nolan Saint Paul, Minnesota

- Robin Hensel, Little Falls Occupy, Minnesota

- Suzanne Hedrick, Noble, Maine

- Marguerite Warner, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

- Mike Madden, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Denis Doherty, Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Sydney, Australia

- Rev. Catherine Christie, Seoul, South Korea

- Sushila Cherian, Punta Gorda, Florida

- Atsushi Fujioka, professor of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

- Ariel Ky, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Morgen D'Arc, Co-Founder Green Party National Women's Caucus, Portland, Maine

- Ruth Sheridan, Alaskans for Peace and Justice, Anchorage, Alaska

- Will Thomas, NH Veterans For Peace, Auburn, New Hampshire

- John B. Cobb, Jr., Center for Process Studies, Claremont, California

- Rich Van Dellen, Rochester, Minnesota

- Pete Sirois, producer "Maine Social Justice", Madison, Maine

- Will Travers, Lokashakti, New York, New York

- Judith Lee, Columbus, Ohio

- Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kansas City, Kansas

- Judith E. Hicks, Retired R.N, Public Health Nurse, Howard, Colorado

- Fred Dente, Kaua`i Alliance for Peace & Social Justice, Kapa`a, Hawai`I

- Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director, Pax Christi USA, Washington, DC

- Jean & Joe Gump, Bloomingdale, Michigan

- Michael J. Germain, Apple Valley, Minnesota

- Han Hee Song, New York, New York

- Maud Easter, Women Against War, Delmar, New York

- Shirley Johnson, Saint Paul, Minnesota

- Carol Reilley Urner, Whittier, California

- Tina Phillips, Brunswick, Maine

- Bev Rice, New York, New York

- Ronald P. Matonti, Medford, New York

- Virginia Baron, Guilford Peace Alliance, Guilford, Connecticut

- Linda Eastwood, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Chicago, Illinois

- Mel Thoresen, Deer River, Minnesota

- Gérard Angé, President CEO, G.A.P. International Satellite Broadcasting Inc., Healdsburg, California

- Kip Goodwin, Kaua`i Alliance for Peace & Social Justice, Kapaa, Hawaii

- Michael Canney, Alachua, Florida

- Connie Canney, Alachua, Florida

- Carol Thomas, Alachua, Florida

- Shawna Doran, Alachua, Florida

- Melinda Thompson, Silver Spring, Maryland

- Dr. John V. Walsh, Professor of Physiology, UMass Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

- Bernie Meyer, American Gandhi, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Olympia Washington

- Gladys Tiffany, Director, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, Fayetteville, Arkansas

- Fernando Garcia, President, OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, Fayetteville, Arkansas

- Stop War Machine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

- Leah Bolger, CDR, USN (Ret), Veterans For Peace, Corvallis, Oregon

- Janet Essley, White Salmon, Washington

- Ellen Thomas, Proposition One Campaign, Tryon, North Carolina

- Elaine Johnson, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship National Committee Member, Rochester, New York

- Carol Gilbert & Ardeth Platte, Sacred Earth and Space Plowshares II, Baltimore, Maryland

- Ellen E Barfield, Veterans For Peace, Baltimore, Maryland

- Cecile Pineda, Berkeley, California

- Hitosada Yoshitake, Kyoto, Japan

- Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kauai, Hawaii 

- Jerry Provencher, Bath, Maine

- Ann Wright, retired US Army colonel & diplomat, Honolulu, Hawaii

- Starr C. Gilmartin, Trenton, Maine

- Janice Ward, Marcell, Minnesota

- David Evenhouse, Marcell, Minnesota

- Heidi Uppgaard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Tom Rissi, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Larry Johnson, President, Veterans For Peace Ch. 27, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Helen Sunkenberg, Huletts Landing, New York

- Centre for Human Rights and Development, Mongolia

- Food Coalition, Mongolia

- Swedish Peace Council

- Dan  La Vigne, NEMP, Shoreview, Minnesota

- Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, The University of California, Berkeley, California

- Ted Tan, Think Centre, Singapore

- Mary Beaudoin, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Seung-Hee Jeon, Research Associate, Korea Institute, Harvard University, Massachusetts

- Betsy Mulligan-Dague, Executive Director, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Missoula, Montana

- Bob & Joy Johnson, Southeastern Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, Harmony, Minnesota

- William J. Rood, Rochester, Minnesota

- Lutgardo "Boyette" Jurcales Jr, Coordinator, BAN THE BASES!, Philippines

- Dr. Carolina Pagaduan-Araullo, Chairperson, BAYAN-Philippines

- Margaret Maier, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

- Sally Breen, Windham, Maine

- James M Nordlund, Fargo, North Dakota

- Phoebe Sorgen, Berkeley Commissioner of Disaster and Fire Safety, California

- Lynn Shoemaker, Whitewater, Wisconsin

- Simone Chun, Boston, Massachusetts

- Dr. Shoji Sawada, Emeritus Professor Nagoya University & Representative Director of - Japan Council against A & H Bombs, Nagoya City, Japan

- Rev. Edwin E. Kang, D.Min, Owego, New York

- Anne Richter, Clearwater, Florida

- Amber Garlan, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Len & Judy Bjorkman, Owego, New York

- Jan Passion, Dunedin, New Zealand

- Dennis Gallie, Kansas City, Missouri

- Diane Nahas, Sands Point, New York

- Max M. de Mesa, Chairperson, The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

- Haruko Moritaki, Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Hiroshima, Japan

- Molly Johanna Culligan, Associate member Veterans For Peace, Red Wing, Minnesota

- Todd E. Dennis, former participant in these war games while on the USS Santa Fe (SSN-763), Madison, Wisconsin

- Holly Gwinn Graham, Olympia, Washington

- S. Brian Willson, author/activist, Portland, Oregon

- Terry Irish, Women Against Military Madness, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- David Hartsough, PEACEWORKERS, San Francisco, California

- Louis Vitale, OFM, Pace e Bene, Oakland, California

- Sherri Maurin, Occupy Be the Change, San Francisco, California

- Nancy & David W. Hall, West Bath, Maine

- Nancy Tate, LEPOCO Peace Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

- Donald Saunders, North Wales, UK

- Dr. Robert Hanson, Past Chair, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Walnut Creek, California

- Rev. John R. Long, First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York

- Lon & Natalia Ball, Biorice 'OOO', Ussurisk, Primorskii Krai, Russian Federation

- Dominic Linley, Yorkshire CND, Leeds, UK

- Carolyn Harrington, Vassalboro Friends Meeting, Brunswick Maine

- Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan

- Vincent Hunter, Dublin, Ireland

- David W. Culver, Veterans For Peace Chapter 27, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Sarah Martin, Women Against Military Madness, Minneapolis, Minnesota

- Georgia Pinkel, Portland WILPF branch, Oregon

- Celeste McCollough Howard, Hillsboro, Oregon

- John Spira, Australia

- Retha Dooley, Sauk Centre, Minnesota

- Michael Sergent, Wollongong NSW, Australia

- Diana Covell, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

- Church & Society Ministry of Davis Community Church, Tom Haller, chair, Davis California

- M. Brinton Lykes, PhD, Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Boston College, Massachusetts

- Margaret Fernald, Orland, Maine

- John Landgraf, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Clement T.S. Hiemstra, Japan

- Alan Clemence, Charleston, Maine

- Minoru Suda, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

- Rev. Dr. Syngman Rhee, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia

- Peasant’s Pharmacy, South Korea

- Support Committee for Prisoners of Conscience [prisoners of conscience refers to political prisoners], South Korea

- Central Committee for National Autonomy, Peace, and Reunification, South Korea

- National Committee of Democratic Workers, South Korea

- Minkahyup [Families of formerly or currently imprisoned democratization political prisoners], South Korea

- Buddhist Peace Solidarity, South Korea

- Korean Peasant’s League, South Korea

- Korean Poor People’s Alliance, South Korea

- Korea Woman’s Peasants Association, South Korea

- Korean Youth Solidarity, South Korea

- Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements, South Korea

- 21st Century Korean University Students Alliance, South Korea

- Southern Headquarters of the Pan Korean Alliance for Reunification, South Korea

- Reunification Agora, South Korea

- Woori Madang [Madang refers to a place where Korean people gather for community activities], South Korea

- Network of Politicized Adoptees, United States

- John Junkerman, Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

- Ellen Bepp, Oakland, California

- Renie Wong Lindley, Religious Society of Friends, Haleiwa, North Shore O'ahu, Hawai'I

- Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea (ASCK)

- Interfaith Peacemakers of Edina, Minnesota

- SooJin Pate, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

- Jack Herbert, Metanoia Peace Community & Portland WILPF, Oregon

- Richard McDonald, Silver City, New Mexico

- Presentation Sisters Social Justice Team, Aberdeen, South Dakota

- Sisters Kay O'Neil & Michelle Meyers, LeSueur, Minnesota

- Amy Echeverria, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Silver Spring, Maryland

- Carolyn Hannah, Springfield, Oregon

- Miriam Welly Elliott & Mark Lee, Gainesville, Florida

- Grandmothers for Peace-Twin Cities, Minnesota

- Lydia Garvey, Public health nurse, Clinton, Oklahoma

- Mark Solomon, West Newton, Massachusetts

- Hawai'i Peace and Justice, Honolulu, Hawai’i

- DMZ-Hawai'i, Aloha Aina, Honolulu, Hawai’I

- Tamara Lorincz, Halifax Peace Coalition, Canada 

- Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Canada

- Dante C. Simbulan, Ph.D., Retired  Professor & Human Rights Activist, Burke, Virginia

- Peace Action, Silver Spring, Maryland

- National Campaign to End the Korean War, United States

- Regina Pyon, SPARK, Seoul, Korea

- Hye-Ran Oh, SPARK, Seoul, Korea

- SPARK (Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea)

- Women's Global Solidarity Action Network, South Korea

- Lee Jung Hee (3rd party candidate in 2012 presidential election), Unified Progressive Party Representative, South Korea

- Dong Sup An, Unified Progressive Party Supreme Council, South Korea

- Seung Gyo Kim, Unified Progressive Party Supreme Council, South Korea

- Jung Hee Lee, Unified Progressive Party Supreme Council, South Korea

- Byung Ryul Min, Unified Progressive Party Supreme Council, South Korea

- Sun Hee Yo, Unified Progressive Party Supreme Council, South Korea

- Byung Yoon Oh, Unified Progressive Party National Assembly Floor Representative, South Korea

- Kuroki Mariko, Cosmopolitan Network, Japan

- Veterans For Peace, Korea Peace Campaign, United States

- Larry Kerschner, Veterans For Peace, Washington

- Koichiro Toyoshima, Osaka, Japan

- Tsuyoshi Matsu-ura, Kanagawa, Japan

- Etsuko Urashima, Okinawa, Japan

- Masako Tahira, Kyoto, Japan

- Sasaki Masaaki, Tokyo,Japan

- Kazue Tanaka, Chiba, Japan

- Keiko Tanaka, Chiba, Japan

- Noriko Kyogoku, Kanagawa, Japan

- Akemi Ishi-i, Chiba, Japan

- Tsuneaki Gunjima, Fukuoka, Japan 

- Jirou Isogai, Aichi , Japan

- Hiromitus Masuda, Chiba, Japan

- Akiko Kawano, Saitama, Japan

- Taro Abe, Aichi , Japan

- Noriyuki Matsumura, Osaka  , Japan

- Toshio Takahashi, Okinawa, Japan

- Mitsumasa Ohta, Chiba, Japan

- Setsuko Yasuda, Kanagawa, Japan

- Yasuhisa Iwakawa, Chiba, Japan

- Ayako Nakanishi, Kanagawa, Japan  

- Koji Sugihara, Tokyo, Japan

- Mihagi Yamamoto, Aichi, Japan

- Hidenori Takahashi, Hyogo, Japan

- Chiharu Yamaguchi, Chiba, Japan

- Ryohei Hirayama, Aichi, Japan

- Mari Hoshikawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Ikuko Hishikawa, Saitama, Japan

- Toyo Washio, Germany

- Tamio Nomura, Nagano, Japan

- Masamichi Yumiyama, Ehime, Japan

- Hideaki Kuno, Aichi, Japan

- Sachiyo Tsukamoto, Saitama, Japan

- Tadahiro Umeda, Osaka, Japan

- Yasuaki Matsumoto, Hokkaido, Japan

- Yoko Kawasaki, Oita, Japan

- Tsutomu Matsuo , Tokyo, Japan

- Yoko Oh-hara, Oita, Japan

- Akira Asada, Hyogo, Japan

- Syuichi Sato, Hiroshima, Japan

- Yoshiko Okada, Tokyo, Japan  

- Toru Suenaga, Saitama, Japan

- Michiko Adachi, Chiba, Japan

- Koichi Toyoshima, Fukuoka, Japan

- Yozo Ouchi, Tokyo, Japan

- Kazuko Yamano, Yamagata, Japan

- Naoko Tanaka, Osaka, Japan

- Junko Matsu-ura, Tokyo, Japan

- Hideo Itoh, Kanagawa, Japan

- Yukio Yokohara, Hiroshima, Japan

- Miyako Masuda, Chiba, Japan

- Hideo Araki, Hyogo, Japan

- Akiko Yoshizawa, Osaka, Japan

- Teruko Hatakeyama,Tokyo, Japan

- Katsuo Watanabe, Chiba, Japan

- Chiho Saito, Kanagawa, Japan

- Shin Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Yoshio Hirose, Chiba, Japan

- Sei-ichi Takamoto, Japan

- Taisaku Obata, Yamaguchi, Japan

- Toshimasa Sakakura, Chiba, Japan 

- Miyoko Nagase, Aichi, Japan

- Yoshiyuki Kajiwara, Hyogo, Japan

- Keiji Kondo, Aichi, Japan

- Hiromi Fujioka, Fukuoka, Japan

- Mitsuko Fuji, Kyoto, Japan

- Kazuyo Kishimoto, Hokkaido, Japan

- Meiko Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Tatsuo Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Tamio Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Shingo Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Yoko Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Yu-uko Katsuren, Kumamoto, Japan

- Totu Miyahara, Hiroshima, Japan

- Kyoko Tawara, Kumamoto, Japan

- Natsuko Matsuda, Tokyo, Japan

- Midori Aizawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Yoshihiro Ikeda, Hyogo, Japan

- Kyoko Ohno, Ehime, Japan

- Kuniko Ozawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Kazunari Fujioka, Tokyo, Japan  

- Miho Kawashima, Osaka, Japan

- Toshimi Masuda, Shizuoka, Japan

- Yoko Umeda, Osaka, Japan

- Etsuko Umeda, Kanagawa, Japan

- Kang Yongchol, Tokyo, Japan

- Hiroshi Obara, Chiba, Japan

- Mineo Noda, Tokyo, Japan

 - Makoto Shindoh, Kagawa, Japan

 - Tamaki Tokuyama, Kyoto, Japan

 - Hiroshi Matsubara, Kanagawa, Japan

- Hideo Iwasa, Kyoto, Japan

- Noriaki Nishio, Saitama,  Japan

- Keiko Kise, Kanagawa, Japan

- Fusako Kamiya, Kanagawa, Japan

- Jun-ichi Nishigata, Kanagawa, Japan

- Toyomi Kawada, Tokyo, Japan

- Kim Seong-il, Hyogo, Japan

- Akiko Sato, Tokyo, Japan

- Nakayama, Tokushima, Japan

- Kazuo Nagayoshi, Kumamoto, Japan  

- Pak Namin, Saitama, Japan

- Yasuko Ishikawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Ryu-ichi Tohno, Chiba, Japan

- Junko Higuchi, Kanagawa, Japan

- Yayoi Ni-i, Chiba, Japan

- Ikuko Inoue, Osaka, Japan

- Akiko Terasaki, Saitama, Japan

- Etsuko Fujii, Kyoto, Japan

- Keiko Yamada, Tokyo, Japan

- Yumiko Saitoh, Tokyo, Japan

- Morio Kumano, Ishikawa, Japan

- Shin-ichiro Tanaka, Tokyo, Japan

- Michiko Ishige, Tokyo, Japan

- Atsuko Minemoto, Shiga, Japan

- Shinji Ohashi, Shizuoka, Japan

- Jyoji Ichikawa, Kanagawa, Japan

- Yumiko Mashino, Tokyo, Japan

- Ryuji Yagi, Kanagawa, Japan

- Pak chong fa, Kanagawa, Japan

- Kohko Hakoda, Tokyo, Japan 

- Hideo Suzuki, Tokyo, Japan

- Michiko Yamada, Hyogo, Japan

- Yume Fuse, Tokyo, Japan

- Yoko Yamaguchi, Okinawa, Japan

- Sachiko Taba, Tokyo, Japan

- Hirokazu Taba, Tokyo, Japan

- Hiemstra Clement & Theodoor Sixtus, Nagasaki, Japan

- Keiko Shibukawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Susumu Kanegae, Japan

- Takashi Matsunami, Osaka, Japan

- Yoshimi Hashimoto, Yamaguchi, Japan

- Yuki-ichiro Miyakawa, Tokyo, Japan

- Terumi Ogasa, Osaka, Japan

- Yoshio Motono, Kanagawa, Japan

- Mariko Asada, Ishikawa, Japan

- Masufumi Asada, Ishikawa, Japan  

- Katsuhisa Itoh, Aichi, Japan

- Isao Sakamoto, Tokyo, Japan

- Shigeki Kon-no, Tokyo, Japan

- Jumpei Kawakami, Aomori, Japan   

- Osami Nomura, Tokyo, Japan

- Tadao Miura, Hokkaido, Japan

- Yukari Miura, Hokkaido, Japan

- Ryushou Araki, Fukuoka, Japan

- Hiroshi Murakawa, Yamaguchi, Japan

- Yoshio Iwamura, Hyogo, Japan

- Mutsumi Tanaka, Okinawa, Japan

- Hiroko Yoneyama, Ghana

- Kwangho Che, Kyoto, Japan

- Michiko Fukuda, Phillippines

- Tani Toshio, Saitama, Japan

- Daiko Sakurai, Tokyo, Japan

- Kim Boongang, Tokyo, Japan

- Saki Ohkawara, Kanagawa, Japan

- Fumio Tamada, Tochigi, Japan

- Maki Kumagai, Tokyo, Japan

- Chieko Noguchi, Fukuoka, Japan

- Nobuko Kobayashi, Tokyo, Japan

- Yuko Inoue, Fukuoka, Japan

- Marie Nagajima, Kanagawa, Japan

- Takako Nobuhara, Osaka, Japan  

- Miki Shinjo, Hyogo, Japan   

- Yumiko Kato, Tokyo, Japan 

- Mariko Takeuchi, Saitama, Japan  

- Akio Handa, Osaka, Japan 

- Shoji Nakamura, Kagawa, Japan 

- Kazuko Matsuo, Osaka, Japan

- Yoko Yoshizawa, Kanagawa, Japan

- Kiyoharu Yoshizawa, Kanagawa, Japan   

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