VIDEO from Incheon Airport Press Conference
Among the over 200 groups and individuals who have sent the protest message are well-known peace activists and influential figures who work for human rights, including: Chase Iron Eyes, Liberation Alley, Standing Rock Sioux Nation; Alice Walker, American Novelist, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner; Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace laureate; Cornel West, religion scholar and public intellectual; Miko Peled, Israeli-American author, Palestinian human rights activist; and Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize and Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
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We are writing to send you an update on the delegation:
This morning (U.S. Time), members of the Solidarity Peace Delegation — with the exception of STIK’s Juyeon Rhee, who was denied entry by the South Korean government — arrived in South Korea.
Upon arriving at Incheon Airport, two members of the delegation — Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK and Will Griffin of Veterans For Peace — stood with representatives of the National Action Opposing THAAD Deployment in South Korea to demand the South Korean government immediately lift the entry ban on Juyeon Rhee. They held a press conference to discuss the tremendous response to the call to protest the ban and also briefly discussed the delegation’s plans to meet with and support the people of Seongju, who are struggling against the deployment of the THAAD missile system.
We encourage you to WATCH and SHARE an 8-minute video from the StopTHAAD Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/ StopThaad/posts/ 1088914374542187
You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here:
PLUS: Please continue to share the Official Statement of the Solidarity Peace Delegation along with the 87 organizations and 272 individuals from around the world are endorsing it:
– From the STIK webiste: http://stopthaad.org/ solidarity-peace-delegation- to-south-korea/
– From the STIK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ StopThaad/posts/ 1087982467968711
You can continue to follow these sources for daily updates on the important work of this delegation and in the continuing effort to get the travel ban on Juyeon Rhee lifted:
STIK website: http://stopthaad.org/
STIK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ StopThaad/
Zoom in Korea: http://www.zoominkorea.org/
Please continue to follow the work of our delegation, which is continuing through July 28.
— Steering Committee,
Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific
The Solidarity Peace Delegation is organized by the Stop THAAD in Korea and Militarism in Asia and the Pacific (STIK) and the Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation.