In the last several months, the U.S. has yet again ramped up tensions on the Korean peninsula, staging unnecessary and provocative war games, all while threatening north Korea with destruction. This comes after decades of similar threats and years of sanctions that have impoverished millions. The U.S. is clearly using lies, military threats including nuclear devastation, and economic bullying to get what it wants from both the north, the south, and indeed the world.
Students for a Democratic Society condemn the imperial actions of the United States toward north Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). We demand an end to the threats and lies that have helped divide the Korean people for more than fifty years, including war games.
We demand that the U.S. close military bases on the peninsula and withdraw troops from south Korea.
We demand an end to sanctions against the north that impoverish the Korean people.
We hold that peace is impossible so long as the United States continues to interfere with the affairs of sovereign states. The Korean people have a right to self-determination. The fate of reunification is for the Korean people to decide.
We say, “Hands off north Korea! Get off the peninsula!”