About 100 activists from the 16 Korean Peace organizations had the emergency press interview and protest against the Israel’s attacks on Gaza, Palestine, in front of the Israeli embassy, Seoul, Korea, at noon on Dec. 30, 2008. The organizations were All Together, Center for Peace and Disarmament of the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD), Democratic Labor Party, Frontiers, Imagination for International Solidarity, International Solidarity for Democracy(?), Intifada Korea, Jinbo Korea, Lawyers for a Democratic Society, Nanum Munhwa, New Jinbo Party, Power of Working Class, People’s Solidarity for Social Progress, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, Korean Federation of Medical Groups for Health Rights, and the Socialist Party. Many activist Organizations including the Peace Network(Wooksik Cheong) wrote the analysis and urged Israel to stop killing of the Palestinians.
The other groups who participated in the collective statement against the attacks on Gaza are:
Blood Sisters Solidarity, Civil Solidarity for Human Rights Practice(?), Dlhre-A Human Rights Education Center (?), Joint Committee with Migrants in Korea, Korean Migrant Workers Human Rights Center, Sarangbang Group for Human Rights, Singing Group Ziller-Visual Lip-Synch Group of the North Jeolla province(?), Solidarity for Peace and Human Rights of North Jeolla Province(?), World Without War.
* For the image source/credit above *
Center for Peace and Disarmamnet, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD) Website (top)
World Without War website(middle. last)
You can see the Joint English Statement here (from Imagination for International Solidarity web site)
* In the other media *
_ Stop the bombing, The Hankyoreh(English), posted on : Dec. 31, 2008 12:41 KST
_ A Korean activist, Mini who traveled the Gaza in the past loaded the photos in the Gaza before the attack and wrote the essay of solidarity with Gaza upon its tragedy in the Pressian media. See his beautiful photos in Gaza, here.
_ In Bruce Gagnon' blog on Gaza. Read and look at the photos.
Sunday, December 28, 2008 NOT ACCEPTABLE
_A Korean activist just forwarded the Dec. 30 letter from Quds Online(firstname.lastname@example.org) to me today. Here I copy the letter at the end of bottom.
afraid going to jail against the conscription. Please support young
Israeli peace activists, here, too. http://december18th.org/
_ Korean Action for Palestine(a temporary 2006 blog but a valuable record of Koreans' solidarity actions with palestine)
_'GazaGazaDontuCry' :Video of protest by the International Action Center, NY, Jan. 3, 2008, ' (Peoples Video)
* Gaza sign petition by International Action Center: click here *
From Quds Online
Consolidate with Gaza
A call to every
Faithful Human Being:
Humanity is being slaughtered in Gaza;
Childhood is being killed in Gaza;
History is recording a new holocaust in Gaza.
We appeal to you:
Stand up for Humanity
Stand up for the people of Gaza
Through your voices in the media
Via your stances in the street
With your pens…
Our silence amounts to participation in the crime…
Bodies of Civil And
الانسانية تذبح في غزة
الطفولة تقتل في غزة
التاريخ يكتب هليكوست جديدة
نناشدكم انتصروا للانسانية
انتصروا لشعب غزة
بصوتكم عبر الاعلام
بموقفكم عبر الشارع
صمتنا شراكة بالجريمة
المجتمع الاهلي والمدني