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December 2011

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Confronting the undemocratic Korea-US Free Trade Agreement: Nodutdol with Occupy Wall Street and Trade Justice NY Metro protest the Nov. 22 South Korea vote and gather support at Naggomsu (나는꼼수다) ‘s NYC talk concert

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The night before Nov. 22nd, I set about making signs for the Occupy Wall Street rally in solidarity with Occupy Seoul’s call for an international day of action. However, overnight, everything changed. Korea’s Grand National Party had pushed through the vote, with only 170 participants among a national assembly composed of 295 total lawmakers. Looking at Twitter that morning, I could that even into the night in Korea, the police were shooting water cannons at crowds gathered on the streets to disperse them, part of their practices all winter long to violently suppress unarmed protesters.

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NEXT WEEK - Dec. 15th Stopping Jeju’s naval base through Jam Docu Gangjeong: NYC Premiere

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What: A Flim Screening of "Jam Docu Gangjeong"
When: December 15, 2011 (this Thursday), at 7 - 9 pm
Where: [Note location change] New York University, 5 Washington Place, room 101, NYC 10003, (bet. Greene St and Washington Square East)
Why: 1) to learn more about Jeju Anti-Naval Base struggle & 2) to keep thinking of creative ways to be involved and to support people in Gangjeong village.
How much: Free but Picture ID required to enter the building

This screening is co-sponsored by:
Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, United National Action Committee, Peace Action New York State, Brooklyn For Peace, Third World Newsreel, Bayan USA, and Gabriela USA.

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1,000 weeks of Rally - Support Comfort Women 종군위안부 할머니들 in NYC!

On December 14, 2011, the Wednesday weekly protest by the Comfort Women survivors for Japan's apology & compensation will be 1,000th one.

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Rain or snow, they have never skipped a week, rallying at the same place on the same day of the week, even after some of them died of old age. They have demanded the same thing each time for 999 weeks so far: an official Japanese apology and compensation for their suffering as sex slaves to the Japanese Army more than 60 years ago. The protest began with dozens of civic activists and several survivors on Jan 8, 1992. Please join Global Action Day –the1000th Wednesday Protest! There is no peace without justice.

First, there is a solidarity protest in New York and Washington D.C. in front of the Japanese Consulate Offices.

Date & Time: December 14, 2011, Wednesday, 12 pm to 1 pm
Location: Japanese Consulate Office, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 (between 48th and 49th Streets)
Hosted by: New York Comfort Women Support Committee

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Meet New Members!

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Youngran Kim

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Nodutdol eNews is the monthly e-mail newsletter of Nodutdol.Through grassroots organization and community development, Nodutdol seeks to bridge divisions created by war, nation, gender, sexual orientation, language, classes and generation among Koreans and to empower our community to address the injustice we and other people of color face here and abroad. Nodutdol works in collaboration with other progressive organizations locally, nationally and internationally as part of a larger movement for peace and social change.

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