Thursday, July 23, 2009

John Choe Slams U.S., Calls for Solidarity With Middle East By Comparing Korea and Palestine

By Deirdre Griswold
Excerpted from: Workers World Newspaper, February 28, 2002

"Another member of Nodutdol, John Choe, said the Korean community is reaching out to others who have suffered from U.S. policy.

'We had a community forum recently with two goals. One was to showcase the fact that many members of the Korean community in New York have been opposed to the use of military forces in Afghan. The second was to build solidarity with people in the Middle East, including Palestine, making comparisons with the way the U.S. has acted with its allies in Korea and Palestine, dividing and occupying these two countries.

We also spoke of the significance of the diaspora in both our struggles. The Korean community is here today because of what the U.S. and its allies did in Korea 50 years ago. We shouldn't feel we're just victims. This is an opportunity to critique U.S. policy around the world.'"

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