People's Peace Treaty with North Korea

Alarmed by the threat of a nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea, concerned U.S. peace groups have come together to send an open message to Washington and Pyongyang that we are strongly opposed to any resumption of the horrific Korean War. What we want is a peace treaty to finally end the lingering Korean War!

Inspired by the Vietnam-era People’s Peace Treaty, we have initiated a People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea, to raise awareness about the past U.S. policy toward North Korea, and to send a clear message that we, the people of the U.S., do not want another war with North Korea. This is not an actual treaty, but rather a declaration of peace from the people of the United States.  

CODEPINK’s goal is to get 20,000 of the 100,000 signatures we need by the end of 2017, and to publicize the People's Peace Treaty in conjunction with nationally coordinated peace actions on Armistice Day (aka Veterans Day), November 11. The People's Peace Treaty will be sent to the governments and peoples of Korea, as well as to the U.S. Government. Please add your voice for peace by signing the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea.

After you have signed, use the link you receive to post on social media and send out over email. We will track how many people sign up through your link. We need each of you to get at least 10 others to sign. The top five signature gatherers will get a special gift from South Korea.  

Click below to add your name:


People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea
A Message of Peace from the People of the United States 

Deeply concerned with the increasing danger of the current military tensions and threats between the Governments of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (the DPRK, North Korea), which may re-ignite the horrendous fighting in the Korean War by design, mistake or accident;

Recalling that the United States currently possesses about 6,800 nuclear weapons, and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons against North Korea in the past, including the most recent threat made by the U.S. President in his terrifying speech to the United Nations (“totally destroy North Korea”);

Regretting that the U.S. Government has so far refused to negotiate a peace treaty to replace the temporary Korean War Armistice Agreement of 1953, although such a peace treaty has been proposed by the DPRK many times from 1974 on;  

Convinced that ending the Korean War officially is an urgent, essential step for the establishment of enduring peace and mutual respect between the U.S. and the DPRK, as well as for the North Korean people’s full enjoyment of their basic human rights to life, peace and development – ending their long sufferings from the harsh economic sanctions imposed on them by the U.S. Government since 1950.

NOW, THEREFORE, as a Concerned Person of the United States of America (or on behalf of a civil society organization), I hereby sign this People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea, dated November 11, 2017, Armistice Day (also Veterans Day in the U.S.), and 

1)  Declare to the world that the Korean War is over as far as I am concerned, and that I will live in “permanent peace and friendship” with the North Korean people (as promised in the 1882 U.S.-Korea Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation that opened the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Korea for the first time);

2)  Express my deep apology to the North Korean people for the U.S. Government’s long, cruel and unjust hostility against them, including the near total destruction of North Korea due to the heavy U.S. bombings during the Korean War;

3)  Urge Washington and Pyongyang to immediately stop their preemptive (or preventive) conventional/nuclear attack threats against each other and to sign the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; 

4)  Call upon the U.S. Government to stop its large-scale, joint war drills with the armed forces of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Japan, and commence a gradual withdrawal of the U.S. troops and weapons from South Korea;

5)  Call upon the U.S. Government to officially end the lingering and costly Korean War by concluding a peace treaty with the DPRK without further delay, to lift all sanctions against the country, and to join the 164 nations that have normal diplomatic relations with the DPRK; 

6)  Pledge that I will do my best to end the Korean War, and to reach out to the North Korean people – in order to foster greater understanding, reconciliation and friendship.

Who's signing

2,383 SIGNATURES
20,000 signatures

Will you sign?

Background:
President Jimmy Carter, “What I’ve Learned from North Korea’s Leaders,” Washington Post, Oct. 4, 2017
Col. Ann Wright (Ret.), “A Path Forward on North Korea, “ Consortiumnews, March 5, 2017
Leon V. Sigal, “Bad History,” 38 North, Aug. 22, 2017
Prof. Bruce Cumings, “A Murderous History of Korea,“ London Review of Books, May 18, 2017
Joseph Essertier, "Let's Put to Rest These Myths About U.S.-North Korea Relations, World Beyond War, Sep. 27, 2017

Comments

  • signed 2017-11-17 09:33:02 -0500
  • signed via 2017-11-16 21:37:27 -0500
    Let’s avoid a political Titanic. Trump and his concubines need to be fired!
  • signed 2017-11-16 19:19:32 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-16 19:10:42 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-16 18:54:07 -0500
    A nuclear war has no winners. The whole planet loses.
  • signed 2017-11-16 15:11:25 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-16 14:03:36 -0500
    Judith Lee
  • signed 2017-11-16 00:01:42 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-15 18:29:26 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-15 08:44:01 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-15 03:10:15 -0500
    No nukes are good nukes, we’re all down wind from any nuclear war! We extremely don’t need to irradiate the Earth, engineer extremely

    worse climate change; especially since a trillion ton ice-cube just got dropped in the drink, which will cause exponentially more

    every 100 year unnaturally disastrous storms of greater strength, etc.- if you’re not taking bullets you’re making them. reality
  • signed 2017-11-14 13:36:21 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-14 12:30:32 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-14 10:10:38 -0500
    The nuclear games and threats going on are insane. There are no “winners” in a nuclear exchange, which would devastate a large section of the planet and contaminate more with sickening radiation.


    There is no reason whatsoever for the Korean people and the U.S. people to fight and kill each other. We are fellow humans on a fragile planet, and should be loving each other and working together for a more peaceful and joyful world.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-14 05:39:00 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink
  • signed 2017-11-14 05:38:34 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-14 01:27:48 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 21:22:49 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 19:05:01 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 11:43:54 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-13 10:35:10 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-13 08:47:03 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink
  • signed 2017-11-13 08:45:57 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-13 03:32:49 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink
  • @DohkoDorten tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-13 03:32:47 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/peacetreaty?recruiter_id=469453
  • signed 2017-11-13 03:32:21 -0500
  • signed 2017-11-12 21:03:24 -0500
  • @cutieqtpatootie tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-12 20:59:20 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/peacetreaty?recruiter_id=723519
  • signed 2017-11-12 16:55:57 -0500
  • @triekc tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-12 15:41:36 -0500
    Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea and then get your friends to sign as well. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/peacetreaty?recruiter_id=685432
//
//
2,383

people already signed