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.

Our goal is to collect thousands of signatures, and to publicize the People's Peace Treaty to the people in the U.S. as well as in the rest of the world. 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 on this leaderboard will get a special gift from South Korea.  

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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.

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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

  • Herb Kline
    signed 2018-09-18 23:37:45 -0400
    from what I have read, the U.S. is opposed to South Korea and North Korea signing a Peace Treaty - what must be the reasons for this? first, I think, that it must be understood that the U.S. as a country (though not its People) is addicted to War - War is much too profitable to abandon for the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex that Eisenhower warned about in 1961, and things have only gotten worse since then - if South Korea and North Korea signed a Peace Treaty, the U.S. would have no reason (i.e., excuse) to maintain any troops whatsoever in South Korea - this, the U.S. would find intolerable - a great idea for the rest of us, but intolerable for U.S. leaders who seek World Domination, quite literally - which brings up the second point, namely that the U.S., as mentioned above, seeks Global Hegemony (World Domination), quite literally - but, like all Empires before it, the U.S. Empire will eventually collapse and retract, hopefully before it can do any serious damage to the World, and to itself. I hope that South Korea and North Korea will not be deterred in seeking, and signing, a Peace Treaty, quite apart from what U.S. rulers wish.
  • Arden Pierce
    signed 2018-08-04 18:36:17 -0400
  • Salvatore Conte
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-22 05:03:51 -0400
    The June 12 US-Korea summit is back on; Let’s show solidarity with the Korean people. Sign & share the People’s Peace Treaty to support diplomacy, not war! codepink.org/peacetreaty #WomenPeaceKorea via @codepink
  • Salvatore Conte
    signed 2018-07-22 05:03:37 -0400
  • Bryant Erin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-19 23:03:43 -0400
    The June 12 US-Korea summit is back on; Let’s show solidarity with the Korean people. Sign & share the People’s Peace Treaty to support diplomacy, not war! codepink.org/peacetreaty #WomenPeaceKorea via @codepink
  • Bryant Erin
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-19 23:03:41 -0400
    The June 12 US-Korea summit is back on; Let’s show solidarity with the Korean people. Sign & share the People’s Peace Treaty to support diplomacy, not war! codepink.org/peacetreaty #WomenPeaceKorea via @codepink
  • Bryant Schoenick Schoenick
    signed 2018-07-19 23:03:29 -0400
  • luca CA Vote #YESon7 #YESon10
    signed 2018-07-16 19:33:15 -0400
  • Mary Shesgreen
    signed via 2018-07-16 17:55:43 -0400
    I want to make peace between the people of the United States and the people of North Korea. I call for friendship and respect between our two societies.


    Mary Shesgreen
  • Vicki Gavel
    signed 2018-07-10 21:14:16 -0400
  • Pilar Escudero
    signed 2018-07-02 14:21:02 -0400
  • catherine lambie
    signed 2018-07-01 19:21:18 -0400
  • Mary Liepold
    signed 2018-06-30 11:02:15 -0400
  • Beverly Fitzpatrick
    signed 2018-06-27 22:39:16 -0400
  • Lee Liddle
    signed 2018-06-27 19:09:19 -0400
  • Ken Hudson
    signed 2018-06-27 18:53:50 -0400
  • Peace Fresno
    signed 2018-06-27 18:46:00 -0400
    Peace Fresno endorses this peace treaty.
  • Nancy Waidtlow
    signed 2018-06-27 18:15:25 -0400
    No war in my world.
  • Philip Traynor
    signed 2018-06-27 16:43:44 -0400
    Philip Traynor
  • Elizabeth Sempadian
    signed 2018-06-27 16:00:34 -0400
    E. Sempadian
  • Carol Goiburn Goiburn
    signed 2018-06-27 15:36:38 -0400
    The people want peace, not war. I am in full support of The People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea. End the lingering war with N. Korea now.
  • Dan Yaseen
    signed 2018-06-27 15:27:39 -0400
  • Camille Russell
    signed 2018-06-26 22:39:21 -0400
    Peace Fresno will share this petition with those on our email list. I personally will focus on 4) and 5) above.
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2018-06-21 19:41:21 -0400
  • Neville D'Souza
    signed 2018-06-17 23:30:32 -0400
  • Roger Johnson
    signed 2018-06-17 17:48:57 -0400
  • Tony Cochran
    signed 2018-06-17 17:19:59 -0400
  • Mandy Pino
    signed 2018-06-17 11:43:01 -0400
    Mandy Pino
  • Ann Marie Saidy
    signed 2018-06-17 08:45:17 -0400
    Donald Trump is a threat to world survival. We must work to remove him in whatever legal ways are allowed us. Thank you soooooooooooooo much for keeping in the fight.
  • Jessica Skorupski
    signed 2018-06-16 17:29:23 -0400
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