Template:TOCnestleft Hyun Lee a New York City-based writer and activist. She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. She is also a Korea Policy Institute fellow and a member of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development.
Senior Advisor Office of Senator Chap Petersen Jan 2019 – Present, Fairfax, Virginia.
Racial Justice Has No Borders Town Hall
This coalition puts a focus on diaspora, refugee, veteran, Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who bear the brunt of this country’s militarism to challenge the myth that more police, wars, and weapons have made any of us safer or more secure. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we forge new avenues for global solidarity that can lead to real and lasting peace and security. On April 6, at 3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. MST / 12 p.m. PST (the eve of the Wisconsin Democratic Primary), the coalition will host a virtual town hall examining U.S. military policy, defense spending, the ongoing 'War on Terror,’ and militarization at home.
Moderated by Marc Lamont Hill, the Town Hall will launch a shared campaign demanding the immediate end to the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that has been the pillar of escalated U.S. military intervention under the banner of the War on Terror.
- Khury Petersen-Smith - Institute for Policy Studies
- Sanyoka Kindness - Indigenous Environmental Network
- Ash-Lee Henderson - Highlander Research and Education Center
- Melody McCurtis - Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
- Munira Alimire - Dissenters
- Mahnker Dahnweih - Freedom, Inc.
- Krystal Two Bulls - Voices of the Sacred
- Hoda Katebi
- Kitzia Esteva - Causa Justa/Just Cause
- Brittany DeBarros - About Face:Veterans Against the War]]
- Reece Chenault - Justice Before Peace
- Hyun Lee - Women Cross DMZ
- Ramah Kudaimi - War Resisters League
- Barbara Ransby - The Rising Majority
Brooklyn For Peace lobbying
Brooklyn For Peace August 21, 2019 ·
Our delegation to Rep. Yvette Clarke's office.
Counter-clockwise from woman in white :
- Aiyoung Choi, Women Cross DMZ,
- Hyun Lee, Women Cross DMZ,
- Susan Yohn, Clarke constituent, Women Cross DMZ,
- Rashad Moore, Rep. Clarke's Operations Manager
- Sally Jones, Peace Action New York State,
- Doug Hostetter, expert on North Korea and UN Representative of Pax Christi International
- Noam Bonnie, Clarke constituent and Brooklyn For Peace.
Korea Peace Network 2019 Advocacy Days
Korea Peace Network 2019 Advocacy Days Tentative Group Schedule.
Wednesday, March 13
- 9:15 – 9:30 am: Remarks –South Korean National Assembly Member Kwon Mi- hyuk
- 9:30 – 10:30 am: Panel 1 – Humanitarian Issues and the Peace Process
- Jodie Williams, Nobel Prize Laureate
- Doug Bandow, CATO Institute
- Sam Yoon, Korean American in Action
- 10:45 – 11:45 am: Panel 2 – The Process and Framework of a Peace Agreement Remarks
- Hyun Lee, Women Cross DMZ
- Henri Feron, Colombia University
- Harry Kazianis, Center for National Interest
- 11:45 – 12:00 pm: Remarks – Representative Ro Khanna
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lobbying training
- 2:00 pm: Thank you and closing remarks by South Korean Assembly Members
Thursday, March 14
All Day: Meetings with congressional offices. Full team agendas forthcoming
Soft on North Korea
Christine Ahn Jan 14, 2018:
In Washington DC today meeting with Cong offices to discuss #KoreaPeaceTreaty and women’s inclusion in Korea peace process. So thrilled to meet @AOC in person! The closest we have ever come to electing a Congresd by and for the people! @CatKillough @KCRobinsonWPS @WomenCrossDMZ
Anti-Trump Protest on Inauguration Day
From an article posted at the Korean American National Coordinating Council, Inc. website:
- "Lee called on the U.S. government to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula and stop provoking war through military exercises that simulate the collapse of the North Korean regime. She spoke about the need — “now more than ever” — for a peace treaty to end the Korean War and called on U.S. activists and progressive-minded people to support the struggle of the Korean people against war and militarism:
- "We hope that you will also stand with us in solidarity when we call for a fundamental resolution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, and that includes stopping the war games, that includes ending the Korean War, that includes signing a peace treaty, and finally withdrawing U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Asia.
- "She concluded by chanting, “End the Korean War! Peace treaty now! U.S. troops out of Korea!”
- "The Stop THAAD Task Force was one of many groups at the anti-Trump rally along the official parade route on the day of Trump’s inauguration. Various movements from across the country, from those fighting for the rights of immigrants, women and LGBTQs to labor and racial justice activists and peace and anti-war groups, coalesced on day one of Trump’s presidency and pledged to fight his right-wing agenda."
July 2016: Blocked from Entering South Korea
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development July 27, 2016;
Statement of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea on the Park Geun-hye Government's Deportation of Its Members
On July 26, 2016, the South Korean government blocked the entry of two Korean American peace activists, Juyeon Rhee and Hyun Lee, into South Korea. The two are representatives of the U.S.-based Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. They had traveled to South Korea to participate in the annual Jeju Peace March as well as join protests against the recent U.S.-South Korean decision to deploy the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea.
After being detained by immigration officers at Incheon International Airport, Rhee and Lee were deported pursuant to Articles 11 and 12 of the Korea Immigration Control Act, which prohibits the entry of foreigners who, among other things, are "deemed likely to commit any act detrimental to national interests of the Republic of Korea or public safety."
- Rhee and Lee had traveled to South Korea numerous times in the past and encountered no barrier to entry. They have never broken any laws in South Korea, much less been deported in the past.
- The denial of their entry can only be seen as an attempt by the Park Geun-hye administration to block peace activists from internationalizing the growing opposition in South Korea against THAAD deployment. Since announcing its decision to collaborate with the U.S. military to deploy the missile system in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, the government has waged an aggressive campaign to crack down on all those who oppose the government's decision. President Park recently referred to those voicing opposition, many of whom are ordinary Seongju residents, as "subversive forces" and declared, "It's important to block subversive forces from all affairs, and we must be thorough in weeding them out."
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
In 2008 Hyun Lee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, New York signed a statement circulated by the Partisan Defense Committee calling for the release of convicted “cop-killer” Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific
Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific released a "Statement Opposing U.S.-South Korea Joint Military Exercises Key Resolve Foal Eagle" circa 2008;
Christine Ahn, Gretchen Alther, Rev. Levi Bautista, Jacqueline Cabasso, Herbert Docena, John Feffer, Bruce Gagnon, Joseph Gerson, Subrata Goshoroy, Mark Harrison, Christine Hong, Kyle Kajihiro, Peter Kuznick, Hyun Lee, Ramsay Liem, Andrew Lichterman, John Lindsay-Poland, Ngo Vinh Long, Stephen McNeil, Nguyet Nguyen, Satoko Norimatsu, Koohan Paik, Mike Prokosch, Juyeon Rhee, Arnie Sakai, Tim Shorrock, Alice Slater, David Vine, Sofia Wolman, Kevin Martin.
Nodutdol for Korean Community Development June 16, 2016;
- keep-d alums! — with JT Takagi, Juyeon Rhee, Betsy Yoon, Meejin Richart, Sharon Chung, Haruki Nathaniel Eduardo-Ha, Hyun Lee and Sooyoung Lee.
- “Stop the U.S. War Machine!” — Peace Activists Pledge to Fight Trump and Oppose War in Korea, accessed July 30 2017
- Signers of Campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now
- Opposing U.S.-South Korea Joint Military Exercises Key Resolve Foal Eagle