Kathleen McQuillen is AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator.
What would a just foreign policy look like? In this keynote speech to Nebraskans for Peace, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, explains why human rights at home and around the world must be our base. Kathleen says:
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has long opposed military actions on the Korean peninsula that serve to deepen and prolong a conflict that has persisted since the Korean War. This spring another round of military actions and escalations by all parties are now underway in the region, including repeated simulated U.S. nuclear attacks against North Korea by B-2 and B-52 bombers in the midst of ongoing U.S.-South Korean war games.
The American Friends Service Committee is profoundly saddened by the news that North Korea has carried out its third nuclear test on Feb. 12. As longtime activists against the use of nuclear weapons, we urge South Korea, the United States, Japan and others to respond with intensified diplomatic efforts to address this crisis and its underlying causes.
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