British peace activist Lindis Percy is co-founder of Campaign For Accountibility of American Bases (CAAB) and one of the Greenham Common Women who protested UK based US nuclear weapons in the 1980s. Arrested some 500 times and imprisoned 15 times for her non-violent civil disobedience, Lindis has an extensive knowledge of law and policing, and how powers are flouted and abused to deter legitimate protests.
She will talk about her visit to South Korea last year, where she joined protests against the militarisation of Jeju Island and the introduction of THAAD missiles, and her opposition to the presence of US forces in the UK, which, in common with South Korea, has been maintained without public accountability since the end of WW2.
The event will be in G51 of SOAS main building and is open to the public. Room capacity is 30 people and seating allocated on first come first served basis.
TRY PEACE NOT WAR. Resisting US Militarism in South Korea and UK
Public event organised by SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 at 19:15
SOAS University of London | Thornhaugh Street | LONDON WC1H 0XG
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