Below is the translation of the Gangjeong Village Association’s statement on May 22, 2012. (Sorry for any mistakes for hurried translation in advance). You can see the original Korean script here. ………………………………………………….. Title: The Jeju Island government should take stern legal action on illegal and unreliable construction (destruction) of the Jeju naval base project! The caissons that would be thrown […]

[May 3~7] It is a military-only not civilian-military port. As the fakeness of dual use port was confirmed, People will have an emergency protest on May 7.   People will have emergency protest in front of the Island government hall in the morning of May 7, to demand Island governor Woo Keun-Min’s special decision to stop construction (destruction) and to […]

It is evident that Civilian-Military complex port is not possible. We urge you to give orders to stop construction of Jeju naval base and conduct a preliminary feasibility study. Seventy-Eight figures from various backgrounds have once again come together to appeal to Jeju Governor Woo Geun-min for stopping the construction. They urge the Governor to demonstrate his democratic leadership and courage […]

“I would invite Ms. Park to take a swim in Hawai’i’s most famous military-tourist attraction: Pearl Harbor (the true name given by Native Hawaiians is Ke Awalau o Pu’uloa). However, the water is too toxic. And before she could get very far, she would be arrested by the Navy for trespassing in military waters. There is no tourist activity within […]

Right after the villagers’ press conference on March 22, the victims of police hammer violence on March 19 had a press conference in front of Island government hall. The victims holding the signs with the photos of injuries on them strongly demanded the punishment of police personnel in charge of the accident and claimed an introduction of Special Prosecution System […]

[ Video on April 20, 2012] The navy guarantees its own fraud of the Jeju naval base project Go Gwon-Il, Chairman of the Villagers’ Committee to Stop the Naval Base explains how the navy has distorted the base layout to enforce the project, by showing maps in the navy’s investigation and test report (Jan 2010) on the matters of ship […]

As you all may know, today we here in Gangjeong have suffered a huge shock. Finally we see the result of the over aggressive and illegal actions of the police. Father Moon was almost murdered. It is a miracle that he is still alive. Today is Good Friday according to the Christian calendar. Because of this, at 11 a.m., the […]

[April 3 Catch up: important] Navy attempts to define the naval base construction area as military restriction zone: an alarm for people According to the Jeju island government on April 4, the navy defense command headquarter of the Jeju sent it an official letter titled, ‘Inquiry on the opinion of the [Jeju] self-governing province regarding the matter on designation and […]

    As daily sit-in was continued on April 5, the people in the village had a news conference in front of the naval base business committee building complex at 10:30 am, April 5, 2012. The title of the statement by the Gangjeong village was “Are the police taking the citizens as rioters even until the 64th anniversary of 4.3? […]

On March 29, 2012, Lim Ho-Young, media team leader of Gangjeong village was arrested under the charge of ‘obstruction on government affairs’ while he protested against police who ordered unidentified civilian-costumed men to take camera shots of people, which was illegal. During the arrest, he was kicked in the knee and hit in the face with camera, bleeding in his […]