Jeju Solidarity Forever

Re-blogged from here . To see more on the visit by nine delegations including Fr. Bix  from the United States, see the Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (Nov. 2014)   By Bruce Gagnon, November 19, 2014 The nine person Washington state peace delegation to Jeju Island, South Korea is nearing the end of their solidarity visit.  Last night they held a meeting […]

  On Nov. 18, the Gangjeong village association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for the Stop of Military Base and for the Realization of Peace Island, and National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island officially demanded the National Assembly to cut the 2015 Jeju naval base budget of 298 billion won (about $290 million USD) […]

Re-blogged from here.   Art Laffin  |  Nov. 12, 2014 REFLECTION I had the opportunity to travel to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea in the East China Sea from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. I  previously spent four days in Manila, Philippines, where I was invited to speak at the first Asia Pacific Dialogue on Human Rights and Respect […]

In this October Edition: Villagers’ opposition to military housing, villagers skeptic over the Island governor’s proposal on truth investigation, Sister Soh Stella becoming the 1st Korean nun to get the court sentence, people’s free speech being blocked in the CBD,  international solidarity,  sea contamination due to damaged caissons, Chossudovsky and nation-ruing SCM,  Gashiri peace festival, Keep Space for Peace week, trial […]

In this September Edition: Catholic Conference, anniversary of Catholic solidarity and the fence around Gureombi, International Day of Peace, remembering an Japanese anti-base activist, North East Asia Regional Peace-building Institute, hunger strikes, Okinawa updates, trial updates, international solidarity, and more! Download PDF

We people in Gangjeong are eager to express our outrageous anger to what’s going on in Henoko, Okinawa. We have watched many of photos and videos of the violent action conducted by the coast guard of Okinawa against the innocent peace activists. […]

Peace for the Sea International Peace Camp, aimed to build up the inter-island solidarity for peace among three islands, Okinawa, Taiwan, and Jeju, in East […]

Collection of links:  messages with Korean translations (see here) As in 2012, 2013, many international peace activist friends have thankfully sent us solidarity messages. (click  for 2012 messages and 2013 messages) The below is the collection of each message. The Columban JPIC has been willing to initiate a petition for solidarity with Gangjeong (click here). Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global […]

In this this July and August Special Edition: The Pope visits Korea, more caissons broken by typhoons, World Council of Churches calls for a stop to the base, special section on the 2014 Grand March, special section on the 2014 Peace for the Sea Camp, update on Milyang, Emergency Jeju DMZ forum, youth camps in Gangjeong, Gangjeong housing co-op, prison […]

The WCC calls on members churches and related ministries and networks to oppose the base in Gangjeong and other further bases in Asia.