In this month’s issue: Arrest of Dr. Song and Brother Park, August 4th Human Chain, Timor and Lanyu Solidarity, Peace Pilgrimage, Prisoner and Trial Updates, Dr. Song’s article from Prison, Art Activism, and more! Download PDF

Please spread! At the end of 2013 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace (July 29 to Aug. 4), there is a huge and memorable human chain event for two hours in Gangeong village from noon to 2 pm on Aug. 4! The human chain is a succession of people’s daily human chain in front of the Jeju naval base […]

Re-blog from here. Will S. Korea’s New Naval Base Provoke China? By  Andrew Yeo July 10, 2013   On Jeju Island, a small paradise off the southwest coast of South Korea, protests have occurred on a near daily basis for almost three years. Although somewhat unusual for an island known for its popularity as a tourist destination for honeymooners, a segment of local […]

Solidarity from UK on July 4

‘Independence FROM America’ 4th July at Menwith Hill, Yorkshire, England. This US military spy base is managed by the discredited NSA and linked to Missile ‘Defence’ and drone killings. Organisers CAAB (Campain for the Accountability of American Bases) showed Regis Tremblay’s film ‘The Ghosts of Jeju‘ and flew the No Naval Base flag in solidarity with the struggle at Gangjeong.’ […]

Upon the year marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, people’ steps for peace amid the escalating war threat in Korea are marking their ways such as through petition, peace tour and peace pilgrim. One of those steps have been the Peace Tour, organized by about 60 people of domestic and international scholars on the Korean War and […]

The below is a re-blogging from here and here.  The statement includes a content on Gangjeong.  To see the report from High North Space Conference, see here.  To see ROK’s involvement on the Arctic development, see here.     PROTECTING THE HIGH NORTH, DEMILITARISING OUTER SPACE AND REMOVING THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION The International Conference on the High North […]

For more photos on the event, see here. On July 1, Son Jeong-Mok, Vice-chief of the Joint Naval Operation visited Gangjeong for ‘reconciliation,’ saying he wants to talk with both of pro and con base villagers. However, on the very day, two people, Dr. Song Kang-Ho and Br. Park Do-Hyun were illegally taken away and arrested on the sea when they monitored illegal construction […]

Emily, the Deported Gangjeong Peace Activist, has just visited Timor-Leste to share the Gangjeong's struggling stories and through this sharing, she also talked about the ideal of Inter-island Solidarity for Just Peace. [...]

Regis Tremblay, director of the movie, “The Ghosts of Jeju,” wrote on June 29: ‘Bruce Gagnon, my friend and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, screened the film for his international board meeting in Sweden this evening (6/29/13). Here are his remarks: “It was a smashing hit….people were crying and they were clapping at […]

Re-blog from here   1.    McNabb, a returned US base in Jeju, is most oil-contaminated among  16 returned bases in Korea   The Jeju Sori, June 3, 2013, reports that the vicinity soil of a returned US base, McNabb,  located in the peak of Moseulpo, Hamo-ri, Daejung-eup, Seogwipo City, Jeju, is seriously contaminated by the oil leaked from the base. The McNabb is […]