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 […]

1. Facing typhoon, illegal construction (destruction) is madly being done Dr. Song Kang-Ho, member of the SOS team whose recent activities are reported in Hankyoreh 21 wrote on June 24: On June 24, 2013, around 2 pm, an activist, member of  SOS (Save Our Sea) team and an international took a kayak to monitor along with a silt protect belt outside west breakwater […]

In this month’s issue: Visit from the UN, Grand March, UNESCO fraud, Summary of Moana Nui, Prisoner and Trial Updates, Gangjeong ocean pollution on the rise, Solidarity articles and letter, Final Court Statement of released prisoner Lee Jong-Hwa and more! Download PDF

Update: Mr. Lee Jong-Hwa was released from the court  after 55 days in jail as of  June 21. The court sentence on him at 10:30 am was 6 months imprisonment but two year’s probation. ……………………………………………………………… Magaret Sekaggya, UN Special rapporteur on the situation on Human Rights visited Gangjeong on June 4, 2013. In the press conference on June 7, she […]

Last week, I(Emily) visited Lanyu Island to share about Gangjeong struggling stories. One Tao friend says "when thinking of Tao people's struggling for more than 3 decades against nuclear waste dump depository which was successfully built up in Lanyu as they lied to the islanders that it’s a fish can factory, I especially feel for the Gangjeong’s situation" [...]

This speech was originally written and translated to be used by Mayor Kang at the 2013 Moana Nui conference, held in the beginning of June in Berkeley California. Upon the actual event, much of the speech was improvised, but some was based off the original speech found here. Special thanks to Fr. Pat for the translation from Korean to English. […]