Since the navy filed a lawsuit on the rights to indemnity against  116 anti-base individuals and 5 groups including Gangjeong Village Association,  some internationals were willing to send  protest letters to the South Korean government. Following an April 24 appeal for protest to the South Korean navy lawsuit (See here), many more peace activists in the world have joined them. They […]

An Appeal for Protest

  April 23, 2016 Dear friends of Gangjeong Village: This weekend, our village is honored to host the 1st International Peace Film Festival in Gangjeong (April 23 to 26). Unfortunately, we also find ourselves in grave danger and need your urgent help. Although our peace movement has been recognized internationally as an “exemplary non-violent struggle” by organizations like the International […]

The letter was forwarded by Fr. Pat.

The ‘Bomb’ of $ 3million USD

The ‘Bomb’ of $ 3million USD is murder : The navy should drop the wrongful lawsuit on damage claim   By Ko Kwon-Il April 15, 2016 Even though spring, which germinates life, has returned, a fierce cold winter wind is still striking Gangjeong village. The navy has filed an absurd lawsuit claiming 3.4 billion Korean Won [approximately $3 million US […]

      (From the ipffig. org facebook , April 18, 2016) Announcement Regarding the Change in Venue of IPPFIG Film Screenings Originally Scheduled to Take Place at Seogwipo Art Hall The organizers of the 1st International Peace Film Festival in Gangjeong (IPFFIG) wish to notify all those concerned that we have been given no choice but to relocate the screenings […]

  Re-blogged from here In honor of the Global Day Against Military Spending (formerly April 15th, now April 8-18th), here’s an essay about one of the founding organizers of GDAMS, the International Peace Bureau, which named Gangjeong Village on South Korea’s Jeju Island as a co-recipient of its prestigious annual peace prize last fall. A slightly shorter version of the […]

    The below is a  translation of the excerpted from the village statement titled, ‘Relocating the village association hall to a tent, ‘ April 11, 2016. Please see the related sites here and here.   “…We, the Gangjeong villagers, are not activists. However, the reason that we symbolically relocated our Village Association Hall onto the street is because we have […]

In this March Edition: The navy’s lawsuit against people; Rise up, Gureombi; War exercise in Gangjeong; Solidarity with the next generation of Catholic workers; Wednesday Water day; Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon’s visit to the USA; Remembering Korea’s role in the Vietnam War;  Residents’ complaints about the construction of the base entry road; trial update; International Women’s Day remembered; New daily evening bells prayer service; […]

  The 1st International Peace Film Festival in Gangjeong (IPFFIG) will be held on April 23rd through April 26th in Gangjeong village hall, Peace Centre and Seogwipo Art Centre, Seogwipo city. In the wake of the completion of Jeju naval base, we are working on to hold an international peace film festival here in Gangjeong village. The idea of the […]

    The Navy’s damage claim against Gangjeong residents is a declaration of war against its own citizens By Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) The ROK Navy is claiming a sum of 3.4 billion won [approximately 3 million US dollars] in damages against 116 individuals including residents and clergy and 5 organizations. The Navy is demanding this money in […]