Reblogged with permission from: MORNING WITH THE MAYOR | by BRUCE K. GAGNON * I arrived in Berkeley, California last night about 7:30 pm and was able to join a group of conference participants at a Chinese restaurant where they were having dinner together. When Gangjeong village Mayor Kang saw me he rose and gave me a big hug. At […]

In this month's issue: Crackdown in Gangjeong, Catholics stand up to police, SOS international training, Jeong Young-Hee returns from US tour, Emily Wang's reflection on deportation, Villager Mi-Lyang badly injured by police, Conscientious objection in Korea, and more!

The writing forwarded below is by Wang Yu-Hsuan, Taiwan, who wrote this in the night before her leaving on April 26. We, in the village, used to call him Emily, her nickname. She came to Gangjeong in 2011 and has been recently in overseas for two months. It is very emotional day for all the people who have known and thank […]

In this month’s issue: Connecting Gangjeong struggle with 4.3, villagers reject Military housing, Peace Book Cafe opening, Update on activists, film Jeju Prayer, Healing Hands with Achievement, Why Women must end the Korean War, Oliver Stone speaks candidly, power of Meotppuri, interview with mayor Kang, Maehang-ri, guest articles from several visitors, and more! Download PDF

It is the summary of what happened in the village from April 25 to 28. The Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea (SPARK) wrote on April 26: “The Park Geun-Hye government’s oppression on people is being started in earnest. Days ago, the incense burning site of the Ssangyong automobile workers installed in the Daehan gate, Seoul, was violently demolished […]

1. Villagers vote ‘No’ to the military residence housing project in the village   In the villagers’ general meeting that was held from 8 to 10 pm, April 10, the villagers made a decision on the two: 1. To have the Life and Peace Pilgrim throughout the Island during this summer (concrete time and details will be talked later), 2. Not to […]

“On March 28, 2013, Olive Stone sat for an interview with me at the American University in Washington, D.C. Paul Michaud and Lucas Stewart filmed it and did an great job.” short clip from the upcoming documentary about Jeju by Regis Trembley Watch Here.

  Report on Benjamin Monnet’ s SOAS speech on March 21 By Andrew, UK Gangjeong solidarity team   This month SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London, hosted Benjamin Monnet to talk about the struggle against the Jeju naval base, sponsored by the ‘Save Jeju Island’ student society. Benj, as he is known to his many friends, […]

In this month’s issue: Remembering the one year anniversary of the blasting of Gureombi, the campaign to demilitarize Jeju continues, linking the tar sands protests and Jeju, Solidarity from Okinawa and Taiwan, trial updates, Guest articles from several visitors, as well as Angie Zelter and Benjamin Monnet, and more! Download PDF

Update from Ishle Yi Park on March 24 : See the underneath. Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo will end his 52 days long hunger strike on March 24 on Sunday. Eight representatives of SPARK (Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea) peace organization and Fr. Mun Jeong-hyon visited Prof. Yang to Jeju prison on March 19 and pleaded to stop the fast. In […]