Re-blogged from here, August 6, 2016 Written by Bruce K. Gagnon   The Grand March for Life and Peace concluded last night with a rousing rally in Jeju City along the sea wall (that reminds one of the Malecón in Havana).As our east team met the west team in the center of the city each side carried one of two […]

In this June Edition: Sunken Sewol ferry overloaded with iron bars for Jeju naval base; Navy Week on Jeju Island; Gwangju and Jeju: A Journalist’s Account; Zumwalt 12 Arrested at Shipyard; Memory Activism Peace School; Visit to Aland Island; The endangered Joongdeok Samgeori; Environment around Jeju naval base deteriorates; UN recommends South Korea to protect freedom of assembly and association; Trial […]

Re-blogged from Hankyoreh, June 29, 2016, titled, [News analysis] What’s the real reason the Sewol left port that night? Investigation shows the ferry was overloaded with iron bars meant for Jeju naval base, and may have left to keep the construction schedule It has been officially confirmed that the Sewol ferry was carrying 410 tons of iron bars meant for […]

UPDATE: Route guide_2016 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace ‘Peace To join the march, please submit application form, here.   “Hey, peace, let’s walk together” 2016 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace Aug. 1 (Mon.) to Aug. 6 (Sat.)    The 2016 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace starts with an event on the previous day and is launched in Gangjeong […]

  The below is the solidarity statement from Gangjeong on June 14. To read and see photos on Maine protest on June 18, click the words in bold: You Are Not Alone! (June 18)  / More Photos from ‘Stealth’ Destroyer Protest at BIW in Maine (June 18)   Dear Friends in Maine, United States, Hello from Gangjeong village, Jeju Island, South Korea. Despite […]

Re-blogged from here On the 100 bows and dances mentioned in the main content of the article, click respectively here and here. By Ann Wright The South Korean Navy filed a civil lawsuit against 116 individual anti-base protesters and five groups including the Gangjeong Village Association, demanding $3 million in compensation for alleged construction delays caused by protests over the […]

In this May Edition: 5.15 Okinawa Peace March an Inspiration for Gangjeong; Our daily mass a seed of peace; May 24 International Women’s Day for Peace And Disarmament; Andrew and Debbie visiting Gangjeong; Brando and Omi; One person protest; War vessels for drills and tours;  Update of the incident on military drill in April ; International Conscientious Objector Day; Trial updates; Remembering Gwangju; Jeju Forum; Fundraising […]

In this April Edition: The first Gangjeong film festival ends with success; The Navy should drop the wrongful lawsuit; Global Days of Action on Military Spending; Jeju and Ukraine in a larger picture of US military operation; The Power of Film; Yonaguni Solidarity; Activities to remember 16 April;  Dolphin’ monitoring;  Protest to navy soldiers arriving in the village; trial update; Koh Gilchun’s art on April […]

  Go to the related sites: here, here and here Closing Statement by the 1st IPFFIG Everyone Together For Peace! We are announcing the closing of the 1st International Peace Film Festival In Gangjeong. We believe that peace from a small village on Jeju Island will spread throughout the world. Even though we didn’t have enough time to prepare this event, Jeju […]

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 […]