From Dec. 9 to 27, two Catholic workers from the United States Martha Hennessy and Toni Flynn visited the village. While both joining daily activities of 100 bows and mass, Martha Hennessy, grand daughter to Dorothy Day,  felt the need of further direct action. Here is her statement read on Dec. 23 when she stopped a military vehicle in front […]

‘Around 9 am, [Dec. 22, 2015], the 7th task flotilla command department including Navy R. Adm Nam Dong-woo, chief of the Navy’s 7th Task Flotilla, arrived in the [currently built] Jeju naval base which would be its new home port, having left Busan Naval Operational Command on Dec. 21, riding on the two 7,600 ton Aegis Destroyers of the Sejong, the […]

Mayor Cho Kyung-Chul was re-elected

  Cho Kyung-Chul, the current village mayor was re-elected as the next two years’ mayor on the rainy day of Dec. 16. Around 400 of 1,000 village electorates gathered for the vote, which was the 2nd biggest meeting for an election since Aug. 10, 2007 when more than 430 electorates gathered to vote for Kang Dong-Kyun for mayor. Cho, a strawberry farmer […]

For more, go to Veterans for Peace, here. Related blog (Bruce Gagnon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), article (Hankyoreh), Photos by Ellen Davidson( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Radio interview with Ann Wright ( here) and the link on Korean articles is here. ………………………………………… Re-blogged from Ellen Davidson, Stop These Wars   Jeju Islanders Steadfast in Eight-Year Fight Against U.S.-South […]

In this November Edition: A protest on the 1st squadron created on Dec. 1, controversy on the 2nd jeju airport construction project,  remembering Yang Yong-Chan, seeing the future of Gangjeong village from Pyeongtaek’s experience, confronting the provincial governor,  international solidarity, questions about port entry and completion rate, trial update,  military plans to write history text books,  a photo  exhibition on the Gurembi Rock,  condolence […]

    See the below in a PDF file, here.  ( forward by K. N./ Peace for the Sea in 2015) Related posts  are  here and here Related photos are here    “PEACE  FOR  THE  SEA  IN  2015”   Statement  by  Participants  of  the  International  Peace  Camp  Held  in  Okinawa       We are an international group of activists working […]

In this October Edition: Gangjeong awarded the IPB Peace Prize, 4th year anniversary of Catholic Solidarity,  rice harvest in Gangjeong, Palestinian activist visits Gangjeong, Buried cultural relics are discovered again,  Village association bldg. at the risk to be sold to pay for the payment for crackdown, Trial update,  Anti ROK-Australia drill,  Keep Space for Peace week and more. Download PDF  

Reblogged from here.  Related article and photos by Koohan Paik Last September, I attended a remarkable gathering in Okinawa of impassioned young people from all over the Asia-Pacific. They convened at a critical moment to urgently discuss ramped-up militarism in their region. Thousands of hectares of exquisitely wild marine environments, peaceful communities and local democracy are now under extreme threat. Participants […]

    (Fwd by  Deborah Kang Eunjoo/ the Catholic Solidarity to Make Peace on Jeju) Revoke the Naval Base in Jeju! Stop the construction immediately! Declaration of Catholic Priests and Monks for peace on Jeju Island   Under the instruction of the God of Life and of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, we oppose the construction of the Naval Base […]

  On October 23rd, Go Kwon Il, co-vice mayor of the Gangjeong village and co-vice chair of the Villagers’ Anti-Base Committee, traveled to Italy to receive the Sean Macbride Peace Prize awarded by the International Peace Bureau, one of the oldest foundations of peace. The award is dedicated to a “person or organization that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament and/or human […]