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 […]

    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 […]

A full translation from people’s statement on Feb. 25, 2016,  here Our Position on the Jeju Navy Base Construction Completion Ceremony   On Feb. 26, the Jeju navy base construction completion ceremony is held in Gangjeong Village, land of life. It is clear that the Jeju navy base cannot create an era of peace. The Jeju navy base cannot but […]

    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 […]

What a wonderful news!  The International Peace Bureau(IPB) decided to have Gangjeong, Jeju, and Lampedusa, Italy, as  the co-recipients of the precious Sean MacBride award for 2015. On Aug. 25,   1 page official letter was sent to the village,  along with  other two related documents as the below. Please look at those for further details. It is truly the […]

“Urgent call for people to go to Gangjeong this weekend as villagers brace themselves for yet another unleashing of brutal state violence. Gangjeong villagers are on tender hooks as they await the administrative execution of a demolition order by the ROK Ministry of National Defence (Saturday Jan 31) against a protest site set up to resist the building of military […]

  On Nov. 18, the Gangjeong village association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for the Stop of Military Base and for the Realization of Peace Island, and National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island officially demanded the National Assembly to cut the 2015 Jeju naval base budget of 298 billion won (about $290 million USD) […]

The  people in Gangjeong are having an urgent and important campaign to send letters to Pope Francis, appealing him to please visit Gangjeong. Please refer to the below and send yours to Pope Francis. Please visit Pope to Jeju site here, too. Let’s write peace letters to Pope Francis so that His Holiness can visit Gangjeong village on his trip […]

Update, Dec. 11 from U.S. peace activists: ‘The historic vote on Jeju will be celebrated in a press conference at 6:30 PM on December 17 at Berkeley Old City Hall steps, 2134 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley 94704 Hope you can attend the event! Phoebe Sorgen hopes you can stay and push for passage of Fukushima resolution as well.’   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]