Fwd by Pamela K Brubaker, Professor Emerita of Religion, California Lutheran University To see the  PFPL statement, ‘In Solidarity with Gangjeong Villagers Say No to the Jeju Naval Base!’ go to HERE.   Affirming Life Together in the Face of Belligerent Empire   We the participants of the 3rd Peoples Forum of Peace for Life gathered at the April 3rd Peace Park in […]

The below is a re-blogging from here and here.  The statement includes a content on Gangjeong.  To see the report from High North Space Conference, see here.  To see ROK’s involvement on the Arctic development, see here.     PROTECTING THE HIGH NORTH, DEMILITARISING OUTER SPACE AND REMOVING THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION The International Conference on the High North […]

The below is a translation of the Korean statement on April 1. See here. To see the programs of events during the remembering period of the Jeju 4.3 uprising, see here.   People’s joint statement on April 1   For the succession of the Jeju 4.3 uprising spirit: “We will build a peace barricade in the Gangjeong village.”   The coming […]

It is a translation of people’s  statement on March 21, 2013. You can see the original Korean script, here.   March 21 Press Statement We denounce the prosecutors’ brutality to oppress the Gangjeong village! : The dismissal rate of the arrest warrants regarding the incidents in the Gangjeong village is 44% : The written arrangements and arrest warrants are manipulated with […]

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 […]

# About Key Resolve/ Foal Eagle War exercise The Foal Eagle exercises are scheduled to continue until Apr. 30. The Key Resolve command post exercises (CPX) are also scheduled to take place over a two-week period from Mar. 11 to 21. (Source) The Foal Eagle exercise is composed of 20 coalition and joint outdoor training such as large size landing […]

We welcome internationals living in Korea to join this event! On the 8th anniversary of  Jeju’s designation as “The Peace Island” (Jan. 27, 2005), people from around Korea will have an event commemorating that anniversary and to make a new declaration, designating Jeju as as “The Demilitarized Peace Island.” The idea was initiated in Gangjeong at the beginning of 2013 and […]

To: Ashok Khosla President International Union for Conservation of Nature Rue Mauverney 28 1196 Gland Switzerland RE: South Korean Non-Governmental Organizations Endorse the Motion #181. Protection of the People, Nature, Culture and Heritage of Gangjeong Village Dear Dr. Ashok Khosla, We, South Korean non-governmental organizations, are writing to you today to show our full support and endorsement to the Motion […]

Re: Improper Conduct at September 12 Contact Group for Motion 181: Protection of the People, Nature, Culture, and Heritage of Gangjeong Village ********* Dear Mr. Khosla, My name is Sukhyun Park. I am a Research Fellow with the Korean IUCN member organization, Citizens Institute for Environmental Studies. This evening, September 12, a Contact Group was held for the deeply controversial […]

The following statement is the 4th open letter mailed to the leadership and/or members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It was originally posted here. TO:   IUCN Leadership, All Participants, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 2012 World Conservation Congress, Jeju Island FROM: Jeju Emergency Action Committee ********* UPDATE:   INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS FIND MAJOR FLAWS AND OMISSIONS IN KOREA GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) […]