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 […]

    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 […]

On November 10th, the Korean Government revealed the decision to build another airport on Jeju Island by the year 2025. This revelation came as a huge shocker for the Jeju islanders, who had no say in the decision-making process. Residents of On-Pyeong-ri were particularly outraged to learn that 70% of the new airport will be situated in the heart of […]

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 […]

On September 19th, there was a four day international peace camp held at Okinawa. This gathering succeeded the previous one held in Gangjeong of Jeju last year, and we anticipate the next one to be established in Taiwan. These meetings are conducted with the overall intention of solidifying the triangular line of peace among the three mentioned islands (Taiwan, Jeju, […]

On Sept. 16,  Aegis destroyers made their first entries into the  currently built Jeju naval base early at 7 am. The navy reasoned the entries were for the test of  their coming alongside the pier.  There were two aegis destroyers on the day- named Sejong, the Great and Yang Man-Choon, which were accompanied by a connvoy and a rescue ship. On the day,  a […]

      Re-blogged from here Sung-Hee Choi reports from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea: [Sept. 5] Bishop Kang U-Il says, “The real struggle starts from now on.” On a gently rainy day, about 500 priests, sisters, laymen, villagers, and peace activists gathered to celebrate the opening of the St. Francis Peace Center in the village. The event […]

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 […]

Re-blogged from here By Bruce Gagnon I was invited to come to Jeju City today to appear on live radio show for 20 minutes at 6:00 pm.  As we were preparing to leave Gangjeong village we looked into the sky as a formation of Navy Blue Angel war planes came screaming over the village.  For the next 15 or so […]