Re-blogged from here. Other posts related to the WCD women’s visit to the village will be put into this website in time.  Pave Paradise, Put Up a Naval Base: South Korean Activists’ Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island By Medea Benjamin, May 29, 2015 South Korea’s Jeju Island is a popular tourist destination full of spas, resorts, golf courses, sandy […]

  Originally published in Korean on 2015.02.03 By Ddalgi (Gangjeong villager, member of Peace Wind) ( Thanks for Fr. Pat Cunningham, Tom Raging Smith and Jude Lee for their collaboration work for the wonderful translation.)   At dawn on the 31st of January, we climbed the watchtower. Despite having thrown it up haphazardly in the icy winds that blew all […]

“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 […]

Re-blogged from here See also the video by Rodney Herold, ‘ Second Day Walk- Steilacoom to Tacoma‘ …………………………………….. Ground Zero holds mock funeral for the Earth at at Bangor Trident base By Leonard Eiger Over sixty people participated in Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The […]

  A Great news from the Ireland!  The Cork City Council motion is the 2nd motion for an international city council  to support Gangjeong! In Dec. 2013, The Berkeley City Council, United States , has passed a motion for Gangjeong. See here and here. The news below is by JoYakGol on Jan. 12, 2015: ‘Cork City Council in Ireland tonight unanimously […]

Article by Hosu, photos by Hye-Young On December 27th, 2014, the fishing vessel was crashed by a part of concrete structure that was washed away. The whole part of concrete structure is laid right off the eastern seawall for protecting the newly built caissons from strong waves. But it eventually caused the wreck of the fishing vessel owned by one […]

    People resist to the lying navy who enforces the building of military residence inside the village   Admiral Hwang Ki Chul, the incumbent chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea Navy since September, 2013, who is recently denounced for his scandalous involvement in the corrupt arms purchase from an unknown US arms company years ago (see […]

  Re-blogged from here.   To see the related post, see here.   By Steve Maynard, Nov. 28, 2014   The Rev. Bill Bichsel, an 86-year-old Tacoma priest known for his acts of civil disobedience, has returned from a trip to South Korea to protest construction of a naval base there. Just three months ago, Bichsel was seriously ill and […]

Jeju Solidarity Forever

Re-blogged from here . To see more on the visit by nine delegations including Fr. Bix  from the United States, see the Puget Sound Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (Nov. 2014)   By Bruce Gagnon, November 19, 2014 The nine person Washington state peace delegation to Jeju Island, South Korea is nearing the end of their solidarity visit.  Last night they held a meeting […]

  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) […]