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) […]

Re-blogged from here.   Art Laffin  |  Nov. 12, 2014 REFLECTION I had the opportunity to travel to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea in the East China Sea from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. I  previously spent four days in Manila, Philippines, where I was invited to speak at the first Asia Pacific Dialogue on Human Rights and Respect […]

Collection of links:  messages with Korean translations (see here) As in 2012, 2013, many international peace activist friends have thankfully sent us solidarity messages. (click  for 2012 messages and 2013 messages) The below is the collection of each message. The Columban JPIC has been willing to initiate a petition for solidarity with Gangjeong (click here). Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global […]

  The Gangjeong international team has requested to Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition for an article in June 2014 newsletter. The excerpts from the long version was put in the 2nd page of it.  We put the whole article here as it provides much information. Thanks to Julie Marlow and friends in the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign to take time on the article. Won Hee-Ryong, a […]

If you remember the seven destroyed caissons (*a caisson is a huge concrete structure for building breakwater) by the big typhoons in 2012, you will also remember how unreliable the caisson construction has been; how wrong the base location is as the village is located on the very way of typhoon; how dumbfounding is waste of people’s tax for war […]

  “As the people who oppose the Gangjeong naval base construction(destruction), Jeju, by now, we have practiced opposition to the naval base project, living with the Gangjeong villagers. Through peaceful methods, we have resisted to the barbarity and violence of the Jeju naval base construction while looking for solidarity with the Jeju Islanders, nationwide citizens and peace-loving people in the […]

Soft corals seriously were damaged in two years in violation of the EIA: The base construction should be immediately stopped!   On June 18, the widely reported in Korean media was the result of the international workshop to investigate on the impact on Jeju sea soft corals caused by the naval base construction, which was a follow-up of the ‘International […]

Quaker peace defender Oh Cheol-Geun, well known among Gangjeong supporters for his 500 days of “3 Steps-1 Bow” ritual protest around the construction site, has been released from prison. He was imprisoned voluntarily on May 26 after refusing to pay fines related to to his protests against the Jeju naval base. Friends and supporters met him outside the prison and […]

    War and Peace in Korea and Vietnam – a Journey of Peace by David Hartsough    May 15, 2014   I have recently returned from three weeks in Korea and Vietnam, countries which have in the past and are still suffering from the ravages of war.   Korea – North and South are caught in the tragic cold […]