Upon the year marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, people’ steps for peace amid the escalating war threat in Korea are marking their ways such as through petition, peace tour and peace pilgrim. One of those steps have been the Peace Tour, organized by about 60 people of domestic and international scholars on the Korean War and […]

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 […]

For more photos on the event, see here. On July 1, Son Jeong-Mok, Vice-chief of the Joint Naval Operation visited Gangjeong for ‘reconciliation,’ saying he wants to talk with both of pro and con base villagers. However, on the very day, two people, Dr. Song Kang-Ho and Br. Park Do-Hyun were illegally taken away and arrested on the sea when they monitored illegal construction […]

Re-blog from here   1.    McNabb, a returned US base in Jeju, is most oil-contaminated among  16 returned bases in Korea   The Jeju Sori, June 3, 2013, reports that the vicinity soil of a returned US base, McNabb,  located in the peak of Moseulpo, Hamo-ri, Daejung-eup, Seogwipo City, Jeju, is seriously contaminated by the oil leaked from the base. The McNabb is […]

1. Facing typhoon, illegal construction (destruction) is madly being done Dr. Song Kang-Ho, member of the SOS team whose recent activities are reported in Hankyoreh 21 wrote on June 24: On June 24, 2013, around 2 pm, an activist, member of  SOS (Save Our Sea) team and an international took a kayak to monitor along with a silt protect belt outside west breakwater […]

Update: Mr. Lee Jong-Hwa was released from the court  after 55 days in jail as of  June 21. The court sentence on him at 10:30 am was 6 months imprisonment but two year’s probation. ……………………………………………………………… Magaret Sekaggya, UN Special rapporteur on the situation on Human Rights visited Gangjeong on June 4, 2013. In the press conference on June 7, she […]

Related links: [May 27 to 30] A Renewal of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status? The Jeju Sea is being killed now.    Navy and companies’ illegal dismantling of damaged caissons on the sea (Source: Jeju Internet News, May 29, 2013/ Original source: Gangjeong Village Association)   1. Maintenance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve despite massacre of nature?/ People’s letter to the UNESCO    […]

Paco Booyah was sentenced of unjust 700,000 won fines (approx. 700 USD) on May 30. The prosecutor has appealed to the higher court and the appeal trial was held on May 9. In the original court on Feb. 8, this year, he has been sentenced of postponement of same amount of fines. The judge, Choi Nam-Sik said that, “the prosecutor […]

  1.  Summary on the recent hardships and international solidarity activities.   The recent joint war exercise by the ROK-US-Japan in the water areas of the east  and south seas of Korea –including the water area between the east south of Jeju and Kyusu Islands, Japan on May 15 is with the mobilization of Aegis destroyers from three countries and […]

  There was an original court judgement on Paco Booyah, an international peace worker staying in Gangjeong on Feb. 8, 2013. See here. He was the 1st international to stand in the court in person, in relation to the naval base project issue. On Feb. 8, the judge, Kim Kyung-Sun made a decision of ‘postponement of sentence’ on 700,000 won […]