Report on Benjamin Monnet’ s SOAS speech on March 21 By Andrew, UK Gangjeong solidarity team   This month SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London, hosted Benjamin Monnet to talk about the struggle against the Jeju naval base, sponsored by the ‘Save Jeju Island’ student society. Benj, as he is known to his many friends, […]

See also Regis Tremblay’s writing Gangjeong Village Video Documentarian Jailed Dungree (Real name: Park Sung-Soo) has stayed in the Gangjeong village since summer 2011. With his unlimited energy and dedication, he produced the videos of daily struggle in Gangjeong almost everyday. His video ‘Gangjeong Style’ made a mega hit. Not only that, he is the one who has diligently collected […]

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 […]

 The Jemin Ilbo, one of the Jeju media, reported on Dec. 6, 2012 that the POSCO construction consortium received an order for the land facility construction of the 1st work area of the Jeju naval base project, which is about 130 billion won size.   The Posco Consortium became additional main navy-contracted companies along with the Samsung C& T that is […]

  The Korean media, Hankyoreh, a prominent center-left media, Voice of People, a leading alternative media  and Headline Jeju, a leading internet media, Jeju, reported on March 18, 2013 that Prof. Noam Chomsky sent a message for Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo via Simone Chun, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Suffolk University. It is Prof. Chomsky’s 2nd supporting message for Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo, following 2012 […]

  The Jeju Sori reported on March 5, 2013 that the planned land area for the military residential house for the Jeju naval base project was changed. The navy has originally planned to build it in the E area (violet part in the northwest, in the map) but recently changed to the B area (pale blue part in the south, […]

It was March 11, 2013 that Mr. Kim Hak-Ku was injured by the police’s  violence to him. The police intentionally pulled down the chair he was walking on as part of his protest/performance. Mr. Kim Hak-Ku has already been injured many times during his protests especially during the blast period last year. You may watch the Dungree video here.   As […]

Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo hit 45th prison fast day as of March 17, 2013. On March 15, the National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base dispatched some representing people to the Jeju Prison. They are Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon, Fr. Mun Kyu-Hyun, mayor Kang Dong-Kyun, Mr. Kim Duk-Jin (Secretary of the Catholic Human Rights Committee) and Jang Hana […]

Re-post from Hankyoreh, March 13, 2013 Priests were apparently turned away for their views on conflict with North Korea and naval base construction on Jeju Island By Kim Kyu-won, staff reporter When the Ministry of Defense was recently selecting military chaplains, three priests were rejected when they gave guarded responses to the question of what they think about controversial issues […]