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 […]

Farewell Sermon

  The writer Frank Cordaro and his companion Jessica Reznicek have lately stayed in Gangjeong for two months, joining every day’s 100 bows and mass in front of gate. Their reports on Gangjeong can be much found here. by Frank Cordaro – Mass at Jeju Navy Base entrance, June 27, 2015 Dear friends, I wish to thank Father Kim for allowing […]

Re-blogged from here and here South Korea constructs new Naval Base on Jeju Island, U.S. Plans to Expand Military Base on Okinawa and China Builds on South China Sea Atolls By Ann Wright The international community is extraordinarily concerned about the Chinese construction on small islands and atolls in disputed waters off China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan.  Over the past […]

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 […]

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 […]