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 […]

  Re-blogged from the Eurasia Review ASIA PEACE PIVOT, FROM JEJU AND AFGHANISTAN – OPED By VCNV By Dr Hakim “Don’t you touch me!” declared Mi Ryang. South Korean police were clamping down on a villager who was resisting the construction of a Korean/U.S. naval base at her village. Mi Ryang managed to turn the police away by taking off her […]

Re-blogged from the Nuclear Resister  by Kathy Kelly May 24, 2014 Jeju Island, South Korea – For the past two weeks, I’ve been in the Republic of Korea (ROK), as a guest of peace activists living in Gangjeong Villageon ROK’s Jeju Island. Gangjeong is one of the ROK’s smallest villages, yet activists here, in their struggle against the construction of a massive […]

Alchemy On Jeju Island

Reblogged with permission from: Alchemy On Jeju Island | by Koohan Paik * I recently spoke with two members of Veterans for Peace, who had become involved with Korea issues in only the past few years. Each of them came to know Korea through their support for the Gangjeong villagers who have been battling, for nearly eight years straight, construction […]

Following the passage of a resolution by the City of Berkeley, we have further great news sent to us on Dec. 17:  The motion to Stop The Second U.S. Assault On Jeju Island, Korea passed unanimously in the VfP local chapter. It was then sent to our national office. The National Board unanimously recommended a “Yes” vote, and put it […]

Reblogged with permission from: Love letter to Friends on Jeju Island | by Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul * See also this related link. Thanks so much, Dr. Hakim for sending this thoughtful and beautiful letter!   To our dear friends on Jeju Island who have involved in your noble struggle at South Korea’s Gangjeong Village, […]

Update, Dec. 11 from U.S. peace activists: ‘The historic vote on Jeju will be celebrated in a press conference at 6:30 PM on December 17 at Berkeley Old City Hall steps, 2134 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley 94704 Hope you can attend the event! Phoebe Sorgen hopes you can stay and push for passage of Fukushima resolution as well.’   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

  ‘An air force general in the reserve saying that “A FIGHTER HEAVILY EQUIPPED WITH ARMS cannot load many arms for long distance (* here, to the Ieodo in the south of Jeju) because its operation radius cannot but be narrowed, “ stated that, ‘however, with air oil feeder, the problems can be solved[..].” He also proposed as an alternative to BUILD AN AIR […]

Dr. Song Kang-Ho who has been imprisoned for his opposing activities against the Jeju naval base project for the 3rd time was released on bail on Nov. 29, after 151 prison days. On Nov. 27, the court  made a decision of bail on Br. Park Do-Hyun and Dr. Song Kang-Ho. Both had been illegally and unjustly arrested together on July […]