People resist to the lying navy who enforces the building of military residence inside the village   Admiral Hwang Ki Chul, the incumbent chief of Naval Operations of the Republic of Korea Navy since September, 2013, who is recently denounced for his scandalous involvement in the corrupt arms purchase from an unknown US arms company years ago (see […]

  Re-blogged from here.   To see the related post, see here.   By Steve Maynard, Nov. 28, 2014   The Rev. Bill Bichsel, an 86-year-old Tacoma priest known for his acts of civil disobedience, has returned from a trip to South Korea to protest construction of a naval base there. Just three months ago, Bichsel was seriously ill and […]

In this November Edition: People demand to cut the full 2015 Jeju navy base budget, a shrine under threat of destruction, remembrance day for Yang Yong-Chan, visitors from the US Pacific Northwest, Okinawa trip reflection including recent Okinawa election, Henoko movie viewed in Gangjeong, Prof. Sasha’s presentation on the success of anti-base movements, women’s international solidarity, airborne arsenic dust damaging […]

#History In the past, Jeju as a colony of Japan was forced to be militarized by Japanese Imperial military. Alddreu Airfield in Jeju was originally developed in 1926-30 during the Japanese Imperial period. The base was used to support the Japanese forces’ invasion into China. During World War II, the base was used for training of Kamikaze pilots and by the end of the war it housed 2500 naval aviation […]

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 […]

In this October Edition: Villagers’ opposition to military housing, villagers skeptic over the Island governor’s proposal on truth investigation, Sister Soh Stella becoming the 1st Korean nun to get the court sentence, people’s free speech being blocked in the CBD,  international solidarity,  sea contamination due to damaged caissons, Chossudovsky and nation-ruing SCM,  Gashiri peace festival, Keep Space for Peace week, trial […]

In this September Edition: Catholic Conference, anniversary of Catholic solidarity and the fence around Gureombi, International Day of Peace, remembering an Japanese anti-base activist, North East Asia Regional Peace-building Institute, hunger strikes, Okinawa updates, trial updates, international solidarity, and more! Download PDF

We people in Gangjeong are eager to express our outrageous anger to what’s going on in Henoko, Okinawa. We have watched many of photos and videos of the violent action conducted by the coast guard of Okinawa against the innocent peace activists. […]