A sacred tree in the Gangjeong Village was designated as a Cultural Treasure No. 544. The  Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHAK) reported on April 26, 2013. The Headline Jeju, April 26, reports: ‘The evergreen tree, located near the camphor tree habitat (natural treasure No. 162), and belonging to the family of Elaeocarpus sylvestris var. ellipticus is a sacred tree by  Jeju […]

Re-blog from the Intrepid Report Non-violence in times of war: Protest and resilience in Jeju, South Korea by Carole Reckinger April 16, 2013   In the midst of warmongering and a worsening of tensions between North and South Korea, a group of peace activists is continuing its non-violent struggle against the construction of a naval base on the island of […]

The two below messages are forward from Carolyn, Maine, US and Y. Nakamura, AWC_Japan.   1. Solidarity from Maine, US (April 15, 2013)   “It is a link to one of the radio stories I produced in February about Gangjeong. This one aired last week.’ ‘Gangjeong village’s struggle against a navy base – produced by WERU volunteer Carolyn earlier this year, after […]

It was already reported on April 9 that: “‘It appeared that the sea area of the Beomseom (Tiger Island) designated as the government natural memorial is largely being threatened as big amount of mud water  was leaked from the Jeju naval base construction site into the sea, for the strong rain and wind last weekend. The Jeju branch of the Korean Federation […]

  1. Mr. Kim Young-Jae, a peace activist was illegally arrested and got the arrest warrant. On April 12, Mr. Kim Young-Jae, a dedicated Gangjeong peace activist and a member of the SPARK (Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea) was arrested. He was standing in front of a truck around 1 pm in protest to illegal environment-destroying construction (destruction). […]

1. Villagers vote ‘No’ to the military residence housing project in the village   In the villagers’ general meeting that was held from 8 to 10 pm, April 10, the villagers made a decision on the two: 1. To have the Life and Peace Pilgrim throughout the Island during this summer (concrete time and details will be talked later), 2. Not to […]

Yang Yoon-Mo hit his 68th prison day as of April 8, Monday. On April 10, he would hit his 70th prison day. On a sunny Monday, the way to the meeting room of the Jeju prison was filled with green trees and magnolia. Yang Yoon-Mo was still in patient cloth. Though still thin, he looked bright. His hairs were cut in […]

Update: The arrested was released in the night of April 9. See the below.  Gangjeong has been in emergency from the early morning of April 8. While company workers block the gates, police are intentionally silent on it. People are desperately keeping the gate. Company workers’ violence to people is very high possibilities. One young man was hit in eye […]

Remembering the sufferings of April 3rd massacre. . .These are scenes from a performance held just before Easter on Mar. 29 at Jeju April 3 Peace Park. Members of the Catholic Youth Pastoral Committee enacted the Stations of the Cross, followed by Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. The site commemorates the victims of the Apr. 3 Jeju massacre, which started […]

The below is a translation of the Korean statement on April 1. See here. To see the programs of events during the remembering period of the Jeju 4.3 uprising, see here.   People’s joint statement on April 1   For the succession of the Jeju 4.3 uprising spirit: “We will build a peace barricade in the Gangjeong village.”   The coming […]