Despite the National Assembly’s subsidiary conditions on the budget which demand a 70 days’ stop of construction from Jan. 1, 2013, the navy’s enforcement of illegal construction continues on day and night. On Jan. 8, members of the Seongdong Center for Independant Living visited Gangjeong, joining the peoples’ struggle to stop the illegal construction. They stayed all night in front of […]

Jan. 7 was a busy day for the Gangjeong Village. The Gangjeong Village Association warned to the police through its official letter to Jang Jeon-Bae, Chief of the Jeju Provincial Police Agency, titled, “The police should immediately take off their hands from the Jeju naval base project of illegal construction,’ saying that “if the police continue to repress our just […]

Reblogged with permission from: Hallo, is this the police? | by notonlyformyself. An outsiders perspective on how things possibly went down this morning. – Hallo, is this the police? I need your help. – Yes, again. – There are three people blocking the entrance to the gate. I know you have been here 7 times a day since 2007. Yes, […]

  Summary translation of the Yonhap news, Jan. 5, 2013 On Jan. 5, the criminal case department of the West district of Seoul Prosecutors’ Office made a decision of non-prosecution on Kim Ji-Yoon (29), a proportional representative of young people of the United Progressive Party. Kim has been charged of damage on the honor of the navy with her expression‍ […]

The navy says it can do enforcing construction ON CREDIT, despite the agreement by the ruling and opposition parties on 70 days’ construction stop and verification. According to Jang Hana, National Assembly woman, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance  considering 70 days’ construction stop period according to the National Assembly subsidiary condition on Jan. 1, 2013, compiled only 16.2 billion […]

Following the release of Fr. Lee Young-Chan on Dec. 26, Mr. Kim Bok-Chul was released on Jan. 3. Both were released on bail. A Video on Fr. Lee Young-Chan, made by Dungree after Fr. Lee’s arrest on Oct. 26,  2012, remembering Fr. Lee’s struggles against the naval base project. For Mr. Kim Bok-Chul, Jan. 3, 2013 was his 206th day in […]

See the Gangjeong villagers’ statement on budget on Jan. 2 and related National Assembly subsidiary conditions under the below photos.   The Gangjeong village statement on Jan. 2, 2013 Position of the Gangjeong villagers on the subsidiary conditions on the 2013 Jeju naval base budget (You can see the original Korean statement, here)   In the examination on the 2013 […]

(Original Korean literature can be seen here)   A prayer greeting a New Year sun-rising of 2013 We pray to the gods of heaven and earth, and our ancestors, with our earnest hearts. We, the villagers, are aware of the preciousness of life and peace that our ancestors have built with numerous bloods and sweats, no little than any other […]

Cut the 2013 Jeju Naval Base Budget

Update: See the Dec. 29 statement to Cut the budget at the end of this (Dec. 31). ……………………………………………….. Fwd from Save Jeju Now Today, you may help us by sending this to the members of the Budget and Balance Committee of the National Assembly. The villagers and people have been doing peace bows despite cold weather  in front of the […]

By Regis Tremblay on Dec. 26, 2012 …………………………………………………… Hello Everyone and Happy Holidays. In order to raise the necessary funds to complete my documentary about Jeju Island, I’ve created a fundraising campaign on a crowd funding site called Indiegogo.  http://www.indiegogo.com/savejeju/x/1683372?show_todos=true I need to raise approximately $20,000 to complete the film. Those funds will allow me to hire an assistant editor, a […]