Forward from S. Roberts, May 23, 2013 Sunday May 19th, 2013 To: The residents of Gangjeong village, We, Nashville Friends Meeting (Quakers), would like to extend to you our utmost regard and support for your non-violent struggle to stop the construction of the naval base on your island. We hold all of you in God’s Light and are deeply saddened […]

  1.  Summary on the recent hardships and international solidarity activities.   The recent joint war exercise by the ROK-US-Japan in the water areas of the east  and south seas of Korea –including the water area between the east south of Jeju and Kyusu Islands, Japan on May 15 is with the mobilization of Aegis destroyers from three countries and […]

  There was an original court judgement on Paco Booyah, an international peace worker staying in Gangjeong on Feb. 8, 2013. See here. He was the 1st international to stand in the court in person, in relation to the naval base project issue. On Feb. 8, the judge, Kim Kyung-Sun made a decision of ‘postponement of sentence’ on 700,000 won […]

The writing forwarded below is by Wang Yu-Hsuan, Taiwan, who wrote this in the night before her leaving on April 26. We, in the village, used to call him Emily, her nickname. She came to Gangjeong in 2011 and has been recently in overseas for two months. It is very emotional day for all the people who have known and thank […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It has been more than a decade that the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions visited the Island for the remembrance of 4•3 every year. It was this year, too.  And it has been years that the organization visited the Gangjeong village to express their support and solidarity to the people there in opposition to the Jeju naval base construction. The […]

Rev. Kim Hong-Sool, representative of Busan, SPARK, and Rev. Kim Hee-Yong, Gwangju, have taken a fast prayer meeting in solidarity with the sufferings of Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo and Gureombi Rock in front of the Jeju prison from March 26 to 29, 2013, during the Passion week according to the Christian faith before Easter. Pat Cunningham, a Columban Father said on […]

  Report on Benjamin Monnet’ s SOAS speech on March 21 By Andrew, UK Gangjeong solidarity team   This month SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London, hosted Benjamin Monnet to talk about the struggle against the Jeju naval base, sponsored by the ‘Save Jeju Island’ student society. Benj, as he is known to his many friends, […]