The Navy’s damage claim against Gangjeong residents is a declaration of war against its own citizens By Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) The ROK Navy is claiming a sum of 3.4 billion won [approximately 3 million US dollars] in damages against 116 individuals including residents and clergy and 5 organizations. The Navy is demanding this money in […]

  the hankyoreh   Activists, civic and religious groups accused of causing loss of taxpayer money for delaying construction in Gangjeong Village  The South Korean Navy is demanding damages from local groups and residents in Jeju Island for “taxpayer losses” incurred by their opposition to the construction of a new naval base. The groups targeted include the village association of […]

In this December Edition: Words by Cho Kyung-Chul, re-elected mayor, facing Nanjing as our future, protest to the entering of the 7th task flotilla, Veterans for Peace solidarity trip to  Jeju and Okinawa, Farewell reflections by Tony Flynn and a direct action by Martha Hennessy, Philippine solidarity events for Gangjeong, Miryang commemorates 10 years, deteriorating human rights condition in South Korea, Park […]

From Dec. 9 to 27, two Catholic workers from the United States Martha Hennessy and Toni Flynn visited the village. While both joining daily activities of 100 bows and mass, Martha Hennessy, grand daughter to Dorothy Day,  felt the need of further direct action. Here is her statement read on Dec. 23 when she stopped a military vehicle in front […]

For more, go to Veterans for Peace, here. Related blog (Bruce Gagnon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), article (Hankyoreh), Photos by Ellen Davidson( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Radio interview with Ann Wright ( here) and the link on Korean articles is here. ………………………………………… Re-blogged from Ellen Davidson, Stop These Wars   Jeju Islanders Steadfast in Eight-Year Fight Against U.S.-South […]

In this November Edition: A protest on the 1st squadron created on Dec. 1, controversy on the 2nd jeju airport construction project,  remembering Yang Yong-Chan, seeing the future of Gangjeong village from Pyeongtaek’s experience, confronting the provincial governor,  international solidarity, questions about port entry and completion rate, trial update,  military plans to write history text books,  a photo  exhibition on the Gurembi Rock,  condolence […]

    See the below in a PDF file, here.  ( forward by K. N./ Peace for the Sea in 2015) Related posts  are  here and here Related photos are here    “PEACE  FOR  THE  SEA  IN  2015”   Statement  by  Participants  of  the  International  Peace  Camp  Held  in  Okinawa       We are an international group of activists working […]

In this October Edition: Gangjeong awarded the IPB Peace Prize, 4th year anniversary of Catholic Solidarity,  rice harvest in Gangjeong, Palestinian activist visits Gangjeong, Buried cultural relics are discovered again,  Village association bldg. at the risk to be sold to pay for the payment for crackdown, Trial update,  Anti ROK-Australia drill,  Keep Space for Peace week and more. Download PDF  

Reblogged from here.  Related article and photos by Koohan Paik Last September, I attended a remarkable gathering in Okinawa of impassioned young people from all over the Asia-Pacific. They convened at a critical moment to urgently discuss ramped-up militarism in their region. Thousands of hectares of exquisitely wild marine environments, peaceful communities and local democracy are now under extreme threat. Participants […]

    (Fwd by  Deborah Kang Eunjoo/ the Catholic Solidarity to Make Peace on Jeju) Revoke the Naval Base in Jeju! Stop the construction immediately! Declaration of Catholic Priests and Monks for peace on Jeju Island   Under the instruction of the God of Life and of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, we oppose the construction of the Naval Base […]