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 […]

On September 19th, there was a four day international peace camp held at Okinawa. This gathering succeeded the previous one held in Gangjeong of Jeju last year, and we anticipate the next one to be established in Taiwan. These meetings are conducted with the overall intention of solidifying the triangular line of peace among the three mentioned islands (Taiwan, Jeju, […]

In this this July and August Special Edition: Reflections on 2015 Gangjeong March (domestic and international/ writings and photos),  Gangjeong as the co-recipients of the IPB award, U.S. Ships and Fighter Jets are are here, the 23rd Global Network conference in Kyoto,  Connecting Bath and Jeju,  Returning to Jeju, Taiwan anti-nuclear activist’s solidarity with Gangjeong, The Ghost of Yasukuni Cancelled by Jeju City,  a […]

What a wonderful news!  The International Peace Bureau(IPB) decided to have Gangjeong, Jeju, and Lampedusa, Italy, as  the co-recipients of the precious Sean MacBride award for 2015. On Aug. 25,   1 page official letter was sent to the village,  along with  other two related documents as the below. Please look at those for further details. It is truly the […]

Re-blogged from here By Bruce Gagnon I was invited to come to Jeju City today to appear on live radio show for 20 minutes at 6:00 pm.  As we were preparing to leave Gangjeong village we looked into the sky as a formation of Navy Blue Angel war planes came screaming over the village.  For the next 15 or so […]

Farewell Sermon

  The writer Frank Cordaro and his companion Jessica Reznicek have lately stayed in Gangjeong for two months, joining every day’s 100 bows and mass in front of gate. Their reports on Gangjeong can be much found here. by Frank Cordaro – Mass at Jeju Navy Base entrance, June 27, 2015 Dear friends, I wish to thank Father Kim for allowing […]

(English translation is thanks to People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy) Let’s Walk Together Again! 2015 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace! A Cultural Event to commemorate 3,000 days of struggle against Jeju Naval Base! The Grand March starts from Jeju City Hall on 27 July. The group will be divided into two groups, one marches towards east coast of Jeju […]

Re-blogged from here and here South Korea constructs new Naval Base on Jeju Island, U.S. Plans to Expand Military Base on Okinawa and China Builds on South China Sea Atolls By Ann Wright The international community is extraordinarily concerned about the Chinese construction on small islands and atolls in disputed waters off China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan.  Over the past […]