Re-blogged from here.   Art Laffin  |  Nov. 12, 2014 REFLECTION I had the opportunity to travel to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea in the East China Sea from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. I  previously spent four days in Manila, Philippines, where I was invited to speak at the first Asia Pacific Dialogue on Human Rights and Respect […]

We people in Gangjeong are eager to express our outrageous anger to what’s going on in Henoko, Okinawa. We have watched many of photos and videos of the violent action conducted by the coast guard of Okinawa against the innocent peace activists. […]

Collection of links:  messages with Korean translations (see here) As in 2012, 2013, many international peace activist friends have thankfully sent us solidarity messages. (click  for 2012 messages and 2013 messages) The below is the collection of each message. The Columban JPIC has been willing to initiate a petition for solidarity with Gangjeong (click here). Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global […]

The WCC calls on members churches and related ministries and networks to oppose the base in Gangjeong and other further bases in Asia.

  The Gangjeong international team has requested to Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition for an article in June 2014 newsletter. The excerpts from the long version was put in the 2nd page of it.  We put the whole article here as it provides much information. Thanks to Julie Marlow and friends in the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign to take time on the article. Won Hee-Ryong, a […]

    War and Peace in Korea and Vietnam – a Journey of Peace by David Hartsough    May 15, 2014   I have recently returned from three weeks in Korea and Vietnam, countries which have in the past and are still suffering from the ravages of war.   Korea – North and South are caught in the tragic cold […]

  Re-blogged from the Eurasia Review ASIA PEACE PIVOT, FROM JEJU AND AFGHANISTAN – OPED By VCNV By Dr Hakim “Don’t you touch me!” declared Mi Ryang. South Korean police were clamping down on a villager who was resisting the construction of a Korean/U.S. naval base at her village. Mi Ryang managed to turn the police away by taking off her […]

The  people in Gangjeong are having an urgent and important campaign to send letters to Pope Francis, appealing him to please visit Gangjeong. Please refer to the below and send yours to Pope Francis. Please visit Pope to Jeju site here, too. Let’s write peace letters to Pope Francis so that His Holiness can visit Gangjeong village on his trip […]

Alchemy On Jeju Island

Reblogged with permission from: Alchemy On Jeju Island | by Koohan Paik * I recently spoke with two members of Veterans for Peace, who had become involved with Korea issues in only the past few years. Each of them came to know Korea through their support for the Gangjeong villagers who have been battling, for nearly eight years straight, construction […]

Following the passage of a resolution by the City of Berkeley, we have further great news sent to us on Dec. 17:  The motion to Stop The Second U.S. Assault On Jeju Island, Korea passed unanimously in the VfP local chapter. It was then sent to our national office. The National Board unanimously recommended a “Yes” vote, and put it […]