The daily struggle is going on in front of naval base project construction gates. The numbers of committed people who daily appear are usually small-less than 20. They are daily roughed out and carried by police 10 times or even 12 times even by the night. They are hurt with bruise in all parts of their body or […]

    The below is the translation of a Korean article in the Asia Gyungje (meaning Economy). Very important article, I think… ………………………………………………………………………….   Asia Gyungje Two Aegis destroyers will trace the space rocket, ‘Naro’ at the same time. Oct. 23, 2012 2012.10.23 10:27   It is expected that on Oct. 26, the top-of-the-line fighters and Aegis destroyers will be gathered […]

Antimilitarism South Korean Style

By Javier Gárate Originally Posted at War Resisters’ International During the first two weeks of October (2012), I visited South Korea, invited by the group World Without War to give a training for trainers in nonviolent action and to visit Gangjeong village, on Jeju Island, where people are resisting the construction of a naval base. It is well known that South Korea […]

  On Oct. 18, the villagers raised a very important issue to the Island governor: The navy’s OMISSION on the ‘maritime traffic safety diagnosis report’ during the process of the government approval on the Jeju naval base project. See its original Korean script here. According to them: The Ministry of National Defense (MND)’s first approval on the defense/ military facility […]

17th day of Grand March at Gunsan. . . After the meeting with renowned Buddhist monk Do-Beop…on the way to Gunsan, participants meet bus drivers who shows warm solidarity on the road. . .They did Sam-bo-il-bae (three steps and one full bow) on the street in solidarity with bus drivers’ struggle in Jeonju 3 days ago. . Arriving in Gunsan, […]

Kristin from Hawai’i has visited and stayed at the village for three months from mid-June to mid-Sept.,  dedicating her works on the solidarity with the villagers and peace keepers who are against the naval base and try to save the Peace Island. Recently, she has thankfully sent us gifts. In the mailed box, there were full of medical supplies that […]

March 15th Day: Jiri Mt. Dam

  “Insane people who attempt to build Dam in Jirisan mountain”. . .On the 15th day of Grand Life and Peace march on October 19, participants visited Yong-yu-dam, one of the most beautiful and historical places in Jirisan mountain, but also people are protesting for a long time. . . If the dam is being built, the area will be […]

  The return of Dr. Song Kang-Ho and People’s Assembly at Silsangsa temple in Jirisan mountain. . .Br. Song has returned after about 6 months imprisonment. . .About 500 people we have met during the march: the evicted, dispossessed, dismissed grassroot people gathered to talk about “Our Life, Our Priority(Option) and Our Solution” in the name of People’s Assembly. . […]

  Gangjeong sea is literally at the state of disturbances and war. . . in addition with the sounds of engines of 6 barges (from the photo essay of Cho Sung-bong. For more photos, click here)     They are destroying Gangjeong sea insanely ahead of the full scale sea destruction work. . . as if evacuating the front village just […]

A, F, G: Planned areas for a new airport that the Jeju Island has made public (* It is told that it was around 1997 that those were mentioned as the planned airports). One of them will have a high possibility to have an air force base along with a new airport. B: Alttre Air field, Moseulpo. The ROK air […]