On Nov. 18, the Gangjeong village association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for the Stop of Military Base and for the Realization of Peace Island, and National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island officially demanded the National Assembly to cut the 2015 Jeju naval base budget of 298 billion won (about $290 million USD) […]

From May 12th- 19th, Gangjeong people visited Okinawa in the solidarity with Okinawa people against the US base and learned about the tragic war experiences of Okinawa. […]

Yang Yoon-Mowas released after 435 days in prison, which is his 4th time imprisonment on the way opposing to the Jeju naval base.[…]

 Update: Dr. Song Kang-Ho was released on Nov. 29. Please see here. And Mr. Kang Bu-Eon was released on Dec. 3. Regis Tremblay, a movie director of ‘The Ghosts of Jeju,’  thankfully made these images for the English speakers. Bruce Gagnon writes in his blog: “These good people are right now languishing inside the jail house on Jeju Island, South […]

For more photos on the event, see here. On July 1, Son Jeong-Mok, Vice-chief of the Joint Naval Operation visited Gangjeong for ‘reconciliation,’ saying he wants to talk with both of pro and con base villagers. However, on the very day, two people, Dr. Song Kang-Ho and Br. Park Do-Hyun were illegally taken away and arrested on the sea when they monitored illegal construction […]

1. Facing typhoon, illegal construction (destruction) is madly being done Dr. Song Kang-Ho, member of the SOS team whose recent activities are reported in Hankyoreh 21 wrote on June 24: On June 24, 2013, around 2 pm, an activist, member of  SOS (Save Our Sea) team and an international took a kayak to monitor along with a silt protect belt outside west breakwater […]

Last week, I(Emily) visited Lanyu Island to share about Gangjeong struggling stories. One Tao friend says "when thinking of Tao people's struggling for more than 3 decades against nuclear waste dump depository which was successfully built up in Lanyu as they lied to the islanders that it’s a fish can factory, I especially feel for the Gangjeong’s situation" [...]

1. Island government attributes the cause of failure in invitation of the UN CBD COP to people’s WCC protest Some representing Jeju internet media criticize the Jeju Island government to point out the protesters opposing the Jeju naval base project as the cause of its failure to invite the UN CBD COP 12 (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, 12th Conference […]

Update: The arrested was released in the night of April 9. See the below.  Gangjeong has been in emergency from the early morning of April 8. While company workers block the gates, police are intentionally silent on it. People are desperately keeping the gate. Company workers’ violence to people is very high possibilities. One young man was hit in eye […]

The below is a translation of the Korean statement on April 1. See here. To see the programs of events during the remembering period of the Jeju 4.3 uprising, see here.   People’s joint statement on April 1   For the succession of the Jeju 4.3 uprising spirit: “We will build a peace barricade in the Gangjeong village.”   The coming […]