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 […]

Dreaming of Peace Ecological Park. . .Plum tree planting ceremony being held on March 30 at Maehyang-Ri, Hwasong, Gyonggi province, formal US Air force bombing range. . . Residents have stacked the shells of the bombs in front of the residents’ committee office that were collected in the sea and the residential area. . .Hwasong city decided to create eco […]

It was March 11, 2013 that Mr. Kim Hak-Ku was injured by the police’s  violence to him. The police intentionally pulled down the chair he was walking on as part of his protest/performance. Mr. Kim Hak-Ku has already been injured many times during his protests especially during the blast period last year. You may watch the Dungree video here.   As […]

    1 year has passed March 7th, 2013 was the date  commemorating one year anniversary on the navy’s blast of the Gureombi Rock despite people’s fierce opposition to it. The people’s struggles to save the Gureombi Rock, the absolute preservation coastal area of the Gangjeong village, reached one of their highest points during the time when the blast was continued […]

  See many March 1 event photos, here.   1. Yang Yoon-Mo reminds the history and vision of the Jeju It was exactly here in Gwandeokjeong, Jeju City, March 1, 1947 when 6 people were killed by the constabulary governed under the US Army Military Government in Korea during their parade on commemorating independence movement on March 1, 1919.  It […]

On March 2, there is the  16th Citizens’ Concentration Day on Gangjeong- A nationwide citizens’ action day in commemoration of the 1 st anniversary of the blast on the Gureombi Rock. It is the next day of  March 1 when there will be the 2nd event for the Jeju to be demilitarized.   The  National Network of Korean Civil Society […]

  “Let’s go to Gangjeong to block the illegal construction.” at 10:30 a.m. on January 22 at the main gate of Jeju naval base building site. . .Campaign by National civic groups network. . . to stop the illegal construction that is being rushed ahead, ignoring the national assembly’s recommendation of 70 days stop for the verification of the suitability […]

Jan. 7 was a busy day for the Gangjeong Village. The Gangjeong Village Association warned to the police through its official letter to Jang Jeon-Bae, Chief of the Jeju Provincial Police Agency, titled, “The police should immediately take off their hands from the Jeju naval base project of illegal construction,’ saying that “if the police continue to repress our just […]

By Regis Tremblay on Dec. 26, 2012 …………………………………………………… Hello Everyone and Happy Holidays. In order to raise the necessary funds to complete my documentary about Jeju Island, I’ve created a fundraising campaign on a crowd funding site called Indiegogo.  http://www.indiegogo.com/savejeju/x/1683372?show_todos=true I need to raise approximately $20,000 to complete the film. Those funds will allow me to hire an assistant editor, a […]

Suffering for Christ

“As we look towards Christmas and the hope the birth of Jesus brought us, we remember that in Korea, a Jesuit will be spending his Christmas in prison for standing up for justice.” . . .In the photo of this article by Jesuit Asia Pacific, you can see Fr. Lee Young-chan(right) celebrating the mass on Gureombi rock together with Fr. […]