The writing forwarded below is by Wang Yu-Hsuan, Taiwan, who wrote this in the night before her leaving on April 26. We, in the village, used to call him Emily, her nickname. She came to Gangjeong in 2011 and has been recently in overseas for two months. It is very emotional day for all the people who have known and thank […]

Report from UK: Benjamin Monnet’s SOAS Speech

  Report on Benjamin Monnet’ s SOAS speech on March 21 By Andrew, UK Gangjeong solidarity team   This month SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) University of London, hosted Benjamin Monnet to talk about the struggle against the Jeju naval base, sponsored by the ‘Save Jeju Island’ student society. Benj, as he is known to his many friends, […]

In this month’s issue: Remembering the one year anniversary of the blasting of Gureombi, the campaign to demilitarize Jeju continues, linking the tar sands protests and Jeju, Solidarity from Okinawa and Taiwan, trial updates, Guest articles from several visitors, as well as Angie Zelter and Benjamin Monnet, and more! Download PDF

    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 […]

(Video by Dungree)   Welcoming the 105th International Women’s Day on March 8, people in Gangjeong made a small but hilarious event to celebrate women, men, and all the lives.  It was just the next day of the 1 year anniversary of the Gureombi Rock-blasting. The March 8 event that went long about 1 hour started with a masquerade around […]

# About Key Resolve/ Foal Eagle War exercise The Foal Eagle exercises are scheduled to continue until Apr. 30. The Key Resolve command post exercises (CPX) are also scheduled to take place over a two-week period from Mar. 11 to 21. (Source) The Foal Eagle exercise is composed of 20 coalition and joint outdoor training such as large size landing […]

We called him, “Benj.’ The villagers used to call him, ‘Benjari,’ which sounds similar to the name of a fish, “jari,’ very common in the Jeju Island. It was Miryang, a village woman, who put him with such nickname. A villager poet, Kim Sung-Gyu wrote a poem for ‘Benjari,’ from the intimate feeling toward him. Benjamin Monnet, a French peace […]

This is Gangjeong Village! (2012, Year in Review)

2012 in Review. In Korean only for now. Korean. Directed by Dunguree Summary: As done at the end of every year, an old year is good-byed and a New Year is welcomed with the fire ceremony and wind-lantern flying. Last year, people made a ceremony of putting the fire on the cotton-made letters of ‘absolutely no Jeju naval base.’ The […]

  In the  morning of Feb. 8, Paco Booyah got the court decision of probation, meaning postponement of sentence. we are so pleased to inform this and thank a lawyer Paik Shinok. we also congratulate, Silver, his significant other! Paco has been investigated by the police including the coast guard for four cases and the prosecutors have indicted him for […]

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 […]