The below is an email by Agneta Noberg, forwarded on Oct. 13, by Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear power in Space, space4peace.org). The Global Network has held its 20th annual conference, which was also the Jeju International peace Conference (To see the event summary and report, click each) in the Gangjeong village from Feb. 24 to 26, 2012. On Feb. 26, 10 international activists including Bruce Gagnon have been arrested ( 2 from the UK, 4 from the US, 1 from the Ireland, 1 from the New Zealand and 2 from Sweden) along with 6 villagers/Gangjeong peacekeepers/ Catholic priests when they tried to enter the Gureombi Rock through the wire razor fence that was installed on Feb. 24. Among them, two were Gun-Britt Makitalo and Agneta Norberg from Sweden. We want to express deep gratitude to the two who continue solidarity with the Gangjeong village. Please click the Feb. conference literature in which their writings were provided.
The below is the bio of the two in the literature.
Agneta Norberg is in the board of Global Network, International Peace Bureau (Geneva), Swedish Peace Council (vice Chair), member of the network ICC No-To-NATO, Abolition2000 Council, arranged a series of conferences in Sweden about Space, NATO, Nuclear Weapons, drones. On speaking tours in North and South of Sweden and in Europe. She has been arrested twice in Menwith Hill (UK), in eastern Turkey (Batman) and in other places. She attended Global Network conference in Seoul a couple of years ago and visited Pyongtaek and Mugon Ree. She is looking forward to come and give support to the struggle in Jeju Island, which she follows on Bruce Gagnon’s blog: space4peace.blogspot.com.
Gun-Britt Mäkitalo is a Women for Peace for more than 25 years. She has arranged several seminars in Norway. Murmansk and Sweden and travelled around Sweden to talk about Nato activities in the North part of Sweden. She has been arrested once in Brussels, Nato Game Over. She lives in Kiruna, Sweden.Photos