The amazing UK solidarity team for Gangjeong has been very active to organize solidarity events for Gangjeong. Andrew has briefly shared the stories of recent events along with photos and photo descriptions with us. Here they are.
“Bruce Gagnon addressed a lunchtime meeting in London at the Houses of Parliament, organised by CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament). His talk on US militarisation and space technology included the importance of the Jeju naval base.” (Nov. 20)
“On Monday 23 November SOAS University of London Save Jeju Society screened Regis Tremblay‘s excellent documentary, ‘The Ghosts of Jeju’ at the student occupation of the Brunei Gallery on the main campus.
Bruce Gagnon’s talk at SOAS the previous week gave welcome impetus to the newly reformed society. Picking up on Bruce’s words to young Korean students ‘know your history’, this film with its helpful Korean subtitles is the best resource for learning the suppressed history of US commanded massacres on Jeju and throughout the Korean War. Regis sets his affectionate portrait of the peacemakers of Gangjeong Village firmly in this historical context.
In solidarity with Occupy SOAS we provided vegan Korean food for attendees and the occupying students. We are grateful for the generosity of the Korean owner of Tobiko Sushi ( www.tobiko.co.uk ) for providing a large platter of vegan sushi.” (Nov. 23)
“SOAS University of London Save Jeju Society hosted Bruce Gagnon for the second of his two speaking events in London on 19th November. We’ve had a small but hopefully not insurmountable technical hitch with the video recording and hope to upload this soon. Here is Bruce’s report of the event.” (Nov. 25)
“Bruce Gagnon, veteran US peace activist and Co-ordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, spoke about the Jeju Naval Base and US militarism at SOAS University of London 19 November. He was joined by Dave Webb, National Chair of CND. The event was jointly hosted by SOAS Save Jeju Society and SOAS CND Society. Go to the video of talk (37 mins)
Q+A (59 mins)” (Dec. 1)
“Legendary British guitarist Wilko Johnson photographed in London June 2012 with Gangjeong flag. At that time he was facing death due to pancreatic cancer, but incredibly he survived after undergoing major surgery.
His story is told in the brilliant documentary film, ‘The Ecstacy of Wilko Johnson’, available on BBC iPlayer for next two weeks. The link should only work in the UK but is easily viewed in other countries by downloading a VPN.” (Dec. 8)