Reblogged with permission from: Jeju Island-Tragic Destruction of Pristine Marine Area for Another Naval Base for the US Missile Defense System | by Ann Wright * Two years ago when I visited Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea, the one-half mile ancient, solid volcanic slab of a spiritual and cultural rock known as Gureombi was still intact. The marine […]

Reblogged with permission from: Mayor Kang from Jeju speaks about the struggle against the US naval base | by Gangjeong Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun * See also this interview with Mayor Kang by Asian Global Impact on Oct. 18 From Oct. 8 to 17,  2013, Gangjeong village mayor has joined the Human Rights defenders’ forum in Dublin, Ireland, as well as […]

In this month’s issue: Grand March for Life and Peace 2013, August 4th Human Chain, Oliver Stones Visits Jeju, Navy wants to expand base site size, Prison letter from Kim Young-Jae, Trial, prison, and hospital updates, solidarity reports from Taiwan and Philippines and more! Download PDF

(Fwd by Bruce K. Gagnon on Aug. 22. Re-blog from the article of Counterpunch, Aug. 23 to 25, 2013 and Hollywood Progressive, Aug. 26, 2013) K. J. Noh, Oliver Stone and Bruce Gagnon were on KPFA radio in Berkeley, California on Aug. 22 talking about Jeju Island and the horrors of the Navy base. See here.  Oliver Stone Visits Jeju Island By […]

In this month’s issue: Arrest of Dr. Song and Brother Park, August 4th Human Chain, Timor and Lanyu Solidarity, Peace Pilgrimage, Prisoner and Trial Updates, Dr. Song’s article from Prison, Art Activism, and more! Download PDF

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 […]

In this month’s issue: Visit from the UN, Grand March, UNESCO fraud, Summary of Moana Nui, Prisoner and Trial Updates, Gangjeong ocean pollution on the rise, Solidarity articles and letter, Final Court Statement of released prisoner Lee Jong-Hwa and more! Download PDF

Related links: [May 27 to 30] A Renewal of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status? The Jeju Sea is being killed now.    Navy and companies’ illegal dismantling of damaged caissons on the sea (Source: Jeju Internet News, May 29, 2013/ Original source: Gangjeong Village Association)   1. Maintenance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve despite massacre of nature?/ People’s letter to the UNESCO    […]

In this month's issue: Crackdown in Gangjeong, Catholics stand up to police, SOS international training, Jeong Young-Hee returns from US tour, Emily Wang's reflection on deportation, Villager Mi-Lyang badly injured by police, Conscientious objection in Korea, and more!

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 […]