Amidst 24 hour construction that started on Oct. 25, 2012, the Jeju media reports on Oct. 29, 2012 that the Korean Federation for Environment Movement (KFEM), Jeju, stated on the same day that: ” As the navy enforces construction with unreasonably accelerated process, it ignores most of consulted contents in the Environment Impact Assessment [..] The construction site in the […]

  On Oct. 18, the villagers raised a very important issue to the Island governor: The navy’s OMISSION on the ‘maritime traffic safety diagnosis report’ during the process of the government approval on the Jeju naval base project. See its original Korean script here. According to them: The Ministry of National Defense (MND)’s first approval on the defense/ military facility […]

March 15th Day: Jiri Mt. Dam

  “Insane people who attempt to build Dam in Jirisan mountain”. . .On the 15th day of Grand Life and Peace march on October 19, participants visited Yong-yu-dam, one of the most beautiful and historical places in Jirisan mountain, but also people are protesting for a long time. . . If the dam is being built, the area will be […]

  The return of Dr. Song Kang-Ho and People’s Assembly at Silsangsa temple in Jirisan mountain. . .Br. Song has returned after about 6 months imprisonment. . .About 500 people we have met during the march: the evicted, dispossessed, dismissed grassroot people gathered to talk about “Our Life, Our Priority(Option) and Our Solution” in the name of People’s Assembly. . […]

  Gangjeong sea is literally at the state of disturbances and war. . . in addition with the sounds of engines of 6 barges (from the photo essay of Cho Sung-bong. For more photos, click here)     They are destroying Gangjeong sea insanely ahead of the full scale sea destruction work. . . as if evacuating the front village just […]

In this month’s issue: Gangjeong and the Naval Base Issue stir up the IUCN’s WCC 2012, New U.S. Links to the Naval Base found, ROK Government ignores the UN on Gangjeong, Interviews with Prisoner Kim Bok-Chul and a WCC participant, Articles from several Veterans for Peace visitors to Gangjeong, and more! Download PDF

[Oct. 12] The relocation of the habitats for the endangered species in the Jeju naval base project area was driven in a rough-and-ready method: A National Assembly woman, Jang Hana, reports.     Left: Red-foot crabs that died during the process of relocation to an alternate habitat in the Jeju naval base construction process (Jeju Domin Ilbo, Oct. 12/ Original […]

On the night of October 6 into the morning of October 7, villagers and activists from Gangjeong slept on the street due to an illegal giant truck of Daelim construction company. Around 9 pm, Sept. 6 when people were working on making pickets, a giant truck was to enter the construction (destruction) site, passing the Kosa mart four-way intersection, the […]

To: Ashok Khosla President International Union for Conservation of Nature Rue Mauverney 28 1196 Gland Switzerland RE: South Korean Non-Governmental Organizations Endorse the Motion #181. Protection of the People, Nature, Culture and Heritage of Gangjeong Village Dear Dr. Ashok Khosla, We, South Korean non-governmental organizations, are writing to you today to show our full support and endorsement to the Motion […]

Re: Improper Conduct at September 12 Contact Group for Motion 181: Protection of the People, Nature, Culture, and Heritage of Gangjeong Village ********* Dear Mr. Khosla, My name is Sukhyun Park. I am a Research Fellow with the Korean IUCN member organization, Citizens Institute for Environmental Studies. This evening, September 12, a Contact Group was held for the deeply controversial […]