It is a translation of people’s  statement on March 21, 2013. You can see the original Korean script, here.   March 21 Press Statement We denounce the prosecutors’ brutality to oppress the Gangjeong village! : The dismissal rate of the arrest warrants regarding the incidents in the Gangjeong village is 44% : The written arrangements and arrest warrants are manipulated with […]

  The Korean media, Hankyoreh, a prominent center-left media, Voice of People, a leading alternative media  and Headline Jeju, a leading internet media, Jeju, reported on March 18, 2013 that Prof. Noam Chomsky sent a message for Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo via Simone Chun, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Suffolk University. It is Prof. Chomsky’s 2nd supporting message for Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo, following 2012 […]

It was March 11, 2013 that Mr. Kim Hak-Ku was injured by the police’s  violence to him. The police intentionally pulled down the chair he was walking on as part of his protest/performance. Mr. Kim Hak-Ku has already been injured many times during his protests especially during the blast period last year. You may watch the Dungree video here.   As […]

(Fwd from the UK Solidarity team) Guest Speakers; Benjamin Monnet. French activist who lived in Gangjeong for eight months before being violently (and illegally) deported for defending the beautiful coastline currently being destroyed. Yoon Young Joon: ex SOAS, peace and human rights activist, visited Gangjeong last summer, and experienced first hand police violence to peaceful protestors. Learn about the struggle to […]

Re-post from Hankyoreh, March 13, 2013 Priests were apparently turned away for their views on conflict with North Korea and naval base construction on Jeju Island By Kim Kyu-won, staff reporter When the Ministry of Defense was recently selecting military chaplains, three priests were rejected when they gave guarded responses to the question of what they think about controversial issues […]

    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 […]

  See many March 1 event photos, here.   1. Yang Yoon-Mo reminds the history and vision of the Jeju It was exactly here in Gwandeokjeong, Jeju City, March 1, 1947 when 6 people were killed by the constabulary governed under the US Army Military Government in Korea during their parade on commemorating independence movement on March 1, 1919.  It […]

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 […]

On March 2, there is the  16th Citizens’ Concentration Day on Gangjeong- A nationwide citizens’ action day in commemoration of the 1 st anniversary of the blast on the Gureombi Rock. It is the next day of  March 1 when there will be the 2nd event for the Jeju to be demilitarized.   The  National Network of Korean Civil Society […]

In this month’s issue: Launch of the new demilitarize Jeju campaign, Samsung above the law?, U.S. military wrecks in coral reef, more prisoner releases, Yang Yoon-Mo arrested and on hunger strick, Interview with former prisoner, continued environmental regulation problems, and more! Download PDF