In this June Edition: Sunken Sewol ferry overloaded with iron bars for Jeju naval base; Navy Week on Jeju Island; Gwangju and Jeju: A Journalist’s Account; Zumwalt 12 Arrested at Shipyard; Memory Activism Peace School; Visit to Aland Island; The endangered Joongdeok Samgeori; Environment around Jeju naval base deteriorates; UN recommends South Korea to protect freedom of assembly and association; Trial […]

In this March Edition: The navy’s lawsuit against people; Rise up, Gureombi; War exercise in Gangjeong; Solidarity with the next generation of Catholic workers; Wednesday Water day; Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon’s visit to the USA; Remembering Korea’s role in the Vietnam War;  Residents’ complaints about the construction of the base entry road; trial update; International Women’s Day remembered; New daily evening bells prayer service; […]

    The Navy’s damage claim against Gangjeong residents is a declaration of war against its own citizens By Lawyers for a Democratic Society (Minbyun) The ROK Navy is claiming a sum of 3.4 billion won [approximately 3 million US dollars] in damages against 116 individuals including residents and clergy and 5 organizations. The Navy is demanding this money in […]

  the hankyoreh   Activists, civic and religious groups accused of causing loss of taxpayer money for delaying construction in Gangjeong Village  The South Korean Navy is demanding damages from local groups and residents in Jeju Island for “taxpayer losses” incurred by their opposition to the construction of a new naval base. The groups targeted include the village association of […]

In this February Edition: A Declaration for Life, Peace and Culture Village; Interview with Gangjeong villagers; Remembering Father Bix; International Conference on Women, Peace and Security, Philippines; Hotbed of irregularities at the Jeju naval base construction; The Police’s Reasonable Judgment?; War Tax Resistance; trial update; The Precarious Spring of Korea; The first International Peace Film Festival In Gangjeong(IPFFIG); Fr. Mun Jeong-Hyeon’s […]

In this this July and August Special Edition: Reflections on 2015 Gangjeong March (domestic and international/ writings and photos),  Gangjeong as the co-recipients of the IPB award, U.S. Ships and Fighter Jets are are here, the 23rd Global Network conference in Kyoto,  Connecting Bath and Jeju,  Returning to Jeju, Taiwan anti-nuclear activist’s solidarity with Gangjeong, The Ghost of Yasukuni Cancelled by Jeju City,  a […]

Re-blogged from here By Bruce Gagnon I was invited to come to Jeju City today to appear on live radio show for 20 minutes at 6:00 pm.  As we were preparing to leave Gangjeong village we looked into the sky as a formation of Navy Blue Angel war planes came screaming over the village.  For the next 15 or so […]

In this March Edition: Gureombi Remembrance Day, Permanent War, “Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing” travels the world, Women Crossing the DMZ Borders, Protecting Democracy or an Occupying Army? Choosing Arrest Rather than Paying Fines, Human Rights: Forever a Fugitive, Crosscurrents, Interview with Gangjeong Women’s Association leader Jeong Young-sim, Welcoming Grandma Youngdeung, Visit to the US Congress for Jeju 4·3 Solution, Remembering Fukushima and much more! Download PDF

  Originally published in Korean on 2015.02.03 By Ddalgi (Gangjeong villager, member of Peace Wind) ( Thanks for Fr. Pat Cunningham, Tom Raging Smith and Jude Lee for their collaboration work for the wonderful translation.)   At dawn on the 31st of January, we climbed the watchtower. Despite having thrown it up haphazardly in the icy winds that blew all […]

In this September Edition: Catholic Conference, anniversary of Catholic solidarity and the fence around Gureombi, International Day of Peace, remembering an Japanese anti-base activist, North East Asia Regional Peace-building Institute, hunger strikes, Okinawa updates, trial updates, international solidarity, and more! Download PDF