“Policemen, if you move this altar, 1 billion Catholic followers all over the world will watch over you.” The young Father Woo from Jeju finished ALL the orders of the Catholic mass despite the repeated remarks by Koo Seul-Hwan, security director of the Seogwipo Police Station, who was embarrassed but continued to threaten him that it is an obstruction of […]

1. Mr. Lee Jong-Hwa, a poet and peace activist, is to be imprisoned.   Mr. Lee Jong-Hwa is a poet, writer and peace activist with a good-nature smile, lots of humor and tear. He is the poet who loves travel but now he is to be jailed. The first book he asked people in the police station where he is […]

It is the summary of what happened in the village from April 25 to 28. The Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea (SPARK) wrote on April 26: “The Park Geun-Hye government’s oppression on people is being started in earnest. Days ago, the incense burning site of the Ssangyong automobile workers installed in the Daehan gate, Seoul, was violently demolished […]

  1. Mr. Kim Young-Jae, a peace activist was illegally arrested and got the arrest warrant. On April 12, Mr. Kim Young-Jae, a dedicated Gangjeong peace activist and a member of the SPARK (Solidarity for Peace And Reunification of Korea) was arrested. He was standing in front of a truck around 1 pm in protest to illegal environment-destroying construction (destruction). […]

Breaking Update on April 2:  Mr. Park Sung-Soo (Dungree) was suddenly released as of April 1. He had strongly refused that people pay fine for him. But without his opinions consulted in advance, some anonymous person(s) paid his fines of 1,400,000 won on behalf of him on April 1 and he was released on the day. It was informed later that […]

“Peace, Gangjeong! Love you, Gureombi”

Upon the Passion Week before the Easter, the Catholics nationwide opposing the war base in Jeju are holding the holy three days’ event in solidarity with the oppressed Gangjeong villagers and friends in the Gangjeong village from March 28 to 3o, 2013. On Maundy Thursday on March 28, washing feet at Gangjeong stream and dinner. .. On Good Friday at 3 […]

See also Regis Tremblay’s writing Gangjeong Village Video Documentarian Jailed Dungree (Real name: Park Sung-Soo) has stayed in the Gangjeong village since summer 2011. With his unlimited energy and dedication, he produced the videos of daily struggle in Gangjeong almost everyday. His video ‘Gangjeong Style’ made a mega hit. Not only that, he is the one who has diligently collected […]

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 […]

March 22 was the 21st UN World Water Day, as well as Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo’s 50th prison fast day. The issue is to vitalize on alternative Water Day that recovers the meanings on the local residents’ self-governing rights and democracy, overcoming the hypocritical Water Day events led by big corporations (that currently influence t each nation’s government policies). In the […]

Gangjeong remembers U.S. War on Iraq

The people in Gangjeong remembered the U.S. war crimes on Iraq upon the 10th anniversary of the U.S. war on Iraq on March 20, 2013.  The people in Gangjeong  of the Jeju, the Peace Island, oppose another war base neither in their Island nor in the world. Nobody here wants another Iraq war or another massacre on innocent people. We also appeal […]