'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





EMERGENCY IN GANGJEONG ON SEPT. 2! (See the below blog)

URGENT PLEA: DEAR FRIENDS of JEJU ISLAND, ISLAND OF WORLD PEACE (Click!)

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Gangjeong, Jeju Island since Aug. 24, 2011 and site links on the struggle against Jeju naval base construction !

8월 24일 및 이후 제주도 강정 마을 긴급 관련, 계속되는 영문 업데이트 및 국문 사이트, 링크들은 여기(클릭)를 보세요!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

[Jeju Update]A Young Artist Leaves for the Pilgrim against the Naval Base

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* See the video, "The Life & Peace Village, Il-Gangjeong is Alive" (produced by artist Kim, Min-Soo, 2010)
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* See the latest blog on the Jeju naval base issue:
[Translation of the Statement] Press Interview on the July 15 Court Judgment By the Opponent Groups against the Naval Base (July 16, 2010)
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* See all the blogs on the Jeju naval base issue (158 on the date of July 19, 2010)
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* Click the images for the larger view


* Image source: Boreum Doraegi, Jeju Island

Artist Kim Min-Soo, Gangjeong, has begun his own personal pilgrim march throughout the Jeju Island, days ago. Thanks to his friend, Boreum Doraegi, a photographer, I became to know the news. The photos come from the blog of Boreum Doraegi who accompanied with him his first day for the walk and sleep in the tent on the load.

Beside his main purpose to extend the issue against the naval base throughout the Jeju island, Mr. Kim also plans to get the signs as possible as many a day for the Pan-Island people’s petition for the cancellation of the removal of the designation of the absolute preservation area.

He is quite a treasure for the Gangjeong villagers. He has recorded the villagers’ struggle with his camera and has recently made the beautiful video about the Gangjeong villagers’ struggle.

It has been some time that he has told his friends around him that he would make a pilgrim himself, wearing the Korean traditional costume and banners that say, “ No Naval Base in the Nature-Blessed Jeju Island” - as if reminding his ancestors were proud integral scholars and artists.

Go, Min-Soo! Be health and courageous! We are all with you!

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