'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!)

Please check HERE(Click) for continuous updates of emergency in
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!

RELEASE Kang Dong-Kyun(Gangjeong village mayor, 54), Kim Jong-Hwan(villager, 54), and Kim Dong-Won(photographer, 25)! (Facebook: Click HERE)

강정 마을회 까페 사이트(클릭) 강정 마을회 웹사이트(클릭)


Monday, September 27, 2010

[Petition Fwd] Stop US helipad plan in Okinawa to save great nature [ 서명 포워드] 훌륭한 자연을 보호하기 위해 오끼나와 미국 비행장 설치를 중단하라!

* Image source: Villagers' website in Japanese on Takae issue 다까에 이슈에 대한 마을 주민들의 웹사이트(일본어)

* Image source: Anatakara (original source: Wiki) V-22 Osprey
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* Petition thankfully informed by M. S. on Sept. 27, 2010
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Please do a sign here:

Stop US helipad plan in Okinawa to save great nature : by Care 2
훌륭한 자연을 보호하기 위해 오끼나와 미국 비행장 설치를 중단하라!

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* For more information on the struggle of Takae, go to HERE (English/ Japanese)
다까에 투쟁에 대한 영/일어 사이트는



* 다까에 비행장 설치 반대 투쟁에 대한 국문 번역 내용은 여기를 보시길.

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Excerpt from petition:

Target: to be submitted to the Japanese Parliament Speakers of lower and upper houses
Sponsored by: citizens of Higashi village against helipad construction

Paper based petittions(over 21,830 personnel signed) and web based petittion (550 personnel signed in care2 till then) against helipad construction plan was presented in the Japanese Diet after "in house" meeting on 7th Feb 2008.

Total signer's number of over 22,000 is well above the targeted 15,000, which is 100 times of Higashi village population(about 150).

However, US and Japanese governments show no intention to quit the plan, which means we still need to continue this campaign.

On the contrary, Okinawa Defence bureau bring case to the court argueing that citizen are illegally prohibiting the construction plan.

Court case has started in January 2009. Over 20 voluntier lawyers are supporting the citizen, claiming that resistance of the citizen in non-violent form is solely the expression of resistance and that it is Okinawa Defence bureau who is violating legal process of this procedure. Another pettion in the paper form for supporting the court to reject the case in favor of the resisting citizens is in the way. Form is available in citizens of Higashi village against helipad construction homepage, http://takae.ti-da.net/

Apart from court case problem, construction plan has been stalled. Okinawa Defence bureau was intended to change the situastion by bringing the case into the court. The result was that lots of Okinawa citizen came to know the Takae problem from this news and support movement has widely spread since then.

It is promised by the Okinawa Defence bureau that they will not start construction work until the court case come to an conclusion.

As a rsult, no construction work took place since 2008.

For further detail of the past, see below.


----No majour construction-related progresses have taken place since New years day, although two dump trucks were recorded to carry in pebbles and sand for surfacing last week. No surfacing worker was allowed to enter for this occasion.

Prediction from these is that as fiscal year 2007 of Japan is close to the end(in March) the constructor needed to show a sign that they are making progress of some kind.

Environment assessment procedure made an agreement that no construction work should be done during the breeding period of wild life(from March to June).

Our position is that no construction should take place at any time. Concerning breeding time, two newly born babies are in Takae and another baby is expected in this spring.

This place has been primarily used for living, it should be so in the future as far as people wish.-----

ex-title:Save okinawa Woodpecker and rail from US military helipad---

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Takae US military helipads construction has started in July 2007, which has close link with Henoko air base in plan. Local citizens are objecting against the plan by 24 hours sitting in.

Takae people and its nature was unwishingly pushed to the front line of US military operations, militarism move of this kind is soon supposed to spread to the entire Japan.

We call petition to the world for the Japanese parliament against the helipad plan by demanding following two claims.

First claim: Immediate stop of illegal helipad construction of US military in Takae, Higashi village, Okinawa JAPAN.

Second claim: Entire northern training area of Okinawa should be returned to people of Okinawa, as it was deprived by US military force during and after world war II against international law and it has continuously been provided by Japanese government againt Okinawan people's will.

Dead line is scheduled 10th Janury of the year 2008, in order to be submitted in the next annual parliament meeting in 2008.

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Further information is available here.
http://okinawaforum.org/disagreeblog/VOT-en.pdf


Comment by WWF Japan.
http://www.wwf.or.jp/news/press/2007/p07061401.htm#eng

Greenpeace Japan is kindly mentioning on this petition in their Blog.
http://www.greenpeace.or.jp/info/features/okinawa/blog_eng/index_html
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Paper based petitions(over 21,830 personnel signed) and web based petittion (550 personnel signed in care2 till then) against helipad construction plan was presented in the Japanese Diet after "in house" meeting on 7th Feb 2008.

Total signer's number of over 22,000 is well above the targeted 15,000, which is 100 times of Higashi village population(about 150).

However, US and Japanese governments show no intention to quit the plan, which means we still need to continue this campaign.

On the contrary, Okinawa Defence bureau bring case to the court argueing that citizen are illegally prohibiting the construction plan.

Court case has started in January 2009. Over 20 voluntier lawyers are supporting the citizen, claiming that resistance of the citizen in non-violent form is solely the expression of resistance and that it is Okinawa Defence bureau who is violating legal process of this procedure. Another pettion in the paper form for supporting the court to reject the case in favor of ... more

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