'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 20, 2010

[In Update] People’s Response Action against G-20 [엎데이트중] G20대응민중행동

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* For the comprehensive English coverage on the actions against G20,
including information/texts/photos, go to:


Put People First (Korean's joint response action against G20)
Korea Indymedia
Photo News coverage by
Benjamin Hiller and Jeffrey Bright (on the G20 protests in the Demotix website)
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* Related blogs or updates 관련 블로그들 또는 엎데이츠

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Photo & Video Fwd: A Korean American teen staged one man protest for peace in Korea during the G20
재미 동포, 조너선 리 (13살) G20기간 한반도 평화호소 1인시위


Saturday, November 13, 2010
Photo Fwd: Obama should enter the talk for peace agreement in the Korean peninsula!
오바마는 한반도 평화 협정 체결을 위한 대화에 나서라


Saturday, November 13, 2010
Photo Fwd: United States should open the whole truth of Cheonan ship incident to the world!
오바마 대통령은 천안함 사건과 관련된 모든 자료를 공개하고, 진실규명 요구를 더 이상 거부하지 말라!!


Saturday, November 13, 2010
Videos and more photos on G20 Protest, 'Put People First' Seoul, Nov. 11
'사람이 우선이다,' 11월 11일 G20 대응민중행동 시위의 비디오와 더 많은 사진들


Friday, November 12, 2010
Photos Fwd: [Upon the ROK-US summit meeting] Abolish the FTA! Resume the NK-US talks! No ROK-US alliance!
[사진] 자유 무역 협정 폐기하라! 북미 대화 재개하라! 한미 동맹 폐기하라!


Thursday, November, 12, 2010
Photos Fwd: Some voices of the G20 protest, Seoul, Korea, Nov. 11, 2010
[사진] 2010년 11월 11일
G20 시위의 어떤 목소리들


Thursday, November, 12, 2010
Photos Fwd:[Benjamin Hiller] G20 Seoul, Nov. 11: 10.000 rally against G20 Summit. Only minor scuffles.
[사진: 벤자민 힐러] 2010년 11월11일 서울 G20 시위: G20 정상들에 반대해 1만여명 집회. 작은 난투뿐.


Thursday, November, 12, 2010
Photos Fwd:[Jeffrey Bright] G20 Protests Seoul, Nov. 11, 2010
[사진: 제프리 브라이트] 서울, 2010년 11월11일,
G20 시위


Friday, November 12, 2010
Text Fwd: Joint Declaration Concerning the G20 Summit in Seoul, Nov. 10
11월 10일 '사람이 우선이다-G20 반대 공동 행동 공동 선언문


Thursday, November 11, 2010
Photos Fwd: Koreans Oppose ROK-US FTA, in solidarity with the people in the United States and world
[사진] 한국인들은 미국과 세계의 민중과 연대하여 한미 자유무역 협정을 반대


Thursday, November 11, 2010
Photos Fwd: Tightened Security Measure: Arrest Begins around the G20 Summit Venue
[사진] 강화된 보안 조치:
G20 정상 회의 장소에서 체포 시작됨

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Fwd: More Photos on G 20 Protest : Nov. 7, Pan-Korean Workers' Rally

[사진]더 많은 전국 노동자 대회, 11 월 7일 사진들


Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Photos Fwd: [Benjamin Hiller] G20 Protest Seoul, Nov. 7 to 8

[사진] 젊은 독일 사진가 벤자민 힐러의 G20 리포트, 11월 7일~8일

Monday, November 8, 2010
Photos Fwd: An evening festival before the Pan Korean Workers’ rally , Nov. 6, 2010
[사진]11월 6일 전국노동자대회 전야제 열림


Friday, November 5, 2010
Video and Text Fwd: No G20!; G-20: Take Action on Financial Transaction Taxes!
비디오와 텍스트: G20 반대!


Thursday, October 28, 2010
[Site Fwd] [PSSP] Basic Overview of the G20, Part I, II
[사이트 포워드] 사회 진보 연대:
G20, 부분 1, 2

Thursday, October 28, 2010
[Site Fwd: Reality Zone] “Crisis is an Opportunity”: Engineering a Global Depression to Create a Global Government" by Andrew Gavin Marshall
위기는 기회, 세계 불황을 세계 정부로 만드는 행동 (앤드류 마샬)

Friday, October 22, 2010
Photo Fwd: Joint Action Week against G20 from Nov. 6 to 12, 2010
G20 공동 행동, 2010, 11. 6~12


Friday, October 15, 2010
Let's become Chun Tae-Il again!: Pan-Korean Workers Rally, Nov. 7, 2010
우리 다시 전태일이 되자! 11월 7일 2010 전국 노동자 대회


All the blogs on G20 (55 as of Nov. 13, 2010)
G20 관련 모든 블로그들(2010년 11월 13 날자로 55개)

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전북 인터넷 대안 신문 참소리
전세계 활동가들은 G20 서울회의를 주목하고 있다

[국제통신] G20 캐나다 투쟁 평가와 전망(클릭)

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* Image source: Left 21, Sept. 17, 2010 (국문 기사 클릭)

Put People First!

: “People’s Response Action against the G-20” by 81 organizations launched on Sept. 15, 2010.

9월 15일 ‘사람이 우선이다! G20대응민중행동’이 출범했다. G20대응민중행동에는 민주노총, 민주노동당, 진보신당, 한국진보연대, 환경운동연합, 참여연대, 다함께, 사회진보연대, 사회주의노동자정당건설공동실천위원회 등 81개 시민사회 단체가 참여하고 있다.

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* Related articles

[Newsletter] KCTU Plan for G20 Summit, 6~12 November, 2010
Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)
KCTU Calls for international participation in People’s Week of Collective Action protesting G20 Seoul Summit
November 6~12, 2010, SEOUL, KOREA

September 9, 2010
(* See the specific contents & plans by clicking above)

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)
November 6~12, 2010, SEOUL, KOREA
The G20 Summit is NO EXCUSE for Repression!
October 1st, International Day of Action against the pre-Summit attack on Democratic and Human Rights in South Korea
2010.09.09

(* See the specific contents & plans by clicking above)

IndymediaKorea
G20 SEOUL: THERE WILL BE A STORM
August 13, 2010

by Chicago Indymedia

"The wind from above assumes its old forms of arrogance and haughtiness. The police and the Federal Army close ranks around money and corruption. The wind from below once again travels the ravines and valleys; it is beginning to blow strongly. There will be a storm..." -Subcomandante Marcos of the EZLN

On August 3rd, the Korea Times reported that the National Police Agency will be mobilizing more than 400,000 police around the G-20 Summit in Seoul, November 11th & 12th, 2010. Multinational CEO's and leaders
of the worlds twenty richest nations will meet during the G-20 on three
islands, which have a price-tag of around 83 million(USD) to
build...That's right, build. According to the Seoul Metropolitan
Government, a total of three manmade “floating islands” are being built
on the Han River between the Banpo and Dongjak bridges, and will be
secured by anchors.

While thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets during past
G-20 Summits in North America and Europe, South Korean workers and
activists have a long history of being even more militant in their
struggle against the destructive policies of globalization than their
counterparts in the Northwest hemisphere. In December of 1996, the South
Korean parliament passed a new labor law which began a "structural
adjustment" austerity program on behalf of the IMF and World Bank. These
programs require countries to make debt repayment a priority, and as a
consequence forces them to cut essential social services such as health,
education, and development, thus lowering their standard of living.
These programs also open the door to the privatization of natural
resources, such as ancient forests and public water supplies, to be
exploited by multinational corporations.

In the days that followed, 12 million South Korean workers went on
strike to counter the new undemocratic labor law. In the years that
followed, South Korean's continued to protest against the destructive
policies of neoliberalism, most notably the WTO in 2003, World Economic
Forum in 2004, APEC in 2005, and numerous other occasions. As the G20
approaches, the Korea Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) has announced
it is planning to hold a rally and march on November 11th, the first
day of the Summit. According to their website, “...the KCTU will do
everything in our power to stage a massive anti-neoliberalism struggle
that will gain attention of people and workers around the globe. To this
end, we will prepare to hold People’s Action and be a leader of a great
transformation.”

South Korean workers have often utilized the direct action tactics of
resistance, such as strikes and factory takeovers, to large street
demonstrations. It is not uncommon that the workers are also armed with
slingshots, molotov cocktails, and sticks. Often times, in an act of
more desperate resistance, workers commit suicide outside of their
factories, sometimes through self-immolation. South Korean police on the
other hand, much like their counterparts around the globe, have also
demonstrated their willingness to continually brutalize their own
citizens to quell public dissent of these policies. It is a well
documented and common tactic for South Korean police to scrape the
bottom of their metal shields on the concrete in order to sharpen the
edges into a blade before they thrust their shields into the throats of
protesters. Over the years, this brutal police tactic has led to the
horrific deaths of many South Korean workers.

All this comes at a time when the fallout from past G-20's are still
fresh in the air. During the 2009 G-20 Summit in London, Ian Tomlinson
was beaten to death by police. On July 21st, 2010, his wife and nine
children learned that the London police would not investigate his death,
despite video and photographic evidence. None of the officers went to
the aid of Tomlinson, who stumbled 100 yards down the road before
collapsing and dying in front of thousands of demonstrators. In Canada,
the police have begun an old-fashion witch hunt for the people they
suspect are responsible for the property damage that occurred during the
G-20 in Toronto. Up to 17 people are being charged with conspiracy and
at least 4 individuals still remain in jail. In the wake of the
Pittsburgh Summit, many cases still remain in court regarding criminal
charges against activists, as well as the excessive use of force by
police.

Whenever, and wherever, these large summits take place they are always
preempted by a heavy campaign of psychological operations (PSYOPS) to
prepare the population for the inevitable urban warfare and heavy handed
police tactics that ensue. Authorities, for months ahead of time, tell
local residents propaganda, such as “the rioters will threaten your
lives” and “burn your city like Seattle in 1999” and that the “police
are here to protect YOU, from THEM.” However, our collective experiences
globally show us who the real violent faction is...In the past, we've
seen all too often the police instigate violence, only to have the
embedded corporate media twist the facts in their reporting later on.
Given who they are protecting, and who pays their salary, it should be
no surprise that the goal of both the police and corporate media is to
delegitimize demonstrators and create pretexts to silence them. It is
commonplace now that peaceful citizens are rounded up like sheep in
“mass arrests” in order to create and/or expand their intelligence
database of dissidents. The people who choose to resist and/or practice
self-defenses are often labeled “terrorists” and face a multitude of
oppressive weapons such as live-round and less-lethal ammunition,
chemical weapons, and even newer oppressive directed energy technologies
such as the LRAD sound cannon. Not only are the policies of
neoliberalism destructive to human lives, the environment, and future of
humanity in general, it could not be made possible without the
collaborating authorities that protect these elite criminals through
violence and deception.

As we've seen in other locations where these summits were held, South
Korean police have already began their crackdown on immigrants,
homeless, unions, students, and activists. Authorities there have
launched large-scale deportations and raids against migrant workers and
street vendors are slowly being moved out to prepare the battlefield.
According to the Korean Times, “During a recent rally in front of
Myeongdong Cathedral in downtown Seoul, Michel from the Philippines, the
chief of the Migrants’ Trade Union, condemned the ongoing crackdown,
saying, '“The Korean government is using the G-20 Summit as an excuse to
trouble minorities. We want the government to end their oppressive
behavior. End the crackdown!”'

Amidst the growing state repression in the lead up to the G-20 in Seoul,
the South Korean National Police Agency (NPA) has created a special
police unit as part of its effort to enhance security around the summit.
Police operations headquarters will be set up in Seoul September 1st
and will bring in elite mobile field force units of "riot troops" from
across the nation. All officers will continue to be on high alert until
November when hundreds of finance/business CEO's and world leaders
gather in Seoul, in an attempt to fix the crisis their policies created.
This will undoubtedly become a milestone for the G-20 and within the
anti-globalization movement, as South Korea becomes the first country in
the Asian region, and from the "emerging world", to host a G-20 Summit.

Based on the outcome of previous G-20 Summits and the response of South
Korean police to demonstrations in the past, it is almost guaranteed
that the South Korean people can expect extreme police repression and
increased erosion of their hard-won democracy, before, during, and after
the summit. As in the past, the G-20 will almost certainly conclude in
an undemocratic fashion, and will attempt to promote and solidify more
of the same oppressive neoliberal policies the working people of the
world struggle against every day. On the one side is neoliberalism, with
all its repressive power and machinery of death; on the other side is
humanity.

There will be a storm...



PARTICIPANTS OF G-20 SEOUL
***Please note this is an incomplete list of participants***


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

IMF

World Bank

WTO

United Nations

NEPAD

OECD

Africa Union

ASEAN

Financial Stability Forum

International Labour Organization



MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS:
(Over 100 CEOs will attend the Seoul G20)

Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann

HSBC British Holdings Group Chairman Stephen Green

U.K. Standard Chartered CEO Peter Sands

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit

U.S. Black-stone Group Chairman Stephen Schwarzman

VISA Chairman Joseph Saunders

Japan’s Nomura Holdings CEO Kenichi Watanabe

China Merchants Bank CEO Ma Weihua

Luxembourg’s Arcelor Mittal Chairman Lakshmi Mittal

Switzerland’s Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

U.S. Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs

French energy company Total CEO Christophe de Margerie

Germany’s Bosch Group Chairman Franz Fehrenbach

France’s AREVA CEO Anne Lauvergeon

France’s Alstom Chairman Patrick Kron

France’s Veolia CEO Antoine Frerot

Spain’s Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau

India’s Infosys Technologies CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan

CEOs of Denmark’s Vesta Wind Systems

CEO Ditlev Engel

Brazil’s Vale CEO Roger Agnelli

Italy’s Eni Chairman Roberto Poli

China’s Li & Fung Group Chairman Victor Fung

Sweden’s SEB/SABB/AB Electrolux Chairman Marcus Wallenberg

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company CEO Yaschika Hasegawa

China Southern Power Grid Chairman Zhao Jianguo



COUNTRIES:

Oceania:

Australia

Eurasia:

Russia

Turkey

East Asia:

China

Japan

South Korea

Europe:

EU

France

Germany

Italy

UK

North America:

Canada

Mexico

USA

South America:

Argentina

Brazil

Africa:

South Africa

South Asia:

India

Southeast Asia:

Indonesia

Western Asia:

Saudi Arabia

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