Event Poster by the
Pan Island Committee for the prevention of the Jeju Military Base [plan]
and for the Realization of the Island of Peace
No Jeju naval base!
* Image source: Han Hyung-Jin, Seogwipo Daily Newspaper, Nov. 19, 2010
한형진. 서귀포 일간 신문. 2010년 11월 19일
No Jeju naval base!
우승호, 시사 제주, 2010년 11월 18일
The banner reads:
Pan-Island People's candle culture event to denounce the Island governor, Woo Geun-Min
who accepted the Jeju naval base [plan].
7pm, Nov. 18, Thursday, 2010 In front of the Jeju Island Hall
The inside letters say, 'Island of peace'
* 아래는 2010년 11월 18일 있었던 제주군사기지 저지와 평화의섬 실현을 위한 범도민대책위원회 주최 촛불 문화제 관련 미디어 제주 (김두영, 11월 18일)(클릭) 와 시사 제주(우승호, 11월 18일)(클릭)를 참조, 요약 번역한 것입니다.
*The below is a summary translation from the articles of Media Jeju (Kim Doo-Young, Nov. 18) and Sisa Jeju(Woo Seung-Ho, Nov. 18) on the candle culture event hosted by the Pan Island Committee for Prevention of the Military Base and for the Realization of Island of Peace on Nov. 18, 2010
The Jeju is being hot again on the issues of naval base.
As the Woo Geun Min Jeju Island government announced his official position to accept a military base in the Jeju Island and is driving for the naval base even without proper consultation with the Island assembly, not to mention with the Gangjeong villagers, the fury on his attitude is not only by the Gangjeong villagers, but also by the Island people who have struggled against the naval base plan near 10years.
The Pan-Island Committee for the Prevention of Military Base and for the Realization of Island of Peace (‘Pan-Island Committee’ afterward) held a candle light cultural rally in front of the Jeju Island Hall in the evening of Nov. 18. You can see the images HERE and HERE.
While many religious organizations and civil organizations, including the members of the Pan-Island Committee and some Gangjeong villagers joining, its programs were song concert, movie screening on the stories of people who oppose naval base in the Jeju Island and speeches by the Prof. Yoon Yong-Taek, Chairman of the Pan-Island Committee and Rev. Lee Jung-Hoon, Advisory board member of the Jeju Solidarity for Participatory Self-Government & Environmental Preservation.
Prof. Yoon Yong-Taek questioning, “ How helpful would it be for the Jeju, a treasure Island that has been designated as the world natural heritage and bio-sphere protection area and where the votes for selection as one of the world nature views is being processed to have a naval base? It is surely not,” heightened his voice, saying, “The Jeju naval base has no more justification. The Island Governor should say what is not is not, from his consciousness.”
Rev. Lee emphasized, “ The Jeju should advance toward the Island that aims at the values of life and peace. As the Island people are opposing like this, he should frankly deliver people’s such heart to the central government. It is a matter of keeping the consciousness of the Jeju Island whether there would be a naval base or not.”
He said, “ If a naval base is set up in the Gangjeong village, lots of lives would be killed. Holding the pain of 4. 3, we should be in front to save lives.”
In the movie screened, an old sea-diving woman who worked in the Jeju sea for 50 years said, “ I have lived trusting sea all my life. If a naval base enters, the Beobwhan (* the next village to Gangjeong) sea would reach to its end.
When another Reverend Song saying, “ The history will judge us asking what we did when the Jeju is being trashed in the sewer of history,” warned by saying that “all the government officers and military personnel should remember that.”
The audience with candles answered to the speakers with cheers and sometimes shouted by saying, “We denounce the Woo Island Government.”