'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)


Friday, August 26, 2011

[Jeju Update: More on Aug. 25] Oppression will bring more resistance

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For more information beyond this blog, check the below

Facebook sites

See Release Mayor Kang and the others who tried to defend him!(Facebook)
(*Thanks to MacGregor Eddy)
See Save Jeju Island 생명 평화 강정 마을
See No Naval Base on Jeju
See Save Prof. Yang and Sung-Hee Choi
(*The last one is outdated and would be closed as the two were released. But some people are continuing to post recent news)

Twitter
Save the Jeju Island
(Check the right column)

What mainstream media says?
See Hankyoreh, Aug. 26: Construction, protests and arrests intensify Jeju naval base standoff : With more police and civic involvement, stakes have risen for the base that is unpopular with local residents
See Kyunghyang Daily, Aug. 25: Alternative Plans Needed in Jeju Naval Base Conflict
See Korea Times, Aug. 25: 5 demonstrators taken into custody; senior police officer replaced (* via Matthew Hoey)
See UCA News, Aug. 25: Anglicans join opposition to naval base
See KBS video with narration on Aug. 25 (Sorry, Korean, but the video is worth to see.)
(*via Regina Pyon)
You may also see NewYork Times article on Aug. 25: Book on Samsung divides Korea
(*Samsung is the main construction company for the Jeju naval base construction: Thanks for the info. to M. Hoey and B. Gagnon)

Thanks for coverage on two days' resistance
Organizing Notes on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25
Ten Thousand Things on Aug. 24 &. 25 and on Catholic movement
DMZ Hawai'i on Aug. 24
No Rest for the Awake: Minagahet Chamorro on Aug. 24

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The detained or restrained in the custody cell now (source: Facebook)



Fr. Moon was arrested on Aug. 25(in invesigation)

"When we got to Dong Bu police station in Jeju City, we learned that Father Moon ...was also transfered there, so we met with him too. He was also arrested for "Obstruction of Justice" when he jumped on top of the police van that Village Leader Kang was in. It's amazing that he could get up there!"

"제주시에 있는 동부경찰서 근처에 다달았을 때 오늘 오후 서귀포 경찰서 앞에서 시위하던 중 연행되셨던 문정현 신부님 역시 동부서에서 뵐 수 있었습니다. 강회장님이 탄 경찰 차 위로 올라서면서 공무집행방해죄로 연행되셨지요. 연세 지긋하신 문신부님이 차 위로 올라서시다니... 대단하십니다!"


Kim Dong-Won and Kim Jong-Hwan were arrested on Aug. 24 (in restraint)

"We met Dongwon (Left) and Uncle Jonghwan (Right) who were arrested and are curre...ntly being held at the Dong Bu police station in Jeju City. We wanted to also meet Village Leader Kang but he was very tired and fell asleep. They are charged with "unlawful interference" or "obstruction of justice", but I'm pretty sure that the police were the ones obstructing justice."

어제 오후 서귀포 경찰서로 연행되어 현재 제주시 동부경찰서 유치장에 있는 동원(왼쪽)씨와 종환삼촌(오른쪽)을 뵙고 왔습니다. 강회장님도 뵙고 싶었지만 병원에서 막 돌아오셔서 깊이 잠드신 터라 뵙질 못했습니다. 세 분 모두 공무집행방해로 연행된 상태이지만, 이들을 연행해 간 경찰들이야말로 정의에 반하는 이들입니다."



Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun was arrested on Aug. 24 (in restraint)

Photo by Cho Sung-Bong 조성봉 감독님 사진들(See more poignant photos here)
He was in three years' probation and much worried for possible heavy imprisonment. A facebook site was created to save him and others. Check here. Thanks very much, MacGregor!
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Resistance and solidarity will be stronger!




Ann Wright speaks in the Gangjeong village in the evening of Aug. 25
Photo by Lee Mi-Ri, Jeju Sori, Aug. 26, 2011 (* Via Regina Pyon)




photo by Lee Mi-Ri, Jeju Sori, Aug, 25, 2011

Villagers and peace activists having a press interview after the arrest of 5 people including Gangjeong village mayor, Kang Dong-Kyun on Aug. 24 and Fr. Moon on Aug. 25 in the key spot to stop naval base construction in the Gangjeong village, Jeju Island. You see Ann Wright and Hyun Ae-Ja, a former National Assembly woman, who has chained herself on the spot near a month to stop construction. You can see Ann Wright's interview with Newscham Here(Korean: * thanks to Regina Pyon for info. on it)

See the Pan-Island Committee's statement(Sorry, only Korean available, now)
범도민 대책위 성명서(여기 클릭)




See Bruce Gagnon's Organizing Notes on Aug. 25

'The South Korean police arrested renowned Catholic Father Moon Jung-Hyun as well yesterday after he climbed on top of the police car that was taking the mayor to jail. Mayor Kang of Gangjeong village is still in jail. At a press conference this afternoon villagers and supporters said, "The arrest of Mayor Kang will bring greater resistance, arrest of Fr. Moon will bring higher wave of peace. . ." This weekend an airplane full of Catholics (paid for by the Jeju Island Bishop) will come from the mainland to stand with the villagers.'

See also Catholic movement to save the Jeju here, thanks to Ten Thousand Things!

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See also Sung-Hee Choi's final testimony on Aug. 5

CAMPAIGN FOR THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF AMERICAN BASES - CAAB
(: Thanks very much, Lindis Percy and Okinawa Outreach blog)
(: Thanks very much, M.S., for Japanese translation)

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