'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)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

[URGENT PLEA: In Update] EMERGENCY in GANGJEONG Since AUG. 24, 2011


Photo resource unknown

As of Aug. 26, four people including Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun and Fr. Moon Jung-Hyun got prosecutors' decision of restraint against them(Update: Fr. Moon was released around 10pm, Aug. 26)/ The government has indicted 23 people and the others among 70 are under government investigation/ The government held a public security meeting on Aug. 26 in two years to talk about crackdown measure against the protesters in the village/ But people's resistance will be stronger. A peace plane for solidarity with Gangjeong village flies on Sept. 3/ Please come by the below blogs for continuous update! Please spread news and consider what you can do to help people in Gangjeong!
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URGENT PLEA

DEAR FRIENDS of JEJU ISLAND, ISLAND OF WORLD PEACE
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THE RESTRAINED

FREE
Kang Dong-Kyun(Gangjeong village mayor, 54),
Kim Jong-Hwan(villager, 54),
and Kim Dong-Won(photographer, 25)


강동균 강정 마을회장(54), 김종환(강정 주민, 54), 김동원(사진가, 25)을 석방하라!

WHO ARE THEY? 그들은 누구인가?

More photos and words on the three(via Facebook)
New!

Words from mayor Kang Dong-Kyun in custody cell on Aug. 28, 2011 강동균 회장님 8월 28일 편지 New!

RELEASE Mayor Kang and others! FACEBOOK: 페이스북
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ENGLISH SITES ON THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE JEJU NAVAL BASE CONSTRUCTION:

Save Jeju Island
Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Gangjeong village people's council
(check the English section in the left column)
Peace Network
PSPD

SPARK


매분 강정 마을 해군 기지 반대 투쟁 속보:
강정 마을회 까페 사이트 (클릭)
강정 마을회 웹사이트(
클릭)
생명 평화 결사(
클릭)
개척자들(
클릭)/
평화와 통일을 여는 사람들(활동 속보: 클릭)(성명: 클릭)/
평화 넷트 워크(클릭)
참여연대(클릭)
제주 해군 기지 반대 자료들:(2010년 12월 ~2011년 5월 18일:클릭)

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FACEBOOK SITES

Release Mayor Kang and the others who tried to defend him!(Facebook)
(*Thanks to MacGregor Eddy)

Save Jeju Island 생명 평화 강정 마을

No Naval Base on Jeju

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)

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TWITTER

Check the right column HERE
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RELATED BLOGS
(In This blog)

Aug. 28: Police joining candle vigil?/Video: collection of the examples of navy & police violence against protesters!

Aug. 27: Growing solidarity: Fr. Moon was released and appealed solidarity/ Return of Prof. Yang/ Peace Bus visited Gangjeong

Aug. 26: A Peace Plane will fly amidst the government’s threat of public security state! Solidarity is needed more than ever!

Aug. 25(compensation): Oppression will bring more resistance

Aug. 25: Three got the restaint warrant! Fr. Moon was arrested, too! The village needs help!

Aug. 24 (Compensation):Collected photos of police violence against protestors New!

Aug. 24:
Gangjeong is in attack! Five including Gangjeong mayor were arrested on Aug. 24!

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RELATED BLOGS(In other blogs)

Organizing Notes
POWER OR POWERLESS(Aug. 29, 2011)
New!

Ten Thousand Things
Help save South Korea's only natural dolphin habitat in Jeju Island(Aug. 28, 2011)


Organizing Notes:
ODDS and ENDS (Aug. 27, 2011)


Organizing Notes:
LOVE YOU FATHER MOON
(Aug. 26, 2011)

Ten Thousand Things:
ROK riot police injure & arrest Gangjeong mayor & Catholic priest during community-wide nonviolent protest in Jeju Island(Aug. 25)

Ten Thousand Things:
Msgr. Peter Kang U-il calls planned base "against Christian conscience" • SPARK & Pax Christi Int. call for prayers for Jeju Island (Aug. 25, 2011)

Organizing Notes:
POLICE INVADE GANGJEONG AGAIN - MORE ARRESTS (August 24, 2011)

DMZ Hawai'i:
URGENT: Police violence escalating against Jeju protesters (Aug. 24, 2011)

No Rest for the Awake: Minagahet Chamorro
: 5 Arrested in Gangjeong as Police Escalate Violence(Aug. 24, 2011)
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SOLIDARITY LETTERS

A French citizen's letter to President Lee Myung-Bak
(originally written on July 25, 2011 and circulated again on Aug. 29, 2011)


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RELATED PHOTO SITES

More will come later.

Thinkunit's photos

Coconek's photos

Director Cho's photos
Please scroll down until you see the title of '진달래산천의 눈 [Photo essay by director Cho]' and pictures

Aug. 24 (Compensation):Collected photos of police violence against protestors(by Dungree) New!
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RELATED VIDEOS

More will come later.

Collection of the examples of navy & police violence against protesters!

KBS video with narration on Aug. 25 (Sorry, Korean, but the video is worth to see.)
(*via Regina Pyon)
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RELATED ARTICLES

Huffingtonpost Aug. 29,2011
"Obstructing Business": South Koreans on the March by Iara Lee New!

Korea Times, Aug. 29, 2011
Jeju naval base: Government should ease, not foster, social conflicts
New!

Yonhap News, Aug. 28, 2011
Parliamentary panel begins inspection on Jeju naval base
New!

Jeju Weekly, Aug. 28, 2011
Gangjeong naval base is a genie we can't put back
New!

[Hankyoreh Editorial] A Jeju naval base referendum, Aug. 27, 2011

Korea Joongang Daily:Jeju base site protesters challenge law authority
August 27, 2011


Truthout: Residents of Tourist Haven Fight Plans to Build Naval Base
Friday 26 August 2011 by Nicole Erwin


Cathnews, India: Police arrest priest in Jeju protest, Aug. 26, 2011

Japan Focus: Back to the Future: Korean Anti-Base Resistance from Jeju Island to Pyeongtaek by Andrew Yeo


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

Kyunghyang Daily, Aug. 25: Alternative Plans Needed in Jeju Naval Base Conflict

Korea Times, Aug. 25: 5 demonstrators taken into custody; senior police officer replaced (* via Matthew Hoey)

UCA News, Aug. 25: Anglicans join opposition to naval base

Space News: All missile defense programs are part of the same system (July 5, 2011)

NewYork Times article on Aug. 25: Book on Samsung divides Korea
(*via Facebook)




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