'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)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

[Jeju Update on Sept. 3] Despite oppression, peace plane flies to the Gangjeong village, today.

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Let's play in the Gangjeong village! (Source: Gangjeong village)

On Sept. 3, despite South Korean government's recent escalating oppression against people's peaceful and non-violent protests, people throughout nationwide are coming to the Gangjeong village to save it and Jeju Island, the Peace Island, from naval base construction. A peace plane carrying at least 170 people from Seoul is expected to come while people here expect about 2,000 people nationwide would gather to the village ro celebrate our strong will for peace with lots of cultural & religious events in which all the beings from voiceless creatures to human beings are welcome and invited.



A map of the Gangjeong village
(Source: Gangjeong village)

A: A three-fork road: a key protest site where Hyun Ae-Ja, a former national assembly woman has been chaining herself in protest against naval base construction for 41 days as of Sept. 3, 2011. The site is the entrance of navy's planned naval base construction and has been one of the two main sites that police continuously aim to target.

B:Joongduk coast, one of the two absolute preservation areas in the village but the navy wants to reclaim here with cement by naval base construction.

C: Gangjeong Port

D:
Gate of navy's construction site

E:
Front gate of the naval base construction committee bldg. People have been holding candle light vigil here everyday in protest.

F: Village Courtesy Hall

G:
Village Community Hall

H:
Sports Park

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