No Naval Base on Jeju!

No Naval Base on Jeju!

From Chae Young Johnson

Help the people of Gangjeong and Jeju fight against the naval base construction that will destroy their home!

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Update #198

over 5 years ago

Thank you for all of your donations! This money will be sent to Regis Tremblay to help him spread his film, "The Ghosts of Jeju."

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Jeju, "The Island of Peace," is an island off the south western coast of Korea. Jeju is home to many animals that are not found on mainland Korea or anywhere else.  It is also a UNESCO protected environment.  

Because of the United States' "Pivot to Asia," the Korean government is building a naval base that will destroy the island and the type of life the islanders lead.  The naval base will bring the construction of night clubs, bars, brothels, and thousands of American soldiers to the island.  The people of Gangjeong (Gang-jung) are protesting to stop the naval base construction.  

"The Ghosts of Jeju" by Regis Tremblay (video is the trailer to the film) is a brief history of the island and the struggle that the people of Gangjeong face every day.  The film is eye-opening, shocking, and a must see.  Please visit Regis's website http://www.theghostsofjeju.net/the-ghosts-of-jeju/ for more information. 

I am just one person trying to make a difference by spreading the word about what is going on.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go either directly to the protesters of Gangjeong or Regis Tremblay who is traveling across the country screening "The Ghosts of Jeju" at different film festivals.

Other resources:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonavalbase/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theghostsofjeju

Save Jeju Now: http://savejejunow.org

Twitter: @SaveJejuNow

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/search?q=spirit+of+gangjeong

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Chae Young Johnson posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Update #198

Thank you for all of your donations! This money will be sent to Regis Tremblay to help him spread his film, "The Ghosts of Jeju."

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over 5 years ago

Update #197

Pave Paradise, Put Up a Naval Base: South Korean Activists' Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island by Medea Benjamin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/medea-benjamin/jeju-island_b_7469736.html

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Chae Young Johnson posted a new update:
over 5 years ago

Update #196

Gangjeong Village Story: Monthly Newsletter | May Issue

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over 5 years ago

Update #195

From Sung-Hee Choi on the No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group [June 13]: Teenagers blocked the gate during the mass. On the day's daily mass, About 30 students from three different alternative schools blocked the gate where construction vehicles pass through.
I don't know all the things that happened during the mass since I arrived the gate at the end of it. However, when I arrived at the site, these courageous students were resisting to police measure of removing them off from the site, sitting on the road and clutching their arms together. Clear was the police look of embarrassment. Later I heard that the age of students from a school was 16 years old. The others, maybe similar to them or even younger.
According to a witness on the day, the police could barely let the trucks pass through the gate only one time during the mass, which was quite unusual. During the human chain time, we danced together while lots of trucks whose entering into the gate had been delayed could finally pass through it.
To be coincident, the day is remembered of the two girls- Shim Hyosoon and Kim Misun-who were killed by US armored vehicle near the Korean DMZ in 2002.
Overlapped are the faces of two girls over those of 30 students. The reason of this seems very clear: Why teenagers cannot but oppose to base?
(Photos by Choi Hye-Young, Korea Daily)

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Chae Young Johnson posted a new update:
almost 6 years ago

Update #194

Ghosts of Jeju being shown at New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival in Deptford, UK April 27th!
http://www.freefilmfestivals.org/whats-on/new-cross/details/407-the-ghosts-of-jeju.html

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almost 6 years ago

Update #193

March 21st protest in front of the naval base gates.

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about 6 years ago

Update #192

Our resistance continues! People started picketing right in front of the construction site of the military housing. The gate has been open in the end since the protest site was removed.

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about 6 years ago

Update #191

Jeju activists coming to Maine.....

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about 6 years ago

Update #190

Gangjeong Sea was stolen by the navy for the naval base. Now even the navy is going to steal our land to build a military housing.
Gangjeong people will fight! However, just with our strength it might be insufficient. Please join us!

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about 6 years ago

Update #189

Our dear friends, Silver and Paco Booyah have just kicked off the tour for sharing Gangjeong struggle with american folks across the states. If you are in the area by the time when they are around, please join them!

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Chae Young Johnson posted a new update:
about 6 years ago

Update #188

At 5:50 am,two resisters are protesting on the crane demanding the police and the navy return the things that were forcibly taken away while the illegal crackdown was carried out.

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about 6 years ago

Update #187

It is at 5 am. It is literally and obviously illegal action by the state power. They even did not send any letter for notifying Gangjeong people in advance. They just came and attacked the people and the protest tent.

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about 6 years ago

Update #186

If You Don’t Give Up You Can’t Lose / Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing Film and Speech Tour 2015

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about 6 years ago

Update #185

Tacoma priest in wheelchair travels to South Korea to protest naval base

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/11/28/3513776_tacoma-priest-in-wheelchair-travels.html?sp=/99/296/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

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about 6 years ago

Update #184

A new, beautifully written article by a recent Gangjeong visitor Mica Cloughley!
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2668098/jeju_koreas_island_of_peace_in_the_crosshairs_of_war.html

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over 6 years ago

Update from No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group

Fr. Mun Jeong-hyon is blocking the cement truck during the mass on the 3rd anniversary of Catholic Solidarity for the Peace Island Jeju.

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over 6 years ago

Update from No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group

Yesterday's mass outside the gates of Nevada's nuclear test site, main celebrant was Fr Steve Kelly, SJ. We remembered those praying in the gates of the naval base at Jeju.

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over 6 years ago

Update from No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group

A mass is being celebrated right now in Gangjeong to mark the 3rd year anniversary of the launch of Catholic solidarity for the realization of the Island of Peace, Jeju. A lot of priests and nuns from the mainland are attending the mass at the gate.

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over 6 years ago

Update from No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group

Gangjeong friends for the talk with US peace activist Michele Naar-Obed

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over 6 years ago

Update from No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook Group

Gangjeong flag at a march against construction of the US X-band radar base in Ukawa, Kyoto, Japan on September 28, 2014.
Korean delegates, including one from Gangjeoung, joined the march. Anti-base activists from Okinawa, Iwakuni, Kanagawa and ohter areas in Japan also joined it.

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