Tag Archives: Jeju Island

Seeing Yemen from Jeju, by Kathy Kelly

How do we, in the U.S., develop grassroots communities dedicated to both understanding the complex realities Yemenis face and working to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen?

That’s the Challenge! by Bruce Gagnon

We need conversion, and conversion campaigners, to be organizing particularly in communities where manifestations of the military production system are located. By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  July 25, 2017 ‘That’s the Challenge’ In early July Roy Pingel and his son visited our house here in Bath.  Artist and housemate Brown Lethem lived in New York […]

Nuclear War if Necessary: An Interview With Frontline Filmmaker, John Pilger

That’s the point I was making, that propaganda always leads to war, and that the world war that has begun is the propaganda war … a kind of censorship by omission. You simply leave out the most salient points of the information that people have, and have a right to. This information shows the utter hypocrisy.

Ann Wright: Dangerous Military Buildup in Asia and Pacific

Wright: The Jeju Island naval base will be the homeport for ships that carry the U.S. Aegis missiles. Many on the island call it a U.S. naval base since it will be a key part of the U.S. “pivot” to Asia and the worldwide U.S. missile defense system. They believe that the naval base will be used as frequently by U.S. warships as by South Korean ships and submarines. With a naval base on Jeju Island, they believe that Jeju Island becomes a target should military hostilities break out in Asia and the Pacific.

Kathy Kelly | Crosscurrents: Refusing “Safety” and Recommitting to Each Other

activist Bruce Gagnon writes: “From the point of view of corporate capital we are all expendable. We are not going to defeat these corporate forces by remaining isolated inside our single-issue silos … There is a direct connection between the massive $1 trillion a year Pentagon budget [ ] and the destruction of social progress. There is a direct connection between the military’s huge carbon bootprint and climate change.”

▶ MLK Walk, Washington: Planting Seeds of Peace

Very inspiring. Video is from the MLK peace walk in Washington state and flashes between the walk and Jeju Island where a large delegation from this region recently went to stand in solidarity with the people in South Korea. By Bruce Gagnon  OrganizingNotes.org  January 16, 2015 Today we did about 14-miles to the Ground Zero […]

Christine Hong> U.S. versus North Korea: the Hunger Games

“Never in the mainstream US media do you hear that North Korea has asked the United States for a peace treaty more than 100 times.” Excerpted from a talk by Christine Hong WAMM Newsletter  May 2013  WomenAgainst Military Madness.org The US uses South Korea in playing dangerous war games aimed at China. What is the […]

Island’s Naval Base Stirs Opposition in South Korea

Sent to WAMMToday by Coleen Rowley Island’s Naval Base Stirs Opposition in South Korea By CHOE SANG-HUN New York Times      August 18, 2011 GANGJEONG, South Korea — Dozens of banners adorn this village on the southern coast of South Korea’s southernmost major island, trumpeting anxieties that have invaded this otherwise idyllic community and divided it so deeply […]