Will Griffin: Jeju: Island of Resistance


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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 7, 2020

Global Network on Oct 7, 2020

The Global Network’s latest video focuses on the continual struggle from Jeju Island, Korea against the militarization of the island as well as US imperialism on the peninsula.

The Global Network was invited to hold our annual conference in Gangjeong Village in 2012. The village is where a naval base has been constructed, destroying fishing and farming lands which has been a fundamental source of life for the local villagers for hundreds of years. In addition, a 2nd airport is being constructed in the name of tourism but will actually be used by the militaries of both South Korea and the US, and many islanders see it has a continuation of the militarization of their home lands. The Naval Base and the 2nd Airport are being pushed forward in undemocratic ways where local villagers have not given their consent for such exploitation. Jeju’s struggle is a perpetuation of foreign powers imposing militarization and imperialism onto the local people since the 1948 April 3rd Uprising and Massacre, where 30,000-60,000 people were killed and further dividing the Korean Peninsula.

The Global Network stands in solidarity with the people of Jeju and Korea who oppose militarization and stand for peace and justice.

Learn more at: http://savejejunow.org/

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From the archives:

Jeju Island: In the Crosshairs of War

Bruce Gagnon: The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis

Save Jeju Island, Save Peace

The Threat of Warships on an ‘Island of World Peace’ by Noam Chomsky

My Friend Sung-Hee Choi Arrested On Jeju Island by Ariel Ky

Who will speak for the fish, who will speak for the coral? by Bruce Gagnon