Compiled and translated by Sung-Hee Choi, activist against the U.S. naval base on Jeju. Fwd: [Oct. 14][Busan] "US troops Go back home!" Cry in the party venue for the US navy (from No Naval Base on Jeju)The Busan Haeundae grand hotel is where movie directors and actors/actress used to stay together whenever there is the Busan international film festival … [Read more...] about 미군 파티장에서 벌어진 반미시위
This is the first article in Activism Asia: Stop THAAD No to Missile DefenseOn July 7, 2016, the U.S. and South Korean governments announced a joint decision to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea. The two governments assert, without serious evidence and contrary to expert … [Read more...] about Activism Asia: Stop THAAD
BY DAVID MCNEILLSPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES Two elderly protesters have been hurt trying to block trucks from entering Camp Schwab in Okinawa Prefecture, near the construction site of a bitterly contested American base.Fumiko Shimabukuro, 85, was knocked to the ground during a scuffle with members of the Okinawan Prefectural Police who had been escorting the … [Read more...] about Elderly Henoko activists injured in base relocation protest (Japan Times)
The South Korean Government is constructing a naval base on Jeju Island. Officially named an “Island of Peace” by the late President Roh Moo Hyun, Jeju was the site of a 1948 massacre in which more than 30,000 civilians were estimated to have been slaughtered during a democratic uprising. Located strategically in the Korea Strait, the island’s potential to become a … [Read more...] about Koreans fight against military base: Why should you care?