This is very time-sensitive and urgent!
National Campaign to End the Korean War asks its members and allies to:
Call/ email to stop the Jeju Base Construction and the police action against Gangjeong villagers!
Right now, Sung-Hee Choi in Gangjeong reports that about 500 policemen from the mainland have come to Gangjeong village by ship, including 4 police squadron units and a unit of policewomen. About 200 policemen in 2 squadrons from the main land were already mobilized from before, so now the total number of the main land policemen invading the village to suppress protesters are at least 700. (* Plus with the maximum number of about 700 Jeju policemen, the total number of the policemen in the village could be about 1400~1500.)
A new petition to call to stop the base construction in Jeju
Call the Korean Embassy in your state and let them know that Jeju does not want a naval base! The militarization of Jeju Island runs contrary to its designation as the “Island of World Peace.”
1. If you live in the United States: Call the South Korean Embassy in Washington at 202-939-5600 to show your solidarity with the Gangjeong villagers on Jeju Island.
2. Write to the South Korean Defense Attaché at and demand a halt to construction of the naval base. Explain how a base that is directed at China is the beginning of a dangerous game that does not protect the future of South Korea – it undermines it.
3. Send a message to South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Han Duk Soo letting him know how building a navy base on Jeju will undermine tourism, threaten the fragile island environment and contribute to the destabilization of an already stressed security climate.
4. Email Jeju Island Governor Woo Keun Min and tell him how you feel about the military base that is being built on the pristine “Island of World Peace” – Demand a Gangejong village referendum so the residents voices can be heard nine out of ten residents do not want this base.
5. Stay updated on the resistance by joining the ”Save Jeju Island” and the “No Naval Base on Jeju!” Facebook pages. Follow the most recent developments on Twitter at #savejejuisland and #gangjung – then re-post.
6. Spread the word about the inspiring resistance in Jeju! Contact the media about this story to raise their awareness about the struggle. Urge them to cover this important story of peace and environmental defense.
7. Sign the petition urging South Korean President Lee to stop construction of the military base! After signing please share the petition with your social network.
8. Send a message to the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and tell them that the relics discovered on the naval base site should result in an immediate halt to construction.
Contact Person: Ms Hyosang Jo, Staff, CHA International Affairs Division Address: 139 Seonsaro, Seo-gu Daejeon 302-701 Korea (RK) Tel: +82 (42) 481-4738 | Fax: +82 (42) 481-4738 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Email or telephone Democratic members of the Korean National Assembly and tell them that they must stand publicly to demand that Gangjeong villagers are allowed to vote in a new referendum for or against the naval base. Click here for contact information
10. Email Amnesty International’s South East Asia chief and tell him that too many people have been imprisoned and injured in this nonviolent resistance against an illegal military base. Amnesty International’s investigation on human rights violation in Jeju is necessary and will help the situation. Contact