[Dialogue] FW: Jeju Island to Afghanistan: Many Faces Oppose U.S. Bases

John Cock jpc2025 at triad.rr.com
Mon Nov 18 19:37:45 PST 2013

>From Bob Hanson (ko shin) re the piece at the bottom of the page.



From: Bob Hanson [mailto:koshin at centurytel.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:02 PM
To: John Cock
Subject: FW: Jeju Island to Afghanistan: Many Faces Oppose U.S. Bases



John I have forgotten how to get this on the OE or ICA network, but thought
some might be interested in this..I remember my visits to the project there.


peace, ko shin, Bob Hanson


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Afghanistan to Jeju Island: Many Faces Say No U.S. Bases

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South Koreans on Jeju Island and the Afghan Peace Volunteers Say "No!" to
U.S. Military Bases
by Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers
November 14, 2013



APV, Ghulam Hussein: When did the people of Gangjeong Village in Jeju Island
start their struggle?

Jeju Island activist, Sung Hee: In 2007, the Republic of Korea military
quietly sneaked into the village, without the knowledge of most villagers.
As soon as the villagers realized the navy's intention to build the naval
base in their hometown, the villagers non-violently protested in whatever
ways they could, including walking around Jeju Island in protest. A
Jeju-born female member of the South Korean National Assembly held a 27-day
hunger strike. There are about 1,900 villagers in Gangjeong Village and in a
vote on August 20 that year, 94% voted in opposition to the construction of
Jeju Naval Base.

APV, Ali: The Afghan Peace Volunteers are mainly young. Are there many young
people in your work?

Jeju Island Activist, Paco: Yes, we have people as young as 13 attending our
week-long Peace Schools. We also have grandfathers and grandmothers.

APV, Abdulhai: We understand that Jeju Island has UNESCO Heritage sites. Has
the UN or UNESCO protested against the military base construction?

Jeju Island Activist, Paco: UNESCO has been evading our requests for more
information. We asked for a map of the exact boundaries of the UNESCO
Heritage Sites because we had conflicting information, but they wouldn't
help us.

APV, Abdulhai: Afghanistan also has UNESCO Heritage sites like Band-i-Amir
in Bamiyan Province. So, Afghanistan and Jeju Island have the same struggle
against militarism destroying their land and people.

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