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Song Gang ho (#409)

  • Corée du Sud
Activist type:
  • Nonviolent activist

South Korea: Challenging Seoul ADEX 2013

By Seungho

As the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013 (hereafter, "Seoul ADEX 2013") started on 28th October, 22 civil society organizations in South Korea engaged in a series of actions targeting the largest arms fair in the Asia-Pacific region. The coalition organized an alternative exhibition of their own in response to the Seoul ADEX 2013, and named it the Peace and Disarmament Exhibition. While Seoul ADEX 2013 focused on new technology or advancement of weapon systems, the Peace and Disarmament Exhibition put emphasis on the inevitable consequences of the arms trade and tried to unveil the naked face of the arms fair.

Jeju peace activist deported

Emily WangEmily WangOn 24th April, Taiwanese peace activist Emily Wang was held by Korean immigration and later was deported for opposing the construction of the naval base on Jeju Island. Since 2010, Emily has been working with people from the village of Gangjeong on Jeju Island just off the South Korean coast. The people of Gangjeong are at risk of being evicted in order to make way for a naval base, which was planned without proper consultation with the people in the community.

Stand up against Samsung! Save Gangjeong village!

By Kungsoo Park

It's very difficult to stand up against the chaebol, the large conglomerate companies. In the past decades, such conglomerates have been gaining ever greater power. Through its pro-market reforms, the government has provided much support for their growth. The law even protects big conglomerates from getting prosecuted for abuse of power or corruption. While I understood these realities intellectually, I only began to personally experience the significance of the current situation during the peace action against Samsung C&T.

Sick and tired of the power struggle between North and South Korea - interview with Jungmin Choi of World Without War

WRI interviewed Jungmin Choi of World Without War in South Korea about the latest escalation between North and South Korea. Jungmin said that they were expecting a new escalation in the conflict following the change of leadership both in South and in North Korea, as they would both be trying to demonstrate their strength within their countries. Jungmin told us that life carries on as usual in South Korea, and that World Without War continue their work supporting conscientious objection to military service.

Campagne pour sauver l’île de Jeju avec l’analyse Mouvement Action Plan

Jungmin Choi

Nous, membres de World without War (WWW), avons tenu une action construisant des ateliers de formation, en collaboration avec Andreas Speck de l’IRG. Pour cela nous avons utilité le modèle du mouvement Plan Action, Movement Action Plan (MAP), pour examiner notre campagne tout particulièrement en relation avec l’abandon par le nouveau gouvernement du projet de loi sur le service civil. Notre action était sous embargo jusqu’à la date de prise de pouvoir du gouvernement actuel.

Yang Yoon-Mo

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 1 Feb 2013
End of detention:
  • 1 Aug 2014
  • Corée du Sud
  • 18 months imprisonment following nonviolent direct action a the naval base construction site in Gangjeong village, Jeju Island.

Yang Yoon-Mo (#301)

  • Yang Yoon-MoYang Yoon-Mo

  • Corée du Sud
Activist type:
  • Nonviolent activist
  • Serving sentence

Antimilitarisme à la mode coréenne

Javier Gárate

Pendant les deux premières semaines d’octobre 2012, Javier Gárate, permanent à l’IRG, s’est rendu en Corée du Sud et sur l’île de Jeju (voir UP n° 498 et 500) où la population résiste à la construction d’une base navale américaine.

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