Friday, December 29, 2006

Daechuri Village Leader Kim Ji Tae released from prison!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

NY KEEP Report-back

in conjunction with a report-back from North Korea as well as film screenings!! Join us this Friday and Saturday evenings, November 10th and 11th.

The Hunter College Film and Media Department presents:


Two nights of films and panels looking at both South and North Korea

NOVEMBER 10th and 11th, 2006
424 Hunter North
68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10th: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Part One: The Struggle in South Korea

The news has focused only on the nuclear crisis with North Korea. But in the South, people are also engaged in major struggles with the U.S. - over Free Trade and its military expansion.
Film: BATTLE OF DAECHURI: a new film by Kim Dong Won
and a report back from a recent delegation of young Korean Americans to South Korea, the 2006 Korea Education and Exposure Program (KEEP)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Part Two: North Korea in Context
You only hear about nuclear tests and potential retaliation right now. What are the people in North Korea going through and how do they
see their situation? What led to this critical situation? A film and a panel on North Korea in Context
Plus: A slide presentation from a recent delegation of young Korean Americans to North Korea, the 2006 DPRK Education and Exposure Program (DEEP)

Light refreshments will be served.

A presentation of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, with Third World Newsreel.

Endorsed by: Audre Lorde Project, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Congress for Korean Reunification, National Association of Korean Americans, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Center for Constitutional Rights, Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project, Justice Committee, Bayan – USA, ANSWER – Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Professor Joong-hwan Oh, Hunter College Asian American Studies program

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Update from 9.27

Several days after the demonstration, villagers defied the Korean Ministry of Defense by beginning this season's rice harvest. Villagers haven't been able to reach most of their fields since the police fenced them off with razor wire during the May 4th attack, beginning the police occupation of the fields that continues today. But in some close-in fields, where activists cut through the fencing on May 5th, villagers have been able to irrigate their crops and prepare for the harvest. On September 27th, villagers began to harvest one of the fields that the government claims as property of the Ministry of Defense. At one point during the day, a government helicopter buzzed down near the field to take pictures of those working in the fields. Villagers will keep harvesting the fields that they can still reach during the coming days. The continued rice harvest, in preparation for the winter, shows that villagers aren't planning on going anywhere before the government's October 31 expulsion deadline.

This week the nightly candlelight vigil is being held in nearby Pyeongtaek City, in front of the jail where Daechuri leader Kim Ji-tae has been held since May. Villagers and supporters continue to demand that Kim Ji-tae be set free immediately.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Photos from the NYC Candlelight Vigil 9.23.06

Monday, September 25, 2006

Banner Drop in Seoul 9.24.06

Banner drop off the Kwanghwamoon gate in Seoul. The signs read: Roh Moo-hyun Administration back off and Stop the US Military in Pyeongtaek and the Korea US FTA!

20,000 Gather in Seoul for the 4th Peace March for Pyeongtaek

Saturday, September 23, 2006

LA: September 21, 2006

LA had a rally in support of the villagers of Pyeongtaek and did sam-bo-il-bae (three steps and one bow) down the streets of LA as defenders of peace for the villagers.

Saturday, September 23rd : candlelight vigils in LA, Washington DC and NYC in solidarity with the 4th Peace March in Seoul.

LA's KEEP 2006 Report-back

LA KEEPers had their report-back last Sunday the 17th. Sounds like it went really well. The timeline was a great idea.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Poster for the 4th Peace March in Seoul for Pyeongtaek

September 24th, 2006. Seoul, South Korea.

Simultaneously there will be candlelight vigils on Saturday, September 23rd in the US.

NYC: Koreatown (32nd Street and Broadway) 7 p.m.