The South Korean naval base being built in the Gangjeong Village, Jeju, is causing environmental destruction and will threaten peace in the region. In response to the government’s undemocratic decision-making process and violent imposition of the base, local residents have mobilized an opposition movement that has spread across the country and enjoys international support and solidarity.
Part of the navy’s construction plan includes destroying the Gureombi, a unique and sacred section of coastline. In order to prevent these plans from being realized, concerned citizens have formed the group Save Our Sea (SOS), which will take their resistance to the ocean. Support from the Cultures of Resistance Network allowed SOS to purchase 10 kayaks for the purpose of nonviolent civil disobedience.
The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.