Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blue House, it’s your turn to explain

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh21> on Mar. 12, 2012, reporting illegal civilian inspection by the Public Service Ethics Supporter Office of Prime Minister’s Office. The incident itself and the following coverup effort that is being leaked bit by bit now through testimonies or court records […]

Summary of illegal civilian inspection by Prime Minister’s office

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a box summary of an article appeared in <Hankyoreh21> on Mar. 12, 2012, reporting the illegal civilian inspection by the Public Service Ethics Supporter Office of Prime Minister’s Office. The incident itself and the following coverup effort that is being leaked bit by bit now through […]

They hammered ‘human fence’, kicked reporters out, and blocked lawyers … the zenith of institutionalized police violence in Jeju

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Jeju Sori> on Mar. 19, 2012, reporting a horrific police suppression of peace activists who were trying to stop the transportation of detonators to blow up the Kurumbi rock in Jeju naval base construction site. The brutality revealed by the police […]

Benjamin Monnet story

On Mar. 13, three activists (Seri Kim, Angie Zelter, Benjamin Monnet) were taken away by police at the naval base construction site in Gangjung, Jeju, South Korea. Police tried to press charges against them and deport two foreign activists (Angie Zelter and Benjamin Monnet) back to their own countries. However, to avoid international controversy, the […]

Mahindra, roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty.

World’s top 3 asset management firm APG sent a letter to Mahindra Group, the major stakeholder of Ssangyong Motors, urging it to resolve on-going incident … Political sphere and civil groups also add pressure Reporter Jeong-hoon Lee 이정훈   To resolve Ssangyong Motors incident, international institutional investors such as APG Asset Management are making their voices heard. […]

Jeju International Peace Conference story

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The OhmyNews> on Feb. 26, 2012, reporting the ‘Jeju International Peace Conference’ held in Gangjung village, Jeju, the site of international interest due to unilateral construction of naval base. Although South Korean military is building the base, many suspect it will […]