Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Friday, February 01, 2013

PROFESSOR YANG BACK TO JAIL



Paco reports from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island:

Very bad news from Gangjeong today! Film critic Yang Yoon-Mo's most recent trial has finished today and he was sentenced to 1 year & six months imprisonment, unsuspended. He was arrested and imprisoned directly from the court. More details on the case and verdict later. Yang Yoon-Mo has been one of the longest protestors the base and has previous spent several months in prison on two different occasions for his protests. He brought much attention to the struggle in 2011 when he fasted for more than 70 days almost dying.
Judge Oh Hyeon Gyu said that his sentence was changed from probation to imprisonment because the judge "doesn't see a will for self-reflection" (meaning Prof. Yang is not sorry for his courageous actions). What an absurdity! What arrogance!  Today is also Prof. Yang's birthday.
 See an incredible interview with Yang here

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