Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Korean artist Koh Gill-chun, activist advocating for Gangjeong Village residents in Jeju’s Seogwipo against the government’s plans to build a naval base, hold signboards reading “Repeal the Naval Base Plans!” and “Protect Gangjeong!” at Chomsky’s office at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sept. 16.
They discussed the naval base resistance and strategies for the road ahead for the Save Jeju Island campaign. Chomsky reaffirmed his complete support for the villagers, watched videos of their efforts and read a letter from the imprisoned Gangjeong Village Mayor Kang Dong-kyun. Chomsky says he has been deeply saddened by the news of Kang’s arrest and greatly admires his courage.
(Courtesy of Koh Gill-chun, Story by Matthew Hoey)