felt events

.

a meditation on two events per day:

“Deleuze and Guattari, following Bergson, suggest that the virtual is the mode of reality implicated in the emergence of new potentials. In other words, its reality is the reality of change: the event” (Massumi, Sensing the Virtual, Building the Insensible)
"

It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –

I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.

So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.

"
comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via meggannn)
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine  (via anemptyspace)

landscape actions vs. landscape things

anniekoh:

image

[Trompe l’œil by Alan Sonfist. Images added by me as usual]

I’ve returned to my stacks of half-read books as a way to ease back into research and writing mode. I had checked out Dwelling, seeing, and designing: Toward a phenomenological ecology (1993) for a single chapter I needed…

Highlights re: art, public protest and redress from the House of Sharing and Hanyang University Museum exhibition on the “Comfort Women” issue. Featured painting by survivors Kim Soon Deok and Kang Deok Kyoung. #나눔의집 #comfortwomen

Highlights re: art, public protest and redress from the House of Sharing and Hanyang University Museum exhibition on the “Comfort Women” issue. Featured painting by survivors Kim Soon Deok and Kang Deok Kyoung. #나눔의집 #comfortwomen

globalvoices:


Mama tells me she saw some of the people who fled their houses from Shejaia, she said they’re carrying white flags. as if Israel cares.


Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450

globalvoices:

Mama tells me she saw some of the people who fled their houses from Shejaia, she said they’re carrying white flags. as if Israel cares.

Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450

  • bremser:

Any large collection of color portraits from the 1940’s and 50’s are bound to be interesting, but Carl Van Vechten's work so thoroughly documented African-American writers, musicians, actors, and dancers in New York City, making it one of the important photographic projects during the period. He was persistent, working with Kodachrome during this time was a financial and technical challenge. There's an awkward and non-professionally produced quality to many of the sittings, which often results in inexplicable greatness - the portrait of James Baldwin is an example. I can't read whether Baldwin is annoyed, perplexed, or acting out a character.  

One aspect of this incredible archive are the backgrounds - many designed uniquely for the individual session. Beyond Van Vechten’s tenacity for arranging the portraits, this might be his area of true genius, using bits of wallpaper, fabric and sometimes artworks to reflect the subject’s personality, while exploiting the possibilities of the Kodachrome palette.  
June 17th is Carl Van Vechten’s birthday.
  • bremser:

Any large collection of color portraits from the 1940’s and 50’s are bound to be interesting, but Carl Van Vechten's work so thoroughly documented African-American writers, musicians, actors, and dancers in New York City, making it one of the important photographic projects during the period. He was persistent, working with Kodachrome during this time was a financial and technical challenge. There's an awkward and non-professionally produced quality to many of the sittings, which often results in inexplicable greatness - the portrait of James Baldwin is an example. I can't read whether Baldwin is annoyed, perplexed, or acting out a character.  

One aspect of this incredible archive are the backgrounds - many designed uniquely for the individual session. Beyond Van Vechten’s tenacity for arranging the portraits, this might be his area of true genius, using bits of wallpaper, fabric and sometimes artworks to reflect the subject’s personality, while exploiting the possibilities of the Kodachrome palette.  
June 17th is Carl Van Vechten’s birthday.
  • bremser:

Any large collection of color portraits from the 1940’s and 50’s are bound to be interesting, but Carl Van Vechten's work so thoroughly documented African-American writers, musicians, actors, and dancers in New York City, making it one of the important photographic projects during the period. He was persistent, working with Kodachrome during this time was a financial and technical challenge. There's an awkward and non-professionally produced quality to many of the sittings, which often results in inexplicable greatness - the portrait of James Baldwin is an example. I can't read whether Baldwin is annoyed, perplexed, or acting out a character.  

One aspect of this incredible archive are the backgrounds - many designed uniquely for the individual session. Beyond Van Vechten’s tenacity for arranging the portraits, this might be his area of true genius, using bits of wallpaper, fabric and sometimes artworks to reflect the subject’s personality, while exploiting the possibilities of the Kodachrome palette.  
June 17th is Carl Van Vechten’s birthday.
  • bremser:

Any large collection of color portraits from the 1940’s and 50’s are bound to be interesting, but Carl Van Vechten's work so thoroughly documented African-American writers, musicians, actors, and dancers in New York City, making it one of the important photographic projects during the period. He was persistent, working with Kodachrome during this time was a financial and technical challenge. There's an awkward and non-professionally produced quality to many of the sittings, which often results in inexplicable greatness - the portrait of James Baldwin is an example. I can't read whether Baldwin is annoyed, perplexed, or acting out a character.  

One aspect of this incredible archive are the backgrounds - many designed uniquely for the individual session. Beyond Van Vechten’s tenacity for arranging the portraits, this might be his area of true genius, using bits of wallpaper, fabric and sometimes artworks to reflect the subject’s personality, while exploiting the possibilities of the Kodachrome palette.  
June 17th is Carl Van Vechten’s birthday.

bremser:

Any large collection of color portraits from the 1940’s and 50’s are bound to be interesting, but Carl Van Vechten's work so thoroughly documented African-American writers, musicians, actors, and dancers in New York City, making it one of the important photographic projects during the period. He was persistent, working with Kodachrome during this time was a financial and technical challenge. There's an awkward and non-professionally produced quality to many of the sittings, which often results in inexplicable greatness - the portrait of James Baldwin is an example. I can't read whether Baldwin is annoyed, perplexed, or acting out a character.

One aspect of this incredible archive are the backgrounds - many designed uniquely for the individual session. Beyond Van Vechten’s tenacity for arranging the portraits, this might be his area of true genius, using bits of wallpaper, fabric and sometimes artworks to reflect the subject’s personality, while exploiting the possibilities of the Kodachrome palette.

June 17th is Carl Van Vechten’s birthday.

bremser:

Roy DeCarava, New York, 1954

bremser:

Roy DeCarava, New York, 1954

  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
  • favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *

favianna:

On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.

Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.

As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.

After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4

Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.

Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below

Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *

How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *

culturestrike:

Another #radicalphabet children’s book seen at Asian American Writers’ Workshop office in Manhattan NY. 

culturestrike:

Another #radicalphabet children’s book seen at Asian American Writers’ Workshop office in Manhattan NY. 

  • beemill:

via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonavalbase/permalink/10152964239234815/
Fwd: [June 10 to 18] Soft corals seriously damaged in two years in violation of the EIA: The Jeju naval base construction should be immediately stopped!

Lots of things to tell.. but a rough summary translation for now.. 
……………………………….
On June 18, the widely reported in Korean media was the result of the international workshop to investigate on the impact on Jeju sea soft corals caused by the naval base construction, which was a follow-up of the ‘International Symposium on the Conservation of Soft Corals in Asia-Pacific: Impact of Military Bases on Soft Coral Communities,’ National Assembly seminar hall, Seoul, June 10.
The whole workshop and site investigation (June 11 to 13) was organized by the Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island, and Office of Jang Hana, National Assembly Woman .
The task force team on the monitoring of the soft corals in the Jeju naval base construction area included Dr. James E. Maragos, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, a member of the soft coral expert group, IUCN; Dr. Simon Ellis, Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei; Dr. Abe Mariko, The Nature Conservation Society of Japan; Office of Jang Hana; Green Korea United; PSPD (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy); Gangjeong Village Association; and specialist divers.
The team pointed out above all that the navy’s post-environmental impact assessment has been conducted in the wrong sites.
The ROK navy has assessed in its ‘post environmental impact assessment result report,’ that there is ‘no impact due to naval base [construction] in the numbers of soft coral species, density of floating stuffs, and change of current etc., since the 2009 EIA and its following period of post-EIA (2011 to the current)
The team, however, pointed out that the navy’s ‘post-EIA result report shows the navy has not processed on the monitoring on soft corals and measuring on current & floating material in the areas of the Gangjeong lighthouse and Seogeon Island, which are located within the 4~500 m or there about from the [currently built] naval base breakwaters and within the direct impact zones due to the naval base construction.
The team reported from their own investigation that ‘in the areas directly impacted by the naval base construction, a symptom of the maritime environment change that seriously threatens the soft coral habitats is found.’ According to them, the changed environment is VERY SERIOUSLY WORRISOME, compared to the period in Aug. 2012 when the maritime construction has not been taken in earnest, yet.
Simon Elise who has monitored the same areas, visiting Jeju in 2012, pointed out that ‘the expansion and the increment of the sediments that are filed up on soft corals interrupt their feeding activities. Not only that, it seems that the ROK navy is not properly carrying out its role enough even though management on the sediments is necessary because they are the threatening element for their poison effect.’ (* translation from Korean media)
.According to the team, the current in those areas has weaken like a lake [even though the monitoring was carried out in the period when the current is the strongest] The experts say that the weakened currents bring concern about the coral ecology as soft corals have habits to take feeding activities by expanding themselves when current is strong.
Following the monitoring, Yoon Sang-Hoon, Green Korea United claimed:
“The species that are protected by law is in crisis. We demand the stop of construction(destruction) and accurate investigation above all..
Shin Yong-In, a law professor of the Jeju University reminds that the naval base construction is processed with conditions attached:
“Shouldn’t the construction(destruction) be stopped and re-examined when natural memorial is damaged? Isn’t the reason why the Ministry of Environment and Cultural Heritage of Administration of Korea exist? Just for the pretext that the naval base is a national security project, the rest problem has been indulged. If you look at the current EIA, there should be no damage on soft corals.”
…………………………..
Image 1, 2: Before (2012) and AFTER (2014): Serious damage has occurred in soft corals in the directly impacted areas due to the Jeju naval-base construction. Source provided by people’s team by the result of monitoring from June 11 to 13, 2014
Image 3: The sites that people monitored this time. A is the area of a light house and B is the area of the Seogeon Island.
Image 4: The wrong sites the ROK navy has conducted monitoring. Compare it from Image 3
For the collection of Korean articles, see
http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/5htg/871
  • beemill:

via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonavalbase/permalink/10152964239234815/
Fwd: [June 10 to 18] Soft corals seriously damaged in two years in violation of the EIA: The Jeju naval base construction should be immediately stopped!

Lots of things to tell.. but a rough summary translation for now.. 
……………………………….
On June 18, the widely reported in Korean media was the result of the international workshop to investigate on the impact on Jeju sea soft corals caused by the naval base construction, which was a follow-up of the ‘International Symposium on the Conservation of Soft Corals in Asia-Pacific: Impact of Military Bases on Soft Coral Communities,’ National Assembly seminar hall, Seoul, June 10.
The whole workshop and site investigation (June 11 to 13) was organized by the Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island, and Office of Jang Hana, National Assembly Woman .
The task force team on the monitoring of the soft corals in the Jeju naval base construction area included Dr. James E. Maragos, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, a member of the soft coral expert group, IUCN; Dr. Simon Ellis, Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei; Dr. Abe Mariko, The Nature Conservation Society of Japan; Office of Jang Hana; Green Korea United; PSPD (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy); Gangjeong Village Association; and specialist divers.
The team pointed out above all that the navy’s post-environmental impact assessment has been conducted in the wrong sites.
The ROK navy has assessed in its ‘post environmental impact assessment result report,’ that there is ‘no impact due to naval base [construction] in the numbers of soft coral species, density of floating stuffs, and change of current etc., since the 2009 EIA and its following period of post-EIA (2011 to the current)
The team, however, pointed out that the navy’s ‘post-EIA result report shows the navy has not processed on the monitoring on soft corals and measuring on current & floating material in the areas of the Gangjeong lighthouse and Seogeon Island, which are located within the 4~500 m or there about from the [currently built] naval base breakwaters and within the direct impact zones due to the naval base construction.
The team reported from their own investigation that ‘in the areas directly impacted by the naval base construction, a symptom of the maritime environment change that seriously threatens the soft coral habitats is found.’ According to them, the changed environment is VERY SERIOUSLY WORRISOME, compared to the period in Aug. 2012 when the maritime construction has not been taken in earnest, yet.
Simon Elise who has monitored the same areas, visiting Jeju in 2012, pointed out that ‘the expansion and the increment of the sediments that are filed up on soft corals interrupt their feeding activities. Not only that, it seems that the ROK navy is not properly carrying out its role enough even though management on the sediments is necessary because they are the threatening element for their poison effect.’ (* translation from Korean media)
.According to the team, the current in those areas has weaken like a lake [even though the monitoring was carried out in the period when the current is the strongest] The experts say that the weakened currents bring concern about the coral ecology as soft corals have habits to take feeding activities by expanding themselves when current is strong.
Following the monitoring, Yoon Sang-Hoon, Green Korea United claimed:
“The species that are protected by law is in crisis. We demand the stop of construction(destruction) and accurate investigation above all..
Shin Yong-In, a law professor of the Jeju University reminds that the naval base construction is processed with conditions attached:
“Shouldn’t the construction(destruction) be stopped and re-examined when natural memorial is damaged? Isn’t the reason why the Ministry of Environment and Cultural Heritage of Administration of Korea exist? Just for the pretext that the naval base is a national security project, the rest problem has been indulged. If you look at the current EIA, there should be no damage on soft corals.”
…………………………..
Image 1, 2: Before (2012) and AFTER (2014): Serious damage has occurred in soft corals in the directly impacted areas due to the Jeju naval-base construction. Source provided by people’s team by the result of monitoring from June 11 to 13, 2014
Image 3: The sites that people monitored this time. A is the area of a light house and B is the area of the Seogeon Island.
Image 4: The wrong sites the ROK navy has conducted monitoring. Compare it from Image 3
For the collection of Korean articles, see
http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/5htg/871
  • beemill:

via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonavalbase/permalink/10152964239234815/
Fwd: [June 10 to 18] Soft corals seriously damaged in two years in violation of the EIA: The Jeju naval base construction should be immediately stopped!

Lots of things to tell.. but a rough summary translation for now.. 
……………………………….
On June 18, the widely reported in Korean media was the result of the international workshop to investigate on the impact on Jeju sea soft corals caused by the naval base construction, which was a follow-up of the ‘International Symposium on the Conservation of Soft Corals in Asia-Pacific: Impact of Military Bases on Soft Coral Communities,’ National Assembly seminar hall, Seoul, June 10.
The whole workshop and site investigation (June 11 to 13) was organized by the Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island, and Office of Jang Hana, National Assembly Woman .
The task force team on the monitoring of the soft corals in the Jeju naval base construction area included Dr. James E. Maragos, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, a member of the soft coral expert group, IUCN; Dr. Simon Ellis, Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei; Dr. Abe Mariko, The Nature Conservation Society of Japan; Office of Jang Hana; Green Korea United; PSPD (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy); Gangjeong Village Association; and specialist divers.
The team pointed out above all that the navy’s post-environmental impact assessment has been conducted in the wrong sites.
The ROK navy has assessed in its ‘post environmental impact assessment result report,’ that there is ‘no impact due to naval base [construction] in the numbers of soft coral species, density of floating stuffs, and change of current etc., since the 2009 EIA and its following period of post-EIA (2011 to the current)
The team, however, pointed out that the navy’s ‘post-EIA result report shows the navy has not processed on the monitoring on soft corals and measuring on current & floating material in the areas of the Gangjeong lighthouse and Seogeon Island, which are located within the 4~500 m or there about from the [currently built] naval base breakwaters and within the direct impact zones due to the naval base construction.
The team reported from their own investigation that ‘in the areas directly impacted by the naval base construction, a symptom of the maritime environment change that seriously threatens the soft coral habitats is found.’ According to them, the changed environment is VERY SERIOUSLY WORRISOME, compared to the period in Aug. 2012 when the maritime construction has not been taken in earnest, yet.
Simon Elise who has monitored the same areas, visiting Jeju in 2012, pointed out that ‘the expansion and the increment of the sediments that are filed up on soft corals interrupt their feeding activities. Not only that, it seems that the ROK navy is not properly carrying out its role enough even though management on the sediments is necessary because they are the threatening element for their poison effect.’ (* translation from Korean media)
.According to the team, the current in those areas has weaken like a lake [even though the monitoring was carried out in the period when the current is the strongest] The experts say that the weakened currents bring concern about the coral ecology as soft corals have habits to take feeding activities by expanding themselves when current is strong.
Following the monitoring, Yoon Sang-Hoon, Green Korea United claimed:
“The species that are protected by law is in crisis. We demand the stop of construction(destruction) and accurate investigation above all..
Shin Yong-In, a law professor of the Jeju University reminds that the naval base construction is processed with conditions attached:
“Shouldn’t the construction(destruction) be stopped and re-examined when natural memorial is damaged? Isn’t the reason why the Ministry of Environment and Cultural Heritage of Administration of Korea exist? Just for the pretext that the naval base is a national security project, the rest problem has been indulged. If you look at the current EIA, there should be no damage on soft corals.”
…………………………..
Image 1, 2: Before (2012) and AFTER (2014): Serious damage has occurred in soft corals in the directly impacted areas due to the Jeju naval-base construction. Source provided by people’s team by the result of monitoring from June 11 to 13, 2014
Image 3: The sites that people monitored this time. A is the area of a light house and B is the area of the Seogeon Island.
Image 4: The wrong sites the ROK navy has conducted monitoring. Compare it from Image 3
For the collection of Korean articles, see
http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/5htg/871

beemill:

via: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nonavalbase/permalink/10152964239234815/

Fwd: [June 10 to 18] Soft corals seriously damaged in two years in violation of the EIA: The Jeju naval base construction should be immediately stopped!

Lots of things to tell.. but a rough summary translation for now..

……………………………….

On June 18, the widely reported in Korean media was the result of the international workshop to investigate on the impact on Jeju sea soft corals caused by the naval base construction, which was a follow-up of the ‘International Symposium on the Conservation of Soft Corals in Asia-Pacific: Impact of Military Bases on Soft Coral Communities,’ National Assembly seminar hall, Seoul, June 10.

The whole workshop and site investigation (June 11 to 13) was organized by the Gangjeong Village Association, Jeju Pan-Island Committee for Stop of Military Base and for Realization of Peace, National Network of Korean Civil Society for Opposing to the Naval Base in Jeju Island, and Office of Jang Hana, National Assembly Woman .

The task force team on the monitoring of the soft corals in the Jeju naval base construction area included Dr. James E. Maragos, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, a member of the soft coral expert group, IUCN; Dr. Simon Ellis, Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei; Dr. Abe Mariko, The Nature Conservation Society of Japan; Office of Jang Hana; Green Korea United; PSPD (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy); Gangjeong Village Association; and specialist divers.

The team pointed out above all that the navy’s post-environmental impact assessment has been conducted in the wrong sites.

The ROK navy has assessed in its ‘post environmental impact assessment result report,’ that there is ‘no impact due to naval base [construction] in the numbers of soft coral species, density of floating stuffs, and change of current etc., since the 2009 EIA and its following period of post-EIA (2011 to the current)

The team, however, pointed out that the navy’s ‘post-EIA result report shows the navy has not processed on the monitoring on soft corals and measuring on current & floating material in the areas of the Gangjeong lighthouse and Seogeon Island, which are located within the 4~500 m or there about from the [currently built] naval base breakwaters and within the direct impact zones due to the naval base construction.

The team reported from their own investigation that ‘in the areas directly impacted by the naval base construction, a symptom of the maritime environment change that seriously threatens the soft coral habitats is found.’ According to them, the changed environment is VERY SERIOUSLY WORRISOME, compared to the period in Aug. 2012 when the maritime construction has not been taken in earnest, yet.

Simon Elise who has monitored the same areas, visiting Jeju in 2012, pointed out that ‘the expansion and the increment of the sediments that are filed up on soft corals interrupt their feeding activities. Not only that, it seems that the ROK navy is not properly carrying out its role enough even though management on the sediments is necessary because they are the threatening element for their poison effect.’ (* translation from Korean media)

.According to the team, the current in those areas has weaken like a lake [even though the monitoring was carried out in the period when the current is the strongest] The experts say that the weakened currents bring concern about the coral ecology as soft corals have habits to take feeding activities by expanding themselves when current is strong.

Following the monitoring, Yoon Sang-Hoon, Green Korea United claimed:

“The species that are protected by law is in crisis. We demand the stop of construction(destruction) and accurate investigation above all..

Shin Yong-In, a law professor of the Jeju University reminds that the naval base construction is processed with conditions attached:

“Shouldn’t the construction(destruction) be stopped and re-examined when natural memorial is damaged? Isn’t the reason why the Ministry of Environment and Cultural Heritage of Administration of Korea exist? Just for the pretext that the naval base is a national security project, the rest problem has been indulged. If you look at the current EIA, there should be no damage on soft corals.”

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Image 1, 2: Before (2012) and AFTER (2014): Serious damage has occurred in soft corals in the directly impacted areas due to the Jeju naval-base construction. Source provided by people’s team by the result of monitoring from June 11 to 13, 2014

Image 3: The sites that people monitored this time. A is the area of a light house and B is the area of the Seogeon Island.

Image 4: The wrong sites the ROK navy has conducted monitoring. Compare it from Image 3

For the collection of Korean articles, see

http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/5htg/871

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arari:

The president of KT, Hwang Chang Gyu has asked the government to support his new ambition to create a ‘Giga-infrastructure’ for a extra-high speed internet that combines both cable and wireless internet where fiber-optic cable high-speed internet will become 10 times faster and the LTE/wi-fi…

sciencefriday:

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sciencefriday:

Fireflies are speaking a language of light that scientists still don’t completely understand