Saturday, March 21, 2009

What a BAD legislation; a cartoon_4 river management#1

As I promised before, I have translated a cartoon criticizing "4 River Management" project. I have finished the 1st piece of 3, and will complete ASAP.

This cartoon is one of the relayed 14 subscriptions to the public by famous cartoonists in S.Korea.

These stories are related BAD Legislation by Lee M.B. government since its inauguration last year. Lots of the bills are going to be BAD LAWS to check human rights to expression in Korea. And they will threaten security and freedom of citizens; to repress the right of congregation, to open up the market of drinking water, to stricken the right of labor, to define the right of expression on-and off-line as terror, to lower the entrance to media business and finance for Jaebeol (a group of corporations owned by A family!), to open up medical service, to curtail human rights committee and enhance national security law. Some of these bad legislation occurred by the candle light demonstration and campaigns to stop canal project.

Please feel free to distribute this cartoon to your friends!
And if you have something to say and show to stop unbeneficial "4 River Management" and canal projects, send me to and

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Should Han River be connected to the Yellow Sea?

"Should Han River be connected to the Yellow Sea? Through Canal?"

Han River runs through Seoul and many other provinces and meets the Yellow Sea at the estuary. Every year this intertidal mudflat welcomes the endangered wildlife and migratory species; spoonbill, swan goose, cranes, shorebirds, ducks, and so on.

If Han River Canal, which is going to cut into the river and connect to the Yellow Sea, should constructed in 80 meters wide, 6 meters deep, 18 kilometer long, it will degrade all habitats for wildlife. Swan Goose(above photo) will lost its feeding ground and won't come back to Russia.
(Han River Canal is called Gyeongin Canal by the government, because it covers Seoul, Incheon and Gimpo.)

Day after day, Lee M.B. government insists the necessity of CANAL(like the above photo, but will be twice the size!) for cheaper transportation and transboundary trade to China and Japan. These days the president and ministers emphasize that this canal project will lead GREEN GROWTH. But they want to budget most of the money into estate development like they did the same in the past.

But rivers are alive and will be like they ran, if we try to stop this reckless & remorseless project of Lee M.B. government. When the Han River Canal complete, the Nakdong River(above photo) will be transformed into the canal. It's not a imaginary story.

If you agree and support our campaign, do try to make videoclip to express your opinions.
Or just forward this page to yours and friends of the river worldwide.