March 1, 1947: U.S. Military Slaughter on Jeju Island, South Korea, in 1947 and 1948 was prefaced by the March 1, 1947 arrest and persecution of three Jeju men. The people of Jeju responded to the injustice, and their resistance was defined by the U.S. military as a communist guerilla insurrection. Some 60,000 peasant farmers — men, women and children — were murdered, shot in cold blood, at the orders of the U.S. military. The people of Jeju today are subject to the continuing U.S. military occupation, and have been waging a campaign of peaceful non-violent resistance to stop the destruction of Jeju’s sacred coastal land for a US. nuclear naval base. Watch the documentary film: The Ghosts of Je Ju.