In a perfect world, you would have heard about Kenneth Bae long before spectators and gawkers to the world arena were haranguing Dennis Rodman to petition on his behalf.
Month: January 2014
A Rising Wind of New Ideas
In the distance we could hear a PA broadcast. I could only make out that some of it was in English and some in Korean…
Media Bias re North Korea
Journalists and writers permit themselves an insulting bias when representing the DPRK…
Supreme Leader’s Mysterious Wife
Regardless of her glamor, Sol Ju is still subject to punishment under the strict rule of the state. She has disappeared twice in 2012 and 2013…
AMA with Specialists on North Korea
Pertinent to North Korea, readers may be interested in Simon Cockerell’s AMA. He runs Koryo Tours, a tour company that has safely led people through North Korea.
And In Other News…
In other news, North Korea has stymied South Korea’s suggestion for family reunions, for the time being; citizens are preparing fertilizer for the upcoming planting season; encouraged by Rodman, Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to open a Sports Peace Community Association office in Pyongyang…
Blood and Dementia: Rodman Blesses the Dictator
Well, it has come and passed: Dennis Rodman has, with Paddy Power’s underwriting, staged a couple rounds of basketball for Supreme Leader’s 31st birthday.
Exactly Who’s In Charge?
New Focus International, founded by Jang Jin Sung (read up on him!), published its own analysis of the events leading up to the purge of Jang Song Taek and its fallout.
The Tragedy of Hyon Song Wol
Subject of rumor and political persecution, Hyon Song Wol is one example of genuine talent snuffed out by the general meanness of humanity.
Witch Hunts in Full Swing, and Happy New Year
It’s the new year, in the US as in North Korea! What’s in the news lately? Dennis Rodman isn’t. Raise a glass and cheer.