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*Follower of Juche

“Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche” (종북주의 해부하기 – 나는 주사파였다) is a monthly column written by Lee Kwang Baek for NK Vision magazine. As with many of the founders of NKnet, Lee — now the head of Radio Free Chosun — previously had supported North Korea and its Juche ideology.

Anti-American student protesters hold a banner that reads, "Drive Out the Murderous Yank Bastards"
24
Jul
2013

An Anti-American Warrior Can’t Become the Yankees’ Hired Gun [I Was a Follower of Juche – #5]

Read in Korean The lengths to which members of the pro-North faction tried to avoid service in the South Korean military is the subject of the fifth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower … Continue reading


Student councils at public universities across the country organized a protest at Seoul National University over unfair tuition hikes. (Yonhap photo)
19
Jun
2013

The Tuition Struggle: College Takeover [I Was a Follower of Juche – #4]

Read in Korean How the pro-North faction used the issue of tuition hikes to appeal to a larger audience and gain influence with college students is the subject of the fourth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
03
May
2013

“Overthrow the U.S. Imperialists and Liberate our Colonized Nation!” [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #3]

Read in Korean Below is the third installment of our NK Vision column, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche” (종북주의 해부하기 – 나는 주사파였다) by Lee Kwang Baek, the head of Radio Free Chosun. As … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
18
Feb
2013

Renouncing Capitalism for a Class-Based Worldview [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #2]

Perhaps the best way to understand why a significant minority of South Koreans historically and even today support or are sympathetic to the North Korean regime is to hear first-hand the stories of former pro-Juche (주사파) college student activists. Below … Continue reading


Gwangju Massacre scene (a still from a video at the recently opened National Museum of Korean Contemporary History)
28
Jan
2013

Learning about Gwangju at Freshmen Orientation [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #1]

Most are surprised when they first learn that South Korea generally has not taken the lead in talking about the human rights abuses in the North. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the best way to understand it … Continue reading


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