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Gwangju Massacre (5.18)

Also referred to as the Gwangju Democratization Movement (광주 민주화 운동).
Started on May 18, 1980.

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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


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12
Jun
2013

Video: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. Below is the full video of … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan during his special lecture at Yonsei University's GSIS in Seoul, September 12, 2012
12
Jun
2013

Recap: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. The following is a summary of … 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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