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Tag: North Korea

Midcentury U.S. Germ Warfare ‘Cover-Up’ Underscores Official Duplicitousness

In the face of ongoing public ignorance of research that appears to show that the U.S. military dropped fleas with bubonic plague on North Korea and China six decades ago, author and journalist David Swanson sees an urgent need to oppose U.S. militarism.

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 READ MORE

North Korea Setting Clocks Back 30 Minutes to Create New Time Zone

In a bizarre move that North Korean state media call a break from “imperialism,” the nation is switching to a new time zone to mark Korea’s liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War II.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 READ MORE

Iran Nuclear Deal May Be About to Happen

After more than a fortnight of intense negotiations in Vienna, representatives from the P5+1 multinational coalition who have been meeting with officials from Tehran to try to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program seemed close to reaching a conclusion Sunday.

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 READ MORE

South Korean Parents Will Be Required to Have Government-Approved Spyware on Teens’ Smartphones

It appears that South Korea is playing Orwellian catch-up with its security-obsessed northern neighbor.

Posted on May 19, 2015 READ MORE

Death Sentence for Morsi: Egypt’s Junta Takes Another Step Toward Being North Korea

That the only freely elected president Egypt has ever known has been sentenced to death is only to be expected from the current military junta, which made a coup in July 2013, and declared the former ruling party, the Muslim Brotherhood, to be a terrorist organization indistinguishable from al-Qaida.

Posted on May 18, 2015 READ MORE

U.S. Media Dangerously Regurgitated Government Claims About North Korea and Sony

By reflexively and uncritically repeating the Obama administration’s unsubstantiated claim that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures, the U.S. establishment press once again revealed itself to be a mouthpiece for—rather than a check on—power, and thus a danger to public security, Glenn Greenwald writes at The Intercept.

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Hollywood Hacks

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Thanks, Kim Jong Un

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Why Kim Jong Un Was Really Afraid of ‘The Interview’

There has been a lot of blaming the victim in the commentary on Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s controversial film “The Interview.”

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 READ MORE

Dear Leader 2

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Is the NSA Responsible for North Korea’s Hack of Sony Pictures?

In all the discussions of what is alleged to be North Korea’s horrible cybervandalism against Sony Pictures, I haven’t seen anyone bring up a key issue: The National Security Agency has been for two decades a powerful behind-the-scenes lobby for weak Internet encryption and privacy protocols.

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 READ MORE


Who Is to Blame for North Korea’s Internet Collapse?

Wait—North Korea has the Internet?

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 READ MORE

Sony Pictures

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Vladimir Putin Invites Kim Jong Un to Moscow

Amid U.S. and European sanctions that are driving Russia into the arms of its Asian neighbors, President Vladimir Putin has invited the North Korean leader to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 READ MORE

The Interview

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 READ MORE

Sony Pictures

Sony Cancels ‘The Interview’ as U.S. Unofficially Blames North Korea

Seth Rogen’s comedy about the fictional assassination of real-life North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will not get its day in court, or theaters, as it were.

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 READ MORE

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The Price of ‘The Interview’

It seems there is something to offend everyone in the upcoming Hollywood comedy “The Interview.” At this point, I’m guessing, most wounded of all may be the Sony Pictures executives who greenlighted the film.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 READ MORE

Is North Korea Behind Hack Attack on Sony?

As top brass at Sony Pictures Entertainment scramble to contain the considerable fallout from last month’s cyberattack by a hacking collective calling itself Guardians of Peace, investigators still haven’t pinpointed the geographical source of the online onslaught. 

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 READ MORE

Send Your Kid to North Korean Summer Camp

On July 29, North Korea reopened what “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon described as “the first camp in history where kids tell ghost stories to feel safer.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 READ MORE

Gaza Cease-Fire: Unlike Iraq, Iran, Libya and N. Korea, Israel Has Impunity From Defying UNSC

The United Nations Security Council is theoretically a sort of sovereign in international law. One major exception to UNSC authority is Israel.

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 READ MORE

John Oliver: America Is a Useless Nuclear Weapon ‘Hoarder’ and Nobody Cares

As the “Last Week Tonight” host points out, it’s not Iran or North Korea we have to worry about; it’s America.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 READ MORE

Meet Kim Jong Il’s Personal Poet Laureate

As spin-doctoring goes, Jang Jin Sung had one of the world’s hardest jobs.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE

Obama Arrives in Japan for Tension-Filled Asia Trip

President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to launch a tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” U.S. foreign policy toward a dynamic Asia.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE

Best Bad Actor

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Kim Award

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U.N. Condemns North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps

U.N. investigators Monday released a catalog of massive human rights violations in North Korea that they say amount to crimes against humanity deserving attention by the International Criminal Court.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 READ MORE

The Kim Jong Un Family Reunion

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 READ MORE

North Korean Dictator Reportedly Kills More of His Family

All blood relatives of the uncle whom North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed a month ago were ordered killed by the young megalomaniacal dictator, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has reported.

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 READ MORE

Rodman Assist

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Happy Birthday Kim Jong Un

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE

Why Is the President Fighting for a War He Doesn’t Believe In?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: According to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the president didn’t buy into his own strategy. Also, what’s up with Dennis Rodman? Saving public art. And we remember Amiri Baraka.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE

Why Is the President Fighting for a War He Doesn’t Believe In?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: According to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the president didn’t buy into his own strategy. Also, what’s up with Dennis Rodman? Saving public art. And we remember Amiri Baraka.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE


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The New York Times Website Ads Go Native

The famous newspaper’s getting an online makeover, complete with new advertisements; the U.S. military has tested a laser that could change war as we know it; meanwhile, whether Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to dogs has come into question. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 READ MORE

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 READ MORE

Look Into a North Korean Penal Camp

The harrowing story of Shin Dong-hyuk, born in a North Korean punishment camp where he endured violence and brutality until he escaped at age 23, is told in a new documentary.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE

Vacation in North Korea

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE

Killer Kim

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 READ MORE

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Instability Surmised as North Korea Executes Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

Kim Jong Un’s government executed the leader’s uncle for treason on charges of plotting a coup, attempting to reform the currency, distributing pornography and more, and experts are divided over whether the violence indicates Kim “was consolidating his power ruthlessly—or that powerful groups within the elite were jockeying for power,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 READ MORE

Axis of Evil

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Program

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE

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How to Destroy a Planet Without Really Trying

Imagine you’re a historian 100 years from now—assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious—and you’re looking back at what’s happening today. For the first time in the history of the human species, you’d see we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE

The Leader

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Stealth Medicine

Posted on May 15, 2013 READ MORE

Two Things

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