Monday, December 10, 2018

tickets for Voices of North Korean Refugees event on sale...

just got an email stating that the event is happening and tickets are on sale for a very reasonable $20

so if you are in the Boston area, stop by Cambridge on saturday, january, 19, 2019


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-north-korean-refugees-stranger-tickets-52607324925?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Japan finds more wrecked and dead north Korean fishermen off its coast..

an article from the rimjingang / asiapress site.

it's obvious the fishermen are desperate or being pushed or both otherwise they would not venture so far out.


http://www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/2018/12/recommendations/2018-drifting-boats/

Thursday, November 29, 2018

ridiculous Samjiyeon deadline by Kim is stressing everyone out

these reports are from Rimjingang / AsiaPress.

they also do a great job of keeping the world informed about the goings on in North Korea.

they have posted quite a bit about the Samjiyeon tourist economic zone


http://www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/2018/11/recommendations/party-executives-recruit/


http://www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/2018/11/news/samjiyeon-derailment/


http://www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/2018/11/recommendations/power-supply-samjiyeon/

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

fortune tellers and drug users shamed at a public rally

this is a report from rimjingang (asiapress). their updates are slow but they are a good source for goings on inside North Korea also.
Rimjingang is another excellent source for North Korea.

i feel bad for these people who were singled out.
the fortune tellers are really doing nothing wrong and the drug users need help instead of a labor camp.

anyway here is the story


http://www.asiapress.org/rimjin-gang/2018/10/recommendations/fortune-telling-drug-use/

Firewood ban means a cold winter for the average North Korean

this report from the DailyNK states that because of Kim Jong-Un's reforestation program, there is a ban on selling firewood which means those that rely on it to keep warm this coming winter will have a hard time.

the reforestation is good and necessary however as usual no contigency for the little guy.


https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-koreans-face-bitter-cold-with-firewood-ban/

here's another report from DailyNK about the fisherman risking their lives because of fishing quotas set by the government.

so the regime sells fishing rights to the Chinese with their big trawlers while the little guy is forced further out to sea in unseaworthy craft.

the sanctions are still hurting the regime and everyone is being pushed to generate revenue for the government.

the Samjiyeon tourist railway project is another example of how they are getting stressed.


 https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-korean-fishermen-risking-lives-to-meet-fishing-quotas/

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

new documentary from Liberty in North Korea. The Jangmadang Generation

just got a notification by email about this 
on the ground footage in North Korea too.



you can view it at this url

https://www.nkmillennials.com/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJtYXJrLnNsZWV0QHRlcmFkeW5lLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIm16UDREZSJ9

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Update from Emancipate North Koreans Empower House

just recieved this in my mail so just passing along

ENoK are a North Korean help group based in Chicago and there is one person who is looking into starting one in the Boston area maybe in the near future.
She organized the Voices of North Korean Refugees event earlier this year which i attended and thought she did a great job.
she is organizing another one early next year as well.
hopefully Grace or Jinhye can attend.

here is the site again
http://enok.org/





Tuesday, September 25, 2018

united states and allies gearing up to disrupt North Korea oil transfers

the article dosn't state how they are going to disrupt but it points out that it will piss Russia and China off a bit more with the United States and it's not easing tensions with North Korea either.

http://www.targetliberty.com/2018/09/us-to-start-disrupting-north-korean-oil.html





Thursday, September 20, 2018

NKinUSA rescue updates..

NKinUSA just posted some good results from their rescue work.

several North Koreans have made it safely to Thailand thanks to the help and contacts from the NKinUSA group.

NKinUSA is worth supporting because you know they are doing what their mission is to do.




https://www.nkinusa.org/updates/2018/08/rescue-updates-summer-2018/

Monday, September 17, 2018

NKinUSA helps rescue North Korean refugees from China and Southeast Asia.

Most of North Korean refugees escape from North Korea via China and Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

NKinUSA (North Korean Refugees in the United States) helps rescue North Korean refugees hiding in China and Southeast Asia. We partner with local individuals to facilitate and secure safe passage for refugees to a desired third country, such as the U.S. or South Korea.

The refugee rescue program of NKinUSA provides

(1) basic needs such as food and clothing,
(2) transportation,
(3) accommodations, and
(4) expenses during escape such as fines and fees.

All these services are provided to North Korean refugees at no cost.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Save North Korean Refugees Day on September 24th

just passing along...

ACTION ITEM:
Save North Korean Refugees Day on Monday, September 24th

China’s policy of forcible repatriation is a death sentence for North Koreans

The North Korea Freedom Coalition is once again organizing the annual Save North Korean Refugees Day to focus attention on the ongoing critical crisis facing North Korean Refugees in China.  This year’s Save North Korea Refugees Day will be held on September 24, 2018 to mark the 36th anniversary of when China became a signatory to the refugee convention, the very agreement it is violating when it forces men, women and children back to North Korea against their will.

Background: The China/North Korea border is one of the most dangerous borders in the world.  Yet, little information is being reported about this tragic situation.  Since Kim Jong Un came to power he and Xi Jinping have worked aggressively to close the border to stop North Koreans from escaping to South Korea and other countries.  Over eighty percent of North Koreans, who flee persecution and deprivation in their homeland, carry poison in order to kill themselves if they are caught by Chinese authorities.  They would rather die than be forced back to North Korea where they will be subjected to certain torture, certain imprisonment and even execution for fleeing North Korea. Over eighty percent of North Korea females are subjected to human trafficking because of China’s policy.

What the Chinese authorities are doing is inhumane, barbaric and illegal.  It is a violation of international law as China is a signatory to the refugee convention which obligates it not to repatriate these refugees.  The People’s Republic of China signed the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol on September 24, 1982.

If China simply honored its international treaty obligations, the situation could be resolved overnight as North Korea refugees are unique: they are the only refugees in the world eligible for immediate resettlement as they already have citizenship in South Korea under Articles 2 and 3 of the Republic of Korea Constitution. In addition to South Korea and many other countries have willingly resettled North Korean refugees.

China’s policy of forcible repatriation is a death sentence for North Koreans.

Action You Can Take: The NKFC is simply asking its partners and friends around the world to deliver a letter of appeal to Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop repatriating refugees on the same date in solidarity: Monday, September 24 to the Chinese consulate or embassy in their city.  A template letter is available for use or coordinators can prepare their own letter of appeal from their respective NGO.

Some cities are also planning special events from conferences to protests from prayer vigils to movie screenings – all focused to raise awareness of the situation facing innocent men, women and children who are fleeing persecution and deprivation in North Korea.

Please do not remain silent for those being led away to death.  If you can deliver a letter or take action in solidarity to raise awareness of this issue, please email NKFC Chair, Suzanne Scholte, at Suzanne@defenseforumfoundation.org

FYI: This is the link from last year's Save North Korean Refugees Day report as a reference: http://bit.ly/2yEg3x2

www.nkfreedom.org

Suzanne Scholte
Seoul Peace Prize Laureate
President, Defense Forum Foundation
Chair, North Korea Freedom Coalition
www.defenseforumfoundation.org
www.nkfreedom.org_______________________________________________

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

another article from dailyNK citing the moral devolution due to the haves and have nots..

as the North Korean market economy grows, so does the gap between rich and poor.
this gap causes resentment and jealousy in any society and the donju are prime targets now.


https://www.dailynk.com/english/north-korean-authorities-call-for-vigilance-against-government-imposters/

North Koreans under stress again for the 70th anniversary of North Korea


https://www.dailynk.com/english/ordinary-north-koreans-indifferent-to-founding-anniversary-fanfare/

reading from the article, it looks like this event means money to the NK regime because it attracts foreign money but it puts the average north Korean under stress. this includes little kids as well who should be out playing and learning about their world instead of being stuck in a regimented schedule for months.

Friday, September 7, 2018

TV Program for stories of North Korean refugees

You can watch the stories of North Korean refugees through Korean TV whose title is "Now on my way to meet you".
You can hear the real stories and experiences about lives in North Korea from North Korean refugees.




The third meeting with Kim Jong Un will be held at Pyongyang

The third meeting with Kim Jong Un will be held at Pyongyang.
The meeting will be focused on the denuclearization in North Korea.
North Korea should get rid of all the nuclear weapons before they ask the USA to declare end of Korean War.

http://www.ytn.co.kr/_ln/0101_201809062248358655


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

north Korean shipwrecks on Japans west coast continuing

DailyNK put out another recent article regarding the north Korean fisherman getting wrecked due to unseaworthy boats, crowded boats and boats that are too small.
they are talking to Japanese fishermen who know what they are talking about
good article.


https://www.dailynk.com/english/photos-north-korean-shipwrecks-in-ishikawa-prefecture-disturb-locals/

Monday, August 20, 2018

Grace Jo gives a talk and questions and answers at George Washington University

here is a youtube presentation from NKinUSA youtube channel.

Grace is out there again champion for the North Korean people.
she gives an hour and half questions and answers.




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Yeon-Mi Park starts her own youtube channel

Yeon-Mi Park is a north Korean defector who wrote the book "In order to live"
she is a human rights activist for north Koreans and has spoken at many venues.

just found out about this a few days ago and she intends to post regular updates and answer questions.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQu57KgT7gOoLCAu3FFQsA


she and Ji Seong-Ho have teamed up to start their own organization called Freedom for North Korea
Ji Seong-Ho became disabled after blacking out from starvation and falling from a train in north Korea..
he survived and came to realize that the NK regime could't care less about him so he decided to defect.
somehow he made it through China minus a leg and hand and has since started his own organization in south Korea called NAUH

http://www.nauh.or.kr/eng/main/main.php

http://freedomfornorthkorea.org/

Friday, August 10, 2018

FREE pre-release screening of The Spy Gone North from CJ Entertainment on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.

NKinUSA and DC APA Film invite you to a FREE pre-release screening of The Spy Gone North from CJ Entertainment on Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Donations will be gladly accepted at the door and will benefit both NKinUSA and DC APA Film.

Event Details

This free screening of "The Spy Gone North Korea" is hosted by NKinUSA, The North Korea Network, Korean Waves Meetup Group, and DC Asian Pacific American Film-APA Film.

Date & Time: 

Thursday, August 16th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Location:

Cinema Arts Theatres
9650 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031


Voice of North Korea Refugees II, on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Boston.

Voice of North Korea Refugees II will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Boston.

Cholong Park is involved in this meaningful event to improve the human rights of North Korean Refugees. She ia a pianist and also working for ENoK as an artist director.

ENoK (Emancipate North Koreans) was founded in 2011. ENoK is a 501(C)(3)-approved non-profit organization registered with the Illinois Secretary of State Office

The mission of ENoK is to:

EMBRACE North Koreans

To help break down barriers between North Korean defectors and “others”

EMPOWER North Koreans

To help North Korean refugees transition to the new society and life through life-support programs such as life-skills training, job training, and education

EMANCIPATE North Koreans

To raise awareness of dire situations and human rights violations being committed in North Korea as well as the plight of North Korean refugees scattered across Asia.


Logo of ENoK (Emancipate North Koreans)

Cholong Park is planning "Voice of North Korea Refugees II" with ENoK.

Cholong Park  received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Sang Myung University and earned her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. David Kalhous.

Throughout Park’s active music career, she has developed a wide range of repertoire and discovered that chamber music, contemporary works, and piano pedagogy are her forte. She was a featured soloist performing works at the John Cage Festival, the Pre-college Piano Symposium, and the New Music Ensemble Concert at Florida State University.

In May 2014, Park made her Carnegie Hall debut performing solo and ensemble works as a founder member of the new music ensemble, What Is Noise, as their pianist.

Cholong Park is currently studying with Dean Wayman Chin in the Collaborative Piano program, chamber music emphasis, at Longy School of Music of Bard College. She has been teaching students since 2002 and has taught students of all ages & levels.