Korea News Roundup (February 17, 2019)

Korea News Roundup (February 17, 2019)

Agreement on probe into death of contract worker who died from a workplace accident | Grocery Chain to convert contract workers to full-time status | Inter-Korean New Year Celebration on Mt. Kumgang | U.S. official visits North Korea to prepare for Summit | House Bill aimed at maintaining military status quo on the Korean Peninsula.

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Korea News Roundup (February 3, 2019)

Koreans around the world mourned the death of Kim Bok-dong, who dedicated her life to fighting for redress for women who had been forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese military during World War II | Plans for second Kim-Trump summit under way | U.S. lawmakers urge resumption of war games.

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Weekly News Roundup (January 16, 2019)

Farmers in South Korea to donate tractors to North Korean farmers | South Korean President Moon says Kim Jong-un’s Seoul visit will happen after 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit | Trump reportedly sends personal letter to DPRK Leader | Pompeo announces preparations for DPRK-U.S. summit are underway

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DPRK Leader Kim Jong-un’s 2019 New Year Address

Full translation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s 2019 New Year Address — In the address, Chairman Kim spoke about the achievements of the North Korean people in strengthening their country’s self-sustaining economy, as well as called for greater strides to be made in the new year towards peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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Weekly News Roundup (December 30, 2018)

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Inter-Korean Railway | Taxi Drivers Strike | Irregular Workers Rally | Groundwater Near U.S. Base Contaminated with Carcinogens | Forced Labor Victims File Class Action Suit

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Weekly News Roundup (December 15, 2018)

Trump Wants S Korea to Pay More for U.S. Troops | Moon Jae-in Rolls out Five-Year Plan for Inter-Korean Cooperation | 160,000 Workers Strike against Moon’s “Flexible Work Hour” Policy

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Multimedia

Media Roundup: Reactions to the DPRK-U.S. Summit

Washington’s neoliberal pundits and politicians reacted with horror at the outcome of the historic U.S.-North Korea summit on June 12. Korean Americans and other progressive Korea experts had a different take. They praised the summit as a breakthrough that can finally bring closure to the unresolved Korean War and gave a sobering assessment of the challenges ahead.

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