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North Korea Looking for an Ear

Copy of dprkThe reclusive Communist state wants to talk – but only to the United States. After a year of silence, it’s willing to revisit the issue of nuclear disarmament, but it wants one-on-one time instead of the usual six-party format.

A DPRK official visited the United States last week, a rarity, in what has been called a “’charm’ offensive” by Reuters. The country is desperate for money and aid.

Reuters reports that a DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman said to the Korea Central News Agency, “The conclusion we have reached is that the direct parties, which are the North and the United States, must first sit down and find a rational solution.”

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Help the North Korean Children

koreancharityI know, I know, it’s hard to imagine donating money to anything involving North Korea. I mean, hell, just look at the regime-endorsed Twitter-stream! But, when I saw the appeal from Koryo Tours for donations, I found it impossible to take issue. This is an independent organization run by a Brit that’s trying to raise a mere $6,700 for two humanitarian projects in the isolated Communist state.

Click here to donate to the Koryo Tours project >>

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Gawker Coverage of North Korea

Okay, I follow North Korea the way most people in my neighborhood follow the NY Jets. So, I was pretty excited to see recent extensive coverage of the DPRK on Gawker, including some great campaign posters. Check out the links to interesting articles below, and some cool propaganda.

Gawker: Pyongyang: “The Alcatraz of Fun”

Gawker: Getting Your (Random Ass) Media Outlet Into North Korea

Washington Post: My Excellent North Korean Adventure

New Yorker: Our Man in Pyongyang

New Yorker: The Reluctant Communist

OhmyNews: The Reluctant Communist

Source: Gawker.com

Source: Gawker.com

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