The Politics of American Protest: A North Korean Twist

July 16, 2021

Gwen Berry recently protested the playing of the US national anthem by turning away from the flag and holding up a shirt that read “activist athlete.” The protest took place at the Olympic trials in Oregon where Berry had placed third in the hammer throw competition. Her action immediately...

Trump and Kim: Let’s Hope the Love Letters Continue

March 07, 2019

The bromance between Trump and Kim is icky and deserving of ridicule. But to negotiate with a dictator, sometimes it takes a dictator — or a dictator wannabe. Of all the bizarre things that Donald Trump utters — the lies, the garbled words, the fanciful stories — his comments on his...

What Does It Take to Escape North Korea?

December 09, 2017

Despite the deadly ramifications of fleeing Kim Jong-un’s regime, North Koreans are risking their lives for freedom. When it comes to human rights, North Korea, according to Amnesty International, “is in a category of its own.” Under one of the world’s most isolated and repressive...