Monthly Archives: November 2011

Two tales of Korean prosecutors

Disclaimer: The following are totally unauthoritative personal translation of two articles appeared in <The Kyunghyang Shinmun> on November 27, 2011, each of which reports one side of Korean prosecution right now. As a country where governing by law is the most precious value of all, the integrity of judicial system is the backbone of social […]

Roars of twenty thousands rocked Gwanghwamun, “MB OUT, Void Ratification”

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a news article appeared in an online media <Voice of People> on November 26, 2011, reporting the anti-KOR-US FTA rally held in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea. All rights regarding this post stay with the author of original article or <Voice of People> and this post […]

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a news article appeared in the online media <OhmyNews> on November 23, reporting a rally protesting a shoddy passage of KOR-US FTA ratification consent bill at National Assembly the day before. All rights regarding this material stay with the author of original article or with […]

Citizens stood against water cannons until the end … voluntarily dispersed at Myung-dong

Disclaimer: The following is totally unauthoritative personal translation of a gallery of images reporting the citizens’ rally to request denunciation of KOR-US FTA ratified yesterday appeared in the online media <Voice of People> on Nov. 12, 2011. You would see how a peaceful citizen rally turns into a scene of ¬†horrible civil suffering from a […]

Inhwa school … “we will donate our property” … another tricky gambit?

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Kyunghyang Shinmun> on November 11, 2011, possibly a final move by the Inhwa school foundation to save its property in the aftermaths of national anger erupted by the movie ‘Dogani’ that realistically depicted the sexual violence to hearing-impaired young students […]

Another former Ssangyong Motors worker committed suicide .. KMWU “18th death”

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in an online media <OhmyNews> on November 9, 2011, reporting the 18th death of current or former Ssangyong Motors workers. All rights of this post stay with the author of original article or <OhmyNews> and this post will be scrapped immediately at […]

Truth, neither old nor malicious .. National Guidance Alliance incident

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a half-article half-blog post by a renowned journalist Sang-wook Byun on October 12, 2011 regarding one of the most tragic not-so-well-known incidents of modern Korean history, the National Guidance Alliance (NGA) incident in the afteramths of Korean war in 1950. Although it is quite an […]