Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fight against savage and despotism … unshaken ‘center of democratization’

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Hankyoreh> on Dec. 30, 2011, reporting the life time story of a deceased statesman Kim Geun-tae, the symbol of democratization movement during military regimes and a statesman for the ordinary throughout his life as a politician. In particular, he is […]

She used to be an ‘Iraq human shield’ … a story of a Gangjung peace activist

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of a reporter’s personal accord appeared in a special section of <OhmyNews> on Dec.28, 2011. The section, according to “the Editor’s note”, is for “Behind stories, hidden stories or episodes uncovered during article material collection to be scribbled in a free style”. And current article delivers a […]

Savage internship … fueled by ‘policy fiasco’

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <Voice of People> on Dec.23, 2011, reporting the collapse of a vocational high school senior student who had been doing an internship in Kia Motors Gwangju factory since Aug. The report clearly indicates how internship whose purpose is to provide senior […]

A maze game called ‘Who owns BBK?’

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in the magazine <The Weekly Kyunghyang>, a sibling publication of daily newspaper <Kyunghyang Shinmun>, back on Dec. 4, 2007, concerning the BBK controversy, the reviving political controversy in Korea in Dec. 2011, with the imprisonment verdict of a former Rep. Jeong Bong-ju, […]

‘Dogani of hope’ strides with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in <The Hankyoreh> on Dec.21, 2011 covering the opening of Cafe Holder no.1, a cafe stall ran by Inhwa school graduates. The school which is liquidated now rattled the whole nation with gruesome sexual violence by teachers and employees. But people tried […]

Before DDoS investigation announcement, police commissioner and then ruling party leader were communicating each other

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared in the online media <The Newsface> on Dec.18, 2011. It is basically a nice summary of the 32nd installment of number 1 podcast <나는 꼼수다 Naneun Ggomsuda (or 나꼼수 Naggomsu)> on recent developments of what they call the election fraud that took […]

Grandmother Park Ok-sun, “Now, you feel like dying, right? But we won’t!”

Disclaimer: The following is a totally unauthoritative personal translation of an article appeared on the <Voice of People (VOP)> On Dec.12, 2011, covering an interview with one of the Japanese military ‘comfort women’. She relays her life in a calm and unimposing way, which makes the whole experience the more intense. Although the 1,000th weekly […]