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This document exists as a guide to help people learn more about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This document will be updated with new information as time goes on.


September/October 2018 - added articles to the Korean war section, the Economy section, the Propaganda War section. Check them out!



Prepared by Comrade J - message me at my page with feedback, content or articles to be included, constructive criticism etc.



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My 130+ page Anti-Communist Myths Debunked doc

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit?usp=sharing





Understanding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Korean War

Aggression towards the People’s Republic and building the case for war

DPR Korea wants peace

History of the DPRK

The nuclear weapons program

General

Writings of Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un

DPRK international relations etc.

General

RoK-DPRK-China-Russia relations (including peace process news)

The Propaganda War

Human Rights

Debunking the dominant narrative

Assorted Anti-DPRK propaganda

Eyewitness accounts and travel logs

Life inside Korea

Defectors

The food situation in DPRK

The Food Situation In North Korea (and other dprk myths)

The Economy

Sanctions

Is the DPRK on the verge of collapse?

DPRK Society

Korean democracy

DPRK healthcare, education etc.

Juche

Is DPR Korea socialist?

What is life like in South Korea?

Recommended books

DPRK related films





Understanding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea



The Korean War

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* Ian Goodrum: a long thread on Imperialism in the Korean Peninsula (must read)

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1002586372874461184.html

* Why they hate us

https://jacobinmag.com/2017/11/korean-war-united-states-nuclear-weapons

* The invasion of North Korea: an extract from Churchill and the Bomb by Ernie Trory.

http://www.newworker.org/ncptrory/nkorea.htm

* How South Korea started the Korean War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2r-m4qLZA&t=1s

* South Korea started the Korean war with US and UK help - British Foreign Policy since 1870, by Will Podmore

Google books link to section on Korean War

* The Origins of the Korean War: an interpretation from the Soviet archives - Evgueni Bajanov

http://www.alternativeinsight.com/Korean_War.html

* What war with North Korea looked like in the 1950s and why it matters now

http://www.newsweek.com/us-forget-korean-war-led-crisis-north-592630

* Americans have forgotten what we did to North Korea - Vox

https://www.vox.com/2015/8/3/9089913/north-korea-us-war-crime

* Crimes, Concealment and South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

https://web.archive.org/web/20081007071649/http://www.japanfocus.org/_______Khiem___Kim_Sung_soo-Crimes__Concealment_and_South_Korea___s_Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission

* People’s Armies: how small states under threat manage to maintain large military forces

https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryWatch.Analysis/posts/1847834395536589

* National liberation and the DPRK

http://writetorebel.com/2017/03/29/national-liberation-and-the-dprk/

* Review of book detailing US germ warfare in Korea

https://shadowproof.com/2015/03/30/book-review-this-must-be-the-place-how-the-u-s-waged-germ-warfare-in-korean-war-denied-it-ever-since/

* A lost document from the Cold War: the International Scientific Commission report on bacterial warfare during the Korean War

https://shadowproof.com/2015/01/25/a-lost-document-from-the-cold-war-the-international-scientific-commission-report-on-bacterial-warfare-during-the-korean-war/

* CIA document suggests US lied about biological, chemical weapons use in the Korean War

https://shadowproof.com/2013/12/10/cia-document-suggests-u-s-lied-about-biological-chemical-weapon-use-in-the-korean-war/

* No Gun Ri massacre

https://www.facebook.com/telesurenglish/videos/1079553265521408/?hc_location=ufi

* Expert exposes US biological warfare during Korean War

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Expert-Exposes-US-Biological-Warfare-During-Korean-War-20171005-0006.html

* Suppressed report on 1952 US Korean War Anthrax attack

https://valtinsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/revealed-suppressed-report-on-1952-us.html#.WelhWVWnGUk

* South Korea owns up to brutal past

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/south-korea-owns-up-to-brutal-past/2008/11/14/1226318928410.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

* Truth Commission reveals history of Korean War: U.S.-South Korea carried out massacres of civillians

http://iacenter.org/korea/skorea070608/

* America’s big lie about bioweapon crimes in Korea by Jeff. J Brown

https://soundcloud.com/44-days/americas-big-lie-about-bioweapon-crimes-in-korea-tom-powell-on-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170729

* Letters written by James Cannon, National Secretary of the Trotskyite organisation SWP to president Truman and the US congress

http://www.themilitant.com/2017/8117/811750.html

* Biological warfare in the Korean War: Allegations and Cover-up: Socialism and Democracy Vol 31, no. 1.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854300.2016.1265859

* Report of the International Scientific Commission For The Investigation of Facts Concerning Bacterial Warfare in Korea and China

https://cryptome.org/2015/01/isc-biowar-kr-cn.pdf

* The Bombing of North Korea - death toll

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Bombing_of_North_Korea_1950-1953#Death_Toll




















Aggression towards the People’s Republic and building the case for war






* What the West’s missile strike on Syria means for North Korea

http://militarywatchmagazine.com/read.php?my_data=70519

* US and North Korea: nuclear threat returns

http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/americas/united-states/4985-uan021117

* Empire Files: War with North Korea - propaganda vs reality (excellent video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJlNQlRbIA

* Media complicity increases the possibility of a new Korean war

https://mronline.org/2017/12/05/media-complicity-increases-the-possibility-of-a-new-korean-war/

* Imperialism’s drive to war in Korea

https://redyouth.org/2017/04/21/imperialisms-drive-to-war-in-korea/

* John McCain threatens North Korea with “extinction”

http://www.mintpressnews.com/john-mccain-threatens-north-korea-with-extinction/231943/

* What is the US military’s presence near North Korea?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/09/what-is-the-us-militarys-presence-in-south-east-asia

* Tillerson talks of pre-emptive strikes on NKorea citing weapons of mass destruction

http://www.mintpressnews.com/tillerson-talks-of-pre-emptive-stikes-on-nkorea-citing-weapons-of-mass-destruction/226009/

* U.S. aggression heightens tensions in Korea as Park government overthrown

https://www.liberationnews.org/u-s-aggression-heightens-tensions-in-korea-as-park-government-overthrown/

* North Korea threatens ‘final doom’ after US deploys strategic bombers

http://www.mintpressnews.com/north-korea-threatens-final-doom-after-us-deploys-strategic-bombers/227435/

* Prelude to war: defend People’s Korea!

https://anti-imperialism.org/2017/04/14/crisis-on-the-peninsula-defend-peoples-korea/

* UN asserts link between North Korea and Syrian chemical weapons

http://www.mintpressnews.com/un-asserts-link-north-korea-syria-chemical-weapons-program/231262/

* When the piper pays you: following the dangerous tune of the South Korean regime

https://anti-imperialism.org/2015/09/02/when-the-piper-pays-you-following-the-dangerous-tune-of-the-south-korean-regime/

* Reviewing the evidence of DPRK culpability for the Cheonan Warship incident

https://www.globalresearch.ca/reviewing-the-evidence-of-dprk-culpability-for-the-cheonan-warship-incident/22133

* War crimes investigation of North Korea ludicrous beyond words

https://gowans.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/war-crimes-investigation-of-north-korea-ludicrous-beyond-words/

* North Korea’s “Hate America Month?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu3nasgUk6A

* Pentagon leads over 300,000 troops in a rehersal for an invasion one week after the white house announces its considering military action against North Korea

https://gowans.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/pentagon-leads-over-300000-troops-in-a-rehearsal-for-an-invasion-one-week-after-the-white-house-announces-its-considering-military-action-against-north-korea/

* Washington considers military action against North Korea to force regime change

https://gowans.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/washingtons-considers-military-action-against-north-korea-to-force-regime-change/

* Beating the drum for a ‘good’ nuclear war with North Korea

http://www.mintpressnews.com/beating-the-drum-for-a-good-nuclear-war-with-north-korea/231710/

* South Korea’s plan to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/23/asia/south-korea-plan-to-assassinate-kim-jong-un/

* Colin Powell says U.S. should destroy North Korean regime if it uses Nuclear Weapons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7g_8mxaLvQ

* US and North Korea: nuclear threat returns

http://revolutionarycommunist.org/americas/united-states/4985-uan021117

* Pentagon: only ground invasion can destroy North Korean nuclear program

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/05/pentagon-ground-invasion-north-korean-nuclear-program

* “Better a million dead Koreans” - Ex US army official

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Better-a-Million-Dead-North-Koreans-Ex-US-Army-Official-20170905-0019.html

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Published 27/04/2020, 21:10:47

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