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Shinchonji / Re: Shinchonji in Australia and New Zealand
« Last post by Peter on April 16, 2018, 12:42:04 PM »
On Reddit, an account of Shinchonji recruiting in Sydney's CBD:

April 14, 2018: Korean "Christian" Cult Targeting Town Hall and Pitt Street, Sydney (Reddit)
JMS In Japan / Re: Japan quick info
« Last post by Katie on April 16, 2018, 12:20:09 PM »
Found a podcast for Hyung-jin Moon's followers:
North Korea / Re: The Strange Tale of Yeon-mi Park & Her Critics Take 2
« Last post by Peter on April 09, 2018, 01:50:33 AM »
Jan. 27: Human Rights Activist Park Yeon-Mi Wants to Help NK Refugees (B.Pritchett's Blog)

Jan. 31: NK Video Takes on Yeonmi Park's Claims (NK News)
“North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri is a garbage channel that doesn’t merit a response,” said  Lartigue, director for international relations at Freedom Factory in Seoul. “Their Western sources cited in the video will eventually see that they rushed to judgment about Yeonmi, and I hope they will be honorable enough to apologize at that time.” North Korea analyst Mike Bassett, one of those quoted in the video as criticizing Park recognized its propagandistic nature but also said it had some truths to it.

“It’s obvious that certain elements were constructed and crafted very thoughtfully, such as the presence of a healthy fat baby and plants, and her aunt; who might’ve incurred a similar psychological impact on Yeonmi Park as Shin Dong-hyuk’s father had on him,” he said to NK news.

Feb. 3: Yeonmi Park Hits Back at North Korean Video (NK News)
Park said previously that she and her mother defected with her father, but now says her father crossed over later on. When asked about her inconsistency, she answered that she hadn’t wanted her mother to seem “odd.”

“It was a defection and also human trafficking and I wanted to hide it,” she said. “Since I was worried that my mother might be seen as odd I said that my father defected with us…But after doing lots of interviews with foreign press, I decided to be honest so I corrected that my father crossed the river after we defected.”

March 15: The Woman Who Faces the Wrath of NK (Maryann Vollers via The Guardian)
As soon as we began working together, I noticed there were some minor discrepancies in the articles written about Yeon-mi, a jumbling of dates and places and some inconsistent details about her family’s escape. Most of these issues could be explained by a language barrier – Yeon-mi was giving interviews in English before she was fully fluent. But Yeon-mi was also protecting a secret, something she had tried to bury and forget from the moment she arrived in South Korea at age 15: like tens of thousands of other refugees, Yeon-mi had been trafficked in China. In South Korea – and many other societies – admitting to such a “shameful” past would destroy her prospects for marriage and any sort of normal life.

She had hoped that by changing a few details about her escape she could avoid revealing the full story. But after she decided to plunge into human rights activism, she realized that without the whole truth, the story of her life would have no real power or meaning. She has apologized for any discrepancies in her public record, and is determined that her book be scrupulously accurate.

April 23: 21-Year-Old NK Defector: Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Like Me at All (NY Times)

July 15: Yeon-Mi Park Selected as One of BBC's Top 100 Women (News Wire)

Sept. 4: Yeonmi Park: Interview (The Bookseller)

Sept. 25: My North Korean Childhood (The Telegraph)

Sept. 27: After Escaping NK, Freedom Is Seriously, Deadly Hard (NPR)

Oct. 1: Five Surprising Facts About NK Defector Yeonmi Park (NY Times)

Oct. 2: Yeonmi Park Tells How She Was Nearly Raped by Trafficker Who Smuggled Her Out Of NK (Daily Mail)
Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom (The Korea Society):

Yeonmi Park: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Oct. 4: Yeonmi Park: I Hope My Book Will Shine a Light on the Darkest Place in the World (The Guardian)

Oct. 5: Tonight's Ubben Lecture by Yeonmi Park: What It Means to be Free (The Depauw)
Yeonmi Park Brings Kresge Auditorium to Tears as the First Ubben Lecture Speaker of the Year (The DePauw)

Oct. 7: This is Paradise: Author Who Escaped North Korea (Toronto Sun)
A North Korean Speaks: Yeonmi Park's Fierce Desire for Freedom (John Stossell for Fox News)
NK Defector Yeonmi Park on Her Traumatic Escape & Adjusting to a New Life (National Post)

Oct. 8: NK Defector Breaks Down Talking About Hermit Kingdom Dictator (New York Times)

Oct. 11: Kim Jong-un is No Joke Says NK Defector (The Guardian)

Oct. 12: What It’s Like to Escape From North Korea (Time)
NK Defector Yeonmi Park: I Believed My Dear Leader Could Read My Mind (International Business Times)

Oct. 14: North Korean Defector Trafficked, Raped At 13 Hopes Her Story Raises Awareness (Gospel Herald)
NK Defector Chronicles Escape, Struggle To Find Freedom

Oct. 17: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park (The Times)

Oct. 19: A Harrowing Escape From North Korea (Irish Times)

Oct. 26: Young NK Defector Shares Story of Pain & Hope (King 5)

Nov. 9: North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story (Huffington Post)

Nov. 13: In Order to Live: Yeonmi Park's North Korean Defector Story: (Note to self: Transcribe from around 20:00)

Nov. 20: NK Defector Yeonmi Park Criticises West for Laughing at ‘Funny’ Kim Jong-un: He is a Murderer (The Independent)

Dec. 28: The 15 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year (The New York Times)

Dec. 29: Book by Ubben Lecturer Yeonmi Park on NY Times Year-End List (Depauw)

Undated: BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Shining a Light into the Dark Corners of Life in NK (CTV News)
JMS In Korea / Korean Article: #MeToo & JMS
« Last post by Peter on April 08, 2018, 01:08:28 AM »
April 4, 2018: Me Too와 전자발찌 찬 정명석의 행보 주목 (Modern Religious Monthly)

Naver Translation:

#MeToo And JMS: Attention on the Movement of Jeong Myeong-seok Wearing Electronic Anklet.

The violent crime victims, who have been squealing with bated breath, are complaining constantly. The attackers who had tried to satisfy their sexual desires by forgetting about the inherent worth of human beings have now become ugly monsters. It is obviously a matter not only of political history accounting, but also of religion. Among the pagan far-fetched organizations, JMS (Jeong Myeong-seok, the Christian Ministers ' Mission) has a sexual cult that seduces believers. Attention is drawn to the actions taken by Jeong Myeong-seok, a sex offender who was released in February after serving a sentence of 10 years in jail on charges of rape and sexual assault. MeToo and JMS. What is the connection?

JMS's Jeong Myeong-Seok Ranks as 'Messiah '

In October 2017, the MeToo Movement started to put a hashtag on social networking sites to alert movie producers Harvey Weinstein about the damage caused by sexual harassment and sexual harassment. As Seo revealed the truth about the damage caused by the sexual harassment, the "MeToo" movement was launched in January this year. Starting with Seo's confession, it has spread to the cultural, artistic, political, and religious circles.

The starting point of the Me Too Exercise and the release date of JMS Jeong Myeong-seok are similar. The Me Too Exercise looks like a " confidence-induced incentive to confess " designed to prepare for Chung's release from prison. Chung has served in jail for 10 years for sexual assault. It is by no means a light sentence. Did Chung change his mind after meeting social issues of " Me Too Exercise? " " I have nothing to do with being punished for my crime, " he said.

It seems that the mind of the believers who worship Jeong, who are dominated by " the messiah, " has clouded their judgment ability. The spiritual influence of Jeong Myeong-seok is so strong that it prevents him from having the judgment of right or wrong. For the past decade of his imprisonment, the congregation remained firm on him. Jeong Myeong-seok knows the fact well. Jeong Myeong-seok, who used to abuse the hearts of his followers, intimidated them into acting as sex toys. But there is a weapon to fight against. MeToo Much Exercise. It's a dagger you shouldn't ignore.

Electronic Anklet

Jeong Myeong-seok, who ignored the Bible's doctrine and was eager to satisfy his sexual desire. On his ankle are electronic anklets, a voucher for sex offenders. A person who has committed a crime once is likely to commit it again. Especially in the case of sex crimes, the repeat count rate is high. Will an electronic anklet designed to identify the victims of a crime be able to prevent Jeong's repeat injury?

Now the nation is rocked by the social ripple effects brought on by the MeToo Movement, after the title " sex offender " and its fantastic collaboration " electronic anklet " was added to Chung's resume. Many victims of the darkness, proudly shouting MeToo in the shadows, are being named two at a time before their containers. I'm sure the JMS will also be overshadowed by the large number of potential victims of the song " MeToo. " They can shout to the world. Jeong Myeong-seok is wearing an electronic ankle monitor. He is branded a sex offender, and the electronic anklet, a solid proof, is squeezing his ankles. It is also high time that numerous victims of the crime were released from their fetters. Electronic anklets, a marker of sex offenders, should be the trigger for the MeToo movement.

Victims ' MeToo movement, which is a close, non-discriminatory movement without legal protection, begins now. Sexual violence caused by pseudo-religious religions can not be considered a lesser damage than that caused by cultural, artistic and political sectors. Many of the victims who were violated by the sex offender Jeong Myeong-seok came up to the surface and said, " I got hurt!It is time to have the courage to claim it.
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