Friday, April 13, 2018

PINK ELEPHANTS PODCAST #10 - DR. SHARAT LIN: NORTH KOREAN MYTHS VS. REALITIES

A day in the life in North Korea. (PHOTO: Michael Huniewicz)



Dr. Sharat Lin (PHOTO: Project Censored)
Our world has lived under the threat of nuclear war for so long that for some time now, it’s been easy to pretend that the threat didn’t exist. But with the resumption of hostilities between the United States and North Korea under Donald Trump’s presidency, that threat seems very real again.

In the hope of hosting a joint summit in next month to bring about an end to hostilities, both the US and North Korea have recently been on good behavior, starting with February’s “Olympic Truce” during the Winter Games in Pyongyang. This courtesy also extends to South Korea, with whom the North’s relationship has improved considerably as of late.

To find out more about what’s happening behind the scenes in the buildup to the US/North Korea summit, I spoke with Dr. Sharat Lin, a research fellow and past president of San Jose's Peace and Justice Center, who also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Initiative for Equality.

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Relapse – Cut Me Up
My Monster – Don’t Be Mean About It
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