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Freedom Is Only Half the Battle

The North Korea Dennis Rodman Never Asked to See

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.02.2013 | TED Weekends
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Remember that Stalin, one of history's greatest mass murderers said: "One death is a tragedy, a million deaths, a statistic." Don't allow the suffering of the North Korean people to wallow in abject anonymity.

My Friend, The Refugee

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Craig S. Keener

"I don't know whether I'm going to live or die," she lamented frantically. By the time this letter reached me, her town had been destroyed. For the next eighteen months, I didn't know if my friend was alive or dead.

A Glimmer in the Dark

Dr. Dohee Kim-Appel | Posted 06.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Dohee Kim-Appel

If one is a prisoner, are we not all in some way, a prisoner also? Hyeonseo Lee fought for her family and their lives. One may not know what they are capable of until tested.

What a Reformed Immigrant from Afar Teaches Us About the Urgency of Immigration Reform Here at Home

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Bhaskar Chakravorti

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMs. Lee speaks the universal truths of the immigrant experience: a dream, of place not one's own; a journey, quite distinct from travel of any other kind; and what, V.S. Naipaul has so eloquently described as the "enigma of arrival."

The Horrors of the North Korean Prison System

John Feffer | Posted 06.28.2013 | TED Weekends
John Feffer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was nearly at the end of a presentation on the North Korean prison camp system, when the last person in the audience grasped the microphone to ask a question. His question was so unexpected that I was literally blindsided.

North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal: A Farce?

Janis Powers | Posted 08.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Janis Powers

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear the harrowing tales of North Korean refugees and we want to help. Yet our ability to comprehend the dynamics in the Korean peninsula is limited by the fact that we are half a world away.

WATCH: The Story Of An Incredible Escape From North Korea

Thu-Huong Ha | Posted 08.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Thu-Huong Ha

2013-06-27-leepullA total stranger helped Hyeonseo Lee pay her mother and brother's way out of jail as they fled from North Korea. Now, four years later, Lee has been reunited with that stranger, getting the chance to thank him in person.