North Korea launches global effort to stop Sony movie: Shopkeepers arrested, film banned

Shopkeepers arrested, film banned as North Korea launches a global effort to stop Sony movie at center of cyber attack  Governments feel pressure on Interview This story appeared today in Asia Times online. You can read full story at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-290115.html By Bertil Lintner in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Nate Thayer in Washington   January 29, 2015 […]

American spy chief secret meeting with head of North Korean cyber warfare

Kim Yong Chol: The man behind North Korea’s Cyber warfare. U.S. top spy James Clapper has “extraordinarily unfriendly” secret meeting with North Korean chief cyber warrior shortly before Sony attack By Nate Thayer January 9, 2015 Ten days before the attack on the Sony movie depicting the assassination of Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s head […]

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

Exclusive interview with U.S. detainee reveals hurdles to getting arrested in North Korea By Nate Thayer November 14, 2014 For full story, please go to the excellent North Korea News website linked below http://www.nknews.org/2014/11/matthew-millers-excellent-adventure-in-north-korea/ It’s a story that begins with North Korea trying to refuse to imprison him, and ends with him going home on […]

Comrades in Mass Murder: Untold History of Jim Jones’s Suicide Cult & North Korea

Comrades in Mass Murder: The Secret Alliance Between Suicide Religious Cult Leader Jim Jones and North Korea  By Nate Thayer June 17, 2014 During the final months prior to the November 1978 mass murder of 903 people in the jungles at the People’s Temple at Jonestown, Guyana, the Utopian socialist experiment run by political/religious cult leader Jim Jones, Jones conducted  […]

White Power and Apocalyptic Cults: Pro North Korean Americans Revealed

American homegrown terrorist groups are the chosen favorites of Pyongyang By Nate Thayer In case anyone was confused about the fundamental political system in North Korea, one only has to look at who their political allies are abroad. It is a political system based on blind nationalism, racial purity, militarism, and intolerance. Their closest allies […]

All eyes on U.S. prisoner during Dennis Rodman return visit to N. Korea

By Nate Thayer NKNews.org see full story at: http://www.nknews.org/2013/09/all-eyes-on-u-s-prisoner-during-dennis-rodman-visit-to-n-korea/ Eccentric U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman will arrive in North Korea today for a five day mission where all eyes are on the plight of detained American citizen Kenneth Bae, a prisoner who on Thursday Rodman promised to talk personally to Kim Jong Un to secure his […]

Dennis Rodman steals ball from U.S. govt as N Korea cancels U.S. mission to free prisoner on eve of Rodman visit

Dennis Rodman steals ball from U.S. government as N Korea cancels official U.S. mission to free prisoner on eve of Rodman visit State: “It was a done deal. King was going to come back with Kenneth Bae. That was the arrangement” See full story on NKNew.org http://www.nknews.org/2013/08/dennis-rodman-assumes-u-s-envoy-to-north-koreas-rescue-mission/ BY NATE THAYER , AUGUST 31, 2013 Former NBA legend Dennis Rodman […]

White Power and Apocalyptic Cults: Pro-DPRK homegrown U.S. terrorist groups are Pyongyang chosen favorites

Pro-DPRK Americans Revealed American homegrown terrorist groups are the chosen favorites of Pyongyang by Nate Thayer , May 6, 2013 NK News Investigative Correspondent (This story appeared in NKNews.org. Please check out the excellent NK News Pro news service  launched in May, 2013 providing in depth, quality, comprehensive coverage for those serious about understanding North Korea at […]

Oops….Sorry About that Austin, Texas

Oops….Sorry About that Austin, Texas: An Otherwise Excellent Example of Great Journalism was Also a Tad Off The Korean Central News Agency Friday sent out one of the thousands of meticulously staged propaganda photographs they do each year, this one with a caption which included the description of an “urgent operation meeting on the Korean […]

25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip and history of U.S.-North Korean basketball diplomacy

25 Years of Slam Dunk Diplomacy: Rodman trip comes after decades of basketball diplomacy between U.S. and North Korea as a central tool in nuclear bomb negotiations by Nate Thayer , March 4, 2013 Published in NK News http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/slam-dunk-diplomacy/  NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman’s circus troupe delegation to North Korea was greeted by ridicule by most of […]

For Pyongyang, Global Digital Revolution for Foreign Eyes Only:You Tube Bans North Korean Video

For Pyongyang, Global Digital Revolution for Foreign Eyes Only: You Tube Bans North Korean Video for Stealing Copyrighted U.S. Video Game Soundtrack: Pyongyang Dips its Toes Awkwardly Into the Global Information Age by Sending Propaganda Out and Forbidding Information In. YouTube has removed another North Korean government video from the state run Uriminzokkiri You Tube […]

Has Kim Jong Un Had Plastic Surgery? China Says: No Comment: Pyongyang erupts following reports circulating in Chinese media

Has Kim Jong Un Had Plastic Surgery? China Says: No Comment Pyongyang erupts following reports circulating in Chinese media by Nate Thayer , January 24, 2013 http://www.nknews.org/2013/01/china-issues-censorship-order-on-official-north-korea-reporting/ NKNews.org In the wake of North Korean state media Thursday issuing vitriolic objections of the “sordid hackwork of rubbish media” who alleged their young dictator underwent plastic surgery to look […]