Liberty in North Korea Presents in Keene!

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LiNK’s Esther Gives a Presentation at the KAC

After being able to give four separate presentations at Keene High School, Liberty in North Korea‘s Northeast Nomads dropped by the Keene Activist Center on Saturday afternoon and had a good session presenting to local liberty activists.  Their message was focusing on the “Jangmadang Generation”, the millennials who have grown up to understand how the marketplace means freedom.  Jangmadang means “market grounds”.  It is the market that has provided, illegally, for the feeding and education of the North Korean people after the government-provided famine of the 1990s.

It was during the famine that people learned to take care of themselves and to no longer rely on the state, as relying on the state was leading to starvation.

Today, the underground market in North Korea is smuggling in laptops, USB drives, and other media to help expand the minds of the North Korean people.

The hat was passed after the presentation and they received cash support from the attendees.  Though LiNK is not yet accepting Bitcoin, hopefully they will soon.  Thanks to Esther (pictured), James, and Tiffany for their dedication to human freedom!

 

Liberty in North Korea Visits Keene – This Saturday 11/8, 1pm @ KSC

Liberty in North KoreaTomorrow (Saturday 11/8) at 1pm at the Putnam Science Center of Keene State College, you’ll be able to hear from representatives of Liberty in North Korea presenting about the jangmadang, the illegal marketplace that is now tolerated to some extent by the North Korean regime. The LINK folks are currently on a nationwide tour and have also visited Keene High School this week with a presentation.

Come on out at 1pm Saturday – here’s a facebook event you can join and share.

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