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My year-long term project about workers from Samsung Electronics is published on The Washington Post. Those who willingly shared their pains, agonies and thoughts are the real authors of this story. Also, I do appreciateChico Harlan for this great article with my full respect and honor.

Controversial, emotional vomit, sensationalism or justice. Whatever you may say, please take a look even for a moment what is happening, then think about it.


Iraq crisis: Barack Obama sends in US troops as Isis insurgency worsens

The Obama administration has ordered the urgent deployment of several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq, after the rampant insurgency in the country forced the first talks between the US and Iran over a common security interest in more than a decade. Full story here

Iraqi policemen stand at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad on Monday. Photo: STR/EPA



Photo: Christopher Morris—VII for TIME

The Photo That Made Me: Christopher Morris, Panama 1989

The Photo That Made Me is a new LightBox series in which renowned photographers discuss a picture that jump-started their career, garnered them international attention or simply sparked their interest in photography. This inaugural installment features TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris, who talks about a powerful image he made in Panama in 1989.

300 vs. 6,000

"6·10 민주항쟁 27주년인 10일 대학생 등 300여명이 참가한 청와대 인근 세월호 추모 집회 현장에서 경찰은 병력 6000여명을 동원해 대학생 50여명을 포함한 시민 69명을 연행했다. 이날 오후 7시 국립현대미술관 앞에서 만민공동회 주최로 열릴 예정이던 집회장으로 가는 길목은 경찰 병력 500여명에 의해 원천 차단됐다. 신고된 집회였지만 경복궁 사거리부터 삼청동 골목마다 경찰이 늘어서 지나는 시민들에게 신분 증명을 요구했다."

All Justice Is Local -

"International courts are often set up far from where the crimes were committed, on the theory that being at a remove from the affected communities will protect the judges’ impartiality. This is a laudable instinct, but it partly misses the mark. If one stated objective of judging mass violence is to reconcile divided communities, then victims and perpetrators must also be brought together again, and close to the scene of the crimes."

광주는 아직도 광주다


2011년 5월 18일 작성

어머니는 가장 편한 순간일 때조차 광주항쟁에 대한 기억에 대해 언급하길 꺼리신다. 물어봐도 대답이 없다. 일종의 채무감이 아닐까 생각한다. 80년 5월 어머니는 젖먹이인 나를 부둥켜 안고 있었고, 밖에서는 사람들이 죽어 나갔다. 어머니는 살아야했다. 덕분에 나도 살아서 효도 따위 모르고 이렇게 경우 없이 산다.

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