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North Korean defector shares her story with McGill students

“[People can help by communicating with] North Korea [...] because now we have very limited accessibility about our world, that’s the reason why the North Korean government still keeps their [power],” Cha said. “The second thing is you can support their basic needs. In Canada there is [First Steps, a charity,] to [send food….] The last thing is you can support the North Korean refugees, and actually you are doing it here by listening to my stories.” Keep Reading

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses necessity of youth empowerment

McGill University welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon on Feb. 12 as part of his three-day visit to Montreal and Ottawa. Ban spoke to a group of law, political science, and international development students from McGill and other Montreal universities on topics ranging from youth empowerment to addressing nuclear weapons testing… Keep Reading

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Off the Board: The folly of satirizing North Korea

Satire has often been an effective form of political protest used to garner attention towards raging dictatorships around the world and to provide a common ground upon which individuals can unite to creatively point out the disfunctionalities of authoritarian systems. The latest incident that has incited uproar on media outlets was the depiction of North… Keep Reading

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