Notes from Underground

U.S. President George W. Bush was likely including North Koreans when, in last Thursday's inaugural address, he vowed: "When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you." Some residents of the authoritarian state may not need much encouragement: earlier in the week, a Seoul-based human-rights group released an anti-regime video that it says was produced by dissidents in the North. Following some jerky shots of a market, a high school and a factory, the camera pans across a poster that declares: "Down with Kim Jong Il!" in Korean characters scrawled in red ink. "People, let's all rise up and...

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