제국의 제재, or Sanctions of Empire is Nodutdol’s third official zine.
From North Korea to Cuba to Iran to Venezuela, sanctions kill. This zine explores the geopolitical and human impact of sanctions. We argue that sanctions are tools of political violence, and discuss the crippling effects of sanctions, through essays, poetry, personal stories, and more. Read the full zine here.
- Casting North Korea as an evil and hostile threat justifies US intervention in peninsular politics. The US professes concerns for human rights in its implementation of sanctions—yet, the tremendous death toll of sanctions themselves reveal these claims to be little more than an alibi for the US’ true aims: unfettered access to global markets and resources, underpinned by planetary militarization and occupation.
- North Koreans have lived in a regime of restrictions, embargoes, and scarcities, imposed and enforced by a variety of sanctions from the United States and the United Nations since 1950. These sanctions once targeted the military and elite, but in 2016 sanctions became sectoral, targeting entire industries. But any and all sanctions always affect civilians. From North Korea to Cuba to Iran to Venezuela, sanctions kill.
We’d like to recognize our editorial team: E.K., Haruki Eda, Jia H., J.L., Ju Hyun Park, Minju Bae, Rose M. Kim, as well as our contributors: Andy Seungu Choi, Catherine K., and Julie Yunhee Moon.