North Korea Uses Newtown Shootings to Denounce America

In an ongoing propaganda effort, North Korea uses calamity in the U.S. to highlight the supposed low quality of life there
January 7th, 2013
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North Korea’s official propaganda organ, Rodong Sinmun, ran a report on January 5th that uses the Newtown shootings that recently occurred in Connecticut to criticise the American  way of life.

The report, entitled “Corrupt Society,” depicts the United States as a lawless society where “Americans are reluctant to appear in pubic, fearing when and where

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About the Author

Benjamin R. Young

Ben has a master's degree in history from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. His master's thesis investigated the alliance formed between the Black Panther Party and the North Korean leadership from 1969-1971. Currently, he is applying to PhD programs in the United States. His main interests are Cold War history, Marxism in the Third World, the history of Communism, the radical 1960s, and the Black Power movement. He can be reached at byoun3@brockport.edu

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