North Korean Propaganda Shifting?

North Korean Propaganda Festival May Signal Shift in Policy This is for Al, who loves stuff about N. Korean propaganda. (Two videos below.) May 10 (Bloomberg) -- Since 2002, North Korea has invited visitors every few years to a festival featuring 60,000 dancers, gymnasts, acrobats and musicians, along with card-flippers who create vast pictorial mosaics covering one entire side of the 150,000-seat May Day stadium in the capital, Pyongyang. The previous performance, in 2005, included noisy and bloody tableaux of North Korean soldiers making mincemeat of enemy soldiers. Last week's Arirang production -- named for a famous Korean love song -- was different. Battlefield carnage was replaced with scenes of people seeking higher living standards by rebuilding factories and growing crops. FULL STORY...

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