Interviews

Meet North Korea’s Former Propaganda Artist

Sun Mu once made propaganda art for the North Korean government. Now a defector, he creates art freely in South Korea. But his exhibit was banned in China, and he has to keep his identity concealed to protect the family he left behind. AJ+’s Dena Takruri sat down with him just as tensions between North Korea and the U.S. were heating up.

Should Convicted Murderers Get A Second Chance?

Shaka Senghor was convicted of second-degree murder and served 19 years in prison. He sat down with AJ+’s Dena Takruri to talk about why our criminal justice system needs to be less about punishment and more about rehabilitation. You can check out Shaka Senghor’s new book, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison,” here: http://www.beyondprisons.org/

Gaza: Witnessing The War And Destruction

When Israel started its invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, the pictures of death and destruction were all over our screens. But Max Blumenthal traveled there to see for himself. So many of the stories he witnessed were never talked about in the news. He speaks to AJ+’s Dena Takruri.