Wednesday, 29 January 2020

ASSPUK and BGSJI on the 17th anniversary of the publication of the work "“The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution"



London 29th of January Juche 109(2020)

The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the British  Group for the Study of the Juche Idea  issued the following joint statement on the 17th anniversary of the publication of the work
The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution." by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL;
On the 29th of January 2003 , shortly after the DPRK had announced its withdrawal from the unjust and one-sided “Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty “, the great leader comrade KIM JONG ILpublished the work “ The  Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution."This work gives a comprehensive overview of the Songun idea and its application as Songun politics. In the work the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL he glorious history of the Korean revolution that was started and has triumphed under the banner of Songun and comprehensively deals with the essence, features, validity and vitality of the Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea and theoretical and practical issues concerning the politics.
 The work serves as an encyclopedic document giving perfect answers to the issues arising in the struggle to achieve the independence of the popular masses and precious ideological and theoretical guidelines to be always held fast to in building a thriving nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
   The work clarifies many important questions concerning the building of socialism in the contemporary epoch .
Songun is the treasured sword for defending the independence of People's Korea and safeguarding Juche-based socialism. Moreover in the years since the publication of “ The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution” Songun politics is recognised by the world revolutionary as the revolutionary anti-imperialist politics of the 21st century. The publication of the work deal a heavy blow to those opportunist and revisionist forces advocating compromise with imperialism and capitulation.
  Reading the work afresh we are convinced of the genius and clarity of the great leader generalissimo
Therefore on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of this classic work we highly commend it and call for a deep study of it.

Pyongyang Today

Monday, 27 January 2020

KCNA Commentary Blames Japan for Its Militaristic Ambition

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The sinister intention of Japan to reinvade other country chills the regional situation from the outset of the year.

According to a recent report, the Japan Ground "Self-Defence Force" conducted a joint landing exercise simulating the attack on remote islands occupied by the enemy with the U.S. forces in Chiba Prefecture.

The Japanese defense minister who appeared in the drill ground under the pretext of inspection dropped from a falling tower earlier than others and made remarks that the U.S. forces take part in the recent drill and he reconfirmed that the bonds of the Japan-U.S. alliance are firm.

This is nothing but the desperate efforts of the militaristic war maniacs to achieve their goal for reinvasion with the backing of the U.S. at any cost.

It is the trite method employed by cunning Japan to realize invasion with the backing of a big power.

In the last century, Japan embarked upon the road of conquering Korea under the positive support and approval of the U.S. and, afterwards, formed an alliance with the fascist forces and ignited extensive wars to dominate the Asia-Pacific region and reduce the regional people into colonial slavers.

The island nation remains unchanged in its zeal and method for invasion even after it suffered an unprecedented and great defeat owing to the merciless counterblows dealt by humankind.

With the backing of the U.S., Japan is making desperate efforts to realize arms buildup and acquire the right of belligerency and the right to participate in a war which are thoroughly prohibited by international and domestic laws and strictly cautioned by the world people.

Under the impudent pretext of protecting its master which pretends to be the "only superpower in the world", Japan resorted to moves to revise laws such as the institution of the "security legislation" and finally increased the operation scope of SDF which is restricted to the country.

While repeating the "threat" from someone which is much touted by the U.S., Japan made the SDF the military force next to the U.S. in the Western and is now hastening the revision of the constitution in order to lay a legal groundwork for reinvasion.

Shortly ago, the Japanese politicians including Abe openly justified their moves for reinvasion, describing the alliance with their master as the "firm pillar defending peace in Asia and Indian-Pacific region and the rest of the world".

However, there is no country to be taken in by their poor deception and talkativeness.

The Japanese reactionaries work hard to realize reinvasion with the backing of foreign forces, far from making a sincere apology for the unethical crimes committed by them in the last century. This can never be allowed.

Mankind will certainly mete out a merciless punishment to the reactionaries of history to bring bloody upheavals to the planet again. -0-

ASSPUK, BSGSJI , UK KFA and BSCPRKP denounce south Korea for dispatching forces abroad


London 27th  January Juche 109(2020)
    The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the  British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea(BGSJI),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRK) issued a statement denouncing south Korea for deploying its armed forces to the straits of Hormuz :
  The south Korean military authorities recently decided to send its naval forces to the Straits of Hormuz in order to comply with the request of their US masters . The south Korean reactionaries have sent a unit comprising   a 4,500-ton destroyer, a Lynx anti-submarine helicopter and 3 speed boats. This is an act of abject and criminal subservience to the US as well dragging south Korea into conflicts outside of the Korean peninsula.
  In the past south Korea has participated in a number of wars as a US puppet such as the Vietnam war , Afghan war and Iraq wars bringing shame and disgrace on itself . People should make no mistake  south Korea is a puppet of the United States  it is not an independent state .
   We strongly denounce the south Korean authorities for their servile flunkeyist actions and also for their warmongering .

Review of "Micheal Palin North Korea Journal" by John Marchant of Staffordshire KFA

John Marchant: Review of "Micheal Palin North Korea Journal"
Having made several journeys to the Land of Morning Calm (principally with the UK KFA) it was with a great deal of curiosity that I read Micheal Palin's account of his May 2018 visit to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. Micheal Palin is a well-known travel writer and TV presenter, in an earlier incarnation he was part of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Mr Palin's account of his adventures in Peoples Korea made for easy reading and envoke the reality of the DPRK (North Korea) for both those who have never been there or for the people who were lucky enough to have travelled to that North-East Asian Country. Perusing Mr Palin's book, one gets to see behind all the negativity and mythology concerning the DPRK. The advantage of tourism and cultural exchange is that it provides the chance to break down barriers and go beyond stereotypes. Micheal Palin makes a backhanded compliment to the DPRK when he writes "Today is my 75th birthday and would have been Karl Marx's 200th. So where more appropriate to be than somewhere where socialism is still taken seriously?".

Overall Micheal Palin presents a positive image of the DPRK as a clean and efficient country populated by friendly and enthusiastic people. Where the book does fall down in a number of places is through Palin's bourgeois liberal prejudices. In one instance, Micheal Palin attempts to lecture his female KITC guide on the virtues of "Western Democracy", while on a tour of the Kumgang-san Mountains. Mr.Palin asserts "Our way of life is based on freedom of speech", while his guide responded that Korean style socialism provides people with a sense of collectivism and self-determination. Speaking of freedom of speech and thought, there have been endeavours by sections of the British right-wing press to silence and ultimately to shut down the UK KFA, due to the fact that the Korean Friendship Association is a dissenting voice presenting an undistorted view of the DPRK to the public.

As a supplement to the writings of Micheal Palin on North Korea, may I suggest "Travels In The Land of Juche Korea 1992-2017" by Dermot Hudson. Doctor Dermot Hudson provides a very extensive travelogue of the DPRK as well as putting some sections of autobiographical detail. The two books in tandem will make for an informed and entertaining introduction to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.

(North Korea Journal is published by Hutchinson)

"Travels In The Land of Juche Korea 1992-2017" can be purchased at

For Solving the Problem of Passenger Transport in the Capital City( From


In January Juche 97 (2018), Kim Jong Un inspected the renovated Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory.

The factory can save labour and electricity by realizing remote control of the trolleybus assembling lines and automating the production lines.

As a fine sci-tech learning area and designing room were laid out, the employees can not only train themselves to be skilled, intelligent workers with high sci-tech knowledge but also design trolleybuses of a high cultural level.

Kim Jong Un said solving the problem of passenger transport in the capital city was a very important undertaking to sustain the original features of people-centred socialism of our style and give rein to its advantages, and means of mass transport such as tramcars and trolleybuses should be modernized so as to make traffic more convenient for citizens of the capital city and spruce it up.

Seeing a new trolleybus standing in the factory yard, he said that it looked nice, and examined its exterior and interior.

Several days later, in the middle of the night, he took the trolleybus to look round the city.

Looking at the officials, he said that some days ago he saw the new trolleybus but could not figure out the performance and that he should try it otherwise he would be worrying because it was for the people.

He suggested examining its performance in detail in the people’s stand whether there were any defect while riding the bus, and then got on it.

It is a great thing that we have built such a trolleybus by our own efforts, he said, and continued: On the bus made by our working class I really feel proud and I feel as comfortable as in my home.

Today I tried on the trolleybus of a new model and feel very satisfied with it, he said. He added that though there were some defects, he valued all the things, and that whenever he saw such creations made through self-reliance, he felt most pleased.

On August 3, Kim Jong Un visited the Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory again.

After acquiring himself with the production and renovation of the factory, he said that we should struggle to pluck the stars from the sky if the people want us to do so and that was the program of our Party.

Then he went to the Songsan Tramcar Station to see a newly-built tramcar.

While looking at the inside of the tramcar, he highly appreciated the Guidance Bureau of Passenger Services in Pyongyang, the Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory for having done a very worthwhile thing for the people.

After getting off the tramcar, he walked a little and turned back, saw it again, and repeatedly expressed his satisfaction, saying that it was built well, and that it looked handsome.

That night he oversaw the test run of the new trolleybus and tramcar.

In the tramcar he said that we had built a new type of tramcar holding high the banner of self-development first, adding: It is quite a wonderful thing; how good self-reliance is; we should actively work to fully solve the problem of passenger traffic, the problem of mass transport.

In the trolleybus he carefully looked at its interior, and said that both the tramcar and trolleybus looked attractive, and the day was the happiest for him that year.

Today newly-built tramcars and trolleybuses are running on the streets of the capital city, demonstrating the might of self-reliance.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance for Celebrating Lunar New Year's Day

Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, on Jan. 25 appreciated together with his wife Ri Sol Ju the performance for celebrating the Lunar New Year's Day at the Samjiyon Theater.

The troupe of musicians of the State Affairs Commission, the Samjiyon Orchestra, State Merited Chorus and singers of other major art troupes gave their performance.

Performers sang in high praises of the greatness of the Party overcoming every description of ordeals and difficulties facing the revolution, ushering in a new era of miracle and change unprecedented in human history and demonstrating to the whole world the strength and might of the country.

They also sang songs reflecting the profound reverence for and thanks to Kim Jong Un developing the WPK into a mighty guiding force of the revolution and ushering in a golden age in building a revolutionary party and to the Party, and they sang revolutionary songs of the indomitable will and spirit of all the Korean people to follow the path of loyalty indicated by him and the Party until they come to the end of the earth.

The performance ended with a narrative poem, orchestra and male chorus "We'll Travel One Road Forever".

Kim Jong Un mounted the stage together with Ri Sol Ju to congratulate the artistes on their successful performance.

He expressed his warm thanks to the performers for singing songs of the Party with enthusiastic and high artistic ability and for strongly supporting the struggle policy of the Party.

Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Kyong Hui, Ri Il Hwan, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yo Jong and Hyon Song Wol.

Appreciating the performance were working people and innovators of major industrial establishments and co-op farms here, officials and meritorious persons in the fields of scientific research, education and public health here and artistes of major art troupes here. -0-