Thursday, 6 August 2020

Meeting of Executive Policy Council of WPK Central Committee Held


Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Fourth Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on August 5.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting.

Attending the meeting were Pak Pong Ju, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Thae Song, Kim Yong Chol, Kim Hyong Jun, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee who are members of the Executive Policy Council of the WPK Central Committee, and other officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.

The meeting of the Executive Policy Council examined and discussed the issue of organizing a new department within the Central Committee of the Party and studied and discussed the ways to radically improve the personnel affairs system of the Party.

The meeting also appraised the work of cadres in major offices of the government and discussed relevant measures.

Then the meeting heard a report on the anti-epidemic work and the situation in Kaesong City that is completely locked down under the state's maximum emergency system, discussed and decided on the Party Central Committee's special supply of food and funds to the city to stabilize the living of its citizens, and instructed relevant field to take immediate measures in this regard.

In addition, the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the Party discussed the practical affairs arising in the internal work of the Party and approved their execution.

Making conclusions on the matters discussed at the meeting, Kim Jong Un called upon the members of the Executive Policy Council to decisively improve the works of the fields in their charge by displaying high sense of responsibility and devotion, and organize and do every work in a revolutionary way as required by the idea and policy of the Central Committee of the Party by maintaining the correct orientation and the pivot in their works for faithfully implementing the decision of the Central Committee of the Party and by scrupulously organizing the work to do so. -0-

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Commentary of AINDF Spokesman- on south Korean people's struggle for independence


Of late, intense anti-US and anti-government actions are being waged across south Korea. 

Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the national liberation day, civic organizations including the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration and the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Koreas Reunification are expressing their strong opposition to the US hostile policy towards north Korea and the south Korean authorities humiliating attitude to the US.

Some days ago, the Promotion Committee for Meeting National Independence composed of 180 civic organizations of different strata held rallies simultaneously in Seoul, Daegu and Busan in demand of the withdrawal of the US forces from south Korea, dissolution of the south Korea-US working group and suspension of south Korea-US joint military exercise and in denunciation of the US pressure on south Korea's share of defense cost for the US forces.

The committee made public a declaration on the current situation signed by 3,700 civic organizations and 22, 400 personages to express their will to launch actions against the US deriding the national sovereignty and the south Korean authorities submissive approach to the US.

Meanwhile, civic bodies including the Reunification Vanguard against the US held a rally outside the US embassy in Seoul and made a tour the US military bases situated in Seongju, Cheongju, Gwangju and Busan to launch the drive for peace against war, carrying slogans written Expel the US army for germ warfare and THAAD base! and Opposition to establishment of the US ammunition depot!.  

It is their expression of discontent at the US which deems south Korea as a colonial and dependent one and weapon market, engages itself in arbitrariness and plunder and at pro-US treacherous elements.

The AINDF, together with various circles of the south Korean people, would accelerate a vigorous drive to realize the people’s desire to lead a peaceful life free from the foreign forces and war.   


Overt Attempt

Overt Attempt 


The south Korean authorities have become ever more undisguised in their moves to sustain the military confrontation with the DPRK.

The Agency for Defense Development of south Korea developed ballistic missile Hyunmoo-4 with effective range and warhead capable of striking the DPRK, while clamoring about it would greatly threaten the DPRK.  

The defense budget of south Korea has been increased two times as compared with those in the corresponding period of last year and the defense budget for this year has reached to the top notch.

The south Korean authorities is going to increase range of its ballistic missile by help of the US, revealing its attempt to launch a spy satellite powered by solid fuel in the near future.

Meantime, they are stepping up the development and introduction of the latest weaponry by embarking on development of electronic magnetic pulse for destroying underground bunker of the DPRK and purchasing twenty F-35Bs capable of vertical taking off and landing out of forty stealth fighters from the US.

It is intolerable as it is a reckless military showdown with the DPRK. 

Peace, much touted by the south Korean authorities, is deceptive. 

The current situation proves that the present regime is little short of the past conservative regimes.

It is crystal clear that the south Korean authorities’ heedless action may entail the baneful consequences.

Broad segments of south Korean people are intensively waging an action for peace against war, while lashing out at the south Korean authorities’ development of cutting-edge weapons for military confrontation with the DPRK. 


Strange Whine of Netanyahu from Korea Arab-Friendship Association
According to the Israeli “Jerusalem Post”, Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the Cabinet Meeting on August 2, censured the Israeli mass media for having covered the true pictures of the anti-government demonstrations staged by his populations who were discontent at the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the consequent aggravating economic conditions. He also found fault with the DPRK for no reason at all by saying that “the Israeli mass media follow a Soviet style and north Korean style in its news coverage.”

Netanyahu is to face a trial soon sitting in the dock as a kingpin of irregularities and corruption. In spite of this, he ran the Israeli mass media down, which had covered the story of the anti-government demonstrations widespread in his country. Worse still, he went off the point by picking on us. All this can’t be overlooked at all.

Netanyahu himself has an inveterate feeling of negating the DPRK. During his trip to Japan in May 2014, he used abusive language against the DPRK saying that it is a “rogue state with nuclear weapons”. He also gained his notoriety in January 2015 for his railing at the DPRK that it was “violent and threatening”.

At that time, the world people were so much enraged by such a reckless remark of Netanyahu, because Israel, a root of all evils to peace in the Middle East, picked fault with the other while saying that it is a “rogue state” and poses a “threat”.

He picked a quarrel with the DPRK again for no reason at all. His evil intention, to all intents and purposes, is nothing but a whine aimed at sustaining the remainder of his political career which is only numbered.

This time, Netanyahu, through his vicious criticism against the demonstrations for “democracy”, showed fully to the world his political incompetency and a true picture of “democracy” advocated by Israel.

Netanyahu is best advised to worry about how he would come to an end in the rest of his political career.


Secretary General of Korea-Arab Association

UK KFA Resolution against British Sanctions against the DPRK

     5th of August 2020
This online meeting of the UK KFA condemns the recent British sanctions against  two law enforcement agencies  of People’s Korea that were announced on the 6th of July 2020 . 

They are a clear attempt to undermine the socialist system in the DPRK as well as being blatant interference in the internal affairs of the DPRK .

These sanctions are not ‘independent sanctions ‘ as advertised by the British government but simply a reflection of the US hostile policy against the DPRK which the British government is slavishly implementing instead of pursuing an independent policy.

Such sanctions by the British government are not in the interests of the British people , Britain should be looking for new markets and trading partners following Brexit , not imposing sanctions on independent countries.

 We call for the recent sanctions to be revoked along with all British sanctions that are currently in place.

ASSPUK, BGSJI , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 75th anniversary of Korea's liberation


London  5th of   August Juche 109(2020)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK (ASSPUK) , the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA )  ,and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in Korea (BSCPRKP))  ,issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese imperialist rule  on August 15th :
  Now some seventy five years , seven and a half decades have passed since Korea became independent  on the 15th of August 1945 .Korea was liberated from the grim and oppressive fascist rule of Japanese imperialism, thanks to the 20 year long armed struggle conducted under the leadership of the great leader general KIM IL SUNG the sun of the Korean nation , ever-victorious iron willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist. The anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army led by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG had neither a state base or rear to rely on.The armed struggle of the anti-Japanese guerrilla was a self-reliant one that embodied the Juche Idea and the Songun Idea. The great leader general KIM IL SUNG cast aside the flunkeyist idea of relying on big powers for salvation and instead conducted an independent struggle,based on Juche , against Japanese imperialism fully relying on the masses of people.  
                    The anti-Japanese armed struggle fully proved in practice the truth of Songun that independence is achieved by the force of arms. During the anti-Japanese armed struggle the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG adhering firmly to the line of Songun rejected illusions of the national  reformists and opportunists that independence could be achieved by peaceful means or by begging for it
     The Juche-orientated guerrilla tactics of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG and the indomitable struggle of the Anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army (later the Korean People's Revolutionary Army ) tore the guts out of Japanese imperialism, defeating the million strong Kwangtung army of Japanese imperialism. The barbaric Japanese imperialist invaders were expelled from the land of Korea at last.                
    The defeat of Japanese imperialism, one of the main forces and shock brigade of international fascism , by the partisans of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army led by the great leader  general KIM IL SUNG made a great contribution to the victory of worldwide anti-fascist forces .
   The victorious liberation struggle of the Korean people led by  general KIM IL SUNG , a gifted military strategist and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander was an inspiration for the peoples of the colonial countries fighting for their independence and liberation .The 1968 World Cultural Congress in Havana adopted a document praising the anti-Japanese armed struggle waged under the leadership of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG.
    With the victory of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army , commanded by the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG ,in August 1945 the Korean people finally gained their emancipation from the cruel shackles of Japanese colonialism and greeted a new life of independence , a life of hope for the future.
  After liberation under the leadership of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG the people of Korea built a new thriving  country of independence, a country which in the words of even enemies has "undiluted sovereignty " .Under the banner of self-reliance the Korean people are further consolidating the independence of the country and building a fine and might independent power of Juche.The Korean people now have lives of independence and creativity .
   Today People's Korea ,the land of Juche ,pulsates with independence  under the leadership of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who carries forward the great line of independence developed by  great President KIM IL SUNG .                  

The old 'elite' propaganda against People's Korea .


This comes every now and again such the other day on Twitter . Reactionaries insist that everything in People's Korea is for the 'elite ' ( which is never actually clearly defined as to who they really mean ) . It has become an old horsechestnut , a stock in trade cliche of anti-DPRK propaganda . Ironically it is produced by the mainstream media of countries which are run by the top 1 per cent and usually the journalists and academics writing these kind of nonsense ( such as Rupert Wingfield -Hayes of the BBC a few years ago) are from privileged background backgrounds.
Yesterday I was in Crystal Palace Park , London and saw some people having BBQs . Now I had written on Facebook or Twitter ' BBQs are only for the bourgeois middle class elite in Britain ' , people would think I am bit mad or at best exaggerating or perhaps a bitter person ! However this kind of thing is written about the DPRK all the time without a scrap of evidence.
There is no 'elite ' in the DPRK . The ruling Workers Party of Korea has millions of members and in fact almost every single family in the has a member of the Workers Party of Korea. Its members are drawn from all walks of life in the DPRK from road sweepers and waitresses to generals and government ministers .
President KIM IL SUNG believed that ' The People Are My God'. He was strongly against elitism . He created the Chongsan Ri method and Chongsan ri spirit in February 1960. He visited the Chongsan Co-Op Farm and stayed there for 15 days in an ordinary house . The Chongsan ri method is based in the central idea of leaders going among the ordinary masses and the superior helping his subordinates .
In People's Korea officials must perform a certain amount of manual labour and every Friday they do a day of manual labour . Now can you imagine some of the reactionary journos and academics here doing the same ? Cor Blimey, no !.
Wage differentials are low in People's Korea , only 2 to 1 , of course such differentials exist reflecting different levels in experience and skill .
Lastly visiting the DPRK many times I saw with my own eyes that the idea of an elite is not true . I visited Mt Myohyang with my guides comrades Choe and Han . We enjoyed a picnic by river . There were two groups of people near us enjoying a BBQ . They seemed well off , they had a portable gas BBQ ( no messing around with charcoal and matches for them !) and a video camera . 'Ah the elite !" say the DPRKphobes and bashers of People's Korea . Well no actually . We spoke to them , one group was from a brewery , they had brought plenty of their own product with them ( they also demanded a free tour of London ) and the other group were some proud coal miners .
Elite in People's Korea ? Pull the other leg there is a bell on it !
Dermot Hudson