Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Report of UK KFA East Midlands Meeting 12.01.2019

                                   



UK KFA held its first ever East Midlands regional meeting in the city of Derby on the 12th of January . Derby a city steeped in railway history and also associated with Rolls Royce . The meeting was better than expected with a lively audience who asked plenty of questions , 
On a humorous note it was the first ever UK KFA meeting to be held with a rabbit present , It is a mystery why the meeting venue had a rabbit but can only be assumed it was brought in doors because of feared cold weather.
 Dr Dermot Hudson UK KFA chair opened the meeting , He pointed out that KFA is not just about one individual or one party but is open to all those who support the DPRK . He said that "Today the DPRK is the most demonised and abused country on earth with lies about the country being produced on an industrial scale. Much misinformation comes from the south Korean puppet propaganda machine which is then recycled by the Western mainstream or if you like bourgeois or imperialist media who in some cases print stories which they know are untrue. Then you have shadowy outfits and think tanks that are closely linked to the CIA and the south Korean National Intelligence Service. One example is NKNews , an internet based news service that is in fact includes on its staff former US and south Korean army officers . The head and founder of of NK News Chad O Carroll who worked for the CIA linked Marshall Fund had previously been writing on the so-called colour revolutions in Libya, Tunisia and other middle eastern countries but was suddenly reinvented as “north Korea expert “ 
Mitchell Wells KFA Scotland spoke about his visit to the DPRK in September 2018 saying that "Of course many other myths and lies about the DPRK were refuted during our stay. There are disabled people in Pyongyang, women do ride bikes, there is more than one tv channel, and people do sing and dance and enjoy themselves. One of the things the Koreans are keen to put across, is their pride in what they are doing. They so often say "we made this with our own efforts" or "everything we do is for us and to raise our standard of living". As I mentioned before, you will no doubt be hearing in detail from others about all the places of interest that we visited, but i will just end on this. As the American journalist Lincoln Steffens said after spending time in the early days of the Soviet Union ""I have seen the future, and it works". 
James Taylor KFA Communications Secretary also spoke about his visit to the DPRK in September saying "It was truly an honour and unforgettable experience to have been in the DPRK for its 70th anniversary celebrations, not something I would ’ve missed for anything. I’m only sad we had to leave so early when other delegations still had a few days left to go. It was interesting to compare my experiences with those of the comedian and travel writer Michael Palin, who had visited earlier in the year and whose Channel 5 documentary was screened just after we got back. I got the impression that, after some scepticism, Palin had come to rather like the DPRK more than he would’ve cared to admit, although his middle class liberal prejudices were never entirely lifted. I too heard music playing in the streets in the morning from the hotel, but it never struck me as mysterious or in some way creepy. Incidentally, watching the documentary, I am convinced Palin stayed in the exact same Koryo hotel room we did!

A lively question and and answer session followed with questions on human rights , religion , popular participation , democracy, political parties in the DPRK , travel to the DPRK , the Juche idea and tourism. 
  Dr Dermot Hudson spoke about the New Year address of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN saying that "  We believe that the Korean people will victoriously implement the tasks put forward in the New Year Address of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and build a self-reliant socialist people's paradise under the banner of the Juche Idea ."
Suggestions were made about linking KFA to other solidarity campaigns . A small exhibition of books and publications from the DPRK plus KFA materials was held . Refreshments were served . A large amount of literature was sold and donations were made to KFA

New Posters Produced in DPRK

                                           

                                                                  



Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- New posters were produced in the DPRK to inspire the people to carry through the tasks set forth by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his historic New Year Address.
Posters "Let us open a new road of advance for socialist construction under the uplifted banner of self-reliance!" and "Let all of us turn out in implementing the tasks set forth in the New Year Address!" call on all the Party members and other working people to work hard in the indefatigable spirit on the principle of self-reliance by adhering to the Party's new strategic line and bring about a revolutionary upswing on all fronts of socialist construction.
Another poster "Talented personnel, science and technology are our major strategic resources and weapons in socialist construction!" reflects the Party's policy of prioritizing science and technology and revolutionary policy for education.
Posters "Let us give impetus to hitting the targets of the five-year strategy for national economic development!" and "Let us achieve a greater development in establishing the Juche orientation in the metallurgical and chemical industries!" call on all the sectors and units to successfully carry out the targets of this year's struggle by effecting a great revolutionary upsurge.
Posters "Let us conduct a campaign for increased production on the agricultural front, the major point of attack!", "Let us open a new path for developing the fishing industry!" and "Let us produce and supply various kinds of consumer goods that are favoured by the people in the sector of light industry!" reflect the Party's intention to improve the people's standard of living radically.
A poster "Let the young people become pioneers of new technology, creators of new culture and pathfinders for a great leap forward!" calls on the young people to glorify the honor of vanguard and shock brigade on all fronts of socialist construction. -0

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Military Cooperation with Britain, France


Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- In recent days Japan is running highly fevered in their moves for building up military relations with Britain, France and others.
Shortly ago, Prime Minister Abe said in a joint press conference with his British counterpart that the British frigate Montrose would be dispatched to Japan early this year as part of measures for putting pressure on the DPRK. And foreign ministers and defense ministers of France and Japan had talks on the attendance of a French sea-patrol plane, frigate and nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle in a joint drill with the "Self-Defence Forces" of Japan from April.
The Japanese reactionaries' escalated military cooperation with other countries under the pretext of the "DPRK issue" are the revelation of their wicked intention to worsen the situation on the Korean Peninsula at any cost by inviting other countries in their moves and thus speed up the moves to realize their ambition for reinvasion and revival of militarism.
A fresh climate of peace and stability is being created along with the downfall of the old confrontational structure at the present historic turning point that witnesses the improvement of the touch-and-go situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Japan is ostracized in the current trend of the international situation as it has been displeased to see such development of situation and has worked hard to reverse it. Nevertheless, Japan is scheming to take military actions together with France and Britain to worsen the situation, stunning the international community.
It is not fortuitous that foreign media including AFP ridicule Japan is taking precautions against China and north Korea by soliciting France in the situation that the Trump administration remains doubtful in its will to defend its Asian allies.
Today Japan's neighboring countries and regions need no tension to be caused by military threat against others, but remain quite contrary to Japan's war-thirsty remarks.
Therefore, it is a foolish behavior that the Japanese authorities try to make a progress in materializing their wild ambition for militarization and reinvasion with the backing of someone, while talking about sanctions and pressure, irrespective of the trend of the times.
In particular, the dispatch of warships mulled over by some countries to the waters around the Korean Peninsula under the pretext of implementing the UNSC "sanctions resolutions" comes to be a dangerous military provocation to infringe upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and incite tension and confrontation.
Worse still, they are going to take military actions against the DPRK together with Japan which does not get rid of the disgrace of an enemy state for inflicting untold holocaust upon Asians in the last century and is working hard to produce justification for its militarization by bedeviling the situation on the Korean Peninsula. This is incurring the great wrath of the Korean people.
The stabilized situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region is never something that came true with ease, and any country desirous of genuine peace is bound to value the current situation.
To propel the development of the positive situation on the Korean peninsula, not to go against it, is the responsibility to be fulfilled by the UNSC member that is on a mission to ensure world peace and security.
Whoever goes against the peaceful trend created on the Korean Peninsula and in the region can never evade the blame for the consequences to be entailed by it. -0