Monday, 30 November 2020

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA , UK KFA Trade Union Section and BSCPRKP on the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea .




 London  30th of November 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), the UK  KFA Trade Union Section and British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP)  issued a joint statement congratulating the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea on the 75th anniversary of its foundation ;

 75 years today on the 30th of November 1945 the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea was founded by the Korean working class led by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG as the vanguard detachment of the revolution.

The General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK )is a revolutionary political organization of the working masses. . It conducts ideological education to ensure its members fully understand the Juche idea and gets them to take part in socialist construction and the management of the socialist economy with the attitude befitting masters. It has its organizations in different branches of industry. It is a reliable revolutionary transmission belt of the Workers' Party of Korea .

Thanks to the GFTUK the working class of Korea takes part in production with the attitude of a master and displays independence and creativity .

Today the ideas of President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL on the work of the trade unions is reliably carried forward by the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN who wrote the work "The Duty of the Working Class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the Times and the Tasks Facing Trade Union Organizations".

Our organisations heartily congratulate the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea on its 75th anniversary and wishes it every success for the future.



UK KFA Trade Union Section


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Birthday Spread to Pro-Reunification Patriotic Fighter

 Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent a birthday spread to Jang Ho, an indomitable pro-reunification patriotic fighter, on his 100th birthday.

Jang Ho, born into a poor family in Mapho District, Seoul City, keenly experienced the grief at statelessness, being subjected to maltreatment and contempt in a foreign country.

He could lead a worthwhile life only after President Kim Il Sung liberated the country and built a genuine country of the people.

He dedicated himself to the building of a new country out of his pledge to live up to the President's benevolence. He, as a journalist, contributed to encouraging the people to win victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and to turn out in the postwar reconstruction.

He was arrested by enemy while bravely struggling for national reunification. He fought for over 30 years in jail to preserve his revolutionary faith and obligation with firm belief in our Party.

Chairman Kim Jong Il made sure that he and other unconverted long-term prisoners, who had invariably taken the road of patriotism and reunification, were repatriated to the socialist homeland and awarded the Title of DPRK Hero, National Reunification Prize and other state commendations.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, taking warm care of him, saw to it that he took part as delegate in major national events such as the celebrations for the 100th birthday of President Kim Il Sung, the 4th National Conference of War Veterans and the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The former unconverted long-term prisoner thanked the Party for remembering his birthday and bestowing benevolence on him. -0-

Eighty Days of Revolutionary Enthusiasm - KFA UK West of England



    There is no country in the world such a Democratic Republic of Korea, where the society is so strongly united in common goals. Through the years and decades DPRK's economy has grown successfully to maintain economic independence, self - sufficiency and self - reliance, due to ideological directions of Juche Philosophy being the main assumptions of the internal policies. As the mainstream world news is about the world health crisis due to pandemic, the main capitalist countries around the world are focused to overcome difficult situations with the crisis caused by a collapsing economy. It is both the result of the inefficiency of the capitalist economic system and the lack of properly planned organised prevention in the struggle with pandemic.   

  The  Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the end of 2020 is being on the 80 - days battle to increase production and advance the glorious revolution. It began from a militant appeal created by the Workers Party of Korea - Central Committee, as powerful regards to the 75 anniversary of founding the Party with the 8th Party Congress. The Party members and people across the country are strongly mobilized to work hard in all sectors of the economy and agriculture. 80 - days battle in agriculture is for increasing food production on collective socialist farms linked to many vegetable farms in greenhouses and fruit crops. All of these endeavors have wider meaning than 80 - days campaign, it is a plan to prepare also for next year's agriculture tasks due to implementation coordinated of the five - year plan national strategy to be successfully finished at the end of this year.

  It is admirable and positively surprising, how DPRK country is coping well and wonderfully to overthrow the pandemic, what for many imperialist countries has not been achieved. It has allowed a greater focus on national economic development with increased effort to production on the electric power industry sector, heavy iron industry, transporting services, chemistry, coal and mineral mining - every economic sector. 

   One of the important goals of this campaign is  that all DPRK's citizens affected by the last series of natural disasters are living stable and prepared before winter season time. After series floods the mobilization of military forces Korean People Army works 'hand by hand' with 

  Moreover, the 80 - days battle is also to boost the national emergency epidemic prevention project and progress in the national prevention front to uphold achievements so far. 

  What is the essential of the revolutionary spirit of the 80 days battle in DPRK's economy?

   The essential and common factor is peculiar and unique fervor of the entire socialist society Implementation of Marxism - Leninism principles with Juche Philosophy to DPRK's economy unleashed the enormous potential of Korean nation. With connection to revolutionary traditions and achievements of  Eternal Leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, under guided by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un -  Korean society is strongly united in the struggle for the best performance and execution of the 80 - days campaign plan. The heroes in their daily work vigorously fight for increasing production with patriotism in union and loyalty to Party's politics and Juche fire in their hearts. It is unheard of anywhere in the world that every morning awakened by the national anthem, Korean society with singing , willingness and joy, enthusiasm going to work and when the working day is in end, citizens of DPRK asking themselves: 

             What did I do for the 80 days battle? Did I carry out my battle plan today? 

  On many battle fronts from 80 - days campaign, on forefront especially all of workers are fighting with loyalty and sacrifices through fierce days and nights to achieve goals set by the Party until deadline, until finally ending with honor big projects and tasks. 

The capitalist's societies alienation in four dimensions described 175 years ago one of the leaders and founders of communist movement - Karl Marx, in chapter four of his work called: 'The Holy Family' is the factor to discouraged employees in capitalist countries to efficient and effective work because it is not in the interest of the employee as is being robbed from the value of work and receives only a modest alms for survive.

  It is not known in capitalist countries, where workers who feel foreign of their labor and to themselves, feel alienated in the workplace and through that working ineffective just to earn The labour in socialist country as DPRK is, has much wider meaning and value than earning money to survive as this is in all capitalist countries. The surplus value of labour is used for social good and development not for private profits of bourgeois. Employees in DPRK are fully aware that creating value of work to improve well - being and profits fairly shared for all society not robbed for capitalist bourgeois. Therefore it is a great incentive to work as best as can. Everyone's concern is to struggle to produce the best high quality  consumer goods. It is opposite to the imperialist bourgeois economic sector that produces expensive and poor quality goods as the capitalist and owner of the manufacturer only cares about the greatest possible financial profit and not the satisfaction of the buyer - customer.

    Currently in the end of November as Kim Yo - Jong ( Deputy Director of the Workers Party of Korea ) said: ' ... 60 percent of the people are in construction sites to work while the 40 percent are in an establishment and office works ... ' It shows us how the Korean society is efficiently and wisely mobilized to prioritize their work, to raise its spirit at each workplace.

  The true communist party, Workers Party of Korea strives to gain active support to lead the society for an active role in and achieve the best results of 80 - days campaign battle. It is the main role of communist party to conscious unity of the entire DPRK peoples. 

  Compared to the world's capitalist economy it is significantly marked that DPRK's socialist economy under planned development works very well, much better than capitalism as a system of exploitation that generates crisis, inequality , corruption, environmental degradation and war. The eighty days of campaign full of revolutionary spirit from communist society, fully of organised efforts  will strengthen DPRK's economy and will show to the world how big in practice ways is the Korean It is, because DPRK's socialist society is strongly united on the march to communism as contrary to the egotistical individualism of capitalism ruining humanity and our planet earth in many aspects....

  Let's say congratulations and pay tribute to the DPRK's society for the magnificently effort. To all of the Workers Party of Korea leaders, to all of ordinary workers and heroes - pioneers for the everyday not easy battle to achieve their goals. Under the Workers Party of Korea guidance all 80 - days campaign battle will be fulfilled and exceeded with all goals will be achieved.

  Let us support and cheer this wonderful initiative, to the fullest extent in order to achieve and to surpass honorable goals. To be glorious and shining victorious.

  To open a new period of revolution!


  To advance socialism and toward the era of communism!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                   Alan Bolon

Chairman of the West of England Branch

Korean Friendship Association

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Enlarged Meeting of 21st Political Bureau of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held


Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) -- The enlarged meeting of the 21st Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office building of the Party Central Committee on November 29.

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.

Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

Present there as observers were leading officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee, members of the Party Congress preparatory committee and other relevant personnel.

Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

The meeting discussed and studied as key agenda items the issue of hearing a report on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK and taking corresponding measures, the issue of reorganizing a relevant department mechanism of the Party Central Committee to strengthen the field of the Party ideological work, to more thoroughly establish the Party's leadership system in relevant institutions and to intensify policy guidance and Party guidance over them and important issues of improving the Party guidance over economic work and carrying out immediate economic tasks. Then decisions were made on them.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK heard a report from the Party Congress preparatory committee on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK including the summing up of the work of guidance institutions of Party organizations at all levels and elections, convention of Party meetings to elect delegates to the Party Congress, preparations of documents for the Party Congress, and preparations for political and cultural celebrations before and after the Party Congress. The Political Bureau referred to a series of deviations and major duties of the Congress preparatory committee and indicated the orientation for the issues brought up by the Congress preparatory committee.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK examined relevant issues for improving and strengthening the field of the Party ideological work as required by the developing revolution and approved on the organization mechanism issue.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK harshly criticized the economic guidance organs for failing to provide scientific guidance to fields under their charge under the subjective and objective environment and the prevailing conditions, and for failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism in their work. It stressed the need to put the operation and command for carrying out the Party's economic policies on a scientific basis and display great dedication and responsibility.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK discussed measures for important issues of carrying out immediate economic tasks for this year and adopted key decisions with unanimous approval. -0-

Saturday, 28 November 2020

'The Famine That Never Was - the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the ‘ Arduous March ‘ period-the myth of the famine in the DPRK exposed now published


Dr Dermot Hudson , chairman of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, chairman of the UK Korean Friendship Association and President of the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK  has published a new book 'The Famine That Never Was - the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the ‘ Arduous March ‘ period- the myth of the famine in the DPRK exposed '.

Dr Hudson had been planning to write the book for some time , in fact ever since 1996 when he visited the DPRK in June of that year and saw for himself that there was no famine in People's Korea.At the time the Western imperialist media published reports of a massive ‘famine ‘ in the country . Various claims have been made that up to 3 million people died and even today  opponents of the DPRK and Juche cry ‘but they are all starving  in north Korea . Such assertions are part of the mainstream media’s campaign of vilification of People’s Korea .

Was there really a famine in the DPRK in the 1990s , what is the truth ?

Surely such  a famine is not possible in People’s Korea, socialist country centred on the popular masses . In fact many famines have not been due to natural disasters but due to unequal and inequitable distribution of resources.            

     The myth of a severe famine and mass starvation in People’s Korea  is part of the propaganda effort by the Western imperialist mass media to demonise People’s Korea. Moreover it is a form of cynical post-modernist anti-communist propaganda based on the idea that ‘socialism has failed’ and also propaganda against the Juche idea . When the reports about the alleged ‘famine in the DPRK were circulated , some self-styled ‘ Marxist-Leninists ‘ said ‘ this shows that you cannot build socialism in a small country , only in a big country ‘ others claimed that that the DPRK needed to reject Juche and go for in for ‘reform’ and ‘opening up ‘ like a certain country .Some did not try to refute the propaganda against the DPRK but instead just said we should send aid to the DPRK

 Of course we do not deny that the DPRK faced a very difficult situation in the mid 1990s caused by external factors as well as some natural disasters , so the DPRK used the term 'arduous ‘march ‘ to refer to that period. However the imperialists exaggerated the difficulties of the DPRK to portray the DPRK as a very backward and underdeveloped country or as being on the verge of  collapse.

The book uses eyewitness accounts as well as population statistics to refute the myth of the 'famine ' as well as detailing the achievements of People's Korea in context.

The book is a must read for all friends and supporters of People's Korea as well as those who question the narratives of the mainstream media .

Buy it at



Friday, 27 November 2020

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 3rd anniversary of the Hwasong 15 test fire



   London  27th of November 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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP)  issued a joint statement on the anniversary of the successful Hwasong -15 test fire :

On  the 29th of November  it will be  the third anniversary of the successful test fire of the Hwasong 15 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by the DPRK in the presence of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN .

   The Hwasong 15 test signified that the task of completing the state nuclear force of the DPRK had been completed and that the DPRK was entering a new stage of the revolution in which it could concentrate efforts on economic construction and improving people's living standards.

The Hwasong 15 launch  showed the advance of the DPRK in nuclear and missile technology was unstoppable no matter what sanctions the hostile forces imposed. Secondly , it demonstrated the correctness of the line of building the economy and nuclear force in parallel. Thirdly, it was testimony to the vitality f the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and the self-development first idea .  Fourthly, it was a manifestation of the validity and vitality of the Juche Idea and Songun Idea. Some  reactionaries and revisionists like to pour cold water on the Juche Idea but the success of the Hwasong 15  proved them wrong.

 Thanks to the completion of building the state nuclear force   the DPRK was able to hold the successful June 12th summit with the US president and sit down and negotiate with the US on equal terms. A great achievement .

  We salute the 3rd anniversary of the Hwasong 15 ICBM launch ,  great victory for independence , peace , progress and Juche-based socialism. Peace has been secured by the DPRK ICBMs !





The 80 Day campaign in People’s Korea is the sure way to victory !


Today the imperialists and their pathetic lackeys are slandering the 80 Day campaign in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or People’s Korea .

At the 19th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th  Central Committee of the Workers Party  held on the 6th of October , the momentous decision was made to hold an 80 Day campaign to greet the historic 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea that will be held in January 2021 . It was stressed at the meeting that  ‘  It is our Party's consistent mode of struggle to bring about greater successes and miracles one after another through a determined successive offensive and usher in a new heyday of the revolution and it is our people's proud tradition of struggle to write a history of great change and work eye-opening miracles by waging an all-out campaign for the great socialist construction ahead of Party Congress.’

 Basically the 80 day campaign means that the Korean people will go all out and make every effort to complete the tasks and goals for building socialism successfully . The declaration of the 80 day campaign at the 19th meeting of the WPK Political Bureau is a militant one to build socialism in the spirit of self-reliance , not relying or depending on others , it is a declaration to break through the sanctions of the hostile forces.



The 80 Day campaign  is within the tradition of speed battle campaigns in People’s Korea which have a long history . In the late 1950s President KIM IL SUNG initiated the Chollima movement to increase production and make innovations , indeed to go beyond that and sweep away everything backward in society . In the 1970s the  ‘70 day battle ‘was launched which produced outstanding results  ; industrial output value jumped by 70 percent in 2 months compared with the previous period and a bumper harvest was reaped . In the 1980s there was the 200 day campaign . Comrade KIM JONG IL in his talk to senior officials of the Workers Party of Korea in 1988 titled ‘ Let Us All Live And Struggle Like Heroes’ he said that ‘ Our Party and our people have assumed a heavy responsibility to our times and to history. We must keep the banner of revolution, the banner of socialism, flying, by foiling the enemy's frenzied attacks and effecting a steady advance in socialist construction. We must never weaken, but continue to maintain the high enthusiasm being displayed in the current 200-day campaign. We must follow this campaign with a 2,000-day campaign and then a 20,000-day campaign. This is the way to carry the revolutionary cause of Juche through to the end and to discharge the heavy responsibility we have assumed before the world revolution.’

In 2009 and 2016 , 200 day campaigns were waged with big success.

Speed battle campaigns are a distinctive feature of Juche-based , Korean style socialism . Instead of either trying to build socialism in a bureaucratic style or by a one-sided emphasis on material incentives , the Workers Party of Korea led by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is building socialism by rousing the people to display their creativity and to go all out to build socialism .

   Now under the banner of the 80 day campaign and in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance  the Korean people are working miracles every day . Production has increased in the steel and mining industries . Literally thousands of new homes have sprung up . The DPRK is doing all this without outside aid , also under the pressure of blockade and sanctions  and at a time when the capitalist countries are seeing production falling due a recession and in the grip of the Covid 19 pandemic which has not affected People’s Korea.

I am very sure that the People’s Korea will win a great victory in the 80 Day campaign and wish the Korean people well in their efforts to self-reliantly build socialism.

Dr Dermot Hudson

Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea

Chairman UK Korean Friendship Association and Official Delegate of the Korean Friendship Association for the UK

President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK

Chairman British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula