Wednesday, 1 July 2020

KCNA Commentary Censures Japanese Reactionaries for Distorting History

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, Japan opened to the public the industrial heritage information center in Tokyo where data denying the forced labor of Koreans in the Hashima coal mine is exhibited.

The Japanese reactionaries have long tried to register forced labor sites for exploiting Koreans including the Hashima Island as UNESCO's world cultural heritage. But they faced strong opposition at home and abroad and were compelled to admit the forced labor of Koreans in July, 2015 and commit themselves before the international community to taking a proper step to keep the memory of the victims and establishing an information center telling the whole history.

At that time the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, considering Japan's such attitude, adopted a decision on advising Japan to make public the history about the forced labor of Koreans in every site.

However, just after attaining their purpose, the Japanese reactionaries openly exhibited fabrications denying the forced labor of Koreans, far from the above-said commitment and decision.

This is another unpardonable mockery of the Korean nation and the international community and unethical crime as it is an impudent distortion of history.

As far as the Hashima coal mine is concerned, it had been called by even Japanese a hell from the outset of its development owing to its poor living and labor conditions.

The Japanese imperialists brought some 1 000 Korean people to the island without source of edible water and forced them into painful slave labor of more than 12~14 hours every day. The Koreans were the targets of all sorts of national discrimination and maltreatment.

The testimonies by a Korean who had a narrow escape from the island of death and the Japanese who lived on its neighboring islands and a book written by Eidai Hayashi, a Japanese writer, go to clearly prove the crimes of the militarist murderers who maltreated and massacred Koreans brutally on the Hashima Island.

This being a hard fact, the Japanese reactionaries are spreading false information, describing it as "testimonies" by islanders, terming such act the one following the resolution and advice from the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee. This is, indeed, an unpardonable provocation to the mankind calling upon the island nation to sincerely atone for its crime-woven past.

The Japanese authorities are desperately resorting to distortion of history while labeling the proper understanding of the criminal history of the Japanese archipelago as "self-tormenting outlook on history".

Their purpose is to evade their responsibility for atoning for the unethical crimes at any cost and to keep the Japanese people in ignorance, so as to use them as a shock brigade for overseas invasion again.

This is, indeed, outrageous.

The more desperately the Japanese politicians try to deny their past history and revive militarism, the bitterer denunciation and hatred of the international community they will meet, and this will cast a shadow on the future of the archipelago state.

In the final analysis, they are rejecting "self-tormenting outlook on history" to write another history of their self-ruin.

The Abe regime would be well advised to stop the useless act, though belatedly, and sincerely reflect on the past crimes and make due reparation for them as it is legally and morally obliged to do so. -0-

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 26th anniversary of the passing away of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG

1st of July 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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSPCRKP)  and the British Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 26h anniversary of the passing away of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG , the sun of Juche and eternal leader of the Korean people and Workers' Party of Korea;
   The great leader President KIM IL SUNG passed away unexpectedly on the 8th of July 1994 , 26 years ago . We Juche Idea followers, Songun idea followers and true friends of People's Korea in the UK recall his great exploits with deep pride.                           
   The great leader President KIM IL SUNG worked all his life for the independence of the people. . He was a tireless fighter who battled against imperialism all his life, leading the Korean people first against the rapacious Japanese imperialists, then against the barbaric US imperialists . President KIM IL SUNG waged a 15 year long  armed struggle against the Japanese imperialists becoming a legendary general distinguished by his adroit guerrilla tactics.He gave the Korean people independence and liberation ,something that is so precious it cannot be bartered for billions of tons of gold bullion.
   President KIM IL SUNG was the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist who defeated the US imperialist aggressors who had tried to crush People's Korea when it was in its cradle .Thus again he defended the independence of the people.
    Under the leadership of  the great leader President KIM IL SUNG ,two stages of revolution were carried out : the anti-imperialist,anti-feudal democratic revolution and the socialist revolution.He founded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) , an unique socialist state of Juche centred on the popular masses ,a peoples paradise.The DPRK has proved to be a most durable ,stable and harmonious socialist state.

    The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG ensured that Rightist and Leftist deviations were avoided in the construction of socialism. Moreover socialism in Korea was not a copy of another country but Korean-style socialism, an independent Juche socialism. The DPRK upheld socialist principles when others introduced capitalist-style methods.
   Independence, independence and independence was the creed of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG . He authored the Juche Idea which lights the road of independence for the popular masses and teaches us that man is the master of everything .The Juche idea captivated the anti-imperialists and revolutionaries throughout the world .Thousands of seminars on the Juche idea have been held all over the world.
    The Songun idea initiated by the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG  in  the fiery days of the anti-Japanese armed struggle  is based on the concept that independence is achieved by arms and the victorious revolution is defended by arms .The Songun idea , which has been implemented by the worthy successors of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG, eternal general secretary KIM JONG IL and dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , is the treasured sword that defends the independence and dignity of People's Korea the bastion of world socialism.
   The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG always struggled uncompromisingly against US led world imperialism . He upheld unity against division when the international communist movement and socialist camp suffered from sharp differences. The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG held high the red flag of socialism when others abandoned it. He was a great revolutionary true to his faith until the very last moments of his life. President KIM IL SUNG put forward the line of global independence and was known the sun of the world revolution.
  The great leader President KIM IL SUNG put forward  correct policies for independent national reunification as well for the south Korean revolution.
 We remember  great  President KIM IL SUNG as the eternal leader of the Korean people and WPK ,  the greatest of great leaders who was the author of the Juche idea, the benevolent liberator of the Korean people, the ever-victorious iron-willed commander and the outstanding leader of the world revolution. The ideas and cause of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG is being faithfully carried forward by dear respected leader  Marshal KIM JONG UN , who is identical to the great leader President KIM IL SUNG.
British  Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 48th anniversary of the July 4th joint statement


1st  of July 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 (BSCPRKP) issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 48th  anniversary of the historic July 4th north-south joint statement.
  The July 4th joint statement stands out as a great landmark in the history of the struggle for the reunification of Korea.It was this statement that established the  three basic fundamental principles of national reunification, that became the three charters of national reunification namely independence, peace and great national unity. It was signed thanks to the persevering efforts of the great leader President  KIM IL SUNG who made reunification the central task.
    The 4th of July joint statement was a creative application of the great Juche idea to the question of the reunification as laid down the principle that reunification should be achieved by the efforts of the Korean people without interference from outsiders. Thus the Juche-orientated thought of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG was fully  realised by  the 4th July statement.  The 4th of July statement fully reflected the will and aspirations of the Korean people to reunify Korea independently . It set out a most realistic policy to peacefully reunify Korea.
The hopes of the entire Korean people north and south for reunification which rose higher because of the 4th of July statement were torn asunder by the fascist puppet regime of Park Chung Hee.n.
 Despite several round of inter-Korean summits in 2018  inter-Korean  relations remain tense because the south Korean side has not implemented its side of the agreements and because  of US interference . We believe that Korea should be reunified on the basis of independence and peace according to the principles laid down in the July 4th joint statement.

Extreme Misanthropy and Racism - Evil Practices in U.S. Society

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- Amid the continued anti-racism protests, white policemen's murder of black people broke out one after another in the U.S., enraging the public.

27-year old black man was shot dead by a policeman in Atlanta, Georgia and corpses of black men were found in succession near Los Angeles, California, greatly shocking the public. There is a suspicion that the method of committing crimes is similar to the one used by Ku Klux Klan, the organization advocating white supremacy, against black people in the past.

On the other hand, white men are even ridiculing and insulting the protestors in public.

This clearly shows deep-rooted misanthropy against black people which is rampant in the U.S. society.

In the U.S. the black people are regarded as "inferior race" and becoming the targets of contempt, rejection and oppression for the only reason that they have different skin color.

There are many ultra-right misanthropic organizations in the U.S. and among them Ku Klux Klan is ill-famed at home and abroad for inciting extreme white supremacy and indiscriminate slaughter.

What matters is that the law and the social system of the U.S. are encouraging such organizations' racist crimes and human rights abuses, far from suppressing them.

Under the patronage of the U.S. legal system based on so-called "impartiality" and "justice", white policemen's firing at black people has become an almost daily occurrence and 99 percent of the police killers have gone scot-free.

One third of all prisoners in the U.S. are black men while the black people only account for an eighth of the total population.

All the facts prove that all kinds of racist crimes including murders of black people committed in the U.S. one after another are the inevitable product of its reactionary and unpopular social system.

Many experts and media across the world, international bodies and even those in the U.S. are laying bare and scathingly censuring such filthy situation of the "exemplary human rights-loving state" where serious human rights abuses are committed institutionally.

CNN said that George Floyd in Minnesota is only one person among lots of Americans killed by policemen. Noting that the number of the people killed by the police every year is not clear, but it is really shocking to see only estimated data, CNN added that the data not only show the explicit and serious situation of the U.S. but also the reason why the protestors have long called for the reform of police and judicature.

Against this backdrop, the issue of institutional racism and human rights abuses rampant in the U.S. was discussed as an urgent agenda item and a protest resolution adopted at a recent meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.

UN experts on human rights issued a joint statement to censure the recent violent suppression of the anti-racism protests in the U.S. They stressed that firing tear gas at peaceful protestors and beating them won't help gag them but only reaffirm the urgency of the struggle for police reform and racial justice in the U.S.

Chinese media carried a commentary under the title of "It is the time to unmask the U.S.", which said that the actual human rights performance in the U.S. has been betrayed under the eyes of the 7 billion people of the world. It has been proved that the "human rights diplomacy" of the U.S. served as its lever for interfering in other countries' internal affairs and as its "moral weapon" for attaining its geopolitical and political goals and maintaining its domination, the commentary pointed out.

False propaganda of the U.S. under the slogan of "equality for all" can not work any more.

The U.S. had better mind its poor human rights situation before accusing others. -

British Committee to Remember President KIM IL SUNG formed


   London 1st of July Juche 109(2020)
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the  British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea (BGSJI the UK Korean Friendship Association and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and the Committee for Peace and Reunification have decided to form the British Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG .On the occasion of the formation of the committee we issue the following statement:
  We are approaching the 8th of July which will see the 26th anniversary of the passing away of the
great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG . The passing away of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG was a painful and heart-rending loss for the Korean people but also for the world progressive people . It was also a loss for British progressive people who study the Juche Idea and took inspiration from People's Korea ,the land of Juche , a country of robust  independence, which was founded by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG .
   The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG was the greatest of great leaders , a true elder of the international communist movement and renown world statesman.
    The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  brought independence to Korea which had been under Japanese colonial rule for decades. Korea which had been shown on world maps as part of Japan He built Korea into a fully fledged independent state , a mighty socialist power ,
  The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  always upheld independence throughout his life always opposing imperialism of all kinds ,dominationism and big-power chauvinism. He  fought for global independence and the victory of the world revolution.
        The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG opposed the division of Korea by outside forces such as the US. He put forward many realistic policies to achieve reunification on the basis of independence, peace and unity.
  The ideas and example of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG live on . Our committee will issue statements and articles and other activities to remember the life of the great leader comrade
KIM IL SUNG and his great legacy .
British Committee to Remember the great leader President KIM IL SUNG

From the Korean Committee For Cultural Relations on the 26th anniversary of the passing away of the great leader President Kim Il Sung

the day of July 8th, the 26th anniversary of demise of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, approaches by every day, with an irresistible yearning for a nation's father we come to recollect with deep emotions the immortal exploits performed during his lifetime.

Looking back to his noble life, we cannot stop admiring him. Indeed, he was the great man of all greats recognized and revered by not only the Korean people, but the whole world.

The chairman of the Swedish Communist Labour Party in 1990s, wrote once about President Kim Il Sung's exploits as follows: "There is a world-famous 'one thousand nights' story, but to turn the President's imprints left in the foreign relations arena into the night stories, even ten thousand nights would not be sufficient."

It would not stand to reason to try to have all episodes from the President's foreign activities on this email, so today we will confine in delivering a story about his noble human love and faithfulness.

You probably still have in memories an incident related to Erich Honecker, taken place upon an absorption unification of GDR by Western Germany. When he was caught in a difficult situation at his age of 80 having just had cardiac surgery, it was only our President Kim Il Sung who didn't forget the treasured friendship with him and organized a special flight to bring him to Korea for his treatment and took necessary measures for an intensive diplomatic offensive to make the world recognize an adequacy of humanitarian aid rendered to him by Korea.

The then member of the Supreme Council of the National United Party of Malaysia commented on this incident as follows: "Respect to the President's fidelity.

When Honecker was in power, every country welcomed him as a state guest, but once was thrown out from the power, he was just dismissed. …

I'm so impressed that your country treasured friendship with him and agreed to receive him and provide treatment."

The US journalist addressed to President his letter:

"Y.E. President, I am so amazed that you took a humanitarian measure for Honecker, who was found in a miserable destiny. Respect for this.

When Honecker was brought back from the power and became no more valid as a politician, all his allies dismissed him, but it was only you, Y.E. President.

Y.E. President,

What makes me so impressed is your noble benevolence shown towards the old friends regardless the outcome of their destiny. This great sense of fidelity is hardly found in our current world."

Indeed, the human love, benevolence and fragrance as a human being, all embodied in our President Kim Il Sung, was so deep and wide to mesmerize even the politicians from the hostile countries.

Thus in 1994 the US ex-president Jimmy Carter, after having met President Kim Il Sung, stated that President Kim Il Sung was greater than George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, the most illustrious in the founding and development of the US, put together.

And when President Kim Il Sung passed away in July 8th 1994, the French President Francois Mitterrand recalled President Kim Il Sung as the great state marshal, stating that he was the most outstanding great person among all active politicians known from the World War II."
on behalf of the Korean Associations

for friendship with the European countries

June 29th, juche 109(2020)


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

As Those with Strong Spirit of Self-Reliance and Self-Development

From Voice of Korea website

All the service personnel and other people of Korea were brought up as those with strong spirit of self-reliance and self-development under the energetic leadership of the respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
On July 19, Juche 104(2015) Kim Jong Un visited the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex and gave it a task to make modern underground electric car of Korean style by itself. And he guided its miniature and paid deep concern to the problems arising in its development and production.
It was not easy for the complex to develop and produce a new modern underground electric car of Korean style by itself.
The workers, scientists and technicians of the complex showed in practice the truth that all things are precious and shining all the more when they are made with our own strength and technology and in our own way.
The newly-developed underground electric car made by the workers themselves was so precious that Kim Jong Un saw it time and again, highly appreciating their revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. And he called them the vanguard of self-reliance and self-development.
Creations were made one after another thanks to his devotion and efforts to bring up the workers as those with strong spirit of self-reliance and self-development.

At the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea held in April Juche 108(2019), Kim Jong Un clarified once again that it is a steadfast political line of the Party to build a powerful socialist country under the banner of self-reliance.
The banner of self-reliance he held higher was the motive force that enabled the Korean people to make the greatest successes in a multiple and consecutive way despite the worst adversity in so short a period.

The Korean people will rely on their own efforts and persevere indomitably under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, opening up the broad avenue of prosperity and bringing earlier a good future