Wednesday, 18 September 2019

"Let us build independent Europe under the banner of the Juche idea!- speech by Dr Dermot Hudson to the European Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea

                                                     

14th of September 2019


Comrades and friends ,Thank you for inviting me and giving me both the honour and privilege of speaking in this European Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea .I am sure that this seminar will be successful and make a big impact in advancing the study of the Juche idea in Europe. In today’s world a key question is for countries to maintain their independence and sovereignty. In this respect the DPRK leads the way . It is the most independent country in the world .As respected Marshal KIM JONG UN said  in his policy speech  "On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage"

 Today the imperialists' willful violation of the sovereignty of other countries is growing more undisguised than ever before, and not a few countries are being forced into a miserable plight as they have no strength with which to defend themselves; in this world it is hard to find a country like our Republic that is steadfast in the principle of independence and assures the security of the State and the happiness of the people by its own efforts.Holding fast to the revolutionary line of independence in State building and activities is a consistent and immutable stand of our Republic.”

   These words of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN inspire us to fight for independence in Europe.
  We must apply the Juche idea in Europe by building an independent Europe under the banner of the Juche idea . All European countries should become independent .
 For us Juche followers in Britain is the question of leaving the European Union ,popularly known as Brexit .The government of Boris Johnson has pledged to leave the EU by the 31st of October this year. Will Britain  become more independent as a result or will it become even more dependent on US imperialism ? Will there be a reactionary Brexit representing the opinion of some narrow chauvinistic sections of the ruling class or will there be a People's Brexit benefiting the people of Britain , that we British Juche  idea followers must address.
 The  British people voted by a majority to leave the EU on the 23rd of June 2016 because the experience of membership of the EU  has been overwhelmingly negative : when Britain joined the old European Economic Community or Common Market(as the EU was then called) in the 1970s food prices sharply increased. Later unemployment increased as industries such as coal and steel went into decline mainly because of the EU. Most working class people in Britain did not support continued membership of the EU , membership of the EU is supported by the middle class and by the dominant sectors of monopoly and finance capital .As Juche idea followers we consider the working class the most independent and progressive class. In our opinion  Juche idea followers should embrace populism not elitism !
 It should be remembered that the EU was founded as the  economic counterpart of NATO and as an anti-communist bulwark against the USSR and other socialist countries. Moreover the original foundation document of the EU the Treaty of Rome stipulates that the EU is based on the principle of the free market,  
  Membership of the EU (and indeed NATO as well) deprives Britain of political independence . Of course will would like to see a referendum on NATO Membership as well. The EU by stipulating the so-called 'free movement of goods and capital' , completely rules out the idea any member nation building its own self-reliant , independent national economy .The EU is fundamentally anti-socialist and commits member states to having a market economy. . Other European countries may wish to follow the lead of Britain and free themselves from the straightjacket of the European Union which denies the independence of its member states.
  We believe that an independent Britain should be an equal partner of an independent Europe.
     Europe is still subject to US domination and interference . The domination of the US is particularly acute in Britain which has US troops stationed on its soil .  Successive British governments have dispatched many troops to help the US imperialists in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. This is against the wishes of the vast majority of the British people who desire peace. There is not a ‘special relationship” but vassalage and submission to the interests of the US imperialists. The domination of US imperialist “trash culture” is prevalent in Britain,with most films shown on TV being from the US and many British TV programmes being simply copies of US ones. Pop singers sing in an American style. Such so called culture is in fact a poison turning people into mindless morons and self-indulgent beings  .Many other European countries are dominated by the US culturally lack and independent culture.
The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL  lucidly referred to the insidious process of the the obliteration of national cultures in his work "On Preserving the Juche Character and National Character of the Revolution and Construction.“ saying that
“The imperialists’ reactionary policy of suppressing the Juche character of nations and obliterating national traits is now taking on a new form in the guise of gangster-like fuss about the trend towards a “monolithic” world .In the situation where each country and nation shape their destiny with their own ideas and systems, there can be no “monolithic” world which covers all spheres of politics, economy and culture. With social development and ties and interchange among different nations becoming closer, common features increase in the lives of nations. However, this process always presupposes the independent and individualistic development of nations and takes place on the basis of such development.
The imperialists have cooked up the trend of a “monolithic world” for the purpose of reducing the whole world to the Western-style “free world” and subjugating and assimilating all nations to themselves . All countries and nations must see clearly the danger of the imperialist policy of obliterating nations which is pursued in the name of the trend towards a “monolithic” world and must intensify the struggle to defeat the dominationist manoeuvres of the imperialists”.
Economic domination by the US still exists to some extent though this has been weakened by the decline of the dollar and the rise of the European Union ,however US monopolies still have footholds in the European continent and in particular have penetrated into the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe many of which have been turned into vassal states and pro US sycophants by the reactionary rulers that seized power after 1989. The European Union has tended to side with the US on most issues for example the EU has played a most reactionary anti DPRK , anti-socialist role by backing US imperialism's “human rights” offensive against the DPRK and imposed sanctions on the DPRK and Venezulea.
  Supranational bodies such as the IMF, World Bank , EU and European Central Bank have imposed austerity and spending cuts in a number of countries . Some countries have become virtual appendages of bodies such as the EU , IMF and World Bank. Economic independence and self-reliance are not only desirable but is an absolute necessity .
 To achieve real independence European countries should not only expel US troops and bases from their soil but also build independent ,self-reliant national economies and build an independent national culture.  In the past we we formed the Juche Idea Study Group of England , some backward and ignorant elements opposed us saying what we were doing had no relevance to the country but the Juche Idea shows the way to achieve independence and the experience of Juche Korea is a great example for an independent Britain and an independent Europe !

FORWARD TO AN INDEPENDENT ,SELF-RELIANT PEOPLE'S BRITAIN
FORWARD TO AN INDEPENDENT EUROPE !
LONG LIVE THE JUCHE IDEA
LONG LIVE JUCHE KOREA !
LONG LIVE DEAR RESPECTED MARSHAL KIM JONG UN !

Report of the European Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea -by Dr Dermot Hudson chairman of the Juche Idea Study Group of England

The European Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea was held on the 14th and 15th of September in Sofia , Bulgaria. The theme was 'Independence , Sovereignty and International Co-Operation '. The seminar was organised by the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea and the Korean Association of Social Scientists  of the DPRK .

                                             

A delegation of the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK attended the European Regional Seminar on the Juche Idea on the theme of
The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Juche Idea Study Group who formed the Preparatory Committee and took charge of the hard work of organising the seminar . A high degree of professionalism was displayed by our Bulgarian hosts. Some veteran Bulgarian communists were present including the former Bulgarian consul to the Libyan People’s Socialist Jamahiriya .There were also a number of Bulgarian young people at the event .
                                           
   Chairman of the Juche Idea Study Group of England Dr Dermot Hudson addressed a meeting of Bulgarian youth and students  which was held in the evening of the 13th of September


 Delegations were present from Britain, Russia , Germany , Bulgaria , Czechoslovakia , Italy , Spain , Ukraine ,Romania , Finland , France and Austria . A delegation from the International Institute of the Juche Idea also participated . Officials ,activists and members of the Korean Friendship Association  from Britain , Italy , Spain , Germany and  Slovakia were present.

The delegation of the Korean Association of Social Scientists delegation was led by the general secretary of KASS , comrade Ri Song Chol .
                               
During the first day many speeches were made about applying the Juche idea to Europe. In his speech Dr Dermot Hudson said  "We must apply the Juche idea in Europe by building an independent Europe under the banner of the Juche idea . All European countries should become independent .

 For us Juche followers in Britain is the question of leaving the European Union ,popularly known as Brexit .The government of Boris Johnson has pledged to leave the EU by the 31st of October this year. Will Britain  become more independent as a result or will it become even more dependent on US imperialism ? Will there be a reactionary Brexit representing the opinion of some narrow chauvinistic sections of the ruling class or will there be a People's Brexit benefiting the people of Britain , that we British idea followers must address.To achieve real independence European countries should not only expel US troops and bases from their soil but also build independent ,self-reliant national economies and build an independent national culture.  In the past we we formed the Juche Idea Study Group of England , some backward and ignorant elements opposed us saying what we were doing had no relevance to the country but the Juche Idea shows the way to achieve independence and the experience of Juche Korea is a great example for an independent and an independent Europe"
  Jean Claude Martini of KFA Italy said that " The question of sovereignty has always been a central question in the international affairs of the modern world.... What does the struggle for sovereignty in Europe mean ? It means exploiting the contradictions between imperialist groups in the interests of our common cause , creating tens of Brexits all around Europe but without Theresa May , Boris Johnson and other representatives of the capitalist exploiting class".

The seminar adopted a letter to dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

 On the second day general secretary Ri Song Chol of KASS gave a lecture on titled "Miraculous  Reality of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea brought about thanks to Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism 'in which he said "The DPRK's socialism where the people-first principle is being applied is the most superior one ensuring the worthwhile political life to the masses"

The Bulgarian Preparatory Committee hosted a meal at the Forest Restaurant for us which even had live entertainment . There was also a sightseeing programme on the Sunday morning which included some buildings from the socialist era in Bulgaria though regrettably the tomb of Georgi Dimitrov had been blown up by mad anti-communist reactionaries  although a metro station named after him still exists.
  All in all it was a very productive and pleasant meeting .

Sacred life of great woman revolutionary


 It’s been 70 years since comrade Kim Jong Suk, anti-Japanese heroine, who devoted herself to accomplish Juche revolutionary cause in her early years until her last breath. 

Her revolutionary life was the most brilliant one of woman revolutionary true to the cause of President Kim Il Sung.

From the arduous anti-Japanese struggle to the days of new national construction after the liberation, Kim Jong Suk, made immortal contribution to the cause of Juche revolutionary true to President Kim Il Sung, the sun of the nation.



 Comrade Kim Jong Suk, who was the model in defending the headquarters of the Korean revolution with her life in the period of anti-Japanese armed struggle, also encouraged the Korean women and people to the campaign for building the country advanced by the President after the liberation.  

Grieving over the national division caused by the outside forces, she devoted herself to achieve the unity and reunification of the country day and night, upholding the idea of independent national reunification of President Kim Il Sung. 

In those days, broad segments of south Koreans praised great personality of Kim Jong Suk who dedicated herself to the country, upholding the high intention of the President.  

There was Ryo Un Hyeong, chairman of the People’s Party, who was popular in south Korea after the liberation.

I’ve met many so many heroines not only in Korea but also in other countries in my lifetime but I’ve never met woman like Kim Jong Suk who was crack shot, had political insight and tender-hearted woman, he said.

She made titanic contributions to bring up Leader Kim Jong Il, the son of Mt. Paektu.

Her sacred life will be remembered in the hearts of the Korean nation and inspires a vigorous advance of the Korean nation led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Behave Prudently!






On August 30, the Solidarity for People's Sovereignty, the Youth Party and the Progressive Federation of University Students of south Korea called a press conference in Seoul in denunciation of the US attitude to the expiration of GSOMIA.


Japan, far from apologizing past crimes including compulsory labor and comfort women it committed, regards south Korea as an enemy, the abrogation of GSOMIA is a due decision, a member of the Progressive Federation of University Students noted.  

                 

We are driven into great fury by the fact that the US Congress and the Secretary of State Pompeo expressed their regret at the south Korean authorities’ decision of abrogation of GSOMIA, while putting pressure upon south Korea, he added. 

The US has always stood by Japan from long time ago. In 1905, Korea had been deprived of its right of diplomacy and military and sovereignty by the conclusion of Gatsura-Taft secret agreement. After Korea’s liberation, the US divided the south and the north of Korea into two not Japan a defeated nation, a member of the Solidarity for People's Sovereignty said.

Co-representative of the Youth Party pointed out that the US has applied a blind eye to Japan’s desperate effort of remilitarization and denial of past crimes.

They concluded the press conference with a tear of the flag of rising sun shedding rays and the Stars and Stripes, shouting slogans against the US. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Japan Hit for Illegal Intrusion into DPRK's Exclusive Economic Zone: Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

Japan Hit for Illegal Intrusion into DPRK's Exclusive Economic Zone: Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry
Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on September 17 with regard to Japan's intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.
On August 23 and 24, the patrol boat and ships of Japan Coast Guard were chased out by the self-defensive measures of the DPRK when those made illegal intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.
The expulsion of the Japanese ships from our zone is a just and righteous exercise of our sovereign rights.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK sternly alerted Japan through diplomatic channel to the latter's need to take due steps for heading off any possible reoccurrence of such acts of intruding into our zone and obstructing the activities of our fishing vessels. -0-

Self-Reliance Is Consistent Line to Be Maintained in State Building and Activities: Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- There is no immutable mode in developing the state and social system, but the fundamental principle of progress and development that one should solve everything and open a shortcut to a leap with one's own efforts in any case does not change, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an article, and goes on:

Self-reliance is the core in state building and activities and the line that should be consistently maintained and embodied.

The mode of development based on self-reliance is not new to us.

The Workers' Party of Korea that put up the banner of independence has put forward self-reliance as the lifeline of state-building in the whole period of revolutionary leadership and has neither known an inch of deflection nor a trifling deviation from the orbit of self-reliance and self-development.

It is the fixed determination and will of the Party to build up national economic power in the shortest span of time and successfully attain the goals set by us by giving fullest play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance, the mode of struggle peculiar to the Korean revolutionaries and their stamina of creation.

If one does not believe in one's strength, one is afraid of pent-up difficulties and does not work to outpace others. Then one will harbor illusions about others with increasing dependency on them.

The revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and the fighting traits are, indeed, our asset more precious than billions of money and wealth and a sure guarantee for the development and prosperity of the DPRK. That's why the Party puts particular emphasis on the need to turn self-reliance into social customs and intensify education in self-reliance as never before.

All the officials, Party members and other working people should bear in mind the faith that self-reliance is way out for us and the only and one way for advance and development and discharge their responsibility and role in the on-going grand revolutionary march. -0-

Intensified Class Education Is Consistent Policy of WPK: Rodong Sinmun


Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) -- To intensify class education is a very important issue that should not be neglected even a moment in accomplishing the cause of socialism, and the consistent policy of the Workers' Party of Korea says Rodong Sinmun Monday in an article.

In order to firmly prepare the popular masses to be vanguard fighters resolutely struggling against the enemy by preserving the revolutionary principle and class stand under any circumstances, it is very important to dynamically conduct class education, the article notes, and goes on:

We should cement our political and ideological position to be steel-strong by intensifying class education with good methodology in order to firmly preserve and successfully carry out the socialist cause.

Form and method of class education should be constantly developed as required by the developing times to thoroughly equip all people with strong anti-imperialist class consciousness.

The new generations, who have grown up happily, hearing about but not experiencing exploitation and oppression, have now emerged as the main force of the revolutionary ranks. This reality calls for further raising the degree of class education.

As a leopard cannot change its spots, the true nature of the class enemy can never change. Children do not naturally become revolutionaries though their parents are unyielding revolutionaries. To neglect class education among the new generations is just a suicidal act of offering the class position of the revolution to the enemy.

Party and working people's organizations at all levels and officials are obliged to intensify class education, well aware of the demand of the times and the revolution, and thus firmly consolidate the revolutionary position of the country. -0-