Friday, 19 October 2018

70 years of diplomatic relations between the Czechoslovak Republic and the DPRK

We are proud of more than 40 years of friendly relations of our countries, connected with the building of socialist society and the fight against imperialism.
We definitely reject the acts and statements of the representatives of Czechoslovakia and its successor states in relation to Korea after the 1989 counter-revolution, which damaged relations. We greatly appreciate the fact that diplomatic relations at the embassy level are preserved even in a changed political situation unfavorable to the progressive forces in our country.
We hope and believe that in the future the relations between the Czech and Slovak Republics and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will be re-established on the principles of independence, peace, friendship and social progress.
We are glad that we can contribute to the development of Czechoslovak-Korean friendship and the promotion of socialist society in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which is an example of the progressive people of the world.

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The former Czechoslovak Republic established diplomatic relations with DPRK on October 21 Juche 37 (1948). During the Korean War, Czechoslovakia actively both morally and materially supported the just struggle of the Korean people against American imperialism.
After the war, new industrial plants and power stations were built or renewed in the presence of hundreds of Czechoslovak specialists. Already during the war and after war, the Czechoslovak paramedics worked in the DPRK. Thousands of orphans and students were taught in Czechoslovakia at various levels of schools, which helped to expand the number of specialists, especially technical ones.
From 1953 until the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the Czechoslovak military delegation worked in Korea as a member of the Supervisory Commission of neutral states (together with Poland, Sweden and Switzerland). Every year in the month of solidarity with the struggle of the Korean people for the departure of the US troops and the peaceful reunification of the motherland, numerous meetings were held in Czechoslovakia to support the just demands of the Korean people.
The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung visited Czechoslovakia in 1956 and 1984. The prime minister of the Czechoslovak Government Viliam Široký visited DPRK in 1957 and the President of the Republic Antonín Novotný in 1959. The delegations of Workers Party of Korea and Communist Party of Czechoslovakia took part in their congresses. Both countries have visited state delegations at the highest level several times. In 1973, the Czechoslovak delegation in the DPRK led the CC CPC General Secretary Gustáv Husák, and in 1988 CC CPC General Secretary Miloš Jakeš.
Czechoslovakia has provided valuable documentation and procedures, particularly in the field of engineering production. It trained specialists in Czechoslovak races and institutes. There was also extensive cultural exchange. At the Philosophical fakulty of the Charles University, the Center of Korean Studies was established and an extensive library of Korean literature was founded in the Oriental Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Since 1972, mass tourist tours from Czechoslovakia to DPRK were organised.

After the collapse of socialism, the relations between Czechoslovakia and the successor states and the DPRK were seriously disturbed. The Czech and Slovak Republics, as vassals of American imperialism, are oriented towards cooperation with the south Korean puppet regime. DPRK and the Czech Republic have relations at the embassy level. Diplomatic relations with the Slovak Republic are also ensured by the Embassy in Prague.
After the fall of socialism, the Peaktusan Czech-Korean friendship association, the Slovak-Korean friendship association and the Czech and Slovak Juche study groups were founded.

* * * - Prime Minister (later President of the Republic) Antonín Zápotocký delivers  the DPRK flag of the workers of Motorlet factory in Prague on May 10, 1952. After the counter-revolu- tion, the race was closed and demolished. - President Antonín Zápotocký with DPRK ambassador Jen Jan Sun, April 2, 1954 - A peaceful mass raly on the Old Town Square in Prague on August 23, 1950. The slogans on the houses: "Hands off Korea!“ and „We call for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea!“ - Comrade Jaroslav Kafka, later Chairman and Honorary Chairman of Pektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Society, during the visit of the Czechoslovak Party and State Delegation in the DPRK on May 27,1988 with the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung  - left standing secretary general of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia comrade Miloš Jakeš

Standing against move of the US policy

Standing against move of the US policy

South Korean people are dead-set against the US obstruction to implementation of the historic Panmunjeon declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration”.
An anti-US rally was held in front of the US embassy in Seoul on October 6.
About 200 persons in the rally chanted the slogans “Withdrawal of the US hostile policy toward north Korea” and “Stop interference in implementation of the Panmunjeom declaration and domestic affair”.  
They vowed to flatly reject any moves of the US intervention in order to implement the Panmunjeom declaration and the “September Pyongyang Joint Declaration”.
University students of south Korea held a ceremony of forming an organization "Anti-US fighters, university students, for the independence of this land" in Seoul on Oct. 10.
At the ceremony speakers denounced the US for hurling a stream of anachronistic remarks at a time when the people all over the world are welcoming the peace climate prevailing in the Korean Peninsula.
They noted that they could not suppress their anger at the moves of the US to keep the south and the north from solving the issue of the Korean Peninsula and moving toward peace.
They will not remain an onlooker to the US hawks which have made words menacing peace of the Korean Peninsula, they noted.

At the end of the ceremony the students held a photo exhibition for citizens, through which they exposed the crimes of GIs in south Korea, and distributed pamphlets calling for the withdrawal of the US forces from south Korea. 

Imagine A Korean Peninsula free from war

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Earlier we heard about the achievements of People’s Korea from those people who visited there in September . Now I will talk about the force behind these achievements, the Workers’ Party of Korea , or ChosonNodongDang to give it’s correct title in Korea . On Wednesday 10th of October the Workers’ Party of Korea- WPK for short –celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its foundation.
The WPK has been leading the Korean people for over seven decades now .  The WPK is a genuine mass party. It has members in all sections of society  from waitresses and drivers to senior officials and generals .The symbol of the WPK is a sickle , a hammer and a Korean writing brush , this is different to other communist parties which simply had the hammer and sickle (and some revisionist parties dispensed with the hammer and sickle in favour of cherry trees and the like ). The WPK included the writing brush to symbolise intellectuals , the WPK is a party of the workers, intellectuals and peasants . When visiting the monument to the foundation of the Party I was told that the leading role of intellectuals is symbolised by the fact that the writing brush is higher than the hammer and sickle.
  The WPK is also different to many communist parties by the manner in which it was founded . In some countries communist parties were formed as a result of the secession from socialist or social democratic party or by the merger of a number of revolutionary groups. In Britain the CPGB was founded by a merger of the British Socialist Party , the Socialist Labour Party , the Guild Communists and other groups in 1920. In Korea the foundation of the WPK was a process which took place over a number of years.
 The first step on this road was the formation of the Down With Imperialism Union on the 17th of October 1926 .
The DIU was the first genuine communist revolutionary organisation in  Korea. The formation of the DIU marked a clean break with the stagnant  ideas of factionalism , flunkeyism and dogmatism  thus, it was a decisive leap forward in the task of building a revolutionary working-class party in Korea. The DIU completely broke with opportunism and also the national reformism of bourgeois nationalists. As the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung said to the meeting that founded the DIU
"Irreconcilable contradictions exist between the imperialists and people in the colonies  and these contradictions are sharpening  with the passage of time. Because these contradictions are antagonistic they cannot be settled by any kind of 'compromise ' and will only be solved when imperialism is overthrown"
  Thus the Korean revolution was set on the correct path.The foundation of the DIU by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung heralded the dawn of a new era of independence in which the popular masses became masters of their fate,masters of their destiny.
   Indeed as the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung said;
"The formation of this union, the first genuine communistic revolutionary organisation in our country , was the historic announcement of a new beginning for our revolution. With the formation of the DIU  our people's revolutionary struggle began to progress with the principle of independence and this was when our Party began to strike its glorious roots"
     The DIU proudly proclaimed its aims were to win independence and liberation for Korea, to carry out the socialist revolution in Korea, to build socialism and communism in Korea and to carry out the world revolution. Thus for the first time in history the lines of national liberation and socialist revolution were combined. Moreover the relationship between the national tasks of the working class and its international tasks was affirmed. Both the line of combing national liberation with socialism and the line of inter-relating the national and international tasks of the struggle were a prototype form of the Juche idea of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Independence and self-reliance were the cornerstones of the DIU.
 The DIU was a new kind of revolutionary organisation founded among the youth and students of Korea . The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung had prepared the ground for the formation of the DIU by leading many struggles amongst the youth and students including a strike of school students against reactionary teachers. These struggles fostered core elements of the revolution. It was not formed from the factionalists who indulged in empty talk and who were divorced from the popular masses as they were drawn from the middle class , bourgeoisie and  ruined aristocracy. The DIU fought for the revolution on the basis of independence.
Later in 1930 comrade Kim Il Sung formed the first party organisation called the Society for Rallying Comrades . Party committees were also formed in the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army.
Thus when the WPK was formed in October 1945 the groundwork for founding the party had been well prepared.
 Since its inception the Workers Party of Korea has been the organiser and guide of the Korean people, the supreme general staff of the Korean revolution .
The WPK is the mother party that takes care of the peoples lives. Free education and free health care were introduced, long ago, indeed the free health system was introduced in the flames of war in 1953. Korean people receive great social benefits such as free housing and taxation was abolished in 1974. Now under the leadership of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un the WPK is pushing forward all manner of projects to improve living standards. Thus the DPRK is becoming a people's paradise the envy of the world people and the model that the world revolutionary people dream of.                      
   The WPK under the guidance of the great leaders comrades Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and respected Marshal Kim Jong Un has united the people solidly around itself, achieved single-hearted and single-minded unity the like of which is not seen anywhere else in the world. The WPK has achieved total oneness of ideology , a unique feat in the international communist movement. The leader , party , army and people form an integral harmonious whole .No other country in the world knows such unity and amity . This is due to the outstanding leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and his Juche-orientated theories on party building. This has splendidly carried forward by the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il who has built up the WPK as the party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Now the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un has ensured that the WPK is and will always be the party of the great leader President Kim Il Sung and  general  Kim Jong Il.
     The Workers' Party of Korea has staunchly fought against modern revisionism , opportunism , flunkeyism ,dogmatism and factionalism .
 The WPK upheld socialist principles in the 1990s when socialism was frustrated in number of countries due to the insidious moves of the imperialists and renegades.
   The WPK has always maintained revolutionary and class principles, holding high the red flag of socialism even when others threw it down.  Under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism the WPK is not only the leading force of the Korean people but a shock brigade of the world revolution.
   . The WPK under the leadership of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un is guiding the people forward to smash the sanctions of the imperialists under the uplifted banner of self-reliance !

KCNA Commentary Blasts Abe's Projected Constitutional Revision

Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- Japan has buckled down to modifying the constitution after the presidential election of the Liberal Democratic Party.

The clique of Abe, who was reelected as LDP president, is openly billing "constitutional revision in 2019 and enforcement of the new constitution in 2020" as its goal.

In a news conference after the election Abe said "he would make safe Japan and push ahead with constitutional revision together with the lawmakers from LDP."

He is about to form the Cabinet and the LDP leadership with ultra-right conservatives supporting the projected constitutional revision and denying the crime-woven past, and submit a bill on constitutional revision to the Diet.

LDP broke the precedent of having a prior discussion with the coalition New Komeito Party before submitting a bill, and decided to submit the above-said bill independently, the backbone of which is specification of the grounds of having the "Self-Defense Forces" and a paragraph related to emergency situation in the constitution, during an extraordinary session of the Diet which will open on October 24.

Abe, who is crazily pursuing the wild ambition for modifying the constitution, blustered while reviewing SDF troops at its drill ground on Oct. 14 that it is the duty of every politician at present to make an environment for all SDF members to complete their missions with much pride and that he would do his bit to do so. He thus again openly revealed his ulterior design to specify SDF in the Paragraph IX of the constitution.

This also shed light on the sinister design to materialize the old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", which failed to come true in the past century, by making Japan a "normal country" with the belligerent right after discarding the deceptive cloak of "pacifist state" with the existing constitution.

Not only the opposition parties and the public of Japan but also south Korea and other countries are bitterly criticizing LDP's independent project for constitutional revision aimed at reviving militarism.

Japan should make a right choice.

Its only way to become a "normal state" is to seriously reflect on its past crime-woven history of aggression and atone for it at an early date.

Constitutional revision will only make it a "warlike state."

The Abe cult, which seeks to make a "state capable of going to war" by modifying even the constitution for the reason that it puts the brake on the pursuance of its wild ambition for launching invasion, had better not forget the disgrace and humiliation Japan met 70 odd years ago. -0-

Long live the Down With Imperialism Union !

Greetings on the occasion of the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of the Down With Imperialism Union(DIU)by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG . The DIU was the first true communist revolutionary organisation in Korea which was dedicated to achieving Korea's independence and socialism and communism . The DIU represented a clean break with factionalism and flunkeyism and rallied the new generation of revolutionary youth in Korea.
The DIU is the root of the Juche idea and the Workers' Party of Korea .

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

LKP of South Korea Should Not Go against Current of Times: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- As a leopard cannot hide its spots, the "Liberal Korea Party" of south Korea is stilling going mischievous against the current of the times.

It termed the recent meeting for national reunification marking the 11th anniversary of the October 4 declaration held in Pyongyang "formation of the joint ranks of the united front with the north" and "obedience to the north."

This is utterly ridiculous.

The meeting was the first joint event of the nation to implement the historical agreement in the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration," which demonstrated strong enthusiasm and will of all Koreans to achieve peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.

Its validity and significance can never be played down by such rubbish of some crooked conservatives as it is fully supported by all Koreans and the international community.

The ill-intended behavior of the "Liberal Korea Party" is just a grumble and last-ditch effort of those who were left alone after being nudged out of the historical trend toward national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification.

As an opinion poll recently conducted by south Korean media shows, the percentage of those supporting the LKP is at an all-time low.

Though it works hard to tide over the crisis, talking about "emergency measure," "great conservative unity" and "reshuffle," the public remains unchanged in their stand toward the treacherous political party seeking fratricidal confrontation and national division.

Days ago, the south Korean internet newspaper Minjok Ilbo in an article titled "Liberal Korea Party digging its own grave" said although peaceful atmosphere got stronger after the publication of the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" and the era changed, the "Liberal Korea Party" persistently resorts to its die-hard "anti-communist, anti-north" policy, only to be isolated and alienated. It termed the LKP the "biggest obstacle to the advance toward the new era of peace, prosperity and reunification."

The current of the times toward the national independence and great unity can neither be stemmed nor be turned back.

Only two options left for the LKP -- whether to follow that trend or to face destruction.

It had better consider it carefully before it is too late.

The great cause of the nation to bring about a new era of peace, prosperity and independent reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans can never be checked by a handful of obstructive forces. -0-