Saturday, 22 September 2018

In memory of Madame KIM JONG SUK , Mother of Korea and anti-Japanese war heroine

Remembering Madame KIM JONG SUK, the Mother of Korea , anti-Japanese women heroine and indomitable communist revolutionary fighter on the 69th anniversary of her passing away .
Madame KIM JONG SUK fought against the Japanese imperialists , becoming a crackshot and bodyguard of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG.
Madame KIM JONG SUK made a great contribution to women's liberation setting down Juche-orientated theories of women's liberation . She played a big part in building the new Korea after liberation

Friday, 21 September 2018

Critique of Michael Palin's documentary on the DPRK -ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA

Veteran British broadcaster Michael Palin made a 2 part documentary on the DPRK for Channel Five . The first part was screened on the 20th of September. Palin is a typical bourgeois liberal , once part of the Monty Python team . He is also someone who has down well out of the capitalist system .
Channel Five itself is a capitalist tv channel .So basically we do not expect too much from Palin.
It has to be said that some of it was better than expected , Palin was actually in the DPRK and real footage of the DPRK was used rather than material of dubious origin that has been used in the past by some so-called documentary makers on the DPRK .
The positives of the film were undoubtedly the coverage of the May Day events and the school. Palin correctly pointed that the DPRK gives a beer ration to its citizens .
To give Palin credit he did seem to enjoy himself in the DPRK and avoided some of the more extreme vilification than some media outlets have indulged in. Basically some coverage of the DPRK has been war propaganda pure and simple.
That said there were a number of problematic issues were the programme . Palin is not the only Western film maker to have got into the DPRK and filmed , Western film crews were in the DPRK as far back as the 80s . The DPRK has been visited by tourists and for many decades by members of DPRK solidarity bodies and Juche Idea Study Groups . Palin appeared to imply that he was the only person to film in the DPRK .
Palin's own middle class liberal views and cold war propaganda crept into the film marring it . Indeed Palin looked like he felt obliged to parrot an official line of condemning the DPRK even though the evidence in front of his very eyes told him that it was wrong .Towards the end the old cold war anti-communist cliche " repressive system " was trotted out along with the words "none of the freedoms we take for granted in the West " .What freedoms would those be Michael ? , here are some suggestions ;the freedom to unemployed , the freedom to be homeless , the freedom to be poor , the freedom to be in debt , the freedom to be exploited , the freedom to take drugs , the freedom to be the victims of crime . Oh yes Michael we have plenty of such 'freedoms ' and they are taken for granted !
Palin claimed there are no international phones in the DPRK . Not true I was in the DPRK 2 weeks ago and I called my family in the UK. You can buy a Koryolink simcard giving you international phone access and internet access . Palin also claimed international travel ban is banned.Ironically it is the US that has slapped a travel ban on DPRK citizens visiting the US as well as a ban on US citizens visiting the DPRK . There is actually no constitutional provision that forbids DPRK citizens travelling abroad and some DPRK citizens live and work abroad .
Another cliche was "tightly controlled " basically a slander on the socialist system of the DPRK . Palin tried to apply Western liberal standards to the education system as well talking about "critical thinking "( ironically Palin is unaware that this is in fact rejected in many Western education systems but Palin probably went to a private school so was unaware of this)
Koreans and friends of the DPRK would have found Palin's dismissive comments about the anti-Japanese armed struggle very offensive . Rather than "plotting against the Japanese " , President Kim Il Sung led many bloody battles against the Japanese imperialists.
Yet another cliche was "Soviet style concrete blocks " , again the idea was to imply that the DPRK is a copy of the Soviet Union rather than an independent , Juche -based socialist state.
It was disappointing that Palin appeared to miss the chance to interview the English speaking guide at the Juche Idea Tower who has been in several documentaries.
Palin showed a very superficial and inaccurate understanding of the Juche idea . Juche does not advocate "isolation" but independence . The DPRK has diplomatic relations with lots of countries and has always played an internationalist role . We notice that Palin did not mention the stones at the foot of the Juche idea tower donated by Juche Idea Study Groups throughout the world.
Palin would be well advised to make a proper study of the Juche idea before he makes another travel documentary about the DPRK.
Palin talked about "prising open the door " of the DPRK .Basically Palin's documentary reflected the views of sections of the ruling class who want to avoid physical confrontation with the DPRK but instead hope to "prise open the door " by other means to destroy the Juche-.based socialist system of the DPRK and replace it with the capitalist system.

US troops, Get out of south Korea!

US troops, Get out of south Korea!

Seventy three years have elapsed since the US troops landed in south Korea.
South Korean progressive political parties and civic bodies waged anti-US struggle such as candlelight rally for withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea and a ceremony of burning McArthur in effigy.  
On September 6, the Solidarity for People's Sovereignty held an inaugural meeting demanding prompt conclusion of peace accord and withdrawal of the US army from south Korea and declared the pullout of the US forces from south Korea in the name of the south Korean people.
A new road to peace, prosperity and independent reunification was opened in the Korean Peninsula thanks to historic inter-Korean summit and DPRK-US summit and it is victory achieved by the united efforts of the nation to put an end to a war and national division, they noted.
They strongly demanded the pullout of the US forces from south Korea according to the April 27 Panmunjeom declaration and the June 12 joint statement.
A rally denouncing the US occupation of south Korea was held in Seoul on September 8 under the sponsorship of the People's Action for Peace against War with attendance of more than 1 000 people.
Let us make the day of US occupation of south Korea that of withdrawal of the US army, they said. Who allows the US forces in south Korea to threaten life and security of the people and the presence of the US forces in south Korea is anachronistic as inter-Korean summit and the DPRK-US summit were held, they noted. They called for the people to turn out in the drive to drive out the US troops from south Korea as they ousted Park Geun-hye.    
Similar rallies were held in Gwangju, Busan, Daegu and other part of south Korea to demand the pullout of the US forces from south Korea. 
The south Korean people will surely build an independent society free from the foreign forces through a nationwide action for independence against the US and withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea.  

In demand of lift of sanctions and adoption of a war-end declaration

In demand of lift of sanctions and adoption of a war-end declaration

Civic and social organizations launched a campaign demanding the lift of anti-DPRK sanctions and the adoption of a war-end declaration.
The Daejeon Headquarters of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration began an all-people signature campaign outside the Daejeon City Education Office on September 4, explaining to the passers-by the need to adopt a war-end declaration, conclude a peace treaty and lift the anti-DPRK sanctions.
On September 8, they sang of peace and reunification, marching along the streets in Daejeon and called for broad segments of people to take part in the signature campaign demanding the lift of anti-DPRK sanctions and the adoption of a war-end declaration.  
An organization called Seoulkyorehana launched an action demanding the lift of anti-DPRK sanctions and the adoption of a war-end declaration in Seoul.
Displaying photos of inter-Korean events and data revealing the anti-DPRK sanctions blocking the implementation of the Panmunjeom declaration, they launched a signature-collecting drive demanding the lift of sanctions and the adoption of the war-end declaration.
Members of the organization called on the public to make a war-end delegation with the concerted efforts, explaining to citizens how the sanctions are blocking the inter-Korean exchange.
In the meantime, the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration held a news conference in Seoul on September 14 to declare an action plan to suspend the anti-DPRK sanctions and adopt the war-end declaration.  
In order to convey the people’s voice of different strata for peace, they formed a civic delegation to send to New York where the UN General Assembly to be held from Sep. 24 to 30. 
It would hand a letter containing opinion of the south Koreans demanding the suspension of sanctions against the DPRK and the adoption of war-end declaration to the Secretariat of the United Nations, it pointed out.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Climbs Mt Paektu together with President Moon Jae In

Pyongyang, September 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, and his wife Ri Sol Ju climbed Mt Paektu together with President Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jung Sook on Thursday morning after the successful north-south summit drawing the attention of all the fellow countrymen and the whole world.

Officials of the north side and entourage of the south side climbed together.

On the ridge of Janggun Peak, the highest peak in range of Mt Paektu, Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un together with President Moon Jae In feasted their eyes long on the natural beauty of the majestic and magnificent peaks, spectacular scenery of the limpid and blue Lake Chon and the wavy sea of foliage that extended vast reminding one of the blood vein of the nation.

Moon Jae In expressed his impression of climbing the holy mountain symbolic of the soul and spirit of the Korean nation and voiced his expectation and conviction that the first step today would be followed by a new era desired by all the fellow countrymen.

Kim Jong Un and his wife had a photo taken with Moon Jae In and his wife in memory of the historic moment of being on the top of Mt Paektu together.

Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju together with Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jung Sook went down to Lake Chon and exchanged impressions of climbing the mountain, walking along the shore of the lake.

Kim Jong Un and his wife had a photo taken with Moon Jae In and his wife on the lakeside once again.

The personages of the north and the south had photos taken together on Janggun Peak and on the shore of Lake Chon of Mt Paektu. -0-

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Origin of Sexual Slavery for Imperial Japanese Army Exposed

Pyongyang, September 20 (KCNA) -- Jo Hui Sung, senior researcher of the Institute of Japanese Studies, Thursday exposes the origin of the sexual slavery system for the Imperial Japanese Army in the third installment of an article in Rodong Sinmun.

The article says that the sexual slavery originates from Yoshiwara brothel built by the shabby licensed prostitution of Japan.

It goes on:

Japan has a 760-odd-year history of licensed prostitution from 1193 to 1958.

Japan's licensed prostitution was the perverted one quite different from a shady bar in European and East Asian countries.

In conclusion, the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army was the military feudal sexual slavery that forced women in areas invaded and occupied by Japan, mainly Korean women, to offer the sex. The system was based on the state-regulated prostitution of Japan with a despicable historic tradition and the idea of suppressing women, the extreme national chauvinism.

In other words, the "comfort women" system for the Imperial Japanese Army, modern-day sexual slavery system, was established on the basis of the despicable traditional sexual slavery system of Japan.

Such slavery was unethical one beyond all descriptions as the sexual slaves were punished, tortured and killed so often owing to contempt for residents in colonies, exclusive feelings and military and feudal cruelty. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP- A giant step towards lasting peace and reunification -statement on the 5th inter-Korean summit


                                     London 20th  of September  Juche 107(2018)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics ,the  Juche Idea Study Group of England , the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP) issued the following joint statement on the holding of the 5th inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang ;

 The 5th inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang from the 18th of September to the 20th of September , this was the third summit between supreme leader respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the south Korean chief executive Moon Jae In.
  The Summit was held thanks to the peace loving efforts of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and his policies for independent reunification based on the principles laid by by President KIM IL SUNG and chairman KIM JONG IL.It is thanks to respected Marshal KIM JONG UN that the Korean peninsula has been saved from the danger of  the outbreak of  most destructive war which could have easily spread from the borders of Korea to other parts of the world.
 The summit  adopted a joint declaration which reaffirmed that Korea should be reunified on the basis of independence, without interference . The 5th inter-Korean summit and the joint declaration created the basis for a lasting peace and independent reunification .The summit also proves beyond all doubt that the Korean nation can resolve its issues and questions independently without the intervention of outside forces.
  The 5th inter-Korean summit was possible only due to the Songun policy of the DPRK and the 
Juche-based policy of independent reunification.,