Monday, 20 August 2018
Today UK KFA received a telephone call from an elderly supporter who told us how a friend of hers had been to a lecture on the DPRK given by so-called "expert on the DPRK " Prof Hazel Smith , in fact Prof Smith is a notorious DPRK basher (more about that later ) .
Our supporter had carefully written down what Prof Smith had said about the DPRK and asked for our opinion . It would appear that Prof Smith had tried her best to downplay the achievements of People's Korea and plant weasel like misinformation .
Prof Smith said that the DPRK had "almost universal schooling " ? Does not sound too unreasonable does it ? Well in fact the DPRK has universal schooling with schools on the mountains and on islands . Educational spending has gone up all the time in the DPRK . The DPRK has a 100 per cent literacy rate verified by UNESCO .
Prof Smith also said that "only 35 per cent of high school students in the DPRK go on to university " . Wait a minute "only 35 % " .... This is actually a very high figure , meaning more than 1 in 3 probably the highest in the world . Unlike the UK and other capitalist countries there are no university fees .
Then Prof Smith really got out the poison ! She said that the DPRK population is " economically badly off " . How does she know ? In fact in the DPRK people receive free education , free medical care , virtually free housing , there is no unemployment and taxation was abolished in 1974. How can this be badly off. Also many people in the DPRK have mobile phones .Has Prof Smith noticed that there are foodbanks in the UK and homeless people ,probably not , too busy drinking latte coffees etc ,
Lastly , Prof Smith claimed that DPRK diplomats are engaged in criminal activities such as counterfeiting , smuggling and even the narcotics trade ! This sounds like it has come straight from the CIA ! .There is no proof . In fact drug dealing in the DPRK is strictly illegal and is severely punished .
Just exactly who is Prof Hazel Smith ? Well despite some people trying to present her as friend of the DPRK she is actually an enemy of the DPRK and author of several very anti-DPRK books . She was awarded a medal by George Bush the first . Also she had worked with the south Korean puppet "Ministry of Unification.
So beware so called "academic experts on the DPRK " and fake liberal friends of the DPRK !
To find out the truth about the DPRK come to meetings of UK KFA and the Juche Idea Study Group of England
Pyongyang, August 20 (KCNA) -- In the 20th century, the Japanese
imperialists organized unit 516, a group of devils like the notorious
special unit 731 for germ warfare, to commit hideous unethical crimes.
The unit was a group of bloodthirsty felons for gas warfare formed by
the Japanese imperialists out of their ambition of Asia conquest,
irrespective of the international convention.
Its devils, branded as incarnate fiends in human history, had committed
over 1 300 times of living-body tests and slaughter against Koreans,
Chinese and Russians from 1937 to 1945.
In particular, many Koreans had been reduced into human guinea-pigs called "maruta (log)" to meet their miserable end.
A member of unit 516 confessed that it was too ghastly to look at the
yperite-gassed dead whose whole bodies were covered with blisters as if
they were burnt.
After the defeat of the Japanese imperialists on August 15, 1945,
villains of unit 516 threw nearly 100 chemical drums into the Jangja
River in a bid to massacre Koreans.
Today, gas experts necessary for Japan's reinvasion have been trained in
large numbers at a chemistry school under the Japan "Self-Defence
All the facts clearly show that the Japanese imperialists are heinous
human butchers and a group of beasts inveterate in cruelty and
The army and people of the DPRK will never forget the brutal atrocities
committed by the Japanese imperialists and surely force them to pay
dearly for their crimes. -0-
Sunday, 19 August 2018
He said he came to the construction sites in Samjiyon township just in 40 days but the area has changed beyond recognition, noting with satisfaction that a majestic appearance finally began to emerge as a result of the dynamic struggle of the builders who upheld the Party's intention with loyalty like a white gem to facelift Samjiyon County where the native home of the revolution is located into a rare modern city in the mountainous area in the era of the Workers' Party.
This year marking the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK, dramatic changes are witnessed in the construction sites of Samjiyon County, the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area, power station and others across the country and thus enormous edifices mushroom, and numerous units vie with one another in making big successes, he noted.
Now the hostile forces' persistent sanctions and obstructive moves come as a serious setback to the advance of our socialism but the zeal of the elated people who rose up like a mountain in response to the Party's call is making a history of legendary miracles despite the most difficult conditions, he said, adding with great pride that this is a great manifestation of the high spirit of our army and people and the power of our country where everybody gets united in single mind around the Party.
We mustn't regard it as a mere construction to remodel the county housing the native home of the revolution but keep a high sense of class consciousness that the construction is like an acute standoff with hostile forces and showily build a modern city in the mountainous area overflowing with our socialist civilization in the first village right at the foot of Mt Paektu, he stressed.
Once again emphasizing that the education space with the statue of leader Kim Jong Il should be well built with due respect, he learned about the layout of the background forest of the statue, an assignment he gave one month ago, and about the measures for its implementation.
This construction in the northern area to which the Party attaches so much importance is not just aimed to spruce up Samjiyon County alone but it is an important work to create experience and set an example in setting the future goal of face-lifting all the counties to be highly civilized ones, he said. He added that counties in our country have shown great difference in their development due to differing natural and geographic features and economic conditions, stressing the need to create models by sprucing up standard counties and build model counties in the flat areas, mountainous areas and coastal areas before generalizing them.
He then went round the construction sites of dwelling houses and public buildings in the township, learning in detail about the overall construction.
Highlighting the importance of good designing of afforestation and greening, he called for combining trees of various species to be in good harmony with the mountainous area of Mt Paektu so as to create a model in turning towns into park-like woodland.
He also advanced tasks for sprucing up the County People's Hospital to be flawless in health and sanitation terms.
He urged the need to take scientific and technological measures to ensure the standard quality of drinking water and water for living supplied to inhabitants in Samjiyon area, and thus to solve the water problem without fail.
He also stressed the need to redo the railway roadbed repairing work in a qualitative way by next year to complete Hyesan-Samjiyon railway as a standard one, pointing out the fault that on his way to Samjiyon he could see that the newly paved Hyesan-Samjiyon railway section roadbed was not done well and scientific measurement and the requirement of technical method of construction was not ensured in terms of roadbed condition and evenness so that serious vibration could be felt on train and its speed was impeded.
Calling for making the builders and skilled men acquire one step higher grade in the course of doing such a huge project as the construction of Samjiyon area and for rapidly strengthening the construction and designing force of the local areas, he underlined the importance to organize in a planned way with big efforts the work for strengthening construction technicians.
He made the particular mention of the role the provincial Party committee plays in taking control of the work of enhancing the level of designing institutions in the local areas.
He repeatedly stressed the importance to take measures against all kinds of accidents while doing projects as required by the method of construction by design and thus prevent even a single accident.
He also mentioned the need to make good calculation of the total electricity demand to be needed by the county after its rebuilding, calling for readjusting and reinforcing the existent small and medium power stations in Samjiyon County and meticulously organizing their management and operation so as to increase electricity production by the county itself.
Looking at the stirring construction site, he said that the whole country is devoting pure conscience and sweats of obligation to sprucing up the county housing the native home of leader Kim Jong Il as their own house at the call of the Party, and warmly asked to convey his comradely greetings to all the builders surely.
Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, first vice department director of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea, Jo Yong Won, Pak Song Chol, Kim Yong Hwan and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the C.C., WPK, Kim Chang Son, department director of the State Affairs Commission, and Ma Won Chun, bureau director of the SAC. -0-
Saturday, 18 August 2018
One month ago he visited Kyongsong County to appoint the site for a large-scale greenhouse farm capable of raising all sorts of vegetables all the year round. He came to the spot again to guide the preparations for its construction.
He acquainted himself with the layout and present situation of the greenhouse farm and toured the area in person.
He called for giving priority to the scientific calculation to build the farm at the best level to be flawless in the aspects of not only architectural beauty but also practical utility.
He gave instructions to turn the area into the one in which the Party's popular and patriotic policies are embodied by adding to the area a modern tree nursery similar to the Tree Nursery No.122 of the Korean People's Army or the Kangwon Provincial Tree Nursery, given the huge site for the greenhouse farm.
Underscoring the need to build the greenhouse farm at the best level by working out the most reasonable plan to suit the specific conditions of our country on the basis of the world's trend of the development of science and technology and in-depth research into the advanced scientific and technical data on greenhouse farming, he set forth tasks and ways for it.
He said that the province should give precedence to the work of creating ranks of officials, technicians and employees of the greenhouse along with the construction of the greenhouse and tree nursery so that production and operation can be started straight away after the completion of the construction.
The construction of the modern Onpho Greenhouse Farm in Kyongsong County is an important work for bringing benefits to the diet of the people in North Hamgyong Province, he said, calling for finishing the construction of the greenhouse and tree nursery at an early date and converting the area into a "gold land" so as to prove the validity and vitality of the Party's policies in practice and give full play to them.
Being told that graduates from Chongjin University of Agriculture advanced to the farm before all others upon the news of construction of a modern greenhouse farm in Kyongsong County, he was very pleased and taught to give high appreciation of them.
Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, first vice department director of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea, Jo Yong Won, O Il Jong, Pak Song Chol and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the C.C., WPK, Kim Chang Son, department director of the State Affairs Commission, and Ma Won Chun, bureau director of the SAC. -0
Friday, 17 August 2018
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email email@example.com
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on hte Korean Peninsula(BSCKRP) are saddened to learn of the passing away of Marshal Kim Yong Chun, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), deputy to the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) and general adviser of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces:
Marshal Kim Yong Chun was a veteran Songun revolutionary and the close comrade of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG , the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL and the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN .He was born into a poor peasant family in Pochon County, Ryanggang Province on March 4, Juche 25 (1936) and was educated at the Mangyondae Revolutionary School.
Marshal Kim Yong Chun served as the Chief of General Staff of the Korean People's Army and later the Minister of People's Armed Forces .He also held the position of vice -chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK .
Marshal Kim Yong Chun made a great contribution to Juche-army building and to the Songun revolution . Members of our organisations were impressed with his speeches and statements.
.We mourn the passing of an outstanding Songun revolutionary and fighter . Our condolences to his family and the Korean people.
Pyongyang, August 17 (KCNA) -- Marshal of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Yong Chun, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), deputy to the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) and general adviser of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, died of acute myocardial infarction to our sorrow at 3:10 Thursday at the age of 82.
Kim Yong Chun was born into a poor peasant family in Pochon County, Ryanggang Province on March 4, Juche 25 (1936).
He graduated from Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and Kang Kon Military Academy under the warm care of President Kim Il Sung after Korea's liberation and grew into a full-fledged military commander.
After graduating from Kim Il Sung Military University, he had served as a military commander in sub-units and units at all levels of the KPA and as a senior staff officer of the KPA General Staff and then vice department director of the staff of an army corps from Juche 60 (1971) and department director of the KPA General Staff from Juche 68 (1979).
He held the responsible position of combined units and the General Staff of the KPA from Juche 71 (1982), the important post of the corps commander of the KPA from Feb. Juche 83 (1994) and the chief of the KPA General Staff from Oct. Juche 84 (1995) and made a distinguished contribution to defending leader Kim Jong Il unto death and establishing the Party's unified leadership system across the army.
He worked as vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK from Mar. Juche 96 (2007) to April Juche 103 (2014) and the minister of the People's Armed Forces from Feb. Juche 98 (2009) and department director of the C.C., WPK from April Juche 101 (2012) and successively held the post of the general adviser of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces from April Juche 103 (2014).
He had been an alternate member of the WPK Central Committee from Oct. Juche 69 (1980), a member of the WPK Central Committee from Dec. Juche 75 (1986) and a member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee from Sep. Juche 99 (2010) to May Juche 105 (2016).
He had been active as a deputy to the SPA since the 8th SPA in December Juche 75 (1986).
For his feats for the Party, revolution, country and people, Kim Yong Chun was awarded Order of Kim Il Sung and Order of Kim Jong Il and watches bearing the august names of the great leaders and high-ranking party and state commendations such as the title of DPRK Hero.
He was awarded the title of KPA Marshal in April Juche 105 (2016).
An obituary of Kim Yong Chun jointly issued by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the WPK, and the State Affairs Commission and the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was made public on Thursday.
It said that Kim Yong Chun was a revolutionary soldier faithful to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, a close revolutionary comrade-in-arms of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and a reliable elder revolutionary who made great contribution to the strengthening of the revolutionary armed forces. Although he passed away, his exploits before the party, the revolution, the country and the people will shine long in the revolutionary history, the history of building the revolutionary armed forces of the WPK, it added.
That day the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the State Affairs Commission and the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK said that the deceased will be accorded a state funeral.
They also formed a state funeral committee chaired by the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and with Kim Yong Nam and 149 others as members.
The funeral committee said that the bier of the deceased is at the April 25 House of Culture and mourners will be allowed from 9:00 on August 17 to 19:00 on August 19, and that the hearse will leave at 9:00 on August 20. -0-
The respected Supreme Leader of the party, state and army Kim Jong Un learned about the operation of sanatoria and hot spring resorts in hot spring area from Chairman Kang Il Gyong and officials of the Yangdok County Committee of the WPK.
He said there are a lot of hot spring resources renowned for the beautiful surrounding scenery and enormous efficacy for health and medical treatment of people in different parts of our country but there is no excellent health complex that has been built properly in terms of sanitation and cultured practice as befitting recreational and recuperative facilities. He added that at the end of several days of consideration, he chose hot spring area of Yangdok County that has been appreciated as one of advantageous areas in this aspect, and is going to make field survey and build one excellent service facility.
Yangdok County neighbors a number of counties and ris as it is in the middle of the east-west railways and borders four provinces, he said, adding one good point is the traffic convenience with Pyongyang-Wonsan Highway nearby.
As high temperature hot springs rich in sulphur content and extremely small in radon content, the hot springs in Yangdok County have been estimated not only as the ones with considerable annual yield and high pharmacological actions and treatment efficacy but also as pollution-free hot springs as they do not have any ammonium, nitrous acid, nitrogen ion and pathogenic microorganisms, pollution estimation indices, he said, adding that a plan is to develop wonderful all-purpose recuperation and recreational resort in the area.
Going round hot spring valleys in Onjong-ri area of Yangdok County despite high and low mountain ranges and steep passes, he learned about the amount of hot spring water gushing out and environment around them.
Yangdok County is the right place for building hot spring health resort and sanatoria for its high mountain lush with fresh verdure, clean air and beautiful scenery, he said, personally setting the site for building a general hotel. He also instructed to build all kinds of modern health complexes that offer all kinds of hot spring bath services including individual hot spring bath, public hot spring bath as well as indoor bath and outdoor hot spring bath in the area.
Along with the construction of modern health resort and sanatoria, it is necessary to build peculiar hot spring health resort village in the mountainous area as the organic combination of low-storey and single-storey dwelling houses in the area, he said.
He also urged to build railway station characteristic of a mountainous railway station and ensure quality of roads to be paved so that visitors to the hot springs might not feel any inconvenience in traveling.
He underscored the need to give precedence to improving the land and environment around the hot spring area and the need to channel efforts to afforestation.
He said that by face-lifting the hot spring area in Yangdok County associated with the revolutionary history of President
Kim Il Sung as a monumental edifice, we have to glorify generation after generation the leadership exploits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who built the genuine people's Republic and enforced unprecedented popular policies.
Saying that he feels relieved at his decision to entrust the People's Army, the main force of the revolution and shock brigade in building a powerful socialist country, with the project that has long been developed by the Party for the people, he noted with trust that the People's Army should certainly live up to the expectations of the Party.
He was accompanied by Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Hwang Pyong So, first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Jo Yong Won, O Il Jong and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Chang Son, department director of the State Affairs Commission (SAC), and Ma Won Chun, director of the SAC. -0-