Thursday, 29 April 2010

White Paper Released on S. Korean Human Rights Abuses

White Paper Released on S. Korean Human Rights Abuses

Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute released a white paper Thursday indicting the fascist clique for having reduced south Korea to the land with the worst human rights record through sycophancy and treachery, fascist dictatorship and confrontation with fellow countrymen.

The white paper said:

It is the most hideous human rights abuses committed by the fascist clique that it forced south Koreans to fall victim to outsiders' domination and war policies and wantonly violated their human rights.

The U.S. imperialist aggression forces' more than six decade-long presence in south Korea is the crime-woven history with aggression, war, massacre, plunder and human rights abuses.

The results of "the inspection of state administration" submitted to the puppet National Assembly disclosed that the U.S. imperialist aggression troops in south Korea committed hundreds of crimes of all forms on an annual average and such high-profile crimes as murder, robbery, rape and blow accounted for 60 percent of them.

The U.S. imperialist aggression forces occupy vast areas extending more than 73.2 million phyong in over 100 regions of south Korea at present. If the areas around their bases are polluted, they move to other areas, grabbing a large area of land and turning it barren.

The puppet group of traitors imported American beef seriously harming the health and life security of south Koreans and touching off outcries among them. This is the hideous human rights abuse of special mention.

The group introduced to south Korea more than 1,000 U.S. nukes enough to destroy the Korean nation dozens or hundreds of times. It, however, has persistently taken issue with the DPRK's nuclear deterrent, while zealously shielding and conniving at the U.S. nukes which may inflict a nuclear holocaust upon the fellow countrymen.

It is also staging together with the U.S. the dangerous nuclear war exercises against the fellow countrymen in a bid to force Koreans to fall victim to a nuclear war to be launched by its master.

It is, at the same time, hurling young and middle-aged Koreans to the shambles of wars of aggression being waged by the U.S. in different parts of the world, forcing them to meet grievous deaths.

It is another hideous human rights abuse committed by the puppet group that it revived fascist dictatorship and turned south Korea into a tundra of human rights where democracy is cruelly violated.

Talking about "the lost decade", the group trampled down even sprouts of democracy won in the days of the preceding regime and drastically reinforced repressive machines and comprehensively revived all kinds of fascist laws and systems.

There occurred unprecedented tragic incidents last year in which the two former "presidents" met unnatural deaths due to the fascist authorities' despicable politically-motivated harassment and retaliation. This clearly indicates what a deplorable phase the human rights performance has reached in south Korea.

The number of the political parties and organizations that were labeled "illegal organizations" by the authorities since the conservative group's seizure of power reached more than 1 840.

Politically-motivated investigation and surveillances are openly carried out and crackdown upon media is throwing people into consternation.

The south Koreans' freedom of assembly, demonstration and association are ruthlessly violated and torture, violence and inhuman insults are rampant.

The cases of human rights abuses committed by prosecution and police and in prisons, etc. numbered more than 3,490 out of over 5,000 cases reported to the puppet Human Rights Committee in 2008, accounting for nearly 70 percent of all reported cases.

After its seizure of power the puppet group adopted anti-reunification and confrontation with fellow countrymen as a policy toward the DPRK and totally violated the north-south joint declarations reflecting the unanimous wishes of all Koreans. It has stepped up the moves for a nuclear war against the DPRK and kicked up smear human rights campaigns, pushing the north-south relations to a catastrophe. This only brought into bolder relief its true colors as a heinous human rights abuser.

It is busy whipping together all types of human scum and riff-raffs in a bid to escalate confrontation with the DPRK and false propaganda against it.

The group is getting frantic with the operations to lure and kidnap compatriots.

Any activities for relations with the north and for reunification are labeled "enemy-benefiting ones" and suppressed and dialogue, contacts and cooperation between people of all strata and NGOs of the north and the south have been blocked since the puppet group came to power.

The puppet conservative group will never be allowed to go scot-free for committing such human rights abuses as turning south Korea into the worst tundra of human rights but will certainly face a stern punishment by the nation.

Socialism tolls the funeral bell to the capitalist society

Socialism tolls the funeral bell to the capitalist society

Socialism was dismantled in the east European countries at the end of the last century.

The mouthpiece of capitalism accentuated that history brings socialism to end and capitalism to immortality.

The US, called a “locomotive of capitalism,” finds itself in a tough spot by a chronic economic slump.

According to a recent survey, the US budget deficit in the fiscal year 2010 would increase 1,560 billion US$ by September this year. The New York Times estimated that the budget deficit in the fiscal year 2010 would reach approximately 11 per cent of the total value of industrial product. The US is in debt US$ 13 trillion. The jobless people number 15.4 million and the unemployment rate is 10 percent as of December last year.

The United States has been reduced to the biggest debtor from the biggest creditor. This is a miserable plight of the US that boasted of being the “dollar imperial.” According to a poll released in New York, 85 per cent respondents deplored the sluggish economic situation of the US.

The Washington Post described the last ten years as “lost ten years” through views from experts in economy and commented that the ten years repeat in the US. A financial predicament and rapid increase of military expenditure and budget deficit by a war on terrorism rattle the US and drive the US to a quagmire.

European countries including France, Italy and the Netherlands suffer economic impasse. The unemployment rate in the European Union exceeds 10 percent. The number of the unemployed is over 11.97 million in south Korea.

The people suffer misfortune and misery owing to political disorder and economic debacle in the countries where capitalism was revived.

A UK cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church told the members of parliament, politicians and businesspersons that capitalism met its ruin since the declaration of the end of socialism not less than 20 years ago with the collapse of Berlin wall in 1989.

Now socialism is advancing as a righteous banner of humanity. It is because socialist Korea is highlighted as a bastion of socialism in the world and is moving forward as a locomotive of global socialist movement.

The head of a delegation of the Socialist Workers’ Party of Hungary said that socialism was started from Europe but now it is disseminated from the DPRK to Europe.

The Secretary-General of the Socialist Party of Pakistan said that as Muslims regard a pilgrimage to Mecca as their lifelong obligation, the politicians from different countries regard visit to Pyongyang, a citadel of socialism and beacon of hope, as their honor and obligation of the politicians.

Indeed, socialist Korea founded by President Kim Il Sung, father of socialist Korea, and is being developed by leader Kim Jong Il, the sun of Songun, is a pillar of socialism.

Korean socialism built in conformity with the will and national character of the Korean people is the people-centered socialism where the people are masters of everything and everything serves them.

The popular masses play a decisive role as masters of national sovereignty. The source of the invincible might of the people-centered socialism is the single-hearted mind between the leader, Party and people. The single-minded unity is mightier than a nuclear weapon and sends the imperialists a tremble with apprehension and fear.

The popular masses take position as master of the economy and are provided with the right to live in the Juche-based socialist society.

Everything serves the popular masses in the socialist society. As well known to the world, ubiquitous in the DPRK is the slogan “We serve the people!”

The state provides the people with stable jobs and supply food at a price next to nothing. It enforces the universal free medical care system service, the 11-year universal compulsory education system, dwelling houses with state expenditure and enforces all other measure for them.

Songun Korea demonstrates its might as an independent political power defending its national independence, self-reliant giant unflinching in any economic crisis of the world and independent military power safeguarding its national dignity.

Now all fields including politics, culture and the economy in different countries of the world are Americanized owing to the US policy of “internationalization” and “globalization.” However, Korean socialism is praised by humanity as it fully displays the national character.

Indeed, Korean socialism is a true socialism as it maintains independence in politics, self-reliance in the economy and self-defense in guarding the nation.

The chairperson of the People’s Front of Workers, Peasants and Students of Peru said: Korean socialism is the people-centered socialism where the popular masses are masters of the country and everything serves them. And at the same time it is leader-centered socialism where the people rallied around the leader. Korean socialism built on the basis of the Juche idea and the single-hearted unity of the leader and people is the most ideal and successful socialism that has been existed up to now, I think.

Now the progressive humankind highly eulogizes Songun Korea, a fortress of socialism and beacon of hope.

Kim Jong Il is developing the DPRK into a country of satellite launch, a nuclear state and a power of Juche iron, CNC and vinalon with his energetic Songun revolutionary leadership, putting into practice the cause of building a socialist thriving nation where the national power is strong, everything thrives and people live without envy in the world.

Definite is leader Kim Jong Il’s timetable for building a socialist thriving nation and the history of socialist movement is advancing on his own will.

The 21st century will shine the century of global victory of Juche socialism under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il, the sun of Songun.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Statement on KPA Foundation Day

president Dermot Hudson email

The ASSPK and JISGE issued the following statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Peoples Army on the 25th of April
We Juche idea-Songun idea followers in the UK feel excitement at this anniversary being celebrated at a time when the KPA is bravely defending the Juche motherland,the fortress of socialism against the prssure of the US imperialists,the sworn enemy of the Korean people and enemy of progressive humankind.
The KPA was founded orginally as the Anti Japanese Peoples Guerilla Army,in 1932, by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung,a gifted military strategist and ever victorious iron willed brilliant commander.It was developed into the Korean Peoples Revolutionary Army. By using protean tactics and true military genius General Kim Il Sung defeated the million strong army of Japanese imperialism.
The KPA,under the wise leadership of great marshal Kim Il Sung,took over and carried forward the traditions of the anti Japanese armed struggle.
The KPA inflicted a crushing defeat on the US imperialists in the great Fatherland Liberation War of 1950-1953.The KPA also defeated the US in the 'Pueblo incident','EC121 incident' and 'Panmunjom incident of 1976'.

Under the wise leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung the KPA grew into steel strong ranks each soldier being a match for a hundred enemy soldiers.

The KPA became a true Juche orientated revolutionary armed force and is the army of the party,the working class and the leader.New theories of warfare have been created.Moreover
under the leadership of the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung and your own leadership
revisionist theories on the so called "non class " nature of the armed forces were smashed.

Under wise leadership and inspired command of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il the KPA has consolidated n these great achievements and indeed carried them to a new higher level.In the 1990s the US imperialists were forced into a humilating climbdown in the face of the strong will and tenacity of the KPA and the matchless heroism of the KPA in defending the country.The KPA is defending the advantageous Korean style socialist system centred upon the popular masses.The DPRK been able to maintain its independence when other countries have been invaded and their dignity trampled underfoot by the US imperialists.The DPRK has been able to defy the US imperialists over the second 'nuclear issue' cooked by the US imperialists.
Now the KPA has a powerful independent deterrent force.The KPA can strike at the enemies of the Korean revolution anwhere in the world.Today the KPA is the vanguard of the glorious Songun revolution and in the forefront of the great anti imperialist class struggle of the era.

London 25th of April.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Foreign Ministry Issues Memorandum on N-Issue

Foreign Ministry Issues Memorandum on N-Issue

Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry, in a memorandum issued on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, underscored the need to get a correct understanding of how nuclearization started on the peninsula and what was the root cause of it if a solution to the denuclearization of the peninsula is to be found with proper understanding of its essence.

According to the memorandum, no nation in the world has been exposed to the nuclear threat so directly and for so long time as the Koreans. Koreans were the second biggest victims of the U.S. A-bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki next to Japanese as they directly suffered from them.

So, A-bomb threat made by the U.S. during the last Korean War was a nightmare in the true sense of the word. This nuclear blackmail resulted in the mass exodus of "A-bomb-driven refugees" from the north to the south in the Korean Peninsula during the war.

It was the U.S. that introduced nuclear weapons into the Korean Peninsula for the first time. In the latter half of the 1950s the U.S. transferred its nuclear weapons to south Korea from Japan. Since then the deployment of U.S. nukes had steadily increased in south Korea, bringing the number of them to over 1,000 in the middle of the 1970s.

The U.S. has staged joint military exercises for using those nukes in the actual war of aggression against the DPRK since the late 1960s.

Noting that the DPRK has exerted efforts for defusing the U.S. nuclear threat at the three phases, the memorandum says:

It worked hard to remove the U.S nuclear threat by means of establishing a nuclear-free zone through peaceful dialogue and negotiation at the first phase and made similar efforts on the strength of international law at the second phase.

All these efforts, however, proved futile. The last and only option was to react to "nukes with nukes."

The extreme nuclear threat of the U.S. persistently compelled the DPRK to have access to nukes.

On January 10, 2003, the DPRK government took such a resolute self-defensive measure as totally pulling out of the NPT by lifting the 10 year-long moratorium on its withdrawal from it. Not bound to the NPT any longer, the DPRK legally and legitimately made a switchover to making all the amount of plutonium obtained in the process of electricity production at the pilot nuclear power plant weapon-grade.

In October 2006, three years after it pulled out of the NPT the DPRK conducted the first nuclear test and in May 2009 the second one.

This put an end to the nuclear imbalance in Northeast Asia where only the DPRK was left without any nuke whereas other regions had lots of nuclear weapons and were under nuclear umbrellas. The DPRK's access to nukes provided so effective deterrent that the danger of outbreak of a war drastically dwindled on the Korean Peninsula. This represented the efforts exerted by the DPRK to defuse the nuclear threat at the present phase of deterring the U.S. nukes with its own nukes, not making a verbal appeal only.

Consistent is the stand of the DPRK government to build a lasting peace regime on the peninsula and denuclearize it, the memorandum says, and continues:

The process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula clarified in the September 19 Joint Statement adopted at the six-party talks in 2005 called for totally eliminating substantial nuclear threats posed to the peninsula from outside in a verifiable manner, thereby turning the whole Korean Peninsula into a nuclear-free zone on that basis. The denuclearization presupposes confidence-building. An earlier conclusion of a peace treaty on the Korean Peninsula still in the state of ceasefire would help build confidence needed for denuclearization as early as possible.

The mission of the nuclear armed forces of the DPRK is to deter and repulse aggression and attack on the country and the nation till the nuclear weapons are eliminated from the peninsula and the rest of the world. The DPRK has invariably maintained the policy not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states or threaten them with nukes as long as they do not join nuclear weapons states in invading or attacking it.

The DPRK has a willingness to join the international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation and on nuclear material security on an equal footing with other nuclear weapons states.

It will manufacture nukes as much as it deems necessary but will neither participate in nuclear arms race nor produce them more than it feels necessary. It will join the international nuclear disarmament efforts with an equal stand with other nuclear weapons states.

The DPRK will as ever make consistent efforts for the denuclearization of the world including the Korean Peninsula, regardless of whether the six-party talks are resumed or not.

UK KFA Statement on the Chonam Incident


The south Korean puppet regime of Lee Myung Bak,which is totally dependent on the US,raising a hullabloo over the tragic sinking of its warship the
Chonam in disputed waters in the West Sea of Korea.Even though the south Korean puppet defence minister himself stated "but there is a possibility
that this case would remain indefinitely unresolved due to a lack of physical evidence"
The south Korean rulers have tried to blame the DPRK for the incident and there has been wild talk of military retaliation and the likelihood of
another 'sanctions' campaign against the DPRK.Given the seriousness of the allegation you would think they would have better evidence than vague
talk of an external explosion and James Bond style stories about midget
submarines, submersible craft and suicide squads.
The south Korean authorities admit "Up to now, no other debris -- except the warship wreckage -- have been found," clearly if it was
a mine or a torpedo fragments of it would have been found by now.Moreover no DPRK vessels or submarines were detected near the Chonam on the day of
the sinking.It is an allegation without real evidence,all circumstanial.
This is most likely to have been tragic accident caused by the incompetence of the south Korean puppets.For example setting the
wrong time delay on a depth charge would have blown up the Chonam instead of its intended target.A more sinister possiblity
is that it was a false flag/black ops operation staged by the CIA and South Korean NIS.

We reproduce a KCNA below
Military Commentator Denies Involvement in
Ship Sinking
Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- A military commentator Saturday issued an
article disclosing the truth about the "story about linkage with the
north" floated by the south Korean group of traitors.

There occurred an accident in which "Chonan", 1 400 ton-warship of the
south Korean puppet navy, sank all of a sudden in the waters between
Paekryong Island and Taechong Island in the West Sea of Korea at night of
March 26, the article said, and went on:

Though the sunken large ship belongs to the south side, we have so far
regarded the accident as a regretful accident that should not happen in
the light of the fact that many missing persons and most of rescued
members of the crew are fellow countrymen forced to live a tiresome life
in the puppet army.

Failing to probe the cause of the sinking of the ship, the puppet military
warmongers, right-wing conservative politicians and the group of
traitors in south Korea are now foolishly seeking to link the accident
with the north at any cost.

At the outset of the accident the group asserted that no sign of intrusion
of the north' submarine was spotted by their so-called "water-tight"
maritime caution and round-the-clock radar monitoring and sound detection

But after making a U turn from their earlier stand that there should be no
foregone conclusion as regards the accident, the group started floating
the "story about the linkage with the north".

Traitor Lee Myung Bak said that one should not carelessly utter that the
north is linked with the accident at its beginning. But from some days ago
he began making a spate of accusations against the north while blustering
that it is necessary to "probe the accident without a shred of suspicion
on the premise of the possible linkage with the north", "thoroughly cope
with the movement
of the north" and "south Korea will resolutely counter"
the north if the cause of the accident is finally confirmed.

The gentries of "Chongwadae", though they asserted that "there was slim
possibility of the north's attack," are now taking an attitude that they
are not ruling out the "story about the linkage with the north," jabbering
that the testimonies of the survivors and the conditions of the sunken
ship suggest a large possibility that the ship was hit hard from outside.

The military warmongers are getting more undisguised in their moves to
link the accident with the north though it was caused by their fault.

Disclosing the aim sought by the group in the above-said behavior, the
article continued:

It is prompted by its ulterior intention to get rid of the worst ruling
crisis caused by the "state management failure".

If public opinion is built to claim that the accident occurred due to
internal factor" and its cause is not properly clarified, the group of
traitors will be held directly responsible for it and, accordingly, will
not be able to escape a heavy defeat in the forthcoming "June 2 local
elections". This will lead to the split of the conservative camp including
the "Grand National Party" and the weakening of its ruling power, throwing
the group into an inescapable predicament.

Another sinister aim sought by the puppet regime in floating the
above-said story is to justify the persistent and anachronistic policy
towards the DPRK and shirk the blame for having driven the inter-Korean
relations to the worst crisis.

It is a well-known fact that from the outset of its office the group of
traitors has persistently pursued the inter-Korean confrontation,
insisting that "the north dismantle its nukes first."

People from all walks of life in south Korea are now becoming
vocal critical of the wrong policy pursued by the group towards the north,
blatantly challenging the demand of the times and the desire of the

It is against this backdrop that the group is hyping the "story about
linkage with the north" in a bid to flee from the responsibility for
having deteriorated the north-south relations and justify their mean
policy toward the north with the sinking of its warship as a momentum.

The ruckus kicked up by the puppet authorities while peddling the story is
designed to stir up the atmosphere of international sanctions against the
north and increase pressure upon it in various aspects.

The group of traitors is zealously supporting its American master in his
moves to bring down the system in the DPRK, while trying to give
impression that the U.S.-led sanctions are proving effective.

This group is making desperate efforts to block the general
advance of the
north toward the eminence of a great prosperous and powerful nation.

Herein lies another sinister aim sought by the group of traitors in
floating the nonsensical "story about the linkage with the north."

It is a trite trick of the stupid to hatch plots and stoop to any infamy
under that pretext whenever they are driven into a tight corner.

The group of traitors would be well advised to face up to the trend of the
times and refrain from uttering any word as it please

Saturday, 17 April 2010

UK KFA and Juche Idea Study Group Statement on 50th anniversary of April Popular Uprising

18th of April

Today the UK Korean Friendship Association,Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the April Popular Uprising in south Korea.(referred to in south Korea as the "April 19th Revolution").
In April 1960 a mass uprising against the corrupt rule of south Korean puppet fascist dictator Syngham Rhee broke out.Rhee had lived in the US in the 20s and 30s and had been brought back to south Korea in the 1940s by the Americans as their puppet.His rule was oppressive, corrupt and dictatorial and also turned south Korea into a colony and dependency of the US.Millions were killed by the Sygham Rhee puppet regime.
The April popular uprising was an explosion of the peoples wrath against
Syngham Rhee and against the colonial rule of the US in south Korea.It was an anti
US anti fascist struggle as well as a struggle for the independent reunification of Korea.

We(UK KFA,ASSPUK and JISGE) solemnly remember those who died in the struggle
and pay a high tribute to their memory.The spirit of the April Popular uprisers is
still alive today.
Fascist puppet rule and US imperialist troops still remain in south Korea 50 years after the
April popular uprising.Let there be a 2nd and 4rd April Popular uprising in south Korea to
overthrow the Lee Myung Bak puppet fascist regime and drive US troops into the sea !

We support the struggle of the Anti Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea
and south Korean revolutionaries to realise democraticisation,independence and

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Statement on the 98th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung

President Dermot Hudson email

15th April 2010 Juche 99

The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group of England today issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of the great leader Generalissimo Kim Il Sung,eternal president of
the DPRK,father of Juche Korea and author of the great Juche idea.The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung was the legendary general of the anti Japanese war,gifted military strategist,ever victorious iron willed brilliant commander,
great thinker and one of the outstanding leaders of the international communist
working class and revolutionary movement.Thus we in the ASSPUK and JISGE
pay high tribute to him on the 98th anniversary of his birth.

The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung was born into a poor and humble family
but achieved great fame as the hero of the anti Japanese armed struggle and
the founder of modern Korea,Juche Korea.He liberated Korea ushering in an
era of national resurrection.He was the ever victorious iron willed brilliant commander who defeated US imperialism for the first time in history setting on
the road of eventual doom and destruction.
The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung created an advanced
socialist system of Korean style centring on the popular masses and built up the
DPRK on the ruins of war into a might socialist power with its own independent
industry not dependent on anyone.The Korean people came to enjoy the full
benefits of people centred socialism such as full employment,housing,free
education,free health care,social benefits and even the abolition of taxation.A
socialist paradise flowered.

The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung authored the immortal Juche idea on the
battlefields of the anti Japanese war,not in a quiet library or dusty study.The
Juche idea contains the great truth that the popular masses are the masters of
the revolution and construction.It is the guiding idea of the revolutionary era of
independence.The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung pioneered the philosophy
of Songun teaching the revolution is advanced by force of arms.

Thus on this day which is 98 years since the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung
was born in Mangyondae we salute his memory and call for all Juche idea
followers to study his life and revolutionary activities more intensely.



At a time when Western countries are implementing vicious cutbacks and neo liberal austerity policies,
one country in the world, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea - DPRK (North Korea) is maintaining true welfare polices for all. Unlike many countries, the DPRK’s welfare system is not funded by taxation or contributions, but is funded entirely by the State. Taxation was abolished 36 years ago in 1974.
However the people of the DPRK receive great benefits:

Free education including free university education
Free holidays, paid leave. There is no unemployment in North Korea
Free universal health care including medicines and dental treatment
Food supplied at low cost
Housing free of charge or at low cost. There is no homelessness in the DPRK.
Old Age Pensions at 60

All these benefits are thanks the socialist system of the DPRK, the Juche idea and the leadership of the Workers Party of Korea. Imperialist reactionaries are trying to destroy these gains. Let us defend the D P R K!

MYTH 1. “North Koreans are fearful of contact with foreigners (because they may just end up in a prison camp).”
THE REALITY: Foreigners visiting North Korea have found the people to be very warm and friendly and more than willing to chat. Tour guides do not separate foreigners from the general public of North Korea and they are free to approach and talk to them-for those who don’t speak Korean, translators are more than willing to be of service.

MYTH 2. “Pyongyang the capital of North Korea is a showcase city prohibited to cyclists, pregnant women, the elderly, mentally-ill and disabled.”
THE REALITY: Pyongyang is not the only very attractive city boasting impressive architecture, fantastic city planning and stunning monuments. Plenty of Pyongyangites enjoy cycling in the city’s streets. Pyongyang, like anywhere has its share of the
elderly and disabled people, and ALL people are guaranteed universal free health care. As for pregnant women, the Pyongyang Maternity Palace, built in 1980, provides modern facilities and 60,000 square meters of floor space for childbirth and treatment of women’s diseases, which explodes the myth that pregnant women are banned from Pyongyang.

MYTH 3. “North Koreans endure very austere lives.”
THE REALITY: The Mangyondae Fun Fair is an impressive theme park in Pyongyang with rides and facilities rivalling those in the West. And there is no shortage of locals to enjoy the rides. Pyongyang, a city of roughly 2 million, offers more park space (58 square meters of green belt per citizen), cultural facilities, health and recreational centres than most other cities of that size in the world. Other DPRK cities boast similar facilities with children’s camps that look more like luxury resorts. The camps are provided free of charge to all Korean children. Also, foreigners frequently remark that North Koreans everywhere dress very nicely, always appearing relaxed and content. This may be attributable to the social benefits of Korea’s socialist planned economic system-job security, social security and yearly paid vacations that are luxuries in most countries, but entitlements to every North Korean worker.

MYTH 4. “Ordinary North Koreans are not allowed to travel abroad.”
THE REALITY: North Koreans ARE allowed to travel abroad. For example, teachers of English come to Britain to brush up on their language skills. Countless numbers of North Korean educators, students, scientists, athletes and religionists travel abroad each year to attend conferences and competitive events.

MYTH 5. “North Korea is a chauvinistic, male-dominated society”
THE REALITY: North Korean men, by comparison to their American counterparts, seem rather modest and self-effacing. Korean women are often just as assertive, educated and well rounded as the men. Moreover, men in Socialist North Korea are expected to take an active role in household affairs and child rearing while women pursue their own career paths. Indeed, many DPRK women are celebrated for their contributions to the physical and social sciences, while many more take an active role in local, regional and national governance. North Korean women are also free from the commercial sex and beauty industries that stalk women in the Capitalist world. In this sense, women in the DPRK have achieved a level of equality and respect that their counterparts in the West continue to struggle for.

MYTH 6. “North Korea’s economy is moribund.”
THE REALITY: Construction is taking place everywhere in the DPRK-new high-rises are being erected in Pyongyang, together with housing developments in the countryside and new factories are being built. Indeed, Pyongyang and other DPRK cities are presently experiencing large-scale renovations thanks to the economic turn-up. Every store that eyewitnesses recently visited or observed in Korea, were well stocked. While North Koreans obviously don’t have access to the abundance of consumer goods forced upon Westerners, there is a decent assortment of clothing, food and other products in stores within and outside Pyongyang.

MYTH 7. “North Korea is famine stricken” and “the North Korean countryside is stripped bare of vegetation (it has all been consumed by starving peasants).”
THE REALITY: While North Koreans may not benefit from the abundance of food enjoyed by more affluent Westerners, they are certainly not starving. Not in Pyongyang, and not in the countryside. Due to a critical lack of fuel and arable land, however, Korea’s agricultural system is always quite vulnerable to crises. Ending the sanctions is vital to preventing another food shortage. The hills and countryside in the DPRK are quite lush and green and not stripped bare of vegetation..

MYTH 8. “North Koreans are demoralized.”
Half a century of US hostility and economic sanctions have not broken the will of the Korean people to pursue their own path of national development and independence. A recent visitor to the DPRK from Britain said on his return to the UK “Everywhere we visited, in the cities and in the countryside, we were struck by the prevalence of smiling faces and laughter. If the Korean people are demoralized, they do very well to conceal it. The fact is that Koreans are quite knowledgeable about their political system and way of life, as well as the alternative that exists around the world. They know which is superior. After spending only a week in the DPRK, I believe I do as well.”

MYTH 9. “Refugess are fleeing North Korea”
THE REALITY:These are defectors from the DPRK bidding for small rewards from South Korea or the US for smearing the DPRK. They once praised the benevolent policies enforced under socialism such as free education and free medical care but, finding it difficult to make a living due to the desperate moves of enemies inside and outside south Korea, they left the DPRK and their families in quest of their own luxury.

MYTH 10. “Human rights abuses in North Korea”
THE REALITY: This is one of the West’s favourite lies against the DPRK, especially by the U.S. whose human rights record is the worst. The U.S. "Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2009" have been ridiculed by the international community. The reports are nonsensical documents without any scientific accuracy as they grossly distorted human rights practices of many countries including the DPRK. In the DPRK everything is made to serve the popular masses and the state enforces free health care and free compulsory education and provides them with housing free of charge.



Statement of AUCPB on 98th birth anniversary of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung


April 15, 1912, the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung was born – a Great commander, founder of the DPRK, founder of WPK (Workers’ Party of Korea) and the KPA (Korean People's Army),.
This day is celebrated as the Day of the Sun. Under the leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung on August 15, 1945, the country was liberated from Japanese colonial slavery and began construction of a new life. Under Kim Il-Sung, the first Socialist Constitution was adopted (27.12.1972) , guaranteeing citizens of the DPRK the right to work, rest, high-quality free medical care, housing and free education. Korea gained unlimited possibilities for the development of its five thousand years of Korean culture, whereas Japanese-slavery forced Japanese culture upon the Korean population. Everything Korean – including language, culture, and even Korean names was banned.
The socialist state very quickly developed its economy, built much housing for the citizens, opening universities, putting into practice broad health care. In a very short period of time North Korea made a giant step forward in its development as an independent sovereign state able to defend the gains of the Korean revolution, having taught a lesson to the U.S. aggressors during the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953), the US aggressors believing that the DPRK could be erased from the face of the Earth within a week. The military adventurism by the Americans with the involvement of the armed forces of 15 foreign imperialist powers ended in disgrace for America. The heroism of Korean soldiers, and the population of the DPRK has shown people around the world the strength of the newly born in 1948, socialist state. During the war, mass heroism was displayed by the soldiers and officers of the Korean People's Army – the successor of the People's Guerrilla Army, founded by Kim Il Sung on 25 April 1932. It became the base of the formation in the future of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army and then, as already mentioned, the Korean People's Army.

The great leader gave much strength to the issues of educating the young generation. On his initiative, the Mangendeskoe revolutionary school for children who lost parents during the struggle against the Japanese in the Fatherland Liberation War was founded. The result of the criminal U.S. policy, Korea liberated under the leadership of Great general Kim Il Sung, was divided on the 38 th parallel into two states. The artificial division of a single nation is of great pain to the Koreans and remains so to this day. The Great Leader made tremendous efforts to unite the nation, but against the wishes of the South Koreans because of the criminal policy of the United States, which is constantly attempting to destroy the DPRK, the issue of unification remains unresolved.
The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung is very much focused on developing the international and national liberation movement, helping people, especially the African continent, free them selves from the shackles of imperialist countries that are plundering the natural resources of Africa, plunging its people into poverty and powerlessness.
On April 20, 1992 in Pyongyang, the signing of the Pyongyang Declaration took place by the representatives of national liberation and communist movements of the world under the slogan - "Let us defend and advance the cause of socialism" .. The Pyongyang Declaration gave a second breath to the socialist future of civilization in the most complex, darkest pages of history, during the collapse of the Soviet Union during the orgy of anti-Communist hysteria and the overthrow of everything connected with communist ideology. The Pyongyang Declaration became the torch of progressive nations of the world struggle for liberation from imperialist slavery.
This torch lit in April 1992 brighter and brighter flared up in the hands of his successor - Kim Jong Il, who in practice has demonstrated to the entire world the enormous benefits of the socialist system in comparison with the rotten system of imperialism, which has brought civilization to the brink of disaster
The name of the Great Leader has been forever inscribed in the history of world civilization as an outstanding revolutionary, a talented military leader, a wise strategist and practitioner of building a socialist state under siege, as an unyielding champion of the independence and autonomy of people who have chosen their own historical development.
Great credit to Kim Il Sung is the fact that he could prepare himself a worthy replacement in the face of a true successor to the cause of building socialism, a talented statesman, a versatile, educated and highly intellectual politician, thanks to the activities of which little Korea is now known by the whole world. Kim Il Sung, trained the leader of the DPRK not only competently and clearly puts the problems of supercomplexity of accelerated socialist construction, but also successfully resolves them. In the modern world today there is NO politician equal to Kim Jong Il.
On April 9, 1993 The Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il was appointed as the Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK. The result of this post, was the establishment since the beginning of 1995, of Songun as the state policy of the DPRK. In the most difficult period for the DPRK from 1995-2000, during the repeated from year to year devastating natural disasters and the unprecedented pressure on the DPRK by the embittered imperialist world led by the U.S., Songun politics ensured the rapid growth of the economy, and therefore – the increase in the welfare of the people. Songun significantly raised the prestige of the army not only to defend the Fatherland, but also in socialist construction. Today, in no country of the world has there been such a strong housing construction, recovery in agricultural production, such a rapid development of the industrial energy base, as is the case in the DPRK. Kim Jong Il is able to attract the masses, to raise them to carry out heroic feats in the name of the glory of the motherland and prosperity of the people. He himself works a lot, he knows everything and therefore people are willing to sacrifice for him.
In these difficult days for the DPRK because of the regular military and informational provocation from the U.S., we Bolsheviks firmly believe in the success of the cause of the Korean revolution, the success of building a prosperous socialist state of the DPRK and sincerely wish the friendly people great success in their glorious deeds.

(Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks)

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Report of Juche Idea Study Group of England meeting April 10th

BRITAIN - complied by JISGE secretary general

During the early afternoon of April 10th members of the Study Group joined a contingent of the KFA (UK) in a mass rally aganist imperialist war and welfare cuts organised by various Trade Unions in London. On the historic Trafalgar Square a stall had been setup by the KFA and the National Flag of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea was displayed prominently. Leaflets were handed out by the KFA members to many anti-war activists and trade unionists explaining the true reality of the DPRK.
At 5pm in the Lucas Arms Public House on April 10th 2010 a seminar was held to mark the 98th Birth Anniversary of President KIM IL SUNG. The Chairman of the Group opened the gathering with an appeal "Defend The DPRK!".He said that the recent aggressive "Foal Eagle/Key Resolve" exercises demonstrated the warmongering plans of the top brass of Washington and Seoul. He appealed called upon all peace-loving and progressive people to rally around the DPRK as it is a bastion of Independence.
 The JISGE Chairman gave an impressive presentation upon the Glorious Biography of KIM IL SUNG. He said with deep emotion that the whole of KIM IL SUNG's life had been devoted to the well-being of the Korean people. It was with the two pistols that KIM IL SUNG developed the Korean Peoples Revolutionary Army into a mighty Army of Liberation. The militant revolutionary traditions of the heroic Korean People are carried forward under the Songun Banner by KIM JONG IL. The Chairman said with pride that one of the greatest feats performed in world history was the foundiation of the Juche Idea by KIM IL SUNG.
A statement on behalf of the All Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)was read out of the Russian Federation. The Statement praised the legacy of Brilliant Leadership of KIM IL SUNG and the revolutionary virtues of KIM JONG IL.
A London university lecturer gave a talk on the immortal classic work of KIM IL SUNG "The Historical Exerience of Building The Workers Party of Korea". He stressed that this work authored on May 31st 1986 by KIM IL SUNG was of vital importance in comprehending the Korean Revolutionary process. The President ensured that revolutionary hard-cores were build up during the Anti-Japanese liberation struggle from the time of the founding of the DIU. In party construction KIM IL SUNG fought against the excesses of modern revisionism, dogmatism and flunkeyism said the speaker. Due to the guidance of KIM IL SUNG and of KIM JONG IL the Workers Party of Korea has become, over the decades, a Party enjoying the absolute confidence of the entire Korean people. He stated that the work graphically shows that a party which displays independence in the revolutionary struggle and socialist construction guided by the Juche Idea will always win victory and glory.
The Secretary General made a statement on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the Election of KIM JONG IL to the position of Chairman of the National Defence Commission of The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. He said that KIM JONG IL was elected to the NDC Chairman on April 9th 1993 because the Great General was carrying out the revolutionary tasks of President KIM IL SUNG without fail. This date marked a turning point in the course of the Korean Revolution. The election of Supreme Commander KIM JONG IL furthered consoildated the gains of socialism in the DPRK and developed the unity between the Army and People in Korea stressed  the secretary general.  He bought attention to the fact that the DPRK faces the world's biggest empire - the United States and that it is with KIM JONG IL Leadership the DPRK defence potential has been perfected. Songun Politics said Secretary Pickford is bringing happiness to the Korean People and Peace and Reunification to the Korean Peninsula. KIM JONG IL is continuing the noble anti-imperialist revolutionary cause started on Mount Paekdu by KIM IL SUNG by the application of Songun Politics concluded the speaker
The audience were made of various parties and movements. A collection was held and a DPRK photo & book exhibition was mounted. The "Song Of General KIM IL SUNG" officially ended the seminar. A celebratory event then commenced with sandwhiches and beer.