Tuesday, 31 May 2011
May 31st Juche 100(2011)
The UK Korean Friendship Association issued a statement today in connection with the statement of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "We will not deal with Lee Myung " . We ,UK KFA , wish to lend our support to this vital and important statement of the DPRK NDC .
It is only just for the DPRK National Defence Commission to announce that it is not dealing with Lee Myung Bak and taking correct measures to defend the independence and security of the DPRK from the threat posed by the Lee Myung Bak fascist puppet cliques intensified hostility to the DPRK . The hostility of the Lee regime has taken the form of provocative and disturbing statements about "unification through absorption" and "German style " reunification as well as hackneyed cliches about "no nukes " and "opening up" .Additionally the Lee clique has hurled abuse at the DPRK leadership and system as well fabricating fake anti DPRK cases one after another . As if this is not enough ,the Lee Myung Bak fascist clique is carrying out war exercises and the US is introducing more weapons and equipment into south Korea.
"Reunification through absorption " is unrealistic ,simply would not work in Korea and could only lead to war . The DPRK itself has put forward many proposals for reunification. It is the Lee regime that has negated the June 15 and October 4th agreements . Moreover the DPRK has put forward many substantial proposals for peace this year but Lee Myung Bak has ignored them.
Facing with the hostility and belligerence of the Lee Myung Bak regime and its US backers it is indeed necessary for the DPRK to take measures to prevent war and defend its supreme interests. The statement of the DPRK NDC reflects this. We support the measures announced as they will defend the DPRK's sovereignty and represent the best way of securing peace on the Korean peninsula and the world.
Monday, 30 May 2011
London 30th May 2011 Juche 99
Today the ASSPUK and JISGE issued a joint statement in support of the statement issued by the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ,on the 30th of May.
We fully support the just,principled and revolutionary stance of the DPRK NDC not to deal with the reactionary fascist puppet regime of Lee Myung Bak. The moves of the Lee Myung Bak puppet clique have reached a new intensity. The slanders of the fascist dictator Lee Myung Bak are intolerable and an insult to the DPRK and it's great socialist system centred upon the popular masses. Lee Myung Bak is now resorting to idiotic abuse and lies that only the deranged would utter.
The Lee Myung puppet gang denigrate , vilify and spread false stories about the DPRK in order to divert attention away from the increasing social contradictions in south Korea and the growing poverty there. Lee Myung Bak is the enemy of Korean reunification, he is dead set against the reunification of Korea.
The so called "German model of Reunification " is a false one and anyway has no validity as Korea is not Germany. Lee needs to be reminded that although the former East Germany (GDR) had foreign troops stationed in it , whereas the DPRK does not , the DPRK is independent and self- reliant. It is south Korea that allows US troops to occupy and ,we add commit all sorts of crimes .It is south Korea that is dependent on international monopoly capital and the IMF. Therefore it is south Korea that could collapse.
The Lee puppet clique is again stoking up tensions in Korea not only by foolish words but also by actions , by carrying out war exercises and provocations against the DPRK
We support the DPRK NDC's call for putting an end to the moves of the Lee Myung Bak puppets to escalate confrontation with the DPRK . The south Korean people will rise u[ in an anti fascist anti Lee struggle and democratise south Korea. We support the staunch measures of the DPRK NDC to protect its sovereignty and Juche -socialism against the moves of the Lee Myung puppet regime and its US imperialist backers.
The stand of the DPRK NDC is a just one , militant and revolutionary one based on the Juche idea and Songun idea, which will deal a blow to the frenzied machinations of the Lee Myung Bak fascist puppets and US imperialists.
Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- The moves of the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors to escalate confrontation with the DPRK have reached an extreme phase. A spokesman for the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued a statement condemning them on Monday.
The group is doing sordid things only while escalating the accusation of the headquarters of our revolution and the sacred socialist system, reminding one of a puppy knowing no fear of the tiger, the statement notes, and goes on:
The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors fakes up false stories and whitewashes its misrule, undermining national reconciliation and unity and deliberately laying a hurdle in the way of peace and prosperity.
It is impertinently talking about what it called "true intention" of the "Berlin proposal", crying out for somebody's dismantlement of nukes and apology for no reason. It is busy pulling up the DPRK under the pretext of false case and over its legitimate measures for self-defence, driving the inter-Korean relations to uncontrollable catastrophe.
The group went the lengths of malignantly slandering the DPRK's magnanimous proposal for bringing about a new phase of reconciliation, cooperation, peace and reunification through wide-ranging dialogue and negotiations without any pre-conditions in a bid to create impression among the domestic and foreign public that its delaying tactics would help "contingency" occur as it desires.
During his recent trip to Japan he made no scruple of taking issue with the DPRK's nuclear issue and back in Seoul he even said that he would try to persuade someone with "affection", the statement said, and continued:
It was against this backdrop that the puppet military warmongers hurled a great number of soldiers into holding firing exercises in ranges in Yangju and Inchon Kyonggi Province from May 23.
And anti-DPRK conservative forces of south Korea during their foreign trip described the May 18 Kwangju massacre as "an act done by a special unit of the north" though it was perpetrated by the Chun Doo Hwan military fascists.
The statement clarified internally and externally the following principled stand of the DPRK:
The army and people of the DPRK will never deal with traitor Lee Myung Bak and his clan.
It is our stand to let them wait for "contingency" as long as they please according to their "waiting strategy," sticking to their "theory of principle" on the basis of their own judgment till they face their self-destruction.
2. The DPRK will launch a nationwide offensive to put an end to the moves of the Lee group to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK.
The all-out offensive of the army and people of the DPRK is a merciless one.
The trend of the times will prove that hot waves for genuine democracy will rage in the base of the group.
The army and people of the DPRK for the present will take practical actions to cope with the confrontation racket of the group.
As the group put a check bar on reconciliation and cooperation, denying dialogue and contacts, the Korean People's Army will cut off the north-south military communication in the area along the east coast which has been maintained to provide a military guarantee for the north-south passage and close the communication liaison office in Mt. Kumgang area as the first step.
As already warned by the DPRK, it will take a physical action without any notice any time against any target to cope with the anti-DPRK psychological warfare persistently perpetrated by the group with a foolish aim. -0-
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- There can be no genuine morality of man in the capitalist society where moral corruption and degeneration and human contamination are so awful that they pose a serious problem at present, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a bylined article.
Individualism and the law of the jungle are attributes and principle governing existence inherent to the capitalist society, the article notes, disclosing the danger of moral corruption and human degradation and contamination festering due to the imperialists.
It goes on:
The danger lies in that they brutalize people, make them crippled and deformed and play the role of a brake hampering the development of history and society.
Bourgeois idea and culture are the most reactionary and unpopular idea and culture based on the extreme individualism protecting the corrupt and ailing capitalist system and capitalist class.
If bourgeois idea and culture are allowed to spread, they will hurt national sovereignty and soul and make national culture disappear.
The reactionary nature of the idea and culture spread by the imperialists lies in that they block the development of each country's national culture, history and society.
There is no remedy for moral corruption and degeneration and human contamination festering due to the imperialists. This is an incurable disease in the capitalist society. -0-
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- Transition from capitalism to socialism is the law governing the development of human society and this means the process in which the cause of socialism is emerging victorious, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a bylined article.
It goes on:
Popular masses have always longed for a new social system protecting and bringing them independence and waged a strenuous struggle to realize their centuries-old desire under the system where the reactionary rulers lord it over, violating independence.
Socialism is a sacred ideal and a revolutionary banner of the popular masses who struggle for independence.
The popular masses could not achieve independence in the society ruled by hostile classes because it was the society based on individualism.
The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in the capitalist countries due to the capitalist exploitation and plunder and, consequently, the sovereign rights of the toiling masses are wantonly violated.
The deeper political and economic crisis capitalism finds itself in and the harsher the capitalist exploitation and oppression get, the fiercer the struggle of the working masses against them grow.
As long as there are imperialist forces, the struggle of the world people against them will be intensified and in this course the cause of socialism is bound to triumph.
The imperialists make last-ditch efforts to bring down socialism. This proves that socialism is a society indisputably superior to capitalism.
Korean-style socialism centered on the popular masses winning victory after victory as the days go by serves as a beacon of hope and a banner of victory for the progressive people who desire socialism or struggle to build it. -0-
Thursday, 19 May 2011
London 21st May 2011
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the ASSPUK and JISGE issued a joint statement in support of the 3rd instalment of the statement the inspection group of the National
Defence Commission of the DPRK issued on the 15th of May . We support the contents of the statement.
The "Cheonan case" has now been exposed as a whole and absurd conspiracy to avoid blame for its own incompetence or that of the United States and also the truth has now been laid bare about the so called "Yongphyong island incident " case . So now the south Korean puppets have conjured up the phantom of the "cyber warfare". This another ridiculous farce of the south Korean puppets who seek to cover their incompetence, ineptitude and shortcomings by continually blaming the DPRK for different incidents which are nothing to do with the DPRK . We ask if Lee Myung Bak were to trip over a cat ,the puppets would blamed it on "north Korean special forces".
Moreover by creating the "Cheonan case" ,the "Yongphyong Incident" and now "cyber terrorism" the Lee Myung Bak clique aim to distract attention away from the dissatifaction of the masses with the regime and internal class and social contradictions which are manifested most acutely in the growing gap between the rich and poor in south Korea. Unemployment, poverty and homelessness are increasing all the time in south Korea.
The statement of the DPRK NDC inspection reaffirms the just stand of the independent and dignified DPRK not to deal with those that mock its independence , sovereignty and the Juche socialist system. We , friends of the DPRK and Juche idea followers in the UK, strongly support this just and principled stand.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group of England issued a joint statement saluting the 31st anniversary of the Kwangju uprising on May 18th.
The residents of Kwangju city south Korea on the 18th of May 1980 rose up against the rotten corrupt rule of the south Korean puppet regime of Chun Du Hwan and the colonial domination of US imperialism over south Korea. The Kwangju uprising was a brave and heroic manifestation of the anti fascist, anti imperialist struggle of the south Korean popular masses and revolutionaries led by the Revolutionary Party for Reunification (later AINDF) . The Kwangju uprising added a new chapter to the history of the struggle of the south Korean people for independence ,democracy and reunification . The Kwangju uprising was a great inspiration to the peoples of the third world struggling against neo colonialism and dictatorial regimes and it was a great example to anti imperialist and anti fascist fighters throughout the entire world . The Kwangju up risers
fought bravely against the suppression of the armed forces of the south Korean puppet regime
backed by the US imperialist aggression troops . The blood they shed was not in vain as one day
their deaths will be avenged.
One day the Lee Myung Bak puppet regime will face a second and a third Kwangju uprising and will be toppled by the pent up wrath of the south Korean people.
On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Kwangju uprising we salute the heroic spirit of the Kwangju uprisers . We support the struggle of the south Korean people , led by the AINDF the popular vanguard,for independence ,democracy and reunification and the struggle to overthrow the despotic fascist Lee Myung Bak puppet regime and drive out the Yankees.
LONG LIVE THE KWANGJU UPRISING
LONG LIVE THE ANTI IMPERIALIST NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF SOUTH KOREA!
DOWN WITH LEE MYUNG BAK !
YANKEES OUT !
KOREA IS ONE !
S. Korean Authorities’ Moves to Internationalize Theory of “Unification through Absorption” Blasted
A spokesman for the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry on May 6 issued the following statement:
The south Korean authorities have recently taken an ill-boding move to peddle the theory of “unification through absorption” in the international arena.
“Unifying the systems” in the reality of the Korean peninsula precisely means “unification through absorption”.
It is well known that the present authorities of south Korea adopted “unification through absorption” as a state policy from the outset and have persistently pursued it.
They advocated “no nuke, opening and 3 000 dollars” right after they took office, called for instituting “unification tax” last year and advanced a proposal for “three-phase unification.” All this was a policy for confrontation based on “unification through absorption”.
They invited the ambassadors of neighbouring countries to a debate on unification in Seoul recently and staged a farce of advertising the above-said theory.
Nonsensical and dangerous is the theory of “unification through absorption” touted by the present rulers of south Korea.
The US and Japan lost as many as 20 years due to repeated failures in their DPRK policy under the miscalculation that the DPRK would collapse just as the Eastern European countries did. It is a stark reality that they compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear weapons in the end.
Under the situation where there is deep-rooted distrust between the north and the south and huge armed forces are standing in confrontation with each other, any attempt on the part of a side to swallow up the other side would inevitably spark a war.
The neighbouring countries are required to ponder over what consequences would bring to the Korean peninsula by their behaviour following in with the above-said theory.
If they are truly interested in the reunification of the Korean peninsula, they should pay attention to the proposal for achieving reunification by the federal formula already solemnly clarified by the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration at home and abroad.
The said proposal of the DPRK is the best one for peaceful reunification which guarantees feasibility and helps avert war, because it presupposes the co-existence of the present systems in the north and the south.
It is also a reasonable proposal which concurs with the interests of the neighbouring countries, because it presupposes the neutrality of a unified state.
A sinister aim is lurking behind the south Korean authorities’ moves to internationalize the above-said theory in a bid to make the debate on it heated.
The “waiting strategy” pursued by them in inter-Korean relations is now going bankrupt.
The international community is now aware that the tense situation on the peninsula reached the brink of war last year entirely because of the south Korean authorities’ confrontation policy. It is now, therefore, becoming increasingly assertive for resuming the inter-Korean dialogue to defuse the climate of confrontation.
Much upset by this, they are going busy to step up the debate on “unification” in a bid to create an impression that “contingency” is imminent in the DPRK and “unification under liberal democracy” led by them is drawing near.
Pressurized by the public at home and abroad to resume dialogue and negotiations, they are giving lip-service to “open-hearted” dialogue but, in actuality, making it impossible for dialogue to open by craftily raising unreasonable preconditions unacceptable to the DPRK.
It is a base scenario for them to justify their “waiting strategy” and bar their allies from coming out for dialogue with the DPRK or feeling any need to give humanitarian aid to it.
Those who study the reunification issue at home and abroad would be well advised to pay due attention to the truth about such debate on “unification” taking place in south Korea these days.
Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- The Kwangju Popular Uprising in May of 1980 was the resistance unprecedented in history as it recorded a brilliant page in the history of anti-U.S., anti-fascism movement, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a bylined article.
The uprising taught a bitter lesson that it is impossible to achieve independent development and progress of society and national reunification as long as there are foreign aggressors violating the independence of the Korean nation and fascist dictators trampling down upon democracy, the article says, and goes on:
The Kwangju popular uprising was put down but it dealt a heavy blow at the U.S. imperialists and their stooges' fascist ruling system and greatly inspired the south Korean people in their movement for independence, democracy and reunification and the world oppressed people in their national liberation struggle.
Though several decades have passed since the uprising, the south Korean people are still groaning under the outside forces' military occupation and the fascist dictatorial rule of the pro-U.S. conservative forces.
The reality goes to prove that it is impossible to realize the desire for independence, democracy and reunification unless the moves of the U.S. and the treacherous acts of its lackeys, south Korean sycophants and traitors, are frustrated. The people from all walks of life in south Korea should dynamically turn out in a mass struggle against outside forces and traitors by inheriting the staunch fighting spirit displayed by the Kwangju uprisers while shedding blood in their patriotic struggle, ardently hoping for an independent, democratized and reunified new society. This is the call of the times and demand of the national history.Minju Joson in a signed article calls upon the south Korean people to intensify the struggle to build an independent and democratized new society free from sycophancy towards the U.S. and fascist dictatorship and build a reunified country by inheriting the indomitable fighting spirit of the Kwangju uprisers. -0
Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- 31 years have passed since all-people resistance was waged in Kwangju of south Korea against the U.S. imperialists' colonial domination and the military dictatorial forces' fascist rule.
The desire for independence, democracy and reunification mounted high among the south Koreans entering the 1980s. Much upset by it, the south Korean military fascist forces proclaimed the "emergency martial law" across south Korea, mercilessly arrested and executed core members of student movement organizations, progressive professors and democratic figures of various strata. They also banned all the political activities and enforced pre-check of publications.
Enraged by this, youth and students and citizens of Kwangju took to the street on May 18, 1980, chanting the slogans "Repeal emergency martial law!" and "Abolish the Yusin system!"
The uprising turned into the massive resistance in a moment with workers, farmers, officers, religionists and other people in Kwangju and its surrounding areas involved. It developed into the armed resistance from May 21.
The resistance forces pushed the "martial forces" into the suburbs, turned Kwangju City into "liberated area" and organized the self-defensive armed ranks to carry on brave and organized struggle.
With this as a momentum the stronger spirit of anti-"government" struggle flared up in the different parts of south Korea and 17 cities and counties joined the uprising in South Jolla Province alone.
The resistance forces failed to attain their goal owing to the puppet forces who committed brutal suppression armed with lethal means at the instigation of the U.S. imperialists. The Kwangju Popular Uprising, however, set off the fierce storm of anti-U.S. independence and the anti-fascist democratic movement in south Korea.
The uprising which was brilliantly recorded in the anti-U.S., the anti-fascist and democratic movement calls upon all the south Koreans of various strata to the struggle to judge the present regime which turned the south Korean society into the theater of the fascist suppression and an area with poor human rights record under the active patronage of the U.S. -0-
Sunday, 15 May 2011
London 14th of May 2011
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group of England today issued the following joint statement ;
We strongly support the decision to convene a World Juche Conference in 2012,in Pyongyang and indeed warmly applaud the decision .We feel excited at the prospect of such a conference . It is highly appropiate to hold such a conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung ,the founder of the great immortal Juche idea .We believe that the World Juche Conference will in a meaningful and significant way contribute to the grand celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.
The conference will make a great contribution to the succesful dissemination and study of the Juche idea throughout the world .It will also consolidate the unity of the people's of the whole world that desire independence. There is a burning need now when the independence of many nations is trampled upon to study the Juche idea more and more deeply.
We will work to publicise this conference amongst the progressive people of the UK and hope it will be very succesful.
Pyongyang, May 14 (KCNA) -- If a country stands for national independence, it can consolidate its independence and guarantee the development and prosperity of the nation, but if a country depends on outside forces, it will decline and go to ruin in the end.
Rodong Sinmun Saturday says in a by-line article in this regard:
To firmly adhere to independence means thoroughly discarding the dependence on outside forces and holding high the banner of national independence.
Any country and nation seeking to carve out their destinies by depending on outside forces are no more than puppets which are bereft of not only self-respect but of their senses. Such countries are without exception reduced to a subject to imperialism and its ally and destined to go to ruin in the end.
A new independent world can be built only through an anti-imperialist struggle and the anti-imperialist struggle can emerge victorious only when the principle of national independence is firmly observed.
The DPRK, small as it is in territory and population, has always emerged victorious despite the ceaseless moves of the imperialists and hegemonic forces for the past several decades because it has firmly adhered to the principle of national independence, thoroughly rejecting the dependence on outside forces and flunkeyism in the revolution and construction.
Pyongyang, May 14 (KCNA) -- Since the appearance of the present conservative regime the south Korean society has been reduced to a hell on earth where all rights of human beings have been stamped out and the fascist dictatorship are running roughshod.
Rodong Sinmun observes this in a by-lined article Saturday.
It goes on:
Due to the military occupation of south Korea by the United States and its domination over it the independent rights of people have been recklessly violated in all fields of social life including politics, economy and culture.
The group of traitors has used the ill-famed "Security Law" as a means for staying in power and retrogressively revised it instead of abolishing it in a bid to justify its dictatorial rule.
The ruling forces have revived all the repressive machinery of the past military dictatorship and the Chongwadae is now watching and collecting the tendency of even the "national assemblymen" and political parties.
Moreover, the south Korean authorities are carrying out the operation of seducing and abducting fellow countrymen with the mobilization of fascist plot-breeding organs including the Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Unification and the Defense Security Command as well as human traffic organizations.The south Korean rulers are not in a position to talk about the sacred human rights as they are pursuing only unpopular rule and the policy of confrontation with fellow countrymen while failing to ensure the working people the elementary right to existence, the article concludes.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Rodong Sinmun Brands Bourgeois Ideology and Culture as Dangerous Virus
| Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) -- Bourgeois ideology and way of life are dangerous virus making people mental cripples. Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a bylined article. |
It goes on:
Today the imperialists are infiltrating the reactionary ideology and culture into other countries, saying what can not be solved even with nuclear weapons can be easily done by the spread of ideology and culture.
What they seek through their active ideological and cultural poisoning is to degenerate the people's idea, disintegrate those countries from within and put them under their domination and control.
Running through the bourgeois ideology and culture are such inhumane elements as deception, fraud, extreme liberalism, class, national and racial discrimination, misanthropy, personal luxury, corruption and degeneration, dollar-almighty idea and war instigation.
The bourgeois ideology and culture make people betes noires and mental cripples who idle time away with debauchery, dishonesty and corruption.
The bourgeoisies are desperately trying to stamp out the national culture of other countries through ideological and cultural poisoning. The aim sought by them through this is to obliterate the national characters of those countries and make them blindly follow and serve them.
One should never allow any practice of spreading bourgeois ideology, culture and lifestyle which divest man of his soul and body and cause social chaos.
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The president of the World Peace Council, addressing the second peace seminar for the dismantlement of military bases overseas, described U.S. President Barack Obama as the new face of its war expansionism.
It exposed once again that the U.S. policy of hegemony which has been pursued historically has been invariably carried forward by the 44th administration and the American president is the chief executor of the government's policy of overseas aggression.
The U.S. has about 850 military bases in 135 countries and it is responsible for 43 percent of military spending worldwide.
No country in the world has so many military bases overseas as the U.S.
The U.S. has stationed its huge troops in the Asia-Pacific region under the pretext of coping with the "attack to the south" by the Soviet Union in the period of the Cold War. But it has steadily increased the number of military strongholds in that region and hastened the forward-deployment of U.S. forces even now when the Cold War is over and it has no military rivals.
The main thrust of the U.S. Asia strategy is to ward off the influence of other big powers upon this region, contain the expansion of the sphere of their forces and establish a U.S. style order of domination over it by force of arms.
South Korea and Japan are outposts for carrying out the U.S. Asia strategy and the forward-deployment of U.S. forces is used as a military lever for its implementation.
The U.S. claims that a lot of military bases set up by it in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and other Middle East regions are aimed to beat back the possible aggression from Iran and ensure the security of the oil transport route.
In the middle of the 1990s the U.S. set up its military facilities in Hungary, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Southern Kosovo under the pretext of peace-keeping and humanitarian activities.
The U.S. set up at least 19 new military bases after the September 11, 2001 incident.
Latin America is no exception as far as the issue of U.S. military bases is concerned.
The U.S. put five air force bases and two naval bases of Colombia under its control under the pretext of "helping it in anti-drug operations and those to rout anti-government troops." It is set to deploy more than 1 400 personnel and lots of arms and equipment there. U.S. military bases are operating in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, etc.Many U.S. military bases whose number is on the steady increase in various countries and regions are unanimously chided by the international community for being advanced bases for realizing its ambition for world domination. -
Monday, 9 May 2011
Call of Gwangju
The Gwangju People's Uprising erupted on May 18 1980 in Gwangju was a righteous anti-US, anti-fascist uprising against the fascist rule of the US imperialists and the south Korean military junta and for national sovereignty, democracy of the south Korean society and the country’s reunification.
It was a mass armed uprising resolutely fighting against the merciless military suppression of the dictatorial regime.
The patriotic youth, students and citizens of Gwangju armed themselves by taking weapons away from the martial law army and launched a bloody revolt and at last they drove the martial law troops out of the city turning Gwangju to a completely liberated zone.
The flames of the uprising with a million people of different circles participated in total spread rapidly to the wide areas of South and North Jeolla Provinces.
The Gwangju Uprising dealt a telling blow to the decades-long military fascist dictatorship in south Korea and rocked the colonial rule of the US to its foundation.
Extremely frightened by the uprising the US imperialists gave the military fascists of south Korea the orders to kill.
Memorial service held at
the Mangweol-dong Cemetery, Gwangju (2009)
Thus, more than 5,000 people were killed and over 14,000 were injured in a few days and the whole city was stained with blood and wails and cry of resentment burst out here and there.
The truth of the atrocities of Gwangju, a tragic massacre unprecedented in history, can neither be covered up nor be forgotten in the memory of the south Korean people no matter how much water may flow under the bridge.
Though many years have passed, the desire of the uprisers has not yet been realized and the uprising has not ended.
Commemoration event on the 30th anniversary
of the Gwangju People's Uprising (2010)
Even today Gwangju still calls.
All the national misfortune and pains the south Korean people are undergoing till today are originated from the US occupation of south Korea.
It is none other than the US imperialists that perpetrated the bloody massacre in Gwangju 31 years ago.
The south Korean people from all walks of life will further intensify the anti-US struggle for independence to drive the US aggression troops out south Korea.They will also struggle in firm unity to mete out a fatal blow to the present authorities, a villainous group of traitors to the nation, inheriting the spirit of the Gwangju uprisers who heroically fought undaunted by injustice and dictatorship, without fear of death.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
London 5th of May 2011
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK issued the following joint statement taking issue with the false propaganda of the imperialists over the human rights question in the DPRK.
The imperialist media quoted a report of the so called "Amnesty International " making various claims about "political prisoners" and " camps" in the DPRK . The report of "Amnesty International" lacks impartiality and is moreover invalid and illegal under international law because has been made without visiting the DPRK, and is also an interference in the affairs f the DPRK ."AI" 's report lacks a factual basis .In fact is is based on misinformation from the south Korean puppet "Unification Ministry" and south Korean puppet media (as well south Korean puppet spy agencies and the CIA ) .It is nothing but a fabrication from a to z.
As a matter of fact the number of " political prisoners" it claims exist in the DPRK would be difficult to hide in a country that is not so great in size. Such a large prisoner population would require a huge number of guards etc so any camps would be in fact larger than towns and cities. Members of the JISGE and UK KFA who have visited the DPRK many times (unlike messrs Amnesty International) can categorically and honestly say that they never seen such any prison camps in the DPRK .Moreover on passing the Central Court in the DPRK there was no sign of activity but it would have been busy if there were such a large number of convicts. The "satellite images" which are purportedly "prison camps" are simply agricultural and industrial facilities as well as construction sites.
The DPRK constitution actually guarantees the freedom of speech,press and assembly as well the right to work ,right to free education and free medical care.
It is the US that has the largest prison population in the world. It is also the south Korean puppet regime that is the biggest human rights violator. For decades it has repressed communists and progressives slaughtering many in the past and still maintains the "National Security Law" which is very repressive. South Korean people suffer from poverty,unemployment and homelessness. Indeed south Korea has the highest suicide rate.
This propaganda of imperialism,the south Korean puppets and organisations like "Amnesty International" is part of the psychological warfare agains the DPRK aimed at both tarnishing the image of Juche socialism and destablising the DPRK. It is also to prepare the ground for so called "humanitarian intervention" .It is an act of 'information terrorism' against the DPRK and a violation of its sovereignty.
We demand that the Amnesty International shows impartiality and withdraws its false report about the DPRK and instead exposes the violations of human rights in south Korea.
We call on progressive people to campaign for this demand. We call on the imperialists to stop interfering in the DPRK.
Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The “freedom of thought” touted by the imperialists is a hypocritical slogan aimed to suppress the progressive idea in the capitalist societies and justify all their means and methods to spread bourgeois reactionary ideas and the ideological and cultural poisoning of other countries.
Rodong Sinmun Tuesday observes this in a bylined article.
It goes on:
The imperialists-touted “freedom of thought” is aimed to suppress the progressive ideas and spread bourgeois reactionary thoughts.
The reactionary bourgeois ruling class pretends to allow to a certain extent the progressive ideas in a bid to embellish the capitalist society as “a sample of freedom” and “democratic society” but mercilessly suppresses them when it considers they are threatening its rule even a bit.
The suppression of the progressive thoughts still persists in the capitalist countries.
The imperialists are becoming evermore undisguised in their ideological and cultural poisoning of the socialist countries and independent countries against imperialism.
The imperialists are openly vociferating that those countries they cannot bring them to their knees with nuclear weapons can easily be brought down by the spread of bourgeois ideology and culture.
They are running the whole gamut of means and methods to spread bourgeois ideas and culture. They include newspapers, magazines and broadcasting services and other propaganda media, diplomacy under the veil of “cooperation” and “exchange” and even advertisement.
The serious consequences entailed by the acceptance of the above-said “freedom of thought" is eloquently proved by the tragic reality of those countries where socialism collapsed. -0-
Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- A netizen said that the warship "Cheonan" might have sunk due to its clash with a submarine, according to the south Korean Internet newspaper Jaju Minbo on May 2.
In an article titled "The mystery about the animation file showing warship 'Cheonan'" he wrote that the results of an analysis of the animation file on the sinking of the warship shown to foreigners by the Ministry of Defense led to the discovery of something rising between the bow and stern of the broken warship two minutes after the clash.
He held that the above-mentioned thing was not a thing floating as claimed by the ministry but a huge thing and the fact that it was moving against the flow of the sea water clearly suggested it had a powerful engine.
Conveying this fact, the newspaper said: It was such animation file that it could clearly confirm the following scenes: When this thing rose to the surface for a while, some of its huge black body was seen on the surface and, at the same time, both the bow and stern of the warship were seen terribly shaking.
It is only the submarine that has its mast, its huge part remaining under water and a powerful engine. There is an increasing possibility that the warship was sunk due to its clash with the submarine. -0-
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppets are further intensifying the anti-DPRK political propaganda through venal mass media. The south Korean newspaper Dong-A Ilbo on June 19 carried a false report provided by the puppet Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP) that a "shack-like concentration camp for political prisoners" exists on the seaside near Nampho in north Korea. This false report was also carried by the Japanese Asahi Shimbun. This is a groundless slander at the socialist system and realities of the DPRK. So, we categorically denounce their false propaganda. The clamour about "shack houses" is nothing but a false propaganda faked up by the south Korean puppets in a bid to impair the image of the DPRK. It is because there cannot exist such a camp in our country. Our people are living a happy life at modern dwelling houses under the tested leadership and benevolent care of the Workers' Party of Korea. in Nampho, a port city, stand rows of high-storied apartment houses. Our people have no worry about housing. This notwithstanding, the south Korean puppets are vociferating about "shack houses" in the suburbs of Nampho. This groundless rumour is a fake up by the puppet ANSP, a trickster against the DPRK. We cannot overlook their clamourings about "concentration camp". It is well known a fact that there is no political prisoner in the DPRK which is administering benevolent politics. Needless to say, "concentration camps for political prisoners" cannot exist in the place where there is no "political prisoner". As a matter of fact, the south Korean puppets have no face to vociferate about "concentration camps and shack houses". South Korea ranks first in the world in the number of prisons for political prisoners and shack houses. It has more than 40 prisons and detention houses in which over 63,000 innocent people are being subjected to political persecution. There are more than 500 slums in Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Inchon and other areas of south Korea, in which 1.4 million people live in vinyl houses and dugouts. It is ridiculous of the south Korean puppets to spread a false report about "shack houses" and "concentration camp", turning a blind eye to this stark reality. The point at issue is what the "ANSP" seeks in such a third-rate anti-DPRK smear campaign. Lurking behind it is the foolish design to bridge over the ruling crisis of Kim Young Sam's "civilian"-veiled regime whose days are numbered. Their clamourings about "shack houses" and "concentration camp" are intended to escape from the present ruling crisis and divert elsewhere the attention of the political camp and people. Their attempts are, indeed, the height of shamelessness. We will on all accounts make the "ANSP" of south Korea pay for all their anti-DPRK smear campaigns including "drug case", "case of counterfeit bank notes", "black-market dealings of dollars" and the "shack-like concentration camp for political prisoners".
"Amnesty International" which heaps slanders and lies on the dignified independent socialist DPRK. In it is inconcievable for human rights violations to occur under Juche based socialism where which is based on the concept that man is the master and everything serves the popular masses. AI did not even visit the DPRK so just how would they now about such things ? Their report just makes assertions without an on the spot factual investigation . This actually means
AI's report is illegal and invalid.
It is not too difficult to say where 'AI' information comes from .Their allegations are virtually identical to those made by the south Korean puppet Unification Ministry reported by the south Korean puppet press agency Yonhap in October 2010-the figures are the same .Even
Yonhap had to concede that the "report did not cite sources".
"AI" sources of information are south Korean puppet intelligience agencies and dodgy "defectors" .It was Iraqi defectors who assured their Western imperialists masters that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction" which have never been found.
"AI" chooses not to say anything about the massive human rights violations in south Korea which included the following
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.
In south Korea the "National Security Law" operates which stipulates that pro communist activities are punishable by the maximum sentence of death . People have been jailed for listening to DPRK music or posting pro DPRK statements on the internet. South Korea is a fascist hell where human rights are violated.
AI ignores human rights violations by the US and also the UK (where dissidents were rounded up by the police before the Royal Wedding).
"AI" is just serving imperialism. The purpose of its propaganda is to deliberately tarnish and smear the image of Juche socialism but also possibly prepare the ground for so called "humanitarian intervention" against the DPRK in others imperialist aggression but with a trendy face.
Monday, 2 May 2011
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Sunday, 1 May 2011
Present there were Choe Yong Rim, Yang Hyong Sop, officials of party and power bodies and working people's organizations, officials concerned, men of meritorious service, labor innovators and working people in the province.
Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, in his report said that the working people of the DPRK greeting May Day are extending militant greetings and firm solidarity to the working people the world over dynamically struggling under the uplifted banner of justice, peace and independence against imperialism.
He said that President Kim Il Sung founded the immortal Juche idea, put forward the working people including workers, farmers and intellectuals as the masters of their destiny and led the revolution and construction to a shining victory by enlisting their inexhaustible strength.
The cause of the President who put forward the working people as the masters of the country and revolution and led the revolution and construction to victory by dint of their creative ingenuity and concerted efforts is being successfully carried forward and developed by leader Kim Jong Il, he noted.
Kim Jong Il has closely rallied the workers and other broad masses around the WPK with his politics of love and trust and benevolent politics and led to victory the popular masses' cause of independence, the socialist cause with the might of single-minded unity, he said.
He pointed out that the working people have glorified the exciting annals of the Korean revolution with shining victories and feats under the wise leadership of the party and the leader.
He stressed the need to cherish the faith of Juche and strong national self-esteem, maintain the revolutionary principle, the class principle, resolutely shatter the vicious ideological and cultural poisoning of the imperialists and further strengthen the political and ideological might of the Korean revolution.
He also called for pushing forward the production drive and bringing about a decisive turn in improving the standard of people's living and building a thriving nation.
He extended positive support to the just struggle of the south Korean working people for independence against the U.S. and for democratization of society and national reunification in name of all the working people.The reporter said that the working people of the DPRK will fully discharge their historic mission in defending world peace and security and pushing ahead with the human cause of independence. They should further strengthen solidarity with the working people all over the world aspiring after independence under under the uplifted banner of independence, peace and friendship, the reporter added
Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- Working people of the DPRK significantly marked May Day.
Industrial establishments, cooperative farms, parks and recreation grounds in Pyongyang and local areas were crowded with holiday-makers.
Those in Pyongyang played sports and amusement games and presented dances and art performances at picturesque recreation grounds of Rungra Islet, Moran Hill, Mt. Taesong and other places.
Working people in Chongjin, Hamhung, Hyesan, Kanggye, Sariwon and other places spent a joyful holiday.
The workers of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and the Ryongsong Machine Complex played amusement games confident of greater leap forward.
Art performances were given and football, volleyball, basketball, tug-of-war and Korean wrestling were played at the February 8 Vinalon Complex, the Musan Mining Complex, the Kaechon Area Coal Mining Complex, the Rakwon Machine Complex, the Susongchon Combined Foodstuff Factory, the Kaesong Aeguk Garment Factory, the Kanggye Koryo Medicine Factory and other places.Singing and laughter of the working people could be heard in Taehongdan, Phyongwon, Ryongchon, Jaeryong and Hamju counties
Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- Senior party and state officials significantly observed the 121st May Day with working people across the country.
Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Yang Hyong Sop and other senior party and state officials and officials of the Cabinet, ministries, national institutions, and local party and power bodies and working people's organizations went to the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex, the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, the Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon City and other organs and industrial establishments and farms to congratulate the workers, agricultural workers and intellectuals on the day.
They laid bouquets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung, portraits of the smiling President and mosaics bearing the images of the peerlessly great persons.
They went round revolutionary museums showcasing the undying leadership history of the peerlessly great persons and rooms dedicated to history of relevant units.
They met and conversed with labor innovators who are performing feats in the drive to effect a great surge.
They joined working people playing colorful sports and amusement games such as tug-of-war, Korean chess and Yut game and enjoyed art performances.
They expressed belief that all the working people would make great innovations and great leap forward in the production, construction and scientific researches and thus make tangible contributions to improving the standard of people's living and building an economic power. -0-