ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UKhttp://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email email@example.com
London 28 February Juche 104(2015)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics , Juche Idea Study Group of England and the UK Korean Friendship Association issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the March 1st popular uprising in Korea
The March 1st popular uprising of the Korean people was a heroic act of mass resistance to the barbaric imperialist colonial rule of Japan . It was the result of the bitter resentment of the Korean people towards imperialist Japan which had annexed Korea some 9 years in 1910 after long coveting the land of Korea and planning to seize it by hook or by crook. The March 1st popular uprising was a just uprising against oppression and exploitation by Japanese imperialism.
The reactionary Japanese imperialists brutally suppressed the uprising by force killing many innocent people. A total of 7 500 people were killed, 46 900 arrested and jailed and 15 900 wounded. This shows the gruesome barbarity of the samuari wielding bloodlthirsty Japanese imperialists.
Japan has never apologised for its crimes nor has it paid reparations to the Korean people. Instead top Japanese politicians visit the shrine of the war criminals. . Japanese imperialism is planning to make a comeback in Korea. It has laid claims to Tok Islet in south Korea. Japan also dominates the south Korean economy and jointly exploits south Korea with US imperialism . Japan is repressing ethnic Korean nationals within its borders .
Although the March 1st popular uprising was brutally suppressed by the Japanese imperialists the independent spirit of the heroic up-risers is alive . Today that spirit of independence is represented by the Juche idea and the anti-imperialist Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un, outstanding anti-imperialist leader of our epoch. South Korea remains a colony of the US. True to the spirit of the March 1st Uprisers it must become independent.
Our organisations, the ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA, believe that Japan should apologise to the Korean people and compensate them for its crimes . Moreover Japan should take its hands off Korea and keep out ! Forward to a totally independent reunified Korea free from US imperialism and Japanese