ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE)and the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA) today issued the following statement on the occasion of the 124th anniversary of the birth of Mrs Kang Ban Sok mother of President Kim Il Sung and great woman revolutionary;
Today it is 124 years since Mrs Kang Ban Sok was born . Kang Ban Sok was born into a poor farming family who were exploited by landlords. When she was growing up the Japanese imperialists were insidiously taking over Korea , Japan was not the only big power that coveted Korea and interfered in , the US and Britain were involved with the former sending spies and so-called "missionaries " into Korea . Other would be colonisers were China and Russia . Some of Korea's feudal rulers foolishly pinned their hopes on protection from these great powers but they were pushed aside by Japan who annexed Korea formally in 1910 though had already entered Korea in 1905.
Kang Ban Sok whilst growing up witnessed the oppression and enslavement by the Japanese imperialists, her family and other villagers suffered from the exploitation by the greedy useless landlord who each year took most of the crops for himself which was the product of their hard-work. Kang Ban Sok later realised that this was the reality of the exploiter system .
Kang Ban Sok took the road of revolution. She brought her son , Kim Il Sung , to be a great revolutionary and fighter . As the great leader President Kim Il Sung wrote in "With the Century " ' "Her whole life served as a textbook for me in implanting in me a true view on life and on the revolution."
Kim Hyong Jik the husband of Kang Ban Sok was arrested by the Jap imperialist police and was tortured he died at an early age as a result . His son Kim Il Sung took up the baton of struggle. He rejected the abject flunkeyism and reformism of the bourgeois nationalists as well the chronic factionalism of the so-called communists. Kang Ban Sok loyally supported her son. She handed over to him the 2 pistols bequeathed to him by his father Kim Hyong Jik. This symbolised the start of the Songun revolution.
Tragically Kang Ban Sok also died at an early year before reaching 40 and was not able to see the liberated Korea she dreamed of.
We , the ASSPUK , JISGE and UK KFA, remember Mrs Kang Ban Sok on the day of her birth.