Thursday, 30 June 2016
UK KFA militant anti-imperialist picket of Yankee embassy 25 June
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group of England held a militant and successful picket of the US Embassy in London to mark the 66th anniversary of the provocation of the Korean War by the US
imperialists and the start of the Month of Solidarity with the Korean people. The picket started at 2pm and was attended by UK KFA members,members of the JISGE and ASSPUK as well as the New Communist Party including general secretary Andy Brooks and central committee members Daphne Liddle and Theo Russell.
Dr Dermot Hudson Chairman of UK KFA and President of the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK addressed the picket saying that they were here to mark the start of the Month of anti-imperialist solidarity with the DPRK and the 66th anniversary of the start of the provocation of the Koream War by the US imperialists and that they were there to demand the withdrawal of US troops and bases from south Korea . He also said
" It is 66 years since the US imperialists started the Korean War or Fatherland Liberation War but the crimes committed by the US imperialists are still fresh in the minds of the Korean people and world progressive people.
The US imperialists, the ringleader of the world imperialism and international reactionaries, provoked a war in Korea on the 25th of June 1950 by instigating their south Korean puppets to attack the young Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The US imperialists were hungry for profits and conquest. The US imperialists fought an unjust aggressive war against the Korean people. The US imperialists launched a war of conquest against the DPRK , a war to destroy the Juche-based people's democratic system in the DPRK as well to destroy socialism in Asia and the world.
The Korean people led by the great revolutionary leader and national hero Marshal KIM IL SUNG, a true military strategic genius and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander fought a fierce anti- imperialist, anti- US struggle against US imperialism and the allied forces of international reaction. It was a fierce class struggle against the enemies of the people. The Korean people fought a national liberation war against the Yankee imperialist invaders, a war of justice for independence and freedom and also a war to reunify the sacred motherland. The Fatherland Liberation War of the Korean people proved to a crucible of the Songun idea.
We condemn the appalling barbarity of the US imperialists during the Fatherland Liberation War .We denounce their crimes of massacring civilians, the use of biological and chemical weapons. 35,383 people were murdered by the US at Sinchon -ri and 1,050 people at Susan-ri (one third of the population of the area), just to give a few examples. The US imperialists tried to exterminate the Korean people by carrying out the war that they long planned .History will curse forever the US imperialists as the sub-human savages and criminals as well as an enemy of humanity and progress.Indeed US imperialism is the ringleader of aggression and war as well as the biggest violator of human rights in the world which has exported military coups and fascism to many lands.
The US imperialists continue to occupy south Korea to these very day ignoring the will of the Korean people and the voices of world progressives. The US imperialists have committed crimes in south Korea too numerous to mention but these include murder,rape and theft. They are exploiting the south Korean people by taking huge sums of money in so-called "upkeep expenses". The US
imperialists have recently brought the nuclear submarine USS Mississippi into south Korean waters to threaten and menace People's Korea.
The Yankee imperialists have piled up massive sanctions against the DPRK both through the UNSC as well their own "independent " and "additional " sanctions and those of their satellite states and surrogates. Sanctions are an act of war against the DPRK.The US imperialists have also tried to stifle the DPRK using the "human rights "issue and used the UN against the DPRK.
On the occasion of the Month of Solidarity with the Korean people we extend our fervent support to the Korean people,led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN ,in the struggle to secure the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the US imperialist aggression forces from the south of Korea. The US imperialists must renounce their hostile policy towards the DPRK."
Dr Hudson also exposed the reactionary and aggressive nature of the forthcoming RIMPAC exercises against the DPRK in which the UK is participating .
Messages from KFA Denmark, KFA Singapore , KFA Spain and KFA Switzerland were read out. The messages expressed support for the picket and denounced the US imperialists for provoking the Korean War and occupying south Korea.
He also denounced the shocking atrocities which included the use of germ warfare the Devils weapon as well massacres at Sinchon Ri, Susan Ri and Nogun Ri and carpet bombing.
Picketers chanted the following slogans
"US out of Korea ! "
"Yankee Go Home !"
" Korea is One !"
" The Koreans United Will Never Be Defeated! "
Long Live People's Korea !
"Down with the fascist American regime !"
"Victory to Juche ! "
"Victory to the Korean People's Army !"
Long Live the Workers' Party of Korea ! "
The UK KFA banner together with a DPRK flag , reunification flags and a flag of the WPK were displayed. Picketers held placards saying
"US Out of Korea " " No to RIMPAC " " No to Sanctions " .
A sinister looking character with a large camera took lots of pictures , it is not known whether this person was media or from the US CIA or another US secret agency