London 15th of September Juche 105(2016)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK, Juche Idea Study Group of England , UK Korea Friendship Association and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement on the 71st year of the occupation of south Korea by the US imperialists which fell on the 8th of September
On the 8th of September 1945 US troops landed in south Korea.Korea had already been liberated on the 15th of August by the heroic guerrillas of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army commanded by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. The Korean people were out to build a new life but in south Korea the US troops ruined this. Right from the start the US troops committed atrocities against the Korean people . One of their first actions was to suppress the people's committees that had been set up by the people in south Korea. They brutally suppressed the communist and progressive forces in south Korea killing many people . The US troops drenched Jeju Island in blood when the people there rose up. It is the US that created various fascist dictatorships in south Korea such as the Park Chung Hee fascist regime( a prototype for pro imperialist reactionary fascist dictatorships in the oppressed countries of the third world). It was the US that instigated the Kwangju massacre in 1980 in which over 2,000 people died.
The US imperialists, the chieftain of world imperialism and ringleader of international reaction committed the very serious criminal action of dividing Korea, a homogeneous nation which had existed for more than 5,000 years. Korea was a a civilised nation when America was just a wilderness. Indeed the Korean nation existed long before the US did. The occupation of south Korea by US troops today is the main factor causing Korea's division. The very presence of US imperialist troops in south Korea is an insult to the Korean people.
The 70 plus years of the occupation of south Korea by the US troops have been decades of infamy and crime and decades of of the oppression of the south Korean people by the US troops. The US troops in south Korea enjoy extra-territorial privileges in south Korea which means in effect that they can act like colonial overlords in south Korea and can commit crimes such a murder, rape, theft and drug dealing with impunity. The south Korean people are forced to pay taxes for the "upkeep" of the US troops and their bases. This is simply a form of colonial tribute . South Korea has become an anachronism, a colony of the modern type in the 21st century .
The US imperialist troops in south Korea create tension and menace
world peace .The US imperialists have carried out aggressive and provocative exercises such as Ulji Freedom Guardian as well as recently bringing nuclear strategic bombers B-1Bs into south Korea.
We say it is time for the US troops to pack their bags and go home leaving the Korean people free to decided their own affairs and reunify the country. It is time to end the colonial occupation of south Korea. Let the shout of YANKEES OUT OF KOREA! reverberate far and wide !
US TROOPS OUT OF KOREA !
YANKEE GO HOME!
KOREA IS ONE !
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu