Wednesday, 13 December 2017

"Independence Star " journal of the Juche Idea Study Group of England

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP support press statement of DPRK UN Permanent Mission on human rights.

                                               London 13th  of December  Juche 106(2017)
 The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification of Korea (BSCPRKP)issued a statement in support of the Press statement of the The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations  which was issued on Monday 11th of December;
  The US imperialists and some other reactionary countries dragged up the fictitious and non-existent issue of human rights into the UN Security Council (UNSC)
 The UN Security Council is acting like a puppet on the orders of its masters in  the US and has been demoted to a turnaround and "regime change" instrument. This is a shame and contradicts the true mission of the UN Security Council - the preservation of peace. Discussing what are really the internal policies of member states is clearly outside of the remit of the UN Security Council and nothing to do with its business. Not surprisingly some UNSC members rightly opposed the US bringing this issue into the UNSC.
   This kind of thing greatly undermines the credibility and standing of the UNSC in the world . The UNSC is rapidly losing any shred of impartiality that it may have once had .
  There is no human rights issue in People's Korea because its citizens enjoy the right to housing , to education , to free medical care , to work and even have holidays paid for a state expense ! .
 The US imperialists are trying to use the UNSC as a shock-brigade and a battering ram to bring down the Juche-based, people-centred socialist system in the DPRK.
 We denounce this conspiratorial plot of the US to undermine true , people centred , socialism in People's Korea .  Lets smash the anti-DPRK human rights campaign of the US imperialists.

Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants in 8th Conference of Munitions Industry

Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, had a photo session with the participants in the 8th Conference of Munitions Industry on Tuesday.

When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un appeared at the venue of the photo session, the participants enthusiastically welcomed him, extending the greatest glory and thanks to him.

He waved back to them.

He warmly congratulated once again the scientists, technologists, workers and officials in the fields of the national defense scientific research and munitions industry who made great contributions to bolstering the national defense capability such as members who brought about a great success in test-firing ICBM Hwasong-15, and had a photo session with them.

He expressed conviction that the participants in the conference would bring about a great leap forward and innovation in developing the Juche-based national defense industry and building a socialist powerful nation.

Attending the photo session were Thae Jong Su, No Kwang Chol, Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho, Hong Sung Mu and Hong Yong Chil. -0

Commendations Awarded to Contributors to Hwasong-15 Test-fire in Presence of Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un invited to the conference of victory and glory those in the field of defense science who most faithfully and perfectly carried out the Party's plan for building strategic nuclear force, successfully test-fired ICBM Hwasong-15 and thus demonstrated the dignity and might of our powerful state all over the world once again, and showed warm loving care and benevolence for them.

Party and state commendations were awarded to those contributors to the successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 with due ceremony at the April 25 House of Culture on Tuesday.

Kim Jong Un attended the ceremony.

He personally conferred on the contributors to the successful ICBM test-fire Order of Kim Il Sung and Order of Kim Jong Il, the highest orders of the DPRK, the Title of DPRK Hero and Gold Star Medal and Order of National Flag First Class, the Title of DPRK Labor Hero and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle) and Order of National Flag First Class, the highest honor of DPRK citizens, Kim Jong Il Prize, watches bearing the august names of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, citation of Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jong Un and citation of Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un.

All the participants broke into stormy cheers and applause for the Supreme Leader, excited by his boundless gratitude. -0-

8th Conference of Munitions Industry Closes

Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry closed on Tuesday.

Speakers at the conference referred to the devotion and tireless efforts made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who steered the drive for completing the state nuclear force.

They told about the successes and experience gained in the course of developing and manufacturing Korean-style powerful weapons and bombs of Juche, and expressed their resolutions to demonstrate the dignity and strong spirit of Juche Korea.

Kim Jong Un made a conclusion at the conference.

He said the 8th Conference of Munitions Industry was being held with the greatest splendor amid the deep attention and expectation of the whole Party and all the people and warm congratulations from across the country to the admirable heroes of Juche Korea who successfully carried out the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.

He warmly congratulated the participants of the conference on their devoted efforts for the development of the Juche-based defense industry on behalf of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and all the people of the country. He extended the salute of congratulations to the soldiers of defense science, highly appreciating the great exploits of them who participated in the conference at the special invitation of the Party Central Committee after succeeding in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15, a great victory to be specially recorded in the history of the country.

He also extended warm congratulations and thanks to all the members working in the field of defense industry including all scientists, technicians, workers and service personnel of munitions industrial establishments, institutes and universities, officials and other working people in charge of munitions production and supply, who are reliably defending the arsenal of the Juche revolution with boundless loyalty to the Party and the revolution and noblest patriotism.

Warmly recollecting the life-long devotion and tireless efforts of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who established the self-supporting defense industry from scratch, he highly appreciated the revolutionary forerunners in munitions industry who remained unfailingly loyal to the order of the Party and the leader in the course of the stern struggle for achieving today's great victory.

He said our defense industry with long history and proud traditions has developed into the self-supporting and modern defense industry capable of manufacturing any weaponry with our own efforts.

He solemnly declared that the development of new strategic weapon systems including A-bomb, H-bomb and ICBM Hwasong-15 with indigenous efforts and technology and the realization of the great cause of completing the state nuclear force serve as a great historic victory of our Party and people achieved through the death-defying struggle at the cost of high price.

Noting that to regard the bolstering of defense capabilities as the greatest state affairs and put primary efforts into the development of defense industry is a strategic line consistently adhered to by the Party, he said it is the greatest exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the country and the revolution that they advanced the idea and line of building the Juche-oriented defense industry and built the robust defense industry capable of firmly defending the sovereignty of the country, security of the people and gains of the revolution from the imperialists' aggression through their devoted efforts.

He said the Workers' Party of Korea set forth the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution and has correctly steered the struggle for carrying out the line.

The country's strategic position has been put on a new high level on the basis of the powerful Juche-based defense industry, he said, noting with pride that such a proud reality clearly proves the validity of the decision and option of the Party which advanced and has implemented the line.

Saying that our powerful Juche-based defense industry is the valuable fruition brought by the indomitable revolutionary spirit of the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in the field of munitions industry who have faithfully upheld the Party with their blood and sweat and by their fighting spirit of devotedly implementing the Party's policies, he highly praised them as the creditable death-defying corps of the Party who showed in practice what attitude and stand one should take in upholding and implementing the Party's idea and line.

He once again extended deep thanks to the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in munitions industry who heroically struggled to implement the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and completing the building of the state nuclear force, sharing their destiny with the Party and to all the people who absolutely supported the Party's policy of attaching importance to the defense industry and materially and morally aided the field of defense industry while tightening their belts.

He, indicating the orientation of further glorifying the country as the world's strongest nuclear power and military power, set forth long-term objectives, primary objectives, strategic tasks and important tasks to be fulfilled to develop the defense industry of the country into the ultra-modern self-supporting defense industry in the 21st century, true to the line of Juche, and made clear the ways to do so.

He said it is the important mission of our defense industry to consolidate the national defense capability as firm as a rock and thus defend the Party and the revolution, the country and its people, guarantee the successful advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche and steer and accelerate the building of a socialist powerful nation.

The Juche-based national defense industry will continue to develop and we will win victory in the showdown with the imperialists and the U.S. and certainly achieve the cause of socialism and the revolutionary cause of Juche thanks to the banner of the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts advanced by the WPK, the heroic workers in the munitions field and talented scientists and technicians in the field of defense science faithful to the Party, he said.

He expressed belief that the scientists and workers in the field of the national defense industry would bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity, manufacture more latest weapons and equipment of Korean style and thus fulfill their honorable mission and duty in fully displaying the dignity and might of the socialist military power and hastening the final victory of the Juche revolution.

Thanks to the great guidance of the WPK, our defense industry and self-reliant defense capability will be rapidly strengthened and the DPRK will victoriously advance and leap as the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world, he said, calling for dynamically working for the Party and revolution and development of the Juche-based defense industry with single-minded unity.

When he finished the speech, the participants enthusiastically cheered him. -0-

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Press Statement of Permanent Mission of DPRK to UN

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations Monday issued a press statement with regard to the forced submission and discussion of "human rights issues" of the DPRK on 11 December 2017 in the Security Council of the United Nations.

The press statement said:

The fictitious "human rights issues" of the DPRK were brought up and discussed again this year by the U.S. and other hostile forces in the Security Council. It is not only a disregard of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, but also an act of going against the will of the majority of Member States of the United Nations.

Abandoning its mandate for the maintenance of international peace and security and in spite of the opposition of a considerable number of its Member States, the Security Council forcibly discussed the "human rights issues" of the DPRK. That clearly proves the facts that the Security Council has been degraded to a tool controlled by the grip of the U.S. and the credibility of international community in the Security Council fell to the bottom, which gives prominence to the urgency of reforming the Security Council of the United Nations.

If the U.S and other hostile forces think of browbeating the DPRK by the discussion of "human rights issues" in the Security Council, it is nothing more than a daydream that will not be realized forever.

Their despicable plot cannot frighten the DPRK. We brand and strongly condemn the meeting as a desperate act of the hostile forces defeated in the political and military confrontation with the DPRK that has openly risen to the position of a nuclear weapon state.

The Korean people will further consolidate and develop the Korean socialist system centered on the popular masses where the human dignity has reached the highest stage. -0-

Speech on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Madame KIM JONG SUK by Raluca M member Merseyside and north west KFA

The 24th of December marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of a woman who passed into history as an example of the emancipation of women in Korea, the struggle for independence and socialism. Serving not only as an example in Korea, but being the example for all women around the world.
Kim Jong Suk was born on December 24th, 1917, in a very poor family in the province of North Hamgyong.
From a young age she began to realize the injustices and cruelty of Japanese imperialism in her occupied homeland.
Her father who was a fighter dedicated to the independence movement against Japanese imperialism died in 1929, her mother was killed in 1932 by the Japanese, she helped the independence movement and formed her children as great patriots and revolutionaries that someday will lead the Korean people to Independence.
Unfortunately, her older brother Kim Ki Jun, an expert in clandestine activities, was killed in 1934 while working to materialize the revolutionary line of the young leader Kim Il Sung.
Her younger brother Kim Ki Song, a member of the Children's Union, was a great revolutionary fighter who, despite his youth, died fighting for the emancipation of his homeland.
The example and suffering of her family was what led Kim Jong Suk to become a great revolutionary and since youth she decided to fight against the inequalities that engenders a society based on exploitation.
For several years she leade the Korean Children's Organization created by President Kim Il Sung, which fought tirelessly for the revolution and hope of the Korean people and remained true to the ideas of President Kim Il Sung in the struggle for unity of the popular masses, independence and Juche based socialism.

On September 18th, 1935, she joined the People's Revolutionary Army of Korea in the guerrilla zone of Chechangzi.Since then her comrades began to know her as the "Anti-Japanese heroine" and "General of Mont Paektu"
Her strength and determination, together with her unbounded loyalty, guaranteed the personal safety of Kim Il Sung and opened the path of the Korean revolution that vigorously advanced towards victory.
In February  of 1942, Kim Jong Suk gives birth in the secret camp of Mount Paektu to the future leader Kim Jong Il who would be the Great Leader of the Korean people.
She studied day by day, thinking about the Liberation of the Homeland, while fulfilling her revolutionary duties and raising her son, in very difficult conditions due to the military occupation of Japanese imperialism, the Korean people barely survived .
Thus we see how this great woman, contributed enormously to anticipate the great event of the Liberation of the Homeland, to march forward in all aspects both military and political, as well as in the general organization of life in the camp, we see in the history of the Anti-Japanese War are imbued the deeds that Kim Jong Suk performed to protect and loyally defend Kim Il Sung physically and also politically and ideologically.
She felt an infinite love for her People who had lived exploited and deprived of their rights. She was fighting to see her people as the owners of their destiny.
Because of her great virtues as a human and revolutionary, the Korean people will remember her eternally and will transmit to future generations her example and heroic life.
Unfortunately, Kim Jong Suk only lived 4 years in a country liberated from imperialism. Dying Young on September 22th, 1949. Her values, loyalty and struggle in favor of the independence and socialism will never be forgotten.
Without her, it is very possible that the revolution would never have triumphed.
Women around the world admire her fighting and revolutionary example, which helped the Korean revolution to succeed under the direction of comrade Kim Il Sung, helping him in all the revolutionary work with extraordinary insight, courage and leadership skills.
A fact of great importance for women, is that Kim Jong Suk materialized the idea and guidance of Kim Il Sung regarding the organization of the women's global movement and all matters related to Korean women leading to create an increasingly important role. Fighting for an equal society, against the backward idea of women as a simple object at the service of men.
Kim Jong Suk, had the vision that the Korean women's organization would become part of the International Federation of Women Democratic FDIM made it possible for Korean women to fight internationally together with other women's organizations around the world, taking their experiences as their activities accumulated and carried out for their dedicated work of Korean women to women around the world, demonstrating that is possible to build a new society for the human being.


The late 1980s and 1990s were a negative period for many, a time of demoralisation , confusion and retreat for many communists and socialists . It was period of disillusion , depression and soul searching  However one leader and thinker rallied people to the socialist cause after socialism in the USSR and other countries of Eastern Europe  had collapsed or been frustrated which is a better way of putting it, this was the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL .
  The siren voices of the imperialists and their fellow travellers in the communist and labour movement told people to abandon the idea of socialism , proclaiming that it had 'failed' , that it was a 'historical dead end' . KIM JONG IL  wrote a series of incisive and analytical works that proved the scientific accuracy of socialism and its superiority over capitalism.
    The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL had been acclaimed as a great thinker by the world's people after he developed and systematised the Juche Idea in his great thesis ON THE JUCHE IDEA which was published in March 1982 .At the time people acclaimed it as a new Communist Manifesto because it so clearly and lucidly explained the Juche Idea logically and coherently  identifying that Juche has a philosophical principle and a socio-historical principle. Reading it for the first time in the late 1980s I became aware that the Juche Idea is a very profound philosophy with considerable depth.
   Comrade KIM JONG IL an astute leader and acute observer of the world political scene had seen what was going in the USSR and elsewhere .Some naive revisionist simpletons had welcome
'glasnost ' and 'perestroika'  but KIM JONG IL saw through it and was having none of it . Instead he stressed as always , that the ideological , cultural and technical revolutions must be pushed forward and the people's power strengthened . Indeed comrade KIM JONG IL predicted the collapse of the USSR before it happened .
    When others were stumbling around in fits of depression , comrade KIM JONG IL launched the
ideological and theoretical counter attack with works such as 'Our Socialism Centred On The
Popular Masses Shall Not Perish ' , On the Historical Lesson of Building Socialism  and the General Line of our party ' , 'Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable ' and ' Socialism is A Science '.
Reading them one after another I was struck by their clarity and precise scientific analysis .  Comrade
KIM JONG IL made a deep and penetrating analysis of what had happened and charted a way forward. Some people had simply blamed the frustration of socialism in the USSR and elsewhere on the perfidy and treachery of one individual  ;Gorbachov failing to see that in fact the rot had started before he came to power. Others simply yearned for  a return to the now distant past , yearning for the days of J V Stalin . Comrade KIM JONG IL went much further than these superficial views .
  I was particularly impressed when reading
    "The revisionists, harbouring illusions about capitalism, completely rejected socialist principles and fullyintroduced the capitalist mode of politics and economic system, with the result that socialism was frustrated and capitalism revived. Single concessions and a gradual retreat from socialist principles have resulted in ten- and hundred-fold concessions and a full retreat until, finally, the grave consequence of the ruin of the working class parties themselves was incurred."
  I realised that this was the truth, Comrade KIM JONG IL had got to the crux of the matter.  Single concessions are followed by ten and a hundred fold concessions . As my mother used to say 'give them an inch and they will take a yard  !' This was very true . It applies both to the building of socialism and also the class struggle in capitalist countries and the national liberation struggle . I can remember the grim days of the 1980s and 1990s when the British trade unions made one concession after another to the ruling class and the bosses with the result they were walked all over by the capitalists and Thatcherism truimphed .
  I also read with great excitement the work "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable " when it came out in March 1993 . It was a great sledgehammer blow to the imperialists , reactionaries and revisionists , its publication also coincided with  the DPRK's declaration of withdrawal from the one sided Nucleaer Non Profileration Treaty and Korean People's Army going over to a semi-war state. In the work comrade KIM JONG IL pointed out that It explained that socialism did not collapse but was undermined by imperialist ideological and cultural infiltration and the collusion of the Right opportunists with imperialism. The upper strata of the communist movement bribed by imperialism had destroyed socialism. Futhermore comrade KIM JONG IL also demolishes the big lie that somehow socialism and fascism are the same saying that
"Totalitarianism served as the political idea of fascist dictators. Notorious Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy used totalitarianism as an ideological tool to justify their fascist dictatorship. The fascist dictators stamped out even the most elementary democratic freedom and rights of the masses of the working people and enforced unprecedentedly tyrannical policies, behind the misleading name of “national socialism”, claiming that for the sake of the whole nation and the whole state no working-class movement and no class struggle could be permitted. The reactionary nature of totalitarianism is that the interests of the working people are sacrificed for the sake of the rapacious interests of the reactionary ruling class under the pretence that the individual should be subordinated to the whole. What is meant by the whole in totalitarianism is not the whole of the popular masses but a tiny handful of privileged circles such as monopoly capitalists, major landowners, reactionary bureaucrats and warlords. Calling socialism, under which the popular masses are the masters of everything, “totalitarianism” is, ultimately, a preposterous lie which identifies the most progressive idea that reflects the demands of the popular masses with the reactionary idea of fascist rulers

This decisive declaration  put pay to the nonsense of the imperialists and reactionaries that socialism is totatalitarian as well as the myth that communism and fascism are the same !
 Although the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL  passed away 6 years ago his work as a theorectian who shine down the ages !

Dr Dermot Hudson
President ASSPUK
Chairman JISGE
Official Delegate UK KFA

8th Conference of Munitions Industry Opens in Presence of Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) -- The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry opened here with splendour on Monday.

The conference is set to review the achievements and experience gained in the work to implement the Party's policy on the munitions industry and discuss the measures for ushering in a heyday of development of the Juche-based defense industry under the banner of simultaneously developing the two fronts and giving full play to the invincible might of socialist Korea.

Attending it were Thae Jong Su, No Kwang Chol, Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho, Hong Sung Mu and Hong Yong Chil and chairpersons of provincial party committees, contributors to the successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 and other scientists, technicians, labor innovators and officials in the field of defense science and the munitions industry who have made significant contributions to increasing the country's defense capability, and officials and workers of relevant units.

When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un appeared in the platform of the conference, all its participants enthusiastically welcomed him.

Thae Jong Su, Politburo member and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, stressed in a report at the conference that the DPRK's history of defense industry is a revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and the WPK.

The reporter said:

Kim Il Sung created the precious tradition of building the Juche-based national defense industry in the flames of the anti-Japanese revolution in his early years. After the liberation of the country he advanced a policy of founding the independent defense industry without delay and had wisely led the struggle for its realization, making field guidance to the arsenal in Phyongchon before visiting the Kangson Steel Plant under the complicated situation of building a new country.

Kim Jong Il kept up the project for bolstering up the arms as the most important matter of the Party and the revolution and lifeline of building a socialist power and brought about a radical turn in developing the Juche-based national defense industry with his distinguished idea and energetic leadership.

The Juche-based national defense industry has now entered the fresh heyday of its development thanks to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the reporter said, and went on:

Kim Jong Un set forth the strategic line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force and provided a legal foundation for bolstering up the nuclear force. This became a historic turning point in putting the DPRK on the position of a matchless nuclear weapons state and hastening the final victory in the showdown with the U.S. and the cause of building a powerful socialist nation.

Under his strategic decision, the DPRK carried out two successful H-bomb tests, "March 18 revolution" and "July 4 revolution" and won the miraculous July 28 victory and the great November 29 victory. These are extra-large auspicious events in the history of the nation as they opened up the era of radical changes and fully realized the long-cherished desire of our people for powerful national defense capability.

The period from the 7th Conference of Munitions Industry up to now was years of victory and glory during which world-startling rapid progress has been made to clearly prove validity and vitality of our Party's policy on strengthening the self-reliant national defense capability in every way with the nuclear force as a pivot.

Noting that the DPRK's defense industry has advanced along the road only indicated by the Party, regarding the leadership of its Central Committee as lifeline, the reporter said:

In particular, the great success in the test-fire of Hwasong-15, a new type ICBM capable of hitting the whole mainland of the U.S and carrying super-heavy warhead, conducted under the political decision and strategic resolution of the Workers' Party of Korea, is the great victory of the nation, a great event to be specially recorded in the history of the country, won by our people in the efforts to carry out the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power.

The reporter mentioned the prospect of the defense industry and the tasks for carrying forward the heyday of development of the Juche-based defense industry and increasing the self-reliant defense capability in every way.

Speeches were made at the conference.

Through speeches, exchanged were achievements and good experience gained in the defense science research and the work to bolster the national defense capability over the past years, true to the Party's policy on the munitions industry. And, on this basis, discussed were the ways for making leaping progress in the development of the Juche-based defense industry.

They analyzed and reviewed intrinsic faults and lessons in the fields of defense science and munitions industry.

The conference goes on. -0-

Monday, 11 December 2017

Anti-DPRK Film "Liberation Day " and Morten Traavik

Anti-DPRK Film "Liberation Day " and Morten Traavik
The other day I heard someone talking about the film " Liberation Day " about the 2015 visit of the Slovenian 'music group' "Laibach " which was facilitated by Morten Traavik who was the director of the film.
"Liberation Day " basically parrots the usual anti-DPRK propaganda and even accuses the DPRK Cultural Relations Committee of "censorship" and "interference " even though "Laibach " had been allowed into the DPRK in the first place and allowed to perform.
Because of its anti-DPRK content the film was shown at the so-called "international north Korean human rights film festival " in the south Korean puppet capital Seoul. This event was fully backed and funded by the south Korean puppet fascists as a means of smearing the name of the DPRK and promoting regime change.
Morten Traavik was one of these people who pretended to be a 'friend ' of the DPRK , pretended that he wanted to help the DPRK and promote 'cultural exchange ' with the DPRK . In reality he was working to undermine and bring the socialist system in the DPRK as well as feathering his own nest . UK KFA knows well about these kind of people ;fake friends of the DPRK , usually people with money and influence , who pretend they are friends with the DPRK but they want to knock it down. UK KFA will always expose those fake friends of the DPRK . Traavik is now openly anti-DPRK saying that he has ended his "co-operation ' with the DPRK and has made open attacks on the DPRK and the supreme leadership. He has even made accusations against those who in the DPRK who had befriended him and had been kind to him.
Morten Traavik arranged the visit of "Laibach " not to foster "cultural exchange " or friendship(how on earth would send a group like this to promote friendship! ) but to attempt to infiltrate bourgeois and imperialist ideology into People's Korea so as to bring down the socialist system .
Who is Morten Traavik ? Well he is stinking rich for one thing. He has worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (Norway being a NATO member and ally of the US imperialists ) . Traavik himself visited fascist puppet south Korea earlier this and was interviewed by the fascist puppet paper the "Korea Times " . Traaviks's projects are funded by the Norwegian government and the Prince Claus fund of the Netherlands (another NATO member ).
We should always be on our guard against fake friends of People's Korea


All over the world during December 2017, the centenary of KIM JONG SUK is being commemorated. It is appropriate that I shall review this work of KIM IL SUNG on the subject of women's emancipation when progressive humanity is paying tribute to KIM JONG SUK. KIM IL SUNG's work clarifies how to solve the issue of the full participation of women within a socialist society. The principle of the Workers' Party of Korea is to prioritize the need to revolutionize, intellectualize  and working-classize  all women. Therefore the sound development of women will contribute to the revolutionizing and working-classizing the whole of society. KIM IL SUNG stresses in his work that it is only when men and women are revolutionized and working-classized, in other words, when men and women become the equal, independent masters of society, can socialism be successfully built. The wheels of a cart is used as a metaphor in the speech to demonstrate that a society with just one wheel running cannot operate perfectly, it needs two wheels to achieve harmony.

From the first days of  his revolutionary activities, KIM IL SUNG considered that women should play a leading role in the struggle for national and social liberation. The first mass Korean revolutionary women movement was established by Kang Ban Sok on December 26th, 1926. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, KIM JONG SUK was leading the women of Korea into the fight against Japanese Imperialism and for the effort of nation building. KIM JONG SUK is regarded as a paragon of communist virtue and as the heroine of the Korean Revolution. After liberation from Japanese colonial rule, the Democratic Union of Women was founded on November 18th, 1945. The Women's Union organised and mobilized women to carry out the Anti-Feudal,  Anti-Imperialist Democratic Revolution in Korea and to carry out the Socialist Revolution. The Women's Union conducted campaigns to raise ideological and cultural awareness of the female population and engage them in Anti-illiteracy campaigns.

According to KIM IL SUNG, the revolutionization of women is of vital importance in making the their homes socialist and revolutionary. The ideals and values of socialism do not end at the front door of an apartment or a house, but must extend throughout the entire society. Men are influenced by their wives and children are moulded by their mothers, whether the citizens of a society turn out good or bad depend upon women. Also the home is a place of struggle, where women are constantly battling obsolete ideas about family life and asserting the rights and duties of females. The Juche Idea regards the position of women in socialist society as being central to  the goal of human independence. Without the active participation of women in the revolution and construction, there cannot be meaningful independence and socialism.

The work in question explains on how to organise women into social-political collectives. The Women's Union took the initiative to guide the organisational lives of their membership and to train women politically and ideologically. It is only when women are drawn into the world can they lead full organisational and political lives, and constantly temper themselves through revolutionary activities. Social-political existence is seen by the Juche Idea as the highest form of human life. Two examples from the Korean Revolution spring to mind as role models of female politicization, one being in the form of Mother Sun Nyo in "The Sea of Blood" and the other being Nurse Kang Yon Ok in the "True Daughter of The Party".

KIM IL SUNG viewed the participation of women in social affairs presupposing excellent conditions, so as to carry out their work without worries. In the DPRK, there are Kindergartens and nurseries in every town, village and enterprise. Working women are provided by the state with paid maternity leave and indeed even ensures them time to feed their babies. One important fact, is that there is full equality in terms of pay and conditions for women with men in the DPRK. There is a proactive policy by the WPK of increasing the proportion of women cadres and improving the qualifications of female functionaries in their roles. We witnessed a recent example of the evaluation of female cadres within the leadership of the Party and State, with the election of Kim Yo Jong to the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in October 2017. Women in the DPRK have gained some prominent positions, such as the Korean Television Newsreader Ri Chun Hee, the Scientist Paek Sol Hui, the Labour Heroine Jong Chui Sil and the Marathon Runner Jong Song Ok. When I attended  a social sciences' course in Pyongyang some years ago, the main lecturer was a women named Mun Jong Suk.

KIM JONG IL considered the part played by women in the transformation of society as being decisive for the victory of the socialist cause. KIM JONG IL devoted his theoretical and practical efforts to the emancipation of women and led them along the road of the Songun Revolution. On November 17th, 2017, the Korean Democratic Women's Union held its 6th Congress. It was the women of the DPRK who were in the vanguard of the 200 Day Campaign of 2016, helping to transform the DPRK into a economic giant. Kim Jong UN sent a letter to the 6th Congress entitled "Let Us Further Intensify The Work of The Women's Union Under The Banner of Modelling The Whole Society On KimIlsungism-Kimjongilism". The letter of KIM JONG UN said that women perform an active part in the shaping of the DPRK on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. At the behest of KIM JONG UN, the 6th Congress of the KDWU took the momentous decision to rename itself the Socialist Women's Union of Korea, reflecting the actuality where women of the DPRK have been building a thriving socialist nation.

The bourgeois ideologies of "Political Correctness" and "Third Wave Feminism" have not served the aspirations of women in Western Countries, all what these theories have done is to have produced more antagonism and alienation among people. To say that one gender is negative, while the other gender is positive, is really nonsensical and does not correspond to reality. For instance, there were the outstanding women revolutionaries like Rosa Luxemburg and  Dolores Lbarruri (La Pasionaria) while there was the notorious female politicians such as Margaret Thatcher and Pak Gyeun Hee. In Britain and in other capitalist nations, women will only be truly liberated when they take up the study of the Juche Idea and apply Juche to their struggles.

The work on revolutionizing and working-classizing women by the Great Leader President KIM IL SUNG is a document which should be taken as a guiding principle in solving the problems of women by expounding the position and role of females in the socialist revolution and construction. In the DPRK, women are advancing as the loyal detachment of Kimilsungist-Kimjongilists  under the leadership of the Dear Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and inspired by the Songun-Type Communist Woman Revolutionary KIM JONG SUK!


(A presentation given to the commemorative meeting on the birth centenary of KIM JONG SUK by Shaun Pickford, held in London, UK on December 9th, 2017. Shaun Pickford is currently Secretary General of  the Juche Idea Study Group of Britain and has been to the DPRK seven times in total)