Wednesday, 25 January 2017

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu slam Youtube censorship of pro DPRK channels


                          London 25th of January 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 UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement condemning the censorship of pro DPRK video channels on Youtube;

    Towards the end of last year, 2016, Youtube shutdown the channel of the Korean Central Television of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. More recently they shut down a channel about the DPRK owned by Vu Nam Phuong of Vietnam and also the Pozdro z KRLD channel. Of course this is not the first time that Youtube have used censorship against pro DPRK youtube users. 
In October the Video "Debunking BBC Lies About The DPRK PT 1" on the JUCHE REVOLUTION  youtube channel ran by a UK KFA member  has banned by Youtube at the request of the BBC. However to go to the extremes of actually deleting whole channels is a new and extreme level of 
censorship by youtube that reaks of McCarthyism and facism.
  In is a fact that these days  the imperialist ,bourgeois, reactionary media is turning out anti-DPRK lies not just daily but virtually on an hourly basis. The lies produced by south Korea's propaganda machine are being copied and pasted by daily newpapers in the UK and elsewhere as well put on internet sites. For every pro-DPRK internet site or youtube channel there are at least 10 or 20
anti-DPRK ones. The fact they are shutting down some DPRK you tube channels and taking down 
vidoes off other ones shows that the ruling eltie of the imperialist countries simply does not want people knowing the truth about People's Korea and its magnificant reality . They are trying to silence 
pro-DPRK voices in the Western countries.
  It is part of a malignant McCarthyite style campaign of intimidation and censorship of the supporters of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Juche Idea in the West . Last year 
we saw the actions of the Spanish reactionary state against comrade Alejandro Cao De Benos the respected President of the Korean Friendship Association . In 2014 the Official Delegate of KFA in the UK was told that his position was "incompatible with employment in any level in the civil service "  and there were numerous cases of supporters of the DPRK, Juche Idea followers and KFA members being hounded out of jobs and dismissed. 
   We denounce Youtube for its fascist censorship . Furthermore we denounce all attempts to silence and stifle supporters of the DPRK in the West.

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu  

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