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7th of August 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 a joint statement on the 50th anniversary of the publication of the work " Let Us Intensify the anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle " by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG ;
Soon , on the 12th of August , it will be 50 years since the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG published his classic treatise Let Us Intensify the anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle in the inaugural issued of ' Tricontinental ' magazine the organ of the Organisation of Solidarity with Asian , African and Latin American People's (OSPAAL or known as the Tricontinental organisation). In the work the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG made an extremely lucid and cogent analysis of imperialism and the tasks devolving upon the anti-imperialists and world revolutionary people.
In the work the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG points out that the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America who were long plundered and exploited by imperialism have now taken the stage of history and are an" irresistible force " as they are two thirds of the world's population and inhabit 71 per cent of the land mass. Indeed comrade KIM IL SUNG gives a very clear definition of the
role of the anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle and its centrality " The struggle of the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America against imperialism and colonialism is a sacred liberation struggle for hundreds of millions of oppressed and humiliated people; it is also a great battle to cut the life line of world imperialism. This struggle and the revolutionary struggle of the international working class for socialism are the two major revolutionary forces of our times, and they join into one stream which will carry imperialism to its grave ". This is a very valuable analysis and teaching that we should always bear in mind.
It is made clear that that the nature of imperialism cannot change , as comrade KIM IL SUNG
puts it "The imperialists cannot bestow independence upon the colonial peoples. Is there any need to prove the falsity of the imperialists’ declaration that the Western world can help the peoples of the three continents to achieve independence and progress and can coexist with a free and independent Asia, Africa and Latin America? The imperialist leopard cannot change his imperialist spots, and he never will. Imperialism will exploit, oppress and plunder the people until it meets its doom."
This is great truth expounded by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG . The revolutionary peoples must carry out the struggle against US and world imperialism to the very end and not slacken it . He puts forwards various tasks for the world revolutionary peoples including those countries which had already achieved independence . Such countries needed to go further and fully carry out the revolution by smashing any remaining imperialist footholds, establishing a progressive social system and building an independent national economy.
Comrade KIM IL SUNG saw through both modern revisionism and Left opportunism in the work saying that "It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious. Is it not true that the line of seeking unprincipled compromise with imperialism only tends to encourage its aggressive actions and increase the danger of war? Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace. Genuine peace cannot be achieved unless a struggle is waged against those who break the peace, unless the slave’s peace is rejected and the oppressors’ rule overthrown. We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only denouncing imperialism but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it. This is a line of compromise in an inverted form. Both have nothing to do with a genuine anti-imperialist struggle and only help the imperialist policy of aggression and war"
This is a devastating critique of modern revisionism and Left opportunism which resonated far and wide gaining much sympathy.
The work puts forward a number of tasks for the world revolutionary peoples. Firstly, the spearhead of struggle should be directed against US imperialism, secondly , the need to defend and support
Cuba and Vietnam is stressed , and ,thirdly , the need to form an anti-US , anti.imperialist united front on an international scale.
This work is an extremely valuable work that is totally relevant today even though 50 years have passed . We recommend everyone to read and learn from it . We hope to publish a longer article on it.
Today the idea of anti-imperialist,anti-US struggle is alive in People's Korea and dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN carries forward the great revolutionary line of anti-imperialist,anti-US struggle.
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu i