Tuesday, 20 November 2018

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP reject anti-DPRK "human rights " resolution of UN

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                  London  20th of November Juche 107(2018)
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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP)  issued a joint statement strongly condemning the UN anti-DPRK  'human rights ' resolution:
 On the 15th of November the third committee of the UN General Assembly carried  resolution
A/C.3/73/L.40 on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic which had been sponsored by the European Union(EU) and Japan amongst other countries.
  We would like to make the following points;. Firstly , the resolution is not based on any actual real factual evidence .It contains a number of entirely fictitious statements and is based on fabricated evidence from a very small number of so-called "defectors " from People's Korea who betrayed their socialist homeland for money and will tell any lie just to have dollars in their pockets . The UN has never bothered to speak to the millions of people living happily in the DPRK . Thus the UN is in more ways than one representing  the few against the many.
  Secondly , there is no human rights issue in People's Korea . The right to work , the right to education , the right to housing , the right to medical care and the right to social security are all guaranteed. Women hold equal rights with men . So there is no need for the UN to trouble itself with the non-existent "human rights " problem in the DPRK.
  Thirdly , the resolution is a a grave infringement of the DPRK 's sovereignty and independence.. It is also a regime change resolution aiming at the overthrowing the people-centred socialist system(which is the cradle of happiness and bliss for the Korean people)  of People's Korea .
Fourthly , we believe the resolution to be illegal and unjust
    The EU and Japan which were the main sponsors of the resolution are both big violators of human rights . Japan is well know for discrimination and ill-treatment of racial minorities particularly ethnic Koreans and was guilty of the crime of sexual slavery . The EU is riven with poverty and racism .Also neo-nazi-ism is a force in many EU countries . The US which was another sponsor of the resolution has many unemployed and homeless. Also amongst the sponsors of the resolution was Zionist Israel  and fascist Ukraine . They need to put their own house in order before they criticise other countries .
  We totally denounce and condemn the UN resolution  and call for all truth loving people to reject the anti-DPRK "human rights campaign ".
Stop all anti-DPRK human rights campaign !
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

KCNA Commentary Rebukes "Conservatives' Mega-Merging" Farce


Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- A saying goes habit is a second nature.

The group of the "Liberal Korea Party" on the verge of collapse is keen on "mega-merging of the conservatives".

"National Assemblymen" from the traitorous party and coteries of its emergency measure committee, calling the present moment an "essential point for reorganizing conservative non-government camp," keep shouting hoarse for "rebuilding a bipartisan system structure" and "setting up anti-Moon Jae In solidarity".

Making eyes at the "Parun Mirae Party" on one hand, they are complimenting former "prime minister" Hwang Kyo An as "an asset of conservatives," being deeply engrossed in a persuasion campaign for "enrollment in the party".

The merging farce of the conservatives that aims at seizing power is not just simple reorganization of the political camp but an outright challenge and an open declaration of a war against the south Koreans who overturned the conservative regime through righteous candlelight resistance.

The candlelight vigil that brightened the land across south Korea was an eruption of the pent-up wrath and indignation of the south Koreans against the fascist dictator ill-famed for unpopular rule, sycophantic treachery and confrontation between the fellow countrymen.

But the accomplices who should have already been punished together with the kingpin of dictatorship, corruption and irregularities are whetting the sword of revenge.

They spit out invectives almost every day, calling on "conservatives to rally to end the leftist regime" and pledging to "punish the leftist regime to satisfy the grudge of the conservatives".

To rake up the conservative forces, they held the farce of admitting thousands of the "Thaegukgi Unit" into the "Liberal Korea Party," a group of ultra-right conservatives who took up the cudgels against the impeachment of traitor Park Geun Hye.

Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo and other conservative media have been exploited to describe the candlelight actions waged by the broad segments of south Koreans as a "riot egged on by the pro-north leftist forces".

Clear is the aim sought by the group of the political philistines in crying out for the "mega-merging of conservatives," still going in high spirits, though they are forsaken by the people for their thrice-cursed crimes. That is to annihilate the democratic reformist forces as "pro-north leftist forces" and "leftist regime" and to go back to the era of nightmare-like conservative regimes.

This shows with added clarity that the merging farce is part of a political coup for the revival of fascist dictatorship.

Nothing can reverse the public inclination toward social justice, democracy, and independent reunification of the nation however desperate the sediments of history may try.

The south Koreans are sure to shatter the LKP's pipedream of "mega-merging" through more courageous anti-conservative actions. -0

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Women's Rights in the DPRK

UK KFA Condemns FCO for stepping up sanctions on the DPRK

UK KOREAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION 
                                 


 Sunday  18th of November 2018



The UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA) takes issue with the connivance of the British government with the anti-DPRK sanctions of the US and UNSC.

Yesterday the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a statement after a meeting with officials from the US State Department. It unjustly branded the DPRK's legitimate trading activities as "illicit" and even called on the maritime industry including insurers "to ensure they are taking all steps possible to cease any activities that may contribute to the DPRK’s ability to import refined petroleum, and export coal and other sanctioned items". It is especially noteworthy that the government are trying to rope in private companies into enforcing sanctions against the DPRK. This represents a move to further extend the sanctions against People's Korea; it is totally unjust and reactionary measure.

The sanctions on the DPRK by the US and the UN Security Council were wrong right from the very start as they sought to punish the DPRK for self-defensive activities which are allowed under the UN charter. Moreover the permanent members of the UN Security Council have themselves carried out nuclear and ballistic missile tests; therefore the sanctions against the DPRK are hypocritical ones.

The DPRK has suspended nuclear and missile tests so there is now absolutely no reason for the sanctions to continue to remain in force let alone being stepped up and intensified.

The DPRK has made moves towards peace this year such as holding the June 12th summit with the US president and holding three inter-Korean summits. This also negates any reason for sanctions against the DPRK. Indeed because sanctions are basically economic warfare, they could impede and imperil the peace process on the Korean peninsula.

The UK-KFA calls upon the British government to abandon its attempts to sabotage the momentum towards a regional rapprochement. Instead the UK should adopt a positive outlook to the DPRK; a mutually beneficial policy of constructive engagement and trade.
NO TO SANCTIONS ! NO TO WAR !
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
KOREA IS ONE !
UK KFA

Saturday, 17 November 2018

"Resolution" against DPRK under Fire

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued the following press statement with regard to the forced adoption of the anti-DPRK "draft resolution on human rights" submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan at the Third Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 November 2018.

The Permanent Mission of the DPRK to the UN resolutely and totally rejects the anti-DPRK "resolution" (A/C.3/73/L.40) which was adopted forcibly at the Third Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The "resolution" has nothing to do with genuine human rights, as it is a product of political plot of hostile forces that try to disgrace the image of the DPRK and overthrow its social system.

"Human rights issue" mentioned in the "resolution" has never existed and cannot be allowed to exist in my country where we value most the dignity and independent rights of human being.

All materials contained in the "resolution" are nothing but the most despicable false words fabricated by a handful of "defectors" who escaped after having committed crimes to sustain their dirty lives and therefore, we don't feel any need to make even a word on it.

My delegation expresses deep concern and surprise at the fact that EU and Japan instigate confrontation by tabling "draft resolution" which is full of political criticisms and fabrication, at the time when the atmosphere of reconciliation and cooperation is prevailing on the Korean peninsula and efforts are being made for establishing a permanent and durable peace mechanism in the Korean peninsula.

The main sponsors of the "draft resolution", EU and Japan are neither qualified nor in a position to talk about other's human rights issues.

In those countries of the EU, the grave crimes against humanity continue to be perpetrated like Islamophobia, xenophobia, extreme racial discrimination and ill-treatment, worst-ever refugee crisis and neo-Nazism.

Especially Japan is the criminal state which militarily occupied Korea in the past and committed A-class crimes against humanity such as 1 million massacre, 8.4 million forced drafting and 200,000 sexual slavery for the Japanese army.

But not yet Japan implemented at all the recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, officially made in 1996 to the Japanese government for acknowledgement of the Japanese military sexual slavery crime, official apology and compensation to the victims, full disclosure of relevant document and materials, set up of special administrative tribunal and punishment of the perpetrators.

Japan must implement these recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the first, before talking about other's human rights issues.

The United Nations should, first of all, take issue with the crimes of human rights violation of these countries strictly and punish the perpetrators completely.

Today, in the DPRK all people are enjoying genuine freedom and rights to the full extent thanks to the politics of attaching importance to, respecting and loving the people unfolded by Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

We take great pride and confidence in our style socialism and the system of providing true human rights chosen with conviction and consolidated and developed by ourselves.

Although the DPRK remains in consistent position to attach importance to dialogue and cooperation for promotion and protection of human rights in the international arena, it will strongly respond to the end to confrontation and pressure of the hostile forces aimed at defaming its dignity and overthrowing its system with manipulation of non-existing "human rights issues", and will continue to defend our style socialist system centered on the popular masses. -0-

Friday, 16 November 2018

Brief Statement by ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the test of the advanced tactical weapon in People's Korea

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK

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                   London  16th of November Juche 107(2018)
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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP)  today issued a brief statement on the succesful test of the advanced tactical weapon in the DPRK:
  The test of the new advanced tactical weapon of People's Korea that was conducted under the guidance of the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN , is very great news . It is an assertion of the DPRK 's independence and shows that it has not been fooled or deceived by the tricky and cunning US imperialists and their false ballad of 'peace ' .
The weapons test is a great blow against imperialism and will strengthen the DPRK 's Juche-based independent defence capabilities .
Those who said that the DPRK was selling out have been proved wrong !
Long live Songun !
Long live Juche !
Long live the Korean People's Army
Long live respected Marshal KIM JONG UN !

Commentary by ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the UN "human rights" resolution

So the UN have passed yet another fake , reactionary human rights resolution against People 's Korea . This is not based on any real , hard , tangible evidence but on fabricated stories from so-called "defectors " who betrayed their Juche country and sold out for 800k dollars so will say anything they are told .
Really those countries who backed the resolution have no right to cast stones at People's Korea . Lets look at them , Japan is well known as a war criminal state and for endemic racism against ethnic minorities including Koreans in Japan . Japan has been shown to ill treat old people . Then you have the United States , a country of extreme inequality , a land where money buys everything . The US has thousands of homeless people .It has people begging on the streets and living in tents . The US is a land of racism with dozens of fascist and neo-nazi organisations who are unimpeded by law . Then you have south Korea which still has the National Security Law and still jails communists and Juche idea followers , South Korea has the longest working hours in the world and is known as the 'republic of suicide ' . Finally there is the EU one of the prime movers behind the resolution . This is an institution hated and rejected by the peoples of its member states who cannot wait to leave it ! All member states of the EU have high unemployment , poverty and homelessness.Far right fascist groups stomp the streets of EU member countries such Germany with its history of nazi-ism . Britain which is still an EU member state and has been active in slandering the DPRK's human rights record , has growing legions of homeless and people queuing up at Foodbanks !
Really the sponsors of the anti-DPRK resolution should be investigated for human right breaches . Human rights like charity should begin at home

Some research on the food issue in the DPRK-short article by JISGE

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Ever since the DPRK went through a difficult period in the 1990s due to extensive flooding , hailstorms plus the disappearance of the world socialist market and the intensification of sanctions and blockade against the DPRK (the DPRK faced a double and triple blockade as some trading partners demanded payment in dollars ) . These circumstances were used by the imperialists and other enemies of Juche to malignantly slander the socialist system .The reptile press talked about "famine " and "starvation" etc.
JISGE sent a delegation to the DPRK in 1996 and saw no signs of famine or starvation. We were castigated and criticised for telling the truth.
In fact prior to the 1990s the DPRK had been self-sufficient in agriculture . The great leader President
KIM IL SUNG pointed out in 1962 that " Comrades, formerly we had to buy grain from foreign countries every year. But, from this year on we need not do so because we had a good crop last year. What a good thing it is to harvest a good crop and lighten the burdens of our brother countries!".
Our delegation can remember visiting the Sunan Farm in 1996 and being told that 8 tons of grain per hectare were harvested and also seeing giant apples.
The DPRK was actually a grain exporting country . I remember a bourgeois reference book in a library in the 1980s showed that the DPRK was a major rice exporting in the 1970s .Checking the index mundi, an imperialist reference source that is by no stretch of imagination pro DPRK or pro Juche or pro communist , I found the following facts , in 1977 the DPRK exported 412,000 tons of milled rice along with 200,000 tons of corn . In 1975 and 1976 it exported a record 300,000 tons of corn . The DPRK exported 10,000 tons of milled rice in 1990 and 12,000 tons of corn.
So it it is nonsense to say that the DPRK cannot "feed itself " etc and dissmiss Juche socialist agriculture and self-reliance !

Japan Should Admit Sexual Slavery: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Films dealing with the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army hit the silver screen at an international film festival in Washington D.C.
The first film festival squarely dealing with the sexual slavery has the theme "wartime sexual abuses, unhealed wounds."
Seeing this, the international community realizes that the settlement of the sexual slavery issue still pending in the crime-woven history of Japan has become a serious question, the solution of which brooks no further delay.
The sexual slavery is the heinous inhuman crime which was perpetrated by the Japanese imperialists with the direct involvement of their government.
Many Asian women including 200 000 Korean women were raped, gang-raped and massacred by the Japanese imperialists in an organized way. Yet, today's Japan fails to make an apology and reparation for it, still going with impunity.
Far from making an apology for the hideous past crimes and reflecting on them, the Japanese reactionaries are behaving so impudently, only to stun the public.
Worse still, they are working hard to cover up the information related to the sexual slavery.
Principal criminals involved in the establishment and operation of the sexual slavery system keep mum, not confessing their crimes.
A lot of classified documents detailing the sexual slavery run by the military are kept in the Ministry of Defense, Police Agency, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and Ministry of Finance of Japan.
The ruling quarters of Japan are disallowing the description of the fact in the history textbooks while refusing to declassify the documents.
The Abe regime is talking rubbish that there is no information proving the Japanese army's forcible drafting of comfort women, and even terms the sexual slavery "volunteer service for making money."
However, the crime-woven history can be neither written off nor covered up.
A footage proving the heinous massacre of Korean women by the Japanese imperialists kept in the U.S. National Archives was opened to public recently. And operational records of the allied forces dealing with the gun-killings of the 30 Korean women dating September 13, 1944 were declassified.
This being a hard fact, Japan desperately moves to push under the carpet the sexual slavery crime and evade the international responsibility for it only to betray its moral vulgarity.
Japan should honestly apologize and atone for the sexual slavery, instead of disregarding the demand of the international community for the settlement of the sexual slavery issue.
Everything will go uneasy for Japan if it fails to atone for its past crimes. -0-

Who Disturbs Favorably Going Regional Situation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Japan's military moves are so noisy in the region recently.
It recently conducted an interceptor missile test in league with the U.S. in the waters off Hawaii.
In October the Ground "Self-Defense Force" staged its first joint drill with the UK army. It was reported that it is the first time for it to conduct a joint military drill with a foreign army on the mainland, except the U.S. army.
GSDF staged the first joint drill with the Indian army in a northeastern area of India.
As known, unprecedentedly getting stronger in the region is the joint effort for defusing the danger of war and preserving peace and security.
However, Japan is keen on disturbing the regional situation, failing to take part in the brisk regional dialogue but getting more and more isolated.
Worse still, the militarist fanatics of Japan are getting desperate in the reckless military moves for realizing the wild ambition for overseas expansion, only to go against the trend of the times and the public aspiration. This can never be overlooked.
The Abe regime decided to extend the sphere of SDF overseas dispatch to Asia this year although it was confined to Africa under the signboard of UN peace-keeping activities.
It established a mission in NATO and is putting efforts in intensifying "cooperation" with its member states.
The overseas advance of SDF being expanded to across the world means that Japan's military operation covers the whole world.
This also can be abused to secure a "pretext" for the Japanese forces to be involved in a war of aggression in any part of the world as was in the past century.
It is as clear as noonday that the Japanese reactionaries are seeking to realize their dirty dream at any cost by perfecting the actual fighting capacity of SDF under the pretext of "military cooperation" and "joint drill."
With no sleight of hand the militarist fanatics can ever hide their wild ambition.
The international community is seriously concerned of the Japanese reactionaries' bellicose moves destroying peace in the region and other parts of the world.
Japan should never forget that the international community is keeping its sharp eye on such moves. -0

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Master Plan for Construction of Sinuiju



Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, examined and guided the master plan for Sinuiju City together with leading officials of the party, administration and design organs of North Phyongan Province.

Learning about the implementation of the behests of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il for the construction of Sinuiju City and examining in detail the master plan for the construction of Sinuiju City and a diorama of the future city, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un set forth the tasks and ways of successfully sprucing up Sinuiju City to meet the demand of the present era.

He said that it is necessary to form the center of Sinuiju City deep up to the southern Sinuiju area with the statues of

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the center square of the city as the axis, arrange high-rise apartments and public buildings at provincial and city levels in its surroundings in a dimensional way, successfully arrange the blocks of high-rise and skyscraper apartment buildings along the main axis and arterial road of the city and the bank of the Amnok River in formative artistic way and build many parks within the dwelling area and thus turn the city into the one in the park.

Saying that it is necessary to build many modern and majestic architectures rich in national character in order to build the city befitting to a gateway city of the country, he called for successfully arranging the public buildings such as theatre, cinema, sports village, ice rink and sci-tech library and service facilities including hotel and department store in a rational way and to be of modern taste.

He also gave a direction of sprucing up the present industrial areas and remodeling the railway station of the city and Uiju Airport in a modern way.

Underlining the need to pay deep attention also to the creation of cultural environment including urban greening, he called for creating green belts near the city's main road and around the industrial area to make sure that one citizen has 50 square meters of green tract of land, and for building city park, botanical garden and recreation ground in a cozy and peculiar manner to suit the specific conditions of the local city.

Noting that it is most important in urban construction to make sure that citizens don't feel any inconvenience, he said that it is necessary to increase electricity production and make a maximum use of natural energy so as to round off the city electricity supply network system, perfect the heating system, put the water supply on an international standard and properly establish the system for purifying industrial waste water and sewage as the city has dense arrangement of residential quarters and industrial establishments.

As I keep stressing all the time, the provincial party committees should pay special attention to the work of intensifying the provincial design organs and construction forces and put constant efforts on it and thus decisively raise the level of the building in the construction projects of local areas, he pointed out.

Calling for reviewing the master plan for Sinuiju City and the long-term goals for city construction in cooperation with powerful design organs of the country, remapping it out to be realistic and submitting it within a few months, he said that the Party Central Committee would discuss and decide on the plan after going through relevant procedures, and the construction of the border city would be conducted year by year and phase by phase with the state backing after setting the goals of 5-year plan.

Noting that the work of remodeling Sinuiju City for which President

Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il gave instructions dozens of times is a very important task of carrying out their behests, he stressed the need to gain good fruition within a few years to come.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Jo Yong Won and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Chang Son and Ma Won Chun, officials of the State Affairs Commission, Jong Kyong Il, chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial People's Committee, Ri Thae Il, vice-chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial Party Committee, Ri Jae Nam, chairman of the Sinuiju City Party Committee, Ri Jong Ryol, chairman of the Sinuiju City People's Committee, and officials concerned including those of the North Phyongan Provincial City Design Office. -0

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Supervises Newly Developed Tactical Weapon Test

Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the test ground of the Academy of Defence Science and supervised a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon test.

After seeing the power of the tactical weapon, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was so excited to say that another great work was done by the defence scientists and munitions industrial workers to increase the defence capability of the country and the weapon system whose development Chairman Kim Jong Il had chosen personally and directed step by step with his special attention paid to it was born at last. He added that the weapon is just like a posthumous weapon and he missed Kim Jong Il very much while seeing the great success of its test.

Kim Jong Un highly praised the officials, scientists, technicians and munitions industrial workers for successfully conducting the test of an ultramodern tactical weapon, to which the Party has attached importance in ardent expectation.

He expressed great satisfaction, saying the great success serves as another striking demonstration of the validity of the Party policy of prioritizing defence science and technology and the rapidly developing defence capability of the country and as a decisive turn in bolstering the fighting capacity of the Korean People's Army.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Jong Sik, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yong Su, Kim Chang Son and Pak Jong Chon. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 22nd anniversary of great generallissimo KIM JONG IL's visit to Panmunjom

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                      London 15th  of November  Juche 107(2018)
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 joint statement  on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the visit of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL to Panmunjom;
   22 years ago on the 24th of November the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL,eternal general secretary of the Workers's Party of Korea visited Panmunjom on the  at a time when the US imperialists and world reactionaries were running wild to stifle Juche Korea the fortress of world socialism.
                       

   Moreover the visit of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL to Panmunjom where the DPRK and US stand in confrontation with one  another,basically the front-line between imperialism and socialism in the world shook the US imperialists rigid with fear.
   Panmunjom is a place that symbolises the tragic division of  Korea's by the US imperialists and great powers, it is also the place where the US imperialists acknowledged their defeat in the Korean war by signing at the armistice agreement  on the 27th of July 1953.It was known as one of the most dangerous flash points in the world as it is here where socialism and imperialism confront each other with arms.                            

    For the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL to visit Panmunjom was a courageous thing to do as the guns of the imperialists and puppets would be trained on him. However he had no fear of the enemy, moreover he demonstrated his desire which is also the desire of the entire Korean people north and south to end the division of Korea forthwith. He visited the monument to the autograph of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG, this was the signature on a document for the peaceful reunification of Korea. The visit of the great leader eternal chairman KIM JONG IL  to Panmunjom  was symbolic of his will and intention to reunify Korea without delay.
         

   Now the work of great generalissimo KIM JONG IL and his policies for national reunification are being carried forward splendidly by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN . Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is  realising the will and intention of  chairman KIM JONG IL to reunify Korea without delay .Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  has not only visited Panmunjom several times but made into a place to realise the dream of the entire Korean  people for reunification by holding two inter-Korean summits at Panmunjom   !                         
  .US OUT OF KOREA !

KOREA IS ONE !

ASSPUK
 JISGE.
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Rodong Sinmun on Serious Human Rights Situation in Western Countries


Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- Western countries cooked up and spread a human rights document of falsehoods and fabrications in a bid to internationalize and politicize the non-existent "human rights question" in the DPRK, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a commentary.
Pointing out that a serious human rights question exists in the western countries, the commentary goes on:
The U.S., which styles itself the "model" of capitalism, is swarming with unemployed and homeless people. Murder, robbery and other high-profile crimes are rampant there.
Colored and minority races there have their rights wantonly violated in education, legal protection, election, etc.
There is not much difference in Japan, which likes to brag itself as a "law-governed state" and "advanced state", and in European countries which slander other countries, behaving as if they are the "model" in respecting human rights.
Child maltreatment is rife and sexual abuses against children are on the steady increase in Japan.
Women, children, persons of advanced age and those with disabilities who should be under the care of social protection are just forsaken by the society. This is the pitiful human rights situation in Japan.
The same is the human rights situation in European countries.
The U.S., Japan and Western countries had better cure their human rights illness, instead of criticizing others groundlessly. -0-

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A REVIEW OF "TRAVELS IN THE LAND OF JUCHE KOREA 1992 -2017 RECOLLECTIONS OF VISITING THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA" BY DERMOT HUDSON-WRITTEN BY JOHN MARCHANT , STAFFORDSHIRE KFA

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The name of Dermot Hudson is familiar to both friends and foes of the DPRK, as Dermot Hudson is the foremost friend of the Korean people and the leading advocate of the Juche Idea in the UK. Dermot Hudson has the unique distinction of having been the first ever Briton to have gained a Doctorate from a DPRK academic body, the Korean Association of Social Scientists in April 2016. Dermot has in recent years put forward the DPRK's case and Korean solidarity issues on the media such as BBC TV's "Victoria Derbyshire Show" and "The Daily Politics" as well featuring in the documentary "This Is Not My Country".
"Travels In The Land of Juche Korea" has a prologue and consists of fourteen chapter of travelogue. Reading the prologue of this volume one gets a deep sense of the factors which led Dermot Hudson on to the path he has followed over the last four decades. Dermot's quest for a sound and precise ideological anchor took many years of trials and led him eventually to follow the Juche Idea.
The travelogues contained within the book range from 1992 to 2017, which combine historical and historic notes with personal anecdotes, which are often amusing at times. Going through the book, the reader will detect the onward developments in the DPRK and the durability of Korean style socialism. Dermot Hudson has had the privilege of travelling to the DPRK during the eras of Kim IL Sung, Kim Jong IL and Kim Jong Un, which makes this book even more interesting. Some quarters may find some of his comments in the book rather controversial, but these are Dermot's own honest opinions on various subjects. For those who have travelled to the DPRK in the past and to those people who have never been to Peoples Korea "Travels In The Land of Juche Korea" is an ideal place to have a flavour of this remarkable East Asian Socialist Country. This book is indeed recommended reading for friends and sympathizers of the Korean people.
( This review was written by John Marchant, a Staffordshire KFA member)

Primary Attention to Education


Primary Attention to Education

Building of State Organ changes into School Building

On April 1, 1954, eight month after the ceasefire, Kim Il Sung made the rounds of schools in Pyongyang on the occasion of the beginning of the new school year. When he saw the war-ravaged schools and the children studying there, his heart hurt.
Time passed, and officials told him that it was past lunch time. Then Kim Il Sung said that as it was a significant day that school started for children, he would look around one more school even if he skipped his lunch, and went to the then Pyongyang Primary School No. 19.
Stepping into a classroom of the school he carefully looked at the furnishings of the classroom, including glossily-cleaned desks different in shape and size and the blackboard. Now he turned his eyes to a noticeboard (it was made by the pupils) hanging on the back wall of the room. Pasted on the board was an emulation graph showing how many bricks each pupil collected. After seeing what were drawn and written on the noticeboard Kim Il Sung told  accompanying officials that the children were admirable, and earnestly said that they should build schools for children as early as possible.
The officials had thought that it was unavoidable that they could not pay attention to the construction of schools as everything was in short supply in the country at that time. While correcting their wrong thinking Kim Il Sung looked round the interior and exterior of the school before coming out of it. Suddenly, he pointed at a building opposite the school and asked the officials what the building was. One of them replied that it was a new office building of the Ministry of Commerce. Then he asked them if it could be used as the building of the school. They did not give a ready answer for they knew that there was no other building at that time.
Mentioning that the ministry could construct another building by itself and that the officials of the ministry could do their work in a small house for the time being, he determinedly said that the building should be vacated for the pupils. So the office building, to which they were busy moving, changed into the school.
Later, he had the construction of schools included in a major construction plan, and took revolutionary measures for ministries, central organs, agencies and enterprises to turn out for the construction of schools in a short span of time.

First E-library in Korea

On September 19, 2001, Chairman Kim Jong Il inspected Kim Chaek University of Technology. Looking around the education and science exhibition hall and the sci-tech information reading room of the university the Chairman praised the teachers and researchers for their successes, and corrected the shortcomings of their educational and scientific work. Then he sat knee-to-knee with professors and doctors of the university to concretely teach them how to improve the qualification of teachers remarkably.
That day he saw a relief map of the panorama of the university and learned in detail about the state of construction of its library. At that time, the frame of the library had been finished. Advising that the library should be built into an e-library he said that the design was not good as the architectural model of the library showed, and that the building should be large if it was to contain all necessary books. But if it was rearranged into an e-library, it did not need to be so large, he added and went on to say that it should be redesigned and built nicely by referring to e-libraries of other countries so that it could become the best e-library in Asia.
It was a global trend at that time to build an e-library to store and use information in keeping with the rapid development of science and technology and the explosive increase of the sci-tech information as good as “information flood” and “information crisis.” However, the construction of an e-library needs a huge sum of money, for it requires the establishment of information communication network and information service system. So, even developed countries arranged e-libraries by equipping the existing libraries with some information equipment. At the time every penny counted in Korea, and officials could not think of constructing an advanced e-library. 
On January 4, 2006, he revisited the university and looked round the completed e-library. Soon afterwards he took measures to renovate the e-library in terms of technical equipment and operation, saying that however difficult the country’s situation was, it should be arranged well enough to have nothing wanted in the future.
The four-story e-library has a total floor space of 16 535 square meter. Consisting of 15 e-reading rooms and 11 reading rooms it can share information with other institutions, including Kim Il Sung University the Grand People’s Study House and the state academy of Sciences, via the state network. And it makes it possible to have access to the global trend in sci-tech development and necessary data and knowledge through the Internet.

Best Apartment Houses for Teachers

On September 28, 2013, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited again the construction site of the apartment houses for teachers of Kim Il Sung University, which were near to completion. 
Early in January of the year the Supreme Leader proposed to build the best apartment houses for teachers of the university. After the project started, he came to the site to learn about its progress and took necessary measures.
That day he looked into Flat No. 301 of Block No. 2. He said that an oval mirror should be hung on the wall near the door so that they might comb their hair or primp themselves before it before going out, and that a bookshelf should be fixed on the wall above the desk in the study so that they might keep on it the books they usually read. In this way he taught in detail what the officials and builders had not thought of before.
Back out of the flat he asked if the lift was in operation. One official answered that it was in control test after its installation. Then he asked where the indoor recreation hall was. Told that it was on the 17th floor he said he would go up there, heading for the stairs. The officials repeatedly entreated him to go up later by the lift when it was in normal operation. But he said that he should walk up for exercise and began to go up the stairs. Elderly officials followed him, then he told them to remain on the spot as it would be hard for them to climb the stairs.
It was still hot, and the inside of the building was humid, so sweet would roll down the back when climbing one or two stories. Dripping with perspiration he reached the hall. Saying with satisfaction it was well arranged in a unique way, he acquainted himself in detail with the plan of finishing its floor, and instructed that artificial grass should be laid beneath the windows.
Coming out of the building the Supreme Leader said in delight that the apartment houses for teachers of Kim Il Sung University were really wonderful and that he felt satisfaction.
That day he climbed 272 steps.

For the Good of the People


For the Good of the People

Top and Absolute Priority

On September 23, 2013 Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, together with officials, visited the construction site of a dental hospital nearing completion. Entering the vestibule, he stopped. After looking at the place for a while, he said it was also designed to serve as a carriage porch.  
The officials did not understand what he meant.
Looking at them, he admonishingly said: Carriage porch is for cadres riding in cars. The dental hospital will be visited by lots of people. How many of them do you think will come by car?
The officials had nothing to reply seized with remorse for their failing to follow the intention of the leader who always thinks of the people’s convenience first.
He went on to say: Stairs are enough for access to the vestibule, and people will walk up them. Now carriage porches can be seen at building everywhere. The porches of shops and factories are all built in one and the same form. This just means fixed formality. The vestibule of a shop does not need to be high so that people can freely go in and out pulling shopping trolleys. Porch should be built in various forms in accordance with purposes of buildings and in such a way as to meet the convenience of the people.
His words meant that officials should regard the convenience of the people as the starting point and yardstick in all their thought and work.
Like this the dental hospital was built under his warm care.

Pass Develops into Ski Resort

Masik Pass was filled with only the chirping of wild birds and the sound of running water for thousands of years. But now it has changed into a modern ski resort.
The pass is so high and rough that it is difficult for even a horse to cross it without a rest. Hence the name Masik Pass.
It is the Supreme Leader who proposed building the Masikryong Ski Resort on the pass. On May 26, 2013, some time after the beginning of the project, he visited the construction site. After hearing a detailed report about the state of progress in the project on an observation platform, he expressed great satisfaction at the fact that soldier builders had built, in an area of hundreds of thousands of square meters, skiing slopes divided into those for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers, which are nearly 110 000 meters in total length and 40 to 120 meters in width. He went on to say with satisfaction that skiing can be done there for a long period as it snows there from November to March in the following year, that the place is favorable for traffic and that the ski resort is in an excellent location. If the resort was completed the entire country would be filled with enthusiasm for skiing like that for roller-skating, he said, full of joy as if he were seeing people enjoying themselves there while building up their physical strength and relishing the natural scenery.
After acquainting himself with the state of progress in the construction of the gatepost of the resort, a hotel, a storehouse of skiing materials, a helipad and so on, he climbed up to the top of the resort over 1 360 meters above sea level. Looking down happily at thick forest whose ecological environment remains intact and the skiing slopes, he said that this good scenery of the resort would turn into better one in winter.
When officials told him that top of the resort overlooked the Kalma Peninsula in the east and Soljae Pass in the west, Kim Jong Un, saying that the sunrise in the East Sea seen from there would be spectacular, observed the mountain ranges for a long while. Then he stressed the need to build even a single thing in a big way and so neatly as to be absolutely perfect, and said emphatically that it was the Party’s firm resolution to build a world-famous ski resort.
That day he taught in detail how to solve problems arising in the project.
On June 4 that year he made public a historic appeal Let Us Usher in a Fresh Heyday on All the Fronts of Socialist Construction by Creating the Speed on Masik Pass. It was an expression of his strong desire to realize the people’s dreams into ideals as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Seminar of Social Scientists Held


Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- A seminar of social scientists took place at the Grand People's Study House Tuesday on the lapse of 100 years since Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter, composed the song "Green Pine on Nam Hill".

Present at the seminar were Ri Hye Jong, president of the Academy of Social Sciences, teachers, researchers, lecturers, journalists, editors and officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, media and preservation of revolutionary relics.

The seminar heard papers explaining the revolutionary spirit, ardent patriotism, anti-Japanese idea and the far-reaching will for liberation of the country reflected on the song.

Speakers said that the revolutionary essence of the idea and spirit of the song is the transparent idea of national independence that the destiny of the country and nation should be carved out by the strength of the Korean nation, not by the help of foreign forces.

It also represents an indomitable revolutionary spirit calling for fighting against the enemy at any cost for freedom and liberation of the people and the idea of continuous revolution for bringing a bright world to the 3 000-ri land of Korea by waging struggle through generations, they said.

They explained that the idea and spirit of the song served as an ideological and moral source that made President Kim Il Sung found the immortal Juche idea and put the Korean revolution on the orbit of independence.

The speakers stressed the need to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche through generations, cherishing the idea and spirit of the song. -0-

Japan Should Pay for Its Crime-Woven Past: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- Japan, an island country, has again betrayed its impudence.

As known, the Supreme Court of south Korea recently gave a decision that a relevant Japanese business should indemnify the Korean victims of the conscript labor forced by the Japanese imperialists.

However, Japan termed it "absurd judgment" and "challenge to the international community."

It even cries out for taking a tough countermeasure and presenting the case to the International Court of Justice.

It is just going so preposterously that its conduct cannot be described with even such expressions as "impudence" and "shamelessness."

The international community is greatly astonished by it.

Japan has no reason to protest against that judgment.

Japan, which declared conscription and requisition as its national policy, forcibly brought more than 8.4 million Korean young and middle-aged men to battlefields and labor sites through abduction and haul-off, and massacred them during its 40 odd-year-long occupation of Korea. This atrocity is still enraging the public.

The sites of slave labor where Koreans were toiling away still exist in Japan.

And the course of drafting, and cruel exploitation, oppression and killings of Koreans have already been proven by documents of the then Japanese army.

So, Japan is obliged to make a sound apology and national reparation to the Korean people for its crime-woven past when it inflicted the loss of manpower and mental and physical damage upon them.

This is also its legal and moral responsibility and duty before the international community.

Nevertheless, Japan is even denying the court judgment on reparation imposed on an individual company, and on the contrary, it is behaving just like a guilty party filing the suit first. Such conduct is reminiscent of gangsters and hooligans.

It sheds light on its intent not to admit, reflect on and atone for its past wrongdoings.

It is the ulterior design of Japan no longer to be shackled by the issue of the past in order to turn itself into a "country capable of going to war" by shaking off the yoke of a war criminal state.

That is why the Abe group is recently pushing ahead with the project of constitutional revision and the scenario for building a military giant.

Not content with denying the crime-woven past, it works hard to repeat it. Herein lies the political and moral vulgarity and impudence peculiar to Japan.

Japan can never evade the responsibility for atoning for its past and it should not avoid the atonement for its past.

It is the will of the Korean nation to make it pay dearly for the past heinous crimes without fail even generation after generation. -0

Indian group for study of songun politics, Formed in Kolkata in 5th November


Indian group for study of Songun Politics
Park Street Area, Kolkata-700071, West Bengal
Indian group for study of songun politics, Formed in Kolkata in 5th November
 5th November ,  in Park Street Area, Kolkata-700071, West Bengal ,  songun followers of India organized a meeting and discussing about formation a committee to study the songun politics with chair Mr.  Kanak Barua, Eminent Drama and solidarity Activist of west Bengal. The committee is selected  member of international central committee of songun study and taken a decision to organize international seminar on  the occasion of 7th demise anniversary of Great Leader Kim Jong Il in  Kolkata in the end of November of this year. The international seminar will be attended as chief guest Mr. Sunnet Chopra ,  General Secretary of All India Indo-Korean Friendship Association, theme speaker Mr. M Jahangir khan, Bangladesh,President of International Central Committee for Songun Study, key discussant Mr. P.R.Panta, Nepal   vice President of International Central Committee for Songun Study and chief of seminar Mr.Desire Koudson,Ivory Coast, President of Africa turkey Solidarity and  important guest Mr. Yeshi Dorji , Bhutan
Below details of the committee
President-Kanak Barua ,
Secretary general-Anjali Shaw,
Organizing secretary-Gorachandra Tafali,
Office and finance secretary-Kunal Adhikari,
Event secretary-Sujay Pahar,
Sports ,drama and social welfare secretary-Sanju porel,
Science ,Technology and public relation secretary-Rintu Mahanta,
Human rights and political science secretary-Urmi Barua
Members-Md.Main uddin,Ausad Ali,Mrs. Tamu Shatma,Samas Saha,Thinku Barua



Monday, 12 November 2018

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP form UK Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL


ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK

http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk                                                                                          
                                   
                   London  12th of November Juche 107(2018)
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 in Korea (BSCPRKP) have decided to form the UK Committee to Remember the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL ;
  We have formed this committee because  7 years ago on the 17th of December the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL unexpectedly passed away whilst on an on the spot guidance tour . This was a massive and heartrending loss to the Korean people but also the Juche idea followers of the world .
 The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL was the great successor to the Juche revolutionary cause started by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG .
. Comrade KIM JONG IL  made massive exploits in  systematising  and enriching the great Juche Idea . He developed the Songun Idea and adminstered Songun politics ,the cutting edge of anti-imperialist struggle in the 21st century .
 Comrade KIM JONG IL was the great defender of socialism and independence . He was  a great people's leader who built his country into a strong and independent country that is a true inspiration for the people
 Our committee will organise activities such as a meeting and statements  to commemorate the life of the great leader  comrade KIM JONG IL and set the 17th of November to the 17th of December as a period of remembrance during which we will instensively study the revolutionary activities of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL

ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRK


Saturday, 10 November 2018

KCNA Commentary Hits Out at Japan's Military Moves

Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Intensified overseas advance of Japan's military is drawing serious concern of the international community.

The Japan Ministry of Defense recently made a formal announcement that it would dispatch its Ground "Self-Defense Force" to Vietnam for the first time in Asia.

This means the expansion of the sphere of SDF overseas military operation to Asia. The sphere was confined to Africa, where SDF troops were deployed under the pretext of "UN peace-keeping activities."

On November 5 SDF kicked off the largest-ever joint military drills in league with the U.S. and Canada under the pretence of "stability of the India-Pacific region."

Commenting on it, Reuters reported on Nov. 3 that Japan has buckled down to military buildup, being concerned about the security of Asia and it dispatched its biggest warship Kaga to various countries in the India-Pacific region including Philippines, Sri Lanka, India and Singapore within two months this year. Observers appreciated that the joint military drills are targeted at China bolstering its military force in the South China Sea, the British news agency added.

The aim sought by Japan in intensifying military drills with various countries in an all-round way outside its archipelago is as clear as noonday.

It is to materialize the wild dream for overseas expansion by making SDF's military operation easier across the world and perfecting the actual war capability of SDF.

The Japanese reactionaries, being crazy about the revanchist ambition, have never dropped the wild dream for overseas expansion.

With the modification of the "Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines" and the adoption of the "security law" in recent years, Japan expanded the SDF's operational sphere confined to its vicinity to cover the whole world. It also made it possible to exercise the "right to collective self-defense" under the pretext of military aids to "allies."

SDF has cunningly paved its path for overseas expansion bit by bit under the pretext of "keeping peace" and "combating terrorism." It has reached the phase of beating its military drums across the world, hyping "proactive pacifism."

Now that politicians of Japan are hurrying to revise the constitution to specify the existence of the SDF in the constitution in the wake of Prime Minister Abe's reelection as president of the Liberal Democratic Party, it is clear that Japan is openly pursuing the overseas advance of its military.

Japan is a country which inflicted untold disasters upon the peoples of Asian countries in the past century. It is just a defeated nation which is banned from exercising the right of belligerency and the rights to participate in a war and having a regular army. Its military's projected overseas advance just means a war of aggression and such attempt is definitely a crime.

The Japanese reactionaries should be aware that their desperate military moves will only make Japan further isolated and rejected by the peoples of the region and the international community.

Revival of militarism will bring miserable ruin to Japan. -0-

Friday, 9 November 2018

Mounting anti-US sentiment

Mounting anti-US sentiment

Rallies took place in Seoul to mark the 89th anniversary of Gwangju student uprising occurred on November 3, 1929 against Japan’s occupation of Korea. 
A rally was held outside the US embassy in Seoul on Nov. 3 with attendance of 800 students under the sponsorship of the Solidarity for People's Sovereignty.
Today is the day of great turn that the Korean nation is advancing toward the independent reunification, now the supreme patriotism is the anti-US action, the US is the enemy of peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, the anti-US action is the patriotic work for making a new era, the sponsor of the rally said. He called for the people to kindle torch against the US in the spirit of the candlelight resistance that ousted the anti-reunification elements.
They should respect the April 27 and the September 19 declarations agreed by the leaders of the south and the north of Korea, Lee Yang-jin from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions noted. He called upon the people to intensify the action to abolish the lopsided south Korea-US mutual defense pact, retrieval of the wartime operation control with no strings attached and the withdrawal of the US army from south Korea through declaration of war-end and settlement of peace in the Korean Peninsula.    
They demanded the US noninterference in south-north relations, dismantlement of the south Korea-US alliance, lift of sanctions against north Korea and pullout of the US forces out of south Korea, while tearing the Stars and Stripes to pieces. 
On the same day, the students under the Progressive Federation of University Students of south Korea held a rally outside the US military base in Pyeongtaek to demand apology from nominator of the US forces commander in south Korea and the withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea.
The youth and students shouted: “The USFK is not needed in this land where sign of peace and reunification is shown.”

After the end of the rally, they pasted eviction order for the US troops in south Korea and a protest letter to the US army on the wall of the military base of the US troops, while chanting slogans “US army, leave this land!” and “The USFK, get out of this land!”   

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Holding of 2nd anniversary of candlelight resistance

Holding of 2nd anniversary of candlelight resistance

A candlelight rally was held at the Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul to mark the 2nd anniversary of candlelight resistance.
Standing chairman Park Seok-woon of the Solidarity for Progress said that many changes witnessed by the victory of candlelight resistance and the Korean Peninsula, once a tinder-box, is advancing toward the trend of peace and prosperity.  
Co-representative Park Rae-goon noted that still many accidents are occurring after sinking of ferry Sewol and a stable society free from disaster and people-oriented society should be built.
Genuine peace is ensured when people’s daily life change, we would launch a general strike in November to accelerate reform, chairman of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Kim Myong-hwan noted. They would demand the abolition of part-time job through the general strike, he said.
When the candles were blown out by the wind, they raised high the pickets.   
In the middle of the rally, they appreciated a documentary film on 17 million-strong candlelight resistance held in 2016.
At the end of the rally, they carried placards written “Take Yang Soong-tae into custody”.