Sunday, 31 March 2019

STATEMENT ON THE TERROR ATTACK ON THE DPRK EMBASSY-STAFFORDSHIRE KFA

STATEMENT ON THE TERROR ATTACK ON THE DPRK EMBASSY

The Staffordshire Branch of the UK Korean Friendship Association utter condemns the terrorist attack carried out against the Embassy of The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in Madrid, Spain on February 22nd, 2019. This assault by the Terror Group concerned not only broke criminal and civil laws but also the International Diplomatic Conventions and regulations. On February 22nd, the assailants of this terror cell broke into the grounds of the DPRK Embassy in Madrid, they committed acts of vandalism, theft and even physicals assault against the diplomatic staff present.

This attack was carried out by the so-called "Cheollima Defence Group" on the Madrid DPRK Embassy was no different in nature from those perpetrated by Islamic Fundamentalists and The Far Right. By the tone of their actions, this group is able and willing in the future to conduct more violent actions. There are those organisations, including "Liberty In North Korea", who are sympathetic to the cause espoused by this gang. The individuals and groups that are supportive of these thugs are just as guilty as the assailants, giving promotion to extremism. The party, government and people of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea cannot never be cowed by acts of terrorism and intimation by any individual or grouping.

Our branch calls on people of goodwill everywhere to denounce this act of terror. We urge the progressive forces to unite in solidarity with the people of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea and work for peace and reunification in Korea!!

NO TO TERRORISM!!

HANDS OFF THE DPRK!!

KOREA IS ONE!!!

Issued March 31st, 2019.

Juche Idea Is Eternal Banner of Korean Revolution: Rodong Sinmun


Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates an article to the 37th anniversary of the publication of Chairman Kim Jong Il's work "On the Juche Idea".
The work, published on March 31, Juche 71 (1982), deals with the immortal historic exploits of President Kim Il Sung who founded the Juche idea and the significance of its founding as well as the founding of the Juche idea and its philosophical, socio-historical and guiding principles and historical significance.
The article says that the Juche idea is the unique guiding idea of the Korean revolution and the great revolutionary banner of our times.
It goes on:
The Juche idea is the people-centered idea as it most correctly reflects the demand and desire of the popular masses.
Its great vitality lies in the fact that it is the most reasonable, universal and viable idea agreeable and acceptable to whoever aspires after independence.
The brilliant reality in the DPRK is a clear manifestation of the validity and vitality of the Juche idea.
The Juche idea is an encyclopedic idea that gives perfect answers to questions arising in every sphere of the revolution and construction.
Today it serves as an all-powerful treasured sword for its rich and many-sided contents.
The Juche idea is the great guiding idea that represents not only the present era but also the coming eras.
The immortal Juche idea is shining as the eternal banner of victory for the Korean revolution as it is led by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. -0-

Saturday, 30 March 2019

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP condemn terrorist attack on DPRK Embassy

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk
                                
                                                                                  
                 London 31st  of March    Juche 108(2019)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics(ASSPUK) , Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP)issued a joint statement condemning  the recent terrorist attack on the embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) in Madrid, Spain:
  As clarified by the spokesperson of the DPRK Foreign Ministry on the 31st , a terrorist attack on the Embassy of the DPRK in Spain ,located in Madrid , occurred on the 22nd of February . A group of terrorists  bound, beat and tortured the Embassy staff and stole the communication apparatus.
  This action is in breach of the Vienna Convention. As the DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesperson said  "An illegal intrusion into and occupation of diplomatic mission and act of extortion are a grave breach of the state sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international law, and this kind of act should never be tolerated over the globe."
   We strongly condemn and denounce this vile , cowardly ,terrorist attack on the DPRK in Spain. The attack was part an parcel of the sinister 'regime change' schemes of the imperialists against
People's Korea
   Some media reports have stated that the individual who founded the anti-DPRK organisation , 'LINK" ,actually took part and even led the terrorist raid on the DPRK embassy . What it shows is that behind the so-called ' human rights ' lobby there criminal elements and shadowy conspiratorial bodies .
    Our organisations call for those involved in this terrorist incident and the forces behind them to be brought to justice.It is intolerable that such an attack happened!
DOWN WITH TERRORISM !
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP


On the 37th anniversary of the publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA "

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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  31st of March Juche 108(2019)
On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA" by the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE)and the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the  British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP) jointly issued the following statement:
This work of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il fully systematised and carried to a new higher level, the immortal Juche idea authored by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung , the eternal president of the DPRK. President Kim Il Sung had  first elaborated the Juche idea and the independent stand of the Korean revolution in the work  "Path of the Korean Revolution", " which  was delivered to the historic Kalun meeting in 1930. He wrote a number of works on the Juche idea/
Leader Kim Jong Il in his thesis "ON THE JUCHE IDEA" looked at the Juche idea in its entirety . In the work he examined the application of the Juche idea to philosophy and historiography as well the application of the Juche idea in practical fields. In this work for the first time in the history of philosophy leader comrade Kim Jong Il defined the nature and essence of man. He said that man is a being , with independence,creativity and consciousness. These three factors form an integral whole. He taught that Juche proves that man is the master of the world, he said
"The Juche idea shows a new viewpoint and attitude to the world, on the basis of man′s position and role as master of the world.

The viewpoint and attitude to the world shown by the Juche idea are those with which the world is approached by focusing on man, the master of the world.

Taking a man-centred attitude towards the world means approaching the world from the viewpoint of interests of man, the master of the world."


This work demonstrates the true philosophical genius of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il .
The work "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " brilliantly expounded the superiority of the Juche idea. It showed have it overcame limitations of preceding theories such as determinism and over-emphasis on material and economic factors. At the same time it soundly crushed revisionist and opportunist theories which preached giving up revolution and weakened (and eventually frustrated) the building of socialism.
The work "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " shines brightly as a brilliant manifesto for total human liberation in all fields. It gives correct answers for those building socialism, correct answers for those overcoming imperialist oppression building new independent societies , correct answers for those struggling for independence against imperialism and correct answers for those fighting against capitalist oppression and exploitation.
ON THE JUCHE IDEA is a a work that should be studied by all progressives, anti-imperialists,anti-capitalists ,socialists and communists as well serious students of philosophy.


Our organisations  call for a deeper study of this work and its wide promotion

JISGE
ASSPUK
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Urges Responsible Investigation into Assault on DPRK Embassy


Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 31 as regards the recent assault on the DPRK Embassy in Spain:

A grave terrorist attack occurred on February 22, where an armed group assaulted the DPRK Embassy in Spain and bound, beat and tortured the Embassy staff and extorted the communication apparatus.

An illegal intrusion into and occupation of diplomatic mission and act of extortion are a grave breach of the state sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international law, and this kind of act should never be tolerated over the globe.

We are following the rumors of all hues now in the air that FBI of the United States and the small fry of anti-DPRK "body" were involved in the terror incident, and so on.

We expect that the authorities concerned in Spain, a place of incident, carry out an investigation into the incident to the last in a responsible manner in order to bring the terrorists and their wire-pullers to justice in conformity with the relevant international law, and we will wait for the result in patience

From the Czech Group for the Materialisation of the Juche Idea

From the Czech Group for the Materialisation of the Juche Idea

On the occasion of the upcoming Day of Sun, the 107th anniversary of the birth of the Great Leader Comrade KIM IL SUNG (April 15), we are bringing several paintings and photographs from the revolutionary activities of the founder of socialist Korea, the esteemed and beloved leader of the Korean people, unprecedented patriot, national hero, invincible commander with a steel will and outstanding representative of the international communist and workers' movement.
http://www.kldr.info/2019/03/28/ke-dni-slunce-z-revolucni-cinnosti-velkeho-vudce-soudruha-kim-ir-sena/?fbclid=IwAR2SZvEvsilmRjsmNZT9NBB0dffpDGz-JtnN8O81-AfmO680MBaqEgHpp_8

The pictures were published in the publication of the Institute of History of the Party of the Central Committee of the Workers´ Party of Korea "Brief History of Revolutionary Activities of Comrade KIM IL SUNG", Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang 1970.

한 외국인의 고백 UK KFA Chairman in DPRK Video

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP condemn US bio-chemical warfare plans against People's Korea

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
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                 London 30th  of March    Juche 108(2019)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics(ASSPUK) , Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP)issued a joint statement condemning  the US 'Jupiter Plan ' for bio-chemical warfare against People's Korea :
   Recently the US announced an increase of 15.6 per cent on spending for the so-called 'Jupiter Plan '
with 34.5 percent of the budget to be allotted to the U.S. forces-tied 8th Dock in Pusan Port housing a comprehensive bio-chemical weapon laboratory and related equipment. The 'Jupiter Plan' is a devilish scenario for waging bio-chemical warfare against People's Korea , turning south Korea into a testing ground for bio-chemical warfare . This threatens the existence of life on the Korean peninsula and is reminiscent of the US's use of bio-chemical warfare during the past Korean war . Our organisations strongly denounce this evil scheme of the US against the Korean people.
  What is proves is that the US is behind the cloak of 'peace ' and 'dialogue ' is stepping up plans to stifle People's Korea by force along with stepping up secret 'regime change'  plans against People's Korea.Such schemes run counter to the mood of peace on the Korean peninsula.
 We urge that the US withdraws its 'Jupiter Plan ' completely . We urge progressive people to stand by People's Korea  !
NO TO BIO-CHEMICAL WARFARE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

A big proving ground for bio-chemical warfare

A big proving ground for bio-chemical warfare

Shortly ago, it was disclosed that the U.S. continues to carry forward a scheme for bio-chemical war against the DPRK in south Korea. It arouses great concern in south Korea.
 As known, the U.S. Defense Department worked out a "budgetary estimate of bio-chemical defense program for fiscal 2019" that witnesses 15.6 percent of year-on-year increase in the budget for "Jupiter Plan", a bio-chemical war scenario against the DPRK, 34.5 percent of the budget to be allotted to the U.S. forces-tied 8th Dock in Pusan Port housing a comprehensive bio-chemical weapon laboratory and related equipment.
The plan includes an examination of the environmental influence on the area by the bio-chemical weapon, early alert, report on surveillance of bio-chemical weapon, discernment experiment of bio-chemical weapon and medical experiment on a living body.
It is an intolerable act that the U.S. is pushing ahead with the plan in a bid to reduce south Korea into a big proving ground for bio-chemical warfare and inflict catastrophe upon the Korean nation.
Branding the U.S. bid to reduce the Korean Peninsula into a big proving ground for bio-chemical warfare as unethical crime, the south Korean people are strongly demand an overall investigation into the “Jupiter Plan” and immediate abolition of the plan.
On March 25, a civic organization in Busan noted that germs such as gruesome anthrax and pest may be introduced in Busan and added that an experiment threatening 3.4 million citizens of Busan should not be allowed.  
The absurd excuse of the U.S. forces in south Korea turn out to be an untruth, they said, and demanded withdrawal of laboratory of bacteriological weapon and abandonment of the “Jupiter Plan”.   
The U.S. pushes forward the bio-chemical war scenario along with different types of war drills against the DPRK at a time when the situation of the Korean Peninsula enters the phase of reconciliation. This shows that the U.S. remains unchanged in its black-hearted intention to strain the situation on the peninsula and stifle the DPRK by force.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Juche Sugar !

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Domestic Production of Oktang Sugar-Juche Sugar !
From the Voice of Korea website http://vok.rep.kp/
The Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory in the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea produces a lot of oktang sugar called Juche sugar.
Before oktang sugar came into being in Korea, people thought it was impossible to solve the sugar issue without sugarcane.
The great leader Kim Il Sung said it is the best way to solve the sugar issue by producing sugar from corn, named it oktang sugar and paid attention to its production.
True to his lofty will, the great leader Kim Jong Il gave important instructions on solving the issue of oktang sugar in Korean style until the last period of his life.
A few years ago, the respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un proposed modernizing the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory and called for establishing a process of producing oktang sugar in an industrial way.
When the factory was modernized and the system of producing sugar from corn established in a short period, he visited the factory.
Jon Tong Chol, Chief of the Technical Preparation Section of the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory, says:
"The respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un called at our modernized factory on June 15, Juche 105(2016). He expressed great satisfaction over the industrial production of various kinds of sugar from corn in wide cultivation in our country on the basis of our strength and technology.
He highly estimated the successes made by our technicians, saying; Now we have solved the sugar issue our own way as desired by the great leaders. It is the Juche sugar."
Kim Jong Un praised the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory, saying; The factory has thoroughly implemented the party policy. It is great. The factory has established perfect processes of producing various kinds of sugar from corn, making it possible to further strengthen the Juche character of the foodstuff industry.
Disregarding his efforts for the industrial production of Juche sugar, he attributed all successes to the hard work of the workers and technicians of the factory, showing deep trust in and love for them.
Today the Juche sugar is making an active contribution to the improvement of the people's diet as a precious crystallization of the spirit of self-reliance and self-development of the Korean people

Popular policies continue in Korea from Voice of Korea website

Popular policies continue in Korea from Voice of Korea website
http://vok.rep.kp/
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea invariably enforces policies for promoting the well-being of the working masses.
Thanks to the popular policies of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Republic, the agricultural tax in kind was abolished between 1964 and 1966.
The decision on abolishing the tax system was adopted at the 8th Plenary Meeting of the 5th Central Committee of the WPK in February 1974 and the law "On Completely Abolishing Tax System" proclaimed at the 3rd Session of the 5th Supreme People's Assembly on March 21, 1974.
The law was effectuated from April 1, 1974.
Thanks to the party and state policy, the universal free compulsory education system, the universal free medical care system, the social insurance programs, the recuperation and relaxation systems, the disabled soldiers premium system and other popular policies are enforced invariably.
Baby homes, orphanages, orphans' primary and middle schools, old people's homes and recuperation centres were wonderfully built under the benefits of the socialist system and the state looks after the helpless old persons and children with full responsibility.
The Okryu Children's Hospital, the Sci-Tech Complex, the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, Ryomyong Street and other modern and comprehensive public service establishments and dwelling houses have been built in different parts of the country and the people are actually enjoying the popular policies of the party and state.

The Daily Folk Songun Internationale special issue




The Daily Folk Songun Internationale special issue on the occasion of 107 th birth anniversary of beloved President Kim Il Sung and 87 th foundation anniversary of Korean People's Army

DPRK in 2018 -pictures from a Russian Friend


















Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants in 5th Meeting of Company Leaders and Political Instructors of KPA


Pyongyang, March 28 (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, had a photo session with the participants in the 5th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA at the May Day Stadium on Wednesday.

He was accompanied by Ri Myong Su, Kim Su Gil, Ri Yong Gil, No Kwang Chol and other commanding officers of the KPA.

When he appeared in the stadium, all the participants enthusiastically welcomed him.

He was presented with bouquets by the commanding officers of the exemplary companies of the Army, Navy, Air and Anti-Air Force of the KPA.

He expressed the belief and expectation that the company leaders and political instructors would fulfill their mission and duty and had a photo session with them.

On the same day, he summoned exemplary company leaders and political instructors to the office building of the Party Central Committee in specialty and had a photo taken with them again. -0-

Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Golan Heights in Syria

Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 27 as regards the issue of the Golan Heights in Syria:

It is a global recognition that the Golan Heights is an inalienable sacred territory of Syria, and the relevant resolutions were also adopted at the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations General Assembly.

The denial of Syria's dominion over the Golan Heights is an infringement upon the sovereignty of Syria, and this could lead to further aggravating the unstable regional situation.

We extend full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Syrian government and people for taking back the occupied Golan Heights, safeguarding the country's sovereignty and achieving territorial integrity. -0-

Juche and Brexit- contribution of the Juche Idea Study of England to the Brexit debate

Britain was due to leave the European Union (EU) on the 29th March 2019 because the British people voted in a referendum to exit the EU. However, this departure has now been postponed and article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (providing for member states to secede) will not be invoked until June 2019 or possibly later. The purpose of this paper is not to debate a no-deal Brexit versus different variants of Brexit deals, nor is there any point in discussing a second referendum as the British people clearly voted to leave the EU. The purpose of this article is to examine how the Juche Idea can be applied to a post-Brexit Britain and if there are lessons from the DPRK's experience in building an independent national economy that can be applied to the UK after Brexit. Some opponents of the Juche Idea in the UK argue that it is irrelevant to Britain or that it is merely an abstract thought that cannot be applied to Britain because it is an imperialist country. We aim to show that Juche would actually fit in very well to the realities of a post-Brexit Britain.

Firstly, it is our view that to apply Juche in Britain would involve having to leave the EU. The EU denies independence to its member states and it is really a vehicle for globalisation and neo-liberalism, despite some believing that the EU is a “socialist” and “internationalist” project. In fact, it was created as the economic and political counterpart of NATO in Western Europe.

The Greek case made it evident that it is impossible to negotiate a different policy inside the framework of the EU, other than fully adhering to its embedded neo-liberalism. The ability of the EU to impose its will upon anyone who attempts to choose a different course inside the EU was fully expressed in the Greek case. The EU showed its true colours in deliberately bringing down the left wing government of Tsipras in Greece and it managed to reinstate a government who aligned with its ideological goals. At every turn, the EU has favoured protectionism for big business and the wealthy, and tougher regulation for everyone else.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Left in Britain strongly opposed the UK’s membership of the EU. For example, the old Communist Party of Great Britain and Labour Left figures like Tony Benn were implacable opponents of the EU. In the 1975 referendum on Britain’s membership of the Common Market, continued membership was supported by the majority of the Conservative Party, Liberal Party and the dominant right wing of the Labour Party. Those advocating to leave the Common Market came from the left of the Labour and the Communist Party. At the 1979 general election, Labour supported remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC). However, after their defeat and with Michael Foot becoming leader, Labour turned decisively against the EEC. The 1983 Labour manifesto stated: “We will also open immediate negotiations with our EEC partners, and introduce the necessary legislation, to prepare for Britain’s withdrawal from the EEC, to be completed well within the lifetime of the Labour government.”

The mainstream Left and so-called progressives argue for continued membership of the EU because they believe that this union can be reformed, which will lead to the creation of a “People’s Europe”. However, the deeply embedded neoliberalism and authoritarianism of the EU as a class project means that we have to move beyond thinking in terms of “another EU” and reform of the EU.

In November 2018, French president Emmanuel Macron warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a “true, European army” to defend the EU from China, Russia and even the US. Many EU leaders, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, have expressed support for a “real, true” European army. This increased level of military co-operation will increase the power of Franco-German imperialism. An independent Britain must avoid all imperialist alliances.

The EU far from pursuing a progressive or just foreign policy has been very keen to impose harsh, draconian sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The EU has also imposed sanctions on Venezuela, while at the same time recognising the reactionary puppet imposter Juan Guaidó as “president “. Therefore, the EU is not on the side of progress anywhere in the world.

EU trade policies are having a detrimental impact on developing countries. The EU is trying to impose favourable trade agreements to bolster their economic hegemony on the world stage at the expense of the developing nations. An example of this is the Raw Material Initiative. The EU is basically a bloc of imperialist countries, so Brexit is a good opportunity for Britain to cut ties to the reactionary EU.

Historically, the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea were critical both of the EU and its ideological foundations. The great leader President KIM IL SUNG in his seminal work "Let Us Embody More Thoroughly the Revolutionary Spirit of Independence, Self-Sustenance and Self-Defence in All Fields of State Activity' (1967) recognised the deeply reactionary nature of the EU pointing out that "The European Common Market”, the “integration of the world economy” and the like, loudly advertised by the imperialist powers today, all pursue the heinous, aggressive aims of strangling the economic independence of the newly independent states and subordinating these countries to their rule"
The great leader Comrade KIM JONG IL wrote in his classic work On Preserving the Juche character and national character of the revolution and construction " wrote that "We must" must smash up the vicious and cunning policy of the imperialists who seek to obliterate nations and the reactionary doctrines which try to justify this policy.
The imperialists’ reactionary policy of suppressing the Juche character of nations and obliterating national traits is now taking on a new form in the guise of gangster-like fuss about the trend towards a “monolithic” world. In the situation where each country and nation shape their destiny with their own ideas and systems, there can be no “monolithic” world which covers all spheres of politics, economy and culture. With social development and ties and interchange among different nations becoming closer, common features increase in the lives of nations. However, this process always presupposes the independent and individualistic development of nations and takes place on the basis of such development"

Establishing Juche in Britain would inevitably clash with membership of the EU because the EU project is about limiting the sovereignty of its member states and trying to integrate them into a “unified Europe” with a single free market. The EU aims to destroy independent and sovereign nations in Europe and create a single European super-state run by an undemocratic bureaucracy. Decision making in the EU is dominated by the unelected European Commission and the European Central Bank. The EU is part of the globalisation project of the imperialists, so leaving the EU is striking a blow for independence.

The remain lobby is spreading scare stories about shortages and price increases in a post-Brexit Britain, but this ignores the fact that it was the EU that ended cheap food in the UK. On the leave side, there is talk of getting free trade deals with various other countries around the world. Some right-wing Brexiters also want to turn Britain into a tax haven and a super exploitative economy, which would turn the UK into a sweatshop like south Korea or Singapore. However, we Juche Idea followers reject such reactionary and anti-people ideas. Moreover, the question of Brexit should not be seen in terms of making trade deals etc, but as an opportunity to build an independent national economy.

The Juche idea with its emphasis on self-reliance could be applied to a post-Brexit Britain. The UK can also learn from the DPRK's vast experience in building an independent national economy. President KIM IL SUNG taught us that "building an independent national economy means building a diversified economy equipping it with up-to date technology and creating our solid bases of raw materials ,thereby building up an all embracing economic system in which every branch is structurally interrelated so as to provide domestically most of the products of heavy and light industry and the agricultural produce needed to make the country wealthy and powerful and to improve the people's living condition".

The DPRK has a diversified economy that produces a wide range of products from cosmetics to rockets. Despite facing sanctions and blockades over many years, the DPRK’s economy has thrived and enjoyed a high rate of growth with industrial output value growing at 19.1 per cent per annum during the period 1957 to 1970. Furthermore, from 1946 to 1984, industrial output increased by 431 times and national income increased by 65 times. The south Korean 'Bank of Korea ' in 2016 estimated the DPRK's economic growth at 3.9 per cent per annum. These figures prompted Reuters (no friend of the DPRK) to write “North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions: South Korea”. It should also be pointed out that the DPRK's dependence on foreign trade is minimal, as the percentage of foreign trade in the gross national product was estimated to be 4.8 per cent.

A post-Brexit Britain should take inspiration from the DPRK by first securing
economic independence and then building an economy that is diversified and able to meet people's needs. In the past few decades, industries in the UK have disappeared and there has been the rise of the retail sector, the finance sector and other non-productive sectors. In the UK, only 12 per cent of GDP comes from manufacturing industry, as compared to 30 per cent in 1970, which is a decline of over 50 per cent. Although the UK is amongst the wealthy countries of the world, its economy is dangerously unbalanced because it lacks a strong base of productive and extractive industries. However, these problems are not entirely the EU's fault as the longer term decline of British capitalism and the general crisis of capitalism have also been a big contributing factor. Nevertheless, the EU has greatly accelerated deindustrialisation.

Arthur Scargill, former leader of the National Union of Mine workers and President of the Socialist Labour Party, called for coal mines and cotton mills to be reopened. We would support this and believe that such an action would make a positive and practical contribution towards an independent national economy. Britain could easily produce many products that are now imported and greater agricultural self-sufficiency could be achieved.

Throughout the period of Britain's membership of the EU, unemployment has never been below 1 million. Many EU member countries have high levels of unemployment. A post-Brexit Britain based on Juche and self-reliance would strive to have a diversified economic structure, with all sectors serving the needs of the people and providing full employment.

A post-Brexit Britain should not become more dependent on other countries, neither should it try to compete with other capitalist countries by lowering wages and cutting social benefits. We should instead become self-reliant by relying on own resources. We must move away from dependence on foreign trade by expanding the internal market.

A truly independent Britain can only be achieved by leaving NATO, IMF, the world bank and other capitalist organisations. It would also be necessary to close all US bases and expel all US military and intelligence personnel from British soil.

Only Juche can create a sovereign Britain. We all know the problems associated with the notion of sovereignty, especially its association with nationalism, racism, and colonialism. However, this progressive form of sovereignty is based upon a social relationship that is different from that of bourgeois “sovereignty.” The “people” of this reclaimed popular sovereignty would be all working class people who are struggling against the policies of European capitalist classes.

There is an anxiety caused by people’s sense of a lack of control over their own lives, anger against a cynical political class and disbelief against the undemocratic framework of the EU. Thus, there is a desire for democracy as emancipation, independence, and justice. This discontent has also led the rise of right-wing parties, but only a Juche based party would achieve independence and true freedom. Therefore, Juche is the answer to the rise of the right-wing following the EU referendum.

Juche can help us to achieve a genuine “People’s Brexit” that would allow the people to take control of their country and destinies. Let’s build an independent and self-reliant People’s Britain under the banner of Juche!


Written by Dermot Hudson and Alex Meads with assistance from Shaun Pickford

Juche Idea Study Group of England March 2019.

Ill-boding remarks




On March 14, Na Gyong-won floor leader of the opposition Liberty Korea Party insisted on the special investigation committee into anti-national act divided the nation after Korea’s liberation at a meeting of the party.

 In this regard, civic organizations and descendants of fighters for national independence visited the National Assembly on March 22 to demand Na’s resignation of assemblywoman.

                           

A hundred years ago, the pro-Japanese element Lee Wan-yong made absurd remarks the anti-Japanese movement led to national disunion to weaken the Mach 1 independence resistance. Na made the same remarks as if Lee came back to life, they said.

Na, who inflicted untold wounds upon the champions of independence movement and their descendants, should resign her membership and I demand Na to make an apology before the history and people in the name of a descendant of champion of independence movement, 101 years-old patriot Im Woo-churl noted.

On March 18, a civic body issued a statement to strongly denounce Na.

Branding her remarks as an absurd one, it contended that she has a gross misunderstanding about the history.

It demanded Na to make an apology to the people and resign her membership. It said that it would take a strong step to make Na face punishment by the people if she declines to accept the demand.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides 5th Meeting of Company Leaders and Political Instructors of KPA












Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The 5th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the Korean People's Army (KPA) took place here on March 25 and 26.

The meeting analyzed and reviewed successes and experience gained in the course of embodying the spirit of the 4th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA and discussed tasks and ways for further enhancing the responsibility and role of company leaders and political instructors as required by the work for modeling the entire army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

Attending the meeting were company leaders and political instructors, commanding and political officers of units at all levels and military schools who have devoted themselves to turning their companies into elite militant ranks and true homes of soldiers.

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, appeared in the platform to guide the meeting.

Seen in the platform were leading officials of the armed forces organs including Ri Myong Su, Kim Su Gil, Ri Yong Gil and No Kwang Chol, KPA commanding officers, exemplary company leaders and political instructors.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made an opening address.

He said that over the past five years, measures were taken and deep guidance provided to thoroughly apply the main idea of the 4th meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA to the army-building and military affairs and thus signal successes were made in strengthening all the companies and a springboard for developing the people's army into an invincible elite army was laid.

Saying with pleasure that sitting together with company leaders and political instructors, he seems to meet all the beloved soldiers whom he always missed even during his visit to foreign countries, he expressed deep respect for all the company leaders and political instructors of the army who are devoting themselves to increasing military capabilities while undergoing hardships and worrying a lot about their soldiers.

Expressing the belief that the meeting would serve as a significant occasion to provide a new landmark for strengthening companies by thoroughly embodying the Party's idea and policy of attaching importance to companies as required by the developing revolution, he declared the meeting open.

Army General Kim Su Gil, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a report.

He said in his report that the period after the fourth meeting of company leaders and political instructors of the KPA were the days of honor when they keenly felt the wise guidance of the Supreme Leader and those of pride when all the companies have developed into matchless combat ranks which formed a harmonious whole with him.

The reporter referred to the tasks for increasing the combat capabilities of companies, the cells and main combat units of the KPA, in every way.

He called for smartly kindling the fresh flames of strengthening the companies and further consolidating the invincible might of the heroic KPA under the ever-victorious guidance of the Supreme Leader.

Speeches were made at the meeting.

Speeches made at the first-day and second-day meetings referred to the achievements and experience gained during the past five years in the work for training soldiers to be one-match-for-a-hundred stalwart fighters and making companies true home of soldiers by firmly keeping the building of politico-ideologically strong army and morally strong army as two mainstays.

Speeches were also made on the issue of drawing lessons from the faults made by some company leaders and company political instructors, who failed to take good care of soldiers' living and conduct substantial training, and the ways of thoroughly rectifying them.

Listening carefully to those commanding officers who made good speeches about achievements and experience gained in the work for strengthening the companies, the Supreme Leader encouraged them and highly appreciated their distinguished deeds and dedicated efforts.

Pointing out one by one the achievements, experience, lessons and deviations mentioned in the speeches, he earnestly called on all the participants in the meeting to actively learn from the excellent achievements made by those units which are taking the lead.

A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on conferring the title of Labor Hero on exemplary company leaders and political instructors was read out by Kim Su Gil.

Kim Jong Un conferred the certificates and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle), Order of National Flag First Class on KPA officers Nam Chol Man, Choe Song Min, Choe Un Hui, Pak Hong Gwan and Ri Man Bok, who made great contributions to strengthening companies, and had a photo taken with them on the platform.

He made a speech.

Saying that he was very pleased to see again through the meeting the real picture of good men among company commanding officers of the entire army, he highly appreciated their devotion to the Party and the revolution.

Underlining the need for the participants to be well aware of the Party's intention of organizing the meeting, deeply study and actively generalize good experience and thus make sure that substantial surge is brought about in strengthening the companies, he set forth militant tasks for company leaders and political instructors of the entire army.

He also set forth in detail the tasks of steadily deepening the essential five-point education, vigorously conducting the education in the revolutionary tradition, positively putting forward the examples to make soldiers adorn every moment of their military service with loyalty and feats, etc. for developing the revolutionary armed forces into an ideologically-prepared elite force.

Noting that the Korean revolution would make a vigorous advance forever, he ardently called for dynamically fighting for the victory of the Korean sacred revolution.

A written oath to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a closing speech.

He said that all the company leaders and political instructors of the KPA sat together to analyze and review successes, experience and lessons gained in the struggle for strengthening the companies and discuss practical measures, and expressed great satisfaction over the successful meeting held amid their elated political enthusiasm.

He again underlined the need for the participants to fulfill their honorable mission and duty in the struggle for strengthening the companies into elite combat ranks devotedly defending the Party Central Committee and making the companies true homes of soldiers, always keeping in mind that the decisive guarantee for rounding off combat preparedness lies in strengthening the companies.

Expressing the belief and expectation that the participants in the meeting would devote their all to strengthening the companies as intended by the Party, he declared the closing of the meeting. -0-

KCNA Commentary on LKP Desperate Bid to Revive Dictatorship

Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- The "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) of south Korea is now recklessly crying out for "checking the leftist dictatorship".
Describing the present regime as a "leftist dictatorial regime," "pro-north fascist regime," "campaigning government," etc. coteries of the conservative and traitorous party set up a "special committee for checking the leftist dictatorship" within the party.
They are branding the agreement on the "amendment to the election law" by the ruling party and three opposition parties as "a legislative coup for prolonging the life of the leftist dictatorial government."
Their vicious campaign against the leftists based on the coloring theory reminds one of the dark fascist age when the successive dictators lorded it over.
Deep-seated evil scum, who had been pushed to a tight corner after facing stern punishment of the history, are recklessly seeking to come back to power. This is a frontal challenge to the participants in the candlelight struggle who are desirous of new politics, new social system and new life.
So far, the conservatives have only paid lip service to "renovation" and "change" since Park Geun Hye was impeached, while sharpening a sword of retaliation. And now they are revealing their true colors after putting off the deceptive mask.
This shows how desperately the traitors seek to rally the conservative forces again and grab power so as to reverse the trend of history into the past when sycophancy, treachery, confrontation with fellow countrymen and fascist dictatorship were rampant.
Representative Hwang Kyo An recently let loose such horrible remarks that "the political party of leftist red guards entered the parliament" and "it is thinking only of prolonging the life of the leftist dictatorship". He also declared that "his party's aim is to win the general election and give birth to its government."
The conservatives, obsessed by the greed to grab power, are driving the south Korean society into a serious situation by a torrent of abuse and reckless acts, shocking the people from all walks of life.
South Korean media and experts comment that the high-spirited LKP would continue to carry out their coloring offensive until the "presidential" election for the goal of "grabbing power" and the conservative reorganization.
It is crystal clear to all that if the traitors are allowed to run amuck to rally the conservative forces again and to realize the wild ambition to come back to power, there would be a revival of the dark age of fascism and dictatorship in south Korea.
The reality in south Korea teaches a lesson that the herd of traitors must be eradicated to the last.
The south Korean people will frustrate the last-ditch attempt of the conservative riff-raff of Park Geun Hye to revive the dictatorship by conducting another candlelight resistance.
What's more, the words "dictatorship", "fascism" and "coup" are suitable for condemning the crime-woven political party of traitors LKP. -0-

Monday, 25 March 2019

April meeting of JISGE , UK KFA and ASSPUK to mark the 107th anniversary of the birth of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG


      The  Juche Idea Study Group of England  supported by the UK KFA and Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK is holding a meeting to celebrate the 107th anniversary of the birth of President KIM IL SUNG as well to increase solidarity with People's Korea in the face of sanctions and threats.

DATE 6TH OF APRIL
TIME 2PM
VENUE details on request from either juche007@gmail.com or uk@korea-dpr.info                                 

Anniversary of KNPC Marked

Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- A meeting took place here on Sunday to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean National Peace Committee (KNPC).
Present at the meeting were members of the committee including its presidium and secretariat.
Also attending it were officials and members of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League, the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea, the Socialist Women's Union of Korea, the Korean Committee for Solidarity with the World People, the Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea, the Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee of Korea and the Korean Anti-War Peace Physicians as observers.
A report was made to be followed by speeches at the meeting.
The reporter and speakers said that the committee has conducted brisk activities at home and abroad over the past seven decades to make contributions to defusing tension on the Korean peninsula, reunifying the country and ensuring peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
They said that thanks to the energetic external activities of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the climate towards peace began settling in the Korean peninsula and the region and the good atmosphere favorable for national reconciliation and reunification has been created.
They called for conducting positive activities in demand of the implementation of the historic north-south declarations and the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement at home and abroad and thus making contributions to hastening the national reunification and to establishing durable and lasting peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula, and boosting solidarity with progressive figures, bodies and organizations in the world. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Hostile Policy towards DPRK

Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- Japan is desperately persisting in its hostile policy towards the DPRK.
The Japanese government recently said that it is necessary to keep on pressurizing the DPRK as no progress has been made in the "north Korean issue", revealing its intention to renew "its own sanctions on the DPRK" the term of which expires on Apr. 13.
Great irony is that the Japanese reactionaries are foolish enough to regard their sinister act as the only means to "neutralize" the DPRK and the way out to join the trend of the regional situation.
It constitutes a foolish act of those who have no elementary ability to judge the reality and are unable to perceive their miserable status.
If Japan thinks that they can prevent the advance of the DPRK by sanctions, they are sadly mistaken.
Does Japan expect that it can do harm through the sanctions campaign to the DPRK vigorously advancing towards a powerful socialist country by itself and with the self-reliance as a driving force for the leap forward.
Contrary to their expectations, it is Japan which suffers loss from their hostilities.
As known already, Japan is experiencing the estrangement from the diplomatic trend regarding the DPRK in the world.
As Japan has persistently pursued the hostile policy towards the DPRK to make itself a military giant and realize the overseas expansion and to enforce other criminal ultra-right policies, there is no qualification and justification for Japan to take part in the regional peace process now underway centering on the DPRK.
Japan should have opted to make a policy switchover after drawing a lesson from their circumstances.
But Japan is continuously resorting to "its own sanctions on the DPRK" as part of its reckless and invariable hostile policy, which is a frontal challenge to the trend of the detente in the Korean Peninsula and the region the world people desire.
The campaign to renew the sanctions will invite the world community's bitterer condemnation and rejection of the Japanese reactionaries, peace wreckers running counter to the trend of the times, and make the desolate Japan undergo extreme and unprecedented political and diplomatic isolation.
The Abe group is little short of blind guys and the group who leads the country to ruin through foolish reckless acts, as it has done nothing but engendered antagonism with the international community.
The Japanese reactionaries are well advised not to resort to the unnecessary sanctions, but to make an apology and reparation for the extremely hideous crimes committed against the Korean people in the past for the sake of Japan's future. -0-