Thursday, 30 January 2020

Reading List for the Day of the Shining Star -78th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL


As we approach the 78th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL on snow-swept Mt Paekdu on the 16th of February,  The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the  Juche Idea Study Group of England , the UK Korean Friendship Association and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula and UK Preparatory Committee for the Day of the Shining Star  have drawn up a reading list to help people better why we mark this event





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Past Liquidation is Inescapable for Japan: KCNA

Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) -- Many countries are making efforts to liquidate the wrongdoings they committed in the past.

Last year, the UK and France returned cultural heritages plundered from African countries and the German government made a deep apology for the crimes the Nazis regime committed and has made reparation to those countries and victims who suffered human, material and spiritual damage so far after the Second World War.

Shortly ago, Germany donated 4 million euros to the building of State Museum of Jewish Genocide in the Netherlands.

This reflects the present international trend to promote the reconciliation and the development of new relations among countries with the solution of the past problems.

To sincerely reflect and make reparation for the wrongdoings in the past is the natural duty to be fulfilled by the assailant and the correct attitude to be adopted to break with the inglorious past.

But there is a childish and brutal country which refuses to make an apology and reparation for the crime-woven past, not feeling an elementary guilty conscience, quite contrary to this trend.

This is Japan, an island nation.

Japan is a war criminal state and a defeated nation which committed the hideous unethical crimes surpassing the fascist Germany.

Japan is the first country which has to keel down before humankind, especially the Korean people, and make an apology and reparation in every possible way for its wrongdoings.

This being a hard reality, the island nation has refused to acknowledge the crimes in the past and has been hell-bent on impudent acts of confusing the right and wrong until today since the defeat, not even considering it.

It disguised the crimes committed in Korea and Asian continent as "contribution to peace and security in Asia" and has distorted and fabricated history.

In view of the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army condemned by the international community, it, not content with persistent denial, goes so impudent as to insist on not using even the expression related to the said issue, like a thief crying "stop thief!"

Denying the past is an expression of the intention to repeat it.

That the Japanese reactionaries make persistent efforts to deny the past crimes is to revive the crime-woven history.

Japan is getting hell-bent on turning Japan into a major military power and on overseas expansion for its ambition of reinvasion, grudging that its defeat in the war of aggression was because of "weak strength".

Vaulting ambition has gone beyond the region to expand over the whole world and to reach space.

Japan is systematically and persistently implanting wild ultra-nationalism and viewpoint on history of aggression among new generation and Japanese people and it is pushing ahead with the retrogressive constitutional revision for taking up a complete appearance of a war state.

The Japanese reactionaries' shameless and brigandish act only increases the Korean people's hatred against Japan.

The memory of the sufferings and pain inflicted by the Japanese imperialists are still fresh in the mind of the Korean people. This increasingly cements their will to force Japan to pay a high price.

Japan's liquidation in the past is a serious political problem for justice and future of mankind and for global peace, not a mere problem related to history and money.

Japan can not escape from the past liquidation, demand of the era and history. -0-

Meeting and parting for self-interest

Meeting and parting for self-interest

The conservative organizations including the Liberty Korea Party and the New Conservative Party are making frantic effort to integrate conservative groups to gain more seats at 21st general election to be held in April this year.
Of late, the conservative groups formed a promotion committee at the second joint conference of the representatives in Seoul and decided to found a new party before Feb.10.
The unification of conservatives brings about a note of discord by the conflict of interests for their wicked ambition in the early stage.
The pro-Park Geun-hye group in the LKP insists that they will leave the party if the LKP is going to integrate the New Conservative Party without their apology and the group of the non-party in the NCP opposes against it.
The “Republican Party” and the Taeguki group asserted that they would never join together with them who agreed with impeachment of Park.
Broad segments of south Korean people are describing the unification of conservatives as a dogfight of dirty men and political migratory bird for their power.
According to a recent survey, the supporting rate of combined party is on the decrease by ten percentages and it shows that the conservative forces are displeased with it. 
The LKP, the NCP and other conservative groups have resorted to all sorts of sleight of hand to win popularity and change the unfavorable situation by uniting and parting under the cloak of “reform” and “unification”, however, they are doomed to ruin.

Participating in multinational combined anti-submarine drill

Participating in multinational combined anti-submarine drill

On Jan. 20, an official of the south Korean navy expressed that its navy is participating in the US-led multinational combined anti-submarine drill “Sea Dragon 2020” in Guam from Jan. 20 to 31 for the first time.
The US-led “Sea Dragon” is aimed to detect and attack the enemy submarines and it has been conducted on the sea off Guam annually.
 The south Korean navy’s participation in the drill is very dangerous military provocation that would exacerbate the situation in the region.
The south Korean authorities have disturbed peace of the Korean Peninsula, while paying lip-service to peace. This is the double-dealing behavior of the south Korean authorities.
It is intolerable that the south Korean authorities conducted war exercises with different missions with the US in last year.
The south Korean military authorities’ participation in the war game and its decision of dispatch troops to the Strait of Hormuz would only reveal the miserable plight of minion and spark off negative backlash of the south Korean people.
It is quite natural that the south Korean people from all walks of life have waged a vigorous struggle for peace against war, censuring the south Korean authorities’ military provocation.

War maneuvers against north Korea

War maneuvers against north Korea

The south Korean war maniacs are wild about war maneuvers against north Korea from early new year.
The brass hats of the south Korean military including the Minister of the Defense Ministry Chung Gyeong-doo and the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Park Han-gee commanded war exercises against north Korea on the sky, sea and the land.
Especially Chung, at a meeting, asserted south Korea should strengthen its own strength, taking issue with the north Korea’s military measure for self-defense.

 The south Korean belligerent force become more brazen in military confrontation against north Korea, introducing advanced war hardware including stealth fighters and building up its war potentials.
The peace and the safety of the Korean Peninsula are being seriously threatened due to the double-dealing behavior of the brass hats of the south Korean military.
Their reckless acts of the military confrontation are bound to come under accusation and rebuff of the Korean nation.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

ASSPUK and BGSJI on the 17th anniversary of the publication of the work "“The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution"



London 29th of January Juche 109(2020)

The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the British  Group for the Study of the Juche Idea  issued the following joint statement on the 17th anniversary of the publication of the work
The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution." by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL;
On the 29th of January 2003 , shortly after the DPRK had announced its withdrawal from the unjust and one-sided “Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty “, the great leader comrade KIM JONG ILpublished the work “ The  Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution."This work gives a comprehensive overview of the Songun idea and its application as Songun politics. In the work the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL he glorious history of the Korean revolution that was started and has triumphed under the banner of Songun and comprehensively deals with the essence, features, validity and vitality of the Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea and theoretical and practical issues concerning the politics.
 The work serves as an encyclopedic document giving perfect answers to the issues arising in the struggle to achieve the independence of the popular masses and precious ideological and theoretical guidelines to be always held fast to in building a thriving nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
   The work clarifies many important questions concerning the building of socialism in the contemporary epoch .
Songun is the treasured sword for defending the independence of People's Korea and safeguarding Juche-based socialism. Moreover in the years since the publication of “ The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution” Songun politics is recognised by the world revolutionary as the revolutionary anti-imperialist politics of the 21st century. The publication of the work deal a heavy blow to those opportunist and revisionist forces advocating compromise with imperialism and capitulation.
  Reading the work afresh we are convinced of the genius and clarity of the great leader generalissimo
Therefore on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of this classic work we highly commend it and call for a deep study of it.

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Monday, 27 January 2020

KCNA Commentary Blames Japan for Its Militaristic Ambition

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The sinister intention of Japan to reinvade other country chills the regional situation from the outset of the year.

According to a recent report, the Japan Ground "Self-Defence Force" conducted a joint landing exercise simulating the attack on remote islands occupied by the enemy with the U.S. forces in Chiba Prefecture.

The Japanese defense minister who appeared in the drill ground under the pretext of inspection dropped from a falling tower earlier than others and made remarks that the U.S. forces take part in the recent drill and he reconfirmed that the bonds of the Japan-U.S. alliance are firm.

This is nothing but the desperate efforts of the militaristic war maniacs to achieve their goal for reinvasion with the backing of the U.S. at any cost.

It is the trite method employed by cunning Japan to realize invasion with the backing of a big power.

In the last century, Japan embarked upon the road of conquering Korea under the positive support and approval of the U.S. and, afterwards, formed an alliance with the fascist forces and ignited extensive wars to dominate the Asia-Pacific region and reduce the regional people into colonial slavers.

The island nation remains unchanged in its zeal and method for invasion even after it suffered an unprecedented and great defeat owing to the merciless counterblows dealt by humankind.

With the backing of the U.S., Japan is making desperate efforts to realize arms buildup and acquire the right of belligerency and the right to participate in a war which are thoroughly prohibited by international and domestic laws and strictly cautioned by the world people.

Under the impudent pretext of protecting its master which pretends to be the "only superpower in the world", Japan resorted to moves to revise laws such as the institution of the "security legislation" and finally increased the operation scope of SDF which is restricted to the country.

While repeating the "threat" from someone which is much touted by the U.S., Japan made the SDF the military force next to the U.S. in the Western and is now hastening the revision of the constitution in order to lay a legal groundwork for reinvasion.

Shortly ago, the Japanese politicians including Abe openly justified their moves for reinvasion, describing the alliance with their master as the "firm pillar defending peace in Asia and Indian-Pacific region and the rest of the world".

However, there is no country to be taken in by their poor deception and talkativeness.

The Japanese reactionaries work hard to realize reinvasion with the backing of foreign forces, far from making a sincere apology for the unethical crimes committed by them in the last century. This can never be allowed.

Mankind will certainly mete out a merciless punishment to the reactionaries of history to bring bloody upheavals to the planet again. -0-

ASSPUK, BSGSJI , UK KFA and BSCPRKP denounce south Korea for dispatching forces abroad


London 27th  January Juche 109(2020)
    The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the  British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea(BGSJI),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRK) issued a statement denouncing south Korea for deploying its armed forces to the straits of Hormuz :
  The south Korean military authorities recently decided to send its naval forces to the Straits of Hormuz in order to comply with the request of their US masters . The south Korean reactionaries have sent a unit comprising   a 4,500-ton destroyer, a Lynx anti-submarine helicopter and 3 speed boats. This is an act of abject and criminal subservience to the US as well dragging south Korea into conflicts outside of the Korean peninsula.
  In the past south Korea has participated in a number of wars as a US puppet such as the Vietnam war , Afghan war and Iraq wars bringing shame and disgrace on itself . People should make no mistake  south Korea is a puppet of the United States  it is not an independent state .
   We strongly denounce the south Korean authorities for their servile flunkeyist actions and also for their warmongering .

Review of "Micheal Palin North Korea Journal" by John Marchant of Staffordshire KFA

John Marchant: Review of "Micheal Palin North Korea Journal"
Having made several journeys to the Land of Morning Calm (principally with the UK KFA) it was with a great deal of curiosity that I read Micheal Palin's account of his May 2018 visit to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. Micheal Palin is a well-known travel writer and TV presenter, in an earlier incarnation he was part of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Mr Palin's account of his adventures in Peoples Korea made for easy reading and envoke the reality of the DPRK (North Korea) for both those who have never been there or for the people who were lucky enough to have travelled to that North-East Asian Country. Perusing Mr Palin's book, one gets to see behind all the negativity and mythology concerning the DPRK. The advantage of tourism and cultural exchange is that it provides the chance to break down barriers and go beyond stereotypes. Micheal Palin makes a backhanded compliment to the DPRK when he writes "Today is my 75th birthday and would have been Karl Marx's 200th. So where more appropriate to be than somewhere where socialism is still taken seriously?".

Overall Micheal Palin presents a positive image of the DPRK as a clean and efficient country populated by friendly and enthusiastic people. Where the book does fall down in a number of places is through Palin's bourgeois liberal prejudices. In one instance, Micheal Palin attempts to lecture his female KITC guide on the virtues of "Western Democracy", while on a tour of the Kumgang-san Mountains. Mr.Palin asserts "Our way of life is based on freedom of speech", while his guide responded that Korean style socialism provides people with a sense of collectivism and self-determination. Speaking of freedom of speech and thought, there have been endeavours by sections of the British right-wing press to silence and ultimately to shut down the UK KFA, due to the fact that the Korean Friendship Association is a dissenting voice presenting an undistorted view of the DPRK to the public.

As a supplement to the writings of Micheal Palin on North Korea, may I suggest "Travels In The Land of Juche Korea 1992-2017" by Dermot Hudson. Doctor Dermot Hudson provides a very extensive travelogue of the DPRK as well as putting some sections of autobiographical detail. The two books in tandem will make for an informed and entertaining introduction to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.

(North Korea Journal is published by Hutchinson)

"Travels In The Land of Juche Korea 1992-2017" can be purchased at

For Solving the Problem of Passenger Transport in the Capital City( From


In January Juche 97 (2018), Kim Jong Un inspected the renovated Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory.

The factory can save labour and electricity by realizing remote control of the trolleybus assembling lines and automating the production lines.

As a fine sci-tech learning area and designing room were laid out, the employees can not only train themselves to be skilled, intelligent workers with high sci-tech knowledge but also design trolleybuses of a high cultural level.

Kim Jong Un said solving the problem of passenger transport in the capital city was a very important undertaking to sustain the original features of people-centred socialism of our style and give rein to its advantages, and means of mass transport such as tramcars and trolleybuses should be modernized so as to make traffic more convenient for citizens of the capital city and spruce it up.

Seeing a new trolleybus standing in the factory yard, he said that it looked nice, and examined its exterior and interior.

Several days later, in the middle of the night, he took the trolleybus to look round the city.

Looking at the officials, he said that some days ago he saw the new trolleybus but could not figure out the performance and that he should try it otherwise he would be worrying because it was for the people.

He suggested examining its performance in detail in the people’s stand whether there were any defect while riding the bus, and then got on it.

It is a great thing that we have built such a trolleybus by our own efforts, he said, and continued: On the bus made by our working class I really feel proud and I feel as comfortable as in my home.

Today I tried on the trolleybus of a new model and feel very satisfied with it, he said. He added that though there were some defects, he valued all the things, and that whenever he saw such creations made through self-reliance, he felt most pleased.

On August 3, Kim Jong Un visited the Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory again.

After acquiring himself with the production and renovation of the factory, he said that we should struggle to pluck the stars from the sky if the people want us to do so and that was the program of our Party.

Then he went to the Songsan Tramcar Station to see a newly-built tramcar.

While looking at the inside of the tramcar, he highly appreciated the Guidance Bureau of Passenger Services in Pyongyang, the Pyongyang Trolleybus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory for having done a very worthwhile thing for the people.

After getting off the tramcar, he walked a little and turned back, saw it again, and repeatedly expressed his satisfaction, saying that it was built well, and that it looked handsome.

That night he oversaw the test run of the new trolleybus and tramcar.

In the tramcar he said that we had built a new type of tramcar holding high the banner of self-development first, adding: It is quite a wonderful thing; how good self-reliance is; we should actively work to fully solve the problem of passenger traffic, the problem of mass transport.

In the trolleybus he carefully looked at its interior, and said that both the tramcar and trolleybus looked attractive, and the day was the happiest for him that year.

Today newly-built tramcars and trolleybuses are running on the streets of the capital city, demonstrating the might of self-reliance.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance for Celebrating Lunar New Year's Day

Pyongyang, January 26 (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 armed forces of the DPRK, on Jan. 25 appreciated together with his wife Ri Sol Ju the performance for celebrating the Lunar New Year's Day at the Samjiyon Theater.

The troupe of musicians of the State Affairs Commission, the Samjiyon Orchestra, State Merited Chorus and singers of other major art troupes gave their performance.

Performers sang in high praises of the greatness of the Party overcoming every description of ordeals and difficulties facing the revolution, ushering in a new era of miracle and change unprecedented in human history and demonstrating to the whole world the strength and might of the country.

They also sang songs reflecting the profound reverence for and thanks to Kim Jong Un developing the WPK into a mighty guiding force of the revolution and ushering in a golden age in building a revolutionary party and to the Party, and they sang revolutionary songs of the indomitable will and spirit of all the Korean people to follow the path of loyalty indicated by him and the Party until they come to the end of the earth.

The performance ended with a narrative poem, orchestra and male chorus "We'll Travel One Road Forever".

Kim Jong Un mounted the stage together with Ri Sol Ju to congratulate the artistes on their successful performance.

He expressed his warm thanks to the performers for singing songs of the Party with enthusiastic and high artistic ability and for strongly supporting the struggle policy of the Party.

Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Kyong Hui, Ri Il Hwan, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yo Jong and Hyon Song Wol.

Appreciating the performance were working people and innovators of major industrial establishments and co-op farms here, officials and meritorious persons in the fields of scientific research, education and public health here and artistes of major art troupes here. -0-

Madusan Revolutionary Battle Site

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- The Madusan Revolutionary Battle Site is located in the area of Anju, South Phyongan Province of the DPRK. At the site there is the Madusan Secret Camp.

In the period of the anti-Japanese armed struggle (1932-1945), this camp was built in Mt Madu as one of the secret camps forming the Anju Area Secret Base, which served as a base for regional leadership and an important base for military operation in the western part of Korea.

The Anju Area Secret Base was assigned to the position of the headquarters of the revolution in the period of operation for the final attack to liberate the homeland.

President Kim Il Sung set forth a line for accomplishing the historic cause of national liberation through a general offensive of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) combined with all-people uprising and joint operations behind enemy lines and gave a task to build new secret bases in the homeland as part of the work for implementing the line.

Under his operational plan, a small unit of the KPRA built several secret camps, including the Madusan Secret Camp, in Anju area and formed underground revolutionary organizations to build a revolutionary fortress for preparing an all-people resistance and an operation for the final attack.

In the Madusan Secret Camp there are 51 trees bearing slogans written by members of the KPRA. Among them are "Don't abandon revolutionary faith though one may die" and "Fight death-defyingly for our country and nation" showing the noble mental spirit of the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners.

When visiting the Madusan Revolutionary Battle Site in January Juche 103 (2014), Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said the area of Anju where the revolutionary battle site is located was an important operational area for greeting the great event of national liberation, adding that President Kim Il Sung chose the area for a secret base and this fact proves that he was a peerlessly great man possessed of far-sighted wisdom. -0-

Friday, 24 January 2020

No War!

No War!

The south Korean authorities are purchasing and deploying war hardware against north Korea, introducing stealth fighters and “Global Hawk” from the US.
On Jan.16, the Solidarity for People’s Sovereignty Headquarters in Gwangju and the south Jeola Provincial Progressive Federation of Students had rallies in front of the US base in Gwangju to condemn the authorities’ decision of introducing war hardware from the US.
The reconnaissance planes have flew in the territorial air of the Korean Peninsula and the authorities have purchased drone “Global Hawk” and stealth fighter “F-35”. It will only push the Korean Peninsula deep into a war, they charged.
At the press conferences, the organizations denounced the US and the Defense Ministry which is the chief criminal of escalating inter-Korean confrontation and tension on the Korean Peninsula.
They demanded the authorities to suspend the acts of escalating war, to stop purchase of “Global Hawk” and “F-35”, to exile the US ambassador Harris and to stop flying of the US reconnaissance planes in territorial air of the Korean Peninsula.
On Jan. 14, twenty civic organizations called press conferences in Gwangju to protest against the authorities’ decision of dispatching the troops to the Strait of Hormuz pursuant to the US gangster-like demand.
South Korea would be involved in the vortex of war and the dispatch of the troops would deteriorate relationship with other countries, the opposition parties showed negative viewpoints.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

U.S. Military Moves for Realizing Ambition to Dominate World Condemned

Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- The recent military moves of the United States have aroused great concern from the international community.

Shortly ago, the Blumberg News said that the U.S. plans to organize special units for containing Russia and China. The units will reportedly be stationed on the islands in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines and Chinese Taipei and possess high-precision weapons capable of accurately destroying ground and naval targets including supersonic missiles.

In October, the U.S. secretary of the Army announced a plan envisaging the deployment of two special units in the Pacific region which can conduct intelligence, electronic, cyber and missile operations against China. He said that the units will be deployed within two years and this is because "China will emerge as a strategic threat to the U.S."

The U.S. gives spurs to increasing its military muscle, complaining that it is left behind than the powers in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of the development of a series of strategic weapons.

In December last year, the U.S. secretary of Defense said the U.S. will concentrate its efforts on the competition with China and Russia, as it is far behind Russia in the development of supersonic missile and it is now trying hard to catch up with others.

A high-ranking official of the U.S. military said that the U.S. army should develop at the same speed as its potential rival, and made it known that the U.S. is now engaged in the modernization of its inter-continental ballistic missiles, submarines and strategic bombers. This is just part of the military measures taken by the U.S.

According to foreign reports, the U.S. has drastically increased investment in the U.S. military intelligence agencies in its military budget for 2020, organizations which are in charge of the collection of information through spy satellites and the organization and command of spy activities abroad including China and Russia.

Meanwhile, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty on the elimination of the intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles while hyping up "Russia's violation of the treaty" and "missile threat from China". It, availing itself of this opportunity, conducted various kinds of missile tests.

In connection with this, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry commented that the U.S. real intention is to develop at will advanced missiles for containing China and Russia and, furthermore, obtain an unchallenged military edge, free from restrictions.

In the recent meeting of the collegium of the Defense of Russia, the minister said that the intermediate missile tests conducted by the U.S. Defense Department proved the fact that the U.S. developed missile system which was prohibited in the treaty even during when the treaty was valid. From a logical viewpoint, the missiles will be deployed in the EU and the East, he noted.

The world media and experts maintain that the U.S. is trying to contain potential rivals in the Asia-Pacific region and realize its ambition to dominate the world. -0-

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Master of Independent Diplomacy (1) Admiration of Stalin (from

Stalin succeeded the cause of Lenin to turn the USSR to a powerful socialist country and led the World War II to victory to defend socialism and establish a socialist system against the imperialist camp on the planet, which gave him an accepted authority among the world revolutionary movement and state leaders. However, he treated President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) with exceptional friendly feeling and sense of trust beyond the ages and background of struggle. It was because President Kim Il Sung was a leader possessed of a strong confidence of independence and a thorough-going spirit of self-reliance and self-support. 
His line of building up the state in Korea following the liberation after the defeat of Japanese imperialism attracted a great attention of Stalin.
What Stalin was very keen to know was what idea, aim and ways President Kim Il Sung would take in leading the construction of a new society in Korea.
The state up-building in Korea at the time assumed a great complexity for an entanglement of many problems.
The northern half of Korea was under the occupation of the Soviet army, but the southern half under the U.S. army, accompanying all shades of isms and doctrines. Out of this complexity of the situation President Kim Il Sung put forth a line of establishing a unique Korean-style democracy and an independent sovereignty different from either the Soviet style or the U.S. style and settled all the problems raised in the construction of new Korea on an independent position. Based on this idea he suggested a proposal of simultaneous withdrawal of the both armies, Soviet and U.S., from the north and the south of Korea and initiated to Stalin the problem of the withdrawal of the Soviet army from North Korea.
It was beyond imagination when compared to the stands of the East European leaders who thought to owe the Soviet army by extending the duration of its stationing in their respective countries.
Towards the end of June 1946 in the talk with Stalin, President Kim Il Sung was firm in the stand and principle of independence in discussing the problems raised in the construction in new Korea. Stalin sincerely sympathized with his scientific analysis on the specific situation Korea was in and his decision and plan for the construction of the independent new society and gave full support to them.
Stalin expressed his admiration in the talk with President Kim Il Sung to this effect: Comrade Kim Il Sung, though still 34, is well versed with all problems. Your analysis and interpretation on all problems are correct.
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Young People Meet to Pledge to Fully Display Wisdom and Bravery in Offensive for Making Breakthrough Head-on

Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- A meeting was held by young people at the Kim Il Sung Stadium on Tuesday to vow to carry through the important tasks set forth at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Attending it were Choe Hwi, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League and youth and students.

Speeches were made there.

Speakers said that the report made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea is a great programme and militant banner enabling to break through head-on stern difficulties lying in the way of the Korean revolution and open an avenue for socialist construction.

They stressed that they would demonstrate the vigorous spirit of the advancing group in implementing the Party's policy and the brave unit in carrying out the revolutionary cause of Juche, win victories in every worksite for socialist construction this year marking the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK and thus clearly show the world the heroic stamina of the young vanguard in the great era of Kim Jong Un.

There was a march-past displaying the revolutionary zeal and spirit of the Korean youth to glorify the honor of the advancing group, vanguard and shock brigade of the WPK. -0-

New DPRK Revolutionary Posters Produced


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Stop Military build-up

Stop Military build-up

On Jan. 2, the Progressive Federation of Students in Gyeonggi Provionce called a press conference to condemn the reinforcement of the armed forces in front of the US air base in Cheongju.
The organization exposed the Defense Ministry introducing the high altitude drone “Global Hawk” and stealth fighters “F-35A” which lead the situation to the brink of war.
They denounced that this is a vivid violation of the Panmunjeom declaration and the agreement of inter-Korean military field.
They claimed that the Defense Ministry is making desperate efforts to aggravate military tension and escalate inter-Korean confrontation.
The Defense Ministry must make an apology to the people desirous of peace and suspend military maneuvers and reinforcement of the armed forces, the organizations condemned.
The participants held performance, breaking high altitude drone “Global Hawk” and stealth fighters “F-35A” with swords.
The Solidarity for People’s Sovereignty, Youth Party and Progressive Federation of Students held a meeting in front of the Defense Ministry on Jan. 8.

They had performance to denounce the minister of the Defense Ministry, demanding suspension of war games and introduction of weaponry.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Funeral for Late Hwang Sun Hui Held

 Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- A state funeral for anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter Hwang Sun Hui, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and curator of the Korean Revolution Museum, was held here on Jan. 19.

Attending it were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and other members of the State Funeral Committee and the bereaved family members.

The coffin of the late Hwang Sun Hui was carried out.

The hearse left for the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt Taesong.

Passers-by stopped and expressed their sorrow at her death.

There took place at the cemetery a ceremony of bidding farewell to the deceased.

Choe Ryong Hae in his eulogy said that her life was the one in which she enjoyed a worthy life as a revolutionary and woman under the loving care of the peerlessly great persons, and the life of a steadfast vanguard fighter who fully defended and faithfully upheld the idea, authority and guidance of the leader.

Although she passed away, the feats performed by her for the Party, the revolution, the country and the people will always be remembered, Choe stressed.

Her remains were buried in the grave of the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter Ryu Kyong Su.

The members of the State Funeral Committee and her bereaved family members spread earth on the remains.

Placed at the grave were a wreath bearing the august name of Supreme Leader of the Workers' Party of Korea, the state and the armed forces Kim Jong Un, and wreaths in the names of the Central Committee of the WPK, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and the Cabinet of the DPRK.

The members of the State Funeral Committee, the bereaved family members, officials of the Party and power organs and officials and employees of the Korean Revolution Museum observed a moment's silence in memory of the deceased. -0-

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA and BSCPRKP form UK Preparatory Committee for the Day of the Shining Star



London 20th  January Juche 109(2020)
    The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the  British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea(BGSJI),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRK) issued a statement on the formation of a UK Preparatory Committee for Celebrating the Day of the Shining Star :

  The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the  Juche Idea Study Group of England , the UK Korean Friendship Association and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula  today decided to form the UK Preparatory Committee for Celebrating the
Day of the Shining Star, the 78th anniversary  of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL.
   The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL was born 78 years ago on Mt Paetku , the son of anti-Japanese revolutionary guerrillas .He was the successor to the great Juche revolutionary cause started by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG .Comrade KIM JONG IL led the Korean revolution to victory  by developing the Juche idea in depth and adminstering the Songun(army-first politics) . Thanks to the leadership of comrade KIM JONG IL the DPRK was turned into a socialist military power and a nuclear state .Moreover comrade KIM JONG IL worked hard for Korean reunification and held the first-ever inter-Korean summit. Comrade KIM JONG IL defended socialism and fought for global independence .
 It is for all the reasons above that the Korean people and world progressive people uphold the leadership and legacy of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL and proudly celebrate the anniversary of his birth as the Day of the Shining Star.
    We will set the 20th of January to the 20th of February as a month of study and reflection.
 Our committee will organise a meeting and cultural event, issue statements and conduct other activities to play our part in meaningfully celebrating the Day of the Shining Star.
UK Preparatory Committee for the Day of the Shining Star

Difference between rich and poor Rodong Sinmun Article

Difference between rich and poor Rodong Sinmun Article
( translated by the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and UK KFA )



In capitalist countries, there are ways to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor, but all of them are nothing but veils to cover the social fragmentation deepened by the rich and the poor.

According to an annual poverty report published by a group Germany, in 2011, the gap between the rich and the poor has widened in this country.

The Poverty rate in Bavaria is 11.7 percent, the lowest in the country. The highest is the state of Bremen, which is 2.27 percent.

The gap between the rich and the poor is not only deepening in Deutschland, but is a common phenomenon in the capitalist countries that have developed.

In the United Kingdom, the average income of 20% of the wealthiest households in the UK increased by 4.7% in 2008, while the income of 20% of the poorest households decreased by 1.6%. The annual income is more than 130 times the annual average of the workers, which is equivalent to earningthe workers' annual income in two and a half days.

In December last year, a large national strike and protests broke out in France, and a scholar in this country said that the difference between the rich and the poor and the class settled in the country caused people to question and oppose the existing system. Said.

The United States is the country with the largest gap between the rich and the poor.

According to data released by the Chinese State Council's press office, the number of poverty in the United States reached approximately 42 million in 2008. The total governance and income levels of the general population have declined over the past two and a half years.

Nearly half of families are living very hard.

They spend more than they earn, so they owe money to housing, foodstuffs, childcare, health care, transportation, and telecommunications.

Children's poverty is also very serious, according to data released by the US Department of Agriculture. About one-sixth of children suffer from hunger at all times, more than 1.3 million.

In the United States, the areas where the poor live and the rich live are separated from each other, and the gap between rich and poor is constantly increasing.

Where there are many rich people, more wealth is concentrated, and the poor are becoming more poor.

The clear differences between the two regions reveal the true nature of the capitalist society of the rich and the poor.

Data show that wealth in the United States, which accounts for only 0.01% of the total population, is equivalent to that of 80% of ordinary households.

This is not merely to show that the wealthy, who have less than a handful of social wealth, are dominated by poverty.

In capitalist society, class contradictions and opposition between the exploited class and the working masses are becoming more sharp and society will become more unstable.…

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Wretched Plight of Working People of Capitalist Countries Can Never Be Changed

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday in an article says that science and technology develop in the capitalist society, but its predatory nature can not be changed and such incurable diseases as gap between the rich and the poor and unemployment can never be cured.

The state power and means of production of the capitalist countries are under the control of business giants, the article says, and goes on:

It is clear that the demands of working people cannot be met in the capitalist society in spite of the development of IT industry.

The development of IT industry in the capitalist society makes the rich get ever richer and the poor ever poorer and the settlement of unemployment more difficult.

It's not because production doesn't meet the material needs that the working people live in poverty in the capitalist society.

The greed of the capitalists and boundless exploitation by them make it impossible for the working people with limited solvency to buy goods, however many products are turned out.

In the capitalist society the development of science and technology and productive forces provides the capitalists with conditions for intensified exploitation of the working people.

In the capitalist society dominated by a tiny handful of moneyed quarters, the development of science and technology and productive forces plunges broad segments of working people into a more miserable position. -0-

Saturday, 18 January 2020

'The dirty traitor of socialism' ( DPRK on Trotskyism -from Rodong Sinmun . Our thanks to comrades from Brazil who translated this from Korean)

DPRK on Trotskyism -from Rodong Sinmun . Our thanks to comrades from Brazil who translated this from Korean

                                      'The dirty traitor of socialism'   

In the history of the socialist movement there are those who have betrayed the leader's confidence and put themselves on the anti-revolutionary path.

One of them is Trotsky.

It was in 1902 when Trotsky met Lenin.

After participating for a time in the labor movement, Trotsky was arrested by the tsarist government and exiled to Siberia, from where he later escaped to London, England.

At that time Lenin was making preparations for the founding of a party.

Lenin's first meeting provoked great inspiration in Trotsky.

Even in difficult living conditions, Lenin relied on Trotsky's normality and entrusted him with the money he earned from selling his own goods (or assets, review this).

Trotsky, very impressed, said that he would be "forever loyal" to Lenin.

When Lenin called Trotsky to work with him, he said with emotion: "Brother (older), benefactor and wiser teacher". And hugged him, crying in his arms.

Trotsky helped Lenin to publish a revolutionary publication.

Whenever he had the chance, he used his eloquence to promote Lenin's greatness to Russian activists and his followers.

However, Trotsky's behavior changed.

In the temptation of the opportunists to recommend him as the new party leader to be formed, he became less so dedicated in conscience, loyalty and oath.

Since then, with a thirst for fame and success, he chose to follow the path of betrayal to the end.

Since being transferred to the Menshevik side at the second meeting of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party in 1903, Trotsky has become a dangerous enemy of the communist and labor movements.

Trotsky criticized Lenin's theory of the victory of the revolution in a country as a "revision" of Marxism and considered that countries allied with the "United States of Europe" should carry out the socialist revolution simultaneously.

However, as Lenin's exploits were confirmed as triumphant over time, Trotsky visited him and asked for forgiveness with tears in his eyes.

In July 1917, the October Socialist Revolution was maturing.

Before the decisive moment of the revolution, Lenin again accepted Trotsky in the Bolshevik Party for his generosity and faith as a communist, and later granted him important positions in the party and in the state.

But his loyalty would not last long.

Trotsky revealed his dirty nature when Lenin chose Stalin as his successor in his bed.

Losing his sanity, he became a fanatic in anti-Lenin, anti-Stalin and counter-revolutionary maneuvers.

He criticized the construction of socialism in the Soviet Union as a fantasy and promoted absurd sophistry, including "super-industrialization".

In particular, tried to break the foundations of the dictatorship of the proletariat.

The day before he died, Lenin, in his bed, called Trotsky Judas (traitor).

With Lenin's death, Trotsky's behavior became even more treacherous.

Finally, Trotsky was expelled from the party and deported from the country.

Trotsky then brought together the renegades of the labor movement to lead the counter-revolutionary sect called the Fourth International and challenged the struggle of the working class until his death in 1940 in a foreign country, leaving an unpleasant mark in history as a dirty conspirator.

Trotsky's betrayal shows that if loyalty and trust in the Leader are not based on noble moral ethics and pure conscience, they are not genuine.

Construction of Hydropower Stations Promoted(From Voice of Korea website


The Korean people have turned out as one in the frontal breakthrough to open a new avenue of socialist construction in order to carry out the tasks outlined in the historic 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
People in Kangwon Province have continued to make model experiences after appealing an emulation drive of self-reliance to the whole country. They are actively speeding up the construction of hydropower stations in order to solve the issue of electricity which is most urgent in the development of the local economy.
Though everything is insufficient and difficult, Kangwon Province is building large-scale hydropower stations by itself in succession to develop the local economy and improve the life of its people.

On the basis of the experiences, the province set a high goal to finish the construction of the Kosong, Sepho, Ichon, Munchon, Hoeyang and Phyonggang Army-People Power Stations qualitatively on a high level in the nearest future and has pushed ahead with it.
The builders in charge of the dam project finished building the mixture production process and installing dam crane in a short span of time, which would take several months according to an established custom. In this way they made innovative successes one after another. They also greatly sped up the reinforcement and form assembly, forcefully accelerating the dam project. They took all necessary measures such as mobilization of mechanical means and proper supply of materials, ensuring speed and quality.
In order to promote the waterway tunnel and water-draining projects the builders steadily increased the tunnelling speed through continuous drilling and sequence blasting. Pooling their creative wisdom and passion, they introduced rational working methods in succession, which can increase the speed of project while saving a lot of materials.
Achievements were also made by the builders in charge of the difficult generator room and hydraulic structures projects with complex processes and very high technical demand.
They set a proper main link in keeping with the simultaneous projects and invented and manufactured efficient equipment by themselves and thus made innovations in the construction of generator room structure and the drainage canal project every day.
Thanks to the high enthusiasm of the builders to finish their projects qualitatively on the highest level in the nearest future, the construction of the Ichon Army-People Power Station was finished with success by last year and the construction of the Munchon Army-People Power Station is nearing completion.
Now the people in Kangwon Province are tiding over the difficulties in the way of the construction of power stations with the might of self-reliance by thoroughly applying the basic spirit of the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK calling for making a breakthrough head-on without waiting for the situation to be better with folded arms.
English Language Service, Voice of Korea www.vok.rep

Noble Obligation(From Vok website


The respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un with noble moral obligation highly respects the revolutionary forerunners and honours the feats performed by the soldiers of the People's Army for the country.
Saying that the rising generations should brilliantly carry forward the fighting spirit of the former generations, he saw that the anniversary of victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War is celebrated significantly every year.
The Fourth National Conference of War Veterans was held in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Juche 104(2015) on the occasion of the Victory Day July 27.

Kim Jong Un called the delegates of war veterans to Pyongyang to celebrate the Victory Day significantly and showed warm affection to them, minding even their bedding and menu so that they had no inconvenience during the conference.
And he delivered a congratulatory speech at the conference.
In his speech, he said: The war veterans are priceless treasures of the country. Our party respects them not only as death-defying defenders of the country but as laudable revolutionary elders and educators who instil the spirit of resolute defence of the country in the ranks of their successors marching forward towards final victory, and it pays high tribute to them.
He praised the war veterans as laudable heroes of the nation and genuine patriots, had a photo taken with the delegates and kindly sent gifts to them.
In October Juche 102(2013) brave seamen died a sudden death in the discharge of their duty on the East Sea.
Kim Jong Un issued an order to search the fathomless depths of the sea for their bodies to the last one and hold a good funeral for them.
When their stone pictures were put on the gravestones, he visited their tomb and said that the revolutionary spirit of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their precious lives without hesitation in the defence of the sea of the country will be carried forward forever and that it is necessary to follow their feats and noble mentality.
That day he stated that there should be owner of the tomb in the gravestone and he will be the owner of their tomb.
The world tells many touching stories about love and obligation but not about the supreme commander who became the owner of a tomb of fallen soldiers.
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the history of noble love and obligation will continue in Korea

Love Shown to the Okryu Children's Hospital(From Voice of Korea website

From Voice of Korea website
Love Shown to the Okryu Children's Hospital

                                            The Okryu Children's Hospital is in the Munsu area of Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
In the hospital fully equipped with modern medical facilities, all children including newborn babies can receive treatment.
What is peculiar is the playing space and classrooms for children in the hospital.

The Okryu Children's Hospital built wonderfully according to the children's feelings is associated with the warm affection of the respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un who loves the children most.
In July Juche 102(2013) Kim Jong Un called at the hospital under construction despite the rainy weather and learned about the progress of the project and medical facilities and fixtures to be installed at the hospital.
Saying he would solve the problems arising in the construction of the hospital, he took measures to instal all the facilities and fixtures on the highest level.
That day, he called for building snug sickrooms in keeping with the children's feelings and mental qualities and building a heliport for children far away from the capital city.
He called at the hospital before its completion again in October Juche 102(2013). Going round different places of the hospital, he acquainted himself in detail with its construction and the installation of the medical facilities.
He was pleased to see a number of treatment rooms, took measures to provide the intensive care units with better conditions and taught specific ways to make the operating rooms germ-and dust-free.
That day, he named the hospital "Okryu Children's Hospital".
The Okryu Children's Hospital is a crystallization of the warm love of Kim Jong Un.