Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Commentary of AINDF Spokesman- on US "upkeep' costs issue

The 7th meeting for special agreement on defense sharing cost was held in the US from March 17 to 19 between south Korea and the US.

The south Korean military authorities said they would increase defense sharing cost from four to ten percent, purchase the US-made military hardware and pay wages of employees in the US military bases in south Korea. However, the US bulldozed south Korea into paying four billion US$.

It is really brigandish demand.

The true color of south Korea-US alliance, with the veil of “blood-sealed alliance” and “friendly nation”, is brought to light through the meeting.

The US regards south Korea as no more than its colonial servant.

The lopsided relations between south Korea and the US would not produce a fair and rational negotiation.

 The present reality shows that as long as the US occupation of south Korea is going on, misfortune and pain of the south Korean people can never be mitigated.

The south Korean people of all walks of life should wage more courageous actions to drive out the US and its followers.

March, 30, 2020


KCNA Commentary Denounces Hwang Kyo An for Seeking Dictatorship

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Another bloody fight of the south Korean conservatives took place over the nomination of candidates for the "national assemblymen" election, evoking only disillusion of the people from all walks of life.

Traitor Hwang Kyo An is behind the dirty scramble for power.

The traitor's arbitrary and high-handed practice reached the extremes in the nomination of candidates with high probability as was the case with the nomination of candidates for regional constituencies.

Hwang contended that the "Future Korea Party", a junior partner of the "United Future Party", put the "talents" posted by him in the placings with no possibility of getting elected in the list of candidates of high probability. He replaced the high echelon of the "Future Korea Party" and all the members of the "nomination management committee" with his close associates and nominated candidates with high probability of getting elected again.

As commented by various circles of south Korea and the public opinion, such violence is an "unprecedented nomination coup" and fully betrays again the fascist nature of Hwang and his greed for power as well.

The inveterate nature of the vicious fascist maniac, who worked at the beck and call of the conservative dictatorial regime when he worked as the "minister of Justice", can never change.

The disposition of the fascist who hunted democratic and patriotic personages and dissolved progressive organizations is fully demonstrated in the zeal for realizing his wild ambition for power.

He rigged up a bogus political party overnight, did away with the high echelon of the party incurring his displeasure and indiscriminately brought them down whether they belonged to his group or other group, stunning the public.

His rowdyism ahead of the election of the "national assemblymen" is attributable to his wild ambition to expel his rivals from the party and build the one-party system after the election.

He only seeks to usurp the "National Assembly" and lay the foundation of power with his close associates so as to realise such a pipedream as the revival of the conservative dictatorial regime.

Far from reflecting on the recent dogfight, he has gone so shameless as to blame others, claiming that is why the present regime and its fellow forces must be punished in the coming general election.

Traitor Hwang is the rubbish driven out of the times, being forsaken by the people long ago, and the chief target of the struggle for doing away with the deep-seated evils.

The south Korean people insist that traitor Hwang should be eliminated along with the "United Future Party" of traitors.

It is as clear as noonday that Hwang will face the same miserable fate as the preceding dictators as he goes zealous for realizing his wild ambition for power. -0-

Juche Idea Is Great Revolutionary Idea: Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday dedicates an article to the significant 38th 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 historic exploits of President Kim Il Sung, who founded the Juche idea, and their significance, the founding of the Juche idea and its philosophical, socio-historical and guiding principles and historical significance.

Up to date since its publication the truth of the Juche idea and its might of renovation have been fully displayed, the article says, and goes on:

The Chairman who formulated the revolutionary idea of the President, the Juche idea, as Kimilsungism, set it as the supreme programme of our Party to model the whole society on Kimilsungism, firmly imbued our people with the Juche idea and energetically led the work for thoroughly remodeling the nature and society as required by Kimilsungism.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un formulated Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the eternal guiding idea of our Party and revolution with his far-sighted acumen and energetic ideological and theoretical activities and extraordinarily developed and enriched it and declared that the modeling of the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the Party's supreme programme.

The great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is the powerful weapon that has turned our Republic into the ideological power, the first of its kind in the world.

It is the banner of sure victory to realize the ideal and aspiration of building a powerful socialist country by dint of self-reliance and self-development.

It is the immortal guidelines which made our people the greatest people in the world.

It serves as the banner of eternal victory of our revolution. -0

Global Independence Is Aspiration and Wish of Progressive Mankind: Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Chairman Kim Jong Il sent treatise "On the Juche Idea" to the national seminar on the Juche idea held to mark the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung. The treatise serves as an immortal and classic work which gives the guidelines of struggle for all the people aspiring after independence.

Rodong Sinmun says this in an article Tuesday.

The article goes on:

The Juche idea is the great revolutionary theory that reaches the acme in the history of human thought.

There are many ideas in the world, but the Juche idea is the most scientific and revolutionary one as it correctly reflects the aspiration and demand of the popular masses and vigorously arouses them to the struggle for realizing independence.

Since the publication of the work, the organized activities to study and disseminate the Juche idea have been widely conducted in many parts of the world.

Mankind finds a proper way for its advance in the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

The idea centered on the popular masses, the revolutionary theory of independence, is serving as the soul of the people aspiring after genuine freedom and happiness and the flag of the struggle in different parts of this planet.

The progressive people of the world are making positive efforts to strengthen the unity and cooperation based on independence. They are expressing full support and solidarity for the struggle against imperialism and dominationism and the efforts to achieve development of their own style.

All people are boundlessly praising the immortal feats performed by Kim Jong Il who gave them a textbook of independent life, the banner of struggle by developing and enriching the Juche idea and victoriously advanced the socialist cause and the human cause of independence.

Global independence is a strong aspiration and wish of our people and progressive mankind. -0-

DPRK has the right to self-defence and the right to independence


People's Korea has the right to self-defence and the right to independence regardless of Covid 19. It should not make any difference . Are the US troops withdrawing from south Korea because of Covid 19 ? No they are not !Is the US withdrawing from Asia and Pacific because of Covid 19 ? No
The fact that the DPRK can continue to carry out self defensive missile tests despite Covid 19 is testimony to the strength and resilience of its system and the correctness of Juche and Songun

On the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the work “On the Juche Idea”, by the comrade General KIM JONG IL Online meeting promoted by KFA-UK, 29.3.2020 Lucas Rubio, President of the Brazilian Center for the Study of Songun Politics


Hello, comrades!

I would like to begin this speech thanking the respected comrade Dr. Dermot Hudson for the invitation to join this important meeting. As we always like to talk here in Brazil, comrade Dr. Hudson is a great example of inspiration for us and we really like the friendship that we have with all the comrades in Great Britain. Salutes to our another comrades in the different parts of the world.

Our meeting today is due to the celebration for the anniversary of the publication of the famous work of General KIM JONG IL «On the Juche Idea». In my brief speech, I intend to address this important fact, however, given the global emergency situation, I would like also to talk a little about Coronavirus and what we can learn from all that is happening.

The book «On the Juche Idea» was published 38 years ago. I believe that everyone here had already read this work at least once in your lives. I think it is important to remember the international context of the DPRK at the time that this importanet publication was writen. The socialist world of the early 1980s was doomed to the failure of revisionist policies in the Soviet Union and satellite countries. And even under such an international situation in which the real revolutionary ideology was being defeated, General KIM JONG IL reaffirms the Revolution in Korea through his work that synthesizes the Juche Idea developed by President KIM IL SUNG. This was an important step towards affirming the Juche Idea as a revolutionary ideology even in times of revisionism. When comrade KIM JONG IL establishes man in the center of the world and placing him as the owner of his destiny, Juche Idea give power to the popular masses to free themselves from all the bonds of capitalism and imperialism. Here in Latin America, we have great appreciation for the Juche Idea precisely because we are a continent that suffered from colonialism and imperialism, with our governments being slaves to foreign powers. The Juche Idea has its universal and scientific type proven by History.

This Korean revolutionary ideology, summed up in the work that is now 38 years old, that built a popular nation in Korea that respects human rights. For example, we all know that in the DPRK health is a completely free and universal public service, something that can scare people from other countries and even seem like a fantasy. But it is real in the socialist homeland of workers, peasants and intellectuals. As the guiding ideology of the Worker's Party of Korea, Juche also led the implementation of the Songun Policy and transformed Socialist Korea into a globally respected military and nuclear power.

At the present time the Western world is experiencing the greatest of its challenges in recent centuries. The Coronavirus pandemic has proven that countries that are governed by the market, money and the bourgeoisie are not prepared to save people's lives and promote happiness among the people. In the USA, Italy, Spain, Brazil and the United Kingdom, people are dying without access to basic public health. At the same time, in China and in Socialist Korea, it was precisely the power of a government that is made by the people that guaranteed the end of the pandemic or even the occurrence of no case, as happened in Korea. Western governments and the free market kill innocent people and destroy the people's dream, delivering either the economic crisis or the health crisis as the best gift to the people.

38 years after the synthesis of the Juche Idea published by General KIM JONG IL, we are more confident than ever that only socialism is the necessary path for human progress and for the well-being of all peoples, free from eternal exploitation and class oppression.

I wish all the comrades at this meeting good health and good health to your families too, because we in the so-called "free world" have only the horrors of the Coronavirus, while the people of the so-called "dictatorial socialism" live a happy and worthy lifes.

Thank you so much for listening to me.

Speech of the Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland to the Online meeting 29.03.2020 on the 38th anniversary of the publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA "

I'd like to give a short introduction I am the Chairman of the Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland

I'm also a member of the KFA and I was inspired to create the Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland due to the lack of
a Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland being active in Ireland.The support along this journey from  my fellow comrades has been amazing and long may that continue, we're all here for each other as one mass.

Since our creation on the 11th March 2020, we have been slowly but surely gaining members online but our plan is to turn
that into face to face meetings once it is safe to do so when this crisis passes.

To begin I'd like to share the following from the 9th Question from the book titled Juche Idea - Answers to hundred questions
published by the Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, DPR Korea Juche 101 (2012)


That man decides everything is the principle that
explains the role man plays in transforming the world.
It means that he plays a decisive role in transforming the world and carving out his destiny.
That man plays a decisive role in transforming the world means that man is a key factor among those that affect the transformation and development of the world.
That man is very instrumental in shaping his destiny means that his role is a decisive factor among those that influence his destiny.

Man has now the choice to defeat this with a state of mind set of that of being engaged in a war. The Juche Idea will help us get through this crisis we are facing.
The Juche idea from it's creation and it's hard work carried out by Eternal President Kim Il Sung, Leader Kim Jong Il and Respected Leader
Kim Jong Un and the people of Korea shows that the Juche Idea brings people together, they are the masters of their own destiny, and thanks to the Juche Idea we are
seeing DPR Korea with no cases of COVID 19 whilst the capitalist metropolis's are struggling to contain this with rising deaths sadly.

The Juche Idea is not just a part time thing, it is a way of life and a way of life which the western world should adhere to for mankind to come together as one and advance the world peacefully.

I'd like to thank you for giving me the time to give this short speech.

I wish you all good health and to stay safe.

Statement of Online meeting 29.03.2020 on the 38th anniversary of the publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA '

29/03/2020 - Online Meeting on The Juche Idea

United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and Greece

On the 29th March 2020 an online meeting was convened with members from the United Kingdom Korean Friendship Association, British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea Group, Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland, and the Brazilian Korean Friendship Association and Brazilian Centre for the study of Songun Politics.

Members have released a statement on how the Juche Idea is an inspiration during the Covid 19 crisis. The statement reads that during the crisis the world is facing the Juche Idea is an inspiration with the following words “ man’s decisive role in transforming the world and carving out his destiny, and that man plays a decisive role in transforming the world means that man is a key factor among those that affect the transformation and development of the world.” If the world adheres to the Juche Idea then the world as one can defeat Covid 19. The world can have the final victory as one against Covid 19 thanks to the Juche Idea.

We offer our solidarity, warm regards and good health to all Comrades around the world. We offer our greatest regards to Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who is advancing the Juche Idea and providing an inspiration to us all.

United Kingdom Korean Friendship Association

British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea

Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland

Brazilian Korean Friendship Association

Brazilian Centre for the study of Songun Politics

Report of Online Meeting on the 38th anniversary of the publication of On the Juche Idea

The British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and the UK Korean Friendship Association held an online meeting ,on the 29th of March at 1500 hours to mark the 38th anniversary of the publication of the classic work "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL
 It was participated in by people from Britain, Ireland , Brazil and Greece .
Dr Dermot Hudson chairman of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and chairman of UK KFA introduced the meeting saying the publication of 'ON THE JUCHE IDEA " by the great leader comrade
KIM JONG IL some 38 years ago was a great event and that the work should be read again and again.
 Comrade Lucas Rubio head of the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics  said "
At the present time the Western world is experiencing the greatest of its challenges in recent centuries. The Coronavirus pandemic has proven that countries that are governed by the market, money and the bourgeoisie are not prepared to save people's lives and promote happiness among the people. In the USA, Italy, Spain, Brazil and the United Kingdom, people are dying without access to basic public health. At the same time, in China and in Socialist Korea, it was precisely the power of a government that is made by the people that guaranteed the end of the pandemic or even the occurrence of no case, as happened in Korea. Western governments and the free market kill innocent people and destroy the people's dream, delivering either the economic crisis or the health crisis as the best gift to the people.

38 years after the synthesis of the Juche Idea published by General KIM JONG IL, we are more confident than ever that only socialism is the necessary path for human progress and for the well-being of all peoples, free from eternal exploitation and class oppression."

The head of the Juche Idea Study Group of Ireland said that  "
The Juche idea from it's creation and it's hard work carried out by Eternal President Kim Il Sung, Leader Kim Jong Il and Respected Leader
Kim Jong Un and the people of Korea shows that the Juche Idea brings people together, they are the masters of their own destiny, and thanks to the Juche Idea we are
seeing DPR Korea with no cases of COVID 19 whilst the capitalist metropolis's are struggling to contain this with rising deaths sadly.The Juche Idea is not just a part time thing, it is a way of life and a way of life which the western world should adhere to for mankind to come together as one and advance the world peacefully."
Shaun Pickford secretary general of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and chairman of Staffordshire KFA said that the publication of " ON THE JUCHE IDEA  " was a great event with and that the work was studied throughout the world . He said that work systematised  and developed the Juche idea in depth . Comrade Pickford referred to definition of politics by the classic Greek philosopher Aristotle and said how comrade KIM JONG IL had developed this definition in the work "ON THE JUCHE IDEA ' . Comrade Shaun said it was very important to study "ON THE JUCHE IDEA ' as it provided answers to the questions of the times . Really it is a very profound work that is packed full of valuable material and it would take a long time to fully study and understand it all.
  Dr Dermot Hudson chairman of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea said that "ON THE JUCHE IDEA '  which the summation  of many years of research and study by the great leader comrade
KIM JONG IL .  Moreover he pointed out that " ON THE JUCHE IDEA ' is basically about the human factor  as opposed to the material/economic factor . You could say it is about the subjective factor . In fact "ON THE JUCHE IDEA '  teaches us that the popular masses such as workers and peasants  are the subject of history rather than the object  ...  A deep study of the Juche idea can enable us to reject sycophancy towards big powers , as well as dogmatism and revisionism "

Speakers in the meeting praised the fact that the DPRK has no Covid 19 and this is confirmed by the World Health Organisation .
 The capitalist media was also heavily criticised for constantly  creating false propaganda about the DPRK , demonizing the country and slandering the Juche idea  and trying to create barriers in studying the Juche Idea . The attitude of some revisionists and opportunists who believe the propaganda of the bourgeois media .
 Comrade Lucas Rubio said that the WPK has taken significant and decisive steps to sweep away bureaucracy and corruption . Dr Dermot Hudson said this is the people -orientated policy of  respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and a manifestation of the Juche Idea . Comrade Shaun Pickford said that Korean style socialism based on the Juche idea is the most superior and advanced socialism especially when compared to the 'market socialism ' of a certain country.

Participants in the meeting said it was a great meeting .

A message to dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN was adopted and also a short resolution.

Meeting concluded at 17.10 hours

Monday, 30 March 2020

ASSPUK, BGSJI, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support statement of New Department Director General of DPRK Foreign Ministry for Negotiations with U.S

    email juche007@yahoo.co.uk

London 30th  March  Juche 109(2020)
           The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK,the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea Study ,the UK Korean Friendship Association and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP) issued a statement in support of the statement made by the  new department director general of the DPRK Foreign Ministry for negotiations with the U.S on Monday 30th of March:
  On the 25th of March  US state department boss , the chief diplomat of the US , called for increased sanctions against People's Korea at a meeting of the G7 for the mere fact that it had tested a missile . This rash action of Pompeo appeared to be at variance with his superior the US president Trump who had actually sent a letter to respected Marshal KIM JONG UN the chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission offering co-operation against Covid 19 and to improve relations with the DPRK . As the statement says ' This makes us misjudge who is the real chief executive in the U.S.'
 In fact the DPRK is not fooled by the tricks of the US and its fake peace strategy . Guided by the great Juche idea and led by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN the DPRK has seen through the game of the US . The DPRK does not place a one sided emphasis on the personal relations between the two leaders.The foolhardy remarks of Pompeo basically gave the game away that the US was trying to buy time .
 Instead of placing hope on the whims of the US president the DPRK instead will go its own , the way of Juche and independence .
  We support the excellent resolve of the DPRK . Indeed the DPRK should be congratulated by the world progressive people for seeing through  the US fake peace strategy and resolving to go its own way !


-KCNA Commentary Censures Japan for Invariable Militarist Ambition

Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the Japan Maritime "Self-Defense Force" (MSDF) put into commission its new Aegis destroyer Maya.

Japanese Defense Minister Kono said at the vessel-launching ceremony that the launch of the 7th Aegis would "improve the air defense capability of Japan", talking about the "increase of military threats from the DPRK and China".

The military buildup of the MSDF being pushed ahead under the pretext of threat from someone is nothing but a reckless act of the militarists hell-bent on realizing their wild ambition for a military giant.

As well-known, the newly-launched destroyer is the first one equipped with the new system of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) for exchange of information between other destroyers, early warning planes, etc. of the "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF).

In case the radar of the destroyer fails in picking up a rocket or a plane of the opposite side, the destroyer can immediately receive relevant data from the U.S. forces. It also carries the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor jointly developed by Japan and the U.S.

The Japanese media reported that the MSDF plans to build more vessels equipped with the said system by next year, and thirteen early warning aircrafts to be bought from the U.S. in the future would also be equipped with the system.

In the final analysis, it means that Japan, which is banned from having the right of belligerency, the right to participate in a war and the right to have a regular army, became possible to share information with the U.S. forces on the ground and in the air and sea in real time and carry out any military operations as it wishes.

Herein lie the danger and gravity of Japan's moves for modernization of the SDF threatening peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region.

Still now, Japan is working hard to boost the SDF's capability of fighting an actual war and open a road of reinvasion, availing itself of the U.S. policy for domination.

It has openly revealed the hostility towards its neighboring countries and its territorial ambition while ceaselessly staging joint military exercises with the U.S. on the ground and in the air and sea of the archipelago from the beginning of this year.

ITAR-TASS disclosed the sinister intention of Japan, saying that the deployment of the Aegis vessel equipped with the new information exchange system is a link in the chain of the U.S. missile shield system in the Far Eastern region.

Shortly ago, Japan launched a "submarine-hunter" capable of tracking down and identifying even a sub hundreds of kilometers away to let it join the MSDF.

Arms buildup of the SDF and remarks that the main target of Japan is China and north Korea being openly heard from the island country go to prove that the wild ambition of the war criminal state to repeat the past history of aggression with the backing of its master remains unchanged.

The Japanese reactionaries should clearly understand that their reckless militarist hysteria is the root cause that brings only disaster and misfortune to the island country. -0-

Test-Fire of Super-large Multiple Rocket Launchers Conducted in DPRK


Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- The Academy of Defence Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea carried out a test-fire of super-large multiple rocket launchers on Sunday to verify once again the tactical and technological specifications of the launch system to be delivered to units of the Korean People's Army.

The test-fire was guided by Ri Pyong Chol, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, senior officials of the Department of Munitions Industry of the Central Committee of the WPK and Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho and other leading officials in the field of national defence science researches.

The test-fire was conducted successfully.

Stressing that the operational deployment of the weapon system of super-large multiple rocket launchers is a crucial work of very great significance in realizing a new strategic intention of the Party Central Committee for national defense, Ri Pyong Chol learned about relevant problems arising in delivering the weapon system to the units of the People's Army and set forth relevant tasks for the field of national defense science researches and munitions factories.

He appealed to the field of national defence science researches and workers in the field of munitions industry to safeguard the Party and the revolution with the matchless military strength through more intensive and vigorous drive for continuously attaining the goals of key national defense science researches and fulfilling major weapon production plans set forth by the Party Central Committee in the same spirit. -0-

Marshal KIM JONG UN a great people's leader smashing bureaucracy and corruption !-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson


On the 29th of February the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea held a meeting which was presided over by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN, the Chairman of the Workers Party of Korea . According to KCNA the meeting "The enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK discussed in depth the principled issues of thoroughly applying the people-first principle in party building and activities as required by the developing revolution, constantly strengthening the Party ranks and its fighting efficiency, ways of correctly executing the immediate political, military and economic tasks, and adopting and strictly enforcing top-class anti-epidemic measures to contain the viral epidemic spreading rapidly across the world.

At the enlarged meeting acts alien to the party, abuse of power, practices of privileges, indulgence in bureaucracy, corruption and irregularities revealed among senior officials of the Party Central Committee and officials of the Party cadre training institution were harshly criticized and their gravity and consequences were sharply analyzed."
   Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who follows the people-first orientation resolutely and decisively dwelt swift hammer-blows at bureaucracy and corruption at the meeting .It was decided at the meeting to remove Ri Man Gon and Pak Thae Dok from the position of vice-chairman . The fact they were publicly removed from their posts shows that the Workers ' Party of Korea and respected Marshal
KIM JONG UN are serious about tackling bureaucracy and corruption . 
  In the capitalist world there are many instances of corruption , often gross corruption but rarely is anything actually done about it . A few years back in the UK (it is now forgotten ) there was an enormous scandal with Members of Parliament fiddling their expenses and claiming for all manner of things but no one was actually jailed . It is suspected that many local councils are corrupt , with officials taking 'backhanders ' . In the British civil service  cases of bureaucracy and corruption never resulted in dismissal or demotion but was usually dwelt with if at all  with a mere 'slap on the wrist ', it would be described as a training need.
  The DPRK and Workers' Party of Korea has always championed the interests of the people and opposed bureaucracy and corruption . The great leader President KIM IL SUNG said "Bureaucracy is an anti-popular method of government used by the officials of the old society to oppress and exploit the people.  and the great leader Chairman KIM JONG IL said "The wielding of power and bureaucracy have nothing in common with the true nature of the working-class party. These are the method of government employed by the reactionary ruling class of the old society" . Respected
Marshal KIM JONG UN their reliable and loyal successor declared "Our Party and the government of our Republic have resolutely declared a war against abuses of power, bureaucratism and corruption, which are infringing upon the people's interests, and waged an intensive struggle against such practices, taking it as a matter with a vital bearing on the existence of our State."
     Marshal KIM JONG UN does not believe in inefficiency , incompetence and backsliding under socialism. He believes that the interests of the people should come first and that officials must always work for the people . 'Inefficient ' and 'incompetent' socialism is actually a very dangerous phenomen  . In the past revisionist-led socialist countries such as the Soviet Union and the eastern European socialists countries became associated with bureaucracy and stagnation , although the people of these countries enjoyed advantages such as full employment there were some shortcomings in people's lives. These were exaggerated and used by the enemies of socialism. Here in the UK there never was socialism  however the social democratic policies of post-war Labour governments was often described as "socialist " or "socialism " by the Tories and even by some on the Left . The 'reforms' of the Labour governments became quickly associated with inefficiency and incompetence(queues for hospital treatment , poor quality education with working class children just given colouring pencils and not educated, bureaucrats at dole offices and long waits for council housing). Thus socialism had a bad name with the British people.
  Thanks to respected Marshal KIM JONG UN's great people-orientated policy , Juche -based socialism is a superior socialism centred on the popular masses.
 Dr Dermot Hudson
Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK

New Department Director General of DPRK Foreign Ministry for Negotiations with U.S. Issues Statement

Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- The new department director general of the DPRK Foreign Ministry for negotiations with the U.S. released the following statement on Mar. 30:

The world does not know well why the DPRK-U.S. relations remain amiss despite the special personal relations between the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S., to which U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo gave a clear answer.

On Mar. 25, he made irrelevant remarks calling for sanction and pressure on the DPRK at a news conference held after the teleconference of G-7 foreign ministers on prevention of the spread of COVID-19 which is threatening the safety of the whole mankind.

The U.S. president sent our leadership his personal letter carrying a "sincere aid plan" as regards the issue of curbing novel coronavirus to ask for close communication, whereas the U.S. secretary of State slanders the country, with which his president wants to establish good relations of cooperation, against the president's will. This makes us misjudge who is the real chief executive in the U.S.

There is one point I reconfirmed clearly in Pompeo's remarks.

The point is that no matter how excellent and firm the relationship between the top leaders of the two countries is, it can not reverse the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK, and the resumption of dialogue much touted by the U.S. is nothing but a decoy to keep us from going our own way.

The U.S. knows well about us through dozens of years-long DPRK-U.S. confrontation, I think, but it seems to think we may give up the way we are going with determination, tempted by spotlighted personal relations between the top leaders of the two countries.

Explicitly speaking, we see through the U.S. tricks like seeing fish in a globe, and sometimes used to sound the U.S. intention, pretending to do what it wanted.

If even a sound of coughing was heard from the White House, we correctly spotted who coughed and why. And we have foiled without difficulties the "tricks" worked out by the U.S. policymakers.

It can be said that we as well as the international community have become accustomed to the U.S.-style scenarios designed to bind our limbs and prevent something by putting emphasis on the personal relations between the top leaders often, as there are no means to restrain and check us.

What the U.S. should know clearly is that it must admit that neither threat nor witchcraft can work on us.

The only thing invented by the chief diplomat of the U.S. is to take its appearance as "supporter of dialogue" before the international community and make us idle the time away with absurd expectation by trumpeting about good relationship between the top leaders of the two countries and making false propaganda for dialogue.

The reckless remarks made by Pompeo seriously impaired the signboard of dialogue put up by the U.S. president as a decoy to buy time and create the environment favorable for himself.

Hearing Pompeo's reckless remarks, we dropped the interest in dialogue with further conviction, but have become more zealous for our important planned projects aimed to repay the U.S. with actual horror and unrest for the sufferings it has inflicted upon our people.

The U.S. seems to have no power and strategy to stop the second-hand that began running towards a crash again.

We will go our own way.

We want the U.S. not to bother us.

If the U.S. bothers us, it will be hurt. -0-

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sun's Day -2020 shines again the Globe -poem by M Jahangir Khan Bangladesh

Sun's Day -2020 shines again the Globe               

Great Kim Il Sung' s rays 
 2020 very honestly says,           
  Now the Globe goes into holes,                                     
 One is devastator  Imperialist goals,               
Other is Environmental illnesses.                       
 The brightest rays of Beloved
 Kim Il Sung   quicks  the globe a lighten world.
The vision makes the Songun Korea
Covid-19 zero DPRK of the era.
It is the way of Justness ,
found through Kimilsungism- Kimjongilism,
That defeats total Imperialism.
False maker  always exists as liar,
All summit with them  are  the times pair.
The Great men of Mt. paektu
Guide the  immortal view,
To defeat the warmongers,
To win  ugly dangers,
For rebuild the world,
For create the Masses mind.
We , the peoples in Venezuela,
Women and Children of Cuba,
All Palestinian without Palestine,
All Arkanian without Arkan,
All minorities of countries
get a ray of  revolutionaries
From Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism
 Beloved Kim Jong Un 's leadership against Imperialism.
We ,all the peoples  of world
Have to make  a allies of speed word,
"Go" back Yankee
From all places of peoples' bee.
It is 2020 Sun's Day,
Not only in Korean bay,
Welcome from all gates
Of countries ' peoples
wait for warmly  receptions
And shout slogans
Long live Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism,
Long live leadership against Imperialism,
well come Sun's day-2020
With heartfelt brightest Roses of century.
Poem by M Jahangir Khan  Bangladesh

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Corrupt Politics Breed Corrupt Practices: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- It has been nine years since the Fukushima Atomic Power Plant accident in Japan, but its aftereffects still linger. A strong earthquake and tidal wave caused the accident in May, 2011.

The Tokyo Shimbun recently carried an article titled "Nine Years after Great Earthquake Disaster in East Japan, Still Over 47 000 Evacuees".

The time set by the Japanese government for "reconstruction and creation" is approaching, but tens of thousands of displaced evacuees still live an arduous life. The longer the evacuation life, the more people are committing suicide and the death toll is on the rise due to the poor living conditions and diseases.

The number of cancer cases caused by radioactive rays is on the increase among those who returned home and they are experiencing extreme sufferings due to the aggravating economic situation, damaged ecological environment, etc.

This notwithstanding, the Japanese government releases underreports, saying that all the problems have already been settled. It is even hatching a plot to discharge the highly concentrated radioactive contaminated water into the sea.

It is a typical reminder of the unpopular policies of Japan which prioritizes the interests of the government more than the safety of the people.

Corrupt politics is bound to beget corrupt practices.

The Japanese society is ailing from all sorts of social evils bred by the reactionary politics, the damage from which has now reaches records high.

According to the Japanese Police Agency, last year the number of the cases of child maltreatment spotted by the police and the number of victims reached the highest figure in history. And the number of the children, believed to have been treated badly, has topped 90 000 for the first time since 2004 when the statistics began to be collected.

The proportion of teenagers in the suicide rate has risen for three consecutive years and the number of children who were found to be abusing hemp increases ten times for the last seven years, arousing concern.

In a report on the status of women published by the World Economic Forum, Japan was the 121st country out of 153 countries, the lowest in its history. The birth rate was also the all time low last year.

As proven by figures and facts, the island country tops even in the capitalist world in terms of mental and moral corruption though it trumpets about human rights, equality and well-being, and often finds fault with the internal affairs of other countries.

It is natural that corruption and jungle-law are endemic and extreme misanthropy and individual selfishness are rampant under the social system of Japan where past history of aggression is denied and justified, world peace is sacrificed for its militarist ambition and rising generations are inspired with reactionary ultra-nationalism, national chauvinism and mammonism.

Genuine human life can never be expected from the desolate political climate in Japan. -0-

Reflections on the Housing Issue in People's Korea and in the capitalist world-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson


I read an article titled "State Benefits Given Through Dwelling Houses" on the website of Voice of Korea which explained that  " Korea builds dwelling houses at state expense and distributes them to the people free of charge." Of course I had known that fact for a very long time since I first became interested in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the 1980s and through my 18 visits to People's Korea since 1992 . It made me reflect on the reality of capitalist Britain and the superiority of Juche-based socialism compared to life in capitalist Britain.
  My own situation which was after leaving my mothers home I was always a tenant whether of a private landlord or the capitalist state in the form of a local council . As many people reading this article will know private renting in a capitalist society is a nightmare . Rent can take more than half of one's income .I remember the first time I rented a flat and it took  40 per cent of my income . You also have to pay a deposit to the landlord  which they rarely give back , they will usually find a trumped up excuse or pretext to deny paying back the deposit to the renter . Even council housing , which is very difficult to obtain nowadays as most council properties were sold off in the 1980s and 1990s , does not have low rents . When I was in a council flat in Woolwich I still paid about 33 per cent of my income . When you add things like Council tax , electricity , gas , water and insurance costs it really comes to an extortionate amount and can take nearly a 100 per cent of a workers income . Entering middle age I was able to finally buy a small flat  a long way from the centre of  London . These cost nearly a quarter of a million pound to buy ! but I thought I would be free from the burden of rent , as there was a small ground rent on the property . However I was to be disappointed the property had a "service charge ' of  £1000 per year ! . Recently , the property management company greedy for more profits sent a demand for an even greater amount more than double the original amount  Daylight robbery ! Do these parasites think that money grows on trees ?  This was my first thought ! . A friend remarked to me that I was getting the worst of both worlds , buying a place but having to pay a grossly inflated and extortionate service charge at the same time . Well Jack London , the famous socialist writer did once write that if capitalists could discover a way of bottling the air they would sell it at a profit.
However I remembered that in People's Korea  citizens get flats and houses allocated to them free of charge .
  In People's Korea citizens do not worry about deposits , rents , service charges or council tax but live happy thanks to the socialist system , the Juche idea and the guidance of dear respected Marshal
KIM JONG UN. How I envy them ! People's Korea is a socialist paradise.

Dr Dermot Hudson

Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK

Friday, 27 March 2020

Campaign for Boycotting Vote

The campaign to boycott vote for the conservative elements in the upcoming general election is being carried on in south Korea.

The Family Association of the April 16 Ferry Sewol Disaster and the April 16 Solidarity called press conferences to make public its plan for boycotting vote for the conservatives on March 19.


Eighteen members including Hwang Gyo-ahn, Cha Myeong-jin and Kim Jin-tae of the United Future Party and the representative of the Free Republican Party Cho Won-jin running for parliamentary seats were on the list.

The UFP should admit that the UFP is friends with Hwang and Cha who are responsible for the sinking of ferry Sewol. It is shame that Hwang and Cha would be elected as the assemblymen representing fifty million people, chairman Chang Hoon of the Family Association of the April 16 Ferry Sewol Disaster, said.

The Family Association of the April 16 Ferry Sewol Disaster and April 16 Solidarity would launch a vigorous campaign in demand of a strict investigation into the sinking of ferry Sewol and punishment of those responsible for it and to boycott vote for them in the upcoming election, he stressed.

Meantime, the Progressive Federation of Students had a press conference to call for the people to vote in opposition to Na Gyeong-won, a pro-Japanese element, who is accused of fraudulent entrance examination of her daughter on Mar. 20.

Over 830 Expedition Groups Tour Revolutionary Battle Sites in Area of Mt Paektu


Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The zeal for expedition to the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu has run high as never before in this winter.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's historic horseback march to revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu early in December last year served as an important occasion that raised the fierce flames of education in the revolutionary traditions to prepare the whole Party, all the people and the entire army to be the indomitable ranks with the offensive idea of Mt Paektu, the revolutionary spirit of Paektu.

After a group of Party information workers from across the country began its expedition to the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu from December 10 last year, over 830 expedition groups of officials of Party and power organs, working people's organizations, ministries, national institutions and armed forces organs in Pyongyang and local areas and those of institutions, industrial establishments, farms and schools in different parts of the country, working people, youth and students and service personnel of the People's Army mounted Mt Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution, pushing their way through blizzards that swept across the vast land of Paektu, as of March 25

During the tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu last year, the Supreme Leader set forth the practical programme for comprehending the revolutionary traditions and the revolutionary spirit to make everyone feel immediately how severe difficulties and trials the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners had overcome.

The Supreme Leader said that through the expedition to Mt Paektu in balmy spring, it is impossible to learn about the soul and spirit of Mt Paektu, stressing that only when one feels in their flesh the bitter cold, can one keenly realize the tenacity, fighting spirit and revolutionary spirit of the forerunners and how much the cold stirs the zeal to make a revolution and one's blood. In hearty response to his instructions, an endless stream of expedition groups has visited the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu, the center for education in revolutionary traditions, in this winter.

Making expeditions to the revolutionary battle sites, including Paektusan Secret Camp, Chongbong and Konchang bivouacs, Mudubong Secret Camp, Kanbaeksan Secret Camp, Mupho Bivouac and Taehongdan Revolutionary Battle Site, the groups keenly realized once again that the revolutionary traditions of Juche took root thanks to the outstanding leadership of President Kim Il Sung who brought back to life the soul of the nation.

Touring the revolutionary battle sites which were splendidly built as a great seat for the education in the revolutionary traditions, they recalled with reverence the undying feats of Chairman Kim Jong Il who pioneered the expedition to Mt Paektu and turned the mountain into the native place dear to the hearts of all our people, their mental pillar.

Their colorful political and cultural activities like campfire meeting to hear the impressions of reminiscences of anti-Japanese guerrillas, frontline-style publication of news during the march, recreation gatherings during break in forests and Korean wrestling on snowy place showed well their will to become stalwart partisans of the new century who embody the revolutionary spirit and fighting traits of the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters.

All the members of expedition groups climbed Mt Paektu, a strategic base of the Korean revolution and source of the tremendous might of our country.

The march to Mt Paektu in the face of blizzards was a significant occasion that made all the members of expedition groups keenly feel the true call of Mt Paektu and harden their determination to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered on Paektu.

The expedition to the blizzard-swept revolutionary battle sites, a new learning place of the revolution named "Paektusan University" by our Party, will be invariably carried forward as the eternal march of the Juche revolution, adding to the lively breath and spirit of sure victory of our country that is making leap forward under the banner of achieving prosperity by dint of self-reliance, regarding the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu as its lifeline. -0-

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Reflections on the 38th anniversary of the publication of ON THE JUCHE IDEA -short essay by Dr Dermot Hudson

There is no doubt that the publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA "by  comrade KIM JONG IL  some 38 years ago  was a great event in the annals of the movement for the study of the Juche idea because it was the first time that the Juche idea was explained in a systematic and in depth form .  The publication of "ON THE JUCHE IDEA '  in 1982 evoked a great response from the progressive peoples of the world . Seminars were held on in different countries and the work was translated into many different languages.
The anniversary of the publication of " ON THE JUCHE IDEA " caused me to deeply reflect deeply on the Juche idea , its correctness and vitality.
 I read ON THE JUCHE IDEA in the late 1980s for the first time. I got a fresh new copy of the work from the old Mosquito Press in north London. Reading  "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " was  a real
 breath of fresh air for me . Since then I have read and re read "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " many times.
. In fact I can say that it was an important part of a process that opened up a new path in life for me .
In the early 1980s whilst I was a history student and a youthful member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. I resolved to combat the bourgeois ideology of the university I was at (the University of Winchester ) by  studying Marxist ideology intensively so I read "About Marxism " the introductory course of the CPGB ,  Emile Burns's famous "Introduction to Marxism " and Maurice Cornforth 's  "Historical Materialism ".However I was not satisfied reading these works . They came across as dry and wooden in places . According to these books the revolutions happen when the development of the productive forces comes into conflict with the relations of production . Emile Burn's book" Introduction to Marxism " even talked of the "the natural laws which run through all human history'. Of course such works did a great service in exposing the contradictions of capitalism and the exploitative nature but nevertheless showed limitations . It did not explain why capitalism remained in existence despite the fact the conditions for its overthrow and replacement by a new socialist order  were long overripe . Indeed in imperialist countries like Britain capitalist ideology seemed to have a strong grip on the minds of even working class people and there seemed little support for communist and socialist parties .     

However comrade KIM JONG IL  instead of talking about 'natural laws '  instead proclaimed the basic truth that  "That man is the master of everything means that he is the master of the world and of his own destiny; that man decides everything means that he plays the decisive role in transforming the world and in shaping his destiny." This was in contrast to the 'material first ' and 'economy first ' doctrines of some dogmatists who reduced Marxism into determinism . Of course Juche does not deny
materialism nor does it set man apart from the material world. Comrade KIM JONG IL wrote in "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " that  " The Juche idea uniquely defined the domination of the world by man who is the highest-developed product in the material world, as well as the principles of its transformation and progress, thus shedding a new light on the foundation of the world outlook. The world outlook based on the philosophical principle of Juche is a world outlook which is centred on man."
   This put man in the context of the material world rather than outside it . Moreover man has the attributes of independence , creativity and consciousness which are not inborn attributes but are socially acquired .
    In the work comrade KIM JONG IL stressed the role of ideology both in the revolutionary struggle and the work of socialist construction.   He wrote that " The will and fighting power of people demonstrated in the evolutionary movement are also determined by their ideological consciousness. The level of the willpower and strength demonstrated by the people is determined by their ideology. Only those who have a firm consciousness of independence will be able to take an indomitable attitude towards the revolution, actively participate in it with a strong will, and struggle to the end, overcoming all difficulties and trials"
  This teaching is like a secret weapon fore revolutionaries  Society will not change of its own accord . No matter how many people there are unemployed and homeless  if the working class is not equipped with socialist ideology and class consciousness and worse still have their heads full of capitalist ideology such as individualism and consumerism then there will no revolution . Similarly if in a socialist country people do not have the consciousness that they are the masters of society and worse still have no faith in the superiority of socialism  , then people will not work properly,there will be losses in socialist construction and the eventual collapse of socialism .This has been proven in practice by the
traumatic events of 1989 to 1991.
 "ON THE JUCHE IDEA " is a powerful work that cuts through dogmatism , revisionism and the idea of relying on big powers . It is a new "Communist Manifesto ' of the times. I strongly recommend everyone to read and re read it.
Dr Dermot Hudson
Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK

A Summary of DPRK Film Art by John Marchant - Staffordshire KFA and Stoke On Trent branch of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea

The State Film Studio was established on February 6th, 1947 at the invitation of President Kim IL Sung. The first-ever DPRK feature film to have been produced was "My Home Village" in 1949. "My Home" recollects the national liberation struggle of the Korean people against Japanese colonialism which was at the time a very recent memory. Even when the Korean War (the Fatherland Liberation War) 1950 - 1953 was waging, the film studios were able to have produced many movies in the effort to lift up the morale of the Korean people in that titanic fight against US Imperialism. More than forty feature films and documentaries were released by the DPRK's film studios during the Korean War, including the films "Scouts", "Again To The Front" and "Righteous War". In the difficult days of postwar reconstruction, Kim IL Sung visited the State Films Studios several times and gave the guidelines to be followed for the promotion of cinematic art.


Kim IL Sung and Kim Jong IL saw the importance of cinematography in the formation of a revolutionary and socialist ideological consciousness. Without a socialist culture, there cannot be a socialist society. In other words, there cannot be any empty spaces where bourgeois ideology might infiltrate through. Kim Jong IL devoted alot of attention to the issue of cinema and the role that form of media plays in shaping consciousness in a socialist society. Kim Jong IL developed his theories concerning the role of feature films in his renowned work "On The Art Of The Cinema", which was published on April 11th, 1973. In "On The Art of The Cinema", Kim Jong IL gave in-depth clarification on the ideological, artistic and technical aspects of the film making. Kim Jong IL in "On The Art of The Cinema" further evolved the theory of the seed at the core of creative work, and additionally enhanced the depictions of socialist humanism on screen. In fact, "On The Art of The Cinema" is regarded as a masterpiece of the late 20th Century's cultural development by many political activists, filmmakers and movie connoisseurs alike.

"Star Of Korea", which was made in the early 1980s is a series of films devoted to the early revolutionary activities of Kim IL Sung. The film series centring on the early Korean revolutionary movement and the Anti-Japanese struggle "Star of Korea" consisted of 10 parts and "The Sun of The Nation" had 4 parts. Throughout the 1990s, a series of films came out under the title of "The Nation And Destiny", which ran for 62 parts. "The Nation & Destiny" deals with the subject of the fate concerning the Korean Diaspora since the time of the Japanese occupation and the division of Korea. The synopsis of "The Nation & Destiny" is that the individual cannot be separated from the fate of the national and social community. This film is divided into sections dealing with various characters and topics such as "Choe Hyon Dok", "Yun Sang Min", "Naturalised Japanese Women", "Workers",
Another classic film series is "Unknown Heroes", which depicts the activities of DPRK Intelligence operatives at the time of the Korean War."Unknown Heroes" which began its production in 1978, and the main protagonist in the film Yum Rim uncovers various schemes masterminded by the US Imperialists. Incidentally, there is a character named Lewis, a British Army Officer of Irish descent who becomes sympathetic to the cause of the DPRK. A Korean film series, which may be of interest to the friends of the DPRK is "The Country I Saw". "The Country I Saw" runs into five parts, three segments of the series have been subtitled into English. In Part One of "The Country, I Saw", a Japanese Journalist Takahashi Minoru experiences the reality of Juche Korea for himself and propagates the truth about the DPRK in the press of Japan, at great personal cost. The daughter of the pro-DPRK journalist Kayama Aiko upholds the Juche Idea with a deep sincerely and passion. Kayama Aiko, who is a Professor of International Politics at Tokyo University suffers all sorts of trauma at the hands of the Japanese reactionaries for her actions in the promotion of Juche among progressive academic and political circles. Parts Two and Three of "The Country I Saw" is based on the events around the launch of the artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong No.2" in April 2009 by the DPRK. The film in question portrays the might of the Songun Politics of the Workers' Party of Korea and how many people in different parts of the world are taking up the banner of the Juche Idea.
"A Broad Bellflower" is a film which focuses around the efforts of building a village to become a modern socialist village through the perspective of Song Rim, a Workteam Leader. An engineer by the name of Wong Bong (Song Rim's fiance') is tempted by the bright lights of the big city and leaves the village to fend for itself. Song Rim and her comrades build-up their native village through the efforts of the collective. "A Broad Bellflower" made in 1987 is a strong metaphor for the virtues of self-reliance. DPRK feature films fall into broadly five categories; movies about Ancient Korea, the Anti-Japanese Revolutionary struggle, the Fatherland Liberation War, the fight for Korean Reunification and the present-day life in Socialist Korea. The themes in some films the main character is on the wrong track and have been mistaken for anti-social behaviour, but make amends after self-criticism by heroic deeds for the good of society. Another common motif running through DPRK feature films is the high proportion of women as the leading characters and as the heroines of the narratives
I can recommend the following DPRK films on historical themes "The Flower Girl", "An Jung Gun Shoots Ito Hirobumi", "The Emissary Unreturned, "Plugsari" (which is a mixture of historical commentary and science fiction). As regards DPRK war films among the best ones is "Wolmi Island", "From 5pm To 5am", "Order No.027", "Just Give Us Our Orders", "Song of Retrospection" and "Kim Ok Song-War Composer". As for films on contemporary themes, the ones worth watching are "A Traffic Controller", "Centre Forward", "Flower In The Snow", "Case Closed", "A Family Bright With Songs" and "The Fate of Kum Hui And Un Hui" among others. The recently made DPRK movie which I have seen was "The Story Of Our Home" produced in 2016 and is about a young woman adopts orphans. "The White Birch Of Mount Paektu" is a favourite of mine. is about how University students from all over the DPRK volunteer to keep the revolutionary sites around the Mount Paektu-san intact despite arduous circumstances reflecting their ideological purity, Another outstanding film from the DPRK is "Lifeline", which has a plot centred on the struggle of the workers of the Chollima Steel Complex in constructing a UHP furnace. Viewing "Lifeline" one can see how the working class of Korea overcomes the imperialist imposed sanctions on their socialist country in the spirit of self-reliance. Of course, there are many other splendid DPRK feature films which I have left out due to the constraints of time.

Over the years the DPRK film industry has had international collaboration, for instance in the Soviet-DPRK film "Eternal Comrades" made in the 1980s and more recently with the DPRK-UK-Belgian joint production "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" (2013). Since September 1987, there has been held the International Film Festival in Pyongyang, on a biannual basis. As we have seen with the release of the south Korean movie "Parasite" and it being the winner of several Oscars, this year 2020, there is a growing curiosity in films from outside of North America and Europe. So I hope that the fans of World Cinema can experience for themselves the wonders of feature films from the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea!!!

(A presentation given to the National Meeting of the Juche Idea Study Group of Britain and the Korean Friendship Association in London on February 2020)

Not a penny!

Over sixty political parties and organizations held a press conference to condemn the U.S. for putting pressure upon the south Korean authorities the increase of defense cost sharing in front of Cheongwadae on Mar. 17.
They denounced the U.S. which intends to enforce five billion US$ of defense expenses with livelihood of south Korean employees serving in the US military bases as a bait and expressed their stand that the south Korean authorities should not accept gangster-like demand of the U.S.

They described the U.S. as the occupation army of the 21st century, the government-general and gangster.
It is not the defense cost sharing but the expenses for stationing in south Korea. The U.S. army is forcing the south Korean authorities the hike of expenses with wages of the south Korean employee in the US military bases as a bait. It is just something like only gangster can do. We cannot pay even a penny to the U.S. The U.S. force in south Korea leave south Korea. We will make a vigorous struggle until the U.S. army is withdrawn from south Korea, the vice chairman in the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions said.

Commentary of AINDF Spokesman-on the anniversary of the struggle against the south Korea-Japan talks

Commentary of AINDF Spokesman

  Fifty-six years have elapsed since the south Korean people launched struggle against south Korea-Japan talk.
  The struggle against the south Korea-Japan talk which was carried out from March to June of 1964 was an expression of towering anger of the people who would not tolerate treacherous act of military fascist dictatorship.
  Students including broad segments of south Korean people demonstrated to the world national independent consciousness, carrying placards written with “stop south Korea-Japan talk”, “stamp out Japanese imperialism” and “Park, stop humiliating diplomacy toward Japan” and gave a heavy blow to treacherous betrayal of Park.
  Over half a century has passed since then but the desire of the resistants’ has not yet been realized.  
  Japan is making desperate efforts to realize its wild ambition for reinvasion, while denying its unhappy crime.
 Far from making a sincere apology and compensation to the Korean nation, the Japanese reactionaries have distorted not only their criminal brutalities but also provoked economic war. It has made frantic effort to realize the old dream of “the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere”, asserting dominium over Tok island which is belong to Korea.
  The current situation touches off the south Korean people’s ill-feelings towards Japan which is mad about realization of its militarist ambition.
  Nevertheless, the south Korea conservative forces are covering Japanese reactionaries’ crime.
The conservative forces have spoken ill of the south Korean people’s anti-Japanese struggle as anti-Japanese tribalism and made mad remarks that the colonial domination of Japan made a contribution to the development of the Korean Peninsula.
  The conservative forces are the pro-Japanese elements to the letter.
  The south Korean people are shouting the slogans “general election is just the war between south Korea and Japan”, “let’s make the National Assembly for the people”, “let’s make national assembly without pro-Japanese elements” and “judge pro-Japanese politician”.
  The south Korean people from all walks of life should make vigorous endeavors to wipe away the conservative forces in the spirit of the March 24 and June 3 resistances.

March, 24, 2020

A part of preparation of war

Of late, the arms buildup for preparation of war against north Korea is becoming more undisguised in south Korea.

Some days ago, several kinds of war hardware including F-35A stealth and unmanned drone Global Hawk flew over an air-force academy of south Korea to incite the atmosphere of war.

The south Korean military authorities opened to the public the plan to earmark hundred billion US$ of budget for introducing and development of advanced weapons from 2020 to 2024.
Thirteen stealth “F-35A’were introduced in south Korea. They are planning to purchase thirteen this year and fourteen in addition next year.
The Global Hawk and F-35A stealth with operation sphere of 3000 km and which are able to watch the Korean Peninsula are extremely dangerous war monsters for mounting a preemptive attack on north Korea.
The south Korean military authorities are not covering up the truth that these lethal weapons have its mission to make preemptive strike at and reconnoiter points of military importance in north Korea.
The continuous introduction of war hardware from the US would cause military hostility and discord between the south and the north of Korea.

The south Korean people from all strata desirous of peace on the Korean Peninsula are waging a vigorous struggle against the reckless arms buildup of the south Korean military in league with the US.