Thursday, 6 August 2020
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Of late, intense anti-US and anti-government actions are being waged across south Korea.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the national liberation day, civic organizations including the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration and the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea’s Reunification are expressing their strong opposition to the US hostile policy towards north Korea and the south Korean authorities’ humiliating attitude to the US.
Some days ago, the Promotion Committee for Meeting National Independence composed of 180 civic organizations of different strata held rallies simultaneously in Seoul, Daegu and Busan in demand of the withdrawal of the US forces from south Korea, dissolution of the south Korea-US working group and suspension of south Korea-US joint military exercise and in denunciation of the US pressure on south Korea's share of defense cost for the US forces.
The committee made public a declaration on the current situation signed by 3,700 civic organizations and 22, 400 personages to express their will to launch actions against the US deriding the national sovereignty and the south Korean authorities’ submissive approach to the US.
Meanwhile, civic bodies including the Reunification Vanguard against the US held a rally outside the US embassy in Seoul and made a tour the US military bases situated in Seongju, Cheongju, Gwangju and Busan to launch the drive for peace against war, carrying slogans written “Expel the US army for germ warfare and THAAD base!” and “Opposition to establishment of the US ammunition depot!”.
It is their expression of discontent at the US which deems south Korea as a colonial and dependent one and weapon market, engages itself in arbitrariness and plunder and at pro-US treacherous elements.
The AINDF, together with various circles of the south Korean people, would accelerate a vigorous drive to realize the people’s desire to lead a peaceful life free from the foreign forces and war.
The south Korean authorities have become ever more undisguised in their moves to sustain the military confrontation with the DPRK.
The Agency for Defense Development of south Korea developed ballistic missile Hyunmoo-4 with effective range and warhead capable of striking the DPRK, while clamoring about it would greatly threaten the DPRK.
The defense budget of south Korea has been increased two times as compared with those in the corresponding period of last year and the defense budget for this year has reached to the top notch.
The south Korean authorities is going to increase range of its ballistic missile by help of the US, revealing its attempt to launch a spy satellite powered by solid fuel in the near future.
Meantime, they are stepping up the development and introduction of the latest weaponry by embarking on development of electronic magnetic pulse for destroying underground bunker of the DPRK and purchasing twenty F-35Bs capable of vertical taking off and landing out of forty stealth fighters from the US.
It is intolerable as it is a reckless military showdown with the DPRK.
Peace, much touted by the south Korean authorities, is deceptive.
The current situation proves that the present regime is little short of the past conservative regimes.
It is crystal clear that the south Korean authorities’ heedless action may entail the baneful consequences.
Broad segments of south Korean people are intensively waging an action for peace against war, while lashing out at the south Korean authorities’ development of cutting-edge weapons for military confrontation with the DPRK.
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK (ASSPUK) , the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) ,and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in Korea (BSCPRKP)) ,issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese imperialist rule on August 15th :
Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Monday, 3 August 2020
From the DPRK Cultural Relations Committee and DPRK Associations for Friendship with European countries - About the 75th anniversary of Korea's Liberation
Coming 15th August will mark the 75th anniversary of the Day of Korea's Liberation.
Among Korean people, August 15th is marked as a historical day of national liberation by having their genuine country where people are true masters.
As the day comes by, people are filled with ardent yearning after the President Kim Il Sung, who liberated Korea from the colony under Japanese imperialists.
President Kim Il Sung saved the country from the loss on the world map, thus being respected as the savior of the Korean nation.
Early in the last century, Korean nation was deprived of its homeland by Japanese imperialists and was forced to suffer the sorrow of ruined nation.
More than 8.4 millions of young and middle-aged youths were recruited to the battlefields and the sweat shops of Japanese imperialists by force, around 1 million were massacred in merciless way, 20,000 women were kidnapped for sexual slavery under pretext of "comfort women for the army". The Korean people was not allowed to use their mother tongue and they were forced to change even their names into Japanese ones.
In such a dark period of the national suffering, President Kim Il Sung set out on the road of struggle for the national liberation. While experiencing bitterly the agony and misery of the nation, he left the motherland at his early teens with the firm determination not to return unless the country would be liberated.
Since then for 20 years, President Kim Il Sung waged the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. They were the days of bloodshed fights of unimaginable severity and ordeals and also the days of unprecedented struggle that cannot be found in the record of world war history. The anti-Japanese Guerrilla fighters had to endure all kinds of difficulties of such extreme coldness and starvation while fighting fierce battles against Japanese army of a million all in their fully developed equipment.
On the contrary, the anti-Japanese guerrilla fighters were no more than
"a drop in the ocean" who had no backing from the state and regular army, while being heavily out numbered by so called "Great Japanese Imperialist" in the means of number of persons and equipments.
But that "drop'' defeated the "ocean" and created a miracle.
Under the wise leadership of the President Kim Il Sung, the anti-Japanese guerrilla fighters defeated the enemy, who enjoyed military and technical superiority, by political ideological and strategic tactical superiority even in the severe conditions and thus achieved the national liberation(15th August 1945). they totally defeated the formidable imperialist enemy who were in day dreaming of conquering the world.
President Kim Il Sung is a savior of the national rebirth, hero of the nation and the peerless patriot who liberated the country and returned happy life to all the Korean nation.
People of Korea will forever treasure the President Kim Il Sung's immortal exploits of achieving the revolutionary cause of national liberation.
Today, world progressive mankind look up to Korea for being led by another great man, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
His speech delivered at the Sixth National Conference of War Veterans held on 27th July, Marshal Kim Jong Un stressed that Korea has become able to reliably defend itself against any form of high-intensity pressure and military threat by imperialist reactionaries and other hostile forces. Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defense nuclear deference, the word war would no longer exist on the Korean peninsula, and the security and future of the Korean nation will be guaranteed forever.
As long as Marshal Kim Jong Un leads us, Korea will be ever-victorious. We will not allow others to look down upon us, if they do so, make them pay dearly.
on behalf of all Korean Associations for Friendship with European Countries
Unparalleled Crimes Should Be Liquidated at All Costs- Institute for Studies of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
If we go through the pages in the past history of humankind, there is a record of criminal outrages of aggressor who recklessly bargained and trampled over the sacred territory of other country and the prestige and sovereignty of the nation in broad daylight. That is the heinous “Katsura-Taft Agreement.”
As long as 115 years have passed since, yet this illegal aggression document remains in the hearts of our people as a painful and bloody wound of history and as a bitterly felt grudge, and we can never forget this day, whatever the passage of time and the change of generations.
At the secret talk held in Tokyo on July 29, 1905 between Katsura, the then Japanese Prime Minister and Taft, U.S. Secretary of War, “Katsura-Taft Agreement” was fabricated in a form of exchange of note verbale, in which Japan was guaranteed the suzerainty over Korea in return for its support for occupation of the Philippines by the U.S.
Owing to the fabricated “Agreement”, the Japanese imperialists gained from the European and American powers the rights to occupation and control of Korea, and they eventually occupied Korea by accelerating its illegal moves for aggression and occupation. And this opened the way for Japan to expand its aggression war against the Asian countries by using Korea as a forward deployed outpost.
It is the violation of state sovereignty and the gravest crime to be thoroughly settled through generations that the imperialists bargained over the territory of other country and the destiny of the nation – where the state sovereignty is expressly exercised – and even went to the length of fabricating an illegal and unjust document.
The contents of the clandestine “Agreement” which had been kept strictly confidential were laid bare 20 years later when the document was discovered in the archives of the U.S. State Department, but the Japanese imperialists totally obliterated all the traces of the document. This fact alone hardly fails to give a glimpse into the out-and-out unlawfulness and illegality of the document and the heinous degree of the gangster logic that ran through the document.
Based on this gangster document, the Japanese imperialists fabricated all sorts of unequal treaties by threatening and blackmailing the feudal government of Korea and instantly occupied our country, thus imposing the fate of colonial slavery and inflicting every kind of misery and hardship upon our people for over 40 years.
During the entire period of fascist colonial rule of the Japanese imperialists, the number of savagely butchered Koreans reached over 1 million, that of young and middle-aged Koreans drafted into the compulsory labour and military conscription exceeded 8.4 million, and more than 200,000 Korean women were forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Army, and the immeasurable amounts of natural resources and treasures were completely pillaged and destroyed.
After their invasion of Korea, the Japanese imperialists attempted to assimilate the Korean nation by legalizing the change of the Korean names into the Japanese one and the pursuit of education in Japanese language while spreading the nonsense that “Korea and Japan are one” and “Koreans and Japanese are of the same ancestors.” They also marked our country as Japanese territory on the world map and manoeuvred to obliterate all the historical records and relics of Korea. All these are clear evidence that the Japanese invasion of Korea is not a simple occupation of territory but the gravest and unprecedented crime against humanity committed with the purpose of devastating the nation, history, culture and everything else on this land and converting the Korean territory into its permanent land.
It is really hard to see such a ruthless, vicious, and shameless aggressor as the Japanese imperialists when we examine the colonial rules of all previous aggression states recorded in the history of humankind and analyse the craftiness and brutality of the aggression method. The unparalleled crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against our people can never be buried into the oblivion of history but should surely be settled.
Nevertheless, Japan would not heed the lessons of history but rather is working out wartime laws designed for reinvasion such as “Security Law” with a scheme to revive the spectre of “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.” It is also demonstrating its shameless conduct by claiming its dominium over Tok Islets, our sacred territory.
Thorough apology and reparations should be a must for the gravest crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against our people, without being bound by the passage of time. This is the firm stand and the will of our people to address the crimes of Japan.
As long as Japan turns its face away from liquidating its past and clings to its consistent attempt to distort the history, unwilling to put a final stop to its past evil practice of engrossing itself in aggression, all of which will only add to its past crimes, it will never be able to get rid of its disgrace of the history, nor get freed from its catastrophic fate. Japan should bear this sharply in its mind and behave with discretion for the sake of its future.
Absence of sincere apology and self-examination in respect of its past crimes will never sustain Japan in honour and virtue.
Kim Jong Hyok,
Researcher of Institute for Studies of Japan,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea
Saturday, 1 August 2020
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK (ASSPUK) , the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, the UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) ,and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in Korea (BSCPRKP)) ,issued the following joint statement denouncing the holding of RIMPAC 2020:
We denounce the RIMPAC aggressive exercises of the US imperialists against the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea to be staged from the 17th of August to the 31st of August , a period of four days.
RIMPAC is an aggressive exercise which is widely believed to target the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) and neighbouring countries.
The biennial RIMPAC joint military exercises are in pursuance of the U.S. imperialists' aggression policy to attain its scenario of stifling the DPRK by blockading it from the sea. The exercises are part of a premeditated plan to the US to not only stifle independent Juche socialism by force but to dominate and control the whole Asia-Pacific region.
A total of 9 countries including Japan and south Korea are participating in RIMPAC 2020.
. The RIMPAC exercises have assembled a so -called multi-national "coalition " to attack and crush the DPRK. It is very reminiscent of the so-called UN forces in the last Korean war which consisted of the satellite states of US imperialism. Any state participating in RIMPAC in joining hands in the anti DPRK moves of the US imperialists as well helping US imperialism in its strategy to control the Asia-Pacific region.
As British progressives we note that the British Royal Navy will participate in the exercises .This is an unfriendly and hostile action by the British authorities in addition to the recent sanctions imposed by Britain on the DPRK . We demand that Britain does not participate in the exercises.
We demand the RIMPAC exercises are cancelled at once and that the USA should honour the obligations it made in summits with the DPRK
The US-led multinational combined marine military drill RIMPAC will be launched at the waters off Hawaii from Aug. 17 to 31.
RIMPAC, which has been conducted biannually, is the aggressive and provocative war gamble to contain north Korea and its neighboring nations with military strength and realize the ambition for domination over the Asian Pacific region.
The south Korean military sent Aegis destroyer, a destroyer with a replacement of 4,400 tons, two LYNXs and a 570-strong troops to Hawaii on Agu.18.
It is a reckless act of closely following in America’s footsteps.
Even the pro-US nations refuse to take part in the exercise with worldwide spread of COVID-19. It shows pitiful plight of the south Korean military authorities.
It’s the height of shameless that they talk about “peace” in public and take part in the war game afterwards in pursuit of the US.
The south Korean authorities have taken brownnosing attitude toward the US, however, the latter deems the former as a cannon fodder and the target of plundering.
Broad spectrum of south Korean people are waging a vigorous struggle in denunciation of hasty acts of the south Korean authorities which are pursuant to the US policy of world hegemony and hostile to north Korea.
Commentary of AINDF Spokesman
It has been reported that the Pentagon presented a plan for the reduction of the US forces in south Korea to the White house after studying it.
In this regard, the south Korean public is vocal calling for total pullout of the US troops not reduction.
But the south Korean authorities have misgivings about it.
It is a disgusting behavior of servants of the US colony who are steeped in pro-US worship and regard dependence on outsiders as a mode of its existence.
The US military occupation of and colonial domination over south Korea are the source of trouble by which the south Korean people have suffered and a main cause of disturbing peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula.
Far from driving out the US forces from south Korea, they are cling tightly to the coattail of the American master.
The withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea is the unanimous desire of the era and people.
Peace and genuine life of the people are ensured without the US forces.
The AINDF, together with the people of all social strata, would build a new independent society free from the foreign force by driving out the US forces from south Korea and exterminating the pro-US elements.
July 29, 2020
Abolish “National Security Law”!
Of late, the People’s Solidarity of Busan including eight civic organizations in Busan held a rally in demand of abolition of the National Security Law.
They strongly demanded the repeal of NSL, saying that it would always disturb our daily life and conscience. We cannot talk about democracy and sovereignty as long as the NSL comes into force.
Rescind the NSL which has deprived the people of their liberty and engaged itself in fabrication of spy ring, torture, imprisonment and murder!
Abrogate the NSL restraining the freedom of political idea!
Repeal the NSL which is engaged in the political oppression!