ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
London 11th May Juche 110(2021)
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),,British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea(BGSJ)) ,the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Kwangju uprising in south Korea ;
41 years ago the residents of Kwangju city in south Korea on the 18th of May 1980 rose up against the rotten and reactionary corrupt rule of the south Korean fascist puppet regime of Chun Du Hwan and the colonial domination of US imperialism over south Korea. The great leader President KIM IL SUNG said " the heroic popular uprising in Kwangju last May when large numbers of people arms in hand ,shook the fascist rule of south Korea to its very foundations and set the US imperialists and their stooges , the military fascists atremble with anxiety and fear "
The Kwangju uprising was a brave and heroic manifestation of the anti -fascist, anti- imperialist struggle of the south Korean popular masses and revolutionaries led by the Revolutionary Party for Reunification , the forerunner of the present Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea.
On the 22nd of May the spokesman of the Revolutionary Party for Reunification issued a statement to support the armed mass uprising of patriotic people in South Cheolla Province including Mokpo following Kwangju on May 18, denouncing the cruelty of the Chun Doo-hwan clique which declared the martial law.
The Kwangju uprising, which lasted 9 days , added a new chapter to the history of the struggle of the south Korean people for independence ,democracy and reunification . The participants of the Kwangju uprising showed remarkable courage and determination in the face of intense fascist repression by the south Korean puppet reactionaries and the Yankee imperialists.
The Kwangju uprising was a great inspiration to the peoples of the third world struggling against neo- colonialism and dictatorial regimes and it was a great example to anti- imperialist and anti -fascist fighters throughout the entire world . The Kwangju up risers fought bravely against the suppression of the armed forces of the south Korean puppet regime backed by the US imperialist aggression troops . The blood they shed was not in vain as one day their deaths will be avenged.
The Kwangju uprising proved beyond doubt that independence and social change cannot come peacefully , that counter-revolutionary violence must be defeated by revolutionary violence.
On the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Kwangju uprising we salute the heroic spirit of the Kwangju uprisers .The struggle for the full democratization of south Korea including the abolition of the National Security Law. should be stepped up an expanded. The US troops who are the exploiters and oppressors of the south Korean people must be expelled from the soil of south Korea. Only when this happens can the spirits of the Kwangju uprisers finally rest in peace !.
We support the struggle of the south Korean people , led by the Anti Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea (AINDF) the one and only popular vanguard,for independence ,democracy and reunification and the struggle of the south Korean people against the Yankee imperialists the sworn enemy of the Korean people.