Saturday, 12 June 2021

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Sends Greetings to Russian President

Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, on June 12.


The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un in the message extended warm congratulations to the president, government and people of the friendly Russian Federation on behalf of the government and people of the DPRK on the occasion of the national day of the Russian Federation.


It is the aspiration and desire common to the peoples of the two countries to value and further develop the friendly DPRK-Russia relations with a long history and traditions as required by the new times, he said in the message.


He in the message expressed the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Russia that have entered a new stage of development since his first meeting with Putin in Vladivostok of Russia would steadily grow stronger in all fields.


He, availing himself of the opportunity, sincerely wished the Russian president good health and great success in his work and the Russian people welfare and prosperity. -0

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Guides Second Enlarged Meeting of Eighth Central Military Commission of WPK

                                   



Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- The second enlarged meeting of the 8th Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on Friday.


Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, guided the meeting.


Attending it were members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, commanders of the services and corps commanders of the KPA, executive members of the People's Army Committee of the WPK and members of the relevant departments of the C.C., WPK.


The enlarged meeting set forth important tasks for further enhancing the fighting efficiency of the revolutionary armed forces and bringing about a fresh turn in the overall work of national defence as required by the recent fast-changing situation around the Korean peninsula and the internal and external environment of our revolution and discussed the organizational issue.


At the meeting, the respected General Secretary analyzed the prevailing situation and the real state of the work of the People's Army and indicated the strategic tasks to be permanently held fast to by it and ways for developing the revolutionary armed forces.


The People's Army has to staunchly carry out the Party's line and policies on army building without an inch of deviation and keep a high alert posture to fulfill its noble mission and duty of firmly defending the sovereignty and security of the country and protecting the Party, revolutionary work, the interests of the state and people and the socialist construction, he stressed.


The meeting dealt with the organizational issue of dismissing, transferring and newly appointing some commanding officers of the services and those of some units at corps level. -0

Friday, 11 June 2021

Some Thoughts on DPRK -US relations 3 years after the June 12 summit -special article by Dr Dermot Hudson



It has been three years since the historic June 12th summit between the US and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea when the then US chief executive Trump met with the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea , respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  in Singapore . It was an amazing breakthrough for peace which most people thought would never happen . I, for one , thought that a summit between the leaders of the DPRK and US was impossible , almost unthinkable . In 2017 it looked like a war between the DPRK and the US was inevitable , not a question of if but of when . Yet the summit took place in Singapore and the danger of war was defused .

  However , it now seems like a very long time , as if it happened a decade ago .  This is because unfortunately  the US never implemented its side of the historic DPRK-US joint statement . Instead the US not only indulged in prevarication but continued with its anti-DPRK hostile policy which had basically existed since day one . It is true that the US scaled down some military exercises in south Korea but it did not get rid of them completely , nor did it withdraw its troops from south Korea nor end its  nuclear threat against the DPRK . Worse still the sanctions against People’s Korea continued and some new ones were imposed . The barrage of spiteful and malicious propaganda by the US media machine carried on without let-up .

  Now the regime has changed in the US and there is a new President in power , Sleepy Joe Biden . However, Biden looks unwilling and unable to carry forward the spirit of the June 12 joint statement , instead he appears committed to carrying on with the hostile policy against the DPRK . In fact he appears to be more hardline on the DPRK than his predecessor , Trump . Biden has used flowery words about diplomacy and ‘ the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula ‘  but at the same time  wants UN Security Council ( UNSC ) resolutions against the DPRK fully implemented . This in practice not only means continuing with the draconian sanctions against the DPRK but forcing the DPRK into unilateral and one-sided disarmament and the overthrow of the socialist system in the DPRK . Biden also talked about pursuing the anti-DPRK human rights campaign against the DPRK .

  So basically the DPRK-US joint statement of June 12 just remains a piece of paper .

  We need to defend People’s Korea more firmly than ever and campaign for the US to finally end its hostile policy against the DPRK by ending the sanctions and withdrawing its forces from south Korea .


Dr Dermot Hudson

Chairman KFA UK 

Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea.


Why June 19th is important in the history of the Workers' Party of Korea-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson



Most people know that October 10th is the day that the great leader President KIM IL SUNG founded the Workers Party of Korea, the supreme general staff of the Korean revolution . However the people of the DPRK also celebrate June 19th  as a day of equal significance . June 19th is the day that the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL  started working as the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea (the WPK) , 57 years ago in 1964 .

  When comrade KIM JONG IL started work at the Central Committee, the issue of continuing the revolution and enhancing the leadership role of the party was very important . In the late 1950s and early 1960s , modern revisionism had appeared in some socialist countries and the international communist movement . This damaged the cause of the revolution in a number of ways . It split the international communist movement and the previously unified socialist camp . In a lot of countries communist parties split into two parties ( and in some places into even three or four or five parties ) . Worse still the prestige of many ruling and non ruling parties was severely damaged by Khruschov’s foolhardy and reckless speech attacking JV Stalin at the 20th Congress of the CPSU . The revisionists sought to deny and undermine the leading role of the Party and derail the building of socialism .

 Comrade KIM JONG IL made sure that revisionism did not penetrate into the Workers Party of Korea and upheld the great Juche authored by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG . Comrade KIM JONG IL strived to establish the monolithic ideological system of Juche. He also brought about a new turn in the work of the WPK through his vigorous and untiring guidance of Party work . People came to talk about  the ever burning lamp at the Party centre which did not go out at night  because comrade KIM JONG IL worked through the night .

  Through his guidance to Party work comrade KIM JONG IL ensured the leading role of the Party was not only maintained  but strengthened . The day after he started work at the Central Committee of the WPK , comrade KIM JONG IL wrote that ‘ Now is the time for us to hold the red flag higher . We should fight more staunchly to accomplish the cause of the leader ,holding aloft the red flag of the revolution , whatever difficulties and trials may confront the revolution ‘(KIM JONG IL Selected Works Vol 2 page 2) .

Comrade KIM JONG IL worked hard to strengthen the unity of the Party by firmly cementing the monolithic ideological system of Juche . Moreover he worked to not only strengthen the unity of the Party but the unity of society by uniting the masses firmly around the Party . He encouraged officials and cadres to go among the masses and resolutely opposed the bureaucratic and armchair style of work .As a result the WPK achieved the single-hearted unity of the leader, Party and people for the first time in history and turned the whole society into a large harmonious socialist family. As a result, the WPK was developed into a party which took root deep among the masses of the people, an invincible party enjoying absolute support and trust from the people.

Thanks to the work of comrade KIM JONG IL in guiding the work of the WPK it was able to withstand the raging winds of anti-socialism  . Indeed the WPK is a shining model for communist , workers and socialist parties throughout the world. Today the work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL is carried forward by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who is building up the WPK to be even more stronger and ever-victorious .


Dr Dermot Hudson

Chairman British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea 

Chairman KFA UK 

President Association for the Study of Songun Politics 

Chairman , British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula .



Thursday, 10 June 2021

ASSPUK, BGSJI , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 57th anniversary of the start of work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL at the Central Committee of the WPK

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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London 10th June Juche 110(2021)
 The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea (BGSJI) , UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA ) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP)issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the start of work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea:

                                                         


On June 19th  1964 ,  57 years ago  comrade KIM JONG IL started work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea .This  was an event of great significance  as it marked a fresh turn in the onward march of the Korean revolution. Therefore it was a great landmark in the development of  the Korean revolution and the history of building the Workers Party of Korea . Comrade KIM JONG Il after starting work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea(WPK) devoted his tireless energy to the cause of Juche-orientated party building which had been started by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG the eternal president of the DPRK and founder of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea.  

  Since comrade KIM JONG IL started at the Central Committee of the WPK , a thoroughgoing and qualitative change took place in the work of the Party .                   

     When comrade KIM JONG IL started work at the Central Committee of the WPK many communist and workers parties of the world were experiencing difficulties due to the emergence of modern revisionism . Comrade KIM JONG IL rebuffed attempts to undermine the leading role of the WPK , the vanguard party by emphasizing the great Juche idea authored by President KIM IL SUNG  as the iron guiding ideology of the Party .


         




   Comrade KIM JONG IL stated  that "The Workers’ Party of Korea will shine for ever as the Party of Comrade Kim Il Sung"   and built up the WPK into  an ideologically integrated whole.      
                           





    Thanks to the guidance of Party work by comrade KIM JONG IL  successes in  all fields such as the  economy, culture,science and defence great victories were scored and a stunning  leap forward in the building of Juche socialism took place. The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL wrote many works of genius such as "On the Art of the Cinema " which expounded the seed theory .

  Comrade KIM JONG IL always stresses that the WPK had a mass foundation and mixed with people giving on -the spot guidance . He was against the abuse of power and bureaucracy in Party work .
 Comrade KIM JONG IL fully embodied the idea "The People are my God" of President KIM IL SUNG and built the WPK into a motherly party that took care of people's lives. He adopted a modest and popular style of work and fully developed the people orientated polices on such as the abolition of taxation ,free health care, free education and low-cost housing  . Under the benevolent and all embracing politics of comrade KIM JONG IL ,the DPRK developed into a harmonious socialist family , the like of which is not seen in any other country.

  It was thanks to the dynamic and untiring leadership of comrade KIM JONG IL that the WPK could win victory after victory even in the most adverse circumstances in which the odds were stacked against it .

                                 


 In the 1990 due the frustration of socialism in some countries, owing to modern revisionism , the imperialists stepped up efforts to stifle socialism in People's Korea by applying sanctions . Comrade KIM JONG IL affirmed the validity and scientific accuracy of socialism by authoring works such as  'Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable ' , ' Socialism Is A Science '  and Giving Priority to Ideological Work is essential for accomplishing socialism ". He rallied the people of the DPRK to defend socialism .Moreover comrade KIM JONG IL countered the imperialists attempts to overpower People's Korea by administering Songun (army first ) politics , the treasured sword for defending independence and won victory in the confrontation with the imperialists .Firm foundations were laid for a powerful , prosperous socialist country based on single -hearted unity. 

Comrade KIM JONG IL exploits in Party building are carried forward by Supreme Leader KIM JONG UN . Every year the DPRK and progressive people of the world  celebrate June 19 in the same splendid way as it does October 10, the founding day of the WPK.  We join with them in marking this significant occasion.
   
ASSPUK
BGSJI
UK KFA
BSCRPKP

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

DPRK's History of Self-reliance (13)

Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- When the Fatherland Liberation War came to an end in July Juche 42 (1953), Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, was turned into ruins. During the three-year war, the aggressors dropped in the city more than 428 000 bombs, equivalent to its population.


Anyhow, the Korean people rose up as one in the work to reconstruct the capital city.


In late July 1953, President Kim Il Sung convened a plenary meeting of the Cabinet to have a Cabinet decision "On the rehabilitation of Pyongyang City" adopted, which called for reconstructing cities of the country on a modern basis and building Pyongyang, in particular, into a splendid and beautiful city.


Under the decision, the reconstruction of Pyongyang was conducted on a full scale from the spring of 1954.


All Pyongyangites and students and servicepersons turned out in the struggle to complete the construction projects before the 9th anniversary of the national liberation (August 15, 1945), under the slogans "Let us reconstruct with our sweat the heroic city of Pyongyang defended at the cost of blood!" and "Let us build our capital city more beautifully and rapidly!". A large number of builders over-fulfilled their daily tasks twice or thrice and even five times in the reconstruction of Pyongyang.


Thanks to their patriotic zeal and devoted efforts, the construction projects were completed in 70 days. In the period, a main road stretching from Pyongyang Railway Station to Moran Hill was built and a square was formed in the center of the city, on both sides of which united office buildings showed their shapes and buildings of several national institutions were commissioned. Meanwhile, Kim Il Sung University and scores of other schools at all levels were reconstructed or built, ring-shaped roads were made and buildings of various cultural institutions and public health organs and exterior works of dwelling houses were completed.


On August 12, 1954, the President cut the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of the central square formed in the heart of Pyongyang City and appreciated the builders' feats.


The DPRK people are calling this square Kim Il Sung Square with their boundless reverence for the President. -0-

Enlarged Meeting of Asia-Pacific Regional Committee for Supporting Peaceful Reunification of Korea Held


Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee for Supporting Peaceful Reunification of Korea took place through video conferencing.


Peter Woods, co-chairman of the Committee and Asia-Pacific ambassador of the United Cities and Local Governments, made a report at the meeting.


He recalled that the committee, as befitting its mission, has organized regional and international online seminars on the important occasions of the DPRK over the past five years to praise the immortal exploits of President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un.


The committee has extended support and encouragement to the Korean people's struggle, denouncing the moves of the hostile forces infringing upon the Korean people's rights to existence and development, the reporter added.


He stressed that the committee to be newly formed would give wide publicity to the actual situation of the DPRK on its websites and conduct brisk activities for promoting friendship with the Korean people and supporting their just cause in the future.


The meeting laid down the rules of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee for Supporting Peaceful Reunification of Korea and elected its leadership organ.


Elected as co-chairpersons of the committee were Madav Kumar Nepal, former prime minister of the Nepalese government, Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, chairwoman of the Founding Committee of the Soekarno Foundation for Education of Indonesia, Dogu Ferincek, chairman of the Motherland Party of Turkey, Atul Kumar Anjan, secretary of the National Council of the Communist Party of India, Fumihiro Himori, chairman of the Japan Committee for Supporting the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea, Rafael Mariano, president of the Philippines-Korea Solidarity and Friendship Society, and elected as co-chairman and executive director of the committee was Peter Woods, Asia-Pacific ambassador of the United Cities and Local Governments.


A letter to Kim Jong Un was adopted at the meeting.


Read out there was an appeal to organizations for friendship and solidarity with the Korean people across the world on the occasions of the 110th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung and the 80th birth anniversary of Kim Jong Il.


The appeal praised Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as the peerlessly great men who lightened the road ahead of mankind for realizing independence with the bright rays of Juche, and wisely led the socialist construction in the DPRK and the cause of global independence with their extraordinary leadership and noble virtue.


It expressed expectation and belief that the members of the organizing committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu, organizations for friendship and solidarity with the Korean people across the world and other friends of the DPRK would fulfill their mission and role in greeting the year 2022 as an auspicious year of mankind. -0-