Monday, 17 May 2021

Disgraceful Act to Freedom of Speech( from DPRK Foreign Ministry website )

From DPRK Foreign Ministry Website


http://www.mfa.gov.kp/en/disgraceful-act-to-freedom-of-speech/

Mankind has a common desire and demand to see that the mass media and modern information and communication tools stand firm on the principles of impartiality and objectiveness in discharging their missions as they play a role of significant importance in the ideological and moral realms of a human being.


But some specific states, under the signboard of “freedom of speech”, make entry into the internal affairs of sovereign states and scheme to disintegrate them from within by misusing different mass media and ICT networks, causing serious concerns among the international society.


On May 8, Vice-President of Venezuela exposed the facts that the Western mass media had enlisted the services of more than 70 million Twitters in their adverse propaganda operations against Venezuela. Prior to this, Venezuelan Foreign Minister condemned the western countries for financing the discontented forces and the press against his government, calling it an undisguised act of interference into the internal affairs of Venezuela.


A few days ago, the Administrator of Hong Kong of China said at the news conference that they would adopt a new law to strike a blow at some mass media for their acts of spreading disinformation and false rumours. And last January, the Cuban League of Journalists also denounced the West for egging private media in Cuba to defame and conduct a sinister propaganda against the revolutionary government.


Then, why are some specific states so much engrossed in such an act?


This stems from the fact that the false propaganda using mass media and modern information and communication tools can obtain desired results in a short period of time even without the loss of armed equipment and human life.


One shot of a bullet kills one solider; but a single item of false information disarms not only a country but the entire world – this is behind their ulterior motive and true intention.


The spread of trumped-up information through the media, internet and social media platforms would result in creating discords between the state and its people and giving a free run to socio-political disturbances and confusion. This would only lead some specific states to justify their moves of interference and aggression by making the above as international issues.


All told, false propaganda campaign against sovereign states is not merely a smear one to impair the image of a certain state, but a prelude to interference into its internal affairs and infringement of its sovereignty.


The so-called “freedom of speech”, their favourite word is also the one for slandering the other as well as the one for conducting anti-state campaign against certain countries at their will.


Now some specific states try to pose themselves as “guardians of freedom” by fabricating information whereby they attempt to make not only some countries but the rest of the world blind fools and hoodwink even the international society.


Owing to the acts of some specific states who are in the habit of ignoring the voices of justice and deceiving others, some countries are misled into taking sides with those countries in their attempts to isolate and stifle the other countries struggling to defend their sovereignties- this is the seriousness of the situation.


A theory based on injustice cannot escape condemnation of all people, and it is only too obvious that a mindset instilled with falsehood can hardly distinguish between justice and injustice.


All the world media and information tools constitute the treasure common to mankind which are entitled to disseminate to the people only truth, justice, morality and civilization. They should not, under any circumstances, serve as a medium which triggers off antagonism and jealousy, and confrontation and violence.


Those specific states should no longer misuse the media and the ICT networks as the main space of disinformation propaganda and a leverage for interference and blackmail as those media and networks should speak for justice and conscience of international society and make a genuine contribution to civilization of mankind.

Contrasting Realities Mirrored in Fates of Children

http://www.mfa.gov.kp/en/contrasting-realities-mirrored-in-fates-of-children/

The humankind made clear in the “Declaration of the Rights of the Child” and the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” adopted in 1959 and 1989 respectively at the United Nations General Assembly that children have the rights to enjoy special protection in family and society.


In our country, the Party and the state consistently assume full responsibilities for upbringing, education and even future of the children since their birth, in the midst of the increasing sanctions and the isolating and stifling maneuvers by the hostile forces.


All children are taken care of in the nurseries and kindergartens at the expense of the state and society as a result of the adoption in 1976 of Law on the Nursing and Upbringing of Children. And all schoolchildren are benefiting from the 12-year compulsory and free education system to learn and bring their hopes and talents into full bloom without knowing any worries and discrimination.


All over the country covering even remote islands and mountain villages, modern facilities for care and education of children and palaces for schoolchildren – bases for extracurricular education – are built at the best places, and baby homes, orphanages, primary and secondary schools for orphans are splendidly built, all of which serve the needs of the children to grow up healthily and happily. These are the result of full embodiment of the noble policy of our Party for cherishing the new generation and the future.


Foreigners who have witnessed the reality of our country are unanimously saying in praise that the DPRK is really a children’s kingdom where the children are upheld as kings of the country; the DPRK’s system of child nursing and upbringing is a unique epitome; and it is the best of the best that is hardly possible to imitate.


It is now scores of years since the adoption of relevant international declarations and conventions. But, when it comes to Japan, a lot of children are falling victim to all forms of social evils such as poverty and maltreatment, yet the solution of child issues remains serious and distant.


According to a recent report by the Japanese press, the number of maltreated children in the country has increased by 8.9% to 106, 960 in 2020, as compared to the previous year.


It is no mere coincidence that in February 2019, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child urged the Japanese authorities to enforce relevant measures, expressing concerns over the alarming rate of maltreatment and other violence against children in Japan.


The state of children in Japan is so serious that an establishment of “Children’s Agency”, a consolidated organization under the direct state control, is on the agenda as a way out for preventing birth rate reduction and child maltreatment and lifting poverty and disparities in education.


Continuous cases of violence and abuse against children in families and schools, juvenile crime and suicide etc. as well as new coinages such as “child on the waiting list” and “suicide culture” speak to the reality of the Japanese society where children are withering away even before coming into bud.


Upbringing of new generation, a matter of having direct bearings on the national prospect, can be said to stand for a mirror reflecting the future of the society.


Our blessed children are growing up singing aloud “We are the Happiest in the World” under the protection of the state, which allows no shade in their faces, whereas the children in Japan are fading away in desperation and suffering, bereft of dreams and hopes. This is the stark reality which presents great contrast between the two societies to be seen through their children.


If Japanese plan for “Children’s Agency” ends simply by establishing an organization, the birth rate reduction and the widespread tragedies such as child abuse, violence and suicide will not subside to an indefinite time, but will remain as an institutional chronic disease.


 


Institute for Studies of Japan


Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Speech of Dr Dermot Hudson to the Online Seminar on 10th Congress of the Youth League and the struggle against capitalist ideology held o15.05.2021 .

The 10th Congress of the Kimilsungist -Kimjongilist Youth League was held in Pyongyang the capital of People’s Korea from the  27th of April to the 29th of April  amidst great excitement and high expectations.The congress was attended by young people from all walks of life in the DPRK such as young workers , army youth and university students.


The congress of the youth league in the DPRK is of very great importance because basically youth are the successors to the revolution . In People's Korea young people have always been viewed as the vanguard and shock brigade of socialist construction . Young people  in the DPRK are a source of pride for the country . They took part in difficult labour consuming work and volunteer for key projects .Many monumental structures  such as the Paektusan Youth Hero Power station were built by young people and bear the name of youth .Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  defined young people as one of the three main forces of socialist construction and a source of pride for the Workers' Party of Korea. It was Marshal KIM JONG UN who put forward the concept of the DPRK being a youth power. In his 2015 work “ The Cause of the Great Party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Is Ever-Victorious" he wrote that 

In particular, the young people of a new generation have grown up into a dependable reserve force of the WPK and successors to the revolution, and they are performing the role of a shock brigade with credit in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution. Thus our country is widely recognized as a youthful power without parallel in the world. Recorded in the history of the WPK is the proud achievement it has made in training young people into heroes of the times and its advance group and wing.’


The youth league has a proud and honourable history as the youth organisation of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.




 At the Congress the Youth League was renamed the Socialist Patriotic Youth League of Korea (SPYLK ) to reflect the nature and tasks of the youth movement of the era. Originally the youth league had been founded as the Democratic Youth League of  Korea in 1946 . In 1964 the name was changed to the League of Socialist Working Youth of Korea and then to the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in 1996 . At the 9th Congress of the Youth League in August 2016 it was renamed the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League . 

  After the holding of the 8th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea in January earlier this year , it was decided to convene congresses of mass organisations in the DPRK such as the youth league , the women's union , trade unions etc . The 8th Congress of the WPK had identified the need to reenergise mass organisations.


  The Congress vowed to carry out the vital tasks that were laid down at the historic 8th Congress of the great Workers' Party of Korea(WPK) and the 2nd plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the WPK .  In particular 2 key tasks are to carry out the new 5 year plan and struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices.


The Congress also elected a new leadership and revised the rules of the youth league. Mun Chol was elected chairman of the Central Committee of the youth league and Ri Ju Chol, Pak Myong Jin, Pae Chung Il, Paek Hak Ryong, Kang Yong Jin, Jang Ryong Gil, Kim Song Il, Kim Kyong Jun and Ham Kwang Chol vice-chairmen.



  After the congress a short course was held . There was an art performance and a torchlight parade . Meetings at which young people pledged to carry out the tasks set down by the congress .


  Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , the general secretary of the Workers Party of Korea , sent a letter to the youth league congress titled ' "Demonstrate to the Full the Might of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League on the Historic March towards a Fresh Victory in the Revolution" .The letter laid down tasks and priorities for the Socialist Patriotic Youth League .His letter explained that “ The new name of the youth league directly and clearly reflects the nature and tasks of the youth movement at the present stage of our revolution, indicates in an intensive way the ideals and traits of the young people in our era, and sustains the characteristics unique to it as an organization of young people.’ Moreover he stressed that “ The change of the name of the youth league does not mean the change of the intrinsic nature of our young people's organization that regards modelling itself on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as its ultimate goal, as its ultimate fighting task.”.

The letter defined the struggle against anti-socialism and non socialism as a central task for the youth league  pointing out that 

 

' At present the dangerous poison that blemishes the original features of socialism is the anti-socialist and non-socialist practices.


Now a large-scale clean-up operation to wipe out these practices is underway on a nationwide scale. It is another class struggle, a patriotic struggle, to defend the purity and future of our young people and to provide them with a more wonderful home of socialiAsm'


These words inspire faith and confidence in People's Korea . It is very correct that the DPRK sees it as a class struggle . The DPRK has consistently maintained that class struggle continues under socialism.

It is good that the DPRK has made the struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices a key priority and is mobilising its young people in the struggle against anti-socialism . 


 In the past some socialist countries failed to take measures against imperialist and bourgeois ideological and cultural infiltration. Moreover they failed to struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices and were overwhelmed by them only to collapse . It has also been said that a certain country ‘opened its door but forgot to put up the mosquito net ‘. 


The infiltration of capitalist ideology and culture into socialist countries was  always part of the imperialist strategy of the so-called peaceful transition , a strategy to quietly and gradually overthrow socialism in the socialist countries . The following words were attributed to the US CIA director Allen Dulles “ "We shall arm comedians with jokes that laugh out their present and future. Poison the soul of the youth with disbelief in their purpose in life, awaken their interest in sexual problems, bait them with such lures of the free world as fancy dances, pretty clothing, special records, verses, songs... Sow discord between the youth and the older generation

 We can see evidence of this both in the past and at present .

 I can remember visiting  Hungary in the 1980s when it was still a socialist country albeit under revisionist leadership  . Here the ideological and cultural penetration of imperialism was deep . Posters of ‘Rambo’ and ‘Madonna ‘ were on sale in market stalls . There was a McDonalds in the centre of Budapest. Doctors and dentists made a lot of money through secretly running private practices . To a greater or lesser extent most of the East European socialist countries were heavily penetrated by Western culture and ideology . Worse still the youth of these countries were the most affected  . 

This is why the DPRK is so correct to place the struggle against anti-socialism and non-socialism on the agenda of the youth league . The DPRK is now going to unfold an exciting and powerful campaign against anti-socialist and non-socialist ideas . This in turn will generate a great upsurge in socialist construction and make a decisive contribution to the fulfillment of the new 5 year plan.



  We are sure that the 10th Congress of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League will herald the start of a great movement in People's Korea to smash and finally wipe out anti-socialist and non socialist practices as well as all capitalist , revisionist and imperialist ideas . We also believe the Congress will inspire the DPRK young people to turn out in the struggle to fulfill the 5th year plan set out at the 8th Congress of the WPK thereby demonstrating the revolutionary stamina of the DPRK . We are sure that Korean youth will play their part in building a thriving socialist nation.


Youth: the heart of Korean socialism!- contribution of the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics to the online seminar on the DPRK youth league congress 15.05.2021




May 14, Juche 110 (2021)



Dear comrades from British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea,


I greet all of you on behalf of Brazilian Center for the Study of Songun Politcs (CEPS-BR). Thank you very much. I’m pretty grateful for the opportunity to write this letter to all of you. I feel especially honored to write to you, Dr. Dermot Hudson. My interest in deepening my studies on the DPRK started two years ago, when my beloved father, Waldir, who passed away 8 months ago, took me to the seminar that you gave at the invitation of CEPS-BR, at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). I’m very grateful to my dear father, who in addition to being a comrade and mentor was my best friend, to you, Dr. Hudson, and to CEPS-BR, a group of which today I have the honor of being a collaborator. If I’m writing this letter today, it is thanks to you. Thank you very much.


Comrades, the theme you have chosen is very important. I think we can say that youth is the core of any revolution. Without the strength of youth, no revolution is made and mainly remains. Youth is the heart of Juche and the heart of Korean Socialism. For this reason, the 10th Congress of Youth League was instrumental in strengthening of kimilsungist and kimjongilist wisdoms. 


In this congress, several important points were addressed. The League's conduct over the past five years has been expressly praised by the respected leader and comrade Kim Jong Un, who was also categorical in stating that youth support for the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) is the essential basis for advancing the cause of socialism and the practical development of the Juche Idea. It is known that the DPRK faces one of the most difficult moments of recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the closure of its borders with China, which tightened its already scarce foreign trade. This all adds up to political embargoes and the imminent threats of invasion by the Biden government, that is, the situation is difficult. However, comrade Kim Jong Un, as well as the Central Committee of the WPK, all authorities in the country are enthusiastic about the certainty that these adversities will be overcome. And indeed they will be, because history is proof of the resilience of this victorious mass called the KOREAN PEOPLE.


Finally, I would like to send warm and sympathetic greetings to the Palestinian comrades, who are suffering yet another historic, sad and cowardly massacre on the part of the imperialists.


CEPS-BR wishes, from Brazil, an excellent seminar to all of you, comrades.



Affectionately,


Adriano Lima


Member of the Brazilian Center for the Study of Songun Politics


The Congress of young revolutionaries' ( A speech by Alan Bolon to Seminar on DPRK Youth League Congress, 15th of May 2021 )

                                           


 The 10th Congress of Youth Socialist League was successfully held on 29th of April 10th

amid political awareness and extraordinary enthusiasm of its participants. The Congress,

which lasted three days discussed in depth the measures to bring about a fundamental

turn in the Youth League work by thoroughly applying the spirit of the 8th Congress of

the Workers’ Party of Korea and adopted relevant decisions.

During the Congress, speakers referred to the achievements, experiences made by the

youth in their endeavors to creditably fulfill the sacred mission and duty of defending the

country, its people and its values. The Congress analyzed and reviewed mistakes found in

the league work. The speakers pledged to redouble their efforts to carry out the league

building and activities in line with Party’s ideas and intention with fresh resolution and

preparedness.

The second agenda “Review of the work of the Central Inspection Commission of the

Kimilsungism – Kimiljongilism Youth League” to be followed. A resolution was adopted

with the unanimous approval.

The Congress discussed the third agenda item “on renaming the youth league”; the name

“Socialist Patriotic Youth League” was adopted with unanimous approval.

The fourth agenda item “On revising the rules of the Youth League” where the report on

revising the rules was discussed. The reporter summarized the content of rules to be

revised and supplemented in conformity with the new fighting tasks facing the youth

league, the requirements of developing revolution and the principle of building the youth

league. The revised rules reflect the requirements for raising the fighting efficiency of the

Workers' Party of Korea.

The Congress discussed the fifth agenda item “On election of the central leadership organ

of the youth league”.

All Socialist League members with great enthusiasm and optimism expressed their

feelings and motivations to mobilize themselves to continue the hard work for

implementation of the 8th Congress of WPK. They do this in order to build a socialist

construction to achieve success and wellbeing with improved lives of all Korean People.

Long live Kimilsungism – Kimiljongilism!

Alan Bolon,

Chairman of West of England Branch,

of the UK Korean Friendship Association.

_________________________________________________

Report of Online Meeting of KFA UK and the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea “ 10th Congress of the Youth League and the struggle against capitalist ideology held 15

A meeting of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and the Korean Friendship Association of the UK on the subject of the 10th Congress of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League and the struggle against capitalist ideology was held at 16.30 hours on the 15. 05 .2021  . It was attended by members of KFA UK and the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea from London , West of England  and Staffordshire . Also KFA Finland and friends of the DPRK from Turkey and Poland . A written contribution was received from the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics .

  Dr Dermot Hudson, chairman of the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and chairman of KFA UK opened the meeting  before turning to the main topic of the meeting  he pointed out that the DPRK stood by the Palestinian people and have given aid to the Arab people in their struggle against  Zionism and imperialism . President KIM IL SUNG met Yasser Arafat several times .

   A written contribution from the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics   stated that “ Comrades, the theme you have chosen is very important. I think we can say that youth is the core of any revolution. Without the strength of youth, no revolution is made and mainly remains. Youth is the heart of Juche and the heart of Korean Socialism. For this reason, the 10th Congress of Youth League was instrumental in strengthening of Kimilsungist and Kimjongilist wisdoms. 


In this congress, several important points were addressed. The League's conduct over the past five years has been expressly praised by the respected leader and comrade Kim Jong Un, who was also categorical in stating that youth support for the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) is the essential basis for advancing the cause of socialism and the practical development of the Juche Idea. It is known that the DPRK faces one of the most difficult moments of recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the closure of its borders with China, which tightened its already scarce foreign trade. This all adds up to political embargoes and the imminent threats of invasion by the Biden government, that is, the situation is difficult. However, comrade Kim Jong Un, as well as the Central Committee of the WPK, all authorities in the country are enthusiastic about the certainty that these adversities will be overcome. And indeed they will be, because history is proof of the resilience of this victorious mass called the KOREAN PEOPLE’.


The Chairman of the West of England branch of KFA UK said in his speech that ‘ The 10th Congress of Youth Socialist League was successfully held on 29th of April 10th amid political awareness and extraordinary enthusiasm of its participants. ...All Socialist League members with great enthusiasm and optimism expressed their

feelings and motivations to mobilize themselves to continue the hard work for implementation of the 8th Congress of WPK. They do this in order to build a socialist construction to achieve success and wellbeing with improved lives of all Korean People.

Long live Kimilsungism – Kimiljongilism!’


Dr Dermot Hudson gave the keynote address  saying that ‘ The congress of the youth league in the DPRK is of very great importance because basically youth are the successors to the revolution . In People's Korea young people have always been viewed as the vanguard and shock brigade of socialist construction . Young people  in the DPRK are a source of pride for the country . They took part in difficult labour consuming work and volunteer for key projects .Many monumental structures  such as the Paektusan Youth Hero Power station were built by young people and bear the name of youth .Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  defined young people as one of the three main forces of socialist construction and a source of pride for the Workers' Party of Korea.’

  Referring to the struggle against anti-socialist and non socialist practices he said that ‘ In the past some socialist countries failed to take measures against imperialist and bourgeois ideological and cultural infiltration. Moreover they failed to struggle against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices and were overwhelmed by them only to collapse . It has also been said that a certain country ‘opened its door but forgot to put up the mosquito net ‘ ….The DPRK is now going to unfold an exciting and powerful campaign against anti-socialist and non-socialist ideas . This in turn will generate a great upsurge in socialist construction and make a decisive contribution to the fulfillment of the new 5 year plan.’.


The Chairman of Staffordshire KFA UK branch said the history of the Korean revolution is intimately  bound with the history of the youth movement in Korea . He said that the history of the youth league in Korea goes right back to the foundation of the Young Communist League.

 Some discussion was held on the subject of Korean reunification . Dr Hudson pointed out that 41 years ago the south Korean puppets carried out the Kwangju massacre with the backing of the US imperialists . The south Korean people carried out many revolutionary struggles against south Korean puppet fascist rule and US imperialism.

The meeting closed at 17.45 hours.


Sunday, 16 May 2021

Formation of new body



 


On April 24, 100 personages of civil bodies including the Bar Association for Democratic Society formed the Candlelight for Democratic Reform, Peace, Prosperity and Unification. 


The south Korean conservatives met a stern judgment by the nationwide candlelight resistance. However, the present government which was established thanks to the candlelight resistance failed to uproot evil practices and repeated itself disgraceful history of slavish submission to powers, studying face of big powers, the participants charged at the inaugural ceremony.    


They said that they would make giant strides toward the ultimate victory of candlelight resistance together with all political parties and groups which support the democratic reform, peace, prosperity and unification.


Noting that they would inherit the spirit of candlelight resistance to further develop it, they set forth three points of struggle; inter-Korean economic cooperation and income, suspension of south Korea-US joint military exercise and peace of the Korean Peninsula, clear riddance of evil forces and democratic reform.  


For the present, they decided to wage a vigorous action to put joint military game to suspension and against discharge of water contaminated by radioactivity of nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture. They renewed their determination to launch to uproot the conservative forces with a do-or-die spirit.


To this end, they expressed their will to hold forum to accelerate the candlelight resistance, carry out various kind of propaganda activities while strengthening unity with the political parties, groups and progressive press.