Sunday, 28 May 2017

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support NPCK Statement on THAAD

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                 London 28th of May   Juche 106(2017)
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the Juche Idea Study Group of England, the UK Korean Friendship Association and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu the  issued the following joint statement in support of the statement issued on the 27th of May by the National Peace Committee of Korea(NPCK) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ;
  In south Korea the struggle against the deployment of THAAD (the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense of the US imperialists) has intensified . However the pro-US conservative
forces of south Korea are trying to block this struggle and the new south Korean authorities have taken an ambivalent attitude.
 However there is no room for sitting on the fence  because THAAD is a grave threat to peace and the existence of the Korean nation !. As the DPRK NPCK states " To deploy THAAD or to withdraw it would serve as a cornerstone discerning the acts of sycophancy toward outsiders from the stand of prioritizing the nation, and there should be no compromise here"
  Basically the deployment of THAAD turns south Korea into a launchpad for a massive US nuclear war against the DPRK and the rest of Asia. It makes south Korea into a theatre of confrontation of the big nuclear -powers. Those who condone the deployment of THAAD are even worse than those who
betrayed the Korean nation to the Japanese imperialists in the early 20th century .
  The issue of THAAD will determine who has the genuine interests of the Korean nation at heart.
  We support the demands for the total and unconditional withdrawal of THAAD!
NO TO THAAD!
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

U.S., S. Korean Warmongers' Plan to Stage Largest-ever Joint Military Drills Flailed

  Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement on Sunday to denounce the U.S. and the south Korean warmongers for planning to stage the largest-ever joint military exercises with the involvement of Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear task forces in the waters off the Korean peninsula in upcoming June under the pretext of the DPRK's legitimate measure for bolstering the military capabilities for self-defence.

    In the past the U.S. frequently infiltrated nuclear carrier task force into the waters off the Korean peninsula in its frantic bid to pose military threat to the DPRK. But never has it gone so desperate as now as it plans to stage the joint military drills with the introduction of the two nuclear carrier task forces.

    This proves that the U.S. and the puppet warmongers' ambition for provocation of a war against the DPRK has reached the zenith, a dangerous military act of pushing the acute situation on the Korean peninsula to the worst point of explosion, the statement said, adding:

    Now that the aggressors and provokers are watching for an opportunity to invade the DPRK, regarding it as a thorn in the flesh, it is quite natural for the DPRK to bolster the nuclear sword for justice to defend the destiny of the country and the nation and the life of its people. No one can find fault with this as it is an extremely just option for self-defence.

    The U.S. is trying to threaten and blackmail the DPRK with the nuclear carrier but the U.S.-style bluffing can never work on the DPRK and the DPRK will remain undeterred even though more nuclear strategic assets than the two nuclear carrier task forces are brought into.

    The U.S. must clearly understand that its frantic moves of holding joint military drill against the DPRK with the introduction of nuclear carrier strike groups will only make our nuclear weapons target the heart of the enemies.

    The army and people of the DPRK are full of the will to make the U.S., which have committed untold crimes against the Korean nation decade after decade, suffer deadly retaliatory strikes bitter defeat.

    Time and victory belong to the DPRK holding the nuclear sword of justice. -0-

Saturday, 27 May 2017

THAAD Deployment Will Incur Punishment by Nation: NPCK Spokesman

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea (NPCK) issued a statement Saturday over the fact that the south Korean ruling quarters take irresolute attitude toward the issue of THAAD deployment.

    Noting that the struggle of people from all walks of life demanding the cancellation of THAAD deployment is now getting intensified in south Korea, the statement said:

    However, the "Liberal Korea Party" and other conservative groups and political philistines assert that the withdrawal of THAAD may undermine the south Korea-U.S. alliance and cause "division of public opinion", and the new south Korean authorities are taking an ambivalent approach to the public demand for the withdrawal of THAAD under such pretexts as "prudent solution" and "procedures of approval by the National Assembly".

    To deploy THAAD or to withdraw it would serve as a cornerstone discerning the acts of sycophancy toward outsiders from the stand of prioritizing the nation, and there should be no compromise here, the statement said, clarifying the following principled stand:

    1. THAAD deployment is a traitorous act of leaving the land of south Korea as the eternal advanced military base for the U.S. realization of strategy for world domination.

    The south Korean authorities have to make its stand clear, well aware that the deployment is a senseless and traitorous act of drawing water to the U.S. mill for a nuclear war and providing it with a foothold for aggression.

    2. The deployment is a thrice-cursed act of treachery that would reduce the Korean peninsula into a theatre for nuclear war of big powers and invite unprecedentedly terrible disaster.

    If the south Korean authorities approves the deployment to toe the U.S. line, it will be recorded as a treachery putting the "Ulsa (1905) five traitors" into the shade.

    The south Korean authorities have to make a bold decision of withdrawing THAAD without delay, mindful that the nation is seriously watching them.

    3. The deployment constitutes a crime against the nation as it is aimed to remove the nuclear sword of justice that would guarantee the dignity, security and eternal prosperity of the nation, with the help of aggressors.

    The south Korean authorities should bear deep in mind the fact that the act of the conservative group to get rid of the nuclear treasured sword of justice by introducing THAAD is just a foolish and traitorous deed.

    THAAD deployment is one of the worst evils done by the Park Geun Hye group and its withdrawal is a strong demand of the candlelight demonstrators and the irreversible trend of the times.

    Anyone who allows the U.S. THAAD deployment for aggression would be forsaken and sternly punished by the nation just like the group of conservatives. -0-

Japanese Regime Should Not Go Impudent: KCNA Commentary

 Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- Japan, hell-bent on antagonizing the DPRK, is going impudent over the operation of its liner Mangyongbong.

    The chief Cabinet secretary of Japan said it would heed the impact of the operation of Mangyongbong on the efforts of other countries for tackling the issue of nuclear and rocket programs of Pyongyang.

    And the foreign minister imprudently asserted that Japan expects Russia to take a responsible approach to settling the Korean issue.

    This is just manifestation of the Japanese reactionaries' inveterate hostile policy toward the DPRK.

    Japan is not entitled to say this or that about the liner.

    The liner is just an international tourist ship which contributes to promoting the economic ties and humanitarian exchange under an agreement between the DPRK and Russia.

    Japan has put an embargo on the liner for more than one decade, blocking the sea route of Koreans in Japan for visiting the homeland. Not content with this human rights abuse, it is faulting even regular economic exchange and visits between countries, revealing once again the hideous nature of its policy hostile to the DPRK.

    What dignitaries of Japan uttered to link the bilateral cooperation between the DPRK and Russia with a military purpose is just sophism to justify its policy hostile to the DPRK.

    Since the end of the Second World War, Japan has resorted to undisguised political and economic blockade and military moves against the DPRK in a sinister bid to realize the wild ambition for "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." This only drew criticism and rejection by the international community.

    In 2003 when the DPRK remained a non-nuclear state, Japan hatched a plot to justify its moves against the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) by branding the liner as a drug-smuggling boat.

    The Japanese regime is justifying its policy hostile to the DPRK, terming the steps taken by it for bolstering its military muscle to tackle the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail a "threat" to Japan and the world.

    The recent accusation of the Japanese reactionaries against the liner is just part of the smear campaign.

    It is their purpose to suffocate the DPRK through complete economic blockade and secure a favorable opportunity for launching reinvasion.

    Japan is, indeed, the sworn enemy of the Korean people as it is seized with inveterate hostility toward the DPRK.

    Such mean act of Japan can never stun the DPRK. Japan had better not run riot, refraining from such narrow-minded behavior. -0

Extreme End of Impudence

Extreme End of Impudence
There was the first official trial of Park Geun-hye who had been indicted on charges of the special political scandal at the Seoul Central District Court on May 23 and 25.
The public and world's attention were riveted on the trial as Park is the third ex-president who stood at the bar.
Park, with a haggard face, was taken to the court under guard with number 503 attached on her convict clothes, her hands handcuffed.
The prosecution side clarified that it would prove the abuse of power by Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil, terming the case the abuse of "state power", drive for private interests and cozy relationship with business conglomerates.
Park and her group demanded not-guilty, asserting that there is no evidence proving bribery and conspiracy, the prosecution side charged her on presumption, far from reflecting on her misdeed or making apology.
Broad segments of people and mass media sharply rebuked haughty attitude of Park who denied all the indicted facts.
The Democratic Party, the People’s Party, the Justice Party and the Bareun Party urged Park to plead guilty and redeem all her crimes.
Park is ignorant of why she was impeached and faced trial, judges may have thought how this kind of narrow-minded woman was elected as president, a lawyer of conservative politician said.
He continued that he thought Park would make openhearted apology in the trial, he was foolish enough to think so and he burnt with shame for he assisted her for four years.
Men differ from brutes in that they can think and they have conscience and obligation.

No matter how desperately Park and her coteries try to lengthen their miserable end already sealed, it is inescapable that they meet a stern judgment by the enraged nation.

ASSPUK , JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu on the 80th anniversary of the Pochonbo battle

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                 London 27th of May   Juche 106(2017)
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the Juche Idea Study Group of England, the UK Korean Friendhsip Association and the  UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu   issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the the 80th anniversary of the battle of Pochonbo .
            The battle of Pochonbo was a unique military  and political feat of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army under the command of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung , a gifted military strategist, heroic partisan leader and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander. The battle of Pochonbo struck a mighty blow against the fascistic Japanese imperialists ,striking fear into them.
     It was on the 4th of June 1937 that the revolutionary fighters of the KPRA carried out a daring and audacious operation to advance into the Korean homeland , under the command of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. General Kim Il Sung the commander of the KPRA had put forward the bold  policy of advancing into the Korean homeland and to strike at the Japanese imperialist occupiers.
The Japanese imperialists who had annexed Korea in 1910 were severely oppressing the Korean people ,literally strangling the life out of them and trying to obliterate everything Korean. The question of advance into the homeland was simply not a military one but a political and ideological one .
  Under the wise command of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung using  brilliant Juche-orientated guerrilla tactics the Korean People's Revolutionary Army annihilated the Japanese imperialist aggressors in Pochonbo and went on to defeat them in the battles of Kouyushan and Jiansanfeng,
      As the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung said
" Brothers and sisters, look at the flames over there. Those raging flames show that the enemy is doomed. Those flames show the whole world that our nation is not dead but alive, and that if we fight against the Japanese imperialist plunderers we can win. Those flames will shine like a ray of hope in the hearts of our people suffering from maltreatment and hunger, and will spread throughout our three-thousand-r/ land like a torch of struggle.
The Korean people are not of the “same descent” as the Japanese imperialist villains, and we do not acknowledge the idea noisily propagandized by them that “Japan and Korea are one”.
We, the KPRA, will tighten our grip on our weapons of revenge and liberate our 23 million fellow countrymen suffering from hunger and poverty, ignorance and darkness. We will liberate our fatherland come what may, and establish a people’s country free from oppression and exploitation on the land of the independent fatherland."
 Indeed the flames of Pochonbo symbolised the cleansing of Japanese imperialism from Korea and the destruction of the old society of exploitation and oppression.
  The victory in the Pochonbo battle, which was due to the protean guerrilla tactic of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, was a powerful inspiration to the oppressed peoples of the world in their anti-imperialist ,anti-colonialist struggle . As one third world liberation fighter wrote " The beacon fire of Ponchonbo marked a great event which gave confidence in struggle to not only the Korean people under the colonial rule of Japanese imperialism , but also to the world revolutionary oppressed people, groaning in those days under the heels of the imperialist aggressors -fascist Germany, Italy , Japanese imperialism and American and British imperialism "

 Today the battle of Pochonbo remains a potent  inspiration and model of success in guerrilla struggle for anti-imperialist independence movements. The beacon fire of independence lit in Pochonbo 80years ago still burns brightly in the independent DPRK of Songun which is facing down the US imperialists under the leadership of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un. 
ASSPUK
JISGE

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support statement of DPRK Vice Foreign Minister

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                 London 27th of May   Juche 106(2017)
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the Juche Idea Study Group of England, the UK Korean Friendship Association and the  UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu the  issued the following joint statement in support of the statement of vice-Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) comrade Pak Myong Guk which was issued on Friday 26th of May ;
  The US imperialists and other international reactionaries have been scurrying about like rats  to impose 'additional sanctions' on the DPRK an independent and sovereign state.  The US imperialists
have put the issue of the DPRK's measures for self-defence before the UN Security Council  and are trying to whip up an atmosphere of contention and hostility towards the DPRK.
   The UNSC is acting in an one sided , unfair and partisan way . As comrade Pak Myong Guk pointed out  " They termed the DPRK's rocket launches violation of "resolutions" of the UN Security Council. If the steps of the DPRK are the reason of their unreasonable behavior, it is an expression of their ignorance or deliberate defiance of the fact that the "resolutions" are just the product of double-standards devoid of any legal grounds.

    The DPRK requested the UN Security Council several times to clarify the legal grounds of its "resolutions on sanctions" on the DPRK and, to this end, proposed an international forum of legal experts to the UN Secretariat. But it has not yet received any answer"
  This is indeed true . The UNSC has done absolutely nothing  to address the issue of US threats to the DPRK such as military exercises. Other countries have carried out nuclear tests and missile tests without one word of rebuke from the UNSC ! The UNSC has never clarified the legality of the sanctions against the DPRK and have never acceded to the request to form an international legal forum to discuss the matter.
  What is worse is that some so-called  'anti-imperialist' countries appear to have thrown away their
principles(if they had any in the first place) and are siding with the US against the DPRK. Instead of
criticising the US imperialists for continually increasing tension on the Korean peninsula by  bringing in aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines.  Instead they have condemned the DPRK's just and righteous moves to increase self-defence.
  As the statement of vice-Foreign Minister comrade Pak Myong Guk says "To turn away from the root cause of the escalation of tensions but to denounce the DPRK's inevitable option for self-defence caused by it is just an act of "flattering" and "brown-nosing" to the backstage manipulators, rather than an expression of stand prompted by the respect for international law and regulations and the aspiration for world peace and stability.

    If these countries are truly interested in international peace and stability, they should not toe the U.S. line but take the lead in realizing international justice."
  Our organisations support the statement of comrade Pak Myong Guk ,vice-Foreign Minister of the DPRK  and also call for people to have no illusions about certain fake 'anti-imperialist ' countries.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Vice Foreign Minister Snipes at U.S. and Its Allies' Talk about "Additional Sanctions" against DPRK

  Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Pak Myong Guk issued a statement Friday as the U.S. and its followers are calling for "additional sanctions" on the DPRK, much upset by its consecutive steps for bolstering the nuclear force.

    As its scenario was rebuffed by many countries not wanting the escalation of tensions, the U.S. has gone sly to create an "atmosphere" critical of the DPRK in a bid to attain its sordid purpose, the statement said, and went on:

    Some countries known as U.S. allies respectively issued protest statements at the U.S. beck and call.

    The DPRK does not pay even the slightest attention to these countries which blindly toe the U.S. line, away from justice and principle.

    What the DPRK would like to take note of is the fact that a few countries are dancing to the U.S. tune even though they are not its allies.

    They termed the DPRK's rocket launches violation of "resolutions" of the UN Security Council. If the steps of the DPRK are the reason of their unreasonable behavior, it is an expression of their ignorance or deliberate defiance of the fact that the "resolutions" are just the product of double-standards devoid of any legal grounds.

    The DPRK requested the UN Security Council several times to clarify the legal grounds of its "resolutions on sanctions" on the DPRK and, to this end, proposed an international forum of legal experts to the UN Secretariat. But it has not yet received any answer.

    What is all the more problematic is that the few countries failed to utter even a word about the nuclear carrier task forces and strategic nuclear subs brought by the U.S. to the waters off the Korean peninsula to push the situation to the brink of a war, even though they talk much about peace and stability on the peninsula and the region while "faulting" and expressing "concerns" about the DPRK's rocket launches.

    They do not dare mention the U.S. moves when talking about the situation on the Korean peninsula, the most typical characteristics of vassal states bereft of independence and courage.

    The DPRK has bolstered the nuclear deterrence for self-defence in every way to tackle the U.S. extreme hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail.

    To turn away from the root cause of the escalation of tensions but to denounce the DPRK's inevitable option for self-defence caused by it is just an act of "flattering" and "brown-nosing" to the backstage manipulators, rather than an expression of stand prompted by the respect for international law and regulations and the aspiration for world peace and stability.

    If these countries are truly interested in international peace and stability, they should not toe the U.S. line but take the lead in realizing international justice. -0-

Military Provocation to DPRK by S. Korean Warmongers

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- The puppet military of south Korea let a spy drone "Heron" intrude deep into the territorial air of the DPRK four times while flying above the hotspot waters of the West Sea of Korea and its vicinity from 07:46 to 20:40 on May 26.

    Such grave military provocation was committed when the U.S. imperialists forward-deployed four "Global Hawks" and over 100 pilots at the Yokoda air base of Japan, near the DPRK, from Guam under the pretext of escaping from typhoon.

    The recent adventurous provocation is prompted by their sinister scheme to ward off the growing demand of the south Korean people for improved north-south relations and ignite a war for invasion of the north, pursuant to their U.S. master's anti-DPRK policy.

    The south Korean warmongers continue to commit military provocations escalating the tension of the Korean peninsula, despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK. But such moves will only invite merciless retaliatory counteraction of the Korean People's Army. -0-

Friday, 26 May 2017

Pressure on Sovereign State Can Never be Unanimous Will of International Community: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- The U.S. desperately tries to create an atmosphere for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK after cooking up a brigandish story about "unanimous will of the international community" peppered with lies and fabrications.

    Faulting the DPRK's test-launches of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 and strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, the U.S. is urging all member nations of the UN to take prompt measures to implement all sanctions imposed on the DPRK by the UN Security Council, the package measures stipulated in Resolutions 2321 and 2270 adopted last year in particular.

    Some bellicose elements of the Trump administration are going on the rampage while lording it over the UN. They threaten countries to either support north Korea or support the U.S., bluffing that any country, organization or individual supporting north Korea will be strictly sanctioned and that even though it is an international organization, it will be called into question, if it supports north Korea.

    This brigandish logic meant to make all countries be obedient to its will or be subject to sanctions and pressure is rejected by the international community.

    At a seminar held at U.S. Congress on May 12, an expert on Korean issue disclosed the absurdity of assertions against the DPRK, clarifying that the DPRK has made efforts for regional peace and implementation of agreements between the north and the south while the West and south Korea have resorted to false propaganda to give impression that sanctions and blockade are the only method in a bid to cover up their failed policy toward the DPRK.

    Commenting on the assertion that "there is no other way of making north Korea come out for negotiations but to inflict maximum pressure and blockade", he refuted it, saying "regional situation deteriorated whenever the U.S. put pressure on north Korea".

    A socio-political critic of Russia recently expected Korea will be one of the world's economic and military powers in a decade if the north and the south of it are reunified, saying that's why the U.S. and other Western media are doing their best to describe the DPRK as a monster and war is what is wanted by the U.S.

    The U.S. policy-makers had better pay heed to the comments of those experts.

    Sanctions and pressure on a sovereign state can never be the unanimous wish of the international community.

    The DPRK has been exposed to pressure of all descriptions by big chauvinist forces, to say nothing of nuclear threat and blackmail and sanctions by the imperialists including the U.S.

    Had the DPRK failed to stand the pressure by the imperialists and the chauvinists, it would have already been reduced to a colony of the imperialists or to a subject country of big chauvinists.

    It is a serious lesson taught by the tragic incidents in various countries that if any nation has no strength, even though it is honest and just, it can not speak out in the international arena and would not be able to maintain justice and conscience after being reduced into the plaything of big powers.

    It is by no means fortuitous that many countries are standing against the U.S. adventurous moves which rendered the situation in the Korean peninsula and the region tense and compelled the DPRK to bolster the nuclear force.

    The unanimous will of the international community today is to realize independent development of sovereign states and genuine international justice. -0-

Properly Combining the Class Line with the Mass Line -from uriminzokkirri

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Properly Combining the Class Line
with the Mass Line

To properly combine the class line with the mass line means to properly embody the requirements of both the class line and the mass line in strengthening the revolutionary ranks and conducting the revolution and construction.
To implement the class line means to maintain the working-class principles in the revolution and construction and resolve all problems from the working-class standpoint. The DPRK defends the class character and revolutionary character of the working class in pushing forward the revolution and construction, thereby advancing the cause of socialism victoriously without any deviation or deflection.
To implement the mass line means to safeguard the interests of the broad sections of the people and resolve all the problems arising in the revolution and construction by actively enlisting the people’s inexhaustible creative strength and wisdom with confidence in them.
In politics the DPRK thoroughly embodies the principle of the Juche idea that the masses are the masters of the revolution and construction and they also have the strength to promote the revolution and construction. By doing so, it gives full play to the people’s revolutionary enthusiasm and creative initiative and, by relying on them, propels the revolution and constructio

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu denounce attempts to derail improvement in inter-Korean relations

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                       26th  of May  Juche 106(2017)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a statement in support of the statement of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation(CCNR) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea concerning repairing relations between the DPRK and south Korea;
  In the past there was an era of improvement in relations between the north and south of Korea. On June 15  2000 the north-south joint declaration was signed and after that there was a lessening of tension , many joint projects were pushed forward and there was a period of inter-Korean co-operation. However this was sabotaged , reversed and negated by the fascist , anti-reunification regimes in south Korea of first Lee Myung Bak and then Park Geun Hye. However owing to the 
extreme corruption and dictatorial rule of Park , the conservative forces of south Korea suffered 
rejection and rebuff by the south Korean people opening up some possibilities for the improvement and repair of north-south relations . Indeed this is a most urgent necessity in order avert conflict 
and war on the Korean peninsula.
 However the far right , fascist , conservative forces of south Korea such as the so-called 'Liberty Korea Party' have come out and tried to oppose this .As the the CCNR pointed out on Thursday
25th of May '  Jong U Thaek, floor leader from the "Liberal Korea Party", Hong Jun Phyo who lost the "presidential" race and other die-hard conservatives spout a load of rubbish every day, asserting that the regime should face up to the essence of the north's stance and there should be no dialogue with it unless it abandons its nuclear and missile programs.

    Conservative media including Chosun Ilbo and Dong-A Ilbo are noisily talking that it is a wild dream to repair the south-north ties through dialogue and that the north might take advantage of it for intensifying nuclear weaponization and that the "government" must send the north a strong message'
  This kind of rhetoric goes against the interests of the Korean nation and people .

The moves of the ultra right in south Korea must be defeated and there must be improvement in
inter-Korean relations in order to bring about peace.

ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

S. Korean Conservatives Slammed for Checking Repair of North-South Relations

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation released a statement on Thursday denouncing the desperate moves of the south Korean conservatives to obstruct the mending of the north-south relations.

    The statement said:

    Jong U Thaek, floor leader from the "Liberal Korea Party", Hong Jun Phyo who lost the "presidential" race and other die-hard conservatives spout a load of rubbish every day, asserting that the regime should face up to the essence of the north's stance and there should be no dialogue with it unless it abandons its nuclear and missile programs.

    Conservative media including Chosun Ilbo and Dong-A Ilbo are noisily talking that it is a wild dream to repair the south-north ties through dialogue and that the north might take advantage of it for intensifying nuclear weaponization and that the "government" must send the north a strong message.

    Such hideous moves against the nation are chilling the growing expectation and desire of all Koreans for improved north-south relations and national reunification and stoking the north-south confrontation.

    Today to mend the north-south relations has become a crucial issue decisive of whether to pave the path for peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean peninsula or to invite disaster of confrontation and nuclear war. Repairing the north-south ties is just what all Koreans desire most, before being a demand of certain authorities and factions.

    The group of conservatives in south Korea has gone so ridiculous and foolish as to work hard to put a brake on the improvement of the north-south relations, saying this or that about the crucial issue of the nation.

    Such desperate moves are just a revelation of the conservatives' uneasiness that they might face ruin after totally losing their position if the north-south relations are mended to push their confrontation policy to a real flop, now that they are in the grip of extreme crisis due to the impeachment of Park Geun Hye and their defeat in the "presidential" election.

    The improvement of the north-south relations is an irresistible trend of the times and the group of conservatives should awake from the wild dream.

    Their persistent moves to check the repair of the north-south relations against the desire of all Koreans and the trend of the times will only precipitate their miserable end as dregs of history. -0-

Thursday, 25 May 2017

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu condemn stupid and nonsensical provocation of south Korean puppets

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 
                       25th  of May  Juche 106(2017)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a  joint statement condemning the reckless and absurd provocations of the south Korean puppet fascists ;
  On Tuesday 23rd of May at   around 16:00 on May 23, in the frontline  areas in Cholwon, Kangwon Province, the south Korean puppet forces opened warning broadcasting and fired more than 450 machine gun bullets into the DPRK side, claiming they spotted "unidentified flying objects crossing the MDL". It was in fact a flock of flying birds . The south Korean puppets are truly idiotic and delusional !
  This was falsely reported as a 'UFO' flying in from the DPRK or even a missile . In the past the 
south Korean puppets claimed that a broken toilet door was a DPRK drone and that a thermos flask
was a part of a missile system . Worse still they blamed the sinking of a warship on the a 'torpedo attack' from the DPRK . 
  We denounce the south Korean puppets for their lying and demand they call a halt to their provocations.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

KPA General Staff Spokesman Hits out at S. Korean Forces' Reckless Military Provocation

  Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces made another armed provocation in the area along the Military Demarcation Line. A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army gave the following answer to question raised by KCNA Thursday in this regard:

    The MDL area is the most acute hotspot where huge troops of both sides constantly level their guns at each other.

    At around 16:00 on May 23, watching a flock of birds flying in the sky above the forefront areas in Cholwon, Kangwon Province, the south Korean puppet forces opened warning broadcasting and fired more than 450 machine gun bullets into the DPRK side, claiming they spotted "unidentified flying objects crossing the MDL".

    They, caught by mental derangement, blame "north's mine" for the suspicious explosion in the MDL area, question the "north's torpedo" for the sinking of their own warship and claim a flock of birds flying into the south as "drone from the north" and even a privy door as "wreckage of the north's drone" and thermos flask shell as "shell of multiple rocket launch system of the north".

    The recent military provocation is a stopgap measure to check the war-weariness sweeping the puppet army in the face of the rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic rocket technology of the DPRK.

    No mater how loudly the south Korean puppet warmongers get vociferous about the sophistical story about "southward flying of UFO", no one will believe it.

    Instead, it will bring them bitter derision together with dirty disgrace as a criminal with habitual concoction of lies and misinformation.

    The KPA is closely following the new confrontation hysteria of the provokers getting all the more reckless. -0

KAPPC Spokesman Hits U.S. and Its Followers for Faulting DPRK's Measure for Self-defence

 Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) gave an answer to the question raised by KCNA Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. and its vassal forces are faulting the DPRK over its test-launch of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2.

    The U.S., browbeaten by the test-launch, called for "persisting economic and diplomatic pressure" while describing it as "disappointing and shocking." And Japan and other forces following the U.S. are calling the launch a "challenge to the world".

    The south Korean authorities, too, are echoing the "chorus" of the hostile forces against the DPRK.

    Deriding them, the spokesman said:

    It is a normal work for national defence which the DPRKis obliged to do to bolster its nuclear deterrence, pursuant to the great line for simultaneous development of the two fronts to make serial and mass production of Juche weapons, including Pukguksong-2, for deployment at the strategic force units.

    It is quite natural for the DPRK to bolster up the military capability for self-defence, now that the U.S. has become all the more undisguised in its attempt at preemptive attack and in nuclear war hysteria.

    The hostile forces including the U.S. must clearly understand the immutable faith and annihilating spirit of Songun Korea possessed of nuclear sword of justice, and should not run amuck.

    The south Korean authorities, in particular, should come to their senses as early as possible, clearly understanding that it is an act ignorant of what might defends the nation's dignity and sovereignty and guarantees the north-south relations for them to fault the DPRK's legitimate measures, dancing to the tune of outsiders.

    As long as the U.S. and its vassal forces have become desperate in their moves to stifle the DPRK, we will further step up the efforts for diversifying and modernizing the nuclear force before the aggressors and provocateurs come to their senses.

    The world will see with admiration how the DPRK makes more wonderful Juche weapons, nuclear attack means of Korean style which would strike terror into the hostile forces including the U.S.

    The final victory belongs to the DPRK holding the treasured nuclear sword of justice. -0-

Why the Hostility to People's Korea and dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN ?-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson

                                   


These days there is talk of war with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea all the time in the capitalist media . There is open talk of pre-emptive strikes The hostility of the imperialist bougeois ruling class for the DPRK has grown to extreme levels . All the time there are new sanctions against the DPR. For example on the 4th of May the US passed a new sanctions  law, " the Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act" and threatened to re-list the DPRK as a so-called 'state sponsor of terrorism ' , which is rich coming from the US the biggest ever state sponsor of terrorism . US secretary of State Tillerson called for countries to "downgrade or sever  relations with the DPRK ".
There is a massive military build-up on and around the Korean peninsula with a 2nd aircraft carrier on its way to Korea. Countless military exercises such as "Foal Eagle " and 'Key Resolve' have been staged . Not only have the US and south Korea carried out exercises against the DPRK but also Japan(the traditional enemy of the Korean people ) , France and Britain have been dragged in.
  The military exercises carried out by the US and south Korea have included so-called 'beheading ' or  'decapitation ' strikes aimed at eliminating the supreme leadership of the DPRK and also targetting
nuclear and missile bases of the DPRK.
All this has gone in tandem with one of the biggest pyschological warfare and propaganda operations of all time which has probably been on a much bigger scale and instensity than the Cold War. Not only are there hostile stories in the media but also films, novels ,video games . The supreme leadership of the DPRK has been subjected to unceasing vilification and abuse. Anti-DPRK propaganda has now risen to industrial levels !
   A turning point in the hostility to the DPRK and the demonisation of the DPRK  was the publication of the UN Human Rights report on the DPRK in February 2014. This was a real put -up job by US imperialism and its lackeys. The release of the Report was deliberately advanced by one month. Basically it was presided over by the Judge Kirby of Australia , a man with US connections , and a number of hand-picked pro US figures who did not visit the DPRK but instead listened to criminals who have left the DPRK to evade punishment.
 Really the US and Western hostility towards the DPRK exceeds that of cold war hostility to the Soviet Union and Western hostility to the Islamic religion. Why is this ?
                                         

Firstly , pure and simple it is because the DPRK is a socialist state . The DPRK virtually alone in the
world is upholding the banner of socialism .The DPRK rejects the capitalist market economy  and has a planned economy . At the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea a five year economic plan was adopted.
Secondly, the DPRK is the most independent country in the world , it rejects the American empire , it refuses to allow foreign military troops or bases to be stationed on its soil . The DPRK is strongly
anti-US and anti-imperialist. It carries out strong anti-US, anti-imperialist education.Other countries have wobbled in their anti-imperialist stand or have cozied up to US imperialism .
Thirdly, dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN declared that the DPRK that  "The permanent strategy of our revolution and its final victory lie in marching straight along the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road of socialism" thus sternly rebuffing the idea of
"reform" and "opening up ". Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN made it abduntantly clear that he would follow in the footsteps of the great leaders comrade KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL and that he would defend their legacy and carry-out their behests.
Fourthly, there is particular and definitive hostility to dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN as the leader of the DPRK . The US imperialists and other imperialist and capitalist powers had hoped that
when the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL passed away on the 17th of December 2011 that
either respected Marshal KIM JONG UN would not be the successor or that he would pursue
a 'reform' and 'opening up' line . Basically  the US and the capitalist countries hoped that the DPRK would abandon Juche and divert its train from the socialist road to the capitalist road . The US
sent certain US sports figures and businesspeople to try and soften up the DPRK , also all kinds of dodgy NGOs were formed in Western countries to try and influence the DPRK and to effect the so-called 'peaceful conversion' strategy or Dulles plan . This did not work . Plan B of the imperialists and also of the Chinese revisionists was to carry out a coup in the DPRK  and overthrow the  supreme leadership and replace it with a puppet of both US imperialism and Chinese revisionism . This did
not work either , dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN saw through the plot and rallied the Workers' Party of Korea against the modern factionalist group who were the agents of the US imperialists, the West and the big-power chauvinists . On the 13th of December 2013 the traitor was liquidated by the Korean people  ! The imperialists went mental , it was like the DPRK had carried
a 1,000 nuclear tests , they foamed at the mouth because the traitor had been executed and with
the execution their hopes of 'reform ' and 'opening up' flew out of the window. The door slammed shut on the imperialists and revisionists !
Fifthly, the DPRK is based firmly on Juche, self-reliance and self-development . The DPRK has in fact being under the blockade and sanctions of the US for decades but has prospered and built socialism splendily . The DPRK gives lie to an idea that globalisation, markets , free trade are
nessecary  for prosperity and increased living standards. Indeed the example of the DPRK holds a strong attraction for the peoples of the third world and even developed countries that want to reject globalisation.
 So the reason for the crazy,demented and all pervasive hostility to People's Korea which threatens to boil over into a physical is that the DPRK is a an independent , anti-US ,anti-imperialist socialist country of Juche which refuses to 'reform' and 'open up'. The imperialists and globalisers hate the DPRK because they cannot knock it over.
It is the duty of  all socialists ,progressives,anti-imperialists and those who support independence to rally around and defend People's Korea. In this regard the activities of the UK Korean Friendship
Association , Juche Idea Study Group of England and Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK are essential.
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Disgusting Practices



The opposition Liberty Korea Party, the stronghold of south Korean conservatism, is making a shouting match within the party over the defeat in the 19th-term presidential election and supremacy of new party leadership. It is reminiscent of hyenas’ fight for a lump of meat, becoming a laughing stock of the public.

Leading members of the LKP at an informal gathering held on May 17 spouted a flurry of invective each other.

The members of the non-Park faction openly sniped at high-ranking party members and the pro-Park faction, underscoring the necessity of reflection and renovation.

Hong Joon-pyo, who suffered defeat in the presidential election on the ticket of the LKP, expressed his strong repugnancy toward the pro-Park faction in the US through the SNS, while satirizing it as a cockroach.

On May 21, Hong asserted that through his facebook if a few pro-Park members undermine the LKP all party members would reproach the former.

The pro-Park faction sharply noted that Hong who sustained defeat in the presidential race is well advised to behave with prudence and it is a custom to withdraw from the political circle.

Ten members of the opposition Bareun Party, which declared breakaway from the pro-Park group in January, resigned their membership of the Bareun Party and joined the LKP in the early May. However, it triggered a strong backlash from the pro-Park group and helped sinking of the LKP.    

The LKP’s popularity rating dropped to 8 percent in recent public opinion polls and it is 7 percent below in a survey before the presidential election as it is keen on the party hegemony and cohesion of conservatism utterly indifferent to the lives of the people.

In recent public opinion polls in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, a hub of conservatism, the LKP lagged behind the ruling Democratic Party.

It is quite natural that the LKP, steeped in pro-US and enmity toward compatriots to the marrow of its bones, flounders in a dilemma.

The final ruin of the LKP is approaching inch by inch.

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. and Vassal Forces for Faulting Service of DPRK Tourist Liner

Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on May 23 over the fact that the U.S. and its vassal forces are faulting the service of Rajin-Vladivostok international tourist liner "Mangyongbong":

    The Rajin-Vladivostok international tourist liner "Mangyongbong" has recently begun its service.

    Its regular operation under an agreement between the DPRK and Russia will be able to contribute to developing the bilateral cooperation in the economic field such as sea transport and tourism.

    This is a normal bilateral cooperation work aimed to expand the bilateral economic relations and deepen the friendship through humanitarian exchanges and visits.

    However, the U.S. running amuck to ratchet up sanctions on the DPRK faulted even the service of the liner, a normal economic cooperation undertaking between the two sovereign states, with mobilization of its vassal forces, in a bid to prevent the DPRK-Russia economic cooperation and suffocate the DPRK through tightened economic blockade.

    Such action is arousing a strong backlash and rejection from Russia as it is an arbitrary practice seriously encroaching on the legal interests of not only the DPRK but also Russia.

    No matter what others may say, the DPRK-Russia economic cooperation including the service of the liner will steadily develop in keeping with the desire and common interests of the two peoples. -0-

Desire of Kwangju Resistance Fighters Have to be Fulfilled: KCNA Commentary

  Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- It has been 37 years since the Kwangju Popular Uprising in south Korea but independence, democracy and reunification so much wished for by those resistance fighters have not yet come true.

    The U.S. domination and interference in south Korea have deepened and pro-U.S. fascist forces are still going on the rampage.

    The remnants of the pro-U.S. stooges have gone desperate to evade the responsibility for the Kwangju massacre, while describing the uprising as "riot of insurgents". They even make such anti-DPRK rhetoric about "north's special unit's intervention in the Kwangju incident", inciting north-south confrontation.

    This is a total denial of the patriotic Kwangju Popular Uprising and a desperate bid of the reactionaries of history to bring back the dark fascist era.

    The uprising is remembered by the Koreans as an anti-U.S. and anti-fascist resistance for justice and democracy in which a do-or-die battle was fought for independence, democracy and national reunification against the colonial and military fascist rule by the U.S. imperialists and their stooges.

    The souls of the resistance fighters who laid down their precious lives for the new politics and new social system still cry for a complete end to the lamentable colonial rule by the U.S. imperialists as well as to the pro-U.S. traitors.

    But the pro-U.S. conservatives and descendents of the "yusin" dictatorship serving the U.S., which manipulated the unprecedented Kwangju Massacre, are still going wild to stamp out the patriotic souls of the martyrs.

    The puppet conservative forces prevented "March for Dear Ones", a song symbolic of the struggle for democracy, from being played at memorial services for the resistance fighters under absurd pretexts of "division of public opinion" and "symbol of the pro-north forces seeking regime change".

    No matter how desperately the group of conservatives may try to distort the truth of history, they can never do away with the souls of the resistance fighters.

    The way for giving vent to the pent-up wrath of the fighters and sincerely consoling their souls is to completely eliminate the pro-U.S. traitorous forces in south Korea and put an end to the colonial domination and rule by the U.S.

    South Koreans from all walks of life including youth and students should intensify the struggle for independence against the U.S. and conservatives to have the desire of fallen Kwangju fighters fulfilled without fail. -0-

ASSPUK , JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support DPRK rejection of UNSC statement

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 
                       23rd  of May  Juche 106(2017)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a statement denouncing the latest UN Security Council(UNSC) statement of the 22nd of May ;
   Recently the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) successfuly tested the strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2. This was a great advance for the DPRK. It is the DPRK's independent and sovereign right to test all kinds of self-defensive measures including the test of ballistic missiles. The test should also be seen in the context of increasing US pressure and threats against People's Korea including the dispatch of an aircraft carrier strike group.
 The UNSC have ignored all these facts and issued a statement denouncing the DPRK and calling for incresed sanctions. Really the UNSC is losing its authority and is becoming regarded as a bunch of windbags spouting lots of hot air. The UNSC is a puppet of the US imperialists.
  The DPRK does not need the permission of the UNSC or anyone else to test missiles . Nor does the UNSC have any valid authority to decided the legality of missile tests on the territory of a sovereign state.
 We support and indeed applaud the DPRK's just and correct rejection of this latest nonsense from the UNSC. The DPRK is correct to step up its nuclear deterrence.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Visit to the Juche People's Paradise to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG

                                               


A delegation of the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK  visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from the 11th of April to the 22nd of April to attend the celebrations of the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  at the kind and generous invitation of the Korean Association of Social Scientists. Our delegation consisted of myself , Shaun Pickford the secretary general of the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Chairman of Staffordshire Korean Friendship Association  and David Munoz Organisation Secretary of the UK Korean Friendship Association.
   For me it was my 13th visit , for comrade Pickford his 7th visit and comrade Munoz's second visit .
Before we travelled to People's Korea there were all kinds of crazy reports of imminent war on the Korean peninsula and talk of a US aircraft strike carrier group heading towards the DPRK to mount  a pre-emptive strike on the DPRK . There were rumours of all flights been cancelled and of Pyongyang being evacuated. This proved false .Pyongyang was full of people both Koreans and foreigners , aircraft were flying and there was a calm , peaceful and almost dreamy atmosphere. No one we spoke to was worried or frightened by Trumps threats .No one cared a fig for what Trump was saying.Everyone was calm and strong. In many parts of the globe imperialist aircraft intrude into the skies but in Pyongyang and other parts of the DPRK the skies are free from imperialist aircraft , indeed visiting the Fatherland Liberation War Museum we saw the wreckage of the EC121 US imperialist spy plane shot down by KPA fighter aircraft on the 15th of April 1969.
   Our delegation left the UK on the 9th of April catching an Air China flight to Beijing . We found China to be quite chaotic as the Chinese would not help us get to our hotel  and when we finally made it to the hotel we were told that it was the wrong one ! . More chaos ensured the next day when the Chinese airport authorities managed to delay our Air Koryo flight to the DPRK by about 2 hours. Finally our plane touched down at Pyongyang International Airport Sunan  Pyongyang International Airport is an example of a Juche-orientated self-reliant socialist airport which has struck the right balance . It is not over expanded . Sadly airports like Heathrow and Beijing are examples of globalisation where the airports have been expanded well beyond their natural capacity and beyond what is good and efficient . This is the fruit of trying to compete in the globalised world market . Both Heathrow and Beijing airports are too congested and overstretched to be efficient but at Pyongyang International Airport you can check in and 40 minutes later you are on your flight taking off .
  We were greeted at the airport by KASS section Kim Chol Ho who introduced me to our guide for the visit Miss Gil ,a graceful and dignified  looking lady who is a university teacher of English and life sciences at the famous and renown KIM IL SUNG University. A number of delegations arrived the same day as us such as the Finnish and Polish delegations. Overall over 90 delegates from over 20 countries participated in the events organised by the Korean Association of Social Scientists. There were delegations from  Bangladesh, Belgium, Brasil, Czech Republic , Democratic Congo , Finland, Ireland , Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Poland , Mongolia, Nepal,Pakistan , Russia ,Thailand , Turkey and the Ukraine. No one can say that the DPRK is isolated !
                                     

  After a drive through Pyongyang we arrived at the splendid Pyongyang Koryo Hotel where I had stayed many times before. We found that the hotel had been completely renovated and revamped , it is was quite unrecognisable from when I had stayed in it last September , there was a new seating area on the ground floor and the international communications desk had been moved from the 1st floor to the ground floor. We were able to relax over a cup of coffee in the ground floor tea shop .
Of course it is not just the Koryo Hotel that has changed. Everywhere in Pyongyang there is construction work and the new Ryomyong Street has been completed . We are able to see this for ourselves. We saw futuristic looking buildings , some of them 70 stories high . Last April when I was in the DPRK  Ryomyong Street was just a construction  basically bare earth with lorries moving about . Really Ryomyong Street is not a mere street but is as big as a small city or town . Mirae Scientists Street which was completed at the beginning of 2016 has not only flats but also shops, clinics and a hospital. We were told that Professor Ri who was our guide in April 2012 was moving into a new flat in Ryomyong Street which was provided  free of charge by the state.
                             
  We also saw the new Orphans Primary School which had been newly constructed and opened this year . It is next to the Pyongyang Orphans Secondary School. In capitalist societies orphans are usually forsaken and orphanages are horrendous places where all kinds of abuses and crimes are committed against children. However in People's Korea orphans are regarded as valued members of society and given the best things . We went around the school and saw modern equipment .The school was very clean and free from graffiti and vandalism that one sees in English schools. Indeed the schoolchildren are most patriotic and devoted to their country  we saw pictures urging the children to collect scrap iron to help the armed forces. We saw here that it is a lie about "starvation" and "malnutrition ". Recently the capitalist media in several countries carried propandaistic reports alleged "malnutrition " in the DPRK , however we saw the dining room and kitchen , there was plenty of healthy food such as a fruit and vegetables. Indeed food in the DPRK is mainly fresh rather than unhealthy processed food. The school also had its own clinic with doctors and nurses ,treatment facilities and even beds . This was in contrast in schools in the UK which usually do not have medical facilities in them , however some UK schools have their own police officers stationed in them ! . The school also had excellent sports facilities.
                                     
   Care for children and people-oriented policies were also evidenced by the excellent Okryu Childrens Hospital which was built 2 years ago and stands opposite the famous Pyongyang Maternity Hospital. We are were told this has a total of 32,000 sq metres of floor square ,making it quite large . In fact larger than many UK hospitals. We were only able to see a small part of the hospital as there was not enough time. However what we saw was most impressive . The hospital was positively ornate with marble floors and pillars. The hospital was decorated in light colours which gave a warm and cheerful atmosphere to the place. In my country hospitals are usually regarded with fear and apprehension but this hospital seemed such a welcoming place. We saw rooms for rehabilitating disabled children. There was a school within the hospital so that children do not miss schooling when they are in the hospital . We also saw a telemedicine room , here the hospital is linked to other children's hospitals in the country so doctors in different hospitals can consult with each other instantly. This shows that the DPRK has a high level of technology and that is a fast moving society .  I asked my guide Miss Gil if there were waiting lists for the hospital , she replied that people can be admitted straight to the hospital without having to wait . We told her that in the UK there are waiting lists for hospital treatment and she said but surely people can die that way , we told her that this had indeed happened. There were no cutbacks or austerity at this hospital. All treatment is free of charge. Needless  to say BBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes  slandered this hospital when he visited it but we could see that what he said was untrue . Also that the reports about malnourished children are false .
   Are all public and cultural facilities in the DPRK are run to a high standard. No visit to Pyongyang is complete without a trip on the Pyongyang Metro. This is the cheapest and deepest in the world. I was told that an annual travelcard costs less than  1 dollar , compare this to £,1800 for a 1 to 4 zone travelcard for London , the difference is nearly 2000 times. We also visited the Pyongyang Metro Revolutionary Museum which is near to Ryomyong Street. The last time  I visited this Museum was 1993. I liked visiting partly because I find transport history interesting and also because it is a classic DPRK museum. Here we learnt of the history of the construction of the Pyongyang Metro , the first stage of which was completed in 1973 and also the guidance given by the great leaders comrades KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG Il to the construction of the Metro. I believe that comrade KIM IL SUNG gave guidance 500 times to the construction of the Metro. We saw the converted bus that he used to visit the Metro whilst it was under construction .There was an excellent diorama showing the construction of a tunnel which had red flags and revolutionary slogans.
  During our visit we were able to have several long walks across the centre of Pyongyang . The atmosphere was really calm .The streets were immaculately clean . There was no impression of tension or pressure,
   Undoubtedly the high point of the visit was the April 15th grand military parade and mass civilian demonstration. That day rain had been predicted but instead the weather was bright and sunny leaving us with a slight sun tan . The parade was attended in person by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , chairman of the Workers Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK . Before the parade started vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK comrade Choe Ryong Hae made a speech which pointed out that "  The U.S. is creating the phase of a war while resorting to frantic nuclear war provocation moves against the DPRK, the speaker said, stressing that if it makes reckless provocation, the Korean revolutionary armed forces will immediately mount an annihilating blow and answer an all-out war in kind and a nuclear war with Korean-style nuclear strike.". The parade was most disciplined, precise and yet at the same time enthusiastic and buoyant. We saw detachments of armed university students marching. The DPRK has an all-people defence system so that in the event of war everyone will take up weapons and fight the US imperialists to the last person.
 For the first time we saw special forces troops of the Korean People's Army equipped with the very latest gear . I am convinced that the Korean People's Army could liberate south Korea and reunify the country finally ending the existence of the reactionary ,decadent anti-people fascist puppet regime of south Korea.  We also saw Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles and massive ICBMs thundered by. After the military it was the turn of the civilians who staged a most colourful mass parade tangibly demonstrating the unity of the people around the leader and Party . There were slogans about defending socialism , about the Juche idea and about self-development first . When the civilian parade finished dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN waved to the audience , we broke into rapturous applause , the respected Marshal waved to us , his face looked bright and happy , his smile was like the sun giving life to the people, indeed dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is the sun of the 21st century .
   I attended an excellent open air Art Performance in celebration of the 105th birthday of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG at the Rungna Peoples Pleasure Park. It was my first time to attend an open air concert in the DPRK I enjoyed the concert particularly a spirited performance of the song "Lets Defend Socialism". There was also a nice song and dance routine "standard bearers of self-development"  which showed the successes of the self-development first idea of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN.The performance was of high artistic and and ideological quality. I also attended a wonderful circus performance at the Pyongyang Circus in Kwangbok Street.
    Our delegation participated in the Joint Friendship Gathering at the Pyongyang International Football School. Our term did not do too well in the games but our delegation gave our own rendition of the Korean revolutionary song "We Follow Only You "(this was produced at the time of the defeat of the anti-party counter-revolutionary modern factionalist group). There was a real internationalist atmosphere at this event as some delegations formed collective singing groups together such as the Russians, Poles and Czechs. This disproves the idea that the DPRK is “nationalist” and “isolationist”.
 Our delegation visited the KIMILSUNGIA-KIMJONGILIA exhibition on the banks of the River Taedong not far from the Juche Idea Tower. We saw our own entry to the KIMILSUNGIA festival . Our delegation also paid respects to the great leaders comrade KIM IL SUNG and comrade KIM JONG IL at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.We also visited the birthplace of the the great leader President KIM IL SUNG at Mangyondae. We also travelled north to Mt Myohyang to see the
International Friendship which houses the gifts sent by the world people to the great leaders comrade KIM IL SUNG and comrade KIM JONG IL and dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN.We saw the gifts we had presented on earlier occasions. We have visited the section of the exhibition devoted to the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG here we saw the trains sent by JV Stalin and Mao Zedong as well as the bullet-proof cars sent by Stalin and Malenkov.
                                     
  We participated in the seminar on the Juche idea at the People's Palace of Culture on the 14th of April . This was addressed by the secretary general of the Korean Association of Social Scientists comrade Ri Song Chol . Speakers from Mexico, Japan, Finland , France , Russia and Nepal addressed the seminar. I made a speech on behalf of the UK. In speech I pointed out that "Seeing the great achievements of Juche Korea which are made despite the unprecedentedly harsh sanctions and blockades of the US imperialists and other hostile forces we have been become even more firmly of the absolute truth of Juche, believing that it is the ideology that everyone should follow. There is no doubt that the Juche Idea is the most revolutionary anti-imperialist idea that shows the way to independence and liberation as well as the building of a new society that is free from exploitation , oppression ,domination and subjugation . The Juche Idea is valid not just for the Korean people or the third world but for also for the people of the imperialist countries as well. The imperialists and reactionaries oppose the Juche Idea but its attraction is growing stronger and stronger even though the enemy does everything to obstruct the study of the Juche Idea....These days the independence of Juche Korea has come under harsh and abnormal attack by the US imperialists as well as the big power chauvinists and international revisionists, who had betrayed the cause of socialism and long time ago. The US imperialists and their followers have imposed sanctions after sanctions either through the UNSC or independently. Together with their south Korean puppets they have carried out large scale military exercises against the DPRK .


 On the 16th of April a gathering of older and younger followers of the Juche idea was held at which our comrade David Munoz UK KFA Organisation secretary made a speech along with young Juche idea followers from the Ukraine, Russia and India.
  Our delegation were each awarded with the double portrait badge of the great leaders comrade KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL by KASS vice secretary general Choe Kang (our old friend). We also met comrade Kim Ki Nam vice chairman of the Workers Party of Korea  at the state banquet. I was greatly impressed to be received by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly comrade Kim Yong Nam at the Mansudae Assemby Hall which houses the Supreme Peoples Assembly of the DPRK (the basic lawmaking body of the DPRK) . Comrade Kim Yong Nam had a talk with the heads of delegations and we were served with a refreshing cup of insam tea. Our delegation also participated in the meeting of the International Preparatory Committee  and the excellent banquet hosted by the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries which was presided over by Mrs Kim Jong Suk chairwoman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries . We also met the KIM IL SUNG-KIM JONG IL International Foundation .
   Our delegation also called on the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south  Korea(AINDF), the underground revolutionary organisation of south Korea which upholds the great Juche idea. We conversed the head of the mission comrade Zo Il Min in a friendly and cordial manner. The highpoint of any visit to the DPRK is to meet the AINDF. We were shown videos showing the just struggle of the south Korean people against the corrupt and despotic Park Geun Hye regime and also the aggressive warmongering exercises of the US imperialists and south Korean puppets as well the struggle of the south Korean and world progressive people. We had a discussion on how to best support and invigorate  the struggle of the south Korean people and the AINDF for independent reunification. We were entertained with a wonderful meal including the excellent kochugang hot pepper sauce .
   Militant anti-imperialism was very much an integral part of our visit . We visited the Fatherland Liberation War Museum which details  both how the US imperialists provoked the Korean War and the defeat of the US imperialists. We also visited the new expanded and reconstructed Sinchon Museum . I had visited it in October 2015 but it was the first time for the other members of my delegation to see it. Here we learnt in graphic detail of the barbaric and sub-human atrocities committed by the US imperialists against the innocent Korean people. We saw anti US posters and the song "Death to the US imperialist aggressors " was being played  over the PA system as background music. I addressed a revenge pledging gathering of Korean people becoming the first foreigner to do so.
                                   
   The trip to visit Sinchon afforded an opportunity to see the provincial city of Sariwon and the countryside . Construction work is not only carried out in Pyongyang but in local towns and cities. Sariwon and the surrounding countryside seemed to bustling with people . We even saw a traffic jam on a rural road. The imperialists and reactionaries like to mouth about "hunger in the north Korean countryside" but we saw no such thing , no one starving or begging . In fact I was surprised to see a woman with a big bowl of strawberries at the roadside . My guide told me that I must be mistaken but then she saw it . This was something new. We visited the Migok Co-Op farm . Here were were told that the farm produces 10 tons of grain per jongbo (roughly equivalent) to a hectare which is a very high yield and certainly disproves allegations about crop failure and famine that are peddled incessantly the hired hacks of imperialism and the bourgeoisie.
We visited the same farmhouse visited by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL in 2006. It had two storeys .There was a television and a computer . The house was very clean. To me it seemed superior to the farmhouse I visited in Brasil in December 2016. The imperialists also allege that the DPRK has restored or is restoring capitalism in agriculture, however we saw red flags proudly fluttering over the fields and slogans like "Long live the great Juche farming method !". Leaving the socialist countryside of the DPRK behind I concluded that it would be a nice place to go sit and read a book in the sun and go to sleep  as it was truly idyllic and tranquil unlike noisy and chaotic London !
  It was a great visit which we thoroughly enjoyed and would have liked to stay much longer ! Cheerio Juche Korea ! See you again soon !
Dr Dermot Hudson