Tuesday, 28 February 2017

True Colors of U.S. as World's Worst Human Rights Abuser

 Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has come under fire by the international community for its human rights abuses revealed one after another.
    Quoting the results of the recent survey made by Polaris, the national human traffic survey institution, UPI disclosed that the flesh traffic increased 35.7 percent in the U.S. last year over that in the previous year.
    It said that more than 7 572 cases of flesh traffic were reported in California, Texas, Florida, etc., terming them "a form of modern-day slave system."
    Seyed Ali Khamenei, leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, referred to the fact that a five-year-old boy was detained with his hands manacled in the U.S. some time ago, saying that this shows the present "human rights situation in the U.S."
    All facts go to clearly show before the world once again the true colors of the U.S. as the worst human rights abuser.
    Last year the U.S. released a "report on world's human traffic in 2016" in which it slandered 188 countries and regions, blaming them for failing to combat flesh traffic. Not content with this, the U.S. went the lengths of mapping out a list of such countries.
    There is no such country as the U.S. where human existence and security are not guaranteed and even the elementary rights of human beings are being violated blatantly.
    The U.S. is a cesspool of crimes and a veritable hell where grisly human rights abuses and bloody man-killing are rampant. It came into being through bloody man-killing and exists by dint of human rights abuses.
    It has a history of the most cursed and disgraceful flesh traffic in the world.
    Its history began with black slave trade and is still known as the world's worst country in flesh traffic. 100 000 to 500 000 fall victim to the flesh traffic for slave labor every year and 100 000 children are forced into prostitution annually.
    The U.S. is only the country where children without their protectors are thrown behind bars for an indefinite period. About 70 000 children met such fate in 2014 only.
    It is shameless for such country to talk about international law and standards and pull up most of the countries in the world over their "human rights situation."
    The U.S. is loudmouthed about "defence of human rights" and "equality for all" world-wide but it can never cover up its true colors as the world's worst human rights abuser.
    The U.S. "human rights" campaign will never work on any country. -0

No to Foal Eagle /key Resolve -No to Sanctions ! Picket the US Embassy 4th of March 2017

                     
UK KFA has called a picket on the 4th of March to protest against the holding of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve war exercises by the US imperialists and south Korean puppets . This will also be to protest against US and UN sanctions on the DPRK

  Foal Eagle and Key Resolve are neither  "defensive " nor 'routine' as claimed . They include detailed plans for the rehearsal and invasion of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of Korea. It is a nonsensical sophistry to assert that as they are "routine " so do pose a threat. The analogy can be used of a fire drill in an office building or factory , these are not held for the sake of "routine" but as a practice for the real thing . It is the same with "Foal Eagle " and "Key Resolve.
   The US imperialists should not be holding military exercises on Korean soil many miles from its homeland . It is a grave violation of the sovereignty of the Korean nation.
   Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises aim at invading the DPRK and occupying it . They are aimed at destroying the socialist system of the DPRK . They are a grave challenge to the independence and sovereignty of the DPRK . Also Foal Eagle and Key Resolve  are a serious threat to peace in the Asia Pacific region


DATE 4TH OF MARCH 2017
TIME 4PM TO 6PM
PLACE -US EMBASSY , GROSVENOR SQUARE , LONDON

KCNA Commentary Hits out at S. Korean Puppet Forces' Projected Largest-ever Saber-rattling

  Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet authorities, horror-stricken by the DPRK's successful test-fire of strategic ballistic rocket Pukguksong-2, are frantically escalating the anti-DPRK confrontation.
    They cry out for dramatically expanding the scale of Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises together with the U.S., terming the DPRK's test-fire "an intolerable grave provocation" and "threat to the regional security".
    They seek to put military pressure on the DPRK by introducing within the first half of this year four Global Hawks which had been planned to bring gradually till 2019 and having the latest 13 000-tonnage rocket pursuit craft Howard Lorenzen of the U.S. navy anchored at Pusan Port though it is on monitoring duty in waters off the Korean peninsula.
    While justifying the U.S. deployment of THAAD being censured by the public at home and abroad, they begged for "cooperation in handling the nuclear issue of the north" at the Group of 20 Foreign Ministers Meeting and Munich Security Meeting held in Germany.
    It is nothing but the last-ditch efforts of the Park Geun Hye regime to challenge the DPRK's measures for bolstering up its defence capability though it is fated to meet its miserable end.
    The above-said test-fire of the DPRK was a measure for self-defense for boosting the military capability and the legitimate exercise of rights of a sovereign state as it was part of routine drills conducted in the sky, land and sea.
    The DPRK conducted the test-fire inside the waters under its jurisdiction and in the way of high-angle firing in consideration of the security of neighboring countries. However, they are terming it a "provocation" and "threat" not only to south Korea but also to the region and world peace and security. This is a sheer jargon.
    The south Korean puppet group are working with blood-shot eyes to develop missiles against the DPRK after turning south Korea into the biggest nuclear outpost in the East by bringing U.S. aggressor forces there. It is, therefore, the height of absurdity and shamelessness for them to take issue with the DPRK's legitimate measures for self-defense.
    It was an entirely wise and just option for the nation's sovereignty and vital rights that the DPRK set it as its state line to have access to nuclear weapons and acquired powerful nuclear deterrent despite all difficulties.
    The Park group can never understand this truth before they go to their graves as they sold off the interests of the nation to foreign forces and turned south Korea into a theater of nuclear war rehearsals.
    The DPRK's military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive strike with a nuclear force as their pivot will grow stronger as the days go unless the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group abandon their aggressive ambition, persistently staging war drills under the pretext of annual ones. -0-

Monday, 27 February 2017

NRI Exposes Park Geun Hye's Crimes during Her Four Years of Office


    Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute (NRI) on Saturday made public a white paper to denounce the crimes committed by traitor Park Geun Hye for the past four years of office after she became boss of Chongwadae through sordid media manipulation and deceptive political coup.
    Four years of her office were characterized by people's mounting wrath and indignation at her act of lynching their desire for reunification, by nightmare and hell-like life as she inflicted unbearable misfortune and pain on the south Koreans and shame and disgrace by unhesitatingly selling off the dignity and the interests of the nation, the white paper said, and went on:
    During her office the traitor made wild remarks slandering the dignity and social system of the DPRK more than hundreds of times in public.
    In the first year, she, in collusion with puppet military warmongers, worked out operational plans for making precision missile strike at monuments praying for the immortality of the leaders in the north and praising their exploits and even drafted the "priority list of targets".
    In February last year she openly cried out for "regime change in the north".
    Her hysteric fit found extreme manifestation in her "speech marking the day of ROK army" on October 1 last year.
    She spouted such invective as "giving up development of nuclear weapons," "hunger and tyranny," "provocation by the north regime and end to unethical rule."
    For the past four years she, in collusion with her master, staged more than 40 provocative and aggression war drills under various codenames on a yearly average with more than one million puppet troops involved, thereby escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
    In conspiracy with the American master, she rounded off or applied to an actual war drills new nuclear war scenarios targeting the north even though they had been in the phase of discussion or had not been proposed under the preceding regime.
    The worst crime committed by Park was her decision to introduce THAAD into south Korea.
    The confrontation-minded dragon lady branded the DPRK's fair and above-board proposal for improving the north-south relations as "camouflaged peace offensive" and "dialogue without sincerity" for no justifiable reason. She also branded the proposal for military authorities' talks between the north and the south which the DPRK made in order to prevent military conflict between the two sides and defuse tension on the Korean peninsula as the one aimed at "conflicts among south Koreans" and "hobbled international efforts for putting sanctions on the north."
    At "commemoration of March 1" and on several other occasions she went frantic, calling for "making the north regime collapse through international cooperation." She even egged citizens of the DPRK on to "defect from the north".
    She shut down the Kaesong Industrial Park, a product of the June 15 era and the last lifeline of the north-south relations.
    As a result, lots of south Korean businesses who had been dependent on the park suffered huge economic losses amounting to billions of U.S. dollars either to go bankrupt or to be reduced to small ones. This also left more than 200 000 south Korean workers jobless overnight.
    Due to the traitor's fascist oppression, the Unified Progressive Party, a legitimate political party, was forced into disbandment on absurd charges of attempted rebellion and Jaju Minbo which advocated independence and progress was forcibly closed. A great many organizations comprising people of various social standings which stood for democracy of society and right to existence were branded as "parasite-like entity", "enemy inside south Korea" and "enemy-benefiting organization" and over 3 000 cultural organizations and nearly 10 000 people of culture and arts were blacklisted to be subject to all kinds of political persecution and suppression.
    From mid-April to early May 2015 Park hurled riot police to fire over 79 000 liters of water with cannons at participants of peaceful rallies and demonstrations. The amount of water reached as many as 40 000 liters at night of May Day alone and poisonous gas that was spread in this period reached more than 700 liters or 3.7 times the total amount used the year before.
    South Korea's "national debt" reached 1 170 billion US dollars, hitting all time high, the number of the unemployed stood at more than 4.5 million or 23.3 percent increase over the first year of her office and that of the underemployed reached over 10 million while the rate of unemployed young people registered 34.6 percent, an all-time high.
    8.5 million families accounting for 47 percent of the families in south Korea barely make their ends meet in rented rooms, small cells, plastic houses, plank houses and cardboard houses. More than 5.7 million under the absolute poverty line barely make their living, being unable to earn the minimum living expenses. The number of suicides is on the steady increase.
    Ferry Sewol sinking disaster, MERS chaos, humidifier disinfectant case and other cases make people tremble with anger as they are deliberate massacres committed by the traitor who does not regard people's lives worth those of flies.
    Park still had the face to hurt the DPRK, flower garden full of love for the people, while shelving vices in south Korea.
    She set up the UN "office on human rights in north", an anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization, in south Korea which her predecessors dared not and in March last year retrieved anti-reunification document that had been disregarded at the "National Assembly" for more than 10 years, thus enacting "law on human rights in the north".
    Park began man-hunting targeting citizens of the DPRK. When operations were conducted to lure and abduct inhabitants of the north, she directly controlled and monitored them after coiling herself up in the underground air-raid shelter in Chongwadae, thus displaying her skill as a boss in skirt.
    Last year this dragon lady abducted in group in broad daylight 12 women citizens of the DPRK who had been working overseas and have kept them away from outside contacts and have pressed them to "surrender" through shuddering spiritual and physical pain, persecution, appeasement, deception, threat and blackmail.
    All Koreans will certainly mete out the most merciless and severest punishment to her so that there would no repetition of such tragedy in which serpents like Park bring harm of all descriptions to the nation. -

[DPRK Song] The Masters of This Land Tell

History Society of DPRK Exposes Thrice-Cursed Crimes of Park Geun Hye Family

 Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- The History Society of the DPRK issued an indictment Sunday disclosing the thrice-cursed crimes committed by the "yusin" family in south Korea in order to teach the historic lesson that the nation has to suffer unspeakable misfortune and shame if it allows such dirty group of traitors as the family of Park Geun Hye to be at large.
    It is shame on the nation that it has the dirty family of matchless traitors as that of Park who prolong their lives with flunkeyism and commit only crimes while enjoying wealth and leading luxurious life in return for treachery to the nation, the indictment said, and went on:
    Park Geun Hye's grandfather Park Song Bin was a traitor who took a government post for his "meritorious deed" in taking the lead in quelling Jon Pong Jun peasant soldiers who rose under the banner of "Rejection of the West and Japan" and "promotion of national interests and welfare of the people".
    This traitor was ancestor of top-class traitor Park Chung-hee to be followed by Park Geun Hye and other descendents who put the father into the shade.
    An "imperial subject" who made in blood a pledge of "loyalty" to the Japanese king, the ringleader of aggression and plunder who drenched the 3 000-ri land of golden tapestry with blood, was none other than Park Chung-hee.
    His sycophancy toward the U.S. far surpassed his pro-Japanese deeds.
    Traitor Park Chung-hee's pro-Japanese and pro-U.S. acts were given continuity by Park Geun Hye and his other off-springs.
    All the successive puppet rulers of south Korea relied on outsiders but none of them completely sold off the nation's dignity and interests without judgment, being obsessed with flunkeyism and treachery as Park Geun Hye did.
    Park Geun Hye declared the permanent renouncement of the wartime operation control usurped by the U.S., worked desperate to bring THAAD to south Korea, nullified the crimes related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and opened the road of reinvasion for the Japanese reactionaries, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, through the conclusion of an agreement on the protection of military intelligence for aggression.
    All the Park Geun Hye family members have vied with each other in selling off the nation.
    Her younger sister Park Geun Ryong called Japanese king "emperor", saying "we have to serve Japan and the U.S." and "we should not blame the visit to Yasukuni Shrine". She even claimed without hesitation that it is "shameful for south Korea to request Japan to make apology for the past history".
    Park Geun Ryong's husband Sin Tong Uk rushed to the hospital, where the U.S. ambassador in south Korea was taken after sustaining a knife attack, and performed "fast meant to beg apology for heinous crime" only to be blamed and jeered by the public.
    Exposing the hideous anti-reunification crimes committed by the father and daughter, the indictment continued:
    Park Chung-hee belittled and insulted the July 4 joint statement, which the north and the south agreed for the first time, as "a piece of paper" and has opted for confrontation with the fellow countrymen and national division.
    The grudge-bearing concrete walls that cut across the territory of Korea are a clear proof of the anti-reunification crimes committed by traitor Park Chung-hee.
    Park Geun Hye's hysteric fit will make even her father get dumbfounded.
    Soon after becoming the boss of Chongwadae, she trumpeted about "north policy" such as "confidence-building process" and "Dresden declaration", disclosing her ambition for confrontation with the fellow countrymen and unification of systems and insulted the nation's sacred desire for reunification with such vulgar words as "luck for unification" used by traders and gamblers.
    She wined and dined with human scum at Chongwadae and egged them on to scatter anti-DPRK leaflets and set up the UN "office on human rights in the north", anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization, in south Korea which her predecessors dared not.
    She shut down the Kaesong Industrial Zone, a product of the June 15 era of reunification and the last hope of the north-south relations, and this was an anti-reunification and confrontational act putting into the shade the crime committed by her father by building concrete walls to divide the territory of the country into two parts.
    She is staging all forms of DPRK-targeted nuclear war exercises together with her American and Japanese masters almost every day and agitating "defection from the north", not content with the racket for smear "human rights" campaign against the DPRK. This reminds one of the hysteria of her father who kicked up the racket for a war against the north as they can be committed only by the offspring of traitor Park Chung-hee who dreamed a wild dream for "unification by prevailing over communism".
    Exposing the "new records" of tyranny set by the dictatorial family, the indictment went on:
    In 18 years of office Park Chung-hee enacted fascist laws of all descriptions and made repressive tools, turning the whole of south Korea into a military prison, an area without freedom and human rights and a veritable hell.
    At the hands of the dictator, more than 2 000 evil laws were enacted or retrogressively revised during the "yusin" dictatorship.
    Park Geun Hye eulogized and justified her father's dictatorial rule and fully revived the "yusin" dictatorship.
    She turned south Korea into a barren land of democracy and human rights, crying out for "defence of system" and "rejection of the forces following the north".
    Park Chung-hee and Park Geun Hye worked harder than any other puppet rulers to suppress legitimate media as evidenced by the ban on Minjok Ilbo and Jaju Minbo.
    Park Geun Hye family members are all ugly human rejects.
    The history and the nation will never pardon such despicable group.
    Park Geun Hye, the eldest daughter of the family of traitors, is waiting for the stern punishment by history while breathing her last in a dark room of Chongwadae with her "presidential" duty suspended.
    Only a miserable end awaits the most despicable family of traitors. -0-

Desperate Wriggle


 Of late, the Park Geun-hye group goes desperate in their moves to delay the impeachment trial of the “Constitutional Court”.
Driven into a bottomless abyss of ruin by the ever-mounting candlelight action being staged by the south Korean people of various circles in demand of prompt decision of impeachment on Park Geun-hye, the Park clique has employed a crafty artifice to divert elsewhere the attention of the angry public and concentrate the anti-impeachment forces to prevent Park from being impeached by gaining time to the utmost.
The Park group refused roundly the special investigation team’s demand of investigation into the Blue House and Park under the groundless pretext.
Cohorts of the Blue House flatly rejected the special investigation team’s inquiry about Park, because the inquiry is a pain in the neck for Park who committed hideous crimes and if the investigation is started the unexpected question would be produced.
The gentries of Cheongwadae are trying to building up the public opinion in their favor to delay the impeachment trial of the “Constitutional Court”, while claiming Park’s innocence that Park is involved in the scandal unjustly as the scandal is a mere fraudulent practices of Choi Soon-sil and her followers in pursuit of profits.
They are intentionally delaying the impeachment trial by inviting many witnesses or stubbornly requesting the witnesses who declined their request to appear at the court.
The Park group is fanning up the ultra-rightist group to anti-impeachment campaign and the ruling Liberty Korea Party is patronizing her, while raising an objection to the expansion of the period of special investigation.
No matter what desperate efforts the Park clique makes, the enraged candlelight wave will cremate the Park group

Friday, 24 February 2017

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support Memorandum of the DPRK NRC on the crimes of the LKP

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 
 23rd of February  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 the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement in support of the memorandum issued by the The National Reconciliation Council (NRC) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the 24th of February:
  Recently the south Korean puppet regime staged the absurd farce of renaming the fascist ruling party the Liberal Korea Party . As the memorandum states " The party has changed its name many times from the Liberal Party, which was formed to prop up the pro-U.S. regime with Syngman Rhee as a puppet under the scenario worked out by the U.S., into Democratic Republican Party, Democratic Justice Party, Democratic Liberal Party, New Korea Party, Grand National Party, Saenuri Party and then Liberal Korea Party. But it has never changed in its dirty nature as a group of pro-American traitors".
  So basically this is not a new party but the same party that has ruled south Korea since the establishment of the south Korean puppet regime in 1948. It is a case of dirty old puppet fascist wine
being served in new bottles . The LKP is not a party of workers , peasants and working intellectuals
but a party of comprador capitalists representing 1 per cent of the population.
   The Liberal Korea Party is neither liberal ,because it is fascist , nor Korean because it believes in
dependence on outside forces .
 Over the past seven decades the LKP has been the party of the puppet fascist dictatorship. It is associated with the vile fascist regimes of Syngham Rhee , Park Chung  Hee, Chun Du Hwan , Roh Tae Woo ,Kim Young Sam, Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye.It has carried out crimes that put the Hitlerite nazis in the shade .
  The ordinary working people of south Korea have suffered under this party , as the memorandum of the DPRK NRC states "Now the unemployed number more than 4.5 million, the underemployed 10 million, homeless old people 885 000 and those without their own houses more than 8.5 million families in south Korea.
    The whole south Korean land suffers from unpopular rule such as worst working conditions, forced dismissal and wage cut."

   The LKP and its predecessor parties have made south Korea totally dependent on US imperialism and have licked the boots of the US imperialists. They have also grovelled to the hideous Japanese imperialists making south Korea the dual colony of the US and Japan.
  The LKP have also blocked the reunification of Korea following the orders of their American
masters .
 We support the Memorandum of the DPRK NRC. We believe that the south Korean people should rise up and force the dissolution of the LKP and end puppet fascist rule !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu
 

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 DFRK on sk puppet foreign ministers remarks

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
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 23rd of February  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 the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement in support of the statement of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that was issued on the
24th of February :
  Recently the south Korean fascist puppet foreign minister Yun made various foreign trips and called for increased sanctions and pressure on the independent and sovereign Democratic People's Republic of  Korea. Yun made extreme anti-DPRK remarks at  a meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers . The G20 is a discredited imperialist and globalist outfit.
  Yun slandered the self-defensive nuclear deterent of the DPRK and tried to whip up hysteria against the DPRK.As the statement of the DFRK points out "  The pro-U.S. psychopaths living on flattering the outsiders including the U.S., utterly indifferent to the national interests, only bring disgrace to the nation and cause trouble."This is very true because south Korea has pursued the path of flunkeyist subordination.
 We believe that the south Korean puppet regime will collapse because it is dependent on the US and others , there can be no future for it . Therefore we strongly support the statement of the DFRK of the DPRK and strongly condemn the pro-US sychophantic remarks of the sputh Korean puppet foreign minister.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Information from the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea about Foal Eagle and Key Resolve


The US and south Korean military forces are making the last-ditch bid to stifle the DPRK, the world’s unique fortress of independence.
The typical case is Key Resolve and Foal Eagle the joint military exercise from the beginning of March.
The belligerent forces are scheming to wage the largest-ever exercise with involvement of huge amount of aggressive troops.
In the past, the commanding exercises were waged at the level of division. From this exercise, it will be expanded. Not only officers of the division but also officers of the regiments and battalions would take part in the commanding excercise. The nuclear strategic bombers B-52, B-1B, B-2 deployed in Guam and the US mainland and stealth fighters F-22, F-35 deployed in Okinawa and mainland of Japan will be mobilized in the exercise. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Calvinson will be mobilized.
The US and south Korean trigger-happy forces are maneuvering to apply the concepts of 4D Operation and application of THAAD in this exercise. What should not be overlooked is the fact that they are scheming to drill troops for Beheading Operation. Planes for the ranger-commando forces Osprey and MC-130 were deployed in south Korea at the end of January and the special operation troops such as 1st and 3rd division of the US Marine Corps were deployed.
Except for them, a lot of ultra-modern weapons are deployed in and around the Korean Peninsula.
The above-said facts show the aggressive nature of the joint military exercise by the US and south Korean belligerent forces.

Immortal Feats of Peerless Great Person

ASSPUK and JISGE on the 3rd anniversary of the publication of "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive "

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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            London 24th of February Juche 106(2017)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group issued the following joint statement to mark the 3rd anniversary of "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive " by the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN ;
  It is now 3 years since dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  his historic speech "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive " to   the 8th  Conference of Ideological workers of the great Workers' Party of Korea , the organiser and guide of the Korean people. This was and is a most brilliant work that shows the way to win victory in the struggle for the final victory of socialism is to mount a bold and daring revolutionary ideological offensive. In the work dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN declared that
"The one and only weapon for the Korean revolution that made its start empty-handed was a great revolutionary ideology. The revolutionaries of Korea rallied comrades and obtained weapons on the strength of the ideology; and on its strength they defeated imperialist powers and built a prospering socialism"
    This is indeed a great truth and  a principle that should be adhered to constantly. Only through powerful ideological work that people can be motivated to perform greater miracles .
   In view of the reactionary imperialist ideological offensive  against socialism that has been carried out over the past several decades and has recently become more and more intense. Dear respected  Marshal KIM JONG UN is a brilliant thinker who believes in the maxim "attack is the best form of defence " and is putting this into effect on the ideological front. The work calls for not only smashing the ideological and cultural infiltration of imperialism but for a most powerful ideological counter-attack to be launched against imperialist and bourgeois ideas.
   The ASSPUK and JISGE hailed the publication of Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive as it is a most powerful manifesto of KIMILSUNGISM-KIMJONGILISM. Moreover it shows the correct way to build socialism namely through ideological work rather than by certain other methods which have proved disastrous. The Korean revolution and People's Korea of Juche are marching forward under the glorious banner of the Red Flag whilst others have fallen by the wayside or even betrayed the cause of socialism.  The work "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive" is just like an ideological nuclear deterrent which will blast away imperialism and capitalism.
Since the publication of the work "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive"  the Korean revolution has steamed ahead at breakneck speed , a new Korean speed with miracles in construction bring wrought every day . The satellite of Juche has soared into the skies conquering space and the H bomb was tested sending shudders down the spines of the imperialists. New buildings such as Mirae Scientists' Street  and Rymyong Street have sprungup.
  Today under the banner of great KIMILSUNGISM-KIMJONGILISM the Korean people are waging a fierce ideological offensive against the imperialists to defend socialism and build a powerful and thriving socialist country. The people of the DPRK ar firmly united around dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the Workers Party of Korea . They know no other leader and will resist all attempts at regime .Led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  the Korean people will be ever-victorious.

ASSPUK
JISGE

Spokesman for C.C., DFRK Hits out at S. Korean FM's Remarks against DPRK

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- Yun Pyong Se, puppet foreign minister of south Korea, called for imposing tougher "sanctions" and "pressure" upon the DPRK during his junkets to various countries including Germany where the Group of 20 Foreign Ministers Meeting and Munich Security Meeting were held. He spouted rubbish, regardless of whom he was meeting, that the nuclear issue of the north is like a time-bomb, the north's nukes will reach the critical phase of actual deployment in one or two years and now is the last opportunity to stop it.
    In this regard, a spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) issued a statement which said:
    What Yun uttered to take issue with the nuclear deterrent of the DPRK is no more than nonsense by an idiot ignorant of how peace is being preserved on the Korean peninsula and how things are going in the world.
    The pro-U.S. psychopaths living on flattering the outsiders including the U.S., utterly indifferent to the national interests, only bring disgrace to the nation and cause trouble.
    The traitors like Yun are busy asking the outside forces to cooperate in escalating confrontation with the compatriots in the north in a bid to prolong their remaining days, though fated to be thrown overboard together with Park Geun Hye. But they will meet bitterer disgrace and humiliation and miserable destruction for doing so.
    The hostile forces' desperate moves to stifle the DPRK will only embolden it to rapidly emerge as the strongest power of self-reliance and self-development.
    The puppet regime's ridiculous solicitation for cooperation in the moves for stifling the DPRK is bound to go bankrupt, cursed by the world public. -0-

NRC Sheds Light on Despicable Nature of "Liberal Korea Party"

   Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- The National Reconciliation Council (NRC) issued a memorandum Thursday revealing the despicable nature of the "Liberal Korea Party" in south Korea which has committed thrice-cursed crimes indelible down to generations to come.
    According to the memorandum, the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) is a traitorous party accustomed to flunkeyism and submission.
    The party has changed its name many times from the Liberal Party, which was formed to prop up the pro-U.S. regime with Syngman Rhee as a puppet under the scenario worked out by the U.S., into Democratic Republican Party, Democratic Justice Party, Democratic Liberal Party, New Korea Party, Grand National Party, Saenuri Party and then Liberal Korea Party. But it has never changed in its dirty nature as a group of pro-American traitors.
    The wild act of this traitorous party reached the extremes when it was called Saenuri Party.
    After setting it as its "state policy" to tighten alliance with the U.S., the party extended to an indefinite period the duration of the "wartime operation control" though it was made to be taken over from the U.S. master even for the mere form's sake. And it turned the cradle of life of the nation into a worldwide nuclear confrontational theatre by deciding to introduce THAAD, nuclear war monster of the U.S., into south Korea.
    This party has been long accustomed to pro-Japanese treachery. It described the thrice-cursed act of glossing over the shuddering crimes committed by the Japanese reactionaries in the past, including the crimes related to the sexual slavery, as a "diplomatic and historical achievement" and pressed for the conclusion of an agreement on the protection of military intelligence with Japan, thus playing the role of guiding invaders.
    Since its first predecessor, the LKP has viciously strangled independence, democracy, justice and truth while resorting to hysteric acts putting the fascist Nazis into the shade.
    At the time of Liberal Party, it enforced fascist dictatorship by invoking the "Security Law" and concocted unprecedented fascist evil laws after May 15 military coup of traitor Park Chung-hee, thus turning south Korea into the grave of human rights and democracy.
    After it changed its name into Democratic Justice Party, it cooked up more than 100 fascist evil laws, turning south Korea into a prison without bars.
    The Saenuri Party even concocted "anti-terrorism law", the second "Security Law", in order to stamp out the progressive and democratic forces advocating national unity and reunification.
    Under the dictatorship of the fascist clique, the activities of the trade union of teachers demanding independence, democracy and reunification and the programs and activities of Jaju Minbo were outlawed and banned.
    In 2013 the minutes of the north-south summit talks were deliberately discharged and distorted to suppress the progressive and pro-reunification forces as "spokesmen for the north".
    The party actively supported Park Geun Hye's moves for "state compilation" of history textbooks which justified pro-Japanese, pro-U.S. and "yusin" dictators and incited confrontation with the fellow countrymen, and came out as a shock brigade for executing it.
    Citing the facts that LKP turned south Korea into the living hell, the memorandum continued:
    Now the unemployed number more than 4.5 million, the underemployed 10 million, homeless old people 885 000 and those without their own houses more than 8.5 million families in south Korea.
    The whole south Korean land suffers from unpopular rule such as worst working conditions, forced dismissal and wage cut.
    Noble campus is used as a means for money-making and the majority of people without provision of elementary living allowances suffer death when they get sick.
    The traitorous party cooked up in succession unpopular evil laws crudely violating the right to existence of the popular masses, pushing people into destitution. Through the privatization of public fields, it further strangled the windpipe of the toiling masses who barely made their living.
    It slandered the struggle of workers and other people of various strata demanding the right to existence, thus making the storm of fascist suppression rage.
    The Saenuri Party's despicable behavior at the time of the shocking ferry Sewol disaster makes the world tremble with anger even today.
    The predecessors of the LKP stubbornly stood against the national unity and reunification generation after generation.
    Traitor Syngman Rhee set "unification by prevailing over communism" as "state policy" and traitor Park Chung-hee built concrete walls along the Military Demarcation Line and traitors Chun Doo-hwan, Roh Tae Woo, Kim Young Sam proposed confrontation of social systems and the proposal for unification through absorption as "north policy". The predecessors of this party all took the lead in promotion of those policies with their sleeves rolled up.
    The party downplayed the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, an action programme for implementing the said declaration, as "pathetic unification theory" and "tactics of reunification front of the north" and totally denied them. Instead it set as its "north policy" the "confidence-building process" and "Dresden declaration" and "the doctrine of gaining a great opportunity of unification", the policy of confrontation between social systems touted by traitor Park Geun Hye.
    In order to undermine the single-minded unity of the army and people of the DPRK and realize the pipe dream of regime change, the party squandered a great amount of fund on anti-DPRK plot-breeding organizations and egged human scum on to kick up the racket of scattering leaflets slandering the DPRK.
    After setting up the UN "office on human rights in north" in Seoul, the party cooked up "bill on human rights in the north" and "anti-terrorism law", anti-DPRK confrontational evil laws, in March last year and totally shut down the Kaesong Industrial Zone, the last lifeline of the north-south relations.
    The records of confrontation with the fellow countrymen committed by the LKP also include its criminal war moves against the north.
    In August 2015 the Park Geun Hye group fabricated a "case of mine provocation by the north" and randomly opened fire into the areas of the north side in a bid to ignite a new war. At that time the LKP proposed a "resolution on denouncing the north's provocation of planting mine in DMZ area" as a party opinion and resorted to escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
    Whenever the U.S. openly disclosed its scheme for preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, the Park Geun Hye group actively supported it and called for "massive punishment" and trumpeted about "south Korea-U.S. alliance".
    The LKP denounced opposition parties and people from all walks of life standing against THAAD deployment as "sordid forces" and "forces creating social unrest", thus fanning up the atmosphere of suppression.
    The party is the setter of a new record in corruption and irregularities.
    Clear evidence is that Park Geun Hye and her close confidants, who are called No. 1 party members, have been involved in MIR foundation and K Sports Foundation, the hideous corruption and irregularities case.
    The party is a swindling political party, money-swayed party, thief party, cheating party, money all-mighty party, and sex-crazy party.
    It is a eunuchoid party of Park Geun Hye.
    It is utterly amazing that in the present era of high civilization there exist modern-day eunuchs who serve the dragon lady hardly worth a human being as a queen for her indolent, depraved and corrupt life.
    Those eunuchs were mostly from the Liberal Korea Party, the memorandum said, citing facts.
    Now the party is making desperate efforts to prolong its dirty remaining days but it can never cover up its despicable nature and crimes, it noted, stressing:
    Syngman Rhee sold pancake stuffed with bean jam for his living after being rejected by his people and ousted from his homeland, and Park Chung-hee was shot to death by his close confidant and Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae Woo had to live in Paekdam Temple and serve a prison life. Such pitiful end is unavoidable fate of the Liberal Korea Party. -0-

Thursday, 23 February 2017

On the article "Neighboring Country's Mean Behavior" -ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 

 23rd of February  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 the issued a joint
statement in support of the article "Neighboring Country's Mean Behavior" written by Jong Phil on the 23rd of February :
 Our organisations applaud this article from the DPRK which a just critique of the big-power chauvinism and revisionism of a neighbouring country to the DPRK.
  On the 12th of February the DPRK successfully tested the surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on February 12 under the energetic guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.  This was applauded by the independence loving progressive people of the world as it increased the self-defence capablities of Juche Korea enabling it to stand up to US imperialism.
 However a certain country that styles itself as both a big power and as a friend of the DPRK decided to take issue with the missile test and joined with the the US imperialists in condemning the missile test . Not only that but the country concerned has voted for UNSC sanctions against the DPRK for exercising its rights to self-defence  and has now imposed unjust sanctions on People's Korea . This is  a truly outrageous action. It is total betrayal of  proletarian internationalism  ,anti-imperialism and 
socialist principles. Some people who blindly worship big powers foolishly believe that the country concerned is anti-imperialist but this is a ridiculous delusion. Even schoolchilren on street corners know that a certain big power is revisionist and capitalist roadist.
   As the article "  Neighboring Country's Mean Behavior" states "   In particular, it has unhesitatingly taken inhumane steps such as totally blocking foreign trade related to the improvement of people's living standard under the plea of the UN "resolutions on sanctions" devoid of legal ground.
    It has often stated that the UN "resolutions on sanctions" should not have negative impact on the people's living. Its recent measures are, in effect, tantamount to the enemies' moves to bring down the social system in the DPRK.
    This country, styling itself a big power, is dancing to the tune of the U.S. while defending its mean behavior with such excuses that it was meant not to have a negative impact on the living of the people in the DPRK but to check its nuclear program
"
 This is basically the truth. The fact is that the big power-chaunvists and international revisionists have sided with the US imperialists and world imperialism in trying to bring down the socialist system of the DPRK. This is a disgrace and the country concerned will be cursed as a traitor to socialism for generation after generation.
   The DPRK will be unfazed by these moves of the US imperialists and big power chauvinists . The DPRK will march on under the banner of self-reliance and self-development  and implement the twin
line of building the nuclear force and economy in parallel. The Korean people are united single heartedly around great and respected Marshal Kim Jong Un , the Juche Idea , Songun and the great Workers' Party of Korea, They will resist any move from anywhere to effect "regime change " by
smashing up the socialist system .
  We say respect to the DPRK for publishing this article and speaking out for truth and justice . It is good that the DPRK is standing up to big-power chauvinism and revisionism ! The DPRK guided by
Juche is a country that believes in saying what it believes.It is not afraid to call a spade a spade ! We hope that article will be widely distributed .
  Victory to the DPRK !
 Long Live Juche !
Long live dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
 UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Neighboring Country's Mean Behavior: Written by Jong Phil

 Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- The DPRK made a complete success in the test-fire of surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on February 12 under the energetic guidance of respected Supreme Leader
Kim Jong Un. The news instantly jolted the world and the international community is acknowledging the nuclear attack capability of the DPRK that has made rapid progress in quality.
    Leading media of the world are unanimous in assessing that the acknowledged success in the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 was a demonstration of the DPRK's strategic superiority as it proved impossibility of advance detection by satellite, interception and preemptive attack.
    However, a neighboring country, which often claims itself to be a "friendly neighbor", is downplaying the significance of the test-fire, branding it as a "nuclear technology just at the beginning" and threatening "the DPRK will suffer the biggest loss."
    In particular, it has unhesitatingly taken inhumane steps such as totally blocking foreign trade related to the improvement of people's living standard under the plea of the UN "resolutions on sanctions" devoid of legal ground.
    It has often stated that the UN "resolutions on sanctions" should not have negative impact on the people's living. Its recent measures are, in effect, tantamount to the enemies' moves to bring down the social system in the DPRK.
    This country, styling itself a big power, is dancing to the tune of the U.S. while defending its mean behavior with such excuses that it was meant not to have a negative impact on the living of the people in the DPRK but to check its nuclear program.
    The righteous voices of the world deride it, commenting that "a big neighboring country is imposing sanctions on the DPRK to curry favor with the U.S." But the hostile forces are shouting "bravo" over this.
    The DPRK manufactured a nuclear weapon in a few years, which would take others tens of years, and completed the new latest strategic weapon system in a matter of six months with its own efforts and indigenous technology. This shows the might of its tremendous defence industry.
    It is utterly childish to think that the DPRK would not manufacture nuclear weapons and inter-continental ballistic rockets if a few penny of money is cut off.
    The DPRK will produce the latest weapons unprecedented in history as many as it wants as it has the self-reliant defence industry, provided by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il with their lifelong dedication, and scientists and technicians in the field of defence industry working hard in do-or-die spirit guided by the faith that the strategic idea and intention of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea must be put into practice.
    These weapons would invest the DPRK with capabilities for protecting peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
    The present reality makes the people of the DPRK keenly feel once again the validity of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
    The DPRK will invariably advance straight along the road indicated by the Party's line and deal a heavy blow to the U.S. and its vassal forces by dint of powerful nuclear deterrence and thus win the final victory. -0

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support KJC Statement on Unfriendly attitude of the Malaysian side

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 

 23rd of February  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 the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint
statement in support of the Korean Jurists Committee (KJC)issued on Wednesday 22nd of February  on the unfriendly attitude of Malaysia towards the DPRK;
  Our organisations have always held the sensational stories being published in the media concerning
the death of a DPRK citizen in Malaysia were basically publish to distract from the successful Day of  the Shining Star celebrations in the DPRK and the successful test fire of a medium range ballistic
missile. Moreover the stories are designed to slander the supreme leadership of the DPRK and smear the socialist system of the DPRK which is growing stronger day by day. The stories being circulated
reek of anti-DPRK, anti-communist , anti.-Juche conspiracy which the Malaysian authorities appear to  have caught up in. Regrettably it would appear that Malaysia has joined hands with south Korea
and the US in an anti-DPRK slander campaign and unjust actions against the DPRK.
 It is indeed pertinent to ask who told south Korea of the death of the  DPRK citizen ? The south Korean puppets started to circulate very wild stories even before the Malaysian police conducted
their investigation.
 As the KJC points out the Malaysian side have acted in a most unreasonable manner and their whole
attitude is deeply suspicious.  The person who died was the holder of a diplomatic passport of the
DPRK and therefore the incident should have been dealt with according to the protocols and rules of
the Vienna convention . However the Malaysian side ignored this and carried out an autopsy without the presence of DPRK representatives.
  Malaysia has not handed the body over to the DPRK . Moreover it is holding suspects including
a DPRK citizen on what are basically unproven charges and without real evidence. This is a violation of human rights.The autopsy carried out did not find evidence of the use of poison and in fact the Malaysian authorities had initially informed the DPRK that its citizen had died from a heart attack but the story was changed after the
south Korean puppet media carried stories about "assassination by female secret agents " and other
nonsense. This shows that Malaysia is acquiescing in the extreme politicisation of this case .
 The KJC points "  In the early days when the incident happened Malaysia widely publicized that it arrested suspected persons but now keeps mum about it.
    What sounds more alarming is that the suspected persons allegedly stated that the DPRK citizen was poisoned to death when "oil like lotion was put on his head with their hands." That means the woman survived even after having poison on her hand while leaving only the poisoned man dead"
 It is worth reiterating that that 3 of the 4 suspects are not from the DPRK but from other countries and have no apparent connection with the DPRK.
 This shows that the whole case is a frame-up according a pre-prepared script to discredit and harm
the DPRK. If Malaysia has nothing to hide and is fair and above board it should accept the request of
the DPRK for a joint investigation . There is no reason for them to reject this . Also the DPRK should be allowed access to the suspects to question them.
  We cannot but help adding the following observations ; Malaysia has signed agreements with the US on intelligence and counter-terrorism and is believed to be hosting US bases. We also recall the past history of the Malaysian state but will comment no further.
 We support the call of the KJC for Malaysia to transfer the body of the deceased to the DPRK and for the release of the suspects . Otherwise we will conclude that Malaysia is an active player in the
anti-DPRK campaign of the US imperialists and south Korean puppets. Malaysia runs the risk of
being condemned by the world progressive people as a neo-colony of US imperialism and collaborator with the dirty south Korean fascist puppets !
HANDS OF THE DPRK !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu


 

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support DPRK IIS Indictment of Japan

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK 
www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 

 23rd of February  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 the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement in support of the Indictment of the DPRK Institute of International Studies titled  " Truth behind the Human Rights Situation in Japan" issued on the 21st of February ;
  The indictment is a timely expose of the dreadful human rights situation in Japan which is unknown to many people. The indictment is a searing critique of the human rights abuses of Japan and exposes the falsity of so-called democracy in Japan .
 Japan is one the countries that became an anti-DPRK shock brigade in the so-called human rights campaign against the DPRK. This is deeply hypocritical because the human rights situation of
Japan is truly deplorable and requires redress. As the indictment of the DPRK Institute of International Studies  says "The wounds, which militarist Japan inflicted on the peoples of Korea and several other countries by committing hideous inhuman crimes against them in the last century, have not been healed, and the mankind ardently wish to see such unhappy history not repeat itself any longer.
    However, until today, which has witnessed changes of centuries and generations, Japan has not yet made an open-hearted self-examination of and sincere apology for those crimes; instead, it still distorts the history, negating or justifying its crimes".
 Japan has never come to terms with its fascist past but is actively going down the road of fascistisation.
  The DPRK Institute of International Studies(IIS) details human rights violations by Japan in
different fields such as politics, socio-economic life ,women's rights and the rights of
ethnic minorities.
  The popular masses do not participate in politics in Japan , there is a low voter turnout so
elected bodies do not reflect the views of the people. The indictment sheds light on the
repressive role of the Japanese state pointing out that "After its defeat in World War II, Japan revived the former notorious ideological police (special secret-service police) and renamed it security police and reorganized the Special Investigation Department in the days of U.S. military occupation into the Public Security Investigation Agency, empowering these law-enforcement organs to oversee the people's ideas. The laws on civil servants, protection of defence secrets, broadcasting, wiretapping and protection of specified secrets and other laws and regulations that run counter to Japan's Constitution restrict and violate the freedom of speech and expression "
  The DPRK IIS should be congratulated for bringing these facts into view for the world public.
 In Japan there is no right to work so many people are unemployed.Those with jobs are overworked
after being subjected to extreme exploitation. In Japan a minority own most of the wealth . At
the same time Japan is cutting down social expenditure but increasing military expenditure.
  Women , children and the disabled all face discrimination and poor treatment in Japan.
 Most glaring is Japan's treatment of ethnic minorities within its own borders . The Burakumin and Ainu peoples face discrimination and ill-treatment . Worst of all is Japan's extreme chauvinism
towards Korean residents in Japan and its wanton repression of the General Association
of Korean Residents in Japan(CHONGRYON).
  Thus Japan is exposed as the worst human rights violator. The DPRK IIS is to be
commended for its work in exposing human rights violations in Japan. We strongly support this
indictment and believe it should be given a wide audience.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
  UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu







Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Korean Jurists Committee Hits out at Malaysian Side's Unfriendly Attitude

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    Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- A citizen of the DPRK bearing a diplomatic passport suddenly fell into a state of shock before boarding an airliner and died on the way to a hospital in Malaysia on February 13.
    At that time the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia and the hospital side informed the DPRK embassy in Kuala Lumpur exercising the right to consular protection of DPRK citizens that they confirmed he died of heart stroke and decided to transfer his body to the embassy and get it cremated.
    So the DPRK embassy confirmed his identity and asked the Malaysian side to transfer his body.
    However, no sooner had south Korean conservative media published a false report that he was "poisoned to death", citing it as "source from the government" that night, than the Malaysian secret police got involved in the case and recklessly made it an established fact, only to make matters complicated.
    The DPRK embassy made it clear that autopsy is not necessary as his death had already been confirmed as the one due to heart stroke and autopsy should never be done as he enjoyed extraterritorial right according to the Vienna Convention as a carrier of diplomatic passport.
    Nevertheless, the Malaysian side, in disregard of the DPRK's just demand and international law, made an autopsy of the body without any prior agreement with the DPRK side and its presence. Moreover, the Malaysian side clamored for the second autopsy without publishing the results of the first autopsy.
    A spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee in a statement on Wednesday termed this undisguised encroachment upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, a wanton human rights abuse and an act contrary to human ethics and morality.
    The statement said:
    What merits more serous attention is the fact that the unjust acts of the Malaysian side are timed to coincide with the anti-DPRK conspiratorial racket launched by the south Korean authorities.
    Conservative media of south Korea began spreading wild rumors that the DPRK citizen was "poisoned to death by two women agents of the General Reconnaissance Bureau of north Korea" and it is undoubtedly its "deed" before the results of the autopsy were published.
    On February 14, a day after his death, Chongwadae of south Korea kicked up a fuss over it and the south Korean authorities were busy holding a ministerial meeting on February 16, showing an excessive response. Moreover, they openly discussed the issue of THAAD deployment though it has nothing to do with the death of a DPRK citizen.
    This proves that the south Korean authorities has long expected the case since it worked out a scenario for it.
    It is, indeed, regretful that only Malaysia is denying such fact.
    The biggest responsibility for his death rests with the government of Malaysia as the citizen of the DPRK died in its land.
    The unfriendly attitude of the Malaysian side found a more striking manifestation in the matter of transferring his body to the DPRK side.
    Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner. However, it has not yet handed the body under the absurd pretext that it cannot do so unless the family of the deceased presents a DNA sample in accordance with its law.
    This proves that the Malaysian side is going to politicize the transfer of the body in utter disregard of international law and morality and thus attain a sinister purpose.
    In the early days when the incident happened Malaysia widely publicized that it arrested suspected persons but now keeps mum about it.
    What sounds more alarming is that the suspected persons allegedly stated that the DPRK citizen was poisoned to death when "oil like lotion was put on his head with their hands." That means the woman survived even after having poison on her hand while leaving only the poisoned man dead.
    The DPRK has already proposed a joint investigation for properly probing the incident and clarified that it is ready to dispatch a delegation of its jurists.
    Its aim is to meet the suspected persons and hear their statements, confirm who ordered them and meet the arrested citizen and survey in detail the scene of the incident and its video footage and thus conclude the investigation into the incident in a fair way.
    The DPRK will never allow any attempt to tarnish the image of the dignified power of independence and nuclear weapons state but make a thorough probe into the truth behind the case.
    It will watch the future attitude of the Malaysian side. -0

ON HAVING A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF NATIONALISM-KIM JONG IL


     KIM JONG IL
ON HAVING A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF NATIONALISM

Talk to the Senior Officials of the Central Committee
of the Workers’ Party of Korea

February 26 and 28, Juche 91 (2002)


It is important to have a correct understanding of nationalism. Only when they have such an understanding can people achieve national unity, champion the interests of the nation and contribute to the shaping of its destiny.
Nationalism came into being as an ideology for defending the interests of a nation in the course of the latter’s formation and development. Although nations differ from one another in the period of their formation, every nation is a social community which has been formed and consolidated historically on the basis of a common kinship descent, language, residential area and culture, and is composed of various classes and strata. There is no person in any country or in any society who exists outside his or her nation, separate from it. Every person belongs to a class or stratum, and at the same time to a nation, endowing that person with both a national and a class character. Class character and national character and the demands of classes and nation are inseparable from each other. As a matter of fact, the classes and strata of a nation entertain different demands and interests owing to their different social and economic functions. However, all the members of a nation have the same stake in championing the independence and character of the nation and attaining national prosperity without distinction of the interests of their classes and strata. This is because the destiny of a nation is precisely the destiny of its individual members; in other words, the latter is dependent on the former. None will be happy with the sovereignty and honour of his or her nation being trampled upon and national character disregarded. It is the common ideological feeling and psychology of the members of a nation to love their nation, cherish its characteristics and interests, and yearn for its prosperity. Nationalism reflects this feeling and psychology. In other words, nationalism is an ideology that advocates love for the nation and defence of its interests. Since people carve out their destiny while living within the nation-state as a unit, genuine nationalism constitutes patriotism. The progressive nature of nationalism lies in the fact that it is a patriotic ideology which advocates the defence of national interests.
Nationalism emerged as a progressive idea along with the formation and development of each nation. However, it was understood in the past as an ideology that defends bourgeois interests. It is true that in the days of the nationalist movement against feudalism, the newly-emergent bourgeoisie, upholding the banner of nationalism, stood in the van of the movement.
At that time, the interests of both the masses of the people and the newly-emergent bourgeoisie were basically coincident in their struggle against feudalism. Therefore, the banner of nationalism seemed to reflect the common interests of the nation. As capitalism developed and the bourgeoisie became the reactionary ruling class after victorious bourgeois revolutions in various countries, nationalism was used as a means of defending the interests of the bourgeois class.
The bourgeoisie disguised their class interests as national interests, and used nationalism as an ideological instrument for solidifying their class domination. This led nationalism to be understood, among the people, as a bourgeois ideology that runs counter to the national interests.  We should distinguish clearly between true nationalism that loves the nation and defends its interests and bourgeois nationalism that advocates the interests of the bourgeois class. Bourgeois nationalism reveals itself as national egoism, national exclusivism and big-power chauvinism in the relationship between countries and nations; it is reactionary in that it creates antagonism and disagreement between countries and nations, and checks the development of friendly relations between the various peoples of the world. 
The original revolutionary theory of the working class failed to give a correct explanation of nationalism. It paid major attention to strengthening the international unity and solidarity of the working class all over the world-the fundamental problem in the then socialist movement-failing to pay due attention to the national problem. It went so far as to regard nationalism as an anti-socialist ideological trend, because bourgeois nationalism was doing great harm to the socialist movement. This is why progressive people in the past rejected nationalism, considering it incompatible with communism.
It is wrong to view communism as incompatible with nationalism. Communism does not advocate only the interests of the working class; it also advocates the interests of the nation-hence it is an ideology of loving the country and the people. Nationalism is also an ideology of loving the country and the people, as it defends the interests of the country and the nation. Love of the country and the people is an ideological emotion common to communism and nationalism; herein lies the ideological basis on which they can ally with one another. Therefore, there is no reason or ground to pit one against the other, and reject nationalism.
Nationalism does not conflict with internationalism. Mutual help, support and alliance between countries and nations-this is internationalism. Every country has its borders, and every nation has its identity, and revolution and construction are carried on with the country and nation as a unit. For this reason, internationalism finds its expressions in the relationships between countries and between nations, a prerequisite for which is nationalism. Internationalism divorced from the concepts of nation and nationalism is merely an empty shell. A man who is unconcerned about the destiny of his country and nation cannot be faithful to internationalism.
Revolutionaries of each country should be faithful to internationalism by struggling, first of all, for the prosperity of their own country and nation.
For the first time in history, the great leader President Kim Il Sung gave a correct explanation of nationalism, and elucidated the relationship between communism and nationalism and between communists and nationalists in his revolutionary practice of carving out the destiny of his country and people. He said that in order to be a true communist one must first become a true nationalist. With a determination to devote his life to his country and fellow-countrymen, he embarked on the road of revolution in his early years and created the immortal Juche idea, on the basis of which he established a Juche-oriented outlook on the nation, and scientifically expounded the essence and progressive character of nationalism. Through a correct combination of class character with national character and of the destiny of socialism with that of the nation, he realized an alliance between communists and nationalists, cemented the class and national positions of our socialism and led the nationalists to join the efforts for socialist construction and national reunification. Attracted by his broad magnanimity and noble personality, many nationalists took the patriotic road to national unity and national reunification, making a clean break with their erroneous pasts. Kim Ku, a life-long anti-communist, allied with communists, a patriotic changeover, in the twilight of his life, and Choe Tok Sin, a nationalist, was able to find salvation as a patriot in the leader’s embrace. The great leader treasured and championed the independence not only of our nation but also of the peoples of the rest of the world. He devoted all his efforts to the cause of making the whole world independent, as well as to the Korean revolution. We can say that there has been no man in the world as great as him, who devoted his whole life to the nation’s independence and prosperity, and a bright future for mankind. He was the most steadfast communist and, at the same time, a peerless patriot, true nationalist and paragon among internationalists.
I also assert, as the leader instructed, that one must be an ardent patriot, a true nationalist, in order to become a genuine revolutionary, a communist. The communist who fights for the realization of the independence of the masses of the people must first of all be a true nationalist. Those who fight for their people, their country and their homeland are genuine communists, true nationalists and ardent patriots. Those who do not love their own parents, brothers and sisters cannot love their country and compatriots. Likewise, those who do not love their own homeland and people cannot become communists.
We are inheriting with fidelity the great leader’s noble idea of loving the country, the nation and the people, and making every effort to rally all the sections of the nation by dint of all-embracing politics, and lead them to the road of patriotism.
It is not communists but imperialists who oppose nationalism and place obstacles in the way of the independent development of nations at present. The imperialists are manoeuvring cunningly to realize their dominationist ambition on the plea of “globalization” and “integration.” They claim that the ideal of building a sovereign nation-state or the love for country and nation is a “national prejudice lagging behind the times,” and “globalization” and “integration” are the trend of the times in the present situation, when science and technology are developing rapidly and economic exchanges between countries are being conducted briskly on an international scale. Today, when every country and nation is carving out its own destiny with its own ideology, system and culture, there can never be a political, economic, ideological and cultural “integration” of the world. The manoeuvres of the US imperialists for “globalization” and “integration” are aimed at turning the world into what they call a “free” and “democratic” world styled after the United States, and thus bringing all countries and nations under their domination and subordination. The present era is one of independence. Human history is propelled by the struggle of the masses of the people for independence, not by the dominationist ambition and aggressive policy of the imperialists. The manoeuvres of the imperialists for “globalization” and “integration” are doomed to failure, as they are opposed by the vigorous efforts of the world’s peoples aspiring after independence.
We should resolutely oppose and reject the manoeuvres of the imperialists for “globalization” and “integration,” and staunchly fight to preserve the excellent characteristics of our nation and safeguard its independence. We frequently emphasize the Korean-nation-first principle so as to preserve the national character and defend the independence of the nation.  
A most important task facing us today in championing and realizing national independence is to reunify the country. Our nation, which has inherited a time-honoured history and culture and the tradition of patriotism, has been divided into north and south by foreign forces for more than half a century. The division of the territory and the nation is blocking the way for the nation’s concerted development, and inflicting untold misery and hardship upon it. National reunification is not only a vital demand of our people but also the unanimous will and aspiration of the entire nation.
The historical Pyongyang Meeting and the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration ushered in a new era of great national unity and independent reunification. The North-South Joint Declaration stipulates all the principles and ways for solving the problems arising in reunifying the country independently by the united efforts of our own nation. The declaration is a programme of national unity and a general principle of national reunification, based on the idea of “by our nation itself” and permeated with the spirit of loving the country and people. The substantial guarantee for independence, peace and national reunification lies in supporting and thoroughly carrying out the declaration. Holding aloft the North-South Joint Declaration as a general principle of reunification, the entire nation must launch a nationwide struggle to accomplish the historic cause of national reunification.

The sixteenth round of all-people candlelight rally

The sixteenth round of all-people candlelight rally
The 16th all-people action was launched across south Korea on Feb. 18 under the sponsorship of the emergency people's action for the resignation of the Park Geun-hye regime with more than 844 000 people of all strata involved.
In Seoul, more than eight hundred thousand people of every degree held a rally, urging the prompt resignation of Park Geun-hye and Hwang Kyo-ahn, expansion of special investigation and arrest of accomplices.
Thousands of Seoul citizens held a seminar for declaring the right to candlelight action at the Changchung Stadium before launching a rally.
The candlelight demonstrators are craving for basic and comprehensive change beyond the resignation of Park, the speakers said at the seminar and stressed to build a new society without abuse of power by declaring the right to candlelight.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Gwanghwamun Plaza to start the candlelight rally.
The arrest of Lee Chae-young, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. brought to light that Park Geun-hye is the very ringleader of bribery, they noted.
The people’s wish is impeachment and custody of Park and they should get united in order to realize their wish, they asserted.
At least 15 200 riot policemen were mobilized to repress the rally. The demonstrators marched toward the Blue House, the "Constitutional Court" and buildings of big business groups.
Many citizens formed an alliance with the demonstrators so that the number of participants increased into at least 800 000.
In front of the “Constitutional Court”, they strongly demanded early decision of impeachment on Park.
More than 23 000 citizens in Busan gathered at a venue of rally, while carrying candlelight in their hands and chanting slogans demanding Park’s impeachment within February.
The speakers, at the rally, declared to hold candlelight in the plaza for withdrawal of Park’s policy, removal of evils and realization of social reform.
In Daejeon, about 1 000 citizens held a rally, carrying slogan-boards written “Prompt resignation of Park” and “Custody of and investigation into Park”.
They said that the four-year of Park’s office was the periods of living hell for the people and pointed out to eliminate the 70-year-long evils through this opportunity.
Similar rallies took place in Gwangju and about 100 other places of south Korea.
The emergency people's action for the resignation of the Park Geun-hye regime decided to conduct an intensive action on Feb. 25 on the lapse of four years of Park’s presidency and on March 1, the anniversary of anti-Japanese popular resistance with great attendance of the people.

Indictment of DPRK Institute of International Studies

 Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- The following is the full text of an indictment made by the Institute of International Studies of the DPRK on Tuesday to expos the desperate human rights situation in Japan, a "democratic state ruled by law":
    Truth behind the Human Rights Situation in Japan,
    Worst Human Rights Abuser
    Indictment by the Institute of International Studies of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    The wounds, which militarist Japan inflicted on the peoples of Korea and several other countries by committing hideous inhuman crimes against them in the last century, have not been healed, and the mankind ardently wish to see such unhappy history not repeat itself any longer.
    However, until today, which has witnessed changes of centuries and generations, Japan has not yet made an open-hearted self-examination of and sincere apology for those crimes; instead, it still distorts the history, negating or justifying its crimes.
    It is an intolerable mockery and challenge to international justice and human conscience that Japan, which tries in every way possible to evade redressing its past, styles itself an "advanced nation in human rights" though it is beset with serious human rights issues concerning evils and immorality and goes to the lengths of picking a quarrel with the human rights performance in other countries in collaboration with the UN Human Rights Council.
    The Institute of International Studies of the DPRK has probed to the bottom the desperate human rights situation in Japan, a "democratic state ruled by law," and expose to the world that, in view of the principles and standards of international law, Japan is the worst human rights abuser as it is devoid of even an iota of justification and qualifications to talk about human rights.
    Basic Human Rights of the People Trampled Underfoot under the Authorities' Misrule
    To ensure that the people enjoy a free and equal political life and a rich and diversified material and cultural life is an obligation of each state and a universal principle observed in guaranteeing basic human rights in the world.
    However, Japan is mercilessly trampling underfoot the rights of the working masses under the signboard of "material prosperity" and "rule of law."
    This evil rule against the people finds its most vivid expression in the realm of guaranteeing their political freedom and rights.
    Paragraph 3, Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates, "The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in…genuine elections."
    Party politics in Japan is infested with group fighting, grouping and regrouping and corruption, which set aside the people's will and rights and aim at seizing power, and all political parties, in and out of power, are dyed with Rightist, conservative ideas, extremely restricting the elementary political freedom of the people.
    During the general elections in 2014, the turnout of voters was only 52% and an opinion poll found that more than 40% of the voters supported no political party. The people's nonconfidence in politics, the highest in the world, is a testimony to the political system of Japan, where privileged circles cut a wide swathe.
    It is inconceivable that the people's will is reflected in politics under such social system, and an election is, from the outset, a medium for political fraud to deceive the people.
    Extreme is the violation of freedom of speech and expression.
    Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides for the freedom of thought and conscience and its Article 19 freedom of expression.
    After its defeat in World War II, Japan revived the former notorious ideological police (special secret-service police) and renamed it security police and reorganized the Special Investigation Department in the days of U.S. military occupation into the Public Security Investigation Agency, empowering these law-enforcement organs to oversee the people's ideas. The laws on civil servants, protection of defence secrets, broadcasting, wiretapping and protection of specified secrets and other laws and regulations that run counter to Japan's Constitution restrict and violate the freedom of speech and expression.
    What arouses serious concern is that Japan's mass media have been reduced to a tool of politics that manipulates public sentiments through invention of information and dissemination of misinformation in favor of the ruling circles. To take into consideration the fact that in the past Tojo and Hitler deceived their peoples and led them along fascist lines by abusing mass media, this situation is not oriented simply to the struggle for or maintenance of power, but is pregnant with the danger of bringing catastrophe to humanity.
    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1966 defines the people's rights to employment, enjoyment of just and favorable conditions of work and equal remuneration for the work of equal value without distinction of any kind.
    But in Japan which pursues labor policies that give precedence to the interests of conglomerates, violations of the human rights, unique to the Japanese society, such as overworking death, power harassment, wage gap and unemployment, are rampant and the people's right to survival is being threatened constantly.
    A 24-year-old girl recruit of the Tentsu Advertising Company, unable to bear the long working hours, committed suicide in December 2015 after leaving a note which reads, "My body and soul are torn to pieces." This reveals the true nature of Japan's labor system, in which one "cannot but work until breathing the last."
    As the laws on labor standards, labor safety and hygiene, minimum wage, dispatch of workers and other labor-related laws and regulations are centered on conglomerates, 38% of the entire working population are part-time workers and Internet cafes are turned into shelters for the destitute people.
    A handful of wealthy people, numbering 40, possess assets valued at 15.4 trillion yen, whereas the "working poor" living on the earnings under the poverty line number 17 million, the number of poor households reached 1.46 million in 2012, and the differential in the yearly income between the employers and employees was 100 times at the maximum and 44 times on average in the fiscal year of 2014, typical examples of the phenomenon of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
    The much-advertised "social welfare" policies are resourced by taxpayers' money and insurance, so the working masses enjoy the benefits of these policies at the expense of their own earnings; some of them exist in name only owing to the discriminating and money-oriented measures of the government.
    Abandoning its duty for social security stipulated in Article 25 of the Constitution, the Japanese authorities put "The universal healthcare/pension insurance for the whole nation" into operation by force, abolished free medical service for the elderly, introduced excise duties and gradually raised the tax rates. The working masses have to pay not only taxes and insurance but other miscellaneous levies.
    The budget for the fiscal year of 2016 witnessed reduction of the appropriation for social security by 170 billion yen, while the appropriation for national defence, which had increased over the past three years, reached 5 trillion yen. The attempt to build Japan into a "war state" with the taxpayers' money is threatening the lives of its total population of 100 million.
    In Japan, notorious for suicide, 24 025 persons committed suicide in 2015 alone, 66 persons a day on average. What arouses serious social concern is the rapidly increasing rate of suicide among the young people, most of whom take their own lives out of despair for social and economic reasons and unrest and anxiety for their future.
    It is a mockery and deception of the fair opinion and the international community that Japan, which tramples underfoot the working masses' elementary rights including their political, social and economic rights, makes much ado about "provision of human rights" and "social welfare."
    Ill-fated People Vulnerable in Society
    To protect women, children, the elderly and the disabled is a legal and moral obligation of a state and society, and it is a major criterion by which the level of civilization of the relevant country is judged.
    But in "advanced" Japan, the women, children, elderly and disabled, the most vulnerable strata in society, are victims of all social evils.
    Though it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1985, Japan turned a deaf ear to the several recommendations given by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in 2003 and 2009. The law on the promotion of activities by women enacted in 2015 lacks fundamental measures for improving the status of women, like supporting their upbringing of their children, eliminating sexual discrimination and banning discrimination in employment and pay; by virtue of this law, women have to plunge themselves into the profit-centered, free competition to "support" the businesses in the latter's efforts for "self-help."
    Women account for 70% of the part-time workers, and the children, who are denied access to nurseries, numbered 1~3 million as of March 2016, far exceeding the statistical figure published by the government. Among the 144 countries dealt with by the World Economic Forum in its Gender Gap Report for 2016, Japan ranked 111th in the women's rights situation.
    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in November 1989 stipulates that a child shall be entitled to special protection and assistance, and that the child should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. However, in Japan violation of the rights of the child is an incorrigible social evil.
    About 90 000 cases of child abuse were reported in the period between March 2014 and late March 2015, and the children that suffered extreme ill-treatment in 2015 numbered 28 923. The number of ill-treated children grew more than seven times in the last 15 years.
    In order to mitigate the social concern for the aggravated child abuse, the authorities amended the "law on child welfare" in May 2016. The amended law only stipulated increasing the number of child abuse consultation centers, falling short of taking fundamental measures for improving the environment. The sexual assault against children, reported in 2015, numbered 1 938 cases.
    What makes the matter more serious is the fact that the youth and children, the future of society, have lost hope for their future and fall into an abyss of crime and degeneration.
    The sacred school campuses have been reduced to theatres of violence, devoid of ethics; teachers' ill-treatment of students and students' violence against teachers totaled 224 540 cases in the academic year of 2015.
    In Aichi Prefecture a 17-year-old high school student hacked a 65-year-old man to death with a knife and ran away with his wallet. In Yokohama a 15-year-old boy killed his mother and grandmother with a knife. Recently, the Chiba District Court imposed a life prison sentence on a 19-year-old girl for burying her schoolmate alive. Besides, juvenile crimes, officially registered in 2014 alone, numbered 48 361.
    This is a picture of the despair of Japanese youth and children outside the protection by the state and society.
    Japan exceeded the limit of "older oldest society" set by the UN, with the elderly more than 65 years old numbering 33 million, or 26% of its total population, as of October 2014. However, instead of taking measures for their living, the authorities regard their living expenses like pension and medical expenses as the primary item in the reduction of budget expenditure; worse still, they are abusing their pension reserve, a lifeline for them, as speculative funds. As a result, the rate of the elderly living under the poverty line is 34.3%; 10.47 million persons, or one-third of the aged population, are living with such small supplementary allowances that they are unable to get a medical check-up, let alone enjoy the benefits of rest home and other facilities.
    This situation has given rise to the social problem of increasing rate of crimes committed by the elderly; the criminal cases involving the elderly aged over 65 numbered more than 23 600 in the first half 2015, according to the statistics published by the Police Agency, far exceeding the number of crimes committed by the youth and children in the same period.
    The "silver crimes" committed by the elderly, including violence, bodily harm and murder, are in most cases the outcome of loneliness and abject poverty; many of the elderly experiencing difficulty in living are committing crimes to find a "free shelter" in prison. The prisons are filled beyond their capacity with the aged criminals.
    This is the real situation in the "country of the long-lived" which claims that it guarantees generous treatment for the "welfare of the elderly" and their livelihood.
    In 2007 Japan signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006, but it did not take practical actions on the plea of domestic circumstances. Only in June 2013, in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japan cobbled together the "Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against the Disabled" and had it adopted at the Diet in January 2014. However, in one year till March of 2014, 2 266 disabled persons suffered harassment by their families and at the rest homes across the country.
    In July 2016 a man, 26, called Uemats, burst into a facility for the disabled in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, and cut down the inmates with knife, shouting "You, disabled must die." This terrible incident left 19 dead and 26 injured. It was an inevitable outcome of the authorities' inadequate measures for the welfare of the disabled.
    The above facts offer a glimpse of Japanese society in which the vulnerable sections in society–-women, children, the elderly and the disabled–-are falling prey to the law of the jungle, receiving no protection from the state.
    Desert of Human Rights Where Racial Discrimination and Contempt for Other Nations Are Deep-Seated
    Equal treatment and respect for all human beings without distinction of any kind, such as race, sex and religion constitute an important principle for the protection of human rights, which is stipulated in Article 1 of Chapter 1, Article 13 of Chapter 4 and Article 55 of Chapter 9 of the UN Charter, Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other international instruments.
    Having ratified the UN Charter in December 1956, the International Convention on Human Rights in 1979 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 1995, Japan is placed under clear obligations as to the elimination of racial discrimination. However, instead of adopting relevant measures, it has encouraged discrimination against and contempt for ethnic minorities as its state policy.
    In November 2005, the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan noted, in his report to the UN General Assembly, that Japan should address the problem of discrimination against ethnic minorities, Chinese and other immigrants. Also, at the Third Committee of the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights called upon the Japanese authorities to enact a comprehensive law on the prohibition of racial discrimination against minority groups such as the Ainus and burakumin. All this shows the severity of racial discrimination in Japan. The Ainus, indigenous inhabitants of Japan, had settled in and around Hokkaido, and developed their own culture, language and customs. Owing to the assimilation policy pursued by the successive governments there now remain about 24 000, a small proportion of which are estimated to be able to speak the Ainu fluently. This is because many of them decided to conceal their identity in fear of unequal treatment.
    After the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People at the UN General Assembly in September 2007, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution recognizing the Ainus as Japan's indigenous community in June 2008. The authorities ensured that a museum of the Ainu culture was built in June 2014 as a space symbolic of "national co-existence with the Ainus", and a meeting for the execution of the Ainu policy was held in May 2016 with a view to inheriting the traditional culture of the Ainus. Through the display of the leftovers from the Ainu culture, which it had obliterated by itself, Japan is scheming to advertise its "cultural diversity" and attract tourists. This bespeaks the selfish, egocentric disposition of the race-hunting nation.
    Burakumin, denoting the humble people such as butchers and undertakers in the pre-"Meiji Restoration" era, have been segregated as the dregs of society, and they have long been subjected to inhumane treatment and contempt.
    The successive Japanese authorities, by enacting such acts as the law on measures for assimilation (1969) and the law on measures for regional improvement (1986), have persisted in facilitating the social isolation of these people, shifting the blame on the Buraku Liberation Union and other civilian organizations championing their rights.
    Discrimination against the foreigners and members of minority groups who are staying or residing in Japan is more serious.
    According to the MIPEX rankings of the policy for the abolition of discrimination against foreigners, published by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Japan gained 14 points, the lowest, of 100 points in 2010 and 22 points in 2015, ranking 37th among the 38 countries under investigation.
    Under the Foreigner Internship System, Japan accepts, on an annual basis, about 100 000 foreign workers for 70-odd sectors including agriculture, fishing and manufacturing. This system, characterized by poor working conditions, overtime labor and discriminatory wages, is castigated as a hotbed of modern-day slave labor and corruption by international human rights watchdogs.
    The Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are Not Nationals of the Country in Which They Live, adopted as a resolution of the 40th UN General Assembly, stipulates the rights to safe and healthy working conditions and to fair wages equal remuneration for the work of equal value without distinction of any kind. In March 2015, however, the Japanese authorities set the Foreigner Internship System as part of its economic growth strategy and extended the period of internship from three to five years, thereby encouraging modern-day slave labor.
    In its May 2005 report on human trafficking, the International Labor Organization dubbed Japan as an international hub for dealing in women. It also pointed out that foreign women, who entered Japan with artistic expertise, have become "sex slaves" and those from Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe were smuggled into Japan by criminal organizations to be employed in the sex industry.
    The majority of illegal immigrants in Japan, totaling 200 000, are women engaged in the entertainment industry. As there exists no legislation prohibiting human trafficking and criminal organizations work hand in glove with government organs, brothels of foreign women are scattered throughout the country.
    As explained above, a political climate prevails in Japan, in which the authorities, intoxicated by the "superiority" of the Yamato nation, discriminate against ethnic minorities and other nations, conniving at and fostering all social evils.
    4. Violation of Human Rights of Koreans Resident in Japan, Epitome of National Chauvinism
    Hostility towards the Koreans resident in Japan, which finds expression in discrimination, suppression and violence against them, is the epitome of national chauvinism.
    Though living in Japan, they are overseas citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; they are fully entitled to enjoy democratic national rights, exercise the rights recognized by international law and customs, and lead a happy life.
    Koreans resident in Japan are those who were taken to Japan for forced labor or military conscription during its colonial rule of Korea, as well as their descendants. So the Japanese authorities bear the legal and humanitarian responsibility for the protection of their fundamental human rights, such as the rights to existence and development, as they have yet to make apology and reparation for their past crimes.
    Japan committed atrocious crimes against the Koreans: massacring during the September 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake; drafting tens of thousands for many secret construction projects, including the underground air raid shelter of the Matsushiro Headquarters, before their defeat in the war and burying them alive after forcing slave labor on them; blowing up in August 1945 the Ukishimamaru carrying thousands back to their native country.
    The sweat and blood shed by the Korean victims are still permeated throughout Japan.
    Instead of making an apology to the Korean people for the A-class crimes, the Japanese authorities have clung to the absurd policy of hostility towards the DPRK, maltreating and oppressing the Korean residents in Japan and violating their democratic national rights. In everyday life they force indescribable agony upon them and violate their human rights.
    The authorities defined Chongryon (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) as an institution to which the Act for the Prevention of Sabotage is applicable, though it is a legitimate organization of the DPRK's overseas citizens that respects the laws of Japan and does not interfere in its internal affairs. They crack down upon and vilify Chongryon, keeping its affiliates and their members under constant surveillance and shadowing and plotting against them.
    Frequent police investigation of Chongryon's affiliates, shooting, arson and assaults by rightwing hooligans, and violence to Korean students–-all these hostile acts are committed with the connivance of the authorities.
    Article 1 of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, adopted in December 1992 by the UN General Assembly, stipulates that States shall protect the existence and national, ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic identity of minorities, encourage conditions for the promotion of that identity, and adopt appropriate legislative and other measures to achieve those end.
    Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly defines the right of everyone to a nationality.
    However, the Japanese authorities are denying the citizenship of Koreans resident in Japan: they treat as a common noun the word "Korea" in the Nationality column of the foreigners' registration card, and dub the legitimate permanent residents as stateless, as part of its attempt to naturalize them.
    On account of this citizenship issue they have deprived those Korean residents of their political rights. Worse still, they discriminate severely against them in their economic and cultural activities, especially in such realms as employment, school enrolment, residence and marriage, pension and health insurance.
    As for the re-entry permit system for Koreans resident in Japan, "re-entry" is out of the question in the light of international law and customs and the people's legitimate residence. It is a duty that devolves upon the Japanese authorities.
    For unjustifiable excuses and conditions the authorities disallow the re-entry of Korean residents after a visit to their homeland, hampering such fundamental humanitarian activities as meeting relatives and visiting their birthplaces and ancestral graves.
    The right to education is one of the important human rights that have a direct bearing on human dignity. In particular, the right to national education of Koreans resident in Japan is stipulated by the international instruments, which Japan has already ratified, including international human rights covenants, the UNESCO convention against the discrimination in education and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This right fully accords with Japan's domestic laws such as the Constitution and the Fundamental Education Law.
    However, the Japanese authorities pursue an unfriendly policy towards the children of Koreans resident in Japan, refusing to recognize their right to national education.
    Korean University and all other Korean educational institutions in Japan obtained official authorization in the period between April 1968 and January 1975. They have all observed Japan's laws and regulations in management and teaching contents. Though social evils are rampant in Japan, they have striven hard to defend their national character and train their students into true human beings. Even Japanese experts praise these schools as exemplary, legitimate bases for the Koreans' national education.
    The Koreans are on an equal footing with the Japanese when it comes to taxation, but the Japanese authorities had the subsidies for the Koreans' schools left at the discretion of autonomous bodies. They also impose taxes on the donations to the Koreans' schools from Koreans. They intentionally excluded these schools from the list for the higher education support system, which had been enforced on April 1, 2010, thereby wreaking havoc on their educational environment and impeding the building of their material foundations.
    The authorities resorted to vicious schemes in trying to obliterate the national education of the Koreans and repress their national spirit; armed police, under cover of armored vehicles, broke into the Koreans' schools and demolished furniture; rightwing reactionaries and other hooligans pounced upon Korean girls, tearing their traditional costumes with knives and blocking their way to school.
    These egregious abuses of human rights, which have continued century after century, threaten the lives of the Koreans in all parts of Japan.
    The international community vehemently denounces the Japanese authorities for clinging to institutional and administrative measures to restrict and violate the Koreans' democratic national rights and persecute and crack down upon them.
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    The above facts give a glimpse of Japan's deplorable human rights situation, showing that its crime-ridden history continues.
    On the international arena Japan makes much ado about other countries' "human rights issue." This is a foolish, cunning trick to bury its heinous crimes into oblivion and cover up its own human rights situation.
    Conscientious peoples around the world, who love justice and treasure human dignity and rights, should sharpen their vigilance against Japan's despicable schemes and join hands with each other to bring Japan, an A-class criminal state, to trial and mete out a severe punishment to it.
    February 21, Juche 106 (2017)
    Pyongyang