Thursday, 19 October 2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Modernized Ryuwon Footwear Factory



































Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju gave field guidance to the Ryuwon Footwear Factory which has been turned into a model in the country's footwear industry.

He went to the mosaic "The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il seeing shoes produced by the Ryuwon Footwear Factory" and the monument to field guidance built in the compound of the factory to convey the immortal leadership feats of the WPK to posterity.

Noting that he felt as if he were seeing the smiling great leader, he said that officials and employees of the factory should produce quality and attractive shoes in a larger quantity for the people true to the great leader's noble intention.

He went round a newly arranged room for education in the revolutionary history and a room dedicated to the history of the factory.

He recalled that the Ryuwon Footwear Factory was built as the first injection-molded sports shoes producer of the country in November 1988 thanks to the warm loving care of leader Kim Jong Il who devoted his whole life to the people, regarding it as his motto to believe in them as in Heaven.

Those rooms have been well built to ensure educational significance, he said, stressing the need to effectively conduct the education of employees through them in diverse forms and methods so that they can carry out their task more creditably with the pride and honor of working at the historic factory.

Going round the combined production control room and cutting, sewing, shoe-making and injection-molding shops, sci-tech room, designing room, products exhibition room and other parts of the factory, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un learned in detail about the renovation and production of the factory and the quality of its products.

The factory produces many varieties of quality and attractive sports shoes which can match with world famous sports shoes, he said, adding with broad smile on his face that he is very pleased to picture the children, sportspersons and other people enjoying those home-made sports shoes.

Then, he set forth the important tasks facing the factory.

Watching a panoramic view of the factory repeatedly, he highly appreciated the officials, scientists, technicians and builders for having turned the factory into a monumental edifice in the era of the Workers' Party.

He stated that the buzzing sound for increased production at the factory seems to be powerful song of advance by the army and people who are building a prosperous socialist power with the great force of self-reliance and self-development, full of confidence in sure victory and optimism.

He had a photo session with the officials and employees of the Ryuwon Footwear Factory.

Accompanying him were An Jong Su, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, and Kim Yong Su, Kim Yo Jong, Jo Yong Won and Pak Myong Sun, leading officials of the C.C., WPK. -0-

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support statement "Invaders, Provokers Will Meet Most Miserable Death "

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK  www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk                                                
                                    19th  of October  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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification of Korea (BSCPRKP)issued a statement in support ofthe statement of
Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK titled "Invaders, Provokers Will Meet Most Miserable Death ";
  Since the 16th of October the US imperialists and south Korean fascist puppets have been staging huge military exercises which involve  the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and the nuclear submarine  USS Michigan and a number of warships of various kinds. 
  These exercises are a prelude to war and also a crude attempt at intimidating People's Korea  into uniltateraly disarming , basically to give up its socialist system so that the Korean people can become slaves for US imperalism and world monopoly capital. 

  The US imperialists and south Korean puppets  are planning to conduct  an for immediate evacuation of American civilians residing in south Korea from Oct. 23, and thus intentionally create the tension on the eve of war and shows that war is being prepared in south Korea.
 US strategic nuclear assets are being brought into south Korea. The US imperialists are claiming that they can carry a sudden pre-emptive strike on People's Korea.
 In this connection the  Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK has stated that should the US imperialists persist in their hectic and frenzied war moves against People's Korea they will face an "unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time."
 Thus if the US imperialists value their own safety they must stop their war exercises in south Korea and withdraw any strategic assets that are deployed there.
US OUT OF KOREA !
YANKEE GO HOME !
NO TO SANCTIONS , NO TO WAR !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP


   

Invaders, Provokers Will Meet Most Miserable Death

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces began the largest-ever joint maritime drill in the East Sea and South Sea of Korea on Oct. 16, driving the tension into the worst line of explosion.

The nuclear-powered carrier Ronald Reagan strike group, three nuclear submarines such as Michigan, more than 40 warships including Aegis destroyers and fighters are giving off powder smell in those waters.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppets are mulling keeping the nuclear strategic assets in the waters off south Korea and in its vicinity after the said drill so as to stage another large-scale joint maritime strike drill by additionally introducing the U.S. nuclear carrier Theodore Roosevelt strike group in late October.

They are planning to conduct NEO drill (non-combatant evacuation operation) for immediate evacuation of American civilians residing in south Korea from Oct. 23, and thus intentionally create the tension on the eve of war.

A spokesman for the Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK in a statement Wednesday said this proves that the U.S. and south Korean puppet authorities are attempting to ignite a war on the Korean peninsula at any cost while watching for an opportunity after making its "preemptive attack upon the north" a fait accompli.

The statement said:

Now that the enemies claim the drill would be a demonstration of the real strike upon the DPRK, they should know that the Korean-style toughest countermeasures have been fully prepared to make the strike end in smoke at a single stroke.

Worse still, the U.S. is running amuck by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The U.S. should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time.

The south Korean puppets, too, will not go scot-free as they are introducing the U.S. nuclear strategic assets and turning the whole land of south Korea into the worst-ever field of a nuclear war without seeing the imminent catastrophic disaster.

The grave situation on the Korean peninsula reaching the unpredictable phase more clearly shows that the U.S. and south Korean puppet warmongers are the chieftains threatening the existence and development of the Korean nation and the root cause of a nuclear war.

All the Koreans in the north, the south and overseas will, with concerted efforts, mercilessly smash the war frenzy of the U.S. and south Korean puppet warmongers to get rid of the abyss of ruin through dangerous war gambling and inflict the most miserable death on the invaders, provokers increasing the danger of a nuclear war. -0-

Rodong Sinmun on Injustice of U.S. "Theory of Nuclear Threat from North Korea


Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday runs a commentary written by Jong Hyon disclosing the injustice of the "theory on threat from north Korea" by the U.S. disturbing the world.

Stressing the need for anyone to clearly know the truth of the U.S. "theory on threat from north Korea", if he or she is interested in peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world and is desirous of justice and truth, the commentary clarifies who is threatening whom.

It says:

The DPRK has neither invaded any other country nor attempted to do it although it is countering the invasion moves of the sworn enemy U.S.

However, the U.S. is different from the DPRK. Historically, it is the chieftain persistently threatening the DPRK.

As recognized at home and abroad, the U.S. decades-long threats to the DPRK are an offspring of the U.S. wild ambition for world domination and supremacy, the basis of its state policy.

The DPRK can not compare with the U.S. in scale of territory or population. That's why the latter and its followers' talk about "threat" from the former and call for "sanctions" and "pressure" on the former have been rejected as sophism that can never work even on primary schoolchildren.

So, the DPRK's option is just and it can never be an object of criticism.

The essence of the "theory of north Korea's nuclear threat" persistently touted by the U.S. and its vassal forces is to make the DPRK's access to nukes "illegal".

The U.S. is now persistently spreading the "theory of north Korea's nuclear threat". It was motivated by a wicked and cunning intention to turn the unpromising DPRK-U.S. confrontation structure into that between the DPRK and the international community and forcefully set big or small countries in the campaign of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and thus topple it at any cost.

The DPRK's nuclear force is only for justice against aggression and tyranny, and herein lie the validity and reason of its access to nukes.

The DPRK's option to protect the dignity, security and interests of tens of millions of people and open up the road for their independent development is quite right, and nobody should fault its bolstering of state nuclear force as "threat".

On the "best way to remove threats", the commentary says:

The sanctions and pressure on the DPRK are a never-to-be-condoned inhumane and brutal crime that should be settled any time.

There is no reason for the innocent children, women, old persons and all other people of the DPRK to be subject to monstrous sanctions and economic blockade in peace time.

From the very day of the birth of the DPRK, its people have experienced sanctions and pressure, a war without gunfire, and advanced with self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force for their existence and development. They will never give up their treasured nuclear sword for justice which has been sharpened to defeat the U.S. imperialist aggressors, even if one of them remains alive on this land. The army and people of the DPRK have their hearts burning with the will to win the final victory and force the U.S. to pay very high price for their blood.

A merchant of the White House, ignorant of the military affairs, dares talk about "the calm before the storm," "decapitation operation" and "immense nuclear preemptive attack". But, he is advised to properly roll his tongue after pondering over the consequences to be entailed by such balderdash.

The rabid man in the White House should be mindful that he will first face the immense volley of nuclear fire if he hopes to settle the DPRK-U.S. confrontation with nukes.

Referring to the way for settlement of the DPRK-U.S. problem, someone said that "a bell should be taken off by who put it", which should be appraised.

The nukes of the DPRK will open up a new chapter of history with its just victory in the turning point of world politics deciding independence or supremacy. -0-

Fierce Campaign against FTA




South Korean people of all social strata are launching vigorous action against the humiliating Free Trade Agreement in connection with start of re-negotiation of south Korea-U.S. FTA at the instruction of U.S. President Trump. 

The FTA is a depredatory and subordinate agreement by bulldozing Lee Myung-bak into abiding by the agreement in order to reign over the south Korean economy.  

With the agreement, the U.S monopolistic capital and goods found their free way to south Korea to make south Korean business groups go belly-up one after another. The agreement sent south Korea's farming and fishing industries into a tailspin with the result that unemployment soared.

Trump touched the re-negotiation of FTA before the presidency describing the FTA a bad deal and terrible agreement and is going to make a conclusion of it after he took office.

The people of different social strata expressed aversion for the present regime which remains dumb on the U.S. uncouth demand.

The Federation of Peasants Associations issued a statement on Oct. 5 to reject the U.S. administration's demand for re-negotiation of the south Korea-U.S. FTA.

By the FTA, influx of the U.S.-made agricultural and livestock products is out of control thus the agriculture is stagnant.

If the present chief executive of south Korea regards the "alliance" with the U.S. as a mortuary tablet and dances to the tune of lunatic Trump, he will become a laughing stock of the world, it said.

On Oct. 10, the Federation of Peasants Associations and the Federation of Women Peasants Associations held a rally in Seoul to scathingly denounce the south Korean authorities for plunging the people's living into destitution through the re-negotiation of FTA.

Members of the organizations gathered in Seoul with fifty trucks loaded with agricultural products. They expressed their discontent about sharp decline of rice price by the U.S. pressure on opening of domestic rice market, however, the authorities turned the cold shoulder on their demand, making preposterous remarks.  

They would demonstrate strength of the peasants by holding peasant meeting across south Korea on Nov. 18 and conduct one million signature campaign within October, a resolution declared. 

The candlelight protest will continue and the age in which the people are masters of it will come true by dynamic action of the peasants, the resolution noted.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Anti-US,anti-Trump leaflets distributed by revolutionary anti-imperialist resistance fighters in south Korea !



Commentary on BBC Daily Politics Interview with KFA UK Chairman Dermot Hudson


Dr Hudson the KFA Offfical Delegate and Chairman of UK KFA reluctantly accepted an invitation from BBC2 "Daily Politics " to appear on the programme to "speak about north Korea". Given the BBC's appalling track record in covering the DPRK , Dr Hudson understandably had misgivings about appearing but nevertheless felt it was good to try and use the opportunity to put the DPRK's and KFA's case across .
Needless to say predictably adopted a very hositle line. The lead in to the interview used footage from Rupert Wingfield -Hayes report on the DPRK last year. Rupert Double-Barrelled name was expelled from the DPRK in May 2016 after he confessed to inaccurate and false reporting to the DPRK authorities. All sorts of wild and unsubstaniated allegations were made about the DPRK in the lead in
This is a thought control tactic by the BBC , It was aimed at rubbishing and undermining the interviewee before he actually opened his mouth. Basically prejudicing the audience against the subject matter .
Fortunately Dr Hudson was able to point out that this was demonisation, During the course of the interview Dr Hudson managed to refute some of the anti-DPRK myths created by the likes of the BBC and the mainstream media .
The highly cliched question 'would you live in the DPRK' was asked . This is also trick question . It is very remeniscent of the Cold War days when anyone criticial of the economic and social system existing in countries such as the UK and the US was usually told "if you do not like it here " why don't you go and live in the Soviet Union/East Germany/ Albania./China/ DPRK
The presenter Jo Coburn choose to be rude and insolent and ridiculoulsy accused Dr Hudson of being brainwashed. A bit ironic considering the BBC is well known amongst progressive people as the British Brainwashing Corporation . Of course Ms Coburn would know all about brainwashing !!

KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. Chieftain Bringing Nuclear Holocaust to Humankind

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- The U.S. plans to resume nuclear tests as part of its stepped-up moves for nuclear buildup.

There is widespread opinion among the conservative hard-liners within the U.S. that nuclear test has to be resumed and old warheads have to be exploded on the basis of random selection under the pretext of "security environment more complicated than the Cold War era". Against this backdrop, the government authorities openly hint at the possibility of nuclear tests, saying the issue of whether to resume the nuclear test or not will be "discussed further."

Politico, the New York Times and other U.S. media report that the Trump administration can resume nuclear tests to extend the shelf-life of the existing nuclear weapons and to verify the performance of newly developed nuclear warheads.

The U.S. nuclear test resumption moves have become all the more serious as they were carried out on the extension of Trump's ferocious nuclear confrontation racket calling for "increasing the nuclear capabilities to greater extent until the world can get discretion of the U.S. strength".

Soon after taking office in the White House, Trump assigned the Defence Department with the task to reexamine and estimate the nuclear force, complaining that the U.S. nuclear force has been left far behind other countries, and has squandered a great amount of funds into its modernization.

The recent NBC report that Trump called for increasing nuclear weapons ten-fold at a security session in July to the shock of all the audience clearly proves to what extent the U.S. chief executive has reached in his nuclear hysteria.

The U.S. attempt at the resumption of nuclear test is becoming a reality at Trump's zealous instigation.

B61-12 tactical nuclear bomb test in Nevada a month ago is just a prelude to it.

The U.S. has conducted more than 1 000 nuclear tests and has a stockpile of the greatest number of ultra-modern nuclear weapons. Not content with this, it is planning to resume nuclear tests. This is an indication of its sinister hegemonic ambition to dominate the world with an unchallenged nuclear edge.

It is the U.S. gangster-like logic that all the countries have to be its slaves under its nuclear stick or die.

The U.S. nuclear tests will naturally lead to nuclear arms race among big powers, disrupt international NPT system and further increase the danger of a nuclear war on the earth.

Furthermore, the U.S. is the empire of evil which inflicted the nuclear holocaust on humankind for the first time in history. This fact makes the international community closely watch the nuclear criminal state which has strong proclivity to commit the crime again.

The U.S. chiefly to blame for threatening world peace and security is still holding the DPRK-targeted large-scale nuclear war drills in south Korea and in waters off it, watching for an opportunity to mount a preemptive nuclear strike. It, therefore, does not make any sense for the DPRK to abandon nuclear weapons under this situation.

The DPRK will continue to bolster the military capability for self-defence and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as a pivot as long as the U.S. and its followers' nuclear threat and blackmail continue, and this will last until all the nuclear weapons are abolished on the earth. -0-

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Trump Ridiculed for His Balderdash: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- The U.S., much upset by the DPRK's super offensive, is getting evermore frantic in the provocative moves.

Now huge strategic assets including the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt, the nuclear submarines Tucson and Michigan and B-1B strategic bombers are heading toward south Korea and its vicinity while Trump is unhesitatingly spitting out such frantic remarks as "total destruction" and "calm before a storm."

This is the last-ditch efforts of the U.S. driven to the tight corner owing to the DPRK's rapid development of nuclear force and its toughest counteraction.

It is Trump's wicked intention to check the DPRK's strategic measures for rounding off the state nuclear force by making a fuss about something serious happening and aggravate tension to the maximum and, furthermore, force those countries uneasy about the present situation to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and tide over the ruling crisis at home and abroad.

The army and people of the DPRK have much witnessed bravado and cunningness of the U.S. through the standoff with it for more than 70 years.

Nothing will be more foolish than to try to use the old method, which worked on small and weak countries bereft of guts and pluck, for the DPRK.

The DPRK has been fully ready for all the U.S. is resorting to including sanctions, pressure and military option as it has the tremendous nuclear force for self-defence and irresistible strength of self-reliance and self-development.

The desperate efforts made by the U.S. and its vassal forces to block the advance of the DPRK, vociferating about "threat to global peace and security" would only make the DPRK harden the faith that the road chosen by it is quite right and it should take to this road to the last.

Trump thought that his reckless remarks would startle the DPRK. However, it is not the DPRK but the U.S. society which is trembling in fear.

The prevailing fear and uneasiness in the U.S. society is ever increasing as the U.S. has no means and capability to cope with the DPRK's strike, which is becoming a hard reality.

No wonder, Americans obsessed with war-phobia are vying with each other in buying foods and goods for emergency use to save their lives.

Trump causes troubles by spitting out reckless remarks without any calculation. It was very ridiculous for Trump to frighten the DPRK by his maniac deposition.

The DPRK will never stop even a moment the efforts to build up the nuclear force until it has achieved equilibrium of force with the U.S. -0-

Veritable Hell


Parents have mistreated their children and their children vice versa in south Korea where all evils prevail.
According to the available data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the number of maltreatment of children rose up 6 403 in 2012 to 18 753 in 2016, thus increased into treble.
In July, a spouse in their 20s residing in Daegu maltreated their three year-old child to death.    
They frequently struck their son with the palm of their hands, broom and dustpan and did not feed their son for he was disobedient to them.  
They bound their son’s neck with a rope attached to their pet’s collar for a month on the bed for he put his bed into disorder. Consequently, the rope bound to the bed smothered his son to death. 
The maltreatment of the aged people becomes a serious social concern in south Korea.
According to a data, the maltreatment of the old people is on the increase year by year; 9 340 in the year of 2012, 10 162 in the year of 2013, 10 569 in the year of 2014 and 11 905 in the year of 2015.   
Eighty-five percent of them are mistreated by their relatives or offspring.
The old people who should be respected by the society suffer unbearable contempt and insult and gasp away their life in loneliness after being tormented by extreme poverty.
The above-said facts palpably show that their miserable plight can never be mitigated as long as the unpopular policy of the south Korean ruling quarters is in force. 

Tradition of DIU



Over 90 years have passed since the Down-with Imperialism Union (DIU) was formed to usher in an epoch of independence at the time when the destiny of the Korean nation was at stake.
President Kim Il Sung formed the DIU, the historic origin of the Workers’ Party of Korea, on October 17, 1926 with the youth communists of new generation.
In order to win a victory in the revolutionary struggle, the people should rely on themselves instead of others and follow loyally a genuine great leader. It is the truth proven through the history and immutable revolutionary principle.
Admired by the greatness of the President, the members of the DIU, the first generation of Korean revolutionaries held him in high esteem as the lodestar and sun of the nation. They firmly untied around him as center of unity. The single-hearted unity, the long-cherished desire of the nation, was originated by them and it was their biggest merit.
Single-hearted unity, the great tradition of the DIU.
Following the tradition, the Korean people put an end to the flunkeyism and the idea of dependence on foreign forces and have created independent people’s history.
United single-heartedly around the President, the Korean people achieved the national liberation by themselves and defeated the US imperialists with young armed forces. Whenever imperialism, revisionism and big power chauvinism attacked them, the Korean people united around their leaders more firmly and smashed the vicious moves with the power of the unity.
The tradition of the DIU is being carried forward by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. As the Korean people unite around and follow him, the national reunification will be realized and their bright future will be ensured.
It is firm determination and will of the Supreme Leader to carry on the idea, feats and tradition of the preceding leaders for national unity and achieve national reunification.
Under his wise leadership, the historic day of reunification will surely come true before long.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Paektusan's Czech-Korean Friendship Society statement on Czech president

Paektusan's Czech-Korean Friendship Society strongly condemns the statement of the President of the Czech Republic Ing. Milos Zeman from TV Barrandov on October 12, 2017, where he continued his earlier insults in the country and said he insisted that "solving its situation" could be "a squad that would kill Kim Jong Un."

The invitation of the head of state to liquidate the highest state representative of a country that is a UN member state and the Czech Republic maintains diplomatic relations with it violates all rules of international politics and is an inalienable insult not only to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea but also to the Czech Republic, the head is an inexcusable clamor supporting terrorism. Zeman's approach testifies that "freedom and democracy" in the hands of bourgeois politicians is merely a fig leaf, whereas in practice they are not alien to the suppression of the revolutionary movement by any illegitimate means, including conspiracies and murders, even contradicting their own legal order.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a truly sovereign state, unlike the Czech Republic, it provides its citizens with social security and a meaningful happy life, and its supreme leader, Marshal Kim Jong Un, relies on such support for people as Milos Zeman and all others bourgeois politicians can only envy.

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP denounce US-south Korean naval exercises

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK  www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk  
                                        
                                            
                                    16th  of October  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 British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification of Korea (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement denouncing the US-south Korean naval exercises against People's Korea :

  Today the US imperialists and the south Korean fascist puppets have began the so-called 
"Courageous Channel " naval exercises in Korean waters , included in the exercises are  the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and the nuclear submarine  USS Michigan and a number of warships of various kinds. 
  These exercises are a prelude to war and also a crude attempt at intimidating People's Korea  into uniltaterally disarming , basically to give up its socialist system so that the Korean people can become slaves for US imperalism and world monopoly capital. The "Courageous Channel " exercises represent an attempt to revive colonial style "gunboat diplomacy " .
  However this kind of intimindation will not work on People's Korea which is led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and guided by the great Juche idea and Songun(military first ) idea !
We strongly denounce these exercises and call for them to be halted and all US forces withdrawn from Korea !
NO TO US NAVAL EXERCISES !
NO TO SANCTIONS ! NO TO WAR !
US OUT OF KOREA !
DEFEND PEOPLE'S KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Intensifying Anti-U.S. Education

Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- Transparent anti-U.S. class consciousness of all the servicepersons and people of the DPRK is a powerful ideological weapon helping accelerate the final victory of the revolution, while smashing the reckless nuclear war moves, sanctions and blockade of the U.S., the empire of evil, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in an editorial.

In the decades-long standoff with the U.S imperialists, the army and people of the DPRK could win one victory after another as they have been equipped with anti-U.S. class consciousness, the editorial says, and goes on:

Now that the DPRK has risen up to be the nuclear power of Juche and the world's military power, the U.S. imperialists think that it is impossible to realize its wild ambition for supremacy in Northeast Asia. Therefore, they are making desperate efforts to deprive the DPRK of its sovereignty, right to existence and development.

If anti-U.S. class consciousness is paralyzed among the younger generations, the revolution would be left unfinished and the whole nation would be slave of the U.S. imperialists.

It is the indomitable spirit and heroic stamina of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to react to the homicidal U.S. imperialists' rifle with an artillery piece and their psychological warfare with the revolutionary offensive.

The U.S. imperialists are, among other things, afraid of the ideological and moral strength of the army and people of the DPRK equipped with transparent class consciousness against the U.S.

The editorial calls upon the entire army and people to equip themselves with transparent anti-U.S. class consciousness and work hard to bring earlier the final victory in the anti-U.S. standoff and construction of a socialist power. -0-

U.S. Is Not Qualified to Talk about Global Peace, Security and Civilization: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 15 (KCNA) -- Recently the U.S. decided to withdraw from UNESCO under the pretexts of its dues worth hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars it has not paid until now and the UNESCO's increasing voices denouncing Israel.

The director-general of the UNESCO expressed disappointment at the U.S. decision, and envoys of different countries condemned it as rubbish aimed at pressurizing the body.

The U.S. had withdrawn from the organization in 1984, complaining about its discussion on the issue of establishing the fair international information and communication order and signed up for the body again in 2003.

When Palestine joined UNESCO in 2011, the U.S. reacted to it, not paying its dues on the pretext of its domestic law which banned the financial backing for organizations recognizing Palestine as a state.

The U.S. made a decision on withdrawing from the UNESCO in the wake of its exit from the Paris Agreement for protecting global environment. This is the height of the extreme U.S.-style egoism and arrogance as it does not mind sacrificing the global peace and civilization for its own interests.

Such acts of the U.S. have become all the more expressive after Trump, whose belief is money, took office.

The Trump group is mulling denying the payment of dues to the UN which it has used as a tool for hegemonism and imposing the payment on other member states. On June 1, it ruthlessly violated the Paris Agreement, the fruit of the common efforts of the international community to preserve global environment.

When the U.S., an arch criminal of wrecking global environment, announced it would withdraw from the agreement, the international community branded its move as an "act surpassing the toxic gas atrocities by Hitler" and a "crime to annihilate humankind by making the whole green planet a room filled with toxic gas."

The Trump administration often trumpets about the issues of the international donations that they are "money contributed by the U.S. to the world" and "the U.S. enriches the world at the sacrifice of its industry" but it is nothing but a trick to cover up its nature as a brigandish empire which has plundered the world by abusing its specified political and economic status and to calm down the backlash of the international community.

The U.S. decision on a departure from UNESCO was made on an extension of such moves.

Now the international community unanimously condemns the U.S. for going in and out of UNESCO, a UN agency whose noble mission is to build a peaceful and civilized world by boosting the international cooperation in education, science, culture and other fields, at will in its own selfish interests.

The U.S. always revels in war and massacre around the world and is disturbing it while threatening and blackmailing other countries. This time it withdrew from UNESCO, utterly depriving itself of any justification to talk about global peace, security and civilization.

The Yankee logic of hegemony that everything should exist for it and be prey to it will no more get through to man with sound thinking ability in the era of independence as the theory is a pipedream and anachronistic sophism.

The crazy ideology and forces harassing world peace and civilization and threatening human existence must be eliminated from the world of human civilization, and from this planet. This is our stand.

All the countries of the world desirous of independence, justice, peace and development should never tolerate the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices by which it perpetrates all bullying acts under the slogan of "America first". -0-

Sunday, 15 October 2017

KIM JONG UN NATIONAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION IS A PATRIOTIC UNDERTAKING FOR ADDING BRILLIANCE TO THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF OUR NATION

Talk to Senior Officials of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea
October 24, Juche 103 (2014)


We are marking the 20th anniversary of the great Comrade Kim Jong Il’s on-site guidance at the Mausoleum of King Tangun. President Kim Il Sung had proposed renovating the mausoleum and paid close attention to the project. General Kim Jong Il considered the project as an important undertaking in carrying out his lifetime instructions, and gave energetic guidance to it. On October 29, 1994, while looking round the excellently renovated mausoleum, he said that, as a national treasure to be handed down to posterity, it should be laid out and preserved well, that historical sites and relics should be unearthed in larger numbers to enrich the storehouse of the nation’s cultural heritage, and that they should be inherited and developed properly.
Through the solemn renovation of the Mausoleum of King Tangun, carried out thanks to the President’s and the General’s ennobling love for the nation and their wise leadership, it has been clearly verified that Koreans are a homogenous nation who have lived on the same territory carrying the same bloodline since the dawn of human civilization with Tangun as their founding father, and a sacred place of the nation has been established for the patriotic education of all the compatriots. This constitutes a great, auspicious event for our nation and a brilliant victory of the Juche-oriented policy on conserving our national heritage.
The great President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il, recognizing the importance of conserving our national heritage, devoted their efforts to this end throughout the whole course of leading the revolution, thus exalting the brilliance of the time-honoured history and splendid culture of our nation.
With his gifted wisdom and Juche-based insight, the President put to rights the historical issues which had been distorted and complicated by the actions of the national chauvinists and great-power worshippers, verifying that our country was one of the cradles of human civilization and clarifying the history of our nation which has continued since the days of Tangun’s Korea in accordance with the law-governed course of historical development. He advanced the policy of inheriting and developing our national heritage from a Juche-based stand, and ensured that many cultural relics which had been buried in history were unearthed and verified, and that historical sites destroyed by foreign aggressors were restored to their original state; he thus saw to it that the cultural heritage created by our ancestors was passed down to the people, as well as to the coming generations, as the assets of the nation.
True to the President’s intention, General Kim Jong Il correctly evaluated and clarified the key problems in putting to rights the history of our country, adding lustre to the righteous history of the nation and ensuring that the cultural heritage associated with the wisdom and talents of our ancestors shed their brilliance as priceless wealth linking the history and bloodline of the nation down through the generations. Busy as he was with his Songun-based leadership, he visited historical sites and scenic spots, leading the work of transforming the conservation of our national heritage into an undertaking of instilling in the people the excellence of our nation.
He also saw to it that the excellent national traditions handed down through the generations were preserved, so as to make our nation’s unique spirit and sentiments pervade the whole country. He proposed building a folk park, a grand open-air history museum, in Pyongyang to exhibit the culture and customs our people have created from the primitive ages to the modern era. He then channelled great efforts and concern into its construction so as to hand down to posterity the time-honoured history and brilliant culture of our nation.
President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il were true fathers of the nation, peerless patriots and great saints in that, by applying the immortal Juche idea, they not only glorified the modern history of our nation but clarified the 5 000-year history of the Korean nation accurately and demonstrated the nation’s excellence to the whole world.
It is the firm will of our Party, by carrying forward their ennobling intentions, to develop our country with its time-honoured history and brilliant culture into a world-class country with an advanced civilization, into an ever-prospering, powerful country.
National heritage conservation is a patriotic undertaking for defending the history and traditions of the nation and adding brilliance to them by inheriting and developing the precious spiritual and material wealth created by the ancestors.
We should maintain the President’s and the General’s idea and theory of conserving our national heritage as our guiding principles, and apply them in a thoroughgoing way.
Establishing a Juche orientation and remaining faithful to the principle of historical truth and scientific accuracy are fundamental principles we should consistently adhere to in conserving and inheriting the cultural heritage of the nation. We should resolve all the problems arising in conserving our national heritage in keeping with our people’s aspirations, demands, national customs, feelings and sentiments and discover, restore, preserve and maintain the cultural heritage of the nation in a scientific and technological way, based on historical facts.
We should properly preserve and maintain historical sites and relics in their original state.
A valuable legacy created by our ancestors through their struggle and creative activities, historical sites and relics are an asset of the nation that should be handed down from one generation to the next. When we preserve and maintain them properly, we can instil greater national pride and dignity into the people and inherit and develop the time-honoured history, brilliant culture and excellent traditions of our nation. The longer the history of a nation is, the more brilliantly it shines, and the better historical sites and relics are preserved in their original state, the more valuable they become.
Historical sites and relics should be preserved and maintained in their original state so that they can retain the characteristics of the society and historical period with which they are associated.
We should properly preserve and maintain the historical sites and relics in Pyongyang and Kaesong, both historical capitals, while paying close attention to preserving and maintaining the historical sites and relics of national value in other parts of the country. We should first restore those associated with the leadership exploits of the President and the General and rebuild, repair and maintain historical sites and relics on a regular basis in accordance with a yearly plan. We should unearth larger numbers of valuable historical sites and relics, thus enriching the storehouse of the nation’s cultural heritage. We should fiercely combat the nihilistic tendency of negating the excellence of our nation and any practices of failing to preserve and maintain historical sites and relics properly and damaging them.
We should work actively to sustain the excellent national traditions of our people.
These national traditions reflect how time-honoured and excellent our nation is, and its ennobling mental world and unique lifestyle. We should value the precious creations and good manners and customs that are permeated with the wisdom and talents of our nation and have been handed down from one generation to the next, and inherit and develop them in line with the demands of the times.
In order to give full scope to the Korean-nation-first spirit, our Party has ensured that our national culture, arts and customs are actively encouraged, folk festivals are celebrated and folk parks and folk streets have been built.
In the future, too, we should develop traditional music, dance and fine arts of a strong national character, promote national sports including Taekwon-Do and ssirum (Korean wrestling Tr.) and encourage people to play such folk games as yut and top-spinning. We should promote our traditional dishes and costumes, sustain the excellence of our language and manners and further develop Koryo medicine and traditional architecture.
We should properly conserve and maintain scenic spots and natural monuments.
Since olden times our country has been called a 3 000-ri land of golden tapestry with beautiful mountains and clear rivers. A land of golden tapestry means a land that is as beautiful as an embroidery on silk cloth. Our country has many famous mountains and scenic spots including Mts. Paektu, Kumgang and Myohyang, and Chongsokjong, which are envied by the world, and it also has many natural monuments which should be conserved through a national effort and handed down through the generations. Scenic spots were pleasure resorts for the rich and influential in the exploiting society, but they are pleasure grounds and cultural resorts for the people in our society where the people are its masters.
We should treasure every tree, every blade of grass and every rock which adds beauty to scenic spots and actively protect the birds and wild animals in these areas.
We should take good care of mountaineering paths and facilities in scenic spots and discover more scenic spots, so that people have more to enjoy.
It is important in conserving and maintaining scenic spots to preserve them in their original state without damaging the ecological environment. Comprehensive measures should be taken to prevent scenic spots from being damaged or polluted owing to forest fires, the random felling of trees, the development of underground resources, pests, sewage and industrial waste.
We should lay out history museums and other bases for history education well, in conformity with the people’s cultural and aesthetic requirements and the trend of the times, and step up education through them.
History and folklore museums, folk parks and folk streets are important educational bases for implanting national pride and patriotism in the working people, youth and students. Since history museums and folk streets, once laid out well, will become precious assets of the nation, nationwide attention should be directed to building such educational bases without sparing investment.
The history museums, folk parks and folk streets in the capital city and provinces should be renovated as a way of preserving the national identity. The second-stage project of building up the Pyongyang Folk Park as befits a base of patriotic education should be completed at an early date, and those provinces which have not yet built folk streets should construct them, in line with their local features. In the future, the Korean Central History Museum should be laid out on the world standard so that it will serve as a model history museum and history education base.
History museums should be built in the provinces to retain the characteristics unique to each locality.
It is important to improve the display in museums. Displays of historical relics in the museums should be arranged to ensure scientific accuracy, chronological sequence, vividness and three-dimensional effect so that they help visitors easily understand history. Larger numbers of historical relics should be displayed in the museums so as to enrich the content of the exhibits and leave no historical period uncovered.
Proper educational work should be conducted by means of the cultural heritage of the nation and the history education bases.
Providing effective education through them will enable the people, including the young people and students, to be well versed in the history, culture and beautiful manners and customs of our nation, cherish their national pride and patriotism and preserve the national identity.
Visits to and tours of history museums, folk parks, historical sites and scenic spots should be widely organized.
Visits to the nation’s cultural relics are currently not being arranged effectively. When our people go to Mt. Myohyang, they look round the International Friendship Exhibition House and go mountaineering; it would be even better for them to visit the history museum and historical sites on the mountaineering route, but they walk past them. This shows their indifference to history.
Every scenic spot and historical site of national importance in our country bears the footprints and leadership exploits of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu. If people from the provinces come to visit Pyongyang they should be encouraged to look round the Korean Central History Museum, Pyongyang Folk Park, Moran Hill and other historical relics, as well as many other places in the city.
And visitors to Mts. Kumgang, Kuwol and Chilbo should be encouraged to look round the historical sites there. Then they will have a better understanding of the leadership exploits of the President and the General, and at the same time get a vivid idea of history and feel even greater national pride. The working people, youth and students should be taught to know about our natural monuments, prides of the nation.
The work of conserving the nation’s heritage should be conducted as a campaign embracing the whole country and all the people.
Every member of the nation should pour his or her patriotic devotion into this work. Several officials regard it as a matter of lesser importance and put it aside. In some cities and counties valuable historical sites and relics are either being lost or damaged owing to lack of attention to their conservation. Even such practices as damaging the landscape and ecological environment at scenic spots are evident. It is heart-breaking that our precious national heritage was destroyed or plundered during the vicious colonial rule of Japanese imperialism and three-year war unleashed by the US imperialists, and it is all the more intolerable from the viewpoint of our national self-respect that the remaining ones are in a poor state of conservation and maintenance. The neglect of the conservation and maintenance of the cultural heritage of the nation can lead to the loss of its history and traditions.
Provincial, city and county people’s committees should entrust institutions, enterprises, cooperative farms and schools with caring for historical sites, scenic spots and natural monuments so as to conserve and maintain the national heritage in an all-people drive, and conduct the work intensively during the general mobilization period for land administration. Education, science, art, literature, publication and media organs should study the national classics, translate and publish them, bring out large numbers of books on historical knowledge, and introduce historical sites and relics and traditional customs in various forms and by various methods. By doing so, we can ensure that working people, youth and students always treasure our historical sites and relics, conserve them well and staunchly continue the spirit of the nation.
The Cabinet, the relevant ministries and national agencies should pay due concern to the construction and maintenance of historical sites, museums and scenic spots, and provide the necessary equipment, materials and funds in a responsible manner. A reasonable amount of the revenue from visits to historical sites and scenic spots should be earmarked for the national heritage conservation sector, so that it can independently meet the costs of regular maintenance.
Proper laws and regulations pertaining to the maintenance of historical sites, relics, scenic spots and natural monuments should be formulated, and supervisory and control institutions such as the people’s security organs should exercise strict legal controls over any violations of them.
It is important to put the conservation of our national heritage on a scientific footing in keeping with the requirements of the developing reality.
The era of the knowledge economy requires the scientification of all sectors. If the work of the national heritage conservation sector is not put on a scientific footing, no great successes can be expected of it.
This sector, in collaboration with scientific research institutions, should adopt new scientific and technological achievements for preserving and maintaining historical sites and relics, and ensure that paints, reagents and other materials for their preservation can be produced domestically.
It is necessary to develop a database of historical sites and relics, scenic spots, natural monuments and our intangible cultural heritage and promote the exchange of relevant information.
The Korea National Heritage Preservation Agency should be staffed with experts and their role enhanced so that the agency can function as a scientific research centre and advisory body for conserving the national heritage.
It is essential to bring about a radical improvement in the role of the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
This is a central organ that takes responsibility for and provides unified guidance over the conservation of the country’s national heritage. Only when the responsibility and role of this organ are enhanced will it be possible to ensure the unified guidance over the conservation of the national heritage and realize the Party’s intentions in this sector.
It is essential to enhance the authority of this organ and set up a well-regulated system of guidance over the conservation of the country’s national heritage. In collaboration with scientific research and educational institutions, the organ should unearth and collect larger quantities of tangible, intangible and natural heritage, and work efficiently to deliberate on, register, and evaluate them, while giving unified guidance over the work of conserving the intangible heritage in the capital city and provinces. It should also encourage the non-permanent committees for the conservation of the national heritage in the capital city and provinces to enhance their functions and role.
It is important to publicize and commend the compatriots at home and abroad who donate valuable historical relics out of patriotism.
The National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage should promote exchanges with international organizations and other countries. It should send delegations of researchers to other countries to help them widen their horizons, arrange joint research and academic seminars with historians and people in the cultural heritage field in other countries, and invite foreign delegations to tour the historical sites and scenic spots in our country. The Koguryo tombs with murals and other historical sites in Kaesong have been inscribed on the world heritage list; continued efforts should be made to have the excellent tangible, intangible and natural heritage of our country inscribed on this list. This will help make our country’s time-honoured history and brilliant culture and our Party’s policy on the conservation of our national heritage known abroad.
All the people in the north, in the south and abroad, as compatriots of the same blood, are descendants of Tangun. They should have a common understanding of the issues relating to their national history from the standpoint of attaching importance to the nation, and encourage academic exchanges relating to their national cultural heritage, thus rendering a contribution to adding brilliance to the history of Tangun’s Korea.
Party guidance over the work of the national heritage conservation sector should be intensified.
Party organizations should equip the officials and working people in this sector firmly with the Party’s policy on the conservation of our national heritage and encourage them to implement it to the letter. Party organizations should encourage them to work hard with a pure conscience, with sincerity and with a high sense of responsibility, cherishing in their hearts the immortal achievements performed for this sector by the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu, and through Kim Jong Il’s patriotism.
Among the officials and working people in this sector there are many patriots and unassuming, meritorious people who remain faithful to their jobs in remote mountainous villages, come rain or shine, and whether recognized or not. Party organizations should pay close concern to their work and lives, fairly assessing their successes and exploits and giving prominence to them, and promptly solving any problems.
Party organizations at all levels should fill the ranks of officials in this sector with able people. They should post to this sector those who are loyal to the Party and have expertise and a high sense of responsibility, and take prompt measures to make good the shortage of researchers, lecturers, technicians and skilled workers.
The relevant departments of the Party Central Committee should approach the conservation of our national heritage as an important undertaking for adding lustre to the achievements President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il made for the nation’s history, and provide effective policy-oriented guidance to this sector.

All officials should strive to implement the Party’s policy on the conservation of our national heritage thoroughly so as to defend the immortal achievements made by the President and the General and add brilliance to the history and traditions of our nation. 

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The south Korean trigger-happy force is tightening military nexus with the U.S. at a time when the situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to the point of explosion.
The south Korean military recently held a meeting of the south Korea-U.S. combined defense council in Seoul where they were closeted over the rotation deployment of U.S. nuclear strategic assets on the Korean Peninsula and transfer of military technology together with the U.S. under the pretext of "intensified joint defense posture" and "securing of core military capability."
According to the confab, the U.S. submersible ship nuclear anchored at Chinhae Port on October 7 and formation of B-1B called swan of death flew into south Korea at night of Oct. 10. Escorted by south Korean jet fighters, it conducted air-to-ground missile fire drill in the waters off the East Sea and West Sea after passing through inland.
  The south Korean bellicose force conducted short-range air defense exercise together with the U.S. troops in south Korea.
The U.S. and south Korean marine corps staged a drill of infiltrating into the rear of the DPRK and an artillery unit from the U.S. conducted a live shell firing together with the U.S. Eighth Army at the shore of the West Sea.
They plan to launch a joint maritime exercise on the East Sea of Korea from the middle of October with involvement of Ronald Reagan.

The prevailing situation goes to prove that the current ruling quarters of south Korea is a group of heinous sycophantic traitors and warmongers to cast Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye regimes into the shade.   
The frenzied action of the south Korean belligerent force is a suicidal act of digging up its own grave