Friday, 20 April 2018

Kim Jong Un Sends Congratulatory Message to President of Council of State of Cuba

Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a congratulatory message to Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, president of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, Friday.

In the message Kim Jong Un sent the warmest congratulations to Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez upon his election as president of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba at the 9th Legislative Session of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba.

The message said that his election as the president of the Council of State of Cuba was a manifestation of the firm will of the party and government of Cuba to defend the valuable gains of the revolution, which the Cuban revolutionaries of the first generation gained, and to continuously advance along the road of socialism, and an expression of the trust and expectation of all the Cuban people for him.

Expressing the firm belief that the fraternal bonds of friendship between the peoples of the two countries provided by the preceding leaders would invariably strengthen and develop in the future, too, the message sincerely wished him register great success in his responsible work in good health. -0-

From Naenara Key to Independent Development



Today, independence shines as a byword for praising the immortal exploits President Kim Il Sung performed century after century, and the idea and lines on independence serve as an invincible banner of life and struggle for the world progressives.



Independence is our life. The only way out for our living is just to maintain independence. We return home with this precious key provided by the President.



This is what the head of a government friendship delegation of Burkina Faso said when he met with the President during his visit to the DPRK.



In the 1960s Burkina Faso declared itself independent and made every possible effort to defend its political independence. In order to make its economic development, it mapped out a five-year plan for its socio-economic development and buckled down to the work. But, as the plan was based on 80% of its fund on foreign capital, the country was faced with various challenges. This being the situation, its government dispatched a delegation to the DPRK in order to receive the instructions of President Kim Il Sung on building a new society.



The President met the members of the delegation and acquainted himself with the situation of their country. He told them in the following vein: In order to maintain one’s political independence it is necessary to increase one’s economic power. The people of economically backward countries are to be naturally infected with worship of the developed countries. If one is wedded to worship of big countries and dependence on them, he or she will make little of his or her own things and think well of everything of others. After all, one will follow them blindly. It is a mistaken idea to harbour high expectations of the “aid” from the West.



And he told them the following edifying episode: It happened when the DPRK tried to build its first pumping station. At that time, our country had no ability to produce a water pump by its own efforts, so it sent letters of making a request for pumps four times to a certain country. But the latter sent only several pumps. We could not complete the irrigation projects of the whole country that way, so we decided to produce water pumps by our own efforts. At first, we were confronted with a series of setbacks because of poor experience. But we tackled it with determination and, before long, we succeeded in turning out large-size water pumps. With those pumps, we finally carried out the irrigation projects.



Deeply moved to hear the story, the head of the delegation said to the President that he could clearly understand independence was the key to all the achievements of the DPRK.



In September, Juche 70 (1981), the President met the first vice-chairman of the Venezuelan Movement towards Socialism. Affirming the lines and policies of the movement, he said that it was very important to have faith in the strength of the popular masses who have independence and creativity and solve all problems in reliance upon their strength. The source of our invincible might is that we have the Juche idea and all the people are armed with the Juche-oriented view of the world, he stressed. Listening to his instructions, the first vice-chairman convinced that his theory on independence was an all-powerful key to building a new society.



In June Juche 81 (1992) the chairman of the Swedish Communist-Workers’ Party asked the President to give instructions concerning the practical ways to rebuild the socialist movement on a worldwide scale. The President clarified as follows: In the light of the historical lessons of the socialist movement it is very important to firmly maintain independence in the struggle for socialism. The parties of each country should confidently advance along the road of socialism under the unfurled banner of independence in keeping with the requirements of the present times. As each country has its own conditions, so there are not and will never be all-purpose solutions that fully conforms to the actual situation of each country. We think that all parties should make revolution and construction in their own way with independent stand. The DPRK should carry on the revolution and construction in Korean style, and Sweden in its own way.



As seen above, President Kim Il Sung was an extraordinary veteran statesman who implanted the spirit of Juche and the idea of independence into the hearts of the world progressives and opened up a new era of independence in which the popular masses push ahead with the revolution of their country in an independent way, free from domination and submission.

http://www.naenara.com.kp/en/event/20180415.pg.php

Communiqué of the Organizing Committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu



Today’s Inaugural Ceremony of the Organizing Committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu was held in Minsk, Belarus, on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, an auspicious holiday common to humanity, participated by representatives of various progressive political parties, friendship and solidarity organizations with the Korean people, and intentional organizations, around the world.
The world's progressive peoples, in reverence of Their Excellencies KIM IL SUNG,    KIM JONG IL and KIM JONG UN as the illustrious great persons and the sun of mankind for their undying contribution to opening up the independent era in the course of leading the serious Korean revolution and triumphantly advancing it, and to carrying out the cause of global independence on its brilliant model, are holding the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu on a regular basis.
The admiration of the world progressives towards the illustrious great persons of Korea, and their expectation and interest in this festival, has grown up further as various international politico-cultural events have been organized in between February, 2002, when the 'Gathering to Greet the Sun of the 21st Century' was held on the occasion of the 60th birth anniversary of His Excellency KIM JONG IL, and the 5th International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu in August last year. Today this resulted in the formation of the organizing committee.
At the inaugural meeting, a report and speeches were made, which followed with the election of Co-chairs, Vice-chairmen and constituent members of the Organizing Committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu. The meeting decided to form a Secretariat and its members to be appointed.
The formation of the Organizing Committee is of great significance in giving wider publicity to the career and exploits of the illustrious great persons of Korea by further developing the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu in its size and scope as a grand politico-cultural intentional festival of the progressive mankind; significant also in building a new just and peaceful world by applying the ideologies and realizing desires of the illustrious great persons of Korea.
The Organizing Committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu, reflecting the unanimous desire and demand of the progressive peoples of the world to respect and follow the illustrious great persons of Korea like the sun, and immortalize their greatness and exploits, shall conduct the activities as follows;

1. The Organizing Committee shall further develop the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu into a grand international politico-cultural festival of the world's progressive peoples.
Defining the Declaration of Mt. Paektu adopted at the 'Gathering to Greet the Sun of the 21st Century', and the Paektusan Declaration-2017 in the 5th International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu as its mission and duty, the Organizing Committee shall further develop the festival into a grand international politico-cultural festival, in the real sense of the word, by organizing the festival on a regular basis without a halt and continuously enriching its content and style.
The Organizing Committee, on the major significant occasions in between the festivals, shall organize various politico-cultural events, which introduce and promote the immortal exploits of the illustrious great persons of Korea.
For the immediate future, it shall push ahead with the preparation to organize the 6th International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu in Pyongyang and in the Mt. Paektu area in 2022, a year in which we mark the 110th birth anniversary of His Excellency KIM IL SUNG, the 80th birth anniversary of His Excellency KIM JONG IL and the 10th anniversary of His Excellency KIM JONG UN's appointment into the highest post of the Party and state of Korea.
2. The Organizing Committee shall widely organize and unfold the activities in support and defence of the Korean People in their struggle for just cause.
Today the U.S. and its vassal forces are making last-ditch attempts to stamp out the DPRK’s sovereignty and rights to existence and development and to exterminate socialist Korea once and for all on this planet.
However, the Korean people, under the wise leadership of His Excellency KIM JONG UN, are firmly safeguarding the national sovereignty and dignity, performing miracles admired by the world – this heroic struggle of the Korean people give a strong impetus to accomplishment of the cause of global independence, and it becomes a common desire of the progressive mankind aspiring to peace and independence to support and defend Korea.
The Organizing Committee shall condemn the most heinous sanctions and blockade schemes of the hostile forces against the DPR Korea, the bulwark and the banner of the anti-imperialist forces of independence, and champion Juche Korea. At the same time, the Organizing Committee shall coordinate on a worldwide scale to widely organize the international solidarity movements in support of the Korean people in their struggle to frustrate moves of separatist forces at home and abroad and achieve the national reunification under the banner of national independence.

3. The Organizing Committee shall launch widespread campaigns to realize genuine international justice and build the independent world.
Today, the world progressives feel more keenly with each passing day that by adhering to the ideologies and the cause of the illustrious great persons of Korea, they will be given a right path to building the new independent world, where independence and equality of all the countries and nations are guaranteed without domination, subordination, aggression and intervention.
In joint efforts with the different parties, organizations, international organizations across the world,  and the world's progressive peoples aspiring to independence and justice, the Organizing Committee shall be in the vanguard of carrying on the struggle to denounce and reject the moves for aggression and war, and intervention in the domestic affairs of smaller countries perpetrated openly by the imperialist and dominationist forces under the pretext of 'democracy' and 'defending human rights', and to build an independent new world.
The Organizing Committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu, imprinting once again on the minds the desire and the expectation of the world progressives, will fulfill its honorable mission and duty in its efforts to build the new world as befits the ennobling wishes of the illustrious great persons of Korea.

The Organizing Committee of
the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu
April 11, 2018

Minsk

Thursday, 19 April 2018

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ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 58th anniversary of the April 19th Popular Uprising

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk    
                                                     
      
        London 19th of April Juche 107(2018) 
Today Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England,  the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification (BSCPRKP),issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 58th  anniversary of the April Popular Uprising in south Korea.(referred to in south Korea as the "April 19th Revolution").
In April 1960 a mass uprising against the corrupt rule of south Korean puppet fascist dictator Syngham Rhee took place .Rhee had lived in the US in the 20s and 30s and had been brought back to south Korea in the 1940s by the Americans as their puppet.His rule was oppressive, corrupt and dictatorial and also turned south Korea into a colony and dependency of the US. Millions were killed by the Syngham Rhee puppet regime.
                                                        

The April popular uprising was an explosion of the peoples wrath against Syngham Rhee and against the colonial rule of the US in south Korea.It was an anti-US anti- fascist struggle as well as a struggle for the independent reunification of Korea.   As the great leader President KIM IL SUNG said
"The massive Popular Uprising in April 1960, in which the student youth of south Korea played the central role, overthrew the puppet government of Syngman Rhee, an old minion of US imperialism. This was an initial victory in the south Korean people’s struggle, and it dealt a heavy blow to the colonial rule of US imperialism.
The collapse of the puppet Syngman Rhee government signified, above all, the bankruptcy of all its anti-popular policies and its notorious “march north” outcry.
In their heroic struggle the people of south Korea demonstrated the revolutionary mettle of the Korean people, gained valuable experience id lessons and were greatly awakened politically.
After the April Popular Uprising, the situation in south Korea rapidly developed in favour of the revolution, and the masses became ore courageous to fight against US imperialism and its lackeys, for the dependent, peaceful reunification of the country"
The April Popular Uprising was a great anti-fascist , anti -imperialist uprising that opened a new chapter in the  history   of the struggle of the south Korean people for independence, democracy and reunification. It showed that  the'peaceful road' to change is but an illusion and that only by a violent uprising can the popular masses liberate themselves and achieve independence.
                    The April Popular Uprising was a great inspiration to the peoples of Asia in their liberation struggle and also to national liberation struggles throughout the world.
                 Our organisatoons solemnly remember those who died in the struggle and pay a high tribute to their memory.The spirit of the April Popular uprisers is still alive today.
We support the struggle of the Anti- Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea and south Korean revolutionaries to realise democraticisation,independence and  reunification.
LONG LIVE THE MEMORY OF THE APRIL POPULAR UP-RISERS
!
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Report of the Inagural Ceremony of the Organising Committee for the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu held in Belarus,Minsk 11th of April 2018


                                    
The inaugural meeting of the International Organising Committee For the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu was held in Minsk , the capital of the Republic of Belarus on the 11th of April 2018. The meeting was held under the auspices of the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Belarus KIM IL SUNG -KIM JONG IL DPRK Friendship Association. Attending the meeting was the delegation of the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries which included comrade So Hon Won , its vice chairman and comrade Ryu Kyong Il director of its European Dept . The DPRK Embassy in Belarus also attended the event . Delegates from the UK, Denmark, Finland , Russia, Egypt, Belarus, Japan , Australia and Mexico attended the meeting . Political parties represented were the Freedom Socialist's Party of Egypt, the New Socialist Party of Japan and the Socialist Popular Party of Mexico. 
                                                              
The purpose of the meeting was to establish an international permanent standing body to organise the the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu which are held every 5 years , the first one was held in February 2002 and the last one was organised in August 2017. An international committee was elected which includes KFA President Alejandro Cao De Benos , Martin Lotscher from Swiss KFA and Dermot Hudson was elected.
  The meeting was addressed by  So Ho Won ,  also by Peter Woods and Raymond Ferguson  of Australia , by Anders Kristensen from Denmark  and by Dr Dermot Hudson . His speech read in part 
"It is an honour to be here in anti-imperialist Belarus to mark the highly significant anniversaries of Juche Korea namely the Day of the Sun, the 6th anniversary of the election of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN as the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the 86th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG. Also this conference will be a profound manifestation of anti-imperialist solidarity with Juche Korea which is facing the most unprecedented and harsh sanctions imposed by the US imperialists and their lackeys in the UN Security Council. The amount of sanctions imposed against Juche Korea is countless. The DPRK is also facing military threats, psychological warfare and regime change propaganda by US and world imperialism.
   The anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG is celebrated not only in Korea but in many lands across the globe which reflects the fact that he was not only as the great leader of the Korean people but the great leader of the world revolutionary people. Last year myself and comrades from Britain were able to participate in the wonderful celebrations of the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG which were held in April and then in August a delegation from UK KFA travelled to the land of Juche , the land of Mt Paektu to participate in the 5th International Festival in praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu . We were honoured to see Mt Paektu, the sacred mountain of the Korean revolution.".
  The DPRK charge'd affaires for Belarus addressed the meeting and made an excellent speech. Also the head of the Belarus KIM IL SUNG -KIM JONG IL DPRK Friendship Association made a very good speech.
    The meeting decided that  the DPRK 70th anniversary will be celebrated grandly in September and there will be a peace march as well.  . Also in July an E Seminar on the 65th anniversary of the Korean peoples great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War .The meeting also resolved to increase solidarity with People's Korea.
. Delegates to the meeting enjoyed a sightseeing tour of Minsk , the capital of Belarus  which included the Victory Square .
 UK KFA is grateful to the DPRK Committee For Cultural Relations and the Belarus KIM IL SUNG -KIM JONG IL DPRK Friendship Association for organising the event

Communiqué of Organizing Committee of Int'l Festival in Praise of Great Persons


Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- The organizing committee of the International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu issued a communiqué on April 11.

The communiqué said that the committee would further develop the festival into a grand international politico-cultural festival of the world's progressive peoples.

It went on:

For the immediate future, the Organizing Committee shall push ahead with the preparations to organize the 6th International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu in Pyongyang and in the Mt. Paektu area in 2022, a year in which we mark the 110th birth anniversary of HE Kim Il Sung, the 80th birth anniversary of HE Kim Jong Il and the 10th anniversary of HE Kim Jong Un's assumption of the highest post of the Party and state of Korea.

The Organizing Committee shall widely organize and unfold the activities in support and defence of the Korean people in their struggle for just cause.

It shall condemn the most heinous sanctions and blockade schemes of the hostile forces against the DPRK, the bulwark and the banner of the anti-imperialist forces of independence, and champion Juche Korea. At the same time, it shall coordinate on a worldwide scale to widely organize the international solidarity movements in support of the Korean people in their struggle to frustrate moves of separatist forces at home and abroad and achieve the national reunification under the banner of national independence.

The Organizing Committee shall launch widespread campaigns to realize genuine international justice and build an independent world.

In joint efforts with different parties, organizations, international organizations across the world, and the world's progressive peoples aspiring to independence and justice, the Organizing Committee shall be in the vanguard of carrying on the struggle to denounce and reject the moves for aggression and war, and intervention in the domestic affairs of smaller countries perpetrated openly by the imperialist and dominationist forces under the pretext of "democracy" and "defending human rights", and to build an independent new world. -0-