Thursday, 1 March 2018

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 99th anniversary of March 1st Popular Uprising

                  London 1st of March  Juche 107(2018)
  The Association for the Study of Songun Politics(ASSPUK) , Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE), the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP)issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the March 1st popular uprising in Korea
   The March 1st popular uprising of the Korean people was a heroic act of mass resistance to the barbaric imperialist colonial rule of Japan . It was the result of the bitter resentment of the Korean people towards imperialist Japan which had annexed Korea some 9 years in 1910 after long coveting the land of Korea and planning to seize it by hook or by crook. The March 1st popular uprising was a just uprising against oppression and exploitation by Japanese imperialism.
    The reactionary Japanese imperialists brutally suppressed the  uprising by force killing many innocent people. A total of 7 500  people were killed, 46 900 arrested and jailed and 15 900 wounded. This shows the gruesome barbarity of the samurai wielding bloodthirsty Japanese imperialists.
     Japan has never apologised for its crimes nor has it paid reparations to the Korean people. Instead top Japanese politicians visit the shrine of the war criminals. Today Japan is the shock brigade of
US imperialism in Asia. Japan is being encouraged by the US to see itself as a regional power(not that Japanese militarism needs much encouragement)  Japanese imperialism is planning to make a comeback in Korea. It has laid claims to Tok Islet in south Korea. Japan also dominates the south Korean economy and jointly exploits south Korea with US imperialism . Japan pursues an extremely hostile policy towards the DPRK and commits acts of terrorism against Korean residents in Japan.Japan is trying to interfere in the process of inter-Korean reconciliation and derail it.
      Although the March 1st popular uprising was brutally suppressed by the Japanese imperialists the independent spirit of the heroic up-risers is alive . Today that spirit of independence is represented by the Juche idea and the anti-imperialist Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un, outstanding anti-imperialist leader of our epoch. South Korea remains a colony of the US.  Indeed south Korea is a dual colony of the US and Japan .True to the spirit of the March 1st Uprisers south Korea must become totally  independent and throw off all shackles.
    Our organisations urge  that Japan should apologise to the Korean people and compensate them for its crimes . Moreover Japan should take its hands off Korea and keep out ! Forward to a totally independent reunified Korea free from US imperialism and Japanese imperialism !


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