ABOUT THE AUCPB

The All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB), inheriting Bolshevik principles of the R.S.D.W.P. -R.S.D.W.P.(b) - A.U.C.P.(b) - of Lenin's policiy in the CPSU, is the highest form of proletarian class organisation, advanced detachment of the working class, acting in unity with the peasantry and labour intelligentsia, standing on the Party's positions for: the gain of political power - overthrowing the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the destruction of private ownership over the instuments and means of production, the revival of the USSR, the further strenghtening of the proletarian interests for the complete victory of socialism and gradual transition to communism. The ideological and theoretical basis of the AUCPB is formed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, is their doctrine in its creative application and development in modern conditions. The AUCPB is a component of the global communist movement with the aim of communism triumphing over the whole planet.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE AUCPB IN DEFENSE OF THE DPRK





Statement of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the AUCPB on the issue of the adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution on sanctions against the DPRK

On Saturday, August 5, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted another resolution on the DPRK, which significantly toughens sanctions against this rebellious and freedom-loving socialist country, at the suggestion of the United States. The resolution aims at strangling the people of the DPRK, changing the political regime in this country. According to the US calculations, the full implementation of the provisions of the resolution will reduce Pyongyang's annual foreign exchange earnings, currently amounting to about $ 3 billion, to $ 1 billion. According to experts, the most severe sanctions against the DPRK, adopted by the UN Security Council, "absolutely and accurately entail negative humanitarian consequences." Let's add that the main force that prevents the legitimate desire of Koreans to unite the two parts of Korea is the Americans, who in this case would lose the reason for staying on the peninsula. The stay of Americans in the territory of the Korean peninsula is connected with the fact that after the end of the Second World War the Soviet troops, following an agreement with the DPRK in December 1948,left the peninsula. Americans refused to do this. Today, the Americans in South Korea have a colossal military grouping, including missile defense systems: two airbases, a fleet base and a Marine Corps base (totaling 28.5 thousand people). Most recently, the US deployed the South Korean missile defense system THAAD, capable of intercepting missiles launched from the territory of the DPRK. An even more powerful US military group is located in neighboring Japan: five airbases, two fleet bases, two Marine Corps bases and a radar station (50,000 people).

It should be taken into account that all this military grouping is aimed not only against the DPRK, it is located in close proximity to the borders of China and the Russian Far East, i.e. threatens the entire region of Northeast Asia. Therefore, the vote of the representatives of China and Russia in the UN Security Council for the resolution on sanctions against the DPRK is not only a cowardly, but not a far-sighted step.

The confrontation of the United States with the DPRK has been continuing since the very founding of the DPRK. This confrontation resulted in the bloody Korean War of 1950-1953, in which the United States was defeated, the first to end the war not by victory, but by the signing of a truce only. After the Korean War, the US embarked on pushing the adoption of ever new and frightening resolutions of the UN Security Council against the DPRK aimed at the economic destruction of the DPRK, coupled with constant threats of a preemptive nuclear strike against the DPRK. But the louder the US clanked with nuclear weapons, the more the Koreans' hatred grew to the essentially criminal actions of the United States, an irresistible and just desire to create a threat to the US itself grew. This desire is now realized by the DPRK.

In the last twenty years of the DPRK, in response to ominous threats by the United States, is testing one type of ballistic missile after another. In 2005, under Kim Jong-il, the DPRK declared itself as a nuclear power; on December 12, 2012, it successfully launched its first Earth satellite, Kwangmanson-3; on January 6, 2016, it announced a hydrogen bomb test, on February 7, 2016. launched a space satellite - "Kvanmenson-4", and July 4, 2017 on the US Independence Day - a national holiday in America - made a test developed by DPRK scientists of a powerful ballistic rocket of vertical take-off. On July 29, 2017 the DPRK carried out the second successful test of the advanced intercontinental ballistic missile "Hwaseong-14", which confirmed that the US territory is now under the guns of Korean missiles. The new Korean missiles in their technical parameters and ballistics have ended the myth of the inaccessibility of the territory of the United States for retaliatory strikes against them by the DPRK. The Koreans put an end to US banditry in Northeast Asia!

The latest test of the intercontinental ballistic missile in the DPRK caused a mental shock in the United States because now they can really get an adequate response to their blackmail and military and economic lawlessness in relation to the DPRK. With fear of the United States, as a thief who was caught by the hand, raised a howl about alleged violations of the DPRK by the UN Security Council decisions, forced their vassals, including Russia and China at their own initiative, to adopt a new UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against the DPRK.

It is not by chance that the resolution was adopted at the very moment when the DPRK has already convincingly demonstrated its own opportunity to cause the States themselves unacceptable damage to them. And, thus, the main goal of the DPRK nuclear program has been achieved. The fact that the adoption of the resolution is, as it were, the completion of the "stage", underscores the statement in the UN Security Council of the new Russian ambassador, who said that the way of sanctions pressure on the DPRK has been exhausted. Translated from the diplomatic one, this could mean that Russia will not support further resolutions on the same topic. This would be good!

The DPRK has never attacked anyone and is not going to attack anyone, but only defends its national interests, its historical choice and its civilization. The DPRK is creating and testing its nuclear weapons, because it is currently the only effective factor for preserving not only its independence, but also human life itself on the Korean peninsula in the face of unbridled banditry in the United States. The people of the DPRK selflessly work for the benefit of their beloved homeland and, as their song says, "does not envy anyone."

Russia, on the other hand, continues to humblely lobby the United States, calling it its "partners." And it declares its "partnership" constantly instead of "putting the US in its place", even if it is refusing to use unprofitable, unrestrainedly printed green paper dummies - American dollars, buying them up, more precisely - in a gangster stolen national wealth of Russia. Russia should learn from the DPRK how to have and preserve the dignity of the great people, who own untold natural resources and a huge territory in 1/9 of the Earth's terrestrial land (the USSR occupied 1/6 part). People who have a great history and great culture.

We, the Bolsheviks, find it very strange, and monstrous in their consequences, the voting of the Russian Federation and China in the UN Security Council that did not veto the draft of the American resolution that threatens the destruction of the political and economic country and people of the DPRK. How to explain the position of the two great powers against the DPRK in support of the US banditry? Fear for your own skin? But the DPRK nuclear program is strictly defensive in nature and this country is not going to attack anyone! The position taken by Russia and China placed them on the same level as the US, the board of imperialist predators. How else can we qualify in essence the rejection of the previous agreements with the DPRK of these two great powers? Fear of the US? Acknowledgment of your defeat? Both great powers cowardly left the DPRK one on one in front of the insane, bloodthirsty, feeling the approach of their agony predator.

We Bolsheviks believe that Russia made a huge mistake in supporting the United States in adopting a resolution on sanctions against the DPRK by the UN Security Council. HOW and WHO now will believe the agreements of friendship signed with Russia with other countries? How did President Vladimir V. Putin forget about the triumphant meeting of the DPRK people in Pyongyang in 2000? ..

The people of Russia and the Soviet Union have always been on the side of the weak and defended it. The current Russia should be remembered about this historic humane mission of Russia.

The United States by its resolution on sanctions against the DPRK of August 5, 2017 has brought the world to the dangerous red line of the beginning of the world armed conflict. And every effort should be made to resolve the conflict on the Korean peninsula in diplomatic ways.

We demand the withdrawal of all US troops and weapons from the territory of South Korea!

At the same time, history once again confirmed that in order to "eliminate the inevitability of wars, it is necessary to destroy imperialism". This statement of J.V. Stalin today, as never before, remains relevant.

We Bolsheviks do not doubt that our Korean friends stand in the most severe conditions of the modern, inflamed world, which is being destroyed by the gangster policy of the United States. We are confident that the DPRK will necessarily triumph over the forces of evil and hatred. So it was always before. So it will be now.

FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, WE WISH

To the courageous Koreans

STEADFASTNESS AND VICTORY!

Leningrad

August 11, 2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

Congratulations on the Day of the Navy of the USSR!





Dear defenders of our sea lines, veterans of the Navy of the USSR and Russia! We congratulate you on your professional holiday!

The Day of the Navy was established in an alarming pre-war 1939 in order to strengthen the Workers 'and Peasants' Navy of the USSR and solve its tasks to protect the sea borders of our Soviet Socialist Motherland from the threat of an impending plague of the twentieth century - fascism!

Today, US imperialism and its military machine with an animal grin – NATO, is brazenly and unceremoniously moving to the borders of Russia, so that after the destruction of our homeland - the USSR, then put it on its knees. As in the pre-war years, the strengthening of our fleet and sea lines is an urgent task of the present hard time!

We wish you good health, endurance, long life! We wish you always to remain active patriots of our Motherland, to preserve and strengthen the glorious traditions of the Navy of the USSR!

AUCPB

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Kim Jong Un Guides Second Test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14

Pyongyang, July 29 (KCNA) — The second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 was successfully carried out at night of July 28, Juche 106 (2017) under the supervision of 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.
Kim Jong Un guided the test-fire on the spot.
He, who is always bringing about ceaseless miracles and victories, baffling imagination of the world people with his rare military wisdom, great guts and stratagem, set forth the militant task for the rocket research field to conduct another test-fire simulating the maximum range of Hwasong-14 at an early date to prove once again the reliability of the whole rocket-system.
The scientists and technicians in the field of defence industry, loyalists of the Party sharing the intention, breath and step with the leader with the absolute trust in it, rounded off earlier than scheduled the preparations for the second test-fire of Hwasong-14 through decisive campaign with confidence and will to fully demonstrate the powerful might of the strategic nuclear force of the WPK.
During the preparation period, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un received report about the preparations and gave detailed instructions every day. At night of Friday he visited the rocket-launching site to guide the test-fire on the spot.
The test-launch was aimed to finally confirm the overall technological specifications of the weapon system of Hwasong-14 capable of carrying large-sized heavy nuclear warhead, including its maximum range.
By order of the Supreme Leader, the inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 loaded with the tremendous might of heroic Korea roared into space, leaving a column of flames behind.
The rocket that blasted off from the northwestern part of the DPRK reached an altitude of 3, 724.9km and flew 998km for 47 minutes and 12 seconds before landing in the target waters in the open sea.
The test-fire was carried out at the maximum angle launch system for the maximum range, and had no adverse effect on the security of the neighboring countries.
The test also reconfirmed the specific features of the rocket system such as the rocket’s separation from its launching pad, stage-separation, structural system, etc. which were confirmed at the first test-fire, and confirmed the performing features of motors whose number has increased to guarantee the maximum range in the active-flight stage as well as the accuracy and reliability of the improved guidance and stability system.
The attitude control features of heavy warhead in the middle flight stage after the separation of warhead were reconfirmed, and the accurate guidance and attitude control of warhead was ensured at the atmospheric reentry at the angle launch system harsher than the actual maximum range flying conditions. The structural stability of warhead was maintained and the warhead explosion control device showed normal operation even at the thousands of degrees of Centigrade.
Expressing great satisfaction over the results of the test-fire of ICBM which proved to be a perfect and big success without an inch of error, Kim Jong Un highly praised the scientists, technicians and officials in the field of rocket research and gave them special thanks in the name of the Party Central Committee.
The test-fire reconfirmed the reliability of ICBM system, demonstrated the capability of making surprise launch of ICBM in any region and place any time, and clearly proved that the whole U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK missiles, he said with pride.
The maximum range simulation test-fire of ICBM conducted by the DPRK today is meant to send a grave warning to the U.S. making senseless remarks, being lost to reason, he said, adding this would make the policy-makers of the U.S. properly understand that the U.S., an aggression-minded state, would not go scot-free if it dares provoke the DPRK.
The U.S. trumpeting about war and extreme sanctions and threat against the DPRK only emboldens the latter and offers a better excuse for its access to nukes, he said, stressing: To the Korean people who experienced disastrous disturbances of war on this land by the beast-like U.S. imperialists, the powerful war deterrence for defending the state is an inevitable strategic option and it is a precious strategic asset that can not be bartered for anything.
If the Yankees brandish the nuclear stick on this land again despite our repeated warnings, we will clearly teach them manners with the nuclear strategic force which we had shown them one by one, he emphasized.
Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated the scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research who demonstrated once again the independent prestige and dignity of Juche nuclear power, the world-level rocket power by succeeding in the second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14. He, taking them in his arms, had a photo session with them which will go down in history.
The DPRK, advancing along the new line of the great Workers’ Party of Korea on simultaneously developing the two fronts, will develop much more the most powerful strategic weapons, Juche weapons which will display the invincible might of Juche Korea and its inexhaustible potentiality of development to the world until the U.S. and its vassal forces trying to undermine the DPRK’s dignity and its right to existence are eliminated, and will achieve the final victory in the showdown with the imperialists and the U.S. without fail.
Accompanying him were Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Rak Gyom, Kim Jong Sik, Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho, Yu Jin and Jo Yong Won.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

UK KFA news late July 2017


1. 64TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE IN THE FATHERLAND LIBERATION WAR AGAINST US IMPERIALISM.

July 27th is Korea's Second Liberation Day , the Day of Victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War against US imperialism and 15 satellite countries of the US including the UK and France .
   The Korean people under the leadership of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG  inflicted a massive defeat on the US .
In Korea  in the short time of 3 years over a million US  and south Korean puppet soldiers were killed , wounded or captured . The infamous anti-communist senator J R McCarthy of the US said that the US had suffered a serious defeat in Korea . The defeat in Korea was the beginning of a downhill slide for the US which saw it defeated in Vietnam, Laos ,Cambodia , Iran and many parts of the third world.
 The victory of People's Korea was due the outstanding military command of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG , an ever victorious iron-willed brilliant commander  and military strategic genius  as well the heroism and self-sacrifice of the heroic Korean People's Army and Korean people. During the Fatherland Liberation War  great generalissimo KIM IL SUNG applied unique Juche-based military tactics.
  Now the DPRK is a 100 time and a 1000 times stronger than in the 1950s . Only final defeat awaits the US in Korea !
http://juche007-anglo- peopleskoreafriendship. blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/glory- to-64th-anniversary-of-korean. html

Come and hear about the Victory of People's Korea over the US  Meeting of the Juche Idea Study Group of England on the 29th of July.Venue details on request from uk@korea-dpr.info or juche007@yahoo.co.uk

2. UK KFA CONDEMNS FCO INTERFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S KOREA  !


The UK Korean Friendship Association issued the following statement today in connection with the publication of the so-called 'Human Rights and Democracy Report 2016" by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which gravely slandered the Democratic People's Republic of Korea over the human rights issue :
                                      


   We totally condemn and reject  the publication of the 'Human Rights and Democracy Report 2016'
by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office .
 Firstly, it constitutes gross interference in the internal affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . As it slanders the socialist system of the DPRK and denies the independence of the DPRK and the right of the DPRK to choose its own system and idea , it is a hostile act against People's Korea and severely detrimental to building friendly and beneficial relations with People's Korea .
 Secondly, the report is just full of lies and slanders. The report is not based on objective evidence but instead on accounts from 'defectors ' from the DPRK as well US imperialists and south Korean puppets.It looks like it has been copied and pasted from the US goverment and south Korean puppet regime. Basically , the UK FCO is simply adding to the pile of anti-DPRK propaganda and fake news .                                                           




 Thirdly , there is no human rights problem in the DPRK. The people of  enjoy the right to housing , to education , to free medical care , to work and even have holidays paid for a state expense ! Everyone in the DPRK  supports dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the Workers Party of Korea and they are happy to build socialism. The great  Juche Idea which stresses the independence and creativity of man and also always stresses the role of ideology rather than seeking to use administrative or coercive methods to mobilise people for socialist construction.So basically there cannot be such a thing as a "human rights "problem" in the DPRK.
                                                


   Moreover the People's Korea is a true people's democracy based on the Juche idea and the single-hearted unity of the people around dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the Workers' Party of Korea. In the DPRK virtually 100 per cent of electors vote in elections whereas in the UK the turnout at the last general election (which was said to be a record high) was 68.8 per cent . It is ironic that a government elected by only 30 per cent of the electorate is lecturing a country where the government is elected by nearly 100 per cent of electors . The UK needs to put its own house in order before it is criticises. In the DPRK the electors also have the right to recall deputies.
  Fourthly, it is very hypocritical for the UK goverment to take issue with People's Korea over human rights when you have the situation in the UK where people have to go to foodbanks for food. In the UK there are people denied the right to work, the right to housing , the right to security in old age and many other rights. There is a very long list of human rights violations by the UK which would take a long time to list. In the past the UK has violated human rights in other countries when it had colonies such as Kenya  and Malaya.The DPRK has never had colonies , never had troops or military bases in other countries nor tried to impose its will on other countries.
                                              


 Fiftly, the FCO report is really about 'regime change '  in the DPRK , not human rights. What the FCO mean when they talk grandly about extending 'human rights' and 'democracy ' , is to support the overthrow of the people-centred , Juche-based socialist system and restore the capitalist system. The FCO is colluding with the US imperialists and the south Korean fascist puppets in their anti-DPRK campaign to topple socialism in People's Korea and make it a colony of US imperialism. The report reeks of British imperialist arrogance.
 UK KFA calls for the FCO and British government to end their interference in the DPRK and also to pursue an independent foreign policy free from US influence. The British government should drop the daydream of regime change in the DPRK and instead  fully respect the independence of the DPRK and its socialist system , The UK should build mutually benefical and friendly relations with the DPRK.
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
NO TO BRITISH IMPERIALIST INTERFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S KOREA 
UK KFA
3.US TRAVEL BAN CONDEMNED BY KFAUSA AND STAFFORDSHIRE KFA


STATEMENT OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE BRANCH OF THE UK KFA"ON THE TRAVEL BAN FOR US CITIZENS TO THE DPRK"
The Staffordshire branch of the Korean Friendship Association totally condemns any sort of travel ban for US citizens to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, as a retrograde and counter-productive move. At a time, when tourism and cultural exchange is increasing between countries, the Trump Administration is putting a barrier on people to people contacts.
Using the case of Otto Warmbier, as a pretext, the US is attempting to isolate the DPRK on the international arena. The DPRK is infact not alone, but admire and respected by millions of people throughout the world for its dignified defence of socialism and independence. It is the US Imperialists who are behaviouring like tyrants, denying their citizens the opportunity to see the DPRK for themselves. Are the ruling circles in Washington DC that afraid of the people of the United States knowing the reality of Juche Korea first hand by means of travel?
The banning of travel to the DPRK will impact most of all, the Korean community who reside in the United States. This punitive measure will thwart the opportunity for family reunions and travel for the overseas Koreans to their ancestral homeland, the DPRK. By enforcing this travel ban, the Trump Administration is acting in a racist and cruel manner against the aspirations of the Koreans who want the chance to visit the DPRK.
The Staffordshire KFA Branch calls upon people of goodwill to oppose the travel ban on US citizens going to the DPRK. We urge progressive people to conduct vigorous campaign to halt Trump's reactionary travel ban!!

4.SPECIAL ARTICLE ON THE DPRK ECONOMY

Something that is being shared a lot and commented on is a report from the south Korean puppet Bank of Korea about the DPRK economy . The headline in Reuters says "North Korea 2016 economic growth at 17-year high despite sanctions: South Korea" . This news is being carried by all sorts of news outlets  even the every right wing  "The Daily Mail".
In fact the 3.9 per cent figure, that is quoted by the media for  the DPRK'seconomic growth is actually a gross underestimate . The real figure is much higher than that , probably several times that. The DPRK media have reported increases in industrial output value for several industries as being 20 per or 30 per cent year on increases . For example during the 70 Day Campaign in the spring of 2016 industrial out value shot up by 1.6 times or 60 per cent as compared to the previous year. So the figures produced by the south Korean puppets are actually very mean indeed and do not accurately reflect the high speed growth of the DPRK economy.
      In the past the DPRK raced ahead at Chollima speed (Chollima being a mythical horse that could cover a 1,000 kilometres in one day , now the Korean people under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN have created a new speed , Mallima speed (Mallima is said to fly 10,000 kilometres per day)
  
                              


What they are not telling people is even the grudging 3.9 per cent figure is higher than the 2.7 per cent growth claimed for the south Korean puppet economy , abour 40 per cent higher .In fact the reactionaries do not know that the term “Korean Miracle “ was first used by the famous Cambridge economist  Professor Joan V Robinson to describe the DPRK . Writing the highly respected journal "Monthly Review " in 1964 that she said that“"Eleven years ago in Pyongyang there was not one stone standing upon another. (They reckon that one bomb, of a ton or more, was dropped per head of population.) Now a modern city of a million inhabitants stands on two sides of the wide river, with broad tree-lined streets of five-story blocks, public buildings, a stadium, theatres (one underground surviving from the war) and a super-de luxe hotel. The industrial sector comprises a number of up-to-date textile mills and a textile machinery plant. The wide sweep of the river and little tree-clad hills preserved as parks provide agreeable vistas. There are some patches of small gray and white houses hastily built from rubble, but even there the lanes are clean, and light and water are laid on. A city without slums."”
The highly respected UK social scientist Malcolm Caldwell who was a lecturer at School of Oriental and African Studies . In his book "The Wealth of Some Nations " he notes that from 1954 to 1970/71 the DPRK rate of industrial output growth was 23.5% whereas that of south Korea was 15.3% so the DPRKs rate of growth was over 50 % higher(siimilar to now) 
   It is worth pointing that the DPRK has enjoyed 17 years of straight economic growth and was unaffected by the 2008 crisis of the capitalist countries. Unlike south Korea, the DPRK did not need to be bailed out by the IMF. In fact the DPRK does not know austerity. 
The various media commentators  do correctly point out that the DPRK's economic growth has been achieved despite sanctions. However they do not go deep enough in their analysis . Not only is the DPRK's economic growth higher than that of south Korea but most importantly it is self-reliant economic growth, the basic engine for the DPRK's growth is the Juche-based independent national economy, whereas as south Korea's "growth " is based entirely on foreign capital and loans .
Finally , in the DPRK economic growth is used entirely for the people's , it goes to increasing wages, building new housing , schools and hospital whereas in south Korea and other capitalist countries any money from increased economic growth goes into the pockets of the capitalists. Also in south Korea ,which is most perverse and crazy place , money from south Korean taxpayers is paid to the US Army for so upkeep expenses  so that economic growth in south Korea not only benefits local and international capitalists but also the US imperialist occupation army . Visiting the DPRK over a five year period from 2012 to 2017 I have witnessed whole new streets ,which are in effect the size of small towns, such as Changjon Street, Mirae Scientists Street and Ryomyong Street being constturcted and completed. In the DPRK people's real wages are augmented by stuff like free housing as well as free medical care etc.
 So bascially even figures from the south Korean puppets and the capialist media prove what we in the Association for the Study of Songun Politics , Juche Idea Study Group of England and UK Korean Friendship Association have known for a very long time : that the Juche-based independnet national economy is superior . Juche-based economics work and deliver a high growth rate.

Dr Dermot Hudson
 President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

OVERVIEW OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT ON THE TERRITORY OF THE ex-USSR IN THE FIRST HALF OF JULY 2017



Strike in Podmoskovie

On July 6 in Podolsk, workers and other employees of a transport company organized a protest. The fact is that in connection with the decrease in passenger traffic, the heads of this organization increased the requirement for a financial plan and, therefore, intended to strengthen the exploitation of workers. The strikers opposed this decision, because the new conditions are very difficult to implement.

At the same time, about half of the employees quit after the strike or went on leave. "The problem is not only in the big plan, but in the fact that the leadership, demanding it, resorts to threats and various kinds of intimidation." There were cases when it came to assault. "We do not want to live in fear, but want to just work, not fearing for our health, "- said one of the striking workers at the picket line.

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Strike by drivers in Vladivostok

In early July, public transport workers of the Primorye capital held a protest action. The drivers refused to take out more than 40 buses onto their routes.

The strike was caused by the arbitrariness of policemen from the traffic police, who claimed that drivers drive on roads illegally. The strikers do not agree with this. According to them, transport by the beginning of this strike was checked three times.


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Mass protest in Kuibyshev

On July 8, a rally for the return of benefits to pensioners and the resignation of the head of the regional administration Merkushkin was held in front of the Sports Palace of the Aviation Plant.

Hundreds of citizens came to the square. Among them were pensioners, workers and representatives of the leftist parties.

Speakers noted the increase in prices and tariffs of housing and communal services, postponing the repair of houses for 20-30 years ahead, low pensions, the abolition of benefits to pensioners. There were such slogans: "Merkushkina resign! Return benefits to pensioners! "," Putin, return the benefits, take Merkushkina! "

At the end of the meeting, a resolution was adopted that included the following clause: "Until the authorities hear us, we will continue to gather for rallies, and by November we will have tens of thousands that will force officials to reckon with the rights of pensioners. Down with officials - embezzlers! ".
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A picket against poverty was held in Zabaikalia

On July 3 in the town of Borzya, the Chita region, education workers organized a protest. A few dozen teachers took part in the Picket Against Poverty.

People are unhappy with their humiliating earnings, the level of which, together with the income tax, is 7.8 thousand rubles.

Such a low income of employees of budgetary institutions is associated with a laughable mocking definition of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, explaining that various allowances and compensations can be included in the minimum wage.

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Strike by health workers in Latvia

In early July, the mass indefinite strike of doctors continued. Hundreds of doctors during the strike, which was supported by the Latvian Health Workers' Union, demanded an increase in the budget financing of the industry.

Among the main health problems are long waiting times to see doctors, high fees for medical care and small salaries of staff.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

ALMOST TWO THIRDS OF THE POPULATION SUPPORT INSTALLATION OF COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES AND MONUMENTS DEDICATED TO IV. STALIN




MOSCOW, July 20, 2017 The All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VCIOM) presents research data on the study of Russians' attitude toward placing memorable signs for Joseph Stalin.

Public opinion on the placement of memorable signs has been formed quite clearly to-day: more than half of Russians (62%) agree with the opinion that boards, busts, pictures, etc., telling about Stalin's successes, should be placed in public places.

It is interesting that the main motive for agreeing with the installation of attributes containing some information about Stalin is the argument for observing the historical truth. Young people are more active than others are "in favour" on all issues - 70-74% of respondents at the age of 18-34 believe that it is necessary to install memorable signs glorifying state successes. Stalin.

When asked why you think it is necessary to place commemorative insignia dedicated to Stalin, the majority (57%) answered that this is part of our history and children should know about it, 18% answered that thanks to Stalin we won the Great Patriotic War, others believe that he raised the country, made it great (8%), he is a great leader, a great man (5%).

The research was commented on by the head of the practice of political analysis and consulting by VTsIOM: "The data obtained are predictable, and this is determined by a number of factors. First, the negative attitude towards Stalin in recent years is steadily weakening ... Secondly, society is intensifying the request for an objective assessment of the merits of various historical figures. Thirdly, the attentive, respectful attitude to the history of the country is strengthened. All this determined the fact that most Russians do not object to the installation of certain memorable signs dedicated to Stalin. "

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IN DONETSK A NEW STATE HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED – MALOROSSIA




A historic event, the signing of the political declaration on the creation of a new state, which will become the legal successor of “Ukraine”, took place today, on July 18th, in the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic. The new state formation will consist of 19 regions of the former Ukraine and will be called Malorossia with the center of the new state in Donetsk. Kiev remains a historical and cultural center without the capital city status. A correspondent of the official website of the DPR reported this from the scene.
          “All of us have gathered here together to talk about the future. We propose a plan for the reintegration of the country through the law and Constitution. We must build a new country in which the concepts of conscience and honor are not forgotten. We offer Ukrainian citizens a peaceful way out of the difficult situation, without the war. This is our last offer not only to the Ukrainians, but also to all countries that supported the civil war in Donbass. I am convinced that we will do everything possible and impossible,” Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko addressed the audience.
        The event was visited by Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, adviser to the Head Zakhar Prilepin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Revenues and Duties of the Republic Alexander Timofeev, as well as representatives of most regions that formerly were part of Ukraine.
          All present delegates unanimously voted in an open ballot for signing the political declaration on the creation of Malorossia with the center in Donetsk.
 “Malorossia is a federal state with broad powers of autonomy of the regions. The right of regional languages ​​is guaranteed to be retained, the flag of Bogdan Khmelnitsky is recognized as the national flag,” Alexander Timofeev cited the constitutional act.