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.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year, 2017!

Dear comrades, friends! AUCPB members and other political parties and public organizations, our associates abroad!
We wish you all a Happy New Year, the year of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution! We wish you all good health, courage in our common struggle for socialism, for the revival of our great country - the Soviet Union! We wish you all our unity of the communist ranks, the ranks of fighters of the anti-imperialist and anti-fascist front.
The truth is on our side and because victory will be ours!



On December 21, the day of the 137th anniversary of the birth anniversary of J.V. Stalin, in the village of Kujbyshevo in Rostov region, a monument of J.V. Stalin was unveiled

The fate of this monument is unusual. In 1941, it was hidden in the retreat of the Red Army soldiers. Risking their lives, our soldiers under the noses of the Germans lowered the sculpture of the leader into a well. After the war, the bust was long been considered lost. We found it by accident – said the participants of the search association "Mius-Front". Today, the monument to the Supreme Commander Stalin has been remodelled and installed on the historic site.
The funds for the installation of the bust of Stalin were collected from across the world. Money was donated by either farmers or veterans or ordinary workers. At the opening ceremony of the monument to Stalin flowers and a wreath were laid.

Agitation picket and laying flowers to the portrait J.V. Stalin

On December 21, in the village of Ilsky in the Seversky district of Krasnodar region, local activists of the AUCPB held a picket at the monument to Vladimir Lenin laying fresh flowers to the portrait of Stalin and a picket dedicated to the 137th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin.
At the picket we distributed the newspaper "Bolshevik Hammer and Sickle" and thematic leaflets to the citizens of the village.

In laying flowers, the Veterans Council participated with us, children of war and other organizations. In deference to Stalin, we are together photographed on a background of colorful banners with symbols of Soviet Bolsheviks.
Stalin, like Lenin - lived, lives and will live!
Long Live Joseph Stalin, his teachings and the banner!

Seversky RC AUCPB

5300 scarlet carnations to J.V. Stalin in honor of his birthday

On December 21, Moscow, thousands of people came to the tomb of Generalissimo J.V. Stalin at the Kremlin wall to honor his memory
So, for the 13 th time was held the traditional event "Two carnations for Comrade Stalin", carried out in the memory of the days of the leader. On the morning of December 21 in honor of the 137th anniversary of his birth, the organizers of the event on the collected funds (more than 142 thousand. Rub.) laid about 5.3 thousand scarlet carnations

137th anniversary of the birth of J.V. Stalin in Vladivostok

In Vladivostok, an event was held devoted to the 137th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin. The Maritime Organization of the AUCPB together with comrades from other parties held a rally in the city at Station Square. The rally participants who honored the memory of .JV. Stalin reminded passersbys that thanks to Stalin in the country industrialization was carried out, and a socialist system of national economy built. It defeated fascist Germany and created the nuclear shield. AUCPB members circulated the newspaper "Bolshevik Hammer and Sickle" and "Revolution." Also leaflets were handed out, created especially for the event.

In Arkhangelsk a monument to Stalin unveiled

In Arkhangelsk on December 24 a monument to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was unveiled. The monument with a height of almost 3 meters was installed in the yard of the business center on Gagarin street, on private property, as the city authorities were opposed to the perpetuation of the memory of Stalin in Arkhangelsk.

Stalin's bust is made of bronze by a sculptor from St. Petersburg, on a granite pedestal depicts the Order of the "Victory".

"Now we have for your Pomeranian northern capital, a never repeating a monument - a symbol designed to rally the Russian people. Our cause is just, we will win ", - said the head of the initiative group Alexander Afanasyev.

Now the Communists are going to fight for the transfer of the monument into the center of Arkhangelsk. After gathering the necessary documentation materials will be submitted to the municipal deputies.

Yevgeny Dzhugashvili has died

On 22 December 2016 Yevgeny Dzhugashvili - grandson of Joseph Stalin died in Moscow

His father - senior lieutenant Yakov Dzhugashvili - in July 1941 near Vitebsk was captured by the Germans in April 1943, and he later died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Yevgeny Dzhugashvili was a member of the Central Control of Space Means in the Ministry of Defence of the USSR, took part in the preparation and launching spacecraft from the Baikonur "cosmodrome", including - launching of the ship's first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

He taught at the Military Academy named after the M.V. Frunze Military Academy of the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces and the Military Academy of Armored Forces. Candidate of Historical Sciences, a retired Air Force colonel.

In 1996 he became chairman of the Georgian society of the ideological heirs of Joseph Stalin, and in 2001 - General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Georgia.
Evgeni was a wonderful man, supremely honest, very friendly, always strived to help people, interesting to talk to.

On behalf of the Central Committee of the AUCPB and myself, I express deep condolences to the families and friends of Evgeni.

A good memory of him by all, who ever met or talked with him, will forever remain in our hearts.

N.A. Andreeva
General Secretary of the AUCPB

An outstanding Korean leader

By New Worker correspondent

Millions of communists in Korea and all over the world recalled the outstanding achievements of dear leader Kim Jong Il at events to mark the 5th anniversary of his passing on 17th December 2011 last weekend.
London Korean solidarity activists, including NCP leader Andy Brooks, presented floral tributes during a ceremony at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) embassy in London on Saturday 17th December hosted by the new ambassador Comrade Choe Il. Other bouquets were laid by Michael Chant and Chris Coleman from the RCPB(ML) and Dermot Hudson from the Korean Friendship Association (KFA).

Following in Kim Il Sung’s footsteps, Kim Jong Il led the Workers Party of Korea into the 21st century to build a strong and prosperous democratic republic. Kim Jong Il was a leading Marxist thinker who made an important contribution to modern communist theory, as well as an astute statesman who led the Korean people through thick and thin to overcome natural disasters, imperialist blockade and diplomatic isolation.

Kim Jong Il made an immense contribution to Marxist-Leninist theory and ideology. In his 1982 work On the Juché Idea, Kim Jong Il brought together and systematised the Juché theory; his 1994 thesis Socialism is a Science affirmed that socialism would eventually become the economic system of the entire world because it is the only form of society in which people can be truly free.

Kim Jong Il worked tirelessly to ease tension on the Korean peninsula to pave the way towards the peaceful reunification of Korea whilst at the same time ensuring the DPRK’s defence against the threats and provocations of US imperialism and its lackeys.

On 15th June 2000 dear leader Kim Jong Il and President Kim Dae Jung of south Korea signed the historic North–South Joint Declaration. This was an historic landmark in the struggle of the Korean people to reunify their homeland that had forcibly been divided by the US imperialists following the Second World War. The Declaration opened up a new era for independence, peace, reconciliation and reunification on the Korean peninsula until the US-sponsored anti-national and anti-communist Lee Myung Bak clique in the south began to sabotage its spirit and principles.
US imperialism can never forgive the DPRK for being the first country since the second world war to defeat it on the battlefield, setting an example for all people fighting for independence and self-determination. Its revenge continues unabated to this day.

The Americans and their south Korean lackeys are working constantly to try to isolate the DPRK and the movement for national reunification. Peace campaigners and trade unionists have been jailed under south Korea’s fascist National Security Law whilst the joint US–south Korean military exercises aimed at invading the DPRK take the Korean peninsula ever closer to a cataclysmic nuclear war.

The DPRK has had no alternative but to develop a nuclear deterrent to defend its socialist system. At the same time it has pledged that it will never be the first to use nuclear weapons, and it has also vowed never to threaten the use of nuclear weapons nor allow the transfer of nuclear technology to other countries.
Kim Jong Il was a great leader of the Korean people who devoted his entire life to serving the Korean people in the cause of building a human-centred society, a cause that is one espoused by the democratic and anti-imperialist forces the world over.

Posted by london communists

The eternal memory of Kim Jong Il

Saturday, 17 December 2016

by New Worker correspondent

Friends and comrades returned to the Marchmont Centre in London last Saturday to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the passing away of dear leader Kim Jong Il who devoted his life to serving the Korean people. Organised by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) speakers included Dermot Hudson of the KFA, Shaun Pickford and Alex Meads. Kim Song Gi, Minister Counsellor from the DPR Korea embassy also spoke while New Communist Party national chair Alex Kempshall delivered a solidarity message during the meeting.

Dear leader Kim Jong Il died at his post, whilst on a train giving on-the-spot guidance, on 17th December 2011. His entire life had been dedicated the revolutionary movement that was founded by Kim Il Sung, and the young militants around him, to fight the Japanese colonialists and build a modern communist party that would lead the Korean workers and peasants to a new life under socialism. Building a guerrilla army that took on the might of the Japanese Empire, great leader Kim Il Sung mobilised the masses in a struggle that ended in victory in 1945 and the establishment of a people’s government in the north of the country.

The Workers’ Party of Korea, with Kim Il Sung at the helm, led the battle for land reform, education and socialist construction in the 1950s and 1960s, and then pushed forward on the engineering, technical and scientific fronts to build a modern socialist republic where every individual worker is master of his or her own life. The DPRK stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the peoples of the Third World struggling to break the chains of colonialism, and gave technical and economic aid to their new republics to defend their freedom and independence.
From an early age Kim Jong Il worked side by side with Kim Il Sung, and when Kim Il Sung passed away Kim Jong Il told the Korean people and the world that they could “expect no change from him”.

Under his leadership the Workers’ Party of Korea won even more great victories. Natural disasters were overcome. Imperialist diplomatic isolation was broken and the intrigues of US imperialism were exposed. Scientists in Democratic Korea mastered the secrets of the atom to guarantee the DPRK’s defence and energy needs, and now Korean rockets reach for the stars.

Now led by Kim Jong Un, the Korean people are following in the footsteps of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to overcome all obstacles to fulfil the revolutionary tasks that faced the Korean people when they began their long march to socialism in the struggle against Japanese imperialism.

Posted by london communists at 04:01

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Opening of the representative and cultural centre of California in Moscow

Press release
Opening of representative and cultural centre of California

The movement for the independence of California will come to Moscow
On Sunday, December 18, 2016, the anti-globalization movement of Russia together with the movement Yes California, open a representative office of California and cultural centre in Russia. It will be the first international experience of opening a similar centre at intersocietal relations.

The main tasks and functions of the representation:
1. Presentation of the legitimate rights and interests of the people of California in Russia
2. Legal support of businesses and individuals in the territory of the Russian Federation
3. Organization of different activities aimed at strengthening the economic, cultural and political ties
4. Cooperation with non-profit organizations and the media in Russia

The purpose of the event: "California requires independence on three fronts Firstly, we must engage in dialogue with people of California about why they should vote positively for the independence of California, we are working on it, before the referendum in 2019. Second, we... . should start a national dialogue with the American people about why they should support the exit of California in the US and the composition of the latter, we must enlist the support of other countries for the international recognition of the referendum on self-determination of California "- Louis Marinelli, leader YesCalifornia

The event starts at 13:00
Address: Ul. Clara Zetkin, Building 4, Suite 324
Phone for media accreditation: 8-985-357-62-38 Edward
El. mail: info@anti-global.ru

From the Editor

The opening of California in Moscow - this is not a "joke" and not an invention of eccentrics who do not know what to do.

This is a direct consequence of the arbitrary division of the land on our planet, which was committed by the imperialists of Britain, France, Germany, USA, etc. during the colonial conquests of territories of independent national entities, during which ended up two Irelands, two Koreas, two Vietnams, and a huge, number of forty million Kurdish people who do not have a national state.

For example, the current territory of the USA is the result of aggressive wars with France by the Yankees (Louisiana), Mexico (Texas), Spain (Puerto Rico, Guantanamo), and Russia grabbed a decent piece (Alaska). In the context of a unipolar world that emerged after the collapse of the USSR, many peoples of the world are in a fierce struggle for the preservation of their national identity, for the creation of their national states for scrapping the shameful legacy of the colonial system.

In Moscow in the autumn of this year and last year we hosted a representative conference of leaders of the anti-globalization movement under the slogan "Dialogue of nations. The right of peoples to self-determination and the construction of a multi-polar world "in which there were representatives of the separatist movements of California, Texas, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic, Hawaii, Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The main thing is what was advocated by delegates in their speeches - the right of peoples to self-determination, the struggle against Western imperialism and aggression.


Telegram to Pyongyang

President of the Workers Party of Korea
Chairman of the NDC of the DPRK
Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK
Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army
DPRK Marshal
Kim Jong Ynu

Pyongyang, DPRK
Dear Comrade Kim Jong-un!

The sorrowful date 17 December is a Day of Remembrance of the Great Kim Jong Il - on behalf of the Central Committee of the the AUCPB and myself, I sincerely wish you good health and a lot of effort to implement the ambitious objectives set before YOU the Great Kim Jong Il in the DPRK’s prosperity, growth, prosperity of its people and of the most complex issue - union of the Korean nation. We have no doubt that you are a worthy successor of your great predecessors - the Great Leader Kim Joung IL and the Great Leader Kim Il Sung – to multiply their glorious deeds of your beautiful country – the DPRK.

Nina Andreeva
General Secretary of the AUCPB



December 17, the DPRK Memorial Day of Great Kim Jong Il

Five years ago, on December 17, the great Kim Jong Il died - one of the most prominent public and political figures of the late XX - early XXI century, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, Marshal of the DPRK. The Workers' Party of Korea, named him forever its Secretary General.

Throughout his life, Comrade Kim Jong Il devoted everything to the service of his people. Over the years, under his leadership the DPRK stepped forward a long way in the development of self-sufficient economy, a significant improvement in the social situation of citizens, grand residential construction in urban and rural areas, to strengthen the defense capability and power of armed forces in the development of science, education, achievements in world sport in improving professional health care. And it's in a constant state of severe economic blockade by the imperialist forces of the world in the first place – by the USA.

Coherent theory of the Juche idea, Kim Jong Il formulated on the basis of abstracts of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, which is the DPRK state ideology, the fundamental theory of building socialism with Korean characteristics.
Kim Jong Il developed an original theory of the Songun revolution, became the leadership in the organization of reliable protection of the country's sovereignty and the nation, in a consistent upholding of the independence of Korea. The correctness and great vitality of the Songun policy line is strongly supported by life itself.

Under Kim Jong-il, the DPRK was declared a nuclear power in the world, created by the genius of Korean scientists their nuclear weapons, thus safely protect themselves from the US provocation, blackmail and threats of pre-emptive nuclear strike. Over the 40 years of leadership of the country, Kim Jong-il was in a US hard confrontation and actually demonstrated to the world its ability to survive in extreme conditions, under a diverse world imperialist blockade. During the leadership of Kim Jong-il also will be included in Korean history as the years of all-round development of the country, the population of high patriotism and sustained action by the leadership in advancing the issue of unity of the Korean nation divided by US imperialism..

In an ever-initiated escalation of the situation on the Korean peninsula, pushing the South Korean authorities towards irresponsible attacks against the DPRK and its leadership, the US has been trying to provoke a response by the DPRK, which the U.S has been unable to fulfil

We the AUCPB welcome restraint and a high sense of responsibility for the fate of the world and self-esteem by the Leadership of the DPRK - not to succumb to any retaliatory acts of provocation and to continue the successful path of the country to the goal - the creation of a prosperous powerful socialist state.

We welcome the domestic and foreign policy of the DPRK pursued by the successor of the Great Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, continuing the political course of his great predecessors - the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and Great Kim Jong Il,.

We wish the people of the DPRK continued success in building a peaceful prosperous socialist state.



Friday, 9 December 2016

Fidel’s enduring lesson is that, yes, it is possible

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the political posthumous tribute to Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz

Author:Raúl Castro Ruz

December 4, 2016 11:12:26

Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the political posthumous tribute to Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, in Santiago de Cuba’s Plaza Mayor General Antonio Maceo Grajales, December 3, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution”
(Council of State transcript)
Esteemed Heads of State and Government;
Outstanding figures;
Compatriots here today in representation of the eastern provinces and Camagüey;
People of Santiago de Cuba;

Dear people of Cuba:
This afternoon, upon arrival to the heroic city, the funeral procession transporting Fidel’s ashes, which retraced in reverse the route of the Caravan of Liberty of 1959, and visited emblematic sites in Santiago de Cuba, birthplace of the Revolution where, just as in the rest of the country, it was met with demonstrations of love by the Cuban people.
Tomorrow, his ashes will be laid to rest in a simple ceremony in the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, located very close to the Mausoleum of National Hero José Martí; his compañeros in the struggle at Moncada, from the Granma, and Rebel Army, from the clandestine campaign and internationalist missions.

The tombs of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the homeland, and the legendary Mariana Grajales, mother of the Maceo brothers and, daring to improvise in this act, also the mother of all Cuban men and women, are located just a few feet away. Also close by is the pantheon where the remains of the unforgettable Frank País García rest; a young man from Santiago, murdered by Batista’s henchmen at only 22 years of age, one month after his younger brother Josué died fighting in an operation in this city. Frank’s age didn’t stop him from accumulating an exemplary trajectory of resistance against the dictatorship, in which he stood out as leader of the armed uprising in Santiago de Cuba, on November 30, 1956, in support of the landing of the Granma expedition, as well as his decisive role in organizing the sending of weapons and combatants to the nascent Rebel Army in the Sierra Maestra.

Ever since the news of the passing of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, late on the evening of November 25, pain and sadness have overwhelmed the Cuban people who, deeply moved by his irreparable physical disappearance, have shown integrity, patriotic conviction, discipline, and maturity by attending, en mass, the tribute activities organized, and swearing to uphold the oath of loyalty to the conception of Revolution, articulated by Fidel on May 1, 2000. November 28 and 29, millions of compatriots signed their names in support of the Revolution.
Amidst the pain of these days we have once again felt pride and comfort in the outstanding reactions of children and young Cubans, who reaffirm their willingness to be committed continuators of the ideals of the leader of the Revolution.
On behalf of our people, the Party, State, government, and family members, I reiterate our most heartfelt thanks for the innumerable displays of respect and affection toward Fidel, his ideas and his work, which continue to arrive from all corners of the globe.

Faithful to Martí’s philosophy that “all the glory in the world fits into a kernel of corn,” the leader of the Revolution rejected any manifestation of a cult of personality, and remained true to this position until the last hours of his life, insisting that, after his death, his name and likeness never be used to designate institutions, plazas, parks, avenues, streets, or other public spaces, nor monuments, busts, statues, and other such tributes be erected.
In accordance with compañero Fidel’s decision, during the next period of sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power, we will present necessary legislative proposals to ensure his will is upheld.

Our dear friend Bouteflika, President of Algeria, rightly said that Fidel possessed the extraordinary ability to travel into the future, return, and explain it. On July 26, 1989, in the city of Camagüey, the Comandante en Jefe predicted, two-and-a-half years in advance, the disappearance of the Soviet Union and socialist camp, and stated before the world that if this were the case, Cuba would continue to defend the banner of socialism.
Fidel’s authority and his close relationship with the people were key to the country’s heroic resistance during the dramatic years of the Special Period, when the nation’s Gross Domestic Product fell 34.8% and the Cuban people’s food situation deteriorated significantly, we suffered blackouts lasting 16 to 20 hours a day, and a good part of our industry and public transport was paralyzed. Despite this however, we were able to safeguard public health and education for the entire nation.

I recall the Party meetings in the different regions: east, in the city of Holguín; central, in the city of Santa Clara; and west in the capital of the Republic, Havana, held in July 1994 to analyze how to tackle, with greater efficiency and cohesion, the challenges of the special period, the growing imperialist blockade and media campaigns geared toward sowing despair among citizens. We all left theses meetings, including the one held in the western region, presided by Fidel, convinced that with the combined strength and intelligence of the masses under the leadership of the Party, it would, and was, possible to transform the special period into a new victorious battle in the country’s history.
At that time few in the world would have bet on our ability to resist and overcome in the face of adversity and the intensification of the enemy blockade. Our people, however, under the leadership of Fidel, provided an unforgettable lesson in resolve and loyalty to the principles of the Revolution.

Recalling these difficult moments, I think it right and fitting to return to what I said about Fidel on July 26, 1994, one of the most difficult years, on the Isle of Youth, over 22 years ago, I quote: “The most illustrious son of Cuba this century, he who showed us that the attempt to capture the Moncada Garrison was possible; that we were able to turn that loss into a victory,” which we achieved five years, five months. and five days later, on that glorious January 1 of 1959 - this last comment added to the words I spoke on that occasion (Applause).

He showed us, “Yes, it was possible to reach the coast of Cuba in the Granma yacht; that yes, it was possible to resist the enemy, hunger, rain and cold, and organize a revolutionary army in the Sierra Maestra following the Alegría de Pío debacle; that yes, it was possible to open new guerilla fronts in the province of Oriente, with ours and Almeida’s columns; that yes, it was possible to defeat the great offensive of over 10,000 soldiers with only 300 rifles,” after which Che wrote in his Campaign Diary, that with this victory the backbone of the army of the tyranny had been broken: “That yes, it was possible to repeat the feats of Maceo and Gómez, extending with Che and Camilo’s columns the struggle from the east to the west of the island; that yes, it was possible to defeat, with the support of the entire people, the tyranny of Batista, backed by U.S. imperialism.

“The man that showed us that yes, it was possible to defeat in 72 hours,” or even less, “the mercenary invasion of Playa Girón and at the same time, continue the campaign to eradicate illiteracy in one year,” as was happened in 1961.
“That yes, it was possible to proclaim the socialist character of the Revolution 90 miles from the empire, and when its warships advanced toward Cuba, following the brigade of mercenary troops; that yes, it was possible to resolutely uphold the inalienable principles of our sovereignty, without fear of the threat of nuclear aggression by the United States in those days of the October 1962 missile crisis.

“That yes, it was possible to offer solidarity assistance to other sister peoples struggling against colonial oppression, external aggression and racism.

“That yes, it was possible to defeat the racist South Africans, saving Angola’s territorial integrity, forcing Namibia’s independence and delivering a harsh blow to the apartheid regime.

“That yes, it was possible to turn Cuba into a medical power, reduce infant mortality first, to the lowest rate in the Third World, then as compared with other rich countries; because at least on this continent our rate of infant mortality of children under one year of age is lower than Canada’s and United States (Applause), and at the same time, significantly increase the life expectancy of our population.

“That yes, it was possible to transform Cuba into a great scientific hub, advance in the modern and decisive felids of genetic engineering and biotechnology; insert ourselves within the fortress of international pharmaceuticals; develop tourism, despite the U.S. blockade; build causeways in the sea to make Cuba increasingly more attractive, obtaining greater monetary income from our natural charms.

“That yes, it is possible to resist, survive, and develop without renouncing our principles or the achievements won by socialism in a unipolar world dominated by the transnationals which emerged after the fall of the socialist camp in Europe and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

“Fidel’s enduring lesson is that yes it is possible, that humans are able to overcome the harshest conditions as long as their willingness to triumph does not falter, they accurately assess every situation, and do not renounce their just and noble principles,” end of quote.

These are the words that I expressed more than two decades ago about a man, who, following the first disastrous battle at Alegría de Pío - which the day after tomorrow will celebrate its 60th anniversary - never lost faith in victory, and 13 days later, already in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, on December 18 of the aforementioned year, with seven rifles and a fist full of combatants, stated: “Now we have won the war! (Applause and shouts of “Fidel, Fidel! That’s Fidel!”).

This is the undefeated Fidel that brings us together through his example and demonstration that, Yes, it was possible, yes, it is possible, and yes, it will be possible! (Applause and shouts of “Yes, we can!”). So, I repeat that he demonstrated that yes, it was possible, yes, it is possible, and yes, it will be possible to overcome any obstacle, threat or disturbance in our resolute effort to build socialism in Cuba, or in other words guarantee the independence and sovereignty of the homeland! (Applause).

Before Fidel’s remains, in the Plaza de la Revolución Mayor General Antonio Maceo Grajales, in the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba, we swear to defend the homeland and socialism! (Shouts of “We swear!”) And together we all reaffirm that expressed by the Bronze Titan: “Whoever attempts to conquer Cuba, will gather the dust of her blood-soaked soil, if he does not perish in fight! (Shouts)

Fidel, Fidel! ¡Hasta la Victoria! (Shouts of “¡Siempre!) (Shouts of: “Raúl is Fidel! and “¡Raúl, tranquilo, el pueblo está contigo!” (Raúl, don’t worry, the people are with you!).


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Ever Onward to Victory!

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

With deep sorrow, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) learned that on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 10:29 pm, Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution, passed away, aged 90.
RCPB(ML) extends its profound condolences to Comrade Raul Castro, to the Cuban people and their leadership, and to Comrade Fidel Castro’s family on the very sad news of Fidel’s passing.

Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz was leader of the Cuban revolution that has inspired countless millions in their struggle for social progress and a just world. He lived according to the maxim that principles mean more than life itself. Following his death, in the years to come, we are sure that his revolutionary spirit, his humanity and his internationalism, will burn in the hearts of all who are striving for a better world and a human-centred society.
According to Fidel’s wishes, his remains will be cremated and interred in Santiago de Cuba, where the Cuban Revolution began. Beginning today, November 26, nine days of national mourning will continue until December 4. Together, let us mourn Fidel’s passing.

Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
Poem quoted by Fidel
For this freedom that is the right of the youth
For this freedom
As beautiful as life itself
We will have to give our all
If necessary
Even our shadows
And it will never be enough.

From the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) RCPB(ML)
Link to their website http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/


Fidel’s spirit lives on

WE WERE saddened to hear of the passing of Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, last week.
Fidel led the revolution that freed Cuba from oppression and US neo-colonial slavery to build a new socialist life of prosperity and happiness for the people on the island. Fidel made an important contribution to modern communist theory. He was also an astute statesman who led the Cuban people through thick and thin to withstand US imperialism’s campaign of sabotage, terrorism and blockade and overcome the US-led campaign of diplomatic isolation.
In words and deeds Fidel stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the national liberation movements that broke the chains of colonialism in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He will always be remembered as an outstanding communist leader whose long life was an inspiration to communists all over the world.
Fidel Castro has died but his spirit lives on in the Communist Party of Cuba and the revolutionary will of the Cuban masses. He will never be forgotten.

From the New Worker – newspaper of the New Communist Party of Britain

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

5 December marks the 80th anniversary of the Stalin Constitution

The rapid economic and political development of the Soviet socialist state - the Soviet Union, placed at the forefront in the mid 30-ies the problem of introducing the country's basic law - the Constitution in line with the radical transformation of society in the period since 1924 - the year of the adoption of the first Constitution of the USSR. The February plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) in 1935 adopted a decision on the need for changes in the Constitution of the USSR and agreed to submit the relevant proposals at the 7th All-Union Congress of Soviets, which was on February 6, 1935, discussing the issue, and decided to make to the Constitution of the USSR in the direction of further change:

a) further democratizing the electoral system by replacing not entirely equal over to equal elections, not general – but over to universal, multi - lines with a secret ballot;

b) clarify the socio-economic framework of the Constitution in accordance with the current correlation of class forces in the USSR (the creation of a new, socialist industry, the elimination of the kulaks as a social group in the society, the victory of the collective farm system, the approval of socialist property as the basis of Soviet society, and others.).
The constitutional commission was formed under the chairmanship of Joseph Stalin, which was tasked to prepare a draft revised Constitution.

According to the Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Central Executive Committee of June 11, 1936 a draft of the new Constitution was published in print for public discussion, which lasted more than five months.

Stalin in his report on the draft Constitution of the USSR at the Extraordinary 8th Congress of Soviets November 25, 1936 gave a profound analysis of the socio-economic conditions that necessitated the adoption of a new Constitution, described the features of the new draft Constitution of the USSR. December 5, 1936 - the day of adoption by Congress of the new Soviet Constitution, which the people once called "Stalin Constitution". This day became a bright national holiday.
A characteristic feature of the Constitution of the USSR in 1936 – the Stalin Constitution - was its consistent and sustained democracy until the end. If a bourgeois constitution only formally declares the rights of citizens, the Constitution of the USSR is not limited to the formal rights of citizens, but to guarantee these rights and spoke clearly about the means of exercising these rights.

The Constitution of the USSR legislated the Soviet social and political system, the principles of organization and activities of the various organs of the Soviet state and the Soviet electoral system. It consolidated the political and economic foundation of the USSR - the socialist system of economy and the socialist ownership of the means of production.
In the USSR Constitution it states: the Soviet Union is a federal state, formed on the basis of the voluntary association of equal Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR laws that have the same force in all the Union republics, and that in the event of discrepancy between a law of a Union Republic from the law,the Union law acts.
Particular attention in the new Soviet Constitution was given to the greatest democratic rights and citizens of the USSR freedoms: the right to work, right to rest, the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or disability, the right to education, equality of Soviet citizens, regardless of gender and nationality, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and demonstrations, freedom of street processions and demonstrations, freedom of association in the public organizations and societies of the working people; freedom of conscience.

Proclaiming equal rights for all citizens of the USSR Constitution laid on them the same obligations: the obligation to observe the Constitution, the laws, to comply with labor discipline, honestly to perform public duties, and to respect the rules of socialist society, safeguard and strengthen public, socialist property as the sacred and inviolable foundation of the Soviet system.

The Stalin Constitution was the fundamental law of the life of Soviet society for many subsequent decades. It was taught to children in the schools, it was written about by poets, composers, writers, song writers, and found in poems and stories. Each provision of this historic document was part of the real life of the Soviet people, gave them new strength in the struggle for the realization of ambitious economic and political goals which the indomitable Bolshevik Party placed before them.


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I have included English language books in hardback version on the Soviet Constitution of 1936 available on Amazon. They look like the originals. Also below is a link to a free online version of the Constitution of 1936.
Online version

Monday, 5 December 2016

Condolences to the Central Committee of the Cuban people from the AUCPB

To the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba

State Chairman of the Board and

Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

Comrade Raul Castro Ruz

Havana, Republic of Cuba

Dear Comrade Raul Castro Ruz!

Dear comrades!

The Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks expresses its deep condolences to the people of Cuba in connection with the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz.

Fidel Castro Ruz was an ardent revolutionary, a communist, an outstanding statesman and politician of the second half of the XX century, distinguished by incredible courage and determination, foresight and clarity of political thought, full of boundless faith in victory and in the strength of the Cuban people. Under the leadership of Fidel Castro, Cuba broke the chains of the American Empire, it became a truly independent socialist state, a sincere friend of the peoples of the Soviet Union.

Fidel Castro made an invaluable contribution to the integration of Latin American countries against the dictates of the United States, was able to stand alone against the United States in conditions of a severe economic, political and diplomatic blockade.

For the peoples of Latin America, Cuba led by Fidel Castro has become a beacon of struggle, an example of courage and perseverance, inspiring them to fight against imperialism and for their independence and the socialist choice of the development of their country.

We wish the people of Cuba, the courage to endure their loss and confidently move forward in building an independent socialist state.


November 26, 2016

We salute the undefeated Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution

Fidel beside Martí

On the morning of December 4, the ashes of the undefeated Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution were laid to rest in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu

december 4, 2016 12:12:45

Photo: Juvenal Balán

On the morning of December 4, the ashes of the undefeated Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, were laid to rest in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, declared a National Monument given its historic, architectural and cultural value; where a solemn and private ceremony for family members and specially invited guests was held.
As Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, remarked yesterday evening, December 3, in the city’s plaza Mayor General Antonio Maceo, the Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution is “very close to the Mausoleum of National Hero José Martí; his compañeros in the struggle at Moncada, from the Granma, and Rebel Army, from the clandestine campaign and internationalist missions.
”The tombs of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, father of the homeland, and the legendary Mariana Grajales, mother of the Maceo brothers and, as I dare to improvise in this act, also the mother of all Cuban men and women, are located just a few feet away. Also close by is the pantheon where the remains of the unforgettable Frank País García rest; a young man from Santiago, murdered by Batista’s henchmen at only 22 years of age, one month after his younger brother Josué died fighting in an operation in this city,” added Raúl.

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Long Live Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz!

K Cain

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hasta la victoria siempre

Council of State declares period of national mourning

Activities and public spectacles will cease during the period of national mourning, and the national flag will be flown at half-mast in public buildings and military establishments

Author: Consejo de Estado | internet@granma.cu

november 26, 2016 05:11:15

Following the death of Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declares nine days of national mourning, to be observed from 6am on November 26, through 12pm December 4, 2016.
Activities and public spectacles will cease during the period of national mourning, and the national flag will be flown at half-mast in public buildings and military establishments. Radio stations and television channels will offer informative, patriotic and historic programming.

The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba

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ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA UK news and links to site

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support statement of National Peace Committee of Korea of the DPRK on sk-Japan agrement

www.uk-songun.com email juche007@yahoo.co.uk
2nd of December Juche 105(2016)
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a statement in support of the statement issued by the National Peace Committee of Korea of the DPRK on Friday 2nd of December :
It has recently been revealed that the agreement on protecting military intelligence was concluded between the south Korena puppet fascist regime and the Japanese reactionaries under the backstage manipulation and pressure of the U.S..
This is peharps not a big surprise as the decision to deploy THAAD by the south Korean puppets was made under the pressure of the US imperialists even though neighbouring countries that the south Korean puppets were trying to curry favour with were adamantly opposed to THAAD.
It is very clear that the US imperialists are trying to build a triangular military alliance against the DPRK and also against Russia and China. This proves that the main threat to peace in Asia and the world comes from the US imperialists.
We support the demand of the National Peace Committee of Korea of the DPRK for the US to abandon its anarchonistic and reactionary anti-DPRK policy .We believe that the agreement on protecting military intelligence should be scrapped.
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Follow links to read much more material on the Anglo-Peoples Korea/Songun blogsite

Park Geun Hye must go!

A SINGLE protester outside the Russian embassy or a handful of Arab stooges at a peace rally makes headlines in our national press. A north Korean diplomat defects to the south Korean regime in London and its national news for weeks on end. A few thousand anti-Trump protesters on the streets in the United States hits the headlines all over the western world.

But when over a million south Koreans take to the streets to denounce their corrupt, puppet president and call for her resignation it barely gets a mention in the august pages of the bourgeois media.

Last weekend over a million demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of south Korea, to demand that puppet president Park Guen Hye stands down.

Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), student groups and religious bodies gathered at Seoul Square to hold the 2016 people’s all-out rally. Some 150,000 KCTU members along with students from one hundred universities and people from all walks of life turned out for the protest, the biggest since 1987, and marched to the presidential palace to demand Park Guen Hye’s resignation.

Workers are downing tools throughout the country, which has been occupied by US imperialism since 1945, whilst the KCTU prepares for a general strike to demand Park’s resignation and the release of their leader, jailed for five years on trumped-up charges last year.

Park Guen Hye, the daughter of the former dictator who was shot by a member of his own faction in 1979, heads the reactionary and rabidly anti-communist Saenuri Party that does the bidding of US imperialism. The down-trodden south Korean masses, doubly oppressed by their local exploiters as well as those from the US, are sick to death of this corrupt regime led by Park, a venal politician involved with a shadowy religious cult leader who used her influence over the president to embezzle public funds.

Whilst all of this is going on the masses in the democratic north of the divided Korean peninsula are rallying to the latest call of the Workers Party of Korea to sharpen their defences against imperialism and continue to build socialism in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The DPRK was branded by the American imperialists as part of the “axis of evil”, and one of the “outposts of tyranny” that include Cuba, Syria and Iran, and was topped by Iraq until that country was invaded by US-led imperialism in 2003. The US army and its south Korean puppets rehearse the invasion of the north in annual war-games and the south Koreans have developed a cruise missile of their own targeted on the DPRK.

In the face of these renewed threats the DPRK has had no alternative but to develop a nuclear deterrent to defend its socialist system. At the same time it has pledged that it will never be the first to use nuclear weapons — and it has also vowed never to threaten the use of nuclear weapons nor allow the transfer of nuclear technology to other countries.
Whilst corrupt south Korean politicians grovel to the Americans for their share of the loot the masses in Democratic Korea, with Kim Jong Un at the helm, are relentlessly advancing into the future to build socialism and fulfil the dream of all Koreans, the peaceful re-unification of the country.

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Friends of Korea

RAF out of Korea!

by New Worker correspondent

NEW COMMUNIST Party leader Andy Brooks and other comrades joined demonstrators outside the Ministry of Defence in London last week to protest at the deployment of the RAF in south Korea. The picket, opposite Downing Street, was called by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) to protest against the participation of British armed forces in war exercises currently taking place in south Korea.

KFA Chair Dermot Hudson said: “We are shocked and outraged by the decision of the British government to send four Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets, Voyager tanker aircraft and C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to take part in the so-called ‘Invincible Shield’ military exercises of the US imperialists and south Korean puppets against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

“This is just disgraceful. The DPRK poses no military threat to Britain. There is absolutely no need for Britain to become involved in the Korean peninsula. According to official British military statistics 1,000 British soldiers died in Korea during the 1950-53 Fatherland Liberation War. Of course the real numbers are probably much higher than that. But there was no reason for even one British soldier to die in Korea, or indeed, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yugoslavia or northern Ireland.

“It was a war that Britain should have kept out. Now the Government plans to send fighter planes and other aircraft to join anti-DPRK war exercises. There is every danger of a second Korean War that British forces will be dragged into, only this time the casualty rate would be much higher. Britain should stay out of Korea and not repeat the shameful history of the Korean War!”

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Korean solidarity in Dublin

Korean solidarity in Dublin

By New Worker correspondent

Dermot Hudson speaking

FOUR MEMBERS of the British Korean Friendship Association (KFA) went to Ireland to attend the 16th KFA International Meeting in Dublin last weekend. The meeting, at the Teachers Club in Parnell Square, was attended by KFA officials and delegates from Europe and the United States.

Andreas Engstrom, the head of KFA Ireland, opened the conference and pointed out that as both Ireland and Korea had been victims of imperialism it was highly significant that that this KFA International Meeting was being held here in Ireland.

The President of the Korean Friendship Association Alejandro Cao De Benos was unable to attend due to the fascistic action of the reactionary Spanish authorities who, at the last minute, refused to let him leave the country. But Alejandro sent a message saying how much the KFA had grown over the past 16 years since the first KFA International meeting in London.

Dermot Hudson, the chair of the UK KFA spoke of the deeds of great leader Kim Il Sung and his successors, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un – the “great generals of Mount Paektu” who led the Workers Party of Korea in building socialism in the northern part of the divided Korean peninsula.

“During my three recent visits in October 2015, April 2016 and September 2016 I saw the reality of Korean-style socialism for myself and the great advances that are being made in all fields, such as the impressive construction of Ryomyong Street. I was proud to be in the DPRK in September when the nuclear warhead was successfully tested on the 9th September DPRK National Day and there was the successful test of the road-launched ICBM.

“The UK KFA will conduct vigorous activities in 2017 to honour the great generals of Mount Paektu. We believe that this a vital task when the pressure and sanctions of the US imperialists and their lackey states becomes more intense, solidarity with People's Korea becomes the order of the day and celebrating the keynote anniversaries of the DPRK assumes a greater significance. We believe it is conducive to defending the DPRK against imperialist attacks."

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KFA picket in London

outside the south Korean embassy

by New Worker correspondent

Korean solidarity activists were out on the streets of London last week demonstrating outside the US and the south Korean embassies to protest at the latest war moves of US imperialism and their south Korean puppets. NCP leader Andy Brooks and other comrades joined the pickets called by the Korean Friendship Association on 20th October at a time of increasing tension on the Korean peninsula.

The protest started at 15:00 outside the south Korean embassy in Westminster and then moved on to the hub of US imperialism in Grosvenor Square to continue the action until 18:20.

by london communists

Living the Dream in the DPRK

By Dermot Hudson
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Living the Dream in the DPRK

I VISITED the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from the 6th September to the 13th September to participate in the International Seminar on the Juche Idea for Anti-Imperialism, Independence and Solidarity. The trip was organised by the Korean Association of Social Scientists (KASS) and the International Institute of the Juche Idea (IIJI) and included the celebrations of the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK, the sacred homeland of Juche!

I made the long journey from London to the DPRK travelling via Beijing. After a 10 hour flight from London I spent one night in Beijing and then proceeded to Pyongyang on Air Koryo. At Beijing Airport I was able to meet Comrade Mikel Vivanko of the Juche Idea Study Group of Spain and KFA Official Delegate for Spain, and also some Juche Idea followers who recognised me from Facebook.

Koryo is a most revolutionary airline, unlike capitalist airlines; the video screens said it was the "flight of Songun Korea". When we flew over the Amnokgang River the stewardess announced that we were flying over the sites of the anti-Japanese revolutionary battlefields where the anti-Japanese guerrillas lie buried. Our plane glided into Pyongyang.

I was met at the airport by the vice-director of KASS and my guide for the visit, Ms Ri from the Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies. She had been my guide in October 2015, and had been a most helpful and kind guide who made me feel at home. I also met the chair of the Writers Union of Korea at the airport.

Although some parts of Korea had been affected by floods, the situation in Pyongyang was quite normal. Looking out of the window of the bus I could see abundant and lush crops of rice and maize growing well in the fields. Later, on the road to the Pyongyang golf course, I also saw fine crops that were beautiful to look at. There was no sign of the crop failure or famine that the lying imperialist media continually claim exist in the DPRK. Indeed, living standards in the DPRK are continuously improving. The DPRK is pushing ahead with massive construction projects such as Ryomyong Street.

When I visited the DPRK in April, Ryomyong Street had simply been flat ground with many construction lorries running up and down. But this time I saw futuristic buildings towering high into the sky; they looked totally out of this world. When the DPRK build streets these are as big as small cities and house up to 20,000 people. The streets have not only apartments but also shops, service facilities and even hospitals. The flats are given to people free of charge – something Londoners could only dream of. Housing construction was also evident in the rural areas.

Pyongyang is a city of construction and People's Korea is a country of construction. It is amazing that the DPRK is capable of such large scale construction. In London it is said that it costs £150,000 to build one flat (which is then sold for up to £500,000 or more) so the cost of building 20,000 flats would be at least £3 billion!

This shows a number of things: firstly, that the DPRK is putting the people first and investing huge amounts of funds in raising living standards; secondly, the DPRK is also carrying out massive defence construction including the bolstering of the nuclear deterrent – this is the dual line of building up the economy and nuclear force in parallel. Only Juche Korea can carry out such a line.

In the past the revisionist USSR put emphasis on defence build-up but was unable to maintain a high level of economic growth. They asserted that it was impossible to develop the economy and defence in parallel. This is not true of course, as the experience of the DPRK proves. The USSR failed to maintain the building of both the economy and defence because of the malady of modern revisionism and lack of militant anti-imperialist spirit.

In the DPRK the massive construction is being carried out in the face of sanctions by the US imperialists and their executive enforcement agency, the UN Security Council, as well as other imperialists and big power chauvinists. The great self-development first idea and the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance enable the Korean people to carry out a high level of construction, despite the sanctions.

Dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un said that the construction of Ryomyong Street would deal a blow against the sanctions and blockade of the imperialist reactionaries. The self-development first idea is a contemporary application of the great Juche idea and the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. Some reactionaries and class enemies maintain that People's Korea should abandon Juche and adopt "reform" and "opening up". Such a course would be worse than death. Those countries that adopted "reform" and "opening up" have suffered disaster, despair, crisis and conflict.

During the period of my visit, Juche Korea carried out its 5th nuclear test, on the 9th of September, fully displaying the spirit of Juche and self-reliance. It was an act of militant anti-imperialism that defied the sanctions, blockades and threats of the US imperialists and their followers, as well as the big power chauvinists, revisionists and class enemies. I saw on TV the veteran DPRK news announcer Ri Chun Hee announce the nuclear test. Earlier, on 6th September, the DPRK had conducted the most impressive test of a road-launched Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Both the ICBM test and nuclear test dealt heavy blows against US imperialism. I feel excited to be in the DPRK at a time when the DPRK conducted these tests.

Anti-Imperialism, Independence and Solidarity were the themes of the International Seminar on the Juche Idea, attended by delegates from Spain, Germany, Britain, Russia, Italy, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Congo and Japan. The seminar was presided over by Dr Harish Gupta of the IIJI and was held in the presence of comrade Kim Ki Nam, vice-chair of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK). The speeches were very lively and militant, with diverse opinions given on the situations in various countries but with overall unity around the Juche Idea and Songun Idea. Of particular note were the speeches by Dmitri Kostenko of Russia, by Mikel Vivanko of Spain, Mr Jain of India and one of the Nepalese delegates.

We had excellent video lectures on human rights, the dual line of building the economy and defence in parallel, and Korean folk traditions, which had been prepared by KASS. These lectures proved very useful and increased greatly my understanding of the DPRK. We will share them amongst our members.

We were also given an excellent lecture by Professor Mun Jong Suk on the 7th Congress of the WPK. This lecture was packed full of information. I learnt a lot about the self-development first idea of the DPRK – for example that the DPRK even produces its own sugar Okdang from maize. Truly the DPRK is the most self-reliant country in the world that can stand on its own two feet.

I had the honour of meeting with vice-chair Kim Ki Nam of the WPK twice during my visit. I was also happy to pay a visit to my old friends at the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic front of south Korea, which is headed by veteran south Korean revolutionary comrade Zo Il Min.

We had excellent discussions and my hosts showed me two excellent videos, which I enjoyed. We had detailed discussions on the struggle and I met the comrades from the Korean Committee For Cultural Relations and had cordial discussions. The KASS organised a wonderful Joint Friendship Gathering for us at the Pyongyang Golf Course. This consisted of some sports games, then a barbecue and picnic lunch, rounded off by a singing performance.

Sports are a big challenge for me because I have never played any sports since I was at 6th form college 36 years ago. For singing I chose to sing the song the Red Flag, which is common to both Korea and Britain but the Korean version is much faster and differently paced to the British version, which is slow and a bit sombre. In Britain the Red Flag used to be sung at Labour party conferences until arch-traitor Tony Blair banned them from singing it. I think my rendition of the Red Flag was appreciated by the audience. All the foreigners sang the song We will go to Mt Paektu but this was a challenge to me because I think it would take several months for me to learn properly to do the song justice. All Korean people are like professional singers and seem very talented.

On this visit I was able to see the newly constructed Pyongyang Orphans Secondary School on the outskirts of Pyongyang. This has 21 classrooms including an anti-imperialist class education room. It has all the latest facilities and equipment. The school has a massive swimming pool, as well as a multi-use sports hall and a splendid dining room. This dining room did not look like a school dining room at all but like a hotel or a restaurant.

On display in the anti-imperialist class education room were pictures showing the history of US imperialist aggression on Korea. By carrying out anti-imperialist class education the DPRK makes sure that the US imperialists and capitalists do not sneak their ideology into People's Korea. Bourgeois ideology is highly corrosive and poisonous; it can spread insidiously unless resolute and decisive preventive measures are taken. The Pyongyang Orphans School was a good example of the people-oriented policies of the WPK and the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un.

In capitalist societies orphans are regarded as rejects and outcasts. Children's homes exist in capitalist countries but are fearful places where abuse, physical and sexual, of the children can take place. Usually in my country children who are raised in children's homes become unemployed when they grow up or drift into crime.

DPRK attaches great importance to youth. Recently the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League (now renamed the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League) was held in the presence of the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un. On the TV I saw the massive torchlight parade of youth. My guide Ms Ri told me that she had participated in it. A splendid Museum of Youth Movement History has been built in Kwangbok Street. Here we could see how the history of the Korean youth movement developed under the guidance of President Kim Il Sung, Chair Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.

There were also pictures and relics showing the contribution of anti-Japanese revolutionary heroine Madame Kim Jong Suk to the youth movement. Ms Ri asked me if we have a youth league in Britain, of course the answer is no.

Some political parties maintain small youth leagues and there are organisations such as the Boy Scouts, which are seen as a joke (in the case of the scouts highly discredited because of their founder's support for fascism and numerous paedophile scandals). Only People's Korea has its own mass youth league. The DPRK trusts young people and puts them forward as one of the pillars of society.

We also visited the Kumususan Palace of the Sun, Mangyondae, the Fatherland Liberation War Museum, the Sci-Tech Complex and the Circus. We enjoyed an excellent art performance at the splendid Pyongwha Art Theatre, which I had never been to before. The performance was based on the legendary Korean song Aririang. I liked the Songun Aririang and the piece about Generalissimo Kim Jong Il ascending the steep Chol pass.

The DPRK is developing excellent cultural facilities for people. I had visited the Pyongyang Zoo four years ago in 2012 but was surprised by the change this time. I did not recognise the entrance to the Zoo, which had totally changed. The Zoo has been reconstructed and expanded; it is very modern with a nature museum. Visitors can also observe fish at close quarters because you can actually walk through a transparent passage that is under water. There are electric cars to ferry visitors around the zoo, thus affording great convenience to people. Ms Ri told me that entrance to the Pyongyang Zoo is nearly free-of-charge so that working people may visit it. But the London Zoo at Regents Park charges £25 for an adult to visit and £29 for a fast track ticket! A ticket for a child costs £17.

In People's Korea of Juche, recreational and cultural facilities are not a means of money making for capitalist parasites but a means of enriching the cultural and emotional lives of the people. The DPRK is pursuing a genuine people-oriented policy thanks to the Juche Idea and the leadership of the dear respected leader Marshal Kim Jong Un.

was deeply impressed by the hospitality shown by the Korean people. I was given a big hotel room that seemed bigger than my residence (which is 50 square metres) and had a balcony from which I could see Mirae Scientists Street and even glimpse the River Taedong. My guide, Ms Ri, was very helpful, always working hard to arrange my schedule and did everything possible to make my stay convenient as well as providing some short but good explanations of the Juche Idea.

Everyone was very friendly to me even though I had come from a hostile imperialist country, a country that to my eternal shame even sent troops to fight against People's Korea and to prevent reunification.

Although I have visited the DPRK 12 times, each time I learn something new. Being in the DPRK is like being in a dream – a country where there are no homeless or beggars sleeping in shop doorways or in pedestrian subways; a country without internal conflict or contradictions; a society based on single-hearted unity! I think if I lived in the DPRK I would only miss a cup of British tea and fish and chips, as well as my family and friends.

I was sad to leave People's Korea and return to London. Visiting the DPRK for the 12th time I became convinced that the road I had taken was and is the correct one and that I should not deviate from it. I pledged myself to study the Juche Idea and Songun Idea even more intensely and to carry out our work better.

Friday, 19 August 2016

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Proletarian Greetings!
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Revolutionary regards

Friday, 1 July 2016

FOR BOLSHEVISM - No 07 (160) JULY 2016

Workers of all countries, unite!




In Rostov-on-Don stadium builders on strike
At the beginning of the second half of May, the workers involved in the construction of the sports arena, which should open up for the World Cup, went on strike. The main reason for the protest – wage arrears. The strike was attended by more than a hundred construction workers, including migrant workers from Turkey. In total, the facility employs more than 2 thousand people. The term of salary arrears covers more than three months. After receiving the news about the strike, on the scene arrived representatives of the labor inspectorate.

Strike action at the construction site of the Perm GRES power station
On May 26 on the banks of the River Kama, strike action began. The protest was held on one of the objects of the construction of the fourth unit of the Perm GRES power station. The reason for the strike - salary payment delay. The strike was attended by power plant builders, living mainly in the town of Dobryanka, which is located north of the city of Perm. At the site work also builders workers brought in from other parts of the county.
By 30 May the builders promised repayment of the arrears.

Miners rally in Rostov-on-Don
On May 25, miners from Gukova and Krasny Sulina held a protest in the regional centre. The protesters demanded payment of delayed wages. Protesters said that the company where they work, for a year has not paid salaries to five thousand of its employees. The picketers waved placards with the slogan: "Give back our money!"
The protest alarmed local officials. It was visited by representatives of the government of the Rostov region and the city administration.

Protest in the Pskov region
On May 20 in the city of Ostrov, workers held a picket outside the "Vector" factory. The action was attended by over 50 people.
Protesters by using the picket tried to attract the attention of citizens to the violations of labor legislation at the enterprise. The participants recalled that for several years they have been fighting for their rights, achieving recognition by management of the collective agreement, and the timely issuance of wage indexation. Since 2014, the staff of the company have repeatedly sent letters to various authorities, but the director and his loyalists are still ignoring the demands of the workers.
The picket was held under the slogan "No delays in wages!" "For the observance of labor legislation," "No- three-day round the clock working!", "Give us the tariff rate of the first category, equal to the minimum wage!", "We demand the implementation of the collective agreement!", "Shame on leaders violating the Labour Code! ".
"There was no reaction to our picket by the company's management, nor the authorities. Nevertheless, we are determined and will not stop only at the picket. In the near future we are going to apply to the court for recognition of the legitimacy of the action of the collective agreement, which is currently operating in the enterprise, but for some reason ignored by the mamagment .. ". - Chairman of the Pskov regional branch of the Russian Trade Union of Radio Electronic Industry Workers, Andreev said.

Picket laid-off workers in Krasnoyarsk
Former employees of road-building mobile mechanized column "Achinsk" on May 20 held another protest rally, demanding repayment of debts on wages. Picketing took place in Krasnoyarsk at the regional administration building. Speeches were made by the representatives of the trade union "Sotsprof". Total debt of salary for staff of the company is about 80 million rubles.
In August 2015, the former road workers of Achinsk carried out a hunger strike. However, they have not received their money. The worker in my experience feel that such a "toothless" protest as hunger strike, is ineffective.

Warning strike on Ural Transport
On May 4 in Irbit, Sverdlovsk region, drivers and conductors of the municipal enterprise went on to take the plunge. They carried out an hour-long warning strike. The reason for stopping work was the dissatisfaction of employees of low wages at transport enterprises, where the wage indexing has not been carried out for ten years.
The management demanded that the strikers write explanatory letters. Protesters were pressured by the police. But the drivers were not afraid. They announced their intention to launch a full-scale strike on May 11 and to strike until the authorities had solved the problem seriously. The basis for the beginning of the protest actions of workers is in the provision of Article 134 of the Labour Code, which refers to the indexation of wages due to the rise in consumer prices for goods and services.

In Sverdlovsk region, strike action by of workers of the utilities.
In early May, a protest was organized in the town of Polevskoy. A strike was held by workers at the local utility company. The cause of the strike is delay the issuance of wages.
Decisive action of the strikers took effect. Shortly after the start of the protest, it was reported that on May 5, cash was flowing, and the enterprise director dismissed from his post. Whether this will lead to positive change, only time will tell.

Meeting of workers at the Armenian government building
At the beginning of May in Yerevan, a protest was held by employees of "Nairit" factory. It was held at the Armenian government building and brought together more than 300 participants. The protesters demanded a meeting with the Prime Minister of the country. They are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the plant and promote the resumption of rubber production in Armenia.
Protesters chanted: "Nairit!" and "Work!"
According to the workers of "Nairit", the authorities do not take steps to attract investment for the resumption of activities of the enterprise.
From the government protesting the building went to the room where the Ministry of Economy of Armenia is located. Officials received a delegation of five protesters. Employees of "Nairit" were assured that at the plant has been formed a working group, which should help to solve the problems of the enterprise. However, the protesters did not particularly believe the optimistic statements of the authorities.


Chita. Driven to despair chitinet in protest cuts his wrist
How much can people take from their bullying capitalists, was shown in an incident that occurred in one of the cities of Eastern Siberia. At the beginning of the fourth week of April, at the entrance of a factory, a worker from Chita in front of a dozen employees cut his wrist. He said he did it to get from the management at least part of his salary. He has not been paid since February, and he was willing to give up his live, so as not to end up on the street with his pregnant wife, since they were being evicted from their rented apartment. As a result, at the entrance, appeared the director of the company who gave the man 15 thousand rubles. It is of such debt and discussed. Only after this, the worker was admitted to his doctors and agreed to go to hospital to stitch up his wrist.

Another strike in Kachkanar (Sverdlovsk region)
On April 21, workers of a local mining and processing enterprise, angry by the actions of their bosses, announced an Italian strike. According to the chairman of the trade union organization, the administration sent to all employees of the enterprise a draft project of the new provisions on wages which ignored all the proposals of the trade union on the matter. The document will come into force on 1 July 2016. After that, workers' bonus amount will depend on the fulfillment of planned economic indicators of the enterprise as a whole. Personally to each worker was handed against a receipt, a written warning that failure to continue to work on the new terms will result in dismissal under Article 77 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation. It is against this brutal willfulness by the enterprise owners that the workers of the Kachkanar mining and processing plant located in the Sverdlovsk region took industrial action.

In the capital of Karelia (Petrozavodsk) transporters did not come into work
On April 18, minibuses drivers began an indefinite strike, opposing the intolerable working conditions. The main demand of the strikers - to change the financial conditions that are imposed on them by the employer. Drivers declared the need to reduce by 30 percent the daily plan, the amount they have to fulfil in the morning for the owners of the enterprise, regardless of whether they will be able to make it during the day. Currently, it ranges from 6 to 10 thousand rubles. Drivers argue that they operate at a loss. Their claims were set out in writing and handed over to the authorities on 15th April.

Rally takes place in Perm
On April 26, workers and other employees of the local road construction companies held a protest rally. More than 300 people demanded from the government an end to massive cuts. According to the protesters, the leading enterprises of the Perm road construction were left without orders, which means no money. At stake were more than a thousand jobs. Orders for ten contracts for the next three years and in early April the company received from the neighboring regions, in particular, Tyumen region.

Protest rally in Vladivostok against low wages
On April 27, the capital of Primorsky Krai held a rally of ambulance station workers. Protesters demanded higher level of earnings, a fair size of bonuses and incentive payments, and ambulance fleet renewal. Employees previously submitted applications to the prosecutor and the administration of Primorsky Krai. At the end of the rally those who had gathered signed a resolution that was passed over to the city and regional authorities.

Strike by workers of Dnepropetrovsk
After the fascist uprising in Kiev and the accession of the pro-American junta, workers in Ukraine live worse and worse. Workers at the Dnepropetrovsk Tube Works have not been paid. In February-March factory workers were paid cleared debts for January and February 2016. Now the wages have not been paid for spring. In addition, the workers want to finally get the money for the autumn and December of 2015. Therefore, on April 25, they went on strike and stopped work.


Kamchatka builders on strike
In early April, in the city Vilyuchinsk employees of the company "Dalspetsstroy" employed in the construction of the Ministry of Defence buildings, announced their suspension of work. The reason for the protest – wage arrears. The total amount due to the workers is more than 10 million rubles. The strikers announced their readiness to proceed with the other protest actions and to picket the city administration in Vilyuchinsk.

A meeting of workers of the Moscow Metro
On April 2 in Moscow, protest action was held. It was a demonstration of workers and other employees of the underground metro trains. It was attended by over 100 people. The rally was organized by trade union activists.
Protesters expressed the need to stop the reduction in the number of employees, increase wages, restore benefits for work in unhealthy conditions.
Assessing the overall situation, as the pre-strike, the protesters demanded that the heads of the underground and the authorities in Moscow for a week open the procedure of collective labor dispute. If the workers' demands are not heard in the union we intend to continue to actively fight for their rights, to labor arbitration and strike.

In Moscow held a protest action "truckers"
On April 3 at the center of the capital, on the square Yauza gate, heavy truck drivers staged a protest against toll roads. The rally was attended by over 250 people.
Drivers came to the protest without lorries, as travel on lorries in the center of the city is prohibited.
The meeting was attended by "truckers" from many regions, particularly from Leningrad, Tula, Vologda, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Ivanovo, Ryazan and Kostroma regions, as well as from Karelia, Mordovia, Udmurtia. Participants of the rally came up with posters of "Plato to the landfill, the government - resign", "Plato, go away", "Stop feeding Rotenberg."
- The authorities ignored the demands of the protesters drivers, so the president and the government should resign - said the speaking "truckers".

In the Krasnoyarsk region, strike action by workers of agricultural enterprises
On April 5 at the village of Gnetova in Bogotolsky District at the "Siberia" farm, the milk workers went on strike because of debts on wages. Money ceased to be paid since January 2016.
One of the milk workers of the enterprise said that all employees were asked to resign from the cooperative and they were immediately taken on by another company in December last year. In January the villagers were paid 2-3 thousand rubles, but since then nothing more has be paid to them. And this amount, according to the workers, and is their wages, despite the fact that it is much less than the subsistence minimum. However, there is no other work in the countryside.
It was learned that one of the farm workers died from a stroke - she was very worried because of accumulated debts. It was the last straw. Women began to strike.

Rally of Togliatti workers
On April 2, the city held a mass protest, which was attended by more than five hundred employees of four large enterprises, including the Volga Machine-Building Plant. The meeting was devoted to the problems of layoffs and wage arrears to workers.
The main attention was paid to the problems of enterprise protesters of "Stavropolstroyservis" employees who for more than six months have been without pay. The demonstrators appealed to the local authorities. Their resolution demanded that they stop the reduction in jobs at the enterprises of Togliatti and Samara Region, and to begin paying the delayed earnings during April.

In the south of Kazakhstan transport workers
held a strike
On April 7 in Almaty, several dozen bus drivers decided to go on strike. Thus the strikers tried to draw the attention of the authorities and citizens to their financial situation. The drivers demanded wage increases of up to 150 thousand tenge.


In Ulyanovsk, there was a meeting of workers
On March 26 in the city centre, a protest action was organized by the employees of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ). The workers demanded from the authorities to increase wages, to stop the reduction of personnel and comply with labor law.
The outcome of the meeting was the signing of appeals to the authorities with a proposal to nationalize the UAZ, if "private business is not able to keep the company and its workers at a decent level."
The total number of staff in UAZ enterprises at the end of 2015 stood at around 8 thousand people.

Kama bridge builders protest
On 19 and March 20 in the south-east of Udmurtia workers took strike action. It was a strike of the builders of the bridge over the river Kama, which is being built in Kambarka district of the republic. The reason for the protest is wage arrears. The strikers demanded the immediate payment of the amounts they are owed.
One of the workers of the enterprise, who is building the bridge, said the salary after the strike was given only to those who participated in it. The rest did not get anything.
By mid-March, many workers had not even have seen salaries for November 2015. Besides, they have not been paid wages or holiday money.

The rally against the closure of the sugar factory in Sergach
At the end of March in Nizhny Novgorod region, protest action was held. It was a meeting in which workers at the Sergach sugar factory strongly demanded stopping the closure of the main enterprise, due to recently held modernization.
Previously they held a similar protest. The resolution of the previous rally was signed by more than five thousand people.
In the case of the destruction of the enterprise will leave without work and livelihoods many residents of the city of Sergach and nearby towns. Closing the plant will inevitably hit farmers also. Fields of sugar beet occupy hundreds of hectares in the region. The plant in Sergach is the only one in the whole region.
Next year, the company is to mark the fiftieth anniversary of operation - whole dynasties work here.

Strike Rzhev
On March 17, local workers at a crane factory suspended operations. The reason - the delay in payment of wages during the past five months. Total debt is about 40 million rubles. The protest was organized by the trade union organization of the enterprise. Previously, workers turned over the facts of non-payment of wages to the prosecutor, the court and the labor inspectorate. All turned out to be useless. Only strike action was the method that caused the authorities to take any measures to solve the problem.
The labor collective at the Rzhevsky Crane plant in Tver region, during the strike was resolute and did not intend to resume work until full repayment of salary debts.

In Volgograd, protest action against the collapse of the municipal electric transport system
In February, one of the tram routes in the Krasnoarmeysk district of the city on the decision of the authorities was closed. On March 20 the workers and other employees of the company "Metroelektrotrans" gathered for a rally in support of the municipal electric transport. Protesters held placards and banners with slogans: "Give us back the 6th trolley buses," "Hands off the trolleybuses!", "We shall not close the 18 th trolleybus route!" and others. As a result of the action, protesters, who face cuts, decided to write a letter to the Attorney General, the Ministry of Transport.

The strike in the Leningrad region
In the town of Sosnovy Bor, workers at the "MSU-90" Enterprise were engaged in the construction of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant-2. At the beginning of the second half of March, they refused to perform job duties. Workers are not satisfied with the fact of wage delays, and they are protesting against only partial repayment.

The strike in Tyumen
In March, drivers who are engaged in the delivery of local bakery products organized a strike. The discontentment of the workers is due to delay in pay.




London June 21st of 2016
The UK Korean Friendship Association (UK KFA) issued the following statement on the 66th anniversary of the provocation of the Korean War (Fatherland Liberation War in the DPRK) which falls on the 25th of June and the start of the month of solidarity with the Korean people against US imperialism from June 25th to July 27th (the dates being symbolic as they are the dates when the war started and finished).
The Korean war provoked entirely by the US imperialists and their south Korean puppets was a horrendous genocidal war against the Korean people . The aim of the US was not "freedom" and "democracy" but conquest and enslavement. The aim of the US was to seize the northern half of Korea in order to have a strategic bridgehead , so that they could have their troops on the borders of China and the Soviet Union . In fact General Douglas MacArthur wanted to turn the Korean war into a war against China. It was part and parcel of the "roll back " strategy of US imperialism and the so called "Truman doctrine."
The fact that John Foster Dullles, US secretary of state , visited south Korea on the 19th of June 1950 only a week before the war started proves beyond all reasonable doubt the role of the US in provoking the war. The Foster-Dulles visit involved tours of front-line areas .
It should also be added that General Douglas McArthur admitted that on the 25th of June the fact was that the Korean People's Army was deployed in a defensive postion.
During the war US killed over 1,200,000 million civilians in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . During the war the US indiscriminately bombed the DPRK as well as carrying out deliberate and premeditated massacres of civilians.
The US imperialists committed horrendous and stomach-turning atrocities in all parts of Korea.Several times UK KFA delegations have visited the Sinchon Ri Museum which serves as a memorial to the 35,383 people murdered by the US imperialists during their temporary occupation of the area. Similar atrocities took place at Rogun-ri in south Korea. The US not only used napalm in Korea but also biological weapons that are outlawed under international law. Recently the US has shipped anthrax into south Korea with the express intent of repeating the disaster of biological warfare.
The most fitting tribute to those who died in the Korean War is to campaign for the withdrawal of US troops from the south of Korea and for the reunification of Korea.
UK KFA joins with Korean Friendship organisations throughout the world and progressive people everywhere in calling for the total and unconditional withdrawal of US troops from the south of Korea .The US must end its anti DPRK policy .The US imperialists are building up their armed forces in south Korea with new weapons as well as continuing to carry out military exercises against the DPRK.The US and their surrogates have imposed massive sanctions on the independent and peac-loving DPRK.The US has brought nuclear attack means including the USS Mississippi into Korean waters to threaten the DPRK.
Finally it is time for the Korean Armistice Agreement ,which is over 60 years old, to be replaced by a proper and permanent peace treaty. We strongly support the proposal of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK for talks with the US .


One of the big lies repeated over and over again by the media, by academics, by politicians , by teachers and trendy internet sources like the Wikipeida is that the Korean War began because of the "surprise attack" or "invasion " of south Korea by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea usually referred to as "north Korea" by the corrupt and venal Western media.
For a start it is impossible to actually invade your own country !The south Korean part of Korea is an integral part of Korea. Korea was artifically divided by US imperialism, before 1945 there was no such thing as north and south Korea . However the myth that the Korean People's Army rushed
south on the morning of the 25th of June was used to justify the actual invasion of People's Korea by the US imperialists as well massive intervention by 15 countries under the false flag of the UN .
What are the facts ?
Firstly, the DPRK had only come into being in 1948 , It's priority was state building and the building of the economy it had no interest or reason to start a war. The DPRK's two allies the USSR and the People's Republic of China were in no position to wage war . The USSR had lost 20 million people in the Second World War and had suffered devastation . It needed peace in order to rebuilt the country . The PRC had only been set up in September 1949 , it was a young state that needed peace . So the DPRK and its allies had no motive or desire to start a war.
Secondly, the US on the other hand was desperate to stop spread of communism in Asia . It was obsessed by the "loss of China " and dreamed of eliminating the DPRK and halting the Chinese revolution . The US even put adopted the policy of rollback . As US cold warrior and secretary of state John Foster Dulles said " We should make it clear to the tens of millions of restive subject people in Eastern Europe and Asia, that we do not accept the status quo of servitude aggressive Soviet Communism has imposed on them, and eventual liberation is an essential and enduring part of our foreign policy". The
US , an imperialist country, also needed to capture new markets for goods and investment of capital. The US also wanted to seize Korea as bridgehead for invading the Asian continent.
Thirdly , the US National Security Council on the 14th of April 1950 actually ordered the invasion of the DPRK in a secret 58 page document known as "NSC 68".
Fourthly , John Foster Dulles the architect of "rollback " visited south Korea on June 18th 1950 7 days before the war. Why was Dulles in south Korea at that time ? Dulles addressed the south Korean "National Assembly " saying ""You are not alone. You will never be alone so long as you con¬tinue to play worthily your part in the great design for the freedom of human beings" .What did this mean ?. Clearly Dulles visit to south Korea only a week before war broke out cannot have been a coincidence and his words to the south Korean "National Assembly " were an incitement to war , a signal to the south Korean puppets to start the war.
To learn more about the facts concerning the start of the Korean War (Fatherland Liberation War ) we recommend the following materials



Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guided the test-fire of surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10.
At a watch post he gave an order to conduct the test-fire after hearing a report on its plan.
The test-fire of Hwasong-10 was carried out by the high-angle fire system under the simulation of its maximum range.
The ballistic rocket took off a self-propelled launching pad and accurately landed in the targeted waters 400km away after flying to the maximum altitude of 1 413. 6km along the planned flight orbit.
The test-fire confirmed the flying kinetic feature of Korean-style ballistic rocket with an updated system and its safety and control as well as the technical specifications of newly-designed rocket structure and its dynamic system. It also verified the heat-resistance capability of warhead in the re-entry section and its flight stability.
It provided a sure sci-tech guarantee for developing the system of strategic weapons.
The test-fire was successfully conducted without affecting the security of a surrounding country even a bit.
Expressing great satisfaction over the test results, he said with joy that this happy news would give the conviction in sure victory and optimism to the army and people of the DPRK and that it was a great event as it strikingly demonstrated again the invincible might of Juche Korea.
Not only the enemy but also the whole world may properly assess the capability of the DPRK's medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket by watching its flight track only, he said, declaring with conviction: We have the sure capability to attack in an overall and practical way the Americans in the Pacific operation theatre.
To reliably defend the security of the country and its people from the constant threats of the U.S and other hostile forces, we should have the powerful offensive means capable of posing a constant threat to the enemy, he said, adding: It is necessary to increase in a sustained way our preemptive nuclear attack capability and continue the study and development of diverse strategic attack weapons.
The real foe our nuclear force has to confront is a nuclear war itself, he said, stressing that the nuclear attack capability should be steadily bolstered up to protect the country and its people and the Korean revolution from the U.S. imperialists' nuclear threat.
The current test-fire marked an important occasion in further strengthening the nuclear attack capability of our state, he said, stressing the need to more thoroughly establish the unitary leadership and management system over the strategic nuclear force.
In congratulation of the successful test-fire of surface to surface medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, he had a photo session with the defence science soldiers involved in the test-fire.
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) ,the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement congratulating the Democratic People's Republic(DPRK) on the succcessful test fire of the Hwasong 10 rocket :
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has successfully tested the Hwasong 10 rocket. It tool off a self-propelled launching pad and accurately landed in the targeted waters 400km away after flying to the maximum altitude of 1 413. 6km along the planned flight orbit. As trhe Korean Cenral News Agency (KCNA) stated "The test-fire confirmed the flying kinetic feature of Korean-style ballistic rocket with an updated system and its safety and control as well as the technical specifications of newly-designed rocket structure and its dynamic system. It also verified the heat-resistance capability of warhead in the re-entry section and its flight stability. It provided a sure sci-tech guarantee for developing the system of strategic weapons"
Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea said "
Not only the enemy but also the whole world may properly assess the capability of the DPRK's medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket by watching its flight track only... We have the sure capability to attack in an overall and practical way the Americans in the Pacific operation theatre.
To reliably defend the security of the country and its people from the constant threats of the U.S and other hostile forces, we should have the powerful offensive means capable of posing a constant threat to the enemy,it is necessary to increase in a sustained way our preemptive nuclear attack capability and continue the study and development of diverse strategic attack weapons.
The real foe our nuclear force has to confront is a nuclear war itself,... the nuclear attack capability should be steadily bolstered up to protect the country and its people and the Korean revolution from the U.S. imperialists' nuclear threat"
The test fire of the Hwasong 10 is a great cientific advance.The rocket is a product of Juche science and industry made with indigenous materials, resources , technology and labour. The DPRK's capacity for self-defence against US imperialism has been greatly augmented . This is a great achievement of the Songun revolutionary leadership of the DPRK.
In testing the rocket People's Korea has demonstrated its sturdy independence based on the Juche Idea. The rocket test defied the US , the UNSC and the big powers. The sound of rocket taking off was a powerful blast against US imperialism, big power chauvinism and revisionism !
We congratulate the Korean people on this great achievement and applaud another victory of Juche Korea under the banner of Songun ! .We uphold the independent and sovereign right of the DPRK to test whatever weapons it needs to defend itself. Furthermore we believe that the successful test of the Hwasong 10 rocket is a great inspiration to the world progressive people and will give fresh encouragement to the anti-US ,anti-
imperialist struggle of the oppressed and toiling peoples of the world.
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

The UK Korean Friendship Association on the 18th of June held a seminar on the 16th anniversary of the June 15th Declaration and the 52nd anniversary of the start of work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL , this was combined with the Annual General
Meeting of the UK Korean Friendship Association. The meeting was attended by UK KFA members and supporters as well as JISGE and ASSPUK members and a staff member of the DPRK embassy.
Dermot Hudson chairman of UK KFA opened the meeting stressing that it was important to hold the Annual General Meeting of the Korean Friendship Association as well as to celebrate the important June anniversaries of the DPRK . Comrade Hudson expressed solidarity with comrade Alejandro Cao De Benos the President of the KFA who has done more for the DPRK than anyone else.
Comrade Hudson referred to the 16th anniversary of the June 15th Declaration saying
" The June 15 declaration fully represented the will and aspirations of the entire Korean people north and south for peaceful reunification. The June 15 declaration was the precious fruit of the persevering and continuous efforts of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il who worked day and night for reunification. It was a lofty manifestation of the DPRK's stance for independent reunification and its profoundly peace-loving policy. However, the current situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula is volatile contrary to the June 15 reunification era.
Regrettably the ideas and concepts of the June 15 declaration have been negated by the fascist Park Geun Hye puppet regime, the sworn enemies and oppressors of the south Korean people. They have trampled down the June 15 declaration and have opposed reunification. Park Geun Hye has made 14 foreign trips during the period of her rule in south Korea , these trips were to beg for co-operation against the DPRK. Supeme leader Chairman KIM JONG UN instead of making foreign trips has devoted himself to the people's wellbeing. Instead of making trips to foreign countries Park Geun Hye instead should go to Pyongyang and discuss reunification "
Comrade Hudson spoke about the start of work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL at the CC of the WPK saying that "the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il worked hard at the central committee of the WPK to defeat the internal enemies of People's Korea and to eliminate alien and impure ideologies such as capitalism and revisionism. He developed the ideology of the WPK, the Juche idea , in depth . He wrote the famous thesis "On the Juche Idea " and also " On Some Questions on Education in the Juche Idea "...The decades of leadership and guidance of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il to the WPK have truly been decades of victory and glory in which the socialist citadel of People's Korea was consolidated. UK KFA salutes the achievements made in guiding the WPK by eternal general secretary great comrade Kim Jong Il.
Comrade Thae Yong Ho of the DPRK Embassy did a question and answer session.
There were questions about smoking and tobacco, housing in the DPRK, the case of
the waitress abduction, the 200 Day Campaign and the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
Chairman Dermot Hudson spoke about the Month of Solidarity with the Korean people.
He pointed out that the US imperialists started the Korean War and committed
barbarous atrocities including massacres and germ warfare . He announced that the
UK KFA will picket the US Embassy on the 25th of June .
A report of work of UK KFA was given which outlined UK KFA's activities over the
past year and reviewed the success achieved.
Comrade David Munoz was elected Organisation Secretary of UK KFA replacing
Ryan Hermann and Comrade Daniel Braggins was elected Communications Secretary
replacing Theo Russell.
Comrade David Munoz made a speech saying that " Now I can see more activism, more organization and more discipline and attitude in our pickets. Yesterday friday we've been 9 people on the picket so I hope to see more people next week on the picket in front of the US embassy. As I said before, only our organization defends and supports the DPRK, if we are not there no one will be there. Be a true communist is to do something for the revolution not just say i support the DPRK from the sofa. We need to survive in this capitalist country, must of us probably cannot come to all meetings and pickets but we need to do efforts if we want to change the society and this is only possible with dedication, study and hard work.
-Is very important to organize more pickets always when the US Imperialist, capitalist countries or UN attacks the DPRK. We need to be there. Not thinking I will do it tomorrow. Is the same with the meeting".
A letter to the dear respected leader Chairman KIM JONG UN was adopted as well as letters to the DPRK government and AINDF.
Chairman Dermot Hudson closed the meeting saying " Long Live People's Korea , Long live the KFA

Portraits of the great leaders comrades KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL and the DPRK flag were displayed.
A picture exhibition detailing the revolutionary activities of the great leaders comrades
KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL was held.
An exhibition of books including the works of KIM IL SUNG, KIM JONG IL and
KIM JONG UN as well publications showing the reality of Peoples Korea and the
publications of the UK KFA and JISGE.
our full congratulations to David Munoz and Daniel Braggins on their election as Organisation Secretary and Communication Secretary.
The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group of England and also the New Communist Party picketed the south Korean fascist embassy on Friday 17th of June at 4pm . The picket was attended by members of UK KFA, the ASSPUK, JISGE , New Communist Party including general secretary Andy Brooks and CC members Daphne Liddle and Theo Russell , and also a member of the Communist Party of Britain.
Dr Dermot Hudson , chairman of UK KFA and President of ASSPUK said that the picket was called to protest against the abduction of the waitresses of the DPRK who were working overseas. Dr Hudson also said " As is well known to the world the south Korean puppets their agents in the National Intelligence Service recently abducted 12 young waitresses of the DPRK who were working abroad . The DPRK Red Cross has asked that they be sent back or at least allowed to meet their parents and families either at Panmunjom or in Seoul. This reasonable request has been rejected by the south Korean fascist puppets.The CPRK asked for the girls to be sent back but this was also refused.
This is another horrendous and vile crime by the south Korean fascist puppets ,whose mere existence is a blight on humanity ! The south Korean puppets are spreading all sorts of dirty lies to cover up their massive crime. As the statement of the CPRK says " The DPRK citizens abducted by the puppet forces have no ground whatsoever to defect to south Korea by abandoning their native places and parents, brothers and sisters.
It is a sheer lie that they are "admiring" south Korea, a veritable hell torn with appalling confusion, as they translated their dreams and ideals into realities under the best social system centered on the popular masses in the DPRK."
The fact is that south Korea is a real hell on earth . It is a society where the rich get ever richer and the poor get ever poorer. It is a society ruled by the Jaebols and the corrupt comprador bourgeoisie as well as their US imperialist overlords. South Korea is characterised by super exploitation , overcrowding and environmental pollution . No one in their right mind would want to live there .
We have learnt from the statements of the CPRK and the note of the chairman of the DPRK Red Cross Society , that the waitresses are now staging a hunger strike in south Korea to demand their repatriation to their socialist homeland of Juche ! This fact must be given widespread publicity in the labour and progressive movement . The south Korean fascist puppet scum should not be allowed to get away with another crime.
We support the demand of the CPRK for the families of the victims to go to Seoul and meet their daughters face to face and bring them back home as unanimously demanded by them "
Dr Hudson also called on the south Korean embassy to confirm the wellbeing of the waitresses as there were rumours that one had died on hunger strike.
The statements of the DPRK Committee For the Peaceful Reunification of Korea and the Central Committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society were read out.
Messages of support from KFA Spain and The Swiss Korea Committee(KFA Switzerland ) were read out

Picketers shouted
"Send them home , send them home ! "
"Free the waitresses ! !
"Down with the fascist puppet regime !
"south Korean puppets out , out !
"Korea is One !"
"Long live Reunification "
Victory to the Korean people "
Long live the AINDF ! "
Long live the Workers' Party

Banners of UK KFA were displayed and also a DPRK flag as well the Reunification and placards demanding the return of the waitresses.

Leaflets were handed out.

Active discussions were held with passers by and leaflets given to Korean residents in London.

Various hysterical and sensationalist reports about Alejandro were circulated in the Western media.
Here is Alejandro's statement
First of all and as I did on Twitter, thanks for all the support received from the mayor of my village, the government of the Republic, comrades from PCPE, the PC-AP in Chile and the Mapuche people, members of the KFA, lawyers and so many friends around the world. I have received thousands of messages, even from people who I don't know, who have volunteered to help in anything I needed. I'm perfectly and no pressure will change my ideology and activities with Korea. Since Friday, starting with A3 Public Mirror, I started to clarify things with the lies and manipulations of the media:
- I have nothing to do with any contraband or weapons traffic . I'll sue the newspapers and media which have linked me with that plot.
- I don't know any of the people in that group.
- I haven't handled any weapons and machines, drills, etc. that appear on the TV have nothing to do with the record in my home.
-People around me haven't been arrested: Family, friends, etc.
- As I stated in Public Mirror, they have distorted information mixing images with labels saying they were mine.
- My detention is for unlawful possession of weapons, (detonators or blanks), which I bought online that do not meet safety requirements.
- I didn't declare for indication of my Lawyer, but I decided to speak publicly tired of so much manipulation and lies.
- I've had a gun license (riffle and pistol) and I have practiced target shooting in Spain for two decades. Passing all tests regularly during that time until recently, the Director General of the Civil Guard forced me to place them in the headquarters of Tarragona for a manipulated comment in A3 Media.
I repeat: I have no criminal record, previous problem or complaint. They withdrew my sporting weapons exclusively by a comment in A3. These cases are ongoing in the respective High Courts.
- The treatment of the Civil Guard who came to my house and made the record, since other agents Commander was always polite and respectful. Not so the conditions of the van and one of the agents who transferred me to court. The van (I think tuition PGC-1212-P), was full of dirt, blood, feces and all kinds of secretions. I asked the agent why thet don't clean it and he said 'Don't complain, here you can even eat soup'. Then he replied 'There is no money to change the van,' and I said 'humility does not justify the lack of cleanliness'.
I take this opportunity to apply for equal pay for officers of the Civil Guard, more resources so that they can have decent uniforms (not deficient ones that are manufactured in Pontevedra), maintenance of facilities and equipment that falls to pieces, and that agents may have in general, a life with their families, because they also pay mortgage and are entitled to vacation. The truth is that most agents have shown me being professionals who take their chances, with few means to maintain some order in a society with many problems. (I say this based on my experience Commander down. Upwards I do not know if bear the same situation. The Colonel, he simply asked by phone if during registration I was calm).
I have the full support of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Committee for Cultural Relations with whom work more than 25 years ago and the Embassy of the DPRK in Spain. This situation won't affect at all my honorary functions.
- Many people and media ask me if I think there is a political persecution or orchestrated operation to silence me and destroy my public image, my answer is 'better to draw your own conclusions'.
But I will say that since 2 years ago, my friends in security forces have warned me state up to 3 times: 'Alejandro, there's someone high up who is looking to cause you trouble'.
A big hug to all and! Have a good weekend!

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