ABOUT THE AUCPB

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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, WE WISH

To the courageous Koreans

STEADFASTNESS AND VICTORY!

Leningrad

August 11, 2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

Congratulations on the Day of the Navy of the USSR!





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

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

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

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

AUCPB

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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

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

Saturday, 29 July 2017

UK KFA news late July 2017


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

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

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

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


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


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




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


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


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


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

4.SPECIAL ARTICLE ON THE DPRK ECONOMY

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


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

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

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

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



Strike in Podmoskovie

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

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

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Strike by drivers in Vladivostok

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

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


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Mass protest in Kuibyshev

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Strike by health workers in Latvia

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

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


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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




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

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

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

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

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

More about theresults of the survey -


IN DONETSK A NEW STATE HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED – MALOROSSIA




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

Monday, 17 July 2017

Forty Fighting Years!

Forty Fighting Years!

by New Worker correspondent

FORTY YEARS is a long time in anyone’s book. For a Party that some said would only last six weeks it’s an immense achievement said Andy Brooks at the New Communist Party’s (NCP’s) foundation day celebration at the historic Marx Memorial Library in London last weekend. The NCP leader paid tribute to all the effort, sacrifice and hardship that comrades had endured to ensure the survival of the Party over the years, during the formal part of the commemoration on Sunday.

Comrades gathered in the hallowed hall of the building that was once the centre for the pioneering socialists of the 19th century and the base for Lenin, who worked there for nearly two years editing Iskra, the Bolshevik newspaper that was smuggled into Czarist Russia to help build the revolutionary movement.
“We are the party of Lenin and Stalin but we are also the party of Sid French and Eric Trevett,” Andy Brooks said. Sid and Eric were lifelong communists who founded the NCP in 1977 on the principles of working-class unity, Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. Forty years later the NCP and its weekly paper, the New Worker, continue to keep up the fight. This was reflected in the contributions from the honoured guests that included old friends from the Italian communist movement (PC) and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (ML) along with ambassadors and other diplomats from Cuba, Democratic Korea, Laos and Vietnam.

Two ambassadors, Laotian Comrade Sayakane Sisouvong and Comrade Nguyen Van Thao from Vietnam, spoke highly about the NCP’s solidarity work, and Comrade Jorge Luis Garcia from Cuba warned about the new American threats to the socialist island in the Caribbean. The consistent work in solidarity with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was highlighted by Comrade Song Gi Kim from the Democratic Korean embassy and this was also taken up by Dermot Hudson, the chair of the UK Korean Friendship Association (KFA).

National Chair Alex Kempshall recalled the NCP’s efforts over the decades to build working class and communist unity when he called on Michael Chant of the RCPB (ML) to say a few words about the long-standing friendship between our two parties. And soon after Michael and Lesley Larkum, both accomplished musicians, played an interlude of light classical music that included a Korean folk-song and a piece arranged by one of their comrades, Cornelius Cardew, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1981.

No NCP celebration ends without an appeal for the fighting fund and this was given in rousing style by our national treasurer, Daphne Liddle. It clearly went down well with the comrades who raised £1,338 for the New Worker on the day!

From The New Worker

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

July 8 - Day of Remembrance of the Great Leader of the DPRK



 Flag of DPRK on July 8 - Commemoration Day of Comrade Kim Il Sung

On July 8, 1994, the Great Leader of the Korean people died (April 15, 1912 - July 8, 1994), the Great Commander, the creator of the Korean Workers' Party (October 10, 1945), the founder of the Socialist state of the DPRK (September 9, 1948), the founder of the Korean People's Army (April 25, 1932) Comrade Kim Il Sung. All the named titles speak for themselves, for the enormous creative work that the outstanding revolutionary of the twentieth century has devoted his whole life to the father of the Korean socialist nation (as he is called in the DPRK), Comrade Kim Il Sung.

He created the Juche theory and developed the Songun politics, which led to the peaceful independent development of the DPRK, while the Soviet Union ceased to exist under the blows of the inner fifth column, which had a powerful help to our internal enemies from the West, and because of betrayal of the interests of the people and rejection of politics of the the dictatorship of the proletariat in the person of the highest Party nomenclature of the CPSU, beginning with Khrushchev, Kosygin and further - Gorbachev, Yeltsin,

Kim Il Sung created a powerful socialist power in Northeast Asia and raised the banner of the anti-imperialist and national liberation struggle in this region of the world. The possibility of the successful construction of a socialist state with reliance only on one's own forces in the hardest period for the world communist movement after the 20th Congress of the CPSU and further - after the termination of the functioning of the USSR - became a guiding star in the struggle for the independence of the semi-colonial peoples of Asia and Africa. The solid economic and political platform for the building of the socialist state created under Kim Il Sung provided the DPRK with a powerful leap forward with the creation of its nuclear weapons for self-defense against pre-emptive American aggression with a worthy successor to the cause of Kim Il Sung under the comrades Kim Jong-il and later under Kim Jong-un . The name of the Great Leader, Comrade Kim Il Sung, is forever inscribed in gold letters in the history of independent Korea.

UK KFA SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN HWASONG-14 TEST -FIRE

1.REPORT OF DPRK ACADEMY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- The Academy of Defence Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released the following report Tuesday:

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science successfully carried out the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14, newly researched and developed by them under the strategic decision of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.

The rocket blasted off from the northwestern part of the DPRK at 9:00, July 4, Juche 106 (2017) to make 39 minute flight along its pre-set trajectory before accurately hitting the target waters in the open sea in the East Sea of Korea.

The test-launch was carried out at the maximum angle launch system and had no adverse effect on the security of neighboring countries.

The rocket flew 933km, reaching an altitude of 2, 802km.

Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of our party, state and the army, personally observed the process of the test-launch in field and solemnly declared before the world its shining success.

The success in the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14, final gate to rounding off the state nuclear force, at just one go is a powerful manifestation of the invincible state might and the tremendous capability of the self-reliant national defence industry of Juche Korea that has advanced at a remarkably rapid pace under the great Workers' Party of Korea's new line on the simultaneous development of the two fronts, and a great auspicious event to be specially recorded in the history of the DPRK which has long craved for powerful defence capabilities.

As a full-fledged nuclear power that has been possessed of the most powerful inter-continental ballistic rocket capable of hitting any part of the world, along with nuclear weapons, the DPRK will fundamentally put an end to the U.S. nuclear war threat and blackmail and reliably defend the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the region. -0
 
 
2.STATEMENT FROM UK KFA AND ALLIED ORGANISATIONS ON THE HWASONG-14 TEST FIRE
http://juche007-anglo-peopleskoreafriendship.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/asspukjisge-uk-kfa-and-bscprkp-on.html
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA)and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement on the successful test-fire of the Inter-continental Ballistic Rocket Hwasong-14 by People's Korea;
 At 9am on the 4th of July 2017 the Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile(ICBM) blasted off from northwestern part of the DPRK in the presence of dear respected Marshal  Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army. The rocket flew 933km, reaching an altitude of 2, 802km. This means that the DPRK now has its own nuclear capable ICBM which can reach the US mainland . Without a doubt this is a great victory for Juche Korea !
 Firstly, we congratulate Juche Korea on the successful launch of the Hwasong-14 ICBM.  It means that the DPRK has  reached   the "final gate to rounding off the state nuclear force". Thus Juche Korea has emerged as a proud independent , socialist advanced nuclear power of Juche .
 Secondly, the test-fire of the Hwasong 14 demonstrates the correctness of the line of the Workers' Party of Korea on simultaenously developing the economy and nuclear force in parallel.
 Thirdly, the Hwasong 14 is the proud fruit of self-reliance and self-development . It has being constructed entirely with DPRK resources , technology, science and labour .It is a demonstration of the might of the independent , Juche-based national economy and shows that sanctions cannot affect the DPRK.
  Fouthly , the launch of the Hwasong 14 is a great victory for Songun politics and the Juche idea . It also shows the dynamism of the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN .
  Fithly, it is the independent sovereign right of  Juche Korea to take self-defensive measures including rocket tests especially when the US is conducting nuclear bomber flights across Korea . If the US does not like what has happened that it should withdrew its forces from south Korea and allow the Korean people to reunify their country .
  Finally, it the successful test-fire of the Hwasong 14 bravely and militantly defied US imperialism . By test-firing the rocket on the 4th of July Juche Korea has stuck 2 fingers up at Trump and the US imperialists. The DPRK has not only defied US imperialism but also the UNSC, EU, Japan , China and Russia  ! What other country in the world can do this ? The Hwasong 14 test fire has struck a blow not only against US imperialism but against big-power chauvinism and international revisionism . We applaud Juche Korea for this feat !
LONG LIVE JUCHE KOREA !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
 
 
3 Hwasong -14 test fire a demonstration of the awesome power of Juche Korea and a powerful inspiration to the world anti-imperialist forces -special article on the test fire of the Hwasong -14 by Dr Dermot Hudsonhttp://juche007-anglo-peopleskoreafriendship.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/hwasong-14-test-fire-demonstration-of.html?spref=fb
The Yankee imperialists woke up to a shock on their "Independence Day "  , July the 4th ,  namely at
9am in the morning(DPRK Standard times) the Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was successfully test-fired under the guidance of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN , the Chairman of the Worker's Party of Korea and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK .
  The Hwasong -14 test-fire was a rude awakening for the arrogant and swaggering Yankees , who under Trump have become  the modern day Nazis,as they planned to celebrate July 4th , their so-called "Independence Day" . In fact July 4th basically meant the extermination of the native American Indians and slavery for Afro-Americans . The creation of the US led to misery for the peoples of the world as countless wars followed the creation of the US . Today the US is a corrupt and decadent global empire  with military bases all over the world including south Korea . Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN had sent a special surprise gift package to the US on their special day ! .

                       

 The test-fire of the Hwasong -14 was a resounding success The rocket blasted off from the northwestern part of the DPRK at 9:00, July 4, Juche 106 (2017) to make 39 minute flight along its pre-set trajectory before accurately hitting the target waters in the open sea in the East Sea of Korea. The rocket flew 933km, reaching an altitude of 2, 802km  .
   What the roar of the rocket's might engines signified is that the DPRK has now reached the final gate of a nuclear state. The DPRK has now reached the goal of an advanced ,independent nuclear power as it missiles can now strike the US mainland . The Yankees have yelped with pain as they realise that they would not be immune from a nuclear retaliatory strike by People's Korea should they ignite a war on the Korean peninsula.
 What the test fire of the Hwasong-14 signifies is the awesome power of Juche Korea, the power of Juche  and the power of Songun. Some elements routinely dismissed the military capablities of  Juche Korea and others sneered at the Juche idea . However the application of the Juche idea  as well as the administration of the Songun policy by the great leaders of Mt Paektu, President KIM IL SUNG, Chairman  KIM JONG IL and Marshal KIM JONG UN has resulted in the building of a powerful
independent state which is now an ICBM power. The  Hwasong 14 is the proud fruit of self-reliance and self-development . It has being constructed entirely with DPRK resources , technology, science and labour .It is a demonstration of the might of the independent , Juche-based national economy and shows that sanctions cannot affect the DPRK.  Those who once looked down on the DPRK and made jokes about its weapons are now stricken with fear. Those who scoffed at the Juche Idea and Songun idea now have to eat their words as it has been proved beyond doubt that Juche and Songun work and not only work but lead to prosperity and national power. Juche Korea upholding the banner of Juche and self-reliance rebuilt itself amidst the ruins of war and industrialised . Juche Korea became a proud state with full employment , free health care, free education and no taxation . The attainment of ICBM capability means that the DPRK has the means to defend these vital socialist gains from US and world imperialism.
                                   

  People's Korea led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN can not only defend itself from US imperialism but can win a war for national reunification , a war to liberate south Korea from the colonial rule of US imperialism . This would be a great inspiration to the world progressive people and world anti-imperialist forces, a real shot in the arm after so many defeats and setbacks .
 Although the US imperialists and their followers are angry and shaking their fists in impotent rage at Juche Korea and also those cowardly two-faced sold-out countries are moaning about the Hwasong-14 , the world revolutionary peoples are looking up to Juche Korea with smiles of admiration . Juche Korea has become an inspiration for anti-imperialists as it is a fortress of militant anti-imperialism and a beacon of independence and socialism.
                                         

  Dear Marshal KIM JONG UN wisely declared that 'DPRK would neither put its nukes and ballistic rockets on the table of negotiations in any case nor flinch even an inch from the road of bolstering the nuclear force chosen by itself unless the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK are definitely terminated' 
  These words greatly inspire us and give us strength and confidence. In the past some socialist countries capitulated to US imperialism in a shameful manner.Khruschov of the USSR declared 'peaceful co-existence 'with imperialism and melted down tanks and guns. Brezhnev , the successor to Khruschov  agreed with the US imperialists to limit its strategic arms and Gorbachov the traitor of
all traitors dismantled the weaponry of the USSR .The US imperialists , the world imperialists , the big power chauvinists and international revisionists all fear and hate dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN because they know that he is a revolutionary , an anti-imperialist and will never sell-out the interest of the Korean nation.
  Without a doubt the Hwasong -14 test fire was a great victory for Juche Korea and not just Juche Korea but the entire world revolutionary movement . The power of Juche that has been demonstrated by the test-fire greatly inspires us and the world anti-imperialist forces.
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association
Chairman British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
   
 
 
 4.PLEASE SHUT UP MR JOHNSON !!
http://juche007-anglo-peopleskoreafriendship.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/uk-kfa-condemns-foreign-secretary-boris.html

The UK Korean Friendship Association issued a statement today rejecting and condemning Foreign Secretary Boris  Johnson's statement on the Hwasong-14 ICBM test fire by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea :
 We totally reject and condemn the statement issued by the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the Hwasong -14 ICBM test by People's Korea because it is a flagrant and unwarranted violation of the DPRK's rights to independent self-defence and constitutes inteferference in the internal affairs of the DPRK.
  The ICBM test by People's Korea is a purely self-defensive measure , it is aimed at detering aggression and as such is not a threat to other countries. Leave the DPRK alone and they will leave you alone . The DPRK has long been exposed to the nuclear threat of the US and the US is conducting nuclear war exercises all the time on the Korean peninsula threatening the not only the security of the DPRK but the whole Asia-Pacific region !
  If Mr Johnson is so worried about nukes and ICBMs why isn't he condeming the US   which has the largest number of nuclear weapons in the world  and has many ICBMs and also carries out tests of missiles all the time . Britain itself has nuclear weapons and is going to renew Trident .
  The DPRK does not need permission from anyone whether it is Britain or the US or Japan or the UN to carry out missile tests . The DPRK has made it clear that it rejects the UN Security Council resolutions  against . The UNSC resolutions against the DPRK are illegal under international law so there is no need for the DPRK to be bound by them.
   As to Mr Johnson's allegations about 'starvation' in People's Korea. This is a complete falsehood. Delegations from UK KFA have visited the DPRK several times in the past few years and not seen one person starving or begging. Mr Johnson needs to be reminded that is it the UK that has Foodbanks not the DPRK.
   We again applaud the successful test-fire of the Hwasong-14 ICBM by the DPRK 
 The UK must follow a totally independent policy on Korea and not serve the interests of the United States . The UK should not be a party to US warmongering in Korea .
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
NO TO SANCTIONS !
NO TO WAR !
5FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, 6 July 2017

OVERVIEW OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT ACROSS TERRITORY OF FORMER USSR IN THE SECOND HALF OF JUNE 2017



IN NOVGOROD, WORKERS BY STRIKES HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR DEMANDS

At the beginning of the twentieth of June, employees of a local road maintenance company announced a strike.

By the time the protest began, workers had not received a salary even in April. They are owed by the enterprise "Novgorodgorodtodor" and its contractors. After it became known about the strike, the workers were paid a large part of the detained money.


THE STRIKE BY BUILDERS IN THE ROSTOV REGION

From June 14 to June 19, a strike by more than 300 workers employed at a nuclear power plant in the city of Volgodonsk continued. People refused to leave their portacabins onto the territory of the construction site and start their duties.

The reason for the protest was the issuance of earnings for April in an extremely reduced amount. Usually, in addition to the salary of 7600 rubles, the workers are paid a bonus, and in general it is 35-50 thousand per month. But last month they were paid only a salary, and some received 1,5 thousand rubles, others - four, someone - eight. The head of the construction company Chernenko blatantly and cynically told the builders that "you have not earned enough to get more." This was the last straw, and a strike began.


STRIKE IN GORKY (NIZHNY NOVGOROD)

At the beginning of the second half of June, the employees of the Strizh train did not come to work in protest at the late delivery of salaries and the absence of vacation.

Four shifts of rolling stock cleaners took part in the strike, totaling over 60 people.

On May 31, the organization in which they worked again was replaced. Previous "employers" owe people a salary for May, as well as compensation for holidays for several months.


IN THE SVERDLOVSK REGION, A MASS MEETING OF EMPLOYEES OF THE MINING AND PROCESSING ENTERPRISE TOOK PLACE

ON June 27 in the city of Kachkanar about a thousand workers attended a large-scale protest. Employees of the local mining and processing plant at the rally demanded to stop the cuts and return the work to the already laid-off people. The organizer of the protest action was the trade union committee of the enterprise.

People are concerned about the decrease in the number of employees at the plant in recent years, as well as information about upcoming events aimed at reducing the number of employees.

The resolution adopted at the meeting stated that in two years the number of jobs at the town-forming enterprise decreased by about 650 people. At the same time, the production volumes reached a maximum for the whole period of the enterprise's operation. "Such large-scale reductions can not be explained either by the modernization of production or the improvement of technology. As a result, there is a shortage of jobs in production, and as a result an unreasonable increase in the intensification of labour of workers, "the document says. Thus, the capitalists who own the combine raise the rate of surplus-value and their profits at the expense of the increasing exploitation of the workers.

 
IN NOVGOROD, ANOTHER PROTEST WAS HELD AGAINST THE ANTI-UNION ACTIVITIES OF THE AUTHORITIES OF THE WELL-KNOWN FOOD CHAIN NETWORK

On June 17, a rally took place, in which over 40 activists took part. They opposed the anti-union policy pursued by the heads of the chain of stores "Magnit" in Novgorod.

Since the last rally in support of an independent trade union organization, the administration has not changed its actions with regard to uniting workers. Trade union members continue to be intimidated, to apply improper disciplinary sanctions to them and to try to dismiss them. The authorities continue to exert pressure on the trade unionists known to them. Attempts are made to substitute workers, find fault with the performance of their work duties, the norms of labour protection and, under this pretext, get rid of them.

The trade union of the chain of stores from the autumn of last year regularly organizes protest actions. Its activists demand to stop pressure on the workers who joined the trade union.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Stalin still remains the leader in the survey of Russians about the most outstanding personalities in history





Moscow. 26 June. INTERFAX.RU - The sociologists of the Levada Center asked Russians to name the most outstanding people of all time and in the first five: Joseph Stalin (38%), Vladimir Putin and Alexander Pushkin (34% each), Vladimir Lenin (32%) , Peter I (29%).

During the same survey in 2012, the first five places were taken by the same individuals, but their names were located in a different order. In the first place was also Stalin (42%), followed by Lenin and Peter I (37% each), Pushkin (29%), Putin (22%).

This year, Yuri Gagarin (20%), Leo Tolstoy (12% versus 24% in 2012), Georgy Zhukov (12%), Ekaterina II and Mikhail Lermontov (11% each) entered the top ten of the rating, Interfax was informed in the Levada Center.

In the second ten of the rating: Mikhail Lomonosov, Alexander Suvorov, Dmitry Mendeleev (10% each), Napoleon I (9%), Leonid Brezhnev (8%), Albert Einstein, Sergei Yesenin, Mikhail Kutuzov, Isaak Newton (7% each) Mikhail Gorbachev (6%).

The sum of percentages of all answers exceeds 100%, since the respondents themselves named the names and could indicate several variants of the answer.

The poll was conducted on April 7-10 among 1,600 people aged 18 and over in 137 settlements of 48 regions of the Russian Federation.

Http://www.interfax.ru/russia/568025

In the Moscow Law Academy, the memorial plaque of IV. Stalin restored.

The memorial board says that on June 17, 1924, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin presented a report on the results of the Thirteenth Congress of the RCP (B.) At a meeting of course attendees and secretaries of the regional committee of the RCP (B.). It was established on the 20-XII of 1949.



In the press center of the Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafina (MGUA) it was reported that the memorial plaque with a mention of the speeches in the 1st hall of the University in 1924, J.V. Stalin was established in accordance with the current and to the present day of the legislation of the RSFSR on the protection of cultural monuments in the RSFSR.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

MEETING OF THE 76TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMEMORATION OF THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR OF 1941-1945 IN PYATIGORSK








In Pyatigorsk on June 22, 2017, the Pyatigorsk city committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks at the "Fire of Eternal Glory" on Lenin Square held a rally dedicated to the memory of the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the treacherous attack of fascist Germany on the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 against the German fascist invaders.

There were exhibited: the Standard of the AUCPB, the red flags of the AUCPB with portraits of V.I. Lenin and j.V. Stalin, red flags of the USSR with a sickle and a hammer. The newspapers spread: "Bolshevik Sickle and Hammer", "Revolution".



Before the beginning of the meeting flowers were laid at the "Fire of Eternal Glory".

Before the audience spoke:

Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB) Degtyarenko NA, Vorobei IA - Secretary of the Pyatigorsk State Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), Cherkasova T. - Member of the Pyatigorsk city committee of the AUCPB, Velichko LA, Krasnikov VM, and other comrades.

A Statement was unanimously adopted by the meeting addressed to the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin.

An open meeting of the Pyatigorsk city organization of the AUCPB was held in memory of the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

In Mineralynia Vody , the Bolsheviks spent June 22 at the monument to V.I. Lenin at a rally in commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of the Soviet people against the German fascist invaders.

Nobody is forgotten and nothing is forgotten!

North-Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the AUCPB


http://www.vkpb.ru/

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

REVIEW OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE ACROSS TERRITORY OF FORMER USSR


Strike by miners in Komi

On June 1, miners of the Intagol coal mine declared a strike on the grounds of months of wage arrears, which reached 38 million rubles. After the meeting, they refused to do the work, including descent into the underground workings.

Cash in full has not been paid to miners from January to April 2017.

At the enterprise, where the strike took place, about 1,5 thousand people work.
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Seamen strike in Primorsky Krai

In early June, in the port of Nakhodka, the crew of the cargo ship "Gornozavodsk" announced a strike, refusing to work until all the painful problems were resolved.

Before the strike on the ship there were no items of basic hygiene: there was neither soap nor detergent. Detergents for the galley and buffet sailors were bought at their own expense. Work shoes, gloves were not issued at all. In addition, the salary debts amounted to more than 3 million rubles. The dry cargo ship itself was in an emergency condition - the emergency diesel generator, and other conventional equipment did not work.
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Strike by public utilities in the Astrakhan region

On June 6 workers of the municipal enterprise "Kamyzyak Housing and Utilities" came out on strike. About fifty employees refused to serve sewage pumping stations.

By the situation at the beginning of June, they had not received a salary for three months. This was one of the main reasons for the strike.
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Meeting of workers in Orel

On June 1, employees of the enterprise "Dormash" held another protest action in the park near the factory checkpoint, demanding repayment of debts on wages. By the beginning of June they amounted to more than 70 million rubles.

More than a hundred workers took part in the rally.
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Picket in Chelyabinsk

On June 7, more than 150 employees of a local trucking enterprise went to protest with a demand to pay off their salary debts.

In total, drivers and conductors lost about 27 million rubles - this is wages for March and April, as well as compensation for leave - many of them have not had leave for two years. People are tired of lack of money and empty promises.

- I was under psychological pressure. They called from the police and the prosecutor's office, they said that we should not go to the picket, "Salimzyanova said.

Support for the picketing came and passengers - mostly retired. Many of them are outraged by the fact that the company instead of large buses they launched small minbuses of the Pavlovsk Automobile Plant ("PAZiki") type on the routes, which accommodate a much smaller number of passengers.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

END THE BLOCKADE OF CUBA!

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT STATEMENT

Any strategy directed toward changing Cuba's constitutional order is condemned to failure

Revolutionary Government statement released June 16, in response to new Presidential Directive on U.S. policy toward Cuba, denounces Donald Trump's intention to halt progress in normalization of relations
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
June 16, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech replete with hostile rhetoric which recalled the era of open confrontation with our country, announced in a Miami theater his administration's policy toward Cuba which reverses advances made these last two years, after December 17, 2014, when Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama made public the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and initiate a process toward normalization of bilateral ties.
In what constitutes a setback in relations between the two countries, Trump delivered a speech and during the same event signed a policy directive entitled, " National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening U.S. Policy toward Cuba," mandating the elimination of educational "people-to-people" exchanges undertaken by individuals, and greater control of U.S. travelers to Cuba, as well as the prohibition of economic, commercial, or financial transactions on the part of U.S. companies with Cuban enterprises linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces, intelligence or security services - all of this with the intentional objective of denying us income. The U.S. President justified this policy with alleged concerns about the human rights situation in Cuba and the need to rigorously enforce blockade laws, conditioning its lifting, as well as any improvement in bilateral relations, on our country making changes elemental to our constitutional order.
Trump likewise vacated the Presidential Policy Directive, "Normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba," issued by President Obama on October 14, 2016, which, although it did not attempt to hide the interventionist character of U.S. policy or the objective of advancing its interest in changes in our country's economic, political and social order, the directive recognized Cuba's independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, and the Cuban government as a legitimate, equal interlocutor, as well as the benefits that both countries and people could gain in a relationship of civilized coexistence, within the context of the great differences which exist between our two governments. It also recognized that the blockade was an obsolete policy that should be eliminated.
Once again, the U.S. government resorts to the coercive methods of the past, adopting measures to tighten the blockade, in effect since February of 1962, which not only causes harm and depravation to the Cuban people and constitutes an undeniable obstacle to our economy's development, but also impacts the sovereignty and interests of other countries, generating international condemnation.
The measures announced create additional obstacles to already restricted opportunities available to U.S. businesses to trade with and invest in Cuba.
At the same time, they further restrict the rights of U.S. citizens to visit our country, already limited given the obligation to employ discriminatory licenses, at a time when the U.S. Congress - as a reflection of the opinion of broad sectors of this society - demands not only an end to the travel ban, but also that restrictions on commerce with Cuba be eliminated.
President Trump's announcements contradict the majority support of the U.S. public, including the Cuban émigré community in that country, for the lifting of the blockade and normal relations between Cuba and the United States.
For his part, the U.S. President, once again poorly advised, makes decisions that favor political interests of an extremist minority of Cuban origin in the state of Florida, which for small-minded reasons do not desist in their pretensions to punish Cuba and its people, for exercising the legitimate, sovereign right to be free and take control of their own destiny.
At a later time, we will more thoroughly analyze the scope and implications of this announcement.
The government of Cuba denounces the new measures to tighten the blockade, which are destined to failure, as has been repeatedly demonstrated in the past, and which will not achieve their purpose of weakening the Revolution, or breaking the Cuban people, whose resistance to aggression of any kind or origin has been proven over almost six decades.
The government of Cuba rejects the manipulation of the issue of human rights for political purposes, and double standards in addressing it. The Cuban people enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms, and have achieved accomplishments of which they are proud, and which are only a dream for many of the world's countries, including the United States itself, such as the right to health, education, social security, equal pay for equal work, the rights of children, the right to food, peace and development. With its modest resources, Cuba has contributed, as well, to the expansion of human rights in many places around the world, despite the limitations imposed given its condition as a blockaded country.
The United States is in no position to teach us a lesson. We have serious concerns about respect for and protection of human rights in this country, where there have been numerous cases of police murder, brutality, and abuse, in particular against the African-American population; the right to life is violated as a result of deaths caused by firearms; child labor is exploited; and serious manifestations of racial discrimination exist; threats are being made to impose more restrictions on health care services, which would leave 23 million persons without coverage; women do not receive equal pay for equal work; emigrants and refugees are marginalized, in particular those from Islamic countries; the building of walls that belittle neighbors is proposed; and international commitments to protect the environment and confront climate change are abandoned.
Likewise, also of concern are violations of human rights committed by the United States in other countries, such as the arbitrary detentions of dozens of prisoners in territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base in Cuba, where torture has taken place; the extrajudicial executions and deaths of civilians caused by bombs and the use of drones; and wars unleashed against different countries like Iraq, justified with lies about the possession of weapons of mass destruction, with disastrous consequences for the security and stability of the Middle East region.
We recall that Cuba is a state party to 44 human rights international covenants, while the United States is so to only 18. Thus we have much to show, to say, and defend.
Upon confirming the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations, Cuba and the United States affirmed the intention to develop respectful, cooperative ties between the two people and governments, based on the principles and purposes enshrined in the United Nations Charter.
In the declaration issued July 1, 2015, the revolutionary government of Cuba reaffirmed, "These relations must be founded on absolute respect for our independence and sovereignty; the inalienable right of every state to choose its own political, economic, social, and cultural system, without interference of any kind; and on equality and reciprocity, which constitute irrevocable principles of international law,” as stated in the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed by heads of state and government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), during its 2nd Summit, in Havana. Cuba has not renounced these principles, and never will.
The government of Cuba reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation in areas of mutual interest, as well as the negotiation of pending bilateral issues with the government of the United States. Over the last two years, it has been demonstrated that, as President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, has repeatedly stated, the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized manner, respecting differences and promoting all that benefits both nations and peoples, but it cannot be expected that, in order to do so, Cuba will make concessions which compromise our independence or sovereignty, nor accept conditions of any type.
Any strategy directed toward changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, be it one that seeks to do so through pressure and dictates, or with the use of more subtle methods, is condemned to failure.
The changes which may be needed in Cuba, like those made since 1959 and those we are undertaking now as part of the updating of our socio-economic model, will continue to be decided independently by the Cuban people.
As we have since the triumph of the Revolution, January 1, 1959, we will assume any risk, and continue firm and sure in the construction of a sovereign, independent, socialist, democratic, prosperous and sustainable nation.
Havana, June 16, 2017.