Life Devoted to Women’s Emancipation

 

 

Life Devoted to Women’s Emancipation

Kim Jong Suk (December 24, 1917-September 22, 1949), who is held in high esteem by the Korean people as an anti-Japanese heroine, was an outstanding woman activist who devoted her whole life to women’s social emancipation and the development of their movement.

In the days of the colonial rule of the Japanese imperialism (1905-1945), she led the Korean women to turn out in the struggle for the country’s liberation and the women’s emancipation.

Kim Jong Suk participated in the anti-Japanese war commanded by Kim Il Sung, founding father of socialist Korea, winning the fame as an anti-Japanese heroine and woman general of Mt. Paektu. Thanks to her warm care, many women were trained to be excellent revolutionaries.

It happened when she was engaged for several months from April 1937 in underground activities in Taoquanli, northeast China. She taught the village women, who had been under darkness and ignorance, their letters brought home to them the fundamentals of the revolution, and formed the Anti-Japanese Women’s Association by involving them. Saying that in order for the women to be freed from absence of rights and inequality and achieve social emancipation they should turn out in the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle led by Kim Il Sung, she ensured that they assisted the KPRA (Korean People’s Revolutionary Army) in every way. Along with this, she made sure that they played a big role in reconnoitering the enemy movements for successful military operations of the KPRA. Exploits of Kim Jong Suk and other women were permeated in the victorious Pochonbo Battle on June 4, 1937, which announced to the world that the Korean nation would not live as slaves of Japanese imperialism and would surely win back their country’s independence by fighting Japanese imperialism.

In the early 1940s, when the military and political training for final battle for national liberation was underway, she stood in the van of such drills as parachuting, river-crossing and skiing, which even men soldiers found difficult, encouraging women guerillas to gain excellent marks.

After the country’s liberation (August 1945), she, while actively assisting Kim Il Sung in his work, motivated women to turn out in the effort for building a new society.

Just from the stage of formulating its program after the country’s liberation, the Korean women’s movement encountered various assertions: some insisted that the theory of defending human rights and program advocated by women of the propertied class in the colonial era should be maintained, while some others maintained that the program of proletarian women’s emancipation advocated by the socialist women campaigners of the past should be copied mechanically. Having learned of this fact, she presented her view that the foremost task of the Democratic Women’s Union of North Korea was to enlist women in the effort to found the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the major political task of the Workers’ Party of Korea. She enlightened officials of the women’s union, saying that the program of the union should contain such issues as the thorough liberation of women from the colonial and feudal exploitation, elevation of their political and economic positions, abolishing of the feudal evils of maltreating women and their emancipating from centuries-old ignorance and darkness. The first program drawn up under her deep care won the unanimous approval at the First Conference of the DWUNK held in May 1946, and the Korean women and the DWUNK organizations were able to confidently advance with their clear objective.

Kim Jong Suk also paid her deep attention to building up the DWUNK and rallying the broad section of women around it. She said to officials of the union that the DWUNK should be a political organization in which all Korean women, who loved the country, were rallied as one to strive for the building of a new country, adding that if women who accounted for half of the total population were united as one they could display their great strength. As a result, the union whose membership numbered 150 000 as of November 1945 increased to a million by late 1946.

With a great importance attached to improving the women’s political and ideological standards, she used to go deep among them to conduct the explanatory and publicity work.

She visited many factories, including the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory and the then Pyongyang Silk Mill, to arouse women in the efforts to build a new country. She took a lead in the Pothong River improvement project, the first nature-harnessing project in liberated Korea, with a pannier on her back, arousing women in the patriotic work and, through this encouraging them to display their strength.

True to Kim Il Sung’s instructions that it would be advisable for the women’s union to train women officials needed for nation building, she actively helped the work to set up a model technical school for training women officials and technicians. Thus, competent women officials were trained in a short period in the liberated country to become pillars for the building a new society.

The undying exploits she achieved for women’s emancipation and the strengthening and development of the women’s movement will shine forever with the history of ever-prospering socialist Korea.

 

December 17th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Great Man Kim Jong Il

Great Man Kim Jong Il

 

The international community praises Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as a peerlessly great man.

 

He is an excellent thinker and theoretician.

 

He formulated the revolutionary ideology of President Kim Il Sung, founder of socialist Korea, as an integral system of idea, theory and method of Juche. His work On the Juche Idea made public in March 1982 has become the first must-read book for the advocates of the Juche idea around the world.

 

He has incessantly engaged in ideological and theoretical activities to develop and enrich the Juche idea as required by the times and revolutionary development.

 

He advanced a large number of new ideas and theories, such as the revolutionary philosophy of Juche, and the theories on modeling the whole society on the Juche idea, on carrying forward the revolutionary cause, on people-centered socialism and on building a Juche-oriented party and revolutionary armed force. All his ideas and theories are the strategic lines of defending national independence and sovereignty and accomplishing the cause of socialism and cover every domain of social life-politics, the economy, military affairs, the art and literature, and science and education.

 

Kim Jong Il, busy as he is leading the country and people, has provided comprehensive and perfect answers to the theoretical and practical problems that are required by the times and reality. In the years when the socialist system was abolished in Eastern European countries and the ideal of socialism was under severe criticism, he made public such works as The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party (January 1992), Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable (March 1993) and Socialism Is a Science (November 1994), thus instilling in the world progressive people great encouragement and dealing a heavy blow to imperialists and socialist renegades.

 

Particularly, noteworthy in his ideological and theoretical activities is that he has developed in depth the Songun idea. He has formulated Songun politics as the basic political mode of socialism by developing in depth the Songun idea rooted in Juche idea to meet the new conditions of the present times. Thanks to him, a powerful ideo-theoretical foundation has been laid for the victorious advance of socialism under whatever fortuitous circumstances and conditions.

 

Kim Jong Il is the master of leadership.

 

He has achieved the single-hearted unity of the Korean society, the first of its kind in the history of world politics. He has equipped all members of society with the Juche idea and pursued benevolent politics, all-embracing politics, thereby further consolidating the traditional unity of the Korean society in ideology and purpose, morality and obligation.

 

He solves all problems in such a way to ideologically motivate people by giving top priority to ideological work over all other affairs. He puts forth appealing slogans to encourage the army and people, and gives fullest play to the inexhaustible creative ability of the masses by initiating various kinds of mass movements. As he has attached importance to the power of ideology and wisely led to its maximum display, Korea witnessed last century the 8-km West Sea Barrage constructed across the sea and socialism defended with credit despite the excessive economic blockade and sanctions of the imperialist allied forces and severe natural calamities. In recent years alone in this country the construction project of the large-scale Huichon Power Station that had been estimated to be finished in over ten years was completed within three years.

 

Through his incessant trips of field guidance he is always among the people, shares with them life and death, and greatly inspires them to the struggle for accomplishing the socialist cause. His Songun-based revolutionary leadership started with his inspection of a unit of the Korean People’s Army on August 25, 1960, and continues today, visiting the army and people even on Sundays, holidays and his birth anniversary days.

 

Thanks to his unexcelled political ability and energetic leadership Korea has developed into a politico-ideological and military power, and is making miraculous achievements day after day in its drive to build an economic power.

 

Kim Jong Il is the great veteran of independent politics.

 

At the close of the last century, when socialism collapsed in several countries, he initiated that the Pyongyang Declaration, titled, Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism, was adopted and signed by scores of political parties aspiring after socialism. The declaration has proven its great vitality in overcoming the temporary frustration of the world socialist movement. Socialism has expanded its scope of influence even to many Latin-American countries, once called the “quiet backyard” of the United States, far from having met its end as imperialists had clamored about.

 

As of the present day, the declaration has been signed by over 270 political parties.

 

Kim Jong Il has made great contribution to the defense of the global peace and security and the building of a new independent world with energetic external activities. The DPRK-Russia Moscow Declaration adopted during his visit to Russia in 2001 was a historic declaration that indicated the direction of independent development in the new century and made a breach in the United States’ attempts for unipolar global integration. Several rounds of his recent visit to China and the Russian Federation are also recognized to be of great significance in easing the tense situations in Northeast Asia, realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, aspiring after peace and stability of the world, and putting the international community along the democratic and independent track.

 

It is therefore quite natural that the world mass media pay special attention to and provide wide coverage to Kim Jong Il’s foreign activities.

 

 

December 3rd, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

100-Year History of Kim Il Sung’s Korea

100-Year History of Kim Il Sung’s Korea

For the history of a nation, the period of one hundred years is not so long. But, for the Korean people, the one hundred years from the birth (April 15, 1912) of President Kim Il Sung, founder of socialist Korea, to the present day is a period noteworthy in their five-millennia history.

In this period Korea achieved its national liberation and brilliantly defended its dignity and sovereignty from imperialist aggression.

During the Japanese military occupation of Korea (1905-1945), Kim Il Sung, relying on the strength of the masses of the people, waged a 15-year-long anti-Japanese armed struggle with no support from any home front or regular army. He rallied broad sections of the people around the anti-Japanese national united front and led them to put up an all-people resistance in step with the general offensive by the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, thus defeating Japanese imperialism and liberating the country on August 15, 1945, at long last.

The Korean people won a historic victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (Korean war between 1950 and 1953) against aggression of the United States. The US, which had boasted of its “greatest” might, hurled into the war two-million-strong forces, including the forces from its 15 satellite states, the south Korean puppet army and the remnants of the former Japanese army, who, aware of being the masters of their own destiny, turned out in the struggle to defend their national dignity and sovereignty honorably.

After the war they won one victory after another in the half-century long political and military showdown with the US imperialists, a typical example being the Pueblo incident, a US armed spy ship, in 1968, which ended with a letter of apology sent by the US government for the first time in its history.

In the 1990s the US instigated the International Atomic Energy Agency to adopt a forced inspection of military sites in Korea, and taking advantage of this, attempted to throttle Korea completely. Rising to this challenge, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army declared a semi-war state throughout the country, and the DPRK government made public a statement, declaring its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. All these measures plunged the provokers into consternation. Today Korea, equipped with strong war deterrent, distinguishes itself as an invincible and impregnable socialist fortress.

The 100-year history of Kim Il Sung’s Korea is a history, in which the country that had been writhing in centuries-old backwardness and poverty has developed into a prosperous socialist power.

Korea, a backward agricultural state in the days of the Japanese imperialist rule, entered, after its liberation, upon the roads of new development in the course of carrying out the tasks of democratic revolution. But the Korean War reduced it to ashes. Americans were so proud as to say that “Korea would not stand on its own feet again in a hundred years.”

Kim Il Sung roused all the Korean people in the struggle for post-war rehabilitation and socialist construction. The unusual zeal displayed by the Korean people, who were determined to take ten or a hundred steps when others were taking one, gave rise to the Chollima Movement. Through this mass innovation movement, Korea’s economic development stood at the growth rate unprecedented in world history. As a result, Korea turned into a socialist industrial state in a matter of 14 years.

Socialist Korea has developed into a people-oriented country, where universal free medical care and 11-year compulsory education are enforced and the state takes full responsibility for people’s living-food, clothing and housing.

Korea produced a 10,000-ton press and large-sized oxygen plant, and built the 8km-long West Sea Barrage across the wild sea in a matter of five years. It demonstrates Korea’s gigantic economic might.

In August 1998 Korea succeeded in launching an entirely home-made artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 1, a signal that it launched the building of a thriving nation. Its economic self-sufficiency has remarkably been consolidated through the successive establishment of a new steel-making system that does not rely on coke and scrap iron, fertilizer production system based on coal gasification, and a modern production line of vinalon. As Korea seized the supremacy in CNC technology, a number of factories and enterprises have applied the technology in their production. Land realignment projects were successfully undertaken to standardize the fields across the country, large-scale gravitational waterways built, and overall agriculture, including fruit culture and stockbreeding, took on a new appearance on the basis of modern technology. Nationwide efforts are directed to the development of light industry, with the result that a new leap forward is being made in improving the people’s standard of living. In Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK, the construction of 100 000 flats is progressing full steam ahead. The Huichon Power Station and other important construction projects have entered the stage of completion.

In 2012 the Korean people will surely open the gates of a thriving nation.

 

November 7th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Ideological and Theoretical Wisdom and Innate Gifts

Leader Kim Jong Il of Korea is possessed of an unusual ideological and theoretical wisdom that is originated from his innate gifts.

Kim Jong Il is a man of keen observation and clairvoyance.

The ability to observe and see through is essential to a political leader who has assumed the mission to gain a scientific insight into the trends and demands of the times and laws governing historical development, and light the way the masses of the people should follow.

Kim Jong Il has attained great ideo-theoretical achievements, always gaining insight before anybody else into the pressing issues of the times by dint of his keen observance and clairvoyance and giving scientific solutions to them. For instance, he expounded original ideas and theories such as the theory of ideology that ideological consciousness decides everything and the theory of the motive force of the revolution that the masses of the people are the driving force of history and the leader, the Party and the masses comprise a socio-political organism.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, when socialism collapsed in succession in the former Soviet Union and other East European countries, he saw through the fact that maintain the Juche character and national identity in accomplishing the cause of independence of the masses is essential to the rise or fall of a nation, and clarified that this is a fundamental principle to be adhered to in carrying out the cause of socialism. In the mid-1990s Korea held aloft the banner of Songun-it was also attributable to his keen observation and clairvoyant power by which he quickly grasped the features of the development of the times and situation, which demanded strengthening of the military might ahead of others for defending sovereignty and dignity of the nation amidst the imperialists’ high-handedness and arbitrariness.

Accurate analysis and excellent judgment are also innate gifts of Kim Jong Il.

It is fundamental question decisive of success in an undertaking to compare, analyze, reason and colligate things and phenomena to make a correct judgment.

Kim Jong Il, who had acquired sharp judgment, irrefutable logic and deep theory from his childhood, gives a definite conclusion to whatever ideological and theoretical questions on the basis of scientific analysis, colligation and systematization of them.

In his days at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang from 1960 to 1964, he made an in-depth analysis of the scientific and importance of regional base in socialist construction, and presented a paper, The Position and Role of County in Socialist Construction. He scientifically proved in the paper that the country, a regional base in socialist rural construction, becomes a comprehensive unit that links town with village, imparts policies of the Party and the state to the countryside and directs and develops the political, economic, cultural and all other realms in rural areas, and that enhancing the role of country is of great significance in developing the socialist rural economy and pushing forward overall socialist construction.

There are many other examples for his brilliant analyzing ability and judgment. He reviewed way, and formulated the revolutionary ideas of President Kim Il Sung into an integrated system of ideology, theory and method of Juche, thus successfully fulfilling the task of the era, and published a series of works that indicate the road ahead of socialism on the basis of analysis and review of the historical lessons drawn in socialist construction.

Leader Kim Jong Il is endowed with scientific foresight.

Scientific foresight is an attribute due to a political leader who should provided people with ideology, strategy and tactics.

All his ideological and theoretical activities have been based on such a scientific foresight. He gave a definite scientific and theoretical solution to the historical necessity of socialism and the ways to build it up in his work Socialism Is a Science, in November 1994, proving that socialism as a science is sure to be victorious. In the end of the previous century, when Korea was undergoing the bitterest trials, he unfolded a grand blueprint for building a great, prosperous and powerful socialist country with his far-sighted unusual acumen, and clarified in detail the theoretical and practical problems arising in its implementation, inspiring the entire army and all the people to the great drive of building a thriving nation.

Eye-opening successes that are being made in Korea today in the efforts of breaking through the cutting edge, improving the people’s standard of living and building monumental structures showcase the scientific foresight intrinsic to leader Kim Jong Il.

 

November 7th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

85th anniversary of Formation of the DIU

85th anniversary of Formation of the DIU

 

The Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU) was the first revolutionary vanguard organization formed by President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), the founding father of socialist Korea, 85 years ago.

Korean people had ceaselessly waged various forms of struggles to regain their national sovereignty and independence after the military occupation by Japan (1905). They, however, had suffered repeated failure and frustration because of lack of an outstanding leader and a genuine vanguard organization.

Kim Il Sung, who embarked on the struggle to save the destiny of his suffering nation in his teens, learnt a serious lesson from the preceding nationalist movement and early communist movement, and decided to take a way different from theirs. He formed the DIU on October 17, 1926, with young people of a new generation.

The DIU put it forward as its program to overthrow the Japanese imperialists, achieve Korea’s liberation and independence, build socialism and communism in Korea and further struggle for the global victory of communism after defeating imperialism.

Under the leadership of Kim Il Sung the Korean revolution which started with the formation of the DIU has made brisk headways along the road of independence, Songun and unity over the past 85 years.

Independence is the fundamental principle and the basic stance of the Korean revolution upheld by the DIU.

Having created the Juche idea, an independent revolutionary theory centered on the masses of the people, in the early days of his revolutionary activities, Kim Il Sung applied the ideal and principle of independence to the letter in the whole course of his leadership of the Korean revolution.

He founded the Anti-Japanese People’s Guerilla Army, though there was no state rear or a regular army to fall back on, and held fast to the banner of liberation by self-reliance during the 15-year-long anti-Japanese armed struggle. True to his instructions, anti-Japanese guerillas gave up their hope of building a hand grenade factory by relying on a foreign country, set up arsenals in forests, and made Yongil bombs to destroy their enemy.

After the country’s liberation (August 15, 1945), Kim Il Sung advanced the original line of building Korean-style democracy, quite different from the former Soviet style or the American style, and ensured that the opinions, interests and demands of the Korean people were embodied in a thoroughgoing way in building a new society.

In the days of the Korean War (1950-1953) provoked by the US imperialists, he created such unique military tactics suited to the Korean reality as the tactics of deploying direct-firing guns on heights and the movement of aircraft-hunting teams, thus bringing the formidable enemy to their knees.

In the periods of socialist revolution and construction following the war, he rejected categorically the pressure and intervention of great power chauvinists, who demanded Korea’s entry into the CMEA, and firmly adhered to an independent stand and thus has built a powerful socialist country, independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant in defense, on this land.

Kim Jong Il who carries forward the President’s cause with credit made public many works, including The Workers’ Party of Korea Is a Juche-Type Revolutionary Party Which Inherited the Glorious Tradition of the DIU (October 17, 1982). He led the WPK to continue to conduct its activities independently and creatively as suited to Korean people’s interests and Korea’s conditions, regarding the Juche idea as its guiding line, so that Korean people could win victories in accomplishing the socialist cause.

Songun is an invariable banner of the Korean revolution as it fully embodies the ideal of the anti-imperialist struggle of the DIU.

The formation of the DIU was a declaration of a life-and-death battle to overthrow Japanese imperialism and a declaration of a showdown with all imperialist forces on the globe.

Kim Il Sung, who in his early days clarified the principle of struggle that it is only when people fight counterrevolutionary violence with revolutionary violence that they can win victory, maintained consistently the idea and line of attaching importance to arms, to military affairs, from the dawn of the Korean revolution. He always directed primary attention to the reinforcing of the military might and ensured victory of the Korean revolution as a whole on the strength of the powerful military might in the whole period of guiding the anti-imperialist cause of the Korean people.

Thanks to his Songun-based revolutionary leadership, the Korean army and people performed military feats of defeating the two imperialist powers-the US and Japan, defended the national sovereignty and dignity, and dealt resolutely with the imperialists’ frequent move of aggression, advancing the socialist cause along the road of victory by dint of powerful arms.

Kim Jong Il is pursuing Songun politics by creditably inheriting the President’s Songun idea and line that had their origin in the program of the DIU. Herein lies the basic guarantee that enables Korea to win victories tiding over all hardships century after century.

Unity is the great foundation of the Korean revolution raised by the DIU as the philosophy of victory.

Regarding unity as its lifeblood, the DIU opened up the history of unity and cohesion around the leader.

That young people of a new generation held Kim Il Sung at the center of their unity and leadership and were firmly rallied under the banner of the DIU constituted a turning point in putting an end to the early anti-Japanese national liberation movement of Korea that had been torn by factions and experienced repeated failures and in ushering in a new era of advancing and winning victory on the invincible strength of the single-hearted unity of the leader and the masse.

In the whole period of leading the Korean revolution, Kim Il Sung found in unity the main factor of all victories and devoted all his energy to achieving the unity and cohesion of the ranks based on comradeship. He led the army and people wisely so as to strengthen the motive force of the revolution in each period and at each stage of development of the revolution and, by dint of it, advance the revolution vigorously through thick and thin to effect a new upsurge.

That is how the Korean society has been turned into a harmonious whole, in which the entire army and all the people are united firmly around their leader, an entity that no nuclear weapon can break, and into a big harmonious socialist family where everyone helps and leads one another forward.

Kim Jong Il develops Korea into a country united in one mind around the leader, a large family in a socialist society by inheriting the President’s idea and ideal of unity, and his politics of love and benevolence.

He always finds himself among the people and lends attentive ears to their opinions to formulate the lines and policies of the WPK, and leads officials to go among the people to share the sweets and bitters with them.

A victory and glory will always be in store for socialist Korea, a country dignified with independence, mighty by dint of Songun and invincible with the single-hearted unity.

 

October 10th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Banner of national reconciliation and unity

Kim Jong Il and Roh Moo-hyun sign the Declaration for Development of North-South Relations, Peace and Prosperity

Banner of national reconciliation and unity

 

It has been four years since the publication of the October 4 Declaration for Development of North-South Relations, Peace and Prosperity.

In October 2007 the north and south of Korea reconfirmed the spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration and had candid discussions about the improvement of relations and the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula and national prosperity and independent reunification when they pool their mind and energy, both sides published the October 4 Declaration on boosting the inter-Korean ties on the basis of the June 15 Joint Declaration.

The October 4 Declaration is a proclamation of national independence which calls for settling the reunification issue independently in the spirit of “by our nation itself”, the idea of independent reunification clarified by the June 15 Joint Declaration, and subordinating everything to the dignity and interests of the nation.

The idea of “by our nation itself” reflects the spirit of independence to settle the reunification issue by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation. Therefore, the declaration has aroused enthusiastic support and great sympathy of all the nationals, serving as an inspiring banner propelling the reunification movement.

All the issues clarified in the declaration are of pivotal importance in improving inter-Korean relations and achieving independent reunification, peace and prosperity. They include the converting of north-south relations to those of mutual respect and trust, the cessation of military hostility, the easing of strained relations and the maintenance of peace on the Korean Peninsula, the replacement of the armistice mechanism with a peace-keeping mechanism, the uniform development of the national economy and the achievement of common prosperity and promotion of exchange and cooperation in social, cultural and other fields.

National reconciliation and cooperation and improved inter-Korean relations are unthinkable apart from the implementation of the October 4 Declaration.

The current south Korean conservative government that totally denies the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration is pursuing a policy of dependence on outside forces contrary to the idea of “by our nation itself” and escalating confrontation with north Korea.

The pro-US conservatives are condemning the people who support the inter-Korean declarations and demand the implementation of them as pro-north forces and are engrossed in the harsh repression on reunification-oriented progressives including Rev. Han Sang-ryol who visited north Korea.

While inciting confrontation with north Korea and clamoring for the strengthening of alliance with the US, the current south Korean regime is taking an active part in US sanctions and war moves against north Korea.

Owing to their anti-reunification moves the desire of the Korean nation for improved inter-Korean relations, peace and prosperity is being trampled underfoot and the dark clouds of war are looming larger over the Korean Peninsula.

Only when the October 4 Declaration is implemented under the idea of “by our nation itself”, the spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration, can the Korean nation achieve reconciliation and unity and accelerate reunification.

 

October 1st, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Juche Idea and World Conference

Juche Idea and World Conference

A world conference on the Juche idea is to be held in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in April 2012.

The Juche idea, which was authored by Kim Il Sung, founding father of socialist Korea, and has been enriched by Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of the DPRK, is a revolutionary idea which gives a scientific analysis that man occupies the position of master of the world and plays a decisive role in remolding it, and based on it, elucidates the road for the masses of the people, the motive force of history, to carve out their destiny on their own efforts.

Kim Il Sung, who set out on the road of struggle for the country and the people in his teens in the mid-1920s when Korea was under the military occupation of Japan, authored the Juche idea while groping for the road ahead of the Korean revolution. And he thoroughly applied it in the whole course of the protracted revolution. Under the banner of the idea, the Korean people became the full-fledged master of an independent and sovereign state, and have built a socialist state which is independent, self-supporting and self-reliant in defense.

As Kim Jong Il has developed the Juche idea in depth and systematized it through his energetic ideological and theoretical activities, the Juche idea has become the guiding idea of the Korean revolution and the cause of global independence. As it was guided by the idea, socialist Korea was able to adhere to the banner of socialism in the grimmest adversity brought about by the intense moves of the imperialist forces to stifle socialism, and is now carrying on successfully the building of a prosperous and powerful socialist country. Despite the high-handedness and arbitrariness of the imperialists and dominationists led by the United States that boasts itself as the world’s “only superpower,” the cause of global independence is advancing steadily.

The world’s attention to and sympathy with the Juche idea, whose veracity and vitality have been proved century after century, are increasing day by day.

In fact, the world has long sympathized with the Juche idea.

The study and dissemination of the Juche idea conducted by the individual figures at the outset gradually began to assume an organized character. Since the first group for the study of Kim Il Sung’s works was formed by the teachers and students of a high school of education in Mali in April 1969, a large number of study groups of the Juche idea have been organized. A national organization for the study of the Juche idea was inaugurated in Lebanon in April 1977, and since then study and dissemination of the Juche idea have been conducted on the national level in various countries.

Meanwhile, the activity assumed an international character.

The international seminar on the Juche idea held in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, in September 1976 acknowledged the need to form an international academic research organ with a view to developing the effort to study, disseminating and applying the Juche idea. In reflection of the unanimous desire of the participants for forming an international institute of the Juche idea, the international seminar on the Juche idea held in Pyongyang in 1977 organized a committee for founding an international institute, and preparations for its inauguration were made full steam.  Thus, the International Institute of the Juche Idea, an international organization for the study of the Juche idea, was established in April 1978.

It was followed by the forming of continental organizations: the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea was inaugurated in September 1980, the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea in April 1985, and the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea in October 1985. The Latin-American Institute of the Juche Idea had already been formed in February 1978.

The International Institute of the Juche Idea has now four continental organizations and 27 national committees with 1,000 study groups, forming a well-knit system pyramidal in type.

Supported by this organizational system, seminars on the Juche idea are held in a lively way.

In the 1980s, world-scale seminars were held in New Delhi, Lisbon, Vienna, Athens and Pyongyang; regional seminars were held on 13 occasions and national seminars on 100 occasions in 36 countries. In 1990s with socialism being collapsed in several East European countries, international seminars were held on two occasions, joint seminars, including scores of national seminars, on over 200 occasions, and group seminars and various kinds of rallies on more than 2,900 occasions in various countries throughout the world.

In 2000 alone, more than 300 seminars were held in over 40 countries. In 2002 the World Conference on the Cause of Independence in the 21st Century was held in a grand style in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. In 2001, too, seminars were held by groups, nations and regions. In March 2011, the national seminar held in Bangladesh proposed holding a world conference on the Juche idea in 2012. This proposal met hearty response from organizations and groups for the study of the Juche idea in many parts of the world.

The Board of Directors of the International Institute of the Juche Idea held the 13th Enlarged Meeting of the Executive Committee and decided to convene the World Conference on the Juche Idea in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, the motherland of the Juche idea, on the occasion of the Day of the Sun (April 15) in 2012, the centenary of birth of President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994).

The convening of the World Conference on the Juche Idea-through this fact alone, one can realize once again how influential the Juche idea is and how great are President Kim Il Sung, author of the idea, and Kim Jong Il, successor to the former’s cause.

The cause of global independence will win victory after victory under the banner of the Juche idea.

 

September 18th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Victory of Socialism, Historical Inevitability

Victory of Socialism, Historical Inevitability

The process of development of human society is a history of struggle of the masses of the people for their independence. In the protracted course of history, social systems, have been replaced repeatedly as they were anti-popular systems which resorted to the oppression and obliteration of the independence of the people. the masses of the people have longed for a new social system which would champion and ensure their independence, and made strenuous efforts to realize it. It resulted in the emergence of socialism.

 

Socialism is a noble ideal and revolutionary banner of the people fighting for independence. The independence of the people could not be realized in the previous societies because all of them were based on individualism. A society based on private ownership and individualism spawned by it is bound to divide itself into classes hostile to one another. In the long run, it leads to class antagonism, social inequality, and exploitation and oppression of the masses by a handful of the ruling class. In order to realize the independence of the masses it is necessary to overturn the society based on individualism and build a society based on collectivism-a socialist society. This is precisely the historical review of the development of human society.

 

The current realities of the international community clearly substantiate it. The hostile contradictions of the capitalist society based on individualism are being carried to an extreme. The phenomena of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer are further widespread, with the result that a tiny handful of 100 households are now owning property outmeasuring those of 2 000 million people. Several years ago when the US administration attempted to provide colossal amount of national fund to its monopoly financial giants on the verge of bankruptcy, many demonstrators paraded through the streets, shouting slogans, Don’t pour the blood of the poor into the property of the rich, Don’t rescue the Wall Street but the workers, Socialism delivers the poor from crisis, and the like. This eloquently proves that only socialism is a society which defends and realizes the independent rights and interests of the masses of the people.

 

Man can transform nature and society and carve out his destiny, not individually, but through collective cooperation of the members of a society. It is a way of human existence to form a social collective and work there, and the independent demand of a human being can be met satisfactorily only through collectivism. The socialist society based on collectivism is indeed the most advanced and advantageous society congenial to the independent nature of human being.

 

The imperialists are leaving no stone unturned in order to arrest the aspiration of humankind after socialism and stamp it out. In the closing years of the last century socialism experienced a temporary setback owing to the mean tricks employed by the imperialist forces to overthrow socialism, including bribing of the renegades of socialism.

 

The fact that the imperialists are trying hard to wipe out socialism proves the superiority of socialism over capitalism. If capitalism is superior to socialism, they will have no need to make desperate efforts to destroy the latter by employing all kinds of methods such as military arbitrariness, psychological warfare and economic blockade. For fear of the fact that the world capitalist system will be totally crumbled by the attraction and influence of socialism in case the socialist countries are left as they are, they are resorting to every possible means and methods.

 

This notwithstanding, the more desperate efforts they make the stronger the struggle becomes to defend and advance socialism. The trend of aspiration for socialism is conspicuous in Latin America, too, which has been called a “quite backyard” of the United States.

 

In April 1992, 70 political parties aspiring to socialism, including communist and workers’ parties of the world, signed and made public the Pyongyang Declaration “Let us defend and advance the cause of socialism.” This served as a historic momentum which dealt a heavy blow at the imperialists who had dreamt of “complete end of socialism on this planet,” availing themselves of the collapse of socialism in some countries, and which made it possible to advance the world socialist movement along a new orbit. The number of political parties that signed the Pyongyang Declaration saw an increase of over 270. The socialist cause, the independent cause of the people, has broken through the passing crisis and made fresh strides, bringing about a great change in the political circles of the world.

 

The realities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea demonstrating its dignified appearance as an invincible bulwark which opposes imperialism and staunchly defends the cause of socialism instill great confidence and courage in the minds of the peoples throughout the world. True to the Songun politics administered by leader Kim Jong Il, the Korean people are resolutely frustrating the anti-socialist offensive of imperialism by directing great efforts to the buildup of self-defensive forces and, at the same time, pushing forward their drive to build a great, prosperous and powerful socialist country.

 

The cause of socialism will continue to make a vigorous advance towards the complete victory.

September 18th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Since WPK Conference

Kim Jong Il provides field guidance to construction site of Huichon Power Station

Since WPK Conference

A little more than one year has passed since the Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held in September 2010. What has taken place in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over the period is in the limelight of the world community. It is because in the past a party conference would always be followed by events of great significance.

 

The WPK would call a conference, when necessary, between the intervals of Party congress in order to either discuss urgent issues concerning its lines and policies, strategy and tactics or decide organizational issues. It called its first conference in March 1958.

 

In those days, the Chollima Workteam Movement, was sweeping the whole country as a campaign to educate the working people in socialist ideology and bring about innovations in economic construction by giving free rein to mass heroism. The movement resulted in such miracles that the Korean working people rolled 120 000 tons of steel plate by using a blooming mill with a 60 000-ton capacity and produced 270 000 tons of pig iron at a blast furnace with a 190 000-ton capacity.

 

The Party conference held in this situation put forth specific tasks of the Five-Year Plan (1957-1961) for laying the foundations of industrialization and the ways to implementing them, and adopted relevant decisions. The conference opened up a bright vista for the Korean people and instilled greater confidence and courage into them.

 

After the conference the DPRK further promoted the drive to transform the relations of production in urban and rural areas along socialist lines, thus finishing the agricultural cooperativization in August that year to be followed by the completion of socialist transformation of private handicraft economy and individual trade and commerce. Consequently, a socialist system was established in Korea. The above-said movement was launched more vigorously throughout the country to carry out the Five-Year Plan ahead of schedule, with the result that eye-opening achievements were made in the overall economic construction, including the establishment of heavy industry centers based on machine-building industry.

 

The WPK called its second conference in October 1966.

 

The conference adopted as its decision the line of simultaneously carrying on the building up of the economy and defense under such grave situation that the US became ever more pronounced in its moves for aggression, giving rise to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Incident of Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam.

 

All the Korean people turned out in implementing the WPK’s line to the letter.

 

Rapid progress was made in industrial production during the period of the First Seven-Year Plan; by the end of the plan the DPRK was in a position to turn out in only 12 days the goods manufactured in one year of 1944 before Korea’s liberation. The Korean people carried out the historic tasks of industrialization in a matter of 14 years (1957-1970), thus striking the world with admiration.

 

The DPRK made marked achievements in the defense upbuilding as well, thus consolidating its defense capabilities in every way. The fact is well proved by the following incidents: In January 1968 the US armed spy ship Pueblo was captured while intruding into the territorial waters of the DPRK. EC-121, a large US espionage plane, was shot down in April 1969. Whenever such incidents happened, the US made much ado as if to start a war at once by deploying huge armed forces including nuclear aircraft carriers around the Korean Peninsula. Their attempts, however, ended in failure every time, overpowered by determined will and inexhaustible military power of the DPRK, which returns retaliation for “retaliation” and all-out war for all-out war.

 

These facts foretell a new event in the DPRK, in that the third conference of the WPK was held in September 2010.

 

The new event may be that the DPRK will open the gates of a prosperous and powerful country in 2012, marking the centenary of birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the founding father of socialist Korea.

 

As a matter of fact, Korea is registering miraculous economic achievements with each passing day after WPK conference.

 

In December 2010 the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex perfected a new steel-making system of using no cokes and is now normalizing its production on a high track. Coal gasification projects have been brought to completion, thus mass-producing fertilizers by relying on coal abundant in the country. The Huichon Ryonha General Machine factory, a producer of high-performance CNC machine tools, has facelifted itself into a plant of green architecture type. The construction of the Huichon Power Station, a gigantic project which would take more than ten years, is nearing its completion, only three years after its groundbreaking. The Pyongyang Wheat Flour Processing Factory and other factories of light industry, including foodstuffs, textiles and garments, have been reconstructed on a modern basis, opening up an avenue to bring about a fresh turn in improving the people’s standard of living. Fish farms breeding sturgeon, rainbow trout and other are fished and large-size fruit farms have been set up in several parts of the country.

 

New achievements are being in the sectors of cutting-edge technologies, including IT, bioengineering and nano technology, on the basis of experience of having held supremacy of CNC technology.

 

The construction of modern dwelling houses including 100 000 flats in Pyongyang, road-building, landscaping and other land management work are in full swing in all parts of the country, with the result that the country is facelifting its appearance as befits a prosperous and powerful nation.

 

The international community will witness a new event that the Korean people open the gates of a thriving nation 2012 under the leadership of the WPK.

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Kim Jong Suk and Her Career

Kim Jong Suk and Her Career

Sixty two years have already passed since Kim Jong Suk, a woman general of the DPRK, passed away (September 22, 1949). She did not live long (1917-1949), but she still lives in the hearts of the Korean people and progressive humankind.

 

 

 

Life filled with Loyalty

 

 

 

Kim Jong Suk devoted her all for the personal safety and good health of President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), founding father of socialist Korea and pioneer of the cause of global independence.

 

Born into a patriotic family when Korea was under the Japanese military occupation, she joined the revolutionary struggle against Japanese imperialism led by Kim Il Sung, and regarded it as the mission she had assumed for her country and fellow people to defend him at all costs, respecting him as the destiny of her country and as the sun of her nation.

 

In late June 1940 the guerilla unit commanded by Kim Il Sung was about to cross a river in the outskirt of Dashahe. There and then, Japanese soldiers, who were pursuing them stealthily occupied a height and suddenly opened fire. The commander ordered his men an immediate charge towards the height. At the risk of his own life, he was commanding the battle on a rock, when some enemy soldiers stole up on him with their rifles aimed him. At this critical moment, Kim Jong Suk, who was mindful of his personal safety all the time, spotted them, and shielded him with her own body, shooting the enemy soldiers at the same time. This was not the first time she defended Kim Il Sung at the risk of her own life. At the battles she fought alongside him, including those at the Fusong county town (August 1936) and at Hongqihe (March 1940), she defended him with her own body.

 

Her effort to defend Kim Il Sung did not change even after the country’s liberation. She directed her meticulous concern to reinforcing the unit that was looking after Kim Il Sung’s personal safety, and she herself defended him as a sentry without a relief.

 

She did her best to support Kim Il Sung’s ideas and lines and carry them out. During the anti-Japanese struggle, she once witnessed the head of a secret camp finding fault with their Commander’s ideas and liens and neglecting to implement them. Unable to withstand it, she dealt a decisive counterblow at his misguided view there and then.

 

She performed with credit all the tasks Kim Il Sung had given her, thus contributing greatly to bringing his plans to fruition.

 

In the autumn of 1939, Kim Il Sung gave her the task of making hundreds of guerilla uniforms within some days. Though the available sewing machine were not worthy of mentioning, she, together with a few woman guerillas, worked tenaciously in a forest, even forgoing sleep, thus implementing the order ahead of schedule.

 

In the summer of 1937, after rounding off her underground work at a place called Taoquanli, she was to embark on political work in another place under Kim Il Sung’s order. It was not long since she had been released from enemy prison, and the life behind bars told her health. Though her colleagues said that she should leave after recuperating or others could go there in her place, she left to perform her task, saying in the following vein: If I were to delay performing a task given by the Commander or push it off onto someone else on the excuse of my poor health, how can I call myself a revolutionary who fight devotedly for the Commander?

 

 

 

Life Filled with Patriotism

 

 

 

Kim Jong Suk’s career was that of a genuine patriot.

 

Having felt to the marrow of her bones the misery of a ruined nation after her birth, she joined the sacred struggle for her country’s liberation in her teens.

 

She prepared herself as a steadfast fighter during her underground struggle and activities in guerilla zone before enrolling herself as a soldier of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army in September 1935. For over ten years since then until the day of Korea’s liberation (August 15, 1945) from the Japanese military occupation, she fought with arms in her hand.

 

In the days of the arduous anti-Japanese war, she displayed outstanding military wisdom and stratagem, unexcelled courage and pluck and mysterious marksmanship, thus achieving heroic exploits. In appreciation of her extraordinary services in the spring counteroffensive in 1938, Commander Kim Il Sung awarded her a gold ring.

 

She always stood in the van of her fellow guerillas, training them with her own personal examples to be fighters possessed of ardent love of their motherland and fellow people and unbreakable faith and willpower. During military and political training, she would become a teacher of recruits, awakening them to the truth of the revolution and teaching them the key to becoming a crackshot. In the days of getting ready for the final offensive for the liberation of the country she parachuted ahead of others during air-borne training, thus encouraging them to learn the art of modern warfare.

 

The contributions she rendered to the building a country after Korea’s liberation are also great.

 

She visited the Pothong River improvement project site, textile mills, fishermen’s villages, iron works and railway reconstruction sites, construction site of Kim Il Sung University-the first one of its kind in Korea-and many other places, inspiring the people to the building of a new society. During the four years after country’s liberation till the last day of her life she visited hundreds of units on 700 occasions.

 

As she was specially concerned with army building, she visited the Pyongyang Institute, military academies, and infantry, tank and air force units, making great services to laying a solid military foundation of a new country by developing the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army into the Korean People’s Army, regular armed forces.

 

At long last, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a people’s country she had so wished for, was founded on September 9, 1948.

 

Kim Jong Suk’s career devoted to the liberation of her motherland and the building of a new country will shine forever together with the DPRK.

 

 

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