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Communist Party of the Philippines on DPRK’s Anti-US Defiance in Launching Rocket

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for successfully defying the US-led campaign of imperialist countries and their puppet states to stop it from launching a rocket to bring a civilian satellite into space to upgrade its communication and scientific infrastructure.

“After months of diplomatic, economic, political and military pressure exerted on the DPRK by the US-led imperialist countries, the DPRK defied all imperialist threats and today launched the Unha-3 rocket auspiciously timed to mark the 100th birth anniversary of its revolutionary anti-imperialist leader and first president Kim Il-Sung on April 16,” said the CPP.

The launch, however, was not a complete success as the DPRK announced that the rocket failed to break the earth’s atmosphere. The CPP pointed out that even the most advanced capitalist countries have encountered rocket-launch failures in the past, including the mid-flight explosion of the US Challenger Space Shuttle in 1986. Read the rest of this entry

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Korea Resilient! Socialism in Democratic Korea

This article originally appeared on the blog Return to the Source (R2TK). While I often disagree with much of the analysis put forward by that blog’s author, I have decided to post his work on the topic because as I have said before, when the left, especially the white “left”, discusses the DPRK they often attack it subjectively, with imperialist propaganda and even downright Orientalist and white supremacist views.

Groups guilty of this include the Kasama Project and International Socialist Organization. Beyond these organizations many individual Maoists, Trotskyists, Marxist-Leninists and anarchists use the same tactics. These groups and individuals do the same thing when examining Libya. What all of this ultimately exposes is that these individuals and organizations objectively stand with imperialism and white power against the oppressed peoples of the Earth. Read the rest of this entry

Korea Stands Strong: Kim Jong-Il in Context

The following is from Fight Back! News, the official organ of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Marxist-Leninist) in the United States. 

The morning of Dec. 19 started like a normal Monday for the Korean staff at the Hae Dang Hwa restaurant in Beijing. The greeting staff welcomed hungry customers at the front door, the chefs began prepping their fine selection of kimchi and other Korean dishes and the waitresses and waiters began taking down orders for their guests. All of that changed when a China Daily reporter mentioned in a conversation with a waitress that Kim Jong-Il, the head of state for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), had died that morning of a heart attack. In minutes, the entire Korean staff – from the waiters to the chefs in the kitchen – broke down in tears and, after apologizing to the customers, closed the restaurant early for the day so they could grieve the national tragedy together.

Several thousand miles away in Pyongyang, mass sorrow like that experienced in this Beijing restaurant took the swept the capital as men, women and children – from the most esteemed party official to the steel worker – took to the streets to mourn Kim’s death. Read the rest of this entry