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Understanding North Korea

Latin American revolutionary & martyr Ernesto “Che” Guevara meeting with Kim Il-Sung, the founder of the DPRK

Given the current state of events with the death of the leader Democratic People’s Korea, Kim Jong-Il, the mainstream press, which is in the service of imperialist white power, have gone into overdrive in trying to instill fear and propaganda against both Kim and his country. As such, it is very important for those of us in the camp of world revolution to provide a counter to imperialist propaganda. What we need is a sober, truthful outlook on the tiny country of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka “North Korea”).

With that goal in mind I present the following article. It was originally written in March 3, 2007, by Canadian foreign policy analyst Stephen Gowans, on his blog What’s Left. You can get another analysis of the DPRK from the presentation “A Reality Check on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” given by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) Read the rest of this entry