Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Victory of the Korean People

Statement from the New Communist Party of Britain

25th July 2009

On 27th July 1953 the guns fell silent on the Korean peninsula. US imperialism and its lackeys had been defeated. The Korean people, led by Kim Il Sung and the Workers Party of Korea, had preserved the independence of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and forced the greatest imperialist country in the world to the armistice table.
The heroism of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean people had beaten off the might of US imperialism and its satellites.
The imperialists had hoped to smash Korean socialism in 1950. Their legions believed that carpet bombing and terror would crush the spirit of the Korean revolution that had liberated the country from Japanese colonialism. They were proved wrong.
American imperialism. flying the false flag of the United Nations, believed that Democratic Korea could be isolated and crushed. But the socialist world rallied to assist the Korean people in their just struggle. The Korean people did not stand alone. The Chinese Volunteers and the assistance from the Soviet Union and the People’s Democracies of eastern Europe was a concrete demonstration of proletarian internationalism while the peace movement across the world, not least in Britain and the United States, exposed the crimes of the imperialists and mobilised world public opinion to end the war.
But the consequences of the Korean war remain unresolved. Though the Americans had pledged to end the partition of Korea to end the fighting Korea remains cruelly divided and the DPR Korea continues to be subjected to a US embargo in breach of international law.
Throughout his life Kim Il Sung worked tirelessly to fulfil the dream of the entire Korean nation for the peaceful re-unification of the country. His proposal for a reunified Confederal Democratic Republic of Koryo based on the principle of “one country/two systems” remains on the table. Korean leader Kim Jong Il has striven to normalise relations with the south Korean authorities to end tension on the peninsula and pave the way to reunification.
All these efforts have been thwarted by US imperialism that seeks to retain south Korea as a protectorate and military base as part of their efforts to dominate the region. Americans imperialism reneged on their commitments forcing the DPR Korea to resume its nuclear research. American imperialism stepped up its military threats and economic blockade forcing the DPR Korea to develop and test its own independent nuclear deterrent.
Now US imperialism stands isolated and exposed. The DPR Korea has stood firm breaking the diplomatic and economic embargo in the 1990s and the people have closed ranks around the Workers Party of Korea with renewed determination to defend their independence and socialist system.
Today communists throughout the world join their Korean comrades in reflection on the anniversary of the victory of the Fatherland Liberation War to pay tribute to the sacrifice made by the generations before us in the struggle for socialism and the emancipation of the working class.

Andy Brooks
General Secretary
New Communist Party of Britain

Joint Letter on the Korean War

Comrade Kim Jong Il
General Secretary, Workers’ Party of Korea
Chairman of National Defence Commission, DPRK
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

25th July 2009 (Juche 98)

Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il,

Our organisations participating in this celebration to mark the 56th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and the historic victory of the Korean people send you the warmest congratulations and heartfelt best wishes.

The Korean War was an illegal war of aggression organised by the US imperialists under the flag of the United Nations. US imperialism is the most barbaric force that humanity has encountered, armed to the teeth with nuclear and other weapons and operating on the fascist dictum "might makes right". It seeks to blackmail any people who affirm their collective right to existence, just as the DPRK is leading the Korean people in doing.

Just as hundreds of millions of people opposed the US-led illegal war of aggression against the Korean people in 1950, so today the working class and people of Britain, as well as all the peace loving people of the world, must not permit Anglo-US imperialism to justify another Korean War.

We participating organisations, on behalf of all democratic forces in Britain, are indeed proud to be called Friends of Korea. We declare our great admiration for the historic victory of the Korean people, and the heroic advance in rebuilding their country, and in their fervent aspiration to once again reunify the Korean Peninsula under the precept of “By our nation itself”. We also celebrate on this occasion your tireless and peerless work, your leadership, and the collective spirit of the whole Korean people under your guidance in defending their socialist system and fighting for complete freedom and independence.

We expresses our utmost confidence that the Korean people through their own efforts will oust the US occupation troops from the south of their country, and reunify their country through their own efforts, peacefully and without outside interference.

We regard the Korean people’s victories as our victories, as we struggle for the same ideals and against the same enemies. As ever, we assure our comrades in the DPRK that we fight shoulder to shoulder with them in their struggles now and in the future also.

With warmest fraternal regards

Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea
UK Korean Friendship Association
New Communist Party of Britain
Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Socialist Labour Party

Friday, July 17, 2009

A sinister game in China

The hidden hand of US intelligence was seen in the attempt to destabilise Iran in the wake of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic. Now the imperialist lie machine has gone into full swing over the riots in Xinjiang.
All sorts of nonsense is being parroted by the BBC and the American media about Xinjiang which has been a part of China since 60 BC. . They claim that the Uygur people are represented by the largely fictitious “World Uygur Congress” and not the people’s government of the region. We’re told that Xinjiang is being flooded with Chinese immigrants and that mainly Muslim Uygur people are oppressed and clamouring for independence.
What they don’t say is that separatist groups, connected to imperialism, have been waging a terror campaign against the people’s government of Xinjiang and that they were clearly behind the riots that have so far caused 184 deaths, most of them Han Chinese victims of Uygur racist violence. Thousands more have been injured, hundreds of vehicles burnt, shops looted and other public facilities destroyed in the regional capital, Urumqi. Fortunately the firm action of the Chinese government has restored calm and security to Urumqi and the rest of Xinjiang
The “World Uygur Congress” (WUC) was set up in Munich in 2004 as a coalition of a number of anti-communist √©migr√© groups including the Uygur American Association and the “East Turkestan National Congress”. It was funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, whose main sponsor was US Congress and it is led by Rebiya Kadeer, who likes to be called the “spiritual mother” of the Uygurs.
Others have different opinion. Ismail Amat, the former chairman of the Xinjiang regional government, called her the “scum” of the Uygur community last weekend. The “spiritual mother” has a revealing past. Though of alleged humble origins she started off as a petty exploiter, denounced during the Cultural Revolution and then rising to riches during the reforms of Deng Xiaoping. In the early 1990s she was worth millions, running businesses in China, Russia and Kazakhstan and was named by Forbes magazine in 1995 as the eighth richest in People’s China.
Her introduction to open subversion came through her second husband Sidik Rouzi, who fled to America in 1996 where he works for “Radio Free Asia”, an American propaganda station set up by the CIA in 1950 to broadcast lies to the people’s republics of Asia. And her downfall came when she was arrested and jailed in 1999 on charges of harming national security and leaking state secrets. She left for the United States shortly after she was released on medical grounds in 2005. Kadeer has met former United States President George Bush in June 2007 and British Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in October the same year.
There is no doubt that the riots were plotted by Uygur separatists outside the country to split the unity of different ethnic groups in the region. The ring-leaders were attempting to provoke ethnic violence between the Uygur and the Han Chinese as part of their campaign for “independence”. The real agenda, which the Tibetan Dalai Lama clique also serves, is to break-up China and establish weak client successor states for plunder by imperialism and the big corporations. US President Barack Obama can strut around the world posing as the humane face of capitalism for all he likes but behind the scenes it’s business as usual for American imperialism.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Communists condemn OSCE resolution

Joint Statement of communist and workers’ parties
We strongly condemn the adoption on 3 July, 2009 at the regular Parliamentary Assembly session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vilnius (Lithuania) of a new anti-communist resolution titled «Divided Europe Reunited» which contains a gross distortion of history and denies the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over fascism. The resolution equates communism and fascism. Those who do so fail to remember that it was the Soviet Union that made the largest contribution to the liberation of Europe from fascism. The authors of the resolution -those falsifiers of history- pretend to have forgotten who gave away Czechoslovakia in 1938 in Munich which led to the elimination of the state independence of the country and to the fascist enslavement of the Czech and Slovak peoples.

Those who voted for the adoption of this resolution actually justify and encourage “a witch-hunt” against communists in several countries of the OSCE where communists are persecuted, their youth organisations prohibited and the parties prosecuted for the use of their traditional symbols.

Furthermore, the resolution offers great opportunities for the prosecution of communist ideology and the adoption of measures against communist parties.

At the same time, we witness the actual rehabilitation of the Nazis in a number of countries, including the country that hosted this session of the OSCE PA.

We cannot allow anyone to insult the memory of anti-fascists, participants in the Resistance movement, who lost their lives in the fight against Nazism.

The aggravation of anti-communism in Europe is not a transient phenomenon. It shows the fear of the ruling class over the exacerbation of the capitalist crisis and of the urgency of the demand to abolish capitalist exploitation and the need for fundamental society change acquire.

The working class, all workers, regardless of the extent of agreement or disagreement with the communists, must repulse decisively anti-communism bearers, as history has proven that anti-communist attacks foretell the onset of a general offensive against the social and democratic rights of the people.

Let us reply to the provocateurs and anti-communists through our joint struggle for workers' rights, for socialism.

PADS, Algeria
Communist Party of Argentina
Communist Party of Armenia
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Communist Party of Belarus
Workers' Party of Belgium
Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Bulgaria
Party of the Bulgarian Communists
Communist Party of Canada
Socialist Worker`s Party of Croatia
AKEL, Cyprus
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Denmark
Communist Party of Estonia
Communist Party of Finland
Unified Communist Party of Georgia
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Communist Workers' Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India [Marxist]
Tudeh Party of Iran
Iraqi Communist Party
Communist Party of Ireland
The Workers' Party of Ireland
Party of the Italian Communists
Party of the Communist Refoundation
Jordanian Communist Party
Socialist Party of Latvia
Lebanese Communist Party
Socialist Party of Lithuania
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Party of the Communists of Kirgizia
Communist Party of Macedonia
AKFM, Madagascar
Communist Party of Malta
Party of the Communists, Mexico
Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Communist Party of Pakistan
Peruan Communist Party
Philippine Communist Party -PKP 1930
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
Romanian Communist Party
Communist Party of Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Russian Communist Workers' Party – Revolutionary Party of Communists
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Party of the Communists of Serbia
Communist Party of Slovakia
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communist Party of Spain
Party of the Communists of Catalonia
Communist Party of Sri-Lanka
Communist Party of Sweden
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Union of Communists of Ukraine
Communist Party of Uruguay
Communist Party, USA
Communist Party of Venezuela

Other parties that also support the joint statement:

Pole of Communist Renaissance in France
Union do Povo Galego (UPG)