Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Women Cross the DMZ protest anti DPRK Vancouver Meeting “A naval blockade is not diplomacy,

Tim Shorrock Report in Nation

“We feel it’s really important to hold these foreign ministers to account,” Christine Ahn, the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, the prime mover behind the “Vancouver Women’s Forum,” told The Nation. 

“The countries that sent soldiers, doctors, and nurses to Korea as part of the US-controlled UN Command also have a responsibility to finally end the Korean War.”

“A naval blockade is not diplomacy,” added Ewa Eriksson-Fortier, a Swedish member of Women Cross DMZ who spent 30 years with the International Red Cross, including two years in 2008 and 2009 as the Head of Country Delegation in Pyongyang. Many communities in North Korea, Eriksson-Fortier said, “still basically live without proper water and sanitation.” 

The new UN sanctions, particularly the restrictions on oil shipments, will impact those communities by limiting their ability to transport food, take people to hospitals, and use machinery needed to dig out river beds flooded with mud and silt caused by deforestation, she said.

“I see the oil embargo as extremely worrying,” she said in an interview from Vancouver. “Our task is to have a broad dialogue with different countries with a history in Korea.” She added, “I believe the Canadian government is sincere in their intent to promote a peaceful resolution.” Sweden, which with Switzerland runs the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission created in 1953 to supervise the armistice, also sent a deputy foreign minister to Canada.


USA: Bannon gets grand jury subpoena from Mueller

The New York Times reports that Bannon was issued a subpoena last week and it is “the first time Mr. Mueller is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trump’s inner circle.”

Other Trump associates have testified either before the grand jury or directly to investigators without needing to be subpoenaed, and the Times writes that

 “it was not clear why Mr. Mueller treated Mr. Bannon differently than the dozen administration officials who were interviewed in the final months of last year and were never served with a subpoena.”

South Korean Authorities Should Not Be Dreaming : Jong Kyong Sik, Section Chief of National Reunification Institute

The happy environment for the north-south reconciliation, created by the great magnanimity and initiative measures taken by the DPRK, has greatly excited all the Koreans including those in the south.

The international community is also positively appreciating the efforts made by the north and the south, hoping to see the trend of detente persisting on the Korean Peninsula.

At this time, ill-boding remarks chilling the atmosphere for reconciliation are heard from south Korea, upsetting the people.

That was uttered by the south Korean chief executive at the new year press briefing.

The south Korean chief executive said that the beginning of the south-north dialogue can be described as the effect made by the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure and President Trump played a big role, showing his willingness to express thanks to him. 

He even made such rubbish that the north was led to dialogue to open up the chapter for "the north's denuclearization", not for the improvement of the south-north relations.

He said that he would not be so weak as to only pursue dialogue with the north. Saying the start of the dialogue does not mean the solution to "north's nuclear issue", he vowed to keep step with the international community in applying sanctions and not to alleviate the sanctions of its own accord.

Through his remarks that the improvement of the ties with the north must accompany the solution of the "north's nuclear issue", he openly disclosed his dirty intention.

The "solution of the north's nuclear issue" touted by him is the revised version of the "north's nuclear dismantlement".

Saying that dialogue should never be held for the mere form's sake, the chief executive even made such ignorant and unreasonable remarks that summit can be possible only when preconditions are set and expected results are certain.

His coarse invectives made us think how can he be so ruthless and ignorant of his dialogue partner even though his position is so poor as to read the face of his master.

It is known to all that the U.S. is putting pressure on the south Korean authorities, saying that the improvement of the north-south ties unhelpful to the "north's nuclear dismantlement" would be meaningless, being much upset by the upcoming north-south dialogue, even though it is outwardly voicing "support" and "welcome".

It is needless to say that the new year press briefing of the south Korean chief executive was to curry favor with his discontent master.

It is by no means accidental that media at home and abroad deride the south Korean chief executive's attitude as the one helping to learn the state of mind of the U.S.

It is the obligation of human being to respond favor with favor and sincerity in kind.

This is exactly the case for the north and south authorities who have just begun to kindle the flame for reconciliation and improvement of the relations from the phase of worst confrontation.

The present south Korean chief executive's attitude casts doubt as to his intent to improve the north-south ties and build confidence.

To claim to hold talks which can only be successful is little short of hoping for a meal without cooking it.

Only when talks are held, can there be joint statement and joint press release and can there be an agreement both sides share. This is a common sense.

People ask without dissenting voice if he is truly "president" who hopes for results and success first, before sitting face to face with each other.

What should be respected, one's face or results for the nation, at a time when the nation is about to sit together for betterment.

Dialogue partners have to sit together first to make sincere efforts to produce good results. But the south Korean chief executive said that talks can be held only when results are expected.

How can he be viewed as having proper stand toward the settlement of north-south relations.

Trump said that the north-south dialogue has become possible thanks to the international sanctions and pressure spearheaded by the U.S. 

The south Korean chief executive expressed gratitude to Trump and pledged to lead the north-south talks to the DPRK-U.S. talks for the "north's nuclear dismantlement". 

His brownnosing attitude is something beyond imagination.

Therefore, it can be viewed that the south Korean authorities' approach to let the DPRK take part in the Winter Olympics is in the end aimed to induce the DPRK into responding to its demand, while looking far into the "north's nuclear dismantlement" rather than the issue of the north-south ties.

We have made all efforts for the high-level talks and other things in the direction of having everything, wished by the south Korean authorities regarding our participation in the Winter Olympics, settled out of the sincere willingness to improve the north-south ties in line with the ardent expectation and wish of all Koreans.

Now is the first process for improving the north-south ties and building confidence and, therefore, this should be valued.

After making good first step, one should make efforts to solve something possible one by one on the principle of mutual respect while building confidence with each other so that both sides can have good feelings.

But the south Korean authorities have an axe to grind, hoping to eat corn without teeth.

Not content with advertising the north-south dialogue as the result of sanctions and pressure and as "successes" derived by them, the south Korean authorities who announced to postpone the joint military exercises with the U.S. are now bringing into waters off south Korea and its vicinity the U.S. strategic assets like nuclear carrier task force timed for the holding of the Winter Olympics, an occasion for the north and south to sit together and open up a chapter for peace, thereby deliberately straining the situation.

What could be the reason behind such military act?

We have met all the demands raised by them, out of sincerity and magnanimity. Now they are going arrogant, with their head raised.

This proves that the south Korean authorities are not concerned for the interests and demands of the nation but they are a group of pro-U.S. traitors who are only keen on currying favor with their master and keeping their power even at the sacrifice of the Winter Olympics and the valuable sprout of the improvement of the north-south ties.

The south Korean chief executive should not be dreaming.

We will as ever strive to improve the north-south ties but will never remain an on-looker to sordid acts of chilling the efforts.

Everything is now at the beginning.

They should know that train and bus carrying our delegation to the Olympics are still in Pyongyang.

They should discard the impudent idea that someone will cook meal and feed them. One has to cook one's own meal.

The south Korean authorities had better ponder over what unfavorable results may be entailed by their impolite behavior.

Brüder Seht Die Rote Fahne - Brothers see the Red Flag - Hannes Wader

2018 Forward to the Struggle for Democracy and Socialism - For Marxism Leninism Maoism

Red Salute to Lenin - Luxemburg- Liebknecht-Demonstration, Berlin (14.1.2018)

Lenin - Luxemburg- Liebknecht-Demonstration, Berlin the best way to start to the year of struggle

Irish republican ex-POW Pádraic MacCoitir stands with Ahed Tamimi

MacCoitir’s statement:

I remember well the early days of 1969 and like many others I never imagined the struggle to last as long as it is- without success so far.

Boys and girls were killed and indeed the first person I saw being shot dead was Desy Healy who was killed by a British soldier while throwing a sauce bottle during a riot on the day the Brits brought in Internment in August 71.

During that particular period of Internment some schoolboys, the youngest being 15, were interned.

Also in Leana an Duin Julie Livingstone was shot dead when a cowardly Britush soldier fired a plastic bullet at her. This was in May 81 during the hunger strike and during a period when many other children were killed and injured when hit with that lethal weapon.

We are seeing this on a daily basis in Palestine and the most famous of those imprisoned is Ahed Tamimi who’s just 15. 

Ahed has seen a lot in her short life with relatives being killed, wounded and imprisoned. The zionist regime totally ignore the criticism being levelled at them so it’s important we add our voices to the injustice being levelled against the Palestinian people.



Monday, January 15, 2018

Marxism Leninism Maoism with J.Moufawad- Paul

Democracy and Class Struggle appreciates the work of J Moufawad - Paul but we read him critically and we stress unlike J Moufawad- Paul the continuity of MLM with the new Soviet Philosophy of the 1930's and the Maoist theory of contradiction we have also pointed out in past the Leninist origins of the Mass Line.

J Moufawad Paul correctly says the mass line and a new non commandist conception of the revolutionary party along with protracted peoples war and cultural revolution are central to Marxism Leninism Maoism.

Therefore we appreciate his thought and contributions but by reading or listening to him critically we can better advance Marxism Leninism Maoism.

Sharpen your own Marxism Leninism Maoism by reading and criticising J Moufawad Paul in the true spirit of what Mao called communist largeness of mind.

Korea: Barrier of Mistrust and Confrontation Should Be Demolished by Pak Chol Jun in Rodong Sinmun

The new policy for improving the relations between the north and the south, clarified by respected Supreme Leader 

Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address, is a brilliant embodiment of the Juche-based line for national reunification which the DPRK has consistently maintained and a revelation of his noble patriotic will to write a new history of national reunification by the concerted efforts  of the Korean nation itself.

It is the most positive policy for reunification as it correctly reflects the immensely increased comprehensive national strength of the DPRK, strategic structure on the Korean Peninsula dramatically changed by it, the prevailing situation and the ever-growing desire for reunification.

The issue of easing the acute military tension between the north and the south and creating a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula, the issue of positively establishing a climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification and the issue for the authorities in the north and the south to hold aloft the banner of national independence serve as a precious guideline that should be held fast to in defusing the tensions and improving the inter-Korean relations at present.

The recent north-south high-level talks, held under this new policy, proved again that there is no problem unsolvable if the north and the south pool their efforts.

Now is the time for the north and the south to have sincere discussion on the issue of improving their relations and seek a way out for the nation in a bold manner by the concerted efforts.

The issue of improving inter-Korean relations is an important matter to be solved by the concerted efforts of not only the authorities but also the entire nation.

We will open the door of dialogue, contact and travel to anyone in south Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, if they truly want national reconciliation and unity.