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North Koreans celebrate newly anointed Kim Jong Eun

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A military parade marks the 65th anniversary of the ruling Worker's Party and honors the successor to Kim Jong Il.

Reporting from Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il presided over a military parade Sunday alongside his youngest son and eventual successor in a massive coming out party for the newly anointed and still-mysterious young heir.

Kim Jong Eun, believed to be 27, stood near his ailing father on a long rostrum overlooking tens of the thousands of civilian performers and goose-stepping troops in a special celebration broadcast on state television. Until last month, when he was promoted to four-star general at a special meeting of the ruling Workers' Party, Kim Jong Eun had never appeared by name or face in the North Korean press.


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National Democratic Front of the Philippines congratulates North Korea on 60th Anniversary

By Luis Jalandoni (NDFP)

Comrade Kim Jong Il
General Secretary
Workers’ Party of Korea
Pyongyang Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Dear Comrade Kim Jong Il,

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), including the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army and 15 other allied revolutionary organizations, extends its most heartfelt congratulations to you and the heroic people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the auspicious occasion of the 60th founding anniversary of the DPRK.

 We join you and the people of DPRK in recollecting the immortal feats of Comrade President Kim Il Sung, such as:

    * Founding the people’s revolutionary government in the guerrilla bases amidst the flames of the anti-Japanese struggle;
    * Leading the people’s revolutionary government after the liberation;
    * Laying down the line of building the country for founding a democratic people’s republic suited to the desire of the Korean people;
    * Leading the founding of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea in February 1947;
    * Organizing the Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea in Pyongyang In April 1948 at a time when the US imperialists and their stooges intensified their schemes to divide the nation;
    * Proclaiming the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on September 9, 1948.

The Filipino people who have been waging a 40-year-old armed revolutionary struggle against US imperialism and local reactionaries, to achieve national sovereignty and genuine democracy, join you in celebrating the great historical event of the Founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The NDFP congratulates you, the Workers’ Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK for defeating the war of aggression of US imperialism and firmly upholding and defending your national sovereignty and territorial integrity against numerous malicious schemes of US imperialism and its cohorts.

At a time when the world’s peoples valiantly struggle against the imperialist wars of aggression and plunder, the firm and unwavering stand of the DPRK to uphold and defend its national sovereignty is a source of inspiration to the revolutionary and anti-imperialist forces in the Philippines and throughout the world.

Long Live the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea!
Long live the great legacy and indelible memory of Comrade Kim Il Sung!
Long live the Workers’ Party of Korea!
Long live the international solidarity of the world’s peoples!

On behalf of the National Council of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:

LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

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Birthday Greetings Of Makibaka To Comrade Kim Jong Il

By Coni Ledesma
Makibaka International Spokesperson
Utrecht, the Netherlands

MAKIBAKA, a revolutionary organization of Filipino women and an allied organization in the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), extends warmest birthday greetings to Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea.

From his early years, Comrade Kim Jong Il has been involved in revolutionary work to build and strengthen the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He took over the reins of government after the death of his father, Kim Il Sung. Under his leadership, the Korean people have continued to build Korea as a strong nation, uphold and defend its independence and sovereignty, overcome natural disasters and persevere in building socialism.

He has earned the love and respect of the Korean people because of his continued efforts to safeguard the gains of the revolution and build a better world for them. His untiring efforts at working for the peaceful reunification of Korea answer the long cherished dream of the Korean people.

The Korean women appreciate the achievements of their nation under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Il.

We wish Comrade Kim Jong Il many more fruitful years of service to the people.

Long live Comrade Kim Jong Il!
Long live the Korean People!
Long live the solidarity between the Filipino people and Korean people!

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CPP congratulates DPRK for nuke breakthrough

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the people and government of the Democratic People's Republic for successfully and safely carrying out its first-ever nuclear test and hailed the successful test as a “militant assertion of national sovereignty and the right of an independent country to develop its own powerful self-reliant defense capability amidst constant efforts by the US to impose its imperialist hegemony over the world, maintain its monopoly of nuclear weapons along with a few other powerful countries, and subvert the sovereign will of the DPRK.”

Yesterday, the DPRK government announced that it has successfully carried out an underground test of its nuclear weapons, developed after four decades of painstaking self-reliant efforts, “with 100% of sheer indigenous wisdom and technology… under secure conditions… at a stirring time when all the people of the country are making a great leap forward in the building of a great, prosperous, powerful socialist nation.” There were no reports of radiation leak from the test site. The announcement was met expectedly, however, with condemnation by the US government which called the test a “provocative act threatening international peace and stability.”

“The Filipino people and their revolutionary movement regard the DPRK nuclear test as a significant positive development in the effort of freedom-loving peoples the world over to challenge the US imposition of Pax Americana over the world, break the US and other big imperialist powers’ monopoly over nuclear weapons, and compel the world’s peoples to kneel before its hegemonic power,” said CPP spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal.

“Now, in the face of the DPRK's advance in scientific and technical knowhow with nuclear power, the US is significantly deterred from threatening and carrying out military strikes against the DPRK. The US is afraid that it can no longer try to bully the DPRK,” said Rosal. With the success of its first-ever nuclear weapons test, North Korea becomes the ninth country in the world to have nuclear weapons, along with the United States, Russia, France, China, Britain, India, Pakistan and Israel.

“Of course, US imperialism and other imperialist powers and their client states will condemn the DPRK’s nuclear breakthrough which broke their monopoly of nuclear weapons and confronts the imperialist-imposed pacifism that oppress and cause great hardships on the countries and peoples of the world,” said Rosal.

The CPP also regard the development of the DPRK's nuclear capability as an important breakthrough in fulfilling its energy requirements and further boosting its economic potential, aside from developing its capability to defend its national sovereignty.

“Contrary to imperialist propaganda, the strengthening of the nuclear capability of the DPRK does not pose a threat to other nations' sovereignty and to genuine world peace. In the past, the DPRK has shown respect for the independence of other countries in the same way that it wants the US to respect the sovereign will of the DPRK. The development of nuclear capability in the hands of independent countries that persist in the fight against US hegemonism and aggression realistically deters the US from using its nuclear weapons and military might to attack these countries, and is thus a positive factor in our common striving for genuine peace in the world,” added Rosal.

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Message Of Greetings On The Occasion Of The Birth Anniversary Of Comrade Kim Jong Il

By Luis G. Jalandoni
Chief International Representative
National Democratic Front of the Philippines

On behalf of the 17 revolutionary allied organizations of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Filipino people, the NDFP extends its warmest comradely greetings to Comrade Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the occasion of his birth anniversary on 16th February.

Born amid the flames of the struggle against the Japanese war of aggression and occupation, Comrade Kim Jong Il grew in an environment of intense struggle against imperialism and during the great undertaking of constructing socialism in his beloved Korea. Armed with the correct ideological and political principles, he has helped develop and strengthen the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean People's Army into a force that is ever-ready and capable to defeat any enemy that would attack and invade Korea and seek to reverse the victories of the Korean people.

Comrade Kim Jong Il’s trust in the Korean people has forged unity among the Party, the People’s Army and the Korean people. This unity continues to be an invincible force in facing the imperialist enemy and overcoming the effects of natural disasters.

Amidst the onslaught of political, economic and military attacks and threats of US imperialism, the Korean people, under the leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Il, have time and again defended Korea’s independence and national sovereignty. Not only have they determinedly countered these attacks and threats, they have defended the gains that the people and the Party won in their struggle against imperialism and reaction.

The struggle of the Korean people, like the struggle of the Filipino people, against imperialism is part of an ever-growing and intensifying international fight against imperialism and reaction. With every victory of the people, the enemy is weakened and international solidarity is forged and strengthened.

We join Comrade Kim Jong Il and the Korean people in their fervent aspiration for the peaceful reunification of their country under the banner of independence, peace and national unity.

Long live Comrade Kim Jong Il!
Long live the Korean people!
Long live international solidarity!


Comments

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is this a pisstake?

why on earth anyone would want to celebrate the nutbars that run North Korea is beyond me. Just cos the americans call the north korean regime a bunch of insane nutters, doesnt mean its not true. shoot the lot of them I say

one of these groups even congratulates the North Korean govt on obtaining a nuclear weapon. last time I checked the only purpose for a nuke was to incinerate several hundred thousand people all at the same time. now unless its a new type of nuke that only kills reactionaries, cops and capitalists then I cant see how a weapon of mass destruction is any use to a revolutionary movement.

if the philipino communist party think these DPRK nutters are part of the revolutionary struggle they are a teeny weeny bit misguided . .

This statement needs to be

This statement needs to be seen in the context that NDFP give solidarity statements to nearly any group or movement suffering from US imperialism.  For example the NDF has also expressed its solidarity to Cuba and Venezuela.  While North Korea has a pretty abysmal government, it is often overlooked that the country has been a victim of ugly US foreign policy, such as sanctions and the fact the country was bombed to smithereens by the US Military in the 1950s.  

The Philippines revolutionary movement should not be judged by this statement alone.  It should be judged by its many real successes in fighting for a more just and equal Philippines. It is a bit like how Hugo Chavez makes some unfortunate statements backing the Iranian or Chinese governments. However, anyone interested in social justice would defintely give Chavez's government credit for its social programmes that have greatly improved the lives of poor people in Venezuela and many other positive things his government has acheived in both domestic and foreign policy. 

Sison has had his photo taken

Sison has had his photo taken with some attractive women.  What is wrong with that?  There is no suggestion he has been unfaithful to his wife.  I imagine Mrs Sison would chop off his balls if he ever was.

Sison has hardly lived a life of luxury in exile in the Netherlands.  The government would not let him either work or receive welfare benefits so he had to rely on the charity of friends to survive.  The EU put him on a terrorism list and he spent several spells in prison while awaiting baseless terror charges that were eventually dropped. 

You are really joking!

Do you actually have any

Do you actually have any debating skills or is the best you can do posting links to questionable sources? 

RP rebels use child soldiers—UN

Questionable sources? So International Viewpoint, actual press releases from the CPP & the NDF, and actual photos are questionable sources? You are really joking!

Here's an article based on the findings of the United Nations. Another questionable source?

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/05/239523.php 

 

PS If you are mesmerised by or in love with the CPP and its front organizations then there is really nothing I can do to convince you otherwise. I think I have to rest my case. (You're a mental case)

Mate, you refer to the Digos

Mate, you refer to the Digos massacre - an event that no book on the CPP (even those written by right wingers or rejectionists) ever mentions.  The only mention I have found of the Digos massacre is on indymedia websites.  I spoke with a number of Filipino political activists from different parts of the Philippines left and they said that it was an even made up by the Philippines military to make the CPP look bad.  They found some bones and then claimed a massacre.

International Viewpoint is a sectarian Trotskyite publication that rips into the CPP based solely upon the fact they are Maoist leaning.  It is hardly a credible source.

As Auckland activist mentioned before, the CPP press releases on North Korea need to be seen in context.  It is the same as we don't judge Hugo Chavez completely on unfortunate statements he has made supporting the Iranian or Chinese governments. 

I notice someone spams posts all over the different indymedia sites condemning the CPP.  Is that you?  Is this a clumsy attempt by the Philippines government to try and weaken any international sympathy to the left in the Philippines? 

Digos massacre

If you haven't heard of Digos or Rano massacre, all you have to do is use Google to search for information. You said no book ever mentioned it? You are really kidding me. Here is what I found by using Google:

 

The Philippines: violations of the laws of war by both sides by Human Rights Watch (Organization).

 

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=6BuoSf8aN6EC&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=digos+rano+massacre&source=bl&ots=HoVmESjqFU&sig=TvfkbvsMlTahdfnGq3HsTsZBbgw&hl=en&ei=Spy5TPzjAYrRcZeskO8M&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=digos%20rano%20massacre&f=false

 

So whoever "Filipino political activists from different parts of the Philippines left" you have spoken to, if you indeed speak to them, don't have any credibility at all. And when you say "different parts of the Philippines left" I think you only mean the CPP and its front organizations, not the broad spectrum of the Left.

 

And if you still don't believe it happened, here are some photos: http://www.ohlookaforum.com/sick-pics-f22/topic6334.html  

 

 

And here are photos showing how bankrupt an ideology is Stalinism and its Asian variant, Maoism.

 

http://pittsburgh.indymedia.org/news/2009/04/30908.php  

 

But as I have told you, if you are in love with the CPP, there is nothing I can do to convince you. You only want to hear what you want hear, and see what you want to see.

 

Actually I will like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to expose the CPP to other readers.

 

 

Another book mentioning Digos Massacre

Here is another book mentioning Digos Massacre:

Organizing for democracy: NGOs, civil society, and the Philippine State
 By G. Sidney Silliman, Lela Garner Noble

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=0kUA0vs63KkC&pg=PA175&dq=digos+massa...

It looks like there isa problemwith the link to the article "RP rebels use child soldiers—UN"
so here's a new one:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/05/239523.php 

 

Maoist Foreign Policy

It still looks like there is a problem with the link to the article "RP rebels use child soldiers—UN"
so here's another attempt:  http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2010/05/15332.php

And here is another article exposing the bankruptcy of Maoism:

http://manila.indymedia.org/en/2008/12/1927.html

I'm not sure how criticising

I'm not sure how criticising something dumb the Chinese government did in the 1970s is meant to detract from the Philippines revolutionary forces and their longstanding fight against the Philippines Armed Forces and its death squads?

Also why do you keep on posting pictures of Joma Sison with attractive women as if it is something that is meant to make me lose respect for him. 

I would love to have my photo taken with Asia Agcaoili.  Wouldn't you? 

Joma Sison is a pseudo-feminist

Jose Maria Sison posing with Asia Agcaoili and Ara Mina is not as big an issue as Digos Massacre, and the NPA using minors against their fight with the AFP, and other human rights violations committed by the CPP-NPA (actually both sides are committing HR violations). However there are deeper issues involved.

One is hypocrisy. Joma Sison is a pseudo-feminist. I don't know why Gabriela Women's Party and its underground counterpart MAKIBAKA support such a person.

Another issue is inequality as Bulatlatan states:

"Apologists say comrades should give Prof. Jose Maria Sison aka Amado Guerrero or Armando Liwanag some slack. He has to socialize with friends and allies. One of his friends is Asia Agcaoili, known in Philippine showbiz as the outspoken sex guru.

Granted. But will the CPP allow the comrades in the guerrilla fronts to party with skimpily clad beautiful young women? Or will the leading organs impose disciplinary actions against the male comrades, the Red Fighters who have been away from their families to dare to struggle, dare to win the new democratic revolution?

This seems to be another example of an Animal Farm within our proletarian party. The partying in Utrecht goes against the grain of our organization's policy on relationship of the sexes. Indeed, the Chairman is more equal the rest of more mortals found in our veteran cadres.

Our Beloved Leader, our Fighters' Light and Beloved Warrior, is obviously beyond the reach of the policies he helped craft. Do as I say, not do as I do, as what one of contributors emphasized is the policy adopted by the Party vis-a-vis the Great Leader."

http://bulatlatan.multiply.com/photos/album/6/Partee_Party_animal_by_night

http://bulatlatan.multiply.com/journal/item/2/HEAVEN_AND_EARTH

http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1024&bih=586&q=as...

http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&biw=1024&bih=586&gbv=2&tbs=isch:1&...

CPP-NDF = Stalinist-Maoist thinking

If you think the Chinese government foreign policies under Mao are dumb, why does your beloved CPP-NDF is silent about this issue? Why are they silent in the issue of Pol Pot’s genocide? Why are they silent about the issue of dictatorial regime of Stalin? Why do they continue issuing statements praising Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il? I tell you answer, because they agree with them. They are the models of society that they will impose once they rule the Philippines.

The Latin American Left have prospered and are gaining power. The CPP-NDF remain stagnant. Why? It is because they stick to the Stalinist-Maoist thinking.