Bruce Cumings on the North Korean Economy

“My spirits brightened, however, when former Congressman Stephen Solarz, long interested in Korean affairs, found a ‘brilliant and breathtaking’ study by a CIA analyst and concluded it was for North Korea ‘what the Rosetta Stone was to ancient Egypt’. So rare and privileged was the author’s knowledge that it took him a decade to getContinue reading “Bruce Cumings on the North Korean Economy”

DPRK: Death of Fidel Castro Ruz Is Great Loss to Korean People

The death of Fidel Castro Ruz, an outstanding leader of the Cuban revolution, is a great loss to not only the Cuban people but also the Korean people fighting on the same front against the imperialists. The Korean people have highly respected Fidel Castro Ruz as a national hero of Cuba, outstanding leader of theContinue reading “DPRK: Death of Fidel Castro Ruz Is Great Loss to Korean People”

The DPRK On Race

The following is an editorial entitled, “The Idea of a Multinational, Multiracial Society Means Destruction of the Korean Nation” that ran on April 27, 2006 in Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Above it is a press release published in the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) aboutContinue reading “The DPRK On Race”

This Day in History: When Kim Il Sung Took Power

BY BRANDON K. GAUTHIER, OCTOBER 9, 2012 October 10 marks the anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), which guides the Korean people to always emerge victorious. – Korean Central News Agency[i]  Celebrated annually, authorities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) refer to October 10 as “Party Foundation Day.”  The Great Leader, Pyongyang contends, createdContinue reading “This Day in History: When Kim Il Sung Took Power”

White Power and apocalyptic cults: Pro-DPRK Americans revealed

American homegrown terrorist groups are the chosen favorites of Pyongyang BY NATE THAYER , MAY 6, 2013 WASHINGTON D.C. – In September 2003, John Paul Cupp, the 22 year old son of a fundamentalist Christian preacher from Indiana received a message from the government of North Korea. “Upon the authorization of the Central Committee” it read, Pyongyang “extendsContinue reading “White Power and apocalyptic cults: Pro-DPRK Americans revealed”

Meeting Kim Il Sung in His Last Weeks

BY MARK BARRY, APRIL 15, 2012 The first (non-communist) Americans to meet North Korea’s president Kim Il Sung likely were journalists Harrison Salisbury of The New York Times, and Selig Harrison, then ofThe Washington Post, in 1972. Congressman Stephen Solarz was the first U.S. public official to meet him in 1980, and Rev. Billy Graham later met him in 1992Continue reading “Meeting Kim Il Sung in His Last Weeks”

Book Review: Bruce Cumings’ North Korea: Another Country

BY SOPHIA SOLIVIO Bruce Cumings is the Chairperson of the History Department and Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College at the University of Chicago. In 1975, he received his PhD from Columbia University. Cumings’ professional and academic credentials make his compilation of complaints primarily in regard to theContinue reading “Book Review: Bruce Cumings’ North Korea: Another Country”

KCNA on the Korean War

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) — The Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953) ended in a victory of the Korean people. But, its consequences were very devastating and disastrous. The U.S. bombing in the war left more than 8 700 factories destroyed and 90 000 hectares of farmland spoiled. Power stations and reservoirs were severely damaged and townsContinue reading “KCNA on the Korean War”

Bill Bland on Revisionism

Lenin’s definition of revisionism is that it is ” … a trend hostile to Marxism within Marxism” (Vladimir I. Lenin: ‘Marxism and Revisionism’, in: ‘Selected Works’, Volume 11; London; 1943; p. 704). Perhaps a more comprehensive definition of revisionism would be that it is an ideology which claims to be a development of Marxism butContinue reading “Bill Bland on Revisionism”

Video: A 100 años del Natalicio de Kim Il Sung

Actividad en conmemoración de los 100 años del nacimiento del Camarada Kim Il Sung realizada por el Partido Comunista Chileno (Acción Proletaria) PC(AP) el día viernes 13 de Abril. Los comunistas chilenos recalcamos la importancia de esta actividad, ya que apoyar a la República Popular Democrática de Corea es parte importante de la lucha anti-imperialistaContinue reading “Video: A 100 años del Natalicio de Kim Il Sung”

DPRK celebrates centennial of Kim Il-Sung’s birth

PYONGYANG, April 15 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is carrying out a great military parade here on Sunday morning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding leader Kim Il Sung. In a speech delivered at the grand event, DPRK leader Kim Jong Un lauded the historic contributions toContinue reading “DPRK celebrates centennial of Kim Il-Sung’s birth”

Media on North Korea

This article gathers and sources statements on the recent developments in the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea. As always, a re-posting of these analyses does not imply an absolute endorsement of them. — Espresso Stalinist “The US and the west have been virtually proved wrong on all major issue of NorthContinue reading “Media on North Korea”