Saturday, April 21, 2018

Palestinian Socialist Song of PFLP




Palestinians will not be just be targets for Israeli snipers in Gaza - they will take the fight to Israel and liberate their land.

조선로동당 중앙위원회 제7기 제3차전원회의 진행 조선로동당 위원장 김정은동지께서 병진로선의 위대한 승리를 긍지높이 선언하시고 당의 새로운 전략적로선을 제시하시였다

Kim Jong Un: Keine Atomtests mehr! [Deutsch]

Kim Jong Un : No More Nuke Tests



Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, guided the plenary meeting.

Attending the meeting were Presidium members, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and members and alternate members of the C.C., WPK and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.

Present as observers were members of the WPK Central Committee and party and administrative officials of ministries, national institutions, provinces, cities and counties, major industrial establishments and institutions and co-operative farms and members of the armed forces organs.

The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:

1. On tasks of our party to further accelerate socialist construction as required by a fresh high stage of the developing revolution

2. On bringing about a revolutionary turn in science and education

3. Organizational matter

The first agenda was discussed at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a report on the first agenda.

He said that the plenary meeting was to be convened to discuss and decide important matters for attaining goals of higher stage of socialist construction as required by the developing revolution and under the prevailing situation.

Saying that the overall situation is rapidly changing in favor of the Korean revolution thanks to the DPRK's proactive action and efforts after the declaration of completing the state nuclear force last year, he informed that a fresh climate of détente and peace is being created on the Korean peninsula and the region and dramatic changes are being made in the international political landscape.

He said that the miraculous victory of having perfectly accomplished the great historic cause of building the state nuclear force in a short span of less than five years is the great victory of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and, at the same time, a brilliant victory that could be won only by the heroic Korean people.

He referred to the progress made in the economic construction along with the all-party, all-state and all-people struggle for implementing the above-said line.

He declared with pride that the historic tasks under the strategic line of simultaneously developing the two fronts set forth at the March 2013 Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Party were successfully carried out.

He said that the victory of the WPK's line was won and thus the struggle of the Korean people who worked hard with their belt tightened to acquire a powerful treasured sword for defending peace was successfully concluded and the firm guarantee by which our descendents can enjoy the most dignified and happiest life in the world was provided.

He said that no nuclear test and intermediate-range and inter-continental ballistic rocket test-fire are necessary for the DPRK now, given that the work for mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets was verified as the whole processes of developing nuclear weapons were carried out in a scientific way and in regular sequence, and the development of delivery and strike means was also made scientifically.

He added that the mission of the northern nuclear test ground has thus come to an end.

He clarified the WPK's peace-loving stand to make positive contributions to the building of the world free from nuclear weapons in conformity with the aspiration and desire common to mankind, provided that the DPRK's might was put on the level wanted by it and it became possible to reliably guarantee the security of the state and the safety of the people.

He said that today when the historic tasks listed by the strategic line of simultaneously developing the two fronts were successfully carried out, the WPK is facing important tasks to accelerate the advance of the revolution with confidence in victory and thus hasten the final victory of the socialist cause.

He clarified that at the present stage in which the DPRK was successfully put on the position of the world-level politico-ideological and military power, it is the strategic line of the WPK to concentrate all efforts of the whole party and country on the socialist economic construction.

He said that it is necessary to launch a general revolutionary offensive and make a dynamic advance in the economic construction under the uplifted militant banner of "Let us further accelerate the advance of our revolution by concentrating all our efforts on socialist economic construction!"

He noted that the immediate goal of the struggle for realizing the new strategic line is to keep production going at full capacity at all industrial establishments and reap a rich harvest in all agricultural fields during the period of carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development and thus make the people's laughter resound far and wide across the country.

He pointed out that the long-term goal is to put the national economy on a Juche, modern, IT and scientific basis and provide all the people with affluent and highly civilized life so that they can live as well as others.

He clarified the tasks for thoroughly carrying out the new strategic line, and ways for doing so including the issue of prioritizing economic work in the overall work of the party and the state, tapping all the human, material and technical potentials of the country for economic development.

He called on all the fields and units to thoroughly rely on science and technology, steadily improve the self-development spirit and effect production surge and leap under the unfurled slogan of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

In order to thoroughly implement the new strategic line on channeling all efforts on the economic construction, it is necessary to drastically enhance the role of party organizations, he stressed.

He urged the economic guidance organs including the Cabinet to occupy their position as the master responsible for the economic affairs, meticulously organize the operation and command for making rapid economic progress. He also urged all the fields and units to be unconditionally subordinate to the unified command of the Cabinet for implementing the economic policy of the party.
Speeches were made on the first agenda item at the plenary meeting.

Speakers were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, and Kim Jong Gak, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army.





Resolutions on the first agenda item were adopted with unanimous approval.

The resolution "On Proclaiming Great Victory of the Line of Simultaneous Development of Economic Construction and Building of Nuclear Force" specified the following decisions.

First, we solemnly declare that the sub-critical nuclear test, underground nuclear test, making nuclear weapon smaller and lighter and the development of the super-large nuclear weapon and delivery means have been carried out in order in the course of the campaign for implementing the party's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and thus the work for mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets has been reliably realized.

Second, we will discontinue nuclear test and inter-continental ballistic rocket test-fire from April 21, Juche 107 (2018).

The northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK will be dismantled to transparently guarantee the discontinuance of the nuclear test.

Third, the discontinuance of the nuclear test is an important process for the worldwide disarmament, and the DPRK will join the international desire and efforts for the total halt to the nuclear test.

Fourth, the DPRK will never use nuclear weapons nor transfer nuclear weapons or nuclear technology under any circumstances unless there are nuclear threat and nuclear provocation against the DPRK.

Fifth, we will concentrate all efforts on building a powerful socialist economy and markedly improving the standard of people's living through the mobilization of all human and material resources of the country.

Sixth, we will create international environment favorable for the socialist economic construction and facilitate close contact and active dialogue with neighboring countries and the international community in order to defend peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the world.

The resolution "On Concentrating All Efforts on Socialist Economic Construction to Meet Requirements of New High Stage of Developing Revolution" clarified the following decisions.
First, we will orientate the overall party and state affairs into the socialist economic construction and concentrate all efforts on it.

Second, the Party and working people's organizations, power organs, law enforcement organs and armed forces organs should enhance their roles in the struggle to concentrate all efforts on the socialist economic construction.

Third, the Party organizations and political institutions at all levels should regularly control and review the implementation of the decisions made at the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK so as to ensure their thorough implementation.

Fourth, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet should take legal, administrative and technical measures to carry out the tasks set forth in the resolutions of the plenary meeting of the WPK Central Committee.

The second agenda item was discussed at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a report on the second agenda item.

He underlined the need to bring about a revolutionary turn in science and education, adding that the issue of concentrating all efforts on the economic construction would be unthinkable without the rapid development of science and education.

He said that in recent years our Party has made not a few achievements through active measures to boost science and education to suit the requirements of the higher stage of the developing revolution. He also analyzed and reviewed drawbacks in the fields of science and education and their causes.

He set forth the strategic slogan "Let us make a leap forward by dint of science and guarantee the future by dint of education!" and clearly specified the tasks and ways for putting spurs to building a scientific and technical power and a talent power.

Speeches on the second agenda item were made by Pak Thae Song, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim Su Gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, and Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission.

The resolution on the second agenda item "On Effecting Revolutionary Turn in Science and Education" was adopted.

The plenary meeting discussed the organizational matter, the third agenda.

There was a by-election of a member of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee.

Kim Jong Gak was by-elected member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.

There were recall and by-election of members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee.

Sin Yong Chol, Son Chol Ju, Jang Kil Song and Kim Song Nam, who had been alternate members of the Party Central Committee, were elected members, and Kim Jun Son, Kim Chang Son, Jong Yong Guk and Ri Tu Song were elected members of the Party Central Committee to fill vacancies.

Ri Son Gwon, Hong Jong Duk, Sok Sang Won, Jang Kil Ryong, Pak Hun, Ko Ki Chol, An Myong Gon, Ko Myong Chol, Kim Son Uk, Hong Man Ho, Kim Chol Ha, Kim Yong Gu, Kim Chol Ryong and Kim Il Guk were elected alternate members of the Party Central Committee to fill vacancies.
Recall and by-election of members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK were held.

Ko Chol Man and Choe Song Gun were by-elected members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.

Kim Jong Un made a historic concluding speech at the plenary meeting.

He said that the declaration of the victory of the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and advancement of the new line on focusing all efforts on the economic construction at the current plenary meeting is a political event of historical significance in accomplishing the socialist cause of Juche.

The main spirit of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Party Central Committee is to further accelerate the advance of our revolution under the unfurled banner of self-reliance on the basis of the great victory of the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and thus attain ahead of schedule the higher goal of socialist construction set forth at the Seventh Congress of the WPK, he noted.

Stressing that the core and main principle of the new revolutionary line of the Party is self-reliance, he underscored the need to maintain indomitable perseverance in the spirit of self-reliance as ever and open up the avenue for prosperity and bring earlier the rosy future.

Our goal is to activate the overall national economy and put it on an upward spiral track and thus establish independent and modern socialist economy, knowledge-based economy, in the period of carrying out the five-year strategy for the national economic development, he stated.

He stressed the need to attach importance to science and education and develop them in order to achieve the higher goal of socialist construction by thoroughly carrying out the new revolutionary line of the Party.

In order to realize the revolutionary line and the policy of the Party, officials should make strenuous efforts with the strong determination and work hard with high abilities to put their fields and units on the level as required by the Party, he added. 

INDIA: Public Outrage against the Incarceration of Saibaba and others is Gathering Momentum


Democracy and Class Struggle says the outrage is not only in India but worldwide - how such an outstanding son of India could be treated no better than an animal by the Modi Government.

It  speaks volumes about sheer wickedness of the Modi Government that they would treat a disabled man in the way they have and is an insult to the idea of justice and a mockery of idea of humanity before the world.


IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY FREE SAIBABA NOW !


THE SPECTRE OF UAPA AND THE QUESTION OF POLITICAL PRISONERS: DAY LONG CONVENTION

Speakers
Justice Sudarshan Reddy (Retd.)
Justice H Suresh (Retd.)
Rebecca John (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court)
Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran
Prof. Haragopal
Rajvinder Singh Bains (Advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court), 

More than a year has passed since Dr. GN Saibaba got convicted along with Vijay Tirki, Pandu Mahesh Tirki, Hem Mishra and Prashant Rahi by the Gadchiroli Sessions Court. The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court recently rejected the bail application of Vijay Tirki and Prashant Rahi without even considering the merits of the arguments of their lawyers. 

A passing reference was made that those arguments may be looked into when the appeal against the conviction is taken up. 

It is increasingly becoming evident that the long arm of the executive has made the judiciary indifferent to its purported role of defending the rule of law. 

As the public outrage against the incarceration of Saibaba and others is gathering momentum, it is important that we take stock of the emergent issues at hand so that we call out the anti-democratic, anti-people intent of the state with renewed vigour. 

The issues that we invite your attention to are also significant in our continuing struggle to ensure justice for all political prisoners.

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), under which Dr. Saibaba and others have been convicted, is undeniably one of the most draconian instruments of law that has been wielded to stifle any kind of political activity that is remotely against the establishment. 

It becomes emergent that every campaign for the release of political prisoners has to thoroughly expose the anti-democratic let alone unconstitutional nature of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). 

The very fundamentals of a democratic polity is being undermined through this act so much so the moment you are charged and convicted under UAPA, you are labeled as you tend to cease as a person on whom law applies on an equal footing as in the case of any other citizen. 

The all pervading sweep of this draconian instrument looks at the nomenclature of crime, especially acts of ‘terror’, in a simplistic way to the extent the science of jurisprudence and the need to maintain a scientific temperament become secondary and the moribund logic of the ideology of war on terror takes precedence. 

Socially for the prisoner and his/her family a new life starts: of stigma; suspicion; surveillance and a total lack of opportunity to be seen as human beings capable of a meaningful productive existence. 

This logic extends within the prison and the word UAPA/naxalite/terrorist becomes the markers that defines what they are and hence are bodies that can /should be kept under constant watch. Admittedly, every campaign for the release of political prisoners has to thoroughly expose the anti-democratic, not to say unconstitutional, nature of UAPA.

The all-pervading reach of an anti-terror Act like UAPA has made the judge more than convinced that the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act (henceforth the Disabilities Act) which India has enacted with much fanfare in 2016 ceases to exist for a 90 percent disabled who has been convicted under UAPA. 

In the specific context of Dr. GN Saibaba, who is perhaps the only person in his condition forced to live under the harshest form of solitary confinement in a prison cell, the label of a prisoner convicted under UAPA is a double jeopardy. 

As a person with 90 percent disabilities, everyday life as a human being is next to impossible for him without specific care and support that factors in the severe physical constraints. 

We need to address the question of what the naming of Saibaba as a UAPA prisoner does to his specific rights as a severely disabled person with multiple ailments that have consistently deteriorated in confinement. 

Can we expect any sensitivity to a prisoner with severe disabilities from a judicial system when the Sessions Court judge laments about the inability to hand over a much more rigorous punishment than provided by the statute as he is constrained by law? 

Or from a judge who wants to punish Saibaba for having a strong and active mind inside a disabled body? The more banal and protracted the incarceration of Dr. GN Saibaba the more specific is the message for those—intellectuals, rights defenders, activists—who would dare say a word against the wisdom of a model of governance that is violently, unabashedly pro-corporate while the adivasis, dalits and muslims have become dispensable entities.

While we are organising this convention, a bail application has been moved in the Nagpur bench of the Mumbai High Court. The court ordered on the 20 March 2018 for a medical report to be filed within two weeks. As we write this the prosecution if yet to file a medical report. The life partner of Dr. Saibaba, A. S. Vasantha is not even allowed to visit him when he is being taken to the hospital. The lawlessness of the extraordinary law UAPA is such that the high court has asked the prosecution if there is any provision to allow the spouse or relative to be with the prisoner while undergoing medical care. 

The Disabilities Act ratifies the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2007) of which the Indian government is a signatory, which requires signatories to guarantee equality and all human rights to the disabled.Particularly, this equality can be attained only by ensuring that persons with disability can exercise their bodily integrity and individual autonomy with “inherent dignity”with “independence and accessibility”, that is, their right to life as stated under the 2016 Act. 

In the case of Saibaba, it is his very life that has been put under serious peril by his conviction under UAPA.

Moreover, despicable living conditions and lack of basic facilities in prisons even for those who are not disabled in Indian prisons makes it utterly impossible for persons with disabilities to live a dignified existence and thus denies their right to equality by forcing them to live an inhuman and precarious existence in custodial confinement. 

In such a scenario, the life imprisonment awarded to a 90% disabled man is not merely a violation of the 2016 Disabilities Act, but it demonstrates the brutality and deliberate attempt by the state to execute his murder for the apparent “crime” of speaking about the wretched conditions of the oppressed people of this land. 

At a time when convicted prisoners with incriminating evidence against them like Babu Bajrangi(who was instrumental in the Naroda Patiya massacre during the Gujarat pogrom) is granted bail 14 times on the basis of flailing health grounds, the denial of bail and incarceration of Saibaba and 5 others exposes a capitulated judiciary and false claims of democracy wherein the rights of citizens are blatantly violated and suspended under a draconian law like the UAPA.

KalpanaKannabiran has succinctly summed up this dehumanization of GN Saibaba in the light of the recent Supreme Court judgement on privacy. To quote her:

The privacy Bench reiterated the words of Justice Krishna Iyer in the Prem Shankar Shukla case: “The guarantee of human dignity, which forms part of our constitutional culture, and the positive provisions of Articles 14, 19 and 21 spring into action when we realise that to manacle man is more than to mortify him; it is to dehumanise him and, therefore, to violate his very personhood, too often using the mask of ‘dangerousness’ and security…” and that the right to life cannot be restricted to mere “animal existence”. 

How do we begin to understand the sanctity of life, dignity and bodily integrity for a person with disabilities? If handcuffing is an extraordinary and excessive restraint on an ordinary prisoner, what constitutes excessive restraint beyond the writ of law for a person with disabilities?

To deliberate more on such pressing questions we would wish your participation in the convention which would be addressed by renowned judges (retd) of the Supreme Court and High Court, Senior advocates, prominent civil libertarians. 

Please do attend and pass on the message.


Committee for the Defence and Release of GN Saibaba.

Hand on Your Gun - Lowkey - Dedicated to Philip May husband of Theresa May



Philip May and the War in Syria

Since then, May’s husband has been fingered as the likely suspect that led her to approve the U.K.’s participation in the strikes without seeking parliamentary approval.

Philip May has been noted time and again as a close political adviser to his wife, with the prime minister referring to him as her “rock” and confidant.

However, particularly in matters of war, Mr. May has a glaring conflict of interest through his work at one of the world’s largest and most powerful financial institutions, the Capital Group, which controls a stunning $1.4 trillion in assets. May has worked at the firm since 2005 and handles client relations for the group.

The Capital Group has a significant stake in top weapons manufacturers in the U.S. and U.K. For instance, it is the largest shareholder in British arms manufacturer BAE Systems, a company with numerous ties to the U.K. political establishment, particularly to Theresa May’s party, the Conservative (or “Tory”) Party. 

The Capital Group is also the second-largest shareholder of Lockheed Martin, the U.S. arms firm with powerful connections to the U.S. political establishment.

During last Saturday’s strikes, more than $9 million of BAE-manufactured missiles were fired while the 19 Lockheed-manufactured missiles used in the attack cost upwards of $33 million. After the Syria strikes, the stocks of both companies surged, rising nearly $10 a share.

The strike may also have helped both companies sell more weapons. For instance, Lockheed Martin enjoyed significant PR after the strike, owing to the debut of its new Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, which were produced as part of a U.S. taxpayer-funded $4.6 billion defense program.

Military.com noted that, even before the strikes, Lockheed Martin executives were preparing for a jump in JASSM orders. However, many of the glowing reviews published about the JASSM failed to mention that the missile – development of which began in 1995 – had long been plagued with problems, including decades of poor performance and reliability issues. Yet, revisions based on the JASSM’s post-strike reviews ensure that the missile’s troubled history will soon give way to lucrative new orders for the top U.S. weapons manufacturer.

Given the jump in profits for BAE and Lockheed – and thus the Capital Group – it is highly likely that Philip May is, at the very least, more than pleased with the outcome of the U.K.’s involvement in the Syria strikes and his wife’s change of heart in supporting the attack.

SOURCE:

https://www.mintpressnews.com/theresa-mays-change-of-heart-on-syria-strikes-nothing-to-explain-it-except-a-family-chat/240747/



South Korean TV on North Korea to halt nuclear and ICBM tests, shut down nuclear test sites

North Korea : Report on The 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place in Pyongyang on April 20.





Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, guided the plenary meeting.

Attending the meeting were Presidium members, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and members and alternate members of the C.C., WPK and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.

Present as observers were members of the WPK Central Committee and party and administrative officials of ministries, national institutions, provinces, cities and counties, major industrial establishments and institutions and co-operative farms and members of the armed forces organs.

The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:

1. On tasks of our party to further accelerate socialist construction as required by a fresh high stage of the developing revolution

2. On bringing about a revolutionary turn in science and education

3. Organizational matter

The first agenda was discussed at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a report on the first agenda.

He said that the plenary meeting was to be convened to discuss and decide important matters for attaining goals of higher stage of socialist construction as required by the developing revolution and under the prevailing situation.

Saying that the overall situation is rapidly changing in favor of the Korean revolution thanks to the DPRK's proactive action and efforts after the declaration of completing the state nuclear force last year, he informed that a fresh climate of détente and peace is being created on the Korean peninsula and the region and dramatic changes are being made in the international political landscape.

He said that the miraculous victory of having perfectly accomplished the great historic cause of building the state nuclear force in a short span of less than five years is the great victory of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and, at the same time, a brilliant victory that could be won only by the heroic Korean people.

He referred to the progress made in the economic construction along with the all-party, all-state and all-people struggle for implementing the above-said line.

He declared with pride that the historic tasks under the strategic line of simultaneously developing the two fronts set forth at the March 2013 Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Party were successfully carried out.

He said that the victory of the WPK's line was won and thus the struggle of the Korean people who worked hard with their belt tightened to acquire a powerful treasured sword for defending peace was successfully concluded and the firm guarantee by which our descendents can enjoy the most dignified and happiest life in the world was provided.

He said that no nuclear test and intermediate-range and inter-continental ballistic rocket test-fire are necessary for the DPRK now, given that the work for mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets was verified as the whole processes of developing nuclear weapons were carried out in a scientific way and in regular sequence, and the development of delivery and strike means was also made scientifically.

He added that the mission of the northern nuclear test ground has thus come to an end.

He clarified the WPK's peace-loving stand to make positive contributions to the building of the world free from nuclear weapons in conformity with the aspiration and desire common to mankind, provided that the DPRK's might was put on the level wanted by it and it became possible to reliably guarantee the security of the state and the safety of the people.

He said that today when the historic tasks listed by the strategic line of simultaneously developing the two fronts were successfully carried out, the WPK is facing important tasks to accelerate the advance of the revolution with confidence in victory and thus hasten the final victory of the socialist cause.

He clarified that at the present stage in which the DPRK was successfully put on the position of the world-level politico-ideological and military power, it is the strategic line of the WPK to concentrate all efforts of the whole party and country on the socialist economic construction.

He said that it is necessary to launch a general revolutionary offensive and make a dynamic advance in the economic construction under the uplifted militant banner of "Let us further accelerate the advance of our revolution by concentrating all our efforts on socialist economic construction!"

He noted that the immediate goal of the struggle for realizing the new strategic line is to keep production going at full capacity at all industrial establishments and reap a rich harvest in all agricultural fields during the period of carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development and thus make the people's laughter resound far and wide across the country.

He pointed out that the long-term goal is to put the national economy on a Juche, modern, IT and scientific basis and provide all the people with affluent and highly civilized life so that they can live as well as others.

He clarified the tasks for thoroughly carrying out the new strategic line, and ways for doing so including the issue of prioritizing economic work in the overall work of the party and the state, tapping all the human, material and technical potentials of the country for economic development.

He called on all the fields and units to thoroughly rely on science and technology, steadily improve the self-development spirit and effect production surge and leap under the unfurled slogan of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

In order to thoroughly implement the new strategic line on channeling all efforts on the economic construction, it is necessary to drastically enhance the role of party organizations, he stressed.

He urged the economic guidance organs including the Cabinet to occupy their position as the master responsible for the economic affairs, meticulously organize the operation and command for making rapid economic progress. He also urged all the fields and units to be unconditionally subordinate to the unified command of the Cabinet for implementing the economic policy of the party.
Speeches were made on the first agenda item at the plenary meeting.

Speakers were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, and Kim Jong Gak, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army.





Resolutions on the first agenda item were adopted with unanimous approval.

The resolution "On Proclaiming Great Victory of the Line of Simultaneous Development of Economic Construction and Building of Nuclear Force" specified the following decisions.

First, we solemnly declare that the sub-critical nuclear test, underground nuclear test, making nuclear weapon smaller and lighter and the development of the super-large nuclear weapon and delivery means have been carried out in order in the course of the campaign for implementing the party's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and thus the work for mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets has been reliably realized.

Second, we will discontinue nuclear test and inter-continental ballistic rocket test-fire from April 21, Juche 107 (2018).

The northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK will be dismantled to transparently guarantee the discontinuance of the nuclear test.

Third, the discontinuance of the nuclear test is an important process for the worldwide disarmament, and the DPRK will join the international desire and efforts for the total halt to the nuclear test.

Fourth, the DPRK will never use nuclear weapons nor transfer nuclear weapons or nuclear technology under any circumstances unless there are nuclear threat and nuclear provocation against the DPRK.

Fifth, we will concentrate all efforts on building a powerful socialist economy and markedly improving the standard of people's living through the mobilization of all human and material resources of the country.

Sixth, we will create international environment favorable for the socialist economic construction and facilitate close contact and active dialogue with neighboring countries and the international community in order to defend peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the world.

The resolution "On Concentrating All Efforts on Socialist Economic Construction to Meet Requirements of New High Stage of Developing Revolution" clarified the following decisions.
First, we will orientate the overall party and state affairs into the socialist economic construction and concentrate all efforts on it.

Second, the Party and working people's organizations, power organs, law enforcement organs and armed forces organs should enhance their roles in the struggle to concentrate all efforts on the socialist economic construction.

Third, the Party organizations and political institutions at all levels should regularly control and review the implementation of the decisions made at the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK so as to ensure their thorough implementation.

Fourth, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet should take legal, administrative and technical measures to carry out the tasks set forth in the resolutions of the plenary meeting of the WPK Central Committee.

The second agenda item was discussed at the meeting.

Kim Jong Un made a report on the second agenda item.

He underlined the need to bring about a revolutionary turn in science and education, adding that the issue of concentrating all efforts on the economic construction would be unthinkable without the rapid development of science and education.

He said that in recent years our Party has made not a few achievements through active measures to boost science and education to suit the requirements of the higher stage of the developing revolution. He also analyzed and reviewed drawbacks in the fields of science and education and their causes.

He set forth the strategic slogan "Let us make a leap forward by dint of science and guarantee the future by dint of education!" and clearly specified the tasks and ways for putting spurs to building a scientific and technical power and a talent power.

Speeches on the second agenda item were made by Pak Thae Song, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim Su Gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, and Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission.

The resolution on the second agenda item "On Effecting Revolutionary Turn in Science and Education" was adopted.

The plenary meeting discussed the organizational matter, the third agenda.

There was a by-election of a member of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee.

Kim Jong Gak was by-elected member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.

There were recall and by-election of members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee.

Sin Yong Chol, Son Chol Ju, Jang Kil Song and Kim Song Nam, who had been alternate members of the Party Central Committee, were elected members, and Kim Jun Son, Kim Chang Son, Jong Yong Guk and Ri Tu Song were elected members of the Party Central Committee to fill vacancies.

Ri Son Gwon, Hong Jong Duk, Sok Sang Won, Jang Kil Ryong, Pak Hun, Ko Ki Chol, An Myong Gon, Ko Myong Chol, Kim Son Uk, Hong Man Ho, Kim Chol Ha, Kim Yong Gu, Kim Chol Ryong and Kim Il Guk were elected alternate members of the Party Central Committee to fill vacancies.
Recall and by-election of members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK were held.

Ko Chol Man and Choe Song Gun were by-elected members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.

Kim Jong Un made a historic concluding speech at the plenary meeting.

He said that the declaration of the victory of the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and advancement of the new line on focusing all efforts on the economic construction at the current plenary meeting is a political event of historical significance in accomplishing the socialist cause of Juche.

The main spirit of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 7th Party Central Committee is to further accelerate the advance of our revolution under the unfurled banner of self-reliance on the basis of the great victory of the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of a nuclear force and thus attain ahead of schedule the higher goal of socialist construction set forth at the Seventh Congress of the WPK, he noted.

Stressing that the core and main principle of the new revolutionary line of the Party is self-reliance, he underscored the need to maintain indomitable perseverance in the spirit of self-reliance as ever and open up the avenue for prosperity and bring earlier the rosy future.

Our goal is to activate the overall national economy and put it on an upward spiral track and thus establish independent and modern socialist economy, knowledge-based economy, in the period of carrying out the five-year strategy for the national economic development, he stated.

He stressed the need to attach importance to science and education and develop them in order to achieve the higher goal of socialist construction by thoroughly carrying out the new revolutionary line of the Party.

In order to realize the revolutionary line and the policy of the Party, officials should make strenuous efforts with the strong determination and work hard with high abilities to put their fields and units on the level as required by the Party, he added. 

With Our Own Hands North Korea: Taming the West Sea a lesson in Taming Turbulent Imperialism by Korean People



Democracy and Class Struggle says transforming a rough sea with the West Sea Barrage is an apt metaphor for the transformation of that wild turbulent Foreign Imperialism in North Asia which will be tamed by the Korean People.

Confidence in Korea is confidence in its People and confidence in its leadership.

Also look at massive land reclamation projects in North Korea to increase food production in 21st Century

https://democracyandclassstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/north-korean-agriculture-taegyedo.html








Workers Party of Korea has declared a new strategic course for the country, announcing an indefinite suspension of all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, in the run-up to the planned meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.


Democracy and Class Struggle says North Korea has had a monumental struggle for its existence since its formation.

Democracy and Class Struggle have confidence in the North and South Korean People to chart a new path of independence.

It will not be easy and will have dangerous moments but our confidence in the Korean People is rooted in their 5000 years of existence.

Pyongyang has declared a new strategic course for the country, announcing an indefinite suspension of all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, in the run-up to the planned meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

At a plenary meeting of the central committee of the Worker's Party of Korea, the ruling party has outlined six crucial decisions:

#1. North Korea ‘solemnly’ declared that its previous ballistic and missile tests have allowed the country to successfully miniaturize warheads and develop their means of delivery.

#2. Effective immediately, any further nuclear and ballistic missile tests will be frozen, starting April 21, 2018

#3. North Korea’s nuclear test center will be discarded in order to ensure the transparency of the nuclear research suspension.

#4. Pyongyang will never use nuclear weapons, unless there is a “nuclear threat or nuclear provocation” against North Korea, and “in no case will proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology.”

#5. From now on, all Pyongyang’s efforts will be concentrated on building up a strong socialist economy, while the human and material resources of the country will be mobilized to “dramatically” raise people’s quality of life.

#6. Pyongyang will establish a favorable international environment and will intensify close dialogue with neighboring countries and the international community, in order to protect the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the world.



FROM THE FOUNDATION OF DPRK TO TODAY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE KOREAN PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR FUTURE WITH THEIR OWN HANDS