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Thread for news and discussions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its material conditions, the status and health of its socialist tradition, disproving common myths about it, etc.
Archive of the previous DPRK thread:https://leftypol.org/leftypol_archive/res/12395.htmldprkDPRK
Le conozco en persona, es un sujeto maravilloso.
I know him in person, extremely cool guy
All countries do things like that too, USA expresident, Donald Trump told people that bleach could cure covid, and Braziliian president Jair Bolsonaro was reportedly "afraid that the vaccine could turn him into a crocodile"
They're literally funded by the CIA.
Very recently, they went on to compare Kim Il Sung with Hitler and Mussolini!
OMG thanks for posting it over here!
DPRK is so, so good
Are you actually North Korean? Or living in the DPRK?
Thread from guy who visited DPRK multiple times. We could get him to make a thread here and ask any questions you guys have if you want to try.
christ fag is a degenerate bourgeois rapist imagine my shock
Holy shit that place is irredeemable.
They're actually more even handed an i thought they would be:>She must have gotten executed for her behavior in the video with anti-air guns fired by dogs that were afterwards used as an afternoon snack for the Great Leader.>There is no way that she had a day off or was assigned to some other duty.
or>I realised that whole Vice thing was mostly sensationalist clickbait bullshit just from the titles alone. We sneaked journalists into North Korea as if that fat fuck Shane Smith went through the DMZ in a ghillie suit or some shit. Lol.
>Jang Myong Il released an article under the title "The United States Must Not Forget Its Miserable Defeat in the Korean War.">The article said.>On June 25, 1950 the United States provoked the Korean War after thorough preparations in a bid to realize its wild ambition to occupy the whole of Korea and make it a stepping stone for aggression on the Asian continent. At that time, it thought that it could easily occupy the DPRK in its cradle by dint of numerical and technical superiority.>The United States hurled to the Korean War one third of its ground force, one fifth of its air force, most of the Pacific Fleet, troops of 15 satellite countries, the south Korean army and the Japanese militarists, more than two million in all. It invested 165 billion US dollars of military spending and shipped over 73 million tons of war supplies, 11 times as much as those spent in the Pacific War.>The DPRK, founded only two years before, was incomparable with the United States both in number of strength and hardware. The result of the war, however, was entirely beyond the expectation. In the three years of war the United States suffered huge human and material losses.>The US magazine "US News and World Report" commented that the losses of the US forces in the Korean War are two times greater than those suffered by the United States in five big wars– the Independence War, the war in 1812, the Mexican War, the US-Spain War and the Philippine War. The myth of US mightiness that it was never defeated in more than 110 wars for nearly 180 years since its foundation was totally broken off in the Korean War.>Noting that the Korean War in the 1950s can be called "showdown between A-bomb and rifles" which was fought by the DPRK in its cradle against the United States boasting of being the strongest in the world, the article continued.>The secret of the DPRK's victory in this showdown lies in the Juche-based military idea, superb strategy and tactics and outstanding commanding art of the great leader Kim Il Sung, the iron-willed brilliant commander, and in the indomitable fighting spirit of the Korean People's Army and the Korean people who bravely fought with do-or-die resolve, firmly rallied around their leader.>Today the DPRK, under the wise leadership of the respected Kim Jong Un, Supreme Commander of its Armed Forces and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, has possessed the military and technical upper hand which can destroy any forces seeking military confrontation with it at one stroke, an irresistible war deterrent.>If the United States dares to recklessly provoke the DPRK, oblivious of its miserable defeat in the Korean War in the 1950s, it will not escape irretrievable disaster, the article warned.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mey_IdLPygA
★NEWS★>DPRK Special Workshop for Officials in Party Life Guidance Sectionshttps://youtu.be/Ydpnp0-kyac>Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants in Special Workshophttps://dprktoday.com/abroad/songun/1825?lang=e>Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Palace of Sunhttps://dprktoday.com/abroad/songun/1822?lang=e>Special Workshop for Officials in Party Life Guidance Sections of Organizational Departments of Party Committees at All Levels of WPK Held General Secretary of WPK Kim Jong Un Guides Workshophttps://dprktoday.com/abroad/songun/1819?lang=e
★TUNE OF THE DAY★>Ode to the Mother Partyhttps://youtu.be/K4J01dHzcnE
★SUPREME LEADER SPEECHES★https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjSOqYsgV4mqxEaFvYT7zwvivqP9p4UuZ
★DPRK FACT OF THE DAY★>The total length of course, covered by the President Kim Il-sung for field guidance until the last days of his life just after Korea's liberation from the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule, is more than 578 000 kilometers.
Looks like we have some newfrens
Archive link to the article loser
It's true, I'm the flag in the back in the pic.
I did want everyone to know if they don't already that there is a fantastic Russian observer of Korean affairs named Konstantin Asmolov whose work even translated into English:https://journal-neo.org/author/asmolovk/
Video is a discussion between him and Kagarlitsky.
>Radio Free Asia
Can you please keep the imperialoid propaganda out of my Juche thread? Thanks
It's true, i was the anonymous source listed.
Them having a bias doesn't automatically disprove the source. They even put a photo in, and you can cross-reference dog-eating with other stories like https://apnews.com/1e4cc8823492487ba94f9fb163126fb2/Man-bites-dog:-North-Koreans-eat-dog-meat-to-beat-the-heat
You're not obligated to defend this shithole at any cost you know. North Korea has serious problems that go beyond 'muh sanctions' 'muh imperialism'. It's leadership is corrupt, inequality is high, and they totally screwed up the Covid situation.
Saying that RFA merely has a "bias" is the understatement of the century
Who gives a fuck what different cultures eat btw, since thats the main thrust of your articles. AP doesnt try to frame this as a class thing, everyone eats dogs in Korea on both sides of the border. It even wraps up by saying that culture is changing and that dog consumption is on the decline, so even in your anglo brain where dog eating is le bad, its a non issue>North Korea has serious problems
I dont disagree, but why dont you actually raise those problems instead of this garbage?
not a bias, they are an arm of the US state as propaganda, photos are meaningless and can be easily be twisted and manipulated, and histories are just that with no proof, a history, also eating dogs is common in big parts of asia, you just pretending that don't exist to own NK.>You're not obligated to defend this shithole at any cost you know
i am if you make up bullshit about them you know because i like the truth, there is no problem in admiting that you are just repeating the US regime line about their enemies so you can not fry your brain studying the truth.
No, but saying that they are literally a State Department operation does disprove the source.>They even put a photo in
Anyone still have the English-subtitled recordings of a guided tour for a bunch of Chinese? I remember they were posted in this thread sometime last year.
Kim Jong Un says Korean peninsula on the ‘brink of war’https://www.ft.com/content/7fdf4933-ea2d-4151-8f09-f98e2715e8c7>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the US and South Korea of bringing the Korean peninsula to the “brink of war”, as Seoul and Washington prepare for their first large-scale joint military exercises in four years.
>In remarks reported on Thursday from an event on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the end of the Korean war in 1953, Kim threatened to “wipe out” South Korean forces with nuclear weapons in the event of a confrontation.
>“Our armed forces are completely prepared to respond to any crisis, and our country’s nuclear war deterrent is also ready to mobilise its absolute power dutifully, exactly and swiftly in accordance with its mission,” North Korean state media reported Kim as saying.
>“It is a suicidal act, and absurd and extremely dangerous, to talk about military action against our country when we actually already have the most powerful weapon which you fear the most.”
>The joint US-South Korean military exercises next month will be the first large-scale drills since 2018, when they were scaled down ahead of a summit between Kim and then-US president Donald Trump. Since 2019, the exercises have been reduced to computer-simulated command post-training.
>This year’s exercises, to be held in late August and early September, will include joint aircraft carrier strike drills and amphibious landing training.
>…In his speech on Wednesday, Kim blamed the US for “demonising” Pyongyang’s “routine” military developments as “provocations”. He warned “military gangsters” in the South Korean government to stop issuing what he described as threats.
>North Korea’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Wednesday describing the joint US-South Korea exercises as being conducted with a “thick gunpowder smell”. It called the two countries “a horde of belligerents wanting the wretchedness of war”.
>The ministry also warned that this summer’s joint drills may “spread into the second Korean war”.
>…In an editorial this week, North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun urged citizens “always to keep in mind the historic philosophy that the nature of the US imperialists and class enemies will never change and you must hate imperialism unconditionally”.
Exactly this one, thank you.
A bit related:
Has South Korea, through K-pop, K-drama, and excessive media exposure of its public figures, emerged as a player in global capitalism? Instead of being just some mere bastion in East Asia for it?
no,absolutely not,even Taiwan is a bigger player. (you should add manwha to the first group I guess,but most of them are garbage,just like the chinese stuff that gets translated)
Well it's big in Southeast Asia and North America? They're winning spots on Spotify and Netflix as well as local media here (they made ad sponsors with various companies operating in Indonesia)
But what about Samsung, LG, and Hyundai
Kim Il-sung apparently said that "Enemies of class, whoever they are, their seed must be eliminated through three generations". Is there a good debunk of this three generations thing?
Are pollinators able to get up there? Very cool though
This pretty much debunks it, my view is that the myth of Songbun (Which roughly translates to social composition) is used to scare South Koreans, because its logic implies they would all be classified as an irredeemable caste. Here is the DPRK dictionary definition of Songbun, the last sentence is key: 사회계급적관계에 의하여 규정되는 사람들의 사회적구분 곧 사람들의 사상상 구성성분으로서 어떤 계급의 영향을 많이 받았고 어떤 계급의 사상이 그의 머리속을 지배하고있는가 하는것을 알기 위하여 출신과 직업, 사회생활의 경위에 의하여 사회성원을 사회적부류로 나눈것. 사람들의 성분은 고정불변한것이 아니라 생활환경과 조건이 달라지는데 따라 변한다. The concept of Songbun popped up in English speaking circles only around 2012 (Despite it apparently being extremely prevalent during the 1970-80s), however it does seem South Koreans have used it at least as far back as the 1990s. I will say that families who had relatives that fought with Kim Il Sung’s partisans have historically received a better quality of life compared to the average person as a type of reward, but it would be a ridiculous stretch to believe that certain families are coal miners for eternity because someone related to them lightly collaborated with a class enemy a few generations back. It is utterly ridiculous how widespread this generational punishment idea is, the sanctification of defector testimony has ruined any genuine attempt to understand the DPRK. It’s like using the testimony of a QAnon follower to understand the US Government.
Are there any good English news sites for the DPRK? I see dprktoday.com linked here. nknews is glowified
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