Army Day of DPRK Observed Abroad

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- Film shows took place at Malaysian companies and Indonesian companies and in the Czech Republic from April 20 to 24 on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army. The attendants of the film shows watched "Korean People's Army, Steel-like Ranks", "65th Anniversary of Heroic Korean People's Army", "Order No. 027" and other Korean films.
    Appreciating the films were officials and people of all social standings.

Day of Sun Commemorated in At Least 80 Countries

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The April holiday of the DPRK was significantly commemorated in at least 80 countries this year, too. In order to significantly commemorate the Day of the Sun at least 50 countries and international organizations inaugurated preparatory committees with high-ranking officials of political and public circles and international organizations as their chairmen. The National Association of Writers and Artistes of Peru registered President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il as honorary chairmen of the association in high praise of their shining feats performed for the development of the national culture and presented Kim Il Sung with the grand medal and certificate of the "Sun of the National Association of Writers and Artistes of Peru." The chairman of the Swiss Committee for Supporting the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea presented the three generals of Mt. Paektu with gifts and the honorary manager of the "Voluntad" Publishing House of Ecuador presented Kim Jong Il with a gift. The Cambodian king, the Guinean president, the minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, governments, armed forces, political parties and organizations, institutions and individuals of different countries sent floral baskets and bouquets to DPRK missions in their countries.
    More than 300 commemoration events including meeting, seminar, round-table talks, lecture, photo exhibition and film show took place in India, Equatorial Guinea, Switzerland, Peru, Ecuador and many other countries and regions and at international organizations.

Friendly Meetings Held at DPRK Missions

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- Friendly meetings were held at the DPRK embassies in Havana and Hanoi on April 25 and 26 on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the Korean People's Army. Displayed there were photos showing the undying Songun leadership feats of the peerlessly illustrious commanders born of Heaven and the invincible might of the heroic Korean People's Army.
    The participants in the meetings watched Korean film "Korean People's Army, Steel-like Ranks" and so on.
    The commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Force of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba said that the KPA which defeated U.S. imperialism for the first time in history under the outstanding leadership of President Kim Il Sung is emerging victorious in the military confrontation with the United States, true to the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il.
    The deputy director general of the Technical Bureau of the Ministry of Defence of Vietnam said that the party, government and people of Vietnam always remember support and assistance the party, government, army and people of the DPRK sent to Vietnam in the past, expressing the belief that the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries would grow stronger. The participants in the meetings talked to one another about the need to boost the cooperative relations between the armies and peoples of the DPRK and the above-said countries, deepening the friendship.

Lift of Step for Disconnecting Internet Sites Demanded

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The Internet Journalists Association of south Korea and Internet homepage Minjok Thongsin in the United States reportedly held a joint press conference in Seoul on April 26 at which they strongly demanded the south Korean "government" lift the step for disconnecting the Internet sites and stop the unreasonable suppression of the press. Speakers at the press conference accused the south Korean "government" of instructing the "Ministry of Information and Telecommunications" in November 2004 to totally cut off the connections of 31 Internet sites opened by overseas Koreans on the groundless charges of being "pro-north sites" and having taken no measures in this regard since then.
    A written demand for the lift of the measure for cutting off the connections with Internet press of overseas Koreans was read out at the press conference. The action taken by the south Korean authorities to cut off the connections of Internet sites with the overseas national press is hardly understandable, the message charged, urging the authorities to lift such step as soon as possible.

Military's Move to Hurl Forces into Phyongthaek under Fire

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- Press conferences were reportedly held one after another in front of the building of the "Ministry of National Defence" in Seoul on April 26 in protest against the south Korean military authorities' move to hurl forces into Phyongthaek area of Kyonggi Province, an area to be offered for the expansion of the U.S. military base. Representatives of organizations under the All-People Measure Committee for Checking the Expansion of the U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek held a press conference to be followed by a press conference by the Seoul Council of Measures against the Expansion of the U.S. Military Base in Phyongthaek. At least 40 women's organizations also held a press conference at which it declared in the name of women its opposition to the expansion of the military base aimed at tightening the south Korea-U.S. "alliance" for aggression and increasing the danger of a nuclear war.
    The Catholic Priests Council for Justice held a meeting at Taechu-ri, Phaengsong Township of Phyongthaek City, Kyonggi Province, on April 27 at which it called upon the public circles of south Korea to turn out in the struggle to frustrate the move of the military authorities to use forces for requisitioning land.

Japanese Government Urged to Apologize and Compensate A-bomb Victims

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The Association of Korean A-bomb Victims for Peace against Nukes issued a survey report on April 30 in which it demanded the Japanese government compensate A-bomb victims. The report elaborated on the background against which the issue of A-bomb victims surfaced in the DPRK, the scope of the damage done to them and the attitude and stand of the Japanese government toward it. The report said:
    The United States dropped A-bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945, killing or wounding about 700,000 residents there. These disasters took the lives of about 159,000 persons in Hiroshima and about 73,000 persons in Nagasaki. Among the A-bombs victims were foreigners, most of them were Koreans. The south Korean "Association of A-bomb Victims" estimated that the total number of Korean A-bomb victims in those days was about 70,000 and about 40,000 of them were killed.
    The A-bomb victims now residing in the DPRK are those who returned home after the defeat of Japanese imperialism or those who returned to the DPRK according to the step for realizing repatriation of Korean nationals in Japan which had been implemented since the end of 1959 and their descendants.
    As Japan abandoned claims to compensation for damage done by allied nations in the "San Francisco Peace Treaty" in September 1951, the Japanese government is internationally obliged to compensate A-bomb victims for damage done by the U.S. dropping of A-bombs, taking the place of the assailant.
    The Japanese government examined its A-bomb victims once every ten years from 1965 and conducted such positive medical service as paying allowance for their health. It was compelled to give financial assistance to many A-bomb victims in south Korea several times, though discriminative, by the repeated protest and criticism from them and public circles.
    A-bomb victims were reported to live in at least 30 countries including the north and the south of Korea, China, the U.S., Canada and Brazil.
    However, the Japanese government has neither apologized to the A-bomb victims in the DPRK nor taken any steps to assist them under the pretext of the absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
    The Japanese government should admit due responsibility for having spurned the issue of A-bomb victims of the DPRK and honestly apologize and compensate all of them. The A-bomb victims in the DPRK are those who have not received "A bomb-victim health note-book" or repatriated to the DPRK after refusing to receive them of their own accord and their descendents. They are victims of the Japanese government's hostile policy toward the DPRK and national discrimination policy.
    The Japanese government should own the responsibility for having sidestepped the above-said issue for the last more than 60 years and honestly compensate A-bomb victims in the DPRK and their bereaved families.
    It should take an immediate practical step to settle the issue of A-bomb victims in the DPRK by offering equipment or financial assistance needed for medical treatment as early as possible as a separate step from its state compensation so that they may receive necessary aid from the humanitarian point of view.

Japan's Moves to Seize Tok Islet under Fire

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- All the Koreans in the north and the south of Korea and overseas are strongly denouncing Japan for its moves to seize Tok Islet. Their protest has grown stronger since the Japanese reactionaries revealed their wild ambition to grab Tok Islet under the pretext of "marine survey" recently. The DPRK Jurists Committee released a white paper dismissing Japan's claim to the islet as an unjustifiable assertion as it was based on "legal grounds" not worth even passing notice.
    The public organizations including the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea and the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in their statements expressed the invariable will of the Korean people not to pardon the Japanese reactionaries' reckless attempt at territorial expansion. Media including Rodong Sinmun, Minju Joson, radio and TV broadcasting services in Pyongyang cited facts to assail the Japanese reactionaries' scenario to grab the islet which has reached the phase of its implementation.
    Acad., Professor and Dr. Ho Jong Ho, chairman of the DPRK Historians Society, warned that the Koreans would never remain passive on-lookers to the present situation where they are faced with a supreme task to defend the islet, adding that all of them would join efforts to protect the islet.
    No sooner had Japan revealed its sinister ambition to seize the islet than it touched off bitter condemnation of the ambition among the south Korean public. South Korean figures from all walks of life expressed their will not to tolerate Japan's shameless moves but resolutely react to them and defend to the last the islet, an alienable part of the territory of Korea.
    A 56 years old man in Seoul attempted a suicide by disemboweling himself in protest against Japan's act, shouting "Tok Islet is an inseparable part of the territory of Korea." Overseas Koreans and their organizations in different countries and regions of the world including Japan, China and the U.S. issued statements advising the Japanese reactionaries to bear in mind that if they keep pursuing the policy of territorial expansion, oblivious of the historical lesson, they will meet the stronger protest and denunciation from the Koreans and other peoples of the world and only death and self-destruction will await them.

Rodong Sinmun Observes May Day

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The working class and people of the DPRK who have created a shining heroic epic in safeguarding and building socialism holding President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem are firmly determined to accomplish to the last the socialist cause of Juche under the ever-victorious banner of Songun. Rodong Sinmun Monday observes this in an editorial dedicated to May Day. It goes on:
    The heroic working class intensely loyal to the Party's cause is standing side by side with the People's Army, the main force of Songun revolution, in the van of the on-going worthwhile march demonstrating the dignity and invincible stamina of Korean-style socialism to the world.
    Whenever the imperialists became undisguised in their moves for aggression and the revolution faced a rigorous trial, the Korean working class defended the Party and the leader in a do-or-die spirit and made a breakthrough towards fresh progress and leap forward at every stage of socialist construction through uninterrupted great revolutionary surge.
    The indomitable fighting spirit like the Kanggye spirit was created in the period of "the Arduous March", forced march and torches were kindled in Songgang and Ranam to effect a new great revolutionary surge and all this is reminiscent of the period of great Chollima surge in the postwar period. It is the stirring reality possible only in the DPRK which enjoys the wise leadership of the great Party and has the most revolutionary and militant working class.
    Korean-style socialism will be ever-victorious in the future too, thanks to the revolutionary working class and other people who regard socialism as their life and soul. All the workers and other people should work harder to glorify the present Songun era as an era of fresh victory and prosperity under Korean-style socialism, carrying forward the proud tradition in which they took the lead in victoriously advancing the socialist cause under the leadership of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. It is the invariable stand and will of the Party and people of the DPRK to boost solidarity with the world revolutionary people in their struggle for independence against imperialism and for socialism The working class and people of the DPRK will positively support and encourage the international working class and progressives in their struggle against aggression and war, domination and subjugation and for the building of an independent and friendly new world and dynamically push forward the victorious advance of the socialist cause shoulder to shoulder with them in the future, too.

U.S. Denounced for Instigating Pro-U.S. Conservatives in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued a statement on April 30 denouncing the United States for its sinister moves to revive a pro-U.S. conservative "government" in south Korea. The U.S. separately invited "presidential candidates" of the south Korean "Grand National Party" to the U.S. in February and March, instigating it to achieve the unity of pro-U.S. conservative forces. It, at the same time, encouraged it to rally conservative forces and usurp power through the next presidential election, labeling the present south Korean "government" a "pro-north left-wing government", the statement said, and continued:
    The U.S. even instigated them to rally the conservative forces to seize the next-term "government".
    Some days ago, hand-raised lackeys of the U.S. Ri Hoe Chang, former representative of the GNP, and Kim Yong Sam slandered the present south Korean "government" an "unidentified government" dominated by "pro-north left-wing" forces. They even went the lengths of crying out for forming a big solidarity front of conservatives" to put an end to the left-wing forces' regime and return to power at any cost. These outbursts were also attributable to the U.S. instigation.
    What the U.S. seeks through this is to prevent the appearance of democratic politics, progressive politics, the desire for which has become a trend in south Korea, retain its grip on south Korea as its colony and bring the inter-Korean relations which are favorably developing in the June 15 era back to those in the era of confrontation and provoke the second Korean war.
    Gone are the days when there existed the master-servant relations between the U.S. and south Korea, the times when the U.S. could dictate the latter everything, interfering in its politics. Prevailing in south Korea at present is not the "U.S.-style" but the strong trend of independence, national cooperation and reunification.
    It is a foolish dream for the U.S. to try to revive the pro-U.S. conservative regime, not away from its anachronistic bad habit, failing to face up to the reality of south Korea. This will only touch off stronger resistance against the U.S. among the south Korean people.
    The U.S. would be well advised to immediately stop foolishly instigating the south Korean pro-U.S. conservatives to return to power.

Rodong Sinmun on Source of Songun Korea's Might

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The Korean People's Army and the people sincerely assist each other in the efforts to uphold the Songun revolutionary leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea with loyalty. These beautiful traits serve as a source of invincible might to cement the blood ties between the army and people and augment the might of the country pursuing Songun politics in every way. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The traits which were provided by President Kim Il Sung and have been given steady continuity with the progress of the Korean revolution have been successfully carried forward at a new higher level under the leadership of Kim Jong Il. These traits provide a main guarantee for consolidating the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks as firm as an iron wall.
    The single-minded unity will grow strong a thousand times when the army and people have one mind in devotedly defending the headquarters of the revolution and upholding its idea and leadership with loyalty.
    The traits also serve as a powerful weapon to reliably defend the sovereignty of the country and the nation from the moves of the U.S. imperialists and all the class enemies for aggression.
    Today in the society the army and people are firmly defending the defence line of the country with one mind and purpose.
    The above-said traits serve as a powerful engine for bringing about a fresh leap forward in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation. The KPA is the main force, the core force of the revolution in the society as it is taking charge of not only the defence of the country but socialist construction. Its servicepersons have powerfully encouraged all the people to make enormous creations and changes, setting examples in the drive to build a great prosperous powerful nation.
    The reality goes to prove that those traits serve as a powerful engine for the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.

National Meeting Marks May Day

    Hamhung, May 1 (KCNA) -- A national meeting took place at the Ryongsong Machine Complex on Monday to mark the 116th May Day. Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Hong Song Nam, chief secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet, and other officials of the Party and power organs and public organizations in Pyongyang and local areas and workers, technicians and employees of the complex. Ryom Sun Gil, chairman of the Central Committee of the Generation Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, in his report said that the working class of the DPRK has admirably performed their sacred class mission and role before the Party and the revolution generation after generation, holding President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem.
    The working class of the DPRK has rendered great services for the Party, the revolution, the country and the people, vigorously advancing the socialist cause of Juche. This glorious history of struggle is a history of the outstanding and tested leadership of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, he added.
    He called upon the working class of the DPRK to deeply cherish the steel-strong faith that the Party and the socialist country, the victory in the revolution and the prosperity of the country are thinkable only thanks to Kim Jong Il, provide the national defence industry with all necessary things on a priority basis as required by the line of economic construction in the era of Songun and thus take the lead in augmenting the military power of the country in every way.
    He underscored the need for the whole working class of the country to firmly defend the socialist class position and the gains of the revolution with the transparent viewpoint of war and anti-imperialist and anti-U.S. awareness and exalt the honor as victors in defending the country and building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation with the same spirit and mettle as displayed in the 1950s. The entire working class should wage a vigorous movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity under the uplifted banner of "By our nation itself" and thus bring about a new turning point in the movement for national reunification, he said.
    He called on the working class of the DPRK to firmly unite with the revolutionary peoples of the world in the idea of independence, peace and friendship to smash the U.S. imperialists' moves for aggression and war, defend the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean nation and fulfill their international duty in the struggle for the human cause of independence.

May Day Marked in DPRK

    Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The working class in different parts of the country significantly marked the 116th May Day. Seen in the streets of Pyongyang, provincial seats, cities and county seats were slogans such as "Long live the May Day, the international holiday of the workers of the world!", "Let's add shine to socialism of our style with the might of single-minded unity!" and "Let's turn out as one in the drive to build a rich and powerful country!" and flags of the DPRK and red flags.
    Working people in Pyongyang had various sports and amusement games in parks and recreation grounds including the Mangyongdae Funfair, the Kaeson Youth Park and other recreation grounds on Moran Hill, Mt. Taesong and in Rungra Islet. The games included mass rhythmic exercise, Taekwon-do for health, Korean wrestling and yut-game.
    Football, basketball and tug-of-war games drew the particular attention of the spectators.
    Chorus performances, popular dances, sports and amusement games and competition in national dishes and other holiday amusements took place at the factories and enterprises in different parts of the country including the Pukchang Thermal-power Complex, the February 8 Jikdong Youth Coal Mine, the Kim Chaek Iron Complex and the Sinuiju and Sariwon Textile Mills.
    The workers of the Ryongsong Machine Complex staged a chorus performance participated in by 6,000 employees. Their repertoire included chorus and dance "May, Month of Victory", female chorus and chorus "Our Leader" and a poem and chorus "We Will Go Ahead Full of Confidence" and other colorful numbers impressively representing the revolutionary will and heroic spirit of the working class of the DPRK to vigorously speed up the building of a great prosperous powerful nation full of great ambition and strong faith.
    The workers of the Munphyong Smeltery staged a 5,000-men chorus performance "Song of Unity of Workers Presented to the General."
    Working people enjoyed the holiday in the recreation ground in Mt. Jongbang and other parks and pleasure grounds of the country.

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CRPP condena a EE.UU. azuzando a los conservadores del Sur de Corea

   @Pyongyang, 1 de mayo (ATCC) -- El vocero del Comite por la Reunificacion Pacifica de la Patria (CRPP) hizo publica el 30 de abril una declaracion condenando a Estados Unidos que en estos dias maniobra sigilosamente para resucitar el "poder" conservador y pronorteamericano en el Sur de Corea. La declaracion senala en particular:
    En febrero y marzo EE.UU. invito por separado a los "candidatos a la presidencia" presentados por el "partido Hannara" y les instigo a agrupar a las fuerzas conservadoras proyanquis para "conquistar el poder" del proximo periodo tras alabarlos y calificar al actual "gobierno" surcoreano de "izquierdista y pronorcoreano". Como resultado, hace unos dias, Ri Hoe Chang, ex representante del "partido Hannara", y Kim Yong Sam -connotados elementos proyanquis- censuraron al actual "gobierno" calificandolo de "poder extrano" controlado por las fuerzas "izquierdistas pronorcoreanas" y peroraron que las "fuerzas conservadoras deben formar un gran frente solidario para acabar con la gobernacion de las primeras y retomar el poder en las elecciones presidenciales de 2007".
    Tales maniobras del imperio tienen por su objetivo detener la aparicion de la politica democratica, la progresista, que resultan predominantes en el Sur de Corea, convertir en su colonia eterna la mitad del territorio coreano y revertir a la epoca de enfrentamiento del pasado las relaciones Norte-Sur, que se desarrollan favorablemente en la epoca del 15 de Junio, para provocar la segunda guerra coreana. Pero, ya paso el "tiempo de las relaciones entre el amo y el criado" cuando ese imperio dirigia la politica surcoreana como le daba la gana.
    Pues, hoy en dia, ya paso el "viento norteamericano" en el Sur de Corea sino recorre la tempestad de la independencia y la reunificacion mediante la cooperacion nacional. Las maniobras de EE.UU., que trata de resucitar el "poder" conservador proyanqui recurriendo a su vicio cronico y sin ver correctamente la realidad del Sur de Corea, no pasan de ser una ilusion y produciran la resistencia mas fuerte de los surcoreanos. EE.UU. debe dejar de estimular a las fuerzas conservadoras proyanquis del Sur de Corea a la retoma del poder.

ACAVBAP pide recompensacion al gobierno japones

   @Pyongyang, 1 de mayo (ATCC) -- La Asociacion Coreana Antinuclear de las Victimas de Bombas Atomicas por la Paz (ACAVBAP) pidio al gobierno japones la recompensacion a las victimas coreanas en su reporte de investigacion fechado 30 de abril que aclara el curso del surgimiento de este problema en Corea y la magnitud de danos y revela la posicion del gobierno japones al respecto. Los dias 6 y 9 de agosto de 1945, EE.UU. lanzo bombas atomicas en Hiroshima y Nagasaki de Japon dejando como saldo cerca de 700 mil victimas locales, recuerda el texto y prosigue:
    Solo los ultimados llegan aproximadamente a 159 mil en Hiroshima y a 73 mil en Nagasaki.
    En aquel entonces los coreanos representaron la mayor parte de los damnificados extranjeros.
    La "Asociacion de Victimas de Bombas Atomicas" del Sur de Corea estima que ascienden a cerca de 70 mil los coreanos afectados en total, de ellos cerca de 40 mil muertos.
    Las victimas existentes actualmente en la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea son los repatriados inmediatamente despues de la derrota de Japon en la Segunda Guerra Mundial o desde finales de 1959 cuando entro en vigor la medida de la RPDC de repatriar a sus ciudadanos residentes en Japon y sus descendientes. Segun el "Tratado de Paz de San Francisco" concertado en septiembre de 1951, Japon renuncio a todos sus derechos a reclamar la recompensacion a los paises aliados, por lo cual tiene la obligacion internacional de indemnizar a las victimas de bombas atomicas en lugar del culpable.
    Efectivamente, a partir de 1965 el gobierno japones desarrolla a cada diez anos la investigacion sobre los perjudicados de su pais y les favorece una activa asistencia sanitaria, inclusive el pago de subsidios para la salud.
    Rendido ante la avalancha de protestas de las victimas surcoreanas y el circulo social, se vio obligado a enviar en varias ocasiones a las primeras el dinero de socorro, aunque de caracter discriminatorio.
    Actualmente, los damnificados coreanos viven distribuidos en mas de 30 paises, entre otros, ambas partes de Corea, China, EE.UU. Canada y Brasil. Sin embargo, hasta la fecha el gobierno de Japon nunca pidio disculpa a las victimas de la RPDC ni les tomo medidas de auxilio por la unica razon de que no existen relaciones diplomaticas con la segunda.
    Pero, debe reconocer la responsabilidad por sus actos criminales que generaron el problema de las victimas de bombas atomicas de la RPDC y recompensarles tras pedir disculpas.
    Ellas no pudieron recibir la "libreta de salud" que se concede a las victimas de bombas atomicas debido a la politica hostil a la RPDC y la de discriminacion nacional del gobierno japones o rehusaron aceptarla.
    Por lo tanto, el gobierno nipon debe recompensarles consecuentemente, inclusive la indemnizacion por no prestarles ninguna atencion durante mas de 60 anos, y a los familiares de las ya perecidas.
    A partir del sentido etico y moral, el gobierno japones debe tomar inmediatamente medidas practicas para solucionar el problema de las victimas sobrevivientes de la RPDC, -como asunto aparte de la recompensacion estatal- tales como la entrega de equipos asistenciales o fondos de auxilio necesarios al tratamiento de ellas.

Editorial de Rodong Sinmun por el Primero de Mayo de 2006

   @Pyongyang, 1 de mayo (ATCC) -- Los obreros y otros habitantes coreanos, que escribieron brillantes epopeyas en la defensa y la construccion del socialismo bajo la direccion del Presidente Kim Il Sung y el Dirigente Kim Jong Il, estan firmemente decididos a completar hasta el fin la causa socialista del Juche bajo la bandera del Songun (priorizacion militar). Asi senala el periodico Rodong Sinmun en el editorial publicado por el Dia Internacional de los Trabajadores y continua:
    En la delantera de la marcha de hoy, en que se exaltan a todo el mundo la dignidad y el invencible impetu del socialismo al estilo coreano, esta junto con el ejercito popular que es poderoso grueso de la revolucion del Songun, la heroica clase obrera infinitamente fiel a la causa del Partido del Trabajo de Corea. Cada vez que se endurecian las maniobras de agresion de los imperialistas y se daban severas pruebas en la Revolucion Coreana, la clase obrera apoyo y defendio a costa de la ida al partido y al Lider y en cada fase de la construccion socialista abrio la brecha para producir nuevos saltos con el gran auge revolucionario.
    Al igual que en el periodo del gran auge de Chollita en la posguerra, en los tiempos de la "marcha penosa" y la forzada se creo el indoblegable espiritu de lucha como el de Kanggye y se encendieron las llamas del nuevo auge revolucionario como las antorchas de Songgang y Ranam. Esta orgullosa realidad solo se da en Corea que cuenta con la probada direccion del gran partido y un gran contingente de los obreros revolucionarios y combativos.
    Gracias a la clase obrera y el pueblo revolucionarios que consideran el socialismo como su vida, el socialismo coreano siempre saldra victorioso. La clase obrera y todo el pueblo deben dar seguimiento a la orgullosa tradicion de haber impulsado en la primera linea y de manera victoriosa la causa socialista bajo la direccion del Presidente y el Dirigente y luchar con mas vigor por glorificar la epoca del Songun como la era de nueva victoria y prosperidad del socialismo coreano. Fortalecer la solidaridad con los pueblos revolucionarios del mundo que luchan por la independencia antiimperialista y el socialismo es la invariable posicion y voluntad del Partido del Trabajo de Corea y el pueblo coreano.
    @En lo adelante tambien la clase obrera y el pueblo coreano daran activo respaldo a la lucha de la clase obrera internacional y los pueblos progresistas contra la agresion, la guerra, la dominacion y la subyugacion y por construir un nuevo mundo independiente y amistoso y junto con ellos impulsaran energicamente el avance victorioso de la causa socialista.