calendar>>November 8. 2008 Juche 97
Lee Myung Bak's Moves to Rewrite Textbooks Flayed
Pyongyang, November 7 (KCNA) -- More than 1,300 history teachers of schools at different levels across south Korea issued a declaration on November 3 demanding the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors withdraw the attempt to rewrite history textbooks.

Accusing the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of demanding the rewriting of history textbooks, it noted that this reminds one of the time when people were forced by the past "Yusin" regime to praise dictatorship. It continued:

The neo-conservative forces taking the lead in the moves to rewrite the history textbooks are censured by people for their sycophancy and treachery such as insulting the movement for democracy and embellishing the pro-U.S. and pro-Japanese and dictatorial policy.

The moves of the "government" and conservative forces to rewrite the history textbooks should be halted as early as possible, the declaration held, adding that educators would launch positive activities for proper history education.

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