calendar>> March 3. 2014 Juche 103
Rodong Sinmun Calls for Holding High Banner of Independence against Outside Forces
Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in an article calls upon the Korean nation to give full play to the strong spirit of independence, which was fully displayed through the March First Popular Uprising 95 years ago, in the present efforts to drive outside forces out of south Korea and reunify the country.

The Japanese imperialist aggressors forced the Korean people to be colonial slaves while enforcing the unheard-of brutal and fascist oppressive rule after occupying Korea by force of arms early in the last century. The Korean people turned out in an all-people uprising out of deep-rooted grudge and anger at the Japanese imperialists, chanting "Long live the independence of Korea!" on March 1, 1919.

The article goes on:

The March First Popular Uprising clearly demonstrated the indomitable spirit of the Korean nation to retake the sovereignty of the nation at any cost, not becoming salves of others even though they die.

To reunify the country is the cause to put an end to outside forces' domination and interference in internal affairs of south Korea and establish the sovereignty of the nation throughout the country.

The United States occupied south Korea by force of arms and established the domination system, dividing Korea and nation into two. It has stood against Korea's reunification, wantonly violating the sovereignty of the south Korean people.

Whenever the spirit of reunification grew within the Korean nation, the U.S. interrupted reconciliation and unity of the north and the south by manipulating pro-U.S. stooges, and drove military confrontation and tensions on the Korean peninsula into an extreme phase through ceaseless moves to ignite a war against the north. It is now resorting to the military provocation while going against the trend of the times toward detente and peace on the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. is working hard to escalate the north-south confrontation, displeased with the north and the south opting for improving relations.

The article calls for waging the nationwide struggle for independence against foreign forces and resolutely smashing the moves of the U.S. to realize its ambition to dominate Korea while keeping up the north-south confrontation at any cost.

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