This is July in which the public irresistible reverence for President Kim Il Sung is fervent.
Twenty-five years have elapsed since President Kim Il Sung passed away, however, he is alive in the minds of the Korean nation.
He is the peerless patriot and great man unparalleled in history who devoted his life just for the sake of his nation.
The country’s multi-millennial history knows many famous persons but no one except President Kim Il Sung admired and revered by all people century after century.
The Korean people have been blessed with illustrious leaders generation after generation, a pro-reunification figure in Seoul said with emotion.
A student living in Busan said:
The sun is eternal. It is symbolic of immortality.
President Kim Il Sung is a great man just like the sun.
He is eternal in terms of ideology, exploits and personality.
Human history has seen many famous persons but none of them is on a par with him in the light of idea, political ability, personality, appearance and achievements.
He is the greatest man and sage than all prominent persons recorded in world history, all combined.
President Kim Il Sung dedicated his all to the realization of the country’s reunification. He set forth most reasonable strategy for reunification including the three principles of national reunification, the 10-point program for the great unity of the whole nation and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo. He arouses the Korean nation to achieve the national reunification and put his last signature to the historic document relating to reunification until his last breath.
Therefore, the Korean nation always remembers him and reveres him as the eternal father of the nation.
A south Korean politician said:
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is leading the Korean nation’s movement for national reunification true to noble intention of PresidentKimIl Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
Historic inter-Korean declarations mirror the Supreme Leader’s inflexible will to accomplish the national reunification desired by the preceding leaders.
Led by him, the undying achievements made by the preceding leaders in realizing the national reunification will shine for all ages. He is determined to make an all-out effort to write a fresh history of independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
Twenty five years have passed since President Kim Il Sung left his last autographic sign on a document related to the national reunification.
In July 1994, he signed “Kim Il Sung July 7, 1994” to make one Korea to the last moment of his life.
Now the Korean nation is recollecting the sacred career and undying achievements of the President who worked devotedly for the realization of the country’s reunification and overall national unity.
From the start of national division until his last breath, he made great efforts to hand down a reunified country to the Korean nation.
His last autograph is the eternal treasure of the Korean nation and the everlasting banner accelerating the Korean nation’s movement for reunification
Leader Kim Jong Il saw to it that the monument to President Kim Il Sung's signature was erected at Panmunjeom and defined the idea and policy put forward by the President as the three charters for national reunification. He established the milestone for independent reunification and made practical program with the ideal of by the Korean nation itself.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, with a steadfast will to carry out the preceding leaders’ last instructions for national reunification, arranged historic Panmunjeom inter-Korean summit meeting which led to publication of the joint declaration for peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
Witnessing emotional facts unimaginable in the past, the Korean nation is highly speaking of the Supreme Leader as the peerless great person who is making a new spring and rich autumn of reunification, peace and prosperity.
Led by the Supreme Leader, the Korean nation is confident that the realization of the country’s reunification, a lifelong desire of the preceding leaders, would come to true and a wide avenue to the national prosperity would be opened.
Marking the 19th anniversary of the adoption of the June 15 Joint Declaration, civic organizations held a rally against the US outside the US embassy in Seoul on June 15 to make their minds to foil vicious moves of the US and anti-reunification element blocking the process of peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
Prior to this, the South Gyeongsang Provincial Headquarters of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration held a meeting in Changwon on June 13. It strongly urged the US to implement the DPRK-US joint statement for establishment of peace regime in the Korean Peninsula and lift sanctions against north Korea.
It called for the people to turn out in the action to liquidate the anti-reunification force trying to reverse the wheel of history.
After the end of the meeting, they marched along the street, chanting slogan against the US.
The South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration held a rally in Seoul on June 15 on the occasion of the 19thanniversary of the publication of the June 15 Joint Declaration to strongly demand the implementation of historic inter-Korean declarations.
It is important to have a steadfast viewpoint and stand to settle the national reunification issue by the Korean nation itself, its master, they said. The south Korean authorities should discontinue touting for cooperation in resolving the internal issues of the nation, they pointed out.
They hardened their determination to launch a nationwide campaign to implement historic inter-Korean declarations, which crystallize the general will of the Korean nation.
A memorial service for Shin Hyo-sun and Sim Mi-sun, who had been killed by US army vehicle, took place at the scene of the accident on June 13, seventeen years ago.
Fourteen years-old two schoolgirls Shin and Sim were brutally killed by an armored vehicle of the US army in south Korea that had been involved in the war drill against north Korea.
Nevertheless, the US declared the GIs not guilty; it triggered off south Korean people’s towering anger and the two school girls’ death developed into a nationwide candlelight resistance.
A memorial service for the two schoolgirls and opening ceremony of a park for two girls took place at the scene of the accident by sponsorship of a civic organization.
Permanent representative Moon Kyu-hyon of the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification said that the opening of the park is a manifestation of their will to investigate into the killing of the two girls to the end, always remembering their death.
They chanted slogan against the US “The US should apologize”.
The south Korean people should drive out the GIs present in south Korea, the root of crime and murder, without delay.
On June 1, the North Chella Provincial Headquarters of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration sponsored a marathon for reunification to mark the 19th anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint Declaration in Cheonju.
It is sure that only when the people pool their efforts can a new era be opened through implementation of inter-Korean declaration, the representative of the North Chella Provincial Headquarters of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration said. The marathon will encourage the residents of the North Chella Province in their efforts to realize peaceful reunification, he added.
Meantime, members of the civic organization in Busan launched march for independent and peaceful reunification against the US on May 30.
They claimed discontinuance of war games, the US interference in domestic affairs, retraction of sanctions against north Korea and dissolution of the south Korea-US Working Group.
They started the march while chanting “Opposition to the US interrupting the process of inter-Korean relations”.
Members of civic organizations called a press conference on May 14 in Gwangju to strongly reprimand the Liberty Korea Party which puts brake to investigation into those responsible for massacre of the Gwangju uprising and interrupts the institution of a "law on punishment of those distorting the history of the May 18 popular uprising".
On the same day, a civic organization held a news conference at which it said that the LKP is extolling the despotic era of Chun Doo-hwan to the skies and degrading the Gwangju uprising as a “riot” and men of merit as a “monster”. Such undemocratic and outdated party should be dismantled, it contended.
The Youth Solidarity issued a statement on May 18 to open an era of peace, prosperity and reunification in the Korean Peninsula by inheriting the spirit of the May 18 popular resistance.
The LKP, a descendant of the Gwangju uprising, is distorting the history of the uprising, unsettled history repeats itself, punish the Chun Doo-hwan clique and the US, the mastermind of it and the LKP and conservative forces, descendants of manslaughter, they stressed.
On May 17, a pan-national meeting took place in Gwangju with attendance of 10 000 people of various circles.
A resolution demanding the investigation into the uprising, the institution of a "law on punishment of those distorting the history of the May 18 popular uprising" and retirement of lawmakers who distorted the fact of uprising was adopted at the meeting,
On the same day and at the same place, a workers’ rally was held.
The manslaughterers, who have lived in clover, should be punished by the history and people; they noted and called for the people to make clear the truth about the uprising and punish those responsible for it before the 40th anniversary of the uprising.
A broad spectrum of south Korean people are inflamed with surging indignation against the opposition Liberty Korea Party which debased the victims of sunken ferry Sewol and its bereaved families.
The disaster of ferry Sewol is a deliberate genocide caused by the Park Geun-hye regime.
Nevertheless, the LKP disturbed the efforts of the ad hoc committee for probing truth behind the ferry disaster and used abusive language against the bereaved families who demanded punishment of those responsible for it. Moreover, it hurled invective at the bereaved families “dangerous elements” and “political demagogue”.
A new conference was held to condemn the LKP on May 10 outside the Seoul High Public Prosecutors Office under the sponsorship of the April 16 Consultative Council of Families of Victims and the April 16 Solidarity.
They closed the press conference by chanting “Punish LKP!” and “Punish Hwang!”
On May 11, a candlelight procession took place in demand of the dissolution of the LKP and punishment of its representative Hwang Kyo-ahn and floor leader Na Kyung-won with attendance of 3 000 residents.
Another disaster of ferry Sewol would recur if the LKP remains intact, they noted and called for the people to accelerate the action to dismantle and punish the LKP by dint of the candlelight resistance.
A candlelight rally took place on May 18 in Seoul to demand the dissolution of the LKP distorting the spirit of the Gwangju uprising and disturbing the process of investigation into the sunken ferry Sewol.
The leadership of opposition Liberty Korea Party, which blocked bill on reform that was under discussion at the parliament by means of violence, is making a tour across south Korea to win popularity.
On May 10, students affiliated to the Progressive Federation of University Students of North Gyeongsang Province held a news conference to lash out at Hwang Gyo-ahn’s visit to Daegu.
The students censured that Hwang, who had stymied the progress of investigation into sunken ferry Sewol and been involved in dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party, is the source of evil. They urged him to stop his “journey for the people”.
After Hwang’s departure, they chanted slogans “Break up the LKP” and “Punish Hwang”, saying Daegu is no longer a garden for the LKP.
On May 14, civic organizations in Daegu lashed out at Hwang, who was on a visit to Daegu, by saying the LKP and Hwang should not deceive the people with the veil of “long journey for the people”, the only wish of the people is the dissolution of the LKP.
The coteries of LKP threw the parliament into a disorder and vociferating “leftist dictatorship”, while touring across south Korea. However, they meet only angry public feelings demanding the dissolution of the LKP.
It is a miscalculation that the group of LKP takes the tonsure and holds rallies across south Korea to win popularity, the south Korean people deride.
Some days ago, the trigger-happy south Korean military staged a fortnight-long joint aerial drill with the US.
Of late, it conducted in secrecy aerial exercise of “F-35A”stealth fighters introduced from the US.
It is a challenge to the Korean nation desirous of a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The Progressive Federation of University Students of south Korea called a news conference outside the US embassy in Seoul on May 9 to express their strong opposition to the joint aerial drill and demand the abolition of joint war game.
The fortnight-long aerial drill was the one that the codename of military exercise was changed from Max Thunder and the scale and duration have been reduced. It is a wanton violation of the September Pyongyang Declaration and June 12 DPRK-US joint statement, it noted.
Though it changed the codename of war drill and reduced the scale, however, the nature of war game remains unchanged. The joint military exercises are only fanning up the military confrontation and tension in the Korean Peninsula and the joint military rehearsals should be totally discontinued not reduction, it pointed out in its protest letter.
Hwang Gyo-ahn, head of the opposition Liberty Korea Party, inspected Gwangju on May 3 to win popularity, however, he ran away only to get derision, insult and cold-shoulder from the Gwangju residents.
Hwang, who served as the minister of Justice and prime Minister in the days of Park Geun-hye regime, was ousted from office before his expiry with Park by the popular candlelight resistance. He, far from making a sincere reflection and apology on the past crimes, visited Gwangju to drive the residents into great fury.
On the day, civic organizations including the Gwangju Solidarity for Progress flocked to the Gwangju station to demand the disbandment of the LKP and urge Hwang to resign.
Prior to Hwang’s arrival, the LKP’s distortion of Gwangju popular uprising is still vivid in the hearts of the Gwangju residents, they said. They noted that they would show enraged feelings of the residents to the LKP and Hwang.
The residents encircled the venue of meeting sponsored by the LKP when Hwang arrived, carrying placards.
They chanted slogans “Hwang, go along!” and “Dissolve LKP!”. “March for Dear Ones” was played from a loudspeaker van at the one side of the plaza.
Meantime, an angry resident sprayed bottled natural water upon Hwang.