- This is an article from 2011 about a speakout that Trotskyist Platform organised in February 2011 in defence of the DPRK workers state:
- And this article is from 2009: http://www.
Oceania-DPRK Solidarity Committee
오세아니아 – 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 단결위원회
The capitalist exploiters hate it when workers get together to form a union to defend their rights. That hatred is multiplied many times over when workers organise to actually take over state power and establish a socialist system. This explains the violent attempts of the imperialists to overthrow the socialistic DPRK (the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, i.e. North Korea) ever since it was formed. North Koreans remember the horrific crimes of the U.S. and its allies during the 1950-53 Korean War. Yet through heroic efforts, the DPRK people and their Chinese comrades defeated the attempts of the most powerful imperialist armies in the world to drown the workers’ state in blood.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War. One of the conditions of the Armistice Agreement was that it would be converted to a genuine peace agreement. After 60 years, the US has failed to honour and uphold this and they continue under the false command of the UN to maintain over 30,000 troops plus nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula.
One would never trust the imperialist marauders to respect a peace agreement. However, their failure to even sign one exposes their intentions. This has been highlighted in recent months. As well as additional sanctions being imposed on the DPRK by the UN, the US together with its allies Great Britain, Australia, Japan and its puppet regime South Korea on the 1st March launched two simultaneous military exercises known as “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle.” As a result of combining these military exercises, they assembled the largest military contingent ever seen around the Korean peninsula in sixty years including nuclear warships and stealth bombers armed with nuclear weapons. Clearly it is the intention of the US along with its allies to cause as much tension as possible and create an atmosphere of military confrontation on the Korean peninsula.
Today the enmity of the imperialists (and the media that they own) to the defiantly socialistic DPRK is on a larger scale a version of the hostility of the capitalist bosses to unions like the CFMEU construction union and especially the staunch, former Builders Labourers Federation trade union which was so viciously attacked for daring to defy the bosses’ state. Every proud worker knows that when the bosses attack another trade union, we should defend that union regardless of whether we agree 100% with every policy of the union’s leaders or not. So too must we defend the DPRK and stand by their people’s courageous struggle to maintain their hard won workers state.
STOP Imperialist provocations Against Socialistic North Korea!
Working Class People – we must protect our gains:
Defend our Trade Unions And
Defend Our workers state in North Korea!
Rally 3:30Pm SATURDAY June 22
Cnr Rawson St & Northumberland Rd, Auburn, near north exit of Auburn Train Station
Rally Chair: Peter Woods (Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific DPRK Solidarity Committee)
Initial List of Speakers:
Ray Ferguson (Secretary, Australia-DPR Korea Association for Friendship and Cultural Relations)
Sarah Fitzenmeyer (Chairperson, Trotskyist Platform)
Behrooz (Supporters of Iranian People’s Fadaee Guerillas)
Sam Bullock (Marxist-Leninist activist from Brisbane and Socialist Alliance* member)
Samuel Kim (Trotskyist Platform activist of Korean background)
*Organisation listed for identification purposes only