Socialist Worker last week reported on the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula — but in topsy-turvy world of the fast-decaying SWP, it denounced “imperialist war-mongering against North Korea” which “threatened to bring the region to the brink of nuclear war.”
North and South Korea
In early April North Korea declared that it was cancelling the armistice which ended the 1950s Korean war and was “in a state of war” with South Korea. It threatened to hit the USA with nuclear weapons.
After sidling into mealy-mouthed defence of Al Qaeda and its allies in Mali (9 February), Socialist Worker of 23 February attempts a sort-of-defence of the North Korean regime.
The LabourStart website has launched a campaign to support Kim Jungam, the president of the Korean Government Employees' Union, who is on hunger strike outside g
The week leading up to May Day is commemorated each year around the world as “North Korea Freedom Week”, though you’d hardly know that if you were active in the British labour movement.
On 17 December 2011, the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was announced to the world. As with the death of any major political figure, the world turned to examination of his “legacy”.
China’s people and its media have defied state censorship to condemn the government’s development drive, which is coming with a terrible cost.
According to Asian news agencies, small scale demonstrations have sprung up in parts of North Korea.
By the entrance to the British Museum’s Korea gallery is a case displaying a stone dagger dating from 1000-300 BC and a collection of stone arrow heads from 6000-2000 BC.