“If I should steal something from you, you can call a policeman and have me arrested. The law will punish the thief, and the government will return to you the stolen property, if possible, because the law forbids stealing. It says that no one has a right to take anything from you without your consent.
But your employer takes from you what you produce. The whole wealth produced by labor is taken by the capitalists and kept by them as their property.
The law says that your employer does not steal anything from you, because it is done with your consent. You have agreed to work for your boss for certain pay, he to have all that you produce. Because you consented to it, the law says that he does not steal anything from you.
But did you really consent?
When the highwayman holds his gun to your head, you turn your valuables over to him. You ‘consent’ all right, but you do so because you cannot help yourself, because you are compelled by his gun.
Are you not compelled to work for an employer? Your need compels you, just as the highwayman’s gun. You must live, and so must your wife and children. You can’t work for yourself, under the capitalist industrial system you must work for an employer. The factories, machinery, and tools belong to the employing class, so you must hire yourself out to that class in order to work and live. Whatever you work at, whoever your employer may be, it always comes to the same: you must work for him. You can’t help yourself You are compelled.
In this way the whole working class is compelled to work for the capitalist class. In this manner the workers are compelled to give up all the wealth they produce. The employers keep that wealth as their profit, while the worker gets only a wage, just enough to live on, so he can go on producing more wealth for his employer. Is that not cheating, robbery?”
You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.
In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; this is just what we intend."
— Karl Marx
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“Activities aimed at strengthening consciousness of our compatriots abroad “ by Artist Kim Yong Chun, 81 Juche
In the recent policy of the Japanese authorities to prosecute and eliminate Chongryon organization ( Association of Korean nationals residing in Japan) and our citizens comes to very dangerous point .
As previously reported, on March 24 , the Japanese authorities have committed Nazi atrocities incited City Court Tokyo render illegal the decision to permit the sale of the territory and premises of the Central House Chongryon (House Korea ) .
This event once again proved to the criminal plans of the Japanese reaction of the authorities who seek to maximize toughen prosecution Chongryon and Korean citizens , caused great indignation and anger all Koreans living in the country and abroad.
Chongryon is a full DPRK foreign organization that protects the legal rights of Koreans in Japan , and especially Central House Chongryon actually took the mission to DPRK diplomatic mission in Japan in the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries and played a facilitating role in the establishment of the Korean- Japanese friendship and ensure peace in Northeast Asia .
Regarding the issue with the Central House of Chongryon , it is a typical example of a policy of political repression against Chongryon that Japanese authorities are deliberately carried out and reinforced in order to expand the insidious and dismantle the organization.
Historically, the Japanese government lifted the state policy hostile policy toward the DPRK , violently resorted to sanctions and attempted strangulation DPRK and continuously subjected Chongryon and Korean citizens political repression and national humiliation .
Protection of the rights and property of Japanese Koreans who are direct victims of crime and forced resettlement of Koreans by Japanese militarism and their descendants , is the undisputed sovereign debt of Japan and refers to her impending legal and moral responsibility.
The issue with the Central House of Chongryon would not have arisen initially if Japan conscientiously fulfilled its moral obligations and has not conducted such a brutal policy of repression and elimination of Chongryon politically and financially.
In previous years Chongryon with respect for Japanese law repeatedly obraschalast to the liquidation commission and judicial authorities in Japan with sincere and best proposals to address this issue .
However, the Japanese authorities, who originally planned to take Chongryon Central House rejected all proposals Chongryon and finally staged the play , allowing the sale of this building.
Japanese authorities are now trying to escape responsibility for the capture of the Central House of Chongryon , refer to the ” conclusion of the judiciary ” and so on , but it’s just an excuse designed to hide their nefarious criminal purposes.
In Japan, which produces itself as a ” state of law ” , the judicial authority , having parted with its mission to monitor compliance with the law , Japanese law and ignored all the customs and traditions associated with the judicial process and tender procedures and adopted a ” courageous decision ” to make unprecedented machinations . This fact proves that the instigator of the last court order are current Japanese ruling circles .
It’s obvious why the Japanese authorities have a deal with the city court of Tokyo and the liquidation committee and hurriedly passed a resolution to permit the sale of the Central House of Chongryon . Here is seen the treacherous political goal , which is to through the elimination of the reference point of the central body Chongryon weaken the authority of this organization , which is a model of movement overseas Koreans under the flag of the DPRK , cool the ardor of patriotism Korean citizens and do away with the movement of Koreans in Japan.
Last judgment rendered without legal justification by the Japanese authorities , is a gross violation of dignity and right to life Chongryon and Korean citizens , a serious encroachment on the sovereignty of the DPRK .
Aid Committee overseas compatriots DPRK on behalf of the entire Korean nation that loves and cherishes sovereign human rights and justice , severely condemns predatory action Japanese authorities to seize the Central House of Chongryon .
As Japanese authorities maliciously opened Pandora’s box at a time when it is necessary and urgent to develop trust in the way of improvement of relations between the DPRK and Japan , we are also forced to take adequate measures .
If Japan , ignoring our warnings will continue to cling to robbery attempts against Chongryon Central House , the full responsibility for the dire consequences of them will carry the Japanese authorities .
Japanese rulers must clearly understand that all the persecution and repression against Chongryon and Korean citizens are unforgivable provocation against the DPRK and the shares of self-destruction that will lead to irreparable and unprecedented deterioration of the Korean- Japanese relations , and behave sensibly .
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The story behind the image where North Korea is black is both truth and exaggeration. While yes, a lot of it WAS dark, first noticed by NASA during the US space shuttle mission STS-42 in late January in 1992 , it was noticeable enough for NASA to have a satellite take a photo of it. The cause of the black out was due to the USSR dissolving on December 26th, 1991. 50-90% of North Korea was powered by Soviet Oil piped in from Siberia. The fall had the lines shut off for a while, leaving North Korea and China scrambling to deal with the issue. While there was still some light there, in the popular internet photo it is clearly doctored as the lights from surrounding countries fallow a complete outline of North Korea, leaving only Pyongyang and a few suburbs lit, they did it on purpose to make it not look doctored. This is easy stowed away as doctored because of the DMZ line between the Koreas. The DMZ is a 4 Kilometers wide, the line is the most heavily defended area on the planet, so naturally, there would be LOTS of light, and you can see the South Korean Line at about 4kilos from the outlined boarder (which was clearly computer added as the earth has no visible boarder lines, especially those being able to be seen at night) but does not show the North Korean line. We all know that any nation in north/south korea’s position would route all the necessary power straight to their side of the DMZ as to not be over taken by a lack of light. This is only common sense. Who ever doctored the photo probably took out a lot of the other residual light around North Korea and dimmed the light in the capital while also taking out the light completely from the DMZ, because that would clearly be the most lit up place other then the capital. Look at these pictures from a book published in 2002-03.
See this as well:
Also, much of the light around North Korea is greatly exaggerated to the point that light that is there, should not be there. Look at this: This island is very lit up, there is no way that the light from ships, even if you would have an ungodly amount of them, could compete with Seoul, South Korea. In fact, that “island” that would have to be there for that light, DOESN’T EXIST!
Stop believing propaganda.
Today in history: April 18, 1980 – In a victory for African liberation and self-determination, the people of Zimbabwe win independence after being ruled by British colonialism as “Southern Rhodesia” since 1888 and then by white minority rule as “Rhodesia” after 1965.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back)
#Efemeride: 53 años de Playa Girón - Fidel Castro espera en las playas de Bahia Cochinos un 17 de abril de 1961 el desembarco de 1.400 mercenarios anti revolucionarios en Playa Girón, Cuba, secretamente financiados, reclutados y entrenados por la CIA con el fin de acabar la Revolución Cubana.
John F. Kennedy, aprueba personalmente la invasión, pero cuando le informan que la operación está destinada al fracaso se echa atrás en la importante orden de apoyo aéreo.
Tres días después, las tropas invasoras, abandonadas por Kennedy y el ejército estadounidense, se tendrán que rendir ante la evidencia. Cien mercenarios invasores morirán en los combates.
La operación fue humillación enorme para la administración Kennedy y marcará el comienzo de la Guerra Fria y la posterior Crisis de los Misiles entre EEUU y Cuba, URSS.
El Che Guevara calificó a esta hazaña revolucionaria como “la primera derrota del imperialismo yanki”.