WORKERS WORLD PARTY STATEMENT
Stop U.S. aggression in Korea!
Published Dec 1, 2010 9:58 PM
Workers World Party stands in complete solidarity with the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at this critical moment,
as U.S. imperialism and its client regime in south Korea are threatening
We reject the deafening blast of deceitful propaganda that presents the DPRK as
the aggressor, even as it bravely holds off a potential invading force of
hundreds of warships and fighter planes that have been deployed by Washington
and Seoul in the West Sea near the DPRK.
The U.S. billionaire rulers have waged class war against the DPRK ever since it
was founded by revolutionary forces, led by the legendary guerrilla fighter Kim
Il Sung, who had ousted Japanese imperialism from the north of Korea and
liberated the workers and peasants there from colonial slavery.
The class of capitalist financiers and industrialists, who today are sucking
the working class here dry to keep their record profits, could not tolerate a
socialist north Korea. Through their economic and political control over
Washington, they launched a devastating three-year war against the DPRK in
1950-53, killing millions of Koreans and tens of thousands of U.S. youth. But
they could not break the will of the people in the north to be free of foreign
These world-class exploiters never gave up their ambition to control all of
Korea. That is why the U.S. has imposed sanctions on the north, maintains tens
of thousands of troops in the south, and refuses to meet with the DPRK to sign
a peace treaty ending the state of war that still exists, 57 years after the
ceasefire. They have left the DPRK no choice but to develop the means to defend
itself against constant threats from Washington and the Pentagon.
The Korean people, north and south, want peace and the reunification of their
divided country. Even as a war fever was being drummed up in Seoul, courageous
demonstrators there demanded “No war!”
Workers and poor people in the U.S. are also sick and tired of the
politicians’ deadly priorities that put the enormous Pentagon budget
ahead of vital human needs, even as hunger, unemployment, homelessness and ill
health keep growing.
We demand: End the sanctions and the war threats! Bring U.S. troops and
warships home now and sign a peace treaty with the DPRK! Money for jobs,
schools, housing and health care, not for war!
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