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U.S. moves to threaten China as Cheonan farce collapses at UN

Hu Jintao with Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang

The following article is from the August 2010 issue of Proletarian, the journal of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist):

With June 2010 marking the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of US imperialism’s bestial war against the Korean people, which, over the ensuing three years, claimed some four million lives, tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula, involving not simply a confrontation between the socialist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north on the one hand and the United States and its south Korean ally on the other, but also sharply increased tensions between the USA and China.

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Hands off Korea!

The following article is from the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist):

On Friday 26 March, a south Korean navy vessel, the Cheonan, split into two and sank. At the time, the vessel was 8 miles off the coast of the DPRK and 150 miles from the south Korean mainland. However, it was very close to the island of Baengnyeong, which, while clearly part of north Korea geographically, is in fact held by south Korea, having been bartered during the 1953 armistice talks in exchange for some land, greater in area, south of the 38th parallel to be incorporated into the DPRK.

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Speakers at Minneapolis anti-war event slam war threat on Korean peninsula

The following article is from Fight Back! News:

Minneapolis, MN – Anti-war activists gathered here at May Day Books, June 6, for an anti-war event titled “New War Crisis in Korea?” The featured speakers were Mick Kelly, the editor of Fight Back! newspaper and Meredith Aby, a leader of the Anti-War Committee. The event was sponsored by May Day Books and the Anti-War Committee.

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Pyongyang Mass Meeting Denounces Anti-DPRK Smear Campaign

The following article is from the DPRK’s Korean Central News Agency:

Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) — A Pyongyang mass meeting was held at Kim Il Sung Square on Sunday to denounce the U.S. imperialists and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors for their smear campaign against the DPRK and the moves to escalate confrontation with it.

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The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident

The following analysis of recent US/south Korean accusations against Democratic Korea is by Stephen Gowans, from his blog, What’s Left:

While the South Korean government announced on May 20 that it has overwhelming evidence that one of its warships was sunk by a torpedo fired by a North Korean submarine, there is, in fact, no direct link between North Korea and the sunken ship. And it seems very unlikely that North Korea had anything to do with it.

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Democratic Korea issues statement on puppet warship

The following May 20th statement is from the Korean Central News Agency:

Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the DPRK National Defence Commission issued a statement today as regards the sinking of warship “Cheonan” of the south Korean puppet navy.

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