By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, are in firm solidarity with the Korean people and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and support their current struggle in defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against the war provocations and nuclear threats being made by US imperialism.
We condemn in the strongest terms the continuing US military control over South Korea, the constant nuclear weapons in US military bases and aircraft carriers and the joint military exercises of the US and the South Korean puppet government. All these violate the national sovereignty of the Korean people, threaten the DPRK and run counter to the desire of the Korean people for peaceful reunification.
The war provocations against the DPRK and the Korean people have recently escalated with the imposition of further sanctions on the DPRK by the UN Security Council upon the prompting of the US and the use of joint military exercises with the South Korean puppets to show off US naval vessels and aircraft capable of nuclear attack and to intimidate the DPRK and the Korean people.
The DPRK and the Korean people in the north are fully justified in rallying themselves, mobilizing their combat forces and people’s defense capabilities and reminding the US that it cannot terrorize them with nuclear weapons because they have their own for the purpose of deterrence and self-defense. They are demonstrating the futility of US nuclear terrorism and their readiness to foil any attempt of the imperialists and their puppets to invade the north of Korea.
The attempts of US imperialism to intimidate the DPRK and the Korean people into submission have only served to intensify their unity and fighting spirit, summon their limitless strength, expose the limits of US imperialist power and vindicate the efforts of the DPRK and Korean people at nuclear research and development for self-defense and peaceful purposes.
The futile attempts of the US and its cohorts to terrorize the DPRK and the Korean people are a major part of the US scheme to impose further its hegemony over the entire East Asia, to direct and influence developments not only in Korea but also in China and other countries in the region and to entrench further US military forces in Japan, South Korea, Philippines and other areas where the US has gained a military foothold in terms of military bases, forward stations and visiting forces agreements.
But time is against the US in seeking to perpetuate its hegemony in East Asia and the whole world. All efforts of the US to overcome the people’s struggles for national and social liberation and to expand the global capitalist economy under the auspices of neoliberalism have undermined US global hegemony and brought forward new capitalist powers. In time to come, the contradictions between the US-Europe-Japan combine and the China-Russia combine will intensify.
The intensification of inter-imperialist contradictions will bring about new conditions and new opportunities for the resurgence of the people’s struggle for national liberation, democracy and socialism. Right now, the prolonged crisis of global capitalism is already generating the people’s resistance and clamor for radical social change in the imperialist countries and much more so in the underdeveloped countries. The people’s revolutionary struggles are bound to bring about a fundamentally new and better world.