Seize the Time! It is Right to Rebel!
With all this in mind, the questions for us are: How can students in Quebec turn the massive student strike of 2012 into a revolutionary situation? How can students elsewhere mobilize their own struggles against reactionary student associations, the bourgeoisie, and their state? How can students put themselves in the service of the broader working class?The student and youth activists are not going to sit idly by as capitalists continue on their path of destruction for the benefit of a small minority. We call on all radical activists in high schools, colleges, and university campuses to make their school a site of anti-capitalist agitation. We call on all radical left and far-left activists to work with the PCR-RCP in building an independent and combative revolutionary student movement, to make a break with tired old student unionism, at this second national conference to be held June 15-16, 2013 in Ottawa. Here, we will consolidate the gains achieved since the first “Seize the Time! Blaze a Revolutionary Path” conference of the revolutionary student and youth activists. Here we will reaffirm our resolve to fight for Communism.If you’re interested in helping us build this movement, get in touch with your local revolutionary student movement chapter, whether it is the Marxist Students’ Association, or a campus anti-capitalist committee. Contactconference@mer-rsm.comfor more information.
Pablo Picasso - Massacre in Korea
“In 2008 the South Korean Truth and Reconciliation commission found 1,222 instances of mass killings, with at least 215 of these involving U.S. troops or airplanes massacring unarmed civilians. At Cheongwon in central Korea, up to 7,000 people were slaughtered.”
The U.S. committed an uncountable amount of acts designated as “war crimes”, including widespread use of chemical and biological weapons such as the plague, and intentionally destroying hydroelectric dams that provided drinking water for 75% of the population. In total around 5 million Koreans lost their lives.
Remember No Gun Ri, Jeju, Yeosun, and the countless other instances of mass extermination by the U.S.
Reblogging this because most of my followers probably don’t know about this and this is important regardless of whether or not you’re Korean. SERIOUSLY, READ THIS. This is important if you’re an American (well, in my opinion, it’s important even if you’re not) and if you want to better understand why, aside from the obvious, the U.S. and North Korea don’t get along and why the DPRK hates the U.S so much.
I’m going to condense this into bullets and put the main points in bold because I know that if this is super long, you guys are definitely going all TL;DR and scroll past this post. Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll try to answer to the best of my limited knowledge:
- The U.S., not Korea, was completely responsible for splitting Korea into two, which everyone in Korea wanted to avoid. This happened in 1945 at the end of WWII with the surrender of Japan (not with the 1953 Korean War armistice which basically just reaffirmed things that were already in place).
- Yes, armistice, not treaty. Even though it’s been 63 years since the start of the war (and 60 since the armistice), the war has never officially ended. The two Koreas are technically still at war. This explains the South’s mandatory military service required of all their male citizens and why, if the North declares war, it’s a continuation of an existing war rather than a completely new one.
- The U.S. is also partially at fault for the Korean War happening. After WWII, they put those who were in power during colonial rule back into influential positions in the South, pissing off a lot of people in the North for a lot of reasons, namely that many of these people were Japanese sympathizers or collaborators. Basically, they put the old Japanese machinery back into place and if you know anything of the Japanese occupation of Korea, you’ll know why they were angry. It’s also why the North didn’t see the South’s government as legitimate. Yeah, somehow the U.S. thought it was a great idea to put people who supported their enemies during the war in power again.
- The American strategy during the Korean War was to wipe out all life in tactical locality. They carpet-bombed the North with bombs and napalm with next to no concern for civilian casualties.
- According to U.S. Air Force estimates, “the scale of urban destruction quite exceeded that in Germany and Japan.” Yes, you read correctly. Feel free to go “WTH?” especially considering how tiny North Korea is (46,541 sq. miles). It’s about the same size as Pennsylvania (46,055 sq. miles). Compare that to Germany (137,800 sq. miles) and Japan (145,925 sq. miles).
- More bombs were dropped in Korea by the U.S. than had been dropped in the entire Pacific theater in World War II. Also a huge WTH if you guys know how bad the war was in the Pacific.
- By 1953, at least 50% of 18 out of North Korea’s 22 major cities were obliterated.
- Nearly 10% of the Korean population died during the war, the majority from the North.
- The aerial bombardment of North Korea inflicted the greatest loss of civilian life in the Korean War by far.
So basically, the U.S. never talks about this. I never learned ANY of this growing up. All I learned from high school was that the North started the Korean War (only partially true; they did invade, but things had been going on before 1950 due to American actions and conflicts originating from the colonial era) and that the U.S. and South Korea (democracy! Good!) went against North Korea and China (Communism! Bad!). I was shocked when I learned all this last semester and basically, it makes it a lot easier to understand the deep seated hatred North Korea holds towards the United States today. I’m not saying the North wasn’t aggressive during the war; they were as were the South, but it’s kind of strange how while it was the U.S. that wreaked the most devastation during the war, the North is seen as the ultimate aggressor.
Like do you guys understand? The U.S. committed war crimes and NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS AND THIS IS SO IMPORTANT IN UNDERSTANDING WHY NORTH KOREA ACTS THE WAY IT DOES RIGHT NOW (not including the events that happen from 1953 and on with the collapse of the USSR, the 1990s famine, and basically just how the U.S. dealt and interacted with the DPRK in the second half of the 20th century).
Anyway, sorry this is disgustingly long, but I just think it’s really important for people to learn and know. :/
Thank you for adding that information. This information should be required reading for all humans.
Comrades! I have my radio show today! Radio Internationale, begins 1-3pm PST (Every Monday). Today’s broadcast will have a special dedication for Comrade Lenin, so don’t miss out! You can listen in on KUCI.ORG, and click on “listen now” on the top right hand corner. I shall remain on Tumblr while on air, so shoot me a message, call in, or request a song and I shall give your blog or just you yourself a shout-out on the radio! The number to the station is 949-824-5824, and you’ll only be talking to me on the station phone, not going over the air, so do not be afraid!
Today is a sad day in history; On this day, January 21st, 1924, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Владимир Ильич Ульянов), passed away. Leader of the Bolsheviks, orchestrator of the 1917 Revolution, founder of the USSR, and overall one of the most important revolutionaries in history. Rest In Peace Comrade.
November 7, 1917: The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
Comrades, it has been quite some time since our last formal meeting or activity through the Communist Party of Tumblr. I’d like to quell some concerned party members’ worries and any interested individuals who wish to join but ask if we’re active. The truth is, our party is absolutely not dead, and the main members are still here. However, it is also a fact that we seem to be on an unofficial hiatus from holding meetings or whatnot. We are not abandoning the one and only serious Communist political group in Tumblr; we are simply getting our bearings and reorganizing, and you can expect a newer system in how we organize and conduct activities. Our party is 300+ strong, how could we turn our backs on the good leftists of Tumblr?
We don’t exactly have a planned date for the return of the CPT to regular activeness, but it will indeed be back.
Hi I’m Sean also known as soviet-boy, I’m 17 and unfortunately live in the UK. I am a member of the Young communist league and The Communist Party of Scotland. And, yeah. I’m not sure what else I should say.
Meeting for All Party Comrades!
Today we will have a semi-informal but EXTREMELY IMPORTANT meeting to discuss the direction and organisation of the party. Please attend the meeting at normal time (12PM EST, etc) today.
Thank you very much, hope to see you all later.
Shockvalue-bestvalue’s (Jack Young) introduction
I am Jack Young, oi oi all. I’m 17. Coming from a family of Irish laborers, I suppose is the I enjoy the thought of Marxist Communism (more so the idea of working-class officials). I will openly admit I’m still naive about most aspects of Communism and Socialism, partly due to lack of access to reading material and partly due to just newness on the subject; There’s nothing like going to your school’s library and finding absolutely no Communist literature.
Anywho, Hello one and all, I wish you all the best of luck.
-Jack A. Young