Vol. 77/No. 29 AUGUST 12, 2013
Korean people celebrate 1953
victory over US imperialism
BY STEVE CLARK
PYONGYANG, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea —
A Socialist Workers Party leadership delegation of Steve Clark, James Harris and Tom Baumann has been here to join celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the July 27, 1953, cease-fire, marking the Korean people’s victory over U.S. imperialism’s murderous 1950-53 war to conquer the peninsula. To this day Washington refuses to sign a peace treaty ending the state of war and, in violation of Korea’s national sovereignty, maintains more than 28,000 U.S. troops in South Korea. The U.S. capitalist rulers aim to enforce the partition of Korea they
imposed on the people of that country in 1945 in collaboration with the government of Josef Stalin in the Soviet Union. This is the last remaining national division coming out of the interimperialist slaughter of World War II.
The U.S. bases in Korea are part of Washington’s massive air and naval domination of the Pacifc — including some nine nuclear-armed submarines — stretching from Hawaii, to Australia, the Philippines, Okinawa, Diego Garcia and beyond.
According to the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea, some 300 delegations from 80 countries joined the 60th anniversary celebrations here. More next week.
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