The Stars and
Stripes burning in south Korea
March 18 marks the 27th
anniversary that the south Korean students set fire to the US cultural service in Busan at the time when
the south Koreans vigorously intensify the struggle to frustrate the vicious
maneuvers of the US and the
Lee Myung-bak regime under the banner of independence against the US.
Marking the day, the south
Koreans from all social standings are full of a determination to put an end to
60-odd-year military occupation and domination
over south Korea by the US. They vow to regain dignity and sovereignty of the
nation and prevent the war crisis prevalent on the Korean Peninsula
to open up the path of independent reunification.
Looking back the past, the
south Korean students occupied the US cultural service in Busan, a center of
propagating pro-US sycophancy and the US ideology and culture, to set fire to
it on March 18, 1982. They sharply denounced the aggressive nature of the US, scattering leaflets written “US, get out!”
and “Denounce the US
The students’ struggle were
a pent-up anger against the US
which wire-pulled the Gwangju popular uprising to turn the city into a
bloodbath. It was the righteous struggle in which they
demonstrated their unflinching will not to tolerate the US colonial rule any more and opened a new turning point by
dealing a serious blow to the US and pro-US followers.
With the struggle, the south
Koreans’ consciousness against the US
got higher and south Korea
turned into the country prevalent with the anti-US sentiment by the intensive struggle against the US across south Korea.
The south Koreans have
expedited the struggle against the US
such as the south Korea-US war rehearsals against north
Korea, troop concentration, check on the relocation and expansion of the US military bases in south
Korea and the withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea. They also have
struggled to terminate the US
colonial rule and realize democracy in south Korea and national
However, the desires of the
student and the people have not yet been achieved.
Now the US is inflicting
disgrace and misfortunes upon the Korean nation, evading the responsibility of turning
Gwangju into a bloodbath.
The US, which is strongly against the independent
reunification of Korea, eggs
the warlike Lee Myung-bak regime to provoke a nuclear war against north Korea.
The US has introduced
various kinds of tactical and strategic nukes and other war hardware into south Korea and its surroundings and started a
large-scale war rehearsals against north Korea.
Meanwhile, the Lee regime,
drives the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of a war, trumpeting about the
triangular military alliance and preemptive strike against north Korea.
The present situation
requires the south Koreans to accelerate the struggle against the US and Lee
Myung-bak as the students showed unyielding spirit of setting fire to the US
cultural service in Busan.
The US is a cancer of peace on the Korean Peninsula
and a stumbling block
to independent reunification.
south Koreans from all walks of life should wage a nationwide struggle against
the US colonial rule under
the banner of independence against the US
and extensively accelerate the struggle for peace against war and withdrawal of
the US forces from south Korea.
In addition, they should
vigorously wage the struggle against the Lee Myung-bak regime that pursues the
pro-US sycophancy and confrontational policy toward north Korea, running counter to
demands of the Korean nation.