Korean Friendship Association Ireland

US, EU and Japan’s Fabricated Human Rights “Issue”

The US have now together with its warmongering allies in the EU and Japan, once again brought up the human rights “issue” that is constantly being used against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in order for the DPRK to step away from the socialist system built on the democratic needs of the Korean people and let in multinational companies in to the DPRK. Besides the fact that there are nothing but some weak testimonials as evidence against human rights violations in the DPRK, and those who are claiming human rights violations in the DPRK have turned out to be liars (such as Shin Dong Hyuk). While the DPRK provides all of its citizens with free housing, health care and universal education and a society where the state is controlled by the workers and the means of production is owned by the state, the working people is guaranteed humane working conditions, including those who have committed crimes (who’s not working no longer than eight hours/day).

You can see how the US is constantly violating human rights both abroad and at home where the police are killing unarmed African-Americans on a regular basis or how their multinational companies are exploiting workers as for example McDonald’s in Brazil who have a long record of labour violations where McDonald’s young workers are coming forth complaining about slave-like working conditions that are being imposed upon them. Conditions such as sexual harassment, lack of minimum worker comfort, and work hours above the weekly maximum – which according to article 7 of Brazil’s Federal Constitution on employee rights should not exceed 44 hours a week.

When Wal-Mart employees went out on strike against poor labour conditions in the US, the workers were threatened by supervisors and corporate officers among other high-level officials of Wal-Mart and several workers were fired for standing up for their rights. Wal-Mart is the biggest company in the world with an increasing revenue, still they are not providing proper working conditions for their workers and most of the employees are forced to live of public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, even though they are full time employees. That is also a something that is practiced by other multi-billion companies such as McDonald’s in the US. Millions of US citizens are forced to live under slave-like conditions in order to survive. Abroad we can see how the US together with the EU, Israel and Saudi Arabia are sponsoring terrorist groups like the Islamic State and the Al Nusra Front in order to topple the legitimate government of Syria.

Japan who is also involved in swinging the human rights racket against the DPRK have also a long history of human rights violations and Japan’s record of oppressing ethnic minorities and the Japanese government and authorities are constantly portraying ethnic minorities as more likely to commit crimes. In 2000 the governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara, said that people from Japan’s former colonies (mainly Chinese and Koreans) in Japan were a potential source of unrest in the aftermath of an earthquake. Koreans are constantly being targeted by Japanese right-wing groups and the authorities are encouraging the attacks on minorities, and even though the international community have complained over the situation there are no talks about the Japanese “human rights violations” or sanctions.

The very same states that sponsor terrorism and ethnic cleansing have no interest at all in human rights, otherwise they would work on and improve their own conditions. If human rights was that important to the US imperialists, why would they they have friends such as Israel and Saudi Arabia? What we have today is a pile of evidence that those who are using the human rights racket against the DPRK are gross human rights violator, but there are no evidence of human rights violations in the DPRK. It’s getting more and more obvious that “human rights” is being used for the sole purpose to slander and discredit the socialist system of the DPRK is a pretext for further imperialist provocations and sanctions.