'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Text Fwd [Translation] KAPM Report on the Oppression against the KAPM


* This site was thankfully translated in Japanese by M. S. in Japan. Click HERE.



* Image source: KAPM report (여기 클릭)

Members of the KAPM protesting in front of the NIS on July 2, 2010


'We denounce the Lee Myung-Bak government who condemns the legal [inter-Korean] exchange & co-operation as the illegal!
Do you want to make the Korean peninsula for the exchange & cooperation, co-prosperity, peaceful unification into that of the military confrontation & war crisis?'


'Stop the oppression against the KAPM, that is the retaliation against the [mass] candle [protests in 2008]!
Are you afraid of the 2nd Candles, facing the total import of the more than 30 months US beef at the risk of mad cow disease?'

Failure of the diplomacy on the Cheonan ship [incident] and increment of the suspicion
-Stop the retaliation investigation against the progressive organizations!
Are you afraid of the KAPM who demands the total re-investigation on the Cheonan ship incident and
the stop of military confrontation?'
___________________________________________________________


* Below is the arbitrary translation of the KAPM Report in the KAPM site.

국문은 여기를 클릭하세요.

1. Report on the Situation

In the morning of June 29, the NIS and Security Investigation unit of the Police Agency in collaboration carried out the restraint warrant and confiscation & search warrant in the houses of Mr. Han Choong-Mok, Mr. Jung Dae-Yeon and Ms. Choi Young-Ok.

- At the same time, executed the confiscation & search of the offices of the KAPM, and Jinbosarang(* meaning progressive love) (sponsor group)

- Originally, attempted to subpoena to ten people but the justice department turned down it except for the three people.

-As a result of the substantial review of the warrant processed on July 1, the warrants of Jung Dae-Yeon and Choi Young-Ok were turned down. The two were released.


2. Situation of the Distortion and Fabrication of the Charges of the National Security Law by the NIS and Police.

- Define the principals and rules of the KAPM on August 23, 2007, in accord with ‘The Foundation Measure for the Koryeo Democratic Federation Republic,’ ‘Kim Il-Sung’s New Year Speech’ and ’ The Faced 10 rules for the Anti-imperialism and the People’s Front’ of the North Korea.

-Define the holding of the ‘2008 KAPM staff training meeting’ on Feb. 22, 2008 for the discussion and resolution of the agendas on the Koryeo federation unification and withdrawal of the USFK.

- Define that Han Choong-Mok has occupied and lead the Anti-War Peace Self-Reliance and Unification Committee of the KAPM on September 17, 2008.


1. ◯ Premising the partner of the legal inter Korean exchange as the North Korean spy against the South Korea, define the exchange as the meeting & communication with and order-receiving from [enemy] and drive as if the activities of the unification solidarity and progressive solidarity were for the purposeful carrying out of the order [from the enemy].

◯By such way, all the people who have joined the inter-Korean exchange last period can be harmed under the same crime charge.

◯ The turn over of Jung Dae-Yeon and Choi Young-Ok reveals it was the prosecutors’ unreasonable investigation.

◯ The reason that even though they had confiscated & searched the Committee against the Mad Cow disease & KAPM and such above items had been stated in the prosecutors’ announcement of the investigation during the candle light protests against the mad cow disease in 2008, the items were omitted during the indictment stage, could be because the criticism against the prosecutors' unreasonable investigation was fierce.


2. Currently Applied Law Items Revealed in the Confiscation & Search Warrants (Those may be changed later on)

- Article 7, National Security Law (Admiration and Encouragement [of the enemy])

- Article 8 (Meeting and Communication [with the enemy])


3. The Nature of Oppression

1) The incident this time is to mask the inter Korean exchange & the practical affairs’ Conference that have been legally and openly processed under the permission of the [former] Ministry of Unification as the activities of receiving the order from the NK, therefore to arrest and confiscate & search of the KAPM staffs, which is, from the view of common sense, non-persuasive and unreasonable investigation and political retaliation against the KAPM who lead and accomplished the solidarity of the opposition parties during June 2 local election.

2) It is the retaliation against the [protests of] candle lights that the Lee Myung-Bak government, who has to import the beef of more than 30 months mad cow disease, connecting it to the delay of the wartime operational transfer, became to be put in the situation not being able to get out of the fear of the people’s candles, therefore oppresses the KAPM whose eight staffs have been arrested for the charges that they were the leaders behind the scenes of the [mass] candle light [protests] in 2008.

3)It is to oppress the KAPM as [the Lee government] predicts that there would be the response against the move of the government who tries to realize the SK-US FTA, import of the U.S. beef of more than 30 months, expansion of the dispatch to Afghanistan, increment of the USFK stationing cost, in the latter half of the year, and seeing that it has applied the arrest warrant against 10 staffs including the already arrested three, at the same time, it is to destroy the KAPM, by defining it as the enemy-benefiting organization.


4. Basis for the Response

_ Will proceed the joint response works collecting all the units and persons who are oppressed under the Lee Myung-Bak government.

_ Will jointly prevent the security oppression that is, after the oppression of the Net-i-zens who raised the questions on the Cheonan ship, Pan-Korean Teachers & Education Workers’ Union, expanded to the whole of the progressive & reform front.

- Concentrate into the public relationship of the contents that the public echoes with

- Expansion of the struggle on the public opinion such as the ‘The reality of the Security Oppression and Response Measure.


5. Concrete Plans ( KAPM Proposal)

1) Indict the NIS agent who misrepresented himself as the MBC reporter
2) Rally in front of the NIS, from 1 2to 1 pm everyday.
3) Rally in front of the NIS, at 2pm on July 3(Sat)
4) Support via on-line, encouragement and joining to Jinbosarang


6. Expected Trial Date

- Sending to the Prosecutors: July 15 to 20 (It is possible that the NIS will investigate [Han] for maximum 20 days)
- Indictment: early August (It is possible that the prosecutor investigation stage is for maximum 30 days)
- 1st trial: In the middle of August

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