DPRK white paper on human rights violations in the USA

China regularly publishes its own white paper on human rights problems in the United States, in light of the Chinese Marxist approach to human rights rather than the European derived approach, which is so often universalised in a colonialist fashion.

However, the DPRK also publishes annual human rights reports on the USA. Of course, some would dismiss this as either hypocrisy or tit-for-tat, but it seems to me that what the report says is actually quite spot on. I have copied a summary from Rodong Sinmun

White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017 Issued in DPRK

The DPRK Institute of International Studies on Jan. 30 released the “White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017”.

According to the white paper, soon after being inaugurated as president, Trump filled the important posts of his administration with billionaires, who had “contributed” to his election campaign, and their mouthpieces.

Secretary of State Tillerson, Secretary of Commerce Ross and also the secretaries of Treasury and Defense are all billionaires from conglomerates. The total assets of public servants at the level of deputy secretary and above of the current administration are worth of 14 billion US$.

The anti-popular policies the Trump administration pursued openly in one year were, without exception, for the interests of a handful of the rich circles.

In the U.S., where genuine freedom of the press and expression does not exist, intervention in and crackdown on the press grew more intensified over the past one year.

In 2017 the cases of searching and confiscation against journalists accounted for 12 and the cases of violation against them for 11. Moreover, 19 persons in the domestic press circles and four foreign journalists were arrested or detained.

Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office.

The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration’s policy of racism.

In the U.S. the absolute majority of the working masses, deprived of elementary rights to survival, are hovering in the abyss of nightmare.

As a result, during the first week of March, 241 000 persons joined the large contingent of the unemployed; in May 9 000 public servants were fired from governmental agencies; in September the number of the unemployed increased by 33 000 as compared to that of the previous month.

In particular, unemployment of young people has become a matter of serious social concern; currently the unemployment rate of young people under 25 is 7.9%, and 31% of graduates from high schools do not have proper jobs.

According to what the U.S. administration made public, in 2017 the homeless numbered 554 000, about 10% increase as compared to that two years ago, and number of the poor families, living in rented rooms devoid of elementary facilities for living, is on the steady rise.

The soaring school expenses are plunging the students into the hell of loans.

Those who are diagnosed with a disease but cannot afford to pay their medical fees total 50 million. Flu, lung diseases and asthma cause 36 000, 40 000 and 150 000 deaths, respectively, on an annual average.

On the other hand, health-hazardous disqualified products are on sale across the country, which often leads to an outbreak of infectious diseases.

The U.S. is one of the world’s two countries that have yet to embrace paid maternity leave.

Over the past decade the proportion of American women who live below the poverty line has risen from 12.1% to 14.5%, and they usually receive 25% less salary than their male colleagues of the same post.

A woman is sexually abused every 89 seconds.

According to basic statistics, about 61 100 gun-related crimes took place in the U.S. last year, leaving 15 488 dead and 31 058 wounded.

According to data, the number of marijuana users in the U.S. was more than 20 million, a 3% increase as compared with that a decade ago; and over 90 people lose their lives on a daily average from drug abuse.

In the U.S. where crimes and evil are rampant, the number of imprisoned criminals tops 2.3 million and 70 million are ex-offenders.

The U.S., “guardian of democracy” and “human rights champion”, is kicking up the human rights racket but it can never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights, the white paper said.

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10 thoughts on “DPRK white paper on human rights violations in the USA

  1. Dear Roland,

    While I was researching American-based religious communist communities and movements – such as John Humphrey Noyes and the ‘Bible Communists’ – I came across the controversial ‘cult’ figure Rev. Jim Jones.

    Are you familiar with him and his own peculiar brand of ‘socialism’?

    http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=64856

    Regards,
    Jackson

    1. Yes indeed, it was big in the news some time ago now. The various experiments in the Americas drew Engels’s attention (up to his time) and were outlined in one of the later volumes of Forerunners of Modern Socialism – up to end of 19th century. Catch is the material is in German

      1. Kautsky wrote the first volume and the section on Thomas More in the second (2 volumes were initially published in 1895). The remaining material was written by Lafargue, Bernstein et al. The later edition in four volumes dropped the Bernstein section and had additional material by Hugo Lindemann and Morris Hillquit – who rewrote the material on North America in a far more substantial way. Pity only a part of the whole project has been translated into English!

  2. We are approaching our own 1917 moment here in the US. The entire ruling class and elite corporate-owned government has nothing but contempt for the American worker. Take a look at any gala affair in America that involves the rich and powerful. The Oscars, for example. You can see the abject hatred the elites have for the American proletariat. The humorous thing is, most of these elites actually see themselves as some sort of “rebel” fighting the establishment. The American Left has gone insane, as it now stands for little more than neo-liberal economics and frothing anti-white hatred. I hope I live to see our 1917.

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