“Trump Will Face Bitterer Disgrace and Destruction for His Stupidity”: North Korea

Date: 10/3/2017 | Source: Rodong Sinmun (En) |

A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) released a statement on Sept. 30 over the fact that Trump has not yet come to his senses but revealed more critical hysteric fit.

The statement said:
Trump, stunned by the thunderbolt-like declaration of Juche Korea, again twitted such rubbish that north Korea won’t be around much longer. He even told the press that his regime’s military option against it will be “terribly destructive.”

Recently, he signed a new “executive order on sanctions on north Korea” and his inferiors praised it as “the toughest-ever step.” And he let the House of Representatives pass “north Korean human rights reauthorization act”.

He was so foolish as to try to save his face already lost by letting a B-1B formation fly in the sky above the East Sea of Korea.
Terming this a last-ditch effort to get rid of the extreme uneasiness and fear about the DPRK’s bolstering of its nuclear force that has reached its final phase and the toughest-ever countermeasure being seriously considered by the supreme headquarters of the DPRK, the statement went on:
As already clarified, the statement of the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK serves as an ultimatum to the U.S. imperialist aggressors who are irrationally running riot, exasperated by the dynamic advance of Juche Korea, and a crucial warning that solemnly declared the toughest stand of the DPRK to tame the old lunatic of America with fire without fail.
The more reckless behavior of Trump ignorant of himself and the rival will only harden the retaliatory will of the army and people of the DPRK against the U.S. It will precipitate the doomsday of the U.S. Trump should bear this in mind.
We once again warn the old psychopath of America against his hysteria. His brandishing of “sanctions” club and muscle-flexing with tiger moth-like bombers before the fire-ready revolutionary forces of the DPRK is just a suicidal act of inviting a nuclear disaster that will reduce America into a sea of flames.
Rodong News Team


This October, Stoic Week will be celebrated internationally for its sixth consecutive year. Across the world, people of all walks of life participate in this annual week-long series of free, online and onsite events. The goals of Stoic Week are encouraging public engagement with classical Stoic philosophy, guiding participants in the practice of applying Stoic ideas and practices to the challenges of modern living, and assessing the impact of practicing Stoicism.

 International Stoic Week is scheduled to run from Monday, October 16 to Sunday, October 22, 2017, following the annual Stoicon Conference on Saturday, October 14. The theme this year for the conference will be Stoicism at Work.

Stoicon is the largest meeting of practicing Stoics, leading experts on Stoicism, and people interested in learning more about Stoic philosophy and practice. In previous years, it has been held in London and New York City, and this year will take place in Toronto. In addition to the Stoicon conference itself, smaller Stoicon-X events are slated to be held on four continents this year.

Modern Stoicism (the organization responsible for Stoicon, Stoic Week, and Stoicism Today) reports participation in Stoic Week grows steadily each year. Record numbers are expected again this time around.

During Stoic Week, participants have the opportunity to “live like a Stoic” by following the Stoic Week Handbook, which contains readings, audio, video, and optional group discussions – along with daily practical exercises that combine elements of ancient Stoicism and modern psychology. The free Stoic Handbook is presented online with offline versions available in a variety of formats. There is also an online course for Stoic Week, designed and maintained by the Modern Stoicism team.

Participants also fill in questionnaires to help them discover how Stoic they are and what impact practicing Stoicism has on their well-being Participants are encouraged to schedule their own Stoic Week events and share that information with Greg Sadler, the editor of Stoicism Today, which publicizes Stoic Week events worldwide.

Find out more about Stoic Week and Stoicism Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. To support Modern Stoicism via donation, use their PayPal form.

Members of the Modern Stoicism organization are available to discuss Stoic philosophy, Stoic Week, and other related topics via interviews, lectures, and other appearances.

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Stoic Week 2017 Events

During and around Stoic Week, there are a number of events worldwide affording opportunities for interested participants to learn more about Stoicism and its applications.  Check the listing below to see if there are any events near you.

This is a list that is still in process of being fully built out, as more announcements come in about local events.  If you are hosting an event, and you do not see yourself on the list, please contact Greg Sadlerto get your event included in the listing.

October 7, 10:30 AM- Brisbane, Australia –  This Stoicon-X event will take place at the Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton QLD 4053, Australia.  Featuring Donald Robertson and Michael Connell.  Organized by Alex Magee.  Admission is free for this event. Tickets and full information available here.

October 9, 6:30 PM – Guatemala – The Stoa Quauhtlemallan will be holding its inaugural meeting in the Sophos Fontabella, Salon Veranda.  More details forthcoming.

October 9, 11, and 13, 7 AM (each day) – Bogotá, Colombia – There will be three talks in the Trabajando estoicismo/Estoicismo trabajando series at the Universidad de los Andes, room 205, the first providing an Introduction to Stoicism, the second discussing Other People, and the third focused on Self-Knowledge.  Organized by Dr. Andrea Lozano Vasquez. Admission is free for this event.

October 12, 5:00 PM – Portland, USA – The Socratic Society of Portland State University will have a panel, “A Stoic Guide to Modern Life” featuring Brad Berman and Tim Nidever

October 15, 9:30 AM – Toronto, Canada-  –   This Stoicon-X event will take place at Ryerson University, in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, which is located at 245 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario. Organized by Donald Robertson. Features a number of speakers, many of whom will be giving “lightening talks” about Stoicism.  Tickets and full information available here.

October 16, 6:00 PM – New York City, USA – The Stoic School of Life will be hosting a discussion at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, “On Moral Luck”. Full details available here.

October 16-20 (each day), 6:00 AM – Slippery Rock, USA – Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania will be hosting its third annual “Live Like a Stoic for a Week” morning activities  This event is open to the public. Contact Dr. Andrew M. Winters for more information.

October 17, 7:30 PM – Chicago, USA – The New Acropolis will be hosting a talk by Greg Sadler, “Applying Stoic Philosophy In Your Workplace: 5 Useful Practices.” Full details available here.

October 17, 5:00 and 7:00 PM- Differdange, Luxembourg – Miami University Dolibois European Center is hosting two events on the same evening. Brian Domino will lead a discussion about Stoicism and school work, and Stoicism and Work in general. Full details available here.

October 18, Time TBD – Edinburg, Scotland – The Scotland Stoics will be hosting a meeting, precise details TBD at this time

October 20, 6:00 PM – Milwaukee, USA – The MKE Stoic Fellowship will be hosting a Stoic Week event, precise details TBD at present.

October 21st, 2:00- San Leandro, USA –  The Redwood Stoa will be hosting a Stoicon-X event at the Hayward Weekes Branch Library, Hayward, California in the John and Alice Pappas Room.  Organized by James Kostecka. Admission is free for this event, and details are available here.

October 21st, 10:00 AM – London, Great Britain –  This Stoicon-X event will take place at the Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London.  Features talks by a number of speakers, including founding members of Modern Stoicism. Organized by Dr. John Sellars  Tickets and full information available here.

October 22, 5:00 PM – New York, USA – The New York City Stoics will be hosting a Stoic Week Wrapup at the Onassis Cultural Center.  Full details available here.

There are also five Stoicon-X events, on four continents.  You can learn about them here.

A number of organizations, groups or meetups, and academic institutions also observe Stoic Week by affording their members a chance to work through the course together, compare insights and experiences, and support each other through the week.

At present, the following have confirmed that they will be hosting local sessions or meetings during Stoic Week.  If your institution, organization, or group would like to be added to the list, please contact us.

  • Slippery Rock University
  • Portland State University
  • New York City Stoics
  • MKE Stoic Fellowship
  • Scotland Stoics

RISK: Julian Assange Documentary Now Available

Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, RISK is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.

Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.

In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.

Executive Produced by Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.


Website: www.riskfilm.org

Facebook: facebook.com/riskfilm

Twitter: twitter.com/riskfilm



The Bomb: 2016 “Immersive Film” Explores Nuclear Weapons

“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”–Robert Oppenheimer

The Bomb is an immersive film, music and art installation exploring the immense power of nuclear weapons. The 61-minute film combines archival footage, animation, music and text in a montage-style presentation.

The Bomb premiered as the Closing Night Event of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was projected 360 degrees on massive floor-to-ceiling screens that surrounded the audience as the musical group The Acid performed a live score in the center of the space.

The Bomb presents many sides of nuclear warfare, from scenes of massive destruction, to cheerful instructional videos on how to protect children and families in the event of a nuclear attack, to the chilling commentary of Robert Oppenheimer’s famous words:

Robert Oppenheimer

“Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form, and says, ‘Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.’”

The Bomb is currently streaming on Netflix and a variety of other platforms. Visit  http://thebombnow.com/



Dotard Trump “Gang leader in the empire of devil” in North Korea White Paper

Pyongyang Times  Reports “Trump under worldwide censure”

Date: 30/09/2017 | Source: Pyongyang Times |

The National Peace Committee of Korea published a white paper under the title of “Dotard of the White House has come under worldwide denunciation, criticism and curse.”

Highlights of the report are as follows:

Gang leader in the empire of devil

Inaugurated as chief of the empire of the devil and the gangster country which had been built on the graves of the aboriginal people of the American continent after exterminating them, Trump unhesitatingly posted on his Twitter account the animations of his beating down a CNN correspondent for having denounced him in an article and knocking down former state secretary Hillary Clinton, his presidential election rival.

He burst into anger while having a telephone call with the Australian prime minister and threw the telephone down, called the Mexican president “bad guy” and other swearwords and ignored the handshake offered by the woman chancellor of Germany at the talks as she refused his unreasonable request.


 ‘Damfool inviting ruin’ and ‘Incurable lunatic’

A Democratic senator asserted that Trump needs to consult a psychiatrist, saying the US ruler is mentally abnormal and Republicans also sympathize with his opinion.

American psychiatric specialists filed a petition for Trump’s dethronement for his serious mental disease and opened it to the press, while 27 psychiatrists decided to jointly write and publish the book “Serious case of Donald Trump” which analyses and evaluates his mental disease in October.

After Trump made ill remarks at the UN General Assembly session, the word “dotard” meaning “old madman” has been the most popular search word in US websites, and Time magazine asserted that Trump should be removed from office without the procedures of impeachment in accordance with the incompetence-related paragraph of Article 25 of the amendment to US constitution.

Likening Trump to a somnambulist, the UN chief and other officers said that the title of “leader” is unbecoming to lunatic Trump any longer.

Trump and his country, the empire of devil, will pay dearly for the worst crime.

Courtesy KCNA Watch

Civil War 2017? Not really–the story behind the hashtag

November 4 It Begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Refuse Fascism has been publicly organizing a call to action over the past couple of months. According to the group’s website (as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts), Refuse Fascism is planning an occupy-style protest to demand an end to the “Trump/Pence Regime.” There does not appear to be any mention of a “Civil War” nor are any of the group’s activities the least bit secretive.

The call to action reads as follows:


Take To The Streets And Public Squares

In cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met.


In the Name of Humanity,

We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!

The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is. For the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have assembled a vicious cabal that has put forth positions and begun initiatives which demonstrate that they fully intend to shred political and social norms with catastrophic consequence.  Because Trump has his finger on the nuclear trigger, the Trump/Pence regime is more dangerous to the world than even Hitler.

Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is piece by piece criminalized. The truth is bludgeoned.   Group after group is demonized and targeted along a trajectory that leads to real horrors.  All of this has already begun under the Trump Regime. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.

Millions of people, outraged by this regime, took to the streets delivering a stinging rebuke to Trump the day after the inauguration. Protest and resistance continues against the many attacks on the people by the Trump/Pence administration.  This must grow broader, deeper, and more determined. This resistance is righteous and necessary, but it is not sufficient. We must recognize that the character of fascism is that it can absorb separate acts of resistance while continually throwing the opposition off balance by rapidly moving its agenda forward. The Trump/Pence regime will repeatedly launch new highly repressive measures, eventually clamping down on all resistance and remaking the law… IF THEY ARE NOT DRIVEN FROM POWER.

In the first weeks of the Trump/Pence regime they have begun subverting the separation of powers, the separation of Church and State, called for a new nuclear arms race, demonized the press, dismissed the very concept of truth substituting their own fabricated “alternative facts.”  It can already be said of Trump/Pence that “first they came for” the Muslims, then the Mexicans, then all refugees, then women, then Black and Latino people, LGBTQ persons, the environment, and anyone who doesn’t conform or submit to their vision and plan for a nation cohered around white supremacy and a political form of Christian fundamentalism, that should rightly be called Christian Fascism.

Fascism is not just a gross combination of horrific reactionary policies. It is a qualitative change in how society is governed.  Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive “traditional values.”  In Trump’s election campaign he encouraged and fed on the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. In his inaugural address he pledged allegiance only to this movement. What is crucial to understand is that once in power fascism essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights.

Even as the Trump/Pence Regime is moving fast, they have not yet fully consolidated their regime, or, as yet, been able to implement their full program.  But, this is their objective and it is very possible. It might only take a single serious crisis – international or domestic — for this regime to drop the hammer. We do not have much time.

Don’t Normalize…Don’t Accommodate…Don’t Conciliate…Don’t Collaborate…

There is method to Trump’s madness that echoes Hitler.  Fascism advances in stages through outrage, shock and intimidation,  followed by brief periods of normalization where people accommodate to the new situation the regime has imposed.

After the election, Obama said of Trump: “We are now all rooting for his success.” NO! If Trump succeeds, humanity loses. Bernie Sanders has said that he will work with Trump on jobs or where they agree.  NO! If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror.

This is not just a pendulum swing Democrat to Republican, but a regime that is moving to establish a fascist order under the signboard of “America First.” Acting as if the election in 2018 or 2020 is the way to deal with this regime is folly, betraying a lack of understanding of just how fast, furious, and profoundly this regime will change the rules, cement its rule, destroy lives and crush spirits.

You cannot try to “wait things out.” Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes.

All of this is what renders the Trump/Pence Regime illegitimate and a grave threat to people all over the world. Therefore, we resolve:

[1] Our single unifying mission must be to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime.

[2] We must manifest the power of NO! everywhere: on signs, billboards, walls, social media and the news. NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America must resound.

[3] Every outrage committed by this regime must be met with greater and greater resistance.

[4] We must ORGANIZE:  working with all our creativity and determination toward the time when millions of people can be moved to fill the streets of cities and towns day after day and night after night, declaring this whole regime illegitimate – Demanding, and Not Stopping, Until the Trump/Pence Regime Is Driven from Power.

If this happens, then the whole political landscape would be dramatically transformed, every faction within the established power structure would be forced to respond—and all this could lead to a situation in which this fascist regime is driven from office.

Let it not be said that we did not move heaven and earth to drive out this regime.  This must be a moment in history when millions stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to resist and say NO! Not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity.

Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!


Get Organized! Leaflets, Posters and Graphics for November 4 are provided at https://refusefascism.org as well as upcoming events in a variety of American cities.

According to Wikipedia, Refuse Fascism was founded by Bob Avakian, the chair of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, in December 2016. Its national office is in New York City.