Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Korea's struggle for freedom

by New Worker correspondent

NEW COMMUNIST Party leader Andy Brooks joined in the discussion on Korea’s revolutionary struggle with other comrades and a representative of the DPR Korea embassy at a joint mini-seminar at the Party Centre last week.
             The meeting opened with a talk to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the start of the Songun revolutionary leadership and the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (AINDF) of south Korea. The discussion revolved around these two important themes – the military-first ideology that embodies the Juché idea and the underground resistance to the puppet regime and the US occupation in south Korea.
The AINDF was founded as the Revolutionary Party for Reunification on 25th August 1969. The south Korean puppet regime responded by resorting to terror to try and stifle the new revolutionary upsurge against the military dictatorship and the American occupation. Many cadres were arrested, tortured and jailed and some were murdered included two RPR leaders, Kim Jong-tae and Choi Young-do.
It was renamed the National Democratic Front of South Korea (NDFSK) in 1985 and it adopted its current form in 2005.
Comrades also spoke of great leader Kim Il Sung’s central role in leading the Korean people to victory over Japanese colonialism and US imperialism, Kim Jong Il’s leadership during the struggle to overcome imperialist blockade and a series of natural disasters and the new leadership of Kim Jong Un, who is following in their footsteps to build a modern, socialist society in the north of the divided Korean peninsula.
The seminar, organised by the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK, the Juché Idea Study Group of England and the New Communist Party of Britain, was held on the 28th August in the Sid French Library in the Party’s London Centre.

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