Saturday, 30 October 2010

Another UHP Electric Arc Furnace Starts Operation

Another UHP Electric Arc Furnace Starts Operation

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- UHP Electric Arc Furnace No.2 went into operation at the Chollima Steel Complex.
Workers in Kangson built another UHP electric arc furnace, completed the construction of multi-element alloy steel production base and the reconstruction project of rotary kiln No. 3 of the Posan Iron Works and set up 550 cubic meter oxygen separator.
The successful modernization of the complex laid a firm foundation for drastically increasing the production of different kinds of iron and steel materials urgently needed for building an economic power, making contribution to further consolidating the independence of steel industry.
A commissioning ceremony took place on Friday.
Present there were Choe Yong Rim, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Hong Sok Hyong, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Thae Nam, vice premier of the Cabinet, Kim Thae Bong, minister of Metal Industry, and others.
At the ceremony Choe Yong Rim conveyed a message of congratulation of the WPK Central Committee to workers, technicians, officials and helpers who performed brilliant feats in the project for modernizing the complex.
Speeches were made there.
After the ceremony the participants went round different projects including the newly built UHP electric arc furnace. -0-

Friday, 29 October 2010

DPRK Military Delegation Leaves for Cuba

DPRK Military Delegation Leaves for Cuba

Pyongyang, October 28 (KCNA) -- A DPRK military delegation led by Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, left here on Thursday to visit Cuba.
The delegation was seen off at the airport by KPA General Kim Jong Gak, first vice director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Kim Thaek Gu, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, KPA Col. General Kim Chol and Ambassador Jose Manuel Galego Montano and Military Attache Leonardo Perez Mesa of the Cuban embassy here

UK KFA launch "Peoples Korea Today"

UK KFA has now launched an online magazine "Peoples Korea Today"

The new KCNA site

There is a new KCNA,operating from the DPRK.Usually the days news is on the site by the afternoon and there are pictures with some articles.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Recuperation and Relaxation System

Recuperation and Relaxation System

Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- The working people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea enjoy rest at sanatoria and holiday homes at state expense.

After the liberation of the country from the Japanese colonial rule, President Kim Il Sung took measures to turn villas and pleasure resorts belonging to Japanese imperialists, landlords and capitalists into rest centers for the working people and build new holiday homes in beauty spots, hot-spring spots and mineral resorts.

Under his care night rest homes were built at industrial establishments and rest centers in frontline areas for servicepersons during the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953). In the postwar period, destroyed rest homes were reconstructed and new ones built. He gave field guidance to many rest homes throughout the country.

True to the intention of the President, General Secretary Kim Jong Il also visited rest homes, paying deep concern to the health and rest of the working people.

Such famous mountains as Kumgang, Myohyang and Chilbo, and other beauty spots with hot spring and mineral water have holiday homes to accommodate a large number of working people.

Now available in the country are a 15-day after-work rest system, a 30-day rest system and 5-day and 15-day recreation systems.

The state pays for the management of all the sanatoria and holiday homes and for the vacationers' going there and back

ASSPUK and JISGE statement on anniversary of DIU


London October 16th 2010 Juche 99

The ASSPK and Juche Idea Study Group of England today issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 84th anniversary of the foundation of the Down With Imperialism Union on October 17th by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung the sun of Juche.

It has been more than 80 years since the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung formed the DIU which had the great aims of achieving independence for Korea,fighting imperialism, creating socialism and communism and to carry out the world revolution.

The DIU was a totally new departure in the Korean communist movement.It was based on revolutionary youth,such as,revolutionary school students untainted with factionalism, flunkeyism or opportunism which had crippled the early Korean communist movement.It
was rooted firmly in the popular masses and believed in relying upon them whereas
previously the factionalists and opportunists sought to rely only on the middle class and
bourgeoisie and exclude the popular masses from the revolutionary struggle.

With the foundation of the Down With Imperialism Union by the great leader comrade
Kim Il Sung, a new era in the Korean revolution opened.The struggle against Japanese
imperialism surged forward under the red flag of Juche and the struggle for party building
was organically combined with the anti Japanese revolutionary struggle of the masses.The
DIU is the foundation stone of the Workers' Party of Korea and the root of the Juche idea
and Songun revolution.
The DIU showed that the revolution must be carried out independently and that imperialism
can only be defeated by force of arms.
The Workers' Party of Korea under the leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il continues and carries forward the proud revolutionary traditions of the Down With Imperialism Union.The WPK guided by the Juche idea and the revolutionary idea of Songun fights to achieve independence and reunification,it is leading the struggle to build socialism and communism and is supporting the world revolution by way of example and by it principled internationalist support to the world revolution.The recent conference of the WPK ensures the revolutionary cause of the DIU will be carried on from genaration to generation.
We wish the Workers' Party of Korea greater success in carrying forward the Juche revolutionary cause which began with the foundation of DIU.We are certain that under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il the cause
of the DIU and WPK will be ever victorious.


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WPK Steers Country to Prosperity

Pyongyang, October 11 (KCNA) -- The Korean people, including the servicepersons, have celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

On this occasion they pay the highest tribute to President Kim Il Sung for the imperishable feats he performed for the prosperity of the country, vowing to realize his desire for the building of a thriving nation without fail.

He started revolutionary activities in his early years with a high aim to build a strong independent and prosperous nation and explored a new way of building a Juche-typed revolutionary party.

He founded the WPK on October 10, Juche 34 (1945) to accelerate the sacred cause of the building of a powerful socialist country started by the President in Mt. Paektu.

Under its wise leadership the army and state building was successfully carried out after the liberation of the country from the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule and the country developed into a socialist state, eliminating the centuries-old backwardness and penury through the great advance of Chollima (a legendary horse running 400 kilometers a day) and displaying the might of heroic Korea.

The cause of the building of a thriving nation has been successfully carried forward by Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the WPK.

He, with an unshakable will to turn Korea into a dignified, prosperous and powerful socialist country, has devoted himself to realizing the President's desire for scores of years.

After starting the Songun revolutionary leadership in the 1960s, he has brought about a fresh turn in political, military, economic, cultural and all other fields of the revolution and construction, ushering in a great heyday of the WPK era in the 1970s and 1980s.

A great leap unprecedented in the history of the nation has been witnessed in the Songun era under Kim Jong Il's outstanding and veteran leadership for the building of a thriving nation.

Copyright (C) K

Sunday, 17 October 2010




October 17, 1982

Today, October 17, is the 56th anniversary of the formation of the Down-with-Imperialism Union ( DIU ) by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.

With the formation of the DIU our people's revolutionary struggle embarked on a new road of development and our Party began to strike its glorious roots.

Our Party has traversed the glorious course of struggle for over half a century since it took root with the formation of the DIU; and on this road it has scored many of the most brilliant achievements of the century, and has grown and strengthened as a powerful revolutionary party, united rock-firm and equipped with a wealth of experience.

By leading the people our Party achieved national independence and carried out democratic and socialist revolutions, and through tremendous construction work, it radically changed the appearance of the country and built a "model socialist state" which strikes the world's people with admiration. In the hard-fought struggle against US imperialist invasion, our Party led the people to victory and preserved the country and the revolution with credit.

For its immortal exploits on behalf of the country and the people, the age and history, our Party enjoys the unreserved support and confidence of the entire Korean people.

With the monolithic ideological system firmly established throughout, our Party has been strengthened more than ever before, both organizationally and ideologically, as the tested General Staff of the revolution and, convinced of the justness of its cause and certain of victory, it is successfully guiding the cause of modelling the whole of society on the Juche idea.


Ours is a glorious party with a long history, a revolutionary party which has carved out a new trail for progress.

A working-class party is the General Staff of the revolution and the organizer of all victories. Without party guidance, the working class and the masses cannot win the revolutionary battle. The Korean revolution which had suffered difficulties in the early communist movement, badly needed a militant party which would be able to lead the revolution to victory, overcoming all obstacles. This urgent requirement of the Korean revolution was admirably fulfilled when the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung came to lead the revolution.

Having assumed the role of helmsman of the Korean revolution in the grimmest days of Japanese imperialist rule, the great leader Comrade

Kim Il Sung, with a view to exploring a new revolutionary road, conceived a plan to form a revolutionary vanguard organization which, under a correct programme, would carry out the anti-Japanese national-liberation struggle relying on the masses and, in 1926, he formed the DIU.

The formation of the DIU was a historic declaration of a fresh start for the Korean communist movement and the Korean revolution. Now, the Korean communist movement and national-liberation movement bade farewell to the old generation, contaminated by flunkeyism and dogmatism, and welcomed a new age based on the principle of independence. The establishment of the D1U was the beginning of the struggle to found a new type of party, a revolutionary party of the Juche type, which was different from the one which had previously existed in our country. The programme of the DIU became the basis of our Party's Programme, and the principle of independence advanced by this organization became the principle of our Party building and activity; and the communists of the new generation whom the DIU began to train, became the backbone in the establishment of our Party. This shows that our Party grew from the very roots of the DIU .

The struggle to build a revolutionary party which began with the DIU , took on a new impetus as a result of the formation of the Young Communist League of Korea by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung. The YCLK was not just a youth organization. Since a new generation was appearing in the communist movement in our country at that time, it was a revolutionary vanguard organization which was given the task of exploring the road for the Korean revolution and which gave unified guidance to many anti-Japanese mass organizations.

Because the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung formed the DIU and the YCLK in the second half of the 1920's and led our revolution, the defects of the early communist movement were remedied, many communists of the new generation matured and the founding of a revolutionary party in our country became the first priority.

At the Kalun Meeting held in 1930, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung set forth the Juche-inspired line of the Korean revolution and explained a unique way of founding a revolutionary party.

The most important aspect of this policy put forward at this meeting was to establish a party independently.

Maintaining independence is a fundamental need of the communist movement. This movement is a struggle to accomplish the independence of the popular masses in each country, and it is the communists and the people of the country themselves who are the ones who carry it out, the masters of this struggle. Founding a working-class party in each country is also a task which the communists of the country should necessarily carry out by their own efforts as the masters.

The policy of founding the party independently also accorded with the requirement of the international communist movement which had entered a new phase of development. Now that the revolutionary struggles of the working class and masses were being carried on extensively and in a diverse way on a worldwide scale, the revolution in each country would not be advanced correctly unless the communists of that country conducted it responsibly and independently. This demanded that party founding in each country should also be undertaken by the communists of the country through their independent efforts and on their own responsibility.

Another important aspect of the party founding policy set forth at the Kalun Meeting was to form grassroots party organizations first and found the party by means of expanding and strengthening them and make preparations for party founding in close combination with the anti-Japanese struggle.

Previously, it had been usual for a revolutionary working-class party to be found by uniting communist groups which were operating in isolation or as the result of a revolutionary faction seceding from a social democratic party. However, it was impossible to follow this course in the circumstances in our country. At the time those who called themselves communists were mostly factionalist-flunkeys who looked to foreigners and indulged in factional strife to the ruin of the party. It would be utterly impossible to establish a revolutionary party by "reconstructing" the party which had already been dissolved or by relying on the old generation who were infected with factionalist-flunkeyism.

In order to inaugurate a revolutionary party, it was necessary to break away from the old party and the old generation, polluted with factionalism and flunkeyism, develop new communists of the new generation, achieve the unity of ideology and purpose of the communist ranks and strengthen their ties with the masses. Only by setting up grassroots party organizations first and then continually expanding and strengthening them, would it be possible to train communists of the new generation from amongst the workers and peasants quickly through organizational and ideological life and practical struggle, and guarantee the unity of ideology, purpose and action and the purity of the communist ranks and consolidate the party's mass foundation. Also, only by making preparations for party founding in close combination with the struggle against Japanese imperialism, would it be possible to effectively develop communist nuclei who were tried and tested through struggle, and build up the party as a militant force with great fighting strength.

The party founding policy proposed at the Kalun Meeting was a correct one which reflected the real needs of the international communist movement and our country.

In accordance with this policy put forward by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, the work to set up party organizations was actively pursued after the Kalun Meeting.

In the early July of 1930 in Kalun, Comrade Kim Il Sung formed the first party organization with young communists of the new generation. This was the first party organization governed by the Juche idea, a glorious party organization which was the origin of our Party.

With this first party organization as the parent body, Comrade Kim Il Sung expanded party organizations in different areas.

Thanks to his dynamic guidance and activity, a party organization was established in the area of Onsong with activists of revolutionary organizations at the beginning of October 1930, and within a short time many grassroots party organizations appeared within the armed ranks and in east Manchuria on the Tuman River and in the area along the northern border.

While expanding and strengthening grassroots party organizations, work was actively stepped up to establish a system of guidance for party organizations aimed at providing them with unified leadership. As a result the system of guidance of party organizations from county party committees to party cells in villages was established. In the Anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army party committees were formed and active in the regiments, party cells in the companies and party sub-teams in platoons.

In particular, as the Anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army was reorganized into the Korean People's Revolutionary Army in March 1934, radical measures were taken by which the Party Committee of the KPRA was formed to supervise and control not only party organizations at different levels within the units, but local party organizations as well.

The formation of the KPRA Party Committee was an event of great importance to the Korean communist movement and the building of our Party. It was now possible to set up a unified system of guidance for party organizations at all levels and carry out the anti-Japanese armed struggle and the building of party organizations more vigorously by relying on better organized internal revolutionary forces.

Drawing on the successes achieved in the first half of the 1930's, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung conceived a plan in the second half of the decade to expand party organizations in the homeland on a wide basis, achieve the unity of the whole nation under the anti-Japanese banner, set up a well-regulated unified system of guiding all party organizations and ensure party leadership for the Korean revolution as a whole. This plan was admirably carried out. Here, the Meeting of the Military and Political Cadres of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army held in Nanhutou in February 1936 was of historic significance.

At this meeting Comrade Kim Il Sung summed up the work of building party organizations in the first half of the 1930's and put forward a policy for the forceful introduction of this work on a nationwide scale to lay solid organizational and ideological foundations so that the founding of the party could be proclaimed as soon as an appropriate situation was created.

In accordance with the policy put forward at the Nanhutou Meeting, Comrade Kim Il Sung ensured that party organizations at all levels within the KPRA were built up and also that party organizations were expanded in the homeland and in the areas inhabited by Koreans in Manchuria. With the intention of strengthening guidance to these organizations, he set up the Party Working Committee in the homeland, the Changbai County Party Committee and the Party Working Committee in East Manchuria . As a result, party organizations were rapidly expanded in a wide area of Manchuria and in the northern border area of our country and a well-regulated system of guidance to party organizations was established.

Party organizations were increased throughout the country, and a unified system of guidance for party organizations was established, ranging from the Party Committee of the KPRA to local party organizations.

This firmly ensured the unitary guidance of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung for all party organizations and the revolutionary movement in our country as a whole.

The founding of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland in May 1936 was an event of historic significance in firmly rallying all levels of people, including workers and peasants, around the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and in cementing the mass foundation of the party. The ARF was an anti-Japanese national united front organization to which party guidance was guaranteed. Party organizations and communists rallied broad sections of the people in the ARF and actively mobilized them to the struggle to implement the Juche-motivated line of the Korean revolution. With the founding and rapid expansion of the ARF more communists were trained, the mass foundation of the party considerably strengthened and fresh progress was made in giving party leadership to all sections of the people.

In this way, during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our Party organizations were formed in the ranks of the KPRA and over a vast area at home and abroad and were, for organizational purposes, firmly welded to the Headquarters of the Korean revolution. Thus the leader's guidance, party guidance, to the whole Korean revolution was successfully achieved.

The most important thing in party leadership to the revolutionary movement is to make a scientific analysis of the situation created at each stage and put forward a correct line and policies, strategy and tactics and thus clarify the road of struggle.

The party's line and policies, strategy and tactics are put forward by the leader and they are discussed and decided upon at party meetings. The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung devised the immortal Juche idea; and applying this idea at each stage, he proposed a correct line, strategy and tactics for the Korean revolution at the meetings of party and Young Communist League cadres and military and political cadres. This was a firm guarantee for achieving the unity of the revolutionary ranks in ideology, will and action based on the Juche idea, and for enabling the Korean communists and people to fight always with a clear guideline even in adversity. In fact, at that time meetings of party and Young Communist League cadres and military and political cadres reflected the party's organizational will and served as an important means to put party leadership into effect.

Another important thing in party guidance to the revolutionary movement is to strengthen its kindred ties with the masses and organize them to implement the line and policy set forth by the leader.

At that time the mainstream of the Korean revolution was the armed struggle, and it was basic to party guidance to lead this struggle to victory. The party organizations formed within the KPRA rallied party members and guerrillas behind the leader, explained and brought home to them his revolutionary line, strategy and tactics and ensured that they were thoroughly implemented. Meanwhile, the party organizations in different areas at home and abroad rooted themselves deeply amongst the broad masses and creditably played the role of educators and organizers, who mobilized the workers, peasants, young people and students and other sections of the people on the side of the anti-Japanese struggle.

Because the Korean communists and people had these party organizations and fought under their guidance, they could give momentum to the anti-Japanese national-liberation struggle and accelerate its final victory despite unprecedented difficulties.

After the country's liberation the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, on the basis of the successes and experiences he had personally accumulated in party building during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, lost no time in setting up party organizations in different areas, and, on October 10, 1945, founded the Central Organizing Committee of the North Korean Communist Party. This was a historic event in accomplishing the cause of Party founding which had been carried on for many years under his guidance. Our Party shone forth all over the world as a revolutionary working-class party of a new type guided by the Juche idea, and our people were able to push ahead confidently with the building of a new society under its leadership.

Following liberation our Party, as a ruling party, developed in a new direction.

The course of the building of our Party in power was that of expanding its ranks and consolidating it organizationally and ideologically. The most urgent requirement was to develop the Party quickly into a mass party. Only when the Party was developed in this way and deeply rooted among broad sections of the working masses, would it be possible to mobilize all the masses and guide political, economic, cultural and all other affairs, thereby dynamically speeding up the construction of a new country.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, showing a deep insight into the prevailing situation and the inevitable need of our Party's development, put forward the unique organizational line of building it as a mass party and inaugurated a unified party of the working masses by merging the Communist Party with another party of working people.

To develop the Communist Party into a mass party was an urgent requirement of our developing Party and revolution, which accorded with the situation in a new era. In the new situation where the popular masses emerge as masters of history, the revolution is not only participated in by the working class but also by broad sections of the peasantry and working intellectuals. Only when a working-class party in power rallies all these people and provides them with unified leadership, can it successfully carry on the revolution and construction. Particularly in our country, which had been a colonial, semi-feudal society in the past, it was a highly important strategic problem to draw the peasantry and working intellectuals as well as the working class into the revolution and construction. As the Communist Party grew organizationally and ideologically strong and the revolution progressed after liberation, the Party had to be developed into a unified mass party which could rally the broad working masses as a political force and mobilize their strength. It was a task which was brought to fruition. Our Party merged with another working people's party in time and accepted a large number of advanced elements of the peasantry and working intellectuals, together with those of the working class, so that it firmly ensured the unity of the working masses, developed closer ties with them and pushed ahead with the revolution and construction successfully by mobilizing many people of various strata.

An important task arising in building our Party as a mass party was to consolidate its quality in order to keep pace with its rapid growth in numbers.

The Second Party Congress held in March 1948 accepted this need for an improvement in quality as a matter of cardinal importance in the building of a mass party, and advanced an overall task for this purpose—strengthening Party cells, improving its ideological work and guaranteeing its organizational and ideological unity. Through the struggle to implement the Party's policy on this subject as put forward at its Second Congress, the organizational and ideological work was improved, all the cells strengthened to become vital militant units and the level of the rank and file and cadres was raised. In this way the quality of the Party ranks was consolidated, its unity and cohesion increased and the militancy of its organizations and its leading role were improved.

The 1950's was a period of historic significance in the development of our Party as a party of a Juche type.

The Fatherland Liberation War against US imperialist invasion was a harsh trial for our Party. In order to achieve victory in the war the Party had to strengthen itself first of all, organizationally and ideologically and unite all the people closely behind it.

Even in the grim wartime conditions the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung convened the Third, Fourth and Fifth Plenary Meetings of the Central Committee of the Party and guided the Party to correct deviations and shortcomings in Party building and Party work promptly and strengthen itself organizationally and ideologically. The Third Plenary Meeting remedied the loose practices which were revealed during the temporary retreat and established revolutionary discipline within the Party, and the Fourth Plenary Meeting eliminated the "Leftist" deviation manifested in its organizational work and increased and consolidated its ranks. The Fifth Plenary Meeting in particular brought about a new change in strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically by arousing all its organizations and membership to the struggle to temper the Party spirit of its members, fortify its unity and solidarity in opposition to factionalism and establish Juche in its ideological work.

As a result of these timely measures to strengthen itself, our Party was able to survive all ordeals and be victorious in the Fatherland Liberation War.

In the postwar period our Party effected a radical change in establishing Juche and cementing its unity and cohesion.

We rehabilitated the national economy in a short period after the victorious war, but the situation was still difficult. To make matters worse, the factionalists who had remained in the Party adopted revisionism and challenged it. The prevailing situation urgently demanded that the Party be strengthened organizationally and ideologically under the banner of Juche.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung called the Third Party Congress in April 1956 and set forth the very important task of opposing factionalism in the field of Party building, preserving its unity and solidarity and improving its organizational and ideological work. At the August 1956 Plenary Meeting of the Party Central Committee, he wisely led the struggle to expose and destroy the anti-Party, counterrevolutionary factionalists who opposed the Party. All the working people and Party members including the anti-Japanese revolutionary veterans who were infinitely loyal to the respected leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, determinedly countered the manoeuvres of the anti-Party, counterrevolutionary factionalists and firmly defended the Party and the leader. The historical significance of the Third Party Congress and the August 1956 Plenary Meeting in the strengthening of our Party lies in the fact that these meetings opposed all anti-Party, counterrevolutionary ideological elements including those of factionalism and revisionism and upheld the banner of Juche, the banner of Party unity and solidarity. After these meetings our Party established Juche more firmly in its work and further increased its unity and cohesion. Because it thus rebuffed factionalism and revisionism promptly, established Juche firmly and preserved its unity and solidarity, our Party was able to raise the revolutionary banner high without vacillation and strengthen itself organizationally and ideologically even in the face of the complex situation at home and abroad.

Our Party reached a new, higher stage of development in the 1960's.

The establishment of an integral, advanced socialist system and the creation of the solid basis of an independent national economy as a result of the fulfillment of the task of laying the foundations of socialism, radically changed the socio-economic conditions for our Party's activities. In addition, the stubborn struggle against the anti-Party factionalists and their lingering ideological poison fulfilled the historical task of eradicating the factions which had been doing tremendous harm for many years, and of achieving the unity of the Korean communist movement. This showed that our Party had entered a new phase of development.

At that historic moment, the Fourth Party Congress was held, during which the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung put forward the very important task of further strengthening the Party organizationally and ideologically and increasing its leadership role. In particular, he stressed the need to oppose revisionism, factionalism, regionalism and nepotism and preserve the unity of the Party's idea and purpose so that all Party members and organizations would think and act as the Party Central Committee did, cast in their lot with it and struggle to the end in whatever difficult circumstances there might be. Through the struggle to implement the tasks related to Party building proposed by its Fourth Congress, the Party further consolidated its unity and solidarity, enhanced its leadership role and made remarkable progress in improving its work method and style, re-educating the masses and uniting them around it. In particular, the 15th Plenary Meeting of the Fourth Central Committee of the Party held in May 1967 became an opportunity to effect a decisive change in establishing the Party's monolithic ideological system.

In the 1970's a great new change was made in the development of our Party.

The Fifth Party Congress held in November 1970 defined it as the general task of Party work: to establish a monolithic ideological system throughout the Party and, on this basis, fortify the unity and solidarity of its ranks. The congress set forth the very important task of the proper conduct of work with people, which is fundamental to Party work. We steadfastly carried out the general task of Party work put forward by the Fifth Congress and thus laid a solid organizational and ideological basis on which to continue to strengthen our Party and carry forward our revolutionary cause to completion.

The Party's cause continues from generation to generation, and it must preserve its revolutionary character until it fulfils its mission. If it is to keep this character throughout generations and carry out its noble mission, a working-class party must farsightedly carry on the work of consolidating itself, and of hardening its organizational and ideological basis.

Looking into the future of its development and that of the revolution, our Party laid down the strategic policy for transforming the whole of society in line with the Juche idea and, as its precondition, strove to accelerate the modelling of the whole Party on the Juche idea.

This is a new, higher level of establishing its monolithic ideological system. Our Party defined infinite loyalty to the Party and the leader as an essential quality of its membership and subordinated all its activities to establishing its monolithic ideological system. In this way it steeped itself in the Juche idea, the monolithic ideology, and, on this basis, further cemented the unity of idea and purpose amongst its ranks. Our Party paid particular attention to building up the backbone of the revolutionary forces. It strengthened the ranks of cadres on the principle of combining the elderly, the middle-aged and the young, regarding their loyalty to the Party and the leader as the basic criterion of their qualification. It intensified the training of cadres and members in Party spirit by enhancing their sense of organization and putting Party life on a regular and routine basis. Through the struggle to carry out the Party's policy for a cadre revolution and the policy of making the whole Party a party of cadres, which is aimed at raising the political and professional levels of cadres and Party members, the ranks of our Party and cadres were further strengthened, and the backbone needed to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche was created.

Our Party developed in depth the work of establishing its monolithic ideological system and cementing the ranks of the Party and cadres in close coordination with the establishment of a new revolutionary work system. We brought about a change in Party work and its activity by setting up within the Party a well-knit work system under which the instructions of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and Party policy were promptly circulated to the lowest echelons, all Party organizations and membership moved as one and upheld and carried out Party policy unconditionally in accordance with centralist discipline.

The success achieved in Party building and its activities during the 1970's became a solid asset which enabled our Party to aim for higher objectives. The Sixth Party Congress held early in the 1980's put forward an outstanding new programme to model the whole of society on the Juche idea. It included the militant tasks of Party building: to further strengthen the ranks of the Party and the revolution with continued adherence to the principle of establishing the monolithic ideological system in the whole Party as the basic line of Party building, admirably carry forward and develop the revolutionary traditions and intensify Party leadership of the revolution and construction. This shows that our Party has entered a new, higher stage of development as a great party which is modelling the whole of society on the Juche idea, regarding this as its foremost task.

Our Party has travelled a glorious road of struggle under the banner of Juche and has been further trained and seasoned in the process.

In the whole course of its leadership of the revolutionary struggle and the work of construction, our Party has always found the key to success in the strengthening of the Party and consolidated itself organizationally and ideologically above all, and thus defeated the manoeuvres of the enemies within and without, further strengthened the revolutionary ranks and led the revolution and construction to brilliant victory at all times, overcoming manifold difficulties and trials.

The Korean communist movement which pioneered the revolutionary road under the banner of the DIU , is now at a very high level where it strives for the ultimate victory of the revolution, bringing the cause of modelling the whole of society on the Juche idea to the fore. Our Party, the organizer and leader of this great endeavour, has grown into unbreakable fighting ranks which are stronger than ever in terms of ideology and organization and in its ties with the masses. Today our Party has a firm organizational and ideological basis on which it can develop for all time as a revolutionary party of a Juche type, as well as a strong leadership system capable of gloriously advancing the revolutionary cause of Juche. This is a sure guarantee that the revolutionary cause initiated by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung can be carried on to its consummation.


UK Korean Friendship Association and the Juche Idea Study Group together with the
New Communist Party,Second Wave publications and the south London "Morning Star"
supporters group held an unprecedently successful book exhibtion and meeting to
celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Workers Party of Korea.

It was attended by over 30 people from all walks of life,students,workers,teachers and
retired people.Some had even travelled from Scotland and the Isle of Wight.

On display were a large number of books and other materials from the DPRK introducing
the reality of the country and the Juche idea and Songun idea.Also on display were
pictures of the great leader President Kim Il Sung and the great leader Marshal Kim Jong Il
as well as pictures showing socialist construction and the unity of the people.

Speeches were made.Dermot Hudson UK KFA delegate and chairman of the JISGE
thanked people for attending the exhibition.He said that the 65th anniversary had been
grandly celebrated in Pyongyang and that the unity of the WPK and Korean people had
been consolidated.
Shaun Pickford secretary of the Juche Idea Study Group of England spoke.He said

"Creativity is the hallmark of Korean Socialism. From the dawn of the Korean revolutionary struggle in the 1920s to the first decades of the 21st century innovation has been the bedrock of the Korean revolution in dealing with the various challenges which have stood in the way of the forward march of Juche Korea. It was in this tradition of creativity that KIM JONG IL proclaimed to the world the start of the Songun Revolutionary Leadership on August 25th, 1960.

Songun Politics have become a subject for study and emulation among diverse progressive and anti-imperialist groups across the world. In many countries around the globe ,organisations are being founded committed to the study and dissemination of Songun Politics. For instance there is the UK Association for the Study of Songun Politics, the US Songun Study Group, the Ukrainian Treasured Sword of Songun Association, the Ugandan Songun Study Association and many other groups and associations throughout the world. From the ghettoes of Bogota to the foothills of Kathmandu, the flame of Songun lit on the Mount Paektusan is now illuminating the way forward for all those fighting injustice and oppression, for independence."

Speakers from the floor praised the DPRK for building a nuclear deterrent,a retired Iraqi
professor living in the UK said that independent countries needed their own nuclear weapons,Iraq was attacked because it did not have nuclear weapons.Speakers praised
the success of Korean-style socialism and Songun politics.

Thursday, 14 October 2010


65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers Party of Korea!


Plus a presentation on the current policies of the DPRK and Workers Party
of Korea.

nearest Tube Russell Square

Light refreshments available.

Organised by the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Korean Friendship UK

Sponsored by Second Wave Publications and the New Worke

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Glory to the Workers Party of Korea

Glory to the Workers’ Party of Korea!

- On the 65th Founding Anniversary of the WPK -

Kim Il Sung delivers a report at the Inaugural Congress of

the Workers' Party of North Korea (Aug. 29, 1946)

Kim Il Sung provides field guidance to Namhung Youth

Chemical Complex

Leader Kim Jong Il starts the work at the C.C. of the WPK

Leader Kim Jong Il inspects a KPA unit

Leader Kim Jong Il on the road of building a thriving nation

Leader Kim Jong Il with President Kim Il Sung

President Kim Il Sung founded the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10, 1945, 65 years ago. It was a historic event for the Korean people that brought about an epochal turn in shaping the independent destiny and accomplishing the cause of building a powerful country.

The President comprehensively provided the guiding idea, theory and method of the WPK and performed the immortal exploits in all fields of party building.

Thanks to the wise leadership of the WPK headed by President Kim Il Sung, Korea could brilliantly realize the cause of building the regular armed forces and the state after the country’s liberation, emerge victorious in the three-year-long fierce war against the US imperialists, get rid of centuries-long backwardness and poverty through the world-startling grand Chollima March after the war and become a socialist power, independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in national defense.

Today, the glorious history and exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung in party building are brilliantly carried forward by great leader Kim Jong Il.

In the Songun era led by leader Kim Jong Il the WPK entered a new high stage of its development.

The WPK is dignified as the most sacred party which realized the cause of perpetuating the leader for the first time in history, strengthened to ever-victorious ranks in which the whole of the Party shares the idea and will with the headquarters of the revolution, and displays its might as an experienced and seasoned guide that leads to victory the cause of building a thriving nation on the strength of army-people unity.

Over the last 10 years the Korean people have always triumphed under the leadership of the WPK overcoming the unprecedented vicious moves of the US-led imperialist allied forces to isolate and stifle Korea.

The successful launches of artificial satellites “Kwangmyongsung No. 1 and 2”, the successful conduct of two nuclear tests, the completion of the hundreds-ri waterway projects, modern poultry farms and basic foodstuff factories, large-scale hydro-power stations and the youth orchard built across the country, successful production of the Juche iron, fertilizer and fiber, the large-scale tideland reclamation, construction of the Mansudae Street apartments and all other events and miraculous creations are the precious ones achieved under the leadership of the WPK.

Today the WPK is more vigorously advancing in the flames of the grand revolutionary upsurge to sound the drum of victory of declaring a thriving nation without fail in 2012, the centenary of President Kim Il Sung’s birth, demonstrating the ever-victorious spirit and might of Songun Korea throughout the world.

Therefore, the south Korean people and the world progressives are unanimously praising that because the WPK holds at its top leader Kim Jong Il who is identical to the President in idea, leadership and personalities, it demonstrates its might and dignity as the invincible party.

The south Korean people envy the north Korean people who are leading a happy life under the care of the WPK which enjoys the absolute support and trust of the people, forged blood-relations with the people and put up the interests and welfare of the people as the supreme principle of its activities, and are convinced of the reunification which will come true thanks to the Songun leadership of the great leader.

And the world revolutionary people are admiring the WPK as an example for the world revolutionary parties which has registered only victories and glories in the annals of the independent era weathering out all the hardships of history upholding the great Juche idea and Songun idea.

The Workers’ Party of Korea headed by great leader Kim Jong Il who was reelected as General Secretary of the WPK at the WPK Conference by the unanimous will of all the Korean people will display the ever-victorious might forever

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Speech About the 65th anniversary of the WPK

Comrades and friends Thank you for inviting me to address this seminar of Friends of Korea
of the UK on the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the glorious Workers Party of Korea the militant general staff of the Korean revolution and guide of the Korean people.I can remember the 60th,55th,50th and 45th anniversaries of the WPK and I joined the Young Communist league of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1975 the year of the 30th anniversary of the WPK.
The Workers Party of Korea was formed as the Communist Party of North Korea on October 10th 1945 the process of its foundation precedes that date and indeed the process of its formation continued after that date

The WPK roots are in the Anti Japanese armed struggle which was waged for 20 years under the command of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.
He formed the Down With Imperialism Union as the starting point of the anti Japanese armed struggle .The DIU is the historical root of the WPK.It was the first communist revolutionary organisation which organically combined the struggle for national liberation and independence with the struggle for class emancipation.Thus the two were fused together.
At the historic Kalun meeting in June 1930 he put forward the line of indepedence for the Korean revolution .He put forward the line of the anti imperialist
anti feudal revolution and to form a new Juche orientated party on the basis of forming
lower level party organisations first instead of the party centre.On July 3rd 1930 comrade Kim Il Sung he made the historic speech "On Formation of the Party organisation"and the Society for Rallying Comrades was formed.

Later party organisations were formed in the units of the Korean Peoples Revolutionary Army and in May 1936 the Homeland Party Working Committee was formed.Around the same the Association For the Restoration of the Fatherland a united front body of the Korean communists came into being.
Korea was liberated in 1945 thanks to the anti Japanese armed struggle led by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.The order of the day was to found a vanguard party to led the anti imperialist anti feudal democratic revolution and carry out the tasks of building peoples democracy.However founding the party was not easy going owing to the occupation of south Korea by the US imperialists and Korea’s division as well the brutal suppression of the south Korean revolutionary movement by the US imperialists and Syngham Rhee puppet clique.Also the WPK faced the enemy within,the factionalists.Pak Hong Yong an inveterate factionalist and CIA agent tried to disrupt the formation of the WPK.Also Right and Left opportunists created confusion by putting forward incorrect theories .The Rightists wanted to create a bourgeois republic(and even wanted to have south Korean puppet fascist Syngham Rhee as their the president) and Leftists wanted an instant socialist revolution and abolition of private property.
The Communist Party of North Korea was formed on the
10th of October 1945.In order to prevent a situation in which 2 parties of the working class
existed dividing the masses ,the CPNK merged with the New Democratic Party to form
the Workers Party of North Korea in August 1946."Rodong Sinmun"(Daily Worker")
daily organ of the WPNK came into being on September 1st 1946.
The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung smashed the moves of the factionalists and cemented the unity of the new party.Later in 1949 the Workers Party of North Korea and Workers Party of South Korea merged to form a single party.
The WPK led the Korean peoples struggle against the US imperialist invasion in 1950. The struggle was not just against the external and internatl enemy the US imperialism and world imperialism but against the internal enemy the counter revolutionary factionalists.In December 1952 the 5th plenary committee of the WPK was held.The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung made public the work the Organizational and Ideological Consolidation of the Party Is the Basis for Our Victory.

In the course of the discussions about implementing the decisions of the 5th plenary CC meeting the Pak Hon Yong -Ri Sung Yop spy clique were unmasked and defeated.

In the post war period the WPK had to face the disruptive and corrosive activities of factionalists more than once.In August 1956 anti party factionalists tried to overthrow the WPK leadership with the backing of the modern revisionists and great power chauvinists but they were smashed.At this time modern revisionism had appeared in the international communist movement and the great power chauvinists tried to force the DPRK to follow their line.They tried to force the DPRK to join the CMEA but the WPK refused to do so and countered this by setting force the line of building an independent national economy.Earlier in December the great leader President Kim Il Sung had made his historic speech on "Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and establishing Juche In Ideological Work".
At the historic conference of the WPK held in October 1966 the great leader comrade
Kim Il Sung denounced both modern revisionism and Left opportunism and put forward the
line of independence and struggling against US imperialism.
In May 1967 the 15th plenary committee of the 4th Central Committee of
the Workers Party of Korea was held.At this meeting the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung
crushed the bourgeois and revisionist elements and took measures to establish the
monolithical ideological system of Juche in the party and indeed throughout society.
Under the guidance of comrade Kim Jong Il the line of modelling the
whole society on the Juche became the strategic line of the WPK,this was put forward
in 1974.At the 6th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea held in October 1980 the
great leader comrade Kim Il Sung defined the modelling of the whole society on the
Juche idea as the general task of the Korean revolution.
The WPK in the face of the raging winds of anti socialism unleashed
by the modern revisionist renegades in the late 80s and early 1990s ruggedly stuck to
the road of socialism and independence holding higher the the Red flag though others
threw it down.Internationally the WPK defended socialism taking initatives such as
the Pyongyang Declaration in April 1992 and issued joint statements with many
communist and workers parties.Russian communist leader Nina Andreeva was invited
to give a lecture at Kim ll Sung University in 1992.

In the mid 1990s the imperialist reactionaries trying to take advantage of the trials caused
by natural disasters and the collapse of the world socialist market,run riot in trying to
stifle Korean style socialism.At this juncture the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il
put forward Songun politics which places stress on the role of the revolutionary army as the
pillar of the revolution.
Guided by Juche and Songun the WPK frustated the moves of imperialism and now an upsurge is taking place in the battle to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
Thus the WPK has led the Korean revolution and socialist construction over the course of many decades.It has achieved solid unity in its ranks and in society as whole.It has constantly strengthened its leadership role.This is an example to revolutionary parties throughout the world.It has maintained independence and Juche.As the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il says
Since they strictly adhered to the Juche stand and line of independence, our Party and people have not vacillated in the raging wind of modern revisionism and all other opportunist trends, and in the trying situation in which socialism collapsed in several countries, they have been able to defend and add lustre to our style of socialism. Our political and ideological strength, the powerful socialist independent economy and the unconquerable self-reliant military power, which our Party and people have consolidated rock-solid through the implementation of the revolutionary line of independence, self-sufficiency and self-reliant defence, are the sure guarantee for defending the sovereignty of the country and the achievements of the revolution, advancing the revolution and construction victoriously and thwarting the aggression and interference of imperialism and dominationism. The fact shows that the political and diplomatic pressure of imperialism, its attempts to disintegrate us ideologically and culturally, its economic blockade and military threat—none of these are able to infringe upon the sovereignty of our country, nor can they demolish or suffocate our socialism.

This sums up the WPK's fine achievements.On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the WPK,the 13th anniversary of the the election of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il as WPK general secretary and his recent election let us uphold and exalt the great gains achieved by the Workers Party of Korea in its 65 years.