Monday, 17 October 2016
90 years along the road of independence and anti-imperialism-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson
The Down-With-Imperialism Union(DIU( was founded by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG on the 17th of October 1926 in Huadian City, Jilin Province, China.(it should be pointed out that many Korean people had been forced out of Korea by Japanese imperialism and were living in the north eastern provinces of China and conducting the independence and revolutionary movement there). President KIM IL SUNG was 14 years old at the time and it was a remarkable feat for him to have formed a political movement at such an early age. President KIM IL SUNG is truly a leader without equal and the greatest of great leaders .
The DIU was formed at a time of revolutionary ferment in the world .In Britain there had been the general strike in May 1926, "the 9 days that shook the world " and elsewhere revolutionary movements and national liberation movements were growing.However the Korean revolution was suffering setbacks due to the fact the so-called leaders of the communist and nationalist movements did not conduct the movements by going amongst the masses but instead formed factions and just carried on pointless debates that were divorced from reality. The Korean Communist Party was dissolved due to the factionalists and sectarians.The leaders of the early communist movement in Korea were not from the working class or the poor peasantry but from the bourgeoisie , ruined aristocracy and the middle class. Indeed a a parallel can be drawn with the anti-revisionist movement
in the Britain. When anti-revisionists left the Communist Party of Great Britain that was plagued by modern revisionism and capitalutionism instead of creating a movement amongst the working class and led by the working class they relied on individuals from the bourgeoisie and upper class for
leadership. Very soon the anti-revisionist movement split into many warring factions and became seen as irrelevant or abstract by the working class.
The young President KIM IL SUNG was keenly aware of the mistakes and pitfalls of the early revolutionary movement in Korea. He had attended the Hwasong Uisuk School ran by nationalists but soon came to see the limitations of bourgeois nationalism .He was also disgusted by the factionalists-flunkeys who were indulged in sectarian strife. He resolved to form a new revolutionary movement from amongst the revolutionary school students and youth of Korea. Thus on October
17th the Down With Imperialism Union was founded . It proclaimed its aims as being firstly, to
overthrow Japanese imperialism and secure Korea's independence , secondly to build socialism and communism and thirdly to carry out the world revolution.
The DIU was the foundation stone of the Workers' Party of Korea. It was the solid bedrock on which the revolutionary traditions of the Workers Party of Korea .For 90 years the Korean people under the leadership of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG , Chairman KIM JONG IL and
dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN have fearlessly stuck to the revolutionary road of independence and anti-imperialism that was first lit up by the torch of the DIU.
The WPK and DPRK have always maintained total independence in all their activities true to the ideas of the DIU. The DPRK is the most independent country in the world which can say what it likes and do what it likes. It does not have foreign troops stationed on its territory. It is not a member of the IMF, World Bank, WTO, NATO or APEC. The DPRK is an independent nuclear power with full capablities of defence and retaliation.
The DPRK is the most anti-imperialist country in the world ,true to the tradition of the DIU . The WPK has the most consistent record in the international communist movement of struggling against
US imperialism. In the 1960s when modern revisionism emerged it rejected it and upheld the revolutionary banner of anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle. The WPK rejected all forms of
Right and Left opportunism. When the revisionists hauled down the banner of socialism in some
countries , the WPK led by great President KIM IL SUNG and great comrade KIM JONG Il picked it the banner of socialism and held it high.
Now under the leadership of dear respected Chairman KIM JONG UN the WPK and DPRK uphold the line of independence , Songun and socialism and the line of anti-US showdown. The DPRK is the genuine socialist country. Upholding the tradition of the DIU the WPK and Korean people fight to achieve the final independence and reunification by driving out the US imperialists , to building socialism and to achieve the victory of the world revolution by uniting the independence loving peoples to defeat imperialism.
Thus the red revolutionary banner of the DIU is ever bright in People's Korea led by respected
Chairman KIM JONG UN
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics.