Thursday, 19 April 2018

Day of the Sun in Minsk


Dermot and other delegates outside the National Library in Minsk
By New Worker correspondent

Korean solidarity activists from around the world honoured the memory of great leader Kim Il Sung at an international conference in Minsk, the capital of the Republic of Belarus, last week. Dermot Hudson, chair of the UK Korean Friendship Association (KFA), took part in the solidarity meeting that included delegates from Europe, Australia, Egypt, Japan and Mexico, as well as diplomats from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) embassy in Minsk and a team from Democratic Korea’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Day of the Sun in London

Andy Brooks remembers Kim Il Sung

 By New Worker Correspondent

Comrades honoured the life-time achievements of Kim Il Sung at a Korean Friendship Association (KFA) meeting in central London last weekend. Kim Il Sung founded the communist movement that liberated the country from Japanese colonialism, defeated the might of US-led imperialism in the Korean War and led the drive to build the modern, socialist republic that exists today in the north of the divided peninsula.
Kim Il Sung was born on 15th April 1912 and his birthday has long been celebrated as the Day of the Sun by everyone who stands by the DPRK. The Day of the Sun is the biggest public holiday of the year in Democratic Korea and last weekend solidarity activists gathered at a hall in Kings Cross to join the Korean masses in honouring the immense contribution that Kim Il Sung made to the world communist movement throughout his long life.
The meeting was opened by KFA Chair Dermot Hudson who welcomed the other speakers that included diplomats from the DPRK embassy and New Communist Party leader Andy Brooks. Dermot spoke about Kim Il Sung’s life of struggle in the service of the people while Stoke KFA activist Shaun Pickford focused on the work of Korea’s militant trade unions. Kim Song Gi from the DPRK embassy said Kim Il Sung was a true people's leader and always at one with the people while Andy Brooks spoke at length about his meeting with President Kim Il Sung in 1990 and shared many interesting anecdotes about the great leader of the Korean Revolution.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Peace Now! US troops out of Korea!


By New Worker correspondent

Korean solidarity activists stood outside the new and heavily guarded American embassy in London last weekend calling for peace on the Korean peninsula and the withdrawal of all US troops from south Korea. Called by the Korean Friendship Association  (KFA), the picket was supported by New Communist Party members in London, including Theo Russell from the Central Committee, together with comrades from the Italian Communist Party and supporters of the British Posadist movement.
KFA Chair Dermot Hudson took the mike to call for the scrapping of the provocative military exercises that US imperialism intends to hold in south Korea next month, which, he said, were “an unwarranted challenge to the developing peace process on the Korean peninsula.”
This was the first KFA picket outside the new US embassy in Vauxhall. It certainly won’t be the last!