by New Worker correspondent
Korean solidarity activists met last weekend to hear a report back from members of a recent delegation to Democratic Korea that took part in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Pyongyang. The meeting at the Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre in the heart of London was organised by the Korea Friendship Association (KFA), whose chair, Dermot Hudson had headed the UK KFA delegation that visited the DPRK last month.
It was a first time visit for one of the delegates who said: “as the American journalist Lincoln Steffens said after spending time in the early days of the Soviet Union ‘I have seen the future, and it works’”.
The meeting also commemorated the foundation of the Workers Party of Korea by great leader Kim Il Sung on 10th October 1945.Kim Song Gi , a diplomat from the DPRK embassy in London, addressed the meeting saying that the anniversary was a great event as the Party is the force leading the Korean people forward . He said thanks to efforts of the WPK and respected leader Kim Jong Un another successful inter-Korean summit had taken place. Moreover the WPK is pursuing people-orientated policies and is taking care of people's lives.
Theo Russell spoke on behalf of the New Communist Party and a message from the RCPB (ML) was read out.
A lively Q & A followed with questions about industrial democracy and workers control in the DPRK , sanctions , public transport fares , and free beer rations!