|Dermot Hudson and James Taylor|
By New Worker correspondent
The Chadswell Centre in central London once again became the venue for Korean solidarity activists gathering last weekend to commemorate the defeat of US imperialism and its lackeys in the Korean War, and to celebrate the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s successful launch of a new ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile]. Called by the Korean Friendship Association (KFA), the meeting was opened by Dermot Hudson who praised the launch that strengthens Democratic Korea’s nuclear deterrent capacity. He said: “The US imperialists are putting immense pressure on People's Korea and we must rally around DPRK and defend it.” The latest missile test showed that the DPRK can not only defend itself from US imperialism but can win a war for national reunification, a war to liberate south Korea from the colonial rule of US imperialism.”
Other speakers included Theo Russell from the Central Committee of the New Communist Party, and KFA activists Shaun Pickford and James Taylor. Sadly Prof Dr Harish Gupta of the International Institute of the Juche Idea could not join us but his paper, detailing the great feats achieved by Korean communist leader Kim Il Sung in liberating Korea from Japanese colonialism and later defeating the might of US-led imperialism in the Fatherland Liberation War, was read out.
As usual there was plenty of time for questions and general discussion, which continued over refreshments after the meeting ended.