|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.