Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea
c/o 170 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LA
December 19th 2011 (Juche 100)
The Co-ordinating Committee of Friends of Korea, Britain, expresses its deepest condolences on the sad and untimely death of Kim Jong Il, the great leader of the Korean people. This is an incalculable loss of one who devoted his entire life until his last breath to serving the Korean people in the cause of building a human-centred society, a cause which is one espoused by the democratic and anti-imperialist forces the world over.
Kim Jong Il followed in the footsteps of the great leader Kim Il Sung, carrying forward his legacy, cherishing and working tirelessly for the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and building the DPRK into an impregnable fortress in order to contribute to the peace and security of the region and on the world scale. It was by following and developing the principles and outlook of Juche that Kim Jong Il led the people in striving to fulfil the goal of building the DPRK into a powerful and prosperous country. It was a course which is being fulfilled by the deed of the people themselves, ever ready to defend this lofty ideal.
We express the sentiment of progressive opinion to stand as one in friendship and solidarity with the Korean people in these difficult times. Above all, we take it as our duty to defend the right of the Korean people to follow their own chosen nation-building path, free from outside interference. This is a course from which no hostile force can divert the Korean people and its leadership, and which contributes to the aspirations of peace-loving people everywhere for a new world free from imperialism, domination, subjugation, aggression and war.
The Friends of Korea in Britain express their confidence that the Workers’ Party of Korea, and the whole people of the DPRK, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will overcome all difficulties in carrying forward the legacy of Kim Jong Il. We salute Comrade Kim Jong Il in his passing, and underline our conviction that his contributions to the cause of progressive humanity and to bringing into being a new world and bright future will forever remain undimmed.
The Participating Organisations of Friends of Korea
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Juche Idea Study Group of England
New Communist Party of Britain
Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist)
Socialist Labour Party