The following message of solidarity was sent on Sept. 9 to Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, by Workers World Party.
Dear Comrade Kim Jong Un,
We join you and the Korean people in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. For 70 years, the Workers’ Party of Korea has led the DPRK in fierce resistance to the imperialists’ attempts to thwart your socialist development. During the 1950-53 war of aggression, begun only two years after the founding of the DPRK, the imperialist blood suckers, led by the U.S., thought the horrendous destruction they wreaked would crush your aspirations and force your surrender.
But the people of the DPRK, led by the legendary Kim Il Sung and the Workers’ Party, heroically stood up to this genocidal assault. For the first time in its history, U.S. imperialism had to admit the defeat of its plans for conquest.
However, the U.S. rulers still have not agreed to sign a peace treaty to end that infamous war, even though the DPRK has since achieved great scientific and technological development, based upon socialist planning, and become a nuclear power that must be respected, even by the most aggressive forces in the imperialist camp.
Your steadfastness is a great victory not only for the DPRK but for people struggling everywhere against capitalist exploitation and national oppression. We in the United States will continue to demand an end to Washington’s hostility to the DPRK and express our deepest solidarity with the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Signed: Larry Holmes, First Secretary, and Deirdre Griswold for the Secretariat of Workers World Party