Freedom Road Socialist Organization

[The following statement is reprinted from the International Communist Seminar in Brussels, 2-4 May, 2000. The list of organizations who signed it are at the end of the document.]


Resolution of Support to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

International Communist Seminar, Brussels, 2 – 4 May 2000

The summit between the North and the South of Korea from 12 to 14 June 2000 will be a historical event. Ever since the division of Korea, imposed by US imperialism upon liberation in 1945, the Northern part has advanced hundreds of proposals for dialogue and reunification to the South Korean government. Remarkably, the joint communiqué of 10 April 2000 refers to the “three principles of national reunification established by the joint North-South declaration of 4 July (1972)”, which had been advanced by president Kim Il Sung : independence, the peaceful road and the great national union.

This meeting would above all allow to reduce the state of confrontation on the peninsula and to hasten the retreat of the US troops based in the South. That is why it merits the attention and the support of all progressive and peace-loving people in the world.

The quest for peace on the Korean peninsula does not go together with the military maneuvers, the threats and belligerent declarations of the US. It is particularly necessary that the joint US-South Korean war exercises against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea be halted, such as the “Eagle” maneuvers that are planned for June. The smear campaigns in the media that seek to isolate the DPRK and to stress the embargo likewise have to be stopped.

Notwithstanding the imperialist economic blockade and the natural catastrophes, the DPRK courageously struggles to surmount these difficulties. For more than 50 years and under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the DPRK has remained faithful to socialism and has been able to safeguard its independence and sovereignty.

We wish to testify of our solidarity with the Workers’ Party of Korea, led by Comrade Kim Jong Il. We assure the Workers’ Party of Korea of our support in its struggle to safeguard socialism and realize the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea.


Signatories 

1.      Belgium, Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB)

2.      Colombia, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP)

3.      Denmark, Marxist-Leninist Danish Communist Party (DKP ML)

4.      Dominican Republic, Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of the Dominican Republic

5.      France, Anti-Imperialist Front

6.      France, Cercle Henri Barbusse

7.      France, Communist Coordination

8.      France, Information Bulletin “Nouvelles d’URSS”

9.      Germany, Communist Party of Germany (KPD)

10.  Great Britain, Lalkar Magazine

11.  Great Britain, Society for Friendship with Korea

12.  Haiti, Confédération ouvrière des Travailleurs haïtiens (KOTA)

13.  Indonesia, People’s Democratic Party (PRD)

14.  Italy, Circolo Lenin

15.  Mali, African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence (SADI)

16.  Nepal, Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Front

17.  Netherlands, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN)

18.  Philippines, National Democratic Front of the Philippines

19.  Poland, League of Polish Communists “Proletariat”

20.  Russia, All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks

21.  Spain, Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE)

22.  Sudan, Communist Party of the Sudan

23.  Switzerland, Communist Organization Switzerland (KOS)

24.  Turkey, Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKC)

25.  Ukraine, Union of Communists of Ukraine

26.  USA, Freedom Road Socialist Organization

27.  USA, Ray O’Light Group

28.  USA, Workers’ World Party

(List of 4 May 2000)