Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) — Seoul-based radio Voice of National Salvation aired an article headlined “Sound of hammering for reunification resounds through land” written by Ri Hyong Gyu, an activist of the labour movement in South Korea.
The article explains how the labour movement in South Korea which had been confined to an economic struggle came to develop into a national democratic movement for reunification and expresses the confidence that when the workers in the north and south of Korea take the lead in the reunification movement, the reunification is sure to come true.
It recalled that the labour movement in South Korea which began with the liberation of the country was confined to the struggle for vital rights due to the suppression by the United States and the successive dictators and came to spearhead the national democratic movement with the inauguration of the “Korean Confederation of Trade Unions” in the second half of the ’90s.
Credit for this significant growth of the labour movement in South Korea goes to the great leader Kim Jong Il who is steering the movement for reunification at which all the national democratic movements are aimed, it said, and went on:
Kim Jong Il formulated the three principles of national reunification, the proposal for founding the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo and the ten-point program of the great unity of the whole nation which were put forward by President Kim Il Sung as the three-point charter of national reunification and laid down the five-point policy of great national unity, thus placing a precious sword for reunification in the hands of all the fellow countrymen.
It is an irresistible trend of the times for all the fellow countrymen to unite around Kim Jong Il. He is the great father of reunification who is bringing earlier reunification under the banner of independence and unity.
It is thanks to him that a wide avenue is being paved for reunification and a door flung open for it.
The August 15 grand pro-reunification festival was held as the biggest ever pan-national political assembly in history this year in spite of the extremely tense situation created due to the South Korean authorities’ armed provocation at the west sea. This was possible thanks to Kim Jong Il, the wise leader of the reunification movement.
Referring to the recent northern visit of a delegation of the “Korean Confederation of Trade Unions” and workers soccer team, the article said: This shows that the labour movement in South Korea has escalated into the reunification movement and the working class has become a vanguard for reunification.
Urging the workers to remain a vanguard in upholding Kim Jong Il, the article stressed that reunification is sure to come true when the workers in the north and south unite around him.
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