Juche in Britain & Korea





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Published on Jul 2, 2012

On the 100th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Birth, Ella Rule of the CPGB-ML honors this great revolutionary and anti-imperialist fighter by explaining the meaning of his central contribution to Marxist thought - namely Juche.

She explains the meaning and historical context of the development of North Korea's policy of self reliance, and it's relevance to the ongoing struggle for working class freedom in Korea and in Britain.

We must not simply swallow Marxist ideas whole, she points out, but digest these profound teachings, understand their content and methods, and creatively apply them to the conditions of our respective struggles in order to achieve our liberation. It is natural and inevitable, therefore that there will be and are profound differences in the correct application of Marxist-Leninist principles in different countries and times. These necessarily arise from the difference in the material conditions in which we struggle.

A brief introduction to Kim Il Sung and Korea's history is followed by scenes of the military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth.

Ranjeet introduces Ella's talk, which is followed by a glimpse of the celebratory fireworks which look spectacular over the backdrop of the Taidong river and the tower of Juche, as seen from the Grand people's study house in Kim Il Sung Square.


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    • "Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto Appassionato" by Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Daniel Hope & Thomas Hengelbrock Listen ad-free with YouTube Red


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