It has been 96 years since the formation of the Down-with-Imperialism Union, or the DIU.
The Korean revolution urgently demanded the birth of a new-type revolutionary vanguard organization in the middle of the 1920s when it repeatedly experienced twists and turns and failure in the waves of flunkeyism and factionalism.
Bearing in mind this fervent desire of the Korean people, Kim Il Sung formed the Down-with-Imperialism Union on October 17 1926.
The DIU was a vanguard organization to lead the revolutionary cause of Juche to victory and the first genuine communist revolutionary organization of Korea.
It set it as its programme to achieve the liberation and independence of Korea and build socialism and communism and then work hard to win victory of communism in the world.
Since the formation of the DIU, the Korean revolution has covered the way of independent development with clear fighting goals and strategy and the Korean people have become able to take responsibility for their destiny and shape their future by their own efforts.
The DIU’s programme later became the basis of the programme of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the principle of independence set forth by the DIU served as that of Party building and activities and young people of the new generation the DIU began to train worked as the backbone of its founding.
The WPK has consistently been committed to the ideal of the DIU over the past 77 years since its founding.
Under the DIU’s ideal President Kim Il Sung built a dignified socialist state of a Juche type, which is independent in politics, self-sufficient in the economy and self-reliant in defence.
All lines and policies advanced by the WPK at each stage of the revolution, including the policies on agrarian reform and agricultural cooperativization and the basic line of socialist economic construction, stemmed from the ideal of the DIU.
Chairman Kim Jong Il energetically led the Korean people to brilliantly carry forward the tradition and soul of the DIU in the annals of the revolution when it suffered hardships and trying ordeals.
Regarding the tradition of the DIU as the bloodline of the Korean revolution, he firmly maintained it under the unfurled banner of Songun during the period of the Arduous March.
Today the Korean people see the great succession to the DIU.
It is the iron faith and steadfast will of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to surely build a people’s paradise, an ideal society of humankind, by faithfully carrying forward the history of the great leaders, the ideal and tradition of the DIU.
Supported by this faith and will, the DPRK today advances vigorously along the road of independence and socialism, undauntedly overcoming all challenges and difficulties standing in its way.