Society for Rallying Comrades and October 10

An important page of the 70-year history of the Workers’ Party of Korea that has led the revolution and construction victoriously by believing in the people and by relying on them is dedicated to the first organization of the Party called the Society for Rallying Comrades (SRC). The SRC was the origin of the Party formed by young communists of a new generation engaged in the struggle in the 1920s to down with the Japanese imperialists who were militarily occupying their country of Korea.

After the Korean Communist Party was dismissed from the membership of the Comintern in 1928, the Korean communists of a new generation felt the need to found a party of a new type and rely on its coordinated guidance in forcefully conducting the anti-Japanese national liberation struggle. They began to grope for a new way.

At the time the factionalists still remaining in the communist movement were continuing with their scramble for hegemony while working for the restoration of the Korean Communist Party.

Kim Il Sung put forth the policy of founding a party of a new type with the communists of a new generation—who had nothing to do with factional strife—as the backbone and strengthening it by way of forming grass-roots organizations and expanding them before declaring the party centre. Then he pushed forward the effort to implement the policy.

A conference that was later named as the Kalun Meeting was held in Jiajiatun, Kalun, Changchun County, Jilin Province, China, on June 30–July 2, 1930, participated in by leading personnel and representatives of the Young Communist League and the Anti-Japanese Youth League from different regions. The meeting made a profound analysis of the prevailing situation and the lesson from the Korean people’s anti-Japanese mass-based struggles, before expounding the fundamental standpoint to be maintained by the young communists in the revolutionary struggle. Kim Il Sung stated in his speech: “Drawing on this lesson we regard it as most important to take the firm standpoint that the masters of the Korean revolution are the Korean people and that the Korean revolution should by all means be carried out by the Korean people themselves in a way suited to the actual conditions of their country. Only when we adopt this standpoint towards the revolution can we map out a correct line and policy and achieve the sacred cause of national liberation.

The Juche idea expounded at the Kalun Meeting served as the guiding idea of the Korean revolution and the ideological basis in the struggle to build a party of a new type.

Building on the organizational basis for party building laid with the preparation of the leadership and the mass foundation, Kim Il Sung formed the first party organization with young communists of a new generation, named Society for Rallying Comrades, on July 3, 1930. The name of the organization carried the aspiration of Kim Il Sung who commenced his revolutionary career by making comrades with a determination to develop the revolution in depth and win the ultimate victory by getting and rallying more and more comrades who were prepared to cast their lot with him.

It was thought almost impossible to form a revolutionary party organization by enlisting a dozen patriotic youths who had just engaged themselves in the struggle when flunkeyism and dogmatism towards established theories, dependence on and subservience to the party of a certain big country, and scrambles for hegemony were rampant.

With the founding of the first party organization, Korea came to have a true revolutionary party organization guided by Kim Il Sung, and the revolutionaries of a new generation became able to have a genuine vanguard of the revolution and use its unified leadership to press on with the preparation for the building of a revolutionary party of Juche type. The SRC was the embryo or seed of the Workers’ Party of Korea. The formation of the first party organization meant the beginning of a full-scale effort to build a revolutionary party of Juche type.

A magazine named Bolshevik was inaugurated as the ideological advocate of the first party organization.

Some time later a homeland party organization was formed involving core members of the revolutionary organizations active in the Onsong area in Korea, and it was soon followed by a lot of primary party organizations in the east Manchurian region along the Tuman River and the northern borderline area of Korea.

Later the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army Party Committee was organized to control and guide party  organizations  within  the  army  and  those  in  different  regions,  establishing  a  well-regulated system of Kim Il Sung’s leadership of the Korean revolution.

Thanks to this precious achievement and experience gained during the years of the arduous anti-Japanese warfare, a revolutionary party of Juche type was founded on October 10, 1945, less than two months after the country was liberated from the Japanese imperialists’ military occupation.

Guided by the Workers’ Party of Korea that originated as the Society for Rallying Comrades, Korea successfully accomplished two stages of serious social revolution in a short span of time, shattered the imperialist challenges flatly and has won victory after victory, working miracles of history.

Today the Workers’ Party of Korea is exalting its honour as an ideologically pure and organizationally integrated body that is equipped with Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and moves as one under the leadership of the supreme national leader Kim Jong Un.

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