Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front

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Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front
Founder Kim Jongtae, Choi Yongdo
Founded 25 August 1969 (1969-08-25)
Headquarters Seoul
Ideology Juche
Political position Far-left
Website
www.aindf.com
Korean name
Hangul 반제민족민주전선
Hanja 反帝民族民主戰線
Revised Romanization Banjeminjong Minju Jeonseon
McCune–Reischauer Panjeminjong Minju Chŏnsŏn

The Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (AINDF) (Hangul: 반제민족민주전선 (반제민전); Hanja: 反帝民族民主戰線 (反帝民戰 )) is an underground South Korean organization that is called a socialist political party by North Korea and a pro-WPK spy group by South Korea. It is the only ostensibly South Korean organization to have a mission in Pyongyang.[1]

The AINDF is guided by the Juche doctrine of North Korea. It aims to carry out a popular revolution in the South, achieve independence by removing United States troops and bases, and the reunification of the country.

The party is banned in South Korea, under the National Security Law, but operates clandestinely. It is similar in organization to the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, the de jure popular front of North Korea. It has a mission in Pyongyang, North Korea and another in Japan.

History[edit]

The party was officially founded on August 25, 1969 by Kim Jongtae and Choi Yongdo as the Revolutionary Party for Reunification, with a history dating back to the 1964 formation of a preparatory committee. Both founders were executed by the Park Chung-hee dictatorship, along with other leaders of the party; other members of the party were sentenced to long prison terms. Kim Jongtae's wife and two children were never seen again.

On July 27, 1985, the party adopted the name National Democratic Front of South Korea (Hangul: 한국민족민주전선 (한민전)). On March 23, 2005, it adopted the current name Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance. DIANE Publishing. p. 122. ISBN 9781428910706. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 

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