Elena Gilbert

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Elena Gilbert

Solidarity with North Korea

Larry Holmes, Workers World Party’s first secretary, led a three-person, party delegation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the end of July, 2013. The other two members were Deirdre Griswold and Elena Gilbert.The DPRK was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

WWP delegation, Deirdre Griswold, Larry Holmes, Elena Gilbert, at the Workers’ Party of Korea monument

Wrote Holmes;

Our trip has a history to it. We have been developing a relationship with the DPRK for more than 40 years.
We were there a full seven days. We had a few political meetings with leading members of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Usually also attending those meetings were delegations of other countries, representing not governments but left parties.

The main activity was participating in parades, ceremonies, the opening of museums, a circus, recitals and many performances, with children doing unimaginable stuff to blow your mind.[1]

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