Tuesday, 15 February 2011

On the Shooting and Killing of Demonstrators in Baghdad


from The Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq

Shooting and Killing Demonstrators in Baghdad and other cities in Iraq

The Islamic-nationalist militia government of Iraq is
Terrified of the fate of the ruling regimes of Egypt and Tunisia!

According to the news, the Maliki government has begun to fire on demonstrators in Al khadraa area, killing and wounding 13 people and also attacked the demonstrators viciously. It is worth mentioning that the demonstrations in Iraq are rapidly expanding in all cities, from the north to south. The angry protesters took to the streets of Basra, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, Amarah, Baghdad, Kirkuk and other cities, with a media blackout on the protests which constantly grow. Young people, workers and their organizations are the major elements of demonstrations. They raised slogans and demands of economic and political nature including unemployment benefits and jobs, electricity, food ration increase, and to prosecute corrupt officials, the release of political prisoners, and for wide political and civil liberties. The movement continues in an increasing strength and intensity.

The protesting movement in Iraq is not something new. The demonstrations for electricity and clean water have spread out in the majority of cities in Iraq when people attacked the government offices last year. But the demonstrations occur today within the revolutionary atmosphere prevailing in the region, where dictatorial governments are falling one after the other. The movement in Iraq is getting stronger as a direct impact of the revolutionary movement in the region and people in Iraq are corresponding to the masses of the region. People in Iraq are using every available possibility to impose their dominance on the streets in order to sweep away the Islamic and nationalistic government and remove it altogether.
The people of Iraq are facing a government mired in conflicts over quotas, gains, and lootings, while utterly incapable to provide any services or assurances of security and protection of the citizens from murderers and terrorists. On the contrary, this government holds back political and civil rights such as the right of assembly, organization, and demonstration under the pretext of anti-terrorism law and other tyrannical regulations in order to deprive them of their freedoms. Under these laws, they are attacking people and shooting at them, killing, injuring, beating, humiliating, arresting and torturing them.

We strongly condemn the vicious campaign against the demonstrators by the Islamic-nationalist militia government of Nuri al-Maliki which is incompetent to answer any of the problems facing the people of Iraq. We call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of all those who ordered and carried out the shooting at the people. We express our solidarity with those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom and well-being and human dignity and we support their goals.

We call upon the people to step up their struggles and to continue their demonstrations and not to succumb to any threat or intimidation. The revolutions of Egypt and Tunisia have just opened the road wide ahead of us and proven to all those "wise-men committees" and repressive regimes, along with the Iraqi militia government, that the power of the masses is greater than all of their police, special units, anti-riot troops, gangs, militias, and all their murderers, and that those revolutions have struck the doors wide open for the struggles for freedom and equality and to achieve a free, equal, humane, and prosperous world.
Victory for the struggle of the people of Iraq!
Shame on the forces of Islamic and nationalist militia government!
Long live freedom and equality!

The Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq
February 13, 2011

Tirs et assassinats de manifestants à Bagdad et dans d'autres villes en Irak

Le gouvernement des milices islamistes-nationalistes d'Irak est terrifié par la chute des régimes en Egypte et en Tunisie !

Selon les nouvelles, le gouvernement Maliki a ouvert le feu sur des manifestants dans la zone de Al Khadraa, tuant et blessant treize personnes et a violemment attaqué les manifestants. Il est important de noter que les manifestations en Irak se développent rapidement dans toutes les villes, du nord au sud. Des manifestants en colère sont descendus dans les rues à Bassorah, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, Amarah, Bagdad, Kirkouk et d'autres villes, avec un silence des médias sur des protestations qui ne cessent de grossir. Des jeunes, des ouvriers et leurs organisations sont les éléments principaux des manifestations. Ils lancent des slogans et des revendications de nature politique et économique, comme des allocations-chômage et des emploi, l'électricité, l'augmentation des rations alimentaires, ainsi que le jugement des fonctionnaires corrompus, la libération des prisonniers politiques et pour de larges libertés politiques et individuelles. Le mouvement continue et se développe en force et en intensité.

Les mouvements de protestation en Irak ne sont pas quelque chose de nouveau. Les manifestations pour l'électricité et l'eau potable se sont étendues dans la majorité des villes d'Irak l'année dernière quand les gens ont attaqué les bureaux du gouvernement. Mais les manifestations ont lieu d'aujourd'hui dans l'atmosphère révolutionnaire de la région, où les gouvernements dictatoriaux tombent les uns après les autres. Le mouvement en Irak se renforce en tant qu'impact direct du mouvement révolutionnaire dans la région et la population d'Irak est en phase avec les masses de la région. Les gens en Irak utilisent tous les moyens à leur disposition pour imposer leur présence dans les rues afin de balayer et de faire tomber le gouvernement islamiste et nationaliste.

Le peuple d'Irak fait face à un gouvernement embourbé dans des conflits sur les quotas, les gains et les pillages, tout en étant incapable d'assurer le moindre service et la moindre garantie de sécurité et de protection aux citoyens face aux meurtriers et aux terroristes. Au contraire, le gouvernement réduit les droits politiques et individuels comme le droit de se rassembler, de s'organiser et de manifester sous prétexte de lois anti-terroristes et autres législations tyranniques afin de priver les gens de leur liberté. Sous ces lois, ils attaquent le peuple et lui tirent dessus, assassinant, blessant, cognant, humiliant, arrêtant et torturant les gens.

Nous condamnons fortement la vicieuse campagne contre les manifestants de la part du gouvernement Nuri al-Maliki des milices islamistes-nationalistes, gouvernement incompétent pour répondre à chacun des problèmes auxquels fait face le peuple en Irak. Nous appelons à l'arrestation et au jugement immédiats de ceux qui ont ordonné et sont responsables des tirs sur la population. Nous exprimons notre solidarité avec celles et ceux qui ont sacrifié leurs vies pour la liberté, le bien-être et la dignité humaine et soutenons leurs buts.

Nous appelons la population a intensifié sa lutte et à continué ses manifestations et à ne pas succomber aux menaces et aux intimidations. Les révolutions en Egypte et en Tunisie ont juste ouvert la route qui se trouve devant nous, et ont prouvé à tous ces « comités des sages » et régimes répressifs, dont le gouvernement irakien des milices, que la puissance des masses est plus forte que toutes leurs polices, unités spéciales, troupes anti-émeutes, gangs, milices et tous leurs meurtriers ; et ces révolutions ont ouvert grand les portes des luttes pour la liberté et l'égalité et pour mettre en place un monde libre, égalitaire, humain et de bien-être.

Pour la victoire des luttes de la population d'Irak !

Honte aux forces du gouvernement des milices islamistes et nationalistes !

Vivent la liberté et l'égalité !

Parti Communiste-Ouvrier de Gauche d'Irak, 13 février 2011

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Dictator is gone; dictatorship must also go!

With the stepping down of Hosni Mubarak under the crushing pressure of the revolution, people of Egypt have achieved their first goal. A dictator, who for nearly thirty years had made life hell for people in a country run on the model of market economy capitalism with the full political and military backing of the USA and other western governments, was forced to resign. Eighteen days of people’s massive protests in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities, their smart and brave confrontation with all the regime’s vicious ploys, and the workers’ massive strikes finally brought Mubarak to his knees and forced him to flee.

This is an important step, but only one step, in the progress of the revolution. People want the complete smashing of the corrupt and repressive regime. Their fight against Mubarak is in fact a fight against a system for which Mubarak was a leader and an icon. The revolution has smashed this icon, but the system is still in place. Following Mubarak’s resignation, it was announced that power has been transferred to the Supreme Council of the Army led by the Defence Minister. It was claimed that this handover is a move towards a “transition to democracy”. However, this is in fact the process of transition to the next dictator! This is the ploy of the reactionary and counter-revolutionary forces to send people home. The counter-revolution, from the western governments to the army and all those awaiting negotiations and compromise, gave up Mubarak under the pressure of the revolution so as to save the whole system. The revolution can and must thwart this ploy too.

The dictators of our age are the necessary products of a political and economic system which protects the interests of a ruling capitalist minority at the expense of the poverty and the denial of rights of the great majority of the people. The revolution should target the entirety of this system and sweep it out of the way. The Egyptian revolution, with its slogan “Bread, freedom, human dignity”, is moving in this direction. Now that it has won the first victory, it must clearly put on its agenda the next goal and the practical steps for its realisation. The revolution must declare that Mubarak and the leaders of his regime must be tried for 30 years of crime and plunder. It must declare that none of the state or military leaders should be in a position of power in the name of “council”, “provisional government” or any other form, with the excuse that this is a period of transition. Their place is in courts, to stand trial, not at the head of state power. People should call for the immediate release of political prisoners, for freedom of the press, organisation, assembly, protest and strike and for the immediate dissolution of the security and intelligence forces. Real transition to freedom is through the immediate realisation of these demands; demands which can only be won, just as Mubarak was pulled down, with the power of protest and struggle of the people, with the power of the street. Mubarak was pushed out, but the revolution can and must go on with ever greater power and determination until the complete smashing of the entire system.

Greetings to the revolutionary people of Egypt! Long live the revolution!

Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI)
 11 February 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

Protest in support of Egyptian revolution

TUC protest tomorrow in support of Egyptian revolution, London, Trafalgar Square, 12-2pm

WPI UK will be taking part in this and encourages everyone to attend. Here is the TUC call:

In solidarity, in defiance: global day of action for Egypt, 12 February
Saturday 12 February 2011, 12pm to 2pm
Trafalgar Square, London


Tazahorat az taraf e ettehadiye sarasari e kargaran e inglis (Trades Union Congress - TUC) dar hemayat as enghelaab e Mesr. Hezb e Komonist e Kargari (Tashkilat e Britania) dar in tazahorat sherkat moikonad va hamegan ra be sherkat dar an faramixanad.

22 Bahman protest London

In commemoration of the 1979 revolution and in protest against the Islamic regime in Iran

Protest opposite the Islamic Republic's embassy, London

Friday 11 February, 6-8pm

16 Prince’s Gate, SW7 1PT (Tube: Knightsbridge)

گرامیداشت انقلاب 57 و در اعتراض به حکومت اسلامی، جمعه 11 فوریه مقابل سفارت جمهوری اسلامی در لندن

ایرانیان ساکن بریتانیا

22 بهمن روز اعتراض به 32 سال حاکمیت ضد انسانی جمهوری اسلامی وروز گرامیداشت انقلاب آزادیخواهانه و برابری طلبانه مردم ایران در سال 1357 است.

در این روزهمانند مردم معترض به فقر و بی حقوقی در مصر وتونس، ما نیز فریاد اعتراضمان به شرایط غیر انسانی حاکم بر جامعه ایران وخواست سرنگونی جمهوری اسلامی را به گوش جهانیان خواهیم رساند.

دوستان گرامی

خود را برای اعتراضی قدرتمند به خفقان، فقر، سرکوب واعدام و در حمایت از زندانیان سیاسی و مبارزات مردم ایران در روز 22 بهمن آماده کنید.

وعده دیدار: جمعه 11 فوریه مقابل سفارت جمهوری اسلامی در لندن

16 Prince’s Gate, SW7 1PT

از ساعت 6 تا 8 بعد از ظهر

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