A call to all Political Parties, Organisations and concerned Individuals!
The threat of US attack against Iran has pushed the country to the verge of a catastrophe. The consequence of an attack will be dire. Such an attack will either lead to the strengthening of the Islamic Republic’s position vis-à-vis people of Iran, or to the disintegration of the fabric of the society and the unleashing of various armed Islamic and fascistic gangs. Such a scenario and prospect are totally unacceptable. We cannot wait for this calamity to fall on us. We must stop it now.
The only option open to the people of Iran is to redouble their efforts to bring down the Islamic Republic. Organising and leading these efforts are the task of the political parties and forces that no doubt will, each according to their own policies and plans, be engaged in.
Further to their own independent activities, the political parties are obliged to play their parts in raising the public awareness and understanding of the current political climate and promote a greater self-awareness of the dangers that lie ahead and pave the way for the establishment of a civilised and orderly condition to carry out political activities and deprive, the Islamic Republic and the political gangs, of the opportunity to turn Iran into a new Iraq.
We, at our recent congress and indeed the previous one, highlighted this situation and while warning against such a development, called on the opposition political parties to sign up to an accord to oppose the war and support an orderly political environment for all to carry out their activities. Unfortunately our pleas were not heeded.
Today, with the prospect of the war looming, we have been forced to re-launch our efforts, this time publicly, and call on all concerned political forces and individuals to do their utmost to prevent such a development.
The least that could be done is for the political parties to sign up to a set of fundamental political principles and endeavour to extend these principles to the whole of the society. The success of such an effort can decide the fate of the country and the region.
The following statement does not represent our plan of action or our political platform. It is a minimum requirement that can, in the fast moving political scene of today’s Iran, offer a barrier against the spectre of a catastrophe that awaits our society. We call on you to join this effort.
Worker-communist Party of Iran- Hekmatist
October 29, 2007
Against the war and in defence of preservation of civil life in Iran
The ongoing confrontation between the US and the Islamic Republic has raised the threat of US military attack against Iran. The policies and aims of both warring sides are alien to the well being of the people of Iran and the region.
Along with this confrontation the presence of various armed Islamic and tribal gangs, supported by both sides, have pushed Iran closer to the verge of a catastrophe on a scale much bigger than what we have witnessed in Iraq.
Under these circumstances we declare that:
The Islamic Republic itself is an important element in fuelling the threat of war and plunging the country into chaos. We deplore any appeasement and rapprochement towards the regime or any of its factions. The overthrow of the regime and dismantling all its oppressive apparatuses and organs of terror and reaction is the most effective way of countering the threat of war the prerequisite for a progressive development in Iran.
Any military intervention by the US or Israel must be opposed and stopped. Such interferences play into the hands of the Iranian regime and will lead to the collapse of the fabrics of the society and the degeneration of the country into chaos and the total break down of civil life. We deplore any collaboration and cooperation with these states over military intervention in Iran.
The imposition of economic sanctions will primarily hurt the people of Iran. It is obvious, from the sanctions against Iraq, that the first victim of economic sanctions will be the vulnerable groups in the country; children, elderly and the deprived sections of the society. We oppose economic sanction and condemn any calls in support of blockades and imposition of economic sanction against Iran.
Exploiting and playing the cultural, ethnic and religious difference is a recipe for ethnic cleansing and civil wars across Iran. We strongly condemn any such attempts to exploit these differences. Promoting the universal rights of people of Iran to live as equal citizens must be regarded as the basis of politics in Iran.
The decision to shape the future political system in Iran is the undeniable right of the people of Iran. People must be allowed to freely determine the nature of their future regime. The precondition to exercising this right is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the recognition and establishment of full social and political freedoms.
We, on our part, guarantee the following rights and abide by them:
a- Unconditional freedom of expression, belief, media, assembly, organisation, party politics and strike.
b- Full and unconditional equality of women and men in social and political life. Abolition of all legislations contravening this principle.
c- Equal rights for all citizens regardless of their belief, gender, religion, ethnicity, and race and residency status.
d- Separation of religion from state and education.
e- Abolition of all laws and legislations that are rooted in religion. Freedom of religion and atheism.
f- Release of all political prisoners.
g- Abolition of capital punishment.
h- Provision of adequate unemployment benefit for everyone above the age of 16 and available for work. Provision of unemployment benefits and other essential costs for those unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities.