Protest against President of the Criminal Regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran

September 17, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |


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On September 24th, Iran’s recently elected president, Rouhani, will give a speech at the United Nations.  His trip to New York coincidentally falls on the same day which Iranian political refugees all over the world are grieving the mass murder and execution of political prisoners in Iran in summer-autumn of 1988. Rouhani’s cabinet members such as Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi , Ali Rabii and Hamid Chiyan were directly involved in that particular mass murder. They are known to be cold-blooded murderers and some of the worst among the Islamic regime of Iran. Pour Mohammadi is often referred to as “the president of death”. He was directly and actively involved in the executions of political prisoners in 1980s in Iran. He, along with many other members of Rouhani’s ministerial cabinet were responsible for thousands of death penalties which were delivered in less than couple of minutes to the political prisoners of Iran in 1980s.

Iran’s new president introduces himself as the people’s “hope”! But in fact he represents a new alliance among different factions of the Islamic Republic regime. He has climbed to the seat of power with support of Sepah-e-Pasdaran (the main body of regime’s military forces), the notorious security establishment of the regime and the “leader” (Khamenii) himself.

 Rouhani is essentially chosen as the president to perform several tasks essential for survival of the Islamic Republic system. He must initially provide a false hope about “reforming the system”—a false hope to those who are suffering from expanding poverty and are fed up with political and social suppression and religious obscurantism. He should also ensure the Imperialists that the contradiction between the Islamic Republic system and the imperialists is not of an antagonistic nature and in fact the relations should be healed and Iran should be looked at by them as a reliable partner in controlling and exploiting the masses of Iran as well as in carrying out the regional plans of Imperialists – given, those powers also ensure survival of this regime.

Iran’s regime and the Islamic Republic system is an integrated part of the world capitalist system which is controlled by the imperialist powers. The feud between Islamic Republic and the imperialist powers is in fact the fight and contradiction between two “rotten poles” within this system and there is not element of “anti imperialism” on behalf of the Islamic regime of Iran. In Iran like the whole world the majority of the people produce the wealth which is possessed by a minority of parasitic capitalists. Like all other countries dominated by imperialism in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Iranian economy is totally dependent on world capitalist system. The more it gets integrated in the world capitalist system the wider becomes class chasm and political suppression of the masses.  The regime in Iran is a theocratic regime which constantly attacks people’s mind and body – especially women’s. Political suppression is one of the pillars of this regime. In fact its very existence depends on trampling upon the most basic political, cultural and social rights of the majority of the people of Iran. National oppression is another touch stone of this regime. In sum, the contradiction between the Islamic Republic regime and the people of Iran is of antagonistic nature.

This reality brings about the necessity and possibility of a revolutionary overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran. We, the revolutionary communists of Iran know too well that if we do not mobilise and organise people in a movement for revolution the reactionary, corrupt and crisis-ridden ruling classes of Iran will be able to survive through suppressing and deceiving people in different ways and manners and therefore will get a lease on life and their rotten rule will last longer to destroy more generations.  We are well aware that if the masses of Iran do not become conscious of and take up a revolutionary communist vision and program which can enable them to really and radically change their conditions, even if they rise up against this hated regime without taking up that vision they will fall into trap of some other reactionary  forces or wooed by the alternatives that the US imperialism has in pocket for the future of Iran. This will definitely turn Iran into another tragedy like the ones we witness in Syrian and Egypt which people have become captives of warring rival reactionary forces each of which have the backing of this or that imperialist power.

There’s only one solution: to overthrow the Islamic Republic system through a revolutionary struggle with the goal of destroying all of its reactionary class and religious relations and values and instead establish a new state which would be really by the people and for the people and would pursue the goal of organizing a new society based on a new economy, new politics and new social relations – a kind of society that we communists call it a Socialist society and we consider it a road to achieve a kind of world without any sort of oppression and exploitation which is a communist world.   

Activists of the Communist Party of Iran (M.L.M) in North America.
23rd of September, 2013.


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