In Iran, and everywhere, people need to know there is a whole different way society can be organized that is free from all the ways that people—human beings all over the world—have been demeaned, degraded, exploited and held in chains under the system of capitalism-imperialism that we are living in. This different liberatory society is what is envisioned in the new communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, and given concrete expression in the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America, written by Bob Avakian. This vision needs to be taken up and applied in Iran and everywhere people yearn to emancipate not only themselves, but all of humanity.
In his New Year’s Statement of 2021, Bob Avakian speaks about what is extremely important about the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America:
It is a fact that, nowhere else, in any actual or proposed founding or guiding document of any government, is there anything like not only the protection but the provision for dissent and intellectual and cultural ferment that is embodied in this Constitution, while this has, as its solid core, a grounding in the socialist transformation of the economy, with the goal of abolishing all exploitation, and the corresponding transformation of the social relations and political institutions, to uproot all oppression, and the promotion, through the educational system and in society as a whole, of an approach that will “enable people to pursue the truth wherever it leads, with a spirit of critical thinking and scientific curiosity, and in this way to continually learn about the world and be better able to contribute to changing it in accordance with the fundamental interests of humanity.” All this will unchain and unleash a tremendous productive and social force of human beings enabled and inspired to work and struggle together to meet the fundamental needs of the people—transforming society in a fundamental way and supporting and aiding revolutionary struggle throughout the world—aiming for the final goal of a communist world, free from all exploitation and oppression, while at the same time addressing the truly existential environmental and ecological crisis, in a meaningful and comprehensive way, which is impossible under the system of capitalism-imperialism.
This is what the new communism can bring. It is extremely important that this vision and this understanding of what is possible be struggled for and become known and discussed everywhere. And right now in Iran, and everywhere, this involves breaking out of the ways people have been conditioned to think about options, that reject or dismiss what is envisioned here from Bob Avakian.