En la foto,
el principal responsable del PCI (Hamid Majid Mousa), disfrutando
de la compañía del anterior administrador de EEUU
en Iraq, Paul Bremer.
Picture: Chairman of the Iraqi Communist
Party, Hamid Majid Mousa, enjoying the company of US administrator
of Iraq, Paul Bremer.
"Communist" parties declare
their support for the treacherous Iraqi Communist Party
Member of the
Danish Committee for a Free Iraq, December 12, 2005
CSCAweb, December 12, 2005
ICP should be isolated rather than embraced and given a platform
for international 'Communist' approval of its open collaboration
and treachery. In Iraq, Communism is being immensely discredited
due to the actions of the ICP. A big number of its fraternal
parties are helping with this anti-Communist work instead of
breaking off relations with these Iraqi traitors, a step which
was recently taken by the Communist Party of Spain, which then
established relations with the declared Communist party, the
People's Union, lead by Yousef Hamdan, who broke with the ICP
in the 1990s. This Iraqi party supports the armed resistance".
In Athens, the annual international
meeting of so-called Communist and Workers' parties was held
November 18-20. Seventy-three parties participated in the event
hosted by the Communist Party of Greece, one of the major and
leading parties of the former pro-Soviet current in the Communist
A resolution on Iraq was adopted
[see below], which declares full support for the Iraqi Communist
Party (ICP). The resolution states:
"we are now supporting
the complex struggle of the progressive forces, and in particular
the fraternal Iraqi Communist Party, to repulse occupation, stop
bloodshed and terror, to end bombing of public buildings, oil
installations and electric, distribution network, and to build
a free, democratic, united and sovereign Iraq."
As most people will know by
now, the ICP does not support an immediate "immediate"
is the key word here end to the occupation of Iraq and
gives the same reasons for not doing so as do the occupiers:
There will be a civil war in Iraq. The Iraqi security forces
are not strong enough yet. Therefore, the Iraqi people need the
multinational forces to ensure security in the country.
What this "security"
means, we have seen in Fallujah and Abu Ghraib. It is fascism.
Going a bit back in time, the
ICP was appointed by the US imperialist occupiers to the Governing
Council in July 2003 and served here until the "transfer
of sovereignty" in June 2004. From June 2004 to April 2005,
the party participated in the puppet regime lead by the open
CIA agent Iyad Allawi. It participated in the illegal sham elections
in January. In October, the ICP agitated for a yes in the referendum
on the US-Zionist made "Constitution", and now these
CIA "Communists" are promoting another election farce
under the brutal imperialist occupation. The party is part of
the Iraqi National List, an electoral coalition headed by Iyad
Allawi, who just like the ICP was a part of the puppet regime,
which supported the chemical onslaught on Fallujah in November
2004. In short, the ICP has been collaborating openly and in
every possible way with the occupying power, from supporting
the US-imposed "political process" to spying on the
resistance and its supporters and being part of the puppet police
and security forces. This 100 percent collaboration is the sole
reason why the Iraqi resistance has been attacking the ICP. Most
recently, on December 1, two ICP members were killed in Al-Sadr
City in Baghdad as they were promoting the upcoming US-controlled
election farce on December 15.
Failing to mention anything
about the atrocities of the occupation forces, of the US imperialist
superpower and its Iraqi lackeys, who are the real terrorists
in Iraq, the "Communist" resolution on Iraq calls for
"an immediate halt to all terrorist and murderous acts of
killing of ordinary people and bombing of civilian targets by
murderous gangs of Saddam supporters and fundamentalist forces."
While the parties call for
an immediate halt to all armed resistance, which is the political
translation of the quotation above, there is no call for an "immediate"
end to the occupation. The resolution could easily be signed
by the US and the other occupiers. Thirty of the seventy-three
parties present at the meeting signed the disgraceful resolution,
which most likely was formulated and for sure accepted by the
CIA on behalf of the ICP. It should be recalled that all the
ICP leaders, including Chairman Hamid Majid Mousa, are residing
inside the head quarters of the occupying power, the Green Zone
in Baghdad. He and the other Iraqi "Communist" leaders
are being protected by the US military and the CIA. Obviously,
the signing parties cannot, even after more than two years of
the ICP's open collaboration with the US occupiers, distinguish
Communists from traitors serving US imperialism and betraying
their own people. These parties support the occupation of Iraq,
as long as they are backing the treacherous ICP, and what they
understand by international solidarity has nothing to do with
principles. It is a mafia-like relationship with their Iraqi
friends from the days of the Soviet Union, whose Communist character
cannot be disputed even when they are literally in bed with the
US imperialists and supporting an illegal occupation of their
Interestingly, the "Communist"
parties in the two biggest aggressor countries, the Communist
Party USA (CPUSA) and the Communist Party of Britain (CPB), which
both signed the resolution supporting the ICP, have been the
most ardent supporters of the ICP, while at the same time working
in the anti-war movement. This also holds for the Communist Party
in Denmark (KPiD).
The big and quite influential
Communist Party of Greece did not sign the resolution, but giving
the collaborators in the ICP access to the conference is support
in itself, as it legitimizes the policies of the ICP, and will
be used by the ICP against the Iraqi people and its struggle
for freedom and independence. The ICP should be isolated rather
than embraced and given a platform for international "Communist"
approval of its open collaboration and treachery. In Iraq, Communism
is being immensely discredited due to the actions of the ICP.
A big number of its fraternal parties are helping with this anti-Communist
work instead of breaking off relations with these Iraqi traitors,
a step which was recently taken by the Communist Party of Spain,
which then established relations with the declared Communist
party, the People's Union, lead by Yousef Hamdan, who broke with
the ICP in the 1990s. This Iraqi party supports the armed resistance.
in the anti-war movement
In the anti-war movement, all
these dubious "Communist" forces cannot do much about
the demand for an immediate end to the occupation. It has become
a popular and irreversible demand, but they are trying to weaken
this demand and above all hinder an anti-imperialist development
of the movement, an increased understanding of the Iraqi resistance,
its nature and goals, and the political need for full solidarity
with the Iraqi resistance, which is being supported by the majority
of Iraqis and defeating the biggest enemy of mankind, of the
working class, of Communists and progressives of all kinds and
of peace: US imperialism.
This pro-imperialist work is
being done in two ways by the armchair "revolutionaries":
by fiercely attacking the armed resistance, branding it as "terrorism"
and "Islamic fundamentalism", all this chauvinist and
outright racist rubbish, which is just a cheap and lousy echo
of the imperialist propaganda, and by inventing a new kind of
"resistance", a so-called "progressive resistance",
which does not exist on the ground in Iraq and therefore have
no impact on the course of the occupation. This "progressive
resistance" is being called "political resistance",
as is the case with the ICP, "trade union resistance",
etc. In reality, all these forms are nothing but "leftist",
"democratic" collaboration serving the occupation.
They are being performed by Iraqi organisations that are operating
with the full accept of the occupying power. In the West, these
forms of "resistance" are being sold especially by
Westernized Iraqi intellectuals, also by some Iraqis who are
claiming opposition to the ICP, to the occupation, to be "leftist
democrats" and many other things except anti-imperialists,
within the anti-war movement.
Therefore, it must be stressed
once again: It is the armed resistance, nobody else, which has
caused all the difficulties for the imperialist invaders and
occupiers, and only the further strengthening and more military
victories of this legitimate popular resistance can bring the
illegal, bloody and imperialist occupation of Iraq to an end.
Genuine Communists support
wholeheartedly the Iraqi people and its armed resistance struggling
for national liberation and wish for its complete victory over
US imperialism and its Iraqi stooges like Bush and Blair's "Communists"
in the ICP.
In Solidarity with the
People and Democratic Forces of Iraq
Statement by Communist and
Workers Parties at International Meeting in Athens, 18-20 November
We, the undersigned communist
and workers parties participating in the International Meeting
of Communist and Workers Parties in Athens, 18-20 November 2005,
express our profound and internationalist solidarity with the
struggle of the Iraqi people for peace, sovereignty and social
progress in their country.
As the political forces that
consistently campaigned to prevent the US adventurers and criminal
policy of waging war against Iraq and its occupation, we are
now supporting the complex struggle of the progressive forces,
and in particular the fraternal Iraqi Communist Party, to repulse
occupation, stop bloodshed and terror, to end bombing of public
buildings, oil installations and electric distribution network,
and to build a free, democratic, united and sovereign Iraq.
We reject any attempt by the
present Iraqi government to restrict freedom of thought, expression
We are deeply concerned about
the negative impact of certain formulations contained in the
constitution adopted in October 2005 which are deeply undemocratic
and negate women's rights, create conditions for all the laws
to be made subject to a restrictive and reactionary interpretation
of Islam and limit democratic rights.
We condemn Order 875 of the
present Iraqi administration which imposed state control over
trade union resources and seeks to end free trade unionism in
defiance of ILO statutes.
We support the campaign by
democratic forces in Iraq to further develop the presence and
influence of independent trade union, women, youth and peace
organizations in Iraq.
We call for:
- an end to the occupation
- an immediate halt to all terrorist and murderous acts of killing
of ordinary people and bombing of civilian targets by murderous
gangs of Saddam supporters and fundamentalist forces.
- a peaceful and democratic Middle East.
- Jordanian Communist Party
- Lebanese Communist Party
- AKEL - Cyprus
- Communist Party, USA
- Communist Party of Britain
- Communist Party of Australia
- Tudeh Party of Iran
- Sudanese Communist Party
- Syrian Communist Party
- Algerian Party for Democracy & Socialism, PADS
- Communist Party of Egypt
- Democratic Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
- Communist Party of Ireland
- Communist Party of Israel
- Communist Party of Austria
- Communist Party of Norway
- Communist Party of Belarus
- New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
- German Communist Party
- Bulgarian Communist Party "Georgi Dimitrov"
- Communist Party in Denmark
- Socialist Alliance Party, Romania
- Socialist Party of Lithuania
- Communist Party of Malta
relacionados / Related links:
Comité Danés por un Iraq Libre
vídeo de la intervención de Yusuf Hamdan, dirigente
de la Unión del Pueblo de Iraq
a la web del PCE - Video en formato WMV: es necesario tener el
reproductor de Windows Media instalado en el equipo o en el navegador)