[Marxism] The Surrender of the Worker Communist Party of Iraq to the Kurdish Nationalism
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Wed Jan 4 08:12:21 MST 2006
Raising the White Flag, and the Surrender of Ribwar Ahmad and the Worker
Communist Party of Iraq, is incapable of Taming the Protesting Movement of
the People of Kurdistan!!
On October 20th 2005, Ribwar Ahmed, the leader of the Worker Communist Party
of Iraq WCPI published an open letter to the public about the ending of
political conflict between the WCPI and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan -
PUK and declared one-sidedly "the ending of convulsing atmospheres and
political conflicts". According to his letter this is to "purify the
political atmospheres of the society in Kurdistan.
Ribwar Ahmed and the Worker Communist Party of Iraqs declaration was made
while Kurdish nationalism, a part of the dark scenario and one of the main
allies of the US in Iraq, had managed to reinforce its positions in power,
not only in Kurdistan but in the whole of Iraq. That party and in order to
pass its rightist policies aiming at reaching to power through diplomacy and
other political from-the-top bargaining, is in need to improve the
atmospheres and to strike an agreement with that nationalist force. For that
reason, Ribwar Ahmed's declaration to the public is akin to a congratulatory
message to the PUK for the victory of the Kurdish nationalism and Jalal
Al-Talabani. Through this declaration they have cut the last thread tying
them to the leftist and the communist movement.
1. The political conflict between worker communism and the Kurdish
nationalism springs from the conflict between social and political movements
and between two different alternatives to the society. This conflict has
been continuing since worker communism has put its feet in the political
arena during the councilor movement of March 1991 up to this day. Since, the
enmity to nationalism has been a significant aspect that identifies our
movement, that party has therefore thrown a history of 15 years of struggle
behind its back. If an individual or a party wanted an end to a conflict, he
is free to do so, but it also means that he has said farewell to worker
communism and chosen another position and worn a different outfit.
2. The presence of WCPI has ended in Kurdistan", therefore they can
not appoint themselves owners of the protest of the people in Kurdistan,
hence, bringing this issue as a bouquet of flowers to the negotiations
table. The immediate demanding movement of the people of Kurdistan in the
face of Kurdish nationalism has crystallized, in spite of Ribwar Ahmed and
the WCPIs will. In addition, they are unable to displace this movement from
the political confrontations.
3. The repressive policy of the Kurdish nationalism is part and parcel
of the Kurdish nationalist parties identity, shooting, genocide against
demonstrators and mass protests, have nothing to do with Ribwar Ahmed and
the WCPI, so that Ribwar Ahmed would go to the negotiations table with such
claims and carries out the purification of atmosphere. An agreement like
this can not end the repressive policy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
and is incapable of taming mass protests in the face of these parties and
4. Ribwar Ahmad and the WCPI are not in a state of war and there is no
erupting war between them so that they declare a one-sided seize-fire. What
they call an end to convulsion and confrontations means, in reality,
nothing but the putting down of the protests of workers, women, and youth as
well as the general protests by the people, as these protests have developed
outside the will of WCPI which is also incapable of curtailing them. The
only thing they could do is to strengthen the lever of the nationalist
movement for a short period of time.
5. This letter of the partner of sorrow* for Ribwar Ahmad has been
sent to the PUK at the time where the peoples objections in Kurdistan
against the rotten and suppressive authorities of the nationalist prevailing
powers are widely spreading. The people of Kurdistan has boycotted
elections and turned their backs to the ballot boxes, therefore, these
authorities are in need of a power which until recently was positioning
itself in the peoples trenches, in order to deceive the people to return
under the wing of the Kurdish nationalism. Ribwar Ahmad has vowed himself to
do this task and alludes that he is capable of delivering it and to purify
the atmospheres off the convulsions and political confrontations.
Freedom-loving people of Kurdistan!
Activists of the Councilor Movement, and Leaders of the Labor Movement,
Youth, and Women!
The message of Ribwar Ahmed and the WCPI is a message of bargaining with one
of the powers that has always suppressed you; the Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan. At the same time it is a political trading in your destinies and
struggles that continued for two decades. This policy is rightist and
hostile to worker communism. Do not allow this method which seeks to cut
deals with the bourgeoisie in order to be in power at any cost, to
materialize at your name.
Our party, the Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq has lifted the real flag
of worker communism and is at the fore front of your struggles and protests.
It exposes this bargain, and works for leading the daily peoples struggles,
and to link these struggles with the establishment of a better, socialist
world, and calls upon you to join and making it the instrument of your
Long Live Socialism!
Long Live Worker Communism!
The Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq LWPI
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