Intensifying of the class
struggle is the only alternative
The repression forces of the bourgeoisie tightened its repression
and crashed downed the demonstration to the blood on 27th December
2009. Tens of demonstrators were injured or killed and hundreds of
demonstrators were jailed as well. The State Police showed that it
has never forgotten how its butchers slaughtered every day in 1981
and if it needed they will do it again.
After, three days the theocratic bourgeoisie started the carnival
of “Homage with supreme leader” in the all part of the country.
Demonstrations that were mobilised by the regime, in most of the
cities, to show their powers and to confirm people’s support of
the Islamic bourgeoisie and their loyalty to the supreme leader.
Major General Mohammed Ali Jafari, the heads of Pasdaran
(“Revolutionary” Guard Corps) declared 12 January 2010 that:
“Some are looking to change the position of the supreme leader to a ceremonial.
What pretext after the election fraud in the country to start
and was followed, Attempting to weaken the power and position
of the supreme leader to a ceremonial position that is to pale
the Islamism of the Islamic Republic.” 1 [Our translation]
On the other side all the tendencies of capital from right to left,
from monarchists to the phrase radical leftists such “Worker
Communists” confirmed the advance of the People’s movement.
Each of them claiming that they are leading the protests of
the people and introducing themselves as an alternative to
the Islamic Republic.
The People’s Mojahedin declared that they have led the
protests and they are the only replacement for
the Islamic Republic of Iran. Their leader, Rajavie
“The clerical regime doesn’t have any rival and opponent
except the People’s Mojahedin of Iran and will not be any
replacement except the National Council of Resistance of
Iran.” 2 [Our translation]
What that means the People’s Movement for the working class?
How the People’s Movement influence the class struggle?
What is the roll and tasks of the Internationalists at
this stage? Which movement dominates the events in Iran?
The fact is that two class movement flows in the society,
the movement of Democracy and the movement of working class.
The Movement of Democracy
The movement of Democracy is a movement of bourgeoisie,
an anti proletariat and contra revolutionary movement.
In an ideal world this movement tries to adapt the national
capital to the world capital’s routines, to enforce and
modify the capitalist system in Iran, to give assurance
to accumulation of capital both for internal and external
investors. Capitalism has nothing to offer to the proletariat
than generalized poverty, mass unemployment, and unpaid salaries
for months, job stress, and misery at work, with the other word
a real hell for the working class.
In fact it has to be addressed that people’s protests which
dominated by a nationalist and democratic thinking and spirit.
However, the nationalism is a deadly poison for the class struggle.
Democratic mass media have given the title of “head of the
Opposition” to a criminal such as Mosavi who is very suitable
for the Western World policies to secure their interests to
pressure the Iranian government, but this
democratic mass media have not mentioned anything about tens
of protest actions or strikes of the working class. It will
be address in the next part. Obviously, they are trying to
cover them by highlighting the “green movement” of the Mosavi.
Before analysing the “green movement”, would like to hear and
define the democratic movement from their own activist’s language.
One of the Nationalist-Leftist tendencies, “Communist” “Worker”
of Iran describes this movement as a
”. Let’s look at two of these statements:
“Greeting to the zealous nation of Iran and brave freedom fighters
Green Colour: free elections under the supervision of international authority
Red Colour: freedom of all political prisoners and the Abolition of
Torture and execution.”3 [Our translation]
After repression of the 27th of December 2009, in order to avoid
radicalising of the protests changed his approach to save the
Islamic bourgeoisie. This policy is well known in Western European,
when it is necessary the leaders of Unions or the leaders of opposition
parties go out with radical language to deflect discontent and then
changes their mind. Mosavi proposed his statement “No. 117” as a
“national unity”. He wrote: “Recognizing the current crisis can
find the solution not in confrontation but rather in national unity.
His statement consists of five points which the points raised in the context
of the statement is possible at least on paper within the framework of the
Islamic Republic. He assures as the following the realization of his
Our establishment has the power to accomplish this important task,
should it have insight and a respectful and kind view toward all of the nation and its layers
The last Point stress to “
abiding by the 27th principle of the Constitution
This criminal mercenary talking about”innate dignity
of humanity” and prohibiting of the torture!
“It needs to be pointed out that in the innate dignity of humanity
it is not acceptable that the attacker receives a different food
from what his victim is given or is punished with torture and
similar retributions.” 7
This criminal believes that we have forgotten all his crimes when
he was the Prime Minster. Hundred thousand were executed, mass
grave of political prisoners (Khavaran), Rape of girls before
the execution are some of them.
Despite the left-wing of the democracy movement calls
themselves red or left, they represent the political apparatus
of capital. If we dispense with the tendencies that became
directly mouthpiece to for Mosavi, the phrase radical wing
of the left try to drive the democracy movement to the
front stage to outshine the class struggle to put affected.
These are so much red like the leaders of Unions or Social
Democrats who are in the front line of the May first
demonstration (Labour Day) sing the International song
and yet they have approved the most anti worker laws.
The Left movement stresses to have a right to strike, to
create trade, stop privatization and so on, but the main
tasks of unions are, controlling of the working class and
misleading of its class struggle. That is why, the ghost of
class struggle that the bourgeoisie fear most of all.
History has proven that when the bourgeoisie feels
threatened it is able to sully his principles of
democracy. Democrats in the cradle of bourgeois
civilization, Paris, after the fall of Paris
Commune, have massacred 30 000 workers in a single week.
The Movement of Working class
The working class is not a history-less fusion of individuals.
According to its historical and international experience,
the proletariat must avoid confusing people’s protest with
an independent class struggle. Instead of the working class
would be subordinated to the people’s movement and drawn
into the Movement of Democracy, Proletariat must establish
itself as an independent social force which is fighting for
its own interests.
In the case of people protests and movements if the working class
dissolve itself in the Democratic and libertarian movements,
it will not weaken the bourgeoisie but the proletariat itself.
Proletariat must take initiative and give its imprint to the
events. Proletariat should take with itself the students,
young people, and the other layers of the society. Otherwise,
they will follow the people’s democratic and ultimately weaken
the proletariat own interest.
Capitalism smells blood and dirt. Capitalism is in deepest
crisis of its history and the working class pays the cost.
If in the past free market economists and ideologues used
the term “recession” for the crisis of capitalism, today
they confess the bankruptcy of the capitalism.
Capitalism offer only generalized poverty in the
generally to the population and in particular to the
working class. With the
going to be practical in the coming months, which is a
direct attack to living standard of the working class
and will increase the poverty even more in the country?
The class struggle is growing. Regardless of slow
process in terms of development, proletariat, as
learned the historical development, has to defend
its interest with tooth and claw from its livelihoods.
Despite the brutality of the regime, organized tens of
protest actions or strikes all over the country. Some
of them are:
Kiyan Tyre Factory
Zeyaran Meat Complex
Hadicar Radiator Manufacturer (Industrial Area Of Semnan)
Workers strike in Tabriz Industrial Complex
Bonyan Diesel Tabriz (Dorman Diesel)
Esfahan steel Company
Haft Tape sugar factory workers
Iran Marine Industril (Iran Sadra)
Construction workers strike in Abadan refinery
This news in not visible in the democratic mass media or under
domination of other innovations to create the “Opposition head” of Mosavi.
These strikes and protest actions shows that the working class
in not defeated. Despite all the limitations of these fights,
proletariat has no choice but to fight for its class interests
and take the fight forward.
Intensifying of the class struggle is the only alternative
We must not loss our class identity. Our confidence to ourselves,
our revolutionary ability to establish ourselves as an independent
social force in the society through the class struggle are our main
The chain workers!
The future of our movement depends only on our struggle. We can
only repel attacks to the bourgeoisie from our own class
terrain. We must try to break down the isolation of strikes
and protest actions and establish connection and collaboration
with other sectors throughout the country. We must expand our
struggle, independent of all bourgeois gangs, independent of
all bourgeois movements, against capitalism. Our slogan must
be against wage slavery, exploitation, unemployment, dismissing,
inflation and in the meantime we need to spread out our struggle
from streets to the workplaces in all sectors. We need to fight
for our class interests only.
Struggle's ultimate goal is not to change the rolling class as
it happened in 1979 without in class struggle and our aim must
be directed to destroying whole capitalist system. This is only
possible from an internationalist perspective.
The terrain of People revolts leading proletariat's ability to
wear out, but the terrain of class struggle leading to the
revolutionary destruction of the capitalist state in all
countries. More than ever, so curry the working class
through its struggle the future of humanity in its own hands.
25 January 2010
1. Fars New Agency
3. http:// www.nedaanews.com/ (29 December 2009)
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