15 | 10 | 2019

It is time to form a government that responds to the demands of the people

For the fourth consecutive day, crowds in Baghdad and many other provinces and cities took to the streets, continuing their legitimate protest movement and confronting live bullets and other forms of excessive violence that led to the death of dozens of martyrs and hundreds of wounded among demonstrators and security forces.

The widespread nationwide popular protests that are continuing since they began on 1st October 2019, have served as a real warning to the government and dominant political forces, that are responsible for the tragic situation in the country and the dire living conditions of the citizens, especially the poor, toilers and youth, and its repercussions demonstrated by the current state of unprecedented anger. This makes it an urgent matter that sweeping fundamental reforms should be taken at various political, economic and social levels. The government is therefore today facing the moment of truth in the full sense of the word, and it must take urgent serious and just measures, which the people are expecting and demanding.

iraqcp"The path and policy of running the country on the basis of sectarian-ethnic quotas must be abandoned, and a government of competent people, untainted by the quota system and corruption, must be formed, adopting a realistic program with a timetable for implementation. This is the message of the protestors who reject the corrupt and the failed, and are demanding services and jobs, and embarking along the path of real reform, leading to the establishment of a state based on the principle of citizenship and social justice. It is the cry of the hungry, the deprived and those aspiring to a better Iraq that long-suffering Iraqis deserve."

The Tudeh Party of Iran interviewed the Iraqi Communist Party on the success of trans-sectarian ‘Sairoun' Alliance in the recent Iraqi elections.

Salam Ali, Member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party was interviewed by ‘Nameh Mardom’, the central organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran on 28 May 2018. According to the CC of the Iraqi CP, the success of the Alliance indicated to the Iraqi people’s approval of an anti-sectarian and anti-corruption political program rejecting foreign interference.

Two weeks after the electoral victory of the Saeroun alliance, the Headquarters of the Iraqi CP was targeted by a homemade bomb.

Parliamentary elections in Iraq were held on May 12, with the participation of the 44% of total electors. Saeroun alliance, led by the Shia cleric called Muqtada al-Sadr, secured more than 1,3 million votes and obtained the first place in the elections with the support of the Iraqi Communist Party.

Two weeks after the elections, on May 25, the headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party at Andulus Square, in central Baghdad, was targeted with a homemade bomb thrown into its garden, causing some material damage.

As Iraqi Communist Party enters elections with Sairoun Alliance, GS of CP warns against escalation with Iran and anticipates divergance from secterianism.

General Secretary (GS) of the Iraqi Communist Party, Raid Jahed Fahmi told Middle East Eye that any war between the two countries would risk stirring up sectarian tensions in the country again."Iraq should be not be involved in any military conflict on one side or another" Fahmi said, "Rather, we have an interest to maintain peace. All political groups [in Iraq] recognise the need to maintain peace, because we know that the first country to pay the price is Iraq.  Iraqis will pay the price in terms of stability, in terms of terrorism, in terms of destruction and so on."

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its support and solidarity with daily wagers and with workers who have contracts at the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq. Daily wagers electricity workers were dismissed after participating in a protest at the end of March about the nonpayment of their salaries for several months.

The Workers Party of Ireland condemns last night’s missile attacks on Syria as an escalation of imperialist aggression in the region under the pretext of an unproven allegation concerning chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta. France and Britain at the behest of the US, and with the connivance of NATO, the EU and their member states, have embarked on a further dangerous intervention which increases instability in the region and brings us closer to the threat of a generalised war.

Iraqi Communist PartyThe Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 9th July 2017 congratulating the Iraqi people on the great national victory of the liberation of the city of Mosul from terrorist Daesh:

Mosul is now free, with the declaration of Iraq’s victory and defeat of the so-called "Islamic state”. Iraqis are marking a great victory, clearing their land of the plague of Daesh.

Iraqi Communist PartyWith deepest sorrow and grief, we have received today (31st May 2017) the news of the passing of the veteran Communist leader and the prominent Iraqi and Kurdish national figure, Comrade Aziz Mohammed, at the age of 93.

GUSIR IraqThe General Union of Students in the Republic of Iraq (GUSIR) strongly condemns the kidnapping of a number of our colleagues and civil activists at dawn today, Monday 8th May 2017, at 1:30 am, in central Baghdad by an armed group.

The names of the kidnapped youths are: Abdullah Latif Faraj (member of our Union’s Secretariat), Samer Amer Mousa, Zaid Yehya, Haider Nashi Hassan, Ahmed Na’eem Ruwai’i, Ali Hussein Shnawa and Hamza.

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