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Mick
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Appeal by Rebwar Ahmad, Leader of the Worker-communist Party of Iraq
http://www.wpiraq.org/english/

To: civilized humanity and freedom loving people worldwide

No to America, No to Political Islam
Yes to Freedom and Secularism

The Iraqi cities have become a battlefield for the two terrorist and anti-human
forces of our time. The two poles of this new terrorist war are US terrorism
and militarism on the one hand and the terrorism of political Islam on the
other. In an attempt to impose its military hegemony on the world, America
launched a destructive war against Iraq and destroyed the basis of civility in
this country and drove it to the verge of a very grim scenario. By establishing
the state on the basis of sects and ethnicities, the US has empowered Islamic
and ethnocentric forces, and thus has prepared the ground for a sectarian and
ethnic war.

Political Islam, which seeks to perpetuate human bondage and absolute
rightlessness, has capitalized on America’s terrorism and taken advantage of
people’s demand for the US forces to leave Iraq. Thus, through demagoguery,
it has been able to win over certain segments of people. However, not only
these two poles exist; there is a third alternative with a program for the
liberation of the society which seeks to negate the influence of both poles in
this terrorist war. The Worker-communist Party of Iraq and the civilized and
freedom loving people of Iraq form this third pole which struggles to achieve
security, freedom, prosperity, secularism and universal human rights.

In order to bring an end to the current catastrophic situation and prevent
further deterioration and disintegration of the society and as a way to
organize civility in Iraq, the Worker-communist Party of Iraq announces the
outline of its alternative and struggles to achieve it.

Formation of a provisional government from the representatives of people in
Iraq to provide security, freedom and to normalize life.
This provisional government should provide a suitable situation for the Iraqi
people so that they can decide freely and consciously on the future regime in
Iraq. In this regard, the following must be achieved:

-Withdrawal of the US and its allied troops as the major source of insecurity.
-A provisional government in cooperation with multinational forces, excluding
America and its war allies, should provide security and order in the country.
-Securing a decent life for all citizens
-Separation of religion from the state and education
-Full equality between women and men
-Full equality of all residents of the country regardless of their ethnicity,
religion, sect and race.
-Recognizing the right of the people of Kurdistan to decide in a free
referendum to stay as part of Iraq or to separate and build an independent
state.
-Full and unconditional political freedom, freedom of belief, expression,
criticism, and freedom to organize and protest for all citizens.

The worker-communist Party of Iraq calls on all civilized, freedom loving,
humanist and progressive people, socialist and labor forces to actively
intervene in Iraq and along with the people of Iraq to stand against both poles
of terrorism and their war and to strongly support the third pole and its
liberationist alternative.

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[That's an earlyer statement]

No to America, No to political Islam!
Yes to freedom and security!

The atmosphere of war, destruction and killing has come to dominate many Iraqi
cities. As a result of the conflict between the US on the one hand and Muqtada
al-Sadr’s group, other forces of political Islam, and remnants of the Baath
regime on the other. This conflict has taken on dangerous dimensions and
heralds catastrophic consequences for the masses of Iraqi people. The fight
between the US troops and Muqtada al-Sadr’s forces has engulfed Baghdad, Najaf,
Nasiriyah, Basra, Karbala, Omarah and Kut. The US troops have also imposed for
more than 3 days a tight siege on the city of Falluja and are attacking the
city by apache helicopters, tanks and hundreds of marines, and thus have turned
the city into a battlefield for a fierce fight. These battles have so far
claimed the lives of over 500 civilians, the majority children. It has also
brought immense destruction to the cities. While the US troops are
indiscriminately and intensively bombarding residential places, Muqtada
al-Sadr’s group and other groups of political Islam are pulling the fight to
the residential neighborhoods to embroil the innocent people as an active part
of this bloody conflict. The Worker-communist Party of Iraq strongly condemns
these criminal actions against civilians.

The US war and its policies in Iraq are responsible for these horrifying
events. The masses in Iraq have gained nothing from the US promises to bring
about freedom and democracy. Instead, they have witnessed a dark scenario and
the transfer of administration over the society to religious, ethnocentric and
tribal groups which were summoned to the social and political stage from the
caves of the Stone Age. The people of Iraq have not gained anything from
“building the new Iraq” and “reconstruction” but more hunger, unemployment, and
destitution. They have gained nothing from the promised “freedom” but lack of
security, chaos and recklessness by groups and gangs of political Islam toward
the lives, rights and freedoms. The current events only indicate the depth of
dissatisfaction and resentment towards America and its entire policies and
projects in Iraq. For these masses, every new day holds heaps of more hardship
and tragedy.

On the other hand, stand the forces of political Islam along with remnants of
the deposed Baath regime. Political Islam, which was unleashed by America
itself, is capitalizing on public resentment and dissatisfaction and exploiting
the just and widespread mass protest against the occupation to serve their
anti- masses interests. The track record of these groups, especially after the
collapse of the fascist Baath regime is clear: they have created a nightmare
for Iraqi women, youth and freedom lovers. Oppressing women and youth and
denying their basic political and civil rights, and systematic violence are
daily practices of these political movements. They have not restrained from
using the most despicable and anti-human practices and values to impose their
rule. These poles of terrorism have no connection to the interests of the
people, and their prosperity, liberation or their endeavor to expel America
from Iraq. A better life for the masses is a life where there is no room for
either party involved in this conflict.

The freedom-loving people of Iraq and the Worker-communist Party of Iraq
struggle to separate their ranks from both poles of this conflict and to
establish and consolidate a third camp as a humanist, liberationist and
progressive alternative which stands up to both poles of reaction and
terrorism. The masses must not stay handcuffed to this terrorist and bloody
conflict.

The freedom loving people and the Worker-communist Party of Iraq have no option
but to come to the fore in large numbers with organized, armed, and united
ranks to combat the lethal forces of reaction and reclaim the Iraqi cities and
towns. They must take the initiative and establish centers in neighborhoods and
workplaces, which will allow people to protect themselves and run their own
affairs.

Worker-communist Party of Iraq.

April 8, 2004



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