On the occasion of May Day, International Workers’ Day
Worker-communist Party of Iran calls on all to
come forward for the expropriation of contemporary slave owners!
International Workers’ Day approaches while the world is dominated by the monster of Capital and its crisis. We are told to consume less, to tighten our belts, not to make too much ado, and to give them an opportunity to reenergise the economy. They forget to mention that crisis, poverty, austerity, unemployment, and rights deprivation are part and parcel of the bourgeoisie and their states. They promise us new regulations in the market and stock market and ask us, in return, to pay for the massive losses so the interest rate can go up and production resume. They shamelessly tell us that we cannot manage without exploiters and their institutions and states, without their thefts and luxury spending and without their wars and conflicts! If we resist, they have their stockpiles of tear gas, taser guns, police, jails, courts, mosques, churches, parliaments, politicians, and professional liars to unleash upon us. This stockpile has been built upon our shoulders and its expenses alone are more than enough to uproot hunger, infectious diseases, illiteracy, drug addiction, prostitution, and the destruction of the environment worldwide.
Whilst political power is in their hands and they make the decisions for the world the situation won’t change. If they burn the entire world in their wars and competitions, in the best scenario, they will get through this crisis by inflicting unprecedented poverty and austerity on us. They might cave in to some reforms out of fear of our protests, but the hell of wage slavery and the rule of capital, profit, market, crisis upon crisis will continue.
May Day is the day to confront this fundamental dilemma with our international ranks; this confrontation has to be first and foremost political. We have to come to the fore and take hold of our own destiny. All the traditional May Day demands, ranging from reduction in work hours to unemployment insurance, provision of healthcare, a living wage, freedom of organisation and strike, and political freedoms are all crucial. However, May Day 2009 has to be about more fundamental issues. It has to be against capitalist rule, wage slavery and its states. Capitalism has to go. Socialism is the only real response to the world’s problems. This is being reiterated by many. But the first step towards socialism is a conquest of political power, and giving the control of society to workers and people who have no interest in wage slavery or exploitation. That’s why the fundamental issue of this International Workers’ Day is preparing all workers and underprivileged people to determine the political fate of society.
In Iran, the Islamic regime of capital is undergoing an all-out, intensive economic, political and social crisis. Any serious and permanent improvement in the interests of people has an objective pre-condition: bringing down the ruling bourgeoisie and establishing a socialist republic. May Day is an opportunity for workers and all people who are fed up with the Islamic Republic to declare their hatred for the regime of billionaire mullahs and display their resoluteness and will for overthrowing the Islamic government.
Leading the working class and freedom-loving people, the Worker-communist Party of Iran will attempt to turn the International Workers’ Day, in Iran and abroad, into a day for advancing the camp of freedom and equality (the camp of welfare, happiness and socialism) and exposing and isolating the Islamic Republic of Iran and preparing the conditions for its overthrow by the revolutionary force of workers and people.
Long Live May Day, International Workers’ Day
Long Live Solidarity of Workers of the World
Down with Capitalism, Down with the Islamic Republic of Iran
Long Live Freedom, Equality, Workers’ Rule
Worker-communist Party of Iran
April 2, 2009
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