Towards an International Meeting in Kurdistan

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In front of the expansion of the Middle-East War and the new Iran-Iraq revolutionary waves:

Towards an International Meeting in Kurdistan


In the last decades, the capitalist society as a whole is splitting up more and more into two great hostile armies directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. Our epoch, the epoch of the deepening of the global industrial and commercial crisis and thereby increasing class struggle around the world has already passed various stages of development, through which the proletariat has exceeded its first stage of the isolated and sporadic phenomena. The growth of the class war will more and more take on an increasingly international form. And despite of the capitalist war in the Middle East, and new attempts by global capitalism to widen the circle of the war under the pretext of striking Iran’s nuclear weapons, proletariat in Iran has joined-up the current international wave of class struggle. The strikes and demonstrations in Iran have spread to over 249 cities in all of Iran’s 31 provinces. These revolutionary waves did not set an end in Iran, before the proletariat in Iraq entered this historical wrestling ring.

In July 2018, a new wave of the class struggle in Iraq, with 30 victims killed and 700 injured during the past 10 days, more than 50 police and security men were wounded – proletariat in Iraq too started moving towards the universal scene of the class struggle. During the same week, demonstrations erupted in all towns and cities in central and south Iraq, where dozens of demonstrators were wounded, and hundreds arrested. Demonstrators had attacked a courthouse, governorate headquarters, headquarter of Iraqi Hezbollah in Najaf, setting their office on fire and causing air traffic to be suspended. Demonstrators in Najaf occupied the international airport and set fire to the municipality buildings. The government cut off the Internet and blocked social media and has issued a nationwide order security forces on high alert aiming to stem the revolutionary movement. On the contrary, the city of Baghdad joined-up the movement. Finally, the movement showed its development in repeatedly attempts for establishment of the committees in Bagdad which is an attempt to coordinate the demonstrations all over the country.

All these events are evidence of the increasing of the proletariat, not only in number, but in concentration in greater masses. This is an evidence that the movement has an inner ability to self-organizing and self-arming of the proletariat. And while demonstrators everywhere in Iraq shouted: “Hunger Revolution”, and confirmed what a UN agency has confirmed in April 2017 when he said that more than half of Iraqi families are at risk of going hungry because of the ISIS war, although in the eyes of different schools of bourgeois socialism and communism, these events are nothing more than conflicts between Islam and Democracy, Shia and Sunni, Arabs and Kurds. They therefore search after a new political doctrine, a philosophy or a science to create conditions for the movement and thereby for the society they imagine. They, hand in hand with the different categories of bourgeois, endeavor consistently, to push the proletarian movement back and to reconcile between social classes by transforming the religious form of the state into a truly secular state, along with the protection of freedom and establishment of a secular state in Iraq and Iran and an independent democratic state for Kurdish people in which political power is authorized and controlled by the people through their elected political parties, and by this way turn the class antagonism into national conflicts and conflicts between democracy and fascism or between secularism and religion, since the task of the socialists and communists is to dismiss anything in their literature that alleviates the conflict between the social classes. These different schools of leftism see nothing more than contradiction between the political state and the civil society, between the state and human rights of its citizenship, even though such a society that is free of class antagonism only exists in imagination. Social antagonism reflects the existence of two social antagonistic classes: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. In this antagonism, the bourgeois represents the conservative side everywhere and the proletariat represents the destructive side in society. Thus, the spontaneous movement and the gradual organization of the proletariat anywhere in the world is nothing more than identification of the similar class structure of different countries that creates an international base for proletarian’s common actions.

From this point of view, militants in Kurdistan, suggest an international meeting in our region. We, in honors of the constant progress of the proletariat movement, invite all international socialists, communists, anarchists that are willing to develop a relationship between revolutionary individuals and groups. This progression is a real base for common international activates and such meetings may be a base for a great international conference in the nearest future. The aim of this meeting is to firstly set up an international committee for the exchange of information upon matters of interest to the proletarians of all countries and discuss practical tasks related to class struggle, organize periodic meetings, set up a common website, collect financial aid to achieve specific tasks, etc. The meeting may at least break the isolation between the internationalists and will be an expression of the common interests of the world’s proletariat. It may find a center for these common tasks and do a common program for all internationalist groups. It will at least be an international common answer to the capitalist alliance which exorcises the specter of the social revolution. The only answer to this capitalist alliance, especially for expanding the war is the proletarian’s revolutionary war. The continued capitalist militarization, which is the biggest fundamental fact of our epoch, results undoubtedly with the arming of the proletariat. This phenomena, the phenomena of the proletarian arming, which has been a reality in Iraq/Kurdistan, even though it is so far at the beginning, is based on the whole development of the capitalist militarism in our epoch. That is the fulfillment of the historical materialist condition of the proletarian revolution.

Militants in Kurdistan, Iraq
24, July 2018


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