Freedom and justice for the Iranian people

BY: Communist Party USA| February 6, 2018
Freedom and justice for the Iranian people


Starting in late December, the Iranian people have been carrying out protest demonstrations against the backward policies of the theocratic regime of that country.  The Communist Party USA expresses its heartfelt solidarity with the struggles of the Iranian workers, youth and masses.

The grievances of the Iranian working class and its allies are several.  They include the declining economic standard of living, political corruption and also the severe violations of labor and human rights by the people in power in Tehran.

The protests have led to severe repression by the authorities, including at least 22 fatalities and mass arrests of up to 3,700 people and counting.

The Communist Party USA stands with the Iranian people in support of the following demands:

  • An end to repression of people who are demonstrating for their just demands.
  • The government must reveal the names of all who have been arrested and the places in which they are being held prisoner.  All prisoners should be transferred to official detention centers, if they are not immediately released.
  • Full rights to legal representation and due process for all the arrestees.
  • An end to the use of torture and the release of all prisoners.
  • The removal of security forces, including military personnel, from the university campuses.
  • An end to anti-worker policies of privatization, austerity and unemployment and to corruption.




    The Communist Party USA is a  revolutionary working-class  political party founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL. The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign. But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism. We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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