Q: Comrade Khavari, your party took part in the Islamic Revolution and the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. In 1983 the party was banned by the Mullah-regime and brutally suppressed. Today, it operates solely in exile. Under which conditions the Tudeh party of Iran works nowadays and what problems and repressions do the members have to face in the Iran?
This central committee plenary meeting is taking place at a time when again, our country is going through many important and destiny making events. Analyzing these events, and investigating the roots of the present trends and coming up with an outlook which can guide the freedom and social justice loving forces and the democratic movement, are the principle task that are facing all the democratic organizations and political parties. We hope that this meeting can take an important step in this direction.
Written by: M. Omidvar - March 1993
ABOUT THIS PAMPHLET
The labour and communist movement in Iran is 71 years old, and this includes the 51 years of the of the Tudeh Party of Iran, the party of the Iranian working class. Since its formation the party has been the main target of attacks by internal reaction and the imperialist forces, who were and are still dominating the political life of the country in order to plunder its vast natural resources. Our party, during all these 5 decades, has been allowed to operate legally for only a few years. The party has been outlawed by various governments and Tudeh members sent to torture chambers and firing squads; yet the party has relentlessly continued its struggle, remaining loyal to the lofty ideals of peace, democracy and socialism.