The flag of struggle for national sovereignty, governance based on the will of the people, social justice, democratic freedoms, and socialism, is proudly raised and waving! together to defend peace and to prevent another devastating war!
A conversation with Comrade Ali Khāvari, leader of the Tudeh Party of Iran
23rd June 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Iran (CPI) and the holding of the first and founding Congress of the Party in the northern city of Bandar-e Anzalī. On this occasion, the periodical Nameh Mardom [People’s Paper], the central publication of the Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI), talked to Comrade Ali Khāvari, a distinguished leader of the TPI, about the struggle and the contribution of the communists in the popular movement in Iran over the last 100 years.
On May 9th, amidst the global health crisis emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, falls a major anniversary… For it was on this day, 75 years ago, that the Victory over Nazi Germany was secured thus ending World War II in Europe.
According to confirmed and reliable news, the U.S. government was involved in the organising of an attempted military coup in Venezuela in the past few days, with the operational support of U.S. and Venezuelan mercenaries. According to world media, several of the perpetrators of the attempted coup were killed during in an operation that was launched from through the sea, and a further number were arrested by the Venezuelan authorities.
Like most nations across the world, Iran was also hit by the coronavirus or COVID-19. The deliberate hesitation by the theocratic regime in Iran to warn the country about the threat of the virus and it’s slow start in taking the proper actions to contain and combat the spread of this virus has proved catastrophic for the country and especially the poor and working class. The regime gambled with the safety of the nation in the hope of securing significant participation by the people in the pro-regime street demonstration organised for 11 February, and also to hold a “successful” parliamentary election ten days later, in the face of a widespread boycott of the elections by all the progressive forces and the overwhelming majority of the population. On both accounts the regime suffered a massive defeat.
The Broad Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee (CC) of the Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) was held in February 2020. In this meeting, the participants reviewed and discussed the report of the Political Bureau about the most important developments in Iran and the world since the previous meeting of the CC two years ago and ratified it with some amendments and supplementary proposals.
Document of the Enlarged Plenary Meeting of Central Committee (Feb. 2020)
June 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Iran. Although the seeds of the labour and social democracy movement in our homeland were planted and grown during the Constitutional Revolution (1906) - and had a decisive impact on its development and victory - the Iranian labour and communist movement in the form of an organised and cohesive party formally began in June 1920 with the founding of the Communist Party of Iran led by the prominent figure of the Constitutional Revolution, Haydar Amo-Oghli (also known as Haydar Khan).
The Broad Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran was held in February 2020, with the participation of all members of the Central Committee and a number of [additional] party cadres and officers. The Broad Plenary Meeting first reviewed and discussed the report of the political bureau about the most important developments in Iran and the world since the previous meeting of the C.C., and ratified the report with some amendments and supplementary proposals.
The Communist and Workers' Parties are positioned with responsibility before our peoples. We are here! We are present at the forefront of the struggle to immediately take all necessary measures to protect the health and safeguard the rights of the working class and the popular strata everywhere!
The broad plenum meeting of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran was held in February 2020 with the participation of members of the Central Committee and a number of party cadres. The broad meeting of the C.C. first reviewed and discussed the report of the political bureau about the most important developments in Iran and the world since the previous meeting of the C.C. and ratified it with some amendments and complementary proposals.
The 11th parliamentary “elections” ended on Friday 21st February with a decisive and historic “NO” from the people to the corrupt and despotic regime ruling our homeland. According to Abdul-Reza Rahmani-Fazli, the Home Secretary of the Rouhani government, 42.57% of eligible voters took part in the elections. Even if we assume that this statistic is accurate, this is the lowest turnout for the parliamentary elections in the 40-year-history of the Islamic Republic.
The 11th parliamentary elections are to be held on 21st February 2020. This election, like other elections held in the last decade, will be a failed attempt to prove the legitimacy of the regime and, as its leaders put it, "a face-saving show" for international public opinion. It is important to note that our Party has always stated that holding elections within the framework of the regime of the Supreme Leader, and under the supervision of the Guardian Council, has never been, and can never be, a democratic and popular exercise.
The Tudeh Party of Iran resolutely condemns what President Donald Trump, alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, unveiled on Tuesday 28 January 2020 as the “Deal of the Century" - supposedly the ultimate resolution of the Palestine issue - and regards it as a dangerous conspiracy to make official the permanent occupation of the lands of the Palestinian people by the racist regime of Israel.
In response to the righteous protests of the people - who are frustrated with the oppression, injustice, deprivation and the incompetence of a bunch that is the lot of the dark-minded and their liar leaders - the anti-people Velayat-e Faqih (Supreme Leadership) regime [governing] Iran once again dispatched its well-armed thugs to suppress the protests and open fire on our open-minded and noble compatriots, and through this age-old barbaric method of theirs, perhaps prolong the survival of their shameful regime.
The assassination on Friday 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq of Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) extra-territorial Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Head of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, together with several other Iranian, Iraqi, and Lebanese nationals, on the order of US President, Donald Trump, is a clear violation of both Iraqi national sovereignty and international law. Our parties condemn it unreservedly.
The theocratic regime of Velayat-e Faqih [in Iran] took a dangerous step in escalating the crisis created after the assassination of Qasem Soleimani and his companions, potentially dragging Iran into a devastating war, through its missile attack on two United States military bases in Iraq (in al-Anbar and Erbil). It should be noted that Donald Trump, the right-wing and racist President of the US, over the preceding days had crudely warned of a disproportionate military reaction to any retaliatory action taken by the Iranian regime in the context of the assassination of Soleimani, and had threatened that the US was ready to severely attack 52 strategic targets in Iran, including a number of cultural sites. The [Islamic Republic’s] response with ballistic missiles and the announcement that these attacks were launched from inside Iran's territory, give very dangerous dimensions to this [latest] misadventure by the regime.
According to global news agencies, Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC]; Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, [Head of Kataib Hezbollah and] the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces; as well as a number of Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese [nationals] in the same convoy, were killed in an airstrike near to Baghdad airport. The assassination of Qasem Soleimani, on the order of [US] President Donald Trump, in clear violation of Iraqi national sovereignty and all international law, could undoubtedly pose deadly risks for the region.
Comrade Malakeh Mohammadi, a member of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran and a heroic fighter whose almost century-long life was spent devoted to the struggle for the ideals of the working class, is no longer among us. Comrade Malakeh was born on 5 October 1922 in a working class family. Despite the very backward and underdeveloped conditions of our society at that time, with the passion and love that Comrade Malakeh had for education, she was able to obtain her high school diploma with the support of her mother before the end of Reza Shah’s reign in 1941.