A Call for General Strike in Kurdistan on Thursday 13th of May
On Sunday May 9, the Islamic Republic of Iran committed another savage crime and executed five political prisoners: Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alam Hooli, Mehdi Hosseinian, Farhad Vakili and Ali Heidarian. Killing and execution is a blade that the criminals who have been ruling Iran for the past 31 years have used against the people. Thousands of our dear ones have been put to death for demanding their rights so that this sinister and backwards regime and its system of exploitation, stealing and suppression can be saved. We must resist these crimes and stop this killing machine.
To object to this crime, Komeleh (The Kurdistan Organization of The Communist Party of Iran) has issued a call to the people of Kurdestan for general strike on Thursday, 13th of May. The Worker-Communist Party of Iran supports this call. We call upon all of the people of Kurdestan, workers and university students, teachers and school students, shopkeepers, and civil servants to object to the regime’s savage crime and to honor the memory of these loved ones by united cessation of work and school attendance, in factories, workshops, schools and universities, offices and shops.
A wide and successful general strike will be an important factor in the continuation of our just struggle, in consolidating our empathy and unity, and in organizing and preparing for the conclusion of the battle to overthrow the sinister Islamic regime. In recent months, millions of people throughout the country, in many ways, have demonstrated their hatred and opposition to this government, and their will to bury it. The success of this strike, while the regime is struggling with a wide array of crises, will be a crushing response to their crimes and an important step towards strengthening the political balance of power in favor of peoples’ struggle for freedom in all of Iran.
Freedom-seeking people of Kurdistan:
Unify in support of this call and participate in this general strike to respond forcefully to the ruling Islamic criminals. We must not leave our dear ones alone in prisons. In objection to the execution of these dear ones, who lost their lives on charges of opposition to the government and having a difference of opinion, we need to react with utmost force to demonstrate to the Islamic regime that they will be confronted decisively. You should demand the unconditional release of political prisoners by this wide and simultaneous strike in protest against execution, torture and any forms of pressure against prisoners. Our strike will undoubtedly be greeted with joy by millions of freedom-seeking Iranians throughout the nation and will create a new environment for toppling the Islamic Republic.
Down with Islamic Republic of Iran
Victory to the revolution of freedom seeking people of Iran
Kurdistan Committee of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran
May 10, 2010
Translation: Mission Free Iran