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Tudeh Party of Iran pays tribute to ‘tireless militant’ Ali Khavari, longstanding leader who has died aged 97
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Tudeh Party of Iran pays tribute to ‘tireless militant’ Ali Khavari, longstanding leader who has died aged 97

THE Tudeh Party of Iran has paid tribute to a “tireless militant” following the death of its longstanding leader Ali Khavari, aged 97.

Khavari “never gave up his duty as a party soldier” in nearly eight decades of revolutionary activity, it said.

The veteran communist, who joined the Tudeh party in 1941, began a long exile from Iran before the 1953 coup orchestrated by the US and Britain, when the elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh was overthrown and and a royal dictatorship of shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi installed.

After a period teaching Farsi in Beijing and founding a Farsi-language radio station to promote the Tudeh party, he was sent back to Iran to organise underground resistance.

Arrested and sentenced to death, he ended up jailed for 15 years and was tortured while behind bars. He was among the last political prisoners released on the eve of the 1979 Iranian revolution, during which he organised the party’s work in the capital Tehran and was elected to the politburo.

Khavari was then sent to work for the international communist Peace & Socialism magazine based in Prague, meaning he was abroad when Iran’s theocratic new regime arrested thousands of communists and suspected sympathisers in early 1983, executing many of them.

As the only surviving central committee secretary, he played a pivotal role in rebuilding the Tudeh party, becoming its first secretary and acting as a mentor to countless younger communists. He died in Berlin on Friday.

“His pure, human and resolute beliefs … are an invaluable and everlasting spiritual inheritance that the Tudeh militants will cherish in their struggle until the final victory,” the party said.

Common appeal by Communist and Workers’ Parties: Solidarity with the people of Iran – No to any foreign intervention

Monday, January 22, 2018

Common appeal by Communist and Workers Parties: Solidarity with the people of Iran – No to any foreign intervention
With a common declaration, Communist and Workers’ parties from all over the world express their solidarity towards the people of Iran and condemn any attempt of foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs:
The Communist and Workers parties that sign this statement have followed with concern the recent developments in Iran where tens of thousands of people in many towns and cities across Iran protested against the policies of the autocratic regime.
The protests were against the destructive economic policies of the regime, its brutal violation of human and democratic rights and disregard for the ILO conventions regarding workers rights and its widespread corruption. Young people have been the main victims of the regime’s policies, including more than five million unemployed graduates. Those who came out were predominantly young and from poor working class districts demanding fundamental economic, social and cultural change for jobs, a living wage, dignity, respect and justice.
We have received credible reports about brutal tactics used by the security forces and the regime’s paramilitary militia to violently break up these mainly peaceful demonstrations by ordinary people.  At least 20 demonstrators have been killed and more than 3700 people arrested and taken into custody.  The security forces have raided and occupied university campuses in different parts of the country to stop the student movement from joining the protests.  A significant number of university students not involved in any protest demonstration were arrested at home or on the campuses of their universities. The authorities have claimed that this illegal measure is preventative.
The people of Iran and their progressive forces have repeatedly and resolutely stated that, based on their own history and experience of recent tragedies in the Middle East, they reject any outside intervention in the internal affairs of Iran under any pretext whatsoever and believe that the future of Iran should be decided only by the Iranian people themselves.
We believe that the realisation of the demands of the protesters for peace, progress and social justice is the best guarantee for Iran’s independence and for genuine popular sovereignty.  This is the only sure way to guard against foreign interference in the internal affairs of the country and for the Iranian people to stand firm and united against the machinations of US imperialism and its allies, in particular the Israeli government and the reactionary regimes in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf States.
The Communist and Workers parties co-signing this statement of support for the struggle of the Iranian people for peace, progress and social justice are united in:
  • Condemning the use of repressive measures against civilian protesters which have resulted in at least 22 deaths and the arrest of thousands of protesters and activists. 
  • Demanding that the authorities publish a list of names of all those arrested during the protest demonstrations and where they are being held, and immediately release all those detained by the security forces. 
  • Requesting that all those held are guaranteed access to legal representation of their own choosing. 
  • Demanding an end to the use of all forms of torture. 
  • Demanding the removal of all military and security units from university campuses.
  • Supporting the demands of the protesters for an end to privatisation, unemployment and corruption – all outcomes of the neoliberal-driven austerity policies of the regime. 
  • Rejecting any foreign intervention whatsoever in the internal affairs of Iran and emphasizing that the future of Iran should be decided by the Iranian people themselves alone.
1.   AKEL
2.   Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
3.   Communist Party of Greece
4.   Communist Party of India
5.   Communist Party of India Marxist
6.   Tudeh Party of Iran
7.   Communist Party of the Russian Federation
8.   South African Communist Party
9.   Communist Party of Spain
10. Communist Party of Turkey
11. Communist Party of Ukraine 
[The appeal is open for further signatures]
19 January, 2018.
Iran Protests- Tudeh Party appealing for the release of more than 1500 arrested in Iran (تظاهرات ایران)
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Iran Protests- Tudeh Party appealing for the release of more than 1500 arrested in Iran (تظاهرات ایران)
A broad campaign must be organised for the release of hundreds of students, working people and freedom fighters in Iran who have been detained by the repressive forces in recent days. 
As anticipated, the anti-people and dictatorial theocratic regime of Iran have proceeded to deploy large squads of the Guards Corps, Basij militia and the mercenaries of the security forces to violently repress the protest movement of the youth and working people of our nation. As has been the case in recent years, the response of the heads of the dictatorial regime to the people – who are frustrated by the poverty, deprivation, oppression, corruption and lack of freedom – is to accuse them of association with foreign powers and then fire at and detain them. 
According to the latest reports received, more than 1500 protesters have been arrested by the security forces of the despotic regime, hundreds have been injured and tens of people have lost their lives during the protests. Yet the popular protests continue across the nation. Tens of militant and freedom-loving students are among the detainees.
Although the roar of the people’s protest can be responded to by bullets here and there and thus inevitably silenced awhile, contrary to the perceptions and will of the heads of the Islamic regime, the strategic demands of the popular protests cannot be crushed through intimidation and suppression forever – demands such as  rejecting the  despotic theocratic regime; an end to the rule of a bunch of dark-minded, inhumane characters; an end to the oppression and economic injustice resulting from the following and application of neoliberal policies; an end to the unprecedented corruption in the regime and government apparatus; and the establishing of a free, sovereign and democratic Iran. The demand for fundamental changes in the governance of the country from a political system based on the absolute dictatorship of the Supreme Religious Leader is that of the majority of the people of Iran. This is a system whose irrational policies over recent decades have been disastrous for our nation – a system underpinned by neoliberal capitalist socio-economics that has destroyed the productive infrastructure of the country and has driven Iran to unprecedented levels of poverty and deprivation – a system oriented towards, indeed dominated by, rent and brokerage relations and one that concentrates the vast of the country’s economy in the hands of rentiers and a parasitic capitalist mafia, namely the heads of the Guards Corps, the Basij militia force and other security forces. This demand of the people of Iran cannot materialise without a change in the current rulers and the establishment of a government based on the people’s will.
In recent days and alongside the heroic struggle of our nation in various cities, the Tudeh Party of Iran has consistently stated that in order to force the dictatorship to retreat and prepare the conditions for fundamental, democratic and sustainable changes in our country, the united action of all social strata – from the workers and working people to the militant youth, students and women, as well as the freedom-loving and progressive forces – is decisive and instrumental. Without having and presenting a clear and democratic alternative for the current despotic regime, it is not possible to bring together all the layers and forces of the society and challenge the continuation of the dictatorial regime in Iran under a minimum program based on the demands of freedom, social justice, bread, jobs and housing.
Fighting for the release of all the political prisoners and prisoners of conscience – whose ranks are once more swelled by the large number of protesters detained by the regime over recent days – is one of the most important and urgent tasks of the protest movement and all the progressive and freedom-loving forces of the nation. We cannot allow the regime to force the detained activists to make baseless and forged confessions in its courts or media through both physical and mental torture with impunity – as has been its conventional and typical recourse in dealing with opposition. According to reliable reports received, the interrogators and torturers of the regime’s security apparatus are conjuring and preparing scenarios to force the prisoners – who have no access to lawyers and legal advice – to recant through coercion and torture. The freeing of the detained activists from the claws of the dictatorship would be a great victory for the popular movement and a heavy defeat for the regime and its supporters.
We call upon all the freedom-loving and progressive forces of Iran and the world to do all they can to collate and release the names of all the detainees and the places where they are imprisoned, and call for the immediate and unconditional release of all of them. Launching international campaigns, continuing to pressure the regime, organising protest demonstrations and gathering people in front of the prisons to keep vigil and demand the release of the detainees, in the days when the flames of the mass protests are still burning across the country, is a priority.
A salute to all the militant workers, working people, youth, students and women who are detained in the regime’s prisons!
Free all political prisoners immediately and unconditionally!
Victory to the united struggle of the people of Iran against the ruling dictatorial regime!
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran
7 January 2018.
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هم‌میهنان گرامی!
همان‌طور که پیش‌بینی می‌شد، رژیم ضدِ مردمی و دیکتاتوری ولایت فقیه با اعزام گستردهٔ نیروهای سپاه، بسیج و مزدوران امنیتی، به سرکوب خشن و گستردهٔ جنبش اعتراضی جوانان و مردم زحمتکش میهن‌مان اقدام کرده است. پاسخِ سران حکومت دیکتاتوری به اعتراض مردم جان به‌لب رسیده از فقر، محرومیت، ظلم، فساد و اختناق، به‌روال سال‌های اخیر، متهم کردن آنان به وابستگی به خارج و سپس به‌گلوله بستن و به‌زنجیر کشیدن آنان بوده است. بر اساس آخرین گزارش‌های رسیده، بیش از هزار و پانصد تن از معترضان به‌وسیلهٔ گزمگان استبداد دستگیر شده‌اند، صدها تن زخمی و ده‌ها تن در جریان این اعتراض‌ها جان خود را از دست داده‌اند، بااینهمه، هنوز اعتراض‌های مردمی در گوشه و کنار ایران ادامه دارد. ده‌ها دانشجوی آزادی‌خواه و مبارز دانشگاه‌های کشور جزو این دستگیرشدگان‌اند.
اگرچه می‌توان خروش اعتراض توده‌ها را اینجا و آنجا با گلوله پاسخ داد و مدت ‌زمانی خاموش کرد، ولی برخلاف اراده و تصور سران حکومت جمهوری اسلامی، نمی‌توان خواست راهبردیِ جنبش مردمی مبتنی بر: طردِ رژیم استبدادی ولایت فقیه، پایان دادن به حکومت مشتی تاریک‌اندیش انسان‌نما، پایان دادن به ظلم و بی‌عدالتی اقتصادی ناشی از سیاست‌های نولیبرالی، پایان دادن به فساد بی‌سابقه در دستگاه‌های دولتی و حکومتی، و برپاییِ ایرانی آزاد، مستقل و دموکراتیک، با سرکوب و ارعاب برای همیشه درهم شکست. خواستِ تغییرات بنیادین در ادارهٔ کشور، از نظام سیاسی‌ای که بر اساس استبداد مطلق حاکمیت دستگاه ولایت (ولی فقیه و نزدیکان او) که سیاست‌های نابخردانهٔ آن در دهه‌های اخیر برای میهن ما فاجعه‌بار بوده است گرفته تا نظام اقتصادی-اجتماعی سرمایه‌داری‌ای نولیبرال که با نابودی زیرساختار تولیدی کشور و حاکم کردن روابط دلالی و رانتی و تمرکز دادن بخشی عظیم از اقتصاد کشور در دست مافیای سرمایه‌داران رانت‌خوار و طفیلی، رهبری سپاه، بسیج و دیگر نیروهای امنیتی، ایران را به ورطهٔ  سیاه فقر و محرومیت بی‌سابقه رانده است، خواستِ اکثریت قاطع مردم میهن ماست که بدون تغییر حاکمیت کنونی و استقرار حاکمیتی متکی بر ارادهٔ مردم امکان‌پذیر نخواهد بود.
حزب تودهٔ ایران، در روزهای اخیر و در کنارِ مبارزهٔ قهرمانانهٔ مردم ما در شهرهای مختلف، همواره بر این باور پای فشرده است که: برای وادار کردن استبداد به‌عقب‌نشینی و آماده کردن شرایط به‌منظور به‌وجود آوردن تغییراتی بنیادین، دموکراتیک و پایدار در میهن‌مان، اتحادِ عمل همه قشرهای اجتماعی، از کارگران و زحمتکشان گرفته تا جوانان و دانشجویان و زنان مبارز و همچنین همهٔ نیروهای مترقی و آزادی‌خواه کشور نقشی سرنوشت‌ساز دارد. بدون داشتن و ارائهٔ جایگزینی روشن و دموکراتیک در برابر حاکمیت استبدادی کنونی، نمی‌توان همهٔ قشرها و نیروهای جامعه را زیر برنامه‌‌ای حداقلی پیرامون خواست‌های آزادی، عدالت اجتماعی، نان، کار و مسکن، به صحنهٔ مبارزه کشاند و ادامهٔ حیات حکومت دیکتاتوری در ایران را دشوار ساخت.
هم‌میهنان گرامی!
مبارزه برای آزادی همهٔ زندانیان سیاسی- عقیدتی و انبوه مردم معترضی که در روزهای اخیر به‌دست گزمگان رژیم اسیر شده‌اند ازجمله مهم‌ترین و فوری‌ترین وظیفهٔ جنبش اعتراضی و وظیفهٔ همهٔ نیروهای مترقی و آزادی‌خواه کشور است. نباید اجازه داد رژیم بدون هراس از عواقب کار- همان‌گونه که شیوهٔ سنتی و معمول برخوردش با مخالفان بوده است- انبوه مبارزانی را که به اسارت گرفته است با شکنجه‌هایی فیزیکی و روانی به اعتراف‌هایی بی‌پایه و غیرمعتبر در محاکم قضایی یا رسانه‌‌هایش وادار کند. بر اساس گزارش‌های موثق رسیده، بازجویان و شکنجه‌گران ماشین امنیتی رژیم در محل استقرار خود در سیاهچال‌های رژیم، با وارد آوردن فشار و شکنجه کردن دستگیرشدگانی که هیچ‌گونه دست‌رسی به وکیل مدافع و مشاور حقوقی ندارند، در حال سناریوسازی ابراز ندامت از سوی بازداشت‌شدگان جنبش اعتراضی توده‌ها هستند. آزاد کردن مبارزان دربند از چنگال مزدوران استبداد، پیروزی‌ای بزرگ برای جنبش مردمی و شکستی سنگین برای رژیم و حامیانش خواهد بود. ما از همهٔ نیروهای مترقی و آزادی‌خواه ایران و جهان می‌خواهیم تا برای انتشار لیست اسامی و محل بازداشت اسیران در بندِ رژیم و آزادی فوری و بدون قیدوشرط آنان تمام توان خود را به‌کار گیرند. به‌راه انداختن کارزارهایی جهانی و ادامه دادن به فشار بر رژیم و نمایش اعتراضی و جمع شدن مردم در برابر زندان‌های رژیم و پافشاری بر خواست آزادیِ دستگیر شدگان در روزهایی که هنوز شراره‌های اعتراض‌ توده‌ای در گوشه و کنار کشور روشن است، از اولویت ویژه‌ای برخوردار است.
درود آتشین به همهٔ کارگران، زحمتکشان، جوانان، دانشجویان و زنان مبارزِ اسیر در بندِ رژیم!
آزادیِ بی‌درنگ و بدون قیدوشرط برای همهٔ زندانیان سیاسی!
پیروز باد مبارزهٔ متحد مردم ایران بر ضد حکومت دیکتاتوری حاکم!
کمیتهٔ مرکزی حزب تودهٔ ایران
۱۷ دی‌ماه ۱۳۹۶
Iran Protests: Tudeh Party supports people’s struggle, strongly opposes any kind of foreign intervention
worker | January 3, 2018 | 8:21 pm | Iran, Tudeh Party of Iran | Comments closed

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Iran Protests: Tudeh Party supports people’s struggle, strongly opposes any kind of foreign intervention
The CC of the Tudeh Party of Iran (حزب تودۀ ایران‎) issued a third statement about the developments in the country. Also, read the first statement and the second statement. 
• The regime’s plots to violently and bloodily suppress the protest movement of the frustrated people must be prevented through an organised struggle and united action.
• We strongly oppose any kind of foreign intervention in Iran and believe that the right-wing and racist leaderships of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and the criminal and reactionary regime of Saudi Arabia, are no friends to the people of Iran and certainly do not strive for freedom, independence and social justice in our homeland.
• We condemn the deliberate and purposeful attempts of the mass media of imperialist states, as well as the propaganda and news outlets of the Iranian regime, to misrepresent the democratic, patriotic and virtuous characteristic of the current protest movement in Iran
• The way to save Iran is not to replace one dictatorial regime with another kind of dictatorship and tyranny. Our people are striving for a national, popular and democratic republic
• The struggle to reject the dictatorial regime of the Supreme Religious Leader in Iran should be progressed with careful organisation. The broad participation of manifold social layers – and particularly the workers and working people – in this struggle, in paralysing the ruling apparatus, would be a decisive factor in forcing the regime to retreat.
Dear compatriots,
Despite all the repressive attempts of the regime to silence the voice of protests, your heroic struggle against the ruling dictatorship has continued for the sixth day. Despite the scores of people killed and injured – and the hundreds who have been arrested by the security forces of the regime – you have proved that you will no longer put up with the circumstances imposed by the ruling dark-minded regime. The regime leaders, from Ali Khamenei and Hassan Rouhani to Larijani, while claiming that they hear the clear voice of discontent and protest emanating from the overwhelming majority of the nation – regarding the terrible socio-economic conditions, extensive poverty and marginalization, and lack of a bright future for the young generation (the blame for which lays squarely with these leaders and the entire Islamic regime) is responsible for – accuse the people of being foreign agents and threaten them with suppression unless they leave the scene of struggle.
The received reports indicate the comprehensive planning and preparation of the regime to widely and brutally suppress the protesting people in various cities of the country. The massive dispatch of anti-riot forces of the Guards Corps to various cities – including the military occupation of some parts of Tehran and the larger cities – and the disrupting of communications, including the heavy filtering and even shutting down of some social networks, are tantamount to the imposing of martial law in order to take control of the situation and to crush the protest movement of the people. Regime agents are looting public places and resorting to violence in order to divert the movement towards its bloody countering and, by doing so, detach the majority of the frustrated masses from the body of the protests, forcing people to turn against each other, ultimately leading to the crushing of the protest movement of the people – which otherwise spreads day by day to more and more towns and cities across the land.
Dear compatriots,
We deeply believe – and reiterate here – that the hypocritical support of such racist reactionaries as Trump; his Vice President; some of the most right-wing forces of the US Republican Party; Netanyahu, the prime minister of the corrupt and anti-people government of Israel; and, long with the support of the criminal and reactionary regime of Saudi Arabia, for the struggle of the people of our nation, is not because of their belief in the need to improve the situation in our country or for the realisation of the people’s demands for freedom, democracy, and justice in Iran. Instead, its sole purpose is to destabilise the situation in the Middle East region and the Persian Gulf area in accordance with their strategic interests. The support of these anti-people governments for likewise reactionary forces, such as the monarchists or those who have already “elected” a President and government for our people and who have repeatedly asked for foreign military intervention in Iran, is an indication of the dangerous game that is seriously threatening the movement for freedom in our nation and will serve only to help the regional reaction and the plots of the suppressive forces inside Iran.
The experience of the protest movement of the masses in recent days has also underlined the complete bankruptcy and lack of credibility of those who claimed to be pro-reform in Iran. The co-accord of these political bankrupts with the screams of individuals like Sadegh Larijani (Speaker of Parliament) and Hossein Shariatmadari (who runs the conservative Kayhan daily newspaper, the voice of the Supreme Leader) to “identify and crush [the protesters]” also indicates the end of the political life and social credibility of those forces that, under the guise of reformism, have persuaded our people for years to accept the Islamic regime and that their choice is limited to between “bad and worse”.
Dear compatriots,
Once again, we reiterate, the only way to confront and defeat the designs and plots of the regime is through a united action, organised struggle and joint movement of all social layers – from the workers and working people to the brave youth, students and women of the nation – and through the preparing of nationwide strikes and the paralysing of any possibilities the regime has to survive.
The Tudeh Party of Iran once again state that Tudeh members and sympathisers consider themselves as an inseparable part of your protests against the continuation of the despotic regime. We call upon all freedom-loving and progressive forces of the nation, workers, working people, militant students, youth and women of the nation to gather in a united anti-dictatorship front for:
• Rejecting the Supreme Leadership Regime and the rule of clergy over our nation, and to put an end to the despotic regime,
• The unconditional and immediate release of all political prisoners,
• Putting an end to the poverty, marginalisation, high prices, economic hardship, corruption, and oppression of the ruling regime,
• Putting a stop to the atmosphere of repression and suppression and the returning of all suppressive forces to their garrisons,
• and
• Transition to establish a national and democratic regime and for the people to determine their own destiny,
in order to prepare for organizing the nationwide and great movement of the people by choosing appropriate slogans.
The regime should not be allowed to divide the broad protest movement of the masses from its social base, derail the movement towards violence and crush the growing movement of the people by violent and brutal suppression so that they might become dissuaded in continuing the struggle.
Victory to the united struggle of the people of Iran against the ruling dictatorial regime!
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran
02 January 2018.
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اعلامیهٔ شمارهٔ ۳ کمیتهٔ مرکزی حزب تودهٔ ایران
حزب توده ایرانJanuary 02, 2018
• باید با اتحاد عمل و مبارزهٔ سازمان‌یافته جلو برنامه‌های رژیم برای سرکوب خشن، خونین و گستردهٔ جنبش اعتراضی مردم جان به‌لب رسیده را گرفت!
• ما مخالف سرسخت هرگونه دخالت خارجی در ایران هستیم و بر این باوریم که: حکومت‌مدارانِ دست‌راستی و نژادپرستی همچون ترامپ، نتانیاهو و حکومت ارتجاعی و جنایتکار عربستان سعودی دوست مردم ایران و خواهان تحقق آزادی، استقلال و عدالت اجتماعی در میهن ما نیستند!
• ما کوشش هدفمندِ رسانه‌های جمعی کشورهای امپریالیستی و همچنین ارگان‌های خبری و تبلیغی رژیم را، به‌هدفِ وارونه جلوه دادن ماهیت حق‌طلبانه، ملی و دموکراتیک جنبش اعتراضی میهن‌مان، محکوم می‌کنیم!
• راهِ نجاتِ ایران جانشین کردن یک نوع حکومت دیکتاتوری با نوع دیگری از استبداد و دیکتاتوری نیست. مردم ما خواهان جمهوری‌ای ملی، مردمی و دموکراتیک هستند!
• باید با سازمان‌دهی و تشکل، امر مبارزه برای طرد حکومت دیکتاتوری ولایت فقیه در ایران را به‌پیش بُرد. ورود گستردهٔ قشرهای اجتماعی خصوصاً کارگران و زحمتکشان به این مبارزه و فلج کردن چرخ دستگاه‌های حکومتی، عامل قاطع در وادار کردن رژیم به‌عقب‌نشینی است! 
هم‌میهنان گرامی
مبارزات قهرمانانهٔ شما بر ضدِ رژیم دیکتاتوری حاکم، با وجود همهٔ تلاش‌های سرکوبگرانهٔ حاکمیت به‌منظور خاموش کردن صدای این اعتراض‌ها وارد ششمین روز خود شد. با وجود ده‌ها کشته و زخمی و دستگیری صدها تن از سوی مزدوران امنیتی رژیم، شما نشان دادید که دیگر حاضر نیستید شرایط تحمیل‌شده از سوی تاریک‌اندیشان حاکم را تحمل کنید. سردمداران حکومتی، از علی خامنه‌ای و حسن روحانی گرفته تا لاریجانی، ضمن اعتراف به شنیدن صدای پرطنین نارضایتی و اعتراض اکثریت قاطع مردم میهن نسبت به شرایط دهشتناک اقتصادی-اجتماعی، فقر و محرومیت گسترده و بی‌آیندگیِ نسل جوان کشور، که این سران و مجموعهٔ حاکمیت جمهوری‌اسلامی مسئول به‌وجود آمدن‌شان‌اند، مردم را به عامل خارجی بودن متهم و به سرکوب تهدید کردند، و از مردم خواستند تا صحنهٔ مبارزه را ترک کنند.
همه گزارش‌های رسیده از تدارکِ همه‌جانبهٔ رژیم به‌منظورِ سرکوب خشن و گسترده بر ضد مردم معترض در شهرهای مختلف حکایت می‌کند. گسیل پرحجم یگان‌های ضدشورش سپاه به شهرهای مختلف و اشغال نظامیِ بخش‌هایی مهم از شهرهای بزرگ ازجمله تهران، به‌وجود آوردن اختلال در وسایل ارتباطات‌جمعی- ازجمله بستن برخی از شبکه‌های اجتماعی- درواقع شکلی از برپاییِ حکومت‌نظامی‌ از سوی حاکمان کنونی برای به‌دست گرفتن کنترل اوضاع و درهم کوبیدن جنبش اعتراضی مردم است. عنصرهای وابسته به رژیم، با سازمان‌دهیِ خشونت و حتی غارت مکان‌های عمومی، مترصددند تا جنبش را به بیراههٔ خشونت کشانده، و بدین ترتیب، اکثریت عظیم توده‌های جان به‌لب رسیده از شرایط را از بدنهٔ جنبش جدا کنند، و اگر بتوانند، مردم را در مقابل مردم قرار دهند تا حرکت‌های اعتراضی توده‌ها را که دامنهٔ آن‌ها هرروز به شهرهای بیشتری گسترش می‌یابد بتوانند به‌راحتی سرکوب کنند. 
هم‌میهنان گرامی!
ما همچنین اعتقاد عمیق داریم، و تکرار می‌کنیم، حمایت مزورانهٔ مرتجعان نژادپرستی همچون ترامپ، معاون او، برخی از راست‌ترین نیروهای حزب جمهوری‌خواه در آمریکا، نتانیاهو، نخست‌وزیر حکومت ضدمردمی و فاسد اسرائیل، در کنار حمایت رژیم ارتجاعی و جنایتکار عربستان سعودی از مبارزات مردم میهن ما، نه به‌خاطر اعتقاد آن‌ها به بهبود پیدا کردن وضعیت کشور ما و تحقق خواست‌های مردم ما مبنی بر برقراری آزادی، دموکراسی و عدالت در ایران بلکه تنها باهدف بی‌ثبات کردن اوضاع در منطقهٔ خاورمیانه و خلیج‌فارس در چارچوب منافع راهبردی‌شان است. حمایت این دولت‌های ضدِ مردمی از نیروهایی مرتجع همچون سلطنت‌طلبان و کسانی که از هم‌اکنون برای مردم ما ریاست جمهوری و دولت انتخاب کرده‌اند و به‌دفعات مداخلهٔ نظامی در کشورمان را خواهان شده‌اند، نشانگر بازی خطرناکی است که جنبش آزادی‌خواهی در میهن ما را به‌شدت تهدید می‌کند و در راستای یاری رساندن به ارتجاع منطقه و همچنین نیز کمک به برنامه‌های نیروهای سرکوبگر در ایران عمل خواهد کرد.
تجربهٔ حرکت اعتراضی توده‌ها در روزهای اخیر، همچنین بی‌اعتباری Ùˆ ورشکستگی کامل کسانی را نشان داده است Ú©Ù‡ خود را مدافع اصلاحات در ایران معرفی می‌کردند. هم‌صدایی این ورشکستگان سیاسی با فریادهای “شناسایی Ùˆ سرکوب کنید” کسانی مانند صادق لاریجانی Ùˆ مزدورانی همچون حسین شریعتمداری، Ùˆ درعین‌حال نیز نشانگر پایان عمر سیاسی Ùˆ اعتبار اجتماعی نیروهایی است Ú©Ù‡ در پوشش اصلاح‌طلبی سالیان سال مردم ما را به قبول حکومت اسلامی Ùˆ انتخاب میان “بد Ùˆ بدتر” تشویق می‌کردند.
هم‌میهنان گرامی!
ما بار دیگر تکرار می‌کنیم: تنها راه مقابله با برنامه‌ها و توطئه‌های رژیم، اتحادِ عمل، مبارزهٔ سازمان‌یافته و حرکت مشترک همهٔ قشرهای اجتماعی، از کارگران و زحمتکشان گرفته تا جوانان، دانشجویان و زنان دلیر کشور و آماده کردن شرایط برای اعتصاب‌های گسترده و فلج کردن امکان‌های حکومتی برای ادامهٔ حیاتشان است.
حزب تودهٔ ایران، بار دیگر تأکید می‌کند که: توده‌ای‌ها خود را بخشی جداناپذیر از اعتراض‌های شما بر ضد ادامهٔ حکومت استبدادی می‌دانند. ما بار دیگر همهٔ نیروهای مترقی و آزادی‌خواه کشور، کارگران و زحمتکشان، دانشجویان و جوانان و زنان مبارزِ میهن را فرامی‌خوانیم که در صف واحد جبههٔ متحدِ ضد دیکتاتوری برای:
طردِ رژیم ولایت فقیه و حاکمیت روحانیت بر میهن‌مان و پایان دادن به حکومت استبدادی؛
آزادیِ فوری و بدون قیدوشرط همهٔ زندانیان سیاسی؛
پایان دادن به فقر و محرومیت، گرانی، دشواری‌های اقتصادی، فساد و ظلم دستگاه‌های حکومتی؛
پایان دادن به جَو سرکوب و اختناق، و بازگرداندن همهٔ نیروهای سرکوبگر به پادگان‌های‌شان؛
و گذار به استقرار حکومتی ملی و دموکراتیک و حاکم شدن مردم بر سرنوشت‌شان، کارِ سازمان‌دهی جنبش بزرگ و سراسری خلق را با طرح شعارهای مناسب تدارک ببینند.
نباید گذاشت رژیم با کشاندن جنبش به بیراههٔ خشونت،‌ جنبش اعتراضی گستردهٔ توده‌ها را از بدنهٔ اجتماعی آن جدا کند و با حملهٔ گسترده و سرکوب خونین و خشن جنبش درحال نضج‌گیریِ توده‌ها را سرکوب و مردم را از ادامهٔ مبارزه ناامید کند.
پیروز باد مبارزهٔ متحد مردم ایران علیه حکومت دیکتاتوری حاکم! 
کمیتهٔ مرکزی حزب تودهٔ ایران، ۱۲ دی‌ماه ۱۳۹۶
Iran Protests: Statement of the CC of the Tudeh Party of Iran on recent developments
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Iran Protests: Statement of the CC of the Tudeh Party of Iran on recent developments
On the occasion of the recent mass protests in Iran, the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party (حزب تودۀ ایران‎) issued the following statement:

Dear compatriots,

The politico-economic crisis of the bankrupt theocratic regime of Iran is growing and deepening daily. The impact of this crisis can be observed in the internal regime conflicts and the unprecedented revelations of infighting between powerful factions – revealing the depth of corruption and oppression that prevails in the so-called “exemplary system of the world”.
The spiralling poverty, deprivation, high prices and chronic unemployment – which have ruined the lives of a large portion of the population and in particular the youth, – the extensive and disastrous destruction of the environment, due to the catastrophic policies of the ruling power, and the complete economic bankruptcy of the regime as well as escalation of external pressures on the regime, have altogether created a very critical and explosive situation in our society. The heads of the regime who are living a luxury life with an unprecedented fortune that they have amassed over the last forty years by plundering the national resources and wealth of the nation, ask the people to be patient and tolerate the hardship in order to “guard the Islamic regime” – a regime that has brought nothing to our nation except destruction and cultural, political and economic regress. The current rulers have shown in practice that their only goal and desire is to save the current despotic regime and the absolute rule of the dark-minded clergy over our nation at the cost of any crime and any tragedy.
Recent weeks have witnessed the escalation of discontent and unprecedented protest gatherings of the people in numerous cities, as well as broad and extensive labour protests against high prices, oppression and the injustices perpetrated by governing bodies, from the government and parliament (Majlis) to the Judiciary and the Islamic Guards Corps and the Supreme Religious Leadership all of which protect the interests of the grand capitalists. The escalation in the discontent of the people regarding the existing situation and, more importantly, the readiness and willingness of the enraged and frustrated masses to take on the suppressive apparatus of the regime is an indication of the significant developments in the level of preparedness of the masses in opposing – and waging an open fight against – the rule of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Contrary to the claims of some leaders of the pro-regime reformists that such protests are “conspiracies”, we deeply believe that the majority of the people of our nation are disappointed and frustrated with the slogans of those whose only objectives are to make some cosmetic and minor adjustments to the current regime, and are now demanding fundamental changes in the governance of the country. Today only those who would like to somehow preserve the current disastrous situation fear the escalation and growth of the people’s struggle. The experience of the last two decades and several presidential, parliamentary, and city council elections that were held, and manipulated under the control and direction of the Supreme Leader, has proved that the people are rapidly moving away from the strategy of making a choice between bad and worse, and are no longer willing to submit to the manipulation of their demands by the regime and the pro-regime reformists who by and large play the role of that nation’s power brokers these days. The majority of the people of the homreland today want to put an end to the despotic theocratic regime; to end the oppression and injustice; and bring about the establishment of freedom and social justice. These demands can only be achieved through a joint struggle of all the national and freedom-loving forces without foreign intervention.
Dear compatriots,
At the same time, it should be noted that under the critical conditions of the current dangerous regional tensions, the regional reaction – supported by the Trump administration in the US and the right-wing government of Netanyahu in Israel – is seeking to distinctly impact the developments in our country and to replace the current reactionary regime with another reactionary regime. The support of these forcesi.e. the regional reaction, Trump administration, and the right-wing government of Netanyahu, for the Iranian monarchists and those political groups whose agenda is to cooperate with the most reactionary regimes of the region and to persuade the European states to impose sanctions on Iran’s economy – thereby exacerbating the misery for the destitute and disadvantaged people of our country – and to encourage foreign states to interfere militarily in Iran, leaves no room whatsoever for any optimism regarding the future designs of such “opposition”. The progressive and freedom-loving forces of Iran must increase their presence in the protest movement of the masses – more than ever before – providing proper people-oriented slogans, offering sensible guidance and relying on the legitimate demands of the masses for abolishing the existing suppressive regime and ending the economic deprivation, oppression, injustice and plundering of the natural and human resources of the nation, while avoiding reactionary and divisive slogans. We should not let the past repeat itself whereby the heroic struggle of the nation for freedom, democracy and social justice is hijacked by a bunch of reactionary opportunists who do not believe in the people’s rights or democratic freedoms.
Dear compatriots,
The way to save the country is through a joint and organised mobilisation of all the national, anti-dictatorship and freedom-loving forces to abolish the despotic and anti-people theocratic regime of the Supreme Leadership. Our party has been of the resolute belief that the ruling political regime in Iran – a regime that is based on the rule of one individual as the “representative of God on Earth” who is above and beyond all the laws and executive governing institutions, the legislative, the judiciary and the police and military apparatus – is a regime beyond reform and a people-based democratic regime cannot be created through any reworking of the current system. The solution is to wage a joint and organised struggle of all social layers – from the workers and all working people to the militant youth, student, women and progressive and freedom-loving intellectuals – around popular slogans against the rule of tyranny. The experience of our contemporary history has demonstrated that the peoples of Iran have the ability to convey their voice to the ears of the ruling reaction. Once again, we call upon all the national, progressive and freedom-loving forces of the nation to put aside their theoretical-historic disagreements and mobilise together, alongside the people’s movement to effectively help the struggle – the goal of which is to reject the tyranny and to establish the rule of the people and freedom, peace, sovereignty and social justice.
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran
29 December 2017.