Last updated on November 29th, 2021 at 07:12 pm
The Communist Party of Iran (CPI; Persian: حزب کمونیست ایران) is an Iranian communist party founded on 2 September 1983. It has an armed wing and its membership is predominantly Kurdish. The CPI is active throughout the industrialised areas of Iran.
The Communist Party of Iran was founded in 1983, in Iranian Kurdistan. It was formed from a merger between the Marxist–LeninistKomala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and three related Iranian leftist organizations: Sahand, the Union of Communist Militants, and a faction of Peykar. Prior to the merger, Komala was considered to be a strictly Maoist party. The CPI, however, has been critical of Mao as a revolutionary, considering that he made many mistakes throughout the 1950s to 1970s. The party opposes the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.The CPI also rejects the policies of the Tudeh Party of Iran from the late 1950s and onward, citing a particular grievance with Tudeh giving support to the Shahs of Iran and Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime. CPI has also rejected SSR and consider it as a State Capitalism and not socialism. CPI emphasises that Soviet Union was not a socialist government after death of Lenin.
In the face of a situation where labours in Iran lives in poverty and misery, in the face of the crimes and repressions and political and social injustices that the Islamic Regime of Iran has imposed on the working class and the oppressed people of Iran, in a situation where the Islamic regime is not able to improve the live condition of the majority of the labour population and has no alternative for the economic sanctions, socialism is the only alternative that can open the horizon of liberation to the oppressed workers and people of Iran. Therefore, The Communist Party of Iran is fighting for a workers’ council government and for freedom and socialism.
The socialist alternative overthrows the regime of the Islamic Republic, crushes the bourgeois state machine with all its repressive organs, puts an end to their parasitic and costly life, and all the tools of ignorance and superstition, and declares the rule of the mass workers. A working class government provides and guarantees the most political freedoms.
The government of the workers formed in the councils, in the next step, by eradicating unemployment and using the creativity of the free masses and determining their own destiny, makes possible the productivity of production and economic growth, solves the housing problem forever and guarantees prosperity for all; by ending the corruption, luxuries of the current ruling class and its political representatives, the workers’ government releases large quantities of means of production and products for public use; by abolishing private ownership of the means of production and by socializing ownership of the means of production, the workers’ government transforms labor from a compulsion for wages into a voluntary, one based solely on understanding duty and responding to social needs; Workers in government liberate science and technology, which has been trapped in the grip of capitalist competition, in order to establish socialism, and as a result, productivity will increase at an unimaginable rate; Socialism meets of the needs of the people and the provision of a prosperous and dignified human life is the goal of a socialistic production, and provides all the services and products needed by mankind on a mass production scale, and all the material and spiritual needs of human beings. Socialism also puts an end to the danger of devastating economic crises forever. In a socialist society, human beings will have equal and abundant opportunities for the development of individual talents and abilities, and individual abilities will flourish. Humans step into truly human conditions. All forms of exploitation, inequality and discrimination, such as female oppression and national oppression, will be eliminated, and sexism and national and racial narrow-mindedness will give way to human solidarity.
Down with the capitalist regime of the Islamic Republic
Long live freedom, equality, workers’ rule
Long live socialism
The CPI currently advocates for increased civil, political, and social rights in Iran, as well as improved labour laws and protections for workers.
The party has representations in Germany (Köln and Frankfurt), Finland, Sweden (Göteborg and Stockholm), Norway, Denmark (Copenhagen), the United Kingdom (London), Australia, and Canada (Toronto).