Neither Ahmadinejad nor Mosavi – Long live class struggle!
After the election circus, Ahmadinejad was presented as the winner, and this resulted in political confrontation and crisis between bourgeois gangs. The leader of one rival, Mosavi, would not accept the result and mobilised protestors throughout the entire country, which resulted in some demonstrators getting wounded or killed. The fact is that in our epoch of decadent capitalism, parliament and elections are not than a mystification, and the parliament’s main task is to legislate wage slavery.
Mosavi, with his green flag, presented himself as a reformist. What does it mean to be reformist? During Mosavi’s time as a prime minister, hundreds of striking workers were jailed or beaten to death. Thousands of political prisoners were executed when Mosavi was Prime Minister. Mass grave of political prisoners (Khavaran) was created when Mosavi was Prime Minister. This list can be very long. Mosavi is not less guilty than Ahmadinejad when it comes to workers rights or other human rights issues.
The green movement does not belong to workers, and it belongs to a rival of the bourgeois. We must avoid acting as cannon fodder for any of the struggling bourgeois gangs. Instead of the green flag, we must raise our flag, the flag of the proletariat and the red flag.
Capitalism is the origin of all misery and adversity in the world. Capitalism means a real hell, not only for the working class but also for all humanity. We must never forget that capitalist democracy and capitalist dictatorship are two sides of the same coin. Where the Goddess of Freedom stands, thousands of workers are unemployed and homeless. In the paradise of capitalism, where the social democratic governments have been in place for more than a hundred years, unemployment has been a nightmare for the working class.
The future of our movement only depends on our struggle. We must expand our struggle, independent of all bourgeois gangs, against capitalism. Our slogan must be against wage slavery, exploitation, unemployment, inflation and we must spread our struggle from streets to workplaces in all sectors and, if possible, to other countries. In Iran, internationalist positions are very weak, and its militants are very isolated. We must try to break down this isolation and establish connections and collaboration with other internationalists throughout the world.
The working class is the only social class that can put an end to capitalist barbarism and misery. This alternative that communists had proposed in the past is more valid today than ever:
“Communist revolution or the destruction of humanity!”
19 June 2009