Tudeh Party of Iran, We stand in Solidarity with the people of Sudan

4/18/19 12:53 PM
  • Iran, Tudeh Party of Iran Joint Statement En Asia Communist and workers' parties

The Communist and Workers’ Parties undersigning this statement have consistently supported the struggle of the Sudanese people for peace, democracy, human rights and social justice.

Since 19th December 2018 we have closely followed the struggle of the Sudanese working people against the repression meted out to the political forces daring to challenge the dictatorial regime which has been in power since 1989.  Millions of people from all corners of Sudan have joined the peaceful struggle for a bona fide transition to democracy. For nearly four months people have taken to the streets to voice their demand for a genuine end to dictatorship and real change.

We have noted the attempt by the military forces of Sudan to take over the political power in the country, removing Omar al-Bashir on 11 April and forming a Military Transitional Council (MTC).  The MTC initially declared a three-month state of emergency and has stated that it will only transfer power to civilian democratic forces after two years. The people of Sudan and their democratic political forces have rejected the move by the military forces which have been integral to the dictatorial regime and lack any legitimacy.

While the people of Sudan have rejected the emergency declared by the MTC as illegitimate, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE have already recognised the MTC.  We have noted with concern the news of the meeting of Steven Koutsis, the US envoy in Sudan, with Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, the deputy head of the MTC, in the compound of the presidential palace in Khartoum.  Daglo is the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, essentially comprising of the infamous Janjaweedmilitia who for fifteen years have been reigning terror upon Darfur and are responsible for crimes against humanity in the murder of tens of thousands of people there.  The Sudanese political opposition are deeply worried about the nature of the US diplomats’ activities and their implications for the future of democracy in Sudan.

The Forces for Freedom and Change, including the Sudanese Communist Party, have called for further intensified mass united actions to thwart all conspiracies hatched by the USA and its regional reactionary allies to impose the project of ‘soft landing’ with the aim of frustrating the struggle for a secular, independent and democratic government.   

The Communist workers parties undersigning this statement support the masses of Sudanese working people protesting in the streets of the capital and other major cities and towns around the country with their slogans “Freedom, Peace and Revolution is the People’s Choice”.

We declare our internationalist solidarity with the struggle of the Sudanese people as represented by the Forces for Freedom and Change, including the Sudanese Communist Party.

 

The names of parties supporting the statement:

 

SolidNet Parties

  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Party of Labour of Austria
  3. Communist Party of Austria
  4. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  5. Communist Party of Belgium
  6. PTB-PVDA (Workers' Party of Belgium) 
  7. Brazilian Communist Party
  8. Communist Party of Britain
  9. New Communist Party of Britain
  10. Communist Party of Canada
  11. Communist Party of Chile
  12. Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia 
  13. AKEL, Cyprus
  14. Communist Party Bohemia and Moravia
  15. Communist Party in Denmark
  16. Communist Party of Finland
  17. French Communist Party
  18. German Communist Party 
  19. Communist Party of Greece
  20. Hungarian Workers Party
  21. Communist Party of India
  22. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  23. Tudeh Party of Iran
  24. Iraqi Communist Party
  25. Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
  26. Communist Party of Ireland
  27. Workers Party of Ireland
  28. Communist Party of Israel
  29. Communist Party (Italy)
  30. Party of the Communist Refoundation, Italy
  31. Jordanian Communist Party
  32. Lebanese Communist Party
  33. Socialist Party of Lithuania
  34. Communist Party of Luxemburg
  35. Communist Party of Malta
  36. Communist Party of Mexico 
  37. New Communist Party of Netherlands
  38. Communist Party of Norway
  39. Communist Party of  Pakistan
  40. Palestinian Communist Party
  41. Palestinian Peoples Party
  42. Paraguayan Communist Party
  43. Philippines Communist Party [PKP 1930]
  44. Communist Party of Poland
  45. Portuguese Communist Party
  46. Union of Communist Parties-CPSU
  47. Party of Communists of Serbia
  48. South African Communist Party
  49. Communist Party of Spain
  50. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  51. Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
  52. Communists of Catalonia
  53. Communist Party of Sri Lanka 
  54. Communist Party of Swaziland
  55. Communist Party of Sweden
  56. Communist Party of Turkey
  57. Syrian Communist Party 
  58. Communist Party of  Venezuela
  59. Communist Party of Ukraine
  60. CPUSA

 Other Parties

  1. Galizan People’s Union (UPG)
  2. Communist Party of South Sudan

 

The statement is open for further endorsements

Events

September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020 - Atalaia - Seixal Avante Festival
October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020 - Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid, Spain) XI Congress of CP of the Peoples of Spain
November 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020 - Portugal XXI Congress of the Portuguese Communist Party