textile workers in Hilla
Communist Party of Iraq
The Communist Party of Australia condemns in the strongest possible terms the series of bombings targeted the textile factory in Hilla, capital of Babil province in Iraq, on Monday, 10 May 2010 while the workers were leaving the factory at the end of the working day. More than 40 workers, including women, were killed and dozens wounded as a result of this barbaric attack.
This is a barbaric crime against Iraqi working men and women and we call the Iraqi authorities to take urgent measures to provide the necessary protection for workers and to provide compensation to the families of the killed and wounded.
The Communist Party of Australia expresses its solidarity with the textile workers and their families and our support for their struggle for a free, dignified and secure life in a democratic, sovereign and prosperous Iraq.
We will publish details of this atrocity against Iraqi workers in our newspaper to ensure that the Australian workers are informed of this tragic and criminal attack.
Dr Hannah Middleton
Communist Party of Australia