The Central Committee
COMMUNIST PARTY OF IRAQ
The Executive Bureau
GENERAL FEDERATION OF IRAQI WORKERS (GFIW)
Dear Comrades :
The Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930, the Philippine Communist Party) strongly condemns the series of cowardly bombings which targeted the textile factory in Hilla, capital of Babil Province in Iraq, last May 10, 2010. The killing of over 40 workers, including women, and the wounding of dozens more, as they were leaving the factory at the end of the working day, is a heinous crime that only the crazed and rabid can plan and undertake.
This is a barbaric and terrorist crime against the Iraqi working class and people, and we call upon the Iraqi authorities to take urgent measures to ensure all the necessary protection for the workers and to provide compensation to the families of all the martyrs and wounded.
The PKP-1930 expresses its solidarity with the workers of the textile factory in Hilla and the families of the innocent victims, and further expresses its support for the Iraqi people’s struggle for a free, dignified and secure life in a democratic, secular, fully sovereign and prosperous Iraq.
ANTONIO E. PARIS