Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Iraqi CP: The Central Committee holds its regular meeting

The Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party
holds its regular meeting
The Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party held its regular meeting on 14 November 2014. The meeting was preceded by extensive preparations that included party organizations and specialized committees, a meeting of the party’s Central Advisory Board, an ideological seminar on political sectarianism, and a meeting of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Communist Party.
The meeting began with a minute of silence in honor of the martyrs of the Iraqi people and victims of terrorism and violence, and the party members and supporters who passed away in recent months. The participants also commemorated the 10th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Iraqi communist leader Comrade Wadhah Abdul Amir (Sa’doun), and paid tribute to his struggle and fidelity to the Party, the people and the homeland.
The participants considered a number of reports on the performance of the party and its leadership, and the performance of specialized committees and party organizations all over the country and abroad.
The meeting gave exceptional attention to improving leadership work on all levels, expanding the party's interaction with the masses and its impact in this field, striving to build effective party organizations that are fully aware of the daily concerns of people and defend their interests, rights and aspirations. Decisions and recommendations were adopted in these matters.
The meeting discussed the political developments in the country since the previous meeting of the Central Committee in May 2014, and pointed out that this period was characterised by big events that left their mark on the political scene. Among these developments was the invasion by the terrorist Islamic State organisation (Isis) of the city of Mosul, followed by its criminal gangs extending to other provinces and cities, as well as the process of the formation of the new government in the aftermath of parliamentary elections. The latter resulted in a parliament whose composition did not reflect the demand for change raised by the masses and the civil and democratic forces. The new government has thus been the fruit of those election results and the partial change which they reflected. This has offered a glimmer of hope which needs, if it is to expand and open up broader prospects, to be nurtured, requiring a host of prerequisites and the adoption of a new type of thinking.
The meeting concluded that what happened on 10th June 2014 has constituted an important juncture in the overall political situation in the country. It had also military-security, social-political, and moral-psychological repercussions on citizens and the whole society.
The meeting condemned the crimes perpetrated by the terrorist organization Isis against all the constituents of our people. It also praised the steadfastness of the people in the areas that have been plagued by this ugly cancer, and the growing spirit of resistance amongst their ranks.
The meeting warned against underestimating the danger posed by Isis and its schemes, and the black malice it harbors for Iraq and all Iraqis. It also praised the sacrifices of the military and security forces, the Peshmerga, the popular mobilization force and the tribes, what they have done to stop the expansion of Isis and embark on liberating towns and villages, and the victories they have achieved recently.
In this regard, the meeting called for providing all the requirements and conditions for the final victory in the national battle against Isis and for activating factors to drain its resources. In this context, it stressed the need to hold an all-encompassing National Conference, reform the political process and achieve genuine national reconciliation.
The Central Committee meeting emphasized, on the other hand, the need to devote all care and provide all the support and assistance to the hundreds of thousands of displaced people and to alleviate their suffering.
The meeting greeted the struggles waged by various social groups and sectors. In this respect, it considered the labor protest movement that developed in recent days, praising it and expressing support for the demands of the workers. It stressed the need for a speedy positive response by the government to these demands, and a serious re-consideration of the State's economic policy and strategy, to ensure building an active, dynamic and multi-resourced national economy and expanding its productive base. The meeting also stressed that the citizens, especially the hard-working and with low-incomes, must be spared the consequences of the poor management of the country’s financial resources since 2003 and the recent decline in global oil prices.
On concluding its meeting, the Central Committee unanimously renewed confidence in its Secretary, Comrade Hamid Majid Mousa, and elected Comrade Raid Fahmi as deputy Secretary. It also elected the Political Bureau of the Central Committee.
An extensive political report about the deliberations of the meeting will be issued soon.

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