Resignation From The Worker-Communist Party Of Iran

Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya on their resignation from the Worker-communist Party of Iran.

We would like to inform you that we have resigned from the Worker-communist Party of Iran.

We wish the best for our comrades who we fought alongside for many decades in hopes of the overthrow of the Islamic regime on Iran and a better world.

Thanks to all those with kind messages. This was clearly an important decision for us.

Undoubtedly, politics and fighting for that which we believe in – characterised by human self-determination – is more important than affiliation to any organisation. For us nothing is sacred and that includes political parties.

Needless to say, we recognise the importance of organisation and unity for human and social progress; our own experience testifies to this fact. However, unity for us encompasses society and movements and goes beyond party politics.

Our resignation from the Worker-communist Party of Iran (WPI) was due to differences both with regards practice and politics, which of course is normal in any organisation. What became more and more apparent, however, was our feeling of alienation with its methods, which we felt did not correspond with our political conscience. We, therefore, thought it best to continue our activities outside the framework of this party. This decision is in no way meant to discredit those who remain in the WPI. As far as we are concerned, Iran and the world are so full of injustice that there is plenty of space for many more to find their stage and everyone has their own role to play.

Our decision does not need a lesson on morality, nor does it represent “betrayal”, “joining the camp of capitalism”, “climbing the greasy pole of fame and fortune” or “withdrawing from politics”. We have no appetite nor any need to justify or legitimise ourselves by attacking the WPI. Our struggle is against the Islamic regime of Iran, Islamism and the widespread injustices in all aspects of the lives of contemporary humanity.

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