The following is a message by the Khuzestan Vanguard Socialist Workers’ Cell on the recent mass protests in Iran.
Launch declaration [of Khuzestan Vanguard Socialist Workers’ Cell (Pipe manufacturing)] and support for strikes alongside the people of Iran
Tonight, compared with previous nights, the people’s revolutionary protests against the government entered a new phase. Despite the widespread repression and confrontation of the arrogant and murderous forces of the government, the protests have continued and popular resistance has marked a new event in the country.
Following an all-embracing uprising, we are witnessing a nationwide co-ordination among the people. People – even in areas where there was no call to join in – wherever they see the government’s repressive forces, treat them like a group of invaders and aggressors.
This phenomenon occurred in the continuation of a very stunning uprising; the sound of the explosion shook all those who were awake and asleep in the country’s political atmosphere.
It can be said that the biggest protest event in the history of four decades of the Islamic Republic’s repression has taken place, and no matter what the government does, it cannot get rid of this event and its consequences.
From today, every day, society will be more and more involved in anti-government protests, and any protest, strike, gathering, and demand for rights will completely take an anti-government and revolutionary aspect.
It is because of these conditions that we, the vanguard and freedom-loving workers; workers who have endured and resisted any reaction, and will continue to do so; invite all sections of society to use the general strike as a very effective pressure tool on the government’s backbone and, in this way, stop the wheels of oppression, theft and profiteering of the rulers.
Dear workers of large and small industries, teachers, treatment and medical staff of the country, students, women and pensioners; the moment to get rid of the cause of all these years of poverty, misery and crime is near. Let us fulfil our human role in society with a real unity around a goal that is clearer than the day that is visible to us all.
We will not allow this stigma on humanity to remain on the forehead of our time!
Khuzestan Vanguard Socialist Workers’ Cell (Pipe manufacturing)
23 September 2022
Translation: Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign