This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
THE Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) has called on supporters to join a mass demonstration tomorrow demanding an investigation into killings of anti-government protesters.
It wants those responsible to be found and brought to justice, as nearly 600 people have been killed since an uprising began in most major cities in October 2019.
Thousands are expected to join rallies across the country organised under the slogan “Who Killed Me” as they raise the voices of martyrs killed by unknown militia forces.
“The series of assassinations, kidnappings and assaults against protesters and civil activists are not just ordinary criminal offences, but political actions and political crimes,” ICP spokesman Raed Fahmy said.
“It is the responsibility of the government and the security services” to find out who killed the protesters he added, saying they must protect the right to freedom of expression ahead of October’s parliamentary elections.
The ICP has already stated that it had suspended its participation in the election until firm action is taken by the government to find and punish the killers of activist Ihab al-Wazni in Karbala earlier this month.
His shooting triggered mass protests and the burning of the outer gates of the Iranian consulate, with the holy city’s Shi’ite population blaming Iranian-backed militia.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, a former intelligence chief who came to power a year ago, has publicly vowed to find the killers but little progress has been made.
Mr Fahmy said that the Iraq was in a “deep crisis” with no future for the young and widespread government corruption.
Public services have continued to deteriorate, he said, as unemployment continues to rise.
“All legitimate demands [of the October uprising] are not attainable under this system,” he said, adding that “elections can’t change things unless they are free, fair and transparent.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £10 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.