A short description of the
Communist Party of Iran
The Communist Party of Iran
(Marxist-Leninist-Maoist) was founded on May 1st 2001 in continuation and
development of the Union of the Communists of
Iran (Sarbedaran). The Union
of the Communists of Iran itsef was founded by a
group of revolutionary communists in exile in 1976. The UCI led the Sarbedaran armed uprising in the city of Amol (in Northern Iran)
in 1981 with the goal of overthrowing the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 1982,
the organization was nearly destroyed as a result of nationwide
military-security assaults of the Islamic regime against UCI. The leaders and
main cadres of UCI were arrested and executed. But the remaining comrades started
the tortuous process of reorganization which finally led to formation of the
Communist Party of Iran (MLM) in 2001.
The CPIMLM is a political party for leading the proletariat
and the masses in making socialist revolution in Iran. CPIMLM is an internationalist
party. Therefore, leading the socialist revolution in Iran is part of
its internationalist task of helping the advance of the single process of world
The political system of future socialist society
will express the will of the majority of people. The state in this country will
be radically different than all existing states of the world and it will be responsive
to people, based on clear principles and laws. Its economic system will gear towards
producing material needs of the people and not for profit making. Contrary to
capitalist economy, private ownership of the means of production will not be
sacred and will be socialized. Abolition of all forms of exploitation and
social distinctions will be the goal leading the society. Social privileges
such as male supremacy and national chauvinism will be done away with. In that
society there will be freedom of expression, publication and artistic creation.
These spheres will develop and unfold through many new and exciting approaches.
Contrary to capitalism, socialist economy will protect the environment and will
deliver the Earth to the next generation even richer and healthier than before.
Culture and ideas which propagate and justify privilege and economic and social
stratification of people, nations, genders and races, as well as religion will
not have any role in administration and workings of the future society and in
its political and economic system.
Victory in such revolution will depend on communist
leadership as well as revolutionizing big sections of the proletariat and other
oppressed and exploited masses of the society Therefore, the party must bring
this consciousness to masses that communist revolution is the only solution for
liberation of humanity from class society and on that basis organize their
forces in many forms to fight for this solution.
The goal of socialist society is to fight for
establishing communism in the world. A world in which there will not be
borders. National antagonism and wars, hunger and greed, denigration and suppression, law
and state as well as party will only be read in books. What will connect
billions of people
of the Earth will no longer be money and commodity exchange but conscious and
voluntary cooperation of people for production of our common needs. In this
way, at last, humanity will realize its old longings to live its social life
directly and without such mediums.
The Union of Communists of Iran who forged this
party came close to its destruction in its fight against the Islamic Republic
of Iran. Determination and decision of the party in carrying out its tasks
haven given it the motivation to withstand bloody attacks and suppressions
without retreating from its libratory goals and revolutionary communist stands.
This has given it the motivation and power of rupturing from the old ideas and
positions which are no longer correct or some which were never correct. This is
the only revolutionary party in the Left movement of Iran who has in every stage of its
development summed up its practice and theory and has explicitly recognized its
errors and have made self criticism whenever
The “Marxist-Leninist-Maoist” suffix at the end of
our party’s name has meant to underline that this party has not eliminated none
of the socialist experiences of 20th century and theoretical
developments of Marxism by Lenin and Mao and that contrary to all other
currents of the communist movement of Iran, it has upheld those achievements
and relied on them for advancing. But the CPIMLM is also aware of the need to
develop communist theories. Since 2006 the CPIMLM has tried to re-examine the
basic theoretical models and concepts dominant within the ICM and clarify its
position on those issues. As part of the same process the Program and Statute
of CPIMLM has been reviewed. These reviews will be released to the public as
soon as possible. This re-examination will include the socio-economic analysis
of the country and the path of revolution in Iran. The results of these studies
will be published in the facebook of the party.