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Joint Communiqué of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast and the Communist Party of Benin

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On 23 February 2014, a meeting was held in Cotonou between the PCRCI [Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast] and the PCB [Communist Party of Benin] related to the events organised by the INIREF [International Institute of Research and Training]-Benin for the celebration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue and the peoples of Benin.

The two parties exchanged views on the international situation and the respective national situations and identified the tasks they imply.

I. On the international situation

1) The global capitalist crisis began in 2008 and its effects continue to worsen the living conditions of the proletariat and the peoples of the world. This leads them around the world to wage different forms of struggle for their liberation.

2) The arrival on the world stage of new so-called emerging powers, whose known core is made up of the BRICS group: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, increasing the inter-imperialist rivalries with the multiplication of local clashes concerning domination; this constitutes the elements of a world war by proxy.

The first counter-offensive by the classical imperialist powers to stop the rise of the “emerging” countries was launched against Libya. They succeeded in regaining control with this counter-offensive, directed against China and Russia, as well as against the African peoples. At the end of the war France would have won 35% of Libyan oil. The second counter-offensive was against Syria; they have bitten the dust faced with the determination of the Syrian people but also with the policy of Russia and China. It is the same with the evolution of the situation in Iran.

II. On the African continent

1) Africa is the focus of all world contradictions: an abundance of untapped wealth, crying misery of the majority of the population, greed of the imperialists, cultural domination, military aggression against the peoples, installation of military bases in some countries to serve as Advanced Operational Bases such as Ivory Coast and Djibouti. The fight is fierce between the old powers and the new so-called emerging powers. This rivalry is the basis of all the conflicts of which the African peoples are the victims.

2) To protect its neo-colonial “backyard,” French imperialism resorts to the policy of direct military occupation of its former colonies. The military infrastructure of imperialism (French and U.S. – Africom – etc.) aim at criss-crossing Africa with assault troops through their military bases in Djibouti, Chad, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Sahel, Gulf of Guinea, etc. So from now on, Abidjan will officially serve as a rear base to attack the peoples of the sub-region.

The latest military intervention to date is the one taking place in the Central African Republic. Any excuse is good to intervene in the African countries: “Hunting a despot who refused to recognise the election results” for the Ivory Coast; “To help the Libyan people in revolt against the dictator Gaddafi” for Libya; “To fight the jihadists and restore the territorial integrity” of Mali; “To restore security and order and stop the massacres” for the Central African Republic. The tactics of imperialism are the same: To set a fire to give a pretext to intervene to put it out. However, we now know that it is the French intervention in Central Africa that is exacerbating the ethno-religious relations in the country disarming the Seleka and covering up the crimes of so-called Christian militias.

The PCRCI and PCB declare that French imperialism and its military forces are the only ones responsible for the current massacres of Central African citizens, particularly those of the Muslim faith and therefore for the ongoing genocide in that country.

The PCRCI and PCB denounce and condemn the military aggressions of international imperialism and particularly French imperialism, which is hiding behind the UN forces and behaves like a pyromaniac fireman to maintain its African backyard.

They pay tribute to all Africans who fell victim to the bullets of the French interventionist aggressors, whether in Libya, Ivory Coast, Mali, Central Africa, etc. And they declare them heroes and martyrs of African patriotism.

3) The PCRCI and PCB welcome the victories of the fraternal people of Tunisia under the leadership of the Workers’ Party and the Popular Front of Tunisia for Democracy against Islamist obscurantism, and for a democratic constitution.

They also greet the fraternal people of Niger who fought bravely against the plundering of the mineral resources, particularly uranium, which is the object of the AREVA group and for the sovereignty over its natural resources.

III. The situation in Benin and the Ivory Coast is characterised by the unchallenged domination of French imperialism whose monopolies control large parts of the national economies (ports, banks, energy, etc.).

1) In Benin, Yayi Boni, having ransacked the economy and finances of the country, aims to restore a fascist dictatorship of another age. It is against this that all the people are rising up to oppose him and establish the power of the workers and peoples. The PCRCI firmly supports the ongoing struggles of the Benin workers and youths in the struggles for their total emancipation and wish them a successful result.

2) In the Ivory Coast, under the false pretext of development after the disaster of the war period, the Ouattara authorities are confiscating the state media, stifling freedom, trying to ban student organisations and put in their place puppet structures. The Communist Party of Benin supports the struggles of the Ivorian people and the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast in their struggle against French imperialism and against the anti-democratic regime of Ouattara to liberate the Ivory Coast from neo-colonial dependency.

3) The Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast (PCRCI) thanks the Communist Party of Benin (PCB) and the INIREF-Benin for inviting it to the events for the commemoration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue and the celebration of the peoples of Benin.

The PCRCI and PCB send the proletariat, the peoples, the democrats and the youth the following call:

* NO TO MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST THE PEOPLES!
* NO TO FOREIGN MILITARY BASES OF AGGRESSION ON AFRICAN SOIL!
* IMPERIALISM OUT!

Cotonou, February 23, 2014

For the PCRCI: Yokore Gnagnon.
For the PCB: Philippe Noudjenoume

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Declaration of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations

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With African hospitality, together with the workers and people of Tunisia, we Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organisations of the ICMLPO have taken up the debate on the international situation, the policies of imperialism, reaction and the employers; the development of the struggle of the workers and peoples; as well as the problems and perspectives of the struggle of our parties.

We confirm the existence of a deep crisis of the capitalist-imperialist system, which is developing in an unequal manner in different countries, affecting particularly, in a negative way, the working class, youth and peoples.

In spite of the neoliberal measures to ‘get out of the crisis,’ pushed by the monopolies and the ruling classes, that are trying to make us think that in this way we will definitively overcome it, reality is stubborn, the effects of the crisis continue.

U.S. imperialism is intensifying its wars of aggression, maintaining its imperialist troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are continuing their ferocious attack against the Libyan people, the threats against Iran and other peoples in order to take control of their wealth and occupy strategic positions. They openly support the military occupation by the Zionists in Palestine. The imperialists of the European Union, despite their own specific interests, fundamentally act as allies of the United States in their confrontation with Russia and China.

The attempts of U.S. imperialism and the European Union to control Syria threaten to lead to a direct military aggression in the name of NATO. Such a situation could fan the flames of a regional war, which could even lead to a new general conflagration.

We Marxist-Leninists decisively reject the imperialist intervention, we uphold the defence of the principles of self-determination of the peoples. The problems of Syria must be resolved by the workers and peoples of that country.

As all the contradictions sharpen, inevitably the interests of the imperialist powers clash, some to preserve their zones of influence, others that look for their place in a new redivision of the world; the Western imperialist powers try to maintain their rule unharmed and their areas of control, while on the other hand the emerging imperialist powers try a to occupy a place of greater leadership and territorial control in the world. This confrontation among the imperialist countries progressively leads to clashes, sometimes diplomatic ones, other times violent ones, but they always take the form of aggression and plunder of the dependent countries and greater exploitation of the working class.

China is becoming the greatest exporter of capital to the dependent countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America in search of raw materials and the extension of its markets, as well as an aggressive competitor in the market and investments in the U.S. itself and in the imperialist countries of Europe. Russia is strengthening its economy, its capacity and energy resources, as well as its military power, playing an aggressive role in the new redivision of the world. The positions of Russia and China in the Security Council opposing the military intervention in Syria have nothing to do with the national sovereignty and the rights of the Syrian people; they correspond to their own interests in contending for hegemony with the Western imperialist countries.

The working class and people show themselves in mobilisations, work stoppages and the general strike, mainly in Spain, Greece and Portugal among others, in defence of their rights and in opposition to the measures of capital that seek to place the weight of the crisis on their backs.

In North Africa and the Middle East the revolts of the peoples against tyranny, in defence of freedom and democracy, are continuing. The revolutionary processes opened up by the workers and peoples in Egypt and particularly in Tunisia continue to raise the perspective of a change from the regime of oppression and for their definitive liberation.

In Latin America the struggle of the peoples and the workers in opposition to the looting by the international mining monopolies and in defence of national sovereignty and the environment and nature are mobilising hundreds of thousands of people.

The fights of the workers, youth and peoples against the effects of the crisis, condemning capitalist imperialist rule, take place at different levels, in all the countries and regions. These struggles affirm the confidence of the working class on the path of struggle, they clarify the nature of capital and reaction, they unmask the positions of social democracy and opportunism, and, at the same time they show their limitations and weaknesses to stop the offensive of imperialism and reaction, of the employers and the governments at their service. It is up to us proletarian revolutionaries to give an ideological, political and organisational response. We take up our responsibility to involve ourselves in the organisation and fight of the working class, youth and peoples, to find the communist initiative and courage to lead those mobilisations consistently and above all, to show them the certain course of the revolution and socialism.

The strengthening of our parties, the affirmation of their links with the masses, the task of placing our programme in the street, within the reach of the fighting masses, putting ourselves at the head of the struggles, promoting and strengthening the Popular Front are the general orientations that arise from this Conference. The contribution of each party has been enriching and shows that Marxism-Leninism is being strengthened in the world, all of which places an extraordinary responsibility in our hands, to which we will know how to respond decisively.

The sharpening of the general crisis of capitalism, the imperialist aggression and the danger of a new general war, the accelerated development of the productive forces created by the scientific technical revolution, the development of the struggles of the workers, youth and peoples, raise new challenges for our parties and organisations; we must find in the course of the class combats new forms of organisation and struggle.

The liberation of the workers and peoples must be the work of the workers and peoples themselves and the unwavering responsibility of our parties and organizations.

YES it is possible to change this world

Marxism-Leninism is our guide

ICMLPO

Communist Party of Benin 
Revolutionary Communist Party – Brazil
Communist Party of the Workers of Denmark
Communist Party of Labour of the Dominican Republic
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador
Communist Party of the Workers of France
Organisation for the Construction of the Communist Party of Germany
Communist Platform of Italy
Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast
Communist Party of Mexico (Marxist-Leninist)
Annahji Dimocrati (Democratic Road of Morocco)
Organization Revolution of Norway
Communist Party of Spain (Marxist-Leninist)
Party of the Workers of Tunisia
Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Venezuela
Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta

From En Marcha
Central Organ of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador
#1601, November 23 to 29, 2012

International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations: Resolution on the Situation in Syria

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The plenary of the ICMLPO, held for the first time in Africa, reaffirms its support for the right of the Syrian people to live under a democratic regime: a regime that guarantees freedom, equality, social justice and dignity, as well as assures the unity and total independence of the country, including the recovery of the Golan Heights occupied by Zionism since 1967.

The ICMLPO:

1. Denounces the dangerous development of events in Syria. The popular movement of protest has been transformed into a destructive civil war. The bloodthirsty repression is striking the people, and since the beginning, the Assad regime has rejected any democratic reform that would satisfy the aspirations of the Syrian people. This situation is the consequence of the foreign reactionary, imperialist and Zionist intervention, through Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which masked by the so-called “Free Syrian Army” and under the pretext of “saving the Syria people”

2. We reaffirm that this war has nothing to do with the interests of the Syrian people and their aspirations. On the contrary, it serves the reactionary forces of the country, the region and internationally. Syria is at the moment the place of confrontation between, on the one side the U.S., France and Israel and Arab and Turkish reaction that are trying to subject Syria to Western rule and make it break its ties with Iran and Hezbollah. On the other side, Russia and China are supporting the regime to preserve their strategic interests in Syria and the region, after having lost their influence in Libya.

3. We reject all intervention by NATO in Syria under any pretext, given the dangers that this represents for the Syrian people, the peoples of the region and world peace in general. The Conference calls on the Turkish people to oppose Turkey’s intervention in Syria. It sends a call to the workers and peoples of the Western countries, in the first place of the United States, Great Britain and France, whose leaders are threatening military intervention in Syria, to pressure their governments to stop them from carrying out their criminal strategy that caused disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, etc. in the past

4. It is up to the Syrian people, in all cases, to determine their own future. The ICMLPO calls on the Syrian patriotic and democratic forces to unite to save their country from the claws of the Assad regime and the armed gangs and to prevent the foreign powers from mortgaging their future and making use of a part of their minorities to undermine their unity. The ICMLPO calls on those forces to strive to build a new, democratic, secular, independent and united Syria in which the different religions and nationalities live together in freedom and equality.

5. Calls on the patriotic, democratic and progressive forces of the region to urgently mobilize and to undertake the necessary measures of solidarity to support the patriotic and democratic forces of Syria, forces that must act to end the slaughters perpetrated against the Syrian people, to stop the destruction of the country and prevent the foreign intervention, to facilitate dialogue among its inhabitants to achieve their aspirations and break with the tyranny and foreign domination.

Organisation pour la construction d’un parti communiste ouvrier d’Allemagne

Parti Communiste des Ouvriers du Danemark – APK

Parti Communiste d’Espagne (marxiste – léniniste) – PCE(ml)

Plateforme Communiste d’Italie

Parti Communiste des Ouvriers de France – PCOF

Organisation Marxiste Léniniste Révolution de Norvège – Revolusjon !

Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire de Turquie – TDKP

Parti des Travailleurs de Tunisie – PT

Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire de Côte d’Ivoire – PCRCI

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Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire: The PCRCI denounces the attack against the Libyan People and the Assassination of Qaddafi by NATO

The intervention of the hawkish coalition led by France, Britain and the United States of America has just led to the assassination of Qaddafi October 20, 2011 after the overthrow of his regime. Following this plan, the authors pretend to be embarrassed. Neither the NATO command, nor the French, English, American, or their creation, the National Transitional Council (CNT) dare take on the assassination. After Jubilee October 20, 2011 with the announcement of the death of the former Libyan leader, French President Sarkozy made ​​step back in October 21, 2011 stating that no one can rejoice in the death of another . The Secretary General of the UN, meanwhile, hailed a “historic transition for Libya,” October 20, 2011. The story will assess the “history” of such an act of aggression.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN, the October 21 request for an investigation. Why this seeming embarrassment? The imperialist powers want to reduce the general feeling of disgust widespread among African people, shedding crocodile tears. Yet it is impossible to hide the fact that a mission intended to protect human lives ended in a flood of blood with a bonus, an act against the person of Gaddafi akin to a war crime. Every reason to believe that Gaddafi was captured and then coldly shot. Although people were afraid of compromising revelations certainly Gaddafi court. The Libyan people he had undertaken to get rid of its dictator, Qadhafi? This is possible, but the seizure of power by the CNT focused at arm’s length by NATO that led from start to finish the battle for the Libyan regime change is far from embodying the interests of the Libyan people who will soon not realizing it.

It is clear that the NATO intervention aimed to prevent the contagion of revolution Tunisia to Libya. If the Libyan people had really begun to take steps to make the revolution, it comes from him being stolen. The revolutionary struggle of the Libyan people is just beginning because it is misleading to call the coup revolution of NATO and the CNT, which has served as an alibi. The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire is engaged with the Ivorian people for the democratic revolution against imperialism and is ready to provide support to similar initiatives elsewhere in Africa and the world. He denounces so this imperialist aggression against the Libyan people and condemns the cowardly assassination of Muammar Gaddafi.

Abidjan
October 23, 2011
The Central Committee

Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PCRCI) Press Conference

THE SOCIO-CURRENT POLITICAL AND IMMEDIATE TASKS OF PEOPLES

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at its headquarters located in Williams Town

Distinguished journalists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The people of Côte d’Ivoire had believed that the outcome of the presidential election of 2010, regardless of the winner, take him peace. Ivory Coast will know the end of the political and economic crimes, ending impunity, the end of the social misery and spiritual decay, a beginning of economic and social development.

Even if, as our party meant in his statement of October 2, 2010, everything came together for a new civil war, the illusion of the masses in a peaceful exit from the crisis in these elections was very strong. The rate participation of over 80% of the electorate in both rounds of the election reflects this expectation.

On November 28, 2010, results from the polls gave Alassane Ouattara, a candidate of the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) winner of more than 54% of the vote against 46% for his rival Laurent Gbagbo, candidate of the National Convention for Democratic Resistance (NIEA). But against all odds, decided to confiscate the conquered political power. Opens a deadly post-election crisis, destructive, where for five long months, the people of Côte d’Ivoire last, against their will, opposed by revolutionary violence to this sham.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire, by several successive statements, had humbly to advise the people of Côte d’Ivoire what to do during this post-election crisis: Organizing to fight to defeat the sham clan Gbagbo.

The concern of any revolutionary force is that the revolutionary process creates a human cost as low as possible. This concern is also ours. But very often the forces of oppression do not hear it that way. Thus, in this case, the fault of the reshaping, the victory of the peoples of the fraud resulted in thousands dead, wounded, traumatized for life, for the displaced. We bow to the dead, we wish speedy recovery to the wounded and safe return to their homes to the displaced.

The end of the power of reshaping is accompanied by deep social divisions between the peoples of Côte d’Ivoire; total insecurity settled, the economy was destroyed and the health infrastructure and education. It is the people a lot of effort to bring the country from the abyss.

Distinguished journalists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The people of Côte d’Ivoire defeated the imposture, April 11, 2011, Gbagbo’s army was defeated. We are at a turning point. What direction will the new government there?

Will there be where there is a single thought, the lack of freedom under the pretext to give priority to developing a power that promotes illicit enrichment, bribery, a power that is subject to imperialism?

Or will there be a democratic and modern, that is to say, a power sitting on freedom and democracy as indispensable foundation for economic, social and cultural power that fights against the impunity for political and economic crimes, corruption, illicit enrichment, a power concerned with the social welfare of the masses, a power struggle for national sovereignty and against submission to imperialism?

Distinguished journalists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Politically, the latest developments in politics have taught the people of Côte d’Ivoire. Freedoms in general (of opinion, expression, organization, event, etc..) Have been widely flouted by recasting them who killed, tortured, threatened many people who wanted to think and organize themselves differently. Political parties, trade unions were divided in order to impose the single thought. Democracy implies the power of the majority, respect the choice of the majority cleared out. We heard the candidate of the radical reform declare bluntly that he can not leave the power to its competitors in the electoral competition. Fascism, or at least what it looks like the nose pointed in the Ivory Coast, to the point where we needed the help of armies of foreign powers to bring out of harm’s way this monster. So we sold off the national resources to multinational corporations, the people were divided on the basis of chauvinism and xenophobia to the sound of an alleged struggle against imperialist domination. The social divide is so deep that it will take an appropriate therapy to eradicate this evil in order to find the unity of peoples. Lack of freedom, insecurity, division of communities, increased domination of imperialism are the characteristics of the current political situation.

In economic terms, for 10 years, the situation has deteriorated sharply in the Ivory Coast. The crisis of the capitalist system that grips the epicenter of the capital Global Financial (United States, Europe, Japan), has an undeniable impact on the periphery, the poor and dominated nations like ours.

Mismanagement of reshaping the political division of the people which led to the rebellion of September 2002, have aggravated the already precarious economic situation. During that period until now the fundamentals have not changed. There is one side a modern economy, generating huge capital gains but not create jobs (banks, telecommunications, energy, mining, trade, etc.). This economy is essentially in the hands of international finance capital. There is the other side a backward economy (retail, services, transportation, handicrafts, agriculture, fisheries, etc.). In the hands of domestic capital; There is also a major part in the national economy, agricultural production for export which prices are set by multinationals (coffee, cocoa, rubber, cotton, palm oil). In summary, we can say that the Ivorian economy, completely devastated by the current crisis is in the hands of multinationals, thus creating the conditions for interference in national politics.

Socially, there is as a result of the economic and political catastrophe, a large proportion of the population (over 50%) living below the poverty alone, a mass of less than 10% which receives more than 80% of the income distributed. Poverty is widespread, unemployment stands at over 50% of the workforce.

It should be remembered that the minimum wage (minimum wage) is 36 000 FCFA per month in the private sector while the executives in the same sector wages have multi-million FCFA. Remember also that for over 20 years the school Ivorian increasingly privatized. Public elementary, secondary and higher education are left to themselves with dilapidated infrastructure, teachers in short supply, etc.. The costs of private schools in primary education is more than 100 000 FCFA in high school more than 300 000 FCFA in more than 600 000 FCFA, thus excluding the children of the poor education system. Finally, remember that only 10% of the population (officials and employees of large companies) are eligible for health care acceptable. The rest of the population is left to self-medication among traditional healers.

Distinguished journalists,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Given this socio-political situation, what are the expectations of the people of Côte d’Ivoire and that should be their immediate tasks?

People yearn for freedom and democracy, they want to be safe, they can not agree to continue to live in a state where there is thinking, in a state of lawlessness, restriction of freedom and democracy , widespread insecurity in a country where impunity for political and economic crimes is the rule in a country where tribalism divides communities.

The freedoms won in 1990 at a cost of one thousand sacrifices that were reconfisquées the rebuilding must be returned in full. The new government should promote new freedoms to allow people to better organize themselves to participate on the basis of a heightened awareness of its role and responsibility in the tasks of production and management policy of the city. It is an imperative that can not be delayed for any reason whatsoever.

The people have suffered too much from insecurity mainly due to the policy of mercenaries and militias policy was introduced in the Ivory Coast in the era of radical reform. It should be dismantled as soon as all the forces that have no right to bear arms. We must ensure the safety of all people living in Ivory Coast without discrimination.

The people of Côte d’Ivoire must be reconciled, it is also imperative to rebuild hope everything has been destroyed and hope to move towards a progressive society. But reconciliation can not have goals to move into profit and loss crimes. The Commission “dialogue, truth and reconciliation” is more emphasis on truth and justice. On this issue the people are waiting to shed light on the essential political and economic crimes committed from 1999 at least. In order to protect the political and economic life in the future against such acts, all criminals regardless of their political, philosophical, religious and ethnic, must disgorge.

Still with the aim of reconciliation between communities, specific issues must be addressed. This is particularly the issue of rural land. We must revisit the law to keep what does not divide people and reject what divides and has been used to ignite the campaign. Indeed, most complaints in the courts on disputes over land found no suites. During the post-election crisis, politicians, criminals have distributed arms to the west of Côte d’Ivoire so that farmers are killing each other in order to settle in their land disputes in favor of landowners. No reconciliation will only be viable in areas of west and central west without the inclusion of land issues.

We must also revisit the constitution of 2000, a source in part of the current crisis. There is a need for a democratic constitution in which all citizens have equal duties and equal rights, where the power belongs to the people who actually delegates but has the tools to control and instruments for the resume if it is his will . We need a constitution in which justice is effectively independent of the executive order that the judge does not feel obliged to have his supervisor.

These are summarized in the immediate expectations of the masses in political.

The economy is affected, the office is in total collapse. We must redouble our efforts to the people to produce goods and services likely to generate sufficient revenue for the survival of the state, they must ensure proper upbringing of children, ensure health for all, to revive the national culture .

Freedoms restored, justice just, are assets to meet the economic and social challenge. But farmers can not produce full if do not see their living conditions improve. It is imperative to take strong measures to improve the wages, to increase income of farmers and other workers. These strong measures must be adopted with the effective participation of concerned through their representative organizations. The worker can continue to receive 36 000 FCFA per month while paying a bag of rice to 21,000 FCFA. The farmer can not accept an effective price of 400 FCFA per kg of cocoa while the official price considering all the fraudulent charges is 1100 FCFA per kg.

Public health and public schools must take precedence over private medicine and private school to allow the great mass of people living in Ivory Coast to be in good health and to educate their children. We need a new school that ensures the bright future of Côte d’Ivoire. It should be outside of jobs in the public service, business development for industrial production allowed to absorb a portion of unemployment. Young people who took up arms to serve either the pro Gbagbo must fit at the earliest working life so as not to turn to other corrupt politicians. Graduates can not wait 5 to 10 years before finding work. These are most of the urgent needs in economically and socially.

Distinguished journalists,

Activists of PCRCI,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The people of Côte d’Ivoire defeated the imposture and tyranny. They respect their choice from the ballot box. But the fall of the power of reshaping does not mean that victory is total. Ivory Coast is still a backward country, weak, under imperialist domination. The fight must continue to move towards a modern democratic Côte d’Ivoire and sovereign. To do this, the people must not be content to watch the new power, or simply applaud. It is the people in the immediate daring to mobilize and organize dare to achieve the following immediate tasks:

– Struggle to promote freedom and democracy without conditions or restriction, or delay

– Fight for the repeal of the constitution of 2000 and its replacement by a democratic constitution

– Fighting for the trial of criminal political and economic

– Fight for improved living conditions of peasants, workers, other workers, youth

All peoples have the means to achieve these immediate tasks?

Peoples have gained experience over the last ten years: They have a better understanding of the actions of imperialism, they have to respect the will of the people including by force what they know rely on its own forces to achieve their aspirations in a word, they have what it takes to achieve those immediate tasks.

To build on these strengths and to overcome difficulties, they must be convinced of one thing: to dare to dare organize and fight tight. It’s the only way for workers, peasants, other workers, youth to move toward a democratic Ivory Coast, modern and sovereign, the only guarantee to meet their aspirations.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire is at their side to advise and assist them in this way.

Thank you.

Achy Ekissi

Secretary General

Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PCRCI): Civil War in the Ivory Coast – the Signs Are Out There!

Civil war raged in Ivory Coast. Those who claim otherwise now be counted among those fearing to be seen as alarmist or like stoking the violence. It is also about people who want to hide behind euphemisms for fear of having to face the difficult reality that the Ivorian people. In fact, the period beginning in September 2002 which corresponds to the Ivory Coast is now creeping into civil war, sometimes in open civil war. Since December 3, 2010, when the announcement of the results of the second round of the presidential election, civil war is open, it has reached an intensity never seen before in Abidjan, the main city.

The sufferings are at their peak. The most heinous crimes are committed. The horror was at its height. Some cases listed below the most recent outline of the current panorama macabre. Civilian populations are targeted by gunfire with heavy weapons or they are taken from their homes and coldly slaughtered and are burnt to death at checkpoints erected in the streets and roads. The villagers boarded a transit vehicle, all travelers were extracted and were slaughtered after they have dug their own graves. Seven (7) women were shot with heavy weapons while participating in a peaceful demonstration. Shells launched against a market town of Abobo have killed about thirty people and left dozens injured. Villages in the west are fully burned. The figures show the most credible of more than 800 killed in less than four months.

Tens of thousands of people went into exile. Hundreds of thousands of Abidjan residents have abandoned houses and baggage to win towns in the interior where they are sometimes forced to sleep under the stars. Foreigners sometimes hunted down and executed simply because they are not Ivorians are forced to return, en masse, their countries. Other thousands of people are wandering from neighborhood to neighborhood within the city of Abidjan according to the movement centers of intense fighting and especially brutality against unarmed people.

The armed forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo hold the record for killings of civilians. They are those who routinely use heavy weapons against civilians, that burn people alive, who are hunting militants of political parties other than those supporting Laurent Gbagbo, who hunt aliens, who plunder the property of Ivorians and foreigners and burned their homes , which give ultimatums requiring certain categories of people to leave areas under penalty of being massacred. The public and private media committed to the propaganda of the clan Gbagbo openly call for murder, publish speeches reveling in the massacres.

Gbagbo and his clan called the civil war with all their hearts, they may have their civil war. However, contrary to what they hoped they no longer have the certainty of winning the civil war to change things on the ground. Then they have not yet succeeded in extending the civil war on the religious and ethnic. It’s not for lack of trying. As proof they ordered the distribution of weapons of war to all their supporters. They have created fires Muslim places of worship hoping retaliation by the Muslim faithful, but this proved futile, at least so far. Some of their supporters are trying provocation to trigger inter-ethnic clashes. These maneuvers are still unsuccessful in both cities than in rural areas. The beginnings of conflagrations have so far been contained. The majority of people understand that the real problem that the clan is that Gbagbo wants to drown its leader lost the presidential election, but he refuses to leave. Community leaders play an important role in easing tensions.

The struggle of the Ivorian people to overcome the current post-election crisis may be even longer. But there are already grounds for satisfaction. Despite the difficulties of any kind, despite the terror set up by the militia and mercenaries in the pay of Gbagbo, despite the death lurking everywhere, the people have not wavered from its goal, that of ensuring compliance with expressed his will November 28, 2010. The unity of the people becomes firmer, the demonstrations are growing. This heroic attitude is a valuable asset to preserve.

Abidjan, March 24 2011.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire

Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire: The Anti-Imperialist Struggle is Still Relevant for the Sovereignty of our Country!

August 21, 2011

The anti-imperialist struggle is a patriotic struggle for excellence, remains an urgent need for the Ivorian people as it is for all dominated peoples on the planet. The Ivorian people has also endorsed this truth for many years. But his efforts were at times frustrated by the supporters of the imperialist world system and their allies and servants at home. In this role of allies and servants of French imperialism, the Houphouetists led by Alassane Ouattara just succeed Gbagbo and his power to populist fascist overtones. It is important to remember that in recent years, Gbagbo and his FPI contributed greatly to distract the popular struggle of its main objectives.

Having learned from the confusion of ideological and populist practices and to overcome their misdeeds, it is important to emphasize the nature, content and objectives of the anti-imperialist struggle. This is essential for a stronger recovery and targeted the anti-imperialist and patriotic in our country. A target of combat, even though identified can be achieved under specific conditions, one of these conditions is the unity of all components of the Ivorian people. This unit will resume found the true meaning of popular struggles of the early 90 for freedom and bread. Specifically, the objective of the fighting was and remains the conquest of power to ensure political freedom and the freedom to produce. To achieve this, the Ivorian people must refuse to be dictated to by choice and a powerful country by an imperialist country.

1) The need to preserve the unity of the sixty nationalities

Ivory Coast is populated by some sixty ethnic groups, each of which has the characteristics of a nationality, and indeed so we live in a multinational state. The development of a common national destiny in such a state requires the implementation of sound policy preventing frustrations, which the Ivorian bourgeoisie has failed to last five decades. In their desire to bar the way to the necessary unity of nationalities, those in power had fallen in April even developed a strategy of opposition from different nationalities to each other, under the old policy of divide and rule practiced by all the dominant powers in the context of colonial and neocolonial.

The power of the rebuilding has chosen to pursue a tribalist and xenophobic that favored the dispersion of the energy of the Ivorian people. Or to build a strong Ivorian nation, able to free themselves from domination and oppression, able to control his destiny, the unity of the diverse peoples of our country is an absolute necessity. Without this unity, no common effort to fight beneficial or politically or economically.

2) The necessity of the struggle for political independence and economic independence

The reactionary politics and weakening of the national will of the government led by senior citizens since 1960 has greatly hampered the progress of the Ivorian people in their struggle for the strengthening of political and economic independence of the country.

The contribution of the FPI to this policy has largely led to fade in some areas of Ivorian society the great hope of important victories over oppression and exploitation born in the early 90’s. Indeed, following the hard-won concessions to supporters of the autocratic power of taking an iron fist by Houphouet-Boigny, was to hope to win several victories on the road to the conquest of a modern democratic state. But the power of populist FPI has dampened enthusiasm for a political reactionary political and economic catastrophe. Gbagbo said “a thousand deaths on the right, a thousand deaths on the left, I go myself,” or “made Houphouët Ivory Coast rich, I’ll make the Ivorian rich.” The tone was set for political and economic crimes. To camouflage the forfeiture, the power Gbagbo has spent most of his time to take advantage of his own turpitude, has reinforced the skepticism, to develop a sense of nostalgia in many sectors of national life. The essence of revolutionary movements in 1990 which looks promising suites have been transformed into movements against Revolutionaries. Reactionary forces based on skepticism cultivated trying to convince people that it is better to look in the mirror rather than looking to the future. These reactionary forces profess that it is pointless to demand freedom, sovereignty, he should stick to concerns about “economic development”.

Fortunately, contrary to the skepticism and attempt to make the economy a given independent of politics, history teaches that economic progress is linked to progress of successive releases of man and human societies. These releases are the result of successive social and political struggles which the Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire continues to call on all Ivorian patriots across the country for political independence and economic independence.

3) The recall of the meaning of popular struggles of the 1990s and following

To stifle the aspirations for freedom, power Houphouët-Boigny had pretended for years that freedom, especially the multi would create incentives to tribalism in our country. However, the popular struggle for the reintroduction of multiparty politics in the early 90s did not leave room for the expression of that feeling dread. Political parties established in the period were kept to fan tribal hatred and xenophobia. Rather the bowels of the party of Houphouët-Boigny, the PDCI-RDA, has officially emerged the idea of calling openly ivoirité exacerbation of feeling and maintained the conditions for its development.

The Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) as soon as he felt able to close in 2000, posted openly and officially, its full membership in this thesis the effects of which continue to be devastating on the unity of the peoples of Côte d’Ivoire. It is also one of the points on which the REIT must be accountable to the people of Côte d’Ivoire.

The struggles of 90 years, initially mainly directed against the lack of freedom and all forms of oppression have been misguided in their goals by Gbagbo and his party who have overused the same time progressive notions of pan-Africanism , of patriotism and anti-imperialism they abused and continued to opportunistically claim.

4) The commitment to the anti-imperialist struggle on the basis of patriotism of good quality: essential for future progress of the emancipation struggle of the Ivorian people.

For emancipation, the main peak of the struggle of the Ivorian people must be directed against French imperialism, particularly against its military presence on the national territory. A successful outcome of this struggle means that it is also directed against the internal forces supporting and justifying the occupation.

Since the dark page and confusion of the power of reshaping faces, it is possible to excite the patriotic struggle which the fiber of many Ivorians to the place, give it the strength necessary to make a factor of unity, mobilization and struggle for an emancipated Côte d’Ivoire. We now promote patriotism of good quality, we say, that is to say, the patriotism of good quality as opposed to the agitation of the advocates of xenophobia and tribalism.

It is now possible to respond more appropriately to those who, based on disability and total failure of power Gbagbo, believe that the concepts of national sovereignty, monetary sovereignty, independence, culture no longer make sense in the context of globalization. In the eyes of those who deny the relevance of the struggle for sovereignty, the failure of the REIT to prove that the people can not know for progress beyond those achieved under the previous government. The deniers of the necessity of the struggle for sovereignty, these proponents of half-truths, convey the ideas that it is better to “talk about work” than “talk about sovereignty and independence.” But, they soon realize, if not already done that work and sovereignty is conditional upon each other. Universal history has shown, human political and social freedom is more productive than the slave.

Sovereignty or independence is not opposed to work, job well done, with hard work, the culture of the effort. And no one can deny the fact that there can be a job well done with the beneficial effects are long lasting if the political and strategic options are not set by a sovereign and independent people. These developments can be better understood from a few things learned Ivorian. After more than 50 years of “military cooperation”, the Ivorian army is unable to fulfill its mission. The infrastructure created in our country have deteriorated so revolting, the road network is destroyed, the school and health infrastructure have become dangerous for the users, the elevators of public buildings are barely functioning, etc.. The lesson most plausible is that everything that is designed and built outside of the organization and national expertise is ridiculous. Indeed, under such conditions, the mind immediately is lacking for the upkeep and maintenance. This goes for all the achievements, material and cultural.

The presence of post-colonial French military base in Ivory Coast dates from the early 60s. All the powers that ruled the country struggling to justify or tolerate this presence and this surrender of sovereignty. The current president Alassane Ouattara due to the presence of foreign forces, French in particular, the keystone of his policy. Recently, the State Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Daniel Kablan Duncan, tried to justify this policy to reporters by the following facts:

“The rise of terrorism with al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which requires the development of the information; the lute against drugs, as some states in the sub-region has become a hub between Europe and America Latin and finally the border banditry and attacks by the sea with ships. Côte d’Ivoire dream of being a hub and it is not possible, if we do not fight terrorism.”

(See Ivorian daily Fraternité Matin, No. 13989 of July 13, 2011, p. 22).

And later he added:

“President Houphouet-Boigny had entrusted the defense of territory to the French army to devote the resources of the country development. “(Ibid.).

Is not this the consummate expression of the policy of the outstretched hand and the culture of self-surrender into the hands of others? Decrypted, these statements mean that the Ivorian security forces are unable to carry out their task of defending the territorial integrity of Côte d’Ivoire and that more than 50 years after independence. The logical conclusion that the Minister of State refrained from shooting, is that the Ivorian army whose missions are performed by a foreign army, is not a priority, it will remain idle and under-equipped. Indeed, why allocate resources to tasks performed by the French forces?

The government is willing to sign new agreements “military cooperation” with the French government without taking stock of past cooperation, at least, without bringing this report to the attention of the people. It is a fact that after over 50 years of “military cooperation” the Ivorian army finds itself in a deplorable state, inefficiency, indiscipline, neglect of military missions for missions of law enforcement why it did not have the training and is easy to conclude that this cooperation is a failure. This failure will normally result in the outright denunciation of the Agreement and seeking new avenues in the military. It is unacceptable to link the country again, while the probability is high that another fifty years after the same experience will be done.

The argument of the fight against terrorism to maintain a foreign military presence only serves to make it not afraid to lead the people to accept the unacceptable? It is noteworthy that the leaders of the countries where terrorism has already pointed out by AQIM attacks and hostage-taking, countries that are within the scope of direct action of this organization have not yet claimed the installation of foreign military bases on their soil. It is indefensible that a country of 20 million people like ours, which has significant economic potential, with many military experts, is unable to rely on its own human resources to ensure its security. This proves that the issue of sovereignty dear to all peoples of the world is the least of worries of our senior bourgeois leaders.

A militant anti-colonialist could write one day, something like this: aid that does not happen for help is not helpful and should be rejected. This statement is correct at all points of view. The position of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire on the question of relations between our country and the French government is that it is urgent to get out of addiction. On the military question, in particular, the agreement of “cooperation and military assistance” with the French government should be terminated and the French and foreign military bases in general, must be dismantled. Our party will continue to take such action and calls on workers, peasants, urban workers and rural, artisans, women, young people, all people across the country regardless of ethnicity or religious join the Communist Party in this fight.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire invites the people in their diversity to continue to “advance the revolution” by conducting a bold anti-imperialist struggle. This is the condition of control over its destiny.

Abidjan, 10 August 2011.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire

Tunis Declaration

On July 26, 2011, a meeting of the Communist Party of Benin (PCB), the Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT), the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast (PCRCI), the Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV) and “The Democratic Road” Organization of Morocco was held in Tunis. The parties exchanged their views on the international situation, the tasks that it induces for the proletariat, the revolutionaries and the peoples of Africa and propose signing the Declaration whose content follows:

1) The crisis of the capitalist and imperialist system, which arose in 2007-2008, is a structural crisis that has called neoliberalism into question and put the thought of Karl Marx on the agenda. This crisis is deepening, striking with full force the economies of the countries of the world, including the economies of developed countries such as Greece, Spain etc.

2) With the appearance in strength of emerging countries and the capitalist crisis, there is the exacerbation of inter-imperialist contradictions on the one hand and that between the imperialist powers and the emerging countries on the other hand, tending towards a multi-polarity in the leadership of world affairs, in contrast to the hegemonic unipolarity of the United States of America that existed since 1990-1992. This exacerbation of contradictions is leading to a redivision of the world with consequences of wars having their fields of operations in the neo-colonial and dependent countries. The recent intervention of the French army and that of other imperialist forces in the Ivory Coast to install one of their pawns (Ouattara) in place of another (Gbagbo), the current aggression by the forces of NATO, France, England and the United States in Libya under the false pretext of establishing a so-called democratic regime, thus undermining the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people for freedom and democracy, are acts that confirm what has been said above.

The signatory Parties condemn these imperialist aggressions against the peoples of these countries and call for their immediate cessation.

3) Africa, which is the epicenter of the world inter-imperialist contradictions because of the huge mineral resources that it abounds with, is thus suffering full force not only from the effect of these inter-imperialist rivalries with the consequences such as wars, but also all the ills of humanity such as hunger, illiteracy, disease and backwardness of all kinds. Africa is the most enslaved of all the continents and its liberation from the imperialist yoke will be a decisive milestone in the liberation of all humanity. This liberation is looming on all parts of the continent.

4) The signatories Parties state that the major urgent challenge for the emancipation of the proletariat and the peoples of Africa is the formation of vanguard parties, particularly communist parties and the strengthening of their union based on Marxist-Leninist principles, which must be remembered.

5) The Tunisian revolution underway, which began with the flight of the dictator Ben Ali on January 14, 2011, has inaugurated a new era of the revolution in the world, and particularly in Africa. Its impact, which can be seen up to now in the world and in Africa (in Egypt, Morocco, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal etc.), show the proletariat and the peoples of the world and Africa in particular that by rising up, the people can get rid of all the powers including the dictatorial powers no matter how powerful they are.

The signatory Parties salute this great victory of the Tunisian people and encourage them to continue the fight until the completion of the revolution.

The PCB, PCRCI, PCRV, “The Democratic Road” Organization of Morocco and the other signatory Parties salute the PCOT for its important contribution to the movement that led to the overthrow of the dictator Ben Ali; they encourage it to continue along this road until the overthrow of the regime put in place by the latter and they assure it of their unwavering support for the achievement of this objective. They understand that the greatest support for the Tunisian revolution is for each Party to lead and carry out the revolution in their own country.

The PCB, PCOT, PCRCI and PCRV salute the struggle begun in Morocco by the February 20 movement to demand a democratic constitution chosen by the people. They denounce the repression by the Makhzen [royal elite – translator’s note] against the movement and express their full solidarity with the comrades of the Democratic Road and the February 20 movement.

The PCB, PCOT, PCRCI, PCRV, “The Democratic Road” Organization of Morocco and the other signatory Parties to this Declaration, call on the African communists, revolutionaries and patriots throughout the African continent to form themselves into real vanguard Parties particularly Communists Parties to lead the current and future struggles for the emancipation of the African proletariat and peoples so that they free themselves from the yoke of the imperialists and from capitalist exploitation.

Tunis, July 26, 2011

Communist Party of Benin (PCB)

Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT)

Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast (PCRCI)

Revolutionary Communist Party of Volta (PCRV, Burkina Faso)

The Democratic Road (Morocco)

Victory of the People’s Uprising Against the Dictatorship of Ben Ali: Bravo, Admirable People in Tunisia!


In less than one month’s popular uprising and the price of heroic struggle, the people of Tunisia brought an end to decades of autocratic rule. This police state and dictatorship, played for over twenty years by President Ben Ali, killed, imprisoned, assaulted, gagged people, democrats, revolutionaries. Meanwhile, the regime had a good press in the U.S. and European government circles, in circles of international high finance, in a word in the imperialist circles. This scheme was also cited by leaders here. Laurent Dona FOLOGO, current president of the Economic and Social Council, publicist successive regimes Houphouet-Boigny, Bedie, Gbagbo has never dried up praise to the place of this regime.

A little chronology shows how a people deciding to take its destiny can overcome the most reactionary regimes “solid.” It is from the December 17, 2010 a popular revolt broke out against unemployment, exclusion, poverty, cost of living, the shameless exploitation, corruption, injustice and tyranny. The revolt was precipitated by the self-immolation of a young graduate unemployed exceeded by the cynicism of the Ben Ali regime. Remember that popular protests were part of the city of Sidi Bouzid to extend to all parts of the country.

As usual, the police state and dictatorship has been only one answer : the repression. Firing live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, have caused many deaths throughout the day. Leaders of political parties and democratic revolutionaries were arrested. This was the case of our comrade Hama Hammami, spokesperson of the Communist Workers Party of Tunisia. The regime expected to stifle protest by repression was quickly confronted with its extension and deepening. Protesters turned their claims initially in social policy requirements, requirements for the claim to liberties from BEN ALI identified as the source of the suffering of the Tunisian people. From there, the demagogic promises of BEN ALI were all rejected one after the other. Promises to relinquish power in 2014 not to allow the firing real bullets, to organize elections, to conduct a reshuffle, etc.. Have all been vigorously denied. BEN ALI had no other choice than to flee. The Tunisian people came together to make his revolution. The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire says bravo to the Tunisian people.

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Mr. Ekissi, Secretary General of the PCRCI: “Ivory Coast is far from being in a state of law”


Interview by Alex Raymond-Loukou [9/8/2008]

Mr. Ekissi, Secretary General of PCRCI

On Wednesday, August 13, 2008, the Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast will hold the fourth commemoration of the assassination of one of its members, Abib Dodo. Before this important ceremony to be held at Adjame City Hall, the Secretary General of that party Mr. Achy Ekissi agreed to an interview with us.

Mr. SG, what special significance do you give to this fourth commemoration of the death of Abib Dodo?

The fourth commemoration of the death of Abib Dodo is a call to mobilize all democrats, defenders of human rights and revolutionaries, to firmly take up the fight against impunity for political crimes. Indeed, since September 2002, people living in Ivory Coast have been killed, not on military battlefields but in their homes or in secret. Some of these crimes have been taken to court. But so far in no case has there been a start of a solution.

Four years have passed since then and the justice system has still not found the perpetrator of the murder. Do you believe that things will improve?

We are convinced that without political pressure the case will be dismissed, unless the government is replaced by one that respects human rights. It should be noted that the case of Abib Dodo is not an isolated one. All those accused of being “rebels” have been killed and experienced the same fate.

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Declaration of the PCRCI and PCRV on the Xenophobia and Chauvinism in the Ivory Coast


The wave of xenophobia that has swept the Ivory Coast since 1993 has led, at the present time, to unparalleled violence in that country. Certain bourgeois politicians have decided to resort to xenophobia as a way to attain and hold power. Carried to the point of caricature by the current rulers who are trying to make it into a theory, this ideology of identity has become their only weapon against Alassane Dramane Ouattara. Unable to wage this fight with rational arguments, which were nevertheless not lacking, they decided to denigrate him as a foreigner, in particular a Burkinabe [person from Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) – translator].
Everyone knows in fact that many foreigners live in the Ivory Coast, of whom more than three million are from Burkina Faso. It is easy, in these present conditions of acute capitalist crisis, to make them scapegoats, the source of the misery of the Ivorians [people from the Ivory Coast – translator].

They use every means available, stretching decency and ethics to the limit, to present Ouattara as a Burkinabe national who is trying to usurp the post of president of the Republic of the Ivory Coast to the detriment of the “true Ivorians.” This can only incite feelings of repulsion and hatred among those who are suffering but are unaware of the real cause of their suffering. This manipulation has led to all kinds of demagogy. This is the front line of defense of the present rulers, who are using tribalism and xenophobia to brush aside their political opponents.

The Burkinabe residents in the Ivory Coast and other foreign nationals are victims of conflicts between bourgeois clans whose interests are different from their own. But the new rulers are not prepared to renounce these policies. According to them, the rejection of foreigners is “a social phenomenon in the Ivory Coast;” the exploitation of this by politicians allows them to hold on to their power and particularly to eliminate their sworn enemy, Ouattara, forever from all political processes in that country.

The government of Blaise Compaoré [of Burkina Faso – translator], as usual, has kept quiet and taken a wait and see attitude in regard to the painful events that the Burkinabe people in the Ivory Coast are undergoing. This is because the governments of the two countries have very little regard for life and human dignity. The two governments already have many political crimes in their record and are thus basically of the same nature.

The consequences of this situation are numerous: popular condemnation of the foreign communities, particularly Burkinabes, the destruction of goods and extortion of funds belonging to them, police harassment, humiliations of all kinds, beatings, killings. The toll of the attacks against these communities, at the call of the social-chauvinist regime of Gbagbo [of the Ivory Coast – translator], remains to be calculated. That will allow people to assess the extent of the disaster.

The Revolutionary Communist Party of the Ivory Coast (PCRCI) and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Upper Volta (PCRV), very concerned by this situation:

1) express their indignation and reprobation at this social-chauvinist policy of the Ivorian government, the complicity of the Burkinabe government and of French imperialism, their master;

2) condemn the violent oppression of the xenophobic Ivorian government and demand the immediate halt to the attacks against the nationals of other African countries, particularly of Burkinabe nationals;

3) demand that light be shone on all the consequences of the current political events and the violence that they generate;

4) call upon the Ivorian working class and the working people to abstain from all attacks against the Burkinabe working people of town and country living in the Ivory Coast and, in general, against all foreign nationals;

5) call upon the Burkinabe working class and people to refrain from all attitudes of chauvinism and revenge and from all forms of reprisals against the Ivorian nationals living in Burkina Faso;

6) invite the working people of the two countries to thwart the Machiavellian maneuvers of the Gbagbo regime who are inciting hatred against foreigners in his competition with Ouattara Dramane Alassane;

7) call for vigilance and effective solidarity of the Ivorian and Burkinabe working people in their fight against their common enemies: the fascistic regime of Blaise Compaoré, the social-chauvinist regime of Laurent Gbagbo and French imperialism which are the basis of their misery.

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Abidjan, December 2000

Central Committee of the PCRCI
Central Committee of the PCRV

Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire wants Case Reopened

On June 24, 2004 the General Secretary of Communist Youth of Côte d’Ivoire, Habib Dodo, was murdered by Student Federation [FESCI] of Côte d’Ivoire activists.

During a press conference held on June 23 in Williamsville, M. Ekissi Achy, secretary general of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire, called for the reopening of the case Habbib Dodo. To believe his words, Habbib Dodo, the first Secretary General of the youth of that party and a founding member of the General Association of the youth of the Communist Party, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by a gang belonging to FESCI [Student Federation of Cote d’Ivoire (FESCI)].

After seven years of procedure not followed and the disappearance of the prosecution case Habbib Dodo Abidjan, Mr. Achy Ekissi calls the new government to reopen this folder to see justice done. He therefore stressed that “Comrade Kouadio Kouadio Richard, also a member of AGEECI was murdered in the same conditions. For the perpetrators, as these young people had to wear them, the flag of the FESCI is to say, prevent pupils and students to question the descent into hell Ivorian school. While the enemies of the Ivorian school, freedom and democracy have declared persona non grata. ”

To inquire about this new record, Mr. Achy Ekissi accompanied by the provisional president of the collective fight against impunity, Drissa Sheriff and the Secretary General of AGEECI Séka Jules went to the floor of Abidjan. But against all odds, he was brought to their attention, the disappearance of the file. It has meant that “we are not surprised by this information, because already in 2008, the major sponsors of the FESCI, reassured the defendants that the case was closed at the level of justice.”

In the words of the latter, a notion of reopening of the case will be presented to the public prosecutor and the minister of state for justice to be done about this crime. Because he said the duty to remember, is binding on all, criminals are accountable for their crimes. Secretary General of AGEECI, Jules Séka reaffirmed the continuing struggle begun by Habbib to achieve the full opening of freedoms, democratic practice in education, the cessation of all forms of violence and the decision of all crimes committed in education.

Continuing, he said that in this sense, a collective fight against impunity has been created. The provisional president of this group, Sheriff Drissa invites victims to be identified so that repairs be made to victims in order to guard against other crimes.

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L’Intelligent d’Abidjan

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire: “the downfall of Gbagbo does not solve the issue of development”

The fighting of the Ivorian people for freedom and bread rose despite the various obstacles encountered since the popular movements of 1990 that led to the concession by the proponents of multi-party rule. The experience of twenty (20) years since 1990 indicates that the acquisition of multiple parties does not mean the end of all obstacles to the emancipation of the people.

Soon after we acquired a multi-party system it served as a mere instrument in the hands of upper-bourgeois politicians Ivory Coast to create the conditions for the challenge of recognizing the Ivorian people’s right to self-determination whose first act was the accession our country’s political independence in 1960. This questioning of the right to self-determination is symbolized by the systematic use of Ivorian leaders to the former colonial power, France, when problems arise at the national level. For example, since the introduction of multiparty advocates succession of state power have not been able to hold multiparty elections transparent and that all sovereignty over fifty years after the country attained independence policy. Despite the potential of the country, its leaders are upper class so far failed to establish credible institutions and financing necessary to enable the people to rely on its own forces. Dependence on outside results in a deficit of sovereignty manifested acutely over the past ten years. This lack of sovereignty was further revealed at the last post-election crisis whose outcome has highlighted the role of the UN and France.

So despite its accession to political independence there is a nearly fifty years, Côte d’Ivoire remains a weak country, subject to the domination of strong countries. Côte d’Ivoire is therefore a neo-colonial country subjected to imperialist domination, especially that of French imperialism. The necessary future developments in Côte d’Ivoire on the path of his release require its release from the shackles of neo-colonial system. Countries rulers have no interest in a move towards more freedom for the Ivorian people. To hinder this development, they put in open political means, economic, cultural and military.

Pro-Gbagbo Militia

Of domestic political forces pose conscious or unconscious actions contributing to impair people’s struggle for emancipation. For twenty years, these interior reactionary political forces, based on their theory of the “Ivorite” have made every effort to keep the unity and diversity of the people of Côte d’Ivoire. For immediate electoral interests of certain high-bourgeois leaders, the opposite view to the necessary unity of the people of the components has been developed and propagated. Yet history shows that all people weak and dominated the world who have managed to fully self-determination took first steps as their awareness and unity. Chinese and Indochinese peoples have provided clear examples in the last century. Closer to home, the people of North Africa and the Middle East engaged in revolutionary processes are about to provide examples to inspire the revolutionaries of our country. For several years, due to the absurd thesis mentioned above, most political debate has focused on the knowledge which is true Ivorian and who is not. The real problems have been overlooked. It is hoped that the outcome of the latest clashes is the beginning of the end of this thesis harmful to that priority be given to the cohesion of the Ivorian people and the best interests of its struggle for emancipation.

For this, the revolutionary forces and patriotic interest in continuing their fight against the policies violate the people’s unity and national sovereignty. So the conditions are met to end the presence of demeaning the French armies of the 43rd BIMA and the Unicorn and the forces of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire. In line with our aspiration to sovereignty, the Ivorian territory will be freed from the presence of all foreign armed forces.

Chaos in the Ivory Coast killed over 1,000 civilians

The real anti-imperialist and patriotic is looking for important objectives. In flights of nationalist and patriotic people often focus on the greatness of the Cote d’Ivoire and the Ivorian people. Or a great country or a great nation is the one who is among those who decide for themselves and for the whole of humanity. It is not possible to reach to take our country or our people on a pedestal as if it relies solely on others to solve their basic problems. Our ability to move in the right direction should lead us to believe that we are struck by a curse if, say, five years, France and the United Nations should organize new elections in Côte d’Ivoire. Any revolutionary energy deployed to snatch a multiparty system in 1990 will have been wasted in vain. It is true that this energy was gradually dissipated as the negative impact of power REIT to such an extent that it was insufficient to fully defend and independence of the popular will expressed at the ballot box November 28, 2010. If this energy was sufficient air strikes UN and French planes were not needed. These strikes have taken place and hastened the end of confrontation and unnecessary tragedy that took place. But now arises the question of legitimate pride that the people should get out of an act, an act intended to contribute to his release but was not entirely due to his creative genius, that the issue of pride is the issue of what should the Ivorian people to get in position to use to advantage and lasting achievements of the victory obtained under these conditions are not adequately controlled.

The thousands of dead, missing and injured not to mention the massive destruction of infrastructure and property of any kind are the testimony of the sacrifices made by the Ivorian people to get rid of power pro-imperialist and tyrannical Gbagbo. But the only downfall of Gbagbo does not solve the issue of development of Côte d’Ivoire, the slogan of “Ivorian revolution” which was punctuated by areas during the post-election struggles should not be abandoned. The people must pursue actions leading to better control the levers of emancipation that is sovereignty. In this perspective, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire invites the people to continue to “advance the revolution” to hasten the terms of the control of their destiny. Advancing the Revolution means so conduct battles on different fronts:

i) seek the repeal of the current constitution that created the war and replace it with a democratic constitution devoid of the ideological background of the Ivorian;

ii) deepening the freedoms of expression, assembly, organization and event;

iii) to effectively end impunity for criminals and political and economic to disgorge these criminals in this regard, the people must exercise extreme vigilance to ensure that the commission “dialogue-truth – reconciliation” announced by the government government’s emphasis on truth and justice as a prerequisite for any reconciliation between Ivorians and generally between the victims and their executioners;

iv) improving the living conditions of the people.

Abidjan, May 15, 2011.
The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire

Achy Ekissi, General Secretary of the PCRCI: ”We must repeal the constitution of 2000”



Monday, June 6, 2011

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PCRCI) voted last Thursday on the sociopolitical situation in the country. In an opening statement, the secretary general, said party Achy Ekissi pointed to the constitution which he says is partly responsible for the social divide today. Ainis he recommended its repeal. “We must repeal the constitution of 2000, as part of the source current crisis. “For him, it is a democratic constitution in which all citizens have equal rights and duties. “We must establish a constitution in which justice is effectively independent of the executive. A constitution in which power belongs to the people who actually delegates but has the tools to control it or take it back if that is his will, “he said. For general secétaire PCRCI, the new authorities should avoid the mistakes of reshaping that were brilliantly illustrated in the mismanagement of state affairs.

“We are at a turning point. What direction will the new government there?

Will there be where there is a single thought? A power that promotes illicit enrichment, corruption, a power which is subject to imperialism? Or will there be a democratic and modern fight against impunity for political crimes, economics, corruption, illicit enrichment? “Questioned the former head of PCRCI. He also commented on the new government he described as government-heavy look, he said, the very critical financial situation of the country due to looting of resources by the deposed regime. “This government is bloated. The country does not, at present, since the necessary financial situation left by the reshaping is very critical, “he said.

Appeal by PCRCI to the Peoples of Côte d’Ivoire to Continue to Fight for the Triumph of the Democratic Revolution


Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PCRCI)

The crisis of the neo-colonial system in Côte d’Ivoire continues to deepen every day. The economic base of the country has been destroyed throwing thousands of workers out of work and in the street. Youth unemployment and poverty grows. Political power was confiscated in 2005. Mismanagement, theft of public funds, the disruption of economic and administrative structures, and the impunity of political and economic crimes are the salient features of the management of power by the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI).

For the ruling class and imperialism, the outcome of this crisis in our country through elections they tried in vain to hold since October 2005, at the end of the mandate of the REIT. Again, the ruling parties from all political tendencies have agreed to hold presidential elections Oct. 31, 2010. Political parties and leaders are in the field and call to vote for their candidates and programs.

The PCRCI, proletarian party, decides to use this period to renew its appeal to workers, peasants, civil servants, small traders, artisans, youth, to guard against demagoguery continuing their relentless struggle for a revolutionary way to the current political, economic, social and spiritual is located in our country.

I NEW RISK OF BLOCKING OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, RISK OF ELECTIONS “CALAMITY” FLOUTS EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY, RISK OF REACTIONARY CIVIL WAR.

Barely 31 October 2010 is set and validated by the high bourgeoisie and imperialism as sordid manoeuvres designed to be seen a further postponement. On one side we display as before, almost certainly in a faith that date, as indicated by the candidates’ statements Laurent Gbagbo, Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bedie, the output of the last CPC (Permanent Framework Dialogue) held September 19, 2010. On the other hand, we still maintain the focus.

Indeed the president of the republic out of the same CPC, said in substance that this time is good, but if by chance there is a postponement, it would not for political problems. As observers of politics in Côte d’Ivoire can verify is the same speech each time a deadline is set for the elections. It says that nothing can oppose the elections, then it prepares the mind to a postponement and it defers the effective date. In reality, the leaders have organized since 2005, voluntarily postponed several times.

The new element today is to be noted that the responsibilities of deferral are more clearly defined than before. The rebuilding or the presidential camp, the main political party is the REIT is currently the leader of the refusal front of the presidential election. This party will go to elections if it is sure to win. Should he be forced to go, the party has already held its repressive machine to proclaim himself the winner and try to win by force. The New Forces are the second force of the front of refusal of this election. This latter force hides his game and referee arguing that it was not being a protagonist, it is not directly addressed the question of the day.

On analysis, it appears that the Forces Nouvelles have more interest in perpetuating the current situation allowing them to retain their political, military, economic and social purchased instead of working for an election whose result, whatever it be, would jeopardize their current positions. The other components of the haute bourgeoisie Ivorian, particularly those constituting the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP), proclaim that they want to go in the presidential election and other elections as soon as possible. But in reality, they have an attitude of objective support to those who impede the holding of presidential elections. They make every effort to break the popular mobilization against the blocking of the electoral process. The latter case the most significant opposition to the popular initiative, was to sabotage the march which was scheduled for May 15, 2010. They prefer talks backstage with their friends in the presidential camp and the Forces Nouvelles.

They believe, however, the exploited masses and hungry they can snatch the holding of presidential elections, they will gain for escaping poverty. In fact the financial benefits they derive from their participation in government, make a deferral election is not any great harm to them. With less than a month of this election, the voters list is not displayed when it should be 45 days before the date. Identity cards and voter cards are not yet distributed. Distributions, if it takes place coincide with election campaigns, in an atmosphere of high tension, conducive to sabotage the operation. In addition to the issue of securing sites and dismantling of militias remains.

As mentioned above, ruling class, as a whole are willing to continue in the situation of illegality and indignities now. Ultimately, the failure to hold elections does not interfere fundamentally with the different clans of the haute bourgeoisie Ivorian. In these circumstances, we can say that the risk of postponement or risk of disastrous election flouting popular sovereignty is great.

If elections are held, under what security conditions they will be held to allow expression of popular sovereignty? The presidential clan said it was impossible that he loses the election. The RHDP said the same thing on his side. The presidential clan with the army and militias still armed, threatening all those who demonstrate against the “republic” during the elections and all those who challenge the results that give the winner in advance. Everything is for a new war between reactionary bourgeois factions, a war whose consequences will once again be disastrous for the people.

II CONDITIONS TO FACE ELECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, WHAT THE ATTITUDES PCRCI RECOMMENDS TO THE MASSES

The conditions described above have not changed since 2007 and have long been perceived as such by the PCRCI. That’s why this party, in a statement dated August 31, 2010 and entitled: “Faced with the worsening the political and social crisis, threats to liberties and the blocking of the electoral process, only one solution: a Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) indicated that:

“ …. The people must know that he has no interest in participating in elections botched who can solve any problem. The PCRCI invites voters not to vote in protest. The PCRCI indicates that the only alternative for the organization of democratic elections guaranteeing the expression of popular sovereignty is to begin now the struggle for the conquest of a Provisional Revolutionary Government.”

Only such a government from the masses in struggle can set up a democratic constitution, to fulfill the conditions for democratic and transparent elections. Why does the PCRCI call for the people to boycott the elections in protest? Several reasons determine our position. First, it will fundamentally transform PCRCI Ivorian society and non-reforms add up in the neo-colonial present. Our strategy and tactics are therefore revolutionary and not reformist. Then, the international situation and the national situation are favourable to the revolution. Our belief is that it is not possible to exit the current neo-colonial system through reforms. The story of the struggles of peoples of the world teaches that.

Our own experience in Côte d’Ivoire said that the situation of imperialist domination based on power extremely corrupt power elites can not allow the elections to ensure the expression of workers and the people. Power elites have plundered the national wealth, up war chests, hungry people. They robbed her of her dignity and imposed corruption and defilement. In these circumstances, our task is to work with the revolutionizing of Ivorian society rather than participate in elections that will only keep the people under the domination of the imperialist power of the pros. The international situation is favourable for the deployment of a wave of revolutions in different countries around the world. The cons-world revolution which had been actively prepared since the end of World War II saw a victorious end in 1991 with the demise of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), but Pyrrhic.

For about a decade, the resources are exhausted against revolution. The world capitalist imperialist system, which had proclaimed its final victory, is installed in a serious economic and financial crisis that indicates that all will not come anytime soon. Logically, the neo-colonial system as a whole, of our country in particular, knows a deep political, economic, moral and spiritual. Face the challenges of global imperialist capitalism; we see that the revolutionary and progressive forces are upward around the world. This is evidenced by the disappearance of most diets pro-Americans in Latin America, the heroic struggles of Asian peoples against the intrigues of the imperialist coalition warfare led by the United States, the continued growth of the resistance of African peoples against the imperialism and the corrupt powers in his pay.

A proof of the growth of revolutionary struggles in Africa is the recent call by the Communist Party of Benin to establish a government of national salvation in this country instead of one of President Boni Yayi. Whatever the outcome of this struggle, the appeal itself is a major event that reflect the progress of revolutionary struggles in our continent. So if the national and international situations are favourable to the revolution that people must necessarily lead to full force, why do we still launch the appeal in the same period to force the current government to organize the presidential election and all other elections for which preparations are underway for five years?

The first reason is that many of the people is still under the influence of the propaganda that the elections and in particular those provided by the Ouagadougou Political Accord (OPA) are the solution to the Ivorian crisis. It is important that people check in practice that citizens are not willing to go to elections transparent and democratic. And since these elections will not solve the problems, except the possible replacement of a team of senior professional bourgeois imperialists corrupted by another, the facts show more than any speech, the correctness of the path advocated by the revolutionary PCRCI.

The second reason is that power elites have made to the agenda the fight against the denial of citizenship. Indeed, by conditioning the allocation of the identity card for registration on the electoral list, the fight for an electoral list does not exclude any Ivorian ultimately the struggle for the conditions for democratic elections, becomes a requirement hour. It is noteworthy that the Ivoirians are deprived of their national identity card for almost ten years. Ultimately, the PCRCI urged people to abstain from voting. He asked them to continue the fight to advance the revolution.

III THE MAIN TASK OF THE HOUR: ADVANCING THE REVOLUTION

The masses do not have to be demobilized and lulled by the promise of resolving the current crisis through elections prescribed by the APO. As noted above, these elections if they occur will be completed either by a reactionary war, either by replacing a corrupt clique with another. All during this campaign indicates the nature of future power. Practices of all the candidates consist of the development of corruption and defilement, attacks on the dignity of citizens with the distribution of some 1000 F notes, conveying forced people during political demonstrations, where demagoguery and promises pompous rage.

Against all these practices that undermine the dignity of peoples, ignoring the requirement of honesty and ethics, we choose instead to adopt an attitude of providing the best opportunity to advance the revolution by the action of the masses. We must, indeed, work to advance the revolution against the corrupt pro-imperialist power of the haute bourgeoisie; against the election promises are not likely to ensure the empowerment popular cons of reform proposals of the reactionary and neo-colonial power corrupt. We must, therefore, fight against all actions and proposals that demote the revolution. Work to advance the revolution in our country today is mainly to promote the idea of struggle committee is contribution to these committees for the political struggle in our country is struggling to raise these committees to state power.

Work to advance the revolution is about Provisional Revolutionary Government, to convene a constituent and independent democratic and modern republic. It also realizes that with a people conscious, mobilized and organized into people’s committees, guided by a revolutionary party, the victory over the reactionary forces in our country will be complete, decisive and final.

IV ENFORCEMENT OF THE BANKRUPTCY OF POWER: MAKING THE INSURGENCY AND PEOPLE ON THE AGENDA TO THE CONVENING OF A CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

The power of remaking went bankrupt. He failed in ten years of existence, to put the Ivorian people on the path of development. He destroyed the school, the health system, lack of economic infrastructure that existed. He has destroyed any notion of value, integrity and ethics. His main achievement is to have succeeded in erecting models in the eyes of many people, cheaters, and thieves, have amplified the political crimes.

One of his greatest successes, but also have aided the fraudulent enrichment of a handful of upstarts. To divert workers and the Ivorian people the real problems that prevent it to flourish, the power of remaking hangs for 10 years, the idea of turning millions of Ivoirians in stateless. In the event that the revolutionary thrust is inadequate, resulting in the following may occur:

(i) maintenance of Laurent Gbagbo with a truncated election, rigged elections or without;

(ii) came to power RHDP if Laurent Gbagbo fails to rig the elections and to hold by force;

(iii) occurrence of a coup.

Any combination of groups of the ruling class in power will, in substance, have the same disastrous consequence for the people. Why? The failure of the REIT is able to show more. New pledges of Gbagbo and the FPI are focused all on security and nothing for freedom, economy and society, particularly for youth work.

He reiterated that option Friday, August 27, 2010 at Divo during installation of the Republican Security Company (SRC III) indicating that the company must “subdue all those who contest the republic.” It’s another sign that his power remains unable to provide welfare to the people.

Therefore, it cannot merely use the baton, tear gas, the bayonet and even live ammunition against the people. As for the RHDP, the PDCI of Houphouet-Boigny, a time destroyed by Bedie, and recovering. The political, economic, social and cultural development of IBD is negative, the people have long noted. The RHDP nonetheless wants to return to power with the same income, namely, the total submission to imperialism, particularly French, the lack of freedom, a liberal economy in the sole international financial capital. In view of the contradictions between the various groups of the ruling class, the likelihood is great that there are clashes in elections on 31 October.

Imperialism could make the situation created a pretext to perpetrate a coup based on a handful of officers Ivorian. Chaos desired by the national power chauvinism of the radical reform may extend to trigger another reactionary civil war. Whatever the situation, the line of the people must obey a single slogan that is, we repeat, advance the revolution. This must go through the struggle for national identity cards, voter cards, and an election promise.

If elections are not held on the agreed dates, all institutions would become illegitimate and personalities who embody would be perjury. They will no longer have any legitimacy to lead the Ivory Coast. Then the masses will demand the resignation of those in power. Whatever the nature, extent and duration of a possible chaos caused by the REIT in order to cling to power, we must continue to advance the revolution against their failed power, the power of radical reform, in advancing the slogan of a constituent of the Provisional Revolutionary Government and independent democratic republic as a modern alternative to the end of the ruling class.

Even if establishing a new power, another power of elites pro-imperialist RHDP by strict application of our motto, advancing the revolution, will prevent this new power to challenge freedoms that will permit ongoing struggles to conquer. The masses will then continue on a broader basis and with more vigour, their fight for the Independent Modern Democratic Republic. Important political events will certainly occur before, during and after October 2010. We urge the masses to accept their own history, namely to release the power of imperialism and the ruling class, establish a BRM, a constituent in building a modern democratic, the only one able to meet the essential concerns peoples.