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Communist Party Opens HQ In Sadr City

From the Media Communication Centre of the Iraqi Communist Party, via their comrades at the People’s Weekly World:


Iraqi CP opens new office in Sadr City

A new office for the Iraqi Communist Party was opened in Al-Thawra City (Sadr City) in Baghdad on 5th December 2008. The ceremony, held in open air in Jamila district, was attended by a big gathering of party members and supporters, as well as a delegation from the party Central Committee. The president and members of the municipal council of Sadr City, and other guests were present.

Note: This vast very poor neighborhood was long known as "Revolution (al-Thawra) City" until the Islamic Shiite upsurge after the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein. Today, reports indicate the standing of religious parties has suffered as Iraqis are turned off by the sectarianism and violence.

Abdul Hussein al-Rubaei, representing the party district committee, stressed in his speech the political significance of opening the new party office in this toiling [working class] area. Comrade Izzet Abu-el-Timmen, member of the party Political Bureau, conveyed the greetings of the Central Committee, and reiterated the party’s support for the population of the City and their demands to aleviate the injustive they had suffered under the former dictatorial regime. He also called upon them to participate actively in the forthcoming provincial elections and to give their support to the electoral list "Madaniyoun" (No. 460) that represents the democratic forces.

The secular and democratic left in Iraq has wide and deep roots, and is vastly under-reported in U.S. commercial media and in the left. The provincial elections, currently set for Jan. 31, will show something about how the political trends are shaping up in Iraq. That’s why there’s been an upsurge of violence with various reactionary elements (right-wing Islamists, former Baathists, etc.) trying to intimidate or eliminate their opponents.

As if the recent actions of the “youths” in Sweden and Greece have not been enough, this is a reminder of just how much the atheistic Communists of the world overlap with the Muslim terrorists around the world.

Of course they both want to destroy Western Civilization so as to institute their own pipe-dream utopias.

And speaking of the People’s Weekly Worker (formerly the Daily Worker), guess what is foremost in their current agenda:

Why is that?

By the way, real labor unions were effectively outlawed in the glorious old Soviet Union.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, December 21st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “Communist Party Opens HQ In Sadr City”

  1. pinandpuller says:

    I hear that Volvos are the safest cars to turn over and burn.

  2. Phil Byler says:

    The commie left and radical Islam will be aligned, if they are not already. David Horowitz’s “The Unholy Alliance” discusses the reasons in political philosophy why.

  3. proreason says:

    Seems to me that mixing Commies and radical Islam is good for the west. The big problem with Islam is that they think god is on their side. Commies don’t recognize a god. A little infusion of the Comunist philophies might bust up the religion thing.
    But Horowitz is a smart guy and knows more about this cocktail than me.

  4. GuppyNblue says:

    The influence of Communism is widespread and IMO is the strongest political influence in the West. Counting party members can be deceiving though, as their numbers are never meant to be high (Lenin used to say, “fewer but better”). It’s very important to understand that by their intellectual dishonesty they are capable of recruiting millions of unaware servants.

    Examples of that intellectual dishonesty are everywhere. In fact, leftist in general don’t like to labeled what they are, especially when running for political office.

    Look at the Greek riots. They start with people protesting a police shooting and then Communist groups join in and add to the rally cry poor economic conditions. But they go through the streets burning down businesses and holding strikes. This only makes things worse for the economy and that’s exactly what the Communist antagonizers hope for. This should be obvious but by making unrealistic/utopian promises they can find many willing believers. People have a way of believing what they want despite evidence to the contrary.

    SG pointed out that unions were outlawed in the Soviet Union. Unions are an important tool for Communist due to their ability to strike. Labor strikes, especially a general strike, can in times of crises bring an economy to it’s knees (read up Australia’s Communist led coal strikes of 1949). The misery and desperation they create can bring a formally unwilling population around to supporting revolution. But once the Party has control of a nation they won’t share that power with any group, including unions (or religions for that matter).

    Their greatest strength is their exceptional organizational skills (never make the mistake of thinking they’re stupid). I believe that’s where we have to be vigilant in matching them. But at the moment we are playing their game.

    A lot of us have had to sit through college classes led by openly admitted Communist. We have many party headquarters in our own cities and their agenda shows up in both our political parties. But the media tells us all is well and easily dismiss suggestions of their influence as some form of McCarthyism.

    A well known opponent of Communism, Dr. Fred Schwarz listed four methods they would use to recruit our young.
    1. Disenfranchisement with capitalism
    2. Materialist philosophy
    3. Intellectual pride
    4. Unfulfilled religious need

    This was 50 years ago. I think were there.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Lest we forget teaching children homosexuality is ok…..i.e. school system, TV…… a
      Basic break down of morals across the board. (commies eat this crap up)

    • proreason says:

      1. Disenfranchisement with capitalism
      2. Materialist philosophy
      3. Intellectual pride
      4. Unfulfilled religious need

      he missed the biggest 2……conquest of the schools and the media

    • GuppyNblue says:

      Education and media institutions are the first they target. It’s through them that they work on that list.

      BTW – Liberals Demise
      My avatar is my units patch. I twinged a bit when you compared it to Michele’s victory dress. I miss wearing it on my shoulder but its nice to display it again somehow.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      No disrespect my friend ……. Thank You for your service to our GREAT NATION.
      SEMPER FI (I know you was in the Army)
      Maybe I should say, “Keep your powder dry”

    • GuppyNblue says:

      In the 7th Infantry (Bayonet) Division we say,
      “Keep up the Fire”

      Either way, thank you.

  5. TBOR says:

    Great blog and a good post, but unions weren’t outlawed in the Soviet Union – they just were another government agency. I lived there for most of my life and still have my union member card from the 1980s. In fact, everyone with a job received a union card automatically because the unions were the government’s tool to keep workers under control.

    And, of course, nobody in his right mind ever thought about striking. The only employer in the country was the state, and you didn’t strike against the state if you valued your life.

    • proreason says:

      Jump in more often.

      This country needs to hear more about what the Soviet Union was really like. We have a lot of idiots still who think that failed system is just a tiny tweak apart from Nirvana.

      The main one spells his name beginning with an O and ending with an a.

    • Steve says:

      Of course you are correct, tovarich TBor.

      I should have said that the Soviets effectively outlawed any real labor unions. That is, in the sense of unions that represent the interests of the workers rather than the management.

      And I think you would agree that no such unions were allowed to exist in the USSR. Wikipedia does:

      Trade unions in the Soviet Union – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Anyway, I have amended the article accordingly.

      Cpacebo bolshoi, and welcome!

  6. GuppyNblue says:

    Yes – stick around and thank you for the insight.
    Taking the strike from unions pretty much leaves them powerless. Using them as an enforcement agency to control workers makes them the opposite of our concept of unions.

  7. TBOR says:

    Spasibo guys!

    Well, I do know of one event in Soviet history that some call a strike – Novocherkassk 1962. But the union had nothing to do with it, and it was more like a spontaneous protest march against yet another increase in output norms workers had to meet, plus increase in food prices. After 9 years without Stalin, people thought times were different. The authorities sent tanks and ordered troops to shoot into the crowd. Many people were killed.

    “We have a lot of idiots still who think that failed system is just a tiny tweak apart from Nirvana.”

    – Lots of them all over the Western world. This page with Greek riots photos:


    has lots of comments like this one: “The ineffective application of communism in many countries does not mean that the ideology is wrong!”

  8. artboyusa says:

    Excerpt taken from “WISER IN BATTLE: a Soldier’s Self-Exculpatory Story” by Lt. Gen Ricardo S. Sanchez (USA ret’d) with Donald T. Phillips.

    Chapter Five: “Battlefront!”

    “My eyes widened in shock and my ears filled with clamour as a furious hail of fire erupted from the enemy positions, raining sudden death upon the GIs as they struggled ashore.

    DADADADADADADADA! chattered the machine guns. BOOM! BANG! crashed the exploding shells. SPLOSH! SPLASH! erupted the resulting geysers of water.

    So this is war, I thought. It’s really, really noisy.

    As Tom Hanks and his ethnically diverse platoon struggled ashore so they could get busy saving Pvt Ryan, I paused the video for a moment of quiet reflection. Would I be as brave as Tom Hanks and Tom Sizemore when it was my turn to face the enemy and be tested in the crucible of battle?

    Well, I never got to learn the answer to that one. My important work back at headquarters, making phone calls and attending meetings, kept me well away from the front lines. How I wished I could have been up there with the troops but its always been ‘duty first’ with me and if duty kept me in the Green Zone eating lobster and filet mignon, well, that was another part of the awesome burden of command…”

    Excerpt from Chapter Seven: “Clouds over Abu Ghraib:”

    “Abu who?” I asked.

    “Abu Ghraib” corrected that piece of scum Ambassador Bremer, my friend and colleague. “Big prison in Baghdad. Around the corner from your place. It’s all over the TV, Rick. ”.

    “Never heard of it”.

    “Yes, well; those pictures could do us a lot of damage, Rick. What the hell’s been going on over there?”

    “Sorry, General Sanchez he no here” I said. “Him go out for cigarettes. Him not back till later. You go away now. Go away!”

    “Knock it off, Rick” said Bremer. “I know it’s you, you over promoted concession to ethnic diversity”.

    “Dammit, I thought and the burden of command seeming very heavy indeed at that moment. How will I evade responsibility for this one?…”

    Excerpt from Chapter Nine: “Staying the Course”

    “So that’s our plan, Mr President, Mr Secretary of Defense” I concluded. “We keep on doing what plainly isn’t working until we eventually succeed. I call it ‘Lose to Win’ and I have every confidence in our ultimate success”.

    “And, uh, when do you expect this successification to actually happen?” asked the President.

    “I expect that by 2050 the current generation of insurgents will mostly have died of old age, given that life expectancy in Iraq is low and getter lower every day, and by then we’ll be in position to eliminate the last pockets of resistance, which we anticipate will be focused around nursing homes, Country Kitchen Buffets, park benches and so on”.

    “I see” said Rumsfeld. “And in the meantime?”

    “In the meantime we propose to continue kicking in doors and shooting like crazy at anything that moves – it sends a strong message to the Iraqis that we’re here to help them”

    “Gee, I’m no expert” said the President “But isn’t that kinda counter-productive when you’re running counter-insurgency operations?”

    “We’re not running counter-insurgency ops!” I said. “We didn’t plan for that. We didn’t train for that. So we’re not doing that. We’re doing what we already know how to do”.

    “He makes a lot of sense, Mr President” defended Rumsfeld. ”Please continue, General”.

    “Finally, we’ll keep sending our vehicles down the same roads at the same times every single day. The evidence we harvest from the wreckage gives us valuable intel about the current state of insurgent explosives technology”.

    “What do you think, Don?” asked the President, for whom I always had the greatest respect and admiration until he failed to recognize my enormous talent for leadership.

    “Well, it’s original, I’ll say that” said Rumsfeld, who I didn’t yet know was a treacherous snake who would also fail to appreciate my military genius. “Do you have enough troops to do the job, General?”

    I didn’t, of course, but I wasn’t going to say that to those two. It wasn’t what they wanted to hear and to do so meant I might get a ‘frowny face’ on my next Fitness Report and that would never do if I was to ever make four stars…”

    Excerpt from Chapter Twelve: “Aftermath:”

    “What does this word, ‘ret’d,’ next to your name mean, Grandpa?” asked little Pablo. “Does it mean ‘retarded’?”

    “No, it means ‘retired’ I answered. “Retired with a big advance from my publisher and with plenty of time on my hands to make up excuses for myself. You know, Pablo; in the old days bad generals who messed up their command either said sorry or had the simple decency to keep their mouths shut – but those days are over…”

    • proreason says:


    • gipper says:

      I actually passed Ricardo “Dirty” Sanchez outside of a U.S. military hospital in Germany. He seemed so smug, I didn’t say a word to him. Then, after the guy retired, he whined to the media that he was the fall guy for Abu Ghraib. General Sour Grapes never got to see another star. If only he had had something like a union steward to keep him in the Army. Not!

  9. proreason says:

    “The ineffective application of communism in many countries does not mean that the ideology is wrong!”

    That is the thing that gets to me. No matter how many times it fails, fools still want to do it.

    How stupid can you be? Does history mean nothing?

    • sheehanjihad says:

      How stupid can you be? Does history mean nothing?

      Proreason…history needs to be taught before it can be remembered. Thus the classic dumbing down of the past thirty years by the left is finally reached fruition.

      That is why we have a pox of fools to contend with, instead of citizens. Education fell…the media fell….wall street fell….industry is falling….

      and the government is licking it’s collective chops at the prospect of installing socialism without having to lift a finger.

      Which is why history is repeating itself. There exists a class of mindless drones who only have to vote and feel good about themselves. They are the left.

    • Steve says:

      As I have noted before (and should probably patent): history may not repeat itself, but stupidity sure does.

    • 1sttofight says:

      No matter how many times it fails, fools still want to do it.

      They want to do it just as long as they are in charge of it.

    • gipper says:

      “The ineffective application of communism in many countries does not mean that the ideology is wrong!”

      That one gets to me too, proreason. The human spirit was not meant to be bridled. The only ones in a communist state who truly enjoy it are the ones in power.

    • Liberals Demise says:


  10. artboyusa says:

    Cheers, Gipper. When I was home last month and saw General Rick’s ghostwritten “memoir” on the bookstore shelves, explaining how nothing he ever did was his fault, with a cover blurb from Wesley Clarke and going for $26.99 a pop, I got kinda riled up.

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