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Solidarity with the Iraqi people

Statement by the NPA

Wednesday 13 August 2014, by NPA

In Iraq, the militant group Islamic State (formerly ISIS) has spent several weeks carrying out massacres of Arab Shiites, Turkoman Shiites, Assyro-Chaldees, Yazidis, Shabaks and Sunnites who refuse to swear loyalty to them. In all cases women are the first victims of persecutions, collective rapes, mutilations…

The inhabitants have been suffering for decades from the wars started in the mid-1970s, the embargo, the seven months of bombardments on the province of Al Anbar and recently the terror of the Islamic State and of the governmental militias in Diyala and Baghdad. The USA and European great powers which covered Iraq in fire and blood take a heavy responsibility.

Given this catastrophic situation, the NPA declares its solidarity with the Iraqi people and particularly the peaceful minorities exposed to extreme violence and extermination.

The NPA expresses its solidarity with all the democratic forces which resist this terror. It demands the supply of weapons to all the forces fighting agaisnt religious division, used as a weapon by the occupying forces and reactionary forces. Finally the European Union and France must help the two million deplaced populations and open their borders to them and those fleeing the massacres and seeking asylum and protection.

NPA

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014