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Let us defend May Day as the international day of struggle of the working class (Update)

ICOR Declaration of protest 4 June 2015


Dear member organizations,

the militant and revolutionary workers faced massive repression and persecution in severalcountries on this year's May Day. ICOR declares its full solidarity with those arrested, injured and persecuted on May Day 2015. We ICOR organizations leave no doubt: on May Day the streets belong to the workers and their allies, they will not allow the right to demonstrate to be taken away.

In Egypt, Malaysia, Morocco and Turkey workers and leaders of the masses were arrested on May Day 2015.

From Malaysia the arrest of 34 activists and leaders of the working-class movement and the Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) was reported.

Our ICOR comrades from Morocco report that this year the trade unions in Morocco did not want to organize a May Day demonstration. The students' association together with the workers called for a demonstration. During the demonstration police forces of the reactionary regime attacked the demonstrators and arrested several people.

In Turkey the reactionary Erdogan government cordoned off the highly traditional Taksim Square in Istanbul and banned a May Day demonstration. They took action with tear gas, water cannons and arrests against the demonstrators at Taksim Square, in other parts of Istanbul and many other cities in Turkey. 

Also in Zurich, 58 persons were arrested. With a massive police deployment the “revolutionary post-demonstration” was criminalized and the formation of the demonstration was hindered. This also aims at intimidating the workers and preventing them from taking part in the official Mayday demonstration.

In Egypt the political police of the “National Security Forces” arrested comrades of the Revolutionary Communist Party – Egypt (RCP-E) Said Bayoumi, Alaa el Sarkawy, Jachia el Sarkawy, Walid Hashem and Emad Romani when they were preparing a peaceful May Day demonstration in the center of Cairo. They were supposed to be released after four days, which however has not yet happened.

The Tunisian ICOR organization PPSR calls on the entire ICOR for solidarity with the arrested five comrades of the Revolutionary Communist Party – Egypt (RCP-E) and writes in its call:

“At labour day 2015 your comrades at Revolutionist Communist Party of Egypt were preparing to hold a demonstration downtown Cairo to support working class at Egypt and all over the world against suppression that suffers by hands of Capitalism and the military regime of Sisi
that styles neoliberalism wild policy & executes without hesitation the conditions and recommendations of International Monetary Fund and International Bank.

The Egyptian working class suffers from programmed targetting by
unfair dismissal if they practice they right at strike and sitting in; recently an administrative court decided that workers deserve that dismissal as they oppose islamic religious law (shareia). (…)

In addition to complete prevention of
political activity and programmed mouths closure that done by the
repressive police machine of the regime which specially faces
violently progressive, leftist and communist groups and parties
(recent assassination of comrade Shaymaa El Sabbagh was a ring at that


Long live May Day as the international day of struggle of the working class!

Long live Marxism Leninism!  Document Title:

Signatories (as of 7 July 2015, further signatories possible)


  1. MMLPL   Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line
  2. PPSR WATAD   Parti Patriote Socialiste Révolutionnaire WATAD (Patriotic Socialist Revolutionary Party WATAD), Tunisia
  3. MLOA   Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan
  4. CPB   Communist Party of Bangladesh
  5. CPI (ML) Red Star   Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star
  6. PCC CPI (ML)   Provisional Central Committee Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
  7. Ranjbaran   Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)
  8. CPN (Unified)   Communist Party of Nepal (Unified)
  9. NDMLP   New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka

10. БКП   Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

11. MLPD   Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

12. KOL   Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

13. RM   Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

14. BP (NK-T)   Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

15. RMP   Российская маоистская партия (Rossijskaya maoistskaya partiya) (Russian Maoist Party)

16. VZDOR   VZDOR - strana práce (Resistance - labour party), Slovakia

17. MLGS   Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

18. MLKP   Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

19. PR   Partija Rada (Party of Labor), Yugoslavia (ex)

20. PC (ML)   Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

21. PC/ML   Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) of Panama)

22. PCP (independiente)   Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan  Communist Party (independent))

23. PML del Perú   Partido Marxista Leninista del Perú (Marxist-Leninist Party of Peru)

24. PPP   Partido Proletario del Perú (Proletarian Party of Peru)

Signed after the release date:

25. NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal) (Nepal Partido Comunista (Mashal))

26. KSC-CSSP Komunisticka Strana Cheskoslovenska – Cheskoslovenska Strana Prace (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia – Czechoslovakian Workers Party), Czech Republic

27. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija; Ukraina (Coordination Council of the Working-class Movement of Ukraine)

Additional Signatories (Non-ICOR):

Trotz alledem!, Germany


Dear comrades all over the world!

Red greetings , we as a Revolutionist Communist Party of Egypt (RCP) want to thank all comrades , groups , organizations and parties progressive and communist who supported our case of arrested comrades at Labour day 2015.

We want to inform you, that all our comrades are set free now and we also insist their arresting and oppression will not make us stop patriotic, progressive and class struggle till reach the communist society which is free of exploitation, destruction and wars .

*Special thanks to all our comrades at (I.C.O.R.) organization for revolutionary communist parties for their support which was marvelous and effective.

long live international solidarity .

long live Marxism Leninism.

Revolutionist Communist Party - Egypt
Central Committee
16 june

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