The anarchist organization for reconstruction of militant proletariat: International call for solidarity with uprising of Balochistan.
Submitted to Enough 14.
On Monday, February 22, 2021, dozens of Baluch workers who are fighting for their survival by transporting fuel between the Iranian and Pakistani borders were shot dead by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The shooting at the zero point of the border “Askan” in Saravan city of Sistan and Baluchestan province, resulted in the death and injury of several Baluch workers. The very poor and oppressed people of the border in Sistan and Baluchestan province have no choice but to transfer fuel across the borders, because there is no other way for them to survive except such a job. The Iranian regime’s propaganda, by trying to criminalize the right of survival of Baloch workers, and tries to identify them as smugglers; Baloch workers could transport drugs across borders instead of fuel, but they are not mafia, they are just poor workers who need to survive. The people of Balochistan, as the poorest and most deprived part of Iran, have always been severely repressed by the regime; The Islamic regime of Iran, due to the religious difference of many people in Balochistan with the ideology of regime, has done its best to keep the people of Balochistan weak and poor, because the regime wants to attack them whenever it is necessary for the regime. It should also be noted that the recent uprising of the people of Balochistan has nothing to do with jihadism, but it is the uprising of the proletariat that has risen up against the systematic oppression of the Iranian regime. Balochistan is a region located in the three countries of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many people of Balochistan have been fighting for their independence for many years, but each time they have been repressed in various ways by the states of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
On theusday 23 February 2021, after the massacre of 37 workers by the Iranian cops on Monday 22 February 2021, the people in the city of Saravan rose up, demonstrated and took the the control of their city. Right after the uprising, the municipality and other governmental centers were occupied by the people. In some areas, people armed themselves in order to be ready for armed self-defense. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the uprising reached other cities of the province, including the provincial capital of Zahedan, the working class with a general strike targeted the regime’s economy in the city of Zahidan in solidarity with the uprising of Saravan. People’s uprisings have also started in other cities of Balochistan, including Iranshahr. One of the achievements of the uprising of the oppressed in Balochistan was the occupation of the Sarjangal police station, where a number of police forces fell into the hands of the people and police vehicles were set on fire by people. Also Baluch armed strugglers had a armed clash with the cops in Chah_Ahmad city of Khash. According to locals, one person has been injured and one has been killed so far(from the armed strugglers). As the uprising continued, on the night of February 24, 2021, in the city of Zahedan, the people started a huge uprising, which was answered by the police firing bullets. According to locals, a large number of strugglers were killed. Anarchist comrades in Balochistan, informed us that the Internet has been stopped working because of the regime’s fear of communication between strugglers and organizations of uprising.
The anarchist organization for the reconstruction of the proletariat calls for international movement to do actions in solidarity with the uprising of the oppressed in Balochistan.
In our view, the best way to fight against the Iranian regime is armed struggle. Let’s recall the uprising of oppressed in colorado 1914, when 40 thousands of weapons were sent as solidarity to oppressed. Balochistan need weapons in order to armed self-defense itself. (this is what our comrades asked in Balochistan) and this is what the anarchist organization for reconstruction of militant proletariat believes it too.
The anarchist organization for reconstruction of militant proletariat
24 February 2021