Statement Issued By The Revolutionary Association Of
The Women of Afghanistan
(RAWA) In Support Of The Great March In Europe And Solidarity Events Planned
The United Stated On March 8, 2006 (International Women's Day)Dear
On International Women's
Day first of all we want to convey our regards and salutations to all oppressed
women of Iran
and the world.
Being smashed under the
fetters of the Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan, Afghan women can very
well feel the pain and suffering of Iranian women and people under the
domination of a fascist and brutal theocratic regime.
On the behalf of Afghan
people and its freedom-loving forces, the Revolutionary Association of the
Women of Afghanistan sends its salutations and respect to all Iranian women who
have changed the prisons of the criminal regime into a resistance field - who
bravely, and with great determination and steadfastness, fight for freedom and
democracy under the most difficult situation. We learn from their resistance
and commitment to their great cause of liberation and a democratic Iran.
The heroic people of
Iran have never for a moment forgotten the blood-drenched domination of the
traitorous Mullahs in their country, and despite all the savage terrorism and
suffocation unleashed upon them, have never desisted from struggling against
the Mullahs who have made Iran a vast graveyard for its people.
We staunchly believe
that anti-clerical and anti-fundamentalist rebellions, particularly the student
revolts, herald great and tempestuous insurrections, which will sweep away the
shameful domination of the fundamentalist regime in Iran. The continuous
revolts, in fact, show that the people of Iran no longer believe in cosmetic
changes at the helm of the Islamic Republic. They now demand the abolition of
the Mullah's theocratic regime. Although the regime wildly suppresses any voice
of opposition, there can be no doubt that the people of Iran, through their
glorious insurrections and rebellions, shall soon commit the religio-fascist regime
to the dustbin.
Association of the Women of Afghanistan expresses its solidarity with the
people of Iran and affirms its staunch support for the brave struggle of the
Iranian men and women against the medieval Islamic regime. Pitted, as we are
against a fundamentalist regime far more odious than the one in Iran, we
consider the victory of the Iranian people against their fundamentalist
oppressors as our own victory.
People and revolutionary
forces of Iran should learn
from what is going on in Afghanistan,
they should know that no foreign power can bring them peace, freedom and
democracy and it is their own responsibility to come together and send the
murderous regime to the trash bin. If the US
invades Iran, they will not
change anything for the better, but will only bring more suffering and killings
to innocent people, like what they are doing in our Afghanistan
In our ill-fated Afghanistan,
the US removed the Taliban
from power but replaced them with even more criminal elements: warlords and the
murderous leaders of the Northern Alliance.
Today, the infamous criminals and drug mafia are in power in Afghanistan and they are strongly supported by
Whenever the criminal,
fundamentalist leaders and their commanders commit another heinous crime,
instead of being sued, they are rewarded and promoted to higher posts. For
them, the political, economic, and strategic interests of the US government
are more important than the wellbeing of our nation.
We are not alone in our
difficult and tumultuous struggle against tyranny and fundamentalism. Women of
Kurdistan, Palestine, Turkey,
Latin America and other countries are fighting
for democracy and against the plague of war and extremism. We sympathize with
them, and we must assist the women's movement throughout the world by
intensifying our decisive struggle against fundamentalism and its supporters in
Regards to the
imprisoned freedom-loving women in Iran and all over the world! Long
live the solidarity between the resilient women of Afghanistan and other countries!
Association of the Women of Afghanistan,
March 6, 2006