The 9 points of the Workers Communist Party of Tunisia

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The 9 points of the Workers Communist Party of Tunisia  
1. The success achieved so far is only half of the way and the other half is
achieving the wanted democratic change and implementing this on the ground.  
2. The democratic change cannot spring from the same party, figures,
institutions, apparatus and the legislature that maintained the
dictatorship and deprived the people of basic rights for more than half a
century, 23 years of which was under Ben Ali.  
3. The interim president is one of Ben Ali's clique and a president of an
appointed body which does not represent the people in any aspect whatsover,
and plan to hold presidential elections in a 60-day time has no purpose but
to maintain the continuation of the dictatorial regime through one of its
former leaders. 
4. The most dangerous thing that could happen now is to rob the Tunisian people
of their victory and their legitimate desire for freedom and a dignified
existence and their sacrifice; through preserving Ben Ali's regime without Ben Ali
and through forming a democratic decor around it.
5. The democratic change, with its political, economical, social and
cultural dimensions, requires the real end of the repressive regime by taking
direct steps which consists of forming a provisional government or any
other body that has excecutive powers and undertakes the task of organising
free election for a Constitutional Assembly which would establish the bases
of a real democratic republic in which people would enjoy freedom, social
equality and national dignity.
6. All the forces, whether they are political organisations, unions, human
rights groups, cultural organisation, organised or non-organised, and the
people, and have played an effective and decisive role in toppling the
dictator, have the task to decide on Tunisia's future, and no one could
replace them in their negotiations or contacts with the authority.
7. It is extremely urgent that the democratic forces form a national and
unified body to carry out the democratic change and has the tasks to protect
the gains of the revolting Tunisian people and to negotiate with the
authorities to yield power to the people in a peaceful way.
8. All the democratic forces all over the coutry have to unite in
organisations, committees, or local, regional and sectorial councils in
organising the popular movement and to undermine the manoeuvre of reaction
and the acts of looting and vandalism perpetrated by hidden groups aiming at
spreading fear among the citizens, threatening their safety and creating fear of
democratic change to compel them to surrender to the repressive apparatuses.
9. The armed forces, which consists in the main of the sons and daughters of
the people, are required to provide safety for the people and the motherland
and respect people's aspirations towards freedom, social jutice and national
dignity, which means lifting the state of emergency as soon as possible so
that it doesn't become an excuse that prevents the Tunisian people from
continuing their struggle and achieving their goals.
For a provisional government
For a constitutional assembly
For a democratic republic
Hamma Hammami
Workers Communist Party of Tunisia
15 January 2011
Translated from Arabic by Nadim Mahjoub