The fighting of the Ivorian people for freedom and bread rose despite the various obstacles encountered since the popular movements of 1990 that led to the concession by the proponents of multi-party rule. The experience of twenty (20) years since 1990 indicates that the acquisition of multiple parties does not mean the end of all obstacles to the emancipation of the people.
Soon after we acquired a multi-party system it served as a mere instrument in the hands of upper-bourgeois politicians Ivory Coast to create the conditions for the challenge of recognizing the Ivorian people’s right to self-determination whose first act was the accession our country’s political independence in 1960. This questioning of the right to self-determination is symbolized by the systematic use of Ivorian leaders to the former colonial power, France, when problems arise at the national level. For example, since the introduction of multiparty advocates succession of state power have not been able to hold multiparty elections transparent and that all sovereignty over fifty years after the country attained independence policy. Despite the potential of the country, its leaders are upper class so far failed to establish credible institutions and financing necessary to enable the people to rely on its own forces. Dependence on outside results in a deficit of sovereignty manifested acutely over the past ten years. This lack of sovereignty was further revealed at the last post-election crisis whose outcome has highlighted the role of the UN and France.
So despite its accession to political independence there is a nearly fifty years, Côte d’Ivoire remains a weak country, subject to the domination of strong countries. Côte d’Ivoire is therefore a neo-colonial country subjected to imperialist domination, especially that of French imperialism. The necessary future developments in Côte d’Ivoire on the path of his release require its release from the shackles of neo-colonial system. Countries rulers have no interest in a move towards more freedom for the Ivorian people. To hinder this development, they put in open political means, economic, cultural and military.
Of domestic political forces pose conscious or unconscious actions contributing to impair people’s struggle for emancipation. For twenty years, these interior reactionary political forces, based on their theory of the “Ivorite” have made every effort to keep the unity and diversity of the people of Côte d’Ivoire. For immediate electoral interests of certain high-bourgeois leaders, the opposite view to the necessary unity of the people of the components has been developed and propagated. Yet history shows that all people weak and dominated the world who have managed to fully self-determination took first steps as their awareness and unity. Chinese and Indochinese peoples have provided clear examples in the last century. Closer to home, the people of North Africa and the Middle East engaged in revolutionary processes are about to provide examples to inspire the revolutionaries of our country. For several years, due to the absurd thesis mentioned above, most political debate has focused on the knowledge which is true Ivorian and who is not. The real problems have been overlooked. It is hoped that the outcome of the latest clashes is the beginning of the end of this thesis harmful to that priority be given to the cohesion of the Ivorian people and the best interests of its struggle for emancipation.
For this, the revolutionary forces and patriotic interest in continuing their fight against the policies violate the people’s unity and national sovereignty. So the conditions are met to end the presence of demeaning the French armies of the 43rd BIMA and the Unicorn and the forces of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire. In line with our aspiration to sovereignty, the Ivorian territory will be freed from the presence of all foreign armed forces.
The real anti-imperialist and patriotic is looking for important objectives. In flights of nationalist and patriotic people often focus on the greatness of the Cote d’Ivoire and the Ivorian people. Or a great country or a great nation is the one who is among those who decide for themselves and for the whole of humanity. It is not possible to reach to take our country or our people on a pedestal as if it relies solely on others to solve their basic problems. Our ability to move in the right direction should lead us to believe that we are struck by a curse if, say, five years, France and the United Nations should organize new elections in Côte d’Ivoire. Any revolutionary energy deployed to snatch a multiparty system in 1990 will have been wasted in vain. It is true that this energy was gradually dissipated as the negative impact of power REIT to such an extent that it was insufficient to fully defend and independence of the popular will expressed at the ballot box November 28, 2010. If this energy was sufficient air strikes UN and French planes were not needed. These strikes have taken place and hastened the end of confrontation and unnecessary tragedy that took place. But now arises the question of legitimate pride that the people should get out of an act, an act intended to contribute to his release but was not entirely due to his creative genius, that the issue of pride is the issue of what should the Ivorian people to get in position to use to advantage and lasting achievements of the victory obtained under these conditions are not adequately controlled.
The thousands of dead, missing and injured not to mention the massive destruction of infrastructure and property of any kind are the testimony of the sacrifices made by the Ivorian people to get rid of power pro-imperialist and tyrannical Gbagbo. But the only downfall of Gbagbo does not solve the issue of development of Côte d’Ivoire, the slogan of “Ivorian revolution” which was punctuated by areas during the post-election struggles should not be abandoned. The people must pursue actions leading to better control the levers of emancipation that is sovereignty. In this perspective, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire invites the people to continue to “advance the revolution” to hasten the terms of the control of their destiny. Advancing the Revolution means so conduct battles on different fronts:
i) seek the repeal of the current constitution that created the war and replace it with a democratic constitution devoid of the ideological background of the Ivorian;
ii) deepening the freedoms of expression, assembly, organization and event;
iii) to effectively end impunity for criminals and political and economic to disgorge these criminals in this regard, the people must exercise extreme vigilance to ensure that the commission “dialogue-truth – reconciliation” announced by the government government’s emphasis on truth and justice as a prerequisite for any reconciliation between Ivorians and generally between the victims and their executioners;
iv) improving the living conditions of the people.
Abidjan, May 15, 2011.
The Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire