A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Thousands of Yemenis gathered Monday in the southern city of Daleh demanding the secession of the formerly independent south which was merged with North Yemen in 1990, witnesses said.
The demonstrators, who are supporters of the separatist Southern Movement, gathered at a stadium to pay tribute to those killed in clashes with authorities since the movement was launched in 2007, witnesses said.
Yemen’s main southern opposition leader, Hassan Baoum, who was released from jail last year took part in the rally amid cheers from the participants who waved his pictures alongside those of former vice-president Ali Salem al-Baid.
The protesters also carried the flags of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, the formerly independent socialist state in the country’s south.
“No unity, no federation. Out out colonialism,” the crowds chanted, apparently referring to northerners, particularly businessmen who settled in the south after the 1994 failed secession attempt.
“We assure you that we are with the south and will continue with the struggle to regain it,” Baoum told the crowds. “This is a revolution until victory.”
Southern separatist movements will hold on September 30 the General Southern Movement Conference aimed at unifying the coalition’s ranks.