18/06/2015 by socialistfight
This is a shocking grovel to a far rightist regime in hock to the USA and propped up by outright fascist forces:
“Want to send supporters of Nazism, and pseudo-“communism” to the dustbin of history? We welcome Ukraine’s desire to break with the totalitarian past. But we urge to do it with clean hands and in accordance with democratic standards.
How do you think they will impact on the activities of the Ukrainian left?
I hope that the current situation will not hinder, but rather helps the left organizations of Ukraine. First, this law will clear the field from such a game changer, as the Communist Party of Ukraine, which only imitated left-wing ideas, not giving a chance to for the development of genuine left parties. Secondly, in the eyes of the active part of society, the persecution of someone just gives to him sympathy. The same fate may await and Ukrainian leftists, whose popularity may increase.”
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed four laws, including “On the condemnation of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of advocacy of their symbolism.” They have not yet been implemented and sent for further “analysis”. Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has spoke with different activists on the these laws which have gained widespread publicty.
Igor Dmitriyev is a leading member of the organisation “Left Socialist Action”, who have created in Kyiv the Free School of Resistance.
- Why do you think these laws have been introduced?
I support the condemnation of these regimes. But we recommend to suspend this law and send it back for revision. The state system that was established on the territory of the USSR was not in fact “Communist”. It is discredited in the eyes of many millions of people the concept of “socialism”, “communism”, “the left message.”
But I am against any…
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