Ukrainian Communists rally on anniversary of October Revolution, protest IMF cooperation


November 7, 2011

Kiev, Ukraine: Supporters of the Communist Party lay wreaths at statue of Lenin during a demonstration commemorating the 94th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Nov. 7, 2011. Photo: Communist Party of Ukraine

Communist Party supporters urged the Ukrainian authorities not to cooperate with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and reconsider the terms of the country’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Communist Party has ended its rally of protest on Independence Square in Kyiv, which was dedicated to the anniversary of the October Revolution.

The end of the rally, the communists adopted a resolution calling on Ukrainians to fight for the victory of socialism.

They also called for a fight against the “robbery of the Ukrainian people” by oligarchic clans, the nationalization of strategic companies, the introduction of a ban on the sale of agricultural land, and demanded that payments for utilities not account for more than 10% of the income of Ukrainian families.

The communists also demanded that Russian be given the status of a second official language in Ukraine and that the policy of the rehabilitation of collaborators with fascism and leaders of nationalist movements be stopped.

The rally participants also demanded that Ukraine join a common economic space of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

An Interfax-Ukraine reporter said that about 2,000 people participated in the rally on the central square of the Ukrainian capital.



About B.J. Murphy

I'm a young socialist and Transhumanist activist within the East Coast region, who writes for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), India Future Society, and Serious Wonder. I'm also the Social Media Manager for Serious Wonder, an Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, and a Co-Editor for Fight Back! News.

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