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Kiev rally demands: ‘No ban on Communist Party of Ukraine!’

On February 11, 2016, outside the Kiev Administrative Court of Appeals, a rally was held in support of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) and against political repression of dissidents, particularly the Communists.

Protesters held posters with slogans: “No ban on the Communist Party!“, “Fight poverty, not Communists!” and “The real opposition is the Communist Party!”

Protesters demanded an end to the persecution of the Communist Party, and cancellation of the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kiev on termination of its activities.

Today a regular session of the Kiev Administrative Court of Appeals was held on the Communist Party’s appeal against the Ministry of Justice.

The judicial panel reviewed and upheld the recusal of one judge, announced at the previous court session. After that, the session was adjourned for two weeks.

In the previous session, the Kiev Administrative Court of Appeals adjourned consideration of the Communist Party’s appeal against the District Administrative Court decision to terminate its activities. The reason for the break was the rejection of one of the judges sitting on the panel.

On December 16, 2015, the Kiev District Administrative Court ruled in favor of the claim of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to terminate the activities of the Communist Party. The reason given for the ban was the alleged discrepancy between the party and the so-called law of "de-communization.”

The Communist Party considers the court’s decision unlawful and groundless, adopted in violation of the rules of substantive and procedural law, and, consequently, subject to repeal by the Court of Appeals in its entirety.

The Venice Commission and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE / ODIHR) concluded that the Ukrainian law “On the condemnation of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes and ban on their symbols,” No. 317-VIII, does not comply with three principles: legality, legitimacy and the requirements of a democratic society.

Photographer Vladimir Sokolaev

Manifesto “ТРИВА”

Group “ТРИВА” - a photographer Vladimir Vorobiev, Vladimir Szokolay and Alexander Trofimov, who worked in the 70-80s in the Kuznetsk Metallurgical Combine (KMK), Russia, the Soviet Union. “ТРИВА” members did not leave with the cameras and outside the factory, and the working day. The photographs everyday scenes on the streets of Novokuznetsk 80s. The principles on which to take pictures Trivia - abandonment of retouching and cropping the footage. But most importantly - a complete rejection of staged shots. Everything that happens in the scene, is really going on; man with the camera never tells the heroes, how to make it photogenic, and does not ask them to repeat the missed time. The principle of non-intervention was quite atypical for the official Soviet photography.

On the strong recommendation of the Kemerovo regional committee of the Communist Party, the registration of “ТРИВА” has been canceled. Under pressure from the KGB most of the files had to be destroyed. Officially, the group “ТРИВА” lasted less than a year - from April to the end of January - but has left its mark in the history of photography. Dogme 95 was later.

But that’s another story

anonymous asked:

Hi Donnie. I've been wondering about something lately. A few weeks ago my social studies teacher showed us the communist flag, which has a golden sickle and hammer. I remembered Rocksteady having a golden sickle and hammer as weapons. Is this a coincidence or is he symbolizing communism? He doesn't seem like a communist. What are your thoughts on this?

How is a communist supposed to seem?

Russia was Communist until 1993. It is now a republic. There is still a communist party. It is very likely that he is part of the communist party. This would not be coincidence as considering how old he is, he would have lived when Russia was part of the USSR. 

Current countries that are communist now? China, Vietnam, North Korea, Laos, and Cuba.

Stop sending people to kill me! We’ve already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle…If you don’t stop sending killers, I’ll send a very fast working one to Moscow, and I certainly won’t have to send a second.
—  Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito, in a letter to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, 1948
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Despite being on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list, Angela Davis shook up the public’s discussion of civil rights by questioning the roles of capitalism, misogyny, and racism in America. After leading the Communist party (which scared Ronald Reagan to resquest that she be barred from teaching), she became a professor at several universities and taught ethnic studies, feminist studies, and the history of consciousness. 

Angela (2014), gouache on fabriano paper