Representatives of the new generation of Ukrainians stand on the side of the left movement
Sept. 16: The left movement has one unique trait. If it is destroyed as something whole, and even if all the carriers of the left idea are destroyed, it sprouts again in the most unexpected moments and is reborn from absolute emptiness. Because it is impossible to destroy the human desire for justice, equality, brotherhood. And you can\’t prevent people from fighting for a better future.
The ruling class controls public consciousness through the oligarchic media. They force people to fight against their own interests, and this has allowed a number of anti-social reforms to be carried out — to roll back benefits, raise tariffs, destroy the healthcare system, and virtually eliminate affordable and free education. The media will always tell you that the capitalists are your friends, and will designate ordinary people with a different nationality, language or views as your enemies.
But in Ukrainian society there is a growing demand for truth and social protest. Progressive forces are emerging to support the striking workers. It is especially encouraging to see among them representatives of a new generation of Ukrainians who grew up in the gloom of reaction, in isolation, under the influence of nationalist propaganda. However, they take the side of the left movement, realizing that this is the only path that can lead Ukraine out of its impasse.
They intend to work together to resist neoliberal reforms and the total dictates of capitalists who exploit the Ukrainian people with the support of neoliberal officials and international credit funds.
In Ukraine, local elections are approaching, which dominate the media along with the topic of the coronavirus. Citizens will be preoccupied with “important” choices, casting their vote for corrupt and deceitful politicians. Lіvitsa decided to emphasize the absurdity of this situation and handed red cards to bourgeois politicians — as a symbol of the fact that they will be removed from the country’s political field.
The left brought red cards to the mayor\’s campaign event, where they were attacked by his guards and hired security forces. Despite this, Livitsa assesses what happened as a success. The action reminded everyone of what this official represents, who pours oil into the ears of each new government, but is not ready to listen to his citizens. The illegal actions of the mayor\’s mercenaries, as well as the police, who did not protect people from the \”titushki\” who attacked them, were seen by hundreds of townspeople. And the red card was still handed to the representatives of Filatov\’s team, who completely focused on the PR of their boss, ignoring the problems of the city.
Translated by Greg Butterfield