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Ukraine’s Government Collapses After Banning Communist Party (VIDEO) AUTHOR: NATHANIEL DOWNES

Ukraine’s Government Collapses After Banning Communist Party (VIDEO)

AUTHOR AUGUST 25, 2014 5:55 PM

Photo CC by ВО Свобода

Today, the President of the Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made a surprise announcement, disbanding the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, on order to make way to a fresh wave of elections in October. This move comes in the heels of an effective ban on left-wing parties in the Ukraine, including ousting the Communist Party from government and arresting its leadership – aMcCarthy-like move for silencing the opposition.

By eliminating left-wing opposition, it became the time to strike for the fascist Svoboda Party. Almost immediately after the removal of the 32 Communist members of the Verkhovna Rada, the UDAR and Svoboda parties quit the government coalition in unison, making the national election a foregone conclusion. Now, Svoboda is widely expected to gain position within the new government, with its primary opposition now banned and the now firm control over the broadcast networks. Of course there are several months between now and October, and the Russians have already invaded the Ukraine.

Ukrainian politics have often times been a full contact sport, with brawls common on the floor of government as you can see here.

With the collapse of the government, and the elimination of left-wing ideologies from even participating in politics, the government of the Ukraine is going to be even further to the right, even further fascist, and that is not a good thing for the rest of the world. With the continuing escalation and annexation of Ukrainian territory, this new government may be too little, too late, to save the nation. This blatant attempt for hard-right and third-way parties to eliminate all contrary voices will further undermine confidence in the government coalition which forms, and drive the Ukrainian people in to the waiting arms of the Russians.

Are we witnessing the implosion of the Ukraine in the naked power grab by the hard-right? Or is this the harbinger of something far, far worse – a new fascist phoenix rising from the ashes of the once-Soviet nation?

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