Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov announced the dissolution of the Ukrainian Communist Party faction in the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) on July 25, 2014. According to a Voice of America report, the speaker called it a “historic event.” He also hoped for the communist party faction to disappear in the parliament for good.
Members of Parliament stood up and cheered before he finished his speech.
Ukrainian media reported that the Justice Ministry had asked Kiev’s District Administrative Court to ban the Communist Party.
Voice of America reported that Ukraine Parliament Member Bondarchuk said that banning the communism ideology was necessary, because it was against humanity and had caused unprecedented harm to the people of Ukraine.
In Ottawa Canada, at a fundraiser for constructing a permanent memorial to victims of communism on May 31st 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said, “During the 20th century, communism’s poisonous ideology and ruthless practices slowly bled into countries around the world, on almost every continent. The result was catastrophic. More than 100 million souls were lost — an almost incomprehensible number.”
“Evil comes in many forms and seems to reinvent itself time and again. But whatever it calls itself — Nazism, Marxist-Leninism, today, terrorism — they all have one thing in common: the destruction, the end of human liberty,” he added.
In China, where the communist party and its ideology are still rampant, more and more people are seeing through the many forms of evil.
The “Tuidang (quit-the-party) movement,” a social phenomenon in which more than 170 million Chinese have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Yi Rong, President of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP, said at a July rally:
“The Tuidang movement is a peaceful, personal awakening to the fact that the Communist Party is holding the Chinese people back from having a better future. We believe that as this Tuidang movement grows ever larger, the CCP will diminish and disappear.”