What’s the “Democratic Axe”?
"Democratic Axe" is the global movement of Ukrainians with right liberal views. And the political party that represent this movement in Ukraine.
Our ideology is right liberal - or classical liberal, if you prefer this term. That means, minimum of economic restrictions, maximum of freedoms for citizens. Less of bureaucrats which pose to be a personification of Motherland, more rights for every one of us to become a part of a country itself.
We do not promise that once we take charge we will turn Ukraine into a superpower, will take money from the rich and give a little bit to everyone. Because this would be a lie, no politician would do this.
Instead we offer a simplified taxes, market-driven reforms in economic, more freedoms and rights to think for yourself who to be and how to look. Well, basically, everything that civilized countries already have, for quite a time. We want to build a strong state, which would direct financing into army and reforming of crucial sectors, and not into support of loss-making state enterprises and armies of ineffective bureaucrats. We don’t do populism, because there are plenty of those who do already. We do not try to invent the bicycle, but we want to follow the road Ukraine should follow for 28 years.
You can read our full program here.
How are we financed?
We are financed by our supporters. And this is another reason why we are a true, not a someone's business project which will soon fade. Oligarchs create political powers to protect their own businesses, and if something goes wrong, they just get rid of those parties. On contrary, we will only be washed away if more than 2000 of our supporters will lose their trust in us — 2000 of donors which invest 50, 100, 200 UAH every month into us. And we are ready to answer for every single penny you donated, in a transparent and detailed way. Which is what we do in our monthly financial reports. As we understand that without the transparent financing we will never be able to gain your trust.
Are there any local branches of “Democratic Axe”?
Once we were not stopped neither by snow nor by rain nor by heat nor by Ukrainian bureaucracy in the process of registration of our party (which is a fascinating tale by itself), we started to found a local branches all over Ukraine. Our branches function in Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Odessa, Chernivtsi, Kramatorsk. That’s backer’s dozen for now, and more to follow soon.
We dislike serious faces and pathetic speeches. Instead, we value humor, trolling and art of provocation. That helps us to not spoil a character and attracts enough attention without spending on billboards. We are making a spectacle on the outside, not inside, as many others do. And this is but a part of our job. Performances are merely one of the methods to influence the political and economic situation in the country.
Our YouTube Channel (in Ukrainian)
Our Telegram Channel (in Ukrainian)