Russia's Supreme Court has accepted the government's request to designate Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious group, deeming it to be an extremist organisation.
The justice ministry argued that the group had distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against other groups. Their activities from now on will be criminalised.
The Socialist Party is a materialist organisation and has no time for superstitions but we do value democracy and free expression. Repression of religion does not deal with why people seek out solace in it. Only by removing the causes of misery can religion disappear.
Banish gods from the sky and capitalists from the earth. Neither god nor master.