Prime Minister of Poland Announces $10M Gift for Victims of Communism Museum

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the Republic of Poland’s $10 million gift to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s project to build a museum in Washington DC. Prime Minister Morawiecki made the announcement by video message to hundreds gathered in Washington DC’s Union Station at the Foundation’s Triumph of Liberty gala dinner.

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VOC Releases Third Annual Report On Generational Attitudes Toward Socialism in America

The Third Annual Report on US Attitudes Toward Socialism has confirmed a trend evident in the previous two reports: the American public lacks a serious understanding and education regarding socialism and communism.

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Human Rights Organizations To Pompeo: Stand Up For Xinjiang

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, together with 33 other NGOs and human rights organizations, has today sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging them to impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.

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VOC Commemorates Black Ribbon Day

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is proud to announce the acquisition of the archives of the Black Ribbon Day Committee, the Canadian civic organization that successfully advocated for the official establishment in 2009 of Black Ribbon Day as a “National Day of Remembrance” in Canada.

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VOC Awards Medal To Cuban Freedom Fighter Oswaldo Payá

On June 8th, sixteen embassies and representatives from sixty-one ethnic and human rights organizations joined over one hundred participants for the 11th Annual Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom & Roll Call of Nations Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Victims of Communism Memorial on Capitol Hill, which this year honored slain Cuban dissident and democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá.

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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Announces Polish Studies Program

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our Polish Studies Program in partnership with the Polish National Foundation. The Program will support two ten-month residential research fellowships and related publications and events, as well as the convening of a Polish Studies Conference in Washington, DC. Topics of research will include the history of communism and anticommunism in Poland, post-communist transition, and the legacy of communism in the region.

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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Announces Baltic Studies Program

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our Baltic Studies Program. The Program will engage leading experts—from economists to historians, from diplomats to journalists, from administration officials to lawmakers—in a discussion of the history of communism and anti-communism in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; strategies for post-communist transition and democratic consolidation; and the character and importance of Baltic-American relations.

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VOC Caucus Congressional Letter to European Commission President Jean–Claude Juncker

Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Victims of Communism Caucus, wrote to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday, urging him not to appear or speak at the May 5th unveiling event of the statue of Karl Marx which the People’s Republic of China has gifted to Marx's hometown, the city of Trier, Germany.

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Socialism Is Slavery

When the International Socialist Conference declared May 1 International Worker’s Day in 1898, it advocated for child labor laws, improvements in pay and safety regulations, and for the rights of workers to form independent organizations to advocate on their behalf. But by embracing Karl Marx’s theories of human nature and violent action, the early Socialists undermined their own aspirations.

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Victims of Communism Highlight Cuba’s Free Future at Lima Summit

Leading up to the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and Cuba Decide hosted an event to focus Summit delegates and civil society attendees attention on the urgent possibility for freedom in Cuba. The event was held in cooperation with Freedom House and the Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC) and featured the newest episode of VOC’s Witness Project: a nine-minute mini-documentary about the life and death of Cuban civic leader Oswaldo Payá told by his daughter Rosa Maria Payá.

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