Posts in Communism
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 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 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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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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