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Let Freedom Ring Rally

#ChinaRightsNow Rally in DC On September 25, 2015, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation joined hundreds of protesters at a rally in front of the White House today calling on the Obama administration to press the Peoples’ Republic of China and its ruling Communist Party, to respect human rights in China while President Xi Jinping was visiting Washington. “It’s not […]

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The flag rose over Cuba’s embassy in Washington

Give Castro’s embassy in Washington the address it deserves

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post on August 24, 2015. Give Castro’s embassy in Washington the address it deserves Rename 16th Street for a dissident who died under mysterious circumstances. Raising the flag at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Aug. 14 was a historically symbolic act, but equally symbolic were the absence of […]

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WATCH: VOC Releases New Witness Video

Anti-Communist Group To Release “Witness Project”  Documenting Communism’s Crimes Against Humanity As Cuba, North Korea, and China are Ascendant, Organization Remains Determined to Remember Communism’s Human Costs   Washington D.C. – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation today announced The Witness Project, a year-long initiative to catalog stories from around the world of some of […]

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VOC Statement on US-Cuba Relations

December 18, 2014 DECISION TO RECOGNIZE CUBAN GOVERNMENT WITHOUT ASSURANCE OF REFORM WRONGHEADED Washington D.C. – Executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Marion Smith today released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s plan to begin efforts to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba: “For decades both Republican and […]

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The Berlin Wall Fell, but Communism Didn’t

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal The Berlin Wall Fell, but Communism Didn’t From North Korea to Cuba, millions still live under tyrannous regimes. As the world marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, we should also remember the many dozens of people who died […]

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Remarks of Myroslav Marynovych from June 11

(These remarks were originally delivered at a private reception in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2014) Reflections on Communist Crime and Punishment in the Light of the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity Distingushed Guests, First of all let me thank once again, in your presence, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for awarding me the Truman–Reagan […]

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Ghosts of Tiananmen

This article originally appeared in the Weekly Standard on June 4, 2014. Twenty-five years have passed since a lone man stood in front of Chinese tanks and dared to defy Beijing’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. His bold challenge to the Chinese Communist Party was one of history’s most profound reminders of the insatiable human desire to live free […]

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June 11 Recap

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Marks 20th Anniversary Momentous day of events highlights Foundation’s mission, award for human rights advocates, bipartisan support for remembering 100 million victims of Communist regimes   WASHINGTON D.C. – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) yesterday hosted a day of commemorative and celebratory events. The Foundation celebrates its 20th year, […]

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Thomas Piketty And The Coming Marxist Moment

When a book that offers intentional homage to Karl Marx’s Das Kapital becomes the bestselling nonfiction book in America, it says something about how far we’ve come from the anti-Communist mentality once shared by Democrats, Republicans and all of our nation’s political elites, if not all of our intellectual elites. Unthinkable as it might have […]

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