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U.S.-Cuba Democracy Young Leaders Group with David Talbot

Young Cuban Leaders Visit VOC Memorial

On September 16, 2015 a group of talented students and young professionals of the U.S. Cuba Democracy PAC visited the VOC Memorial and discussed avenues of engagement to ensure that democratic values and human rights are a cornerstone of U.S.-Cuba policy. David Talbot, Assistant Director of Development of VOC briefed the group about ways in which VOC seeks […]

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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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VOC Announces 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2015 CUBAN AND RUSSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO RECEIVE 2015 TRUMAN-REAGAN MEDAL OF FREEDOM Recipients Urge World to Remember Victims of Communist Regimes Washington, D.C. — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom: Cuban human rights activist Guillermo Fariñas Hernández […]

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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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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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