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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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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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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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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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North Korea Under Communism 1948-2014

By Suzanne Scholte Introduction Viewing a satellite photo of the Korean peninsula at night, one can see what communism has meant for the people of North Korea.  There is a wide dark black band between the border of China and Russia and the border of South Korea suggesting perhaps a body of water or an […]

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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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Ukrainian champions of liberty receive 2014 Truman-Reagan Medals of Freedom

Washington, D.C. — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation today named two leading Ukrainian human rights activists as the 2014 recipients of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom: Mustafa Dzhemilev and Myroslav Marynovych. A heroic example of bravery throughout his life, Mustafa Dzhemilev spent decades defending the political rights of Crimean Tatars from Soviet aggression. A […]

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