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Op-eds

VOC’s CEO Ken Pope co-writes with Brandy Shufutinsky of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values and Jennifer Richmond of the Institute for Liberal Values on the Chinese Communist Party’s connection to “progressive” groups in the United States to push CCP propaganda and anti-Semitism. They add more context to the People’s Forum activities and its role in institutionalizing Communist and Marxist propaganda in an op-ed with the American Spectator.

Communist Cuba underwent its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 15, 2023, at the UN Human Rights Council, a process Havana repeatedly subverted since 2009 by using front groups to drown out critical human rights reports by established human rights organizations.

The Chinese province of Xinjiang is synonymous with human rights abuses, mass incarceration, and forced labor. Western sanctions have come into force as a result. But the South China Morning Post reported on October 24 that Xinjiang’s foreign exports surged by a record 49% in… Read More

We remember Franklin Brito and the price of truth in Venezuela. Read more to learn about his historic fight for freedom.

VOC’s CEO, Ken Pope, writes in a joint op-ed with Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R) for The Washington Times on the importance of names and preserving the legacy of Oswaldo Payá by re-naming a certain street after the slain Cuban activist.

For VOC trustee Ambassador Aldona Woś, the story of the defense of Warsaw during the 1944 Warsaw uprising is not only a “national epic” but also a personal one, as her family fought in the rising.

VOC’s President, Amb. Andrew Bremberg writes with Michael Stumo for The Washington Times on the importance of prohibiting the federal retirement Thrift Savings Plan from benefitting Chinese companies through investment.

On the anniversary of Victory Day in North Korea, VOC’s Director of Academic Programs, Bob Williams, looks back on his deployment to South Korea and examines the brutal truth of the North Korean communist regime.

Accepting VOC’s 2023 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, Fr. Georgi Edelstein writes, “the Communist system has not changed in principle during the last 105 years. While temporary changes may occur…in essence it remains the same. To quote Lenin, ‘A blue devil is no different from a yellow one.’”

Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition Between the US and the CCP, delivered a video address at VOC’s 2023 Captive Nations Summit in which he argued that there can be no equivalency between freedom and communism—we are the good guys.