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VOC is honored that the state of Wisconsin passed a joint resolution to mark November 7 as the victims of communism day.

New research by Dr. Adrian Zenz, senior fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, reveals how Beijing is expanding its system of forced labor in Xinjiang while hiding it behind poverty alleviation programs. The findings are detailed in a… Read More

Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and 27 of her colleagues reintroduced the Crucial Communism Teaching (CCT) Act (H.R. 5349) in the 118th Congress.

VOC awarded the 2023 Dissident Human Rights Award to Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian pro-democracy activist, historian, journalist, and television host for his lifelong advocacy for democracy and human rights in Russia, no matter the cost.

VOC awarded its highest honor, the Truman-Reagan
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation awarded its highest honor, the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, to Father Georgi Edelstein, a Russian Orthodox priest and dissident for his lifelong commitment to freedom and democracy as well as his opposition to communism and tyranny.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is proud to present our Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to Bhuchung K. Tsering, a Tibetan American writer, diplomat, and activist. In 1960, Tsering fled his homeland in the wake of the Chinese Communist invasion and has since… Read More

In a groundbreaking report, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation partnered with Prisoners Defenders and the Czech Transition Promotion Program to expose the Cuban regime’s brutal system of torture targeting democracy activists and political prisoners. The report, Torture in Cuba, is the most comprehensive examination… Read More

The Journal of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, an international, peer-reviewed scholarly publication, has released a groundbreaking report by VOC’s lead China expert, Dr. Adrian Zenz. The paper, Coercive Labor in the Cotton Harvest in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Uzbekistan: A Comparative… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC)’s CEO, Ken Pope, 
along with the VOC Board of Trustees, and VOC’s allies in the State of Georgia, praised the Georgia Legislature for its passage of this important legislation commemorating the victims of communism.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) commends the near unanimous passage by the US House of Representatives on Monday of new bipartisan legislation addressing organ trafficking led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA). In a stunning 412-2 vote, the House has put on notice regimes that allow state-sponsored organ trafficking that the United States will not tolerate these atrocious human rights abuses supported by communist countries.