The presidential proclamations commemorating National Captive Nations Week—the third week of every July–are a revealing reflection of U.S. foreign policy over the past 50 years and America’s sometimes hard, sometimes soft attitude toward those who suppress the basic human rights of peoples and nations.
On the Occasion of Rally In Support Of Liu Xiaobo
Washington, D.C. December 10, 2010
Dear Dr. Edwards, Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation,
I write this letter on the occasion of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to
Liu Xiaobo and the demonstration you are holding on his behalf in Washington
Less than a month ago, we saw the release of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She had
spent most of past 21 years under house arrest. She was awarded the Nobel Peace
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation strongly condemns the persecutions of the Con Dau parishioners by the Vietnamese communist regime, which resulted in the death of Nam Nguyen from the beatings that he received at the hands of the police on July 1st, 2010.
This latest incident is part of the intensified repression of the Con Dau Parish since early this year. The local authorities announced their plan to relocate the residents of this 135 year old Parish, as well as its cemetery, to build a tourist resort.
Washington, D.C. – The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Victims of Communism Memorial with a wreath laying ceremony on Thursday, June 10th, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place on Capitol Hill at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. and New Jersey, N.W.
At least 12 foreign embassies plus nearly 20 ethnic organizations will lay wreaths in honor of the more than 100 million victims of communism.
A specter is haunting the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia—
a $50,000 bust of the Soviet dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin.
Clearly, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation knows it made a monumental mistake by including Stalin in its Memorial. It tried to justify its action by adding a plaque citing the tyrant’s “tens of millions of victims” and then to minimize it by privately installing the bust five days before the formal dedication of the D-Day Memorial on June 6.
Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe and even in the former Soviet Union itself. The world is closer than ever before to a consensus on the evils of communism and Stalin's primary role in the worst crimes of the last century. And yet a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial, to be dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6.
From Reporters Sans Frontiers
The Propaganda Department marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3d in its own way by restricting the Chinese media’s coverage of the Shanghai World Expo, the spate of attacks on schools, the risk of a real estate bubble, Kim Jong-il’s visit to China and the political situation in Taiwan. Reporters Without Borders obtained a transcript of the directives sent to the Chinese media.
By Sol Sanders from The Washington Times
America's more than 1.5 million Vietnamese-Americans this week will mourn the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the Republic of [South] Vietnam.
By Michael Szporer
The April 10, 2010 list of the Katyn plane dead included Anna Walyntynowicz over whose firing the 1980 Solidarity strike in the Gdańsk shipyard began, as a birthday present...
Anna Walentynowicz did nothing less than "gave birth" to independent Poland. If "the Great October Revolution of 1917," really, a relatively speaking,small coup, had its mythic mother--Maxim Gorky's that inspired Pudovkin,Brecht and scores of others around the world--the 1980 Solidarity Strike [referred to ironically as "Great August"] had Anna Walentynowicz.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation extends its deepest condolences to the Polish people and the families of President Lech Kaczynski, First Lady Maria Kaczynski, Anna Walentynowicz and those traveling with them to memorialize the victims of the Katyn Massacre.
President Lech Kaczynski was a friend of liberty that played an important role in the Solidarity movement that threw off communism’s yoke more than 20 years ago. His steadfast efforts to promote freedom and remember the legacy of communism are underscored by his tragic visit to Katyn.