Victims of Communism Memorial
The Victims of Communism Memorial is a memorial to those who were victimized by Communism since the establishment of that ideology. It was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 12, 2007. The dedication ceremony featured the unveiling of the "Goddess of Democracy," a bronze replica of the statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China in the spring of 1989. Many world leaders have already visited the memorial site to pay their respects and lay commemorative wreaths. The Memorial is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, NW on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a non-profit educational group dedicated to informing the public about the deaths and damage caused by Communism over time, was named after the memorial.
CCP global pandemic
In April 2020, the Foundation announced it would be adding the worldwide death toll from the CCP coronavirus to its accounting of deaths caused by communism. In a statement the Foundation announced:
The denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life—both within and outside of China’s borders—is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of the virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable.
If the Chinese Communist Party had taken early steps to warn the world instead of covering up its spread, and if the WHO had simply questioned or cautioned against China’s assertions, the harm would have been significantly reduced. Instead, the PRC’s actions and WHO’s inaction precipitated a pandemic, leading to a global economic crisis and a growing loss of human life.As a matter of justice, and to prevent future pandemics, the PRC must be held accountable through demands for economic reparations and other sanctions pertaining to human rights. China should also be suspended from full membership in the WHO and the WHO, which U.S. taxpayers fund annually, must be subject to immediate investigation and reform. Media organizations reporting on the claims of China and WHO regarding the pandemic without scrutiny or context must be cautioned against misleading the public.
- A New Mission for American Cold War Veterans: Educating Youth About Communism, by Xiaoxu Sean Lin of The Epoch Times, June 26, 2019.