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Croatian party seeks to scrub Tito's name from square

A right-wing party in Croatia wants to strip the name of Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the capital Zagreb, calling the communist Yugoslav leader a dictator. "How is it possible in a democratic, independent Croatia that any...Show More Summary

Communist bastion clings on in Asterix-style legislative election

FRANCE 24 reports from the northern Parisian suburb of Stains, where Communist party member Marie-George Buffet is trying to hold out against a candidate from President Emmanuel Macron’s party.

China-backed bank boasts rising lending power

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. The brainchild of...Show More Summary

André Chassaigne: One of the last defenders of France’s 'dead’ Communist Party?

First-round results of the French legislative elections showed a crushing defeat for the French Communist Party (PCF). But in one tiny constituency in central France, the party’s candidate, André Chassaigne, had every reason to celebrate.

Quote of the Day

Reality shapes language, but language also shapes reality. We think by means of words. Our perceptions change as the words change, and our actions often follow. Back to the Communists. No one killed affluent peasants. The Party "liquidated kulaks." - Ian Tuttle

Chinese Censors Have New Target: Celebrity News

The closure of popular blogs devoted to the fashion and foibles of the famous points to heightened sensitivities ahead of a major Communist Party meeting.

Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial

Three executives of a Chinese investment firm linked to outspoken Communist Party critic Guo Wengui confessed to fraud on Friday, as the billionaire property tycoon lobs corruption allegations at high-level officials from abroad. Appearing...Show More Summary

The Real China Problem the World Is Ignoring

Mark Thomson Security, Asia The Chinese Communist Party exercises sovereignty over 1.4 billion people. In doing so, it suppresses free speech, regulates political activity and exercises a pervasive program of propaganda in education, the arts and the news media. Show More Summary

School curriculum whitewashes communism’s history

When the state Assembly passed Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s bill that would have repealed state provisions that make membership in the Communist Party a fireable offense for state employment, a firestorm of criticism ensued. The backlash forced Bonta to withdraw the bill, but any rejoicing should be tempered by the knowledge that California’s new curriculum guidelines […]

First signs of thaw

The Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party in February 1956 passed off entirely without incident. Speeches on the next five-year…

Keeping Faith With Tiananmen

It’s 28 years since the Tiananmen uprising, in which China’s people peacefully took away control of their huge capital from China’s ruling Communist party, and asked for liberty, democracy, justice. And it was 28 years ago today — on June 4, 1989 –that the Communist Party of China took back control, sending in the People’s […]

Manila 'fomally' axes latest peace round with communists

The Philippine government on Sunday formally called off the latest round of peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to resolve a dispute over a rebel order for fighters to step up attacks. "We are maintainingShow More Summary

China says former Shanghai prosecutor suspected of bribe-taking

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said on Thursday, and a lawsuit for suspected bribe-taking will be launched.

Xi Jinping is ‘putting the house in order.’ Or is China facing destabilizing changes?

Is the Communist Party of China (CCP) gearing up for major changes in the fall, when the 19th National Party Congress takes place? Behind closed doors, the Congress, held every five years, will elect members for the CCP Central Committee. This committee will then choose the general party secretary, as well as the Politburo and its […]

Taiwan's opposition Nationalists pick former VP Wu as party chief

last monthNews : The Newsroom

The Nationalists, also known as the Kuomintang (KMT), once governed all of China, but fled to Taiwan in 1949 after being defeated in a civil war with China's Communists. The KMT and Beijing have always recognised Taiwan as part of China, but the two disagree on who rules "one China".

It's 2017. Being a communist shouldn't be a barrier to public employment

A lifetime ago, when the U.S. was locked in a Cold War with the Soviet Union and fear of communist infiltrators ran rampant, California passed a law making anyone who belonged to the Communist Party ineligible to work for state government. Not just in sensitive positions, but even as groundskeepers...

Is Beijing Getting Scared of Homeschooled Confucian Activists?

The Communist Party's enthusiasm for private Confucian schools is cooling. It could be fearful of a moral system outside its control.

Jeremy Corbyn Hails the Communist Joining His Election Campaign

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Suddenly a radical ideologue dubbed the hard left’s Steve Bannon sits at the right hand of Britain’s Labour Party leader.

Jeremy Corbyn's new adviser has a plan to 'defeat' and takeover the media

Labour leader has brought in Stop the War Coalition chief Andrew Murray to help with his general election campaign. Murray is a former communist party member who believes in a "socialist" solution to the press. Murray called for theShow More Summary

A reminder: Anti-communist hysteria almost destroyed the University of California

A bill making its way through the California legislature to remove membership in the Communist Party as a disqualification for employment by the state—64 years after the rule was imposed—prompts us to revisit how anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s almost destroyed the University of California....

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