Communism

Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi
Erich Mielke Stasi
In Brief

Declassified tapes give insight into workings of the Stasi

Trove of classified recordings includes interrogations by communist secret police
16 Jul 2020
Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?
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In Depth

Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?

Wartime leader celebrated as a hero but espoused racist views in his lifetime
9 Jun 2020
How the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago
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How the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago

China flexes military muscles during anniversary celebrations
1 Oct 2019
Countries that are still socialist today
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Countries that are still socialist today

Debate over the pros and cons of the centuries-old economic system has seen its definition get lost in translation
21 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 2. Communism
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 2. Communism

How a radical new ideology revolutionised both politics and wider society
21 Jun 2019
German reunification: how the world reacted
German reunification
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German reunification: how the world reacted

This week marks the 28th anniversary of the formal dissolution of the German Democratic Republic
1 Oct 2018
What was Guatemala’s ‘Silent Genocide’?
Guatemalan civil war
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What was Guatemala’s ‘Silent Genocide’?

Former military general Jose Mauricio Rodriguez has been acquitted of mass murder of Mayans during 36-year civil war
27 Sep 2018

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Cuba to recognise private ownership
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Cuba to recognise private ownership

New constitution will open up the economy but maintain one-party system
18 Jul 2018
How Russia forgot its revolution
Russia and its leaders have a difficult relationship with Vladimir Lenin
In Brief

How Russia forgot its revolution

Centenary of October Revolution to pass without fanfare from Kremlin and majority of Russians
7 Nov 2017
PETE SEEGER: 'Conscience of America' dies
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PETE SEEGER: 'Conscience of America' dies

Much loved folk music icon and activist who wrote If I had a Hammer and Turn! Turn! Turn! dies aged 94
28 Jan 2014
Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the
Tiananmen Square myth
In Brief

Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the

By focusing on the student protests in Tiananmen Square Western liberals ignore the bigger tragedy perpetrated by the Communist Party of China
3 Jun 2009