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Communism: Socialist political movement and ideology
In political and social sciences, communism is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.

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Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment

International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba's arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of..
Reuters - Published

EU stresses support for Cuba even as U.S. hikes sanctions

The European Union is committed to helping Cuba develop its economy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday during a three-day trip to Havana, even as the United States hikes..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Communism

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections [Video]Russian opposition activists picket for free elections

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday (August 17) to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline [Video]‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

A frontliner in Hong Kong's protests says he dreams of ‘bringing a revolution in our time.’ Young protesters like him are directly challenging China’s Communist rulers – and he says they could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:15Published

 

Amnesty International names five new political prisoners in Cuba

Amnesty International named five new prisoners of conscience in Cuba on Monday and said their detention underscored how the presidential handover last year from Raul Castro had not changed the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters march in show of 'peaceful' credentials as China takes hardline tone, issues warnings to 'terrorist-like' activities

Communist-ruled mainland China has taken an increasingly hardline tone towards the protesters
Firstpost - Published

Cuban government imposes price controls as it seeks to keep lid on inflation

Communist-run Cuba has imposed price controls on goods and services ranging from lemons and pork to haircuts and taxi fares in what it says is an effort to tame inflation as it increases state wages..
Reuters - Published

Cuba, battling economic crisis, imposes sweeping price controls

Communist-run Cuba on Tuesday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on F-16s deal

Bulgarian lawmakers overturned on Friday the presidential veto of a deal to purchase eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets from United States, clearing the way for Bulgaria's biggest military..
Reuters - Published

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the..
Reuters - Published

Cuba passes law to improve governance that keeps one-party system

Communist-run Cuba passed a new electoral law on Saturday that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister and provincial governors while retaining the one-party system.
Reuters - Published

Cuba legalizes independent movie-making

Cuba's Communist government on Thursday issued a decree legalizing the country's independent movie industry in a move that should facilitate production, although critics said it fails to resolve issues..
Reuters - Published

Czechs demand PM Babis quit in biggest protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
Reuters - Published

Czechs stage biggest anti-government protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
Reuters - Published

Former Cyprus president Christofias dies at 72

Former Cypriot president Demetris Christofias, the island's first Communist head of state, died on Friday, authorities said. He was 72.
Reuters - Published

Vietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve corpse of Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam has formed a special team of experts, including four Russian scientists, to help preserve the embalmed body of the Communist-ruled state's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, according to a written..
Reuters - Published

Cuba forces dissidents into exile, advocacy group says

Cuba's state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, a non-governmental human rights organization said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travelers

The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration tightens restrictions on Cuba travel

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba, saying the move aimed to further pressure the Communist government over its support for Venezuela's embattled..
Reuters - Published

Pope warns of divisive ideologies in homage to Communist-era martyrs

Pope Francis warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear or division in society on Sunday as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism.
Reuters - Published

Can Mimi Chakraborty do a Mamata of 1984 in Jadavpur?

The prestigious Jadavpur parliamentary constituency in West Bengal has never blessed a political party for a third consecutive term. Can the Trinamool Congress buck the trend? As this question was..
DNA - Published

Cuba, Canada foreign ministers meet in Havana on Venezuela crisis

Canada's foreign minister met with her Cuban counterpart in Havana on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Cuba's longtime ally Venezuela and other issues after the island's Communist government..
Reuters - Published

Cuban LGBT activists defy government, hold unprecedented indie pride parade

Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of..
Reuters - Published

Cuban LGBT activists plan alternate parade in defiance of government

Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia on Saturday despite several reporting they had received warnings not to attend and the Communist..
Reuters - Published

Cuba to ration more products due to economic crisis, U.S. sanctions

Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products, including adding some back to the ration card, due to shortages that it blamed partly on the..
Reuters - Published

Trump threatens 'full' embargo on Cuba over Venezuela security support

President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to impose a "full and complete embargo" and further sanctions on Cuba if its Communist leadership does not immediately end its military support for..
Reuters - Published

About 200 US companies seeking to move manufacturing base from China to India: USISPF

About 200 American companies are seeking to move their manufacturing base from China to India post the general elections, a top US-based advocacy group has said, observing that there is a fantastic..
IndiaTimes - Published

Canada says considering options after U.S. decision on Cuba

Canada is considering its options after a U.S. decision to lift a long-standing ban against ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s..
Reuters - Published

Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial

A blustering bureaucrat fills a form out with your personal details and hands you a badge declaring you an inspector qualified to police Communist-run Cuba's cultural sector under a controversial new..
Reuters - Published

In major shift, Trump to allow lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

The Trump administration will allow lawsuits in U.S. courts for the first time against foreign companies that use properties Communist-ruled Cuba confiscated since Fidel Castro's revolution six decades..
Reuters - Published

Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the Trump administration on Saturday of dragging relations with the United States to their worst level in decades and called on Cubans to strengthen the..
Reuters - Published

Romania indicts ex-president Iliescu for 1989 revolution killings

Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu was officially charged with crimes against humanity by the country's top prosecutor on Monday as it finalised an inquiry into the chaotic and bloody anti-Communist..
Reuters - Published

U.S. targets Cuba's oil supply from Venezuela in new sanctions

The United States on Friday targeted oil shipments from Venezuela to Cuba in its latest round of sanctions to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro, aiming to choke off a crucial supply..
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles meets Cuban president on historic trip to Havana

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday during the first official British royal visit to the Caribbean island, even as Britain's top ally, the United..
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles becomes first British royal to visit Cuba

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed in Havana on Sunday for the first official trip by the British royal family to Communist-run Cuba even as Britain's top ally the United States seeks to..
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles heads to Cuba despite U.S. crackdown

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Cuba on Sunday as part of a Caribbean tour, the first British royals to visit the Communist-run nation even as ally the United States seeks to isolate the..
Reuters - Published

Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Communist-run Cuba

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour on Sunday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Communist-run Cuba, even as the island faces rising hostility..
Reuters - Published

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