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Tag: Communism
  • Young Americans for Liberty at Mississippi State partners hosts Lily Tang Williams

    Young Americans for Liberty at Mississippi State University is proud to have partnered with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in hosting Lily Tang Williams on campus. We were able to use the recruitment materials to clipboard for the event, and we had great reception from students. The event itself was a blast and a …

  • The Belmont Update

    We’ve had a crazy few weeks here at Belmont University.  In September we had our first meeting of the year and on October 2nd we packed out a room with nearly one hundred people to hear John Tures speak about the victims of communism worldwide.  We have a lot planned for our future including more …

  • Les Misérables, the Berkeley Riots, and College Activism Today

     Anyone who hasn’t seen the musical film Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe is highly encouraged to do so.  Even if one isn’t a fan of musicals, this particular story offers a plethora of historical gems and political insights to the audience.  My focus in this message is the film’s stylized portrayal of …

  • What do Tetris and Communism have in common? Everything. Kind of.

    I recently stumbled across one of the greatest pieces of creative genius on YouTube that I’ve ever seen. Ever. The British Artists Dan Woods and Donald Newholm, “Pig With The Face of a Boy” are collectively known as “the world’s best neo-post-post-music hall anti-folk band.” And by George, they are.  These men are the geniuses behind A …

  • Cyber Wars Becoming a Reality?

    China is a little worried  about average citizens having full access to the interwebs:  With cyber security through the roof, the Chinese have extremely limited access to the internet.  Apparently the US government has decided that this is a problem which is ours to fix. Our government, according to the New York Times, has already …

  • North Korean Camps

    Coming across this mini-documentary made me realize that  my idea of the brutality of the communist regime in North Korea was very inadequate.  It  covers just a few of the many terrible stories that are a part of daily life in  North Korea — stories of people eating rats( or whatever creature they can find …

  • If she thinks this is bad…

    Sneha Thakur from the independent newspaper of Washington University, StudentLife, seems to be very taken back by the WU-YAL chapter’s display of a Soviet gulag on campus.  Apparently, millions of people dying from communism wasn’t outrageous enough for a group of kids to demonstrate the ideology which made the gulags possible. Read the article here. …

  • UCI YAL chapter on fall of the Berlin Wall

    President of Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of California- Irvine, Anthony Burke, posted his speech he gave at UCI on November 9th to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall. Anthony eloquently discussed the connection between the politics of liberty and the upholding of human rights: it should be clear that the ideas of any collectivist …

  • Commemorating the fall of the wall at Rutgers

    This past Monday, the Rutgers Young Americans for Liberty commemorated the fall of the Berlin Wall by erecting their own symbolic wall on campus. Rutgers YAL member Aaron Williams and myself spent our Sunday constructing a 10 foot high wall which we put up on College Ave. early the next morning in a high traffic …

  • Why We Don’t Want the Wall Rebuilt

    This weekend I was fortunate to attend the Students for Liberty Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The weekend’s conference was a wonderful day filled with discussion, philosophy, and activism to inspire and motivate those who already accept and promote liberty. It also drew some who were on the fence toward liberty. The conference concluded …