Murderous May Day Memories
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Murderous May Day
As statists around the Western world commence
their annual May Day eulogies, Libertarianz Leader Peter
Cresswell suggests they reflect instead on the true legacy
of their chosen ideology:
20 million dead in the Soviet
Union from 1917-1991 Includes 5 million from a famine caused
by collectivisation in 1922; 200,000 executions from
1918-1922 alone; 4 million from Ukrainian famine of
1930-1932 caused by purge of Kulaks.
Cuba - 1750 political
prisoners today including one prison labour camp for
children under 10. Estimated 18,000 executed since Castro
came to power in 1959.
Cambodia - at least 1.5 million
murdered, starved, left to die 1975-1978 - 1 in 5 of the
population - under the communist Khmer Rouge.
- 1.5 million died in concentration camps since 1947; regime
still holds 250,000 people in camps, including hard labour
camps for children of political prisoners. 500,000 died in
famines since 1993 while government spent over $100 million
on a lavish mausoleum for Kim Il Sung, and developed long
range ballistic missiles.
Eastern Europe - 1 million died
in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania,
Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania between 1945-1991 as a
result of communist executions and persecution.
1948 Communists abducted 28 000 children and took them to
Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia to raise as "new socialist
At least 46 million dead in China since 1949.
By execution; death during imprisonment for crimes against
the state; famines caused by great leap forward; and
communist policies. Still over 100,000 political prisoners
in China today!
Communist China in Tibet killed at least
800 000 since 1953, 15% of the ethnic Tibetan population (by
execution, and as a result of starvation).
For more information contact: Peter
Cresswell Leader, Libertarianz Party (025) 861 927
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