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Communism: Political ideology and socioeconomic system advocating common ownership without classes, money or the state
Communism is a philosophical, social, political, economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society, namely a socioeconomic order structured upon the ideas of common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.

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Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban [Video]

Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban

The 1st of May traditionally means a day of protests for the protection of workers rights across the world. Usually loud demonstrations have been far quieter this year, with many staying home, but..

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With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find..
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U.N. experts urge lifting of Cuba embargo to save lives in coronavirus fight

United Nations human rights experts on Thursday urged the Trump administration to lift the U.S. financial and economic embargo on Cuba, saying it limited the Communist-ruled island's ability to fight..
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In Communist-run Cuba, the private sector helps the needy as coronavirus spreads

Upmarket restaurants are delivering free meals to the elderly, while a fashion firm donates face masks. A business consultancy calls on its clients to donate hygiene products and artisanal soap shops..
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Closed borders, no shops? Been there, done that, say east Europeans

Eastern Europeans with strong memories of authoritarian Communist rule have taken a "been there, done that" attitude to the restrictions on free movement and shortages of some basic goods caused by the..
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U.S. envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirus

The U.S. ambassador to London has said China had endangered the world by suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak thus allowing it to spread far beyond the Communist republic's borders.
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Cuban doctors head to Italy to battle coronavirus

Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected..
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'Keep calm and carry on': Cuba warns virus panic bad for immune system

In the face of global panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba's Communist government has urged calm, saying stress weakens the immune system, and has taken more time than its Caribbean neighbors to..
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Communist-run Cuba releases dissident artist after uproar

Cuba released dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara from jail overnight after dozens of prominent artists, including those traditionally supportive of the Communist government, as well as..
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Cuba puts leading dissident on trial, his supporters say

One of Communist-run Cuba's leading dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer, was due to go on trial on Wednesday on charges of abducting and assaulting a man, his supporters said, in a controversial case that..
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Cash-starved Cuban state sells used cars for dollars for first time

Cuba's cash-strapped government on Tuesday began selling used cars for dollars at a single Havana outlet, a first for the Communist-run state and a further step toward the dollarization of a segment of..
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Bernie Sanders's Comments on Fidel Castro Provoke Anger in Florida

Bernie Sanders told “60 Minutes” that it would be “unfair” to say “everything is bad” about Cuba’s Communist revolution.
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Spain's Melia says CEO banned from U.S. over hotels in Cuba

The Spanish hotel chain Melia said on Wednesday its chief executive officer had been banned from entering the United States over the company's operations in Cuba, marking an escalation of U.S...
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Congress, Communists, AAP want environment of violence in universities: Javadekar

Javadekar said that this is a deliberate attempt of creating unrest in universities and this is a conspiracy of some people, which needs to be exposed. "We condemn the violence in JNU. Congress,..
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Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough year

Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion offered some solace on Thursday to worshippers facing another year of relentless U.S. sanctions, government austerity measures and shortages on the..
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Taiwan president channels HK protests in appeal for votes: 'Don't believe the Communists'

Citing a letter from a young Hong Konger appealing for people "not to believe the Communists", Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday the island's democratic way of life was at risk from the..
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Romania marks 30th anniversary of revolt against Nicolae Ceausescu

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30 years on from the revolt against Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanians are remembering those who died during the nine-day uprising and posing questions about the legacy of the revolution...
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Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic ties

Cuba's Communist government is prepared if the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decides to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat..
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Cuba braced for United States to sever diplomatic relations: diplomat

Cuba's Communist government is braced for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat said on..
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Dissidents say Cuba put them under house arrest on Human Rights Day

Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on..
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Gorbachev: Russia and US must avoid 'hot war'

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Romania’s Timisoara, economic hub and cradle of the 1989 revolution

Our reporters returned to the city of Timisoara, the cradle of the Romanian revolution of December 1989 that overthrew the Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Although Romania remains the poorest..
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EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident

The European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana..
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30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets

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(CNN)For many Czechs, Sunday's anniversary of the Velvet Revolution will be a bittersweet moment. Nearly three decades after the collapse of the Communist regime, people will mark a dramatic moment in..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to nationalize BT's network was a "crazed Communist scheme".
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'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.
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Life in the Communist-ruled German Democratic Republic (GDR) was simpler and sometimes could be "almost comfortable in a certain way", Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the former East, told..
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Cannibal ants escape Soviet nuclear weapons bunker

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The bunker is hidden deep in the forests of Poland (Image: Wojciech Stephan) A colony of cannibal ants has escaped from a Soviet nuclear weapons base in Poland. In 2016, scientists found a community of..
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Albania: A legacy of dictatorship

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No regrets: East Germans recall attempts to escape Communist state

More than four decades after Carmen Rohrbach tried to swim her way out of then-Communist East Germany, she has no regrets, despite getting caught and being sent to prison.
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From the Archives, 1950: Police raid Communist offices across Australia

In 1950, Commonwealth police staged simultaneous raids on Communist offices across the country, seizing large stacks of documents, literature and books.
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Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist government

Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc..
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Russia's Medvedev Slams US for Cuba Embargo During Havana Trip

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Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds

Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
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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..
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