Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
The VOC has established Studies and Program Centers "to promote original academic research on historical and contemporary questions", giving people with the preferred views the finances and work space they need.
These experts then go into a self-referencing eco-system. The experts attend one another's conferences and seminars, serve on the editorial advisory boards of one another's journals, review and write forewords for their colleagues' books, and cite one another copiously.
Through this mutually supportive network, these experts establish their facts as true and their very similar assumptions and opinions as mere common sense. They are then frequently chosen as the go-to experts by the corporate press.
100 million dead
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is particularly interested in concluding with a high number of victims.
"Every man or woman living under a communist regime is a victim, since this tyrannical ideology restricts their rights and denies their human dignity. Under this definition, in China alone there are almost 1.4 billion current victims of communism".
The VOC puts out a significant amount of effort into nurturing dissident exile groups, nowadays concentrating on secessionist Tibetan, Uighur, Hong Kong and Taiwanese groups, plus anyone else opposed to the Chinese government.
In October 2019, Adrian Zenz, "a leading expert on Beijing’s minority policies in Tibet and Xinjiang", joined VOC as a Senior Research Fellow in China Studies. Zenz, a Christian fundamentalist who doesn't speak Chinese, is the source of several dubious claims regarding forced interment in the Xinjiang region.
The membership has a significant overlap with the US intelligence services. Since the beginning of the Cold War, some of the CIA's closest partners were Eastern European anti-communist exile groups (often collaborators with the Nazi regime). And many of the dissidents who later became leaders of their countries had covert support from Western services. The VOC is a direct continuation of this effort.
The membership also overlaps with the drug kingpin World Anti-Communist League.
The list of members (above) include Senior Staff, Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, Academic Council per 2020, plus some other prominent staff members and some former or deceases members. George W. Bush was honorary chairman in 2007.
|Koch family foundations||Controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers, who finance the 'right' in US politics when they say the right things.|