2.1989 年2月，匈牙利把1956年发生的“匈牙利事件”重新评价为“人民起义”，并通过了实施多党制的决定。1989年5月，匈牙利共产党领导人卡达尔‧亚诺甚被 免去党主席和中央委员职务。10月，国会修改宪法，规定实行总统制，1990年3月的大选中，民主论坛政党获胜，宣告匈牙利共产党统治的倒台。
3.1989 年5月，共产党的暴政使保加利亚的伊斯兰民族民众大量出逃。各地的罢工示威活动频频发生，迫使保共领导人日夫科夫辞去保共总书记的职务，并召开会议取消宪法中有关保共的绝对领导统治条款，实行自由选举。1991 年10月的大选，宣告结束保加利亚共产党统治。稍后，原保共党魁日夫科夫被送上法庭。
4.1980 年8月31日，不受波兰共产党控制的团结工会成立，这被东欧史界称为民众摆脱共产独裁统治迈向自由的第一步。波兰抛弃共产专制统治的导火索是“一名格但斯 克造船厂的女工抱怨食堂肉价上涨被开除”，在瓦文萨 (WALESA)的领导下，船厂工人罢工抗议，进而发展成为全国范围一千多万工人罢工示威活动。波兰共产政府曾于1970年血腥镇压工人的反抗。1989年东欧剧变，在民众的自由意志与历史潮流面前，共产政权方面的雅洛察尔斯基无奈的同意举行圆桌会议。和谈结果，决定在波兰实行民选政府，瓦文萨于1990年当选为民主波兰总统。波兰共产党统治宣告结束。
5.1989年11月,原东德的中央政治局委员君特‧沙博夫斯基（Gunter Schabowski）宣布废弃柏林围墙，数以万计的市民走上街头，拆毁旨在隔离德意志民主共和国和德意志联邦共和国的围墙。1990年10月3日两德重新统一，宣告共产政权在东德的结束。德共总书记昂纳克被以“屠杀罪”追究法律责任。在1993年，德国联邦政府决定重建一堵象征性的只有70米长的柏林 墙，以纪念历史上这一重大事件。
6.1989年11月，捷克斯洛伐克布拉格250万人举行集会，纪念法西斯杀害大学生50周年。会后举行 10天游行，要求重新评价1968年“布拉格之春”的呼声日益高涨，捷共领导班子被迫辞职下台。12月初，全国继续爆发大规模的游行。要求取消宪法中关于捷共的领导地位和必须用马列主义理论对每个公民进行政治义务教育的条款。1990年4月，捷克斯洛伐克改为“捷克和斯洛伐克联邦共和国”，实行联邦议会选 举。原捷共最高领导人胡萨克、雅克甚因当年支持苏军入侵捷克斯洛伐克共和国而被开除，并受到法律追究责任。
7.1989年12月，罗马尼亚共产独裁者齐奥塞斯库命令枪杀坚持“人民的军队为人民”的国防部长瓦西里‧米利亚，并把警民冲突中警察对居民开枪、造成多人伤亡的蒂米甚瓦拉事件污蔑为民众“闹事”，明白真相后的军队与布加勒斯特广场上聚集的民众一道决定反对齐奥塞斯库，占领各政府机关。12月25日，军事法庭判决齐奥塞斯库夫妇犯有屠 杀罪和非法拥有大量来源不明财产罪，并于当日执行枪决。罗马尼亚共产党政权正式倒台。获得民主的罗马尼亚经济得到良好发展，2006年罗马尼亚人均GDP 超过一万美元，成为中高收入国家。
8.1991年3月，民众民主意识觉醒与民主力量的压力，阿尔巴尼亚劳动党被迫同意自由选举，结束一 党制。 1992年3月阿尔巴尼亚进行第二次议会大选， 社会党（前身是阿尔巴尼亚共产党、劳动党）失利，宣告阿尔巴尼亚共产党统治的倒台。之前，在1967年开始，由于阿尔巴尼亚共产党施行无神论暴政，禁止了 其国内的一切宗教信仰，包括穆斯林70%, 阿尔巴尼亚东正教20%, 天主教10%，所有清真寺和教会在被关闭，并且禁止宗教仪式。经过民主力量的长期努力，在1990年11月, 阿尔巴尼亚重新恢复个人的宗教信仰自由。
9.1991 年8月，前苏共保守派发动一场妄图收回权力的政变，在人民、军队和觉醒的前苏共大多数人联合反对下宣告失败。10万人组成的上层精英讨论中，超过90%的 人不赞同共产主义。俄罗斯总统叶利钦下令宣布苏共为非法组织，并限制其在苏联境内的活动。1991年12月8日，俄罗斯、白俄罗斯和乌克兰的首脑签署协议，以创始国的身份正式宣布苏联的已成现实的终结。1991年12月25日，前苏联总统戈尔巴乔夫宣布辞职，将国家权力移交给俄罗斯总统。前苏联正式解体。
11.1997 年，《共产主义黑皮书：罪行、恐怖、镇压》（The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression）出版，这是一本讲述共产主义国家实施的政治迫害历史，包括法外处决、放逐以及因实施共产主义政策所造成的人为饥荒等。该书于1997年在法国首度出版，其法语标题为“Le Livre noir du communisme : Crimes, terreur, repression”，在美国则由哈佛大学出版社出版。
17.2005年4月21日， 退出中共党团队的人数突破一百万。4月23日，来自全球20多个国家地区的200余团体在纽约市政厅附近的福利广场(Foley Square)集会，声援百万大陆民众告别中共的义举，4千民众随后在中国城进行了盛大游行。在午后近两小时的游行过程中，围观的民众众多。此次活动特地 印刷了20万份大纪元号外专门介绍全球退党形势及各地民众的声援，并加印10万份中英文“九评共产党”报纸，当日发放一空。与此同时，世界各地30多个国家、地区的退党服务中心和多个正义团体同步开展声援集会和游行活动。
18.2005年6月,<<毛泽东：鲜为人知的故 事>>（MAO：The Unknown Story）出版，由旅居英国的华裔女作家张戎(JungChang)与史学家何黎岱(jonHalliday)合著，书中披露了大量以前从未披露过的史料，自由亚洲电台记者采访了张戎，问到对毛的总体评价时，张戎说：“我觉得毛泽东在道德上是一无可取，我刚才讲过了，他直接负责的是中国起码7,000万 人的死亡，他的像绝不应该挂在天安门广场；他也绝不是中国人民的英雄，应该从天安门的城楼上把他的像取下来；应该把他这些真实的事情告诉给中国人民。”
21. 2005年10月3日下午，“无共产主义的世界”研讨会在捷克共和国的议会大厦举行。捷克共和党议员玛瑞克.班达先生（Mr. Marek Benda）作为东道主主持了本次研讨会。来自美国的斯蒂夫‧易斯帕斯（Mr. Steve Ispas）、捷克奥林匹克观察协会的主席彦‧儒牧欧先生（Mr. Jan Ruml）、英国伯爵佛朗西斯‧索罗先生（Lord Francis Thurlow）、德国国际人权协会理事曼杨先生（Mr. Man-Yan）、获奖记者彼德‧斯瓦古里斯先生（Mr. Peter Zvagulis）、卡瑞塔斯基督杂志记者米可爱拉‧福雷欧娃女士（Ms. Michaela Freiova）以及捷克奥林匹克观察第一秘书彼特尔‧库迪雷克先生（Mr. Petr Kutilek）等7名专家和知名人士作为嘉宾在会上发表了讲演。
23.2005年11月26日，题为“2005年波罗的海之路–没有共产主义的世界”研讨会在拉脱维亚首都里加召开。拉脱维亚国会议员彼得瑞斯.希姆森斯先生（Mr. Peteris Simsons）主持大会，一致通过决议谴责共产政权对波罗的海人们犯下的罪行，以便未来的世世代代将能记住这些共产政权所犯下的罪行。要求在共产党统治 下的国家，特别是中国，立即停止因信仰而对基督教徒、法轮功学员、西藏佛教徒和因言论而对律师、作家、记者及民主人士的迫害；呼吁所有民主国家的政府帮助发展一个保障人类社会没有共产党恐怖的机制
24.2005年12月14日，欧洲委员会政治事务委员会（the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly）在法国巴黎举行会议，所讨论并通过题为《国际社会谴责共产体制罪行之必要性》的报告，这是重要国际机构公开在政治层面上谴责共产主义罪 行和共产主义制度。
26.2005 年12月20日，欧洲理事会国会议员大会（Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly，PACE）的一个政治事务委员会起草了一个决议案，强烈谴责共产主义极权政府大量的侵犯人权罪行，并对受害者表示理解和同情。呼吁欧洲 理事会成员国如果还没有重新评价共产主义历史、没有和共产主义极权政权犯下的罪行划清界限，现在应该这么做－明确谴责这些罪行。
27.2006 年1月27日， 由46个成员国组成的欧洲委员会议会大会通过决议，首次对共产党极权体制所犯罪行予以公开谴责，这是欧洲对纳粹罪行作出公开谴责半个世纪之后，再度对另一 个极权体制罪行所做的公开谴责。决议要求原东欧共产国家修改教科书，为共产极权体制的牺牲者修建纪念碑。
28.2006年4月7日，美国国会众议员罗拉巴克（Dana Rohrabacher）就中共活摘法轮功学员人体器官的苏家屯集中营事件接受记者采访时说，这一事件的可怕程度显然超越了我所知道的几乎所有国家的道德 标准，现在该是文明世界对这些杀害民众摘取器官的恶魔说“不”的时候了。罗拉巴克呼吁在中国境内外展开调查，将真相公布于世。
30. 2006年5月，多名立陶宛政要参观在立陶宛举行的真善忍国际美展后发表演讲，谴责中共对法轮功学员的迫害。曾经担任立陶宛第一任总统的现任欧洲议会议员 维陶塔斯.兰茨贝吉斯（Vytautas Landsbergis）说：“共产制度实质上是反人类的意识形态，是毁灭人性和破坏人类生存基础的邪恶。这种制度带来的是暴政并导致数以 百万计无辜的人们被屠杀。人应该向善，而共产主义决不是善良的土壤。”立陶宛议会反对党领袖安德留斯.库比柳斯表示，“欧委会谴责共产极权的决议已经把共 产制度的罪行与法西斯罪行等同。我们认为国际社会应当像当年纽伦堡法庭一样对共产制度进行审判”。
31. 2006年12月18日，罗马尼亚总统特莱扬.伯塞斯库（Traian Basescu）在罗马尼亚国会全体会议上发表演说，谴责共产主义极权，指出共产党政权是一个“非法和犯罪”组织，引起世界关注。前捷克总统Vaclav Havel、前保加利亚总理Jelio Jelev、前波兰总统暨诺贝尔和平奖获得者Lech Walesa 、前罗马尼亚总统Emil Constantinescu、罗马尼亚前国王Mihai、王子Radu和公主Margareta等也列席了周一的国会会议，以示支持。
34.2007 年4月22日，在乌克兰首都基辅的“斯图斯”博物馆，举行了题为“共产主义危害人类”的研讨会，会上讨论了取缔乌克兰共产党并对它进行审判的问题。乌克兰 的一些历史学家、社会学家、人权代表以及政治组织的代表参加了这次研讨会，探讨如何取缔共产主义理论、禁止乌克兰共产党的活动、审判那些对乌克兰人民进行 迫害的人。 乌克兰捷尔诺波尔州州政局决定对共产主义极权在该区犯下的罪行进行法律评估，同时开展一系列活动纪念死于二十世纪受害者。纪念死于共产主义极权下的乌克兰 人民，并起草决议案设立一个共产主义极权受害者博物馆。
35.2007年五5月1日，在捷克共和国首都布拉格的莱特纳公园，数千人参加反对 共产主义的大型集会。集会的主题是“反对共产主义，反对法西斯主义，反对专制”。捷克总理米瑞克‧托普兰内科出席了集会并发表讲话：”我可以对大家承诺， 只要有大家的支持，我们将建立一个没有共产党的政府。” 他还强调了必须要让我们的孩子们了解共产主义的暴行，这样他们才能确保在未来不再重蹈共产悲剧而让民主常在。
36.2007年6月12日， 共产主义受害者纪念碑在美国首都华盛顿落成,美国总统布什出席揭幕仪式时，把共产主义与恐怖主义并论，揭示出“共产主义就是恐怖主义”的真理。布什表示， 二十世纪是人类历史上死亡最惨重的世纪。共产主义在这个世纪里夺走一亿人性命，光是在中国就有数千万受难者。而值得警惕的是，以邪恶和恨为基础的共产主 义，到今天还继续存在。布什说：“我们为这座纪念碑举行落成典礼，因为我们有义务让未来子孙回顾二十世纪的罪行，并保证未来不再发生。”
37.2007 年7月25日，保加利亚前总统、东欧知名的反共人士哲列夫来台访问并发表演说，他指出，共产主义是最严重的极权政府形式，对于人类的危害比起法西斯有过之 而无不及，他呼吁民主社会认识并谴责共产主义。哲列夫出生于保加利亚，为东欧原共产国家知名的民主领袖，与波兰华勒沙总统、捷克哈维尔总统齐名。
38.2007 年11月24日，近万名民众在乌克兰首都基辅“米哈依尔”广场参加了大饥荒纪念日活动。总统尤先科、总理亚努克维奇以及前总理提摩申科等政要和一些宗教人 士代表参加了这次活动。乌克兰总统尤申科发表演讲，呼吁国际社会谴责共产主义极权，表示全球谴责共产极权的时刻即将来临！他表示，邪恶就只能称为邪恶，不 能叫别的，支持它的人也一定会受到惩罚。历史背景：在1931年到1933年的乌克兰大饥荒中，共1千万左右乌克兰人饿死，其中包括400万儿童。乌克兰 被称之为欧洲的面包篮。但1930年代苏共政权在农村强制推行集体化运动，并抢走农民积存的口粮，因此造成大饥荒。苏共时代，乌克兰总共爆发过三次大饥 荒，1932－1933年代的大饥荒最严重。
40.2008 年5月18日,乌克兰总统在基辅郊外的树林参加政治迫害纪念日时，发表“认清共产主义极权，勿抱幻想”的演讲，呼吁那些还对共产主义极权抱有幻想的人们， 去认清共产主义极权的特性。同时要求对那些持有否定苏共对乌克兰民族进行种族灭绝言论的人们追究法律责任。尤先科说：“无论你是谁，无论你有多大岁数，你 是做什么的。共产主义极权需要的是绝对的权力。而对于这个绝对的权力，人就必须变成动物一样，忘记道德，忘记灵魂，成为非人类。”乌克兰总统特意将５月 １８日定为政治迫害纪念日。
41.2008年5月29日，爱沙尼亚创办调查共产主义犯罪基金会的组织，目的是调查以及公布社会主义制度以及 共产党国家的各种犯罪行为，并向人们证明，作为一种意识形态，共产主义制度同纳粹法西斯一样是犯罪制度。创办人之一的爱沙尼亚前总理拉阿尔说，基金会的另 一个使命是支持那些已经摆脱了共产主义制度的国家，并帮助仍然处在共产党专制政权统治下的国家的人民。
42.2008年6月14日，波罗的 海国家和乌克兰最近举行各种活动，悼念苏共斯大林统治时代遭受共产党迫害的遇难者，呼吁国际社会承认共产党犯下了同纳粹法西斯同样的罪行，并把6月14日 称之为“悼念共产党民族灭绝遇难者日”。总统拉特列尔斯在里加的纪念活动上表示，决不应该忘记拉脱维亚历史上的这场悲剧。
43.2008年6月30日，波兰上诉法院宣布，起诉波兰最后一位共产党领导人伊切赫.雅鲁泽尔斯基(Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski)。
44.2008 年7月，CIPFG组织将全球反对中共邪党迫害的签名表，递交到国际奥委会在瑞士洛桑的总部。历经6个月的签名活动，得到来自一百三十一个国家、一百二十 一万五千七百九十三名世界各地民众和全球近一千七百位社会各界名流的签名支持。其中澳大利亚国会参议院于6月24日，各党派议员一致通过了一二七号动议 案，要求中共停止迫害法轮功修炼者。这是澳洲国会首次正式表态反对迫害，被视为全球征签活动搜集民意的指标性成果。
47.2008 年12月14，加拿大多伦多准备建立共产主义受害者纪念碑，来自前东欧共产专制国家以及古巴、北朝鲜、越南和中国等十几个不同族裔的社区人士集会商讨，加 拿大多元文化部长，捷克驻加拿大大使，波兰驻多伦多总领事等出席并发表演讲。波兰驻多伦多总领事科瑞洲表示，各个国家都有责任揭露和去终止共产主义罪行： 他说，共产主义制度非常违反人性，我们经历和许多悲剧。加拿大公民及移民部长杰森‧肯尼也电贺支持，表示有责任使得这个项目、这个梦想变成现实。
50.2009 年2月17日，柬埔寨特别法庭在柬埔寨首都金边开庭审判康克由等前红色高棉领导人犯有反人类罪。柬埔寨特别法庭是专为审判波尔布特政权在国际框架下，由联 合国与柬埔寨共管的法制机构。在世界上共产主义制度在中国仍然存在的今天，这一机构的设置与正式运作是国际法制史上具有里程碑意义的重大历史事件。对这些 人的审判既是对柬埔寨共产制度的审判，也是对这些作为制度机器一部分的个人的审判。
51.2009年3月18日，欧洲议会在布鲁塞尔总部大 厦内举行了欧洲良知和共产极权罪行的听证会，欧盟理事会主席国捷克政府常务副总理、欧盟执行委员会高级主管官员、以及来自欧洲不同国家的政要和非政府机构 代表与欧洲议会议员一起参加了听证。来自欧盟、欧洲不同国家的政要、不同的纪念共产主义受害人的组织等到会发言，探讨、交流去共化的进程。曾两次担任爱沙 尼亚总理的马特‧拉尔先生（Mart Laar）表示，中国越早退出中共越好，人们需要知道，共产主义是一丘之貉，不管它在哪里，都是罪恶。前捷克总统哈维尔先生（Vaclav Havel）表示，必需反思共产主义罪行，对此盖棺定论，并告知下一代，这尤为重要。
53.2009 年3月，前中共国家安全系统谍报官员李凤智在美国首都华盛顿DC公开宣布决裂中共，并在国会山召开新闻发布会，呼吁世界各国政要关注中国民众的人权状况。 美国加州国会议员德纳‧罗拉巴克（Dana Rohrabacher）声援李凤智脱离中共，为退出中共的五千万中国人鼓掌喝采。美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)、法新社等多家西方主流媒体现场报导，关注此事件。
54.2009年4月2日，欧洲议会在布鲁塞尔全体大会上投票通过了“关于欧洲良知和极权主义”的决议，谴责极权和共产专制，提 议在全欧洲范围将8月23日定为所有的极权主义和专制政权受害者纪念日。以表达对人类尊严与公正的纪念，并宣布今年欧洲将庆祝中、东欧共产独裁统治垮台和 柏林墙倒塌二十周年，以便牢记历史。该决议的发起人之一欧议会议员托克斯(Tokes)表示，在欧洲我们努力团结一致谴责所有那些极权统治所犯下的反人类 的罪行。
55.2009年4月8日，法国国民议会副主席马克-勒-福赫（Marc Le Fur）发起，在国会放映厅放映了电影《卡廷大屠杀》。讲述二战期间共产苏联为防止不受其控制的自由波兰的出现，在卡廷（Katyn）森林秘密枪杀 25000名波军军官和其他社会精英的史实。波兰驻法大使Tomasz Orlowski、法国前文化部长、人权捍卫者雅-克朗（Jack Lang）、法国国会法-波友好小组主席Jean-Louis Leonard、以及多位法国议员出席了活动。一致认为，今天有必要揭露共产极权暴行。
56.2009 年4月13日，新西兰“退出中共服务中心”在奥克兰市伊丽莎白广场举行声援中国人五千五百万人退出中共及其相关组织的集会活动，新西兰总理约翰‧柯 （John Key）委托他的私人秘书Emma Holmes发来贺电表示支持，并转达他对这次活动的主办者和所有参与者的祝福。
59.2009 年7月7日，在加拿大联邦政府的大力支持下，计划在首都渥太华战争博物馆附近建立一个纪念碑，来纪念那些被共产主义杀害的受难者。该纪念碑预计在今年11 月，柏林墙倒塌20周年时，举行奠基仪式。同时有社区领袖呼吁也在加国家博物馆中收录共产主义暴行以教育后代。
61.2009 年7月20日，在伦敦市中心议会广场举行的“解体中共，制止迫害”大型集会，英国政要和非政府组织人士到场支持，欧洲议会议员贝坦表示，不能与人类的敌人 为伍。英国国会议员布瑞克表示，将敦促英国政府支援法轮功的人权；英国国会议员大卫‧博洛斯先生是英国影子内阁司法部长表示，绝不能允许迫害再持续。英国 自由民主党议员候选人法默：中共活摘器官非常可耻。自由民主党议员候选人奈伟力‧法默（Neville Farmer）先生在发言中，谴责中共对法轮功的迫害已经超越了人类道德的底线，要求中共立即停止二战以来最严重的践踏人权的行为——活摘法轮功学员器官牟利。他们的发言代表着英国广大民众正在发出基于良知的正义之声。
62.2009年8月6日，纽约市议员托尼‧艾维拉（Tony Avella）在皇后区法拉盛公立图书馆门前的新闻发布会上，正式拒绝亚美商业发展中心（Asian American Business Development Center）邀请他前往中国访问一事。因为在中国，很多民众包括法轮功学员因为信仰而遭虐杀，去年在中共领事馆的指使策划下，在美国法拉盛发生过恐吓、 围攻法轮功学员事件。这是中共把信仰迫害延伸到美国，这是不能接受的。艾维拉建议其他议员也不要去访问中国。
Chronology of Global Effort to Eliminate the Evil Communism
1. The spirit of the Baltic Sea. On August 23, 1989, two million people from the Baltic Sea region stood hand in hand to form a 600km long human chain through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, in order to show the shocking world their resolve to stop the Communist dictatorship. In1990, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia announced their independence and marked the end of the communist rule in the region.
2. In February 1989, Hungary reassessed the 1956 “Hungarian Anti-Soviet Revolt” to be a “popular uprising” and endorsed a multi-party system. In May 1989, Hungary communist party general secretary and party president János Kádár was ousted. In October, the legislation was adopted for multiparty parliamentary elections. A center-right coalition government, Hungarian Democratic Forum, won the first free parliamentary election in March 1990, marking the end of the communist rule in Hungary.
3. May 1989, Bulgaria communist government’s repression against the Muslims caused the massive exodus of some 300,000 Muslim Bulgarian citizens. Throughout the country, strikes and uprisings followed. In the same year, Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria’s communist dictator for 35 years, was forced to resign. The absolute ruling party status of the communist party was removed from the Constitution, and free election was adopted. In the October 1991 election, the communist rule over Bulgaria came to an end. Shortly after the election, Zhivkov was put on trial.
4. August 31, 1980, a new national union “Solidarity”, which was not controlled by the communist party, was formed in Poland. In the Eastern European history, the “Solidarity” movement has been labeled the first step toward freedom from the communist dictatorship. The trigger of the “Solidarity” movement was the strike at the Gdansk Shipyard, where a female worker was fired because she complained about the rising meat price. The strike, led by Lech Walesa, later spread around the country and over 10 million people participated. Back in 1970, the Polish communist government used forces to crack down similar strikes and uprisings. By the end of 1989, with the rapid changes taking place in Eastern Europe, under the pressure of people’s freedom movement, the Polish communist government was forced to negotiate with Solidarity in the Polish Roundtable Negotiations. Walesa was elected president in the 1990 Polish legislative elections, which became one of the important events marking the fall of communism in Poland.
5. November 1989, First Secretary of East Berlin, Günter Schabowski announced in a radio speech to begin the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Tens of thousands of people immediately went to the Berlin Wall where the vastly outnumbered border guards were forced to open access points and allow them through. October 3, 1990 was the date of German Reunification, marking the end of communism in East Germany. The leaders of the communist party were charged with murder. In 1993, a 70 meter long wall was built as a memorial to this important era in history.
6. November 1989, in Czechoslovakia, a peaceful student demonstration in Prague sparked a series of popular demonstrations with 2.5 million peaceful protesters. They demanded to reassess the “Prague Spring 1968”. With the collapse of other communist governments and increasing street protests, the communist party of Czechoslovakia announced on November 28 that it would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state. December 1989, the demonstrations continued to demand the removal of the ruling party status of the communist party from the Constitution, and to remove the Marxism-Leninism from the education system. In April 1990, the “Czechoslovak Socialist Republic” changed its name to “Czech and Slovak Federative Republic”, and adopted the legislative election. The communist leaders, including Gustav Husak and Mikos Jakes, were ousted and put on trial for their allowing the Soviet invasion.
7. December 1989, Romanian dictator Ceauşescu executed the defense minister Vasile Milea, who supported the idea of “people’s army for the people”. Ceauşescu characterized the “Timişoara event”, where police fired at the unarmed protesters, as a revolt. After the truth was brought to the public, people gathered in the Revolution Square, which led to the overthrown of the Ceauşescu government. December 25, Ceauşescu and wife were sentenced to death by a military court on charges ranging from illegal gathering of wealth to genocide, and were executed on the same day. The democratic Romania has since enjoyed economic growth. By 2006, the GDP was over 10,000 dollars.
8. March 1991, under the pressure of the democratic demand from the general public, Albanian Party of Labor was forced to abandon the one-party state and to adopt free election. March 1992, Albania’s second parliamentary election saw the fall of the Socialist Party of Albania (former Albania Communist and Labor Party), which marked the fall of communism in Albania. Prior to this, in the beginning of 1967, Albania Communist Party’s atheism dictatorship banned all religious activities, of which 70% was Muslim, 20% was Albanian Orthodox Christianity, 10% was Catholic. All monasteries and churches were forced to close. All religious ceremonies were forbidden. After the long time effort of the democratic forces, in November 1990, Albanians have gained back their freedom of religious believes.
9. In August 1991, the Soviet Conservative Coup, which involved a group of communist party members, tried belatedly to stop the tied towards democracy. It was rejected by the general public, military and the majority of awakened former communist party members. In a discussion forum, which consisted of 100,000 elite members of the society, over 90% of the whom were against communism. In November 1991, Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued a decree banning the communist party of Soviet Union throughout the Russian Republic. On December 8, 1991, the leaders of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian republics met in Belavezhskaya Pushcha and signed the Belavezha Accords declaring the dissolving of the Soviet Union and replacing it with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). On December 25, 1991, Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR, declaring the office extinct and ceding all the powers still vested in it to the president of Russia: Yeltsin. This is recognized as the official dissolution of the Soviet Union.
10. In December 1991, a referendum and the first presidential elections took place in Ukraine, formally declaring Ukraine as an independent state.
11. In 1997, “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” was first published in France, under the title of “Le Livre noir du communisme : Crimes, terreur, repression”. It was then published in the United States by the Harvard University Press. It is a book which describes a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations and artificial famines.
12. May 2004, In order to ban communism, Latvia put an equal sign between crimes of Nazism and Communism in the form of law.
13. In November 2004, The Epoch Times published a series of editorials entitled “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”. The editorials give an in-depth analysis of the crimes of communism and the Chinese Communist Party committed in China. It then triggered the global wave of quitting the Chinese Communist Party. In early 2005, The Epoch Times published a “solemn declaration” and established the website for quitting the CCP.
14. On Jan. 1, 2005, fifty overseas Chinese scholars and specialists declared to quit the CCP. This action started the massive wave of quitting the CCP by the Chinese people.
15. The founder of Falun Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi, renounced his membership of Communist Youth League in February, 2005 in an article entitled “Turning the Wheel”. This article, along with another article entitled “Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World”, received strong followings among the Falun Gong practitioners in China and around the world. The daily number of those who quitted the CCP has increased from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands.
16. On Feb. 22, 2005, the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP was established. The Service Centers aim to provide multiple channels for the Chinese people to quit the CCP, establish regional Service Centers around the world, organize discussion forums on the Nine Commentaries and quitting the CCP, organize public gatherings and parades, and introduce the Nine Commentaries and the quitting the CCP movement to the leaders and citizens of other countries.
17. On April 21, 2005, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 1 million. On April 23, over 200 organizations from over 20 countries gathered on Foley Square in New York city to celebrate the courageous act of these first one million Chinese people. Afterwards, 4000 participated in a parade in China Town, which attracted huge numbers of on-lookers. 200,000 special edition Epoch Times newspaper and 100,000 “Nine Commentaries” in English were distributed on the same day. In the meantime, over 30 countries around the world held similar gatherings.
18. In June 2005, the book titled “Mao: The Unknown Story” by writer Jung Chang and historian Jon Halliday was published. The book depicted Mao using a lot of never-been-published materials. In an interview with the Radio Free Asia, Chang said: “Mao is responsible for the deaths of 70 million Chinese people. Thirty-eight million of those died during the famines of the Great Leap Forward from 1958-61. On a moral level, there isn’t a single good thing to say about him. Mao is not the hero of the Chinese people, and his portrait should not be hanging in Tiananmen Square. The Chinese people should be told the truth about him.”
19. In July 2005, the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP named July 1st the “Global Quitting the CCP Day”, and July the “Global Quitting the CCP Month”.
20. In the evening of July 3rd, 2005, 25 TV stations in mainland China, including the CCTV, were tapped into and the “Nine Commentaries” was broadcasted along with the news about millions of people already quitted the CCP. This event effectively spread the word of quitting the CCP in mainland China.
21. October 3, 2005, a symposium entitled “A World Without the Communist Party” was held in the Parliament Mansion of the Czech Republic. Marek Benda, a member of the Czech Republic Party, presided over the seminar as host. Honored guests, seven experts and well-known figures made speeches at the seminar. Among those who have attended were: Steve Ispas on behalf of Epoch Times USA, Mr. Jan Rum, Chairman of the Czech Olympic Observation Association, Lord Francis Thurlow from the UK, Mr. Man-Yan, director of the German International Association of Human Rights, Mr. Peter Zvagulis, an award-winning reporter, Ms. Michaela Freiova, a reporter of the Christian Journal from Cretas and Mr. Petr Kutilek, the First Secretary of the Czech Olympic Organization of Observation.
22. October 18, 2005, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 5 million. The topic of quitting the CCP has become a popular one in mainland China. Service centers for quitting the CCP have spread across China’s provinces and cities. The rallies organized by the overseas service centers and other organizations continued around the world in cities, such as Amsterdam, Sydney, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Huston, Austin, etc.
23. On November 26, 2005, the symposium entitled “2005 Path to Baltic Sea – the World without Communism” was held in the Latvia capital city of Riga. Mr. Peteris Simsons hosted the symposium. The meeting passed the referendum to condemn the crimes committed by the communist dictators in the Baltic Sea region, aiming to help future generations remember the crimes of communism. The referendum called for countries that are still under the communism rule, especially China, to stop the persecution based on religious believes. This included the persecution on Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan monks, and lawyers, writers, pro-democratic activists. The referendum also called for democratic countries to develop a system which prevents further development of communism.
24. On December 14, 2005, the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly held a meeting in Paris. The resolution of “The need for international condemnation of the crimes of communism” was passed. This is an important public condemnation of communism from a political organization.
25. In December 2005, “the foundation for investigating the crimes of communism” was established in Estonia. The foundation is to prove to people that as an ideology, communism is no different from Nazism.
26. On December 20, 2005, a political affairs committee in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) passed a draft resolution strongly condemning communist totalitarian governments’ crimes against human rights and expressing understanding and sympathy towards the victims, calling members of the European Union to reassess the history of communism, to publically condemn the crimes of communism if they have not separated themselves from it.
27. On Jan. 27, 2006, PACE — a leading political human rights watchdog that brings together parliamentarians from 46 countries across the continent — adopted the resolution condemning abuses committed by communist regimes for the first time. A similar resolution condemning Nazism took place half a century ago. The resolution demanded the eastern European countries to modify the school text books and to build memorials for the victims of communism.
28. On April 7, 2006, US Congressman Dana Pohrabacher spoke with reporters about the Chinese government harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese labor camps. He said, “This case can be investigated either inside or outside, and the truth should be made known to the American people and the people of the world. This is gruesome and clearly beyond the moral standards of almost every country that I know. It’s time for the civilized world to say “no” to the monsters that are tearing apart people in China and enriching themselves from others’ bodies.”
29. On April 25, 2006, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 10 million. Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP obtained analysis data from the Southern CA internet data analysis center, that 60%, about 7 million, were CCP members quitting the CCP.
30. In May 2006, many Lithuanian political leaders attended the “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition” and gave speeches afterwards to condemn the CCP’s persecution of the Falun Gong practitioners. Former president of Lithuania, member of the European Parliament, Vytautas Landsbergis said: “Communism is in its nature, an ideology against humankind. Its evilness destroys human nature and the basis for human life. It brings about tyranny and hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths. Human beings are kind, but communism is no soil for kindness.”
31. On Dec. 18, 2006, Romania president, Traian Băsescu delivered a speech to Parliament (broadcast live on TV) in which he condemned Romania’s pre-1989 communist regime. Băsescu stated that the totalitarian communist regime in Romania was a case of an illegitimate regime. The speech drew international attention and support from former Czech president, Vaclav Havel; former Bogariya prime minister Jelio Jelev; former Poland president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Walesa; former Romania president, Emil Constantinescu; former king of Romania, Mihai, Prince Radu and Princess Margareta.
32. On March 26, 2007, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 20 million. Support rallies were held around the world.
33. On April 17, 2007, former Polish military leader and president Jaruzelski was charged with “communist crimes”, which could lead to ten years in prison.
34. On April 22, 2007, the forum titled “Communism endangering mankind” was held in the Ukraine capital city Kiev. Historians, sociologists, human rights representatives, and representatives from other political organizations attended the forum to discuss measures to eliminate the Communist Party of Ukraine, to abolish the communism ideology, and to put those responsible to charges. It was decided to reassess the crimes of communism in Ukraine and organize memorial activities and build a museum to commemorate the victims of communism in the 20th century.
35. On May 1, 2007, a large scale anti-communism campaign was held in in Prague, Czech Republic. The theme of the campaign was “anti-communism, anti-nazism, anti-totalitarianism”. Czech prime minister said in the gathering: “We can promise everyone that as long as we have the support of general public, we will establish a government without the communist party.” He also emphasized that “we are responsible for educating our children, so that they are aware of the crime and tyranny of communism, that they will ensure the tragedy caused by communism will never re-occur, and that democracy will be with us forever.”
36. On June 12, 2007, in Washington D.C., the Victims of Communism Memorial was dedicated by President Bush. In his speech, he equated communism to terrorism. Bush stated that 20th century saw the most death in the history of mankind, that communism murdered one billion lives, tens of millions of whom were murdered in China. Bush pointed out that “it is important that we recall these lessons because the evil and hatred that inspired the death of tens of millions of people in the 20th century is still at work in the world.” “We dedicate this memorial because we have an obligation to future generations to record the crimes of the 20th century and ensure they’re never repeated.”
37. On July 25, 2007, Former President of Bulgaria and prominent anti-communism activist, Zhelyu Zhelev visited Taiwan. He said that communism is the most extreme form of totalitarianism, and that its damage to mankind is more than that of the Fascism. He called for the international community to condemn communism. Zhelev was born in Bulgaria and is a prominent leader promoting democracy in the eastern European countries. He enjoys the same fame as the president of Poland, Walesa and the president of Czech Republic, Havel.
38. On November 24, 2007, ten thousand people gathered in Saint Michael’s Square of Ukraine’s capital Kiev to commemorate victims of the Soviet-era forced famine. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko attended, along with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, and ministers representing the gamut of the country’s political parties. In his speech, Yushchenko urged ‘world condemnation of communist terror’. He said that evil can only be labeled evil and nothing else, that those who support the evil will be punished. During the great famine of Ukraine from 1931 to 1933, a total of ten million people starved to death, among which four million were children. Ukraine used to be called the “bread basket” of Europe, however, during the 1930’s the Soviet authorities forced peasants across the former USSR to give up their privately held land and join collective farms. The Ukraine farmers had their produce confiscated and their food supplies blocked, and thus caused the Great Famine. During the Soviet era, there were all together three famines. The famine during 1932 and 1933 was the worst.
39. On December 25, 2007, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 30 million, among which are many CCP officials. The CCP thugs continued their violent attacks on the oversea service centers and its volunteers. The thugs also stole the Epoch Times newspaper.
40. On May 18, 2008, in the event to commemorate political victims held in the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine President Yushchenko gave the speech of “see clearly the communism totalitarian, harbor no hope”. He urged those who still are hoping for a better communism to see clearly its totalitarian nature, and in the meantime, demanded to put those, who do not admit the Soviet crimes against Ukraine, to justice. Yushchenko said, “no matter who you are, no matter how old you are, no matter what you do, what communism wants is absolute power over you. Under this totalitarian dictatorship, humans will forget about morality and their soul. They will become animal-like and inhuman.” Yushchenko named May 18th the day to commemorate political victims.
41. On May 29, 2008, the foundation for investigating communism crimes was established in Estonia. The foundation is to investigate and publicize the crimes of communism and communist countries and prove to people that as an ideology, communism is the same as Nazism. One of the founders, the Estonia prime minister said that another mission of the foundation is to support those who have broken away from communism and to help those who are still under the communism rule.
42. On June 14, 2008, Baltic Sea countries and Ukraine organized commemorations for the victims under Soviet and Stalin era, urging the international community to see the crimes by communism as the same as the crimes by Nazism. June 14th was named the “Memorial day for victims of communism genocide”. The President of Latvia said, “We must not forget this tragedy in Latvia history.”
43. On June 30, 2008, the last Polish communist party leader Wojciech Jaruzelski was charged in court.
44. July 2008, CIPFG submitted the signatures of those condemning the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong to the head quarters of International Olympic Committee located in Luzern, Switzerland. The signature gathering took six months around the world gaining support from 131 countries, 1,215,793 people, and 1,700 VIPs. On June 24, Australian government unanimously passed a motion to press for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China. This is the first formal message from the Australian government and is viewed as the direct result of the global signature gathering activities.
45. July 2008, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 40 million. The “global month for quitting the CCP” was supported by people and organizations in mainland China.
46. On October 3, 2008, Germany celebrated the 18th anniversary of the fall of communism in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during an interview with the biggest newspaper “Bild” that the disintegration of the east German communism was a wonderful thing.
47. In Canada, a group representing some 240 Polish-Canadian groups, as well as groups representing Canadians from 10 other ethnic backgrounds are advocating for a monument to the victims of Communism to be erected in downtown Ottawa. The other groups represented include Latvian, Cuban, Czech, Slovakian, Argentine, Chinese, Iranian, Korean, Ukrainian, Estonian and Canadian. Polish ambassador attended a gathering on December 14, 2008 and said, “Communism is anti-humanity. We have experienced countless tragedies.” Ambassadors and their delegates from 14 countries have written to the Canadian Prime Minister calling for the creation of a memorial.
48. The United States President Obama, during his inauguration speech in early 2009, once again equated communism to terrorism and made communism a target to dismantle.
49. Starting March 2009, many democratic countries, include the United States, have regarded the “certificate for quitting the CCP” as a lawful document for immigration purposes. The global wave of quitting the CCP and eliminating communism has won popular support among overseas Chinese people.
50. February 17, 2009, in Cambodia capital city Phnom Penh, a war crimes tribunal for the first time convened of a trial of a former Khmer Rouge leader. The UN-backed war crime tribunal was established under the international law aiming at prosecuting the Pol Pot regime of the crimes against humanity. In today’s world where communism still exists in China, the formation of the tribunal is monumental to the development of the international law. The charges to former Khmer Rouge leaders are not only towards those communist individuals, but also towards the Cambodian communist regime.
51. On March 18th, 2009, the public hearing “European Conscience and Crimes of Totalitarian Communism: 20 Years After” was held in the European Parliament headquarter in Brussels. Deputy prime minister for European affairs of the Czech Republic Alexander Vondra, together with Ján Figeľ, European Commissioner, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Jan Zahradil, László Tökés and Jana Hybášková, Members of the European Parliament, attended the hearing. Two times prime minister of Estonia, Mart Laar said that the earlier China breaks away from CCP the better. People should know that communism is evil no matter where it is. Former Czech Republic prime minister Vaclav Havel said that the crimes of communism must be assessed and made known to the next generation.
52. On February 1, 2009, the number of those quitted the CCP reached 50 million.
53. March 2009, Mr. Li Fengzhi, a former officer of China’s Bureau of State Security (BSS), announced his withdrawal from the CCP in Washington D.C. and held a press conference in Capitol Hill urging international leaders to pay closer attention to the human right situation in China. US Senator Dana Rohrabacher attended a rally supporting Mr. Li and the 50 million people who have already quitted the CCP. This event was reported by many western mainstream media, such as CNN, AFP.
54. On April 2, 2009, European parliament passed the resolution on “European conscience and totalitarianism” in Brussels. The resolution condemns the totalitarianism and communism dictatorship, proclaiming 23 August a Remembrance Day for victims of all totalitarian communism. To recognize the human dignity and justice, commemorations will be held throughout the year to celebrate the fall of communism in eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. One of the initiators of the resolution, EP senator, Tokes said that the entire Europe will unite to condemn the anti-humanity crimes committed by totalitarian communism.
55. On April 8, 2009, member of the National Assembly of France, Marc Le Fur, advocated to show the film “Katyn Massacre” in the national assembly hall. Katyn massacre was a mass murder of 25,000 thousand victims, including Polish military officers, policemen, intellectuals, and civilian prisoners of war by Soviet NKVD during World War II. The murder took place in the Katyn Forest in Russia, in an attempt to stop Poland from gaining freedom. Polish ambassador to France, Tomasz Orlowski, former French Minister of Culture and human right activist, Jack Lang, chairman of the France-Poland friendship committee, Jean-Louis Leonard, and several members of the France National Assembly attended the showing. All agreed that now is the time to expose the crimes of communism.
56. On April 13, 2009, New Zealand Service Center for Quitting the CCP organized a rally to support 55 million people quitting the CCP. The rally took place in Elizabeth Square in Auckland. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key asked his secretary Emma Holmes to send a letter to express his support.
57. On April 28, 2009, Afghanistan quietly celebrated the 17th anniversary of the fall of Soviet Communist Party. The parade was cancelled and the money intended for the parade was allocated to provinces of Badakhshan and Ningjia Ha province earthquake victims. President Hamid Karzai hosted a memorial gathering attended by former Mugabe Hedding leaders, military officers and diplomats.
58. May 17, 2009, in the event to commemorate political victims held in the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine President Yushchenko said that the symbols of totalitarian communism should be completely eliminated. He said those who do not admit the crimes of communism will be eliminated and that this kind of crimes will not be forgiven by history.
59. On July 7, 2009, Canadian government decided to build a memorial for the victims of communism near the war museum in Ottawa. The memorial foundation will be dedicated in November 2009, on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the meantime, groups suggested adding display in the National History Museum to educate the future generations of the communist tyranny.
60. On July 16, 2009, many gathered in Washington D.C. Capitol Hill in support of “disintegrate the CCP, end the persecution”. Over ten US senators participated and gave speeches in the rally.
61. On July 20, 2009, many gathered in the Parliament Square in London in support of “disintegrate the CCP, end the persecution”. UK politicians from across the political spectrum called on the British government to take action to help end the persecution. EU Parliament member Batten said, “We cannot be on the same side of the enemy of mankind.” Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake urged the British government to support the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners. Neville Farmer, PPC and Vice Chair Chinese Liberal Democrats called on the British government not to turn a blind eye to the practice in China of harvesting organs from a live bank of Falun Gong practitioners for profit. Farmer said, “I want to plead with the Chinese Government to put an end to one of the most disgusting abuses of human life since the second world war, the practice of organ harvesting for profit.” Their speeches represent the voice of British people out of their righteous minds.
62. On August 6, 2009, New York Senator Tony Avella held a press conference in front of the Flushing public library in Queens to formally reject Asian American Business Development Center’s invitation to China. He said, “Because in China, many citizens, including Falun Gong practitioners, are being persecuted for their religious believes. Last year’s attack on Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing was carried out by the CCP’s Chinese embassy. It is unacceptable that CCP is expanding its persecution on religious believes to overseas.” Avella urged other senators to not visit China.
63. August 2009, the number of those quitted the CCP in a single month reached its highest ever, 1,689,500.
64. September 2009, the number of those quitted the CCP broke 60 million.
65. On November 30th, 2009, the President of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, approved an amendment to the criminal code which outlaws the production, possession, distribution or sale of items in print, recordings or other symbols of communism, such as sickles, hammers, red flags and red stars, etc. The amendment also bans the display of the Nazi symbols. Both the communist and Nazi symbols represent totalitarianism. The communist symbols cannot exist in the land of Poland anymore. In fact, laws and regulations like this have been established in some Baltic countries years ago. Lithuania passed a similar law one year ago and Latvia has already applied similar law in the 1990’s.
66. In November 2009, Ukraine President, Yushchenko, said that he was going to submit the bill to the parliament to ban communist symbols. On the eve of the Memorial Day for Starvation of Victims, the curator of Ukrainian Archives and National Foreign Intelligence Service, Viatte Petrovic, said if the communist party of Poland regards itself as the successor of the communist party of former Soviet Union, then Polish government should ban all activities of the communist party. The communist party of former Soviet Union massacred millions of people in Poland in 1930’s.
67. On November 19th, 2009, Spanish National Court ruled to sue former Chinese communist leader Jiang Zemin and four top Chinese communist officials Luo Gan, Bo Xilai, Jia Qinglin and Wu Guanzheng, on charges of genocide and torture. This ruling was based on the principle of universal jurisdiction, evidence and witness’ testimony, the report jointly issued by Amnesty, Human Rights Watch Society, and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Provided there is no objection in the four to six weeks period of Defense, international arrest warrants could be issued to the defendants. In case the defendants enter into any countries with which Spain has an extradition treaty, the defendants will be extradited to Spain to face the charge. Alliance of Global Public Trial of Jiang Zeming announced: the culprit head of persecution of Falun Gong has been sued to courts in 30 countries by 35 lawyers in over 55 cases. It is believed that more rightful adjudications will be given by more and more international courts.
68. On 17th December 2009, a landmark ruling was made by Dr. Octavio Aroz de Lamadrid, the judge of the Argentine Federal and Criminal Corrective Court No. 9. The ruling ordered the indictment and international arrests of former Chinese communist leader Jiang Zemin and his right hand man Luo Gan, on charges of genocide and torture against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Following Spain, Argentine is the second country to issue judicial action against the violation of human rights by Chinese Communist Party in China. If Jiang Zeming and Luo Gang enter into any countries with which Argentina has an extradition treaty, they might be arrested and brought to Argentine to face the charges.
69. On January 9, 2010, the number of those quitted the CCP broke 66 million.
70. On 14th January 2010, Ukraine Court ruled that Former Leader of Soviet Union convicted genocide in the forced starvation in Ukraine in the 1930’s. Kiev Court of Appeal stated in its ruling, Former Leaders of Soviet Union Communist Party, including Stalin, was responsible for death of 4 millions Ukraine people in the forced starvation in 1930s.
By Service Center for Quitting the CCP Document Team