March 12, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On March 12, 1947, US President Harry Truman announced his plan to fund the governments of Greece and Turkey, known as the Truman Doctrine, to a joint session of Congress. President Truman requested that Congress extend $400,000,000 to Greece and Turkey in order to combat Communist political ...[read more]
April 18, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 18, 2011, the Obama administration charged the former defense minister of El Salvador, Eugenio Vides Casanova, with human rights crimes allegedly committed during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. Casanova had enjoyed the support of the US government in office for his role in stopping the ...[read more]
May 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 11, 2007, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal struck down portions of the Lustration Law passed in October 2006 requiring over 700,000 Polish professionals—academics, journalists, lawyers, diplomats and managers of state-owned companies—to file affidavits swearing that they never coo... ...[read more]
April 12, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Piotr Maciej Kaczy„ski: On the tragic morning of the Black Saturday, 10 April 2010, the President of Poland Lech Kaczy„ski travelling with his wife Maria and 94 other persons were killed in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia. They were going to Katy„, a p... ...[read more]
January 2, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 2, 1920, over 500 government agents acting on direction of US Attorney General Mitchell Palmer carried out a massive counter-terror operation in 33 US cities, arresting between six and ten thousand aliens suspected of Communism, radicalism and anarchism. The "Palmer Raids" and the ...[read more]
August 31, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 31, 1980, the communist government of Poland and labor leaders settled the Gdansk Agreement. The accord settled a summer of labor strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. With the Agreement, Poland became the first communist country to allow the creation of an independent labor ...[read more]
November 23, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Ariel Cohen: The Russian Constitution proclaims a presidential republic within a multi-party system, with president as a guarantor of the Constituion. However, checks and balances in Russia were underdeveloped since the collapse of communism in 1991 (and non-existent under communi... ...[read more]
July 5, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
JURIST Staffer Eric Linge, Pitt Law '10, from Addis Ababa...Joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) is not easy. Especially for a country like Ethiopia that has a history of communism to unwind, reams of technical laws have to be rewritten to be WTO compliant. But before legislators even sit... ...[read more]
December 11, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Chileans reacted to the death of former dictator General Augusto Pinochet in divergent ways Sunday, with some protesting that he died without ever facing trial for human rights violations committed during his regime, others celebrating the news of his death with champagne, and still others some ...[read more]
March 2, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded that the Soviet Union backed the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehmet Ali Agca, in a report released on Thursday. The commission argues that the Soviets conspired to kill the pope because of his support for Poland's Solidari... ...[read more]

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