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Here are listed my contributions to the Did You Know? feature on the Wikipedia Main Page. Flagicons are assigned somewhat arbitrarily, and the flags used are those of modern-day entities (with the exception of Russian Empire, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Free City of Danzig, Free Territory of Trieste, Saar and Yugoslavia).

# Date Country Article Hook Image
1 12 April, 2006
India
Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union ... that the Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union, an Indian farm labourers movement, claims a membership of over 2.5 million? Bbsrbkmu.JPG
2 18 August, 2006
Nepal
Ruplal Bishvakarma ... that the Nepalese communist leader Ruplal Bishvakarma, who introduced the current Maoist leader Prachandra to militant politics in the 1970s, opposed Prachandra's plans for an armed uprising in 1994?
3 5 January, 2007
Nepal
Radha Krishna Mainali ... that Nepalese politician Radha Krishna Mainali, once a communist revolutionary and a political prisoner for 16 years, was appointed Minister of Education & Sports by King Gyanendra after the king's seizure of power in February 2005?
4 14 April, 2007
North Korea
Workers Party of North Korea ... that when the Workers Party of North Korea was founded in 1946, Kim Il-sung was given the position of Vice Chairman of the party?
5 29 April, 2007
Saudi Arabia
Arab Socialist Action Party – Arabian Peninsula ... that the Arab Socialist Action Party, the main secular opposition group in Saudi Arabia at the time, faced a massive crackdown in the spring of 1982?
6 21 September, 2007
Nepal
1979 Nepalese student protests ... that at the peak of the 1979 student protests in Nepal, radicals tried to humiliate moderate student leaders by painting their faces black, garlanding them with shoes, and parading them on a push-cart through the streets of Kathmandu?
7 13 October, 2007
Myanmar
Burma Workers and Peasants Party ... that the government of Burmese Prime Minister U Nu was saved from a parliamentary no confidence vote in June 1957 by the communist Burma Workers and Peasants Party?
8 21 November, 2007
Cambodia
United Issarak Front ... that the United Issarak Front leader Son Ngoc Minh declared Cambodian independence on June 19 1950? Flag of the People's Republic of Kampuchea.svg
9 10 January, 2008
India
Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan ... that the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan organised India's first May Day celebrations in 1923?
10 11 January, 2008
India
Workers and Peasants Party ... that the Workers and Peasants Party leader K.N. Joglekar successfully moved a resolution that the Indian National Congress should demand full independence for India?
11 14 January, 2008
Nepal
Newa Rastriya Mukti Morcha, Nepal ... that the Nepalese Maoist Newar National Liberation Front sponsored the 'Miss Newa' beauty pageant despite having previously demonstrated against it? Newapolitics.jpg
12 16 January, 2008
India
Abani Mukherji ... that Abani Mukherji, co-founder of the Communist Party of India, was executed by the Soviet Union as part of the Great Purge?
13 27 May, 2008
France
Naye Prese ... that Paris-based Naye Prese was the sole Yiddish-language communist daily newspaper in Europe during the interbellum period?
14 31 May, 2008
France
Martinican Communist Party ... that the Martinican Communist Party became the largest political party in the French département d'outre-mer of Martinique in the 1960s?
15 5 July, 2008
Germany
Gottfried Lessing ... that senior GDR diplomat Gottfried Lessing had taken part in the founding and been a leading member of the illegal clandestine Communist Party in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during the 1940s?
16 11 July, 2008
Nepal
Keshar Jung Rayamajhi ... that the former general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal, Keshar Jung Rayamajhi, turned royalist and became chairman of Nepal's Royal Privy Council?
17 12 July, 2008
Nepal
Nara Bahadur Karmacharya ... that Nara Bahadur Karmacharya is the sole surviving founding member of the Communist Party of Nepal?
18 12 July, 2008
Nepal
Proletarian Revolutionary Organisation, Nepal ... that the Proletarian Revolutionary Organisation of Nepal proposed a synthesis of Buddhism and Maoism in 1977?
19 28 July, 2008
Nepal
Nepalese Rastriya Panchayat election, 1981 ... that in the 1981 Nepalese national election, one candidate was elected with just 3,137 votes, less than ten percent of what the top candidate received?
20 11 August, 2008
Sweden
Phospho-Energon ... that the sales of the "miracle drug" Energon, consisting of calf brain, sugar and milk, were able to establish Pharmacia as a major pharmaceutical company in Sweden in the early 1900s? Energonadvert.png
21 1 October, 2008
State of Palestine
Socialist Workers Party (Palestine) ... that the followers of the Socialist Workers Party in Palestine, the precursor of the Communist Party of Israel, were known as mopsim?
22 3 October, 2008
Poland
Morgnshtern ... that by 1937, the Warsaw branch of the Bundist Morgnshtern was the largest sporting organisation in Poland?
23 4 October, 2008
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Socialist Workers' Sport International ... that the 1931 Workers Olympiad held in Vienna, organized by the Socialist Workers' Sport International, was larger than the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics both in number of participants and spectators?
24 11 October, 2008
Russian Empire
Zionist Socialist Workers Party ... that the Zionist Socialist Workers Party broke with the World Zionist Organization after the 1905 WZO congress had rejected the proposal to resettle Jews in East Africa?
25 15 October, 2008
Russian Empire
Jewish Socialist Workers Party ... that the Jewish Socialist Workers Party in the Russian Empire mobilized 3,000 of its cadres in self-defense militias during 1906? Serp manif1917.jpg
26 18 October, 2008
Russian Empire
Folksgrupe ... that the liberal Jewish Folksgrupe played an important role in the 1917 Russian Provisional Government, but only obtained around 1% of the Jewish votes the same year?
27 23 October, 2008
Vanuatu
Vanuatu Labour Party ... that the Vanuatu Labour Party first gained parliamentary representation in 2005, as the Minister for Ni-Vanuatu Business Joshua Kalsakau joined the party?
28 3 November, 2008
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International Secretariat of National Trade Union Centres ... that Jens Jensen initiated the establishment in 1901 of the International Secretariat of National Trade Union Centres?
29 3 November, 2008
Egypt
Workers Committee for National Liberation ... that the Workers Committee for National Liberation, a communist labour group, was broken up by the Egyptian government in January 1946?
30 8 November, 2008
Egypt
Egyptian Communist Organisation ... that the Egyptian Communist Organisation was nicknamed "Mishmish", meaning apricot in Arabic?
31 29 November, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine ... that the 1921 congress of the Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine endorsed all 21 conditions of Comintern, except the one demanding use of the name "Communist Party"?
32 6 December, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Gewerkschaftsbund ... that the Central Commission of German Trade Unions organized 75 percent of unionized German workers in Czechoslovakia in 1921?
33 10 December, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Miners' Union in the Czechoslovak Republic ... that approximately 10,000 communist miners left the Czechoslovak Miners' Union in 1923, after the union had accepted 9–13 percent cuts in salaries?
34 14 December, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Odborové sdružení československé ... that the leftist Czechoslovak Chemical Workers' Union was expelled from the OSČ trade union centre in 1922?
35 14 December, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Chemical Workers' Union (Czechoslovakia) ibid
36 16 December, 2008
India
K. Ramani ... that communist politician K. Ramani became the speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Indian state Tamil Nadu in 1989?
37 19 December, 2008
France
Confédération générale du travail de Guadeloupe ... that in 2002, a Trotskyist became the general secretary of the trade union centre C.G.T.G in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe?
38 23 December, 2008
Poland
Józef Biniszkiewicz ... that Silesian socialist politician Józef Biniszkiewicz died at Buchenwald concentration camp during World War II?
39 26 December, 2008
Poland
German Socialist Labour Party in Poland - Left ... that prior to the 1930 election the Polish government declared the candidacy of Heinrich Scheibler, the leader of the German Socialist Labour Party in Poland - Left, to be invalid?
40 27 December, 2008
Poland
German Social Democratic Party of Poland ... that the German Social Democratic Party in Poland was formed in 1922 by the merger of Silesian branches of the German SPD, USPD and the Austrian SDAP?
41 29 December, 2008
Czechoslovakia
Autonomous Agrarian Union ... that a 1930 proposal in the Czechoslovak parliament for greater autonomy for Transcarpathia, presented by the Autonomous Agrarian Union, gained support from the German National Socialists?
42 31 December, 2008
South Africa
Kate Molale ... that South African ANC activist Kate Molale organised a pioneer movement in the struggle against the 1953 Bantu Education Act? Bundesarchiv Bild 183-K0122-0028-001, Frankfurt-Oder, DFD-Frauen, Solidarität mit Vietnam.jpg
43 31 December, 2008
Germany
Erich Mückenberger ... that East German politician Erich Mückenberger led four district organizations of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany during his political career? Bundesarchiv Bild 183-20628-0096, Erfurt, SED-Parteiaktivtagung, Erich Mückenberger.jpg
44 2 January, 2009
Poland
Kattowitzer Volkswille ... that the German-language socialist newspaper Volkswille in Katowice, Poland, went from daily to weekly publication after the 1933 Nazi takeover stopped the newspaper's financial subsidies from Germany?
45 January, 2009
Germany
Albert Norden ... that in 1965, East German politician Albert Norden accused 1,900 politicians and other prominent personalities in West Germany of having worked for the Nazi regime? Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B0318-0011-001, Albert Norden.jpg
46 January 5, 2009
Germany
Paul Verner ... that Paul Verner fled Germany's nationalists and fought as a volunteer in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War? Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-1014-102, Dresden, 15. CDU-Parteitag.jpg
47 January 6, 2009
Iraq
Iraqi Partisan movement, 1979-1988 ... that in a May 1983 attack on communist partisans, forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan killed 150 communist cadres in northern Iraq? Ansar4.jpg
48 January 11, 2009
Iraq
Rayat ash-Shaghilah ... that in the 1950s, the Iraqi Communist Party accused the dissident communist group Rayat ash-Shaghilah of being "royalists", "deviationists", and police agents?
49 February 15, 2009
State of Palestine
Hashomer Hatzair Workers Party of Palestine ... that the Hashomer Hatzair Workers Party was the sole Zionist party in Mandate Palestine to advocate national rights for Palestinian Arabs?
50 February 17, 2009
United States
Illinois Staats-Zeitung ... that the German newspaper Illinois Staats-Zeitung, published in Chicago, played an important role in building the Republican Party in Illinois in the 1850s?
51 February 21, 2009
Egypt
Democratic Movement for National Liberation ... that the Democratic Movement for National Liberation was the sole communist faction in Egypt that supported the 1952 Revolution?
52 March 3, 2009
Poland
Siegmund Glücksmann ... that German socialist politician Siegmund Glücksmann initiated the first socialist protests against the Piłsudski government in Poland?
53 April 12, 2009
Poland
German Socialist Labour Party of Poland ... that in 1933, the German Socialist Labour Party of Poland supported the Bundist call for boycott of goods produced in Germany, in protest of the Hitler regime?
54 April 15, 2009
Germany
Bismarckjugend ... that in 1935, the uniform of the national-conservative Bismarckjugend was banned in Germany? Bundesarchiv Bild 102-12264, Heer O. Sieveking mit Bismarckjugend.jpg
55 April 19, 2009
Egypt
Jewish Anti-Zionist League ... that when Zionists and the Jewish Anti-Zionist League clashed in Cairo in 1947, Egyptian police sided with the Zionists?
56 June 1, 2009
India
Bangshi Badan Barman ... that in the 2009 Indian parliamentary election, Bangshi Badan Barman of the Greater Cooch Behar Democratic Party became the first undertrial prisoner to file candidate nomination papers in West Bengal?
57 June 1, 2009
India
Greater Cooch Behar Democratic Party ibid
58 June 24, 2009
India
J. Hemachandran ... that Indian labour leader J. Hemachandran called for a ban on sales of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the state of Tamil Nadu?
59 June 27, 2009
Georgia (country)
Georgian Socialist-Federalist Revolutionary Party ... that in 1906, Georgian Socialist-Federalists managed to seize 315,000 rubles during an attack on a Russian treasury in Dusheti?
60 June 28, 2009
India
Moturu Udayam ... that Indian women's activist Moturu Udayam is said to have been the first woman to ride a bicycle in the state of Andhra Pradesh?
61 June 29, 2009
Pakistan
Pakistan Socialist Party ... that while the Pakistan Socialist Party won several seats in 1954 in East Pakistan due to reservations for religious minorities, the party opposed such reservations in principle?
62 June 30, 2009
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Asian Socialist Conference ... that the 1953 Asian Socialist Conference held in Rangoon, was an important precursor to the 1955 Bandung Conference?
63 July 21, 2009
India
Thevar Jayanthi ... that in 2007 the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, took part in Thevar Jayanthi celebrations, after shunning the event for two decades? Thevar Jayanthi in Madurai, 2007.jpg
64 July 23, 2009
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Problems of Peace and Socialism ... that in the wake of the Sino-Soviet split, Albanian, Chinese and Korean editions of the journal Problems of Peace and Socialism (commemorating stamp pictured) were cancelled during 1962–1963? 1988 CPA 5985.jpg
65 July 28, 2009
Cuba
People's Party (Cuba) ... that the Cuban People's Party was barred from contesting the 1901 elections, as the government demanded the party produce a register of thousands of members in just two hours?
66 July 29, 2009
Cuba
Federal Republican Party of Las Villas ... that due to a violent intimidation campaign of the Federal Republican Party, no other political groups dared to contest the 1900 municipal elections in Las Villas, Cuba?
67 July 29, 2009
Cuba
Cuban National Party ... that in 1901, two former political adversaries in Cuba, the Cuban National Party and the Republican Party of Havana, united behind the presidential candidature of Tomás Estrada Palma?
68 July 29, 2009
Cuba
Republican Party of Havana ibid
69 July 30, 2009
Cuba
Cuban local elections, 1900 ... that mayors elected in the 1900 Cuban local elections had to swear an oath of allegiance to the U.S. Military Government before taking office?
70 July 30, 2009
Ethiopia
Ethiopian general election, 1973 ... that the 1973 parliamentary election was the last to be held under imperial rule in Ethiopia?
71 August 1, 2009
Thailand
Hyde Park Movement Party ... that a 1955 "Speaker's Corner" experiment in Bangkok inspired the launching of a Thai Hyde Park Movement Party?
72 August 1, 2009
Mongolia
Sukhe Bator Mongolian Pioneers Organization ... that in the late 1980s, the Mongolian pioneer movement, the Sukhe Bator Mongolian Pioneers Organization, had a membership of 360,000?
73 August 2, 2009
Ethiopia
Ethiopia–Israel relations ... that in the 1960s, Israel trained Ethiopian forces for counterinsurgency operations against the Eritrean Liberation Front? Ethiopia Israel Locator.png
74 August 2, 2009
Cambodia
National Day of Hatred ... that in 1984, the National Day of Hatred was instituted in Kampuchea, to condemn the Khmer Rouge and their allies?
75 August 3, 2009
Soviet Union
Daniel Solod ... that in 1961, the Soviet ambassador to Guinea Daniel Solod was accused of being involved in an anti-government plot, and was expelled from Guinea? Soloddaniel1944syria.png
76 August 5, 2009
Colombia
Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (Colombia) ... that in 1955, pressure from the Catholic Church and Conservatives forced the Colombian military government of Rojas Pinilla to close down the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo trade union centre?
77 August 5, 2009
Algeria
National Union of Algerian Farmers ... that the National Union of Algerian Farmers, one of the six main mass organizations of the FLN period, enjoyed less political autonomy than the other mass organizations in Algeria at the time?
78 August 5, 2009
Soviet Union
Côte d'Ivoire – Soviet relations ... that in 1969, Côte d'Ivoire severed its relations with the Soviet Union, following accusations that the Soviet ambassador had supported Ivorian student protests? Côte d'Ivoire Soviet Union Locator.PNG
79 August 5, 2009
Eritrea
Moslem League of the Western Province ... that in 1953, the Eritrean Moslem League of the Western Province proposed the creation of an independent Beja state out of parts of Eritrea and Sudan, but failed to secure British support for the idea?
80 August 6, 2009
Soviet Union
Laos–Soviet relations ... that in the final phase of its existence, the Soviet Union deprioritized relations with Laos for the sake of achieving a settlement in the Cambodian Civil War? Laos Soviet Union Locator.png
81 August 7, 2009
Eritrea
Independent Moslem League ... that the Eritrean Independent Moslem League was persuaded to support a union between Ethiopia and Eritrea, after receiving Ethiopian assurances on Arabic schooling and respect for Islamic traditions?
82 August 18, 2009
India
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Flag (Unnichekkan) ... that in the 2009 Indian parliamentary election the Communist Party of India (M-L) Red Flag decided to support the Left Democratic Front, claiming that its opponents were pro-Israeli?
83 August 23, 2009
India
K.P. Prabhakaran ... that Indian communist politician K.P. Prabhakaran was in the forefront of a trade union of toddy tappers in Kerala for 55 years?
84 August 24, 2009
Indonesia
Socialist Party of Indonesia (Parsi) ... that the founders of the Socialist Party of Indonesia (Parsi) included a group of Indonesians who had participated in the anti-fascist resistance in the Netherlands during World War II?
85 August 25, 2009
Indonesia
Labour Party of Indonesia ...that in August of 1948 the Labour Party of Indonesia merged with the Communist Party?
86 August 31, 2009
Indonesia
Ibnu Parna ... that Indonesian politician Ibnu Parna, leader and the sole MP of the communist Acoma Party, was killed in the 1965 massacres?
87 August 31, 2009
Indonesia
Acoma Party ibid
88 September 1, 2009|
Indonesia
Permai ... that the Indonesian political party Permai was also a mystical religious movement?
89 September 6, 2009
Indonesia
Communist Party of Indonesia (Red) ... that in 1947 a group broke away from the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and founded the rival Red Communist Party, in protest of the PKI leadership's willingness to negotiate with the Dutch?
90 September 8, 2009
Burkina Faso
Burkinabé parliamentary election, 1992 ... that 94% of the Members of Parliament elected in the 1992 election in Burkina Faso were male?
91 September 8, 2009
Indonesia
Dayak Unity Party ... that the Indonesian Dayak Unity Party was dissolved in 1959 when President Sukarno issued a ban on ethnic political parties?
92 September 9, 2009
Indonesia
Proletarian Women's Union ... that the Indonesian Murba Women's Union ran programmes to help women start batik and weaving household industries?
93 September 10, 2009
Indonesia
National People's Party (Indonesia) ... that in the 1950 confidence vote for the Indonesian Natsir cabinet, the National People's Party was the sole party without ministers of its own to support the government?
94 September 10, 2009
Burkina Faso
Confédération générale du travail du Burkina ... that the F.N.B.P.B. bakery workers' union, founded in 1960, is the oldest member of the Confédération générale du travail du Burkina trade union centre in Burkina Faso?
95 September 12, 2009
Indonesia
Murba Party ... that in the midst of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, the Indonesian Murba Party pledged to send volunteers to Cuba?
96 September 13, 2009
Burkina Faso
Valère Somé ... that Burkinabè politician and revolutionary ideologue Valère Somé was forced into exile to Congo-Brazzaville after the overthrow of Thomas Sankara?
97 September 18, 2009
Guinea
Socialist Democracy of Guinea ... that the French colonial administration in Guinea opposed the founding of the political party Socialist Democracy in 1954, as they feared it would split the anti-Sékou Touré vote?
98 September 19, 2009
Senegal
Senegalese Territorial Assembly election, 1957 ... that unlike most other elections held in other parts of French West Africa on the same day, the 31 March 1957 assembly election in Senegal was not dominated by the African Democratic Rally (RDA)?
99 September 21, 2009
Oman
National Democratic Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Arabian Gulf ... that two foiled attacks by N.D.F.L.O.A.G. guerrillas in June 1970 sparked a conspiracy to overthrow the Sultan of Oman?
100 September 23, 2009
Guinea
French legislative by-election in Guinea, 1954‎ ... that although the 1954 Guinean by-poll was marred with irregularities, only the communists and the African Democratic Rally voted against validating the results in the French National Assembly?
101 September 29, 2009
France
Marcel Oopa ... that Marcel Oopa, French National Assembly member from Tahiti and the Polynesian autonomist R.D.P.T, died on Bastille Day 1961?
102 September 29, 2009
France
Democratic Rally of the Tahitian People ibid
103 September 30, 2009
France
Black African Students Federation in France ... that the Black African Students Federation in France (F.E.A.N.F.) opposed the French 1965 Loi Cadre, which it considered as a move to Balkanize Africa?
104 October 13, 2009
Austria
Bund (Bukovina) ... that in order to register themselves as a political association according to Austro-Hungarian regulations, the Jewish socialist Bund of Bukovina had to limit its membership to male Austrian citizens?
105 October 15, 2009
Romania
General Jewish Labour Bund in Romania ... that the socialist Romanian General Jewish Labour Bund had a strong presence in kehilla elections in Chişinău during the interbellum but largely lacked representation outside Bessarabia?
106 October 28, 2009
India
Satyashodhak Communist Party ... that the Satyashodhak Communist Party was founded in Maharastra, India, in 1978, seeking to combine the philosophies of Karl Marx, B.R. Ambedkar and Jyotirao Phule?
107 November 2, 2009
Russian Empire
Independent Jewish Workers Party ... that in 1901, the head of the Russian secret police Sergei Zubatov helped found the Independent Jewish Workers Party in a bid to counter the influence of the General Jewish Labour Bund?
108 November 7, 2009
Poland
Der arbeyter ... that Leon Wasilewski of the Polish Socialist Party learned Yiddish in order to be able to edit the party's Yiddish-language newspaper Der arbeyter? Der-arbeyter-letterhead-1905.png
109 November 8, 2009
United Kingdom
Hebrew Socialist Union in London ... that HaEmes, the organ of the 1876 Hebrew Socialist Union in London, was the first Jewish socialist periodical?
110 November 12, 2009
Soviet Union
Socialist League of the New East ... that the Socialist League of the New East, founded by émigré Socialist-Revolutionaries in Czechoslovakia in 1927, called for splitting up the Soviet Union into separate national states?
111 November 14, 2009
Russian Empire
5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party ... that the 5th Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party was held in a church in London in 1907? Brotherhood Church Southgate Road.jpg
112 November 15, 2009
Japan
Enlightened People's Communist Party ... that in late 1921 a series of arrests of its activists led to the break-up of the Japanese Enlightened People's Communist Party?
113 December 11, 2009
Algeria
Union générale des syndicats algériens ... that the Algerian communist trade union centre UGSA disbanded itself in 1957, after the rival nationalist UGTA had participated in the Leipzig congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions?
114 December 15, 2009
Republic of the Congo
Congolese Youth Union ... that the radical Congolese Youth Union, which took part in the overthrow of the Congolese President Fulbert Youlou in 1963, began as an offshoot of the youth wing of the French Communist Party?
115 December 15, 2009
Republic of the Congo
Trois Glorieuses (1963) ibid
116 December 20, 2009
Republic of the Congo
LICOPA affair ... that in seeking to overcome the low in CongoZaire relations in the early 1970s due to the LICOPA affair, Congolese authorities sentenced a Zairean opposition member to three years' imprisonment?
117 December 24, 2009
Republic of the Congo
Société Amicale des Originaires de l'A.E.F. ... that the matswaniste movement in French Equatorial Africa, l'Amicale des Originaires, developed from a self-help group into a political movement and later into a messianic religious community?
118 December 26, 2009
Republic of the Congo
Congolese Progressive Party ... that in the run-up to the 1946 French legislative and 1947 Congolese territorial elections, Congolese Progressive Party leader Jean-Félix Tchicaya condemned the system of separate electoral colleges?
119 December 26, 2009
Republic of the Congo
Moyen-Congo Representative Council election, 1947 ibid
120 December 26, 2009
France
French legislative election in French Equatorial Africa, November 1946 ibid
121 December 27, 2009
Republic of the Congo
National Movement of the Revolution ... that on July 20, 1964, the National Movement of the Revolution was declared the sole legal political party by law in the Republic of the Congo?
122 December 30, 2009
Niger
Zodi Ikhia ... that Zodi Ikhia, the first Education Minister of the Republic of Niger, took part in a failed coup d'etat in 1963?
123 December 31, 2009
Algeria
Amar Ouzegane ... that Amar Ouzegane, first secretary of the Algerian Communist Party until 1947, later renounced communism, arguing for a fusion of Islam and socialism?
124 January 1, 2010
France
Michel Zunino ... that the French resistance activist Michel Zunino was the sole former socialist Popular Front parliamentarian who was later re-elected as a communist?
125 January 1, 2010
France
Pierre Abelin ... that the French Minister of Cooperation Pierre Abelin initiated the process that culminated with the signing of the Lomé Convention in 1975?
126 January 3, 2010
Argentina
Labour Party (Argentina) ... that the Argentinian Labour Party, which played a major role in ensuring Juan Perón's 1946 election victory, was modelled after the British Labour Party?
127 January 4, 2010
Australia
Democratic Association of Victoria ... that the Democratic Association of Victoria, the first Australian socialist organisation founded in 1872, lasted only ten months?
128 January 5, 2010
India
Deiva Zivarattinam ... that in the 1946 French legislative election the incumbent parliamentarian from French India, Deiva Zivarattinam, received only 18 votes?
129 January 5, 2010
Albania
Tefik Mborja ... that during the Italian occupation Tefik Mborja was, as General Secretary of the Albanian Fascist Party, included in the Albanian cabinet as an ex-officio member?
130 January 5, 2010
Argentina
Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne ... that a massive general strike organized by the Argentinian F.O.I.C. meat-packers union secured the release of its jailed leadership in September 1943?
131 January 10, 2010
France
Comité de liaison de patronat de l'A.E.F. ... that the employers' organization in French Equatorial Africa, COLPAEF, was significantly weaker than its West African counterparts, as employers in Equatorial Africa were highly individualistic?
132 January 11, 2010
Republic of the Congo
M 22 ... that Ange Diawara, the leader of the Congolese rebel group M 22, sought inspiration from Che Guevara and the Cameroonian UPC?
133 January 11, 2010
Iran
Ardeshir Ovanessian ... that the Armenian Iranian communist leader Ardeshir Ovanessian spent eleven years in Qasr prison?
134 January 10, 2010
Iran
Ettehadiyeh-ye Sendika-ye Kargaran-e Iran ... that on December 14, 1947, a rival government-supported Iranian union, ESKI, carried out an attack on a club building of the Central Union of Workers and Peasants of Iran?
135 January 13, 2010
Iran
Central Union of Workers and Peasants of Iran ibid
136 January 13, 2010
Czechoslovakia
Emanuel Chobot ... that Emanuel Chobot, chairman of the Polish Socialist Workers Party in interbellum Czechoslovakia, was active in the cooperative movement?
137 January 13, 2010
Iran
Central Council of Trade Unions ... that May Day was first celebrated in Persia in 1922, and during the 1920s thousands of people participated in the May Day rallies of the Central Council of Trade Unions in Tehran?
138 January 14, 2010
Iran
Central Council of United Trade Unions ... that although formally banned, the Iranian communist Central Council of United Trade Unions was able to revive its activities under the rule of Mohammad Mosaddegh in the early 1950s?
139 January 14, 2010
Iran
Rahbar (newspaper) ... that workers employed at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company were banned from reading the communist newspaper Rahbar, and could be fired if they did?
140 January 15, 2010
Czechoslovakia
Karol Śliwka ... that the most prominent leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia within the Polish minority, Karol Śliwka, died in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in 1943?
141 January 15, 2010
Albania
Albanian Lictor Youth ... that soon after the annexation of Albania in 1939 Italian fascists set up the Albanian Lictor Youth, a branch of the Italian fascist youth movement?
142 January 15, 2010
Soviet Union
Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee ... that until 1974, all visits of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the Soviet Union were hosted by the Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee rather than government representatives?
143 January 17, 2010
Libya
Arab Lictor Youth ... that in 1935, the Italian Governor-General in Libya, Italo Balbo, founded the Arab Lictor Youth, a fascist youth movement that trained Arab youth for military service? GAL-Arab Lictor Youth in uniforms.PNG
144 January 19, 2010
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Labour and Socialist International ... that in 1925 the Labour and Socialist International urged the League of Nations to accept the Rif Republic as a member?
145 January 19, 2010
Czechoslovakia
Hungarian-German Social Democratic Party ... that in 1919 Hungarian and German social democrats in Slovakia formed a party of their own, as they differed with the Slovak social democrats on the Hungarian Soviet Republic?
146 January 24, 2010
Austria
Czechoslovak Social Democratic Workers Party in the Republic of Austria ... that there was a Czech section of the Austrian Republikanischer Schutzbund, associated with the Czechoslovak Social Democratic Workers Party in Austria?
147 January 24, 2010
Free City of Danzig
Social Democratic Party of the Free City of Danzig ... that in response to the growing National Socialist influence, the Social Democratic Party of the Free City of Danzig formed a 4,500-man strong paramilitary force?
148 January 24, 2010
Free City of Danzig
Julius Gehl ... that Julius Gehl, the vice president of the Senate of the Free City of Danzig, was a mason by profession? Gehl Julius.jpg
149 January 27, 2010
Germany
Old Social Democratic Party of Germany ... that National Bolshevik Ernst Niekisch played an important role in formulating the ideological line of the Old Social Democratic Party of Germany?
150 January 28, 2010
Hungary
Világosság Socialist Emigrant Group ... that in 1920 Hungarian socialists such as Sándor Garbai, Zsigmond Kunfi and Vilmos Böhm, exiled after the crushing of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, founded the Világosság emigré group?
151 January 28, 2010
Portugal
Portuguese Socialist Party ... that the Portuguese Socialist Party was the sole political party tolerated by the military regime after the 28 May 1926 coup d'état?
152 January 30, 2010
France
Socialist-Communist Union ... that the mayors of six Parisian suburbs took part in founding the Socialist-Communist Union in 1923?
153 January 30, 2010
Guyana
Guyana Labour Union ... that Guyanese president Forbes Burnham was president of the Guyana Labour Union twice, from 1952 to 1956 and again from 1963 to 1965?
154 February 10, 2010
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau–Sweden relations ... that Sweden established official diplomatic relations with Guinea-Bissau before Guinea-Bissau formally gained independence from Portugal in 1974?
155 February 10, 2010
Cape Verde
Onésimo Silveira ... that the Cape Verdean poet Onésimo Silveira was the representative of African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde in Sweden in the early 1970s?
156 February 12, 2010
United Kingdom
ILP Guild of Youth ... that the founding of the Independent Labour Party's Guild of Youth in Britain provoked the Labour Party to found a youth wing of its own?
157 February 21, 2010
Poland
Independent Socialist Labour Party ... that the Polish Independent Socialist Labour Party of Joseph Kruk merged into the Labour Zionist Poalei Zion in 1937?
158 February 21, 2010
Poland
Joseph Kruk ibid
159 March 8, 2010
Germany
Lore Agnes ... that the German socialist women's activist Lore Agnes was jailed in 1914 for having called on women to oppose the war during a March 8 rally? Lore Agnes.png
160 March 19, 2010
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers Party (Broad Socialists) ... that despite its name, the Bulgarian Social Democratic Workers Party (Broad Socialists) had only 35% workers among its members?
161 March 22, 2010
Bulgaria
Yanko Sakazov ... that Yanko Sakazov was one of the two first socialist parliamentarians in Bulgaria, elected to the National Assembly in 1894?
162 March 24, 2010
Bulgaria
Konstantin Bozveliev ... that Konstantin Bozveliev became the first socialist to be elected mayor in Bulgaria in 1908?
163 March 27, 2010
Belgium
L'Affranchissement ... that the association l'Affranchissement, founded in 1854, was the first rationalist organization in Belgium?
164 March 28, 2010
Belgium
Republican Socialist Party ... that an 1889 trial against cadres of the Belgian Republican Socialist Party revealed that most leaders of the party were agents provocateurs paid by the government?
165 March 30, 2010
Turkey
El Tiempo (Istanbul) ... that around 50% of adult Jews in Constantinople were subscribers of the Ladino language newspaper El Tiempo at the time of the First World War?
166 March 31, 2010
Turkey
Hamevasser ... that the 1910–1911 Zionist newspaper Hamevasser called on Jews to join the Ottoman army, in an effort to improve Jewish-Turkish relations?
167 April 5, 2010
United States
Kawkab America ... that Kawkab America was the first Arabic-language newspaper published in North America?
168 April 10, 2010
Spain
Communist Party of Andalusia ... that the Communist Party of Andalusia won 57.4% of the votes in the 1983 municipal election in Córdoba, Spain?
169 April 14, 2010
United States
Dos Abend Blatt ... that Dos Abend Blatt was first Yiddish-language socialist newspaper in New York?
170 April 14, 2010
Austria
Robert Danneberg ... that Austrian socialist leader Robert Danneberg, one of the architects of 'Red Vienna', was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942?
171 April 16, 2010
Russian Empire
Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Mensheviks) ... that Sotsialisticheskii vestnik, the organ of the exiled Russian Menshevik Party, was published from New York until 1965?
172 April 17, 2010
Argentina
Dino Rondani ... that the Italian socialist leader Dino Rondani represented Argentina in the Executive of the Labour and Socialist International?
173 April 17, 2010
Canada
Lumber Workers Industrial Union of Canada ... that Finnish communists founded the Lumber Workers Industrial Union of Canada in 1924?
174 April 19, 2010
Russian Empire
Ha-Yom ... that Ha-Yom, founded in 1886, was the first daily newspaper in Hebrew?
175 April 23, 2010
Canada
Mine Workers' Union of Canada ... that in 1931 three people were killed in Estevan, Canada, when police opened fire on a Mine Workers' Union of Canada rally?
176 April 30, 2010
Bolivia
Óscar Salas Moya ... that the miners' union leader Óscar Salas Moya was a candidate for vice-president of Bolivia in 1985?
177 May 9, 2010
Paraguay
1958 Paraguayan general strike‎ ... that over 200 Paraguayan trade union leaders were arrested by the Stroessner government in connection with a 1958 general strike?
178 May 11, 2010
Bolivia
Roger Pinto Molina ... that Bolivian right-wing senator Roger Pinto Molina owns 3,269 hectares of land in Porvenir?
179 May 11, 2010
Paraguay
Sendero ... that in 1973 the Paraguayan Episcopal Conference was able to revive a newspaper of its own, Sendero, after having shut its previous press organ in 1969 due to government harassment?
180 May 17, 2010
Bolivia
Jenaro Flores Santos ... that Jenaro Flores Santos was the first peasant organizer to lead the Bolivian national trade union centre COB?
181 May 22, 2010
Bolivia
Gonzalo Aguirre Villafán ... that Gonzalo Aguirre Villafán, former president of the parliamentary Defense Committee of Bolivia, was educated in Israel?
182 May 26, 2010
Bolivia
Román Loayza Caero ... that when Bolivian veteran trade unionist Román Loayza Caero announced his presidential aspirations in 2009, the Unique Confederation of Rural Laborers of Bolivia (CSUTCB), which he had led for nine years, publicly denounced his candidature?
183 June 17, 2010
Mexico
Jorge Cruickshank García ... that in 1976 socialist Jorge Cruickshank García became the first opposition senator of Mexico since the emergence of the Institutional Revolutionary Party as the ruling party?
184 June 17, 2010
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Socialist Union of Central-Eastern Europe ... that in 1949 the Polish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Yugoslav and Czechoslovak socialist parties founded the Socialist Union of Central-Eastern Europe as a common centre for work in exile?
185 June 19, 2010
Soviet Union
French Communist Group ... that the small French Communist Group in Russia was able to play a role in fomenting mutinies amongst French interventionist troops during the Russian Civil War?
186 June 20, 2010
Mexico
Mexican People's Party ... that whilst the Mexican People's Party was unable to obtain national registration as a political party, it was recognized in Baja California Sur and won a seat in the state legislature?
187 June 20, 2010
Sweden
Trade Union Propaganda League ... that through the Trade Union Propaganda League Swedish leftwing socialists sought to win the Swedish Trade Union Confederation over to a revolutionary line?
188 June 25, 2010
India
Sind legislative assembly election, 1937 ... that, although the Sind United Party emerged as the largest party in the 1937 Sind assembly election, it failed to get its main leaders elected?
189 June 27, 2010
Pakistan
Tanka movement ... that in response to the Hajong communist peasants' uprising, Pakistani authorities forced the majority of the Hajong people into exile in India?
190 June 27, 2010
India
Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council election, 2010 ... that the communist-led Left Front won all seats elected in the 2010 Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council election?
191 June 27, 2010
Grenada
National Youth Organization ... that in the mass literacy campaign during Grenada's New Jewel Movement revolution, 65% of volunteer teachers were mobilized from the National Youth Organization?
192 July 5, 2010
Sweden
Under röd flagg ... that Hinke Bergegren's Under röd flagg (cover pictured) was the first periodical to introduce detailed accounts of anarchist thought in Sweden? Under röd flagg omslag 1891.jpg
193 July 6, 2010
France
Volksfront (Alsace) ... that the Bloody Sunday events of 1926 in Alsace were the starting point of cooperation between communists and clerical autonomists, which led to the expulsion of the Neue Welt group of Charles Hueber and Jean-Pierre Mourer from the French Communist Party and the formation of the Alsatian Opposition Communist Party?
194 July 6, 2010
France
Jean-Pierre Mourer ibid Jean-Pierre Mourer.jpg
195 July 6, 2010
France
Charles Hueber ibid
196 July 6, 2010
France
Alsatian Workers and Peasants Party ibid
197 July 6, 2010
France
Bloody Sunday (1926) ibid
198 July 6, 2010
France
Die Neue Welt ibid
199 July 8, 2010
Singapore
Singapore Federation of Trade Unions ... that in 1947, 72 out of 126 trade unions in Singapore were affiliated to the communist-led Singapore Federation of Trade Unions?
200 July 9, 2010
France
Independent Regional Party for Alsace-Lorraine ... that the Landespartei, which represented the most radical wing of the Alsatian autonomist movement, moved closer to fascist positions during the 1930s?
201 July 11, 2010
France
Alsace-Lorraine Regional Party ... that the Alsace-Lorraine Regional Party, founded in 1903, was the first Catholic political organization in the German province of Alsace-Lorraine?
202 July 12, 2010
Sweden
Ny Dag ... that in neutral Sweden during World War II, the communist newspapers Ny Dag and Sydsvenska Kuriren were banned from being carried on trains and public buses?
203 July 12, 2010
Sweden
Sydsvenska Kuriren ibid
204 July 16, 2010
Denmark
Poul Johansen Geleff ... that when Danish socialist pioneer and former prisoner Poul Johansen Geleff (pictured) emigrated to the United States, Danish police helped pay for his travel costs? Paul Geleff.jpg
205 July 17, 2010
Sweden
Ture Königson ... that Ture Königson of the People's Party in Sweden decided the outcome of the crucial 1959 vote on pension reform by abstaining?
206 July 18, 2010
India
Bidya Debbarma ... that Indian communist politician and six-time Tripura Legislative Assembly member Bidya Debbarma never lost any election he contested?
207 July 19, 2010
Sweden
United NLF Groups ... that during the Vietnam War the Swedish FNL movement used to attack U.S. diplomats with eggs, tomatoes and, occasionally, surströmming? FNL Flag.svg
208 July 19, 2010
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Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence ... that it has often been claimed that the 1948 Southeast Asian Youth Conference, held in Calcutta, marked the starting point for various armed communist insurgencies in different Asian countries?
209 July 19, 2010
Myanmar
H. N. Goshal ... that Burmese communist leader H. N. Goshal was executed in an inner-party purge in 1967, after having been denounced as "Burma's Liu Shaoqi"?
210 July 20, 2010
Myanmar
All Burma Trade Union Congress ... that the All Burma Trade Union Congress was banned in the wake of the March 1948 crackdown on the Communist Party of Burma?
211 July 21, 2010
Myanmar
Communist Party (Burma) ... that in 1946 the Red Flag Communist Party initiated a guerrilla insurgency against British rule in Burma?
212 July 23, 2010
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International Federation of Trade Unions ... that in spite of hesitations due to the growing influence of Nazism in Germany, the International Federation of Trade Unions moved its headquarters to Berlin in 1931?
213 July 27, 2010
Nepal
Narayan Man Bijukchhe ... that Nepalese communist politician Narayan Man Bijukchhe has won a parliamentary seat in every national election since the 1990 Jana Andolan? Narayanman bijukchhe comrade rohit.png
214 July 28, 2010
Bolivia
All Saints' massacre ... that more than a hundred people were killed by the military junta of Natusch Busch during its 16-day reign in Bolivia in 1979?
215 July 28, 2010
Bolivia
Bienvenido Zacu Mborobainchi ... that indigenous Bolivian politician Bienvenido Zacu Mborobainchi led a 2002 protest march, which resulted in an accord with the government enabling the formation of the Constituent Assembly?
216 July 29, 2010
Philippines
Neri Javier Colmenares ... that Neri Colmenares, today a member of the Congress of the Philippines, was one of the youngest political prisoners during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos?
217 August 2, 2010
Philippines
Guillermo Capadocia ... that the Filipino communist guerrilla commander Guillermo Capadocia had worked as a chef and a waiter during his youth?
218 August 3, 2010
Bolivia
Revolutionary Left Front ... that the Revolutionary Left Front had the highest percentage of female candidates in the 1991 municipal elections in the major cities of Bolivia?
219 August 3, 2010
Bolivia
Óscar Zamora Medinaceli ... that Óscar Zamora Medinaceli, a communist student activist and leader of a Maoist insurgency in the 1970s, would become a senator, mayor, ambassador, prefect and minister of Bolivia?
220 August 4, 2010
Norway
Kampforbundet for Rød Sportsenhet ... that the merger between the Norwegian Labour Party-led Workers' Sport Federation and the Communist-led 'Red Sports' has been described as an early example of the popular front line?
221 August 4, 2010
Norway
Arbeidernes Idrettsforbund ibid
222 August 4, 2010
Philippines
Collective Labor Movement ... that the leftist Collective Labor Movement was the largest trade union centre in the Philippines in the years just before World War II?
223 August 5, 2010
Bolivia
Benjamín Miguel Harb ... that after the death of Bolivian Christian Democratic politician Benjamín Miguel Harb in 2008, the Senate of Bolivia decided unanimously to grant him its highest decoration, the Banner of Gold?
224 August 5, 2010
Philippines
Union Obrera Democratica Filipina ... that the Union Obrera Democratica Filipina held a mass anti-imperialist rally on May 1, 1903, the first May Day rally in the Philippines, in spite of being denied permits by the United States' Taft administration?
225 August 6, 2010
Bolivia
Socialist Republican Party (Bolivia) ... that the Bolivian Socialist Republican Party supported the military governments that ruled the country in 1935–1937, 1939–1940 and 1940–1943?
226 August 7, 2010
Bolivia
Bolivian municipal election, 1999 ... that in a survey study of the officials elected in the 1999 municipal election in Bolivia, the Communist Party had the highest percentage of indigenous councilors?
227 August 9, 2010
Japan
Japan Labour-Farmer Party ... that unlike other proletarian parties at the time, such as the Japan Labour-Farmer Party, the Labour-Farmer Party and the Social Democratic Party, the Japan Farmers Party based itself solely amongst the peasantry instead of a worker–peasant class alliance?
228 August 9, 2010
Japan
Japan Farmers Party ibid
229 August 9, 2010
Japan
Labour-Farmer Party ibid
230 August 9, 2010
Japan
Social Democratic Party (Japan, 1926) ibid
231 August 9, 2010
Japan
Proletarian parties in Japan, 1925-1932 ibid
232 August 14, 2010
Japan
Hyōgikai ... that 196 activists of the Japanese Hyōgikai trade union movement were jailed in 1926 for organizing strikes?
233 August 14, 2010
Japan
Ritsuta Noda ... that Japanese trade union leader Ritsuta Noda was a pioneer in the underground birth control movement in Osaka?
234 August 16, 2010
Japan
Farmer-Labour Party ... that the Japanese Farmer-Labour Party was banned just a few hours after its foundation in 1925?
235 August 19, 2010
Russian Empire
Agrarian Socialist League ... that the Agrarian Socialist League, a Russian revolutionary émigré organization, was founded at the funeral of Pyotr Lavrov in 1900?
236 August 19, 2010
Bolivia
Katarismo ... that the katarista movement leader Víctor Hugo Cárdenas was elected Vice President of Bolivia in 1993?
237 August 27, 2010
Bolivia
Assembly for the Sovereignty of the Peoples ... that the current President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, was one of four Assembly for the Sovereignty of the Peoples politicians elected to parliament in 1997?
238 September 7, 2010
United Kingdom
Yorkshire Factory Times ... that the socialist-oriented newspaper Yorkshire Factory Times began as an off-shoot of a conservative publication in 1899?
239 September 8, 2010
United Kingdom
Labour Elector ... that publication of British newspaper Labour Elector was discontinued in 1890 as its editor H. H. Champion travelled to Australia?
240 September 9, 2010
Iraq
Al-Mabda' ... that under the 1960 Iraqi Associations Law, Daud as-Sayegh's tiny faction (which published al-Mabda') was accorded recognition as the "Iraqi Communist Party", while the main communist group (which published Ittihad ash-Sha'ab) was denied legal status?
241 September 8, 2010
Iraq
Iraqi Communist Party (1960) ibid
242 September 8, 2010
Iraq
Daud as-Sayegh ibid
243 September 8, 2010
Iraq
Ittihad ash-Sha'ab ibid
244 September 8, 2010
Iraq
Associations Law ibid
245 November 12, 2010
Free Territory of Trieste
Anti-Fascist Youth Union of the Free Territory of Trieste ... that, in addition to mobilizing labor brigades for the post-war reconstruction of Yugoslavia, the Anti-Fascist Youth Union of the Free Territory of Trieste planned sporting and cultural events?
246 November 13, 2010
Free Territory of Trieste
Slavic-Italian Anti-Fascist Union ... that in the 1949 municipal election in the Free Territory of Trieste, the communist-led Slavic-Italian Anti-Fascist Union won 97% of the votes in Monrupino?
247 November 13, 2010
Free Territory of Trieste
Free Territory of Trieste municipal election, 1949 ibid
248 November 21, 2010
Bolivia
Socialist Workers Movement (Bolivia) ... that the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations Pablo Solón was the main leader of the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party in the 1980s?
249 November 23, 2010
India
Vinod Mishra ... that Indian communist leader Vinod Mishra announced an "eye for an eye" policy of vengeance after right-wing paramilitaries Ranvir Sena killed 21 Dalits in 1996?
250 November 24, 2010
Cuba
Popular Socialist Youth ... that the 1960 congress of the Popular Socialist Youth was the first occasion at which the Cuban motto "Fatherland or Death" was displayed in print?
251 November 24, 2010
India
Indian People's Front ... that in March 1994, the communist-led Indian People's Front rallied tens of thousands of barefoot, starving workers, some of whom walked more than 100 kilometres (62 mi) to reach the venue?
252 November 25, 2010
Guinea
Le Phare de Guinée ... that the Democratic Party of Guinea organ Le Phare de Guinée was closed down in 1949, as no printing press in Guinea dared to print it due to government pressure?
253 November 26, 2010
Guinea
Barry III ... that Guinean socialist politician Barry III was nicknamed "Little Elephant", due to the similarities of his political programme with that of Sékou Touré, whose nickname was "Elephant"?
254 November 30, 2010
Indonesia
Sarbupri ... that a 1953 strike organized by the plantation workers trade union Sarbupri forced the Indonesian government to raise wages of estate labourers by 30%?
255 November 30, 2010
Bolivia
United Left (Bolivia) ... that current President of Bolivia Evo Morales was elected to parliament in 1997 on an United Left ticket?
256 December 2, 2010
India
Baba Bujha Singh ... that Punjabi revolutionary Baba Bujha Singh predicted the disintegration of the Soviet Union?
257 December 2, 2010
India
Chaturanan Mishra ... that in 1996 Chaturanan Mishra became one of the two first communist cabinet members in India?
258 December 3, 2010
Indonesia
Sentral Organisasi Buruh Republik Indonesia ... that the Indonesian trade union centre SOBRI decided to join the World Federation of Trade Unions following the death of Stalin in 1953?
259 December 3, 2010
Indonesia
Sarbuksi ... that by 1962 the communist-led Indonesian forest workers union Sarbuksi claimed to have a quarter of a million members?
260 December 8, 2010
Indonesia
Prijono ... that Indonesian Minister of Education Prijono received the Stalin Peace Prize in 1954? Prijono.jpg
261 December 9, 2010
Indonesia
Sarbufis ... that in 1955 the Indonesian film workers union Sarbufis launched a campaign to ban American newsreel film?
262 December 10, 2010
India
Harihar Narayan Prabhakar ... that Indian politician Harihar Narayan Prabhakar began his political career in the Communist Party of India, but later represented the Bharatiya Janata Party in the legislative assembly of Bihar?
263 December 12, 2010
Sweden
Kalvdans ... that Swedish emigrants brought kalvdans, a dessert made out of colostrum milk, to North America?
264 December 12, 2010
India
Moni Guha ... that the communist Moni Guha was amongst the first in India to criticize the 1956 line of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?
265 December 19, 2010
Indonesia
Salawati Daud ... that communist politician Salawati Daud was the first female mayor in Indonesia?
266 December 24, 2010
Indonesia
Sentral Organisasi Buruh Seluruh Indonesia ... that the communist-led federation SOBSI was the largest trade union movement in Indonesia prior to the Suharto era? Sobsi-rally.jpg
267 December 28, 2010
Indonesia
Serbuni ... that, according to Fieldhouse, militant agitation by the Indonesian communist trade union Serbuni during the 1963/1964 confrontation sought to prevent nationalization of Unilever factories?
268 December 30, 2010
Indonesia
Consentrasi Gerakan Mahasiswa Indonesia ... that the communist student organization CGMI ran campaigns against hazing at Indonesian universities?
269 December 31, 2010
India
Kiranmoy Nanda ... that socialist politician Kiranmoy Nanda has been the Fisheries Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal since 1982?
270 December 31, 2010
Paraguay
SITRANDE ... that the power plant workers union SITRANDE was the first public sector trade union founded in Paraguay after the fall of Stroessner?
271 January 2, 2011
Japan
Sanbetsu ... that the membership of the Japanese trade union centre Sanbetsu dropped from 1.5 million in 1946 to 13,000 in 1953? Sanbetsu kaigi banner.png
272 January 5, 2011
Indonesia
Fadjar Harapan ... that the Indonesian pioneer movement Fadjar Harapan was merged into the national scouting organization on a presidential order in 1961?
273 January 6, 2011
Latvia
Pauls Dauge ... that the dentist Pauls Dauge translated several works of Friedrich Engels into Latvian?
274 January 7, 2011
Lebanon
Al-Insaniyyah ... that al-Insaniyyah, founded in 1925, was the first official Arabic communist newspaper?
275 January 9, 2011
India
Agragami Adivasi Samiti ... that Indian Maoist guerrillas killed seven prominent local members of Agragami Adivasi Samiti in Purulia District in December 2010?
276 January 10, 2011
Vietnam
La Lutte (newspaper) ... that in the 1930s, the Indochinese Communist Party and the Vietnamese Trotskyists collaborated on the joint publication La Lutte?
277 January 13, 2011
Luxembourg
Zénon Bernard ... that 20 years after scoring a goal in Luxembourg's first-ever football victory over France, Zénon Bernard became the first communist elected to the Luxembourgian parliament?
278 January 14, 2011
India
Rameshwar Prasad ... that Rameshwar Prasad became the first Naxalite member of Parliament elected from the Indian state of Bihar in 1989?
279 January 18, 2011
Sweden
Farm Workers Union of Uppland ... that the 1925 harvest strike in Uppland is portrayed in novels by Swedish authors Ivar Lo-Johansson and Jan Fridegård?
280 January 19, 2011
Sweden
Farm Workers Union of Central Sweden ... that, as a result of the agitations carried out prior to the founding of the Farm Workers Union of Central Sweden in 1906, the annual wages of statare increased by approximately 40 SEK?
281 January 20, 2011
Sweden
Farm Workers Union of Småland ... that 1919 agitations by left-wing socialists in Småland resulted in the formation of a separate Farm Workers Union?
282 January 21, 2011
Sweden
Forest and Farm Workers Union of Sweden ... that the Forest and Farm Workers Union of Sweden advocated an agrarian reform modelled on the Soviet one?
283 January 25, 2011
Sweden
Women's Trade Union ... that, as women in Sweden were not allowed to join the Swedish Tailoring Workers Union, they founded a separate Women's Trade Union in 1902?
284 February 3, 2011
Sweden
Democratic Farmers League of Sweden ... that the Democratic Farmers League of Sweden promoted a modernized form of copyhold, whereby peasants would be relieved from debts?
285 February 15, 2011
France
Ernest Lafont ... that the French socialist parliamentarian Ernest Lafont was expelled from Soviet Russia on the orders of Leon Trotsky?
286 February 20, 2011
Czechoslovakia
Paul Wittich (politician) ... that the Westungarische Volksstimme editor Paul Wittich was the first social democrat elected to the town council of Pressburg (today known as Bratislava)?
287 February 20, 2011
Czechoslovakia
Westungarische Volksstimme ibid
288 April 16, 2011
India
Central Organising Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Party Unity ... that in the Indian state of Bihar, pressure from communist Party Unity guerrillas forced the upper-caste paramilitary Bhoomi Sena to surrender to the peasant organisation MKSS?
289 April 16, 2011
India
Mazdoor Kisan Sangram Samiti ibid
290 April 19, 2011
Egypt
Ash-sha'ab yurid isqat an-nizam ... that Ash-sha'ab yurid isqat an-nizam (The people want the fall of the regime) was the most common slogan in graffiti during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution?
291 May 10, 2011
Sweden
Arvid Olsson ... that socialist politician Arvid Olsson was among the first Swedes to receive political training in Soviet Russia? Arvidolsson1938.jpg
292 May 12, 2011
Sweden
Viktor Herou ... that Viktor Herou, a member of the first Swedish communist parliamentary group, later became a Centre Party municipal politician? Viktorherou1922.jpg
293 May 13, 2011
India
Puducherry legislative assembly election, 2011 ... that the counting of the votes from the 2011 Puducherry legislative assembly election begins on May 13, 2011, exactly one month after the election was held? Puducherry-Assembly-Constituencies-1-30-assembly-election-2011.png
294 May 14, 2011
Austria
Karl Toman ... that the Austrian former communist leader Karl Toman was appointed mayor of Eichgraben by German authorities in 1938?
295 May 15, 2011
United States
Here Comes Tobor ... that in the credits of the unaired pilot episode of Here Comes Tobor, the robot Tobor is credited as playing himself?
296 May 15, 2011
United States
Tobor ibid
297 June 22, 2011
Libya
Libyan National Democratic Front ... that Mahmoud Shammam, the Head of Information of the Libyan National Transitional Council, was one of the leaders of the Marxist Libyan National Democratic Front in the 1980s?
298 June 23, 2011
Libya
Libyan National Movement ... that with support from the Iraqi government, magazines and audio cassettes produced by the exiled Libyan National Movement were smuggled into Libya during the 1980s?
299 June 26, 2011
South Africa
South African Youth Revolutionary Council ... that in June 1981 South African authorities arrested eight members of the South African Youth Revolutionary Council, charged with preparing an armed uprising against the Apartheid regime?
300 June 29, 2011
India
French India Students Congress ... that in August 1947 French authorities banned a pro-independence mass rally of the French India Students Congress, but were forced to withdraw the ban after spontaneous protests?
301 June 29, 2011
India
Baddam Yella Reddy ... that in 1952 the communist candidate Baddam Yella Reddy defeated P. V. Narasimha Rao (later the Prime Minister of India) in a parliamentary election?
302 June 29, 2011
India
V. Subbiah ... that Indian communist leader V. Subbiah was elected to the Senate of France in 1947?
303 June 30, 2011
India
National Democratic Front (French India) ... that in the French India municipal election, 1946, the National Democratic Front won control over all 22 municipalities?
304 July 1, 2011
Hungary
Slovak Social Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Hungary ... that the Slovak Social Democrats founded their own party in 1905, but merged back into the Hungarian Social Democratic Party after a few months due to economic problems?
305 July 1, 2011
Czechoslovakia
Union (Hungarian-German trade union council) ... that Union, a German-Hungarian trade union council, had substantial following amongst agricultural labourers in southwestern Slovakia after the First World War?
306 July 4, 2011
India
Mohammad Khalil Naik ... that in the 2002 Jammu & Kashmir Assembly election, communist candidate Mohammad Khalil Naik won the Wachi seat by only 80 votes?
307 July 7, 2011
India
Communist Party of French India ... that in 1954 The New York Times warned that the Communist Party of French India was likely to seize power in the colony?
308 July 8, 2011
India
French India Socialist Party ... that in the 1948 municipal polls in Pondicherry, largely assumed to have been rigged, the French India Socialist Party won all 102 seats?
309 July 9, 2011
India
All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress ... that Makhdoom Mohiuddin, the president of the All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress, was arrested at the founding meeting of the organization in 1946?
310 July 20, 2011
Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ... that for many years, the Russian Soviet Republic did not have its Communist Party?
311 July 25, 2011
Saint Helena
Saint Helena Labour Party ... that in the mid-1970s the Saint Helena Labour Party tried to boost links between Saint Helena and South Africa?
312 August 23, 2011
India
Singareni Karmika Samakya ... that the Indian miners' union Sikasa was banned in 1992, accused of being a front organisation of the People's War Group?
313 August 28, 2011
Bolivia
Basque-Vicuña war ... that in 1622 a civil war broke out in present-day Bolivia between Basques and Vicuñas?
314 August 28, 2011
Bolivia
Alejo Calatayud ... that in 1730, rebels under the command of a silversmith named Alejo Calatayud seized control of Cochabamba, Bolivia?
315 October 17, 2011
Republic of the Congo
Daniel Abibi ... that Daniel Abibi, Congolese permanent representative to the U.N. during the 1990s, was amongst the first Central Africans to obtain a doctorate in mathematics?
316 October 18, 2011
France
Confédération africaine des syndicats libres ... that the African Confederation of Free Trade Unions was founded in 1958 on the basis of the French Charter of Amiens?
317 October 25, 2011
Poland
Oblicze Dnia (newspaper) ... that the plans for a popular front between communists and socialists in Poland collapsed after the launching of the newspaper Oblicze Dnia in 1936?
318 October 26, 2011
Republic of the Congo
Sékou Touré presidential visit to the Republic of the Congo ... that during a 1963 presidential visit to Brazzaville, the Guinean president Sékou Touré called for the overthrow of the Congolese government?
319 October 26, 2011
Canada
Keneder yiddische vochenblat ... that when the Communist Party of Canada relaunched its Yiddish newspaper in 1940, they chose the neutral name Canadian Jewish Weekly in order to avoid a government ban?
320 October 29, 2011
France
Der yidisher arbeyter (Paris) ... that 1911 journal Der yidisher arbeyter (The Jewish Worker) (pictured) was the first Yiddish labour journal published in France? Yidisherarbeytercover.png
321 November 3, 2011
Syria
Arab Revolutionary Labour Party ... that the Syrian opposition group the Arab Revolutionary Labour Party was founded in 1966 as a Marxist splinter-group of the Ba'ath Party?
322 November 28, 2011
Yemen
National Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Yemen Region ... that Ba'athists in Yemen carried out clandestine political activity until 1990?
323 November 29, 2011
Guyana
Progressive Youth Organisation of Guyana ... that the Pioneer Youth League of British Guiana was banned by the British colonial authorities in December 1953?
324 December 27, 2011
Ethiopia
Relief Society of Tigray ... that during the 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia, the Relief Society of Tigray organized a mass exodus of Tigrayan villagers to camps in Sudan?
325 January 23, 2012
Ethiopia
Democracia ... that at one point in the 1970s, the Ethiopian underground publication Democracia had a larger readership than the official government press?
326 January 29, 2012
Ethiopia
Provisional Office for Mass Organizational Affairs ... that during the Red Terror in Ethiopia, the Provisional Office for Mass Organizational Affairs supervised urban militia squads?
327 January 31, 2012
Ethiopia
Union of Ethiopian Marxist-Leninist Organizations ... that the Derg military junta supported the formation of the Union of Ethiopian Marxist-Leninist Organizations, but eventually crushed or disbanded its member organizations (Meison, Seded, Echat, Waz and Malerid)?
328 January 31, 2012
Ethiopia
Echat ibid
329 January 31, 2012
Ethiopia
Waz League ibid
330 January 31, 2012
Ethiopia
Abyotawit Seded ibid
331 January 31, 2012
Ethiopia
Ethiopian Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary Organization ibid
332 February 3, 2012
Ethiopia
Yäsäffiw hezb dems ... that in the early phase of the Ethiopian revolution, the underground publication Yäsäffiw hezb dems was widely distributed in spite of military censorship?
333 February 4, 2012
Ethiopia
Gambela People's Liberation Movement ... that in 1992 the leader of the Gambela People's Liberation Movement, Agwa Alemu, was killed by his own troops?
334 February 7, 2012
Ethiopia
Commission for Organizing the Party of the Working People of Ethiopia ... that the Central Committee of the Commission for Organizing the Party of the Working People of Ethiopia included only one woman?
335 February 28, 2012
Ethiopia
Alemu Abebe ... that Alemu Abebe was sworn in as mayor of Addis Ababa in 1977 after the mayor-elect had been assassinated?
336 February 28, 2012
Ethiopia
Oromay ... it is widely suggested that the publication of the novel Oromay, depicting the Eritrean War, led to the disappearance of its author, Baalu Girma?
337 March 18, 2012
Spain
Sindicato Obrero Canario ... that in 1979 the trade union Sindicato Obrero Canario labelled Spanish rule of the Canary Islands "colonial" in an appeal to the OUA?
338 March 22, 2012
Spain
Asociación Obrera Asambleista ... that in 1977 AOA, a trade union linked to the Spanish urban guerilla movement FRAP, was founded?
339 March 26, 2012
Spain
Confederación de Sindicatos Unitarios de Trabajadores ... that whilst the Spanish trade union CSUT criticized other unions for links with political parties, it was itself heavily influenced by the Party of Labour of Spain?
340 March 31, 2012
Spain
Confederación Xeral de Traballadores Galegos-Intersindical Nacional ... that in 1985 differences of opinion on the tactics of general strikes led to a split in the Galician nationalist trade union movement and the founding of CXTG?
341 April 2, 2012
Spain
Spanish trade union representative elections, 1978 ... that in 1978 the Maoist Sindicato Unitario won the union election at the conservative newspaper ABC in Madrid?
342 April 2, 2012
Spain
Sindicato Unitario ibid
343 April 4, 2012
Spain
Eusko Langillen Alkartasuna (Askatuta) - Solidaridad de Trabajadores Vascos (Independiente) ... that when the Basque trade union movement ELA-STV suffered a split in the 1970s, the dissident ELA-STV (Askatuta) was accused of being bankrolled by Opus Dei?
344 April 4, 2012
Switzerland
Swiss Socialist Federation ... that in the spring of 1941 the Swiss Socialist Federation was banned and its four national deputies (including Le Travail editor Léon Nicole and Jacques Dicker) were expelled from parliament?
345 April 4, 2012
Switzerland
Le Travail-Le Droit du Peuple ibid
346 April 4, 2012
Switzerland
Jacques Dicker ibid
347 April 5, 2012
San Marino
Umberto Barulli ... that the Communist Party leader Umberto Barulli was appointed head of state in San Marino in 1988?
348 April 5, 2012
Switzerland
Swiss-South African Association ... that the Swiss-South African Association tried to lobby the Swiss government to recognize the Bantustan state Transkei?
349 April 12, 2012
Gabon
Gabonese Socialist Union ... that the Gabonese Socialist Union, initially an opposition party founded by formerly exiled student activists, aligned itself with the then incumbent president Omar Bongo?
350 April 12, 2012
India
Birchandra Manu massacre ... that TTAADC member Sridam Pal was one of the 13 victims killed in the 1988 Birchandramanu massacre in South Tripura?
351 April 13, 2012
Spain
Maoist Youth Union ... that the Maoist Youth Union demanded that a "Youth Charter" be included in the new Spanish constitution?
352 April 14, 2012
Spain
Unión General de Trabajadores (sector histórico) ... that following the 1973 Toulouse congress of PSOE a group of veteran Spanish socialists organized the "Historical" UGT, claiming to represent the original UGT trade union?
353 April 15, 2012
Cambodia
Kampuchean Federation of Trade Unions ... that Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia Men Sam An served as chairwoman of the Kampuchean Federation of Trade Unions?
354 April 19, 2012
Sudan
Socialist Republican Party (Sudan) ... that the Sudanese Socialist Republican Party was nicknamed 'Mr. Hawkesworth's Party', in reference to a rumour that a British colonial officer by that name had engineered it?
355 April 20, 2012
France
Youth Council of the French Union ... that Léopold Sédar Senghor chaired the 1955 congress of the Youth Council of the French Union in Madagascar?
356 April 23, 2012
San Marino
Ermenegildo Gasperoni ... that the Sammarinese Communist Party leader Ermenegildo Gasperoni worked as both a car mechanic and as Minister of Transport at the same time?
357 April 24, 2012
Germany
Erich Ziegler ... that the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin leader Erich Ziegler had been imprisoned during World War II for his role in the Heinz Kapelle resistance group?
358 April 25, 2012
Denmark
Knud Jespersen ... that a Soviet merchant vessel was named after Danish communist leader Knud Jespersen? Knud Jespersen.jpg
359 April 27, 2012
Cambodia
Khmer-Chinese Friendship Association ... that the main leaders of the Khmer–Chinese Friendship Association were purged and executed in 1977?
360 May 1, 2012
Sudan
Anti-Imperialist Front ... that although the Sudanese Anti-Imperialist Front had opposed a union with Egypt, it sent volunteers to help the Egyptian side in the 1956 Suez Crisis?
361 May 2, 2012
Norway
Martin Gunnar Knutsen ... that radio newsreader Martin Gunnar Knutsen was the first to present the news of the death of Joseph Stalin to a Norwegian audience?
362 May 2, 2012
Azerbaijan
Bauer und Arbeiter ... that although the newspaper Bauer und Arbeiter rapidly gained popularity amongst German colonists in Azerbaijan, it was closed down after only a few months of existence?
363 May 5, 2012
Switzerland
Jakob Lechleiter ... that the stepfather of Swiss politician Jakob Lechleiter was a German communist leader who was executed in 1942?
364 May 5, 2012
Soviet Union
Nachrichten ... that in 1931 the publication of the Volga German newspaper Nachrichten was reduced to 18 times per month, due to paper shortages?
365 May 6, 2012
Germany
1976 Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe ... that the debates from the 1976 European Communist Conference (commemorative stamp pictured) were censored by Pravda, but not by Neues Deutschland? Stamps of Germany (DDR) 1976, MiNr 2146.jpg
366 May 10, 2012
Algeria
Larbi Bouhali ... that the Algerian communist leader Larbi Bouhali went into exile after the 1965 coup d'état?
367 May 12, 2012
India
Sukumar Barman ... that Scheduled Castes leader Sukumar Barman served as Tripura state minister for transport and fisheries?
368 May 22, 2012
South Sudan
Relief Association of Southern Sudan ... that the Relief Association of Southern Sudan was one of the Sudanese partner organizations of Operation Lifeline Sudan?
369 August 3, 2012
Uruguay
Black Native Party ... that Afro-Uruguayan intellectuals founded the Black Native Party in 1936, the third Black political party in Latin America?
370 August 10, 2012
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General Union of Negro African Workers ... that the General Union of Negro African Workers was one of the main forces behind the 1958 vote for independence in Guinea?
371 August 18, 2012
Angola
Liga Geral dos Trabalhadores de Angola ... that Liga Geral dos Trabalhadores de Angola, an exiled Angolan trade union linked to FNLA, received funding from the AFL–CIO during the 1960s?
372 August 21, 2012
Sudan
National Convention of New Sudan ... that the 1994 National Convention of New Sudan outlined a civil political administration for the areas held by SPLA guerrillas?
373 August 25, 2012
Angola
União Geral dos Trabalhadores de Angola ... that in 1971 Mauricio Luvualu, leader of the exiled Angolan trade union UGTA, was handed over to the Portuguese by the government of Congo-Kinshasa?
374 August 26, 2012
France
Confédération africaine des travailleurs croyants de l'A.E.F ... that the pro-Catholic trade union C.A.T.C-A.E.F held the Brazzaville P.O. Box 666?
375 August 27, 2012
Somalia
Somali Confederation of Labour ... that the Somali Confederation of Labour was banned following Siad Barre's coup d'état in 1969?
376 September 12, 2012
France
Confédération africaine des travailleurs croyants (French West Africa and Togo) ... that in a move to accommodate Muslims, the West African Catholic trade union CATC replaced the word "Christians" in its name with "Believers"?
377 September 29, 2012
Egypt
Mohamed Refaat El-Saeed ... that in 1995, the Egyptian left-wing leader Mohamed Refaat El-Saeed was nominated to the Upper House of Parliament by Hosni Mubarak?
378 October 4, 2012
Botswana
MELS Movement Botswana ... that the electoral support of the Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin Movement of Botswana increased by more than ten times between 1999 and 2009?
379 October 14, 2012
Sri Lanka
Aththa ... that the Communist Party daily Aththa was the only Sinhala-language newspaper to cover the burning of Jaffna library?
380 November 9, 2012
Russian Empire
Di Tsayt (Saint Petersburg) ... that whilst the Yiddish newspaper Di Tsayt was published in Saint Petersburg, its editorial team was based in Vienna?
381 November 9, 2012
Belgium
Le Peuple (Brussels) ... that in 1997 the Belgian socialist daily Le Peuple, founded in 1885, was acquired by the Rossel media group?
382 November 23, 2012
Botswana
Fish Keitseng ... that the Motswana ANC activist Fish Keitseng helped anti-Apartheid leaders including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki to move through Bechuanaland?
383 November 27, 2012
India
Satyanarayan Singh ... that Indian communist politician Satyanarayan Singh led a campaign of annihilation of class enemies in rural Bihar in the late 1960s?
384 December 16, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Tripoli City ... that in spite of challenges from the left, all incumbent parliamentarians from Tripoli City were re-elected in 1968?
385 December 19, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Chouf District ... that the Chouf District had the highest number of voters in the 1968 Lebanese parliamentary election?
386 December 22, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Beirut III ... that the 1968 election in the Beirut III constituency saw Sunni former rivals Abdallah al-Yafi and Saeb Salam unite around a joint candidature?
387 December 22, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Beirut I ... that all Armenian parliamentarians elected from the Beirut I constituency in 1968 ran unopposed?
388 December 23, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Zgharta District ... that a 27-year-old law student was the sole challenger against the candidature of Maronite strongman Suleiman Frangieh in the 1968 election in the Zgharta constituency?
389 December 27, 2012
Lebanon
Chouf parliamentary by-election, 1971 ... that the 1971 Chouf parliamentary by-poll was described at the time as the "most fiery" by-election ever in Lebanon?
390 December 30, 2012
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Beirut II ... that Jamil Mihhu, contesting the Beirut II constituency in the 1968 election, was the first Kurd to run for office in Lebanon?
391 January 1, 2013
Lebanon
Lebanese general election, 1968 in Marjeyoun-Hasbaya ... that voting in Marjeyoun-Hasbaya in the 1968 Lebanese general election was marred by heavy rains?
392 February 12, 2013
Isle of Man
Walter C. Craine ... that Labour politician Walter C. Craine was successful in getting the Manx Divorce Act approved in Tynwald in 1938?
393 March 18, 2013
India
U.C. Raman ... that U.C. Raman was the first Scheduled Caste candidate nominated by the Indian Union Muslim League for an unreserved constituency?
394 April 10, 2013
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Plantation Workers International Federation ... that the Plantation Workers International Federation was founded in Tunis in July 1957?
395 April 12, 2013
State of Palestine
Revolutionary Palestinian Communist Party ... that in 1987 the Revolutionary Palestinian Communist Party and the Palestinian Communist Party switched places as members of the PLO?
396 April 13, 2013
Syria
National Alliance for the Liberation of Syria ... that following the crushing of the 1982 Hama revolt, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood formed a broad alliance with Arab nationalist factions?
397 April 14, 2013
Spain
Sixto Agudo ... that Spanish communist resistance member Sixto Agudo was sentenced to death, but released from jail in 1961?
398 April 27, 2013
Peru
Búfalos ... that the para-military squads of the Peruvian APRA Party used to be nick-named "Buffaloes"?
399 May 4, 2013
France
René Malbrant ... that the veterinarian René Malbrant was a member of all legislatures of the Fourth Republic, representing French citizens in French Equatorial Africa?
400 May 11, 2013
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Nova borba ... that the Prague-based Nova borba was the first Yugoslav Cominformist émigré mouthpiece?
401 May 12, 2013
United States
Fashist ... that the émigré Russian publication Fashist falsely claimed to have a vast network of "fascist correspondents" inside the Soviet Union?
402 May 12, 2013
Gibraltar
CITYPEG ... that the workers' association CITYPEG has criticised both the Gibraltarian and Spanish governments for their policies affecting Spanish workers in Gibraltar?
403 May 18, 2013
Nepal
1985 Nepal bombings ... that Ram Raja Prasad Singh was sentenced to death in absentia following the Nepal bombings in 1985?
404 June 12, 2013
India
Mahila Atma Raksha Samiti ... that during the famine of 1943, the Women's Self-Defense Association organised hunger marches across Bengal?
405 June 14, 2013
India
Phani Bora ... that in his late twenties, Phani Bora was appointed secretary of the Communist Party of India in Assam?
406 June 17, 2013
Nicaragua
El Pueblo (Nicaraguan newspaper) ... that the printing presses of the daily newspaper El Pueblo were confiscated by the Sandinista People's Army in January 1980?
407 July 8, 2013
India
Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri ... that longtime Indian communist leader Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri remained on hunger strike for nine weeks while in jail?
408 July 23, 2013
Sweden
Centre Party (Sweden, 1924) ... that the Civilization Party contested the 1924 Swedish general election using a Social Democratic ballot?
409 July 27, 2013
Sweden
Swedish National Socialist Party ... that Swedish National Socialist Party (meeting pictured) leader Birger Furugård sought to invite Adolf Hitler as a guest speaker in 1931, but police authorities refused to issue a permit? Furugård party meeting 1935.jpg
410 August 2, 2013
Spain
Spanish Democratic Socialist Party ... that ahead of the 1977 election, the leader of the Spanish Democratic Socialist Party traveled to Brussels to secure support from the European socialist movement?
411 August 6, 2013
Sweden
Helmer Molander ... that Helmer Molander was the sole member of Zeth Höglund's Communist Party in the Second Chamber? Helmer molander.jpg
412 August 9, 2013
Sweden
Knut Olsson ... that Ny Dag publisher Knut Olsson was sentenced to eight months of hard labour for articles published regarding the 1931 Ådalen riots? Knut Olsson.jpg
413 August 20, 2013
Honduras
Juan Pablo Wainwright ... that before he was ordered to be executed, jailed communist leader Juan Pablo Wainwright is said to have spat in the face of Guatemalan dictator Jorge Ubico?
414 August 17, 2013
Sweden
Skinnar Per Andersson ... that Dalecarlian rebel leader Skinnar Per Andersson was sentenced to death by Svea Hovrätt in 1744?
415 September 19, 2013
Poland
Young Communist League of Poland ... that from 1930 through 1933, Jews constituted a majority of the membership of the Young Communist League of Poland?
416 September 22, 2013
Sweden
Chilekommittén ... that in 1975 the Swedish Chile Committee mobilized thousands of protestors against a Davis Cup tennis match between Sweden and Chile?
417 September 24, 2013
Mexico
Folks-Ligue ... that prior to his death in 1945, Soviet diplomat Konstantin Umansky held his last speech at the inauguration of the office of the Jewish People's League at Paseo de la Reforma?
418 October 1, 2013
Romania
Vorwärts (Cernăuți) ... that Jakob Pistiner served as editor of the newspaper Vorwärts, in Cernăuți (present-day Chernivtsi)?
419 October 7, 2013
Singapore
Singai Nesan ... that the first issue of the Singapore Tamil weekly Singai Nesan commemorated the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria? Singainesan.jpg
420 October 9, 2013
Sri Lanka
Alamat Langkapuri ... that the Colombo fortnightly Alamat Langkapuri was the world's first Malay language newspaper in Jawi script? Alamat lankapuri cover.png
421 October 10, 2013
Sri Lanka
Muslim Nesan ... that the Colombo Arwi weekly Muslim Nesan (1884 issue cover pictured) interviewed exiled Egyptian nationalist leader Ahmed Orabi soon after his arrival in Ceylon? Muslim Nesan.jpg
422 October 12, 2013
Sweden
Christian Workers Union of Sweden (1899) ... that many of the workers that joined the 1899 Christian Workers Union of Sweden did so in response to hikes in membership fees in other unions?
423 October 14, 2013
Sweden
Swedish Workers Union ... that when the Swedish Workers Union was dissolved in 1919, its chairman burned all of its central archives?
424 October 16, 2013
Costa Rica
Trabajo ... that the Venezuelan president Rómulo Betancourt had been the director of the Costa Rican communist newspaper Trabajo in the 1930s?
425 October 21, 2013
Germany
GDR Union of Journalists ... that in 1988 around 90% of East German journalists were members of the GDR Union of Journalists?
426 October 21, 2013
Nepal
Sector Kanda ... that on April 1, 1986, Nepalese communist rebels attacked police stations, trying to start a popular uprising?
427 October 21, 2013
Spain
Euskadi Roja ... that the Basque Communist publication Euzkadi Roja was banned by French authorities in 1950?
428 October 23, 2013
India
Satyapriya Banerjee ... that in 1953, Satyapriya Banerjee, the sole national parliamentarian of the All India Forward Bloc, was expelled from his party?
429 October 27, 2013
Romania
Arbeiter-Zeitung (Timişoara) ... that whilst there were no Romanian-language socialist dailies in Romania in the late 1920s, the Banat Socialist Party published a German-language daily?
430 October 27, 2013
Romania
Banat Socialist Party ibid
431 November 1, 2013
Germany
Free Socialist Party/Marxist-Leninists ... that the leader of the Free Socialist Party/Marxist-Leninists was a refugee from East Germany?
432 November 2, 2013
India
Lal Communist Party Hind Union ... that after the dissolution of the Lal Communist Party, some of its former members became sadhus?
433 November 4, 2013
Argentina
Labour Gathering Party ... that followers of the Communist Party of the Argentine Region would describe followers of the official Communist Party as "radishes"?
434 November 5, 2013
India
Y. Radhakrishnamurthy ... that Y. Radhakrishnamurthy filed his nomination for the 1977 parliamentary election in India whilst being jailed?
435 November 7, 2013
India
Nyari Welly ... that Nyari Welly was the first woman elected to the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly?
436 November 8, 2013
India
Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 1978 ... that no women were elected in the 1978 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election?
437 November 9, 2013
India
Nanasaheb Purohit ... that in 1948, the socialist leader Nanasaheb Purohit organized a people's army to capture the Janjira state and proclaimed himself Prime Minister?
438 November 10, 2013
Honduras
Krausirpi ... that Moravian missionaries reached the remote village of Krausirpi in 1967?
439 November 11, 2013
India
Uttar Pradesh Revolutionary Socialist Party ... that in 1951 the Revolutionary Socialist Party expelled its entire Uttar Pradesh branch?
440 November 12, 2013
China
Long Live the Victory of Mao Zedong Thought (Shenyang) ... that the Shenyang Chairman Mao statue (pictured) is one of the largest remaining Cultural Revolution-era monuments in China? Mao Zedong Statue in North China.jpg
441 November 12, 2013
Germany
Sozialistische Arbeiter-Zeitung ... that the young Willy Brandt wrote for Sozialistische Arbeiter-Zeitung?
442 November 14, 2013
Germany
Das Volksrecht (Offenbach am Main) ... that the Indian revolutionary M.N. Roy wrote under a pseudonym for the German newspaper Das Volksrecht?
443 November 15, 2013
India
Bakin Pertin ... that Bakin Pertin was the first Lok Sabha member elected from Arunachal East?
444 November 17, 2013
Germany
Schlesische Arbeiter-Zeitung ... that Bernhard Schottländer, the editor of the Schlesische Arbeiter-Zeitung, was killed during the 1920 Kapp Putsch?
445 November 17, 2013
Germany
Bernhard Schottländer ibid
446 November 18, 2013
India
PEPSU Legislative Assembly ... that the President of India dissolved the PEPSU Legislative Assembly in 1953?
447 November 19, 2013
Germany
Young Communist League of Germany (Opposition) ... that the Young Communist League (Opposition) organized underground resistance activities in Nazi Germany?
448 November 20, 2013
Germany
League of West German Communists ... that the League of West German Communists was the first West German left-wing group to dissolve itself and join the Party of Democratic Socialism?
449 November 22, 2013
India
Coorg Legislative Assembly election, 1952 ... that following the 1952 Coorg Legislative Assembly election, the victorious C.M. Poonacha formed a two-member cabinet?
450 November 24, 2013
Bolivia
Bandera Roja (La Paz) ... that in 1926, the Bolivian government arrested two editors of Bandera Roja, following an article about a massacre of mine workers?
451 November 26, 2013
India
Ranbir (newspaper) ... that Ranbir was the first daily newspaper in Jammu and Kashmir?
452 November 26, 2013
Sudan
The Vigilant ... that the Sudanese newspaper Vigilant was banned for six months in 1965–66 for reporting on massacres in Juba and Wau?
453 December 1, 2013
India
Pondicherry legislative assembly election, 1964 ... that the 1964 Pondicherry legislative assembly election marked the end of the hegemony of Edouard Goubert in the political life of the Union Territory?
454 December 2, 2013
Germany
Deutsche Volkszeitung (1945) ... that in the summer of 1945, Deutsche Volkszeitung accused Siemens of having produced and installed the gas chambers at Auschwitz?
455 December 4, 2013
Saar Protectorate
Sozialistischer Schutzbund (Saar) ... that Heinz Kühn (Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia) had led a socialist paramilitary youth group in the Saar territory in the 1930s?
456 December 6, 2013
Germany
Das Volk (1945) ... that by January 1946 Das Volk, the second working class newspaper to be published in Berlin after World War II, had a circulation of a quarter million?
457 December 6, 2013
Australia
The North Queensland Guardian ... that unlike other Communist Party of Australia publications, The North Queensland Guardian carried commercial advertisements?
458 December 7, 2013
South Sudan
Abdallah Deng Nhial ... that Abdallah Deng Nhial has served as cabinet minister in both Sudan and South Sudan?
459 December 12, 2013
Soviet Union
Sholaye-e Inquilab ... that Sholaye-e Inquilab ("Flame of the Revolution") was the first Tajik Persian newspaper founded in Soviet Turkestan?
460 December 14, 2013
Russian Empire
Al-Tilmiz ... that in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the Arabic weekly al-Tilmiz was the most important journal for North Caucasian intellectuals?
461 December 18, 2013
India
Hyderabad Legislative Assembly election, 1952 ... that in the 1952 Hyderabad State Assembly election, the communist People's Democratic Front won all seats from the Nalgonda district?
462 December 20, 2013
United States
Di Tsayt (New York) ... that Golda Meir sold shares for the New York newspaper Di Tsayt?
463 December 22, 2013
India
Shanta Vasisht ... that the Indian parliamentarian Shanta Vasisht had been a Kappa Alpha Theta scholarship recipient?
464 December 22, 2013
Germany
Freies Volk ... that after the ban on the Communist Party of Germany in 1956, its main organ Freies Volk continued to be published illegally?
465 December 22, 2013
Australia
Bowen state by-election, 1936 ... that the Communist Party of Australia candidate Fred Paterson won almost 25% of the votes in the 1936 by-election in Bowen, Queensland?
466 January 5, 2014
Sri Lanka
V. Ponnambalam ... that the Tamil Communist Party leader V. Ponnambalam later regretted having contested the 1975 Kankesanthurai by-election?
467 January 5, 2014
Sri Lanka
Kankesanthurai Electoral District by-election, 1975 ibid.
468 January 9, 2014
Myanmar
Dr. Nath (Yebaw Tun Maung) ... that the principal of the Communist Party of Burma Medical School, Yebaw Tun Maung, was killed in an army attack in 1968?
469 January 10, 2014
Honduras
Socialist Party of Honduras ... that the bulk of the founders of the Socialist Party of Honduras had been members of the Christian Democratic Party?
470 January 12, 2014
United States
Fur Workers Industrial Union ... that in 1927 the Ben Gold-led Fur Workers Industrial Union was founded by New York locals expelled from the AFL-affiliated union?
471 January 27, 2014
Cuba
Havaner lebn ... that Havaner lebn was the first lasting commercial Jewish newspaper in Cuba?
472 January 27, 2014
Honduras
Aníbal Delgado Fiallos ... that while political analyst Aníbal Delgado Fiallos had been a staunch critic of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya's constitutional reform, he took part in the protests against Zelaya's ouster?
473 January 29, 2014
Uruguay
Verdad (1950) ... that in 1951 the director of the Uruguayan communist daily Verdad was demoted by the party leadership?
474 January 31, 2014
Peru
Enrique Bernales Ballesteros ... that in 1987 the Peruvian senator Enrique Bernales Ballesteros was appointed as the first United Nations special rapporteur on mercenaries?
475 February 1, 2014
Honduras
Honduran Patriotic Front ... that the Honduran Patriotic Front, an alliance formed ahead of the 1980s elections, called for an electoral boycott in protest against perceived fraud?
475 February 2, 2014
Peru
Óscar Felipe Ventura ... that Peruvian teachers' union leader and former Member of Parliament Óscar Felipe Ventura is a noted saxophone player?
476 February 2, 2014
Peru
Jorge del Prado ... that Peruvian politician Jorge del Prado was awarded orders and medals of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and the Soviet Union?
477 February 3, 2014
Cuba
Radio Mil Diez ... that at an early stage in her singing career Celia Cruz was part of the orchestra of the communist Radio Mil Diez?
478 February 5, 2014
Cuba
Per Catalunya! ... that Catalan refugees in Cuba founded the publication Per Catalunya! in 1942?
479 February 13, 2014
Peru
Eriberto Arroyo Mío ... that Peruvian leftist parliamentarian Eriberto Arroyo Mío was assassinated whilst driving his son to school?
480 February 17, 2014
India
Khan Shakir Ali Khan ... that communist legislator Khan Shakir Ali Khan warned of the risks of the Union Carbide plant, years before the 1984 Bhopal disaster?
481 February 17, 2014
Russia
Burevestnik (Petrograd, 1917) ... that the anarchist newspaper Burevestnik, published in Petrograd in 1917–8, encouraged the homeless and poor to appropriate homes for themselves?
482 February 17, 2014
France
Burevestnik (1906) ... that the name of the anarchist newspaper Burevestnik, published in Paris in 1906, was inspired by Maxim Gorky's poem Song of the Stormy Petrel?
483 February 17, 2014
Peru
Jorge Torres Vallejo ... that Peruvian politician Jorge Torres Vallejo was awarded the San Martín Order by the government of Argentina?
484 February 19, 2014
Peru
Javier Silva Ruete ... that when Javier Silva Ruete was appointed Minister of Agriculture in the First Presidency of Fernando Belaúnde, he was the youngest person having occupied that post?
485 February 23, 2014
Sweden
Gunnar Öhman ... that in the 1929 split in the Swedish Communist Party, the brothers Oscar and Gunnar Öhman found themselves on opposite sides?
486 February 23, 2014
Nepal
Keshab Prasad Badal ... that former Minister of Industries Keshab Prasad Badal was a leader of the Proletarian Revolutionary Organisation, Nepal in the 1970s?
487 February 27, 2014
Sweden
Axel Jansson (1916) ... that parliamentarian Axel Jansson was removed from the Swedish Communist Party executive at the 1967 party congress?
488 March 10, 2014
Spain
Unity for Socialism ... that Northern Irish ex-MP Bernadette Devlin and Peruvian MP Hugo Blanco took part in the 1980 election campaign of the Catalan Unity for Socialism?
489 March 12, 2014
Senegal
Seydou Cissokho ... that Senegalese communist leader Seydou Cissokho died in Moscow while visiting the 1986 congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?
490 March 13, 2014
India
Kamgar Kisan Paksha ... that when the Kamgar Kisan Paksha was split on the issue of its relationship to the Communist Party of India, its two elected representatives led opposite factions?
491 March 13, 2014
India
S.K. Limaye ... that in 1942, S.K. Limaye was expelled from the Communist Party of India for having refused to support the British war effort?
492 March 18, 2014
Egypt
Al-Malayin ... that al-Malayin was the first Egyptian communist newspaper that dedicated space for sports and culture?
493 March 21, 2014
India
All People's Party (Assam) ... that the founding conference of the All People's Party in Assam unanimously elected the Muslim League leader Muhammed Saadulah as the chairman of their party?
494 April 10, 2014
India
Nurul Huda (CPI(M) politician) ... that communist leader Nurul Huda entered the parliament of India following a 1974 by-election?
495 April 13, 2014
India
Uttar Pradesh Praja Party ... that whilst the 1951 founding conference of the Uttar Pradesh Praja Party targeted getting 2.5 million members, it won just two seats in that year's Legislative Assembly election?
496 April 20, 2014
India
Meghraj Tawar ... that Meghraj Tawar has contested every Lok Sabha election for the past three decades?
497 April 20, 2014
India
Saurashtra Khedut Sangh ... that whilst the Khedut Sangh was the second-largest political force in the 1951 elections in Saurashtra State, it lacked prominent leaders?
498 April 22, 2014
India
Jammu and Kashmir Awami League ... that both the chairman and the senior vice chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Awami League were killed in 2003?
499 April 23, 2014
India
List of Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidates in the Indian general election, 2014 ... that the actor Innocent is one of the candidates of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in this year's parliamentary election (election rally pictured)? North Chennai CPI(M) Election Campaign.jpg
500 April 24, 2014
India
Muslim League (Opposition) ... that differences on the issue of Muslim personal law led to a split between the All India Muslim League and the Communist Party of India (Marxist)?
501 April 24, 2014
Soviet Union
Komfarband of Bielorussia and Lithuania ... that whilst the Communist Party of the Soviet Union opposed the setting up of an independent Jewish party organization, an autonomous Jewish Communist Party was founded in Bielorussia?
502 April 24, 2014
Iraq
Railway Workers Union (Iraq) ... that the Iraqi Railway Workers Union was banned in the midst of a 1945 strike?
503 April 24, 2014
India
Harijan Mandal ... that the Praja Socialist Party, the Ambedkarite Harijan Mandal and the Akali Dal formed an alliance ahead of the 1962 Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly election?
504 April 29, 2014
India
A.V. Thamarakshan ... that the Revolutionary Socialist Party (Bolshevik) leader A.V. Thamarakshan is supported by the BJP in this year's parliamentary poll?
505 April 30, 2014
India
List of All India Forward Bloc candidates in the Indian general election, 2014 ... that former IAS cadre Pancham Lal is one of the candidates of the All India Forward Bloc in the 2014 election?
506 April 30, 2014
India
Pancham Lal ... ibid
507 May 3, 2014
India
G. Nagesh ... was one of the youngest candidates to be elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1994?
508 May 3, 2014
Iraq
Al-Qaidah (newspaper) ... that although it was banned at the time, the communist newspaper al-Qaidah was probably one of the most read publications in Iraq in 1947?
509 May 6, 2014
Israel
Israeli Communist Opposition ... that in 1975, the former general secretary of the Israeli Communist Party, Shmuel Mikunis, joined the dissident Israeli Communist Opposition?
510 May 7, 2014
India
Gird by-election, 1972 ... that in the 1972 by-election to the Gird seat in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, Vijaya Raje Scindia's candidate was defeated by the communist Balkrishna Sharma?
511 May 7, 2014
India
Drupad Borgohain ... that Assam state communist leader Drupad Borgohain was born on the anniversary of the October Revolution?
512 May 20, 2014
India
Bhan Singh Bhaura ... that communist parliamentarian Bhan Singh Bhaura survived the crash of Indian Airlines Flight 440?
513 May 26, 2014
India
P.B.M. Basaiawmoit‎ ... that Indian reverend P.B.M. Basaiawmoit‎ led campaigns against uranium mining in Meghalaya?
514 May 30, 2014
India
Tsering Samphel‎ ... that Tsering Samphel, a Congress Party candidate in the 2014 Indian general election, is a past president of the Ladakh Buddhist Association?
515 May 31, 2014
Albania
Indonesian communist exiles in Tirana ... that Albania became one of the main hubs for exiled Indonesian communists following the mass killings of 1965–66?
516 June 2, 2014
India
James Lowangcha Wanglat ... that Lowangcha Wanglat, BJP candidate in the 2014 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, is from the Namsang-Borduria royal family?
517 June 3, 2014
India
Tammineni Veerabhadram ... that T. Veerabhadram was the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate with the most votes outside Kerala and West Bengal in the 1998 Indian general election?
518 June 3, 2014
Pakistan
Purnendu Dastidar ... that Purnendu Dastidar was elected to the East Pakistan Legislative Assembly in 1954 while in jail?
519 June 5, 2014
Iraq
Anti-Zionist League in Iraq ... that after it was banned, members of the Iraqi Anti-Zionist League were arrested and charged with the crime of Zionism?
520 June 8, 2014
India
Gopal Kalan Tandel ... that Gopal Kalan Tandel defeated Narayan Fugro in the first Lok Sabha election for the Daman and Diu seat?
521 June 8, 2014
India
Narayan Fugro ibid
522 June 10, 2014
Indonesia
Djawoto ... that in 1966 Indonesian ambassador Djawoto was granted political asylum in China, following the mass killings of 1965–66?
523 June 14, 2014
India
Abdul Sattar Ranjoor‎ ... that Kashmiri politician and poet Abdul Sattar Ranjoor‎ was assassinated by militants when he was 73?
524 June 14, 2014
Afghanistan
Abdul Ghafar Lakanwal ... that in 1988 Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Ghafar Lakanwal defected to the United States?
525 June 16, 2014
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Labour Spokesman ... that the newspaper Labour Spokesman shares its building with the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party and the Trades and Labour Union?
526 June 16, 2014
Antigua and Barbuda
Outlet (Antigua newspaper) ... that the offices of the Antigua and Barbuda newspaper Outlet were torched in 1998, following the publication of an article on a secret arms deal?
527 June 16, 2014
Emblem-earth.svg
Commonwealth Trade Union Group ... that the Canadian Labour Congress president Dennis McDermott was the founding chairman of the Commonwealth Trade Union Council?
528 June 17, 2014
India
Amar Nath Yadav ... that Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation candidate Amar Nath Yadav mustered a quarter million votes in the Siwan seat in the 1999 election?
529 June 19, 2014
India
T. J. Chandrachoodan ... that T. J. Chandrachoodan is the third Keralite to head the Revolutionary Socialist Party?
530 June 19, 2014
Andorra
Unió Sindical d'Andorra ... that the leader of the Trade Union of Andorra has likened the labour rights situation in the country to that of a dictatorship?
531 June 19, 2014
India
R. S. Unni ... that the Deputy Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, R. S. Unni, held positions in over 20 trade unions?
532 June 22, 2014
India
V.P. Ramakrishna Pillai ... ... that Revolutionary Socialist Party leader V. P. Ramakrishna Pillai served as Minister of Labour in Kerala between 1998 and 2001?
533 June 25, 2014
India
Radhakanta Sethy ... that in 1991 the lone Communist Party of India (Marxist) member in the Orissa Legislative Assembly, Radhakanta Sethy, left the party?
534 June 26, 2014
India
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party ... that the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party has favoured the creation of a Purvanchal state?
535 June 26, 2014
Armenia
Golos Armenii ... that the Soviet Armenian newspaper Kommunist became the opposition newspaper Golos Armenii in the 1990s?
536 June 26, 2014
India
Thakur Ganpat Singh ... that Thakur Ganpat Singh was re-elected to the Ajmer Legislative Assembly with an increased margin, after his election had been declared void in 1953?
537 June 27, 2014
India
L.B.G. Rao ... that the Indian communist politician L.B.G. Rao led guerrilla squads during the Telangana armed struggle?
538 June 28, 2014
India
Left and Secular Alliance ... that the Left and Secular Alliance and BJP opposed each other in the 2014 Indian general election, but later sent a joint delegation to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission?
539 June 28, 2014
India
Rungsung Suisa ... that in 1966, parliamentarian Rungsung Suisa proposed confederation as a solution to the Indo–Naga conflict?
540 June 30, 2014
India
Swami Kumaranand ... that in 1921, Maulana Hasrat Mohani and Swami Kumaranand tabled the first motion to call for full Independence in the All India Congress Committee?
541 July 1, 2014
India
Uddaraju Ramam ... that communist leader U. Ramam tried to regain the Narsapuram constituency five times, after having won it in 1957?
542 July 1, 2014
Lebanon
El-Buss refugee camp ... that the El-Buss Palestinian refugee camp was originally set up for Armenian refugees arriving in Lebanon?
543 July 20, 2014
India
J. Mohammed Imam ... that Muslim League politician J. M. Imam was awarded the title Mushir ul-Mulk ("Advisor of the Kingdom") by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1945?
544 July 23, 2014
Austria
Valentino Pittoni ... that in 1920 socialist politician Valentino Pittoni (pictured) argued that the Italian city of Trieste should become a state in the Austrian republic?
545 August 4, 2014
India
Tripura local elections, 2014 ... that 50% of the seats in the 2014 Tripura local body elections were reserved for women?
546 August 9, 2014
Romania
Socialist Workers Party of Romania ... that in the midst of the 1929 financial crisis, the Socialist Workers Party of Romania argued that the time was ripe for revolution?
547 August 25, 2014
Niger
Nigerien Action Bloc ... that the Nigerien Action Bloc won the mayoral post of Zinder in 1956?
548 August 25, 2014
Mauritania
Mauritanian National Union ... that leaders of the pro-Mali Federation Mauritanian National Union were released from jail once the Federation fell apart?
549 August 26, 2014
Gabon
Gabonese National Unity Party ... that the radical PUNGA party was the sole force in Gabon that called for a "No" vote in the 1958 French constitutional referendum?
550 September 14, 2014
Germany
Der Funke ... that the newspaper Der Funke published an appeal signed by Albert Einstein, calling for unity against Adolf Hitler in the July 1932 elections in Germany?
551 September 18, 2014
Germany
Volkswacht (Danzig) ... that the social democratic newspaper Volkswacht was placed under preventive censorship during World War I?
552 September 25, 2014
Germany
Hermann Suhrau ... that the Memel communist labour leader Hermann Suhrau later became a Nazi Party member?
553 November 27, 2014
Albania
Fashizmi ... that during the beginning of the Italian occupation of Albania, Fashizmi was the sole daily newspaper published in the country?
554 January 6, 2015
Philippines
Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino ... that leaders of the Filipino communist youth movement Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino were offered amnesty under a presidential decree in 1974?
555 January 8, 2015
Greece
Progressive All-Student Unionist Camp ... that in December 1979 the Progressive All-Student Unionist Camp mobilized students to occupy Greek universities?
556 January 22, 2015
Lebanon
Beirut II (1960) ... that the Beirut II parliamentary constituency functioned as a "buffer zone" between the Muslim and Christian parts of the city?
557 January 23, 2015
Lebanon
Beirut II ... that the Beirut II parliamentary constituency has the highest percentage of Armenian voters in Lebanon?
558 January 29, 2015
Lebanon
Wimpy Operation ... that the 1982 Wimpy Operation marked the start of armed resistance against Israeli troops in Beirut?
559 February 4, 2015
Lebanon
Minorities (Lebanon) ... that six different sects share one parliamentary seat in Lebanon?
560 February 9, 2015
Lebanon
60th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide commemorations in Beirut ... that during a lull in fighting in the Lebanese Civil War, some 100,000 people gathered in Beirut to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide?
561 February 27, 2015
Lebanon
Beirut I ... that when the Beirut I electoral district was formed in 2008, it was the first Christian-majority electoral district in the city since 1972?
562 March 13, 2015
Sweden
Semmelwrap ... that the launching of the semmelwrap became a viral success on Swedish social media?
563 March 13, 2015
Lebanon
Bint Jbeil electoral district ... that Hezbollah candidate Hassan Fadlallah was elected from the Bint Jbeil district in 2009 with over 94% of the cast votes?
564 March 20, 2015
Lebanon
Joseph Chader ... that in 1958 Joseph Chader became the first Armenian government minister in Lebanon?
565 March 21, 2015
Lebanon
Beirut V – Minet El Hosn electoral district ... that Beirut V – Minet El Hosn electoral district was a single-member constituency used only in the 1953 Lebanese general election?
566 April 18, 2015
Lebanon
Beirut III ... that Beirut III has the largest number of Sunni Muslim voters of all electoral districts in Lebanon?
567 August 17, 2015
India
Madhavi Sarkar ... that after the murder of Bihar communist legislator Ajit Sarkar in 1998, his widow Madhavi Sarkar was elected for his seat in a by-election?
568 September 12, 2015
India
Upendra Nath Das ... that Upendra Nath Das was just 25 years old when he was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1977?
569 September 13, 2015
India
Simaria by-election, 2008 ... that star campaigners in the 2008 Simaria Legislative Assembly seat by-election included Yashwant Sinha, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ajay Maken?
570 October 1, 2015
India
Yogendra Nath Baitha ... that Yogendra Nath Baitha received more votes than any other CSP-JSD candidate in the 1995 Bihar Legislative Assembly election?
571 December 13, 2015
India
Mahbub Alam (politician) ... that Mahbub Alam was arrested just after filing his nomination paper for the 2014 Indian general election?
572 January 9, 2016
State of Palestine
Arabi Awwad ... that after being jailed for 10 years and then deported to Jordan, Palestinian communist leader Arabi Awwad was elected to the Palestinian National Council in 1974?
573 January 10, 2016
Chile
Federación Obrera de Magallanes ... that in 1920, a deadly arson attack occurred at the offices of the Federación Obrera de Magallanes trade union in Punta Arenas, Chile?
574 January 12, 2016
Argentina
Revolutionary Communist Party of Argentina ... that the Revolutionary Communist Party of Argentina won key leadership posts in the Córdoba auto workers union election of 1972?
575 January 17, 2016
State of Palestine
Palestinian Liberation Front (Abu Nidal Ashqar wing) ... that the Palestinian Liberation Front left the PLO in protest against the 1993 Oslo Accords?
576 January 18, 2016
Guatemala
Patriotic Labour Youth ... that many guerrilla leaders in the Guatemalan Civil War had been members of the Patriotic Labour Youth during high school?
577 January 21, 2016
State of Palestine
Alliance of Palestinian Forces ... that the Alliance of Palestinian Forces, formed in 1993 by Hamas and nine other groups who rejected the Oslo Accords, was marginalized by the time of the Second Intifada in 2000?
578 January 23, 2016
Chad
Abbo Nassour ... that Abbo Nassour became the speaker of the Chadian parliament in 1969, after having been sentenced to death a few years earlier?
579 January 28, 2016
Benin
Paul Kpoffon ... that the Dahomeyan post and telegraph workers leader Paul Kpoffon went on to become a government minister and ambassador?
580 March 7, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Ernst Paul ... that during World War II, Office of Strategic Services agent I. S. Dorfman maintained liaisons with exiled socialist leaders of the Stockholm-based "Little Internationale" such as Willy Brandt, Bruno Kreisky, and Ernst Paul?
581 March 7, 2016
United States
Isaiah Sol Dorfman ibid.
582 March 7, 2016
Sweden
International Group of Democratic Socialists ibid.
583 March 22, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Karl Čermak ... that in the 1920s, Karl Čermak, deputy from the Česká Lípa 5th electoral district, was the sole member of the German Social Democracy in Czechoslovakia leadership who hailed from a major city?
584 March 22, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Česká Lípa 5th electoral district (Czechoslovakia) ibid.
585 March 31, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Karel Dufek ... that Karel Dufek, Czechoslovak ambassador to Turkey and Brazil, served in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War?
586 April 2, 2016
Ukraine
Soim ... that the parliament of the Republic of Carpatho-Ukraine met only once for a single day?
587 April 7, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Těšín electoral district (Czechoslovakia) ... that in 1921 more than 95% of the Czechoslovak citizens of Polish ethnicity lived in the Těšín electoral district?
588 April 19, 2016
Czechoslovakia
German People's Group in Czecho-Slovakia ... that after the Sudeten German Party was banned, its followers in areas that remained in Czechoslovakia regrouped as the German People's Group?
589 May 1, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Elections in the First Czechoslovak Republic ... that the Social Democrats were the only party to win more than 16% of the vote in any national parliamentary election in the First Czechoslovak Republic?
590 May 10, 2016
Slovakia
Franz Karmasin ... that two deputies of the German Party were elected in the 1938 Slovak parliamentary election, former Carpathian German Party chief and member of the Czechoslovak parliament from the 10th district Franz Karmasin, and the priest Josef Steinhübl?
591 May 10, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Carpathian German Party ibid.
592 May 10, 2016
Slovakia
German Party (Slovakia) ibid.
593 May 10, 2016
Slovakia
Josef Steinhübl ibid.
594 May 10, 2016
Czechoslovakia
Jihlava 10th electoral district (Czechoslovakia) ibid.
595 June 14, 2016
Lithuania
George Waschkies ... that George Waschkies, a German member of the Lithuanian parliament, had 14 children?
596 June 21, 2016
Lithuania
Social Democratic Party of the Memel Territory ... that when the Memel Convention came into force in 1925, the local branch of the Social Democratic Party of Germany became a separate party?
597 August 19, 2016
Pakistan
Doaba Daudzai Tehsil ... that Fort Michni, one of two recognised towns of Doaba Daudzai Tehsil, had a population of 205 males and 3 females?
598 November 13, 2016
State of Palestine
Democratic Alliance List ... that seeking to challenge both Fatah and Hamas, five left-wing factions united to jointly contest the 2016 Palestinian local elections, which have since been postponed?
599 November 25, 2016
Pakistan
W.Z. Ahmed ... that W.Z. Ahmed's film Roohi was the first to be banned in Pakistan?
600 November 26, 2016
India
Second Party Congress of the Communist Party of India ... that the Communist Party of Pakistan was founded on the sidelines of the 1948 Second Party Congress of the Communist Party of India in Calcutta?
601 November 30, 2016
Pakistan
Sindh Mohajir Punjabi Pathan Muttahida Mahaz ... that the Sindh Mohajir Punjabi Pathan Muttahida Mahaz was the first Pakistani party to use the term "Muhajir" in a political context?
602 December 10, 2016
India
Jiban Ratan Dhar ... that West Bengal Jails Minister Jiban Ratan Dhar has been jailed three times himself?
603 December 18, 2016
India
Sudhindranath Kumar ... that the Revolutionary Communist Party of India general secretary Sudhindranath Kumar served two terms as Food Minister of West Bengal?
604 December 19, 2016
India
Bhakti Bhushan Mandal ... that in the 1980s, the West Bengal Fisheries Minister Bhakti Bhushan Mandal declared himself to be an intermediary between the Government of India and exiled Naga leader Phizo?
605 December 19, 2016
India
Anadi Das ... that Revolutionary Communist Party candidate Anadi Das defeated the incumbent assembly speaker in the 1962 West Bengal election?
606 December 23, 2016
India
Sadhan Gupta ... that Sadhan Gupta, elected from Calcutta South East in a 1953 by-poll, was the first blind parliamentarian in independent India?
607 December 23, 2016
India
Calcutta South East (Lok Sabha constituency) ibid.
608 December 23, 2016
India
Calcutta South East by-election, 1953 ibid.
609 December 26, 2016
India
Kanai Pal ... that Indian Trotskyist state legislator Kanai Pal was jailed soon after being elected in 1962?
610 December 28, 2016
India
Sudha Roy ... that when Sisir Roy died in 1960, his sister Sudha Roy took over his post as general secretary of the United Trade Union Congress?
611 December 30, 2016
India
A.M.O. Ghani ... that A.M.O. Ghani's popularity as a politician was credited to his provision of medical care to the poor?
612 December 31, 2016
India
Z.A. Ahmed (Indian politician) ... that facing an arrest warrant in India and pressure from within his party, Indian communist politician Z.A. Ahmed sought refuge in Pakistan?
613 January 1, 2017
India
Protiva Mukherjee ... that Protiva Mukherjee was the only female minister in the 1969 United Front government of West Bengal?
614 January 3, 2017
India
Ram Chatterjee ... that in 1969, the West Bengal Sports Minister Ram Chatterjee invaded the exclusive Calcutta Swimming Club along with a group of Santhal tribals?
615 January 5, 2017
India
Pakistan Communist Party ... that the Pakistan Communist Party ceased to exist just three weeks after it had been founded?
616 January 11, 2017
India
Left Front (West Bengal) ... that the Left Front governed the Indian state of West Bengal for 34 years, winning the elections of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006?
617 January 11, 2017
India
West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1977 ibid.
618 January 11, 2017
India
West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1982 ibid.
619 January 11, 2017
India
West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1987 ibid.
620 January 11, 2017
India
West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1991 ibid.
621 January 11, 2017
India
West Bengal Legislative Assembly election, 1996 ibid.
622 January 12, 2017
India
M.A. Rasul ... that Indian peasant movement leader M.A. Rasul was sent to East Pakistan to build the Communist Party there?
623 January 15, 2017
India
Barada Mukutmoni ... that after the Bolshevik Party of India leader Barada Mukutmoni was named Tourism Minister in the Second United Front Cabinet of West Bengal, there was a split in his party?
624 January 15, 2017
India
Bolshevik Party of India ibid.
625 January 15, 2017
India
Second United Front Cabinet ibid.
626 January 17, 2017
India
Lok Sewak Sangh ... that the Lok Sewak Sangh organized a 300-mile (480 km) protest march in 1955 to demand inclusion of Bengali-speaking areas of Bihar into West Bengal?
627 January 20, 2017
India
Jyotibhushan Bhattacharya ... that Workers Party of India leader Jyotibhushan Bhattacharya was jailed during the Sino-Indian War of 1962?
628 January 26, 2017
India
Sudhir Chandra Das ... that zoological gardens were added to Sudhir Chandra Das's ministerial portfolio in 1971?
629 February 1, 2017
India
Deo Prakash Rai ... that All India Gorkha League leader Deo Prakash Rai was denounced as a communist agent and deported from Malaya in 1950?
630 February 2, 2017
India
Revolutionary Communist Party of India (Tagore) ... that the Revolutionary Communist Party of India (Tagore) fell out of favour due to its isolation from other left-wing groups?
631 March 6, 2017
India
Charu Mihir Sarkar ... that three Bangla Congress ministers, Charu Mihir Sarkar, Bhabatosh Soren, and S.K. Dhara, resigned on the same day in 1970 from the West Bengal government?
632 March 6, 2017
India
Bhabatosh Soren ibid.
633 March 28, 2017
India
Revolutionary Communist Party of India ... that the Revolutionary Communist Party of India attacked the Dum Dum Airfield in 1949?