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At the third Olympic games for workers in Antwerp in 1937, the threat of fascism was clearly visible. The communists had always been excluded from the labour Olympiad, but this year for the first... [Item of the Day]
On 24 April 1966, Belgian communist youth marched through the streets of Brussels against imperialism in Congo. In Congo – the former Belgian colony that had become independent in 1960 – chaos... [Item of the Day]
The murder of Leon Trotsky in Mexico on 21 August 1940 had a tremendous impact. In Belgium, shocked and angry sympathizers gathered at the home of Henri Mandel. Lode Polk, one of the founders of the... [Item of the Day]
Nearly one year after liberation, the Jewish organizations in Belgium tried to get back to work. The Poale-Zion, the socialist Zionists, once again published their stencilled weekly Unser Wort in... [Item of the Day]
Artist Georges Rémi (Hergé) had not visited the Soviet-Union when he published the story of Tintin in the Soviet Union on 10 January 1929. He took the abuses and deceits his hero encounters mainly... [Item of the Day]