Additional Measures To Expose Imperialist Policies

We intend to make use of concrete facts to expose capitalist reality, political and ideological diversions of imperialism, the totalitarian character of a bourgeois state, and the strengthening of reactionary thought in the bourgeois apparatus and in capitalistic society as a whole.

The realization of such measures will permit us to coordinate the Soviet press, radio and television in such a way that the public's attention will be directed to the concrete manifestations of the anti-popular nature of imperialism.

Such propaganda campaigns will help the press agency Novosti, and politically oriented radio programs transmitted abroad to force our idealogical enemy onto disadvantageous paths in the ideological struggle.

A calendar of this type of events, mainly pertaining to the USA is attached. Similar plans pertaining to other imperialistic states could be developed in the course of work.

We request your review.

(A. Iakovlev)

Assistant Chief of the Propaganda Department, TsK KPSS
January 21, 1971

TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS: In the upper left corner are the words "Without right of publication." In the upper right corner is the stamp of the TsK KPSS. The hand-written note could not be deciphered. The second page of the document is blank except for the handwritten notes: Comrade Ponomarev is absent. Comrades Smirnov and Parinov have been informed. January 29, 1971.

Attachment 170 Calendar of Certain Events

  • January 1, 1863 - In the USA the Act to free black slaves went into effect. Provides a rationale to point out the severity of the ethnic problem in the United States of America.
  • January 5, 1957 - President Eisenhower in a message to Congress set forth an expansionist U.S. policy for the Near East and Middle East that became known as the "Eisenhower-Dulles Doctrine."
  • January 5, 1970 - In the USA progressive trade union activist Yablonsky was killed.
  • January 17, 1966 - In Spain, in the Palomares region, an American bomber plane with 4 nuclear bombs on board crashed.
  • - 140 years ago in the USA, the so-called Lynch law went into effect.
  • February 2, 1848 - End of the Mexican-American war, which resulted in the USA seizing from Mexico Texas, New Mexico, and upper California and part of Arizona
  • February, 1951 - In the USA seven falsely accused blacks executed
  • February 7, 1965 - Beginning of systematic bombing of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by the USA
  • February 9, 1950 - Beginning of the "McCarthy Era"
  • March 1, 1961 - Decade of the "Peace Corps USA," an organization engaging in subversive activity in Africa and Asia
  • March 5, 1946 - Churchill's speech at Fulton - the beginning of the "cold war" against socialist countries
  • March 12, 1947 - Acceptance in the USA of Truman's agressive foreign policy doctrine
  • March 16, 1965 - Bloody reprisals against participants in the black freedom march in Selma
  • March 23, 1947 - Truman's order to verify the loyalty of all government employees
  • April 1914 - Shooting of participants in Colorado strike

  • April 4, 1969 - The leader of the movement for the civil rights of American Negroes, Martin Luther King, is assassinated in the USA.
  • April 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated.
  • April 15-19 1961 - Decade of attempted armed invasion of Cuba by the USA
  • April 1861 - Beginning of the Civil War in the USA
  • April 25, 1898 - Beginning of the Spanish-American War. The first war of imperialism for the redivision of the world, resulting in USA seizure of the Phillipines, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
  • April 27, 1965 - USA intervention in the Dominican Republic
  • April 30, 1970 - Invasion of American forces into Cambodia

  • May 4, 1970 - Anniversary of the shooting deaths of students at Kent State University in the USA
  • May 11, 1894 - Beginning of the Pullman strike
  • May 24, 1918 - Beginning of USA intervention in the Soviet North
  • May 26, 1938 - Creation in the USA of the Anti-American Activity Committee
  • June 5, 1947 - USA adopts expansionist "Marshall Plan"
  • June 5, 1968 - Robert Kennedy assassinated
  • June 23, 1947 - USA adopts anti-labor Taft-Hartley law
  • June, 1950 - Beginning of USA intervention in Korea
  • June 25, 1968 - Destruction of the American poor people's "Resurrection City" in Washington
  • June 28, 1932 - "Bloody Thursday" - shooting of war veterans - participants in a march on Washington
  • June, 1963 - Murder of Medgar Evers, famous black activist in USA
  • July 16, 1877 - Beginning of a railroad strike - the first national strike in the USA to spread to all main railroads in the country
  • July 20, 1948 - Trial of 11 USA Communist Party leaders begins

  • August 4, 1964 - Provocations by USA armed forces against Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin
  • August 4, 1953 - USA intervention in Guatemala
  • August 6, 1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • August 1918 - USA intervention in the Soviet Far East
  • August 23, 1927 - Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti
  • August 24, 1954 - USA adopts law "to monitor communist activity"
  • August 27, 1968 - Political reprisals against participants in mass antiwar demonstration in Chicago
  • September 23, 1950 - USA adopts the McCarran-Wood "law on internal security"
  • September-October 1919 - National strike in the USA in which 2 million people take part
  • October 31, 1956 - Triple agression of England, France and Israel against Egypt
  • November 19, 1915 - Poet Joe Hill shot in the USA
  • November 22, 1963 - Assassination of John Kennedy
  • November 22, 1970 - Portuguese colonizers commit act of armed aggression against the Republic of Guinea
  • December, 1931 - Two "hunger marches" on Washington by USA poor

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