World League for Freedom and Democracy

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The World League for Freedom and Democracy (WLFD) is an organization based in Taiwan and having various anti-Communist and pro-Taiwan foreign policy associations. It was created in 1966 on the initiative of the Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-Shek as the World Anti-Communist League (WACL). The current name is from in 1990, the name change occurring after the collapse of Communism in much of the world. The organization has representatives from more than 100 countries and has eight regional divisions. It is currently a member of the United Nations Department of Public Information

Leftist Wikipedia states that "In 1978, Roger Pearson became the World Chairman of the WACL. Pearson was described in a Washington Post article as having neo-Nazi associations and sources report that as a result of an article in the Washington Post in 1978 critical of WACL and alleging extreme right wing politics of Pearson that either he was expelled from WACL or at least was pressured into resigning from his position as World Chairman [...] The U.S. chapter of WACL, the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) was founded in 1981. [...] In 1981, the USCWF was placed under watch by the Anti-Defamation League, which said that the organization had increasingly become "a point of contact for extremists, racists, and anti-Semites". During the 1980s, the USCWF and WACL conducted a purge of these elements, and invited ADL observers to monitor its conferences; by 1985, the Anti-Defamation League declared itself "satisfied that substantial progress has been made since 1981 in ridding the organization of racists and anti-Semites."

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