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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., November 07, 2012

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor/holodomor.html
CMHR brings educators together   Winnipeg Free Press | 01Nov2012 | Nick Martin
Rights Museum facing heat over foreign goods   Global News, 24Oct2012; staff
What you are going to see inside the CMHR. "Look on...and despair."  Blogspot, 19Oct2012; blackrod
Genocide's Definition Revisited   World Affairs Journal, 19Oct2012; Alexander J. Motyl
The myth of the apolitical museum   Museums Journal, 17Oct2012; Rebecca Atkinson
Canadian Museum for Human Rights' $10-M lie to taxpayers  Winnipeg Sun, 17Oct2012; Tom Brodbeck
The CMHR annual report fuels the need for a forensic audit   Blogspot, 14Oct2012; blackrod
Taxpayers bail out Human Rights museum once again  Winnipeg Sun, 01Oct2012; Tom Brodbeck
Heritage Minister Moore talks of CMHR compromise --- and mismanagment   Blogspot, 19Sep2012; blackrod

- Seven of the nine additions this month refer to the CMHR -- the majority lambasting the malfeasance of the personnel and board of directors. Of broader scope is the article of Rebecca Atkinson indicating that an "apolitical museum" is a myth and that of Alexander Motyl referring to Raphael Lemkin's original broader definition of genocide.

- In a 17Oct2012 posting to the politics@infoukes.com mailing list, I noted:
What I find most exasperating about the CMHR controversy is that Israel Asper is now being touted as some sort of human rights activist. That is an oxymoron. In the human rights area, Mr. Asper will be forever remembered as an opponent of free speech and freedom of expression, when he ordered his journalists not to write any critical articles on Israel or report any negative Israeli actions in Palestine.

On the other hand, his chain of CanWest newspapers delighted in publicizing the wild exaggerated claims of Sol Littman, Ralph Blumenthal, Irwin Cotler, Efriam Zuroff, etc., of thousands of Nazi war criminals in Canada. Then, when it became obvious that there was no evidence of war criminality, he and his journalists enthusiastically supported the denaturalization and deportation policy of Allan Rock and Anne McLellan, which fraudulently equates alleged immigration infractions with war criminality. What self-respecting Ukrainian would even think of paying homage to a monument in honour of Israel Asper? [Perhaps Ukrainians should demand that the CMHR document and display this sorry episode in Canada’s history.]

I had never heard of the contemplated $35-50 million endowment fund with its “Unique Student Travel Program” that Blackrod refers to. It reminds me of a youtube video of a group of Israeli students being shunted off to Poland to be indoctrinated with the “Holocaust Victim Syndrome”. I shudder at the thought of Canadian schoolchildren being subjected to the propaganda of hate mongers.

(2) Ukrainophobia: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
Hatred in Ukraine   Jerusalem Post, 03Nov2012; Editorial  [W.Z., comments]
No anti-Semitism at state level in Ukraine   Kyiv Post, 31Oct2012; Ihor Kolomoisky  [W.Z., links, comments]
Don’t Isolate Ukraine, and Watch Those Neo-Fascists   Bloomberg, 30Oct2012; Tim Judah  [W.Z., links, comments]
Svoboda dismisses allegations of anti-Semitism   Kyiv Post, 29Oct2012; Oksana Grytsenko
Anti-Semitic party wins 12% of seats in Ukraine parliament   Haaretz, 29Oct2012; Eli Shvidler
Electronic Archives of the Ukrainian Independence Movement  avr.org, 20Oct2012; Electronic Archives [Ukr]
Who runs Ukraine?   Republican Party of Ukraine, 16Oct2012 | [Ukrainian pdf original]

- Of particular long term importance are the "Electronic Archives of the Ukrainian Independence Movement" in 10 categories from 1917 to 1991 being compiled in Lviv. Although most of the material is in Ukrainian and Russian, hopefully independent researchers will be able to provide English-language translations and draw appropriate conclusions.

- The pamphlet "Who runs Ukraine" indicates that there are no ethnic Ukriainians at the highest levels of government, only 6 of the 18 members of the Cabinet of Ministers are of Ukrainian ethnic origin and that the ethnic composition of the old 450 seat Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) was 43% Jewish, 34% Russian and 22% Ukrainian.

- The 28Oct2012 elections in Ukraine were divided into 2 sections: 225 deputies were elected via proportional representation and 225 deputies elected in "majoritarian" constituencies. The proportional vote was Party of Regions (30.01%), Batkivshchyna (25.52%), UDAR (13.95%), Communist (13.18%), Svoboda (10.44%); Others below 5% (6.90%). As of 6:00 PM 02Nov2012, the composition of the new parliament is expected to be Party of Regions (186), Batkivshchyna (105), Independents (43), UDAR (40), Svoboda (37), Communist party (32), Others (7). The "oligarchization" of Ukraine's elections is recorded in a 28-person list prepared by the Organization of Security and Cooperation indicating that the vast majority are supporters of the ruling elite. Furthermore, although the voting itself at individual polls appeared to be relatively "clean", there appeared to be massive fraud in the vote counting.

- The latest 5 articles all deal with hate-mongering against the Svoboda Party emanating from Israel and Jewish individuals and organizations. To counter the bastardization of the word Semite, I have replaced the offending term with "anti-Satanism" and"Judeophobia" where appropriate in 2 of these articles.

(3) Oksana Bashuk Hepburn:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/hepburn/hepburn.html
Canada takes lead to keep out criminals  Hill Times, 22Oct2012; Oksana Bashuk Hepburn

- Ms. Bashuk Hepburn approves of Canada's proposed legislation to institute a visa ban against individuals and government officials responsible for abusing human and democratic rights in Ukraine. This would be similar to the legislation passed in the United States. She further proposes economic restrictions and sanctions against money laundering utilized by Ukraine's Oligarchs to siphon money out of Ukraine.

(4) John Demjanjuk:
http://www.willzuzak.ca/fc/2011/2011.html
- No additions this month.

(5) Video Links:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/videolinks/videolinks.html
Forum TV Episode 1 - October 14th, 2012   OMNI TV, 14Oct2012; FORUM TV  [00:47:42 Ukr/Eng]
Party Svoboda -- Pokrova, Kyiv October 14, 2012  14Oct2012 | Kyiv, Ukraine (courtesy an Observer) [99 photos]
Discussion on UPA, 12 October 2012 "Big Politics"   "Big Politics" | 12Oct2012 | Evhen Kiselev host  [01:13:13 Rus/Ukr]
Shuster Live -- Election debates  3s.tv | 12Oct2012 | Savik Shuster host  [00:92:46 and 00:62:35 Ukr/Rus]

- On 12Oct2012, Canadian-born Savik Shuster hosted a debate on the Ukraine elections scheduled for 28Oct2012 on his Shuster Live show.
- That same night, two politicians (including Dmytro Tabachnyk), three historians, and an author of a new book on the UPA vs Stepan Bandera appeared on the Evhen Kisilev “Big Politics” show.
- On 14Oct2012, Svoboda organized a march in Kyiv in honour of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of UPA on the Pokrova religious holiday.
- Congratulations to Bob Leshchyshen and the Buduchnist Credit Union for initiating the new Ukrainian program FORUM TV on the Omni TV channel. This should compliment the Kontakt Ukrainian television program produced by Jurij Klufas and archived on youtube at
http://www.youtube.com/user/KontaktUkrainianTV
[I have often wondered how difficult it would be to provide English-language and/or Ukrainian-language dubbing as appropriate to these archived programs. This would aid viewers that do not understand both English and Ukrainian to enjoy these programs -- as well as improving their language skills. Since most ethnic Ukrainians in Canada no longer understand Ukrainian and most people in Ukraine do not understand English, this should broaden the viewer base.]

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak, 2012.11.07