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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., September 05, 2012

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor/holodomor.html
What lessens us as human beings?   ePoshta, 06Aug2012; Askold S. Lozynskyj
Letter to Minister James Moore re CMHR   ePoshta, 06Aug2012; Lubomyr Luciuk
- Lubomyr Luciuk wonders why the Conservative government is "loaning" money to the CMHR rather than replacing the current board of directors of the CMHR to insure that its contents are inclusive.
- Askold Lozynskyj chides the London 2012 Olympic Committee for insensitivity in commemorating the Munich 1972 Olympic massacre of 11 Israeli athletes. Jewish attorney Raphael Lemkin, who originally defined the term genocide, declared the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine to be genocide. He then wonders at the reluctance of Israel to recognize the Holodomor as genocide.

(2) Ukrainophobia: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
Law in a Linguistic Battlefield: Ukrainian vs. Russian  Language and Law, 02Sep2012; Bill Bowring
- President Yanukovych and the Verkhovna Rada recently passed legislation allowing Russian to be declared a "regional" language to the detriment of the Ukrainian language. Mr. Bowring has written a very comprehensive article which outlines the intricacies of the issue.

(3) Oksana Bashuk Hepburn:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/hepburn/hepburn.html
Cat-and-mouse games in Ukraine  ePoshta, 06Aug2012
- Ms. Hepburn commends the Conservative government for insisting that the Ukrainian government respect human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. She suggests financial sanctions against oligarchs and government officials involved in money laundering.

(4) John Demjanjuk:
Demjanjuk20120831SixthCircuitDenial.pdf  31Aug2012  Martin/Clay/Hood deny Demjanjuk rehearing request
Demjanjuk's Widow: Restore husband's US citizenship according to German court finding   Press Release, 13Aug2012; Demjanjuk supporters
Demjanjuk20120813SixthCircuit.pdf  13Aug2012 Demjanjuk requests rehearing of 28Jun2012 "moot" decision
Demjanjuk20120813SixthCircuit.pdf  28Jun2012 Martin/Clay/Hood dismiss Demjanjuk appeal as "moot" (See Exhibit A at end)
- As indicated above, Sixth Circuit judges dismissed the Demjanjuk appeal and refused a rehearing. The legal process appears to have reached a dead end in the United States.

(5) Myron Petriw blog:  http://yaroslawsrevenge.authorsxpress.com/
- In his "Speech given at Vancouver's Black Ribbon Day commemoration" on 23Aug2012, which is the anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 leading to the commencement of WW2 just 9 days later, Myron Petriw condemns the deaths and sufferings brought on by both the Nazi and Bolshevik regimes. Despite nominal independence since 1991, evil forces are again at work, such that the very existence of the Ukrainian state is at risk.

(6) Video Links:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/videolinks/videolinks.html
Politics of memory: Media and Ukrainians displaced during World War Two   tvi.ua | 19Aug2012 | Marta Dyczok  [00:43:46 and 00:39:34 Ukr]
- Professor Dyczok discusses how the mass media forms "historical memory" on behalf of ruling elites from the perspective of the 200,000 Ukrainian refugees at the end of WW2, who managed to avoid forcible repatriation to the Soviet Union.

(7) The Righteous:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/righteous/righteous.html
In the upper right-hand corner of our WiZeus page, we have created The Righteous link, wherein we highlight individuals who have made a concerted effort in combatting attacks against Ukrainians and an independent Ukraine engendered by the John Demjanjuk case, the Deschenes Commission, the Canadian War Crimes Unit, demonization of OUN-UPA and especially the denaturalization and deportation process.
The first individual that we commemorate is
Robert H. Keyserlingk (1933.xx.xx - 2009.12.08) at http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/righteous/keyserlingk/keyserlingk.html
The Role of Post-War Immigration Security in Canadian War Crimes Trials  Robert H. Keyserlingk, Ph.D., Professor of History (ret.), University of Ottawa (circa 1999 -2004)

- Dr. Keyserlingk became familiar with the denaturalization and deportation trial of Wasyl Odynsky, prepared a report on the issue of Canadian immigration security screening of WWII refugees and was willing to testify as an expert witness on behalf of Mr. Odynsky at the trial. He even attended the court proceedings on 26Apr1999. Unfortunately, the attorneys of Mr. Odynsky, Mr. Marrocco and Mr. Armstrong, decided not to use his expertise to challenge the "politically correct" testimony of the "expert witnesses" for the prosecution. In my opinion, this was a critical mistake, which negatively affected the verdict in the Odynsky and various other d&d trials.

In his last Email message to me on 08Oct2009, he wrote:
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The choice whether to use or not use my material in war crimes cases like Olga's father was not the defendants, but their dumb lawyers.  They never seemed to realize that these civil trials essentially consisted of two parts - was the defendant war criminal? According to the weak evidential rules in civil cases like this, how believable need the evidence be (usually very weak)?  The lawyers concentrated on the first of these issues and usually won, thinking then that they had won their case.  So they decided not to go into the second part about which I wrote and on which basis they consistently lost their cases in which the defendants were judged "perhaps" to have lied upon emigration to Canada.  A pity.
All the best, Bob Keyserlingk
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(8) GRC Reports:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/grc/grc.html
- I have completed making html files and updating my GRC reports from 06Feb2002 to 01Aug2012, as explained in Background Information:
The origin of the Zuzak GRC Reports goes back to when I (William Zuzak) was on the board of directors and executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Alberta Provincial Council (UCC-APC) from 2001 through 2004. As the provincial component of UCC-National (located in Winnipeg/Ottawa), UCC-APC (located in Edmonton) represents some 300,000 Albertans of Ukrainian origin to the provincial government. Its board of directors is composed of representatives of several Ukrainian Canadian organizations based in Alberta, from which the executive is chosen.

In 2001, the late Dave Sereda was president and Ludmila Sereditch was the paid executive director. The late Eugene Harasymiw (1941.02.14 - 2004.10.02), President of the Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association (USRA or TYC in its Ukrainian acronym), was very active in denouncing the denaturalization and deportation (d&d or d/d) policy, which was victimizing aging Ukrainian Canadian refugees from WW2. This policy fraudulently equates alleged immigration infractions with war criminality. At that time, Wasyl Odynsky and later Josef Furman (from Edmonton) were being targetted with denaturalization and deportation. A Government Relations Committee, composed of Eugene Harasymiw, Marco Levytsky and William Zuzak, was set up to report on the latest developments at monthly UCC-APC meetings. The issues were discussed and proposed actions formulated.

These reports, written in Microsoft Word 97 format, were originally archived as UCCreport20020206.doc to UCCreport20041103.doc, but became zuzak20050119GRC.doc in January 2005 and thereafter, when I had left UCC-APC. The emphasis changed from UCC-APC affairs to a Canada-wide and international perspective as gleaned from articles available on the Internet. The format of the Reports also changed circa May 2008, when I started listing the actual links to the articles in each category. (Prior to that, I referred the reader to the source file such as holodomor.html, 2001.html, etc. for each category.) Consequently, after converting these .doc files to .html files that now appear in grc.html, it was necessary to add links to the various articles referred to in each Report.

The GRC Reports, that now appear in grc.html, provide a chronological overview of the issues that have been of concern to the Ukrainian Canadian community since 2002. The comments on the right-hand-side of grc.html highlight particularly important events and dates in the various categories, such as John Demjanjuk, Wasyl Odynsky and UKAR. Hopefully, readers and researchers will find these Reports useful.

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak, 2012.09.05