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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., December 04, 2013

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor2013/holodomor2013.html
Fundraisers cry Mayday for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights  Blogspot, 18Nov2013; blackrod
Another Word for "Holocaust"  Taki's Magazine, 11Nov2013; Jim Goad
Ukrainians mark 1930s wave of Soviet-era famines  North Jersey Record, 09Nov2013; Christopher Maag
The Holodomor and Oligarchs  Politics in Ukraine, 20Oct2013; Taras Kuzio
- Taras Kuzio analyzes the motives and morality of the $2.5 million donation of Oligarch Dmytro Firtash for the Holodomor monument in Washington DC.
- Christopher Maag reports on Holodomor commemorations in Clifton, New Jersey.
- A biting article by Jim Goad questions why the news coverage of "Kristallnacht" and "Holocaust" eclipses that of the "Holodomor" by a factor of 80.
- Blackrod reports that fundraising for the CMHR has dried up.
[Articles on the extensive Holodomor commemorations in Canada and around the world on Saturday, 23Nov2013, have not been archived.]

(2) Ukrainophobia: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html
AP: Minneapolis man ordered Nazi-led attack, soldier says MPR News, 18Nov2013; David Rising and Randy Herschaft  [W.Z.]
- It is amazing how seamlessly David Rising of the Associated Press has morphed from covering the John Demjanjuk show trial in Munich (Ukrainians killing Jews) to covering the Ukrainian-Polish civil war (Ukrainians killing Poles) during WWII. We suspect that Vladimir Putin is delighted that the Associated Press continues to defame Ukrainians and the Ukrainian independence movement in an effort to delegitimize Ukraine as an independent state. Was it just a coincidence that this article was released just before the world-wide commemorations of the Holodomor scheduled for 23Nov2013? Or just before Victor Yanukovych was to meet with officials of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he declined to sign an association agreement?

(3) John Demjanjuk: http://www.willzuzak.ca/fc/2011/2011.html
- There have been no additions this month.

(4) Religious Afffairs:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/religious/religious.html
- There have been no additions this month.

(5) Video Links:  http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/videolinks/videolinks.html
- There have been no additions this month.

(6)  Book Reviews:   http://www.willzuzak.ca/cl/bookreview/bookreview.html
WITNESS: Memoirs of the Famine of 1933 in Ukraine  Pavlo Makohon (1983)
- This enlightening memoir on the Holodomor by Pavlo Makohon (who was 14 years old in 1933) was published in 1983 in both Ukrainian and English-language versions in one book. Each version has a Preface by Ivan Dubylko and a Forward by Valentyn Moroz. The translation from Ukrainian to English was done by Vera Moroz.

Because of relevance to the situation in Ukraine today, it is instructive to examine how the Holodomor was imposed on the Ukrainian peasantry in stages. First, Russian overseers categorize them as bidniaks (poor), seredniaks (middle) and kurkuls (rich). Then, they select "activists" within the bidniaks to expropriate the property of kurkuls and have them deported to Siberia. Next, the "activists" repeat the process with the seredniaks. Finally, the authorities and "activists" categorize the remaining poor peasants, who refuse to join the kolhosp, as "pidkurkuls" and confiscate all their property and food. But the food of the poor peasants, who agreed to join the kolhosp, is also confiscated. Famine is inevitable. To keep from starving the Ukrainian "activists" have to carry out the orders of their Russian overseers. They are now fully incorporated within the Holodomor process.

I suspect that, since the election of Viktor Yanukovych as president in 2010, a similar process has been occuring in Ukraine. Many months ago Prime Minister Mykola Azarov stated that it was necessary to re-instill fear within the Ukrainian populace. He has succeeded. As in Soviet times, Ukrainian politics is controlled by Moscow. Patriotic Ukrainians are ridiculed, harassed and intimidated; pro-Russian chauvinists and the criminal element are encouraged and rewarded. Ukrainians are accused of being apethetic. It is not apathy but fear that guides their actions. In my opinion, it will be very difficult to reverse the slide to totalitarianism.

The vicious Berkut attack on the Maidan demonstrators at 04:10 hrs, 30Nov2013, followed by a massive rally with numerous provocations and confrontations on Sunday, 01Dec2013, signals an escalation of the process. Vladimir Putin and his cronies will be doing their utmost to either subjugate or dismantle Ukraine.

(7) Ukrainian Week:  Ukrainian Week  English language [Archive]
- Visit this site to keep up with recent developments in Ukraine.

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Respectfully submitted,
Will Zuzak, 2013.12.04