Another face-palming type of day as the far-right Wild Rose party attacks a Ukrainian Education minister for criticizing a disparaging comparison of the Holodomor: The angry exchange erupted during a debate on the government’s new land-use law, Bill 19, when Wildrose critic Paul Hinman referenced the genocide in his remarks. “We just had a commemoration […]Read more "Here we go again: Calgary MLA from far-right Wild Rose Party Paul Hinman uses Holodomor to describe Alberta’s land-use laws (Update)"
Klitschko, a documentary about the lives and careers of the Ukrainian heavyweight champion brothers, Wladmir and Vitali Kitschko, premiered last Friday at the Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard East) in Toronto and runs until this Thursday December 1st: Six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko moved to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, […]Read more "‘Klitschko’ documentary playing in Toronto ‘till Thursday"
Tomorrow is Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day in Canada. I’ve collected quite a few videos including survival testimonials to help you give proper respect for the 7-10 million victims of this genocide: Documentaries Harvest of Despair – The original 1980’s documentary that aired on Canadian, American and British TV as well many […]Read more "Weekend watching: Holodomor videos and memorial celebrations"
Sad news out of England as the niece of Gareth Jones who was the first journalist to publicize the Holodomor in 1933 and later murdered through orders by the Soviet Union, passed away at the age of 86 last Sunday November 20th 2011. Dr. Margaret Colley published two books about her uncle, ‘More than a […]Read more "Niece, Author of first publisher of Holodomor Gareth Jones passes away at 86"
Today kicks off Holodomor Awareness week which runs until Sunday November 27th, commemorating the genocide of 7-10 million Ukrainians through forced starvation by the USSR from 1932-33. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has a full list of Holodomor events happening this week, and here are some news worthy events that have happened so far: Kyiv – […]Read more "Holodomor news round-up–Nov 21 2011"