The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario founded in 1962 as a salute to Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. The Globe and Mail noticed how this year among others the lack of diversity among actors, which mirrored Shaw’s own beliefs: Shaw was a Stalinist and helped whitewash the Ukrainian Holodomor… […]Read more "The shameful roots of the Shaw Festival"
From the Tameside Advertiser: TAMESIDE’S Ukrainian community gathered this week to mark one of the darkest hours in its people’s history. Scores of people with family ties to the former Soviet country filled Ashton’s Ukrainian Club to remember the famine of 1932-3. … Martyn Chymera, of the UK’s Holodomor Commemoration Committee, said: “For a long […]Read more "Holodomor Flame arrives in Britain"
This month was a busy one for the International Holodomor Flame as it toured South America. It left Ottawa for one-day visits to Columbia, then Ecuador as well as Peru in its first week. Its second week was spent in Brazil and made several stops. Brazil has the third largest diaspora population, outside the US […]Read more "Holodomor Flame in South America"
Last month President Yushchenko invited Pope Benedict to Ukraine to set up a working group to research and study historical documents in the Vatican Secret Archives related to Ukraine, including the Holodomor. Unfortunately what they got was Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a Secretary of State who loves the lime light – he appeared on many TV […]Read more "Is the Vatican the next genocide denier?"
From the Toronto Sun: Leaders of an “insulted” Ukrainian community last night blasted the Toronto District School Board for approving a genocide class that doesn’t include the 1932-33 Holodomor in its list of three atrocities to be studied in-depth. The TDSB last night unanimously approved the course design for the Grade 11 genocide class, which […]Read more "Holodomor left off of TDSB’s genocide curriculum"