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The History of the Right Sector in the Ukraine: A Documentary Film

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Right Sector. Ukraine,

On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, a documentary film on the history of the Right Sector in the Ukraine will be shown at the Main Library of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries off of Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo, New York.  The film will be followed by a general discussion.  The event will be held in the West Room of the Library from 2:00-4:00 PM.  Attendance is free and open to the adult public.  It is being sponsored by U. S. Friends of the Soviet People, Buffalo, New York, Branch.  All are welcome.

 

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The History of the Right Sector in the Ukraine: A Documentary Film 
From its origins leading into WWII: 1941 to the Present

On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, the Buffalo, New York, Branch of the U. S. Friends of the Soviet People is sponsoring a showing at the Main Library of the Buffalo and Erie County Library of an hour long documentary film on the history of the Right Sector in the Ukraine.  

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B), followers of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian Nazi, resurrected today as the Right Sector, was made part of the German Nazi armed forces in their assault on the Soviet Union; they were determined on the destruction of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, the genocide of Communists, Jews, Poles, Gypsies, of ordinary Ukrainian working people whose loyalties were with the Soviet Union, and of all of any anti-fascist disposition.  They brutally humiliated and tortured their victims before finally killing them—and filmed some of their mass atrocities.  Neo-Banderists came to power in Ukraine through a US-sponsored coup in February of 2014.  The documentary traces that history through to the present. 

The presentation will be shown from 2:00-4:00 pm in the West Room on the main floor of the Main Library at 1 Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo, New York.  An audience discussion will follow. Admission is free and open to all adults.

Parking on Saturdays is free on the streets and in nearby city-owned parking lots.  The Library is up one block from the Lafayette light-rail train station.  The Library is adjacent to the NFTA Metro Bus Station at 181 Ellicott Street.  Several bus lines have stops on Main and Court Street directly across from Lafayette Square.

This year marks the 99th commemoration of the October Revolution of 1917, establishing the first genuine workers state since the Paris Commune of 1871.  The Commune lived for only three months, but its brief success and its early failure were one great lesson both for working people and for capitalists in different ways worldwide.  The October 1917 Russian Revolution, by the old-style or Julian calendar, occurred in November by the new style (or Gregorian) calendar in use today.  The greatest trial it endured before its collapse in 1991, was the WWII Nazi invasion in 1941, abetted by far right-wing anti-worker elements, as in the Ukraine, who are being supported today by US-NATO forces.  The film documents the use of the ultra-nationalist Ukrainian Right Sector by Western powers against workers socialism and democracy, from WWII through to Cold War to the present.      

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