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Edmontonians condemn Soldiers of Odin rally

A protest against a hate demonstration planned for Tuesday night was cancelled due to safety concerns, but a community organizer said a broader event against racism is in the works for late September.

Community members originally intended a direct counter to an event publicized by the Edmonton Chapter of Soldiers of Odin, a hate group rooted in the far-right.

Bernier faces a challenge keeping racists out of his new party, says Stockwell Day

'That's where Mr. Bernier may be vulnerable'

CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2018 10:21 AM ET | Last Updated: September 14

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier unveiled the name of his new party, the People's Party of Canada, in Ottawa on Friday, saying he'll run a full slate of 338 candidates in the 2019 election. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

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Rise of fascism in Europe

Across Europe, nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains. 

Some have taken office, others have become the main opposition voice, and even those yet to gain a political foothold have forced centrist leaders to adapt.

In part, this can be seen as a backlash against the political establishment in the wake of the financial and migrant crises, but the wave of discontent also taps into long-standing fears about globalisation and a dilution of national identity.

Race and Capitalism

"In October, the Heilbroner Center will host Professor Dawson and Professor Nancy Fraser in an event which will extend their ongoing conversation about the fundamental concepts required to understand — and challenge — capitalist society. Fraser perceives capitalism as an institutionalized social order, whose scope extends far beyond the arrangement of commodity production and exchange in markets. For Fraser, capitalism forges — and draws upon — the social and the political, as well as the economic. Dawson expands this framework to develop the concept of a neoliberal racial order.

B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Antisemitic Attack on Canadian-Jewish MPs

"Housefather and Levitt are both Jewish and have served as key liaisons between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Government and the Canadian Jewish community. Neither men are Israeli citizens.

Accusing Jews in the diaspora of being disloyal to their home countries or more loyal to Israel is a classic antisemitic canard, often used by far-right figures such as former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. It is explicitly highlighted as part of the Working Definition of Antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), of which Canada is a member.

Kosher restaurant attacked in Chemnitz amid German neo-Nazi protests

Masked assailants hurled rocks and bottles at a Jewish restaurant, injuring the owner, in an apparently anti-semitic attack on the sidelines of a wave of neo-Nazi protest in an east German city, authorities and reports said Saturday.

A spokesman for the regional interior ministry said "a politically-motivated act with an anti-semitic background was the most plausible" explanation for the attack in Chemnitz, late last month.

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