Well done to all Stand Up To racism activists and allies in the North West for the hard work that’s been put in over the past few weeks.
Half a million leaflets have been distributed, countless street meetings, protests, gigs and the odd milkshake. … Read the rest
Manchester SUTR election night We Stand Together rally
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073863709389222/?ti=icl
Join us for a multicultural rally outside the Election Count – next to Manchester Convention Centre.
7pm – 8pm Sunday 26 May.
We Stand Together Rally – A region united against racism and fascism. … Read the rest
stand up to racism public forum: Fighting the rise of the far right & Mobilising against Trump’s state visit
In this May’s European elections the far right is hoping to make major breakthroughs.
We are seeing the biggest surge of support for the racist and fascist right since the 1930s.
In Britain politics is currently dominated by the Brexit debate. … Read the rest
None of these laws are currently enforceable by the way.
The Alabama legislation is so bad that even the likes of Pat Robertson thinks it is extreme. Others on the right have also come out in tepid opposition:
That Ann Coulter's mini-me Tomi Lahren came out in opposition to the Alabama abortion ban isn't entirely surprising since reproductive choice is one of the very, very, few instances where she holds a moderate position. This post did give at least one individual frequently featured on the blog an opportunity to trumpet her own ideological and religious purity however:
I believe the folks on the right call this "virtue signaling":
But then something rather interesting occurred in the thread someone called Goldy out:
The events of Charlottesville have been discussed on this blog and elsewhere paying some attention to Goldy's participation in the event:
Ultimately Goldy was fired from "The Rebel" when even Ezra Levant decided her biased reporting (too biased even for "The Rebel" which is really saying something) and her participation on a neo-Nazi podcast was a bridge too far. In fact it seems that Levant had implied that Goldy had engaged in what would be incredibly unethical behavior with one of the subjects of her "reporting':
The women posting on Twitter as "Liberal, Not Lefty" appears to be a friend of Megan Bobonick. This is significant since Bobonick claims to be engaged to alt-right toad Richard Spencer:
Rather than extinguish this particular fire, Bobonick threw gasoline on the flames:
Now, I truly don't give a damn about Goldy's or anyone else's sex life (still, Richard Spencer?!? Ew!). What I do care about is the puritanical, holier than though hypocrisy of people like Goldy who rail against what they claim to be sexual deviance and the need for some sort of state regulation (i.e. restrictions on abortion and contraception, legal rights for LGBTQ, etc)....
Here is Faith Goldy at a conference speaking about the 'Evils Of Sex Education'
also included are a bunch of tweets with Richard Spencer's girlfriend confirming Faith Goldy fucked him in Charlottesville behind her fiancés back.
The world sucks, folks. Savor this. pic.twitter.com/vRUziNv5Fu— HeyIt'sVadim (@vadimnewquist) May 17, 2019
.... often privately engaging in the same acts that they condemn publicly.Read more »
Such as this article.
Over the past number of months we've been paying a bit more attention to unemployed drifters Rick Boswick and Derek Storie who instead of doing something productive with their time instead pretend to be journalists. Of course as we've seen their understanding of journalism means accepting every crack pot conspiracy theory they read, posting drunken rants on Facebook, and threatening actual journalists:
I feel that I need to stress that Boswick and Storie published this video exactly as it has been posted. I have not edited it at all. They think this video makes them appear good.
They've also taken on the cause of a mentally ill man arrested when he arrived an an event featuring the Prime Minister with plans on making a citizens arrest and having threatened to harm Trudeau online:
Now Boswick and Storie have interviewed the usual miscreants associated with the fringe right in the country including Faith Goldy (who is currently trending because of some accusations concerning just how Faith-full she has been) and Kevin "the Poodle" Johnston lately paying special attention to his recent legal problems:
However, they did recently get an interview on May 3 with someone who at one time had some mainstream credibility:
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Yellow Vests Canada members, PEGIDA supporters, general hatemongers, and self-professed "Domestic War Reporters" Rick Boswick and Derek Storie also have a GoFundMe campaign to fund their "Facts vs. Feelings" podcast. (Note: we are unclear how they reconcile this name with the fact that they are driven entirely by their emotional response to people who are different from them, such as women who don't want to be pregnant, LGBTQA+ folk, and Muslims.) At least Boswick has moved on from being the VP of the Canadian Combat Coalition.
Special thanks to the National Observer for covering this from a more mainstream angle. We were happy to work closely with them on the piece. You can read it here.
I asked about Kevin Johnston's GoFundMe, which he set up after losing a $2.5M defamation suit (GoFundMe took it down). Did you know Canada's alt-right frequently use crowdfunding to raise $$ to spread hate? Many pose as journalists
My latest @NatObserver: https://t.co/uo5yu8nqiO— Fatima Syed (@fatimabsyed) May 16, 2019
Let's break down some recent episodes of Facts vs. Feelings where they give a platform to hate groups, Islamophobes, and neo-Nazis.
1) In support of Toronto PEGIDA rally, where Storie set off smoke bombs and helped Canadian Nationalist Party member Andre Chiasson, Proud Boy Tim Kelly, Wolves of Odin, Soldiers of Odin, Northern Guard, and Canadian Combat Coalition burn a Quran.
2) In support of anti-Muslim hate group the World Coalition Against Islam. Also in this video is footage from Islamophobe Kevin J. Johnston who still faces hate crime charges.
3) An interview with noted neo-nazi and white supremacist Paul Fromm. The discussion centered on what they feel is the "persecution" of James Sears, of the racist, anti-Semitic and misogynist Your Ward News, and his hate crime charges. It should be noted that Hamilton law enforcement is also investigating Fromm as a result of his distribution, and agreement with, the Christchurch shooter's manifesto.
4) The pair use footage from alt-right white nationalist Lauren Southern.
5) They were interviewed by white nationalist Faith Goldy.
6) They support known Islamophobe Sandra Solomon.
7) They harassed people, Westboro style, in Ottawa during Winterpride.
The pair recently appeared on a Facebook live with Winnipeg Alternative Media/Todd MacDougall, an "alternative" news Facebook page run by a Proud Boy that claims to be libertarian but is really just an alt-right, super budget version of what Boswick and Storie do. Now that's saying something.
Anyway, they appeared on MacDougall's "show," and confirmed they are unemployed drifters, after complaining that ARC has called them... unemployed drifters. Aren't these the same people who complain about how refugees aren't contributing to our economy?
They also admitted to exploiting their indigenous heritage to deny the claims that they're Nazis. (You can still hate Muslims and be indigenous.)
More to come on WAM and MacDougall at a later date.
Boswick and their friend Cory Scott are now potentially facing charges for uttering threats, due to this video, where they threatened an anti-racist activist and journalist with violence.
They also stalked and harassed this individual outside of the Brampton courthouse:
#YellowVestsCanada / PEGIDA members (& assoc w other hate grps) Boswick and Storie stalked and harassed @kbmetcalf as he was leaving the Brampton courthouse, due to his lawsuit against Islamophobe Kevin J. Johnston, separate from his hate crime charges. /1#cdnmedia #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/DnEdS0fevT— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) May 11, 2019
GoFundMe needs to remove this campaign, and stop allowing hate groups to crowd source on their platform. Please report this campaign to GoFundMe, citing the information provided.
Please report this campaign for violating their terms of service.
At the time I was trying to remember if I knew anyone in Edson who could have been a suspect but I drew blank.... as it turns out mostly because I'm growing older and my memory sucks these days because it turns out that it WAS someone who I was aware of and who has made an appearance on the blog:
The man accused of driving a stolen vehicle through the Edson courthouse on Saturday and vandalizing the property with anti-Semitic slurs is a part-time rapper who appears to hold a dark fascination with Hitler. Kelvin Zawadiuk, who lives in Edson, is a part-time musician who performs under the moniker La Haine, French for The Hatred. "He's very clearly, a fairly traditional neo-Nazi," according to Barbara Perry, a criminologist specializing in hate crime at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.Kelvin Zawadiuk was associated with Blood & Honour when the group was especially active in Alberta. Back in 2011, three members of the hate group were charged with committing a series of assaults in Edmonton as they were engaged in flyering. One of those individuals, James Brooks, was also the "star" of a film being directed and produced by Zawadiuk:
Brooks plays the lead role in a forthcoming low-budget film, Blue Eyed Devil, directed by Edson-based filmmaker kelvin Zawadiuk, about a violent neo-Nazi. "James is a really intelligent guy, really charismatic," Zawadiuk said. "He has a real screen presence and he was perfect for this, a skinhead character. It's an ode to the 1970s and 1980s exploitation movies, a character study, a man descending into madness. It's just meant to terrify you."But Zawadiuk wasn't just interested in the far-right for "artistic" reasons. He also very much shared the ideology of Brooks and the other members of Blood & Honour and was supportive of Robert Reitmeir when the latter was accused (and later convicted along with Tyler Sturrup) of murder:
Despite supporting two members of WEB that had broken with the then Aryan Guard, Zawadiuk also appears to have been close to Aryan Guard founder/leader (later rebranded as Blood & Honour) Kyle McKee and other members of the group:
Finally, Zawadiuk was invited to B&H events in Calgary as recently as 2015, though it isn't certain if he attended:
Now while Blood & Honour in Alberta seems to have declined since McKee and his partner Chelsea moved to New Brunswick to become one of the go-to tattooists for the Northern Guard, the hate group is still a going in the country even as they attempt to remain under ground.