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Pegida Canada Hit With $11,000 Judgement

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 23:51
I have to admit I haven't paid a great deal to Pegida Canada of late; they had an event a couple of weeks ago that will be discussed peripherally in a future article, but other than that they haven't really been much of a concern considering their low numbers at events they have planned and the fact they are consistently overwhelmed by counter-protesters. As such I didn't know they had been sued until today as a result of an incident in 2017.

Evidently, it went poorly for Pegida:

So far the only information I've had time to find is from sources provided by Pegida Canada sympathetic to their plight including the post above and a rambling, angry, video by Mary Forrest (I might add it later but it is super late and I have to be up early for work). Not surprisingly Pegida Canada is looking to Go Fund Me to get them out of this jam:

If I might ask a favor of ARC's readers, it would be to let Go Fund Me know that a hate group is attempting to raise money on their platform after being hit with an $11,000 judgement for libeling a person based on his religion?

More later.

The Media Enablers, Q1 2019 Edition

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 19:01
The discussion -- and by "discussion" I mean valid and harsh criticism -- of the Canadian media's treatment of white supremacist events, ideas and personalities has been heating up in the first few months of 2019. It is astonishing that in an era where we have access to more information on racist extremism than ever before we are experiencing such a deluge of ignorance and racist enabling from the mainstream press. In an effort to create a long-term record of the problem, and to call out those who think racism is either an unimportant or acceptable position, ARC is launching a new series to highlight some of the worst media blunders.

Let's get into the first quarter events and reports that make up the first entries on our Wall of Shame:


The renaming of the convoy from Yellow Vests to United We Roll was an effort on the part of the far-right organisers to keep the focus on their opposition to Bill C-48 (the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act) and Bill C-69 (an Act to bring the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act into effect). Many in the media, including reporters at The Calgary Herald, The Toronto Star, and the CBC's The National bought into the idea that UWR was simply a pro-pipeline movement and nothing more. ARC already covered this mess in depth here. Even a cursory look at Convoy members' social media shows it's filled with assassination fantasies, extremist members, and over-the-top racism. At the protest in Ottawa, where Andrew Scheer spoke, Yellow Vests Canada Exposed reported seeing members of C3, Northern Guard, and possibly Proud Boys on scene. Faith Goldy delivered a speech, and yet it was still just about pipelines to many in the media. As Nosferatu asked at the time:If I, Yellow Vests Canada Exposed, and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network find this with our limited resources, then why won't the major media do more than a cursory and shallow examination of this racist movement?Research for this piece brought up many more exasperating articles, however, this one from the North Bay Nugget goes above and beyond in the worst possible ways. It is mostly unchecked quotes from Convoy participants, including these anti-immigrant and Islamophobic gems from Pat King, who was seen mocking Indigenous protesters in Ottawa:

Then the writer uses Snopes in a feeble effort to counter antisemitism and global banking conspiracies, but ends up somehow legitimizing them instead: 

The Convey is full of positive people and will make Canada great again:

And finally, no hiding the anti-globalist, anti-migrant agenda in this piece:

Lest anyone think it unfair that I'm picking on a small-town journalist, consider this: newspapers like the North Bay Nugget set the tone and voice for their communities in more intimate and direct ways than the CBC national news. They both dictate and reflect back the views and beliefs of their readers in ways that can have immediate influence over tensions between residents. A newspaper of any size has a responsibility to its readership and community to report racist extremism accurately and show residents that racism is not welcome. Local papers, like Sault Online and Soo Today have done a good job reporting on Dave Selvers, so we know it can be done. 


A couple of weeks ago, approximately 25-30 PEGIDA members and supporters were met by about 250 anti-racists in downtown Toronto. It was an impressive sight!

3:37pm. The police escort PEGIDA in the other direction, but are quickly cut off. Antifa + Allies have now flanked PEGIDA, with only police +bikes as a barrier. They stand still for some time.— du(ali)ty (@alijaveed_) March 23, 2019
PEGIDA's views are well-known and this protest should not have caused any confusion or sympathetic misrepresentation in the press. It really, really, really should not have, but it did anyway. First up is Sue-Ann Levy from The Toronto Sun with her piece "Anti-hate rally? Could have fooled me." She paints the anti-racists as hysterical, screaming, unwelcoming professional protesters who were provoked by Mayor John Tory to counter-protest. Meanwhile, the poor marginalized PEGIDA members were slandered and misunderstood:

While many in Toronto are, unfortunately, used to Sue-Ann Levy' on things, it was nonetheless surprising that after intense criticism from this piece she would double down and accuse certain municipal politicians of being "anti-white supremacy," as if that was a bad thing:

It was perhaps only a matter of time before a Sun columnist complained about politicians being "anti-white supremacy."— Jonathan Goldsbie (@goldsbie) April 1, 2019
It's sad and frustrating that The Toronto Sun is supporting a white supremacist sympathizer when, despite all its problems in the past, it used to support Bill Dunphy who was determined and unrelenting in exposing The Heritage Front and Grant Bristow in the '90s. It feels like this publication is following  dangerously close to Rebel Media's path into the arms of the so-called alt-right.

A dishonourable mention for poor PEGIDA coverage goes to CityTV's Pam Seatle who put her own unpleasant experience of the event as the lead and then posted this Tweet, which was later deleted (source, Twitter user @Liam_Tosh):

It took a week, but CityTV finally apologized, stating this coverage did not live up to their editorial standards and they are committed to doing better. Time will tell if this is indeed the case.


Last but certainly not least on this quarter's list is Danielle Smith's dumpster fire of an interview with former UCP candidate, Caylan Ford. She resigned after PressProgress published verified screenshots from a Facebook Messenger conversation where she expressed classic white supremacist views about population replacement and special treatment for Islamic terrorists:

She opted to step down, supposedly for the good of the party, and then shared her story on Smith's radio show. Danielle Smith herself has deep roots in Alberta politics and was the Leader of the Wild Rose Party from 2009-2014 and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2012-2014. I can't help but wonder if, beyond her own probable racism, seeing a young female candidate ruined by leaked private messages created a sympathetic blind-spot for Smith that greatly impacted her ability to do her job as a radio host.

When seeking out this interview, I was expecting a 5-10 minute piece and was surprised to find that  Smith devotes nearly 40 minutes to Ford! She frames Ford as a good person who has been stalked and defamed by the UCP member who leaked the messages and then gives her nearly a third of the air time to go into great detail about this supposed victimization. While ARC certainly does not excuse or condone the behaviour Ford claims she was subjected to, it also should not be used to deflect and re-frame her exceptionally problematic statements.

It was completely irresponsible that at no point during their 40-minute interview did Smith directly challenge Ford's racism and white supremacist sympathies. On the contrary, they agreed about the "demographic problem" Canada supposedly faces, and Smith allowed Ford's explanation as someone who has studied Mandarin and practices "Chinese Buddhism" as proof that she cannot possibly be racist. If she honestly thinks Buddhists can't be racist by default, we'd be happy to introduce her to the works of Brian Ruhe, which should change her mind in a hurry.

The interview continues in this fashion until, near the end, they both cry together as Ford recounts the numerous letters of support she's received from people in her riding of Calgary Mountainview. At the end she states that critics of her interview were warned that it would be controversial and that they were welcome to not listen. Calling on critics not to listen, and thereby blaming them for their objections, in no way excuses her from giving a racist an opportunity to gain sympathy, redeem herself, and tell "her side" unopposed. Enabling white supremacy is still a problem regardless of who listens.


While there is no excuse for lazy journalism, or worse, for allowing personal prejudices to get in the way of responsible reporting, I want to recognize the role newsroom downsizing plays in the general mess we are seeing this year. When good journalists are let go to boost profits, or saddled with such a heavy workload that they cut corners, we need to call out the corporations that are responsible for these changes. Reporters need the resources and support to do their job properly or we all suffer the consequences. As consumers of the media, it is up to us to demand quality over quantity and responsible reporting over reactionary clickbait. I wish this was the only cause of our media problems, because time and money would be far easier to solve than their ever-increasing flirtations with white supremacy. No doubt I will be back in three months with another instalment.

Faith Goldy Defends ID Canada After Vice Article

Sun, 03/31/2019 - 11:08
In discussing the murder of 50 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand once can't help but note that the title of the murderer's fevered ranting that he generously calls a "manifesto" that the title is one that anyone familiar with the identitarian movement would be familiar with:

In addition to the myth of "white genocide" throughout the document, the murder discusses what is referred to as the "great replacement":
The great replacement (French: le grand remplacement) is a right-wing conspiracy theory, which states that the white Catholic French population, and white Christian European population at large, is being systematically replaced with non-European people, specifically Arab/Berber Middle Eastern, North African and Sub-Saharan African populations, through mass migration and demographic growth. It associates the presence of Muslims in France with potential danger and destruction of French culture and civilization. The conspiracy theory commonly apportions blame to a global and liberal elite, such as Brussels and the European Union, which is portrayed as directing a planned and deliberate plot or scheme to carry out the replacement of European peoples.While the idea appears to have originated with Renaud Camus it has been made more accessible by the hipster fascists Generation Identity and their Austrian leader Martin Sellner:

Sellner, a former overt neo-Nazi who appears to have tried to rebrand himself, and others like him have attempted to whitewash the history of white nationalism and presents Generation Identity as a non-violent civil rights group. The truth appears to be though that such claims are a rather cynical attempt to shield themselves from legal repercussions for the rhetoric that can and has resulted in real-world violence:

In short, I think they know exactly what the language they use will result in. As such it shouldn't be surprising to learn that the Christchurch murderer was also in correspondence with Sellner:

Not surprisingly, the identitarian movement is under a rather uncomfortable spotlight. Of interest to our readers, though admittedly a bit late to the game, is that there are Canadian connections to the story as two infamous white nationalists have strong connections to the identitarian ideology:

Both Lauren Southern and Faith Goldy are closely identified with identitarianism. Of the two, Southern is probably the most apparent connection in that she is a close friend of both Sellner and his fiancee Brittany Pettibone and has participated in a number of Generation Identity stunts:
Southern has also echoed the "great replacement" myth:

It seems appropriate to put this here in response:

It is interesting though that Southern has remained rather silent on this since the raid of her friend Sellner's apartment; we might speculate as to the reasons for her current reticence to say or write anything of a public defence. For that we have to go to another the other Canadian alt-right personality:

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March 30, 2019 Racist Rally in Edmonton Part II: Counter-Protester Assaulted and Soldier of Odin Member Taken Into Custody

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 17:25
Much like Vancouver and Toronto, it looked like the most recent Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) event in Edmonton would yet again fail to feature anyone actually associated with the WCAI. Certainly some of the Canadian Combat Coalition members back in Ontario appeared to be rather frustrated by yet another no-show:

However while ARC initially reported that the racist rally organized by Joey Deluca of the WCAI with participation of groups such as the Soldiers of Odin, Northern Guard, and Canadian Combat Coalition failed to launch, it turns out that they were waiting until they thought there wouldn't be anyone there to spoil their fun:

Ah, there's the casual racism and threats of violence that we've come to expect from Joey. 
Later in the video, cut off because Dubois' batter died, Deluca continued his racist anti-immigrant missive referring to immigrants from developing countries as "sewage" and further dehumanizing rhetoric:

Now this sort of turns out to be rather awkward considering Deluca's association with the reactionary Yellow Vest movement in Canada and their claims to being opposed to racism and in favor of legal immigration:

Readers will also remember this video published by ARC on March 16:

ARC has written extensively about Jeff Sharpe in the past. According to our friends in Edmonton, he is currently involved in a power struggle to control the Yellow Vests in Edmonton:
It was really hard to tell with the police lines and people walking down Whyte Avenue. There may have been around 20, but that feels generous.

Les Michaelson and Jeff Sharpe are fighting for control of the yellow vests it seems, so there were a lot of confusion about location.— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019
He was also involved in promoting the Yellow Vest event that was swamped by counter-protesters earlier today:
Well isn't it funny that Jeff Sharpe who claims that racism isn't a part of the Yellow Vest protests is present with racist Joey Deluca and the WCAI as well as the Soldiers of Odin, CCC, and Northern Guard:

International bankers eh?

Dude, aren't you even going to bother trying not to sound antisemitic?
Now, the racists, antisemites, and Islamophobes did discuss the earlier counter-rally and though they attempt to make fun of them with the tired, "mom's basement" and "they had to take mass transit" (which is something many of their supporters likely rely on in major cities so not much of an insult) it is clear they were rattled:

The remainder of the video was devoted to highlighting some of the people who attended including Win Nay, misogynist Adam Stevenson of Onward Christian Soldiers, and a few Northern Guard and Nouns of Odin, one of whom was very proud that his SoO chapter was "Finland approved" which again might be a bit problematic considering the Finnish parent club was started by an overt neo-Nazi:

With knowledge that the bigots would be returning to the legislature, anti-fascists in the city oraganized on pretty short notice and managed to counter the boneheads in numbers that were at first smaller but looked to be growing as more became aware of what was happening:
Neo-Nazis gathering at the Legislature again. #ableg— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019
Incoming.— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019
In the end it was more of a cameo as they spent between 15 minutes and half an hour at the legislature and left before their numbers could again be swamped by counter-protesters:— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019
Nazis left. They did say they would see us tomorrow.— EdmontonAgainstFascism (@EdmontonAgainst) March 30, 2019I'm sure that they will.
Dubois posted a video (must have found a charger) in which he speaks about how clever they are:

Now, while the boneheads were chased off, they did find time to assault some of the counter-protesters:
They did end up regrouping on Saturday and assaulted counter-protestors. Including swinging a flag pole embedded with nails. Police watched, blamed counter protestors, and then blocked counter protestors while the hate groups walked off.— (((Trevor Riel))) (@TrevorRiel) March 30, 2019
I did see two clips of members of the Northern Guard and Soldiers of Odin shouting homophobic slurs and threats at counter-protesters whom they encountered followed by the assault. There will be more on that, but though more than one bonehead was involved, only one Noun of Odin was taken into custody; I'm not sure if he was arrested or released later.

In any case, I would urge anyone who can to head to the Edmonton legislature tomorrow with the awareness that you might have to move to other locations as the boneheads try to avoid being opposed.

Joey Deluca of WCAI Planning Rally in Edmonton on March 29. He Should Be Prepared O Be Laughed At.... Again

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:39
Sometimes I come across information in a rather round-about way. For example years ago I found myself reading an article on Wikipedia and realized that I had forgotten how I had gotten there. I just started clicking links from the original piece I had been looking up so I had to backtrack. FYI, one can get to an Asian warlord of the 13th century by originally looking up information on an actor who starred in a 1990s medical drama in 12 clicks. 
Such is the case with this:

But lets start and the beginning which was about three weeks ago.
I hadn't been looking at posts on Stormfront in some time so I decided to see what was new. Truth be told, not much. A few of the usual suspects remain posting in the Canadian section, but for all intents and purposes it is a bit of a ghost town there. Still, one post by Bill Noble caught my attention:

I had known that George Burdi had come out as a white nationalist after close to two decades of claiming to have rejected the ideology in part due to his stint in prison. I was genuinely saddened when I learned this because a big part of the reason I do this is because of the hope that people can change. I still believe this to be true, but one has to want to change and I don't think Burdi really did despite his claims he did.
In any case, it didn't take long for Kevin "No Show" Goudreau to offer his $0.02. (incidentally, he appears to have failed to show up at a March 21 rally he claimed to have organized; I know you're as surprised as I am).
Where No Show earned his nickname.
Goudreau is a narcissistic nobody who likes to present himself as the nexus of the white nationalist movement during the past 30 years based primarily on his 4 second appearance in the documentary "Hearts of Hate" and decades later an appearance in the "National Post." And of course in his response he Goudreaus all over the place:

Goudreau was called out by someone on the forum because even some boneheads know a bullshitter when they come across one:

We also had an appearance from Tom Trenerry:

Trenerry hadn't posted on SF for at least 10 years by by count, but back when he was hanging out with the Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour he was a frequent posted using numerous usernames as he was frequently being banned for threatening other forum members. He hadn't been in ARC's sights for years until his association with the reactionary Yellow Vests protests and shacking up with Dara "Nazi Mom" Graham:

Still, it was funny to read this since not long ago Trenerry and Goudreau seemed to get along:

It goes without saying that Trenerry also isn't a fan of ARC:

However his post on SF mentioning Joey Deluca and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam and this post on Twitter reminded me....

.... what IS Joey up to lately?
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White Nationalist Faith Goldy Disrupts Anti-Racism Rally/Memorial for Christchurch Victims

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 14:39
UPDATE: My internal calendar is messed up. March 21 was Thursday, not Wednesday. Thank you to ARC's new writer for picking up on the error:
I’m so glad ARC, and many others, have called out Goldy and her supporters for their obnoxious disruption last week. Just a quick correction that the event occurred on Thursday March 21 as part of a cross-country series of events for IDERD (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination). For those who want to know more about the organizations involved, who was scheduled to speak, and generally what was planned, here are two of the Facebook event pages: past Wednesday Thursday, a memorial was held for victims of the Christchurch mosque tragedy during an anti-racism rally that took place in Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Aside from hate groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, one would be hard pressed to find anyone crass and vulgar enough to disrupt such an event.

And if you believe this to be true, you don't know Faith Goldy very well:

Faith Goldy and a small group of supporters showed up to harass attendees of the event. Not surprisingly, it led to a confrontation which is what Goldy was aiming for. However it might not have ended quite the way she had hoped it would.

Ron Banerjee, who increasingly looks as if he is violating the agreement he made with Mohamed Fakih of Paramount Fine Foods to prevent his financial ruin for engaging in defamation, breathlessly reported the event:

Goldy posted a video of the event later. I've taken the liberty to edit it and add some commentary:

The "It's Okay to Be White" slogan isn't the innocuous and innocent statement that Goldy claims it to be. As ARC readers are aware, it is a long running campaign to make white nationalist socially acceptable:

Goldy knows this to be true. She also knows that her supporters clearly hear her dog whistles as evidenced by these comments left on the video she posted on YouTube:

More concerning are those who Goldy, through efforts such as these, helps to radicalize as evidenced by the other comments left by those who watched the video:

Despite claiming to be sympathetic to the victims of the Christchurch attacks, Goldy has contributed to further radicalizing her base of supporters. Those individuals include this fella:

Aside from his advanced age, Robert Jones of the Northern Guard (formerly of the Soldiers of Odin and then the Proudboys before being kicked out of both) is sort of a textbook example of an individual radicalized online, though I suspect he had prior far-right views. While he claimed to initially condemn the Christchurch killings, he very soon posted messages justifying the murders. This has not only continued but has escalated as Jones suggests the murderer may one day be regarded as a hero and advocates for similar terrorist attacks:

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James Sears plans new publication/religious organization, encourages harassment, and generally feeds his massive ego

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 23:09
We last saw James Sears and LeRoy St. Germaine of Your Ward News enjoying the media spotlight on January 24th after being found guilty of hate crimes against women and Jews under S319(2) of the criminal code. If you hop over to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, you can view Justice Richard Blouin’s full judgment and the 17-page appendix of evidence that contributed to the guilty verdict. Spoiler: it’s beyond appalling. 

These haters, as haters often do, refused to take “no” for an answer. Sears vowed to keep publishing and distributing. Even though I realized Your Ward News would resurface at some point, I was nonetheless surprised when B’nai Brith Canada broke the news earlier this month that the Winter 2019 edition, which was published before the guilty verdict, was distributed in some east-end Toronto neighbourhoods a mere 36 days after their conviction.  
#BREAKING: New copies of Your Ward News have been distributed in downtown Toronto.

We have notified @TorontoPolice, which is launching a full investigation. If a copy is distributed to your doorstep, please call our Anti-Hate Hotline at 1-800-892-BNAI.— B'nai Brith Canada (@bnaibrithcanada) 1 March 2019

Goudreau (and Dan Dubois) Threatens ARC With Lawsuit Directly; Hilarity Ensues

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 22:47
Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh at the absurdity of some of the people ARC covers.... well, most of the people ARC covers in fact:

This past Monday ARC reported that both Paul Fromm and Kevin Goudreau were under police investigation. In Fromm's case, it was for promoting the fevered rantings of a mass murderer, 95% of which he agrees with. "No Show" Goudreau was under investigation for posting what amounted to a hit list of people on the political left and of media including yours truly:

BTW, Dane Adam's name is Dane Dainard. Evidently he was at one time
considered to be a bit of a hockey prodigy. Didn't quite work out it would appear.

Goudreau deleted the screen shots above, but not before ARC and a number of other groups independently made copies. When interviewed later, Goudreau claimed that he never posted these threats and suggested instead that he was hacked by "antifa" despite a very, very, very, long history of making similar threats on multiple platforms over the past decade in both writing and in videos:

Uhm, just an observation, but if the posts were made up by anti-fascists and somehow secretly posted to Goudreau's Facebook profile (for at least five hours) while he continued to post other comments that are still on his profile, then why does Dane Dainard seem unhappy that, "they have [his] name"? Was he fooled when he posted a response? And was Goudreau fooled by the post as well when he also responded, or is he going to claim the response is also part of the "hack" of his account? The lie sort of becomes increasingly complicated when one considers the knots one as to tie one's self into in order to perform this act of protective stupidity.


Not long after this post, ARC received the following message from "No Show":

I'm glad that I wasn't drinking tea when I read this as it would have been all over my laptop after bursting into laughter.

Apparently, the brain-trust that is Goudreau and co. (population: so lonely) figure they now have a winning strategy to take down ARC which he further elaborates on in a post to his Facebook profile:

Thinking that Goudreau was onto something, Dan Dubois sent his own equally impotent (legally speaking) demand to remove what he considers defamatory.

You know, posting his own written and spoken words verbatim:

Wait a moment.

Did Dubois post the entirety of his message in the subject line of his email???

Jesus, learn email etiquette dude!

But since this started with "No Show" I think it most appropriate to address him directly.

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin (I can call you Kevin, right?), I know it will be a Pyrrhic victory (look it up) for you, but fellow neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel already ruined your cunning legal plan by successfully having the 'false news' section of the Criminal Code struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1992. You won't believe me or will says it's some sort of Jewish plot, so read it for yourself or have Lionel F Hutz, your "Law Talking Guy" explain to you how it works: R. v. Zundel, [1992] 2 SCR 731, 1992 CanLII 75 (SCC).

You blame us and the Jews/Muslims/immigrants/Freemasons/Raelians for your life being a mess - but if you do some soul searching, you'll find the real answer here:

I would further add that another defence that ARC and all those you claim to be planning to sue (ha!) have is that everything we have written about you is true. I'm going to introduce you to another legal term that you are likely unfamiliar with: discovery. Look that word up too. You might be surprised to learn what information the respondent can legally get from your computer, from Facebook (who still have records of all the profiles they deleted as well as the posts you have deleted), Twitter, and YouTube. And you might further consider that you undermine your own case when you post statements like this which suggests you know that what is being posted on ARC and elsewhere is true:

Oh, yeah, you are certainly playing 3D chess alright.

Still, we at ARC are magnanimous. If you feel there is anything that has been written that has unfairly maligned you, provide a detailed list and send it to us. I'll then consider it at my leisure. That said, you might wish to consider not giving us all more examples of the kind of person you are:

All of what was written equally applies to Dan Dubois as well.

Consider this to be ARC's "response".

Paul Fromm on Christchurch Manifesto: "I would agree with 95% of it" (and other racist ramblings)

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:27
NOTE: This is from ARC's newest writer, officially making the ARC Collective actually a collective again.

Those following along this week know that Paul Fromm is being investigated for publishing the Christchurch shooter's manifesto on his CAFE website. ARC has since learned that Fromm also published the manifesto, and the same preamble, on Canada First.

To make matters more...interesting, a video has surfaced of Fromm speaking at an event hosted and filmed by Brian Ruhe in Vancouver on March 16th, entitled "Rewriting Reality: Canada's Political Marxist Elite Loses Its Grip. And NZ Shooting." Ruhe is quite a fan of Fromm's, as discussed here, here, and here.

It's one thing to write a piece on the internet, but it's quite another to speak in front of a very friendly audience. As expected, Fromm has a lot more to say about the Christchurch shooter's manifesto, and other things he considers to be pressing concerns. But first, the manifesto, which, to Fromm, "makes sense:"

He goes on to discuss the theories -- and I use the term loosely -- of population replacement outlined in the manifesto and gives the first part of the document his stamp of approval. However, he believes the shooter did not fully explain the cause of this supposed problem:

And of course, as he said before, he doesn't agree with violence, BUT...

He then moves on to other topics, including Trudeau's supposed fear of Canada's Yellow Vests, who he quite enthusiastically supports:

Perhaps not surprisingly, he denies any knowledge of Yellow Vest members calling for Trudeau's assassination, but then goes on to call the PM a traitor and states that soldiers should go above and beyond a fence or a wall to protect our borders:

On the subject of James Sears and LeRoy St Germaine's recent conviction under S319(2) of the criminal code for promoting hatred against women and Jews, Fromm cannot resist using vile antisemitism himself:

Staying on antisemitism for a moment, in the Q & A, we learn that Fromm distributes British Fascist Arnold Leese's book on Jewish ritual murder, which made quite an impression on at least one person in attendance:

He also takes a swipe at Vancouver police for refusing to "protect" Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern's March 15th event, which was cancelled at the last minute. Apparently, diversity policies within the Force are to blame, because, of course they are:

Near the end of his hour-long ramblings, Fromm takes aim at Public Safety Canada for hiring Dr. Barbara Perry, and other accomplished academics, to study right-wing extremism in Canada. In a rant that includes misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and Fromm's egotism, he seems equally incensed that the government is spending money on this project, that Dr. Perry hasn't spoken to him, and that the government hasn't given him the project instead. In the interest of transparency, I've edited together four segments of his rant, presented in chronological order, to cut down on unnecessary blather:

I think he's effectively illustrated why contemporary racists and racist movements in Canada need to be researched, understood, and called out. It's always helpful when guys like Fromm justify our work for us.

Goudreau Claims To Not Have Written Post Encouraging Murder Laughable; We Have Videos Dude!

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:09
This past Monday Kevin "No Show" Goudreau posted the following messages on his personal Facebook profile:

The last two are the most relevant as the appear to be advocating and encouraging the murder of individuals and members of groups Goudreau opposes. The posts were up for at least 5 hours before he removed them, but ARC was only one of several groups and individuals who grabbed screen shots.
There has been significant media coverage and Goudreau might actually be finding himself in trouble after years of similar threats (more on that later) but in true Goudreau fashion, he is (a) denying he wrote and posted the comments (b) claiming they are the work of "antifa" who either hacked his profile to write the comments or created a dummy account to write them and then deleted the profile and (c) suggests he will soon be suing those who posted the screen shots:

Hmmmm, I wonder why "Dane Adam" seems concerned about his name being known in association with white supremacist Kevin Goudreau?

Ah, well yes, that might do it.
Back to Goudreau, aside from those credulously commenting and cheering on what will be a non-existent lawsuit, his claim not to have written the posts are laughable for two reasons. First, he also posted the exact same message in his closed Facebook group promoting the formerly White Nationalist Front (now going by the name the Canadian Nationalist Front):
So we have threats posted on his personal page and in the closed group of which he's the admin. We stand by our reporting. He also says he's going to go after us (and the Mayor) with "defemation [sic]" lawsuits. h/t @GilletteMachNo1 @PtboExaminer— Canadian Anti-Hate Network (@antihateca) March 20, 2019Second, we do have actual video evidence of Goudreau making threats. Like.... a LOT of videos!

Let's start with those from 2010 shall we?

I would point out here that Goudreau's Aryan Polish princess actually didn't exist and he was caught in the lie.

We then move on to 2013:

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"I Disagree With Violence But....": The Justification and Celebration of the Christchurch Mosque Murders By Paul Fromm and Robert Jones

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:58
It didn't take long for the likes of Paulie to try and justify the murder of 50 adults and children worshiping at two Christchurch mosques. In a post on his blog, Fromm posted the entirety of the murderer's "manifesto" along with his own forward justifying the attack while couching that justification if claims to oppose violence:

The most relevant section of the forward his here:

Of course long time readers of ARC and those who know the long history of Fromm's support for violent hate groups who do the dirty work that he tacitly promotes know just how hollow Fromm's claim to "disagree with... violence." He has supported groups such as the Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour, Volksfront, the KKK, and a multitude of groups who have engaged in violence and he has rationalized every single instance:

In fact he has his own links to Christchurch, New Zealand where another violent hate group had been founded:

Here Fromm is shaking hands with Kyle Chapman while on a speaking tour of New Zealand in December 2010. Chapman was leader and founder of the neo-Nazi hate group Right Wing Resistance that formed targeting Maori and other Polynesian peoples, other New Zealand peoples of colour, Jews, and Muslims:
Right Wing Resistance also had a number of chapters around the world. Many were quite small including a Canadian chapter whose sole active member was profiled on the blog in late 2015:

Fromm isn't the only prominent disseminator of hate propaganda who has helped to poison the well and creating the conditions that contribute to events such as the Christchurch tragedy. Like others regarded as leaders or (to use a more resent term) influencers in the white nationalist movement internationally, Fromm toes right up to the line where he doesn't overtly advocate for violence, but justifies it when it occurs as the inevitable consequences of an ethnically diverse society and that the remedy is to make society not ethnically diverse.... however that task would be accomplished is left up to the imagination. These dog whistles are heard by those who ARE potentially inclined to commit such reprehensible acts, but those who have helped to foster this noxious environment have their plausible deniability. 
A figure on the far right whom I have written about due to his active involvement in protests and groups that are increasingly more extreme, Robert Jones, represents the kind of person people like Paulie are dog whistling too:

We usually find the sort of radicalization Robert Jones is undergoing in teens, however like the children who find their way into hate groups, Jones is someone who seems desperate to belong to something. He has been a member of the Soldiers of Odin, the Proud Boys, and the JDL as an affiliate. He has eventually been booted from all three of the groups mentioned and now he's on his forth, the hate group known as the Northern Guard. He has also embraced overt fascism and worships Donald Trump as a sort of living god (note that he has more than one Facebook account two of which I will be sourcing in the article without bothering to make the distinction):

When the Christchurch murders took place, Jones was immediately drawn to the manifesto which he has spent a great deal of time sharing online:

Jones seems aware that posting links to the manifesto, as well as the video of the murders, violate Facebook's terms of service regarding dissemination of hate propaganda and violence, but he seems determined to share these with a wide audience:

Jones' reaction to the murders has been equally crass:

Duarate seems to be under the impression that Fraser Anning, the Australian senator
who blamed the Muslim community for the the murder of their members for
the audacity of living in New Zealand, is a leftist because he likely didn't
read the article.... because he seems to be an idiot.

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Anti-Yellow Vest Protest in Edmonton: Counter Protester From the Clann Hate Group Arrested

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 20:23
At the Alberta Legislature an anti-Yellow Vests protest took place calling the movement out on their ties to overt racists and racist groups such as the Nouns of Odin, Northern Guard, and other hate groups. In response, the Yellow Vesters counter-protested.... along side the Nouns of Odin, Northern Guard, and other hate groups:

So.... thank you for proving the point I guess?

Journalist Carly Robinson reported on the event:

Another protest at the Alberta legislature today.
This week the counter-protesters had the podium (Yellow Vest movement comes weekly on Saturdays), using their time to call out what they call are "radical patriots" like members of the so-called "Clann" who participate. #YEG— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
Jeff Sharpe with the Yellow Vest movement in Edmonton says the counter-protesters are "dividing the community when we should be uniting the community to stand up for civil rights", says online hate comments come from "trolls". #yeg— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
On the counter-protesters side, Dylan Michaels says they are fine with the pro-pipeline/job creation/political expression from the Yellow Vests, they just want them to disassociate and stop allowing members of groups and individuals who have made Islamaphobic comments. #yeg— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019

As a bit of an aside, it is a bit galling to hear Jeff Sharpe claim that the there are no Yellow Vesters who are racists given his own history associating with groups such as the Worldwide Coalition against Islam and the Canadian Combat Coalition.

In any case, an interesting incident occurred during the protest.

One of the Clann members was arrested, evidently on outstanding warrants:

Ms. Robinson witnessed the arrest and included a photo in her Tweet:

Groups they are calling out are Solider/Wolves/Nouns of Odin, The Clann (who were present, one member taken by police for what I am told are unrelated outstanding warrants), Canadian Infidels. Says if YV denounced these groups, they would stop counter-protesting. #yeg— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019

ARC readers will recognize the man being led away in handcuffs as the man in the following photograph alongside Clann leader Tyson Hunt attending a United Conservative Party event in October 2018:

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More Reactions From Canadian Racists/Islamophobes to Christchurch Tragedy and The Dangers of Extremist Rhetoric

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:36
Yesterday I posted an article detailing a thread on the reactionary Yellow Vests Canada Facebook page which discussed the murder of 49 worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Given what has been published here and by others (Yellow Vests Canada Exposed and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network) readers will hardly be surprised that the thread consisted primarily of celebratory comments with a minority of posters who voiced their disapproval.

Knowing that the thread was being watched and that laid bare the real beliefs of their members, the administrators deleted it as well as others that popped up, however the vitriolic hatred of the membership has been rather hard to contain and ARC has been able to collect more screen shots detailing the reality behind Yellow Vests Canada Exposed:

ARC readers know full well that this bigotry, a spreading virus world wide through social media, isn't isolated to the supporters of Yellow Vests Canada or other Yellow Vests supporters in Canada. It didn't take long for other groups that ARC monitors to start commenting on the murder of 49 Muslims. Many of the comments were also celebratory. Some attempted to justify the murders while other started the "false flag" or "the Muslims did it themselves" claims that have become all too common when such horrible events occur. Of course there are the claims that the shooter was actually a far-leftist in order to absolve the right of any culpability. The QAnon fanatics have also gotten in on the act. Finally, there are a few who have actually questioned the presence of mosques in Christchurch and have posited that their presence in the city was a provocation intended by Muslims to claim dominance over Christianity.... because the name of the city is Christchurch.

If they were inclined to do the minimal research required, their minds would be blown to learn there are at least 26 Christian Churches in Islamabad, Pakistan:

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Massacre At Two New Zealand Mosques; Yellow Vest Canada Members and Other Far-Right Groups Celebrate

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:32
I plan on adding to this later today. I just wanted to get the basics out.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, a man walked into a mosque wearing a GoPro which was live streamed to Facebook and shot a number of worshipers. A second mosque son followed. At this point three men and one woman have been arrested in connection to the shooting; at least one of these individuals posted a manifesto justifying the attack (I may take very selected screen shots because this man doesn't deserve to have an audience for his views). He also posted on 8chan:

His weapons were covered with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim graffiti, including neo-Nazi slogans, references to the UN migration pact and Quebec city mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette:— JAKearn (@lingerence) March 15, 2019
At this point I don't know how many have died, but I have heard of numbers ranging as high as 26. More information will be forthcoming.

UPDATE: CBC is reporting 40 dead.

In the meantime, the folks at Yellow Vests Canada posted about the tragedy and most of the responses were either celebratory, suggested a false flag, or justified the shootings:

The thread was eventually pulled down, but the administrators can't claim they didn't know about it since they approved of and participated in the thread:

This is the Yellow Vest Canada movement.

I'll continue this article tomorrow evening, but suffice it to say for now I'm not sure I could be more disgusted.

Yellow Vests Canada Members' Reaction To Ethiopian Airline Tragedy Is As Bad As You Would Think

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 18:33
Sometimes there are no words to describe just how horrible the membership and supporters of the reactionary Yellow Vest movement in Canada truly are.

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Air flight crashed six minutes after taking off killing all 157 on board. Among those killed were 18 Canadians and included the following:

Individuals from 30 countries died in the tragedy including a number of United Nations staff members and aid workers who were to attend an environmental summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
The reaction of most thinking, feeling, humans would be varied. There would be some "but for the grace of God" reactions. Others might think about loved ones and how they would react if faced with the worst news imaginable. Some might also wonder about the safety of the class of Boeing 737s that were involved in this and another recent crash. But I think that, almost universally, decent people from all sides of the political spectrum would feel deep sympathy for the victims and their families.
This in not the case of the Yellow Vesters who have taken the opportunity to spread conspiracy theories and celebrate the deaths of other human being while hoping for more:
1. Ethiopian flight truthers. And if they aren’t truthers, they’re celebrating the loss of UN employees.

Just like with the Halifax house fire, these horrid people will take any tragedy and make it about them.

THREAD#YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 2019
2. No shame. #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 20193. Do these people have any humanity left? #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 20194. Note one commenter says they hope a plane flies into a UN building.#YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 2019
I've been involved in some form of anti-racism activism for more than 20 years now and have run the blog for almost 11 and a half years. It really is rare to shock me any longer. Still, the callous and thoughtless hatred of the Yellow Vest Canada reactionaries has me shaking my head.
ARC echoes the sentiments of the good people behind Yellow Vests Canada Exposed:
5. Our sincerest condolences to all affected by the losses. We’ve read the stories of the people on board, and we grieve with you. #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 12, 2019

Students For Western Civilization Head Attending Identity Evropa Event

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 16:45
Any time I write an article in which Students For Western Civilization is the focus or even mentioned obliquely their members and/or supporters are quick to suggest that they have been horribly maligned:

The problem with this is that while they don't want to be called racists, they have no problem associating with overt racists:

Last year the good people at Unicorn Riot released leaked Discord chats which featured some prominent Canadian extremists. First and foremost among these individuals was Gabriel Sohier Chaput posting as "Zeiger". Until he was identified, Gabriel Sohier Chaput was a significant figure on the far-right as a propagandist for the neo-Nazi website "The Daily Stormer" (DS). In that role he was second only to Andrew Anglin who founded the website. He has since gone into hiding and there is currently a warrant for his arrest. In the above discussion with use "Albo-HAMMERBRO" Sohier Chaput discusses the friendly relationship with Students For Western Civilization.

In another discussion, Sohier Chaput and Athan Zafirov (posting as "Date") discuss working with Students For Western Civilization. Zafirov was another key figure on the far-right based in Montreal who headed Alt-Right Montreal which was the Generation Identity Canada/ID Canada affiliate in the city. He was also active in organizing a Canadian presence in Charlottesville:

In his September 15, 2016 discussion with Sohier Chaput, Zafirov asks if he has been, "in touch with [their] man" in Toronto:

One might regard referring to Students For Western Civilization as Students For White Civilization as a bit of a Freudian slip, but it isn't as if the SFWC hasn't provided ample reason for this description:

And of course one can't talk about the SFWC without mentioning their links to Faith Goldy:

Now, once again thanks to Unicorn Riot, there is yet another association that ARC would like to make readers aware of:

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Bernier Continues To Make Bad Choices?

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 17:41
Or he is reaching out to his natural base?

Time will tell.

In any case, remember this?

Yeah, this looked bad, especially considering it seems that Bernier (or at least his handlers) knew exactly what kind of people the Proud Boys were.

At least his judgement couldn't be worse, right?

Well, funny story....— (((57ing54ot))) (@alexhundert) March 5, 2019
Hey look, its @MaximeBernier campaigning with a #nazi.#cdnpoli #ppc #whitesupremacy #election2019— (((57ing54ot))) (@alexhundert) March 5, 2019


Oh hey, it's @MaximeBernier smiling and glad-handing with a skinhead.

Alex Brisson, neo-Nazi. #cdnpoli

That shirt? 

Final pic, with another skinhead Tom Samson.— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 5, 2019

His Likes are fun, too.

Subtle!— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 6, 2019

Note: All original organizational pages were changed to 'unofficial' once EDAs started to formalize and such.— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 6, 2019

GEE, I WONDER LIKE WHAT— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 5, 2019

The past week there has been a great deal of political discussion regarding the judgement of party leaders.

Consider this to in the effort to further that discussion.

Goldy Goes To CPAC.... And Is Very Disappointed

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 20:06
As I've been battling the worst man cold in the history of man colds (really, it actually might be the most virulent cold since history began and that is TOTALLY not an exaggeration), I've been sticking close to home medicating myself with port and Netflix documentaries; cold medication might be more efficacious but not as much fun. However I decided to pull myself from the sofa, wrap a knitted afghan around myself, and head into the office to make a rare foray into American politics.

This weekend the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, is being held in Maryland just a bit downriver from Washington D.C. CPAC has, in addition to attracting a who's who of whom might be regarded as mainstream conservative politicians and activists, has increasingly attracted those from the fringes of the movement including ethnic nationalists, identitarians, and alt-righters in addition to regular bunch of conspiracy nutbars and general grifters.

Case in point:

It really is amazing how these folks are drawn to each other. Here Goldy is with fellow CPAC attendee Jacob Wohl (no doubt at some hipster coffee shop), freshly banned from Twitter because he's blisteringly stupid. Wohl, a Trump sycophant who makes R.M. Renfield appear dignified by comparison, is known for among other things being banned from trading in futures for life as a result of massive fraud and attempting (badly) to frame Robert Mueller for sexual assault. He is at CPAC promoting yet another conspiracy theory concerning Rep. Ilhan Omar along with fellow grifter Laura Loomer:

Ostensibly Goldy is attending CPAC as a "journalist" working for the anti-immigration, white nationalist org VDare, however as readers know she is also very much a partisan:

However it seems that things at CPAC aren't going quite as well as Goldy would like. In fact I can't help thinking about this scene in "The Simpsons" when reading her Twitter feed:

It appears that CPAC, while still super racists, isn't quite racist enough:

Goldy runs through a number of complaints about her time at CPAC, though those complaints really do come down mainly to her not thinking the organizers are anti-immigration enough. Her tweets retweets tell the story of increasing frustration about how there wasn't enough focus on her pet issue:

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More Fallout From the Yellow Vests Convoy: Video Exposes Major Fault Lines

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:35
I had asked the folks at Yellow Vests Canada Exposed for a brief overview of the event. This is what they were kind enough to provide:
As I have mentioned via our Facebook and Twitter pages, I was at the 'United We Roll' yellow vest rally in Ottawa. To me, the most important thing worth mentioning about the rally was the low numbers. So... good job? I guess? #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) February 20, 2019
 I counted 90 trucks, which was a far cry from the hundreds promised. Before the rally I predicted 80. I counted 200-300 people, but others have counted less than 200. Before the rally I predicted 400-500. There were also around 50 counter protesters. When the trucks finally rolled out, there were more counter protesters left than supporters watching them leave. I did personally view representatives from a few couple hate groups, mainly C3 and Northern Guard. I also saw other far right figures. Faith Goldy was in attendance, as well as lesser known figures such as Derek Storie and Rick Boswick. I believe some of the yellow vest supporters were Proud Boys, but I was unable to verify.I did witness one Yellow Vest supporter shouting into a bull horn at the mostly indigenous counter protesters, that 'oil pays for their welfare'. I also saw Derek Storie and Pat King (UWR organizer) mocking the indigenous drumming. The loudest crowd I heard, was when Faith Goldy stood on the lift truck. Lots of booing, and chants of  'nazi scum, off our streets', and 'Faith Goldy's a nazi'. They kept using the horns on the semis to drown out the counter protesters. It was really obnoxious, which if I could use one word to describe the entire rally, that would be it. This next picture made the whole experience worth it though.
#YellowVestsCanada Are we done embarrassing ourselves yet?— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) February 21, 2019

In short, the "United We Roll"/Yellow Vests Convoy to Ottawa turned out to be at best disappointing and at worst a PR disaster that politicians who embraced it are now trying to justify in light of the white nationalist ties:

And thanks to this find by YVC Exposed, there's more.
Since the end of the convoy there have been accusations of financial irregularities, personal rivalries coming out into the open, and anger over how participants were treated. One of those individuals, Bruce Ruddi, posted the following video to Facebook. The video is over two hours in length (I didn't have time to cut out the juicy parts) and there's a fair amount of shouting, but it is worth watching if only to see how quickly these reactionaries turn on each other: 

Marc "Tyler" Malenfant of Yellow Vests Canada: The Dangers of Dehumanization

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 22:26
I still plan on posting a report on the events of last week in Ottawa, however I thought I'd first dive back into the reactionary Yellow Vests Canada Facebook page created and administered by Marc "Tyler" Malenfant. Malenfant was one of the early boosters of the Yellow Vest Convoy to Ottawa which rebranded as United We Roll. As the folks at Yellow Vests Canada Exposed have noted, there is a lot of infighting now regarding the distributions of funds by the the man who is the face of the protest movement and Malenfant comes out to defend him in his usual over-the-top manner:

For Malenfant, there always has to be an enemy and a dark, sinister, conspiracy that he discusses using over-the-top hyperbole, nonsensical generalizations, outright lies, and logical fallacies such as creating a strawman. It has become the hallmark of his online presence. I provide a few other recent posts on the Facebook group as illustrative examples:

"Even better."

"Even more."

What does any of what he wrote there even mean?

Malenfant's rhetoric appears to becoming increasingly.... odd?Unhinged? Evangelical, end time, apocalyptic?

Take for example the "pep talk" he gave to members of the Yellow Vests Canada Facebook group prior to the Ottawa convoy:

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