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Thunder Bay rally participants have had 'enough' of racism toward Indigenous people

About 100 people gathered in front of Thunder Bay city hall Tuesday to publicly call for a safer community for, and more tolerant city toward, Indigenous people.

Organizers of the rally say they also want to know what municipal, provincial and federal governments will do to combat racism locally and across the country.

"It's time for change, I want to know what individuals are going to do to combat racism," Scott Hobbs, one of the organizers, told CBC News. "I want to ask all three levels of government what they're going to do to fight racism."

"It's time."

Youtube and the vortex of hate

Video-sharing platform accused of giving voice to hate groups.

Sites like Gab rely on Youtube as a media archive for hate and conspiracy content... Videos are often used as 'evidence' in debates. 

"Yet Youtube blocks anti-racist content from anti-racist organizations while givcing space to fascists," said Alan Dutton of the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society, commenting on the Washington Post report.  



This blog article is the first known publication in Canada related to Firearms, Gangs and Extremists that specifically comments on the intersections of gangs, extremism, firearms law and Internet in Canada.

This article is written with knowledge (of the author) that national security teams across Canada have failed to address the alarming fact that para military extremist training camps have emerged all over western Canada in the last two years. These training camps use both firearms and improvised explosives.

Also, gang units and national security teams are aware of the connections between gangs and extremist groups throughout Canada but choose to not address the interplay between gangs and extremists.

This article is written with the intention to contribute to a momentum of  ideas for addressing a real problem: Firearms, Gangs, Extremists and the Internet.

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

The New York Times By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas

Nov. 14, 2018  

Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.     

Sheryl Sandberg was seething.


Ukip’s transformation into a far-right party is complete

Remember the UK Independence party? That cheery Eurosceptic rabble led by Nigel Farage? Ever since the UK opted for Brexit, the party collapsed in on itself— consumed by self-loathing in a desperate search for purpose. While its most notable leader went off to become a transatlantic media pundit, Ukip went through a succession of abysmal leaders who have struggled to make headway. But under MEP Gerard Batten, it has quietly transformed into something deeply nasty.