25 April 2016

April 2016: Bits and Bites

Not long ago we reported that Richard Warman had taken an interest in James Sears and "Your Ward News," noting that when Mr. Warman takes an interest in a hate group and its members, said hate groups members usually come to regret Mr. Warman's interest in them.


For immediate release                                                      April 22, 2016 


TORONTO – Don’t help spread hate.

That’s the message to Canada Post and the Government of Canada: stop helping to distribute a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, Islamaphobic and anti-Semitic tabloid to the homes of thousands of Toronto residents.

The broad coalition of citizens and anti-racism activists – which doesn’t have a name yet – welcomed the action of Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman, who today formally filed a complaint that Canada Post and the federal government have violated multiple sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Warman’s complaint can be viewed here

“Richard Warman is one of the most successful human rights litigants in Canadian history,” said Bernie Farber, Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute. “He has won a dozen human rights cases he brought against various neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups. We are very confident that Richard will be successful when this complaint is heard.”

For months, the coalition of citizens and activists have been trying to lobby Canada Post and Judy Foote, the minister responsible, to stop distributing a tabloid called Your Ward News. Reportedly distributed to nearly 80,000 homes in Toronto, Your Ward News regularly promotes Holocaust denial, anti-gay and anti-women hate, and flagrant racism. Canada Post has refused to act, however, and the Crown corporation has continued to take undisclosed sums to distribute the hateful rag to people who don’t want it.

The postal corporation has threatened to discipline or dismiss Canada Post workers who object to delivering the extremist tabloid. CUPW earlier this month filed a Regular Grievance with their employer over being forced to deliver “an anti-worker, anti-people, racist, sexist and homophobic publication.”

Your Ward News is edited by James Sears, who has in the past pleaded guilty to sexual assault, and lost his licence to practice medicine for sexually assaulting patients. Sears is an unabashed Hitler enthusiast, and has called the gas chambers at Auschwitz a “lie.” Other contributors to Your Ward News include Gary Schipper, a former leader of the neo-Nazi Heritage Front, who served time in jail for refusing to take down the Front’s telephone hate messages.

“It is outrageous that Canada Post and those responsible in government have turned a blind eye to the hatred that is found on every page of Your Ward News,” said Warren Kinsella, a lawyer and resident of the Beach who wrote the book Web of Hate. “We have tried repeatedly to get them to act, but they have refused. We are hopeful that Richard’s formal human rights complaint will help change that.”

The coalition is made up of a diverse group:

• Walied Soliman, a lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright 
• Jaime Watt, chairman of Navigator Ltd. and a leader in the Toronto LGBT community 
• Lisa Kinsella, Executive Vice President of the Daisy Group 
• Bernie Farber, Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute and former CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress 
• Derek Richmond, Third Vice President, CUPW Scarborough Local 
• Barbara Joy, public and government relations consultant and East Toronto resident 
• John Wright, pollster and public affairs executive 
• Ian Davey, former Chief of Staff to the Federal Leader of the Opposition 
• Jill Fairbrother, principal of Fairbrother and Partners Inc. 
• Kelly Fairchild, a feminist and East Toronto resident who has organized a petition against the hate rag 
• Judy Csillag, Canadian Race Relations Foundation 

For further information, contact: 

Lisa Kinsella 
lisa@daisygroup.ca 
(416) 642-3100 

So far the story has been picked up by a number of msn publications:


Also owner of "Your Ward News" LeRoy St. Germaine has been making overtures to other hate groups


Oh, we are going to have SO much fun with our next article on the Soldiers of Odin. 

Speaking of hateful people, Ron Banerjee.

Really, we almost don't have to write any more. But we will.

That Banerjee hates Sikhs as much as he does Muslims isn't new to our readers. What is new is that he is now sending out press releases justifying physical attacks against Sikhs in Canada.


Banerjee is suggesting the attack on a Sikh man in Quebec was a direct result of Sikh terrorism (though his first point equating requests for reasonable accommodation with terrorism might be a bit of a stretch) and that the men who engaged in the attack should be praised:


Yep, there's video.

Note how brave these men really are:

video

Yep, drunkenly berating someone with racial taunting, then ganging up three on one to assault him, sure struck a blow against terrorism.

But then this isn't the only problematic video for Banerjee.

A little over a month ago, Banerjee decided that he was going to engage in a little bit of street preaching:

video

This video was taken by a person who posted it on reddit. Evidently one woman, not appreciating being told to cover up and dress modestly by a bunch of misogynistic assholes. took matters into the own hands and flashed them. The first street preacher was apparently so upset by being subjected to secondary sexual characteristics that he left the scene.

Banerjee? Well, we're sure he was torn. On the one hand he hates women. On the other, he's a sexually repressed pervert.

So what's a sexually repressed, misogynistic, pervert to do in this situation?

Creepy perv for the win apparently:



Oh yeah. We probably have mentioned it already, but Banerjee also loves him some Trump.

Finally, in news that will surprise no one, we've learned why Hitler-loving Buddhist and Fromm supporter ($$$) has been quite for a while. [NOTE: Thanks for catching the spelling error]

He was committed:

 

Sigh....

Look, we genuinely feel badly for anyone suffering from bipolar disorder. But we would hope that Mr. Ruhe would perhaps take some time to consider that believing Hitler as a spiritual guru might lead a few to reasonably consider that you've taken leave of your senses.

21 April 2016

Bad News: Dr. Dawg Attacked At Home

We learned that John "Dr. Dawg" Baglow was seriously injured today after a knife attack at his residence. He and two others are apparently at the hospital in serious condition.

The ARC Collective wishes John and the other two victims well during this difficult time. We hope you all make a full recovery. We also hope that John's stepson gets the help he seriously needs.

UPDATE: John has been able to comment on the incident. Says that all three who were attacked survived the incident. He needs rest but seems to be doing much better.

17 April 2016

Halifax Chronicle Herald: The Damage is Done

While this writer was away, a story broke in Halifax that was modified a number of times before it was ultimately pulled. I'm of course referring to the story alleging Syrian refugees at a Halifax elementary school not only bullying female students, but assaulting them with chains while shouting, "Muslims rule the world."

"The Chronicle Herald" later posted an explanation as to why they pulled the story. The school board wrote that the incident never actually happened. An award winning journalist quit the paper in disgust (and she isn't the only one working at the paper repulsed by the story).

But the damage was done

We aren't going to go into a lot of detail explaining why this story was not only incredibly unethical, but didn't even pass the smell test when objectively examined (for that, we would suggest that you look here and here), though a few things do come to mind:

1. For children whom the original article says can not speak English, shouting "Muslims rule the world" seems a bit fishy.

2. It seems rather odd that the parent of a child attacked using a chain appears to have not contacted the police.

We're also not going to post all the anti-refugee hatred that was unleashed by the story on Facebook because you all know what it looks like already (we will post one screen shot as it will be a lead in to a future story) or that the "story" was picked up by every anti-Muslim website and blog, but we did notice that the story was picked up by the folks at Stormfront resulting in a comment from Blood & Honour leader Kyle McKee:



We will however very briefly discuss someone who is profiting from the story who should know better:

15 April 2016

James Sears of "Your Ward News": 1992 "Toronto Star" Article

We last wrote about James Sears a little over a month ago. At that time we noted that Richard Warman had taken an interested in Sears and that those individuals whom Mr. Warman takes an interest in often come to really regret that fact.

Today, as a reminder that Sears has been a creepy dude for more at least a quarter century, we present our readers with an article currently being passed around by some friends (click here to see the larger, readable, version):


What is fascinating is that Sears hasn't seemed to have changed a bit. Misogynistic as ever and continuing to blame others for his personal failings.

At least he got rid of the mustache. 

11 April 2016

Vacation Almost Over

Hello folks!

So, uhm.... the lead writer (and lately only writer) on the blog went on vacation and forgot to tell anyone. And when I write, "went" I mean still on vacation basting my liver in fruity cocktails.

Whoops.

Anything happen while I've been gone?

I'll be back on Thursday and, assuming the jet lag hasn't totally kicked my ass, will be ready to start back on the blog by the weekend. In the meantime, I intend to continue sitting on the beach drinking mojitos and pickling my liver.

But because it is hilarious, I leave this reminder to our readers concerning the intellectual level of our opponents:


Fair point. "Anglo Canadian Pride" is decidedly not a geneticist.


21 March 2016

Canadians United 4 Canada Founder Responds to ARC Articles

It was a matter of time:


Oh, where to begin?

Word of warning though. There might be a little bit of snark:

20 March 2016

Canadians United 4 Canada Founder and Paul Fromm Meet

Hot on the heels of our last story detailing Canadians United 4 Canada and their ties to Canadian neo-Nazis, we see have a related update further cementing the group in the "White Nationalist" camp.

Yesterday Ms. O'Farrell, founder of Canadians United 4 Canada, alluded to some meetings that were taking place soon:






And now thanks to Paulie, we know a little bit more about one of those meetings:


And if there remained any doubt about if this meeting took place. Ms. O'Farrell seems to confirm it:


MARCH 21 UPDATE: Paulie and Dan Hall respond:



Today she and others are already parroting the rhetoric Paulie uses:

How come I get the feeling that she is "half Native" in the way that
some people in the United States claim 1/16th Cherokee princess ancestry? 




Of course this makes an earlier post on Canadians United 4 Canada all the more ironic:





Perhaps not so surprisingly, this post and the subsequent responses can no longer be found on the Canadians United 4 Canada Facebook group wall.

Now, since Ms. O'Farrell has also opted to align herself with Paulie, we figure it might be nice to remind our readers exactly who Paulie is:






19 March 2016

Soldiers of Odin: Canadians United 4 Canada Ally With Overt Neo-Nazis

On March 7, the founder of the Facebook group Canadians United 4 Canada posted the following message in which she offered her unreserved support for the Soldiers of Odin (SOO).


The Soldiers of Odin (SOO) began in Finland as a vigilante group ostensibly formed to protect women from sexual harassment and assault from the country's immigrant and minority population (which leaves us wondering if they are as concerned about harassment and assaults against women by the majority native European population, but we digress). Though they claim not to be racist, the founder of the SOO has links to the far-right Finish Resistance movement as well as a conviction for a racially motivated assault (my Finish to English translation captures the spirit of the article):

....Soldiers of Odin leader Mika Beach was convicted of assaulting immigrants in 2005. Beach and his friends attacked two immigrants in a restaurant. They beat both victims and his hand was broken, Journal says. Beach was also sentenced for other offenses, including possession of a gun and blade chain in a public place. The offence was racially motivated....

It is noted in the article that another high profile SOO member has and extensive criminal history. Also, some of the membership aren't above lying about their efforts:

The whole story was invented by one man Looper. We are now accused of being liars and just about. We ask all what you humbly apologize that this did happen.

Somehow we have a feeling that they regret getting caught lying rather than the actual lie, but what do we know?

Canadians United 4 Canada don't appear all that concerned with how shady the original Finnish chapter of SOO seems to be in offering unconditional support to the Canadian chapters. The Quebec chapter of the SOO seem to appreciate Ms. O'Farrell's shout-out:


Ms. O'Farrell, founder of Canadians United 4 Canada, wishes to convince her members that the SOO are not racist skinheads and just want to protect Canada and all that we hold dear from the Jihadists at the gate (though she herself show poor judgement in who she adds as friends):


Why don't we test Ms. O'Farrell's claim?

13 March 2016

Credulous Trump Supporters Report Hoax News Unquestioningly

Hey folks. Miss me?

Though we focus on Canadian content primarily, we can't help but be both fascinated and horrified by the Donald Trump phenomenon. We are witnessing political rhetoric that would have found a comfortable home in Italy during the 1920s. I had always believed that while demagogues such as Trump have always existed, they would be marginalized in nations with strong, long lasting, democratic institutions (despite the inherent flaws in those institutions). 

Seems that's not the case as Trump is likely on his way to become the standard bearer of one of the two major American political parties by offering a steady stream of xenophobia, hatred, nativism, ultra-nationalism, and violence. The result of this could mean the end of the Republican Party or, if elected, far worse.

The media, as well as some in his own party, have finally started to call him on his continual incitement to violence. Trump deflects by claiming to oppose violence (though he has both wistfully advocated its use as well as justifying when it occurs) while blaming his opponents of initiating the violent encounters. And his supporters bleat their agreement, claiming that Trump, and themselves, are really the victims of a cabal including MoveOn.org, George Soros, the other Republican presidential candidates, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Muslims, the media, Black Lives Matter, and the Black Panthers.

So when this "story" was published online yesterday, the Trump supporters were all over it like a fat kid on a smartie:

12 March 2016

March 2016 Bits and Bites: PEGIDA/JDL Protest Bust, Your Ward News in Warman's Cross-hairs, and Free Dominion News

We'll be posting an article detailing Canadians United 4 Canada's links to racist boneheads and an article to be published soon, but in the meantime we thought we would provide our readers a little bit of irony today:


But we do digress.

When we reported that the JDL was holding an event featuring PEGIDA UK speaker Paul Weston, we noted that there were plans to protest outside the location where the presentation was taking place.



Ron Banerjee, noticing that we had provided details about the counterprotest, claimed that his one man organization Canadian Hindu Advocacy and his mostly one man organization Rise Canada would discuss providing security for the event.

The JDL's Meir Weinstein, a man who has helped to promote Banerjee in the past and who has also both justified and refused to condemn Banerjee's racist, misogynistic, anti-Sikh, Islamophobic, and now Christophobic rhetoric.... well.... he seemed rather unamused:


The event did take place though and Banerjee did attend, as did it seems at least a few members of PEGIDA Canada: