Saturday, February 24, 2018

Town Hall Discussing Systemic Racism Disrupted By Bigot and Racists

This past Thursday an Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Town Hall took place at the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church in Toronto. The panelists included Lisa Kinsella who spoke about her efforts concerning prosecuting "Your Ward News" and James Sears for hate crimes, MP Iqra Khalid who authored M103 condemning Islamophobia as well as other forms of racism and discrimination directed at religious and ethnic groups, Ontario Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Michael Coteau, Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts, and Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith.

It also attracted the haters:

There are a few first hand accounts of what occurred when the Islamophobes and racists, who were in the minority but did not govern themselves in a manner that the majority did, disrupted the event. 

Those present who are known to ARC include Meir Weinstein of the Jewish Defence League,

Long-time white supremacist Paul Fromm (Weinsteing and Paulie, eh?), 

Misogynistic Hindu-ultranationalist Ron Banerjee of the one-man show Canadian Hindu Advocacy and the slightly larger Rise Canada,

Lynn Redden who leads the unintentionally ironic Suffragettes Against Silence and who has attended a host of anti-Muslim events including the recent Ottawa protest and who made headlines heckling Trudeau at a town hall in London

Eric Brazau who has a very long history of anti-Muslim agitation and who's criminal record includes assault, 

And Lawrence who is associated with the Proud Boys and JDL; he is also seen frequently at anti-Muslim protests and has made threats directed towards a number of female anti-fascists:


Friday, February 23, 2018

So, About Those Laura Loomer Legal Costs.....

It has been a while since ARC posted a story concerning Ezra Levant and "Rebel Media." In some ways they seem to have recovered from the disastrous spring and summer of 2017; the anti-Semitic rants of Gavin McInnes, Laura Southern and Faith Goldy dancing around the edges of white nationalism (Goldy herself appears to have definitively taken the plunge into white nationalist after her Charlottesville experience), the scandal in which Levant agreed to pay what he  referred to as "hush money" (his words), and other incidents that were significant body blows. As a result a number of high profile "Rebel Media" personalities left either because they didn't want to be associated with the brand any longer, appeared to have had "creative disagreements" with Levant, or they were fired. The latest to go appears to be EDL founder Tommy Robinson (born Stephen Christopher Yaxley) who has now, "gone independent":

We might perhaps speculate as to the reasons for this departure:

This is what Levant told Robertson: “Lauren Southern, Jack Posobiec, we had our differences, but you’ll notice that they have been positive since they left us … do you see how smart they are … they may have grievances with me … they’re not actually saying there’ve been problems, they’re not grumbling publicly because that would be against … their contractual duties to me”. Mildly threatening. Then came the crunch. 
“I am prepared to give you and Caolan a very nominal sum to sign a second confidentiality agreement. So don’t go down that road … launch yourselves as independent … be totally positive like Lauren Southern‘Hi guys, we had a great run at the Rebel, but now we’re doing something even better … we’re going independent, we’re gonna do whatever we want. We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that’. Don’t even mention the Rebel”. 
Now let’s look at what Lennon told his followers yesterday. “Now, I’m going independent … that’s right, I’ve decided to leave the Rebel to go out and do it for myself … no more paywall and I’ll be my own boss … I’m going to have total freedom to cover the stories that matter to everyone … you’re going to be hearing a lot more from me. This is just the beginning”. It was his decision, he’s being totally positive. Well, maybe. 
The problem for Lennon is not only the hint of a forced smile at the end of that video, but also the tape of Ezra Levant describing more or less the same thing when he was sacking Robertson. What is worse for Lennon is the time at which this parting of the ways has occurred: he is in the middle of what could be a disastrously expensive legal action against the Police, and may still be hit with one or more contempt charges.

Since then the major Canadian political parties cut "Rebel Media" off and refused to participate in any press events with them, though it would appear that the Conservative Party of Canada and the United Conservative Party of Alberta might be quietly realigning themselves with "Rebel Media." Included in more recent news is the fact that Hamish Marshall, one of the co-founders of "Rebel Media", is now working for Andrew Scheer and that "Rebel Media" was paid handsomely for some reason by former Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch presumably for some services rendered.

But let's go back where I mentioned the "Rebel Media" personalities who have since left Mr. Levant's services and look specifically at one Laura Loomer.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What Those Who Call Themselves "Patriots" Really Believe

Put on your irony seat belt folks.

When I wrote the article detailing the reaction to the George Stanley acquittal, I used the Facebook group, "Canadians Against the NDP and Liberals (Information & Facts)" as a representative sample of views from the far right in Canada. Since then I have been poking around and perusing the content. A few days ago I came across this:

Well, I don't have to tell you, my dear readers, that the folks who post in this group are self-avowed, proud, patriots! They love the military! They love the anthem and are horrified by the change of a word (which actually is more grammatically correct and aligns with one of the earlier 1909 version, but let's not split hairs)! The love the flag and would fight anyone who would desecrate it! The LOVE Canada and woe to anyone who doesn't love this country as much as they do.... especially those swarthy foreigners who may have emigrated to Canada and may even be second, third, fourth, or fifth generation Canadians, but aren't REAL Canadians like they are!

I mean, the answer is self-evident then.



Yeah, the consensus is the patriots with "Canadians Against the NDP and Liberals (Information & Facts)".

What follows with very little commentary is a representative sample of what kind of "patriots" the folks posting in this group are. I would perhaps recommend reader take a look at Erich Fromm's Escaping Freedom to better understand the mindset of these people. It is a little dated, but much of it still rings true today.

There are a lot of screen shots. Feel free to make yourself a pot of tea before you begin reading:

Joey Deluca, Leader of the WCAI, Is An Idiot In Two Acts

Really, I just felt that people would like a reminder. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

American III%er Calling For Coup in Canada and Murder of Prime Minister; His Views Promoted By Vancouver Alt-Right Supporter

ARC has spoken somewhat briefly about Glen Dumont in previous articles:

He can be found walking around downtown Vancouver, sometimes attending anti-government rallies in support of those causes or at events he opposes generally being mildly annoying. In almost all of these cases he will provide a Live Feed of his antics:

It also appears the man is frequently higher than a kite, and while that is neither here nor there I've a feeling that even Tommy Chong would ask him to consider laying off for a couple of hours.

His most recent video involves him and a friend walking into a bar and asking to speak to "antifa," assuming that a thoroughly confused hipster-looking dude is "antifa" while being asked to leave the property.

Dumont also posts as "Jim Whozinga" which is a moniker suggested in a video by Trev England as a means of communicating information that they wouldn't like being connected to a real person. England has been profiled here on the blog having advocated for the murder of the Prime Minister, assaulting Muslim-Canadians, and burning down mosques.

I'll admit that I never paid a lot of attention to Dumont; his behavior was more ridiculous than of any worry to me. However when I see images such as this, I start to dig a little more deeply:

The same image was also shared in the Facebook group created by long-time neo-Nazi Kevin "No Show" Goudreau:

Even a single threat of this nature should be taken seriously, however this image sort of turned out to be the tip of the iceberg:

This particular image seems to have originated with this guy:

It turns out that Glen Dumont's new friend "Johnny Infidel" has a name and that he is somewhat infamous for being a raving, conspiracy-theory loving, anti-Muslim, loon who has advocated for the murder of liberals and black people:

Jim Stachowiak with Terry Jones
Jim Stachowiak actually served briefly in a law enforcement capacity as a certified peace officer and was later employed at Augusta State University. He was only in law enforcement for three years however when his certification was revoked following an investigation for misconduct in 2008. Stachowiak himself has been arrested on a number of occasions since then.

Of course it goes without saying he's a big fan of Donald Trump:

He's also just a wee bit unhinged:

Is it weird that I'm almost more offended by his pronunciation of "meme" than his extremism?

And lately Jim Stachowiak has taken an interest in the Canadian government and Prime Minister Trudeau as evidenced by the video calling for a violent overthrow of the Canadian government and the "lynching" (his words) because elections don't work.

And Glen Dumont, first through his alter-ego and then on his own profile, seems to support these actions:

Stachowiak doubled down in a video published later in the day:

And these people believe it's the left who are violent.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Canadian Far-Right React to (Yet Another) Mass Shooting in the United States

This past Wednesday there was another mass shooting in the US, this time in Florida. I mean, it was a Wednesday in the United States and at this point it would almost be a surprise if there wasn't a mass shooting on a day that ends with the letter "y." I would add that to write "this time in Florida" suggests that mass shootings in Florida are unique. They are not or course. Not unique anywhere in what might be regarded as the first wealthy failed state:

A total of 17 lives lost because too many Americans love their guns more than they love their children:

The 19 year suspect whom I will endeavor not to mention by name other than in the screen shots was, by all accounts, a very violent individual with an obsession with firearms and violence. Expelled from school in part because of his violence tendencies, former class mates who have been interviewed have said that he would wear "overly patriotic" t-shirts and a MAGA baseball cap:

Though initial reports linking the alleged shooter to a Florida-based white supremacist movement proved to be untrue and was yet another alt-right effort to troll the msm, it has been discovered that he did hold racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, misogynistic, and homophobic views that he posted on social media:
CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, who appear to be younger than 18, have refused to confirm their identities to CNN on or off the record.
Racism was a constant theme in the chat group, which was called "Murica (American flag emoji) (eagle emoji) great" -- a name it was given by Cruz.
The hatred he and others in the group espoused met little resistance from its active members. In one part of the group chat, Cruz wrote that he hated, "jews, ni**ers, immigrants." 
He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. The statements were not made in jest. 
There are hundreds of racist messages, racist memes and racist Instagram videos posted in the group.
Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world.
After one member expressed hatred for gay people, Cruz agreed, saying, "Shoot them in the back of head." 
White women drew Cruz's hatred as well, specifically those in interracial relationships, whom he referred to repeatedly as traitors.
Almost immediately after the shooting, a number of far-right and alt-right groups and individuals began circulating false information about the suspect. Before any of this information came out, the alleged shooter was characterized as a Muslim, Muslim convert, a registered Democrat, and a member of "antifa." Others claimed it was a "false flag" such as those who follow Alex Jones. Photos of completely different people were claimed as the suspect even when it didn't look any bit like the alleged shooter:

Also, there is no such thing as the Laguna Beach Antifa. It is a false Twitter account.

Their Canadian counterparts have followed suit.

They've posted the wrong image:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Anti-Muslim Hate Rally on Parliament Hill: Updates

SUMMATION: There will be additions to this article after this, however a summary of the events was provided to ARC by a journalist friend who was in attendance:
  • There were roughly 500 Islamophobe protesters to 150 counter-protesters (UPDATE: ARC has also received numbers as low as 250 and 80 for the Islamophobes and counter-protesters respectively as well as a high of 350 for the counter-protesters.... counting heads may not be the forte of any side it seems). Of the 500, approximately half appeared to have come from the contingent of Chinese-Canadians who organized the event. Some NDP delegates who were attending their national conference in Ottawa also came by to show support to the counter-protesters.
  • Both sides were separated by a wide distance. There were six arrests witnessed, three on each side. On the Islamophobe side, Proud Boy member Brandon Vaughan was arrested as was a bald man and another individual whom we don't know.
  • The groups that showed up in addition to the group of Chinese-Canadians who organized the event include La Meute and their English counterparts, Storm Alliance, Northern Guard, Canadian Combat Coalition, Suffragettes Against Silence (Lynn Redden's group), and the Proud Boys. The more militant of the groups, including the Northern Guard and some La Meute members, wore badges designating themselves as security. 
  • Individuals who appeared included someone who may have been Brandon Myles Wallingford (who was caught in the act of putting up alt-right racist flyers on a university campus recently), Nick Gallant of the Northern Guard (UPDATE: mistaken identity), former Northern Guard member Eric Brazeau, Steven Myatt, Brandon Vaughan (arrested), Proud Boy members Robert Jones and Damion Bates, Sandra Solomon, Lynn Redden, Greg Renouf, Dan Dubois, Bryan Trottier, former Storm Alliance president Dave Treggett, and the JDL's photographer who's name is unknown to me but who has attended events in the past. Also present was Brian Lilly as well as David Menzies of Rebel Media who interviewed the producer of the hate documentary "Killing Europe" Michael Hansen (also in attendance):
Word is three counter-protesters were taken into custody, though at least two were released immediately.
Three individuals involved in the hate protest were arrested, including Brandon Vaughan

Brandon Wallingford, Brandon Vaughan, and Damion Bates

ARC will update this page as information is both gathered and received. Prior to the protest on February 17, one of the CDN Wolfpack moderators posted the following which contains a rather interesting statement:

A sponsor, eh? That is a rather interesting claim.

Yesterday ARC and one of ARC's friends engaged in a discussion with CDN Wolfpack head Bryan Trottier (who's Twitter handle seems to honor the murderer of a Greek anti-fascist) who along with others in La Meute plan on participating. We asked if the Canadian Combat Coalition and III% militia-types would be welcomed to attend:

For clarity, ARC asked again:

I'm just going to say that Trottier might consider letting the CCC they aren't welcome because they plan on coming as well as Quebec La Meute members that they aren't supposed to be friends with CCC because someone appears to have missed the memo:

Also a bit awkward:

And regarding those small number of Chinese-Canadian protesters, there is an increasing sense that this apparent outrage might be just a bit of a political astroturf campaign:

We also have a good idea where the contingent from La Meute is meeting up before they proceed to Parliament Hill:
As of 1:00 Ontario time, Myatt claims that 200 people have assembled at the parking lot, though the photo he provides doesn't suggest that large a number (there may be other groups not pictured):

Middle-age Proud Boy Robert "Arrested Development" Jones provides these photos of some of the participants and their escorts:

There also appears to have been a verbal confrontation between those participating in the hate protest and those who came out to oppose them. Tweets are not embedding properly so I will simply post the links for now:
We also have word of our first arrests, including a member of the Proud Boys is being cuffed as I write this:
The Proud Boy member who was arrested has been confirmed to be Brandon Vaughan, a friend of Steven Myatt.

Vaughan had posted a video after his arrest and subsequent release:

At approximately 1:45 pm the La Meute group Myatt was with began proceeding to Parliament Hill:

Storm Alliance vice president Colin Oleary posted another video at the same time indicating a large group of La Meute and Storm Alliance members as well as another group of Chinese-Canadians were marching to the staging point. It isn't 100% certain if this is the same group Myatt is with, though it seems likely:

Robert Jones has also been very helpful in providing photographs of the people attending as well as estimating the numbers in their group. Including the Chinese-Canadian contingent, it looks to be in the area of 500 or so, give or take 50. Last time ARC looked the counter-protesters were around 150 and this number seems to be unchanged:
Myatt of course has claimed the number is in the range of 600 people which seems less likely given the source:

Still, for all their effort, not an especially good show for the Islamophobes especially with their numbers bolstered by the anti-Muslim Chinese-Canadian group considering the numbers they claimed would be attending and that they had to pull individuals to attend from across the country:


Just received confirmation that Northern Guard members are in attendance providing, "security":
Also Dave Tregget decided to make an appearance:

And as Dan Dubois and members of his Canadian Combat Coalition are also present, it would appear that they were not quite as banned from attending as CDN Wolfpack leader Bryan Trottier had suggested.

David Menzies of Rebel Media seen talking to some La Meute and Storm Alliance members:

Dubois spills the beans on the true agenda here:

Dubois finishes off the video by throwing around the "shit hole countries" comment and longing for a Trump-like leader for Canada as well as demanding Trudeau resign as leader because roughly 500 malcontents don't like him:

That pretty much completes ARC's coverage of the day's events in Ottawa. If there's anything else that comes up I'll update as appropriate.

Postscript: MSM has reported on the event.