Thursday, May 24, 2018

IED Explodes in Mississauga Restaurant. 15 Injured. Two Suspects Sought

The explosion occurred at the the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga at approx 10:30 pm. Of the 15 injured, three are in critical condition. Two male suspects are being sought:

I would echo Steven Zhou's caution in attributing a motive at this point:

If anyone has any information, please contact the Peel Regional Police:



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 2018 Bits and Bites: Goudreau, Proud Boys, WCAI, Myatt, Cameron, and Faith Goldy

May is not yet over but it has been busy. As such I decided to combine some of the smaller stories I had been collecting and compile them into one large article. It is long but, believe it or not, I haven't included everything.

Before I start, this afternoon members of Atalante attempted to intimidate "Vice Canada" journalists in their Montreal offices (see here for the English language and the French language accounts of the incident). Ultimately their efforts were pretty weak, but it does indicate that groups such as Atalante and others are becoming more brazen as little is seemingly done to keep such hate groups in check:

They aren't being particularly subtle, are they?

Now, getting into the "lighter side" of the news so-to-speak, it looks like Kevin "No Show" Goudreau still thinks that he is the leader of all Canadian hate groups and is trying to give orders to the Soldiers of Odin:

I'm very interested in seeing how that will go over.

We also learned about how dishonest some of the people we cover here are, including middle-age Proud Boy Robert Jones:

This image was debunked long ago however it continues to make the rounds. It doesn't surprise me that Jones would be fooled, but when other tell him the origin photo Jones' response is telling:

Yep. He now knows it is a lie but since it defames the reputation of people he disagrees with, he's going to use it still.

And that is, in a nutshell, all one really needs to know about the integrity of Robert Jones.

I haven't written much about the WCAI lately, though they appear to be planning some rallies this summer. However ARC has certainly been on Joey Deluca's and Jesse Wielenga's collective minds:

Jesus. That edit by former Ontario Canadian Combat Coalition vp Rick Boswick was more painful then even the stuff I've cobbled together, and I KNOW I'm bad at editing videos.

No, I'm not Dena Gallant and quite frankly I'm rather insulted as I believe myself to be far more witty than her. Then again I also know that me telling them this won't change their minds. Hell, others are also now certain that I'm Dr. Barbara Perry and I'm quite certain she has better ways to spend her time than on this blog (that said, I've had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Perry and she is very nice).

It is interesting that Joey et al believes the person who runs the ARC YouTube account is Ms. Gallant though since she has given Steven Myatt some grief regarding his efforts to sue Justin Trudeau for treason (yes, this is a real thing). It also turns out that Myatt can't stand criticism and is a bit of a drama queen:

Why are the alpha males all so bloody thin skinned?

So Myatt asks his very loyal followers if he should keep going or quit. Considering his audience he must have known what the outcome would be which means that this question is simply a request for his followers to stroke his ego:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Quebec III% Militia Record What Appears To Be Serious Crimes

Assault, forcible confinement, and likely theft. While the Sûreté du Québec was busy protecting the far-right Islamophobic, racist, anti-immigrant groups who arrived at the Lacolle border on Saturday (Storm Alliance, some La Meute members, III% militia, and others), they failed to monitor the potential dangers those groups posed to others which allowed this to happen:

The people involved in what appears to be a significant criminal behavior are reported to be members of a Quebec chapter of the III% militia. The young woman being assaulted is alleged to have been taking pictures of vehicles that the anti-immigrant protesters took to the Lacolle border:

One of the xenophobes who shared the video was this guy:

I'll post both the English translation as well as the original French. I've tried to black out any significant identifying information about the victim. First the English translation:

This idiot wants to sure the institution the victim works at for.... reasons I guess.

And now the original French:

This represents a very serious escalation in the level of violence that members of the III% have engaged in. ARC readers will remember that last June Alberta III% members claiming to provide security at a Worldwide Coalition Against Islam rally in Calgary were wearing tactical gear and in possession of weapons (stun canes); the police in Calgary allowed this. Some members of the militia in Ontario have admitted to assaulting counter-protesters using thick poles disguised as flag poles; the police have appeared to have allowed this to take place as well, or at least have not confiscated these weapons at later events.

And now, this.

What is it going to take for the police to recognize that these groups, especially the III% militia, pose a real danger to social order?

UPDATE: One suspect has been identified.

More information on this alleged assault, as well as identifying some of the participants, can be found here:

Sunday, May 20, 2018

"White Nationalist" Ronny Cameron, His National Socialist Friends, and the Jewish Defence League

For the life of me, I don't understand why Meir Weinstein of the Canadian Jewish Defence League has such an amicable relationship with Ronny Cameron:

In an article published last week, I commented Ronny Cameron, a self-professed "white nationalist" and "alt-right" proponent as well as a supporter of Richard Spencer, and his relationship with the Canadian JDL. After the video Cameron went on to skirt the edges of antisemitic conspiracy theories and the rather ugly stereotypes leveled at the Jewish people. Since Meir routinely accuses progressives who make even the most tepid criticisms of Israeli government policies as being antisemites, I found it curious that he would give Cameron a pass for considerably more provocative claims.

While Cameron claims to be quite fond of the JDL who he considers an ally, he suggests they are an anomaly in the Jewish community and it appeared that his "alliance" with the JDL was a means to an end. ARC published three brief excerpts from more than two hour video published by Cameron featuring overt antisemite and white supremacist Devon Mannix and Proud Boy member Andrew Zokvic. The remainder of the video was certainly a telling:

FYI, and a shameless plug here, but if anyone is interested in supporting the work of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (which, in what will disappoint Mannix, is not comprised totally or even primarily of Jewish-Canadians), please click here.

Much of the following excerpts consists of Cameron nodding in agreement as his guests advocate for National Socialism and fascism, engage in antisemitic stereotypes conspiracy theories regarding the years in Germany prior to World War II and justifying the actions of Hitler in targeting Jewish Germans, and discussing multiculturalism and "race realism" using pseudo-science (much of it debunked decades ago) claiming racial superiority regarding intellect. I'll provide some broad categories for the excerpts:

Whether the name "alt-right" is appropriate followed by an antisemitic joke:

A discussion of religion with references to "blood and soil":

Whether or not mainstream conservatives will eventually embrace National Socialism and fascism (the consensus among the three seems to be "yes"):

With that in mind after Cameron says that Israel is a "distraction" though he supports the existence of Israel as what he believes to be an "ethnostate", Zokvic speaks about how Jews "are not white" and justifies Hitler's rise to power by claiming Jewish-Germans were the cause of the hardships in Germany during the interwar period:

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Anti-Fascists Face Off Against Storm Alliance, III%ers, and Others On Quebec Border

There are a number of people who are covering this event. I'll see what I can do to provide up-to-date information:

Friday, May 18, 2018

Well That Didn't Last Long. Vancouver Island Northern Guard Chapter Breaks With Alberta Chapter and National "Organization".

Last weekend I wrote about the bigots who protest a conference discussing white privilege that too place at Ryerson University. I primarily used Ronny Cameron's video of the event interspersed with some of my own observations:

Not long after Shree Paradkar wrote about the protest in the context of the founding of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (which a shout out directed at ARC) for the "Toronto Star":
The activities of these white supremacists — as evinced in the gathering outside Ryerson’s University’s White Privilege conference last week — often fly below the radar of mainstream media that are ill equipped to monitor and report on such obscure ideologies.
Because the extreme right-wing is not ideologically coherent and is dotted across Canada, tracking its growth is a task undertaken piecemeal by anti-fascists, anti-racism activists and a few academics. For years, the anti-racist Canada (ARC) collective fought bigotry one blog at a time, existing as a resource for journalists and law enforcement. 
Earlier this month it got some company. 
The Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAN) was launched after a group of 16 Canadians — including an ARC operator — came together to close the data gap in researching and reporting on far-right violence.
The usual assortment of trolls attacked Ms. Paradkar using rhetoric that further confirmed the veracity of her article highlighting their bigotry, but I personally was most amused when Ronny Cameron, along with Devon Mannix and Andrew Zokvic (who is referred to here, here, and here in previous articles) learned about the article.

They are going to be SO happy that I'm using this!

Well ya'll got your wish, though if I may I would like to make two observations:
  1. You three share a rather specific sexual fantasy. Hey, I'm not here to judge anyone's kink. You guys do you (though I can't help wondering how Cameron's black girlfriend -- he continually reminds everyone of this fact -- feels about this).
  2. While you may be excited to see your name printed on these pages, it has been my experience over the past ten and a half years that the novelty does wear off and on inclusion on the ARC blog has a tendency to make one's life much more difficult over the long term.
Cameron, Mannix, and Zokvic are correct that there is indeed a lot a material that they've provided ARC to work with and I will get to it eventually, but I would like to first focus on what Mannix is up to:

Yes, Devon Mannix has looked factionalization and fracturing of the far-right groups in Canada and has decided that the solution to their problem of disunity and backbiting is yet another group.

Genius I tells ya!

And it isn't just that he is starting a new group. He and his two friends are breaking off another and making sure they are burning bridges in the process:

It hasn't even been a month since the Northern Guard announced the establishment of a chapter in British Columbia. Some of the members, including the leader, even headed over to Alberta to share bread and salt with that provinces Northern Guard chapter:

Devon Mannix had expressed his own strong approval of the Vancouver Island chapter, largely due to the unabashed antisemitism and white supremacist orientation of the tiny membership. Mannic also made nice with the Alberta Northern Guard chapter, including attending the Artur Pawlowski's protest outside City Hall in Calgary on April 14:

Oh, those were halcyon days of yore!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bad Times For Canadian Alt-Right Podcasters: This Hour Has 88 Minutes Co-Host Exposed

Congratulations to those who spent months pouring through online messages and hours of podcast material to be able to publish this story:

Evan Balgord is the Executive Director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, an organization I'm proud to have been able to co-found with a lot of very good people. His efforts as well as those of the incredible Alheli PicazoMartin Patriquin, and Mack Lamoureux in identifying Thomas White as “League of the North" who was one of the co-hosts of the neo-Nazi podcast "This Hour Has 88 Minutes" is a blow to the "white nationalist" movement in Canada and internationally. It also shows the importance of a group like the Canadian Anti-Hate Network in tracking down and identifying these people.

If anyone is interested in supporting more investigative work such as this, I invite them to visit this site.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Alberta III%ers Aren't Racist If Only You Ignore All Of Their Racism

That's right, don't you believe your lying eyes!

Annyyyyways, it seems that the threepers are starting to catch on to the reality that they are being watched:

First, it would be accurate to write "has" access. Hi Jerry!

Second, I'm not quite sure what Jerry Morgan thinks he would do if were to get his hands on me, but I hope it involves an offer of a neat, though slightly chilled, Glencairn scotch.

Third, lies? Really?

Challenge accepted!

Last week when news emerged that a woman had verbally attacked a group of men in a Lethbridge Denny's whom she assumed were Syrian, berating them for speaking a language other than English and telling them to, "go back where they came from" among other things, most Canadians were disgusted. However the people ARC covers celebrated and hoped to see more of the same. I didn't post an article on it because really it was what we've all come to expect. Bigots like Kevin Johnston devoted two videos to claiming the men were really the racists and that the woman was the victim. Others claimed that she said, "what everyone is thinking" or that she was set up or that they started it or George Soros other explanations to excuse and justify her behavior.

Oh, and they are certain that Justin Trudeau is ultimately to blame.

While I didn't talk about the story much here, I did post the comments by Alberta threepers in another article which really are representative of both their views and that of other paranoid racist Islamophobes in the country:

Pretty standard by this point.

Today threepers posted an article referring to the Lethbridge story from "Debate Post" which sometimes twists real news into something of a caricature of the original story or provides incredibly biased material as if it is legitimate:

Truth be told, if this "Muslim leader" did say this, I would agree with him. In fact I believe that all schools should be open to discussing racism in Canada as a means of creating a more equal and equitable society. The article I found certainly wasn't at all controversial:
An Islamic leader in Southern Alberta is calling for education and dialogue following the video of a woman spouting racist remarks at a group of men at the Lethbridge Denny’s restaurant. 
Imam Aslam Piprawala welcomed dozens as the Lethbridge Muslim Association opened the doors to its new mosque and Islamic centre on Saturday. 
“We hope that through what we are teaching in this new centre, through our explanation of the religion … we will explain to people that we are human and we are nothing but human.

But the threepers sort of take things personally and interpreted the story, which was likely an intention of the folks at "Debate Post", to paint all Canadians and themselves personally as racists.

They proceeded to engage in an histrionic fit about how they aren't racist.... by basically being the racists that we've seen them to consistently be throughout their existence as a group:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Alt-Right Ronny Cameron and the JDL: Strange Bedfellow

This is the second of two articles focusing on events in Toronto on May 12, 2018. Click here to see the first article.

For some time observers have noted that far right Jewish groups such as the Jewish Defence League have formed an alliance with white nationalists groups. In Canada, those groups include overtly Islamophobic hate groups such as the Soldiers of Odin as well as self-proclaimed western chauvinists the Proud Boys, a group founded by a man formerly employed by "Rebel Media" who spoke about his trip to Israel making him more anti-Semitic and who appears to have questioned the historicity of the Holocaust; he later posted a video of the 10 things he hates about Jews (which was later changed to things he hates about Israel):

None of this is a surprise as the JDL has been appearing to turn a blind eye to Trump supporting neo-Nazi harassment of Jews because the JDL too supports Donald Trump. In this country Meir Weinstein who heads the JDL gave Gavin McInnes a pass, though in another interview he was quick to claim the Canadian JDL would certainly defend Jews in Whitefish, Montana:
The Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League is prepared to mobilize in Whitefish, Montana, where neo-Nazis are planning an anti-Jewish march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — and do whatever it takes to “smash the Nazis.”  
“We would be more than wiling to help in any way,” said Meir Weinstein, national director of Canada’s JDL. The FBI has designated the U.S. branch of the movement a terrorist organization. 
Weinstein, who calls himself a “loyal disciple” of the JDL’s founder, the firebrand Jewish nationalist Meir Kahane, called “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer a Nazi.  
“That guy’s going to get his head kicked in. He’s a Nazi, this guy’s a Nazi,” Weinstein said of Spencer in a phone interview.  
Spencer does not call himself a Nazi and has publicly sought to distinguish himself from a previous generation of white nationalists — by using terms like “alt-right” and calling himself a white “identitarian.” 
It should be noted that neither Weinstein nor the rest of the Canadian JDL wento Whitefish and no heads were kicked in. But I guess saying so made him feel good about himself.

But then as in the case of McInnes, there are other reasons to doubt that the JDL under Meir is the Nazi smashing group it was once known as in the 1970s and 80s.

On Saturday, members of the JDL counter-protested a rally condemning the American government's decision to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Prior to this event, self-proclaimed white nationalist and alt-right supporter Ronny Cameron had been participating in a protest at Ryerson University. Cameron first spoke to the JDL contingent where he was very well received.... perhaps because he was also wearing a Trump mask but also because he has become known in that particular community. He eventually made his way to Meir Weinstein who greeted Cameron warmly.

However later on in the video, Cameron made some statements concerning Israel that might cause Meir some concern:

Or perhaps they won't cause Meir any concern?

After all, he seems to have made a bit of a devil's bargain.

Ryerson Far Right Protest, May 12, 2018: Ronny Cameron Interviews Faith Goldy Pushing "Dark Enlightenment" Views

This is the first of two articles focusing on events in Toronto on May 12, 2018. Click here to see the second article.

ARC hasn't written about Ronny Cameron much, at least not in detail since his antics in Hamilton where even some of is supporters called him out for his behavior as well as that of the Proud Boys who were with him. Well today you get a double serving of Cameron which sounds about unappetizing as it should.

On Saturday Cameron attended a small protest organized by Laura Lee and Mary Forest which he began promoting on May 9:

He showed up earlier before the group moved on to Ryerson University where the conference was taking place, posting this short video:

The main event was relatively sparsely attended. Cameron was there as was a contingent of Soldiers of Odin members from Hamilton. At least one member or supporter of the III% militia was attending too. Other known individuals present included Mary Forest, Laura Lee, Kevin Johnston, the man who organized the anti-Muslim hate protest on Parliament Hill, and Faith Goldy.

We'll get to her in a moment.

Cameron posted a video of the speeches that were as tone deaf and bigoted as you might expect. I took the liberty of adding a few pithy, and some more serious, observations. The edit on this particular video is terrible as my editing software was driving me up the wall so please bare with me:

The comments were also as one would expect:

Still, it was the interview with Faith Goldy that I found to be of particular interest as she dropped some neoreactionary, or "Dark Enlightenment" rhetoric throughout the conversation: