16 October 2017

Soldiers of Odin Member Photographed With More City Officials in Ontario

In August Sudbury police chief Paul Pedersen apologized for being photographed with members of the Soldiers of Odin, a group that at my most charitable I would describe as a right-wing vigilante group but is even more accurately described as an anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, hate group.

So with this in mind, as the SoO has been present in Canada now since around 2015, AND since they have been the subject of a fair amount of media attention, AND since many of their members seem to have at least an affinity for organized criminal gangs such as the Hell's Angels which should alone be a cause for concern even if their anti-immigrant rhetoric is not, AND since experts on extremists groups have been warning police agencies about the dangers posed by groups such as the SoO, AND since the Sudbury police chief had to apologize in August for having his photo taken with the SoO suggesting that police in the country should be aware of who the hell the SoO are based on that incident alone, one would think it wouldn't be hard for, let's say for the sake of argument, the Winsdor police chief and mayor to find themselves in a position where they would take a photo with members of the SoO.

One would evidently be incorrect:


Sigh....


I mean, is it really THAT hard not to find oneself taking a photo with members of hate groups? Really? I've managed to get by for more than 44 years without once even accidentally having my photo taken with a member of a hate group. 


Why the hell is this so difficult? 

Don't. Take. Photos. With. Hate groups.

Police who read this (and I know that there are a fair number who do), if you're wondering why minority communities often have trouble trusting the police, might I suggest that a police chief of a significant Canadian city in a photo with a member of a group that has been attacking some of the members of those minority communities does not bloody help.

And holy hell Mayor Drew Dilkens! At least when Rob Ford was photographed with a former member of Rahowa, he could reasonably argue that he had no idea who Jon Latvis was since Latvis had been out of the public eye for almost two decades. The SoO has been in the news repeatedly since late 2015. What is your excuse?

I am mildly annoyed now.

15 October 2017

Islamophobe Infighting: Part "I've Lost Track"

Alternative title: "Please, Won't Someone Think of the Children!?"

When this writer learns of far-right nationalists and fascists who are at each others throats (such as this recent article detailing the fight between Ryan Dean and Dan Dubois), it seems inevitable that if I scratch the surface even a tiny bit, so much more is revealed.

Such as, for example, Devon Mannix trashing the Proud Boys and other similar alt-light groups:


This would appear to be a little awkward as one of the individuals who traveled to Calgary in order to participate in the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam MEGA Patriot Rally was Brandon Vaughan, a member of the Proud Boys:


Vaughan arrived in Calgary with fellow dude-bros Georges Massaad and Steven Alexander Frey Baelish Greyjoy Clegane Gregory Myatt to attend the.... er.... historic event:


So given how tight Mannix (who also attended the June 24 25 WCAI rally as well as other WCAI organized events) is with Joey DeLuca and Jesse Wielenga (who himself may be out of the movement entirely, at least as of now), ARC and our friends who monitor these groups are left wondering that Mannix's relationship with the WCAI might be now:

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Mannix himself provides the answer. In short, the relationship between himself and the WCAI, as well as Myatt and Ronny Cameron, is not good.

Not at all:

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14 October 2017

Jesse Wielenga Finished With WCAI?

In a recent (and as it turns out final) Facebook update before seemingly deleting his most recent account, Jesse Wielenga wrote that he was "finished" and that he would be devoting more time to his family. If we are to believe him, he's facing a pretty significant crisis that might result in the curtailment of his access to his children:


If this turns out to be true, it is a far cry from the bravado that has characterized Wielenga's rhetoric in the past:





However despite the bravado, it was clear that things were not going well for Wielenga:


Things really came to a head in early September when according to Wielenga, he lost his job due to his public overt racism:


Wielenga expanded on this turn of events in a video also featuring Devon Mannix who appears to have been facing his own troubles due to his notoriety:

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Based Leftists, eh?

I sort of like that.

13 October 2017

Ryan Dean Impersonating Dan Dubois of Canadian Combat Coalition.... Badly

A few weeks back Carl Fleury in Alberta posted to Facebook announcing that he was the new head of the Alberta branch of the Canadian Combat Coalition and that they were recruiting in the province:


This might be somewhat awkward considering the CCC was originally founded by Ryan Dean from Alberta and that Dean had been ousted from his own hate "patriot" group by the Ontario branch:

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Fleury's involvement in the CCC is also of some interest considering his participation in some of the early WCAI and and CCC rallies in Calgary when the CCC was lead by Dean.

To say that Dean didn't deal well with the coup and subsequent banishment from the group he founded and lead would be an understatement. And while he immediately formed another group with an equally ridiculous name (North American Freedom Fighters) it appears that he is unable to let the slight he feels go as the following video (which may also serve as a preview of the remainder of this post) indicates:

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One thing Ryan Dean has become well known for is creation of fake web posts in an effort to undermine the people he feels have wronged him or the movement he is a part of. But becuse he is really good at making enemies across the spectrum, Dean is as likely to target his fellow bigots as he is anti-fascists with these often very transparent efforts.

Recently ARC received the following information from someone claiming to have dirt on Dan Dubois, the current leader of the CCC (based in Ontario) who initiated the coup that forced Dean out:


At the same time, direct messages allegedly written by Dubois and sent to Dean have been making the rounds online. In those messages Dubois tears down his ideological allies and makes overtly racist comments:




The thing is, it seems pretty clear that Dean himself is both the sender and recipient of those messages and that Dean further edited the screen shots to implicate Dubois:


Dubois speaks about this in another video posted a few days ago:

12 October 2017

Kevin Goudreau Planning Rally in Toronto And Might Be Pretending To Be A Hammerskin

When anti-government/anti-refugee extremist groups held rallies across the country on September 30, they were outnumbered in most locations by as many as 10 to 1 (only in Quebec were numbers more or less equal and perhaps Regina where no one even noticed the four people who were protesting). Perhaps the most humiliating event was that experienced by Kevin Goudreau in Peterborough, ON where 300 to 400 counter-protesters showed up while Goudreau hid. Only one fascist supporter attended and he was given what I've come to describe as an antifa kiss. Now while many of those supporting the anti-government/anti-refugee cause were justifiably disappointed, Goudreau has been trying to frame the day as a great victory. A recent video posted by the Goudreau continues on this theme:

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ARC readers know Goudreau has a tendency to engage in self-aggrandizing rhetoric, so Goudreau claiming victory by not showing up is par for the course. Also something that ARC readers know, but haven't experienced in a few years now, is the Goudreau's menagerie of imaginary friends which includes the membership of the White Canadian Nationalist Party, many of his early girlfriends, and now it seems CNP boosters from other hate groups.

For example, Goudreau posted the following on Stormfront announcing a rally to take place on November 4 in Toronto:


What is interesting is the videos suggest that the Hammerskins are now supporters of Goudreau:

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Those who are aware of the history of the racist movement in this country would be surprised that Goudreau would receive support from the Hammerskins because of a very long running grudge held by Goudreau against the Hammerskins as well as the Hammerskins generally viewing Goudreau as a mouthy little joke. That nature of their relationship is best explained by this photo which has been kicking around since 1989 or 1990 in which a Hammerskin finds Goudreau's face to be irresistibly punchable:


11 October 2017

Belated Thanksgiving Douchebaggery From Ronny Cameron

Belated on my part I should note.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that I feel particularly conflicted about. On the one hand the modern sentiment behind it is laudable; expressing gratitude for one's family and good fortune as well as a commitment to help those who have not been as fortunate. On the other hand, First Nations peoples continue used as props commemorating the holiday on a continent in which the settler governments did their damnest to wipe said First Nations peoples from the land they have occupied for between 25,000 and 15,000 years (and perhaps longer as more archaeological discoveries continue to be made). Those efforts included extermination as well as cultural genocide.

So while we might loves us some turkey and pumpkin pie, we might also understand that First Nations peoples' perspective on Thanksgiving would very reasonably be a much more somber affair. I would like to think reasonable people who have at least a rudimentary understanding of the history of this country would try to understand this point-of-view.

Not troubled by such sense of decency, knowledge of history, or any social decorum however is one Ronny Cameron:


10 October 2017

Canadian Internet Business Working With Two Hate Sites

ARC readers are aware that Stormfront (as well as the even more disgusting Daily Stormer) was taken down in August not long after the events in Charlottesville that culminated in the murder of an anti-fascist activist by a suspect alleged to be a white supremacist. The website was down for over a month before it managed to find it's way back online again.

One of the companies that helped in that effort is the Toronto-bases Tucows Inc.:


Stormfront isn't the only hate site hosted by Tucows.

Your Ward News, particularly since the involvement of sexual predator James Sears as editor, has become a vehicle for some of the worst racist, antisemitic, misogynistic, and anti LTGBQ hate propaganda in Toronto since the early 1990s when the Heritage Front was at their height in the city. In fact Gary Schipper, the Heritage Front propagandist, had been a writer for the rag until about a year ago.

Your Ward News had been disseminated mainly as a tabloid to homes in the Beaches area of Toronto for years. Canada Post had been contracted to carry the hate propaganda, however after the complaints of many of the carriers as well as the efforts of a lot of good people in Toronto, Minister Judy Foote issued a prohibitory order against the future delivery of the paper. And while both editor Sears and Your Ward News Founder Leroy St. Germaine are currently trying to have the order reversed, the two "men" are also facing criminal charges as a result of the efforts of Warren and Lisa Kinsella.

Now Sears has claimed that they have been able to continue to distribute the rag door to door using other vendors, but a primary means of distributing the hate propaganda has been the website. And like Stormfront, the Your Ward News hate site is also registered by Tucows:


If our readers are interested in letting Tucows know how they feel about the decision to register these two sites, feel free to contact Tucows using the following:

Toronto HQ: 96 Mowat Avenue Toronto, ON M6K 3M1
Canada telephone: (416) 535-0123
Fax: (416) 531-5584 (who still uses faxes?!?!)
Email: info@tucows.com

5 October 2017

Karyn Draper, For God's Sake, Stop Digging!


So a few days ago the media caught wind of Karyn Draper, a candidate for Public School trustee, supporter of such august groups as the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam, Facebook friend with folks such as neo-Nazi and Calgary Blood & Honour leader Kyle McKee and other familiar faces to those who follow this blog. Suffice it to say, the resulting attention resulted in a... well....


Well yesterday Karyn wrote a post on her Facebook page that began, "I am sorry that I upset so many people."

A good start, and probably where she should have stopped.

But she didn't stop.

Holy hell did she ever not stop!


Wow.

I'm almost starting to feel sorry for her.

Not surprisingly, people responded. Now I'm not going to post every response, but here are a few representative samples including an ARC shout-out:

Storm Alliance Brags About Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle; Overt Racists Included in Protest

Prior to the September 30 rally in Quebec, Storm Alliance founder and president Dave Tregget was voicing some concerns about people getting involved who had their own agendas:


There was nothing any more specific, but ARC has become used to reading cryptic comments being made by the far right suggesting internal tensions and infighting between groups.

But on the day of the September 30 event, it would be hard to argue that the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle were not the most successful attracting perhaps several hundred members of the Storm Alliance and allied La Meute:



You know, for all the snark about antifascists who wear masks and the accusations of cowardice and criminality, I can't help noticing there are quite a few Storm Alliance members wearing masks.

Funny that, eh?

I should mention that while the Storm Alliance and La Meute did show up in large numbers, they were met with an equally large number of anti-fascist protesters.

Storm Alliance president Tregget later posted celebratory video:

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As it is in French and I remain hopelessly monolingual, a friend of the blog kindly agreed to provide a synopsis:
Ok starts by saying yesterday was a big success. He still has adrenaline from it. Worked on that for 3 months And it was an incredible success ... historic! He then launches into recounting the day. 
Claims that nearly 400 stormers where there (his words). They had several plans for the day but went with one and worked with the Sûreté du Québec to pull it off.  
The Storm Alliance had 40 guys on security (Steve Woods it sounds like is the guy he thanks for organizing security): "We sent a calvary and we had 350 about people charge ahead." 
Goes on to bitch about the media: "We're no longer concerned about what media says about us. That will be the last time they're allowed in our rally. We won't talk to them any more. They aren't capable of reporting truth." Specifically singles out a student reporter from Concordia for sucking. 
Talks about what he claims were the demographics of the protest: "We had people there from 17-18 years old to 81. Full middle class, average people who are sick of the current political climate and who want to advance a nation." He then thanks Robert Proulx who did, "internal security." Tregget thanks to the exec of Storm Alliance: "It's been a rough 3 months. And they imploded three times." Je finishes up by stating that future rallies will be peaceful and high security and trashed the Sûreté du Québec.
Now one thing that we know Tregget has tried to avoid any connection to racism. One of the reasons why he broke away from the SoO was because of the ties to Finland as well as the growing extremism within the Quebec SoO that he used to lead; much of the Quebec SoO now seems to have been absorbed into the extremist Northern Guard. But if his goal was to present the Storm Alliance as a group opposed to racism, he has has certainly failed. Two examples:



Both Chantal Duchesneau and Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald are also profiled in this brief video:



The Storm Alliance seems to be planning more events.

ARC and supporters will be keeping as close an eye on them as we can with support from our friends in Quebec.

2 October 2017

Karyn Draper, Running For Public School Trustee, Jumps Shark

Our readers already know who Karyn Draper, an supporter of the Calgary Street Church, Worldwide Coalition Against Islam, a dissident faction of the III% militia, and a host of other anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and homophobic groups. However is anyone in the media is interested, here are a few links ya'll might want to take a look at:

And while ARC readers know these people, the media might also want to take a look at the friends she has, including not a few neo-Nazi types such as Kyle McKee who have criminal records as long as a roll of toilet paper:






And then there are posts such as this which, for anyone running for public office, is sort of poison:


Now the reason why I'm inviting the media to take a closer look at Karyn is because they have already started due to what I think is a rather poor decision on Ms. Draper's part but one that she has decided to double-down on.

In response to the horrible event that took place in Edmonton this weekend in which five people were seriously injured but the suspect was thankfully taken into custody, Karyn decided attacking gay people and accusing the LGBTQ of playing a role in the crime:


Yeah, that didn't go over so well, especially a lot of people, including some of ARC's friends, started sharing the information widely including with the media.

One thing led to another and.... well....


Yep.

That sound you hear is the sound of Karyn Draper's political career (such as it ever was) cratering into the ground.