30 September 2009
We write further to the correspondence that has been exchanged by the parties in regards to the impact of the Warman v Lemire decision recently rendered by the Tribunal.
It is the position of the Commission submits that the Tribunal should proceed on hearing the matter pending before it in the present case. Consequently, the matter should neither be adjourned sine die or simply dismissed.
In Warman v. Lemire, the Tribunal found that the penalty provision in s. 54(1)(c) was not a reasonable limit on freedom of expression under the Charter. In the instant case, the Commission will no longer be seeking a penalty under 54(1)(c) of the Act as was originally included in its Statement of Particulars. The Commission therefore respectfully submits that the Tribunal ought to proceed with a hearing of the Complaint to determine if section 13 has been infringed, and if so, to exercise its discretion under s. 54(1)(a).
Canadian Human Rights Commission
29 September 2009
Actually, Ryan Adler isn't his real name, at least not his complete name. We've referred to him in the past as R.L. as he's one of the Aryan Guard groupies who is too young to shave (though he insists that he is old enough to shave and, in fact does)but old enough to puff out his chest and act like a tough guy online...... and who wears a mask in public.
Well lately R.L. has been posting his charming repartee on opposition Facebook groups, including the one promoting the anti-fascist rally on October 10. However our favourite exchanges are occurring on the wall of the, "F*** the Aryan Guard, Stop Racism" group. We'll cut to the chase and post the best of the bunch so far:
Not long ago Reitmeier called the members of the Aryan Guard, "posers." Now an Aryan Guard loyalist adds flames to the fire by not only calling into question W.E.B.'s fidelity to the cause, but also calls every W.E.B. member out as a drug user.
Didn't we say something about internal politics eventually breaking this gang apart?
Pull up a chair and have some popcorn. The show is sure to continue.
28 September 2009
Banish the Cyber-Bigots
By Michael Gerson
Friday, September 25, 2009
The transformation of Germany in the 1920s and '30s from the nation of Goethe to the nation of Goebbels is a specter that haunts, or should haunt, every nation.
The triumph of Nazi propaganda in this period is the subject of a remarkable exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (where I serve on the governing board). Germany in the 1920s was a land of broad literacy and diverse politics, boasting 146 daily newspapers in Berlin alone. Yet in the course of a few years, a fringe party was able to define a national community by scapegoating internal enemies; elevate a single, messianic leader; and keep the public docile with hatred while the state committed unprecedented crimes.
The adaptive use of new technology was central to this achievement. The Nazis pioneered voice amplification at rallies, the distribution of recorded speeches and the sophisticated targeting of poster art toward groups and regions.
But it was radio that proved the most powerful tool. The Nazis worked with radio manufacturers to provide Germans with free or low-cost "people's receivers." This new technology was disorienting, taking the public sphere, for the first time, into private places -- homes, schools and factories. "If you tuned in," says Steve Luckert, curator of the exhibit, "you heard strangers' voices all the time. The style had a heavy emphasis on emotion, tapping into a mass psychology. You were bombarded by information that you were unable to verify or critically evaluate. It was the Internet of its time."
This comparison to the Internet is apt. The Nazis would have found much to admire in the adaptation of their message on neo-Nazi, white supremacist and Holocaust-denial Web sites.
But the challenge of this technology is not merely an isolated subculture of hatred. It is a disorienting atmosphere in which information is difficult to verify or critically evaluate, the rules of discourse are unclear, and emotion -- often expressed in CAPITAL LETTERS -- is primary. User-driven content on the Internet often consists of bullying, conspiracy theories and racial prejudice. The absolute freedom of the medium paradoxically encourages authoritarian impulses to intimidate and silence others. The least responsible contributors see their darkest tendencies legitimated and reinforced, while serious voices are driven away by the general ugliness.
Ethicist Clive Hamilton calls this a "belligerent brutopia." "The Internet should represent a great flourishing of democratic participation," he argues. "But it doesn't. . . . The brutality of public debate on the Internet is due to one fact above all -- the option of anonymity. The belligerence would not be tolerated if the perpetrators' identities were known because they would be rebuffed and criticized by those who know them. Free speech without accountability breeds dogmatism and confrontation."
This destructive disinhibition is disturbing in itself. It also allows hatred to invade respected institutional spaces on the Internet, gaining for these ideas a legitimacy denied to fringe Web sites. After the Bernard Madoff scandal broke, for example, major newspaper sites included user-generated content such as "Find a Jew who isn't Crooked" and "Just another jew money changer thief" -- sentiments that newspapers would not have printed as letters to the editor. Postings of this kind regularly attack immigrants and African Americans, recycle centuries of anti-Semitism and deny the events of the Holocaust as a massive Jewish lie.
Legally restricting such content -- apart from prosecuting direct harassment and threats against individuals or incitement to violence -- is impossible. In America, the First Amendment protects blanket statements of bigotry. But this does not mean that popular news sites, along with settings such as Facebook and YouTube, are constitutionally required to provide forums for bullies and bigots. As private institutions, they are perfectly free to set rules against racism and hatred. This is not censorship; it is the definition of standards.
Some online institutions, such as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, screen user comments before posting them. Others, such as The Post and The Wall Street Journal, rely on readers to identify objectionable content -- a questionable strategy because numbness to abusiveness and hatred on the Internet is part of the challenge.
Whatever the method, no reputable institution should allow its publishing capacity, in print or online, to be used as the equivalent of the wall of a public bathroom stall.
The exploitation of technology by hatred will never be eliminated. But hatred must be confined to the fringes of our culture -- as the hatred of other times should have been.
On October 10th at 1pm, there will be an anti fascist/ anti racist rally in Bridgeland. We will be meeting at 1st ave and 8a st. There will be a march and afterward there will be free food. Everyone should come out to this event, and bring lots of friends.
Free food? Well, we suppose that given the season, a communal meal of some sort is inevitable.
27 September 2009
We surmised that the, "Fairness Fairy" may, in fact, be Marc Lemire himself given that he used the pseudonym "Veritas-Canada" on Wikipedia and "FairnessFairy2" was a known sockpuppet of his that he also used to edit his own Wiki entry.
Well, the Fairness Fairy promised more revelations to prove that he was, in fact, a CHRC mole (damn, we mean whistleblower) that would be published on Saturday:
Nothing was forthcoming on Saturday (surprise, surprise) and today, when one goes to what was once the "Fairness Fairy" blog which had been active since 2006:
You get the feeling that the people who were all giddy about the thought that the "Fairness Fairy" being legit might be a bit deflated now? You get their hopes up, then no promised money shot.
And they wonder why most people consider them to be rubes.
And then there's the continuing saga of the "Nazi Dad" and "Nazi Mom" of Winnipeg. Well, "Nazi Mom" can't be bothered with this whole mess anymore so we suppose we're dealing mostly with "Nazi Dad" now. Guess what? Apparently "Nazi Dad" is actually a really good parent according to his lawyer:
Alright, so she doesn't actually say he's a good parent. We shouldn't put words in her mouth. However, we think you simply need to read the articles about the home life of these children while in the care of Adolf and Eva to see that perhaps Child and Family Services had more than a few reasons to act as they did.
25 September 2009
We've been aware of the online presence of the "Fairness Fairy" and his (or her) blog for some time. The blog has claimed to be providing information on the Marc Lemire hearings but aside from sexually degrading women and antisemitic rhetoric, it really hasn't offered really anything new. However, recently there was a big reveal. The "Fairness Fairy" is, according to the author, a CHRC mole.
Oh, we mean whistleblower. Our bad.
Our avid reader Jay Currie promptly posted the article on his blog and then scampered to Free Dominion to spread the good news:
Not long after, Mr. Kathy Shaidle chimed in on the subject on his blog:
Uppierdate: Rumours afoot of a possible Op-Ed by the "Whistleblower" in a major paper
Upperdate: This just gets curiouser and curiouser, here's the promised post by our self-described "Whistleblower".
Now, while many of the FreeDom denizens are rejoicing at the prospect of someone with inside the operations willing and eager to bring the whole thing down, not all is happy in Whoville. Some who have decided to turn on the logic portion of their brains are justifiably suspicious by this new claim by "Fairness Fairy." Others are downright disgusted:
So where does "Narrow Back's" ire come from? We'll allow him to explain in his own words and using direct quotes from the "Fairness Fairy" blog:
How vulgar were some of the comments made by the "Fairness Fairy"? None other than Edward Kennedy, EDWARD KENNEDY, has voiced his disapproval:
Well, unexpected, and slightly awkward, kudos to "Narrow Back" and Kennedy. We're sure they appreciate the shout out by us.
Well, it looks like the heat was a little too much for the, "Fairness Fairy" who promptly removed all of his (or her) earlier posts, no doubt to be scrubbed clean and made more respectable for public consumption:
UPDATE 1: How much do we love Google Cache? Now, "Fairness Fairy" and some of his posts will live on in spite of his removing them.
Hey, we're just doing all we can in the name of free speech.
CJC/BB - The New "Canadian Nazi Party"
Jennifer Lynch is a Wiley Saggin C***
A big "Fuck You" to Anthansios Hadjis
A variety of posts found here
Well, the real issue is who exactly the "Fairness Fairy" is. Is this blog writer truly a disgruntled CHRC whistleblower who is mad as hell and not going to take it any more? We're somewhat dubious given the racist and antisemitic garbage previously posted on his (or her) blog. But who is he (or she)? 'Tis a mystery that will never be solve it would appear given the difficulties of determing online identities.
You see, the name, "Fairness Fairy" seemed really, really familiar to us. We put our little egg heads together to try and remember where we've heard that name before. Then it hit us. Not only had we seen this name before, we actually wrote an article in which the "Fairness Fairy" was mentioned:
Veritas-Canada" and for engaging in an editting war on Richard Warman's Wiki page. It was also discovered that, in addition to the "Veritas-Canada" pseudonym, Marc was also using at least two and perhaps three sockpuppet pseudonyms.
One sockpuppet might have been ,
Another was confirmed as ,
And the final one was FairnessFairy2:
As the Wiki says, Please refer to this Checkuser request for evidence:
|request links: main • edit • links • history • watch
Filed: 00:56, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
- Code letter: E, A
These three accounts are almost exclusively dedicated to editing the article Marc Lemire in a similar fashion. As well, Veritas-Canada and FairnessFairy are both used as aliases of Marc Lemire off of wikipedia while RachaelMartinez is a name chosen to mock Shane Ruttle Martinez, one of Lemire's real life critics and, in addition to editing the article on Marc Lemire, the RachaelMartinez account is vandalizing the article on Shane Martinez. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:56, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
- Veritas, Fairness and MJM are Confirmed, Rachel is on an unrelated IP but in a similar geographic location and could be blocked for the user name and edits even without confirmation. Thatcher 01:07, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
- Clerk note: Blocked all accounts indefinitely. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 01:30, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
UPDATE 2: Hey, it would seem that not only is the "Fairness Fairy" a top secret special super agent, but he's also claiming to be a construction worker from West Virginia on Stormfront. Where does he find the time to build houses AND fight super villains? Yet another mystery:
- "It's all too easy," thought Richard Warman
- Canadian and Media Activism
- Dean Steacy GImpverstigations Inc.
- "Charter groups have no place in a charter challenge" - Hadjis
- Giacomo "the Vagina" Vigna loses his mind
- Warman victory over sick man in Kangaroo Court
- Self-checked and unbalanced
- The Emperor's New Ideas
- The Canadian "Human Rights" Commission's "Security Theater"
- Athanasios Hadjis - Still lazy and kicking
- Toronto swings into full-queer
- Jokes aside for Tribunal Corruption
UPDATE 3: Well the folks at FreeDom are having none of this. No, it makes much more sense that this the "Fairness Fairy" blog is either a massive CHRC conspiracy that has been in the works since 2006:
or that "Fairness Fairy" is exactly who he says he is and the racist, antisemitic, and misogynistic were all just part of an elaborate ruse to throw off anyone who might later investigate the mole (er, whistleblower):
Glad these sleuths are both on the case. After all, Lemire has always used his own name on the Internet and as we all know, no one ever lies online. That, and:
Well we suppose he's got us there. And we should know. After all, we in the ARC Collective operate out of Malawi. Since no one ever lies on the Internet, we expect our detractors and supporters will now begin to address us in Chichewa out of respect.
But the final nail in the coffin is that, unlike "Narrow Back" and his mountain of evidence that the "Fairness Fairy" blog may, in fact, be a CHRC black op led by BigCityLib commentor "Ti-Guy" that in time will no doubt involve black helicopters, UN occupation of government lands, and FEMA controlled concentration camps set up to house the speechies (after all, borders mean nothing to the New World Order), we have absolutely no evidence for our hypothesis apparently:
Wow, how did he figure it out? How did he know that we would get the administrators on Wikipedia to investigate Veritas-Canada to determine that he and his sockpuppets were engaging in unethical Wiki edits? And that more than a year later, one of those sockpuppets would come out to claim that he is, in fact, a CHRC mole (er.... whistleblower)?
Geniuses! Geniuses, we say!
Okay, we don't remember that last part either.
The point is that we've received word that Paulie has paid, in full, the judgment against him. That would be over $40,000.
Now, where does an unemployed teacher find that kind of scratch? Given how they're always screaming poverty, we can't imagine the racist speaking circuit can pay all that well. And as stupid as we think Paulie is, we can't imagine he's as stupid as his buddy David Duke was when he defrauded his own sheep (who, by the way, promptly forgave and forgot, just like true herd animals).
Interesting in any case.
23 September 2009
The roots of the CCC rest in white opposition to integration during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The group is a successor to the Citizens' Councils of America (originally configured as the White Citizens' Councils), an overtly racist organization formed in the 1950s in reaction to the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing school segregation. Trumpeting the "Southern way of life," the CCA used a traditionalist rhetoric that appealed to better-mannered, more discreet racists; while the Klan burned crosses, the CCA relied on political and economic pressure.
You'll notice when you click on the link that one of the extremists associated with the CoCC is none other than Canada's own Paul Fromm. Guess who was one of the keynote speakers?
Paulie did have a welcoming committee. A number of anti-racists protested his presence and the CoCC meeting itself. Our friends with the One Peoples' Project and Lady Liberty's Lamp covered the story (there is also a video included with the article):Gotta love WUSA 9 in DC. It is not Council of Concerned Citizens that were the ones sponsoring a meeting with Canadian neo-Nazi Paul Fromm at a home in Kennsington, MD. It is the Council of Conservative Citizens! And those that came out to protest against it weren't just making "claims of racism" when they did. They showed it. We were there for the fun and excitement when a chapter of the CCC decided to hold this meeting on Monday, and the blog Lady Liberty's Lamp filed this report. We also have to show them love for the photos that are provided here. In other words, if the organizers thought they could just do something like this without someone saying something. They have been effectively dissuaded!
September 21, 2009, Kensington, MD- A protest of concerned anti-racist activists and neighbors gathered to protest and bring public awareness to a evening get together of the white collar racist organization Council of Conservative Citizens, or C of CC. At this white power soirée was scheduled to speak; Canadian neo-nazi activist Paul Fromm, who most recently organized a skinhead rally in Calgary that turned into a violent brawl between the neo-nazi gang Aryan Guard and local anti-fascists. In the Northeast, C of CC events are regularly cancelled or shut down by venues that are alerted to the true nature of the event that they are about to host; the C of CC either lies outright or otherwise conceals the true nature of their events. Due to this, tonight’s event was held at the home of owner of Peak Construction and Barnes Review contributor Mr. Peter Papaheraklis.
Members of Mr. Papaheraklis’ middle-class, suburban neighborhood also turned out to voice their opposition to this event. Most notable was the presence of three members of the violent neo-nazi skinhead gang Maryland State Skinheads. Also present was Stormfront contributer Wendy Murphy and a man who, after claiming the holocaust was a hoax and that communism is a Jewish plot, identified himself as a national socialist. Despite a spirited presence by protesters, no physical altercations occurred.
Routinely hosting racist speakers and supporting racist events, the C of CC sparks protests wherever it goes. Last year, the C of CC sponsored a speaking tour by notorious holocaust denier David Irving. The group also maintains associations with David Duke, Jared Taylor– whose American Renaissance group is listed as a terrorist organization by the state of Virginia. What separates the C of CC from other run-of-the-mill hate groups is their close associations with mainstream politics. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour spoke at a C of CC rally, former Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi spoke at C of CC events five times and numerous other mainstream political figures from other states have attended or spoken at C of CC events.
Chalk this up as yet another C of CC event that didn’t go off without a hitch.
So Paulie spoke at a meeting that included not only the racists in suits, but also at least three violent members of a bonehead gang and a Stormfront regular. Quite the company he keeps, hey?
But these aren't all.
Paulie mentions the meeting on his Facebook profile, crowning that, "the censors" didn't shut them down:
NA bodyguards? If this were Canada, we'd suggest these four individuals were members of the Northern Alliance. States side, we'd be referring to the now moribund neo-Nazi group the National Alliance:
Crime and Punishment
Although the National Alliance under Erich Gliebe is smaller, has far less money and is dramatically less effective in promoting racist ideology, there is growing evidence the group is nevertheless attracting an increasingly volatile and violent criminal class into its ranks.
Since the July 2002 death of Alliance founder and longtime leader William Pierce, Alliance members and former members have been charged with a number of serious violent crimes, including kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault and at least seven murders. They include:
- A former National Alliance headquarters staff employee, Jason Samuel McGhee, who's awaiting trial for the 2006 shooting and stabbing murders of four young people in Georgia. If convicted, McGhee would face the death penalty. (McGhee and another Alliance member had previously been arrested for shouting racist slurs and firing guns in front of a school bus full of Latino children in September 2001.)
- National Alliance Maryland state coordinator Craig Jackson, who in late 2002 was charged with smuggling contraband into a state prison where he worked as a guard. In February 2003, Jackson crashed his truck into a tree while driving to a plea hearing. He died almost instantly. Police investigators at the scene noted the absence of skid marks and said there was no explanation for the crash, leading to speculation that Jackson may have caused his own death to avoid prison. If so, he wasn't the only senior NA member to die by his own hand. In October 2003, NA compound security guard Kenneth Springer, 23, shot and killed himself with one of William Pierce's handguns.
- National Alliance Georgia state coordinator Chester James Doles, who was sentenced to federal prison on weapons charges in March 2004.
- Another former NA staff employee, Thomas Martin, who was arrested by the FBI in 2007 and charged with kidnapping and robbing several Florida drug dealers. Officials say Martin and an accomplice posed as police officers in the robberies. They're awaiting trial in Orlando.
- NA Florida unit member and Army Special Forces soldier David Kellerman, who was indicted in October 2006 after allegedly attempting to smuggle automatic weapons and a large amount of explosives into the U.S. from Afghanistan.
- NA New York state organizer James Leshkevich, who beat and strangled his wife to death before hanging himself in his garage in 2007.
- Former NA Media Director Kevin Alfred Strom, who was convicted of possession of child pornography and sentenced to federal prison in April 2008.
- Former NA chairman Shaun A. Walker, who's serving a seven-year federal prison term for targeting and assaulting minorities in Salt Lake City along with that city's NA unit leader, Travis D. Massey, who's serving four-and-a-half years for the same offenses. Among other crimes, Walker, Massey and a third NA member dragged a Hispanic bartender outside and beat him unconscious after he ordered them to leave an establishment where they were distributing NA literature.
Associating with overt boneheads Paulie? Come on! Your aren't even trying to maintain that veneer of respectability now.
21 September 2009
Subject: Equality Report.
The Demonstration for Equality was a success! I'd personally like to thank those 20 or so people who came out for their participation and support.
I showed up at around 1:30 and waited around until I met up with a few mates of mine. By the time they showed up there was already a group of people forming. At 5:00 pm we had decided to move out. Just as we all got up and started marching down front street we encountered Nazi boneheads (two of them to be exact). They tried their hardest to shut us down from across the street! But they failed after flashing their 'white power' flag for 2 seconds after yelling Oi! After their second of glory they disappeared into thin air.
After that brief encounter we continued up university towards Queens Park. Upon arrival we met up with another fellow activist. We hung around and talked about funny stories involving boneheads, getting to know each other and I believe its safe to say that we all became friends.
At 6:30pm we moved out towards the Annex to go see 'Shwatarded.' An excellent film if I may say so myself.
After the film, some of the participants headed home, others went out and enjoyed the rest of the night. Overall looking at this from many perspectives that have been given to me I think that this was a success because of two key components. First, it remained a peaceful demonstration which is excellent. Second, we were able to discuss different methods to advertise the next one better, I now know of more organizations that I can contact to get more people to attend and I know that there is already a core group of people that will show up next time around.
The folks with Toronto S.H.A.R.P. have also posted an update on the event as well.
19 September 2009
Isn't life exciting? I was contacted by, and agreed to a meeting with the RCMP earlier this evening in regards to a complaint from the inhuman rights commission. Poor babies, it seems they want to be immune from any criticism of their persecution of victims and imposition of their politically correct bs.
The constable was reasonable and pleasant to talk to during the investigation, and I gave him a lengthy statement over the issue.
I will post a review of what transpired and what was said, tomorrow and am sending the same message now to these clowns that I sent back in my statement. I am NOT going to stop exercising my freedom of expression and I am not nor will I be intimidated by the fat asses sitting on their heated thrones, thinking they can rule the wortld of thought.
More tomorrow, I am tired, and need to sleep. Working for a living does that to you, but then the arses at the hrc would not know about that. Half a day's work would kill these pompous pampered pathetic peons of pitiful political correctness.
Ed later provides more detail about the encounter:
...and now for the sequence of events.
The general public is and has been aware of my total contempt and disdain for hrc's far and wide, openly voiced here and in real life. One cannot love freedom, democracy and justice without hating the alter, and in my observations of their bullying and totalitarian tactics, my disgust and anger was, is and WILL be apparent.
The RCMP called me late afternoon yesterday and asked if they could visit me, to which I agreed immediately. However, I thought this visit had to do with an investigation over a recent filed complaint I made with the Police Services Commission over violation of oath and code, abuse of system, and duplicity/partiality of several Renfrew OPP officers.
It was interesting when I started the conversation, leading off on that note, when I realized the issue was a complaint by the crybabies at the hrc who did not like me to be so critical of their attacks on justice, democracy and freedom.
The officer made it clear this was an official investigation and read me my rights, which I summarily dismissed and invited him to bring out a tape recorder if he had one in his pack, which he did, and turn it on.
When he did I made a statement about my right to freedom of expression and I made it clear that I would not desist in any way in exercising this freedom fought for in the last Great Wars, also mentioning that I had relatives who had shot better people than hrc tyrrants.
The officer indicated this was about comments made on the "Lemire" case but I corrected this by stating every case I have observed in the jungle of hrc defecation to be similar and an attack on freedom, justice and democracy so my comments and criticisms applied to everything they had touched and defiled. He asked if I used any other computer and I stated the truth that I used only the one in my study. The initial session lasted about twenty minutes after which we had conversations off the record about the fascism of the "Places to Grow Act" wherein the lieberals had written into the act that no compensation would be allowed for landowners and that redress before the courts was made illegal. When a provincial government takes away the basic right to a man's day in court the best word for that is FASCISM and FASCISTS.
Anyway, this material will be taken to his supervisor and then to Ottawa where an official will make a decision. I think that this issue falls under "Section 59" that prohibits intimidation/threats of the hrc's, right after the part where they are given entitlement to special soft toilet paper and mandatory "bidets" in their sheltered existences. Seems that they have yet to learn that as public figures, they are subject to criticism and ridicule. Respect must be earned, and what these self important pitiful excuses for people see to not have learned is nobody, myself included, can be mandated by decree to bow down at their feet and worship their pathetic personages. I think they are a waste of human air and skin.
The issue is strictly one of interpretation and these inquisitors had better learn quickly that what I say and what their paranoid minds read into it are generally two different things. NOBODY has the right to tell me what I mean by what I say and to impose on my words their own fairy tale interpretations.
I asked the Constable to take a message to them, that they can have their fat asses transported to the local OPP station a few miles from here and under the security of the whole detachment, replete with armaments, I will entertain their questions BUT I reserve the right to ask my own. It will be I will answer one of their every time they answer one of mine.
Now how is that for a deal? We will see what they say in return. To be sure, though, I will offer no respect for a bunch of overpaid fat assed politically correct underworked busybodies who think they can impose their warped and tainted ideologies on others, least of all me.
Stay tuned, I could get lucky, they might tyake me up on my offer of the meeting. Hope though they do not mind me wearing my sawdust covered workclothes, I only dress up for suitable occasions.
Please let me know if I said something that offended you. I may want to offend you again sometime.
Kennedy is a fan favourite over on the FreeDom boards so not surprisingly the denizens of the forum jump to his defense. Then again, as we've written earlier, Kennedy isn't exactly a stranger when it comes to over the top language which may be viewed as threatening and an act of intimidation:
But not to fear, Kennedy fans. Edward claims that he has "good people around him":
Well here is the deal Red. There is always a comeback and retribution to those who impose injustice, and it is always more than that given. I have good people around me, today I addressed a public meeting with Randy Hillier as guest speaker, Jack MacLaren, president of the OLA, and Scott Reid who was also scheduled but could not come due to the early return to parliament.
I spoke an hour and mc'ed the meeting, my theme was "Justice Democracy and Freedom". I addressed many issues as well as the hrc fascists. Randy mentioned the hrc problem. I had told a key OLA member about the hrc thing and was called and asked about it by top OLA brass without telling anyone else. Randy Hillier called me and asked about it before the meeting today where we both spoke.
Needless to say, the boys are not pleased. This is an intimidation tactic that is not intimidating anyone, but will have the opposite effect, and when I am told who is the whiner, the shite will hit the fan.
And just so Kennedy, a man who has posted comments about, "typical n****** behavior" and who has celebrated the murder of a doctor, is aware, here is the info on intimidation and discrimination:
59. No person shall threaten, intimidate or discriminate against an individual because that individual has made a complaint or given evidence or assisted in any way in respect of the initiation or prosecution of a complaint or other proceeding under this Part, or because that individual proposes to do so.Possible punishment if found guilty is:
(c) contravenes subsection 11(6) or 43(3) or section 59.
Punishment(2) A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000.
In other FreeDom news, we heard from a friend of a friend who knows a guy that one of the John Does have filed his defense in the Warman libel suit against the John Does, the Fourniers, and FreeDom. And while we aren't aware of the particulars of the defense, we're sure it will be as successful as the last libel suit Mr. Warman was involved in.
15 September 2009
By Steve Lambert, THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man says he and his wife were legally exercising their freedom of expression when they sent their daughter to school with racial slogans and symbols written on her skin in permanent marker.
The man, who cannot be identified under provincial law, says Manitoba Child and Family Services violated his charter right to free expression when workers seized the girl and a younger brother from the family home last year.
"The state intervened to stop the respondent and his wife from expressing themselves to their children in a certain way and to stop the children from being the recipients of this expression," the man's lawyer, Catherine Dunn, wrote in newly filed court documents.
The case, which has made international headlines since the children were taken last year, is drawing to a close following witness testimony in the spring. Final arguments are scheduled for Sept. 25, and both sides have deposited written submissions with the Court of Queen's Bench.
The government, which is seeking permanent guardianship of the children, argues the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not allow parents to mark their children with controversial slogans.
"It is submitted that an attempt to convey meaning by using another person's body without his or her consent falls outside of the scope of expression that is protected (under the charter)," writes government lawyer Deborah Carlson.
Child welfare workers were called to the girl's elementary school after she showed up one morning with her skin covered in markings. They testified that in subsequent interviews, the girl casually and frequently used racial slurs to describe blacks, Asians, aboriginals and other minorities.
One worker told the court the girl calmly described how black people could be killed with a ball and chain, and that people who are not white should be shipped to other countries.
When investigators visited the family home, they found neo-Nazi paraphernalia. They also testified the couple were poor parents who worked infrequently and neglected the children, leaving their son in filthy diapers and failing to wake up early enough to bring their daughter to school on many occasions.
The racism concerns were only part of the reason for the children being taken, the government says.
"The respondent's charter argument is little more than a red herring, meant to deflect the court's attention from the respondent's inability to adequately parent (the) children," writes Kris Jonovcik, lawyer for Child and Family Services.
The couple, who are now separated, deny being poor parents. They say they taught their children to be proud to be white, but never preached hatred toward other races. They also say they provided the kids with food, shelter and love.
The mother accuses child welfare workers of putting words in her daughter's mouth.
"They intervened in our life based on politics and they heard stories from a ... girl who was probably terrified and who probably still is, and they put horrific words in her mouth," writes the mother. "Our home was by no means perfect ... but our children were never in danger."
The case has seen dramatic twists and turns. The mother, who now lives in another province, did not initially attend court, saying she couldn't afford to. When she eventually showed up, she was arrested on charges of credit-card fraud.
When the father testified, he admitted using Nazi salutes, telling his children that white people should not have children with people from other races, and telling them that non-whites belong in other countries. But he said his beliefs do not amount to racism, and maintained he never preached violence.So "Nazi Dad" believes that drawing on his step-daughter is a form of free expression protected by the Charter of Rights, does he? Hell, based on that logic he should be able to tattoo his step-daughter on her forehead with a swastika.
We suppose he hasn't really considered his step-daughter's interests? Hey, if he wants to mark himself up in a way that he can only find employment as a carnival sideshow freak (see Robert Reitmeier as an example) that's his business. But if he thinks that the courts will buy this "freedom of expression" argument, well, he makes a bag of hammers look like a Rhodes' Scholar.
And for not preaching violence? Do you really want us to call you on that lie, "stage"?
In other news, looks like the Aryan Guard is misbehaving in the Bridgeland area of Calgary. We received the following report:
I've heard from some people that live in the area that the boneheads hang out at the Seven Eleven on 1st street and the bonehead with that web tattoo on his neck [Robert Reitmeier] was spotted getting off the 9 coming from Bridgeland downtown. Also, at around mid August I heard about a run in with two nazis that resulted in some pushing. And back in June, myself and a few others followed a few boneheads to Bridgeland and witnessed them buy drugs right off memorial drive, right by some transit cops.
Finally, with the recent ruling regarding section 13, Arthur Topham has been getting a little frisky and has been more vociferous in his efforts to have the complaint thrown out. He's even taken to the airwaves. Well, the Internet Radio "airwaves" in any case. Below is an email he sent out to his supporters regarding a recent interview:
From: RadicalPress <email@example.com>
Subject: SEC. 13(1) INTERVIEW WITH PASTOR ELI JAMES & ARTHUR TOPHAM OF RADICALPRESS.COM ON TALKSHOE RADIO 9/09/09
To: "RadicalPress" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Received: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 11:40 AM
And who is the good pastor? Why, he's the head honcho of the Church of the Restoration of True Israel, a Christian Identity cult:
Christian Identity is a religious ideology popular in extreme right-wing circles. Adherents believe that whites of European descent can be traced back to the "Lost Tribes of Israel." Many consider Jews to be the Satanic offspring of Eve and the Serpent, while non-whites are "mud peoples" created before Adam and Eve. Its virulent racist and anti-Semitic beliefs are usually accompanied by extreme anti-government sentiments. Despite its small size, Christian Identity influences virtually all white supremacist and extreme anti-government movements. It has also informed criminal behavior ranging from hate crimes to acts of terrorism.
And Free Dominion, Israel's "best friend in Canada," is championing Mr. Topham? Interesting.
UPDATE: Shall we eat crow? Sure.
It's not 2010 yet, it's 2009. Title changed accordingly.
14 September 2009
On Friday September the 18th, some local lads and ladies have decided to put on a little demonstration for equality. They are planing on meeting up at Union Station after 3pm, and at 4pm march out to Queens Park for the demonstration. After this they will head out to the Annex to go see "Shwatarded", a film about how the 3Tards concert againt breast cancer was shut down by the police.
Live it again!!!!
Shwatarded - The Movie
Filmed during a charity fundraiser in Memorial Park in Oshawa, Ontario, watch the antics unfold as these punk rock undergods attempt the improbable... one woman, and four bands shattering a thousand stigmas in one action packed, fun filled, riotous rainy afternoon in the Shwa.
what happens is*almost* impossible to imagine....
Starring the now retired kings of Toronto Punk The 3Tards, and the hardest working band in Rock'n'Roll... The Groopies.
Shwatarded LIVE it….
September 18th, 2009 7PM
506 Bloor Street West
Last Friday of the Toronto International Film Festival
A Portion of proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation."
Thanks to Toronto S.H.A.R.P for keeping everyone up to date on this event.
10 September 2009
Wednesday, 4 August 2004
A Jamaican reggae singer famous for homophobic lyrics such as "I'm a dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays" has issued his "sincerest apologies" for his lyrics. But his apology has been dismissed as a stunt.
A Jamaican reggae singer famous for homophobic lyrics such as "I'm a dreaming of a new Jamaica, come to execute all the gays" has issued his "sincerest apologies" for his lyrics. But his apology has been dismissed as a stunt.
The singer, Beenie Man, recently had to scrap a London appearance after he was spoken to by police, following complaints from gay and lesbian group Outrage!
The 31-year-old, whose real name is Anthony Moses Davies, has now promised to renounce violence towards others, in a statement issued through his record company Virgin.
But Outrage! says it is just an attempt to "save his career from collapse".
Beenie Man's statement said: "It has come to my attention that certain lyrics and recordings I have made in the past may have caused distress and outrage among people whose identities and lifestyles are different from my own.
"While my lyrics are very personal, I do not write them with the intent of purposefully hurting or maligning others, and I offer my sincerest apologies to those who might have been offended, threatened or hurt by my songs.
"As a human being, I renounce violence towards other human beings in every way, and pledge henceforth to uphold these values as I move forward in my career as an artist."
Brett Lock, a campaigner at Outrage!, which has been attacking the singer for years, said: "Beenie Man's so-called apology is so vague that it does not even mention what he is apologising for.
"It could be an apology for anything. It contains no explicit regret for his incitements to murder gay people, and no specific affirmation of his respect for homosexuals and homosexual human rights."
Another activist from Outrage!, Peter Tatchell, questioned whether Beenie Man's apology might have anything to do with a planned visit to the UK to promote an album which is due out on 16 August.
Outrage! said it would continue its campaign against Beenie Man because he had not withdrawn the offending songs.
"His apology rings hollow when he is still making money from his incitements to kill homosexuals," added Mr Lock.
Earlier this year, a concert scheduled at the Ocean Club at Hackney was cancelled amid concern it could incite violence against gays.
In one of his songs, "Mi Nah Wallah", Beenie Man suggests that he would like to cut all gay men's throats.
He has recorded another: "Bad Man Chi Chi Man" (Bad Man Queer Man), instructing listeners to kill gay disc jockeys. And another song, "Han Up Deh" suggests hanging lesbian women with a long piece of rope.
When Beenie Man was due visit London after he was nominated for a Mobo award last year, gay rights activists called on police to arrest him and two other reggae stars, Bounty Killer and Elephant Man, then because their lyrics allegedly incited the murder of gays and lesbians.
Outrage! said last week: "In a free society, Beenie Man has a right to criticise homosexuality. But he does not have a right to advocate the killing of lesbians and gay men."
Charming. And in case anyone thinks that his apology was sincere, then perhaps you'd like to take a gander at this.
EGALE is currently campaigning against what is referred to as "Murder Music" which is intended to incite people to commit acts of violence against gays and lesbians. For more information on Murder Music we invite our dear readers to check out the Amnesty International article that discusses the problem.
We here at ARC don't care if it's Hatecore, RAC or Murder Music. You advocate the killing of innocent people because of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other reason, we'll call you on it. And perhaps our small voice isn't significant in the cosmic scheme of things, but we'd like to do our part.
If any of our readers are interested in voicing their concerns about Beenie Man's Canadian tour, we invite them to contact the venues found here.