Sunday, December 09, 2018

Canadian Connection To Man Who Murdered Heather Heyer

Not long ago, members of the far-right in the United States were inexplicably confident that the man who struck and killed Heather Heyer and injured several others in Charlottesville would be acquitted despite.... you know.... the actual evidence.

On December 7, he was instead found guilty of first degree murder and nine other charges.

Suffice it to say the racists who cheered him on are upset.

Of further interest is information that a man featured on this blog was also connected to the murderer:

Shawn Beauvais-Macdonald had been a member of La Meute (one of the groups that helped to organize yesterday's protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa) and participated in at least one more additional Le Meute event after "leaving" the group. He is now associated with the much more overtly racist Atalante, a neo-Nazi gang based in Quebec and ID Canada (formerly Generation Identity Canada). Beauvais-Macdonald's, posting as "FriendlyFash", was one of the participants in the now leaked Discord chat, the transcript of which can be found here. And of course he also participated in the Charlottesville event of 2017:

 More information on Beauvais-Macdonald, including his connection to other prominent far-right/alt-right/racist personalities can be found in the links below:

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Anti-Migrant Protests: Maxime Bernier No-Shows in Ottawa and Brief Notes on Other Protests

Last month we saw Faith Goldy and roughly 40 alt-right (including ID Canada) supporters hold a protest opposing Canada signing the UN Migration Compact. Today in Ottawa was another anti-migrant rally which also features a whose who of racist and Islamophobic groups including La Meute, Storm Alliance, III% militia, Northern Guard and speakers such as Thomas Quiggin.

Also amongst this group was to have been former Conservative Party of Canada leadership hopeful and now leader of the breakaway PCC Maxime Bernier who has made opposition to immigration and multiculturalism key components of his far-right party's identity:

The bigots who have been profiled on ARC have been drawn to Bernier like a moth to a flame since he left the Conservative Party (which appears to have been pulled even further right in an effort to draw those supporters back) since Bernier left to form the PCC. He seems to be very comfortable associating with these groups:

On the day of the event however, Bernier seems to have conveniently found a scheduling conflict:

His university fan club however did show up:

Justin Ling attended the event and reported as follows:

Looking through the social media pages of the folks covered here, I find the following. First a video by Travis Patron of the neo-fascist Nationalist Party of Canada and accompanying comments:

The Dan Dubois of the Canadian Combat Coalition reposted one of Patron's videos to their group:

Just to get a flavor of what these folks are about for any new readers, these following screen shots should prove instructive:

The Northern Guard and former Proud Boy member Robert Jones chimed in with their thoughtful critique of the Anti-Hate Canada article discussing the events planned for today:

Also, Canadian Combat Coalition supporter, Northern Guard supporter, and QAnon conspiracy nutbar Duke Willis who attended the Ottawa protest and uploaded a video"

It also looks like there are other anti-migrant protests in both Toronto and Calgary, though there appears to be no more than a couple of dozen individuals participating in each; Steven Myatt is involved in the one in Calgary where he now lives and Ron Banerjee is in Toronto.

Here's Banerjee leading a chant to "lock [Trudeau] up":

Here is a brief video of Calgary. Note the Soldiers of Odin are present. The claim that there are over 100 people appears to be exaggerated:

The III% militia in Alberta also commented on the Anti-Hate Canada article, some making not so veiled threats:

The leader of a fringe Alberta separatist party, Dave Bjorkman who was part of the story involving Soldiers of Odin members attending a United Conservative Party event (see here and here) claims to be one of the organizers for an anti-migrant event in Edmonton as well. In the first video Bjorkman suggests that the UCP are involved in the rally as well:

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Alberta Has Declared Dean "Sovereign" Clifford To Be A Vexatious Litigant

I've occasionally wondered what the self-proclaimed Wolverdean has been up to since he was released from prison after having received a three years sentence on drugs and weapons charges related to his "freeman-on-the-land" pseudo-legal woo. Upon his release Dean was relatively quiet and wasn't the tax avoiding go-to guru he had been prior to his incarceration, so much so that I stopped paying attention to him and as a result missed this update from November:

Dean Clifford started promoting himself as a freeman-on-the-land guru in earnest back in 2012. At the time we (when I could still say "we") at ARC teased an upcoming article focused on Dean which resulted in this reply:

Bring it on you communist mother fuckers. I have room for one more target, and my organization is MUCH larger and world-wide. Every freedom loving man and woman on this planet despises groups like you who try to stifle societies and individual freedoms with communist oppression and a police state of government control and laws. 
There's 10 of you in a room on welfare somewhere on Canada. This will backfire worse than the smear sHit Piece "The National" did. Of course, I'll be shocked if you actually allow this comment to be posted. Bring on the poo flinging, and violence, because that is all you people are capable of. 
Your smears are pathetic, your followers are so intellectually stagnant that it is terrifying, and you're all worse 'dead-beats' than the people you claim to hate. You're motto could not be more perfect to explain your organization, "We are against hate, and we hate anyone who doesn't go along with that." You must be the dumbest fuckers alive, a literal living oxymoron. 
I notice every single one of your staunch supporters hides and even posts as anonymous. Yeah, you must all truly believe in what you do, and most certainly are willing to assume liability for your statements and claims. Attach a face to your smear, you gutless shitheads. 
Every one of your front page stories is published by a fag who thinks he's a vampire. IS there more than one person even on this site? Oh man, this is going to be EPIC, I cannot wait! 
Talk soon ass-clowns. 
P.S. "intellectually on par with that of the Occupy Movement." Now that was just plain insulting, they're about as intelligent as you people, you are all a celebration of underachievers.
Suffice it to say we never did actually "talk soon" and Dean's attempt to intimidate ARC failed spectacularly. What Dean was trying to stop ARC from publishing (my own laziness resulted in not publishing much sooner) was his long history of posting on the American hate-site Stormfront:

Here are a few relevant posts:

We also learned that Dean was in continual correspondence with former Aryan Guard member (and man who spent time in prison on hate crime charges) Bill Noble:
Some of the exchanges indicate that Dean was aware that Aryan Guard leader Kyle McKee, then a suspect in an attempted murder targeting a member of a breakaway hate group (who would later be convicted on murder charges himself), was apprehended in Winnipeg while hiding out at Noble's residence.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

The Continued Collapse of the Proud Boys: A Brief Look At Gavin McInnes, Tim Kelly, and Matt Linder

It has been a pretty lousy fortnight for the Proud Boys.

While the beginning of the collapse goes back to October which has resulted in a number of arrests, it really picked up steam two weeks after the FBI designated the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalists. As a result Gavin McInnes, the racist antisemite who founded the Proud Boys, quit the violent gang he created though the Canadian expat won't be able to avoid the consequences. For example, McInnes' travel options might be more limited than they once were:

In the meantime there has been somewhat of a power struggle. Austin "Augustus Sol Invictus"Gillespie (who appears to have dropped the Mid-Atlantic accent shtick) claimed leadership though this turned out to be short lived. This is probably for the best since leading a violent hate group would probably get in the way of his goat-blood drinking.

Next to assume leadership was Texas-based lawyer, Stormfront member, and all around violent nutbar Jason Lee Van Dyke. Van Dyke is a lawyer for the gang who himself has faced legal difficulties recently when he was arrested for lying to the police. His leadership lasted a few days before he also stepped down:

He seems really nice.

Now the gang is being run by a "council of elder", because of course they are. This also turned into a bit of a fiasco because while they tried to redact the names of said elders, they failed spectacularly:

The name Timothy Kelly should be familiar to readers as I do think it is the Tim "the braying jackass" Kelly who has been featured on this blog:

Kelly with Damion Bates and Brandon Vaughan who his still being sought after
being indicted for his part in a violent assault in Washington DC in 2017.
In fact Kelly was referred to as an elder in March 2018:

Personally, I don't see the slovenly human slug Tim Kelly as being much of a leader of men. Hell, I'd genuinely be surprised if he made his own bed.

Now between the gang assault in New York in October and a little over a week before the declaration of the Proud Boys as an extremist group, someone this blog has been keeping an eye on was initiated into the second degree:

Matt Linder was profiled on the blog as a result of his involvement in campus conservative politics.... well as his association with people likes of Connor Langdon, Jake Findell, and Adam Strashok who became well known as an antisemite who glorified the former apartheid state of Rhodesia and who worked on Jason Kenney's UCP leadership campaign which sort of makes this post by Linder rather interesting:

Here Linder is at the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam event in Calgary from June 2017:

Sunday, November 25, 2018

There Really Is Life After Hate Part V

ARC continues the series from our regular contributor. Other articles in the series can be found here:

White Pride: When You Feel You Have Nothing Else
I was a disaffected teenager when I got sucked into the far-right. Often feeling isolated, I was looking for significance. I was emotionally attracted to this secret club which my recruiter told me about. It became an addiction in the sense that I felt I needed a world I could escape to where I felt important in my own head. 
When I first met other members in this group, they would often mention the white pride idea; they said it was a place where we could be proud of our heritage. In retrospect, we never talked about our heritage. The conversation was more often about what other races were allegedly doing. For a bunch of people who claimed to be proud of their family tree, we knew very little real facts about our own backgrounds. 
For instance, some of my family heritage is British and I have ancestors who fought against National Socialism. By being involved in a neo-fascist group once upon a time, was I really proud of my ancestry? Or was I ignoring this small part of myself to feel like I belonged to this toxic clique? 
I was estranged from my family at this time too, as they were very opposed to the ideology fabricated by these groups. I gave them nothing to be proud of me for; all I gave them was grief and anxiety. Years later I had to sit down with them and have a brutally honest discussion in order for us to be a family again. 
Unfortunately I was careless enough to get a hate symbol tattooed on the side of my neck shortly after I joined the racist right. I did this to prove a point to myself of how committed I was. I lost count of the many times people would approach me on the streets, asking what it meant. I'd often tell them some made up meaning, as opposed to telling them the truth. I did not have the best social skills in the world back then and probably couldn't have kept the conversation very civilized. I have re-visited those memories before during recovery and when I took a close look at my responses to others, it's obvious that under the surface I was ashamed and scared of who I had become. 
I was secretly bi-sexual when I was subscribing to hateful ideology. Ironically, I remember the movements blatant homophobia as well. All this did was create more internalized anger in me; I kept trying to push this part of myself away and I was never successful in doing so. If I had to try to push part of myself aside, how could I have rightfully said that I was proud of myself back then?  
Many adherents of the far-right claim that the movement is not about hate. It was about hatred for me though; I hated myself. I couldn't live a life of false pride anymore by the time I chose to walk away from the movement. 
One question which always crossed my mind in the first few years of leaving was "how did I lose myself to hate?" I know the answer to that: I felt I needed to wear a mask in order to feel better about myself. 
In this present moment, I do not use a false sense of pride as a mask anymore. I choose to live an honest life where I can be the real me; I learn new things about myself every day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Faith Goldy and ID Canada Protest United Nations Migrant Pact In Toronto

I know ARC is running the risk of becoming the "all Goldy, all the time" station on this series of tubes, but damn it if she just doesn't keep providing the fodder on which the blog is currently dining on:

The Global Compact on Migration has become one of the latest hobby-horse of far-right nationalists who tout the intergovernmental agreement as a conspiracy (George Soros' name often being invoked) to diminish the sovereignty of the nation-state. Some nationalist governments have since reject the pact though given that most of these regimes govern countries that (a) owe their existence to migration and (b) are either composed of or (as during the cold war) were leading nations from which refugees originated, one can't help note both the irony and hypocrisy of their stance. In this country Maxime Bernier has spoken out against the agreement which isn't of particular surprise.

Today Goldy and other far-right nationalist held their own protest against the agreement in Toronto. They were countered by what looked to be at least an equal (if not slightly greater) number of individuals who support the agreement or support the rights of migrants and refugees:


So, that's the facial expression you decided to go with, eh Goldy?

A bold choice. Not one that I would have gone with myself, but you do you.

Along with Goldy were members of ID Canada (formerly Generation Identity Canada), a racist "identitarian" group that she has willingly aligned herself with and who heeded her call to bring their particular nationalist flag:

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Goldy's Gotta Goldy

So it has been a while since ARC checked up on failed mayoral candidate Faith Goldy since her.... well.... failed mayoral campaign. Last I checked she was calling for a boycott of Bell Canada which I'm sure was a totally principled stance and not at all self-serving:

I thought I'd take a look to see what she was up to lately and found that despite her very brief and transparent (and, I stress, failed) attempt to appeal to a diverse Toronto electorate, she has re-embraced ethnic nationalism. One of her most recent screeds was to complain about honoring Viola Desmond on the ten dollar bill:

Uhm, she ultimately DID fight it but her conviction was upheld based on a bit of a loophole. Also, Borden isn't on the $10 bill. He's on the 100% bill.

Goldy appears to be trying to get back into the good books of the "alt-right" identitarian crowd who she alienated during her campaign, retweeting a Students For Western Civilization post also complaining that about Viola Desmond and a Generation Identity tweet complaining about something else:

Sunday, November 18, 2018

More Members and Associates of Calgary University and College Conservative Clubs Linked to "Alt-Right" Racist Ideology

Almost the entirety of this article is the result of the hard work of a source who asked to remain anonymous. I would like to thank this individual their hard work over the past several months

Well, I've done an especially lousy job of taking a break.

Since September, I and others have become increasingly aware of a rot in some of the conservative student clubs in Calgary universities and colleges. The start of this revelation learning more about Jake Findell who (along with another individual) was caught in the act of flyering for ID Canada which was formerly known as Generation Identity Canada:

He was also one of the participants in the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam rally on June 3, 2017:

It soon turned out that he also connected to UofC campus conservative politics. Findell, along with Keean Bexte, supported the hate group FireForce Ventures which was presented as an online military surplus store specializing in items from the former state of Rhodesia but which seemed also to serve as a front for the dissemination of racist ideologies. The news site "Ricochet" initially broke the story focusing on active members of the military, however it also became apparent that one member also had links to the current leader of Alberta's Official Opposition:

Adam Strashok (who also posted online as "Alexei Kuznetsov") ran Jason Kenney's call center during his campaign to become leader of the United Conservative Party. Strashok was also active in UofC campus conservative groups, including the Wild Rose and the Conservative Club. Strashok was also one of the founders of the University of Calgary Firearms Association along with Henry Lung (Lung was also a partner in FireForce Ventures):

Well it turns out that Findell, Bexte, and Strashok were not the only people associated with Calgary campus conservatives, past and current, who are involved in far-right politics:

The image above is of the WCAI anti-Muslim event from June 3, 2017. I published it in a few articles already (I'm assuming Findell might have been the one to conceal the face of the individual on the right). However I later learned the identities of the other three members whose faces can be seen:

Full disclosure. The bulk of the research for this article (and I mean 90% to 95%) was done by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous but to whom I and others owe a great deal of gratitude.

Word of warning. This is a very long post with a lot of screen shots to back up the statements made.

With that, let's take a closer look at these gentlemen, shall we?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Antisemitic, Racist, Misogynistic, and Islamophobic Rag STILL Barred From Using Canada Post

Congratulations to the Kinsellas who spearheaded this.

Now let's wait and see how the criminal case pans out, though after this I'm feeling mighty optimistic.

Also, this:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ezra Levant's "Rebel Media" Event Provides Media Pass To Hate Group

Hey, so you know how Maxime Bernier wanted to have ridding officials for his new party sign a pledge not to embarrass him and his new People's Party of Canada? I wonder if that applies to far-right media outlets who provide press passes to hate groups who's founder was recently convicted of domestic violence?

More on that in a moment.

Since publishing the story on Keean Bexte yesterday, the media outlet "Ricochet" picked up the story and provided further details:

Mr. Bexte acted as I had anticipated:

Now this weekend Bexte was one of the speakers at a "Rebel Media" event in Calgary that was headlined by Maxime Bernier. Also speaking at the event was John Carpay whose presentation was.... let's just say not well received by decent and not bigoted people:

Though he was roundly condemned, Carplay found support in young Bexte....

.... as well as one other person folks who read this blog are familiar with:

Ryan Dean, a man who has been kicked out of every single racist and Islamophobic group he has joined including one he actually founded, has decided to chime in.

The last time ARC wrote about Dean was when he was kicked out of an NDP-sponsored anti-racism event. ARC also wrote about the ejection and made fun of Dean's over-the-top cries of victimization which he responded to eventually on Twitter:

Keep in mind, Ryan says he isn't a racist:

That's right, not a racist.

And certainly not an unapologetic, unrepentant, and violent misogynist who just served a sentence for domestic assault:

Yeah, he's a charmer.

He's also not a fan of the police as our readers are already well aware:

Well you see, we already know that he isn't law abiding since he quite literally did not abide by the law and was convicted of domestic assault for his attack on a former girlfriend whom he continues to publicly malign.

But to tie this all back to the "Rebel Media" event this past weekend, Dean also posted this:

Yep, Ryan Dean and a +1 attended the event:

Dean also made it out as if his new "group" (and I use the term "group" in the loosest sense of its meaning) was a sponsor of the event:

This is typical of Ryan Dean's delusions of grandeur and self-importance, however in this case there's a bit of a twist.

It appears that Ezra Levant granted Ryan Dean a press pass:

Oh, Lanny! Not you too?