Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: WCAI Anti-Muslim Hate Group June 25 Pretty Much Quelled

So it has been a few hours since the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) which is primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) an anti-Muslim hate group held their MEGA Rally at Calgary City Hall. The media did cover the event, something that DeLuca had hoped would happen because then they, “couldn’t be ignored”: Heavy police presence ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 23: Bill Cosby wants to share his secrets

The other day, my son told me that Bill Cosby, comedy icon and professional predator, was going to start instructing men on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault. I scoffed at the notion. “Scoff,” I said. “That’s clearly fake news.” Well, is my face red. The story is true. One of Cosby’s representatives told ...

Susan on the Soapbox: The Emotional Mr Kenney

“When it comes to politics, all I can offer is emotion.”  — David Sedaris, author of numerous books including “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” If we didn’t know any better we’d think David Sedaris was talking about Jason Kenney. Mr Kenney is campaigning hard to become Alberta’s next premier.  His stump speeches hit all the ...

cmkl: Lap the Gats: an 80km hilly crit

Lap the Gats. Done. I did well, I think. I cut about 8 minutes off my last year’s time, scored my top three results on the Fortune Parkway climb segment, and generally managed to stick with the lead group from start to finish. It wasn’t the result I was looking for, but you never know ...

The Disaffected Lib: An Open Book or How to Aid and Abet Your Enemy

Most of us, I suspect, realize that Trump is doing neither himself nor his country any favours with his impulsive and often imprudent tweets. We may realize it but there’s nothing like an expert’s take on the presidential predilections. These insights come courtesy of Nada Bakos, a former CIA analyst and “targeting officer.” Every time ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: WCAI Anti-Muslim Hate Group June 25 Protest Information

This post will be continually updated as information comes in. So far, all seems quite at Olympic Plaza based on a couple of posts by a Canadian Combat Coalition supporter: Myatt and “Proudboy” Georges Massaad seem to be on their way though: As of 12:30, only police seem to be present: It should be noted ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 25: WCAI Protest Preliminaries

Late last night ARC received word the "Wild Bill for America" Finlay would not be making his much hyped appearance at the WCAI MEGA Patriot Unity Festival this Sunday Sunday Sunday because he was unfortunately detained…. by Canadian border officials at the Calgary International Airport…. and sent packing back to Florida. As of this point, ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Lana Payne writes that austerity bears much of the blame for the Grenfell Tower inferno – as well as for the increased dangers facing all but the wealthiest of people: Grenfell Tower was not an accident. It is what happens when austerity becomes entrenched government ideology. Grenfell ...

Northern Reflections: It’s Not Easy

In the era of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbin, Tim Harper writes that the NDP is going to have to take a hard left turn. The template for their platform already exists in British Columbia: If one wants to see what the federal New Democrats will likely put on the table for voters in 2019, ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Granny Wynne knows best.

The current argument between Ontario’s New Democrats and the Ontario Liberals is like a school yard spat over who did what. It is not only childish but it makes both sides of the argument look foolish. They are arguing over who thought of having a mediocre pharmacare plan first. Neither side has much of which ...

Montreal Simon: Jeremy Corbyn Goes To Glastonbury

It was quite a sight.  Jeremy Corbyn, the much mocked Labour leader, addressing a massive crowd at the Glastonbury music festival.And getting a rapturous reception.Calling on young people to rise up, and send a message to Donald Trump.Read more »

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Human Brain

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Guess Who Has Two Thumbs and Will NOT Be Attending the WCAI MEGA Festival June 25.

This guy! From a (rather biased) source: Bill (Wild Bill for America) Finlay has been arrested at the airport in Calgary, Canada because he had “smuggled” so-called “hate speech” on his iPad! Bill went to speak at the WCAI (Worldwide Coalition Against Islam) anti-Islam event, by invitation. Bill is asking for our prayers and that ...

Alberta Politics: With three right-wing political parties now possible instead of one, has Jason Kenney’s roll of the dice crapped out?

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney, as he may see himself, gets ready to roll the unite-the-right dice. Actual Alberta conservative politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. (Photo: Publicity shot for Sky Full of Moon, 1952.) Below: The real Mr. Kenney, plus the real Katherine O’Neill, Greg Clark and Stephen Mandel. Snake eyes? Jason Kenney rolled the ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall Built A Saskatchewan You Can’t Easily Leave

Saskatchewan Blogger Tammy Robert wrote about the bad governance of Brad Wall. So Brad Wall had his Finance Minister write about the character of Tammy Robert. Meanwhile, Wall’s Government has brought about a very justified human rights complaint by a Cree woman who wants to save the lives of people she hasn’t even met. That’s ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 24 Rallies and Protests and Preview of June 25

Today two events took place at Calgary City Hall. One was held in defence of Muslim-Canadians and a multicultural society. The other was organized by former WCAI ally Stephen Garvey who, only days before, had (rightfully) labeled the WCAI a hate group but who was now outraged that the WCAI wasn't given a permit to ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Life In Scarborough: The Building Confronts Kitec Plumbing Problem

So the condo corp held a big meeting the other night.  They rented a room at the local community center.  They’d already sent around a letter so everyone knew what it was about; the building has Kitec plumbing.  You can look it up but the stuff was manufactured between 1995 and 2007 when the  number ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Ryan Meili writes about the fundamental importance of trust in both politics and medicine – and the corrosive effects of corporate donations in both: When we talk about the problems with political donations, we’re not really talking about campaign financing. We’re talking about something much more fundamental. We’re ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Corporate Gift?

Recently, the Star’s business editor, David Olive, offered some cautious optimism about the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, the scheme dreamed up by the Trudeau government, to “leverage” its $35 billion in CIB seed money by a factor of four, creating roughly $140 billion in infrastructure spending. It will do this by enticing private-sector partners to put ...

The Disaffected Lib: You Can’t Lead the Pack If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

If an enemy of the United States wanted to throw the West into chaos it could not have chosen a better man for president than Donald Trump, a leader whose deepest thoughts are composed of 140 characters or less. The U.S. likes to imagine that it remains the uncontested leader of the free world. The ...

The Disaffected Lib: Play It Again, Sam

America’s pointless, indecisive and interminable wars in the Middle East deserve to be called the “forever war.” These are “military wars” being waged for the apparent objective of nothing more than merely not losing. Winning is not in the cards. With the West’s massive technological superiority we can just keep on bombing and shelling those ...

Montreal Simon: Why Do So Many Trump Supporters Still Believe What He Says?

According to some reports Donald Trump's friends are worried about him. They say he's never sounded so agitated, and never looked so bagged.Which is of course great news, for it suggests that he could be felled by stroke or a heart attack, even before he's impeached or forced to resign.But what really worries me is ...

Northern Reflections: Who Knows?

When Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, many worried that Europe would follow his lead and be drowned by a wave of right wing populism. Tony Burman writes that what many feared hasn’t happened: Here in Germany, Angela Merkel has an 11-point polling lead in her campaign to win a fourth term as chancellor. Her ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canadian Bill C-16 – Radical Feminist Analysis by Megan Murphy

Bill C-16 is problematic for women.  Go read the entirety of Megan Murphy’s article on the Feminist Current, I’ve excerpted a key bit here though. 🙂 Bill C-16 passed at the Senate on Thursday. Under this new Canadian legislation, which follows similar laws in a number of Western countries, a person can determine their gender ...