The Political Road Map: How Facebook Can Eliminate Fake News

Since the election of Donald Trump as President, the term Fake News has become more common in both social media and regular media streams. For many of us, it has become tiring, as anyone and everyone begins utilizing Fake News to disrupt any meaningful argument that opposes their point of view. While Fake News can ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: The Birth of Canada’s Armed, Anti-Islamic ‘Patriot’ Group (repost)

In front of Calgary City Hall a couple dozen of them stood, shoulder-to-shoulder, in an attempt to make an unbreakable human wall. Each of them wore a uniform consisting of a black T-shirt emblazoned with a Roman helmet—a look that wouldn’t be out of place in a biker gang. Read the rest of this post ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Annie Mathieu (repost)

(Québec) « On a eu beaucoup de soutien de la part des partis au pouvoir, mais des partis d’opposition, ça a été le silence radio. » Saïd El-Amari a été grièvement blessé lors de l’attentat au Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ) le 29 janvier. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Annie ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Trans cartoonist’s website hacked and replaced by Nazi imagery by ‘alt-right’ trolls (repost)

Sophie LaBelle, who created the Assigned Male cartoon, was known for taking on transphobia and transmisogyny with her well known strip. But then an orchestrated attack deleted every comic, she was sent thousands of death threats, and her address was published on several forums. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: ‘Racialized international students’ targeted by Quebec government language probe, group says (repost)

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness faced allegations Tuesday of possible racial profiling and violating the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students whose French skills are the subject of an ongoing probe. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ‘Racialized international students’ targeted by Quebec government language probe, ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Forming An Antifa Group: A Manual (repost)

Anti-fascist groups, often called “antifa,” are popping up all around the United States, and a number of people have asked us for advice on forming a group. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Forming An Antifa Group: A Manual

Politics and its Discontents: Facebook’s Community Standards

Some time ago, I wrote about my disappointing experience with Facebook after I complained about what was essentially hate speech by a FB group. The response I got was that the racist anti-Muslim group did not violate their community standards. Since then, it would appear that little has changed. Yesterday I happened upon a video ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Mosque vandalized in Montreal’s Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood (repost)

Police said that between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. an employee at the Khadijah Masjid Islamic Centre in Montreal’s Pointe-Sainte-Charles neighbourhood discovered a window had been smashed with a heavy object. The building had also been egged. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Mosque vandalized in Montreal’s Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood

Trashy's World: Keyboard warriors!

Maybe it’s because I am getting a bit older and my skin is thinning somewhat, but more and more, I am getting annoyed with these Keyboard Warriors© who like to furiously and constantly hammer out their frustrations with <insert topic here> and the incompetence of the . That is all well and good. We are ...

Politics and its Discontents: Fearless Journalism, Or Presidential Appeasement?

Happy New Year, everyone. And now, a return to regular programming. As 2017 dawns and the Trump presidency draws near, I have been wondering if the MSM will show any real backbone and fulfill the role traditionally ascribed to them as bulwarks of democracy. Or will they simply continue to be the abject failures that ...

Politics and its Discontents: More Weapons In The War Against Fake News

If you get the bulk of your news from television and print journalism, you may be unaware of the extent to which fake news has taken hold in the virtual world. If you are in that category, here is a link to the stories I have posted revolving around the issue. Or just do a ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Alt-right: more misogynistic than many neonazis (repost)

One of the major problems with the campaign to replace the term “alt-right” with “white supremacist” is that it tends to obscure other important dimensions of alt-right politics. The alt-right’s misogyny merits special attention, for a couple of reasons. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Alt-right: more misogynistic than many ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Anti-fascists plan to protest black metal concert in Montreal on Saturday (repost)

Graveland, from Poland, is expected to perform. In 2008, Germany outlawed the sale of four of Graveland’s albums as “unsafe for youth.” Graveland Read the rest of this post on the original site at Anti-fascists plan to protest black metal concert in Montreal on Saturday

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Shut Down Milo: No Fascists On Campus (repost)

Milo Yiannopoulos is on a speaking tour of universities throughout the US, including major universities in the Mid-West & West Coast. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Shut Down Milo: No Fascists On Campus

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Riseup’s Canary Has Died (repost)

Popular provider of web tools for activists and anarchists and backbone of much infrastructure for internet freedom, Riseup.net has almost certainly been issued a gag order by the US government. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Riseup’s Canary Has Died

Alberta Politics: Trading press barons for social media behemoths: not an improvement for people who want news

PHOTOS: The Calgary Herald newsroom, back in the day. (Photo grabbed from Facebook, of course.) It’s quieter, nowadays. Below: Brodie Fenlon, managing editor of CBCNews.ca, and Gillian Steward, former managing editor of the Herald. I have bad news for you, people: mainstream media in Alberta is a trainwreck! Of course, if you were paying attention, ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in French first round presidential election poll (repost)

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in French first round presidential election poll

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Lyon : affrontements à la librairie anarchiste “La Plume Noire” (repost)

Le Parti de Gauche dénonce “l’attaque de la librairie Plume Noire à coups de barres de fer et de battes de baseball” par une vingtaine de militants d’extrême droite ce samedi. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Lyon : affrontements à la librairie anarchiste “La Plume Noire”

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Peter Thiel goes ‘big league’, joining Trump’s presidential transition team (repost)

The PayPal founder’s support for Donald Trump made him an outlier in liberal Silicon Valley. What do we know about this controversial billionaire? Controversial Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel will be a member of Donald Trump’s transition team, the campaign has confirmed. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Peter Thiel ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: No One is Coming to Save Us (repost)

The surprise victory of Donald Trump this past Tuesday has quickly presented people in this country (and around the world) with a vastly different political landscape than we had expected. Read the rest of this post on the original site at No One is Coming to Save Us

cmkl: Fake news on Facebook: what they could do to fix the dust cloud of misinformation

Fake news played a pretty significant role in influencing opinion on the recent US election, which, I note, has not gone unnoticed here in Canada. The Guardian had an interesting piece about the preponderance of lies that got circulated and re-circulated amongst both Clinton and Trump supporters. Although it notes that the Trump camp was ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Cultural appropriation is a toxic concept. (repost)

If the title of my article alone makes you wanna write me off right off the bat, and makes you decide not to read my article then that is your right, but you lose any right to argue or attack me unless you have listened to what I am gonna say here and considered all ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Charlotte Uprising Information (repost)

3. THE DEFUNDING OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT (2017 Budget: $246,644,617) AND THE REDIRECTION OF THOSE RESOURCES TO THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES (INCLUDING RESOURCES FOR JOBS PROGRAMS, AFFORDABLE QUALITY HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, HOLISTIC HEALTH AND QUALITY SCHOOLS) ?4. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Charlotte Uprising Information

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing (repost)

Over the next few weeks we will be posting select chapters from the first issue of Propter Nos. Below is an excerpt from our inaugural publication. Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment. Read the rest of this post on the original site at Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Nathalie Moreau (1964-2016) (repost)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade Nathalie Moreau. Brilliant and dedicated activist, Nathalie passed away on September 5 surrounded by her family, victim of an ovarian cancer that was diagnosed a little less than four years ago. Read the rest of this post on the original site at ...