Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tyler Jefferies: "Alt-Right" Troll

Yesterday CBC News posts a story concerning Barbara Kentner who was murdered when a trailer hitch was thrown at her from a moving vehicle. The article focused on lies about Ms. Kenter, a First Nations woman, being disseminated on social media: [Nicholaichuk] noticed a Facebook comment from someone debunking a long-shared lie that Kentner had been ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: I Don’t Think Steven Myatt Likes ARC Anymore

ARC first became acquainted with Steven Alexander Wicket Chirpa Tokkat Zephee Gregory Myatt in reference to his involvement in the June 3 Ottawa anti-M103 rally that was being organized by Mike Waine. Myatt appeared to have been another individual who had taken a leadership role in spearheading this event which missed it's target of one million ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Aftermath of November 4 Hoax and A Look At Toronto, Regina, and Vancouver

For months, far right conspiracy sites have been promoting the hoax that, on November 4, antifa would be starting a civil war in the United States to violently overthrow the Trump government: None of this was true of course, but since we're dealing with people who live in a world where outlandish conspiracy theories are ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Far Right STILL Losing Mind Over False November 4 "Civil War" Story

First, and I know ARC's readers will be horribly shocked by this, but Goudreau has cancelled the event he had planned for tomorrow: ARC published a story on how the paranoid and conspiracy theory-prone far right is going bonkers over a claim that a peaceful protest being organized by Refuse Fascism against the Trump government ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Christopher Hayes Done With WCAI After November 4

When the Justin Trudeau visited Spruce Grove, AB on October 20, the folks in the WCAI took notice…. and really did nothing about it other than write about how if they had the chance they would totally burn with their wit. Or something like that.   Yeah, it's funny I guess because Christopher Hayes was ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ronny Cameron’s October 21 Rally Polarizes Toronto Far Right

Islamophobe and "I-can't-be-racist-because-some-of-my-best-friends-are-Black" bigot Ronny Cameron has been promoting himself as a leader of men for some time now, however he hasn't really done much himself other than bother people at progressive events by engaging in poorly argued "gotcha" interviews with attendees after which he declares himself the winner. Most of the time the people ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: 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 ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: 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 ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Kevin Goudreau Planning Rally in Toronto And 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 ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: 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 folks such as neo-Nazi and Calgary Blood & Honour leader Kyle McKee, and familiar face among those who follow this blog. Suffice it to ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: 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. ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Part III: Northern Guard and Known Racist Supporters

The far-right in the country are continuing to prepare or September 30 and their Anti-Trudeauoloza festivities planned for various spots along the border. ARC is guessing that it will probably look somewhat similar to the anti-M103 events that took place during the spring — some locations better attended than others — but with numbers overall ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Guest Article: Update on the White Supremacist Threat in Ottawa-Gatineau

The following article has been provided by a supporter of Ottawa Against Fascism and is an update of the situation in the Ottawa area. The same individual wrote the article detailing the situation in Ottawa-Gatineau in May of this year: The fascists and regular racist Islamophobes who were gravitating around the Soldiers of Odin, Proud Boys, Georges ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Former PEGIDA Canada Supporter and RISE Canada Iraj Gardner Speaks to ARC

When ARC reported on the PEGIDA Canada rally in London, ON which was again dwarfed in number by comparison by counter-protesters this weekend, I also included information that was sent to me by someone who at one time had intimate knowledge about how PEGIDA functioned. She had that knowledge because at one time she was ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Rally in London, ON Today: Outnumbered Again

Before getting into the news of today's PEGIDA event in London, ARC would like to direct readers' attention to this article detailing the history of far-right racist activism that has been present in the city for longer than this blog has been active. PEGIDA Canada in that context is merely the most recent manifestation of ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Part II: Northern Guard and the News Media

When I published the story on the Northern Guard on Wednesday, I expected it would be the first of a two part profile of the group. However events that have transpired since the first article was published sort of scream for a follow-up detailing the reaction of the Northern Guard leadership and membership at large. ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Part I: Northern Guard Feel Press Misrepresented Them…. So Let’s Get To Know Them Better

I have to admit that keeping up with all the new ultra-nationalist groups that, while small in membership are springing up like weeds, has been challenging. In part this is because they are so incredibly fractious in nature; personality conflicts or the desire to "be in charge" results in one group splitting into two or ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Protests Planned For September 30 Because…. Reasons?

While I anticipate that the anti-government and Islamophobic rallies that have marked the past spring and summer with diminishing returns will start to decline as fall arrives and cease almost altogether as winter takes hold, the folks the blog keeps an eye on appear to be getting at least one "national event" by the end ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Disguised B&H Leader McKee Gets Far To Close To Prime Minister Trudeau

I haven't written a great deal about Calgary's Blood & Honour, though I have been keeping an eye on them. For the most part their public profile has been relatively low with the occasional flyer and/or sticker promoting the group being found around Calgary. They have however hosted a number of private events, some of ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Salzberg and DeLuca Finally Respond to Vancouver Failure; DeLuca Blames CAP and SoO

When the members of the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (based primarily in Alberta) and the Cultural Action Party (based almost exclusively in British Columbia) along with the Soldiers of Odin no-showed their own rally just because at least 4,000 people showed up who would have none of their shit, Joey DeLuca and Brad Salzberg were ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Vancouver: Massive Counter-Protest While WCAI No-Show

Joey DeLuca and Jesse Wielenga of WCAI have been in the news as a result of their plans to hold a rally in Vancouver along with the Cultural Action Party and Soldiers of Odin. The media coverage has focused in part on the hypocrisy of Deluca claiming to be a “law and order” advocate despite ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: WCAI Rally In Vancouver August 19 and the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack

Decent people are still mourning the death of Heather Heyer who was murdered by a Nazi supporter in Charlottesville during an "alt-right" rally. Among those decent people, the POTUS is not among them. The current occupant of the White House, after his previous moral failure in suggesting an equivalency between the fascists who called for the ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: WCAI and CCC Coming to Terms With Their Ineffectiveness

Still away of course and knowing myself as I do, at this point in my vacation I have probably desperately tried to locate a museum, art gallery, or library and have threatened my sister with great bodily harm for pestering me about going shopping for the umpteenth time at the exact same generic mall one ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Alberta III%

Yep, I’m still away and hopefully stretched out on a beach enjoying a Cuba Libre, though given my constitution more than likely laid up in a hotel room regretting not getting that Dukoral booster with a sunburn so bad you could roast a marshmallow using the heat radiating off my body. Either way, here is another ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldiers of Odin: A Spent Force But Members and Former Members Still Potential Danger

This article is scheduled to be published automatically on July 1. The writer for ARC will not be available that day because there are bbq hamburgers, beaver tails, and beers that need to be consumed. A little over two weeks ago, the Soldiers of Odin in BC were present at a protest outside a mosque ...