The Ranting Canadian: 2 Tone ska legends The Selecter are touring North America, and…

2 Tone ska legends The Selecter are touring North America, and according to the band’s official website, their only Canadian dates are as follows. Fans outside Ontario will either have to travel to these three cities or head to the United States. September 18, 2013 @ Starlight Room in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada September17, 2013 @ ...

The Ranting Canadian: This post is a bit late, but I figure if the politicians can…

This post is a bit late, but I figure if the politicians can take the whole summer off and still get paid, I can take a bit of a break from ranting about them for free. This music video is “If You Tolerate This, Your Children Could Be Next” by the Welsh alt-rock band Manic ...

The Ranting Canadian: In the Area: Legitime Violence

In the Area: Legitime Violence: The above link is an article about the Quebec-based fascist band Légitime Violence, who are one of the opening acts for the Condemned 84 gig scheduled for Burlington, Ontario on June 22, 2013. Légitime Violence are actually more of a concern to Ontarians than the headline band — due to ...

The Ranting Canadian: Fascist-friendly concert planned for Toronto June 22, 2013

Fascist-friendly concert planned for Toronto June 22, 2013: This link was sent to me by a reliable source. At the moment, no venue for the concert has been announced. Instead of adding my own commentary, here are some highlights from the article. A concert slated for Toronto, featuring Condemned 84 (England), supported by the likes ...

The Ranting Canadian: Doug Christie: The Unauthorized Obituary (article in The Tyee)

Doug Christie: The Unauthorized Obituary (article in The Tyee): Tom Hawthorn of TheTyee reiterates what I wrote in my post about the recently croaked lawyer Doug Christie. Despite his pompous self-declarations, Christie was not a true advocate for free speech; he was merely an advocate for racism, anti-Semitism and other far right views. Christie, in ...

The Ranting Canadian: “Nazi Scum” by the Scottish anti-fascist punk band…

“Nazi Scum” by the Scottish anti-fascist punk band Oi Polloi Standing outsides the primary school gates,with their leaflets stirring up race hate. Creeping round in the dead of night,setting innocent people’s houses alight. They stab and kill in radical attacks. Just how much more before you fight back? Find them – Grind them – Grind ...

The Ranting Canadian: Doug Christie – racist anti-Semitic lawyer, white nationalist…

Doug Christie – racist anti-Semitic lawyer, white nationalist activist and Western separatist wannabe politician from British Columbia  – died on March 11, 2013 at the age of 66 from liver disease. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Historical revisionists – and others who may be well-intended but misguided — are (sieg) heiling the Nazi sympathizer as ...

The Ranting Canadian: March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of…

March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of anti-fascist/anti-racist Oi!, punk rock, hardcore, and a little bit of ska and reggae. It’s a party, not a political rally, but there’s no mystery where the bands and most of the attendees stand on the issues. It will be at Katakombes, which is at 1635 ...

The Ranting Canadian: As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you,…

As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of us” column, here is the video for the song “Hate Us” by The Prowlers, an anti-fascist, anti-racist Oi! band from Montreal. The song isn’t political, but it fits with the theme of my last post.