Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Fascism & Anti-Fascism (Don Hammerquist)

an excerpt from Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents for a Militant Movement This paper is directed towards a narrow audience of revolutionary activists who, hopefully, will not demand a finished product. It is not finished and probably will never be. Much of what I say will be controversial and is certainly open to challenge. On some ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Montreal Against PEGIDA this Saturday / Montréal Contre PEGIDA ce samedi

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/846851065428443/ SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AT 1PM PLACE EMILIE GAMELIN This Saturday, the fascist scum from PEGIDA are going to try for a second time to march in the streets of Montreal to promote their xenophobic and racist ideas. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1484657618497883/). There is reason to believe that PEGIDA will join the Silent March Against Bill 59 which is happening Saturday ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Interview with an Antifascist Prisoner in Sweden

Joel is an antifascist prisoner in Sweden. In July 2014, he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for attempted murder, violent disorder, and carrying an illegal weapon. The sentence followed a collective defense against a Nazi attack on an antifascist demonstration in Stockholm. The interview was conducted in the fall of ...

The Ranting Canadian: April 25 was Liberation Day in Italy, a national holiday…

April 25 was Liberation Day in Italy, a national holiday commemorating the end of the Nazi/Fascist occupation of Italy. The above photo portrays the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and his entourage, hanging upside down after being executed by Italians who were fed up with their bullshit. Predictably, as the failed capitalist system continues to ...

The Ranting Canadian: One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is…

One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is returning to Canada for the first time in about a decade.  Stage Bottles, from Frankfurt, Germany, will be playing in Toronto on Friday, April 18 and in Montreal on Saturday, April 19. For those not familiar with Stage Bottles, they perform Oi!-influenced melodic punk ...

The Ranting Canadian: I noticed this event on Facebook. November 2, 2013 in…

I noticed this event on Facebook. November 2, 2013 in Toronto: Hill 667 presents “The Good Fight: Remembering Canadian Volunteers of the Spanish Civil War” Film screenings plus speakers and food. at Cinecycle (in the old coach house down the lane behind 129 Spadina Ave., on the east side between Richmond St. W. and Adelaide ...

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: http://issuu.com/randalljaykay/docs

http://issuu.com/randalljaykay/docs: The above link is to an archive of various scanned articles and newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s that are related to topics such as anti-fascism, radicalism, socialism, anarchism, prisoners’ rights, anti-imperialism, First Nations rights and anti-racism, They are interesting historical documents, and many of the issues they discuss are still relevant today. Unfortunately ...

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: The Honourable Charlie Angus, New Democratic Party (NDP) Member…

The Honourable Charlie Angus, New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, recognizes the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion’s contribution to the fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. The Mac-Paps volunteered to fight the fascist forces of Spain, Italy and Germany as part of the International Brigades, without any support ...

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.

The Ranting Canadian: I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person…

I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person who created it. To anyone not familiar with the skinhead subculture (other than the racist, far right fringe that the sensationalist media presents as representative of the entire subculture), this logo is is a take-off of the symbol and name of Skinheads Against Racial ...