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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Trump Train Derailed: Canadian Supporters Respond

You would have to be living under a rock to not be aware of what has become known as the "Trump Tape" in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about sexually assaulting women on a hot mic: In part as a result of the tape and, perhaps, his crude dismissal of it as mere . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Trump Train Derailed: Canadian Supporters Respond

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Reaction To Orlando

It goes without saying that the mass murder that took place in Orlando last week horrified all decent people. Whether the murder was motivated by an extremist interpretation of Islam, homophobia, or a combination of all of the above and aided by a gun … . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Reaction To Orlando

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Reaction To Orlando

It goes without saying that the mass murder that took place in Orlando last week horrified all decent people. Whether the murder was motivated by an extremist interpretation of Islam, homophobia, or a combination of all of the above and aided by a gun culture that permeates much of American political discourse, the murder of 49 human beings (with 50 injured) was a terrible tragedy.

Of course, there are those out there who would use the tragedy to further their own agenda.

It’s sort of hard to take Ron Banerjee seriously in light of a long history of homophobic statements and online post (see here, here, and here as only a few examples). It’s even less believable when, only a day before he posted on Twitter attempting to promote himself as a fighter for LGBTQ rights, he emailed the following to Gerry Lincoln (yes, THAT Gerry Lincoln) who forwarded the exchange to us:

Not to be outdone, fellow Trump supporter Paul Fromm also offered his $0.02 which also includes Southern Ontario Skinhead member Dan Hall also contributing his thought…. if it could be characterized as such:

 

And then, there’s PEGIDA Canada.

Read more » . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Reaction To Orlando

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: April 2016: Bits and Bites

Not long ago we reported that Richard Warman had taken an interest in James Sears and “Your Ward News,” noting that when Mr. Warman takes an interest in a hate group and its members, said hate groups members usually come to regret Mr. Warman’s interest in them.
For immediate release                                                      April 22, 2016 


TORONTO – Don’t help spread hate.

That’s the message to Canada Post and the Government of Canada: stop helping to distribute a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, Islamaphobic and anti-Semitic tabloid to the homes of thousands of Toronto residents.

The broad coalition of citizens and anti-racism activists – which doesn’t have a name yet – welcomed the action of Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman, who today formally filed a complaint that Canada Post and the federal government have violated multiple sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Warman’s complaint can be viewed here

“Richard Warman is one of the most successful human rights litigants in Canadian history,” said Bernie Farber, Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute. “He has won a dozen human rights cases he brought against various neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups. We are very confident that Richard will be successful when this complaint is heard.”

For months, the coalition of citizens and activists have been trying to lobby Canada Post and Judy Foote, the minister responsible, to stop distributing a tabloid called Your Ward News. Reportedly distributed to nearly 80,000 homes in Toronto, Your Ward News regularly promotes Holocaust denial, anti-gay and anti-women hate, and flagrant racism. Canada Post has refused to act, however, and the Crown corporation has continued to take undisclosed sums to distribute the hateful rag to people who don’t want it.

The postal corporation has threatened to discipline or dismiss Canada Post workers who object to delivering the extremist tabloid. CUPW earlier this month filed a Regular Grievance with their employer over being forced to deliver “an anti-worker, anti-people, racist, sexist and homophobic publication.”

Your Ward News is edited by James Sears, who has in the past pleaded guilty to sexual assault, and lost his licence to practice medicine for sexually assaulting patients. Sears is an unabashed Hitler enthusiast, and has called the gas chambers at Auschwitz a “lie.” Other contributors to Your Ward News include Gary Schipper, a former leader of the neo-Nazi Heritage Front, who served time in jail for refusing to take down the Front’s telephone hate messages.

“It is outrageous that Canada Post and those responsible in government have turned a blind eye to the hatred that is found on every page of Your Ward News,” said Warren Kinsella, a lawyer and resident of the Beach who wrote the book Web of Hate. “We have tried repeatedly to get them to act, but they have refused. We are hopeful that Richard’s formal human rights complaint will help change that.”

The coalition is made up of a diverse group:

• Walied Soliman, a lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright 
• Jaime Watt, chairman of Navigator Ltd. and a leader in the Toronto LGBT community 
• Lisa Kinsella, Executive Vice President of the Daisy Group 
• Bernie Farber, Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute and former CEO of Canadian Jewish Congress 
• Derek Richmond, Third Vice President, CUPW Scarborough Local 
• Barbara Joy, public and government relations consultant and East Toronto resident 
• John Wright, pollster and public affairs executive 
• Ian Davey, former Chief of Staff to the Federal Leader of the Opposition 
• Jill Fairbrother, principal of Fairbrother and Partners Inc. 
• Kelly Fairchild, a feminist and East Toronto resident who has organized a petition against the hate rag 
• Judy Csillag, Canadian Race Relations Foundation 

For further information, contact: 

Lisa Kinsella 
lisa@daisygroup.ca 
(416) 642-3100 
So far the story has been picked up by a number of msn publications:
Also owner of “Your Ward News” LeRoy St. Germaine has been making overtures to other hate groups
Oh, we are going to have SO much fun with our next article on the Soldiers of Odin. 
Speaking of hateful people, Ron Banerjee.
Really, we almost don’t have to write any more. But we will.
That Banerjee hates Sikhs as much as he does Muslims isn’t new to our readers. What is new is that he is now sending out press releases justifying physical attacks against Sikhs in Canada.

Banerjee is suggesting the attack on a Sikh man in Quebec was a direct result of Sikh terrorism (though his first point equating requests for reasonable accommodation with terrorism might be a bit of a stretch) and that the men who engaged in the attack should be praised:

Yep, there’s video.

Note how brave these men really are:

Yep, drunkenly berating someone with racial taunting, then ganging up three on one to assault him, sure struck a blow against terrorism.

But then this isn’t the only problematic video for Banerjee.

A little over a month ago, Banerjee decided that he was going to engage in a little bit of street preaching:

This video was taken by a person who posted it on reddit. Evidently one woman, not appreciating being told to cover up and dress modestly by a bunch of misogynistic assholes. took matters into the own hands and flashed them. The first street preacher was apparently so upset by being subjected to secondary sexual characteristics that he left the scene.

Banerjee? Well, we’re sure he was torn. On the one hand he hates women. On the other, he’s a sexually repressed pervert.

So what’s a sexually repressed, misogynistic, pervert to do in this situation?

Creepy perv for the win apparently:

Oh yeah. We probably have mentioned it already, but Banerjee also loves him some Trump.

Finally, in news that will surprise no one, we’ve learned why Hitler-loving Buddhist and Fromm supporter ($$$) has been quite for a while. [NOTE: Thanks for catching the spelling error]

He was committed:

 

Sigh….

Look, we genuinely feel badly for anyone suffering from bipolar disorder. But we would hope that Mr. Ruhe would perhaps take some time to consider that believing Hitler as a spiritual guru might lead a few to reasonably consider that you’ve taken leave of your senses.

. . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: April 2016: Bits and Bites

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: April 2016: Bits and Bites

Not long ago we reported that Richard Warman had taken an interest in James Sears and “Your Ward News,” noting that when Mr. Warman takes an interest in a hate group and its members, said hate groups members usually come to regret Mr. Warman’s interest… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: April 2016: Bits and Bites

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: March 2016 Bits and Bites: PEGIDA/JDL Protest Bust, Your Ward News in Warman’s Cross-hairs, and Free Dominion News

When we reported that the JDL was holding an event featuring PEGIDA UK speaker Paul Weston, we noted that there were plans to protest outside the location where the presentation was taking place.Ron Banerjee, noticing that we had provided details about… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: March 2016 Bits and Bites: PEGIDA/JDL Protest Bust, Your Ward News in Warman’s Cross-hairs, and Free Dominion News

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Three Canadian Racists Supporting Donald Trump: Sort of Funny

This past Saturday Republican primaries were held in Kentucky, Maine, Kansas, and Louisiana. Donald Trump managed to win both Kentucky and Louisiana by fairly comfortable margins. It was amusing then when we listened to the talking heads on MSNBC ponti… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Three Canadian Racists Supporting Donald Trump: Sort of Funny

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Rally Meets With Opposition: Banerjee Demands Opposition Be Shot

Well, it looks like the PEGIDA Canada rally and counter-protest was a rather boisterous affair.

Back on September 13, we posted a message announcing a protest by anti-fascists to take place in Toronto opposing PEGIDA Canada who’s organizers announced their rally would take place on September 19. Perhaps ironically, ol’ walrus whiskers Sebastian Ronin also . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: PEGIDA Canada Rally Meets With Opposition: Banerjee Demands Opposition Be Shot

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Bits and Bites: August 2015 Not Belated Edition

It's sometimes a tough call on whether or not we should discuss certain individuals on the blog. There are those like "the Goudreau" who seem to court any sort of attention, positive (rarely) or negative (much more frequent) as if the attention validates their importance. Usually the significance that individual places upon himself is in . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Bits and Bites: August 2015 Not Belated Edition

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ron Banerjee, André Drouin, and Rise Canada

We had mentioned in our previous article that we were working on a new story. In fact, it's a story that sort of fell into our laps, though initially we didn't quite realize how significant it would turn out to be: Before being sent the above unsolicited link we had been aware of Rise . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ron Banerjee, André Drouin, and Rise Canada

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Montreal Pegida March Didn’t Go So Well.

When Pegida began to organize in Montreal, we began to keep an eye on what was happening. Unfortunately Quebec remains a bit of a problem area for us in that we have no active ARC members in the province and all the members we do have are hopelessly unilingual.

We did notice though that Pegida . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Montreal Pegida March Didn’t Go So Well.

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: More Ford Fest Fallout: Ron Banerjee Focus Of Criminal Complaint

Late last month we posted an article on an apparent assault during Ford Fest. Ron Banerjee, who has been featured on this blog as a result of his virulent Islamaphobia, is seen in a video with his hands around the throat of a protester at the event. Prior to this incident, Banerjee was caught on . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: More Ford Fest Fallout: Ron Banerjee Focus Of Criminal Complaint

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Is That Ron Banerjee Choking The Gay Protester At Ford Fest?

Sure looks like it, and the folks at ARC Canada have a clearer shot, and links to video of the guy in the picture yelling anti-gay slurs.

Ron Banerjee, if you don’t know, is both the leader and a large portion of the membership of Canadian Hindu Advocaacy (CHA), a hard right group of at . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Is That Ron Banerjee Choking The Gay Protester At Ford Fest?

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ford Fest Fallout: Ron Banerjee Alleged to Have Assaulted Anti-Ford Protestor

Last time we mentioned Ron Banerjee in an article he was acting as the wingman to Islamaphobe Eric Brazau. Banerjee claims to be the head of the largest Hindu advocacy group in Canada he has named Canadian Hindu Advocacy.

The reality is that the CHA seems to consist solely of himself and perhaps one . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ford Fest Fallout: Ron Banerjee Alleged to Have Assaulted Anti-Ford Protestor

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ron Banerjee: Two Man Band Or One Lonely Hindi And His Sockpuppet Army?

This post, from GridTO, implies that the group Canadian Hindu Advocacy, led by Ron Banerjee,  consists entirely of Ron Banerjee.  Me, I’ve always assumed that Ron had exactly one  follower by the name of  Naresh Patel, pictured below to the right:

Or was this just some poor sap who wandered onto the scene and got gestured . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ron Banerjee: Two Man Band Or One Lonely Hindi And His Sockpuppet Army?

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Extremists Baiting Extremists Who Further Bait Extremists

We didn't write about the folks with Canadian Hindu Advocacy (all two or three of them) or their plan to harass Muslim worshippers outside a Toronto mosque by parading dogs in front of it (because for some reason the myth that Muslims hate and/or are afraid of dogs has managed to really take hold in . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Extremists Baiting Extremists Who Further Bait Extremists

Canadian Firebrand: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"

BCL’s post on today’s JDL rally for the neo-Nazi English Defence League and Ron Banerjee’s promise to bring out “security” for the rally got me rememberin’

About a year ago, I happened by a JDL rally outside Ryeson and got into an argument with Ron Banerjee, leader and likely the sole member of the . . . → Read More: Canadian Firebrand: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"

BCL’s post on today’s JDL rally for the neo-Nazi English Defence League and Ron Banerjee’s promise to bring out “security” for the rally got me rememberin’

About a year ago, I happened by a JDL rally outside Ryeson and got into an argument with Ron Banerjee, leader and likely the sole member of the . . . → Read More: Andy Lehrer’s Firebrand blog: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"

Andy Lehrer: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"

BCL’s post on today’s JDL rally for the neo-Nazi English Defence League and Ron Banerjee’s promise to bring out “security” for the rally got me rememberin’…About a year ago, I happened by a JDL rally outside Ryeson and got into an argument with Ron B… . . . → Read More: Andy Lehrer: "As long as they kill Muslims, I don’t care"