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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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, . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Trading press barons for social media behemoths: not an improvement for people who want news

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez (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. Dylan is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: One Month Until National Prisoner Strike: Updates, News and Plugging in (repost)

One month till the National Prisoner Strike! In one month, prisoners across the country will answer the call to “let the crops rot in the plantation fields, to go on strike and cease reproducing the institutions of [their] confinement.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Some Concrete Anti-Repression Tools to Share with Striking Prisoners (repost)

The following are a couple of basic anti-repression tools that you can share with any prisoner contacts on the inside, in anticipation of, during, and in the aftermath of the September national prison strike.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says (repost)

An Act of Genocide, Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women was written by Karen Stote, an assistant professor of women and gender studies at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Détenu mort à Dorchester : des gardiens ont fait usage d’une « force inappropriée » selon un rapport (repost)

Étendu sur le sol d’une douche du pénitencier de Dorchester, au Nouveau-Brunswick, Matthew Hines a prononcé ces mots qui ont peut-être été ses derniers : « S’il vous plaît, je vous en supplie, je vous en supplie.

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Wise Law Blog: How Your Social Media Footprint Can Backfire on You in Court

There is no denying that we live in a new age of social media, where expressing your inner most thoughts and personal feelings to an online audience is just plain normal.

While it may be tempting to speak out about the trials and tribulations you encounter with your ex spouse following the breakdown of your relationship, airing your frustrations online can cost you a whole lot more than you think …

Canadian Courts have seen the use of social media as evidence in family law proceedings increase dramatically in the past few years:

  • M(MJ) v. D(A), 2008 ABPC 379 -The Court in this case dismissed an application for guardianship for the parties’ child that had been brought by the Father, instead granting him very modest access.  This decision was made in part due to the Court’s finding that the Father had “demonstrated and displayed publicly (at least to his some 95 “friends” on his Facebook page) his disregard and callous lack of consideration of the mother and his demeaning and dismissive attitude to her”. The Father’s online activities sadly led the Court to determine that: “… there is no evidence that these parents can work together or communicate effectively. The father’s actions around his Facebook link is indicative of his lack of respect for the mother yet asks that decision-making be shared. I believe in such a situation that a shared decision-making arrangement would be destructive and chaotic for the child. The child is entitled to grow up in an atmosphere free of acrimony, rancour, disharmony and disrespect. The father has demonstrated he is unable to act as a principled decision-maker for the child and his attitude to the mother further demonstrates that he will continue to be dismissive of her and will attempt to enforce his will on her at every opportunity if he had any decision-making authority. This is not in the best interests of the child.”
  • W(JWA) v. B(A), 2008 NBQB 157 – In this case, the Court admitted Facebook photographs into evidence, which depicted the Mother dancing at a bar, drinking alcohol, and smoking marijuana. In consideration of the totality of evidence, including these photographs, the Court was of the opinion that the Mother lacked the same maturity as the Father, who appeared to be better suited to care for the child’s physical, emotional, social and economic needs. This ultimately led tot he Court finding that it was in the child’s best interest to reside primarily with the Father.
  • Byram v Byram, [2011] N.B.J. No. 120. – The Mother in this case was granted custody of the parties’ children in part as the Court determined that the Father had “spared no effort to vilify the Applicant through Facebook and the internet….” In the circumstances, the Court was not prepared to grant joint custody, noting that this would only be appropriate in cases “where the parents can cooperate and communicate effectively”. 
  • Tran v Tran, 2015 ONSC 5838 – In this case, the Mother relied upon Instagram and Facebook posts as evidence that the Father was currently employed and had purchased a BMW instead of providing child support. Though the motion judge was not prepared to impute income to the Father, it was noted that the mother’s evidence was strong, and the issue was reserved for trial.

How to Protect Yourself 

While it may seem like common sense, it is a beneficial reminder:

  • To not post and/or tweet anything about or in relation to your ex online that is negative or alludes to negative feelings about them;
  • Do not post anything in relation to any extracurricular/adult activities you may be involved in, or anything that could be misconstrued (In other words, posting that picture of you passed out in a bar surrounded by empty beer bottles may not be the best idea);
  • Use your privacy settings and make your social media private;
  • Do a thorough sweep of your “friends” on social media and delete/block anyone who may have the potential to create drama in relation to your family law matter.
  • If you have a hard time maintaining your composure online, you may want to consider temporarily suspending or even deleting your social media accounts, particularly during the course of your family law litigation;
  • As a rule of thumb, do not post or tweet anything that you would not want a judge to read.

Collecting Evidence


A few things to bear in mind:

Firstly, you cannot deceitfully or illegally collect evidence from a spouse’s social media page. Put simply, you cannot hack your ex’s social media page, or make a fake account for the purposes of gaining access to collect evidence.

That being said however, if you do come across some useful information online through the proper channels, it may be possible to rely upon and use this in your litigation.

In many cases your ex’s online presence may confirm things are awry. For example, he/she may post about a job though claiming to be unemployed; post pictures of his/her luxurious yacht vacation, though alleging to have no assets; or post pictures or comments that suggest poor parenting judgment.

Now that you have read this, consider for just a moment what you could possibly stand to gain from ranting about your ex online…The next time you are tempted to post a not-so-friendly tweet about your ex, just imagine the cringe-worthy moment when it is read out loud in open court.

– Simran Bakshi, Associate and Rachel Spence, Law Clerk

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There is no denying that we live in a new age of social media, where expressing your inner most thoughts and personal feelings to an online audience is just plain normal.While it may be tempting to speak out about the trials and tribulations you encou… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: How Your Social Media Footprint Can Backfire on You in Court

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: First Nations man fatally shot on Sask. farm was looking for help with flat tire: cousin (repost)

BIGGAR, Sask. — Racial tensions are flaring in Saskatchewan after the fatal shooting of a First Nations man who relatives say was just looking for help with a flat tire.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: World Social Forum in Montreal: “Another World Is Once Again Being Constructed Without Africa” (repost)

One day before the start of this year’s edition of the World Social Forum (WSF 2016), to be held in Montreal from 9 – 14 August 2016, civil society representatives from several African nations have announced their intention to boycott the proceedings, due to the overwhelming number of visa denial

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: ‘I Am a Revolutionary and an Optimist’: Former Black Panther (repost)

Attica Correctional Facility became famous for a bloody rebellion in September 1971. The inmates took over the prison located in northwestern New York and took 42 staff members hostage. The state police, under the command of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, broke into the prison, acting ruthlessly.

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Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: No Badjacketing: The State Wants to Kill Us; Let’s Not Cooperate (repost)

Every time people organize for liberation, autonomy, and a better world, the state and the bosses try to crush our movements. They don’t particularly care how they do it, but they don’t want to work hard. It’s easier for them, if we do it for them.

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