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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: What’s Jon Latvis Up To These Days?

The last time we posted an article asking a similar question back in 2012, it resulted in a fair amount of msm attention, though to be fair that was mainly because Warren Kinsella published the following image we forwarded to a mutual friend before we did and he’s sort of a bigger deal than we are:

We should mention that despite our feelings about the late Rob Ford’s tenure as mayor of Toronto, we were not suggesting that he was sympathetic towards neo-Nazis (the explanation provided by his office did a good job of putting this to bed), but that his handlers should have been more diligent in preventing Latvis from being photographed with Mr. Ford. In any case, Latvis himself denied his entire history of being involved in the biggest White Power bands of the 1990s and suggested he would sue Mr. Kinsella for defamation.

Considering that the Internet exists which documented his active and enthusiastic involvement in the neo-Nazi movement, as well as the following post made on his own Facebook profile explaining to his friends why he publicly denied his involvement, it would have been a very difficult case for him to make which is probably why he didn’t sue:

Now, fast forward a few years.

Last weekend, the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival took place in Toronto. It is an event, like other similar festivals, that celebrates Ukrainian culture including food (we loves us our perogies), dance, and music. As this writer also has connections to Ukraine, it sounds like a good time and a blast to attend.

But based on what the good folks at the Left Chapter observed while watching a video of the parade, there was a bit of a fly in the ointment:

The portrait on the side of the banner closest
to the viewer is that of Stepan Bandera

Yeah, those are members of the Canadian chapter of Right Sector.

And who are Right Sector?

Glad you asked:

Critics at home say the party’s inflammatory rhetoric and violence is helping Russian media to depict Ukraine as overrun with “neo-Nazis” who threaten the Russian-speaking population.
….
Activists claiming to be Right Sector members were involved in Kiev’s Maidan protests from late November, but the group did not attract much attention until violent clashes with police in central Kiev on 19 January, in which it played a leading role.
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A leading figure in the Right Sector, Andriy Tarasenko, says it aims not for closer ties with Europe but rather to “build a nationalist Ukrainian state and stage a nationalist revolution”. 

Dmytro Yarosh calls himself a follower of Stepan Bandera, a nationalist leader who fought Polish and Soviet rule in the 1930s and 1940s but is seen in Russia and eastern Ukraine as a Nazi collaborator.
….
Some far-right activists interviewed by the BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse in Kiev in early March made it clear that they wanted a Ukraine “just for Ukrainians”.

Other articles on Right Sector are equally enlightening:

Now, much like Rob Ford who was pictured with Jon Latvis, we don’t believe the organizers intended on having a far-right ultranationalist group join in on their parade, however we would apply the same criticism as we did in Mr. Ford’s case when we suggest they should have done a more thorough job checking into the groups participating.

But it might be of interested to our readers to know that Latvis actually has a bit of a connection here as well:

Yep, he’s a supporter of Right Sector:

Read more » . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: What’s Jon Latvis Up To These Days?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: News Summary

Belgium attacked, Rob Ford dies, Budget release, and atmosphere pollutants at dangerous levels. What's the biggest story? #climatechange — Saskboy (@saskboy) March 22, 2016 Goodbye Rob Ford. You left a mark on Canada’s reputation, and now you’re free to go swim with the sharks in the sky. Here’s my favourite Ford video, which sums up […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: News Summary

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

Left Over: Hey MacDougall, Try Google!

OPINION

Commenters snipe from sidelines, but the kids in short pants are all right It’s time to name and shame anonymous commenters who insult people working to improve Canada

By Andrew MacDougall, for CBC News Posted: Jun 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET

 

MacDougall, finish . . . → Read More: Left Over: Hey MacDougall, Try Google!

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Jon Latvis: Fan of Right Sector and Hitler (Not So Much A Fan Of Himmler)

Right now the Ukraine Presidential election is underway. The vote has been disrupted in the Eastern part of the country where pro-Russia separatists have vowed not to let the election take place in the part of the country they control.

Here's the thing though. We know that the situation in Ukraine is not black and . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Jon Latvis: Fan of Right Sector and Hitler (Not So Much A Fan Of Himmler)

The Ranting Canadian: No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna…

No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna and his father was Nosh from the movie Eat the Rich (see photos above).

But seriously folks, you good people of the great city of Toronto, there’s something disturbing about Ford’s mother . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: No wonder Rob Ford is so screwed up. His mother is Dame Edna…

The Ranting Canadian: Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff…

Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff party, his new theme song could be “Half Empty Halls” by The Evaporators.

By most accounts, the April 17, 2014 event was a flop, with low turnout, no “history in the making” moments (another Ford promise broken), none of the celebrity appearances . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Due to the poor attendance at Rob Ford’s campaign kickoff…

The Ranting Canadian: Some beautiful animation about a terrible person. Are the…

Some beautiful animation about a terrible person. Are the creators psychic or merely wishful? We’ll find out in 2014.

The Ranting Canadian: Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t…

Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t sink any lower, he belly flops into the filthy, shitty muck yet again. During a softball interview by Conrad Black on the show Zoomer TV — which aired on December 9, 2013 on the religious channel, Vision — the lying, corrupt mayor spouted . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Just when you thought the lying scumbag Rob Ford couldn’t…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rob Ford is Not a Nice Man #TOpoli

If you defended Rob Ford during his election campaign in 2010, I would have simply said you made a mistake. His angry outbursts against the media, and his ridiculous comments about bike lanes placed him firmly in my political opponents category then. Plus he had a history of drunk driving by that point in his . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Rob Ford is Not a Nice Man #TOpoli

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trained to Wreck

What’s with short term (and long term) memory loss in this country?

This is the ugliest, most disturbing thing I've ever seen in Canadian politics. youtube.com/watch?v=gHMDQc…— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) November 19, 2013

Again, how is the mayor allowed to bring his private muscle onto the floor of the chamber to intimidate spectators?— Andrew Coyne (@acoyne) . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trained to Wreck

The Ranting Canadian: It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s…

It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s not all about the crack. The crack-centred Rob Ford jokes, skits, songs and Internet memes certainly have been entertaining, but Ford’s recent crack use is but one of the many reasons he is hopelessly unqualified to be mayor of the largest city in . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: It’s not really about the crack, or at least it’s…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rob Ford 2012 vs Rob Ford 2013

Stephen Harper urges tougher crime laws, meets with Rob Ford The mayor met privately with the prime minister in Scarborough for almost an hour Tuesday to talk about curbing gun violence.

Harper and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford held their own meeting on the issue on Tuesday, snubbing Premier Dalton McGuinty, who had asked for all . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Rob Ford 2012 vs Rob Ford 2013

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Nothin’ To See Here #cdnpoli

John Gormley attempts to sing a lullaby; Mixes up the words.

[L]eave us alone to reconnect with life and keep the warmth coming. And get back to us when you’ve fired some Senators and Toronto is done. […] advice is neatly summarized in Seven Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day.

The don’ts include . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Nothin’ To See Here #cdnpoli

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Jon Latvis…. You Aren’t Helping

Suffice it to say, Rob Ford has not had a pleasant week. Two weeks almost. In fact we dare say that the past two weeks has fucking sucked. And things really don’t really look to be improving any time soon.

But on this, Rob Ford’s birthday, at least one person wants to show him some . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Jon Latvis…. You Aren’t Helping

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ford Family Member Connected to KKK in 1980s

Remember this photo?

It recently appeared on "The Daily Show" earlier this week. This is Toronto mayor Rob Ford with Jon Latvis, founding member of the racist band RaHoWa with ties to the Heritage Front, Creativity Movement, and violent racists. We found this photo and sent it to Warren Kinsella by way of a friend, . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Ford Family Member Connected to KKK in 1980s

The Ranting Canadian: Lovebirds.

Lovebirds. . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Lovebirds.

ParliamANT Hill: CAW needs to be ‘more flexible,’ expert warns

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/14/caw-auto-industry-contract-talks.html

Things Are Good: Oil is Too Expensive for Wasteful Use

Looks like those “crazy environmentalists” were right all along: the cost of oil has gotten so high that companies are looking for alternatives. When it comes to companies that rely on petroleum-based products they’ve noticed that their profits are dwindling because the cost of oil has gone up, so the bioplastics industry is now on . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Oil is Too Expensive for Wasteful Use

Edwin Current: Paul Madger goes after mayor Quimby! sweet!

I’ve been lagging on my task of researching possible actions to receive a similar result but looks as though Paul Madger has taken this on. I just had to share this and send sentiment for positive results towards Paul. I hope this works out in Paul’s f… . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Paul Madger goes after mayor Quimby! sweet!

Edwin Current: Paul Madger goes after mayor Quimby! sweet!

I’ve been lagging on my task of researching possible actions to receive a similar result but looks as though Paul Madger has taken this on. I just had to share this and send sentiment for positive results towards Paul. I hope this works out in Paul’s favour and Rob Ford goes down.

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/toronto-man-seeks-court-ouster-of-mayor-rob-ford-claims-conflict-of-interest/article2366561/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_content=2366561&service=mobile

. . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Paul Madger goes after mayor Quimby! sweet!

Edwin Current: Happy New Year 2012 and Impeach Mayor Quimby (Rob Ford) Update

2012 is here!  Some think it is going to be the end of the world but I think it will be the beginning of a new world.  I predict many exciting things will happen and I am looking forward to it.

I just wanted to post an update in my efforts to impeach Mayor Ford. . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Happy New Year 2012 and Impeach Mayor Quimby (Rob Ford) Update

Edwin Current: Happy New Year 2012 and Impeach Mayor Quimby (Rob Ford) Update

2012 is here!  Some think it is going to be the end of the world but I think it will be the beginning of a new world.  I predict many exciting things will happen and I am looking forward to it.I just wanted to post an update in my efforts to … . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Happy New Year 2012 and Impeach Mayor Quimby (Rob Ford) Update

Edwin Current: Impeach Mayor Rob Ford "Quimby"

So I’m kinda dumb sometimes and I was wondering if it’s possible to impeach a mayor to get them out of office.  So of course I did a Google search on “impeach the mayor”.  Now I’m not sure if it’s just because Google searches use your region in the algorithm but it’s was quite funny to . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Impeach Mayor Rob Ford "Quimby"

Edwin Current: Impeach Mayor Rob Ford "Quimby"

So I’m kinda dumb sometimes and I was wondering if it’s possible to impeach a mayor to get them out of office.  So of course I did a Google search on “impeach the mayor”.  Now I’m not sure if it’s just because Google searches use your region … . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Impeach Mayor Rob Ford "Quimby"