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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Kevin Goudreau Arrested for Assault

You know who we haven't talked about for a while?

Not Paulie. We talk about him a lot.

No, we're referring to Kevin Goudreau this time or, as we've taken to calling him, the Goudreau.

We've profiled the Goudreau and his misadventures for years on the blog. Mostly because he amuses us, though we don't . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Kevin Goudreau Arrested for Assault

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: James Sears and Paulie Pimping Out Troubled Teen

Meet Veronica Bouchard.

Our readers have likely already heard of her already. Using the pseudonym "Evalion" (because these types always seem to enjoy engaging in self-aggrandizement), 19 year old Bouchard has made a bit of a name for herself in the neo-Nazi online speaking circuit, at least so far as YouTube and Twitter go. As . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: James Sears and Paulie Pimping Out Troubled Teen

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: Anti-Immigration Rally Featuring Soldiers of Odin, PEGIDA, and Atalante Québec Yesterday

Yesterday an anti-immigrant rally took place in Quebec City featuring some groups we are well aware of and a few that are knew to us (yes, our Quebec intel still sucks): Anti-immigration groups are heard in QuebecPUBLISHED Saturday, October 15, 2016 13 H 38

About 75 protesters marched in Old Quebec, Saturday lunch, to . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Anti-Immigration Rally Featuring Soldiers of Odin, PEGIDA, and Atalante Québec Yesterday

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Still Not Allowed into the United States

Last August we reported that Paulie had been denied entry into the United States, likely due to his leadership role in the Council of Conservative Citizens who’s rhetoric inspired the murder who targeted members of an historic Black church in Charleston, SC.

Suffice it to say, Paulie feels aggrieved.

So rather than trying to . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Still Not Allowed into the United States

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: October 2016 Bits and Bites: Religious Bigotry Edition

We start with some rather ugly news from Calgary today: Anti-Muslim posters at University of Calgary prompt rally of supportBy Robson Fletcher, CBC News Posted: Oct 04, 2016 2:07 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 05, 2016 6:55 AM MT

Students, faculty and administrators gathered at the University of Calgary on Tuesday to condemn anti-Muslim . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: October 2016 Bits and Bites: Religious Bigotry Edition

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Launches Charter Challenge

As expected after his conviction on one count of promoting hatred, Arthur Topham has launched his expected Charter challenge:

B.C. man convicted of promoting hate on web to challenge law in court todayCanada’s Criminal Code provisions out of step with internet reality, Arthur Topham’s supporters sayBy Betsy Trumpener, CBC News      Posted: Sep 30, . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Launches Charter Challenge

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: A Look at the Soldiers of Odin in Hamilton

We were contacted by someone who created the following video highlighting the efforts of the Soldiers of Odin to set up a chapter in Hamilton, ON. Unfortunately we were unable embed the video, however the creator graciously allowed us to download so that we could include it here on the blog.

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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.
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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.
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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:

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldier of Odin Member Christopher Hayes Update 2

It's been a few days, however it looks as if Soldier of Odin member Chrisopher Hayes as released around August 8 pending a court appearance on September 12:Hayes’ release order included the statutory conditions and numerous others including: not … . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldier of Odin Member Christopher Hayes Update 2

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldier of Odin Member Christopher Hayes Update 2

It’s been a few days, however it looks as if Soldier of Odin member Chrisopher Hayes as released around August 8 pending a court appearance on September 12:
Hayes’ release order included the statutory conditions and numerous others including: not attempting to directly or indirectly communicate with the prime minister; surrending all firearms and any possession and acquisition licences to the RCMP within 24 hours; not possessing any electronic devices capable of duplicating, creating or generating social media posts (except for work purposes); reporting monthly to the RCMP; remaining in Saskatchewan; and relinquishing his passport. 

In the meantime, Chris Hayes’ brother Michael “Mjohn” Hayes who is the leader of the Oxbow, Saskatchewan chapter of the Soldiers of Odin still seems to believe that threatening Prime Minister Trudeau is a perfectly acceptable exercising of one’s freedom of expression and is not particularily pleased with the RCMP:

Yeah. Your brother didn’t simply criticize Mr. Trudeau, but we suppose that the truth is still a hard pill to swallow particularly if you surround yourself with people who believe uttering casual death threats to be reasonable political discourse:

The Trump reference reminds us that something else interesting popped up in our examination of Michael Hayes’ Facebook profile. For someone who is a leader of a group that claims to to be patriotic….

….Michael doesn’t actually seem to like his own country all that much:

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldiers of Odin: Canadian Media Paying Attention

We don't usually refer to ourselves as "media" though in the absolute sense, we suppose we are. We run a niche blog who's members have a realistic understanding concerning our national exposure. Still, we like to think that at least o… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldiers of Odin: Canadian Media Paying Attention

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Soldiers of Odin: Canadian Media Paying Attention

We don’t usually refer to ourselves as “media” though in the absolute sense, we suppose we are. We run a niche blog who’s members have a realistic understanding concerning our national exposure. Still, we like to think that at least on occasion we’ve been able to punch above our weight by breaking a few stories before the msm have.

As far as we know, we were amongst the first, if not the first, “media” source that began covering the entry of the Soldiers of Odin onto the Canadian scene. However since we began, there has been some really good journalism focused on the SOO. Not too long after our first exposé, Vice published a story by Mack Lamoureux who was able to infiltrate a meeting by the Alberta chapter of Soldiers of Odin. And last week, CBC’s Samantha Craggs wrote what we would regard as a pretty hard hitting profile of the SOO and the group’s efforts to organize in the city of Hamilton.

Some members of the SOO took notice, including co-leader of the Saskatchewan chapter of the Soldiers of Odin:

In the article, the national president of the Canadian Soldiers of Odin, Joel Angott, claims that the group is opposed to racism:

The presence in Hamilton is informal right now, with about eight or nine members getting organized, said SOO national president Joel Angott. There’s a lot of interest, but potential Hamilton members are being carefully vetted. 

SOO members do neighbourhood patrols, Angott told CBC Hamilton in a phone interview from Winnipeg. Right now, its Hamilton plans focus on cleaning up local parks. 

He denies that the group is anti-immigration, or anti-Muslim, although the group’s bylaws lament the government “accepting refugees from countries that hate us” and “letting illegal aliens into this country and giving them the ability to vote and drive.”

Denying that the SOO is not anti-immigrant or anti-Muslim sort of flies in the face of what is routinely posted on the various provincial Soldiers of Odin chapters’ Facebook pages however. For example, here are a few from the British Columbia chapter group page:

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Court Appearance for Michelle Erstikaitis

Michelle Erstikaitis appeared in court today and has been charged with attempted murder. In a previous court appearance, Ms. Erstikaitis had with her an item that might make her friends Paulie and Canadian Creativity Movement leader Wes Smith scratch their heads a bit:
But the designated dangerous offender was clutching a Qur’an as she appeared briefly in an Old City Hall courtroom Tuesday to face charges for allegedly slashing a U.S. Consulate security guard.

Not that we actually believe for a moment she is a Muslim now, just as we questioned her commitment to the cause of “White Nationalism.”

Still, isn’t it interesting that Paulie, who had inexplicably championed her for years, has remained silent?

Things that make you go, hmmmm.

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

This writer is currently on vacation, however there have been a few stories that have come out lately that our readers may find of interest.

Back when we first wrote about Monika Schaefer, former Green Party federal candidate and current Holocaust denier, we anticipated that the like of Paulie, Arthur Topham, and now nutter Brian Ruhe would play the “persecuted German” angle. We haven’t been disappointed:

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

This writer is currently on vacation, however there have been a few stories that have come out lately that our readers may find of interest.Back when we first wrote about Monika Schaefer, former Green Party federal candidate and current Holocaust deni… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: July 2016 Bits and Bites

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean Photographed with Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour Associate

Okay, the title of this article could rightfully be accused of being click bait and of being  unfair to Brian Jean, but it is also an accurate title.

Much like the late Rob Ford was photographed a an event with an individual well known to those familiar with the racist movement in Canada, so too was Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta who posed for this photo with Jonathan Besler we presume at the Calgary Stampede:

Given Besler’s attitude toward the current NDP government in Alberta, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that he would gravitate towards the Wildrose Part as an alternative….

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean Photographed with Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour Associate

Okay, the title of this article could rightfully be accused of being click bait and of being unfair to Brian Jean, but it is also an accurate title.Much like the late Rob Ford was photographed a an event with an individual well known to those familia… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean Photographed with Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour Associate

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Green Party of Canada Releases Statement on Monika Schaefer

UPDATE: Looks like the CBC picked up on the story as well.

Back in June we published an article about Monika Schaefer, a Green Party member and three time (at least) candidate in the riding of Yellowhead.

Or, perhaps it might be more accurate now to write that she is likely soon to be a former Green Party member:

The story has also been picked up by B’nai Brith Canada and by Ms. Schaefer’s local newspaper:

Video denying holocaust causes uproar
Posted by: fitzhugh Posted date: July 13, 2016 In: Archive, Feature, News

A video shot by a local resident denying the Holocaust has been widely condemned by the community and at least one resident has filed a formal complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

On June 17, Monika Schaefer, a well-known Jasper resident and former Green Party candidate, appeared in a video on Youtube denying the Holocaust. The video was subsequently posted on her Facebook page.
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Ken Kuzminski, president of the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion, described the video as hate speech.

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Green Party of Canada Releases Statement on Monika Schaefer

Back in June we published an article about Monika Schaefer, a Green Party member and three time (at least) candidate in the riding of Yellowhead.Or, perhaps it might be more accurate now to write that she is likely soon to be a former Green Party memb… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Green Party of Canada Releases Statement on Monika Schaefer

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Michelle Erstikaitis In The News Again

It's been a while since we heard anything about Michelle Erstikaitis. Last we heard she was still in detention from a previous run-in with the judicial system and Paul Fromm was diligently visiting her behind bars (really, though he claims her as a… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Michelle Erstikaitis In The News Again

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Michelle Erstikaitis In The News Again

It’s been a while since we heard anything about Michelle Erstikaitis. Last we heard she was still in detention from a previous run-in with the judicial system and Paul Fromm was diligently visiting her behind bars (really, though he claims her as a White Nationalist P.O.W. Paulie’s relationship with Erstikaitis remains inexplicable to us…. unless…. yuck!).

We’ll, it looks like she is out of prison.

Or, perhaps we should say, WAS out of prison:

Oh.

Well.

Paulie might have a hard time explaining this away.

Michelle Erstikaitis, 36, who was deemed a dangerous offender five years ago, appeared in a College Park courtroom Tuesday looking dishevelled and ranting about wanting “a refugee lawyer” to handle her case.

She is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

“I’m a Canadian citizen and I want to leave this country,” Erstikaitis said in open court.

Okay, so, what did she do exactly?

Toronto Sun sources alleged the woman initially asked for asylum but soon began shouting “ISIS is coming to kill you” and other odd things.
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Officers arrived and found a guard suffering from multiple stab wounds.

“It’s alleged the woman tried to force her way into the consulate while armed with a three-inch box cutter,” said Sidhu, who added she rushed through the body scanner at the front entrance prompting a guard to react.

As the guard grabbed the woman, she allegedly slashed his throat with the razor-sharp box-cutter narrowly missing a major artery, sources say.

“He managed to avoid serious injury,” Sidhu said, adding the guard’s arm was also sliced before the woman was subdued.

Yeah, that would do it.

The article goes on to detail Erstikaitis’ long and sordid history of legal problems, arrests, and her dangerous offender designation which Paulie suggested was COMPLETELY unjustifiable.

Sure.

Paulie might be pleased though (or saddened) to learn that her association with him and White Nationalists was not included in her biography

Last we actually saw Erstikaitis was at the Doug Christie Memorial in Toronto where she was photographed between Malcolm Ross and Marc Lemire….

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Former Green Party Candidate and 9/11 "Truther" Also Denies Holocaust

We would like to introduce our readers to Monika Schaefer, a three time (and perhaps four time) federal Green Party candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead:We first came across Monika Schaefer a few years back when Arthur Topham published an… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Former Green Party Candidate and 9/11 "Truther" Also Denies Holocaust

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Former Green Party Candidate and 9/11 "Truther" Also Denies Holocaust

We would like to introduce our readers to Monika Schaefer, a three time (and perhaps four time) federal Green Party candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead:

We first came across Monika Schaefer a few years back when Arthur Topham published an open letter penned by Schaefer to Green Party leader Elizabeth May regarding Schaefer’s belief that the 9/11 attacks were a “false flag” operation:

Now, anyone being promoted by the likes of Topham in regards to this particular conspiracy theory is likely going to have some other suspect views. Ms. Schaefer confirmed this when she referenced, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” as if it is a legitimate primary document rather than the plagiarized fraud it has been proven to be time and time again:

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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 2016 Bits and Bites: Paul Fromm, Robert Reitmeier, Tyler Sturrup, Canadians United 4 Canada, and Assault on Muslim Woman

A few things have occurred over the past few days that we figure warrant some discussion, though not necessarily stand alone posts.First on the agenda is another example of Paulie having a bad day, which is generally a good day for most people. He was … . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 2016 Bits and Bites: Paul Fromm, Robert Reitmeier, Tyler Sturrup, Canadians United 4 Canada, and Assault on Muslim Woman