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Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Disgraced Himself. Again.

Jason Kenney has disgraced himself, or made a fool of himself, many times during his long and sordid political career.He has gone after the human rights of women, gay people, Muslims, and most recently helpless refugees, as only a religious fanatic and… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Disgraced Himself. Again.

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.- Will Wachtmeister reviews Malcolm Torry’s book of arguments for a basic income, focusing in particular on social cohesion and innovation as important reasons why individuals should enjoy economic security. But Se… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

LeDaro: Donald Trump is not racist

“I have a great relationship with the Blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the Blacks.”"Laziness is a trait in blacks.”Imagine this guy as the president of United States. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Donald Trump is not racist

Dead Wild Roses: But wait…ALL Lives matter, amirite??

Filed under: Racism Tagged: “colourblind”, #Blacklivesmatter, Racism . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: But wait…ALL Lives matter, amirite??

A. Picazo: #RefugeesWelcome

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on November 27, 2015. “This is not a federal project, this is not even a government project, it’s a national project for all Canadians,” declared John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees a… . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: #RefugeesWelcome

Politics, Re-Spun: Islamophobia: Donald Trump Reveals His Inner Hitler

Racist. Ignorant. Clueless. Donald Trump has just levelled up. He has acquired his Hitler badge and is proudly displaying it for all to see. You’re fired. Denounce the Donald. Send this to everyone; we all need to denounce him and the Republican horse he rode in on. Donald Trump said tonight he’d implement a database … Continue reading Islamophobia: Donald Trump Reveals His Inner Hitler

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Montreal Simon: Harjit Sajjan and the Con Racism Epidemic

As you know, I think Justin Trudeau's decision to make Harjit Sajjan Canada's defence minister was an inspired choice.Firstly, because it sends out a powerful message of real diversity and inclusion.And secondly, because no Con is ever going to accuse him of being soft on terrorism. Not after this letter from the coalition commander in Afghanistan. Sajjan was considered “the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater” whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," according to the letter, recently obtained by National Observer.Which as I have pointed (Read more…)

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Dead Wild Roses: Quebec Police and the Relations With Our Aboriginal People

The developing story about alleged Quebec police misconduct keeps getting more interesting. Neil Macdonald wrote an amazing analysis of the situation over at CBC News. There is some great analysis going into the history of SQ (Sûreté du Quebec police union) and how they consider themselves above the law but I think the closing statement is probably the best closing statement in any article I’ve ever read:

But ask yourself this: If I, a charter member of the privileged white males society, find them frightening, imagine what must go through the head of an intoxicated young aboriginal woman on a (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Two headlines trending on my Facebook on the same day

This shit is all linked, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I have no words.

Highway of Tears email deletion referred to RCMP by B.C. privacy watchdog

Women, mainly Aboriginal, go missing, and government emails about it get not just deleted, but deliberately deleted from backups.

Eight Quebec police officers suspended in wake of sexual-assault allegations on aboriginal women: Thériault

Quebec provincial police are alleged to have been sexually abusing Aboriginal women, going back years.

Filed under: Canada Tagged: Bitter Feminist Rage, Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, Patriarchy, Racism

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Dead Wild Roses: Two headlines trending on my Facebook on the same day

This shit is all linked, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I have no words.

Highway of Tears email deletion referred to RCMP by B.C. privacy watchdog

Women, mainly Aboriginal, go missing, and government emails about it get not just deleted, but deliberately deleted from backups.

Eight Quebec police officers suspended in wake of sexual-assault allegations on aboriginal women: Thériault

Quebec provincial police are alleged to have been sexually abusing Aboriginal women, going back years.

Filed under: Canada Tagged: Bitter Feminist Rage, Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, Patriarchy, Racism

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The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act”

Justin Trudeau and 29 other Liberals voted YES to Stephen Harper’s Bill S-7, the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act”, a law that appeals to white supremacism and proposes “zero tolerance” for the Other’s “barbarism”.

The post Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.

Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with. McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42 #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

Mandryk says his job is a "legacy asset". #elxn42 #journalists #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

The "Battle for the Hill" panel on #elxn42 (Read more…)

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Who Gets The Hill – #UofR #elxn42 panel on Thursday

It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.

Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with. McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42 #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

Mandryk says his job is a "legacy asset". #elxn42 #journalists #UofR

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 15, 2015

The "Battle for the Hill" panel on #elxn42 (Read more…)

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great

David Suzuki counts universal health care, clean energy, climate change, racial diversity and tolerance among the Canadian values and key issues worth considering before casting your vote on October 19.

The post David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

wRanter.com: Cultural and religious issues dominate as election day nears

Thank God for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I say that not because trade is an inherently Jewish issue, nor because I know for certain the recently negotiated deal will be good for Canada, especially since its details have yet to be released. Irrespective of its long-term effects, the TPP might be our only hope to […]

Politics and its Discontents: Another Word From Harry Smith

Harry Smith, who I have written about previously on this blog, has some timely reminders for us this election season. …because so many Canadians of my generation had come from nations fraught with religious and ethnic tension, we tried to create a more tolerant society that crossed political beliefs. Inclusion and acceptance became a watchword that no political party could own because every Canadian shared the concept that human rights were universal.

Sadly, of course, we are now led by a demagogue who would change all that: But now the fall air is crisp with the politics of hate and (Read more…)

The Canadian Progressive: 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda

587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.”

The post 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Conservatives in Canada swing further to the far right – the other two major parties are little better

The Conservative party of Canada is clearly playing into fear, xenophobia and racism as a way to win votes, as its “War on Terror” narrative, its racial baiting and its new snitch line show. This is sickening. Mind you, the Liberals and NDP have eerily similar agendas to the Conservatives on key issues of the […]

Dead Wild Roses: Masters, Poor Whites, Poor Blacks – The Class Based Racial Divide

History – A tonic to aid in understanding the higgly-piggly we have today.

Filed under: History Tagged: Histroy, Race, Racism, Slavery

Dead Wild Roses: Burn Noticed.

We’ll just leave this here…

Filed under: Racism Tagged: Pithy Pictures, Racism

Dead Wild Roses: Why Aren’t We More Afraid of Young White Men?

Huffpo occasionally publishes an interesting article, this would be one of them.

“What I want to point out here is how the category of “young white men” has emerged from all of these horrible incidents unscathed as a group – and how this is one of the starkest examples of white male privilege imaginable (or another term I use, “unearned advantage”). Unearned advantage is how we describe the fact, for example, that virtually all of the culprits on Wall Street who were responsible for bringing our economy to its knees in 2008, the politicians and corporate figures found guilty of (Read more…)

Politics, Re-Spun: 11 Weeks of Daily Harper Protests

The Harper Re-election Disaster Bus Totalitarianism: daily, for 11 weeks!

Get used to this.

People hate Harper and his Conservatives. We will see through his weak attempt to wedge oppositions parties by running a long election campaign because he has more money to spend.

Saturation will come fast.

We will remember how much contempt he holds for people and democracy.

We will listen to his 5 non-answers to 5 media questions each day and we will be constantly reminded of how much we can’t stand what he has done to Canada.

And we will see this. Every day:

Harper campaign (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Meanwhile in Post-Racist Popular Culture…

This.

 

46 seconds of dialogue.

 

Cultural institutions reflect the values of society. ‘Nuff said.

Filed under: Racism Tagged: LOTR, Movie Dialogue, Racism, Sad state of affairs

Dead Wild Roses: Cultural Marxism – Synonym for “Perceived Threats to White Male Privilege.”

Wow, Cultural Marxism apparently is nightmare fuel to the wingnut, racist right.

Cultural Marxism? As the feminist tag in the wordpress reader becomes more diverse (read filled with dudes and their important ideas) this phrase is popping up all over as of late. I’ve never seen it before, and as a minor logophile my curiosity was peaked. The context of how the term Cultural Marxism (CM) is being used was my first clue that this is yet another sad portmanteau of the right-wingers/dudes to mischaracterize ideas and notions that make them uncomfortable.

It was this putrid nugget (Read more…)

Montreal Simon: The Confederate Flag, the Redneck Parade, and the Warrior Queen

I haven't written anything on this blog about the controversy over whether the confederate flag should be banned, like the one flying outside the South Carolina legislature, for two reasons:One, the racism and the gun violence of America makes me sick to my stomach.And two, I made my feelings pretty clear on Twitter.

Obama says the confederate flag belongs in a museum. But I prefer this option.http://t.co/3zu7yHI1Vk #cdnpoli

— Simon (@montrealsimon) June 20, 2015

But I thought I should share this video about a redneck parade in Georgia, because while it's horrifying and outrageous, the end is hilarious.Read more »