Friday, November 17
You can find everything you want in the Bible, even the Great Replacement Theory (this from Deuteronomy 28:43)-- Only problem is, you have to ignore Deuteronomy 10:19 -- “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
And Deuteronomy 27:19 -- “‘Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’”
And Matthew 25:35 -- “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (And you’d have to overlook quite a bit more besides.)
Freedom Party of BC targets another BC elementary school, trying to get a teacher fired. “Leave the kids alone”? (Do as they say, not as they do, I suppose.)
ADL endorses Elon Musk two days after he endorses a blatantly antisemitic, white supremacist tweet.
This is after Musk’s retweet was slammed by Disney, Apple and IBM -- https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/nov/17/elon-musk-antisemitic-tweet-apple-pausing-ads
By the European Union -- https://apnews.com/article/elon-musk-x-antisemitism-twitter-ads-83e68f03e9bf1d261c1a8c55066c4e59
And by the White House. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67446800
Saturday, November 18
It’s great to see that the BC NDP convention will be having a debate on countering the rise of transphobic / homophobic hate in our province, but it would be even better if that debate were to focus on education and organizing our own ranks to mobilize in support of our LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers rather than relying on the state and police to do so.
Diagolon-adjacent ex-Ontario MPP Randy Hillier was mischievous during the Freedom Convoy and is now on trial facing nine charges -- “Assaulting a peace or public officer, two counts of obstructing or resisting a public officer, one count of obstructing or resisting someone aiding a public or peace officer, three counts of counselling an uncommitted indictable offence, two of them considered mischief, and two counts of mischief or obstructing property exceeding $5,000.”
Murfreesboro, Tennessee had an ordinance making it illegal to be gay in public. It meant that books can’t be gay in public either. Took a court order last month to strike it down. https://archive.is/FV6s8
Angelo Isidorou (executive director of the Conservative Party of BC) is publicly accusing the UBC Social Justice Centre of supporting Hamas. He is consciously and systematically spreading a vicious lie, one which is being broadcast far and wide by Rebel News. Be interesting to see the customer name on the print shop invoice.
Sunday, November 19
Transphobes are now regularly picketing elementary schools in the Lower Mainland. During school hours. Three days a week. Save the children, eh?
Remember Saadiq Daya, the antivaxxer / conspiracist facing firearms charges? He’s now posting the Protocols of the Elders of Zionism on his Facebook page.
Ex-PPC candidate Mark Friesen – “Canada has expanded medical aid in dying so people can harvest infants’ organs for profit!” (Fact Check – No, it hasn’t)
Maxime Bernier not looking for better quality candidates. Gets a gun licence instead. according to a video he posted on ‘the dumpster fire formerly known as Twitter’.
BC Nurses Fight Mandates founder Corinne Mori is sharing a stage with detaxer / sovereign citizen David Lindsay November 25 in Castlegar at a fundraiser for his organization. He has never not won a single one of his dozens of legal cases pushing his bogus legal theories but that hasn’t slowed down the grift. Birds of a feather!
It’s necessary but not sufficient to counter fascists in the streets – it is also a political battle requiring education, organization and mobilization. And also building positive alternatives to crisis and corruption riddled neo-liberal regimes; as recent elections in Argentina and the Netherlands demonstrate.
Today was the 92nd anniversary of the murder of Joe Hill. Presente! On 19 Nov 1915 Joe Hill, Swedish-American union member and songwriter was executed by firing squad after being framed by cops and prosecutors for a murder he did not commit. Part of the national campaign to smash the Industrial Workers of the World – IWW or Wobblies as they were known. In his final letter he wrote: "don't waste any time in mourning. Organize." https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/en-ca/collections/books/products/joe-hill-the-iww-the-making-of-a-revolutionary-workingclass-counterculture
Monday, November 20
Local PPC Christo-fascist Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson celebrated “our” tanks rolling into Gaza in a post on “X”. Guess we shouldn’t be surprised when a fascist supports genocide.
164 rabbis, scholars and other Jewish leaders denounce antisemitism, islamophobia and Elon Musk -- “We and many others have already documented the massive rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia that occurred since Musk took over the platform and has since risen exponentially after the October 7th Hamas attacks and ensuing war in Gaza. This has correlated with the real world incidents spreading around the country, from vandalism to violence. Make no mistake: Elon Musk is not only powerful because of his own riches. It is because these companies and leaders empower him. In so doing, they are participants in mainstreaming hate that leads to murders.” https://www.xouthate.org/
Calgary cops keep charging racialized people with hate crimes. Prosecutors keep dropping the charges. Starting to sense a pattern here. https://www.theprogressreport.ca/hate_crime_charge_dropped_against_calgary_man_who_led_from_the_river_to_the_sea_palestine_will_be_free_chant
Tuesday, November 21
Musk spiralling into the pits of hell, dragging X with him. Next stop, Pizzagate. https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/20/tech/elon-musk-boosting-pizzagate-conspiracy-theory/frdex.html
That Covid report Preston Manning was paid $234,000 to write? Turns out the purpose wasn’t just to give Danielle Smith the last say on infection control in Alberta. It was also to hand the UCP an electoral weapon against the NDP. Leaked email has him coaching the Alberta government that “some of its content may also be useful in attacking the record of the Liberal/NDP coalition in this area.”
BC Freedom Party expands its campaign of harassment of Surrey elementary schools. Now targeting three a week.
Another Supreme Court lawsuit is underway against BC’s Covid policies. This time the antivaxxers are being represented by Peter Gall, founder of Jordan & Gall. Back in the ‘80’s the most viciously anti-union law firm in BC.
This gets repetitive, but must be said -- “Moms for Liberty is a conservative parental rights group that has chapters all over the United States working to eradicate LGBTQ-related discussion in public schools, at least partially under the belief that educators are using it to “groom” children for sexual relationships. The group might want to look inward first. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday that Phillip Fisher Jr. — a pastor, Republican ward leader, and faith coordinator for Moms for Liberty in Philadelphia — is a registered sex offender.” https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/moms-for-liberty-organizer-convicted-sex-offender-1234887013/
Back to local fash live-streamer and all-around dickhead Dan Dicks -- “What exactly is antisemitic about making the point thar there is a push towards an agenda for hatred against white people? There’s nothing antisemitic about that whatsoever.” Well I suppose only if this “push” is part of a global plan for global domination by a secret cabal of Jews.
Wednesday, November 22
McGill students vote 71% to adopt a policy opposing the ongoing genocide in Gaza.
It’s immediately frozen by the courts. “A Quebec Superior Court judge has ordered McGill University’s student union to not adopt a contentious pro-Palestinian policy until a legal challenge on the matter can be heard in the new year.” (National Post)
The court order was issued Tuesday after a Jewish student who attends McGill, backed by advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada, filed an injunction request over the policy amid rising tensions on campus.
Dawn raids on homes of Palestine solidarity activists in Toronto. For postering. https://twitter.com/WBWCanada/status/1727363343822766284/photo/1
That Rainbow Bridge car crash shows the dismal quality of far-right “reportage.” At present, all we know is that explosives don’t appear to have been involved. Security camera footage is consistent with a gas tank igniting. Doesn’r show a shock wave from an explosion. Didn’t stop dickhead Dicks from claiming: “Suspect number 1 should be the FBI, the CIA and CSIS. How long will it be until we find out that they have been in contact with and have been monitoring the so called terrorists at Rainbow bridge?” Yet the goobers on the right don’t care to wait for facts to emerge.
Avi Yemini -- “Don't worry people the attempted terrorist attack today on the US/Canada border is just a “social construct”.
Ezra Levant -- “Are these pro-Hamas street and subway blockades formally connected to the bomb attack on the border today? Or are they just fellow travellers who share the same aim of attacking the west?”
And Pierre Poilievre joined the chorus, declaring in Parliament – “it was a terrorist attack!”
Thursday, November 23
Rainbow Bridge update from the FBI – “It was a traffic accident”
Waiting for retraction from PP and his fash fellow travelers now that “suspects” turn out to be a local American couple who sadly died when their Bentley suffered some kind of malfunction or perhaps the driver had a medical incident. Actual investigation, as opposed to fash fantasies, is ongoing.
With love in their hearts, BC Freedom Party members gather outside Princess Margaret Secondary in Surrey to gently dissuade the misguided students of their mistaken belief -that LGBTQ+ people are human. Of course not one thing on the sign in this screenshot is true.
That libel from the BC Conservative Party and Rebel News about those forged “I Love Hamas” stickers falsely attributed to the UBC Social Justice Centre? Still up on their Twitter feeds. 27,000 views. And it turns out the forgery came from a Hillel employee on campus. No apology or retraction from anyone. Who knows a good libel lawyer?
“If you’re not willing to do for yourself, that’s why you’re in your hardship.” Not Ayn Rand, it’s Serena
“Freedombear” Winterburn explaining why the United Nation Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous people is bad, bad, bad.
Geert Wilders’ PVV now the largest party in the Dutch legislature, following a “landslide” election. The viciously Islamophobic PVV “has called for banning the Quran and shutting down all mosques in the Netherlands.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_for_Freedom
“Climate change is real, but we’re not going to do a fucking thing about it.” -- Conservative Party of BC. You have to see this nonsense to believe it.
Smile of the Week -- https://www.thebeaverton.com/2023/11/poilievre-stops-making-false-claims-about-terrorism-after-concerned-family-member-locks-fox-news-channel/
Resources – Here’s a handy guide to what SOGI really is -- https://www.mpsd.ca/Programs-Services/parents/SOGI/Pages/default.aspx#/=
Coming events --
November 25 – Anti-SOGI car convoy coming, Chilliwack to Abbotsford to Langley to Surrey to Burnaby, ending in Vancouver. Freedom Party of BC is involved.
November 26 – German fascist Christine Anderson, MEP for the Alternativ fur Deutschland, speaks in Vancouver. Then on to Winnipeg, Ottawa and New York. Her party’s youth group was declared to be an “extremist organization” earlier this year. See Antihate.ca.
Anderson’s appearing in Coquitlam. The venue will not be announced until November 24 (pesky Antifa!) Opening act will be Canada’s own Tanya Gaw.
January 20, 2025 -- The Donald Trump Campaign Committee has unveiled its plans for his Inaugural ceremony. Inspired by its predecessors but don’t expect the crowd to be as large! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QExM4GdtXD
WORKING PEOPLE AND UNIONS ARE UNDER ATTACK AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IS RESPONDING
WHAT'S HAPPENING? WHAT IS BEHIND THIS TARGETTING? WHAT CAN WE DO?