Articles from August, 2019

The Real Danger is Right-Wing Extremism, Not 'Mass Immigration'
The radical, extremist right are desperate to gain power by hijacking conservative politics and migrating into the mainstream. It's already happening, right before our eyes.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 29, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

When Art Meets Activism: Love in the Hammer Choir
Music is frequently accepted as a common language, and the presence of the Love in the Hammer Choir speaks volumes.
by Dawn Cattapan
Published August 29, 2019 in Arts and Music (1 comment)

Right-Wing Extremism Not Just a 'Saturday Thing'
The creative response of the businesses on Ottawa Street was impressive, but why should they have to divide their time between serving their customers and shaming Nazis?
by Laura Babcock and Graham Crawford
Published August 28, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Hamilton Failing to Confront Rising Right-Wing Extremism
Ignoring fascists doesn't make them go away. Bland, generic press releases don't deter them. Calmly treating with them while bringing the hammer down on anti-fascists emboldens them.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 27, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Now is the Time and Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger
This year's TIFF will be premiering two incredible stories of First Nations courage, perseverance and ultimately success.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 27, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Standing on the Line: On Being Gay and Lesbian in Amateur and Professional Sports
This film takes a fresh, often moving look at a variety of lesbian and gay athletes who are working to overcome the stereotypes and prejudices in order to improve life for all athletes.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 26, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Modern Conservatism Hijacked by Right-Wing Extremists
It's easy to dismiss Maxime Bernier and his openly racist breakaway party, but the same paranoia and extremist hatred are widespread within the mainstream Conservative Party.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 26, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

Another Burlington Pollinator Paradise Threatened by Anti-Environmental By-Law
It's time for the City of Burlington to stop destroying naturalized landscapes and to devise a plan to educate residents on the benefits of getting rid of their outdated, high-maintenance, grass-covered yards.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 16, 2019 in Healing Gaia (2 comments)

It's Time to Make Hamilton Safe from Hate
Our city's front porch is considered a threatening environment, and our inertia in the face of rising extremism has allowed this threat to grow.
by Laura Babcock and Graham Crawford
Published August 15, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (6 comments)

'We Have Reason to Believe'
While Hamilton Police continue to make an example of anti-fascist demonstrators, the crisis of escalating white supremacism is on our doorstep and things aren't getting better.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published August 15, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (15 comments)

City of Burlington Threatens Naturalized Pollinator Paradise
Despite declaring a climate emergency, the City of Burlington continues to threaten a property that has been naturalized to sequester carbon and support local widlife threatened with extinction.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published August 15, 2019 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Standing Against Hate at Hamilton's City Hall
What I saw and heard continue to make me question the judgment used in dealing with marginalized communities by Hamilton Police.
by Graham Crawford
Published August 12, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

The Powers that Be Will Not Help Us
Once again, the police arrested an anti-fascist counter-protester while standing by as a fascist drove a bus onto the sidewalk and assaulted someone.
by Paul Glendenning
Published August 12, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Realizing the Goal of No Hate in the Hammer
We can and must do everything in our power to speak up for love and inclusion, and intervene whenever possible to protect targets of hate.
by Nicole Smith
Published August 12, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

Hamilton Community Benefits Network: Ensuring LRT Benefits Are Shared Widely
HBCN has an exciting opportunity to pressure for real change: decent work, inclusionary housing, and community-driven demands for investment in the people of Hamilton, not just property.
by Karl Andrus
Published August 12, 2019 in Special Report: Light Rail (2 comments)

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