Articles in Special Report: Extremism

PPC Candidate for Hamilton Centre Promoting Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories
Since the fall of Hitler, most anti-Semites understand that it's not wise to raise "the Jewish Question" directly, so they instead engage in conspiratorial dog-whistles.
by Alton Byrne
Published October 20, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

A Tale of Two Crosswalks
If the City can't even maintain a rainbow crosswalk from defacement, there's not much hope for rebuilding the badly damaged relationships that currently exist between city leadership and communities threatened by right-wing extremism.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published September 09, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

The Gilets Jaunes: a Reaction to Progressive Urban Design?
Canada's Yellow Vest movement feeds off some of the same anti-elite and anti-urban identity sentiments as the Gilet Jaune movement in France.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published September 04, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (3 comments)

No Good Reason to Platform or Sanitize Far-Right Extremists
We cannot afford for our daily newspaper to play any role, however inadvertent, in the creeping normalization of violent extremist ideology.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 04, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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's Escalating Fascism Fiasco: A Timeline
Everything has been happening so fast, it is difficult to stay on top of what has been going on with respect to Pride, fascism and the political response in Hamilton.
by Chris Farias
Published July 05, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

Hamilton Is Not a Safe Space
Those who remain complacent in the face of hatred and violence show their tacit approval of the status quo. Period.
by Myke Hutchings
Published June 27, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (2 comments)

Mayor's Response to Pride Day Violence is Disturbing
We need a Mayor who is a tireless, vocal, and thoughtful fighter for those who need and deserve support when it matters most.
by Graham Crawford
Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (1 comment)

Hatred and Extremism Wear Yellow Vests in Hamilton
Disguising hate speech by calling it free speech, they seek to legitimize their harmful rhetoric and end any attempt to curb their prejudices.
by Paul Glendenning
Published June 25, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (5 comments)

Hamilton's Pride Flag is a False Promise of Safety
Hearing our Chief of Police on the radio outright say that their response time (it was more than a half an hour to walk across the park) was directly because they felt unwelcome at Pride is a slap in the face to the Trans* and Queer community.
by Dakota Lanktree
Published June 24, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

Take Down That Flag: An Open Letter to Mayor Fred Eisenberger
No one should confuse Hamilton as a safe place to be trans or queer or a person of colour.
by Dakota Lanktree
Published June 17, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (0 comments)

Right-Wing Politicians Are Encouraging Stochastic Terrorism
Instead of helping to stem the tide of hatred, Canada's Conservative leadership at all levels is actually enabling and pandering to it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published February 22, 2019 in Special Report: Extremism (4 comments)

How Right-Wing Radicals are Gaslighting Liberal Democracy
We have the power to save ourselves, but only if we wake up and notice that the house is on fire before we are consumed by it.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 31, 2018 in Special Report: Extremism (5 comments)

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