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crrns_control June 1, 2017

Steve Bannon, CEO of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is pictured backstage after a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Oct. 29, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegr’s) We’re nearly a week in and Trump’s America has already turned into a dystopian nightmare. When I predicted that as a potential outcome in my night-of analysis, the next morning […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

While Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism and diversity, Black people and other people of colour know hate lives here too. In the wake of the American Presidential election there has been a perceived increase of hate-speech and hate-based attacks in Canada. A phenomenon some have dubbed the ‘Trump Effect.’ In one instance, a TTC […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Last Thursday I arrived at my synagogue to find it vandalized. It was heartbreaking to see blatant anti-Semitism and racism displayed in our nation’s capital. But after a difficult week, far more than a silver lining has emerged. Ottawa has united to send a clear message to anyone who would target communities based on their […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Image of Flying the American Flag on Flag Day by slgckgc on flickr through Creative Commons I’m just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don’t care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

In Elie Wiesel’s classic memoir of Holocaust remembrance, Night — which depicts the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp — the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor wrote that “to forget would not only be dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” For Wiesel, the […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The jury is in. According to a new survey, the vast majority of Canadians do not consider criticism of the government of Israel to be necessarily “anti-Semitic.” This finding contradicts those who have been warning of a “new anti-Semitism” in Canada, where criticism of Israel is a veiled form of this despicable historic ideology. Of […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The Canadian Press Jewish centres and schools across the U.S. coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

The Canadian Press TORONTO — The discovery of swastikas inside an Ontario university classroom this week has left some students feeling distraught, the school calling the symbols “hate graffiti” and police investigating what happened. Freya Clews said she showed up early to her education class at the Victor Dahdaleh Building at York University in north […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

Once upon a time, anti-Semitism was theoretical for me. I did once see neo-Nazi skinheads in Berlin and occasionally heard kids complain about being “Jewed out of money” when I was young, but mostly I learned about it by studying the past. Nowadays there are bomb threats against Jewish community centres and swastika sticky notes […]

crrns_control June 1, 2017

“I’m becoming anti-Semitic.” That’s what he said. Not good. To put a fine point on it, that’s what Rebel Media’s Gavin McInnes said on a video, found here. gavin mcinnes Gavin McInnes attends ‘Creative Control’ New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on March 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Here’s […]