Faith Goldy prominent figure with hate groups & neo-Nazi movement buying ads on @CP24; We must #Unitetostophate

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Greetings UARR community,

As you may know, Faith Goldy is buying TV ads on CP24 which will start running this week (according to a post she made on Reddit). 

Faith Goldy is a prominent figure in the alt-right neo-Nazi movement in Canada which is supporting her candidacy for Mayor – and volunteering for her. She has said the infamous Fourteen Words on air, appeared on neo-Nazi podcasts, and called for Canada to return to being a 96% white, European country. The evidence that she’s deep in the alt-right neo-Nazi movement is extensive and I’m happy to provide sources to demonstrate any of the points in this paragraph or the below letter.

We would really appreciate any efforts to contact Bell Media to let them know that running ads from Faith Goldy is unacceptable to the Jewish community. It’s my hope we can help them make the right decision quickly before her ads air and spark outrage and a much wider controversy.

The Bell Media contact information is as follows:

AdvertiseWithUs@bellmedia.ca

Phone: 416.924.6664

Below is a very rough draft of a letter the Canadian Anti-Hate Network will be editing and sending to Bell Media / CP 24.

I’m very happy to answer any questions you may have and I hope we can count on your support.

Best,

Nigel Barriffe

Board Chair, Urban Alliance on Race Relations

Evan Balgord

Executive Director

Canadian Anti-Hate Network

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I am writing you today as the Executive Director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, a non-profit organization which monitors hate groups and their activities in Canada. We deliver information to the public and media and we provide information and evidence to law enforcement, and have done so on several criminal investigations across Canada.

Our advisory group is made up of Canada’s leading experts on hate groups and hate crimes, including human rights lawyers, academics, journalists, court-recognized experts, and leaders in targeted communities.

We are very concerned to learn that Faith Goldy has purchased ad space on CP24 and we urge you not to air her ads and provide her with a platform to whitewash and recruit for the hateful alt-right neo-Nazi ideology.

Faith Goldy is a prominent figure in Canada’s alt-right movement who associates with neo-Nazis. She shares neo-Nazi talking points and slogans such as the infamous Fourteen Words coined by the leader of the neo-Nazi group The Order, which was responsible for the murder of radio host Alan Berg.

Immediately following the Charlottesville rally, which saw the murder of Heather Heyer by a neo-Nazi, Goldy appeared on a neo-Nazi podcast associated with the Daily Stormer, which featured headlines such as “Legendary Shitlord James Sears Prosecuted for Hurting the Feelings of Useless Whores and Hooknosed Kikes.” She said that the Charlottesville manifesto, including its position on the JQ (Jewish Question; that Jews don’t count as white people to the alt-right neo-Nazi movement), were well thought out.

Goldy has been kicked off fundraising platforms, like Patreon, which cited her sincere recital of the Fourteen Words in its explanation. She retweets anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Jewish people control finance and the media: “As shown by the deplatforming of @FaithGoldy, the financial system is run by a nasty group of people that has controlled the will of the people for far too long.”

Her activism also targets Muslims and other non-white Canadians and she has called for another crusade in the Middle East. She has called for Canada to return “to pre state Multiculturalism demographics (96% euro Canadian).”

In their semi-private spaces her volunteers complain that they are canvassing in non-white areas, writing “at least these people self-segregate.” She has been endorsed by the neo-Nazi podcasts This Hour Has 88 Minutes and The Ensign Hour, and the host of The Ensign Hour was photographed with her at Ford Fest this past weekend.

We could go on. The evidence of her position within, and support for, the alt-right neo-Nazi movement is extensive. They are using her campaign to network and get organized on the ground.

The alt-right neo-Nazi movement is responsible for over 100 murders and injuries as of January, 2018, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. It wants to create a white ethnostate by any means necessary including discriminatory policies, deportations, and extermination. They discus whitewashing their views and making them palatable (as Goldy is trying to do) to gain mainstream legitimacy and power.

It’s not the content of the Fourteen Words that’s troublesome (eg. We must protect a future for white children), but it’s meaning. It was coined by a group that went on to murder a Jewish radio host. It’s been used to self-identify as a Nazi for decades. That’s why it’s a hate symbol. Similarly, Faith Goldy’s ads may have acceptable, if radical right-wing content. That’s not the problem. The problem is that she’s trying to whitewash the hate movement she is a part of and get legitimacy to advance its goals which endanger the safety of all Canadians and particularly our diverse neighbours.

Running ads by Goldy will incense a number of communities and trigger a controversy that will be damaging to Bell Media and CP24. If you decide not to run the ads and face any backlash from Goldy’s supporters, we will stand by and support your decision publicly. Again, we urge you not to run her ads, we are prepared to answer any questions you have, and we look forward to your response.

 

Rest in power Dr. Bromley Armstrong

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The board of directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations are saddened to note the August 17, 2018 passing of Dr. Bromley Lloyd Armstrong. One of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations founding members, Dr. Armstrong worked tirelessly to challenge and injustice. Born in Jamaica in 1926, Dr. Armstrong came to Canada in 1947 and almost immediately began his seven decades of work in support of equity for people experiencing discrimination. Dr. Armstrong is recognized as a pivotal figure in Ontario-based campaigns that led to Canada’s first anti-discrimination laws. A self-described “blood and guts” ally of the working poor, Dr. Armstrong demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the trade union movement and the battle against disadvantage and discrimination.
Dr. Armstrong was always a leader. His strong family ties to the labour movement and his own factory work for Massey Harris between 1948 and 1956 prompted him to become a labour leader with the United Auto Workers Local 439. In 1954, he led a delegation to Ottawa to challenge the federal government’s discrimination against people of colour in its immigration policy. The improvements that were won through his efforts are the ones we are fighting to keep today.

One of his most notable efforts was his involvement in the “Dresden story.” Dresden, Ontario, a small town famous as the terminus of the Underground Railroad for people who escaped enslavement in the United States, had a population that was nearly 20% Black by the middle of the twentieth century. Despite this, many local restaurants and barbershops refused to serve people considered non-white. Building on the work of the National Unity Association of Chatham, Dresden, and North Buxton was instrumental in the passage of legislation that prohibited discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public places. In 1954, Dr. Armstrong joined other activists and labour leaders to participate in “sit-ins” in local Dresden establishments to “test” their compliance with the law. These sit-ins and the resultant media attention helped propel the establishment of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in 1991.

Dr. Armstrong and his fellow activists also “tested” landlords, restaurants, and clubs to see whether they complied with legislation that prohibited discrimination. By doing so, he and others were able to help end discriminatory practices within many public establishments.

Dr. Armstrong founded numerous organizations dedicated to anti-racism and social justice including the Jamaican Canadian Association, the Black Business and Professional Association, the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organizations, and Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Harmony Award, the Order of Ontario, the Order of Distinction in Jamaica, and the Order of Canada. He was also presented with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by York University in 2013. The Toronto and York Region Labour Council established an annual award in his name in 2004 that is given to a recipient who demonstrates outstanding commitment and leadership to labour and human rights.

We at Urban Alliance are honoured to be part of Dr. Armstrong’s legacy, and send condolences to his family and all who knew him.

 

Details for the Celebration of life for Dr. Armstrong

Congratulations to UARR Board Member Suze Morrison on her Election to the Provincial Legislator

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The Board of Directors, Staff and Members and Friends of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations extend our deepest and warmest CONGRATULATIONS to Board Member Suze Morrison on her election to the Provincial Legislature. Suze is the first successful NDP candidate in the Toronto Centre riding which she will be representing.

Suze brings a long list of achievements to Queen’s Park. Her platform and policies were informed by her Indigenous heritage and her experience as a committed advocate for equity and social justice.

We are proud of Suze and wish her a long and successful career in politics.

UARR Board, Staff, Members, Friends