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It looks like the free speech warriors are trying to coordinate a mass reporting campaign to get us booted from Zuckerberg's site. So we figured now's as good a time as any to see what's going on over here!

Follow us for the latest anti-colonial and anti-fascist news from the territories occupied by , , British Columbia, and Canada.

Here's us at the 2019 Pride Parade, after our university was kicked out for hosting transphobic speakers. Aren't we cute?

"Canada has a higher number of anti-Asian racism reports per capita than the United States, with Asian women being disproportionately targeted. While verbal harassment is the most common type of discrimination reported, physical assaults increased by 50 percent from the early days of the pandemic up until last September."

vice.com/en/article/5dp7d3/ant

"This is the second time that BizChina has invited individuals from companies with ties to human rights violations to their events. In 2019, two executives from SenseTime and Sina Weibo were scheduled to speak at the 2019 China Forum."

ubyssey.ca/news/conference-spa

"But according to a member of Students Against Bigotry, an advocacy group on campus, the alarm should have gone off a while ago.

In particular, they highlighted some of Amazon’s recent alleged human rights violations in the United States as a crucial factor for criticizing ’s decision to partner with it."

ubyssey.ca/news/questions-arou

March 16, 2019: Stefan Molyneux & Lauren Southern scheduled to speak at

"Far-right extremists Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern, guests of the Free Speech Club, are scheduled to appear at the Chan Centre. When the newly formed SAB and other groups begin organizing against the event, it is moved off campus and the date is changed to March 15 — which ends up being the same date as the New Zealand mosque shooting..."

For more, check out the timeline on our website: studentsagainstbigotry.org/hat

"The man who threw the Nazi salute was identified to NEWS 1130 by multiple sources as Kyle Hanson, an employee of Torrent Shotcrete, which provides concrete construction services to ... the Trans Mountain Expansion project."

citynews1130.com/2021/03/10/in

UPDATE: We're back on Facebook! No doubt this is at least partly due to the incredible response from supporters.

Here's our page: facebook.com/UBC-Students-Agai

But how long until we're banned again for good?

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And just like that, our Facebook page is gone.

It seems our fight against right-wing extremism goes against their "Community Standards." A mass reporting campaign by the free speech brigade has hindered this fight by robbing us of our ability to reach people on Facebook.

Not gonna lie: This is a big problem. But nothing we can't overcome, with your help.

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let's all post about Paulo Friere's 1968 work Pedagogy of the Oppressed i'll start:

Paulo Friere's 1968 work Pedagogy of the Oppressed whips ass

"Thankfully, there’s no need for any of us to pretend to be experts about the right or to rely on weak analyses. Instead, we can learn from rigorous researchers, grounded in the left, who have been closely following right-wing organizing in North America for years and, in some cases, decades."

canadiandimension.com/articles

Here's a critique of Jason Stanley's "How Fascism Works," and of the liberal "commitment to the very traditional democratic institutions and socioeconomic relationships that gave rise to Trump in the first place and have ensured the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority for centuries."

leftvoice.org/thats-not-how-fa

"Man who flashed Nazi salute at Indigenous protestors 'truly sorry'"

Nonsense. If your "knee-jerk reaction" to a "traffic tie-up" is to make a Nazi salute, you're probably a Nazi.

Let's be clear: He didn't just do a Sieg Heil. He did a perfectly executed triple Sieg Heil. This Nazi probably practiced it in front of a mirror. And his company is helping to build Trudeau's illegal Trans Mountain Pipeline.

We still want this Nazi's name and that of his employer. vancouverisawesome.com/vancouv

"We'd like to speak to this mouth-breather who threw a white power salute at Indigenous protestors"

"Mouth-breather" is a dangerous understatement. What we have here is another of 's growing number of potentially violent neo-Nazis, lashing out at Indigenous youth.

Who is this man? vancouverisawesome.com/opinion

In case you were wondering about the quality of the news media here in , Canada, News1130 publishes alt-right clickbait and pumps it onto the airwaves.

The central claim by this PhD student, that there's 'no evidence of systemic violence' against Black people, is of course demonstrably false.

This is neither newsworthy nor academic. It is piss-poor journalism and even worse scholarship. The Black community, and the community at large, deserve better.

Join the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and Canadian Anti-Hate Network for the exclusive Canadian premiere of WHITE NOISE, the first feature documentary by The Atlantic, available March 5 to 7.

"White Noise is the definitive inside story of the alt-right, following Richard Spencer, Lauren Southern, and Mike Cernovich as they ride a wave of racist ideas to viral fame."

See the trailer now: youtube.com/watch?v=HncFO8Sujv

Dammit why do these reporter types think they gotta offer a national platform to every extremist that tries to drag the Overton window even further to the right?

Seriously, they just make the work of anti-fascists even more difficult, dangerous, and necessary.

Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today, reviews Andy Ngo's new book:

"While Ngo’s lies, slanders, and bigotries will get the most attention, the book has a fundamental failure just as glaring: Ngo cannot define antifa. [...]

'For years now the U.S. far right has (mis)used the term "antifa" to refer to everything from actual antifascist activists to Nancy Pelosi,' says Spencer Sunshine, who has written extensively about antifascism."

proteanmag.com/2021/03/03/andy

Hello Mastodon! 🐘

It looks like the free speech warriors are trying to coordinate a mass reporting campaign to get us booted from Zuckerberg's site. So we figured now's as good a time as any to see what's going on over here!

Follow us for the latest anti-colonial and anti-fascist news from the territories occupied by , , British Columbia, and Canada.

Here's us at the 2019 Pride Parade, after our university was kicked out for hosting transphobic speakers. Aren't we cute?

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