Thanx to our comrads in Toronto for these warm words.
« We congratulate our comrades in Montreal on their success in shutting down PEGIDA in their city, we thank our friends at PEGIDA Watch Canada for organizing the counter-demonstration in Toronto, and we thank our fellow anti-fascists for holding the correct line of not accommodating the police. DARE TO STRUGGLE, DARE TO WIN! NO QUARTER FOR FASCISTS! »
Fascism makes strange bedfellows. On Thursday, March 10th 2016, the fascist Jewish Defense League hosted Paul Weston of the white supremacist, anti-immigrant PEGIDA-UK and Islamophobic Danish hatemonger Lars Hedegaard at the Toronto Zionist Centre at 788 Marlee Avenue for a speaking event called « The Threat of Radical Islamic Immigration and the Erosion of our Freedoms ». As in Montreal the evening prior, a number of local anti-fascists, including members of the Revolutionary Communist Party Organizing Committee–Toronto and the Revolutionary Student Movement, gathered in order to shut down the event. While it is not entirely clear if the Toronto event was decisively shut down as it was in Montreal due to differing circumstances (the Montreal event was to be held in a restaurant until the venue cancelled the event due to pressure from our comrades there, whereas the Toronto event was taking place at the JDL’s home base), the blockade of the…
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