Category Archives: “social activism”

Bay Area restaurants register as sanctuary businesses

President Donald Trump’s hard-line stance on the issue has sparked the Sanctuary Restaurants Movement, which launched in early January and now counts more than 240 restaurants across the country. The Bay Area is home to about two dozen participating restaurants, including Alfred’s Steakhouse in San Francisco, Cancun Sabor Mexicano in Berkeley and Flea Street in Menlo Park.

Canadian government supports “anti-Islamophobia” motion, will likely pass

The Liberal Party of Canada has opted to support an “anti-Islamophobia” motion (M-103) in Parliament which calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and study the best ways to quell an ‘increasing public climate of hate and fear.’” M-103 is the second anti-Islamophobia motion tabled. The first was unanimously approved and passed, but M-103 has stirred up questions and opposition by some Conservative Members of Parliament.

College club clubs Trump effigy at recruitment fair

The Gustavus Adolphus College “Womyn’s Awareness Center” (the misspelling is intentional) erected an effigy of President Trump alongside its recruitment table Wednesday, encouraging passers-by to unleash their political anger on a replica of the new president.

According to images of the event obtained by Campus Reform, members of the Womyn’s Center dubbed the activity “Wac-a-Trump,” attaching a list of their grievances with the new administration to the Trump-dummy.

Lena Dunham Hails ‘Political Strength’ of Liberal Women, Fears Trump ‘Xenophobia’

In a friendly chat with actress and left-wing activist Lena Dunham on Friday’s NBC Today, substitute co-host Maria Shriver lobbed one softball after another while promoting the final season of HBO’s Girls. Dunham, in turn, praised liberal young women for practicing “identity politics” and denounced the “xenophobia” of the Trump administration.

Shriver began the exchange by fawning over Dunham’s explicit show coming to an end: “So final season going in, you’ve said a lot over the years. What do you want to say this year that you haven’t been able to say?…what do you want it to have stood for, what do you want the headline of it to be?”

WA College Helps Parents ‘Cure’ Their Toddlers of Racism and Sexism

The workshop, for parents of children aged 3-6, includes a presentation, handouts, group activities, and homework that will help you cure your young children of any attachment they have to rational thought. That way, they don’t have to wait until college to find out that their ideas about race and gender are outdated.

‘So At What Point, Exactly, Did You Become This Colossal Bitch?’

‘As noted here recently, it’s remarkable just how often “social justice” activism is difficult to distinguish from spite and petty malice. If another example is needed, here’s how some educators at Marquette University plan to cope with a visit from Ben Shapiro:

This is Chrissy Nelson. I shall say no more on the subject.

Chrissy Nelson, the programme assistant at the Centre for Gender and Sexualities Studies, claimed that she “just got off the phone with one of the directors of diversity on campus” and received a suggestion to reserve a seat as a student to “take a seat away from someone who would actually go” and then not attend the event. “This is what I will be advising students to do,” she adds. “Take a seat away from a student that would be interested in going.”

Remember, this isn’t the plotting of a moody and vindictive teenager. It’s a supposedly adult member of staff. One employed by the university’s Centre for Gender and Sexualities Studies, the stated goal of which is “the pursuit of knowledge and dialogue.” And hence the attempt to ensure that no-one gets to hear a speaker with whom Ms Nelson disagrees. Before devoting her energies to sabotaging other people’s evenings, Ms Nelson majored in “sociology and social justice,” which may explain her enacting of that great egalitarian maxim, “I don’t like, so you can’t have.”

Canada’s media & political class love racist keep whitey down message of anti-Trump 9/11 Truther Van Jones

Because when white folk vote in their best interest it’s racism.

A Star excerpt is below, but the same fawning embrace of Van Jone’s racist message is found across the A to B continuum of Canadian media. See – The Star, the CBCMacleans etc etc etc etc

Speaking to media at the Art Gallery of Ontario prior to delivering the keynote address at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Gala on Tuesday evening, Jones urged Canadians to be proactive in preventing Trump’s politics from seeping north of the border.

“People keep saying that this hate wave that’s moving across the west cannot hit Canada,” he said. “And you are wrong. It is happening throughout the western democracies.”

Jones drew attention on election night when he referred to President-elect Trump’s victory as a “whitelash” on CNN. He said those comments referred to the strain of “racist, xenophobic sentiment growing in our country” that in part drove Trump’s success.

“It found a home in the Trump campaign and I will tell you that it can find a home in your country too if you don’t stand up to it,” he said.

Van Jones was forced to resign his White House position when his unsavoury past was uncovered.

In 1994, Mr. Jones was one of the founders of STORM, a Marxist-Leninist group whose hero was Chinese Communist dictator Mao Tse Tung.

But what did Mr. Jones in was the revelation that in 2004 he had signed a petition calling on then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to investigate whether the Bush administration had been behind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Mr. Jones acknowledged he’d signed the petition but claimed he hadn’t read it carefully and that it did not represent his views. The veracity of this claim was called into question when it was reported that Mr. Jones had been one of the organizers of a “truther” rally in San Francisco in January 2002.

Reporters also uncovered a number of racist statements Mr. Jones has made, including this one from January of last year: “the white polluters and white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people-of-color communities.”