There are 2 Canadian anti-racist blogs that some of us here at Toronto S.H.A.R.P. really like. We thought we'd share them with you, so please feel free to check them out.
First up, is a blog that has been around for a little while now. Anti-Racist Canada, also known as the ARC Collective. This blog was launched November 30th, 2007 after the live Journal version was shut down. The ARC blog covers neo nazi activity all over Canada, posting stories and information all the way from BC to NB, with a touch of humor added to keep the blog from being a depressing read. The comments section after most posts is something to make sure to check out. It's amazing to see how many boneheads are convinced that the ARC Blog is an ARA (Anti-Racist Action) Calgary blog, even though the writers have said time and again, while they support ARA for it's anti-racist stance, it is a completely different entity and not part of ARA Calgary (even ARA Calgary say ARA and ARC are different).
The second blog is a newer player on the scene. Nazi Watch Toronto, which was launched on June 24th, 2009 as a reaction to the now defunct Red Watch Toronto blog. In less than a year Nazi Watch Toronto has posted quite a bit of information on local GTA boneheads. This is a good little blog to see who is active in Toronto, and also uses a dose of humor, mostly to mock the boneheads featured in it's posts. With a new Red Watch Toronto blog being discovered, Nazi Watch Toronto seems to have kicked it up a notch.
Both blogs are good reads, and worth checking out.
So as some of you who have been reading the blogs and news online know Luke Querner, a well known 30 year old Portland S.H.A.R.P. was shot down over the weekend in his downtown. Luke is alive, but he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in an area hospital, fighting to overcome extensive injuries.
This is not cheap. His medical bills will be mounting.
Toronto S.H.A.R.P. has decided to try and help out Luke Querner's family a bit by having (S.H.A.R.P. Dressed Skinhead) have a little fundraiser. I'm putting aside 50 of the Pride Without Prejudice patches to be sold for this, with 100% of the profit from their sales being donated to a fund that the Rose City Antifa have set up for Luke.
Some of you are in bands, work for bars and pubs, work for companies that make gear, or know people that do. What we are asking here is if any of you would like to help us out with this? Even if it's something simple like letting us make an online album that people can download for a donation of their choice, or as a link to be sent out with the purchase of a patch with a song on it.
Please feel free to pass this post around, or the link to it around to people that you know who might be interested in helping out some how. If anyone wants to get in contact with us, they can write to Toronto S.H.A.R.P. at torontosharpblogspot*AT*gmail.com
The link below here is to donate directly to the fund set up for Luke, if anyone on a personal level has a few extra bucks and wants to help out please feel free to donate.
We found this e-mail in our inbox, and thought we'd share it with all you good music loving folk out there.
I've got two reasons to be excited. One has to do with the awesome weather we've been having. The other has to do with the fact that tomorrow we'll be joined by Chris from The Class Assassins! We'll be talking about the band's new album "You've Got It All Wrong," and giving you a taste of what to expect from its release show, which will be happening at the Bovine Sex Club tomorrow (Friday March 19th) night. Rumour has it there will also be a few give-aways floating around for folks who tune in, so there's some extra incentive to spend your lunch break tuning in to CHRY.
You know the time (noon-1pm). You know the place (105.5 FM - www.chry.fm). Tune in. It's gonna be a good one.
Check out the Class Assassins on their Myspace page.
Seems some people have missed us, and have written in asking when we will be posting more updates. March is a VERY busy month here, and we have some things in the works that we can't post about at the moment, so we will leave you with this little video, and the promise that more is to come soon enough... and we will have a lot of fun telling you about what is up!
THE CLASS WAR KIDS have released a 4-song digital download EP. All monies made from the sale of the EP will go toward relief efforts in Haiti.
In the liner notes accompanying the EP, the band says:
"We were just hanging out talking about our favorite music and the decision to record some of our favorite songs by other bands came about. These were recorded close to two weeks after we had finished recording our second album 'Reflection, Rage, Rebellion'. We have been sitting on these songs for a while now wondering what to do with them, and then the earthquake struck Haiti. Wanting to be able to help in some capacity we decided the best thing we could do would be to release this online so the cost to us would be $0.00 and then all money collected could be donated."
The EP - Twinkles Last Stand - has songs by Joe Strummer (Coma Girl), Randy (Freedom Song), The Weakerthans (Confessions Of A Futon Revolutionist) and Chubby Checker (The Hucklebuck)
It's available at Bandcamp and the EP is $3.00 (minimum) or $1.00 per song. Or, just take a listen to it!
Thanks for your support. Please help by spreading the word.
If you do a radio show/zine/blog/whatever, we'll be happy to hook you up with tunes, an interview, graphics, etc
Need quality S.H.A.R.P. gear? Professionally printed, Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice t-shirts are now available from the S.H.A.R.P. blog! All shirts are white ink printed on a black t, sizes small to XL (XXL and larger coming soon).
*** Small has been sold out until the new order comes in***
Toronto S.H.A.R.P. (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice). A growing crew of like minded traditional and anti-racist skinheads (coming from both the left and right wing side of the political fence) who are tired of Neo-Nazi boneheads ruining a good scene.
Pride with out prejudice. What skinhead was meant to be. Remember - A scene is only as good as the people in it.