How A False News Report Sparked An Islamophobic Backlash In Quebec
"I don’t care if it's true or not," said one protester outside the mosque
December 21, 2017
By Ruby Irene Pratka
Rebel Staffer Helping Run Campaign Of “Extreme” Anti-Islam Figure Trying To Take Over UKIP
Jack Buckby is the latest former luminary of Britain's white-nationalist movement to work for The Rebel.
September 22, 2017
By Graeme Gordon
Lack Of Inclusive Muslim Media Lets Islamophobia Flourish
"In the largest city in Canada, there doesn’t seem to be a single Muslim-led paper of substance or wide distribution."
August 25, 2017
By Steven Zhou
What Happens When An Anti-Muslim Internet Personality Begins To Face Consequences
A hate-speech charge, at least one lawsuit, banned accounts, and political ambitions: the angry life of Mississauga YouTuber Kevin J. Johnston
August 11, 2017
By Graeme Gordon
SHORT CUTS – MSM on FGM: WTF?
The Toronto Star built an entire exposé on female genital mutilation based predominantly around a mid-level civil servant’s email from three years ago.
Also, CBC Comedy is so unfunny it’s funny. Or is that the other way around? Either way, a former member of Kellie Leitch’s team has made it his mission to bring it down.
Writer/broadcaster, and producer Naheed Mustafa joins us.
July 27, 2017
COMMONS: The Rise of the Right
The COMMONS team digs into the rise of far right groups like the Proud Boys, Soldiers of Odin and the Three Percenters.
July 12, 2017
The Rise Of The Right
On the final episode of the season, the Commons team digs into the rise of the fringe right in Canada.
Journalist Evan Balgord has been covering organizations like the Proud Boys, Soldiers of Odin, and the Three Percenters for the better part of the past year. He joins us to discuss the ongoing street protests and what’s driving these groups’ discontent.
In exploring the rise of the right, Commons also interviewed two other people who are closely monitoring this movement.
Dr. Barbara Perry, a professor of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, is the author of In The Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes.
Sarah Ali is a member of the Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia. The group, alongside a diverse set of other organizations have been demonstrating against the fringe right on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, these interviews were cut from the podcast due to time constraints, but are available as web exclusive downloads here:
Dr. Barbara Perry (interviewed by Hadiya Roderique)
Sarah Ali (interviewed by Ashley Csanady)
July 4, 2017
How Canadian Media Normalizes Islamophobia
It's not just The Rebel. Canada's mainstream media has a problem.
June 27, 2017
By Davide Mastracci
National Post pulls down, rewrites op-ed on Muslim charity
Article making extraordinary claims "had not been properly edited," paper admits
May 12, 2017
By Graeme Gordon
Strong Hearts To The Front
Welcome back to CANADALAND Commons! New hosts Hadiya Roderique, Ryan McMahon, and Ashley Csanady spend their first episode looking into the mostly manufactured controversy behind M103 – a motion to denounce Islamophobia and racism and a push for the Canadian government to set up a committee to look into the rise of discrimination in the country.
Also, refugees from countries on U.S. President Donald Trump’s list of banned countries are taking the extraordinary step of trying to cross the border into Manitoba. On foot. In February. What happens to them when they get here and are they just going to shipped back to the States?
Finally, the Sixties Scoop was likely something you didn’t learn about in your high school history class. But the courts last week awarded the now-grown Indigenous children taken from their families a victory.
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