Vote NO to the ARA
I am writing you today to urge you to vote NO on the upcoming vote
on regarding a grant to the Anti-Racist Action group of $18,000.
Anti-Racist Action has for the past few years been a very violent and
destructive part of the "Anti-Racist" movement. ARA's violence
and complete disregard for the law has made even long time Left-wing praising
journalists like Rosie DiManno from the Toronto Star come out and write
"Racism's enemies going about things in divisive way". She starts
off her article by saying "Racism BAD, Anti-Racism WORSE" (Toronto
Star Nov 28, 1994 Pg A7).
I would like you to know who the ARA is before you vote yes or no to
their funding proposal.
The ARA started back in the summer of 1992. There first public march
was in the fall of 1992 when they confronted the Heritage Front at the
Roma Restorante in Toronto's west end. During that protest they throw eggs,
paint and terrorized Heritage Front members as they walked out of the Roma
by order of the police department.
ARA's 2 most violent protests The most violent protest the ARA has
done was against Gary Schippers rented house. They converged on his house
on June 11, 1993 and threw rocks, human fecies, paint, firecrackers and
an assortment of other material. During the 10 minute melee they caused
an estimated $50,000 dollars damage to Mr. Schippers property and completely
ruined Mr. Schippers bedroom and personal belonging by throwing paint on
them. While the ARA was in the area they paraded around with cut-out faces
of Mr. Schipper and placed orange stickers proclaiming Schipper was a Nazi
and gave his picture and address. The next day the Toronto Star ran an
article entitled "Anti-Racist mob trashed home". (Toronto Star
June 12, 1993)
The second most violent protest done by the ARA was during a court
appearance of the Heritage Front in a downtown Toronto courthouse. (Jan
25, 1993) Mr. Droege the leader of the Heritage Front was ordered to attend
a Human Rights hearing and was compelled to attend. Mr. Droege and members
of the Heritage Front gathered on the corner of Queen and Bay. Police officers
formed a protective ring around Droege and others and escorted them into
the courthouse. ARA members threw batteries, rocks, human fecies, and provoked
physical confrontation with members of the Heritage Front by spitting on
them as they passed through the court house halls.
I ask you as a citizen of the finest city in the world..... do we really
want to support violent groups that do nothing to further the Anti-Racist
agenda in the city?
VOTE NO TO THE ARA
We are including as a public service some of the pertinent articles
and flyers which show the ARA to be a violent and terrorist group.
- "Anti-Racist Mob Trashed Home" Toronto Star,
June 12, 1993
- "Racist's Home Hit" Toronto Sun, June 13, 1993
- "Eight ID'd in trashing on home" Toronto Sun,
Sept 9, 1994
- "Agitative Propaganda" FUSE Magazine Vol. 18,
- "Anti-Racists mob 3 - Stabbing in subway melee"
Toronto Sun Feb 6, 1995
- "The Damage Comes From The Left" Toronto Sun,
May 9, 1995
- "Left Looks away from Terror" Toronto Sun,
July 25, 1995
- "Anti-Racist Movement grows more violent" Globe
and Mail, Feb 10, 1995
- "Heritage Front Targeted" Toronto Sun, Feb
- Anti-Racist Action Poster titled "Unwanted Hatemongers
in the City"
- Anti-Racist Action flyer with Ernst Zundel's face in
cross-hairs of a gun
- Anti-Racist Action flyer with instruction on how to firebomb
Ernst Zundel's home