Blog claims to expose Calgary's neo-Nazis
More than 30 people in the Calgary region have been named as neo-Nazis by a group posting pictures and personal information on an internet blog.
Jason Devine said he's been exposing the identities of Calgary's neo-Nazis for almost six years.
The 26-year-old student used to put up pictures of suspected white supremacists on the streets. Now, he and other members of Anti-Racist Action Calgary use an internet blog.
"If you think that Adolf Hitler is some cool guy, I think people deserve to hear about that," says Devine.
The group combs through various websites to find the people they consider Nazis and posts their information to a blog.It shows pictures, e-mail addresses and links to their profiles on sites like Nexopia.
Whiteboy,German Pride and Pitbull are some of the aliases named on the list.
One 17-year-old, who did not reveal his name for fear of retaliation, calls it discrimination against skinheads.
"There's Nazi skinheads andthere's SHARP skinheads. SHARP stands for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. I associate with both sides," he said.
There may also be legal issues.
Martin Kratz, who teaches internet law at York University, said freedom of speech rights are balanced by other laws.
"The law of defamation is quite easy. One should not promote false, injurious statements about other people to the public."
Members of Anti-Racist Action say they've been threatened many times before, both legally and physically, and they're not about to take down their website.