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  • Let's Rename Winston Churchill Blvd
    In the wake of protests around the world regarding racism and racial inequality we need to examine the programming of racial inequality that exists within our own community of Peel Region. The street, Winston Churchill Blvd, is named after the former Prime Minister of the UK, who was an important figure partly responsible for actions that led to winning World War 2. However, if we examine his life and history, including his own direct quotes, we learn that he was a white supremacist, racist, bigoted man, whose actions led to the mass murder of 3+ million people in his lifetime. Some examples of his racist quotes and actions include the following... In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: "I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place." In 1943-44, his actions, or lack thereof, caused a severe famine in India which estimated to have killed 3 million people. He blamed the Indian people for the famine, claiming they "breed like rabbits". He had promoted the use of poison gas against Kurds and Afghans during his role as minister of war and air in 1919 where he said he was "strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes" Churchill said of his anti-colonialist adversary in 1931 (Gandhi) "It is alarming and nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir… striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal Palace" Churchill said of Gandhi “(he) ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back.” Churchill said “I hate Indians, they are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” As such, we ask that Peel Region City Councils (Brampton/Mississauga/Caledon) begin a public process to rename Winston Churchill Blvd to honour a more appropriate person, place or event. We also believe that this process should be transparent and undertaken in partnership particularly with Black-lead organisations and historical societies in order to create a long list of potential candidates. For more information about his atrocities please refer to these articles... https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29701767 https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/winston-churchill-british-empire-colonialism https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/winston-churchill-from-accusations-of-anti-semitism-to-the-blunt-refusal-that-led-to-the-deaths-of-9999181.html Churchill and the 1943 Bengal Famine - Malcolm Gladwell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Vw7Z_2SD8 Dr Shashi Tharoor MP - Britain Does Owe Reparations (Statements regarding Winston Churchill) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7CW7S0zxv4
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  • Kellie Leitch, stop using intolerance and racism for political gain
    Step down from the CPC leadership race and stop using intolerance and racism for political gain
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