The headline says it all. Another 2016 census story, this time about unemployment and poverty among African Nova Scotians. The numbers are bad, much worse in fact than almost anywhere else in Canada.
Today’s news release by Divest Dal after the campout and after addressing the Dalhousie board of governors calling on them to revisit fossil fuel divestment.
Neoliberalism is a word you may well have heard at a rally or read in a newspaper, but what does it mean? Frequent contributor Alex Kronstein on all you ever wanted to know about neoliberalism but were afraid to ask. Turns out you knew its meaning all along.
The Canada Mortage and Housing Corp. published its annual rent survey, and the news for Nova Scotia and Halifax renters isn’t very good. Rents went up, vacancy rates went down. In Halifax vacancy rates haven’t been as low since 2003.
Frequent contributor and anti-poverty activist Kendall Worth reports on the case of a woman who gets harassed by a neighbour in her apartment building and neither her landlord nor the police are willing to put a stop to it. Because she is on welfare she can’t just pack up her stuff and move. She may well end up homeless as a result, she says.
New contributor and Divest Dal member Laura Cutmore writes on Canada’s longest university campout for fossil fuel divestment, and why Dalhousie can no longer look the other way. Climate, racial, and gender justice are inextricably linked, she writes, and there simply are no more excuses for inaction.
Late last week Nova Scotia’s auditor general reported that the province lacks a plan for delivering mental health services to all Nova Scotians, and that standards for wait times aren’t being met. New contributor Jessica Briand has seen it all. “In the last seven years I have seen eight different mental health professionals. I’ve witnessed first-hand the flaws in mental healthcare in Nova Scotia,” she writes.
Just another clearcut in rural Nova Scotia. Nothing new here.
A news release issued by the Acadia University Faculty Association with the latest on the looming strike, and how to email the administration and tell it to return to the bargaining table. Otherwise faculty could well be walking the picket line on Monday.
This weekend’s video is about the Alton Gas water protectors who need a bit of solidarity and support because strawbale houses don’t build themselves.