Last week Mi’kmaw Water Protectors traveled to Antigonish to confront politicians attending the annual meeting of the provincial Liberals about federal efforts to accommodate the Alton Gas Project. Sadie Beaton explains what is going on. Video by Eliza Knockwood included
At last night’s screening of My Week on Welfare in Dartmouth, g=human rights lawyer Vince Calderhead talked about how the much-hyped transformation did not at all make things better for people on income assistance and his fear that special needs allowances will be next.
He also tackles the subject of tactics, don’t waste your time trying to convince bureaucrats, he says.
There is always a reason why a neurodivergent person is a so called flight risk, and wanders off. That obvious observation is too easily lost when solutions such as tracking devices become the focus, writes Alex Kronstein.
An open letter to Mark Furey and Ralph Goodale about the unprovoked RCMP violence at the public meeting in Sherbrooke, NS on May 24.
Press release: Two members of international climate action movement Extinction Rebellion were arrested last Friday, May 24th, in Antigonish for refusing to move out of the way of the prime minister’s motorcade.
Kendall Worth reports on some good news for income assistance recipients: as of May 1 you will be able to keep more of your earnings from tips, commissions and other income from self-employment.
The white supremacist National Citizens Alliance (NCA) continues to make efforts to get established in Nova Scotia after earlier attempts failed miserably.
Lots of people got angry when the provincial government announced it set aside $80 million in support of a new building for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Healthcare is in crisis, they say, and spending money on something as unnecessary and luxurious as art at this time is a very bad idea. To further explore why art matters from a societal point of view, and indeed functions as a major economic engine all on its own, I met with writer and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery director Robin Metcalfe, who has thought deeply about these matters.
Check out Nova Scotia Advocate frequent contributor and tireless activist Kendall Worth talking about income assistance and the need for a basic income.
Public meeting on Monday May 27 to ensure African Nova Scotian inclusion in the Cogswell redevelopment project.