Canada Day causes Kendall to think about the stigma of poverty and how to handle unwelcome encounters with overly curious acquaintances.
Last night a vigil was held at Parade Square in Halifax in honour of the many hundreds of protesters killed in the most recent spate of massacres by the military in Sudan. Canada must fully support the Sudanese people who demand freedom, peace and justice. It can do a lot more.
The federal New Democratic Party has removed noted Halifax activist Rana Zaman from the party’s candidacy in the Dartmouth – Cole Harbour riding, which she won on May 1 by a vote of party members. The ostensible reason for her removal is several tweets that Zaman made in August 2018 when Israeli forces were shooting thousands of unarmed Gazans during the “Great March of Return.”
Saturday June 29, 2019. 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m., at Parade Square in Halifax. In response to the execution-style killings, torture, rapeand more horrifying crimes against unarmed civilians in Sudan the Sudanese community is organizing a vigil to commemorate the martyrs and a rally to raise awareness about the situation.
Jen Powley. a tireless advocate for disability rights and housing for people with disabilities, has been presented with the 2019 James McGregor Stewart Award. Jen is a tireless activist for the right of persons with severe physical disabilities to live independently, rather than in nursing homes
Alex Khasnabish writes about being told that the Radical Imagination Film and Discussion Series at the Central Branch Library in Halifax must include a representative of the Halifax Police Department as a featured speaker.
Rooming houses are disappearing in Halifax, and negative media coverage of this crucial type of affordable housing has contributed to its disappearance, says professor Jill Grant.
Media release: “With four dead right whales reported in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, more needs to be done to prevent more deaths,” states Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director at Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
There is lots wrong with a news release issued by the Halifax Regional Police about Saturday’s efforts by members of the National Citizens Alliance to hold a rally in front of City Hall. Even worse is how local media didn’t question it.
On June 20th, World Refugee Day, the Liberal government passed their omnibus budget bill (C-97), which includes changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act reflecting the Liberals’ “tough on immigration” position with respect to the Canada-US border.