Laura Slade explains why she handed out leaflets at the opening of the anti-abortion movie Unplanned, and debunks the many lies and inaccuracies contained in the movie. “It’s important that all people who have had an abortion or are considering one know that they’re not alone, that this film that’s designed to make them look like and feel like terrible people is full of deception.”
It is unacceptable that Nova Scotia has one of the lowest minimum wages in the country, and that Nova Scotia is the only province where child poverty rates are rising.
August 1 is Emancipation Day, the celebration of the abolition of slavery in what is now Canada, the Caribbean, Britain, and South Africa in 1834. The day is celebrated in the Black community, but it is not an official holiday, as it should be. Human rights lawyer and activist Anthony N. Morgan wrote an imaginary letter to an employer requesting the day off (not to be used for real).
“Look around your rural community, outside of school, organized sports and of course amazing public libraries (who are also under funded). Are there any established youth centres, programs or services offering drop in spaces, programs, services or mental health supports? Do you see outreach workers connecting with youth? Do you even see youth out and about?” Dayna Barnes on a looming crisis in rural Nova Scotia.
“To be Black and queer is to be a danger to the world, and I think that is beautiful.” Check out the trailer, than come to to the screening and panel discussion on Sunday July 21, at the North End Library.
A counter demonstrator, arrested after the failed attempt to hold a rally on the Grand Parade in Halifax by the National Citizens Alliance, is facing charges. Here is why I think you should help out with the legal fees.
“I wrote this piece for the brown and black children who have to walk everyday in this world under a microscope that wasn’t created to get a better view, to understand, or to be seen, but to be defeated.”
A poem and an essay by Guyleigh Johnson.
The Canadian Navy in Halifax is a little too comfortable a place for racists, Islamophobes and xenophobes. First the Proud Boys, now that tattoo guy. You have to wonder what’s going on.
Actor and comedian Cathy Jones believes HRM Mayor and Council aren’t taking citizens’ concerns and best interests into account when making decisions about development approvals, but instead they’re following the developers’ lead.
Media release: The presidents of federations of labour from across the country are in Saskatoon during the Council of the Federation meeting to encourage Canada’s premiers to embrace a public, single-payer, universal pharmacare program.