Scott Neigh does such a wonderful job highlighting activist work all across Canada. Whenever his podcast Talking Radical touches upon Nova Scotia he generously allows the Advocate to share. Here is Scott talking about the Halifax Workers Action Centre with Sakura Saunders and NS Advocate writer Lisa Cameron.
The only shelter in the HRM specializing in support for women and their children escaping violence is closed. Although the poor state of the shelter was well known, there was no plan for an immediate temporary shelter.
“I know racial prejudice persists in our time. I encounter racism often. Yet, it still shakes me. It catches me by surprise, particularly when it comes from spaces least expected.” María José Yax-Fraser describes such an encounter, and considers how colonial stereotypes continue to be invoked in the present.
PSA: Please come out this Thursday November 14 and show your support for the Morales government and against the ongoing coup in Bolivia!
Retail worker Tony Lohnes would like to see a law that makes stores close at 4 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s eve. Retail workers need some family time too, he says.
Some fifty people gathered at beautiful Point Pleasant Park this Remembrance Day afternoon for a moving ceremony to honour all victims of war anywhere – civilians, women, children, refugees, hospital workers, animals, and the environment.
Nothing like a good old fashioned anti-war poem on Remembrance Day, and local poet Charlie Toth delivers.
Remember the ones have fought bravely
Think hard before sending more in,
The meat grinder that is war time
Doesn’t care if you have mother or kin.
Remembrance Day is still a day of lonesomeness and social isolation for income assistance recipients, writes Kendall Worth. And worse, it’s also a reminder that Christmas is fast approaching, and the time leading up to Christmas is often not an easy time for people living in poverty.
The Fight for $15 & Fairness is rallying people behind the bold vision of building the economy from below, and is also demanding higher income assistance rates.
Filmmaker Alex Kronstein reviews a National Film Board short by Jason Young, about the secret work that East Dover blacksmiths John and Nancy are sometimes called upon to undertake for the RCMP. He likes it a lot!