Press release: “An EKOS survey commissioned by IJV Canada in 2018 shows that the Canadian Jewish community is significantly split on the issue of Israel and antisemitism. It reveals, for example, that 60% of Canadian Jews agree with the statement “Accusations of antisemitism are often used to silence legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies.”
Kendall on social inclusion, not just during the holidays, but all the time. “Income Assistance recipients see people moving on in life, being financially better off, driving vehicles, being in relationships and living healthy lives. Income Assistance recipients ask, Why can’t it be us?”
After yesterday’s reflection on last year’s events affecting African Nova Scotians, here Raymond Sheppard turns his attention to the future and presents his wish list for 2020. It’s a good one!
Ray Bates reflects on the new decade. “Long-term goals are being made in our immediate time frames where we have the most control. We must strive to make the right choices today to assist the right conditions tomorrow..”
Raymond Sheppard reflects on the year that was. Stay tuned for part 2, a wish list for 2020, tomorrow.
Elizabeth Goodridge writes that the revelations that police were permitted to use lethal force against Wet’suwet’en land defenders on the West Coast were not surprising. Just consider the state violence against Indigenous peoples on the East Coast. And that violence will likely only get worse, she believes.
This is the apology issued by Rana Zaman in June 2019, after comparing some actions of Israel against Palestinians to the actions of Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. For the Atlantic Jewish Council, the organization that pressured the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission into rescinding Rana’s Human Rights award, the apology isn’t good enough. You be the judge.
In Nova Scotia non-unionized workers have to jump through hoops to qualify for pay on Christmas Day. And don’t even think about getting paid for Boxing Day. Judy Haiven explains.
“And for all sixty years of their lives together every Christmas was more than Christmas because each one was imbued with the joy they’d felt that first Christmas Eve as they walked down that rural road, the snow, like grace, floating down around them.” Another lovely story by Catherine Banks, about poverty, love, and yes, Christmas.
Some 40 people rallied this afternoon in downtown Hlaifax in support of Rana Zaman, a tireless activist whose human rights award was abruptly taken away on Wednesday by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC), a mere 10 days after it was awarded.