“Though hate crimes happen in Nova Scotia, they are seldom termed called hate crimes.” Judy Haiven presenting to the Define Defunding of Police sub-committee.
Join Yves Engler, Radhika Desai, Isaac Saney, Alison Bodine, David Gehl, Margaret Villamizar, Ken Stone, Miguel Figueroa & moderator Bianca…
Gerald Neal, a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky State Senate, joins experts from Dalhousie, Acadia and Mount Saint Vincent…
Peace activist Kathrin Winkler spoke at Saturday’s rally against the Halifax International Security Forum at the Peace and Friendship Park in Halifax. “A climate of care cannot integrate the protection of our children with masks on the one hand and accept the bombing of children and hospitals on the other hand.”
Africville survivors, their descendants and supporters rallied at City Hall today to send a clear signal to politicians of all stripes that their decades-long struggle for meaningful reparations is picking up steam.
On the evening of August 13, 2020, in my own neighbourhood, right outside of my children’s classroom, I witnessed a Halifax police officer accelerate his vehicle to make physical contact with a woman, temporarily throwing her off balance. Vehicular assault. From a block away I could hear her pleading with the officer to leave her alone up until that point. After stumbling momentarily she asked the officer why he’d done that and then used the phrase “Black Lives Matter”. My heart raced.
Open letter signed by well over 50 Black scholars, community members, and allied academics and health professionals across the country, writing in support of Dr. OmiSoore Dryden and the need for disaggregated racial data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To the likes of Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland the relationship with a tyrannical white supremacist president is more important than human rights and democracy. US officials are saying they just took out the world’s number one bad guy, but let me tell you, that guy is sitting right there in the White House.”
A well attended meeting in downtown Halifax called for an end to US (and Canadian) war efforts in the middle East.
Raymond Sheppard reflects on the year that was. Stay tuned for part 2, a wish list for 2020, tomorrow.
An ugly racist incident on a Halifax Transit bus that happened well over a year ago finally reached a conclusion of sorts, today at the courthouse on Spring Garden Road in Halifax.