Tired of harassment by Department of Fisheries (FDO) officers and tired of both the federal and provincial governments refusal to recognize treaty rights and court decisions, some 50 Mi’kmaw fishers and their allies rallied at the entrance to the DFO offices in Dartmouth.
Ross Gray encountered racism once too often, and he is fully committed to seeing that there are consequences for the perpetrators. He hopes others will follow his example.
Press release: As Muslim community leaders, we deeply appreciated the commitment to engage with our community. We recognize that everyone makes mistakes, and the best of us repent from our mistakes. Our only question was: is this apology sincere or was this entirely an attempt at damage control? Unfortunately, after our engagement with Mr. Cotter, we have little choice but to believe the latter.
Some 200 people gathered in front of Halifax City Hall this morning to demand a moratorium on the evictions of unhoused people all across urban HRM.
Despite the climate emergency the three main federal parties aren’t clearly in favour of ending oil and gas activities in the Nova Scotia offshore by the end of 2022.
Activists with Extinction Rebellion are determined to stop the aerial application of glyphosate-based herbicides in Colchester County. That’s why they have set up several encampments in woodlots set to be sprayed sometime between now and September 30. We speak with one of the forest defenders.
The brutal evictions of unhoused people initiated by Halifax police on August 18 are slowly disappearing from the headlines, and from the general public’s minds. Thankfully, the push back continues.
Katie Campbell is one of those people I often run into at the kinds of rallies the Nova Scotia Advocate likes to cover. At this time Katie is the Halifax candidate for the Communist Party. We interviewed her last week to find out more.
In July of 2019 Rana Zaman, a Muslim woman of colour originally from Pakistan, was blocked from running for the federal NDP in the Dartmouth-Cole Harbour riding, although she had won the nomination fair and square. Now Zaman is running in the same federal riding again, only this time for the Greens.
Yesterday well over 100 people gathered at the Grand Parade in front of Halifax City Hall to remind politicians that climate change is very much on their mind and that they demand political action. As climate rallies go Halifax has certainly seen larger ones. However, when the rally is part of a Canada-wide action day, and with no signs that the climate crisis is abating, you’d think it merits a bit of media attention.