Four videos on carding in Halifax, made by then NS Community College journalism student Matt Brand, featuring former boxer Kirk Johnson, social worker Lana MacLean, CBC journalist Phlis McGregor, and several people who were street checked and didn’t like it at all. There’s more on the website he created.
Triggered by the FOIPOP data breach debacle, here are some thoughts on the IT outsourcing arrangement between government and Unisys. It’s not the kind of thing you can easily walk away from.
A few heartwrenching and rare photos taken during a recent fact-finding visit to East Coast prisons by members of the Senate Committee on Human Rights. Many more on the Senate of Canada website.
News release: Please join Women’s Wellness Within for our first ever Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 25, 2018.
News release: As the Liberal Party wrapped up its convention in Halifax, members were met by a crowd calling for the party to stop supporting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Nova Scotia’s George Dixon was what you call a trailblazer. First Black boxing champion, period. First champ to regain his title after losing it. First person to be champion of more than one weight class. We’re talking late 1800s, early 1900s, a time of relentless racism. Here’s a video of one of his fights, and a bonus link to a wonderful website with everything Africvile.
Warren (Gus) Reed, together with five others, filed a complaint about inaccessible washrooms in restaurants with the NS Human Rights Commission almost two years ago. He’s still waiting for some kind of resolution. We talk with Reed about why the delays, and what he would do to change that. It’s about way more than not having enough resources.
Environmental activists will rally Friday April 20. 12 Noon, at Halifax Convention Centre where federal Liberals are holding their convention. This time the issue is not the Kinder Morgan pipeline, but oil giant BP’s plan to drill up to 7 wells off the south-west coast of Nova Scotia.
Halifax police much more likely to arrest Black people for marijuana possession. Oh no, what could possibly explain that?
We talk with Jackie Swaine of the SEIU and Danny Cavanagh, president of the NSFL, who together are calling for legislation with teeth to protect workers against wage theft and contract flipping.