News release: Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia issues the following reply to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s defence of climate denialism as a legitimate part of a “for a more robust debate” (the Chamber’s full response also included).
Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia is shocked to learn that just weeks after local students organized a march of 10,000 to call for an end to the destruction of our planet, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Halifax Convention Centre are arranging a speech by the President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), a climate denialist group that opposes climate action and pushes for the continued growth and expansion of fossil fuel mega-corporations.
An offer by filmmaker and actor Ellen Page to pay for the drilling of a public well to provide clean water to a long suffering African Nova Scotian community is said to experience some push back from the Town of Shelburne.
A rally and book launches are part of the Counter-campaign to the Nova Scotia Gold Show – Oct 18-20, 2019
Alton Gas water protectors Dale Poulette and Rachael Greenland-Smith did an amazing job filing Freedom of Information requests and identifying numerous serious flaws in the Alton Gas approval processes. Now they have compiled all that info into a report. Read a summary and download the report here.
Judy Haiven: “In Toronto, the protesters and police allowed bike and pedestrian traffic over the blocked bridge. Why couldn’t Halifax police do this?”
I am curious about how grassroots activism intersects with traditional politics, so with a federal election coming up I figured I do a couple of interviews with candidates, and ask my questions.
Here is the first interview, with Betsy MacDonald, who is running for the NDP in Central Nova. We talked with her about Boat Harbour, poverty, climate change, how activism shapes her views, and what to do about the many challenges people face in rural Nova Scotia.
There are no specific and formal qualifications to become a wildlife observer keeping an eye out for whales, turtles and other sensitive species while a seismic survey is being conducted.
Judy Haiven on the apparent lack of a visible union presence at the climate rallies across the country. “There’s a disconnect between workers and environmentalists – and no one is trying to bridge the gap. Warning: It is widening,” she writes.
Join Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia on Monday, October 7th for a takeover of the MacDonald Bridge to demand that key decision-makers #ActNow on the Climate and Ecological Emergency we are facing.