The Nova Scotia Offshore Alliance (NSOA) is reaffirming its call for a moratorium on all offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling until a full public inquiry can be completed on this dangerous activity. This statement comes in response to this week’s news that the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has approved an extension to BP Canada’s license to drill offshore.
If you’re concerned about the climate crisis and want to do something about it—and you live in or around K’jipuktuk/Halifax—please come out for coffee and discussion on Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 5pm.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) is donating $5,000 in support of the Alton Gas water protectors. The donated money will be used to deal with legal costs associated with a court case asserting treaty rights.
On a chilly Thursday earlier this week about 100 people rallied in front of the Halifax Regional Police Station on Gottingen Street to show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders fighting the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline.
Wet’suwet’en land defenders have called for solidarity actions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities worldwide who uphold Indigenous sovereignty and recognize the urgency of stopping resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of future generations. Please join us for a solidarity rally in downtown Halifax on Thursday January 9, at 5:30, corner of Cogswell and Gottingen Street.
In the aftermath of the Northern Pulp decision there are a lot of racist social media comments directed at the people of Pictou Landing First Nation (PLFN). To see racist comments on Facebook is of course not unusual, but this is getting out of hand. If we don’t push back it will continue to get worse.
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..”
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.
I went to the rally of Northern Pulp and forestry workers at Province House. It will be a sad day tomorrow no matter what McNeil decides.
Stand together for closure of Boat Harbour treatment facility on schedule. Thursday December 19, 11 AM, Pictou Landing First Nation. Bring cookies!