The Local Xpress, run by striking newsroom workers, is doing very well, thank you. The news website keeps journalists, photographers and editors busy and has become a real thorn in the side of the scabby Chronicle Herald. Originally published in RankandFile.ca.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth directs his attention at our educational system. Why we should teach about local poverty at all levels of education, and what that might look like. Kendall has a couple of great ideas!
The N-word is NOT JUST ANOTHER WORD. It is our history of segregation and slavery embodied. It is my grandmother not being able to eat at the table with everyone else, it’s the family friend being stopped by the police four times as he was walking home. An Amherst resident on the George Baker saga and what it tells us about racism in Nova Scotia.
Commissionaires at the Stanfield International Airport lost their jobs after G4S Canada won the airport’s new security contract. It is widely expected that G4S will pay its staff less than its predecessor. Maybe the Airport Authority should recognize that there is more to running an airport than the bottom line, some suggest. We also take a closer look at G4S.
The story of Suzanne (not her real name), a university student who needed help after she got pregnant, and a caseworker who went out of his way to stop her from getting what she was entitled to.
Halifax City outside workers, members of CUPE Local 108, rallied in front of City Hall to tell the city to get back to the bargaining table, revoke a lock-out notice, and stop chipping away at their pensions. Current city proposals dealing with workers’ pensions are simply unacceptable, the union says.
Glyphosate spraying in the face of widespread concerns among rural residents just so that forestry companies can make a bit more money seems pretty outrageous. Yet that’s what’s happening.
Just a very quick photo view of the Halifax Labour Day parade. Credit to Simon de Vet.
Judy Haiven on austerity in Nova Scotia and why we should take look at workers’ conditions in Western Europe, rather than always look southward.
A delegation of the Sipeknekatik Band traveled to New Brunswick to demand that Dominic Leblanc, the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans, use his power to halt the Alton Gas project. The group asserted their treaty rights and warned that the river will be defended, whatever that may take.