On June 20th, World Refugee Day, the Liberal government passed their omnibus budget bill (C-97), which includes changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act reflecting the Liberals’ “tough on immigration” position with respect to the Canada-US border.
Angela Bowden went to the NCA counter rally in Halifax this Saturday, and she has some questions for the police. “The facts are that while the soldiers of Odin and NCA take up as much space as they please, our sons cannot walk in a group larger than three without the police taking their threat to public safety serious enough to street check them,” she writes.
An effort by white supremacist members of the National Citizens Alliance (NCA) to spout their hate speech in downtown Halifax this afternoon was unsuccessful.
Halifax Against Hate, a Facebook group that monitors the rise of hate groups in the city and the province, is calling on Haligonians to join a counter demo when the National Citizens Alliance holds a public rally at the Grand Parade this Saturday afternoon, June 21.
“But a Black poet among whites can only dare hope to be a gangsta rapper. Suddenly my every rhyme was measured and directed by the only other source of Black knowledge they had: entertainment media.” Thandiwe McCarty writes on being Black and the barriers to finding your own voice.
PSA: Robert Wright will speak on “The Politics of Police Street Checks in Halifax.” Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 at 7 pm at Spencer House, 5596 Morris Street, Halifax.
Went to today’s Halifax Board of Police Commissioners meeting, and heard how a petition to ban street checks is growing by leaps and bounds. Also, how and when the carding database will be purged. And a group complains that street checks never ended, despite the moratorium.
Open letter by the ANSDPAD coalition to Minister Mark Furey: “We have explained the reasons why we have stepped away from the table and hope to outline here what our outstanding concerns are and what would be necessary to have us rejoin conversation and collaboration with the parties to improve police/Black community relations throughout Nova Scotia.”
A poem by Chad Norman about the men of the N.C.A, and others as well, dressed in whiteness, the little fellas with big hatreds. Donald, Jared, Andrew, Jason, Doug, and even Stephen…
Press release: The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is declaring a State of Health Emergency in our Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw communities.