“Can we just race down the highway? Rob a bank? Steal from a store? Of course not. How then can the government pass legislation that is against our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?” Danny Cavanagh on legislating postal workers engaged in rotating strikes back to work.
You are invited to a free public forum on Tuesday November 27 :Why boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel are not anti-semitic
Lots of photos and a poem by El Jones on the occasion of the tenth annual rally against the Halifax War Conference at the Peace and Freedom Park across from the Westin Hotel.
That’s right, not one but two simultaneous war conferences in Halifax! Tony Seed continues his analysis of the Halifax International Security Forum with a look at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, an event that will bring together 600 politicians from the 29 NATO bloc member countries, as well as delegates from partner countries to discuss international security issues.
In part 3 of this series Tony Seed highlights the annual rallies held against the annual Halifax war conference, a.k.a. the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF), as part of the organized anti-war movement in the city since the 1980s, which gave rise to this opposition. Lots of photos here.
Scott Domenie: “Maybe instead of asking each other where or when we had our moment of radicalization, we should be asking – ourselves and others – what brought us to where we are now. … By listening to our answers, we just might learn to better appreciate the diversity and similarities in our journeys.”
Roxanne Walsh helps people plan funerals and supports survivors through the grieving process. We talked with Walsh about green funerals and why bypassing a funeral home is both healthier and less expensive. “It makes for a healthier relationship with death.”
Media release: Despite outcry from students, the Board of Governors at Mount Saint Vincent University will vote to approve a budget today that includes a 6% tuition fee increase for the 2018-2019 academic year.
March 15 at the Halifax North Memorial Library: talk by Arnold August, author of Cuba – U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond, followed by a panel discussion. The panel members include Don Foreman, Executive Member of Canadian Network on Cuba and 35-year activist with CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers), and Errol Sharpe, Publisher, Fernwood Publishing (Halifax).
As of today the Nova Scotia Advocate is pulling the plug on the email updates subscribers receive each time we post a new story. Instead, we will now send out a weekly digest, showing all the articles you might have missed that were published over the last week.