On Wednesday February 19th, Erich Burton, an arrestee from the Extinction Rebellion #BridgeOut action in October, arrived at the Halifax Court House flanked by supporters to plead not guilty by reason of necessity. The crown however opted simply to dismiss the case.
On Monday, November 25, Paul Jenkinson, who recently ended a 30-day hunger strike will, along with the Grace Jollymore Arts Centre, host a public discussion about how the climate crisis will affect food security and what we must do about it, followed by a Q&A about the climate crisis hunger strike with fellow hunger strikers and XR coordinators.
Paul Jenkinson reflects on food security and building community as he engages in a hunger strike to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change.
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.
Judy Haiven: “In Toronto, the protesters and police allowed bike and pedestrian traffic over the blocked bridge. Why couldn’t Halifax police do this?”
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.
News release: On Thursday, June 6, a group of climate activists disrupted rush-hour traffic by biking far below the speed limit. Adorned with signs and flags advocating for climate action, they chanted songs like “11 years to switch the gears” and “what do we want? Climate action!” through the cacophony of car horns.
Press release: Two members of international climate action movement Extinction Rebellion were arrested last Friday, May 24th, in Antigonish for refusing to move out of the way of the prime minister’s motorcade.
News release: Westfor have announced on CBC that they are planning to cut the Corbett-Dalhousie Lake forest any day now. Through non-violent direct action, Extinction Rebellion Forest Protectors intend to protect this forest, an ecologically intact mixed hardwood forest in the midst of a sea of clear-cuts.