Jul 302014
 

By Judy Haiven, a member of Independent Jewish Voices- Canada. She teaches at Saint Mary’s University and is also a member of Solidarity Halifax. Originally published as a letter to the editor in The Chronicle Herald. Last week, I read that two dead children, a girl aged about seven and a boy aged nine, were [...Read more]

Jul 292014
 
Discussing Israel's airstrikes and killings in Gaza: breaking the fast with Muslims, Jews and their friends

By Judy Haiven, a member of Independent Jewish Voices- Canada. She teaches at Saint Mary’s University and is also a member of Solidarity Halifax. Originally published at the Halifax Media Coop. A Halifax park was the scene of a symbolic breaking of the Ramadan fast Muslims, Jews, Christians and others wait to break the fast, [...Read more]

Jul 102014
 
Education debates are political, not just pedagogical

Solidarity Halifax member Ben Sichel examines the political dimensions of education debates. Ben  is a teacher in Dartmouth and author of the P-12 education section for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Provincial Budget. Originally published at no need to raise your hand   My local paper recently published a series of articles lamenting [...Read more]