Jan 302015
Be wary of quick fixes for Nova Scotia’s education system

Solidarity Halifax member Ben Sichel warns against quick fixes for our education system. Originally published at No Need to Raise Your Hand. Ben is a teacher in Dartmouth and author of the P-12 education section for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Provincial Budget. With recent standardized assessment scores from Nova Scotian schools causing […Read more]

Jan 282015
This Changes Everything: Reading Group

Solidarity Halifax is hosting a reading group on Naomi Klein’s new book: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (Free books and audiobooks provided -Space is limited!) What is Capitalism and how does it relate to climate change? What alternatives exist and how do they work? What is the difference between Climate Justice and environmentalism? What […Read more]

Jan 222015
VIDEO: What is Political Party for the Left?

Solidarity Halifax member Jackie Barkley joins Leo Panitch, Carlos Pessoa and Antoni Wysoci to discuss the role of political parties within the Left and what is means today for the Left to take political action. The panel discussion was hosted by the Dal/King’s Platypus Affiliated Society. Videos originally posted at the Halifax Media Coop. Panelists: […Read more]

Jan 222015
Women speak first

Judy Haiven, management professor at Saint Mary’s University and member of Solidarity Halifax, announced during a recent panel on campus misogyny that women’s voices should be prioritized in the classroom. She explained her experiment in her own classrooms where she always gives first voice to women during discussions and group projects in order to avoid […Read more]

Jan 202015
Nova Scotia unions welcome Bill 1 decision

Solidarity Halifax member Shay Enxuga reports for Rankandfile.ca on the recently announced decision regarding the NS Liberal’s Health Authorities Act. Today Arbitrator James Dorsey released his initial decision regarding Bill 1, the Health Authorities Act, and addressed some of issues at the heart of the controversy surrounding the legislation – union representation. Bill 1, introduced […Read more]