Jul 172015

On Wednesday, students, workers, and low-income earners came together to fight for a $15 minimum wage. The Fair Wage Coaliton, made up of Solidarity Halifax, ACORN Nova Scotia, the Halifax-Dartmouth District Labor Council, the Canadian Federation of Students, and the Dalhousie Student Union held an information picket early Wednesday morning outside the McDonalds on Quinpool […Read more]

Apr 262015
#NSuncut - A Coalition Against Austerity is Born

On April 22, the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council and the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students held an open meeting to discuss the NS Liberal government’s austerity budget and the need to fight back. At this meeting, activists and organizers from numerous anti-poverty, student, arts, social justice, environmental and labour organizations […Read more]

Apr 152015
Aaron Beale, Dal student speaking at Diana Whalen's office on Monday.

Dal student and Solidarity Halifax member Aaron Beale speaks to The Chronicle Herald about why students are fighting back against austerity during the occupation of Minister Whalen’s office on April 13. Listen to the interview HERE Note: Statements by Solidarity Halifax members do not necessarily reflect positions held by the organization.

Apr 142015
Cramming for exams in the age of austerity

On the morning of April 13, several university students occupied Nova Scotia Finance Minister Diana Whalen’s office, in protest to the recently-released provincial budget. The Halifax Media Coop interviewed John Hutton, incoming vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, and Dr. Alex Khasnabish, Department Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University. John Hutton […Read more]

Feb 042015
Don't Let Them Tell You It Can't Be Done

Dalhousie student and Solidarity Halifax member John Hutton addressed the crowd during the February 4th Student Day of Action. Here is a transcript and video of his speech. Hello everyone thanks for being here! I’m John Hutton, I’m a 5th-year student in international development studies and economics and I’ve gotta say, what a beautiful sight! […Read more]