Experiments in solidarity

Talking Radical Radio, interviews Solidarity Halifax member Brian Crouse about building a new multi-issue, membership-based, democratic, radical organization based in Nova Scotia. Posted on



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Idle No More

On January 10, 2013, Solidarity Halifax hosted a teach-in about the Idle No More movement in collaboration with local activists and organizers. The event took place at Dalhousie University and drew a crowd of over 450 people. Topics covered included colonialism, grassroots organizing, omnibus bills, unlearning and anti-capitalism. Edited recording by CKDU 88.1 FM Halifax.



The significance of the Quebec student struggle

On May 30, 2012, Solidarity Halifax hosted a discussion on capitalism, resistance and the significance of Quebec’s student struggle. This event, featuring Kaley Kennedy and Chris Parsons, was intended to help generate a discussion in Halifax about the character and context of the events in Quebec and what it means for activists in Halifax.



A People’s History of Nova Scotia conference

Part 1: Stories of African Nova Scotian struggles for civil liberties and the legacy of Rocky Jones

On October 4-5, 2013, Solidarity Halifax hosted a People’s History conference featuring the stories of: Women’s, LGBTQ, African Nova Scotian, Workers’ and Indigenous Decolonization movements in Nova Scotia. The conference united radical stories of resistance in Nova Scotia, and presented history as a site of tension, failure and change, not simply as an object for consumption. The conference honoured the particularities of our movements, while creating an opportunity to examine our struggles collectively from an anti-capitalist perspective. The conference also honoured the memory of Burnley “Rocky” Jones and featured The People’s Museum: a collection of activist artifacts and social movement paraphenalia from decades past to the present.

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In the lead up to the 2013 provincial election, Solidarity Halifax held a panel discussion on August 8 exploring how the left, and in particular the anti-capitalist left, should orient itself towards electoral politics in these times of crisis. Speakers were Roger Rashi from Québec solidaire and Jackie Barkley from Solidarity Halifax.

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Idle No More teach-in hosted by SUNSCAD on April 5, 2013. Featuring panellists Gabe Hooger (Canadian Federation of Students), Rachelle McKay (Idle No More), Sébastien Labelle (Solidarity Halifax), Prof. Carla Taunton (NSCAD Faculty), Patricia Doyle-Bedwell (Dalhousie Transition Year Program) and Billy Lewis (Elder). The final Q&A segment includes a discussion about the “Made In Nova Scotia” treaty modernization process.


Guest speaker Max Haiven discusses The Struggle for the Soul of Education in the temporarily re-appropriated Brewery Market. February 16, 2013.


Why Are We #IdleNoMore? teach-in presented by Solidarity Halifax on January 10, 2013.


Elder Billy Lewis addresses the crowd during a rally in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and Idle No More. Victoria Park, December 30, 2012.


Round dance in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and Idle No More. Victoria Park, December 30, 2012.


Idle No More Halifax held a press conference on Friday, December 21, 2012. Sébastien Labelle spoke on behalf of Solidarity Halifax.


In this short 1.5 minute video, Brian Crouse of Solidarity Halifax explains the need to fight for public ownership of our power utilities.


A recording of Emera’s Profiteers recorded by the Halifax, Dartmouth & District Labour Council parodying Stan Rogers Barrett’s Privateers


Sung again at the pirate rally during the Emera annual general meeting

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