PRESS RELEASE: Community groups demand Iain Rankin rescind McNeil’s $5 million corporate giveaway 

A coalition of community organizations are demanding that the new premier rescind the $5 million “investment” that Stephen McNeil announced for Sandpiper Ventures on February 5, 2021, and invest that money towards increasing capacity at women’s shelters and improving the affordability of childcare in the province.  Solidarity Kjipuktuk/Halifax, CUPE local 4745 (representing early childhood educators), … [Read More]

Mi’kmaw Livelihoods, Not Clearwater Billions

5 November 2020 Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax voices our opposition to Clearwater Seafoods’ megafishery on the basis that it threatens Mi’kmaw livelihood fishing. Just by existing, Clearwater’s massive operation poses a serious threat to both Mi’kmaw livelihoods and lobster conservation.  We oppose the special treatment that Clearwater Seafoods receives from the Canadian government. Clearwater’s LF41 … [Read More]

Solidarity with Mi’kmaq assertion of treaty rights

Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax stands in solidarity with the Sipekne’katik First Nation and Potlotek First Nation and wholeheartedly supports Mi’kmaw rights-based fisheries. Our organization also broadly supports the Mi’kmaq assertion of inherent rights and treaty rights. We condemn the settler1 violence with which the exercise of Mi’kmaw treaty rights is being met. We are all … [Read More]

Statement on Antifascist counter-demonstration of June 22nd, 2019

Solidarity K’jipuktuk Halifax condemns the actions of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) during the events of June 22nd at Grand Parade and re-iterates its statement of solidarity toward those putting their health and safety on the line for the protection of immigrants, refugees, and the community as a whole. The National Citizens Alliance (NCA) is … [Read More]

Statement: Anti-Imperialist Day of Struggle

Solidarity Halifax joins the call for an Anti-Imperialist Day of Struggle, November 30, 2018, and declares its solidarity with the organizations and social movements represented by ALBA Movimientos and all peoples who find themselves in struggle for independence against the forces of imperialism and reaction. The last thirty years have seen the worldwide implementation of … [Read More]

Solidarity with Postal Workers

Solidarity Halifax declares its firm solidarity with postal workers who went on strike following Canada Post’s refusal to address major issues put forward by workers during negotiation rounds. Rotating strikes began on Monday, October 22nd, 2018, in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, and Halifax and have since moved on to Toronto. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers … [Read More]

Offshore drilling and political theatre

To sacrifice the fisheries and tourism industries for a handful of oil jobs is not a gain. It’s not even breaking even. Solidarity Halifax’s Ecojustice Committee warns against the dangers of offshore drilling in Nova Scotia in The Coast’s Voice of the City column. G7 leaders will be meeting in Halifax from September 19 to … [Read More]

Workplace Racism: Systemic in Halifax

2018 began with black janitors being fired in February. In March, what followed was black janitors and their supporters in the streets demanding justice from both the cleaning contractor, Armour Group, and the cleaning company, Deep Down Cleaning. On May 8th, HRM workers, mostly African Nova Scotians, demonstrated. They were protesting the lack of action … [Read More]

No Pipe, No Pandering: The Enemy is the 1%

Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation, a subsidiary of Paper Excellence, owns a pulp mill at Abercrombie Point and an effluent treatment facility in Boat Harbour – both near New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – in the Epekwitk Aqq Piktuk district of Mi’kma’ki. The mill and treatment facility have been sites of struggle for a long time. … [Read More]