ELECTIONS, AUSTERITY, AND CAPITALISM – a Statement from Solidarity Halifax

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ELECTIONS, AUSTERITY, AND CAPITALISM A Statement from Solidarity Halifax The McNeil Liberal government have pursued balanced budgets and ‘fiscal responsibility’ at the expense of the majority of us. Using the false claim that there is not enough wealth to go around, the McNeil Liberals have cut funding to nursing homes, cut funding to community organizations … [Read More]

Combatting Nova Scotia Fiscal Myths

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Updated Solidarity Halifax Statement on Fiscal Myths The Liberal provincial government has worked itself into a lather trying to convince us that the province is broke and that drastic cuts are necessary. But this is nonsense meant to continue the enrichment of the rich and impoverishment of the poor. Is it true that Nova Scotia … [Read More]

Organizing for the long term in the age of Trump

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On January 28th, 2017, Solidarity Halifax was invited to offer remarks during a community gathering aimed at encouraging movement building and organizing in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the USA. The following is adapted from a speech delivered by Solidarity Halifax member Jackie Barkley at the North Memorial Library for this … [Read More]

Statement Against the March 4 “March for Freedom” and Against the Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens

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The organizers of our counter-protest today have rightly named the so-called “March for Freedom” a “thinly-veiled anti-Muslim” rally. M-103 is a motion in Parliament that names Islamophobia as something that needs to be condemned. The backlash against M-103 that emphasizes “all religions” is eerily similar to the slogan “All Lives Matter”. These alternatives attempt to … [Read More]

Teachers’ Act Of Civil Disobedience Should Inspire Us All

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Larry Haiven is a professor emeritus in the Department of Management at Saint Mary’s University, a member of the Steering Committee and spokes for Nova Scotia Parents For Teachers and a member of Solidarity Halifax.  Originally published in the Local XPress. By LARRY HAIVEN In one of the boldest acts of civil disobedience in the … [Read More]

The People’s Inauguration Manifesto

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On the occasion of the inauguration of Donald Trump in the US, and in the lead-up to the Women’s March On Washington which is taking place on Saturday January 21st (with solidarity rallies in communities across North America, including here in Halifax), Solidarity Halifax has issued the “People’s Inauguration Manifesto” text below: The People’s Inauguration Manifesto On this bleak … [Read More]

Black lives must matter to all of us!

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On December 12, 2016, CBC radio aired this commentary by Jackie Barkley. Jakie is a social worker, long-time anti-racist organizer and a member of Solidarity Halifax. Once again the African Nova Scotian community has been struck in the past week with multiple deaths of young men, losses to the families of the victims, and to … [Read More]

Statement by Solidarity Halifax on Teachers’ Labour Dispute

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On Tuesday, October 25, Nova Scotia teachers employed at elementary and secondary public schools voted 96% to strike. They are not the first group of trade unionists to challenge the austerity agenda of the current Liberal provincial government, but a strike would bring matters to a head. And teachers’  determination to achieve justice demands the … [Read More]

ALBA Social Movements Canada condemns the attacks against Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement

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Recently, Solidarity Halifax has begun building relationships with organizations outside of Canada and Québec, in particular with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and Brazil’s Landless Workers Movements (MST).  Yesterday the Landless Workers Movement’s Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF) outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, was violently stormed by police.  Solidarity Halifax condemns … [Read More]