Solidarity with Postal Workers

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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]

Highs and Lows: Observations about the Angela Davis event and weed legalization

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On Monday, October 22nd, social worker and community activist Jackie Barkley offered a commentary aired on CBC Info Morning. Jackie, who is also a member of Solidarity Halifax, shared with listeners her observations about hypocrisies surrounding the Angela Davis event at Dalhousie and the celebration of weed legalization. Here is a transcript of her commentary: … [Read More]

Offshore Drilling: Not Worth the Risk

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In early October of 2018, a speaking tour was organized to denounce offshore drilling in Nova Scotia. Chelsea Fougere spoke during the tour as a representative of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS). Chelsea is also a member of the Solidarity Halifax Eco-Justice Committee. Here is a transcript of the speech she delivered … [Read More]

Offshore drilling and political theatre

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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]

Strike ends at Burnside prison: Prisoners issue a statement

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After a 20 day long strike, the prisoners at Burnside issue a statement of gratitude to all those who supported them and call onto us all to keep the fight for justice going. The statement has been published at the Halifax Examiner and the Nova Scotia Advocate.

Workplace Racism: Systemic in Halifax

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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]

Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia

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Solidarity Halifax is working with the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) to tackle the fact that BP is exploratory drilling off the coast of Sable Island. Best known for the Deepwater Horizon disaster (the worst oil spill in history, which killed 11 workers, spilled for 87 days, halted fisheries and tourism operations along … [Read More]

PETITION: Environmental Impact Assessment for Northern Pulp Pipe

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Please take a moment to sign this petition to the House of Commons to launch a federal environmental impact assessment of Northern Pulp’s plan to pipe effluent into the Northumberland Strait. PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Please share it with your networks. The petition closes mid October. The mill at Abercrombie Point is toxic. … [Read More]

The prisoners at the Burnside jail are engaged in a non-violent protest

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On August 19th, the prisoners at Burnside jail launched a non-violent protest and issued a statement with demands. Their statement was published by the Halifax Examiner and can be read here: The prisoners at the Burnside jail are engaged in a non-violent protest; here is their statement

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

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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]