ACTION: Justice for Janitors / Black Workers Matter

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To honour the struggle of the Justice for Janitors campaign, after taking direction from affected workers and their union, (see info from the J4J website here), Solidarity Halifax invites our members and supporters in the broader community to show up for racial justice in relation to the Black janitors who formerly cleaned Founders Square.  Join … [Read More]

Solidarity against Northern Pulp

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The Northern Pulp Mill and Wastewater Treatment Plant Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation runs a pulp mill at Abercrombie Point and a wastewater treatment plant in Boat Harbour – both near New Glasgow, Nova Scotia – in the Aqq Piktuk district of Mi’kma’ki. The mill and treatment plant have been sites of struggle for a … [Read More]

Petition: Stop Street Checks

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Working While Black, along with other concerned members of the community, is spearheading a campaign to stop street checks in Nova Scotia. At the centre of the campaign is a petition you can find here. The petition reads: We, the people of Nova Scotia, hereby demand the Government of Nova Scotia receive our request. WHEREAS … [Read More]

Towards an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial environmentalism

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Talking Radical Radio interviewed Solidarity Halifax members Sam Krawec and Chelsea Fougere to talk about their work through our Ecojustice Committee, which aims to bring anti-capitalists and environmentalists together, and to create a space for people to engage in analysis and action that works towards building an anti-capitalist, anti-colonial environmentalism. “Historically, anti-capitalist organizations (in their … [Read More]

Solidarity Against Alton Gas

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The Alton Natural Gas Storage Facility Project is a plan to store high-pressure natural gas in artificial caverns about one kilometer underground near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. The company plans to use water from the Shubenacadie River to flush out salt deposits, dump the waste water back into the river, and use the resulting underground hollows … [Read More]

VIDEO: Race In a Glass Nation

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On November 17th, 2017, a public discussion on the implications of talking about race in the 21st century took place at the University of King’s College. The event featured keynote speaker Dr. Sunera Thobani who was followed by a panel discussion. The recording provided by Atlantic Live Stream only includes the keynote lecture and Q … [Read More]

Many Hands Can Stop Alton Gas – Online Fundraiser

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Mi’kmaq water protectors and allies are building a strawbale house at the front gates of the Alton Gas site, and could use some financial support. Help them maintain the Treaty Camp throughout the winter! Watch the video and make a donation “We do it for the water” Mi’kmaq water protectors and allies are building a … [Read More]

Guideposts for Organization Building Against Capitalism

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The Membership Committee of Solidarity Halifax coordinates the recruitment and engagement of Solidarity Halifax members as a part of our process of organization building. Recognizing the need for long-term organization on the Left, Solidarity Halifax proposes the following considerations for anti-capitalist organizing. We expect these to constantly be a work in progress. Click here to … [Read More]

VIDEO: Desmond Cole with the Black Power Hour

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On October 25, 2017, Desmond Cole was invited to participate in a live recording of Black Power Hour at the University of King’s College’s School of Journalism. The live recording was followed by a Keynote address by Desmond, as well as a Q&A with participants from the audience. Desmond resigned from his column at the … [Read More]

Solidarity Halifax stands in support of Masuma Khan

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Solidarity Halifax stands in support of Masuma Khan. Khan is facing disciplinary action from Dalhousie University for comments she made on Facebook regarding Canada 150 celebrations – which she correctly identified as part of Canada’s ongoing colonial legacy. In response to racist comments toward her, Khan wrote: “white fragility can kiss my ass. Your white … [Read More]