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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

Race in a Glass Nation

Alumni Hall, University of King’s College

A discussion on the implications of talking about race in the 21st century, with keynote speaker Dr. Sunera Thobani and panel discussion to follow. Free and open to public, childcare and light refreshments provided. The event will be livestreamed. KEYNOTE: Dr. Sunera Thobani is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and the Institute … [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]