By Jim Guild and Melissa Albiani - Halifax Media Co-op
Siphoning thousands of dollars from a special needs program for the disabled while pumping tens of millions into a convention centre is an NDP “betrayal” said many in attendance at a Halifax news conference on Aug. 16...The change in regulations eliminates special needs assistance for drugs and treatments not covered by [health care], such as massage therapy, psychological counseling and a range of alternative medications...
July 5, 2011 - Halifax Media Co-op
Dr. Ismail Zayid of the Canada-Palestine Association argued that the silence of Canada and the US on the issue of Israel's blockade of Gaza effectively makes these so-called "free world" countries collaborators in the blockade, which...is a violation of international law and a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention...Zayid also stressed that the purpose of the flotilla to Gaza is not simply to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, but also...to expose the illegality and absurdity of the blockade itself.
June 4, 2011 - Halifax Media Co-op
The NS government's planned trade mission to Israel is a bad idea, a local group told the NDP convention meeting in Halifax today...Several members of Canadian, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace (CAJJP) handed out leaflets to delegates attending the provincial NDP gathering at St. Mary's University..."The provincial government shouldn't be taking sides in Israel until it has reached a just peace with Palestinians..."
Feb 14, 2010
Richard Pelletier, a service officer for the American Legion, says the Canadian and American governments are responsible for spraying toxic defoliants Agents Orange, White and Purple over Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, and possibly exposing guardsmen and Reservists from Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont to the toxins.
"A Conservative government will stand up for full and fair compensation to persons exposed to defoliant spraying during the period from 1956 to 1984."
- Stephen Harper
By Bruce Wark - November 14, 2009
Friday November 13th was an unlucky day for poor Nova Scotians. That's the day four economists...released their recommendations outlining the economic path the new NDP government should follow...Unfortunately, the panel's obsessive focus on reducing deficits and debt in order to balance the budget...could give [the] Dexter [NDP government] an excuse not to increase welfare rates significantly.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - CBC News
The chief and council of the Wagmatcook First Nation say the investigation into a fatal shooting by an RCMP officer last year is dragging on far too long...The band is demanding answers about the death of John Andrew Simon, 44, who was shot to death at his home on Dec. 2..."If...the roles had reversed and it had been a police officer that had been shot it wouldn't have been 10 months before a decision was made about whether to lay charges. It wouldn't have been 10 days..."
By Paul Manly - August 7, 2009
On August 9th and 10th, the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will be meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico to discuss progress on the Security & Prosperity Partnership (SPP)...The SPP undermines our democratic rights and the ability of our elected representatives to pass laws and regulations that safeguard the environment, protect workers rights and control the economy in the interest of ordinary citizens. The SPP threatens the sovereignty of all three countries through the deep integration of military, security structures and regulatory regimes.
By Hilary Beaumont - June 29, 2009
Since violent events at Cole Harbour District High School and Auburn Drive in May, [the Black Independence Network Nova Scotia] has accused the media of misrepresenting what the group says was unprompted police brutality towards black students. BINNS literature handed out at the protest said riot police arrested 14 black youths at Auburn Drive after a schoolyard argument on May 1.
I wrote this recently to expose how the NWO corporations are stealing our public utilities and calling it privatization...
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - CBC News
Rita MacNeil was as surprised as anyone to learn she was the target of RCMP undercover agents investigating the women's movement nearly 40 years ago...She represented the Toronto Women's Caucus at a March 1972 meeting of women's groups in Winnipeg, and, as an RCMP memo states, was the "one who composes and sings women's lib songs."
I’ve been very quiet about the political circus that prevails here in the good ole USA. Then I heard American talk show host Rush Limbaug’s blatantly racial and gender commentary alluding to the notion a woman or African American could not possibly be presidential material. I found it patently offensive, racist and bigoted. Though I’m no fan of any of the candidates I found Slimeball’s actions during the Democratic Primaries revolting and an affront to the whole democratic process. It’s my right not to like candidates and it’s my right not to vote for them but it’s no ones right to “rig” an election.
With the 2010 Winter Olympics scheduled to occur on unceded Coast Salish, St’at’imc and Squamish territory in two years, the spectacle surrounding them continues to wreak havoc on Indigenous people, poor people, and the Earth. In the spirit of resistance to colonialism, with the 2010 Olympics as a main target, Kanahus Pellkey of the Native Youth Movement and Native youth Dustin Johnson are touring throughout the Great Lakes and East Coast in January and February 2008.
Malalai Joya, women's rights activist and expelled Afghan parliamentarian spoke in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Thursday. She filled an auditorium and within it, many hearts who were moved by her passion.