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Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, who led a march up the Trans Labrador Highway outside the Muskrat Falls project site last Oct. 16, has asked Premier Dwight Ball to advocate for charges against land protectors to be dropped. Photo by Sam Culleton.

Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges

Written By: | April 15, 2017

Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.

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Finance Minister Cathy Bennett delivers the 2017 budget speech in the House of Assembly, April 6, 2017. Photo by Brian Carey.

Budget 2017 poised to increase inequality in N.L., critics say

By: Hans Rollmann and Justin Brake | April 8, 2017

Are the Liberals trying to balance the books at the expense of the province’s most vulnerable?

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Independent columnist nominated for regional journalism award

By: | March 27, 2017

Hans Rollmann’s commentary on Ball Government’s proposed across-the-board cuts named a finalist in the Atlantic Journalism Awards.

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the 2017 Budget Speech. Finance Canada / YouTube.

Women’s, Indigenous, labour leaders underwhelmed by federal budget

By: | March 26, 2017

The Trudeau Government’s 2017 budget has left some wondering if the Liberals intend to address the crises of economic and gender inequality and First Nations housing.

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Goose Bay resident Marjorie Flowers was arrested during a peaceful blockade outside the main entrance to Muskrat Falls on Monday, Oct. 16, 2016. Photo by Justin Brake.

Land protectors face criminal charges for defending water, food, culture

By: | March 18, 2017

Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples acting in self-defence at Muskrat Falls an infringement on constitutional rights, says prominent Mi’kmaw lawyer and scholar.

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Image from one of Justin Brake's Facebook live streams from inside the occupied Muskrat Falls camp. Oct. 24, 2016.

STATEMENT: Criminal charges against Justin Brake an attack on press freedom

By: | March 9, 2017

“If journalists fear their constitutional rights will not be recognized and respected by corporations, governments or police, then they will hesitate to cover stories such as this, a scenario that presents a bleak outlook for journalism in Canada,” says Justin Brake.

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L-R: Jesse Brown, Tim Bousquet and Terra Tailleur talk journalism at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax March 3. Photo by Ross A. Mair.

Journalism in Atlantic Canada is f****d, or is it?

By: | March 6, 2017

Cynics attempt optimism at CANADALAND panel in Halifax, with mixed results.

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Photo by Justin Brake.

Qalipu enrolment outcome “next big reconciliation issue” in Canada: Chief

By: | February 24, 2017

Chief, Qalipu reps, elders taking fight for recognition of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq to Ottawa Friday.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball meets with Labrador land protectors. Feb. 10, 2017. Photo by Janet Cooper.

Premier meets with Labrador land protectors

By: | February 13, 2017

Protectors say they are “shutting Muskrat Falls down”; Ball refuses to step down as minister of Labrador and Aboriginal affairs.

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Between 1,000 and 2,000 people formed a human shield around the Masjid-an-Noor Mosque in St. John's Friday. Photo by Justin Brake.

People form “human shield” around St. John’s Mosque

By: | February 3, 2017

The act of solidarity comes less than a week after the Quebec Mosque Shooting and American President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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