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Atlantic Journalism Awards

Independent columnist nominated for regional journalism award

Written 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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The Masjid an-Noor Mosque in St. John's. Facebook photo.

“We can mobilize”: N.L. Human Rights Chair after Quebec mosque shootings

By: | January 31, 2017

Solidarity actions with Muslim Canadians being organized in St. John’s and cities across Canada on Friday.

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Residents of North West River protested by holding a snowshoe and boil-up on Lake Melville. Photo courtesy Jan Morrison.

Women’s March on Washington elicits solidarity from Labrador, St. John’s

By: | January 21, 2017

“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.

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