It’s time to look ahead toward the next provincial budget.
Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea.
Indigenous rights and economic inequality dominated The Independent’s coverage of Muskrat Falls and Budget 2016.
Cathy Bennett recently came out about the unfair sexist harassment she received, but it’s a more tangled mess than it seems.
But cutting through the spin doesn’t inspire any greater confidence.
The “we’ll come through this” mantra is not helpful for those expecting organization, protest, and change.
Why aren’t we doing more to prevent rich people and corporations from hiding their money to avoid paying taxes while people in N.L. and elsewhere suffer in the name of ‘necessary’ austerity?
Women’s rights advocates hold rally outside closed-door discussions on domestic violence at Confederation Building, say Budget 2016 puts women at risk.
St. John’s songwriter rewrites classic Newfoundland song “The Government Game” in response to the Liberal government’s austerity budget.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador should immediately tap the international bond markets and borrow $3 billion.
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.
The Liberal government says multi-grade classrooms won’t work, announces new plan to eliminate grades altogether and finance K-12 system with child labour.
The courage of one MHA has brought the Liberals to a tipping point at precisely the moment the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have united and found their collective voice. So where’s the coverage?
Women in Newfoundland and Labrador are more likely to be university educated and substantially more employed than men in the province, yet face higher rates of poverty and lower rates of pay.
“Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.’ Every act of resistance counts against this province-killing budget and this government’s destructive policies and ignorant behaviour.”
Saturday’s “NL Rising” protest in St. John’s was more than just a warning from the unions. It was a show of solidarity with an explicit message for the Liberal government.
The more we discuss alternatives, the more we seem to return to the same old game that’s played with worn-out party logos behind which elites make the decisions.
The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
Even when times are bad, capitalist states pursue policies that benefit capitalist profit.