Any self-respecting people would rise up.
Which side are you on?
We have all learned something important from the courage of Labradorians
As elders, river protectors and other concerned locals vow more direct actions, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says she has alerted the Prime Minister of concerns as the federal government considers a loan guarantee to the province to finish construction of the controversial hydro project.
“We can take a stand — in our presence, in our words, in our willingness to unite, in our willingness to understand why we are like we are and in the effort to decolonize and take our rightful place on and for our land.”
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.
For all the negative things it will do to our province, the Liberals’ austerity budget is bringing people together in a very meaningful way.
“[T]his government did not concede anything out of ‘caring’. They were drove to their knees by the pressure from the marchers…”
First Nations leaders, community groups and residents march in Corner Brook, call on Liberals to rescind austerity budget.
City of St. John’s finance committee chair says council will consider taking grant money from other sectors to reinstate its arts investment, but residents say that’s not good enough.
Who are the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary trying to recruit with their new video? How well do they understand the community?
“The four day gathering aims to create a common front among the many diverse movements fighting for rights, for justice, and for the environment.”
Turkey isn’t the only country plagued by a deficit of democracy. Canada’s federal Conservatives don’t have much more ethical credibility than Turkey’s embattled regime.
At the end of the day, it seems as though this isn’t a story about an unsightly metal-and-plexiglass barrier. It appears to be a story about a group of people presuming to treat citizens like subjects.
Against intensifying discontent over what many are calling “undemocratic” governance, the Dunderdale-led PCs are pressing to sanction the Muskrat Falls megaproject. As a result, more people are going outside, meeting others and finding new ways to make their voices heard.
The Sept. 15 nation-wide protests were held 48 hours before Parliament resumed. It is expected the Harper administration will push through further cuts to social services and public sector jobs in another omnibus budget bill.
What initially began as an act of solidarity with the Québec student protesters has turned into a weekly march through St. John’s downtown core to protest more than increased tuition fees. A post in the “Casseroles Night in St. John’s” Facebook group reads: Show disapproval for Québec’s Law 78, which restricts Canadians’ civil liberties. Let those in power know that Canadians are paying attention! We will stand in solidarity with the students of Québec, but this is about much more. This is a stand against Harper: cuts to DFO and the fisheries, the “in and out” scandal, lying about voter suppression, the F-35 debacle, muzzling scientists, opposition to environmental groups, union breaking, the tar sands, cuts to refugee healthcare, Bill C-10 (the Omnibus crime bill (http://ccla.org/omnibus-crime-bill-c-10/) currently being criticized by the Supreme Court of Canada), C38, social injustice, neoliberalism, … and Dunderdale’s Law 29. Citizens wishing to join the march in protest of…
What is the nature of protest in a society that calls itself free? We return to the thought of Hannah Arendt to find out.
We often celebrate our political traditions—but how “traditional” are they?