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The Michelin File: No more deals – Nova Scotians must reject the politics of ‘pragmatism’

Fifth in a series of articles on the Nova Scotia elections*

By ENA BOUTILIER and TONY SEED

110501-OttawaMayDay-32cropAT A RECENT campaign stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia MLA – and prospective Premier – Darrell Dexter proclaimed that, if elected, his NDP government will not repeal the anti-labour “Michelin Bill” of 1979. “I have no interest in fighting battles that happened 30 years ago,” he said on May 11. Far from contesting ancient history, Mr. Dexter has declared that his Nova Scotia will fight to remain an open shop for the exploitation and plunder of the province by monopoly capital, for monopoly right, for militarizaton and for annexation to the United States through such projects as the Atlantic Gateway. Continue reading

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Public-private partnerships to be imposed on Nova Scotians?

Commentary by ENA BOUTILIER and TONY SEED

HALIFAX (1 February 2009) – THE Government of Nova Scotia is stepping up its anti-social offensive against workers and the general public through its proposal to implement several so-called “public-private partnerships” (P3’s) in the province as part of Harper’s infrastructure “stimulus” program. Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Forever (1) : Maritime workers, farmers and communities to bear the burden of ‘restructuring’

Future of 380 workers from the Canard plant still remains uncertain as some may be forced to relocate and/or seek different types of work, while others destined for the Berwick plant will join workers who have lacked a union contract since 2005. News commentary by TONY SEED and ENA BOUTILIER

HALIFAX (5 April 2007, updated 1 May 2007) – HERE is an old, familiar story: workers, farmers, their families and communities are being asked to bear the burden of the striving of a large food multinational to maximize its record profits, and the government leaps forward, not to sit idly by, but to consciously participate in the placating of that monopoly. As old is the story is, it takes new form far too frequently, as it is doing so once again in Nova Scotia in the winter and spring of 2007. Continue reading

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The ‘people of the past’: murdering in the name of blue-eyed, blond-haired supremacy

The Canadian soldiers and their porn, out there “hunting” (by implication) for brown-haired, brown-skinned, brown-eyed Afghans is a very disturbing and revolting example of racism, sexism and pro-US, pro-war propaganda

By ENA BOUTLIER, Shunpiking Online

Headline: “Nova Scotia’s Hardcore Medic: Springhill’s Fretter brings both giggles, toughness to posting duty in Panjwaii” by Bill Graveland, Canadian Press, in The Chronicle Herald (Saturday, 25 November 2006) as well as the Halifax Daily News 26 November 2006 and other newspapers across Canada. Article is reproduced below.

HALIFAX (3 December 2006) – THIS BIZARRE piece of pro-war propaganda from the Canadian Press [1] is laden with both racist and ethnocentric sentiment combined with overt sexism and female objectification that trivialises war and human suffering.

The female medic, a mother of five, indicates that members of the Afghan Army “are forever begging her to pose for pictures with them” because of her “… ‘blond hair and blue eyes’.” Continue reading

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Lies of the Chronically Horrid: The ‘people of the past’ – murdering in the name of blue-eyed, blond-haired supremacy

God help the children, God help the innocent women and children, God help the people who are treated by such barbarians parading as doctors | ENA BOUTLIER

Headline: “Nova Scotia’s Hardcore Medic: Springhill’s Fretter brings both giggles, toughness to posting duty in Panjwaii” by Bill Graveland, Canadian Press, in The Chronicle Herald (Sunday, 26 November 2006), the Halifax Daily News (Saturday, 25 November 2006), and other newspapers across Canada. Continue reading

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