RCMP pepper spray peaceful protestors, October 18, 2013.
TML Daily (Oct. 21) – THE Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick has been blockading a fracking operation by SWN Resources Canada, a subsidiary of Texas-based Southwestern Energy (SWN). This spring, SWN began preliminary testing for shale gas exploitation in the area without prior consultation with First Nations, as required by law. Continue reading
The following is an eye-witness report of the state violence carried out by the RCMP early in the morning of October 17, written by journalist and colleague MILES HOWE for the Halifax Media Co-op
War Chief Seven Bernard was unarmed, outmanned and off the path of SWN’s injunction. Was any of this necessary? [Photo: Miles Howe] Continue reading
The Halifax Media Co-op’s Miles Howe interviewed Ken Wilson, president of Local 508 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, at the February 12 rally in the Grand Parade. Our transcription of the interview follows: Continue reading
By MILES HOWE
Meet Tony Seed, the candidate you wont hear at the ‘All Candidates Debate.’
(April 13, 2011, Halifax Media Co-op) – Tony Seed is a little upset, and under the circumstances, who wouldn’t be? After raising the necessary $1,000 deposit, getting an auditor, and an agent, and gathering 100 signatures, the Halifax candidate of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada is on the federal election ballot, but finds himself on the outside looking in at the Halifax Federal Riding Debate, which takes place on April 14th at 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre, Saint Mary’s University.
Seed says that his campaign team has been in contact with the Dalhousie Students’ Union, who, along with the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association, are organizing the event. Reps from the DSU have given Seed’s staff the runaround, claiming first that they could not find an extra podium anywhere on campus for him, next that the stage at Scotiabank Theatre could realistically only accommodate four candidates, and finally that they didn’t even know he was running until the debate was already planned out, and that by then it was simply too late. Seed thinks this rationale is “pathetic”, and senses that far from it being a case of simple oversight, his exclusion from the debate is intentional. Continue reading
By MILES HOWE
HALIFAX (November 4, 2010) – WITH the number of ghouls, goblins and ghastlies descending upon Halifax this weekend, you might be excused if you thought Halloween was a weekend late. But unlike All Hallows eve, those aren’t masks, the blood is real, and there is no candy. Only really nasty tricks. That’s right folks, lace up your boots, and get your placards and peace chants ready, because the 2nd Annual Halifax International Security Forum is coming to town! Continue reading