Activism

RACISM: Black Perspectives

Discussing the realities of racism in Halifax

March 04, 2016

In a town where people of African descent were once confined to living near the city landfill, a crowd of people eager to change social attitudes in Halifax attended the moderated panel discussion “RACISM: Black Perspectives” on Feb. 24. The… Continue Reading

Students against Israelis

On the normalization of hatred against Israelis

February 12, 2016

Much of political discourse on campus takes place in a vacuum: local municipal issues notwithstanding, most discussions and conclusions have no real consequence on the average student. The “Israeli-Palestinian debate” is no different. Even the most vocal proponents and opponents… Continue Reading

Letter to the editor

RE: Let's make our student union a more ethical one

February 12, 2016

Let’s not pinkwash Israeli violations and our complicity in them We are writing in response to the letter published in the January 22 issue the Dal Gazette, [Re: Let’s make our union a more ethical one]. We couldn’t help but… Continue Reading

Journalists standing up for journalists

King’s College journalism students make a trip to the Herald picket lines

February 11, 2016

It’s important in any industry, for people who are students hoping to go into that industry, that they support those who are standing up for workers rights that will soon affect them.

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NSCAD delays decision for 37 per cent tuition fee hike

Students stormed Board of Governors meeting to protest tuition fee hikes

November 30, 2015

  More than 20 students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) stormed a Thursday night Board of Governors meeting to protest a proposed 37 per cent tuition fee increase. The Board tabled the tuition fee hike proposal…. Continue Reading

Anti-war protesters gather at security forum

Protesters yell “shame” at attendees of the 7th annual Halifax International Security Forum

November 29, 2015

About 30 people gathered at Cornwallis Park on Saturday to protest the Halifax Security Forum. The annual anti-war rally heard speeches from former Halifax poet laureate El Jones and Marxist-Leninist Party member Allan Bezanson. Protesters carrying drums and signs braved… Continue Reading

Dal degree destroyed after divestment disagreement

Scott Vrooman, Dal alum, mails diploma back to campus

November 22, 2015

Last November, Dalhousie University voted against divesting its holdings in fossil fuel companies. On Nov. 8, in protest and anger against this decision, Dalhousie alumnus Scott Vrooman ripped up his master’s degree and mailed it back to university president Richard… Continue Reading

Bringing Ferguson to Halifax

Marcia Chatelain speaks at Dal about #‎BlackLivesMatter and the importance of social change

November 13, 2015

  The Annual MacKay History Lecture included a modern twist this year, when Dr. Marcia Chatelain spoke in Dalhousie’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday evening. Dr. Chatelain is a well-known historian, author, scholar and speaker, and is associate professor of history and… Continue Reading

Environmental racism bill hopes to get to second reading

First Canadian bill of its kind asks NS Ministry of Environment to consult communities near hazardous sites

October 30, 2015

Lincolnville has a large African-Nova Scotian community, and it also has a landfill right beside it. This isn’t rare for the African-Nova Scotian community: throughout the province, there are several toxic waste sites — many of which lie near African-Nova… Continue Reading

Saving the oceans with a camera lens

A one-on-one with photojournalist and conservation activist Cristina Mittermeier

October 09, 2015

Cristina Mittermeier is a Marine Biologist and photojournalist who specializes in portraying conservation issues and the relationship between human beings and nature. She has completed several assignments for National Geographic and is the co-founder and Executive Director of SeaLegacy, a… Continue Reading

Society profile: the Dalhousie Young Liberals

October 02, 2015

  As election day draws closer, you’ll likely see the Dalhousie Young Liberals around campus. “We are a campus club associated with Young Liberals Canada and we are here to engage students about the political process and to fight for… Continue Reading

Facing Nova Scotia’s environmental racism

Dalhousie professor speaks about environmental challenges faced by marginalized communities

September 18, 2015

    Polluters go to Mi’kmaq or African Nova Scotian communities not only for their inexpensive land, but also because these communities don’t have the political power to resist polluting industries. This was one of the many things discussed at The Canadian… Continue Reading

Controversial bill draws protest in front of Province House

Over 150 students, faculty, labour advocates attend

April 30, 2015

Over 150 students, academics and workers’ advocates rallied on April 27 against Nova Scotia’s Bill 100. The bill, introduced by the Liberal government and Kelly Regan, the Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, is called the “Act Respecting Accountability and… Continue Reading