By David Bush, Opinions Contributor   Is the movement of social movements really working? While there is no doubt that some social movements have exploded with activity in the last bunch of years, I feel it is fair to state that most social movements in Canada have been under intense attack. The question we must…

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New Democrat MP Megan Leslie is using her time off from the House of Commons to re-connect with her riding this week. On Feb. 9, Leslie talked to a group of 30 students and community members about youth involvement in politics. The Dalhousie Political Science Society hosted the event. According to a Statistics Canada report,…

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By Scott Beed, Staff Contributor Sable Island may be a federally- and provincially-protected wilderness area, but some of the province’s more eco-savvy politicians argue more needs to be done. Dalhousie University hosted an environmental panel last Monday. It was the same day the province made the Sable Island announcement and much of the conversation hinged on…

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By Dave Bush, Staff Contributor Is Haiti cursed? The question seems to be asked by westerners every time Haiti goes through some crisis, whether it is a flood, coup or earthquake. “From this catastrophe, which follows so many others, we should make sure that it is a chance to get Haiti once and for all out…

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By Justin Ling, Opinions Contributor “Get back to work,” reads the simple text, superimposed onto a postcard picture of the Canadian parliament building. This blunt display is the icon for the now-famous Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Facebook group, which has seen its membership rocketing towards 200,000 people in recent days, with dozens more joining every minute.…

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By Holly Huntley, Staff Contributor During the event with Michael Ignatieff on Monday, Jan. 11, a student asked Ignatieff, “When youth political engagement is at an all time low, how do these attack ads give us something to believe in?” Voter turnouts are low across all generations, but the second-year political science student who spoke forced…

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By Lucy Scholey, News Editor Students made their voices heard in more than one way last Thursday. The Alliance of Nova Scotia Students Associations (ANSSA), including delegates from the DSU, met with Premier Darrell Dexter and Education Minister Marilyn More. It was the DSU’s first time meeting the premier. “I felt very good coming out of…

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By Laura Conrad, Staff Contributor Speaking through a megaphone to a crowd of over 100 people outside the Westin Hotel, former Afghanistan MP Malalai Joya made her anti-war message clear. “The U.S. and allies occupied Afghanistan under the name of ‘war on terror,’ but today they themselves are terrorizing Afghan people, and have deep hidden deals…

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By Ben Wedge, Staff Contributor Parliament is full of quirks and precedents. One of those is prorogation. Could you believe that a Prime Minister would dare ask the Queen to shut down Parliament for 63 days in order to attend the Olympics, reset the makeup of Senate committees? Oh, and delay a political circus looking into…

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