Open Letter to West Hants Regional Municipality re: Avon River

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Photo: Eric Wayne / SaltWire To the Committee of the Whole Members of West Hants Regional Municipality, Re:  Avon River Gate Operations Ministerial Order March 16, 2021 We are writing in solidarity with members of Treaty Truckhouse #2 regarding their recommendation that the Council not ask for the cessation of the Ministerial Order (MO) cited … [Read More]

Open Letter: Affordable Housing Commission

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To the Affordable Housing Commission, Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax submits the following: In Halifax and the province, we are facing a housing crisis. The existence of this commission and the implementation of rent control (however provisional and temporary) are signals that the province has deigned to recognise this crisis. However, more action is needed to … [Read More]

PRESS RELEASE: Community groups demand Iain Rankin rescind McNeil’s $5 million corporate giveaway 

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A coalition of community organizations are demanding that the new premier rescind the $5 million “investment” that Stephen McNeil announced for Sandpiper Ventures on February 5, 2021, and invest that money towards increasing capacity at women’s shelters and improving the affordability of childcare in the province.  Solidarity Kjipuktuk/Halifax, CUPE local 4745 (representing early childhood educators), … [Read More]

Understanding the housing crisis in Kjipuktuk/Halifax

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By Sam Krawec, Solidarity Kjipuktuk/Halifax & Spring member The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the housing crisis in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. In the past year, landlords have increased rents anywhere from 17% to as much as 90%, and the number of people who are homeless has doubled. Tenants have reported having to go without medications and food as … [Read More]

Mi’kmaw Livelihoods, Not Clearwater Billions

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5 November 2020 Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax voices our opposition to Clearwater Seafoods’ megafishery on the basis that it threatens Mi’kmaw livelihood fishing. Just by existing, Clearwater’s massive operation poses a serious threat to both Mi’kmaw livelihoods and lobster conservation.  We oppose the special treatment that Clearwater Seafoods receives from the Canadian government. Clearwater’s LF41 … [Read More]

Solidarity with Mi’kmaq assertion of treaty rights

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Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax stands in solidarity with the Sipekne’katik First Nation and Potlotek First Nation and wholeheartedly supports Mi’kmaw rights-based fisheries. Our organization also broadly supports the Mi’kmaq assertion of inherent rights and treaty rights. We condemn the settler1 violence with which the exercise of Mi’kmaw treaty rights is being met. We are all … [Read More]

Anti-capitalist Response to COVID-19: Poster Series

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COVID-19 has highlighted many dimensions of the crisis of capitalism. Solidarity Kjipuktuk / Halifax believes a better world is possible; a world where a global pandemic would be met with care and material support on all fronts. Instead we see this virus hitting hardest in marginalized communities and bosses already rolling back wage increases for … [Read More]

Navigating the Canada Emergency Response Benefit: Information for Workers

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The Halifax Workers Action Centre created a guide to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Federal Government announced a new fund for those affected by COVID-19 called the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), created under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act (​CERB Act, contained in Bill C-13​) . In response … [Read More]

SKH Podcast – Episode 2 – Housing (part 2)

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Continuing our podcast-starting series on housing, SKH members Michelle, Jacob and Scott discuss a few historical examples of working class victories in housing struggles. Intro/Outro music: The Coup – The Guillotine. Link to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/solidaritykh