This article contains descriptions of the abuse and sexual assault of minors. It is a cold January night in 2018, in a gym at Sackville High School. Justin Trudeau is holding a town hall meeting, one of a series he will hold across Canada. Outside, protestors have gathered to resist the deportation of Abdoul Abdi, […]
The Halifax Examiner is providing all COVID-19 coverage for free. Since COVID-19 arrived in Canada, Mary’s phone has become a source of dread. When it doesn’t ring, she’s on edge, thinking the worst for her elderly father. But when she does get a call, she fears it’ll be the one where someone from Joyceville Institution […]
It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m sitting in courtroom 302 of the Halifax Supreme Court watching two prisoners, Geevan Nagendran and Tyquan Downey, face the lawyer for the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (Burnside). I text Hanna Garson, “I’m watching the most upsetting habeas in court right now.” She texts back, “what courtroom?” Two minutes […]
by Martha Paynter, El Jones, and Emma Halpern We sat down with Angela Davis for one hour over lunch when she was in town this week to receive an honourary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University and deliver the inaugural lecture in the Viola Desmond series. She asked us about prison abolition, sexual violence, racism, […]
I feel like a failure. Because I haven’t been able to break the cycle for my kids, which I intended to. C.’s second child was born when he was already behind bars. He struggled to find legal representation, and his case faced setbacks and delays. In the years he has waited for his case to […]
This week we speak with Emma Halpern, the executive director of of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. Also, we shoot the shit about sewage, inform you about the lack of information, and blow smoke about cannabis legalization. (Direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
Prologue: December 4 & 5 Desmond Cole says to me, “these people underestimate us.” We are organizing to help Abdoul Abdi, who was brought to Canada from Somalia as a young boy, was taken into the care of the province and bounced between 31 different home placements, including three years of abuse. Through it all, […]
Goodmore Kombucha Dartmouth Partners: Alexis Moore and George Moore There is nothing at all on the internet about Goodmore Kombucha. There’s an Alexis Moore from Nova Scotia who somehow landed as a winemaker in New Zealand, and who was “stolen” by the British Columbia winery Cedar Creek in 2015. She’s no longer there, but I...