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October 11, 2019, by Jael Duarte

October 11, 2030 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dear friends, The 2020s were years of unexpected demographic change in New Brunswick. Young people stopped leaving for jobs out West, and people came […]

Fredericton’s Raging Grannies protest the proposed senior bus pass increase [video]

October 9, 2019, by Jon Pedersen

On Oct. 1, 2019, the International Day of Older Persons, Fredericton’s Raging Grannies organized a rally against raising the fee of the senior&# ...

Aging population as an excuse for a neoliberal agenda

September 28, 2019, by Joan McFarland

Economists do not always agree on things, and over the course of my 48 years of teaching economics at St. Thomas University, I have seen a rising tide ...

Continuing the slow decline, but that’s okay – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #16

September 20, 2019, by Cheryl Johnson

September 20, 2049 (Barnesville, New Brunswick) Dear friends and neighbours, New Brunswick has long been referred to as a ‘have-not’ province. In ...

  • Fracking announcement: good news in an ugly package
    August 18, 2019, by Dallas McQuarrie

    The August 12 announcement by Corridor Resources that it is shelving plans to frack for natural gas near Sussex was indeed welcome news. Not welcome was the sleazy, disingenuous and […]

  • Divesting UNB from fossil fuels: a brief history
    August 13, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    As the effects of climate change become more dramatic, the need for policy changes becomes urgent. Many organizations are under pressure to stop investing in fossil fuels, a process called […]

  • Rural social justice motivates Bonavista’s mayor
    July 1, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    “I remember the silence at the kitchen table” said John Norman, the mayor of Bonavista, Newfoundland, describing the cod fishery closure in 1992. In Grade Two at the time, he […]

  • A bewildering spectacle
    June 17, 2019, by Geoffrey McCormack

    The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered the first worldwide economic depression. In those days, they called it the Great Depression. It lasted for 23 years. Long […]

  • Open letter: Increase social assistance rates in New Brunswick
    May 23, 2019, by NB Common Front for Social Justice

    The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice and 48 other organizations, including the NB Media Co-op, are calling on the province of New Brunswick to increase social assistance rates. […]

  • Workers strike in Belledune over safety position
    May 15, 2019, by Abram Lutes

    Almost 300 workers, members of local 7085 of the United Steelworkers (USW), at the Belledune lead and zinc smelter in northern New Brunswick, have been on strike since April 24 […]

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving
    May 3, 2019, by Gregory M. Cook

    Irving Town, better known as Port City Saint John, was host to more than 100 people on the first day of May 2019 for a traditional celebration of spring’s natural […]

  • Gathering to galvanize Atlantic activism
    April 4, 2019, by Shannon Neufeldt

    Kenn Stright can pinpoint the day he became an activist. He was a young Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia at Waywayseecappo First Nation in Southwestern Manitoba. A few years into […]

  • A critical analysis of the PC budget for Social Development
    April 1, 2019, by Jean-Claude Basque

    In a letter published in the Telegraph-Journal, Dorothy Shephard, New Brunswick’s Minister of Social Development, said that some of us are not comparing apples and apples when we analyze the […]

  • Clear the air: carbon tax panel in Sackville
    February 13, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    A panel on Feb. 11 agreed that carbon pricing is a good first step to addressing the climate change crisis before all of us. The “Clearing the Air” panel at […]

  • Let’s dance together into a green economy across New Brunswick
    January 21, 2019, by Brian Beaton

    Celebrating New Brunswick’s innovative spirit is one purpose of a new cellphone music video competition seeking creative music, lyrics and video material from local musicians, songwriters and video producers. Everyone […]

  • Mt. A student Tina Oh on her climate activism [video]
    January 3, 2019, by Brower Youth Awards

    Tina is a 21 year old from rural New Brunswick, Canada who is a divestment organizer in a nationally-recognized, student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign at Mount Allison University. She is […]

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief
    October 22, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Indigenous peoples across Canada are decrying the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Oct. 11, 2018 that the federal government is not obligated to consult with Indigenous peoples before a […]

  • Bruce Livesey deconstructs The House of Irvings
    September 25, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Time is ticking on the Irving Empire as its generational succession throws up new problems both for the company and the people of New Brunswick, the population it has dominated […]

  • Capitalism, crisis and American empire
    September 20, 2016, by Bruce Wark

    Leo Panitch remembers meeting Sam Gindin during the 1960s when they attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where they grew up. “We studied Latin and economics in first year […]