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October 18, 2019, by Stacey Gomez

With the federal election just a few days away, Justin Trudeau was recently on the campaign trail in Atlantic Canada. I had hoped to be able to ask a question […]

The struggle continues for abortion access in New Brunswick

October 13, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Restricting access to abortion is a core right-wing strategy to control women by taking away their reproductive choices. Abortion access is a politica ...

Calling all UNB alumni to support fossil fuel divestment

October 12, 2019, by Patrick Donovan

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) research project RAVEN (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) is asking all UNB alumni and everyone affil ...

New Brunswick is jailing immigrants. It’s time to stop

October 3, 2019, by Tracy Glynn

“At least Canada does not jail our immigrants like they do in the United States,” responded a student to my lecture on the migrant crisis at the U ...

  • We strike!
    September 21, 2019, by David Wagner

    David Wagner was an invited speaker at the Sept. 20, 2019 climate rally and strike in Fredericton. This is his speech. To paraphrase the great thinker and leader, Greta Thunberg: […]

  • Clarion call: Language, the climate crisis, and the Green New Deal
    July 31, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

    When it comes to the world’s changing climate, we are inundated with buzz words. Climate change. Climate crisis. Climate emergency. Climate catastrophe. Global heating. Global warming. Rising temperatures. The greenhouse […]

  • Youth speakers increasing at Fredericton climate strike
    May 11, 2019, by Corey Robichaud, Norm Knight and Susan O'Donnell

    Outside the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on May 10, more than 250 people, mostly youth, gathered to urge the elected representatives inside to take urgent action on the climate […]

  • 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 […]

  • Anti-69: Is Canada really a “Just Society”?
    March 29, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    1969. Those who were there remember an exciting time. Pierre Elliot Trudeau (PET) had become leader of his party two years earlier. His leadership acceptance speech echoed his campaign theme: […]

  • Daniel Dale on journalistic truth in the Trump era
    March 24, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    According to a seasoned journalist, reporters need to be interrupting the transmission of false claims and lies to peel people away from propaganda. The Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2021 Francophonie Games: On the importance of diplomacy
    January 16, 2019, by Robert Melanson

    Since the news broke last December of the skyrocketing costs of the 2021 Francophonie Games, many articles and thought-provoking musings on the feasibility of the Games have been published in […]

  • 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 […]