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  • NB Media Co-op’s 9th Annual General Meeting with Masuma Khan
    August 27, 2018, by NB Media Co-op

    Masuma Khan, a student leader at Dalhousie University, will speak about building solidarity and resilience while being surrounded by fragility as part of the NB Media Co-op’s 9th Annual General Meeting […]

  • Mayworks Fredericton 2018
    April 30, 2018, by Mayworks Fredericton 2018 Organizing Committee

    Artists and workers invite all to celebrate the fourth annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts in Fredericton on traditional Wolastoq territory. This year’s festival, that runs from […]

  • Former child in care segregated while facing deportation
    January 8, 2018, by Benjamin Perryman, Barrister & Solicitor

    [St-Hilaire, NB, January 8, 2018] –  Abdoulkader Abdi, a former child refugee and a long-term permanent resident of Canada, has lost his detention review hearing before the Immigration Division. As […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fredericton activists: “I can’t keep quiet”
    May 15, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Twenty local enthusiasts recently joined voices in solidarity against oppression, corruption and patriarchy. Closing out a 10-day festival with flair, singer-songwriter Moon Joyce hosted an evening of song on May […]

  • Tools for fighting fake news
    April 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Mount Allison librarian provides guidelines for making sure of news’ truthiness Mount Allison Librarian Jeff Lilburn does research on alternative media and often participates in Dr. Erin Steuter’s class on […]

  • Fredericton: the next sanctuary city?
    March 20, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – A group of university students, professors and community organizers are hoping to make Fredericton the next sanctuary city. The group, No One Is Illegal Fredericton, decided to focus […]

  • Momentum growing to reopen Dorchester prison farm: advocates
    August 10, 2016, by Najat Abdou-McFarland

    Start the Farms Dorchester 2016 is a New Brunswick-based group hoping to reopen the prison farm at Dorchester Penitentiary, a Canadian federal corrections facility located in the village of Dorchester. […]

  • UNB called out for selective sympathy
    April 3, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Dr. Jeffery Brown, a professor at UNB Fredericton’s History Department, started an independent petition demanding the university administration change its politics regarding reactions to world events. Started March 30th, the […]

  • Support Charles LeBlanc’s Legal Fund
    November 6, 2015, by NB Media Co-op

    Friends of Charles LeBlanc have launched a legal fund to help the well known Fredericton blogger afford a lawyer to fight a summary assault charge. LeBlanc receives social assistance and […]

  • Harper protested at late campaign stop in Fredericton
    October 17, 2015, by Asaf Rashid

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a late stop in Fredericton for a campaign rally and speech at Maple Leaf Homes, a local employer in Fredericton. Inside the event were party […]

  • Fredericton candidates consider culture and the arts
    September 16, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Chairs had to be brought out in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium to accommodate the varied crowd that filled the room at the Fredericton Riding All Candidates Meeting put […]

  • Refugees Welcome! Rally on Fredericton on Saturday
    September 2, 2015, by NB Media Co-op

    Fredericton – On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2pm, a “Refugees Welcome!” Rally will be held at Fredericton City Hall.Refugee and migrant rights groups across Canada are demanding that Minister Alexander […]

  • Looking behind the mask of austerity in New Brunswick
    June 22, 2015, by Asaf Rashid

    One word defines the New Brunswick 2015 /2016 budget and its aftermath: austerity, largely felt through cuts to public services. The cuts have galvanized the creation of the NB Prosperity […]

  • NB Prosperity, Not Austerity Coalition forms
    June 15, 2015, by NB Prosperity, Not Austerity Coalition

    Many civil society organisations in the province have decided to join voices to clearly and loudly express that austerity policies are not the solution to the current economic situation, and […]

  • NB Liberals steer towards privatized services
    May 26, 2015, by What's Left This Week

    Nothing hiding behind a curtain here: this week, the Liberals in New Brunswick promoted privatization and outsourcing of public services as the saviour of all problems in the province. Promoting […]

  • The great austerity swindle
    April 28, 2015, by Robin Vose

    Austerity is a powerful buzzword these days, with few signs that its potency or impact will lessen any time soon. It is touted as a strategy for dealing with structural […]

  • Participants at Inclusive Language Panel speak out
    April 23, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Held at Fredericton High School’s Theatre on April 22nd, the Inclusive Language Panel brought together 50 people to learn about and discuss the issue. FHS student Megan Hill organized this […]

  • Irving empire squeezes newspaper carriers for a penny
    February 11, 2015, by Stephen Downes

    Update, Feb. 11, 2015: CBC News is reporting that Irving is rolling back the one-cent cut to “walking carriers,” who earn only 15 cents per paper or flyer. The Times & […]

  • Pro-gas fracking government turfed in NB election
    October 3, 2014, by Roger Annis

    The incumbent Conservative Party that made natural gas fracking a centrepiece of its election platform has lost the Sept 22 election in New Brunswick. The new premier is Brian Gallant […]

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    Successes and shortfalls: Occupy movement in retrospect
    September 22, 2014, by Nikita Smith

    September 17th marked the third anniversary of the Occupy movement which began in New York City where thousands of citizens protested the fraudulent lending practices that eventually led to the […]