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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: […]

Time to turn on a dime

September 19, 2019, by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland

This summer saw unprecedented changes in our climate as large parts of the globe burned, carbon in the atmosphere hit a record high, and Arctic ice me ...

Save our trees: no flyers please!

September 11, 2019, by Rodney Graham

The recent stories about the Phillipines sending back almost 70 shipping containers of Canadian garbage highlighted our country’s ongoing trash ...

Lessons from El Paso: Racist attack highlights the urgency of standing up to divisive politics

September 7, 2019, by Stacey Gomez

Since last month’s mass shooting in El Paso, Latinxs throughout the US say they no longer feel safe. The shooting, which killed 22 people and in ...

  • Poetry for climate action
    September 5, 2019, by Christine Wu

    How can something this big be invisible?The ozone is everywhere and yet it isn’t visibleMaybe if we saw it we would see it’s not invincibleand have to take responsibility as […]

  • 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 […]

  • Unemployment in Canada
    July 10, 2019, by Geoffrey McCormack

    On June 7, the Globe and Mail‘s David Parkinson painted a rosy picture of the Canadian labour market. “Canada’s unemployment rate sinks to new low as hiring gains continue,” the […]

  • Historicizing whiteness — or not
    July 4, 2019, by Raluca Bejan

    Whiteness is a hot topic nowadays. From BuzzFeed to the New York Times, there seems to be a never-ending fascination with discussing privileged societal positions derived from skin colour appurtenance, seen, in […]

  • #StayOnTheGround in New Brunswick
    July 3, 2019, by Daniel Tubb

    I have a case of a new illness. I didn’t have a word for my condition until a few weeks ago. No easy cure exists, and the best course of […]

  • Koch-Oil, Part 2: Canada’s love-in with US Big Oil
    June 23, 2019, by John McMurtry

    In Canada, the governing corporate media and parties have had such a media-transmitted love-in with Big Oil that even Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley militantly demanded over years that the […]

  • 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 […]

  • French immersion: An essential tool of the social contract?
    June 12, 2019, by Societé de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick

    When talking about bilingualism in Canada, New Brunswick is often cited as an example of model to be followed in other provinces. There are many reasons behind that choice. The […]

  • Venezuela: A slow-motion coup?
    May 30, 2019, by Thom Workman

    Will Venezuela go the way of the popular progressive regimes across Latin America –excepting Cuba? Over the last century progressive populist regimes in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia […]

  • 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 unite against austerity
    April 23, 2019, by Patrick Colford

    Workers in New Brunswick are preparing to defend their hard-earned rights in the workplace and beyond. In the coming months, we can expect Premier Blaine Higgs to continue and make […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nursing home residents deserve quality care
    March 26, 2019, by Cecile Cassista

    The government is the main funder for Community Nursing Homes in New Brunswick. So, what purpose or role does the Nursing Home Association serve? The need for the government to […]

  • I like paying taxes because …
    March 13, 2019, by Jean-Claude Basque

    La version française suit. In the last few months there have been several media commentaries stating that citizens and employers are paying too much in taxes. From their point of […]

  • Higgs’ proposals will not reduce poverty
    February 9, 2019, by Pauline Richard

    Une version française suit le texte anglais. In his state of the province address, Premier Blaine Higgs took up the issue of social assistance, briefly mentioned in his electoral platform […]

  • All are not equal before the law in Guatemala
    February 6, 2019, by Jackie McVicar

    Last June, I got asked to help with translation for folks working on a documentary about the international declaration on human rights. They were interviewing communities impacted by Canadian mining […]

  • STU’s history of “Indigenization”
    January 28, 2019, by Naomi Gullison

    Despite the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey flags flying at the foot of the campus, St. Thomas University (STU) has a decade-long track record of keeping its Native Studies Department underfunded and […]

  • Atlantic Premiers can improve economy by tackling poverty
    January 20, 2019, by Patrick Colford

    As our Atlantic premiers meet this week in Charlottetown PEI, they have much talking to do. They must discuss poverty, housing, and an Atlantic minimum wage. Poverty is getting worse […]

  • Interest rate hike pause, workers’ wages stagnant
    January 17, 2019, by Daniel Legere and Angella MacEwan

    The Bank of Canada paused increases to their benchmark interest rate this week, partly because consumption spending and housing investment have been weaker than they expected. But it’s not surprising […]

  • 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 […]

  • Montreal Massacre more relevant than ever
    December 7, 2018, by Maggie Forsythe

    Editor’s Note: A version of this text was originally given as a keynote speech by Maggie Forsythe during the UNB Day of Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the UNB Diversity in Engineering […]

  • Why solidarity with CUPW is important now and in future
    December 7, 2018, by NB Media Co-op Editorial Board

    Early on the morning of Dec. 6th more than 40 people, union members and allies, held a picket outside the Canada Post distribution centre on Waggoners Lane in Fredericton that […]

  • Jim Irving’s frisson
    December 4, 2018, by Emma Haché and Alain Deneault

    Editor’s note: This commentary by Emma Haché and Alain Deneault is in response to Jim Irving’s letter to L’Acadie Nouvelle, published on November 29, that supported Premier Blaine Higgs’  position against the ca ...

  • Mr. Higgs’ “Frack Earth Society”
    December 2, 2018, by Lawrence Wuest

    The “Flat Earth Society” was founded tongue-in-cheek in New Brunswick by the renowned philosopher Dr. Leo Ferrari of St. Thomas University, and our beloved poet Alden Nowlan. It is reassuring […]

  • Allow Bishop’s House to be used as a shelter
    November 30, 2018, by Taeyon Kim

    Dear Mayor and City Councillors, I’m extremely disheartened by what is happening with the emergency Out of the Cold shelter. So many concerned citizens moved quickly to get the sleeping […]

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    Lest we remember
    November 7, 2018, by Jeffrey Brown and Thom Workman

    Remembrance day—November 11—is upon us once again. The red poppy has burst forth, and is now blooming on every lapel. And on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month […]

  • About the Chipman ‘straight pride’ debacle
    October 29, 2018, by AJ Ripley

    I was approached by a journalism student who is writing a piece about the Chipman ‘straight pride’ debacle. When I sat down to write her a quote or two, I […]