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Mi’kmaq Protest on N.B./Quebec border

The New Brunswick Tribune reported that a peaceful protest started last Wednesday night at the welcome sign on the Quebec side of the J. C. Van Horne Bridge. The bridge is the border crossing between Campbellton, N.B., and Pointe-aux-Croix, Quebec. The land belongs to the Listuguj First Nation, and protest spokesman Alex Morrison said they [...]

N.B. Day was a showcase for death and destruction

Letter to the Editor August 13, 2009 The New Brunswick Day festivities at Government House were once again hijacked by the army, which used the day’s celebrations as an opportunity for recruitment and public relations. The Gleaner offers a cheerful account of children scrambling through Leopard tanks and air defense anti-tank systems, “hopping on and [...]

“Pack Up and Get Out”

Why the Tobique First Nation took control of their territory’s hydro dam

What about an unarmed New Brunswick Day?

Armed Forces Day will coincide with New Brunswick Day festivities again this year in Fredericton. Children playing with weapons will be one of the government organized activities of the day. The Fredericton Peace Coalition encourages all to attend an alternative unarmed family fun day happening on our provincial holiday, August 3, at Wilmot Park, from [...]

Canada’s Agent Orange Victims Still Seeking Justice

Bruce Brown died of cancer at age 18. Some of Marilyn Kissinger’s other friends lived into their early and late twenties, dying in the late 1960s. Most had died by the late 1980s. Doreen Thomas says her friends and family lasted until their forties and sixties, but ”everybody’s household was full of cancer. The people [...]

Tobique protesters seize NB Power truck in dispute over free electricity

The Tobique protesters argue NB Power committed to the free-power deal in exchange for allowing the Crown corporation to build a hydroelectric dam on the Tobique River in the 1950s.

May 1st Pay Equity Action – from your desk!

We’re calling on you to take part in a May 1st pay equity action – from the comfort of your home or work! This Friday, take a few minutes out of your day to send an e-mail, mail a letter, send a fax, or make a phone call to our Minister Responsible for the Status [...]

Tonight! – Blowback – A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home

Fredericton Book Launching: Blowback – A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home When: Thursday, April 16, 7pm Where: Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte Street, Fredericton, NB Join author Chris Arsenault, the Conservation Council’s David Coon and the Fredericton Peace Coalition’s Gloria Paul to discuss the book Blowback. Blowback is the story of [...]

Skinheads tried to disrupt Liberal-NDP rally in Moncton: RCMP

Several skinheads tried to disrupt a rally organized by supporters of the federal Liberal-NDP coalition last Thursday night in Moncton, Codiac RCMP have confirmed. Three men with shaved heads heckled the crowd of 200 people in Moncton who gathered to support the coalition formed between the two opposition parties to replace the Conservative government.

3 Neo-nazi’s supporting Harper interrupt rally held by over 200 coaltion supporters

The telegraph journal reported the following today: “Police monitor raucous rally” MONCTON – A pro-coalition rally in Moncton turned into a shouting match amongst a visibly divided city. The New Brunswick Federation of Labour along with the New Brunswick Child Care Coalition and the Coalition for Pay Equity held an emergency rally to support the [...]