PAYTON MITCHELL HAS GREAT HOPES FOR THE FUTURE. And they don’t include a return to the status quo, a return to the way life was before COVID-19 hit. What Payton wants instead is: “a COVID-19 response that puts people and the planet first.” It is what Payton, and a growing movement of activists, call a Just Recovery.


The lockdown has been hard on everybody, well almost everybody. While you have been scraping by on your meagre savings or trying to make $2000 a month add up to utilities, groceries and mortgage or rent, some others have been doing quite well, thank you very much.


IT BLOWS THE STEREOTYPES ALL TO BITS. The 34 First Nations in Manitoba took up for themselves, went searching for help and found it in Cuba. So much for the stereotype of Indigenous people unwilling or unable to help themselves. So much for the stereotype of evil socialists.


LESLIE TILLEY DIDN’T ASK “WHAT’S THE POINT.” Neither did any of the six friends who travelled with her. The point was they couldn’t just sit at home and pretend there was no healthcare crisis in Nova Scotia. So they drove the 130 km up to Halifax from down the Annapolis Valley to demonstrate in front of the provincial legislature March 3. The numbers didn’t matter to them