Join us on April 21, 8pm, as Halifax Poet Laureate Sue Goyette talks about poetry and the pandemic with past poets laureate El Jones and Rebecca Thomas as…
Muster the troops line up the ranks
A woman’s going to send the tanks
And all of us will give her thanks
Especially weapons manufacturers, banks
A poem written by El Jones on the occasion of this year’s rally and webinar in opposition to the 12th annual Halifax International Security Forum
It’s been a while since a rally happened in Halifax, but today a large crowd of some 400 people gathered in Victoria Park across from the Public Gardens in downtown Halifax to demand justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet and all Black lives.
“Things move slowly, but change comes, and it comes from us,” somebody said at yesterday’s rally against the warmongering Halifax International Security Festival. Here are some photos, and a poem by El Jones.
Lots of photos and a poem by El Jones on the occasion of the tenth annual rally against the Halifax War Conference at the Peace and Freedom Park across from the Westin Hotel.
We talked with El Jones to better understand what is driving the protest inside the Burnside jail, and how people on the outside can support the prisoners. “The prisoners are not saying anything that is in the least contentious. The demands are all very basic, we have known of these issues for a very long time.”
Nova Scotians Rise! is a topical poem by El Jones , written on the occasion of today’s Nova Scotians Rise Up! rally. Read El’s take on doctors’ shortages, nurses’ walkouts, the Glaze report, Abdoul Abdi, Alton Gas, poverty, union busting, and much more.
As a bit of a follow-up on last winter’s very successful Women’s March on Washington here in Halifax about three hundred women and allies gathered at Province House today at noon to remind the world they’re still here. We hope to do a bit more on today’s rally, but for now, here are a couple of photos, and El Jones’ contribution, on Nova Scotia’s women who live in poverty, published with her kind permission.
A new poem by El Jones. TRIGGER WARNING: 80-90 percent of women in prison are victims of physical and sexual assault. Yet because they are “criminals” what happens to them at the hands of the system must be something they deserve. When we talk about injustice to rape victims in Canadian courts where are their stories?
Earlier this year the Nova Scotia Advocate was proud and excited to publish El Jones’ We will stop Alton Gas, right after her reading at a fundraiser for the fearless Alton Gas resisters. Now we bring you Stop Alton Gas, the movie, spoken by El Jones, wonderfully animated by Rachel Derrah and filmed by Izrael Media Arts. Check it out!