Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Four Canadian letterpress printers, from Nova Scotia, Alberta, and British Columbia, created 5×7 postcards with their responses to the 30th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Sets of five postcards each are for sale, with all proceeds going to local groups raising awareness of gender safety.

Nothing like a good old fashioned anti-war poem on Remembrance Day, and local poet Charlie Toth delivers.

Remember the ones have fought bravely
Think hard before sending more in,
The meat grinder that is war time
Doesn’t care if you have mother or kin.

Filmmaker Alex Kronstein reviews a National Film Board short by Jason Young, about the secret work that East Dover blacksmiths John and Nancy are sometimes called upon to undertake for the RCMP. He likes it a lot!

A poem by Angela “Angee” Bowden, to remember that this month 400 years ago slaves first arrived in North America.

When the past is my present
And my scars still remain
And our lives still don’t matter
I am living in that pain