“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.
The U.S.-based Halifax International Security Forum (HISF), known to the anti-war movement as the Halifax War Conference, returns to that city for the 11th year in a row from November 22 to 24. This year protests aren’t limited to Halifax, writes Tony Seed.
Some fifty people gathered at beautiful Point Pleasant Park this Remembrance Day afternoon for a moving ceremony to honour all victims of war anywhere – civilians, women, children, refugees, hospital workers, animals, and the environment.
This Remembrance Day there will be a ceremony with a difference in Point Pleasant Park. Halifax Remembers Peace: K’jipuktuk 2019 commemorates refugees and other civilian casualties of war. The ceremony also serves as a reminder of the environmental damage caused by wars.