Oct 302013


Presented by NSRAP and Solidarity Halifax.

Join Rebecca Rose of NSRAP and Evan Coole of Solidarity Halifax as they lead an intimate afternoon conversion with Gerald Hannon.

Sunday, November 3

Company House,
2202 Gottingen St

Admission is free with a suggested donation to the Scott Jones Foundation

“I got hooked, I guess on empowerment, the transformation of The Helpless Queer with no history and an unlikely future into Someone, into a group of Someones, who uncovered a history, who found heroes, who grabbed today and shook it till tomorrow fell out of its pocket and there was a place there in it for us.”
— Gerald Hannon

Gerald Hannon was one of the original members of The Body Politic, the pioneering queer rights magazine that was ranked one of the 20 most influential publications in Canadian history.

In 1978 Hannon authored an article that led to a police raid and obscenity charges against The Body Politic. Hannon and The Body Politic were acquitted on Feb. 14, 1979, a day celebrated by many queer Canadians as Pink Triangle Day. Hannon has been covering our community for over 40 years, his eyewitness writings are a part of our history.

Since The Body Politic ceased publication in 1987, Hannon has continued to write on queer liberation and cultural issues.  His work has appeared in many Canadian publications, including Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, The Globe & Mail, and Xtra!

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Oct 282013

Hosted by The Radical Imagination.

On October 6th, Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis spoke at an event titled “The Politics and Possibilities for the Commons: Radical Horizons in the Age of Austerity” in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Halifax Common. It was one of many events organized by Friends of Halifax Common to commemorate the gift of the Halifax Common “to and for the use of the inhabitants of the Town of Halifax as Commons forever,” by King George III in 1763.

Recording published by the Halifax Media Coop:


The event was co-sponsored by Solidarity Halifax as an evening event following its A People’s History of Nova Scotia Conference.

Oct 202013

In reponse to increasing acts of outrageous bigotry in our community, Solidarity Halifax and Ujamaa have partnered to organize an anti-racism car caravan that drove through the streets of Dartmouth and made a stop at Leon’s furniture store in Burnside on October 19, 2013. Read our Press Release for details.

Media Coverage:

CBC News [forward to 4:05]

CTV News [forward to 12:55]

Global News [forward to 11:18]

Halifax Media Coop: Anti-racism caravan winds its way through Dartmouth

The Chronicle Herald: Anti-racism convoy honks support for former Leon’s employee

photo: Larry Haiven

photo: Larry Haiven


Oct 192013
A demonstration in Halifax blocked a main street in support of First Nations protesters in Rexton, N.B. who rallied against SWN Resources and its possible plans to proceed with shale gas development in the province. It was one of over a dozen demonstrations held across the country Friday.


Halifax Media Coop: Halifax takes to the street in protest of RCMP actions in Elsipogtog

The Coast: Hundreds of fracking protesters take to Halifax streets

Global TV: Solidarity protests held in Nova Scotia

Halifax Media Coop: Highway Solidarity


Assault on Elsipogtog and Colonial Arrogance

Halifax Media Coop: RCMP bring 60 drawn guns, dogs, assault rifles, to serve injunction on the wrong road

Halifax Media Coop: Crisis in Elsipogtog

The Media Coop: Elsipogtog: “Clashes” 400 Years in the Making

NsNativeWarrior: Elsipogtog Frack Off


On Fracking

rabble.ca: Frackas in Elsipogtog