FaithNolan- Faithnet Newsletter Spring 2015

Dear  Friends , I continue with a love  filled heart laughing joking and voicing my opposition in my songs and actions because I know the 1% can nevr overtake  me  and  my mother  earth, I know the  sun  will outshine, the waters  will flow and the earth will grow  regardless of the  foolish greed of the 1%. As  always as  capitalism dies of its greed, in it's struggle  to survive it must  continue  to more  and more  voraciously gobble up  and hoard all the  earths  resources for the  pathological greed of the 1%.  Art. music, dance, theatre, being a powerful voice/outlet  for  social change is ,  being  bought up more and more  by bankster gangsters, they hope to control ouroutlet  for democratic dissent , Toronto Pride is  now Toronto Dominion Bank Pride, Carribbana is now  Toronto is  now Scotia Bank Carribbean festival,  the heat  is  on, the shit is happening, cutbacks to healthcare, education and  good jobs being replaced  by part timers,house prices are  sky high  and rent is inaffordable, publically  owned hydro is  being sold  along with out  school, Harpers  conservative new  budget gives the 1% more tax deductions- right wing policys. For decades I have  watched  us working , poor, artists  lose more  and more  hospitals, homes, health, services and  wars or really  they  are genocides against poor people in Africa, on Turtle Island, in the middle east, religion is used to grab oil, womens  equality is used to  grab oil, minerals from land  which si turned in to paper$$$$$ of the 1%. In all of this we continue because  we have  unending love  to work  for  a better  world  for our  children our  families our, communities and I want to thank you for all you do is for me  and  for you. I wish you strength and power , and give thanks  for you and  all the  beauty of  love kindness and sharing that still eminates from east to west, north to south , sky and  water. 

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Wimmin in JAIL UPDATE

I was at the jail 2 days ago and  a young women  said shey was wrong. I said she was  perfectly  human and i learned  this  from Dionne Brand to whom I am eternally grateful. to be human is to make mistakes so to be perfectly human is  to make  a mistake as we all do.  This is the last year I will recieve  any funding for the prison arts  program which I will continue to do out of my own pocket and with the help of  family , friends  like  you. Comrades all, we will expand. I will continue because I cannot  bear not to see and know the joy of women in jail sharing singing , free in that space to just emote, to be . Music is a time  for healing and so much more necessary  in dire  circumstance.

NEWS

1.Patricia Allard has  joined me sharing mindfulness, acheiving peace of  mind , happiness thropugh positive thinking , I have  also  been lucky  enough to be  joined  at the jail by  Bo Yih Thom a harm reduction councillor.  

2.This summer we will be hosting an in the woods  women of  colour only  music, health  retreat (September 11th, 12 13th),  

 3.Gals  with Guitar weekend  August 7th. 8th. 9th.open  

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Wimmin in JAIL UPDATE

I was at the jail 2 days ago and  a young women  said shey was wrong. I said she was  perfectly  human and i learned  this  from Dionne Brand to whom I am eternally grateful. to be human is to make mistakes so to be perfectly human is  to make  a mistake as we all do.  This is the last year I will recieve  any funding for the prison arts  program which I will continue to do out of my own pocket and with the help of  family , friends  like  you. Comrades all, we will expand. I will continue because I cannot  bear not to see and know the joy of women in jail sharing singing , free in that space to just emote, to be . Music is a time  for healing and so much more necessary  in dire  circumstance.