Monthly Archives: August 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s AMERICANAH is one of the best novels ever.  I “read” it on audio (Recorded Books) which made  it even more satisfying. The reader skillfully creates all the right languages, dialects, and accents of dozens of characters, female and male.  I was initially put off by the Nigerian/Ibo sound.  Only to discover half way through the book that hidden… Continue reading

All Out for the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!  Join a daily vigil starting on: Friday, September 12, 5 pm – 7 pm.  Please read more.

 

 

Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance

 

 

If It Had Not Been alicewalkersgarden web Photo Gloria La Riva

 

Excerpt from “Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance” article: ”To hear the news reports or listen to Governor… Continue reading

A friend sent this beautiful poem by Palestinian poet Samih Al Qasim.  The poem below "When a Poet Dies" is written for him. -AW

A friend sent this beautiful poem by Palestinian poet Samih al- Qasim; the poem “When a Poet Dies” is for him.
Travel Tickets

“The day I’m killed,
my killer, rifling through my pockets,
will find travel tickets:
One to peace,… Continue reading

Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance

By Gloria La Riva
Article source: Liberation
Photos: Gloria La Riva

To hear the news reports or listen to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri yesterday, you’d think the protesters of Ferguson were bent on looting and destruction, and that a midnight curfew and police were needed to protect the people.

But last night at 12:30 a.m., the… Continue reading

Photojournalist James Foley  1973-2014

The Iron Age, The Age of Sorrow

for Yusuf

©2014 by Alice Walker

Where do we go when we die?

the little child asked.

And the Ancient One who lives

within all little children said to her:

You go to the very same place you go to

each night when you fall asleep.

And therefore the parents of James

the… Continue reading

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The Language of Bombs

©2014  by Alice Walker

 

Dearest Zainab,

Whenever my country bombs your country,

I think of you.

Which means you are frequently on my mind.

I often think of the bombers

And how little they can see

Of what is below them.

Many who returned

From earlier “missions”

Said it was only later,

When they went back

And saw the… Continue reading

Don’t Break Your Heart Again, I Couldn’t Bear It. – AW

She’s In: Anti-Racist, Anti-Imperial Feminists Against War

August 21, 2014
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By Zillah Eisenstein

Hillary Rodham Clinton (un)officially entered the 2016 presidential race in her interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine. Much has been said of her criticism of the Obama administration’s Syria policy and… Continue reading

Alice Walker and Huda Naim, Palestinian member of parliament and mother of five  2010 in Gaza

 Talking To Hamas
©2014 by Alice Walker 

Huda Naim, democratically
elected official,

I do not know how it goes with you

and  your children

but every day I am thinking of you.

Did you know that before we left the US

 our government spokespeople… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Fidel! ~ August 13th

Happy Birthday Fidel Alice Walkers Garden

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, though temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Above photo: Among other beings of light: two ophthalmologists from NYC, Ramsey Clark, former attorney general of the United States, and Dennis Banks, a… Continue reading

Don’t Give Up (Beautiful Child, Other Self)
 
©2014 by Alice Walker

 

What they will pretend not to know

When you are injured

Is how ugly you feel now.

It is hard to imagine living

Without a part

Of yourself.

Every other working arm or leg

Or eye

Or foot

No matter who owns it

Will arouse your envy.

You will hate yourself

For… Continue reading

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