Monthly Archives: November 2014

From the original post, “Sister Mama”

Alice Walker – To the Po’lice

 

To the Po’lice
©2014 by Alice Walker

In case you are
wondering
the answer is yes:
you have hurt us.  Deeply.
Just as you
intended:
you and those
who sent you.
You do know by now
that you do not send
yourself?
I imagine your Designers
sitting back
in the… Continue reading

Sister Mama 

photo of Mrs. Eric Garner heartbroken at press statement alicewalkersgarden.com

Mrs. Eric Garner

Alice Walker – To the Po’lice

To the Po’lice
©2014 by Alice Walker

In case you are
wondering
the answer is yes:
you have hurt us.  Deeply.
Just as you
intended:
you and those
who sent you.
You do know by now
that you do not send
yourself?
I imagine your Designers
sitting back
in the shadows
laughing… Continue reading

Efua Dorkenoo

Efua Dorkenoo 1949-2014

Leading Voice Against the Practice  of Female Genital Mutilation

To be great means to put our love to work for all of God.

This means Everything.  And so you are defined.

The tiny portal of human life itself

must feel our care;

the blameless vulva

through which nations

pass must know our praise

and gratitude.

It must not… Continue reading

A DAY OF REVOLUTIONARY REAFFIRMATION

By Manuel E. Yepe

http://englishmanuelyepe.wordpress.com/

A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann.

December 17, 2014 will go down in Latin American history as the day on which the Cuban revolution, triumphant since 1959, was finally accepted by the US government as an irreversible fact, thereby recognizing the legitimacy of the road opened by Cuba for all the peoples of Latin… Continue reading

Sister

 

Source:  Nation of Change

What you have to say, Sister of the arresting sign

is powerful and right.  The moment we begin to see

we are being manipulated, set up to riot, to lose our  dignity, our freedom and our lives

is the very moment, as if by magic, we begin to see we need not shop.  Better to… Continue reading

An Elder Speaks

Depopulation Blues
©2014 by Alice Walker

It makes you think
of years gone by
when we dreamed
whatever we could not imagine:
but we could never, useless eaters, have dreamed or imagined
this.  Maybe we could have done a better job
of imagining it
if we were different beings
and not so forgiving of the coldness
that has always been our… Continue reading

What is to be done?  Who is to do it?

©2014 by Alice Walker

My friend says to me:
But what can we do?  Already giving up.
To be aware is already something,
I say.  Consciousness rarely
leaves us unmoved. Or unmoving.
And so it is with this revelation
of what has been happening
to our children, all of them,
and… Continue reading

©2014 by Alice Walker

If the murder of our youth is considered insignificant to those in American society who make the laws, those of us who love the children, and their parents, and ourselves, must awaken to the reality that the political system we find ourselves prisoners of must be abandoned. What is to be done?

This question is approached with courage, dignity, and clarity… Continue reading

 

 

I said yes to the invitation to speak at the recent EARTH AT RISK event in San Francisco because I deeply respect Vandana Shiva, Derrick Jensen, Chris Hedges, and the members of Veterans for Peace and The Winter Soldier who also participated.  I did not read these notes because of time constraints, I share them here for those who might find them… Continue reading

Banning Cruelty

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzTiLrEIHE

Banning Cruelty

©2014 by Alice Walker

 

Repelled by cruelty
let us ban it
from our hearts.
If we feel sad, bereft,
as if we have nothing good
to live for
think of the heart
behind these wheels-
a heart that smells
of what it carries.
Whatever else may be happening
in our perhaps blighted life:
we do not have to… Continue reading

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