Monthly Archives: May 2015

Shall We Go Down Asleep?

 

 

 Or Awake?

Until I met the historian Howard Zinn, at seventeen, I had never encountered a white person, especially a white man who identified as white, who didn’t seem frightening.  I had every reason to feel this way, as history proves.  There were of course “white looking” people, my mother’s midwife buddy and her family,… Continue reading

The King Has Gone Away For Good:  Long Live the King!

BB King

 

The King Has Gone Away For Good:  Long Live the King!
©2015 by Alice Walker

Imagine, BB King,
I have listened to you and Lucille
My whole life.
Sometimes when I have had the blues
I have listened to you
And thought:
It can’t be all bad;
I am on the… Continue reading

EVERY WORD THIS WOMAN SAYS

IS SACRED IN THE BOOK OF PEACE

PART TWO:  THE FUTURE OF BDS

The duty to support the BDS movement
Nurit Peled-Elhanan.

EP laureate  of the Skharov prize for human rights and the freedom of speech

On the 15th of April 2015 the Israeli supreme court approved the bill defining as criminal offense the call to boycott Israeli… Continue reading

International Social Forum Tunisia, 25.3.2015

Nurit Peled-Elhanan – The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Thank you for inviting me to speak at the international social forum here in Tunisia. It is very symbolic that our conference should be held here, in the country that started the Arab spring and has never stopped struggling for democracy and freedom. It is very symbolic for me personally because 42… Continue reading

Beyond

©2015 by Alice Walker

 

The old experienced ones
Never said
You must marry.
They never said
What will your husband think?
There was always so much
Work to do
Offering advice on this issue
Seems to have slipped their minds.

And so when I did marry,
A few times
By last count
I realized there was something
Called Marriage
That might happen
In… Continue reading


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“Our Time is Now”: Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby Charges Six Baltimore Cops in Freddie Gray Death

 

“Our Time is Now”: Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby Charges Six Baltimore Cops in Freddie Gray Death

Published on May 4, 2015

 

http://democracynow.org - Baltimore officials have lifted a 10 p.m. curfew and National Guard troops have begun to withdraw as peaceful protests continue over the death… Continue reading

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