November 22, bless Kennedy, 2016
Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, sung by the Staple Singers
THE PRIZE IS POETRY
POETRY IS THE PRIZE
IT NEEDS NO OTHER.
I spent all day last Saturday from ten o’clock in the morning to after ten o’clock at night (with a break for lunch, stretches, walks and a nap in my car) listening to a presentation by David Icke who is traveling the planet with his Phantom Self, World Wake Up Tour. He was extraordinary, as… Continue reading
Never Give Up: Even when the way of Peace is sabotaged or difficult to read….
Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance
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
Stéphane Hessel, one of the great old men of the world still standing, inspired all of us who participated in the Russell Tribunal on Palestine over the last several years. He died peacefully in his sleep last night at the age of 95. That he never abandoned his principles – from participation in the French Resistance, through his… Continue reading
Calling All Beings of Fearless Compassion
Copyright © 2012 by Alice Walker
On December 2, 2012, my mother, Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker, who was born in 1912, would have been 100 years old. To celebrate her birth, and that of friends and relatives born (under the sign of Sagittarius) on the same day,… Continue reading
They told us we must be ready
and just at dawn
Manuel came for us.
We rode in silence as the day
a slowly building crowd
on the outskirts
There are so many Zapatas in Mexico.
And many Villas
it must be said.
But there we were
a small contingent
waiting… Continue reading