Monthly Archives: July 2011

LIFE LESSONS: Gratitude is my only prayer
Copyright 2011 by Alice Walker

Many years ago I was drubbed by a mysterious illness (later self-diagnosed as Lyme disease) that brought me to my knees. At the same time critics pilloried me: my work, it appeared, severely offended them. Moreover, my love life crashed around my feet. Still, one day, after years of being under a cloud… Continue reading

Hi Penny,

Can you pass on these photos to Alice Walker when you get a chance? They are of a mural that the Maia Mural Brigade painted at the kindergarten in Beit Hanoun where MECA installed a water purification and desalination unit  …… several years ago.

Here’s the message from the Maia Mural Brigade about it:
Today we painted a mural at the… Continue reading


Please distribute widely :

Justice for Palestine
A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists

Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international movement for a free Palestine.… Continue reading


Today is, I think, the 31st of June (Friday?)or is it the 1st of July?

We have been in Athens since the 21st – trying to get to Gaza. Many impediments orchestrated by the Israeli government. But what a wonderful group of humans.

Therefore: We’ve won. We’re in Gaza. To be in Gaza is to feel this love. To know there is always a… Continue reading