Monthly Archives: October 2012

Brother Russell Means

Brother Russell Means, Presente!


With the passing of Russell Means the world has lost one of its great wisdom teachers. A self described “born again Primitive” he honored Feminine guidance as the best option for achieving peaceful success in human affairs, considering it to be utterly, even astonishingly, compatible with the workings of both Universe and Earth; seamlessly embedded in Natural Law.


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Filmed October 2, 2012 Emory University

Atlanta-based novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage joins writer Alice Walker for a conversation that focuses on their creative influences, the writers they read, and how they’ve been inspired by each other’s work. The conversation, hosted by Rosemary Magee, is moderated by University of Georgia journalism professor and author Valerie Boyd.

Published on Oct 9, 2012 by Emory University

Posted to the New Internationalist | Aug 2012

Web exclusive

The award-winning author, poet and activist considers herself above all a daughter of the Earth, as she explains to Frank Barat.

What’s your earliest memory?

I think my earliest memory is of being enchanted by dust motes as I crawled around a handmade wooden chair. This must have been when I was a baby.… Continue reading

Executive Summary of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine Available

“The fourth session of the Russell Tribunal continued its historic function of articulating civic protest and carrying the weight of insufferable conditions at a moment when the world society is facing its most incredible challenges. It should be noted that the UN Charter was created to emphasize the rights of people and not states.”

“The final… Continue reading

Article Reprint | Published: October 11, 2012 in Congnitive Liberty
“I Will Not Vote For Evil; I Want A Different System”
By Alice Walker, illustration by Irene O’Connell

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Alice Walker’s, Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Color Purple. She was recently at George Mason University reading from this great work. She agreed to share a poem when asked by Amy… Continue reading

Article Reprint | Published: October 1, 2012 on Guernica Magazine
“Alice Walker: Writing What’s Right”
Megan Labrise

Banned Books Week: The author of The Color Purple (and one of America’s most censored writers) tells Megan Labrise about finding wisdom in the songs of ancestors, why her acclaimed novel won’t be translated into Hebrew, and approaching writing in a priestly state of mind.

Alice Walker Article Banned Books Writing What's Right
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Reprint “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredt
Posted Oct 02, 2012 Yes Magazine

The Acclaimed Novelist on why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for

“Alice Walker is a poet, essayist, and commentator, but she’s best known for her prodigious accomplishments as a writer of literary fiction. Her novel The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize and National… Continue reading

Reprint from Jadaliyya

The US on Trial in NY: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

by Noura Erakat | Oct 05 2012

Last week at the UN General Assembly, Barack Obama, President of the world’s most powerful country, exalted the United Nations and the ideals upon which it was built. Namely, that “people can resolve their differences peacefully, that diplomacy can take the place of… Continue reading

October 5, 2012 post from the New Internationalist Blog written by Frank Barat:

Palestine is no longer a dirty word

“Can you guage an event’s success even before it starts?

That’s the question I have been asking myself since I landed in New York a few days ago.

I am here to organize, with many other comrades, and take part in, the… Continue reading