Monthly Archives: December 2012

I have not known of David Icke until recently; I owe the introduction to my partner  who encouraged me to share a couple of videos with him.  What I admire most about David Icke is the freedom of his mind.  It will go anywhere and often does in bringing together bits and pieces (sometimes whole chunks)  of our mysterious human (and… Continue reading

For Obenewa, African daughter, at Christmas

And In the Red Box

And in the red box
tied with red ribbons
tell me justice lies
and school books for children
tell me there is
a sandwich
for the man
on the corner.
Tell me when Christmas
and a warm fire
an end
to selfishness
comes with it.


Alice Walker

©2012  December 13

Photograph by Mexican photographer Ana Elena, Monterrey, Mexico, November 28, 2012

Photograph by Mexican photographer Ana Elena, Monterrey, Mexico,
November 28, 2012

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

You Were Sixteen

© 2012 by Alice Walker


You were sixteen

and on your way to pick up

your birthday



My partner offers


of your battered


that I cannot



You have died under the blows.


Look at the soldier

he says

when he sees

my eyes

are turning away:

Sixteen too,


Dressed in the olive

drab… Continue reading

12.12.12 Zapata Mexico Alice Walker photo1 by G. Kaleo Larsen12.12.12 Zapata Mexico Alice Walker photo2 by G. Kaleo Larsen

MY 12-12-12


They told us we must be ready
before dawn
and just at dawn
Manuel came for us.
We rode in silence as the day
was breaking
to join
a slowly building crowd
of people
on the outskirts
of Zapata.
There are so many Zapatas in Mexico.
And many Villas
it must be said.
But there we were

12.12.12 Zapata Mexico Alice Walker photo 3 by G. Kaleo Larsen

a small contingent
waiting… Continue reading

Leonard Peltier is someone whose unjust suffering has been present in my consciousness for all of the 37 years he has been in prison.  I’ve marveled at his poetry, his paintings, his deep humanity as life has crashed in on him in ways most of us will never experience.  It is good to see him this morning in this video from Democracy Now!… Continue reading

Wendy Weil of Manhattan

On September 22, 2012, I lost my literary agent of four decades, Wendy Weil, of the Wendy Weil Agency, in New York City.  Wendy died suddenly, unexpectedly, of a heart attack.  She was at her country home in Connecticut, reading manuscripts. Her recently adopted dog, Hamish, was nearby.


Her memorial was two months later.  Below is the video message… Continue reading


The World Social Forum Free Palestine:

‘It is an expression of the human instinct to unite for justice and freedom and an echo of the World Social Forum’s opposition to neo-liberal hegemony, colonialism, and racism and will be a global encounter of broad-based popular and civil society mobilizations from around the world. We call on all organizations, movements, networks, and unions across the globe… Continue reading