Monthly Archives: November 2013

United States Passport Alice Walker Poem Sweet People Are Everywhere

Sweet People Are Everywhere

©2013 by Alice Walker


For Young Brian Who Is Getting a Passport


Some of the people in Turkey

are very sweet.

Some of those in Afghanistan

are very sweet.

Some of the people in the Americas

are very sweet.

In Canada too

some of the people

are sweet.

In Mexico

you will definitely find

 sweet people.


in… Continue reading

My love of story, my enthralled absorption in the study of History, as soon as I realized it existed, my delight in fresh ways of looking at everything, leads me to much of the new information that is becoming available in these amazing times.  This rather short (for him) teaching by David Icke is one I particularly like because towards the end of… Continue reading


Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC.

Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 09:57

“Nabila, a slight girl of nine with striking hazel eyes, asked a simple question in her testimony: ‘What did my grandmother do wrong?'” writes Murtaza Hussain [Reuters]
It is almost unbearable to think of this grandmother being… Continue reading

More Sunflowers for Beverly

Today I am in Atlanta visiting one of my oldest friends, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, who directs Spelman College’s vibrant and creative Women’s Center.  We have known each other since our college days at Spelman when the movement to desegregate the city of Atlanta was in full flower.  It has been an amazing half century.  From a city whose… Continue reading

See Video below.  From  NATION OF CHANGE

Published: Friday 1 November 2013

“When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I… Continue reading