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The author Julian Aguon with Hawaiian activist/artist Meleanna Meyer

 Everyone Must Go

©2019 by Alice Walker

It is a great sadness that any American should be denied entry to Palestine, and particularly those, like Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who wish to go in solidarity with the people, one of them a relative, a grandmother, not simply as tourists.  Years ago, a… Continue reading

La Violencia

VIOLENCE:

All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death. All love life.
See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
He who seeks happiness
By hurting those who seek happiness
Will never find happiness.
For your brother (sister) is like you.
He wants to be happy.
Never harm him…
Never speak harsh words
For they will… Continue reading

You Died, And Then I Understood Charlie Larson Walker

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France 

You Died, And Then I Understood

Copyright © 2019 by Alice Walker

Charlie Larson Walker/June 17, 2019/3:15 AM

You died in my arms, and yes,
My heart felt crushed.

Another dog, much younger than you,
Was frisking about
As dogs do.
I was annoyed. How dare she live… Continue reading

“Countries” Are Not Needed Anymore

©2019 by Alice Walker

 
“Countries” are not needed anymore.
They were formed
To govern the flow of goods:
Humans, Cattle
Oil
Bananas
And Gold.
Mostly gold.
And now they are disappearing.
Look at a few of those
Near you.
They thought they were
Real countries;
They thought
They would last forever.
They had a song, they had a state… Continue reading

Film Trailer [2:30 min]

RENEGADE: THE LIFE STORY OF DAVID ICKE, a #1 documentary film in England and climbing the charts in other countries. An example of perseverance over daunting odds from which we might draw strength.

Do we need strength? We do.

 Beautifully directed  by Stephen Peek and gracefully edited by Maria Demeshkina Peek.  Music by Jake Hull.

 

Be Nobody’s… Continue reading

 

Más Pruebas: ¡Somos Quienes Hemos Estado Esperando!

South African Flags Waving Crowd People South African Flags Waving Crowd People Silhouettes Sunset Clouds AliceWalkersGarden 20190522 Blog Post Insult to South Africans

More proof:  We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For!

Sometime in the late 1980s or early 90s I was arrested for- I believe, not recalling specifics- insisting that the University of California divest holdings that supported the Apartheid state of South Africa. One joy in the event was being held in custody with the… Continue reading

May You Always Find Something to Like
©2019 by Alice Walker

May you always find
Something to like
About the person who most scares you.
May you see those scary teeth
Might be retractables.
May you see where he is afraid.
This does not mean
You must follow him home at night
Or goddess forbid
Sleep in his bed
Or have snacks
In his shadow.… Continue reading

 

 

 

“When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it–at that moment you begin to die. And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice.” 

 

 

-Mumia Abu-Jamal*

 

 

 

Just published Murder Incorporated, America’s Favorite Pastime: Empire, Genocide, Manifest Destiny*

 … Continue reading

Two males outdoors at protest Free Julian Assange protest signage

I’LL SEE YOU WHEN YOUR TROUBLES GET LIKE MINE  (Traditional Blues)

© 2019 by Alice Walker

for John Shipton

I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine… lord, lord,
I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine.

I was thinking about this song
While watching Julian Assange’s
Father
Being interviewed
By 60 Minutes Australia.
The woman interviewer
Wanted him to
Admit… Continue reading

Nuestras hermanas se levantan
O en la hamaca con el I Ching

Heaven and water go their opposite ways:
The image of CONFLICT

Thus in all his transactions the superior man
Carefully considers the beginning.

                   -I Ching or Book of Changes
    … Continue reading

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