Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance

By Gloria La Riva
Article source: Liberation
Photos: Gloria La Riva

To hear the news reports or listen to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri yesterday, you’d think the protesters of Ferguson were bent on looting and destruction, and that a midnight curfew and police were needed to protect the people.

But last night at 12:30 a.m., the… Continue reading

Posted to the New Internationalist | Aug 2012

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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

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