Thursday, March 05, 2009

Message of Support from Alice Walker

To my beautiful sisters in the Congo: I write to you today to send you my love, my deep wishes for your peace and happiness, for the prosperity of your suffering country, and all of its people, animals and vegetation.

It’s mineral deposits, it’s diamonds and its gold. Its magical coltan. May all be blessed and may all be kept safe and secure from rapists and robbers, murderers and mischief makers of all description. May all sociopathic warlords and dictators, with their incomprehensible and endless greed, be escorted to the border. It is the women of the world who will have to put an end to war, inviting those men who truly value us, and Life, to join our crusade.

The “Holy Land” we must retake is the whole of Africa. It is the forests, the rivers, the soil. Like our Liberian sisters who stopped the war in their country, and like Wangari Maathai who planted trees all over Kenya, we must use our wisdom and intuition to stop all the forces that are destroying us. We can do this if we stand together as women, allowing neither religion nor cultural practices to come between us.

Yes, it is women rising who will save the world, if it is to be saved. We are the ones we have been waiting for.
Alice Walker

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