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Open Letter to Alicia Keys from Alice Walker

Alicia Keys live in Frankfurt

Alicia Keys live in Frankfurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

wpid-alice-walker-1-sized.jpegAuthor Alice Walker wrote an open letter to Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her upcoming concert in Isreal. Keys, who is currently on her “Set The World On Fire” Tour, is due to perform in Tel Aviv on July 4, but not if Walker can help it. Her open letter advises the “New Day” singer to avoid the country because of its conflict with Palestine and suggests that she pull out of the scheduled concert completely. “It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger (soul danger) by performing in an apartheid country that is being boycotted by many global conscious artists,” the letter reads. “Please, if you can manage it, go to visit the children in Gaza, and sing to them of our mutual love of all children, and of their right not to be harmed simply because they exist.” Keys has yet to respond to Walker’s plea, but upon announcing her tour in January she stated, “I’m excited to go to new places on this tour, among them Tel Aviv. I plan on bringing with me a show full of emotion and inspiration.”

 

Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos

Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos.

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and author Noam Chomsky recently sat down together at Harvard University to discuss Scahill’s groundbreaking new book, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” Amy Goodman hosted the discussion, which was sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Banoosh » » Kim Jong-un Secret Order Not to Fire First Shot, Chinese Reactions

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International Online Special: According to an April 1st report by South Korea’sJoongAng Daily, North Korea announced on March 30th that the two countries have entered a “state of war“, causing the already tense situation on the peninsula to become even more uncertain. However, some South Korean media claimed that North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un had previously issued a secret order to North Korean front-line forces that front-line soldiers absolutely must not fire the first shot and give South Korea and the United States the excuse to carry out a “retaliatory strike”.

via Banoosh » » Kim Jong-un Secret Order Not to Fire First Shot, Chinese Reactions.