Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453


Cost of War in Iraq


Cost of War in Afghanistan

The cost in your community

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'

The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.

The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Holiday Greetings/Visual Poems Padin & Chirot

British Government Report finds 250,000 Palestinians will be completely enclosed within the Wall, cut off from outside world, jobs, gardens, schools

Merry Christmas!! from Bruno Capati Italia

From "La Hoja", Panama

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call
"For Lebanon, For Palestine"
Human Rights-Peace-Liberty

Size: A4 (postal)
Deadline/Fecha Limite: ongoing/Sins Limites
Documentation: online at
david-baptiste chirot
740 N 29 N #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Clemente Padin, Uruguay

"Destroyed" Wall

Poems Fragmented by Lethal Force
d-b chirot

Monday, December 18, 2006

Written by the Wall/Mail Art "For Lebanon, For Palestine"/Visual Poetry Homages/#23 Bus Route Jerusalem to Hebron

The "Separation Wall"--walling in enclaves of Palestinians, coming betwen them and their farmland, gardens, work, schools--even to go to school is up to soldiers guarding by Wall--if the lands are not farmed for three years, they automaticlly are lost to the owner--and then would become annexed by Israel--the Wall is a means of both separation and taking away of lands--

Jerusalem-Hebron road

entrance/exit for tourists, anyone but Palestinians-

Berlin Wall, photographed from East Berlin, 1969

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call
"For Lebanon, For Palestine"
Human Rights-Peace-Liberty

Size: Max A4
Deadline/Fecha Limite: Ongoing/Sins Limites
Documentation: here on
David-Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

"Listo"--Luis Valera Escarre --Venezuela

Rubber Eraser carving--by John PUIG/John MOUNTAIN --Barcelona, Spain
Pin-on Mail Art, remembrance for Baudhoin SIMON

"War Stained Wall" --d-b chirot

"Fire Alarm in Rubble"

"Ray Johnson Votive Offering for Clarence John Laughlin"

"Pablo Picasso: 'I do not seek, I find'/"Objects in Mirror Closer than They Appear"

Homage au poesie sonore du Lettriste Gabriel Pomerand/Homage to the sound poetry of the Lettrist Gabriel Pomerand

The Number 23 Bus Route from Jerusalem to Hebron inside/along "Separation Wall"

to see complete story--click on "Electronicintifada" to your left

a home surrounded on three sides by the Wall--

olive trees chopped down by Israelis--soon this view will be walled off--

Tourists, non-Palestinians only entrance/exit

a ghost town--Hebron--settlers guarded by soldiers attack Palestinians here to make them all go away--this used to be the market (above)--

Israeli settlement--outside Bethlehem--this used to be a forest--almost every tree has been cut down and torn out--
Settlements are in white, so will always be seen from a distance and in any weather as reminders of what is happening--

more deserted businesses and shops--

Palestinian entrance/exit, after going through checkpoints--

detained at checkpoint:

Friday, December 08, 2006

Keichi Nakamura "For Lebanon, For Palestine"/Happy Birthday Paul!/Grafitti In Hebron, Gaza/From Ray Johnson Series/Soldier of syntax/Writer of Fortune

Cluster bombs--a million of them in Southern Lebanon which will be years to find and detonate them all--in meantime 3 to 7 mainly children killed daiy--

Happy Birthday Paul!!
My oldest son with prehistoric rock tool found among volcanos in Indoensia
(he and his family live in Thailand)

Keichi NAKAMURA "For Palestine, For Lebenon":

At 8 A.M. Thursday the 7th of December 2006--huge explosion about eight blocks or so away from our building--our building shook violently, it got very dark, too-
3 people were killed and 40 injured

Grafitti from Hebron, Gaza

Poster and perfoRamnce photos from Eddie BERMUDEZ

pART OF sERIES #2 "Ray Johnson Correspondance" for the Sticker Dude, with thanks for beautifiul images and catalogs, post cards, of Ray Johnson sent by the Sticker Dude--

From Series "Soldier of syntax/Writer of Fortune"