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.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

working ini winter: collage & transfer rubBEings/Haptic Eyes

Saturday 11 February 2006

Even in winter much work gets done outside. I have found places that one may make rubBEings even during snow fallings--underneath eaves, or in areas protected from wind in which materials are found. If a surface is wet, carry paper towels to dry off for working on. This autumn I began mixing rubBEings with xylol tranfers from xeroxed images. Xylol is a very powerful and potentially quite dangeoours solvent which works susperbly on freeing the xerox image from its page and transferring it to the page one is working with. Sometimes I put down the image first, then do rubBEings over and among the image(s); others I make the rubBEing first then do the transfer. It creates some powerful effects, making for good contrast often as the black and white transfered images are sharp, clear and strong, which they need to be to be in confluence with the strength and rawness of the rubBEings. To work indoors lately where I can't use the solvent, I have been using a variation of this process in which the images are simply glued on to a background rubBEing. The effect of course is quite different from that of the transfers. The transfers have a certain ghostliness to them, whereas the collages feel more like a firm statement, less like the more suggestive atmosphere attained with the transfers.
I worked one day in a high wind with melting going on after a night of fresh snow. The wind sets the paper flapping like a bird in one's hand and one has to be patient and hold on well to get the rubBEing done. It is a fun battle of will and wits with the wind to get a piece done! I enjoy working during snow falls also, fidning the sheltered space with a good piece to make rubBEiings from and watching the world through the filter of the falling snow. Somedays the hands get cold quickly--after only a few pieces are made--and one has to bear with this. One wants to do more but can only do so much at a time trying to pace the hands' freezing with warming them up.
I have been continualy learning more about using my hands as eyes and my eyes as hands in finding new surfaces for gauging what they might be able to be used as for rubBeings. One develops a haptic eye and a seeing hand. It is continually with each day something which one learns as one learns a new language, adding to the vocabulary and learning syntax and grammer of these forms and their relation with the rubBEings which emerge from them. With each piece one learns more how to se with the hand and feel with the eye and so ever new horizons open in the world in which one moves and works.
This is the continual adventure one has when working with the Found Hidden in Plain Sight