CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

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
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
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 david.chirot@gmail.com
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... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # 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 ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - 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
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


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Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
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
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

International Day of Solidarity Wtih the Palestinian People/Beithanoun after massacre/Wreck Control Series/For Lebanon, For Palestine


TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

for articles and commentary go to the electronicintifada link here on this blog

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call
For Lebanon, For Palestine
Human Rughts-Peace-Liberty
Size: Max A4 (postal)
Deadline/Fecha Limite: Ongoing/Sins Limites
Documentation: on line immediately at http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
addresses: davidbchirot@hotmail.com
david-baptiste chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208 USA


WRECK CONTROL Series
part one







Photos of Beithanoun 16 November Seige and massacre 2-8/9 November

From 2-8 November 2006 the Northern Gaza town of Beithanoun, immediately south of the Annexation Wall, was under siege by Israeil Occupation Forces. Water and electricity were cut off, and snipers stationed throughout the town and on rooftops shot to kill. Medical help was almost impossible to arrange; medical assistance aides were shot at while trying to assist the wounded. People suffered from lack of asthma and diabetes medications. All males 16 and older were rounded up, searched and imprisoned. When 150 unarmed women and men marched to free their men, they were fired upon, killing two women and wounding twenty persons. As days passed, many wounded died from trauma or bleeding, not allowed to be given transport to hospitals. On November 8, the siege, due to UN and international pressure, was declared over. During the night/4:30 in the morning of the 9th, shelling suddenly began of an apartment building with 120 residents. 16 died inside the building, four in the street in front.
Doctors at Al Awda hospital in Jabalya where the wounded were rushed reported witnessing traumas not fitting previous patterns. Patients had extensive internal burns, amputated limbs with cauterized stump, strange shrapnel traumas, lacerations with the skin not amenable to suturing. Many patients who appeared to have minor injuries, did not heal--and died. The doctors said this could only mean a new type of weapon was being used on thee people.
The Israeli Army admitted it is using a new weapon, but would not specify of what kind. Until extenisive analysis can be done, it is unknown what chemical agents may be involved.


















Monday, November 27, 2006

Cluster Bombs in Lebanon/Luminaire Series/For Lebanon, For Palestine

MAIL ART/VISUAL POETRY CALL
For Lebanon, For Palestine
Human Rights-Peace-Liberty

Size: A4 Max (postal)
Deadline/Fecha Limite: Ongoing/Sins Limites
Documentation: online immediately at
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
addresses:
davidbchirot@hotmail.com
david-baptiste chirot 740 N 29 #108 Milwaukee, WI 53208 usa


These photos show how hard it is to find cluster bombs, gather them, defuse them, before they kill and maim.
The war in Lebanon did not end with the truce. The almost complete destruction of infrastructure means economic hardship for the Lebanese for years to come. The coastline waters and beaches have been destroyed for swimming and tourism. Deliberately targeting oil and sewage storage, chemical storage, the Israelis let loose a chemical devastation of the eco-system that cannot be repaired. The heaviest bombing was done during harvesting time, to make sure no one was going into the fields. The crops for a season were almost all lost. Now the farming areas are so saturated with cluster bombs at least 25% of their area will be unusable this season. Every day mainly children are dying from the cluster bombs--often 3 to 7 people a day.
Destabilization of the economy, of the infrastructure, of the daily life by the continual presence of an estimated one million unseen cluster bombs, feeds into the pressures destabilizing the political arena. In one month Lebanon was so shattered from within that it was set up for an almost certain collapse. The deliberately calculated destruction of a country that had been hailed as a place of hope.












LUMINAIRE series for Lanny Quarles






Sunday, November 26, 2006

ABU GHRAIB PAINTINGS BY BOTERO


From a series of 50 paintings of the torture, abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison by American soldiers.
By the great "most Colombian of Colombian" painters, Fernando Botero.
(first exhibited in the USA beginning October 2006)