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.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Stencils & Graffiti/Mail Art/Visual Poetry "For Lebanon, For Palestine"/Two series from "deCompositions of"/Bedouin Village Destroyed a Fourth Time

Clusters bombs--hundreds of thousands still on ground in Lebanon--killing and keeping people from working 25% of farmlands--losing their livelihoods--

Arofish--wall stencils in Beirut

Grafitti from Hebron

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call

"For Lebanon, For Palestine
Human Rights-Peace-Liberty"

Size: Max A4 (postal)
Deadline/Fecha Limite: Ongoing/Sins Limite
David-Baptiste Chiort
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

d-b chirot

Jukka Kervinen

Tiziana Barracchi

postcard of "semi-downtown Enfield, New Hanpshire"

sent by Paul Harris

Two series from "deCompositions of"

by d-b chirot

The first three are from "deCompositon of . . . 'memory of'"

"deCompositions of . . .

War Torn Weathered Wall"

(made at prehistoric Indian Burial Mound, Milwaukee)

Fourth time a Bedouin village is being destroyed, Palestine

tens of thousands of Bedouins have had their villages destroyed--
the official reason given is that since Bedouins are nomadic people, they don't really need to have a village to live in--
they just can go live "anywhere"-
except in another village

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Graffiti in Miami, Gaza/Botero's Abu Ghraib /Mail Art & Visual Poetry "For Lebanon, For Palestine"/Photos along the Wall/Family Artwork Memorials

Over a million cluster bombs found in Lebanon, killing civilians daily, making 25% of agricultural lands too dangerous to use at all.
War on civilians by violence, economic and food shortages, continues long after end of the 2006 Israeli invasion.

Journal from Panama

Mail Art/Visual Poetry Call

"For Lebanon, For Palestine
Human Rights-Peace-Liberty"

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

Raw War Torn Walls' Songs
d-b chirot

Jukka Kervinen & d-b chirot

from Arofish
Stencils, Beirut. In honor of kite flying children in Palestine--limited in movement horizontally in streets and alleys, they fly kites as a sign of being free vertically in movement, flying up above Israeli walls and fences.

Gaza Graffiti

From Clemente Padin


d-b chirot

Found photos, Graffiti, Miami

d-b chirot

From Abu Ghraib series by Botero

Family Memorials for Civilian Relatives Killed, Jenin