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, March 03, 2007

Visual Poetry/Mail Art/Amiri Baraka/erasure & demolition:/Poetry & Protest Events Posters/"For Lebanon, For Palestine"

Erasure and Demolition--by Wall and bulldozers--
disappearance of a land, its people, dwellings, fields, olive trees, water, food
"There never was such a thing as a Palestinian"--
Golda Meir, 1969 BBC Interview

An estimated Four Million clusters bombs dropped on Lebanon
25% of farmland unsafe to plant on this year
daily injuries and deaths to civilians from bombs lying in wait eveywhere especially children go

Train graffiti--
from foto album of over 100 graffiti images found among thrown out items on street

Feel free to send your Visual Poetry/Sound Poetry/ work with a statement/bio/links to be presented in this blog
(address information below)

d-b chirot

3 visual poems by Bob Cobbing

Deniz Turcel, Turkey "There is No Here Anymore"

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

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

Giovanni StradaDada

Andrew Topel "Origins of Language"

Clemente Padin in Performance

Malcolm X Mural, San Francisco State University

(though passed by 2 boards and student body, the Univeristy's President refuses to allow a Palestinian student organization's mural for Edward Said)

Amiri Baraka
& Leroi Jones

Juke Joint, Mississippi

International Rachel Corrie Day 16 March 2007

Palestinain Rap Group DAM performing in Bethlehem

Poetry from "Gitmo" to be published

for Emmett Williams

Clemente Padin, Uruguay

Guidio Vermeulen, Belgium

d-b chirot
(black and white pieces here)


Homeless Children, Gaza
Erasures and Demolitions of their family lives, homes, childhoods

Gordeom Matta-Clark
Ware house with "Eye" cut into it to transform space with light, bringing vision into darkend place

"Splitting" house cut in half--break-up of traditonal homes, families--

Erasures/Black outs in history and art--
Robert Rauschenberg, 1953

De Kooning sketch on back of "Erased De Kooning" (below) by Robert Rauschenberg

Blacked out image of purged Party Member under Stalin

Erasure/disappearance of purged Party member
the existence of a person seen on that day by others, photogrpahed with them--
now "never happened"
and the "photograph taken that day" to "prove it"

another blacked out portrait with enough features showing to be perhaps identified--before final complete disappearance

"White Square on a White Square"

Kazimir Malevich 1916

"Black Square on a Black Square" 1915
(being "mapped" by cracking paint surface--)

Malevich lying in state in his room

Juke Joint at sundown--posters for nights ahead--

UFOs camouflaged as Clouds