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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ART ET POESIE BRUT--ART ET POESIE BRUIT//Raw Art & Poetry--Noise Art & Poetry

the illegal Wall daily eats away at legally Palestinian owned land--makes it impossible for farmers to reach their fields and vineyards, olive trees--if these are not already all cut down--loss of food, income, water---continuing rise in malnutrition and unempoyment of the poulace---for the first time in history of the Occupation a beginning of a rise in appearance of crime due to extreme want--areas of populace that are not completely cut off from the outside world by the Wall--effectively inhabiting the world's largest (illegal) prison--with the Wall making illeglly land available--settlers have been moving into these areas which Palestinians can no longer get to where their gardens and vineyards are--the Wall is like a giant bulldozer of humans--into ever smaller spaces and ever fewer resources--to make life ever more unbearable--and the desire to leave become ever greater--an illegal instrument of ethnic cleansing--

Antonin Artaud

d-b chirot
in Milwaukee, the War Memorial and part of the Art Museum are housed in the same building--
since so much art is treasures of wars brought back by the conquerors, art glorifying victories, art lamenting or memorializing tragedies of noble defeats . . . it is very fitting that the War Memorial and Art Museum share the same space--share so many of the same mythologies and histories and discourses--are used to construct "nations" and peoples"--or are part of their destructions--

cluster bombs--still over one and half million lyng in fields and towns and cities in Lebanon, killing maiming citizens long fter the War of last summer--and making 25% of the farming land too danger to be planted--taking away food and income from families--

the American history of ethnic cleansing and settlements, putting of people in camps and "justice" meted out to "terrorists" like Leonard Peltier--and the American Indian Movement--

after a helicopter rocket attack

homesless orphas, Gaza--

destruction in three minutes

destruction of a family home

going through the rubble

international observer as new group of homes to be destroyed

homeless children

homeless child

these sites above are the sorts of sites i worked on the pieces below making and find lot of materials i use--(as well as in alleys, streets)--things thrown away, broken, abused, forgotten, lost--homeless articles, objects-
especially lately working at constuctionsites where daily more and more of building demolished and areas simply earth pushed into huge piles with turf sticking out and other piles of slabs of concrete and bricks--piping twisted--metal in shreds--and gradually these hauled away--i was working in areas of mud which when dried extremely hard with beaitul netwroks of cracks--and then beginning to be covered over with an ugly layering of sharp gravel--the hideous bull dozers omnipresent, three of them--towering over me as working at edges of the gravel in the dried mud--beside small road leading into alley where some abandoned garages have used to work inside in winter when winds very high and hard--or during rain storms--painting clay impresions--or making rubBEings on various found objects--
having been homeless a number of times and lost almost all my belongings a a few times myself . . . like the War Memorial and the Art Museum--these children and making art from such landscapes--the differences and similarities--no matter how extreme my situation was--nothing like that of the people in Gaza--all this wreckage and homeless there intended to bring death--of masses of people--and end any sense of hope--even using junk to make something of is just a means to delay an inevitable fate it must seem--whereas here --to recycle the junk into making something other--what does it mean?--
when i work on these i remember the days of homelessness and i have always worked in the streets as necessity is the motherfucker of invention--but now think more and more of the landscapes of destruction--because much of the material have been using in last two years has been not thrown out excess no longer useful--but smashed and broken things from destruction of buildings to mke way for construction of massive new buildings all over Milwaukee's East Side--
the themes of deCompostion and a becoming other via this and destruction, fragmentaion through force as well as forces of nature, time, weathering--the transaltion of language from utterance and writing that is readable into the ever more unutterable and unreadable which passes into noise sonically and visually and then negentropically begins to regenerate into a new music, a new sonics and signs . . . in this sense all around one the continual deCompostion and reCompsiton going on--and with War and these vast construction projects--the violently enforced destructions of signs, evidences, dwellings, homes, langauges, peoples, habitations . . . rather than the actions of time and weather--or the slower actions of painting over or repairs and remodelings, small changes---steadily through time--war and tearing down for new construction--the removal of people--and bringing in of others--resettlement--changes in economy--of culture--society--history--removal of the previous--erasures--
making things of the fragments found during the destructions . . . not as an elegy . . . not as an aesthetic moment--not as a formal work for an art museum display . . . as something other . . .
these are parts of some series . . .

a general title is POESIE BRUT -- POESIE BRUIT (raw poetry--noise poetry)
(with a thank you to Dubuffet and his Art Brut and sound/noise in poetry and noise in music since the Italian Futurists--)

in this and the following pieces the visual image "noise" can be performed as all sorts of noises vocally, electroniclly, by instruments, objects--however the performer reads the score--

not just the words, all the lines also--blotchs, fades, textures, thickness or thiness of paint or crayon--darkness or lightness--

opening lines of a poem:

say zero

ce zanne
ce zen
ce zone

(ce pronounced "say" as in cezanne)

this series (a part of a longer one)--the deComposing in colors and forms, thickness and textures, depths, shadings, blotchs, a translation--from one sense of the clarity and firmness of the words, letters, forms and colors--to another sense of these--a strange persistence of the white lettering on the white background "page"--a ghostliness on the ghostly "page"--"ghostwritten" . . .