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, August 11, 2007

Beuys Poems for Bad Boys, Bad Boys & Baby Doll Sound Poetry

Joseph Beuys . . .

Reverberating Beuys Poem--"Clashing Symbols"--

"Bad Boys, Bad boys, whatcha gonna do/when they come for you?"

La Poesie Sonore a la Bebe-Doll/Baby Doll Sound Poetry

found sound poems--French Doll Trademarks--


"Artaud le Momo" --Artaud claimed that in the Marseillais slang of his hometown, "Momo" meant "the Crazy One"--

"Coco" is one of daughter's nicknames--



is just arrived, in a beautiful edition from Reed Altemus' Tonerworks.
(See Links below to connect with Reed and Toner)

This is a project Reed invited me to do with him a few--I think two-- summers ago. After I sent in my contributions, he copied them--copier art is a great love of Reed's, which he practices and is doing continual studies into the art and history of it--and then proceeded to cut up and collage the pieces with additions of his own. I think it came out to be a very fascinating little Visual Poetry book, a series of meditations on the theme and imagery of Death and murder in the poetry of Francois Villon, with moving through it another current, the word/theme of "flow".
"Flow' in turn leads one back to a sense of "Flux" as in the Fluxus world Reed and I have both been participating in for many years now.

As you can see from the (last one of book) page here, the work is presented very "cleanly"--giving a nice "black and white contrast" with the "dirty" style of my contributions.

We've decided to do some more collaborative works to see what we would do now, as the work changes in time, seeing this work from a bit in the past, it makes one realize what has shifted in one's methods, ideas, approaches--and so in a way there will never really be any end to the collaboration--as each series--will inevitably suggest further ones!

Copies are available from Reed/Tonerworks--the contact info at Link for them below.

Thank you again Reed for inviting my participation and creating such a good book with it! & looking forward to this next one--!

With Fixtures of War as Their Canvas, Muralists Add Beauty to Baghdad - New York Times ---

FW: VII Jornadas Internacionales: EXPOESÍA . Poesía y experimentación

piece by Cesar Reglero for the EXPOESIA

Gustavo Vega

Cesar Reglero with Clemente Padin

Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:41:35 +0200
Subject: VII Jornadas Internacionales: EXPOESÍA . Poesía y experimentación

VII Jornadas Internacionales: " EXPOESÍA" . Poesía y experimentación"
Programa Interdisciplinario de Investigación "Estéticas"

Obra de César Reglero dedicada a Expoesia
Centro de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Lunes 13 de agosto

9 hs:
11 hs:
Discurso de apertura a cargo de la Dra. Susana Romano Sued: Experimentaciones.

--------------------------------12 a 14:30 hs – break--------------------------------------------------------------

14:30 a 16 hs
Mesa de estéticas y discursos
· María Solaro y Juan Antonio Espinosa: Arte y caos.
· Silvina Patrignoni: El lugar de lo estético en el activismo: Una imagen que acciona en clave de género.
· Javier Robledo: Videopoesía: Lo audiovisual como lenguaje, seguido del breve videopoema "1era Necesidad, 3er Milenio".

16 a 17 hs
Conferencia de Oscar Steimberg: Una mirada crítico-conjetural sobre la vigencia las formulaciones y categorías estéticas de Raoul Sanguinetti, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva, Schaeffer

--------------------------------17 a 17:30 hs: break--------------------------------------------------------

17:30 a 18:45 hs:
Conferencia Ramón Dachs: Poéticas no lineales: hipertexto, escritura fractal y poesía aleatoria.

19 hs:
· Javier Robledo, Diógenes Fortuito - videopoema breve. (5 minutos)
· Silvana Franzetti: Poesía y graffitis (proyección de videopoemas "Andate con cámara", "Si x" y "Mujeres de la calle"). (15 minutos)

Martes 14 de agosto

10:30 a 12 hs
Mesa "De autores y extranjerías"

· María del Carmen Tacconi: Huella del surrealismo francés en la experimentación formal de Oliverio Girondo
· Liliana Fenoy: El desierto del libro (Jabés)
· Anne Hélène Suárez Girard: La percepción de la muerte en la poesía china clásica.

-------------------------------------------12 a 14:30 hs break ------------------------------------------------

14:30 a 15:30 hs
Conferencia Didier Coste: El poema babélico ALMIRAPHEL, de Schiavetta

15:30 a 16:30 hs
Mesa "Ética y estética"
· Mario Bomheker: Ética y estética
· María Laura Pardo: Estetización de la miseria: discurso de los sin techo

16:30 a 17 hs
Inauguración de la muestra Xenografías

-------------------------------------------17 a 17:30 hs break-------------------------------------------------

17:30 a 18:45 hs
Conferencia de Gustavo Vega: El Minimalismo, un Método de Creación Poética (Visual). Seguida de recital: La Frontera del Infinito –el método minimomaximalista de Gustavo Vega-.
Gustavo Vega en la III Jornada de Poesia Visual Gastronómica de Cal Jep
19 hs
· Silvia Rodríguez, Modulaciones I, performance poética. (15 minutos)
· Susana Romano Sued: Expoema (20 minutos)
· Ainize Txopitea: Ainize Txopitea Poeta Experimental (7 minutos)

Miércoles 15 de agosto

10:30 a 12:30 hs
Mesa "Poéticas de deseos y pulsiones"

· Anahí Alejandra Ré: Eros y Thánatos en Alejandra Pizarnik: lo obsceno en escena
· Santiago Venturini: Sobre lo erótico y lo poético: "Le mythe du sperme-Mediterranée" como espacio de transgresión en la obra de Jean Sénac.
· María Elisa Pividori: Una estética de la violencia: La Virgen de los Sicarios, de Fernando Vallejo
· María Ofelia Zanetta: Alejandra Pizarnik: el espacio visual como modo de resignificar la palabra poética
-------------------------------------------------12 a 14:30 hs break-------------------------------------------

14:30 a 16:30 hs
Mesa Revista Xul
· Susana Romano Sued: Expoéticas periódicas
· Roberto Cignoni: En torno a XUL
· Roberto Livon-Grosman: Digitalización de la Revista XUL
· Jorge Santiago Perednik: XUL EXXUL

-----------------------------------------16:30 a 17 hs break--------------------------------------------------

17 a 19 hs
Mesa de estéticas/tecnologías/poéticas
· Agustín Berti: Crisis del soporte
· Claudia Kozak: Construcción y exploración de lenguajes. Del poema proceso a la tecnopoesía.
· Daniela Koldobsky: Redefiniciones de las artes visuales a partir de las vanguardias: el lugar de los medios masivos
· Carolina Villarruel: Las nuevas formas de la creación: un conejo verde.

19 hs
· Roser Miracle: Proyecto Miracle Houses: "Miracle Houses, especul@rt o derivas Argentinas". (50 minutos)

Jueves 16 de agosto

10:30 a 12 hs
Mesa poéticas de la inhospitalidad
· Tomás Vera Barros: Lamborghini: una nueva poesía
· Marina Loza: La inhospitalidad del lenguaje (Orozco)
· Roberto Cignoni: Experimentos poéticos

--------------------------------------12:30 a 14:30 hs break-------------------------------------------------

14:30 a 16 hs:
Mesa de poéticas de la experimentación

· Karina Macció: Viajes en la poesía nueva
· Soledad Cabo y Marina Read: Aproximación a la episteme l´oulipiana
· Ana Llurba: Defectos de estilo: La alquimia obtusa de la literatura menor

-----------------------------------------16 a 16:30 break-----------------------------------------------------

16:30 a 18 hs

· Jorge Santiago Perednik: El nacimiento de la poesía experimental argentina.
· Héctor Píccoli: «Fractales»: ciberpoemas y módulos instrumentales. Para la formulación de una nueva poética sobre base informática.
· Felipe Cussen: Mística, experimentación y hermetismo en Bronwin de Juan-Eduardo Cirlot.

18 a 19 hs
Conferencia de Clemente Padín: El poema/proceso en sus primeros 40 años.

19 hs
· Karina Macció: La Pérdida y La Perdida. (15 minutos)
· César Reglero: MANOS (20 minutos)
· Griselda Fanese: Lugares comunes (30 minutos)

Viernes 17 de agosto

10:30 a 12:30 hs
Mesa de autores contemporáneos

· Edgardo Berg: Una tensa armonía que persiste: poesía y narración en Juan José Saer
· María Celeste Fader: Experimentaciones formales en la obra inaugural de Juan Gelman
· Daniela Gauna: Notas a propósito de las configuraciones poéticas en los 50 y 60: Poesía Buenos Aires y Francisco Urondo
· Analía Gerbaudo: Conjeturas sobre la poesía de Estela Figueroa a partir de un cuaderno de notas de Aldo Oliva

------------------------------------12 a 14:30 hs break--------------------------------------------------------

14:30 a 16:30 hs
Mesa de Formas fijas en la poesía contemporánea
· Susana Romano Sued: Formas fijas: ¿iguales, semejantes, o distintas de expoesía?
· Didier Coste: Forma fijas en la poesía contemporánea
· Ricardo Herrera: Poesía y experiencia en torno a las formas fijas
· Carlos Schilling: La forma degenerativa

---------------------------------------16:30 a 17 hs break-----------------------------------------------------

17 a 18:15 hs
Clemente Padín, lectura de poesía experimental + breve performance "sembrar la memoria", en homenaje a los 10 años de la muerte de Vigo.

18:30 hs
con palabras de la Dra. Susana Romano Sued y Jorge Santiago Perednik, curador de la muestra Xenografías

19 hs
· Rosalba Campra: Códices
· Lilian Escobar: Performance
Clemente Padín y César Reglero participan en Expoesia

Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and more….then map the best route! Find it!

A Segregated Road in an Already Divided Land - New York Times ---

Palestine: a policy of deliberate blindness, by Régis Debray ---

Friday, August 10, 2007

FW: Art City newsletter

Subject: Art City newsletter
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 16:07:44 -0500

Dear art lovers,


Two promising solo shows are opening tonight. I'm planning to peruse them both, if I can, with the paper's book editor Geeta Sharma Jensen along for the ride.


Reginald Baylor's show opens tonight at DeLind Fine Art, 400 E. Mason St., with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Reggie creates still lifes with brilliant, on-the-verge-of-neon color and intricate, geometric patterning.


At the Green Gallery, 631 E. Center St., in Riverwest, you can catch an opening reception for Ian Hokin's solo show. Ian is a recent grad of the Art Institute and a Wisconsin native. The gallery describes him as "having a unique ability to make awkward subject matter playful, pretty fun and sincere."


Also, at my blog, Art City, an interesting little debate is getting started about Chuck Dwyer's show at Café Lulu in Bay View. Feel free to weigh in, especially if you've seen the work.


Don't forget that Art City ( has been greatly revamped so you can can contribute ideas, pictures, and your own brand of arts criticism. Click "leave a comment" under any entry and be part of a meaningful dialogue about visual art.


Finally, be sure to pick up this Sunday's Cue section to read a lovely commentary by Whitney Gould, our urban landscape writer, in praise of ambiguity and my review of two artists' takes on the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, in two separate exhibits.


Enjoy, and perhaps see you this evening!

Mary Louise Schumacher

visual arts and culture writer

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Reminders of current shows worth seeing:

Pissarro at the Milwaukee Art Museum, "Sublime Spaces" at the Kohler in Sheboygan, Gottlieb at MAM, Eschweiler at the Charles Allis, Louise Bourgeois and Gina Litherland at the Haggerty, CoPA at Walker's Point Center for the Arts.


Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and more….then map the best route! Find it!

"IF 6 WAS 9"--6 August 1945 Hirohima---9 August 1945 Nagasaki

"If 6 Was 9"

--Jimi Hendrix

6 August 1945 Hiroshima---9 August 1945 Nagasaki

9 Who Survived Both Bombings

Tsuitaro Doi Shinji Kinoshita Masao Komatsu

Akira Iwanaga Sakajiro Mishima

According to Japanese records, 18 people survived both bombings. Ten years later, Robert Trumball and his Japanese assistants and translators were able to locate 11--of whom these nine men agreed to participate in the creation of the book Nine Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki Personal Experiences of Nine Men Who Survived the Atomic Bombings (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1957)

(note: the men's names were Westernized for the book, with the Christian name first, rather than the family name, as in Japan)

See blog entry below for Monday 6 August for excerpts from the book.

"IF 6 WAS 9"

Thursday, August 09, 2007

ESCANER CULTURAL || portada || Revista Virtual de Arte Contemporáneo y Nuevas Tendencias

This is a fantastic journal with a wide range of articles, essays and reviews including several on Visual Poetry. Even if you can't read Spanish, the journal is profusely illustrated, views into the history, theory, criticism of past and contemporary work of Visual Poetry especially in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. ---

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Some News from Clemente Padin

BlaBlaism Catalog Now On Line

The Catalog of the recent BlaBlaism show at the Museum of Modern Art, with Text by Cement Greenberg, is now on line:

Something for the whole family!!! Whether Nuclear or Dysfunctional!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

6 August 1945--Hiroshima Day 2007---Takahashi Shinkichi & Bern Porter

Hiroshima Day 2007

"My Body" by Takahashi Shinkichi

Takahashi Shinkichi was Japan's first Dadaist, Dada Poet, Manifesto Writer, Performer
(he went to jail brielfy for some of his Dada activities--)
later in life he became a Zen Master, essayist, teacher, poet--

Ciclo debates 2007--Enfoques Contemporaneos de la Gestion Cultural en Chile

Subject: Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural. Conservación versus Desarrollo Turístico - Charla Debate 8 agosto 7:00 pm
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 17:31:45 -0400

Miércoles 8 de agosto - 19:00 horas
Centro Cultural de España - Providencia 927
Informaciones e Inscripciones: 795 97 00 -

Ciclo Enfoques Contemporáneos de la Gestión Cultural en Chile
"Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural. Conservación versus Desarrollo Turístico"
Javier Adán -
Sociólogo, académico de la Universidad de Valparaíso. Ha desarrollado numerosas investigaciones. Consultor para estudios de Isla de Pascua.

Paz Undurraga - Arquitecta de la PUCV, miembro del directorio de Ciudadanos por Valparaíso.
Jorge Atria - Consejero del Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Miembro del Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile. Experto en Patrimonio.
Moderador: Oscar Acuña, Director Ejecutivo del Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales, Miembro directorio Adcultura

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FW: Hiroshima: The Day on Fire makes Eternal Shadows on Walls--

> The anniversary of Hiroshima 6 August 1945 8:15 a.m.
> Sembrar la Memoria
> the following excerpts are from Nine Who Survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki
> Personal Experiences of Nine Men Who Lived Through the Atomic Bombings
> Robert Trumball, E.P Dutton, 1957.
> Ten years after the bombings, it was learned that a search of all
> Japanese records indicated that 18 people had survived both the Hiroshima
> and the Nagasaki atomic blasts. An extensive search throughout Japan
> located eleven of the 18. Nine agreed to speak of their experiences.
> The bombs dropped on the two Japanese cities are barely firecrackers
> compared to the weapons that the USA and Israel are discussing dropping on
> Iran. Radioactive elements in weapons used in the First Gulf War and since
> in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the as yet unknown, uniidentified
> Israeli weapons used in Lebanon last summer, have been causing new forms of
> illness, as yet inexplicable burns and wounds for which there are no cures
> as yet. The effects of nuclear weaponry being dispersed, in smaller doses,
> across populations and soldiers, using persons as "living laboratories" of
> effects bringing slower or faster deaths, polluting gene pools, and, via
> human waste, corpses, planting the poisons in water supplies and the soil.
> Populations and landscapes made radioactive, slowly burning alive,
> without having to drop the bombs first.
> Trumball:
> "Instantly the sky was blanked out by the incandescent white light of
> the monstrous fireball. Scientists estimated that the ball was 250 feet in
> diameter and a hundred times as bright as the sun, with a heat of 1,000,000
> degrees Centigrade. he same as the sun's interior There was a roar of sound
> that is indescribale. for there is nothing with which it can be compared.
> Then came a wave of concussion that instantly leveled 6,820 buildings, and
> badly damaged 3, 750 more. The earth for a mile around the blast center was
> bombarded with deadly gamma rays and neutrons and showered with radioactive
> fission products.. The fireball sucked up millions of tons of dust and
> pulverized debris that quickly began to form the the great, ugly mushroom
> cloud. The city fell under a dark pall, and a muddy rain began to fall . .
> .
> "In the city of approximately 255, 000, more than half the population
> was instantly dead or incapicitated (dead above 64,000, injured 72,000).
> Casualties who escaped death in the blast were badly burned. or injured by
> falling timbers, or flying glass. No city was ever more prostrate. All
> means of comminication were gone. Seventy per cent of the fire fighting
> equipment was destroyed, and 80 per cent of the fire-fighting personnel were
> killed, wounded or otherwise unable to respond to the emergency. Concussion
> had broken the water mians, and pipes were melted in the incredible heat.
> Many burning buildings were inacessible anyway,blocked off as they were by
> the debris of fallen structures . . .
> "Of forty-five hospitals, only three were left standing. Only
> twenty-eight out of 290 physicians in the city were unhurt, and 126 of the
> 1,780 nurses . . .
> "With all facilities virtually nonexistent, the city was at the mercy
> of the flames, and by two o'clock in the afternoon the six islands (of the
> city) were a sea of fire. Terror was heightened by the flaming windstorm
> caused by convection as the air was drawn at thirty to forty miles an hour
> to the blazing center of the blast . . .
> "The door facing Yamaguchi opened, and five boys, fifteen or sixteen
> years old, came running out. They were unclothed except for torn
> underpants, and Yamaguchi saw that theywere covered in blood . . .
> "'I had never seen such a horrifying sight as those five shivering
> boys. Blood was pouring in streams from deep cuts all over their bodies,
> mingling with their perspiration, and their skin was burned deep red, like
> the color of cokked lobsters. At first it seemed, strangely, that their
> burned and lacerated backs and chests were growing green grass! Then I saw
> that hundreds of blades of sharp grass had been driven deep into their
> flesh, evidently by the force of the blast." . . . . (these boys had been
> inside a small factory building--not outdoors)
> "Hirata set out for home . . .
> "'There was not a house standing as far as I could see . . . Although
> I knew the city well, it was actually difficult to find my way, for al the
> familiar landmarks were gone, and the streets I often walked were now buried
> in debris and ashes' . . .
> "Hirata noticed, with a shock, that there wasn't a living being in
> sight. "It was as if the people who had lived in this uncanny city had been
> reduced to ashes with their houses,' he said . . .
> As he moved slowly through the ashes, he came to the first ghastly
> dead.
> "'The first was a little boy,' he recalls. 'He was completely naked,
> his skin was all peeled off as if he had been flayed, and the nails were
> falling from the ends of his fingers. His flesh was all deep red. When I
> first saw him I wasn't sure if I was looking at a human being
> Morimoto--
> "'There were numberless injured persons all around me, lying on the
> ground, some held down by fallen timbers, all screaming and shouting for
> help. I saw that they were all still alive,m but horribly injured. Many
> looked like ghosts, with the skin peeled off their faces and hanging down
> over their shoulders like thin silk pennants. All those facing in the
> direction of the blast had their exposed skin torn off in a thick layer
> whgich had blown back. The sight left me numb with horror.' . . . .

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