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 18, 2007

On the Road: The Original Scroll - Jack Kerouac - Books - Review - New York Times

db chirot & c mn chirot

Opening Ceremony for the Scroll's Arrival at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Cover of new book of Original Scroll Edition of On the Road

Original US Hardback Edition 1957







Italy ---

Mishimichaux II

Friday, August 17, 2007

Institute of Contemporary Arts : Exhibitions : Insider Art

A great many Thanks to Xav Krshtst also for this link--
check out the link to Crashtest/Crashtext below and from there to further Xav sites--

"Insider Art": inside Institutes of Correction, starting with pre-teens

(what I call sometimes The Institute for Criminal Thinking)


STATE BRITAIN: Mark Wallinger's Recreation at Tate of Brian Haws' Five Years of Protest Flags, Posters, Signs

Many thanks to Xav Krshtst for sending me this link!


Under the Radar Part 3: David-Baptiste Chirot

This was made in April 2007 for showing on Milwaukee Public TV opm the 23rd of that month.
Another, long documentary on my works and myself is being made over the course of the year.
I would like to deeply thank all those involved with making this, and for their inviting my participation--

Monday, August 13, 2007

Walls & Bunkers & Towers: Architectures of Security

The developments of architectures and aesthetics of concealment in relation with aesthetics of disappearance. Surveillance as a visuality of "appearance"--bunkers watching out for the appearance of invasion from sky and sea--and surveillance as the monitoring of disappearance--
guarding over the disappearance of buildings, towns, farmland, populations . . . and of all of this behind the Wall--brightly painted on one side to "lull the senses" from what is going on within the Walls--Aesthetics of Disappearance disappearing into the Aesthetics of Concealment, Camouflage . . .

An eerie physical resemblance creates correspondances across time and space between the North Atlantic Wall built by the Nazis during World War Two, and the "Seperation" Wall under illegal construction for the last four years.

The terrifying correspondace has a hopeful sign to it--that, following the Peace time examples of the German bunkers and fortifications, the Wall will so be over run by the sands of time, the growth of grass and trees, and the turning of sites into museums rather than mausoleums.

Both the bunkers and the Wall are constructions in Occupied territories. The difference between them is that what the bunkers attempted to wall out was an invasion to liberate the Occupied Territory, while the Wall itself is an invasion, illegal, and eating away illegally at the annexation of further Occupied Territory to the invading State.

The Wall also encloses, encircles, a population and turns them into the world's largest prison's residents, criminalized and subject to constant collective punishment.

Currently 600, 000 people are starving in Gaza.

Crowd surrounds car hit by rocket in illegal targeted assassination attempt. By confining the population to the most densely populated spot on the earth, the State, when carrying out "targeted missions" also is guaranteed of causing "collateral damage". Even if the "target" is missed or survives, there is always a victim of one kind or another, buildings damaged or destroyed, psychological punishment inflicted. A "win/win situation" for the State.

Watch Tower

A few of the many excellent books on the bunkers.
My favorite and most highly recommended is
Bunker Archeologie by Paul Virilio.
(not pictured--you can find easily on line)

Destruction of Bedouin Village, forced eviction of the residents. Bedouin Villages are systematically destroyed, because, according to the Israeli State, Bedouins are Nomads and so do not require villages to live in. Therefore, to destroy a village is only to return a Bedouin to his "natural habitat"--a wanderer in the deserts, only now with almost nowhere to go.

Disappearance of a town . . .

The Wall operates as another form of "visual field" in that it is a concealment of disappearance for those on the other side.

Bunker construction, North Atlantic Wall

This area was to be used for launching of the latest developments in rockets as the Third Reich grew ever more desperate--

Stencil by Arofish on Palestinian side of the Wall.

The Wall also seprates Palestinains from their own fields and gardens. In many areas, all olive trees, the Palestinian symbol, have been destroyed. Loss of farmlands causes huge financial loss, unemployment, disappearance of food sources, of water sources. To even try to reach one's own lands via checkpoints can take a day to reach what formerly was a ten minute walk.


A former Palestinian Girls' School being converted into Israeli Military Command Post.

Children in what remains of villages, farmlands.

Palestinian East Jerusalem--unreachable by road for Palestinians--cut off and surrounded.

Stencil by Arofish

"Jews Only" free highway through Palestinian Occupied territories. The Wall as a soothing mural.

Quadilya--watchtower for guards, surveillance lights and electronic sensors.

Landscape overseen by Watch Tower in the distance.

Bombing, October 2006.

Bunker converted into Museum. In background, on hill, a surveillance bunker.

Guard Tower approaching entrance to Bethelehm.

Observation bunker/snipers' nest----

Israeli surveillance post semi-disguised as a "home".

Surveillance bunker semi-disguised as a "home".

German? Israeli? The North of France? Palestine?

The bunkers watched out for and were guards against invasion. Late in the War, they also became sites for the launching of the new rockets and Super Guns, the last ditch "Super Weapons" rushed into production as the Third Reich became ever more desperate.
The demolitions, the Wall, surveillance posts, electronic sensors which are being developed to fire weapons automatically, without the need of human soldiers, the cutting away of farmlands, circling of towns--this time it is the bunkers which have become the invading force, part of the massive ethnic cleansing and take over of the landscape.