CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

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
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
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 david.chirot@gmail.com
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... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # 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 ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - 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
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


=

Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
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
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

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, September 14, 2007

Amy Goodwin "Debate essential to Arab-Israeli Peace" & MuzzleWatch Updates/Petition for Nadia Abu El-Haj

Debate Essential To Arab-Israeli Peace

By Amy Goodman

September 13, 2007, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/331388_amy13.html

I sat down with former President Carter last week at the
Carter Center in Atlanta. The center was hosting a conference
of human-rights defenders, people at the front lines
confronting repressive regimes around the globe. After a
quarter-century of humanitarian work through the Carter
Center, monitoring elections, working to eradicate neglected
tropical diseases and focusing on the poor, Jimmy Carter now
finds himself at the center of the storm in the Israel-
Palestine conflict.

After more than three decades of work on the Middle East,
Carter released a book titled Palestine: "Peace Not
Apartheid." The book's title alone has created a furor. But
Carter is undeterred:

"The word 'apartheid' is exactly accurate. This is an area
that's occupied by two powers. They are now completely
separated. Palestinians can't even ride on the same roads that
the Israelis have created or built in Palestinian territory.
The Israelis never see a Palestinian, except the Israeli
soldiers. The Palestinians never see an Israeli, except at a
distance, except the Israeli soldiers. So within Palestinian
territory, they are absolutely and totally separated, much
worse than they were in South Africa, by the way. And the
other thing is, the other definition of 'apartheid' is, one
side dominates the other. And the Israelis completely dominate
the life of the Palestinian people."

Carter lays much of the blame for the lack of momentum toward
a solution on the absence of debate in the U.S.: "It's a
terrible human-rights persecution that far transcends what any
outsider would imagine. And there are powerful political
forces in America that prevent any objective analysis of the
problem in the Holy Land. I think it's accurate to say that
not a single member of Congress with whom I'm familiar would
possibly speak out and call for Israel to withdraw to their
legal boundaries or to publicize the plight of the
Palestinians or even to call publicly and repeatedly for good
faith peace talks."

As president, Carter brokered the 1978 Camp David Peace
Accords, creating a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.
President Clinton, who officiated over the failed 2000 Camp
David Summit between Israel and the Palestinians, has been
highly critical of Carter's perspective. Clinton blames the
Palestinian leadership for rejecting Israel's "generous
offer." It's interesting that Israel's chief negotiator,
former Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, told me in 2006, "If I
were a Palestinian, I would have rejected Camp David as well."

While we were in Atlanta, DePaul University in Chicago reached
a settlement with professor Norman Finkelstein. Despite
hailing him as a "prolific scholar and an outstanding
teacher," DePaul denied him tenure, many believe because of
his outspoken criticism of Israeli policy toward Palestinians.
The son of Holocaust survivors himself, Finkelstein has been
praised by leading scholars.

Just months before he died, Raul Hilberg, revered founder of
the field of Holocaust studies, praised Finkelstein's work:
"That takes a great amount of courage. His place in the whole
history of writing history is assured and that those who in
the end are proven right triumph, and he will be among those
who will have triumphed, albeit, it so seems, at great cost."

Open debate on Israel-Palestine should not come at such a high
cost. It is essential to Middle East peace. The Iraq Study
Group, in its bipartisan Baker-Hamilton Report, stated, "The
United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the
Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the
Arab-Israeli conflict."

Carter's book cover has a picture of the "Separation Barrier."
Israel originally designed the wall to run along the
internationally recognized 1967 border. Carter noted that
Israel decided to "move the wall from the Israeli border to
intrude deeply within Palestine to carve out some of that
precious land for the Israeli settlers to occupy." The
International Court of Justice has ruled it illegal. It is
more than half completed, with plans to snake more than 400
miles, mainly through the West Bank. In places the wall is
more than 25 feet high and made of concrete.

Carter describes it as "much worse" than the Berlin Wall.
Elder Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery writes:

"When my friends fall prey to despair, I show them a piece of
painted concrete, which I bought in Berlin. It is one of the
remnants of the Berlin Wall, which are on sale in the city. I
tell them that I intend, when the time comes, to apply for a
franchise to sell pieces of the Separation Wall."

That barrier stands in the United States as well "
metaphorically " around any kind of rational debate for a fair
and just solution in the Middle East. My suggestion: Tear down
that wall.

[Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily
international TV/radio news hour airing on 500 stations in
North America.]

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MuzzleWatch Jewish Voices for Peace Update

Petition for Nadia Abu El-Haj is below this, and also is contained in
the article about her case

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After Finkelstein: Alan Dershowitz, a Clinton supporter, pressures Obama
The conservative daily, The New York Sun reports that Alan Dershowitz
is pressuring Barack Obama to sever ties with former Carter security
advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski because he defended Stephen Walt and John
Mearsheimer's book, "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy". In fact,
once informed that an Obama ad appeared on the Amazon page advertising
the book, the Obama campaign had it removed. The Sun reports:

Amid a firestorm over an initial working paper Messrs .
Mearsheimer and Walt published last year on the Israel lobby, Mr.
Brzezinski rose to their defense, even as he demurred on the question
of whether he agreed with their central arguments. The authors, he
wrote in the journal Foreign Policy, "have rendered a public service
by initiating a much-needed public debate on the role of the ' Israel
lobby' in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy."
Mr. Obama's campaign took the opposite route earlier this week
when notified that an ad for its Web site appeared on the Amazon.com
page of the Mearsheimer-Walt book. The campaign immediately removed
the ad, saying its placement was unintentional, and issued a statement
saying Mr. Obama believed the arguments in the book were "just wrong."
"I'm glad he's done that, but now he has to dissociate himself from
Brzezinski," Mr. Dershowitz said in an interview yesterday. He said
the Mearsheimer-Walt book was "a bigoted attack on the American Jewish
community" and that Mr. Brzezinski's comments in Foreign Policy last
year amounted to an endorsement.

Harvard law professor and gadfly Alan Dershowitz, who supports Hillary
Clinton's candidacy and gave $1,000 to her campaign, also accused
Brezinski of anti-Israel rhetoric, highlighting his criticism of
Israel's bombing of Lebanon last year.

In response, the Obama campaign released a statement from one of
its top supporters in the Jewish community, Rep. Robert Wexler of
Florida. " Barack Obama has been a consistent supporter of Israel and
this is an unfortunate case of a fabricated controversy for political
reasons," he said. "I speak with him often on Israel policy, and I can
tell you firsthand that Barack Obama is opposed to the arguments
presented in this book."


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and academic self-government from outside the academy. Ms. Abu
El-Haj's work has undergone peer review and has been published by a
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own merits, which have been widely recognized in the academic
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against politically unpopular ideas. We also believe that Ms. Abu
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same points essentially because of her last name, thus, we suspect
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1. After Finkelstein: Alan Dershowitz, a Clinton supporter, pressures Obama
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After Finkelstein: Alan Dershowitz, a Clinton supporter, pressures Obama

The conservative daily, The New York Sun reports that Alan Dershowitz is pressuring Barack Obama to sever ties with former Carter security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski because he defended Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer’s book, “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy”. In fact, once informed that an Obama ad appeared on the Amazon page advertising the book, the Obama campaign had it removed. The Sun reports:

Amid a firestorm over an initial working paper Messrs . Mearsheimer and Walt published last year on the Israel lobby, Mr. Brzezinski rose to their defense, even as he demurred on the question of whether he agreed with their central arguments. The authors, he wrote in the journal Foreign Policy, “have rendered a public service by initiating a much-needed public debate on the role of the ‘ Israel lobby’ in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy.”

Mr. Obama’s campaign took the opposite route earlier this week when notified that an ad for its Web site appeared on the Amazon.com page of the Mearsheimer-Walt book. The campaign immediately removed the ad, saying its placement was unintentional, and issued a statement saying Mr. Obama believed the arguments in the book were “just wrong.” “I’m glad he’s done that, but now he has to dissociate himself from Brzezinski,” Mr. Dershowitz said in an interview yesterday. He said the Mearsheimer-Walt book was “a bigoted attack on the American Jewish community” and that Mr. Brzezinski’s comments in Foreign Policy last year amounted to an endorsement.

Harvard law professor and gadfly Alan Dershowitz, who supports Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and gave $1,000 to her campaign, also accused Brezinski of anti-Israel rhetoric, highlighting his criticism of Israel’s bombing of Lebanon last year.

In response, the Obama campaign released a statement from one of its top supporters in the Jewish community, Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida. ” Barack Obama has been a consistent supporter of Israel and this is an unfortunate case of a fabricated controversy for political reasons,” he said. “I speak with him often on Israel policy, and I can tell you firsthand that Barack Obama is opposed to the arguments presented in this book.”


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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fwd: FW: : martes 25 . 18,30hs. en las Heras 1749. presentación de revista y Dialogo x SOS Tierra/07

________________________________

SOS TIERRA /07. DIALOGO

Mesa presentación de la revista artes visuales ´Heterogénesis´

A cargo de Ximena Narea. Directora de la revista de artes visuales
Heterogénesis y directora del proyecto de arte LIMES.
Licenciada en Teoría e Historia del Arte (Universidad de Chile),
Estudios de doctorado en Historia del arte y Semiótica Cultural
(Universidad de Lund, Suecia).

En la sede del IUNA.
Las Heras 1749. Bs. As.

La mesa estará compuesta por Ximena Narea, Vicente Zito Lema, Rubén
Ravera, Héctor Becerra y Daniel Acosta.

Los esperamos el martes 25, a las 18,30 en la sede de Extensión de la

Secretaría de Extensión Universitaria


DEPARTAMENTO DE ARTES VISUALES "PRILIDIANO PUEYRREDÓN" Instituto
Universitario Nacional del Arte

Convoca SOS Tierra.

http://www.proyectosostierra.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Estrella distante

Roberto Bolaño habla sobre el rostro del lector

The Clash - Washington Bullets a Chile

De Golpe

Pinochet - Pronunciamiento militar 1973, bandos militares

O Golpe de estado no Chile

Chile - Golpe de Estado 11 Sept. 1973

9/11 Flight 93 Rare Footage

US Campaign Adopts Proposals on Apartheid, Boycott, and Nakba






US Campaign Adopts Proposals on Apartheid, Boycott, and Nakba at 6th Annual Organizers' Conference

More than 100 delegates from more than 50 member organizations of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation met this weekend at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia for the US Campaign's 6 th Annual National Organizers' Conference.

Delegates to the conference amended and then passed by consensus all three proposals submitted for consideration.  The proposals, which will guide the work of the US Campaign for the next year, call for the US Campaign to:

  • Organize a national Anti-Apartheid speaking and organizing tour;
  • Launch a national boycott campaign against Motorola for profiting from Israeli occupation; and
  • Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba through educational campaigns and days of action

Conference delegates also elected four new members to the US Campaign's 12-person Steering Committee to replace members whose terms expired at the conference.   The newly-elected Steering Committee members are:

  • Omar Baddar, SUSTAIN-Memphis
  • Adam Horowitz, American Friends Service Committee
  • Judith LeBlanc, United for Peace and Justice
  • Ashley Wilkinson, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church

(Organizations are listed for identification purposes only.  Members of the US Campaign's Steering Committee serve in their individual capacities, not as representatives of organizations.)

The newly-elected Steering Committee members fill the places of the following outgoing members who completed their terms:

  • Huwaida Arraf, International Solidarity Movement
  • Mark Lance, SUSTAIN-DC/Coalition for Justice and Accountability (Co-Chair)
  • Samir Moukaddam, American Friends Service Committee—Southeast
  • Mazin Qumsiyeh, Middle East Crisis Committee

The US Campaign would like to express its profound gratitude to Huwaida, Mark, Samir, and Mazin for their hard work and inspiring guidance over the years.

Other highlights of the conference included an inspiring Friday night panel entitled "Success Stories in Advocating for Palestinian Human Rights" and a Saturday night cultural event which featured the world-premier screening of "The World Says NO to Israeli Occupation," a documentary on the US Campaign's June 10 protest in Washington, DC marking 40 years of Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.

Yesterday dozens of conference attendees stayed for the US Campaign's lobbying day on Capitol Hill.  Conference attendees met with their Members of Congress and staff to express their opposition to $30 billion in U.S. military aid to Israel over the next ten years; their support for legislation to ban the export of cluster munitions; their support for renewed U.S. peace-making efforts based on human rights and international law; and their concern about the Israel's denial of the right of entry to the Occupied Palestinian Territories to U.S. passport holders.

The US Campaign would also like to thank Students for Justice in Palestine at George Mason University for sponsoring and hosting the conference and the George Mason University administration and police department for ensuring that it was safe and successful.   Although George Mason University was pressured to cancel the conference, it admirably stood up for our right of free speech against individuals who tried unsuccessfully to shut the conference down.

Within the next few weeks, the US Campaign will post videos from the conference, a conference report, and the texts of the proposals passed as amended.  

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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Grand Piano updates: "Parole in Liberace" Linked by Grand Pianists Watten & Silliman

Chirot, David Baptiste. "Parole in Liberace: The Grand Piano & Its
Accessories-Necessaries Considered from a Fluxus Street Theater
Persepective." Site—Sight—Cite ******* Visual—Sonic—Visceral Poetries.
(25 July 2007).

Grand Piano updates

Barrett Watten <b.watten@wayne.edu>
UB Poetics discussion group <POETICS@listserv.buffalo.edu>
to POETICS@listserv.buffalo.edu
date Sep 9, 2007 9:11 AM
subject Grand Piano updates
mailed-by listserv.buffalo.edu
Note on the publication schedule of The Grand Piano, part 4: due to a
printing error, the volume has been recalled and will reship in late
September. We apologize to our readers and subscribers. Stay tuned for more.

Also, there is now as complete a list as possible of reviews and comments
on the project at:

http://www.english.wayne.edu/fac%5Fpages/ewatten/posts/post34.html#links

as well as an archive-in-process at our website:

http://www.thegrandpiano.org

Barrett Watten


"Taking the Grand Piano Literally"
September 8, 2007
Blog: Silliman's Blog
Link: http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2007/09/history-of-lighght-taking-grand-piano.html

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A Letter to Ron Silliman from Il Maestro G.A. Vidiamodopo re "Grand
Piano de Parole in Liberace"

from David Chirot <david.chirot@gmail.com>
to
UB Poetics discussion group <poetics@listserv.buffalo.edu>,
silliman@gmail.com
date Sep 8, 2007 2:50 PM
subject A Letter to Ron Silliman from Il Maestro G.A.
Vidiamodopo re
"Grand Piano de Parole in Liberace"
mailed-by gmail.com


A friend notified me today that at the Blog of Silliman is a
featured link to the analysis of "The Grand Piano de Parole in
Liberace" in a presentation of Il Maestro G. A. Vidiamodopo.
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com/2007/07/its-accessories-necessaries-considered.html

As a colleague of Il Maestro in Eternal network of Fluxus Street
Theater d' Il Maestro G. Maciunas I duly passed along the news to
Maestro Vidiamadopo, who in turn sent to me a reply, concerning a
perhaps misreading of his analysis of the "Corrective" Collective
Autobiography as Il Maestro amuses himself by referring to it in the
here and there moments in which he does.
Here the relevant part of the letter to me which Il Maestro
would like me to share with you, esteemed Colleagues, Brothers and
Sisters in the Anarekeyological Actions of Eternal Heraclitean Flux.

"Estimado, El Colonel de Securidad Nacional, Sector
"Languagismo" R. Silliman :

Thank you for the honor bestowed of the selection of my
humble paper for the readership of your often cited Blog, home I hear
to the formation of opinion and shaping of taste with in the
august parlance of baseball fans such as myself, "Friendly Confines"
of the storied laurel vine covered Walls of the stadium of the Grand
Piano of the Collective of the Corrective Autobiography.
It is with many happinesses I find myself among such an
assemblage of the luminaries, eminences grises and laureati of the
laurels of the Lyric Art.
I need however to call attention to one shortcoming in the
formulation of the indication of the existence of my examination of
the Grand Piano di Parole in Liberace.
This is the use of the words "A Literal Interpretation of the
Grand Piano" which must be touched cyber-style to be linked to my
presentation.
Perhaps you have knowledge in the form of the reading of his
works of the poet Jean-Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud? Whether yes or not,
this poet well beloved to the hearts of millions across the spheres of
Poesia, this poet in regards to a question as to the meanings of his
works famously replied:

"They mean what they say, literally and in every sense."

Therefore, rather than confining the illustrious readership
of the blog to the very
narrow "literal" reading which alone could produce the sense that my
piece is a "literal interpretation" alone--the repeition of this word
is in order to underline my need to overcome its loneliness--I want to
point out that my interpretion is like that propounded by the
well-beloved Rimbaud.
In other word, my interpretation is "literal AND IN EVERY SENSE."
That is, it is to be understood in a far more vast "realms
of the senses," to play on the title of a film by the Maestro Oshima.
The examination is in each and every word opening into ever
more areas of the senses in all their senses.
I hope that via these senses the deeper sense of my words may
begin to "make sense" to the readers and yourself of the simultaneous
"amplifying" and "chiseling" of my critique which in its employ of
these methods of the Isouian conception of Lettriste literary
historical periodicity is essaying a far more complex and wide ranging
presentation than that kept narrowly confined within the heretofore
alluded to "Friendly Confines" of a method which can see only that
which is of its own necessity limited to define as a "literal"
"interpretation." that which in fact is not so narrowly confined at
all.
To use a street inflection from the repertoire of the
milieu of the Fluxus Street Theater, El Colonel, in my work I "don't
play that," that being the "literal," for as noted, I am dealing in
the full throated and bodied Rimbaldien expression of the "Literal &
In Every Sense" according to the "long reasoned derangement of the
senses" for in the end to "reach the Unknown."
For its from this Unknown that the positions of the known
may be examined in the methods and manner which I have employed and so
have indeed reached from this Unknown an understanding of the known
which I have presented in my generous assesment of the Grand Piano di
Parole Liberace's achievement, which perhaps you may have missed in a
misreading of my examination as existing solely within the "Freindly
Confines" of your own "literal" reading of that which is not confined
to the literal alone.
Here is the simple conclusion which was reached by the
employment of my methodology, drawing on the teachings and examples of
a great many brilliant predeccessors and colleagues of the present
moment:

Only the finest cabinets are used in the preservation of the
documents, archives, recordings and files of the Grand Piano--

for in preservation in its purest state lies posterity in state--

in archival preservation lies the Grand Piano salvation of the
materialist word--

In sum, my friends and colleagues, by surveying in a
review-examination the cultural-materialist construction for the
presentation and maintenance of the "Grand Piano", one has developed
an awareness of the targeted directions of its discourses, its
performative aspects, as well as its "in-dwellings" as it were.

I think it is safe to say--for in my position I must take into
consideration above all your security--I think it is safe to say that
the object here considered for review-examination is one easily
commanding entry into the data-zones of citation, bibliography and
notes, while also sure to generate further examinations of its
modifications of previously existing versions of the already existing
files under which this particular "Grand Piano" has already been filed
many times over. I find it safe to presume that its revisionings and
revisionisms of extant files will
be of at least a minor interest to those engaged in the minutiae of
this particular trope of a narrowly conceived discursive presentation.

Here it is shown that even with the most "literal" readings from
within the "Freindly Confines" that the "interpretation" is not at all
limited to the "literal" but indeed has been embracing of the "LiTERAL
AND IN EVERY SENSE" and does indeed present a commentary-conclusion
reached by this widely-arrayed Anarkeyological examinition of the
presented materials.

In Parole Seimpre in Liberace,
G. A. Vidiamodopo

Thanking you again for the great honor to be included among the
highlighted links to the various galaxies constellated in your
assemblage for this day.

War on democracy - Chile

War on Democracy - US backed 1973 coup in Chile

CIA Chile 1973

9/11 - WTC - Chile - omnibus

TE RECUERDO AMANDA - VICTOR JARA

america's other 9/11

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sketches Made in the Dark at Construction Site



A Propone Accion 1 from Colectivo Cocolatera

From: colectivochocolatero@gmail.com
Subject:

A
PROPONE

ACCION 1

¿ CUAL ES TU IMAGEN PARA LA RESISTENCIA?

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Webpage for Bob Grumman's Book, From Haiku To Lyriku (An Anthology)


Webpage for my Book, From Haiku To Lyriku

 

I finally put one together: it's at

http://bobgrumman.com/FromHaikuToLyriku/index.html 


Poets from whom I've stolen haiku and related poems for inclusion in my
book are in an index there.

AND: I can now take credit card orders. I have a friend who owns a
bookstore, so if you send me your credit card data, she will process it.

My last problem: getting padded envelopes to mail the books out in.
Forgot about them till just yesterday. So shipment of books already
ordered will be a little delayed. (I'm supposed to get a box of padded
envelopes on Tuesday from Staples.)

--Bob G.


playing with fire

Subject: playing with fire


video - performance: III ENCUENTRO MUNDIAL DE ARTE CORPORAL.
Teatro Teresa Carreno, Caracas, Venezuela. 7 Sept. 2007.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007