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/


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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.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Clemente!!!-- Nuevas presentaciones de Clemente Padín


FELIZ CUMPLEAÑO, CLEMENTE PADIN…!*

 

Festejando su 68vo. aniversario, el artista Clemente Padín, quiere compartir su alegría por haber llegado tan lejos e invita a sus amigas/os a disfrutar de estos 3 eventos (no es necesario llevar regalos pero…):

 

- Miércoles 17 de Octubre, 19 hs., Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Parque Rodó, performance en el marco de la

exposición colectiva NUEVAS VIAS DE ACCESO II, con la coordinación curatorial de Enrique Aguerre y  Jacqueline

Lacasa.

 

- Jueves 18 de Octubre, 19 hs., Unión Latina, 18 de Julio y J. Herrera y Reissing, inauguración de la Exposición de Arte

Correo LA UNIDAD LATINOAMERICANA A LOS OJOS DEL MUNDO, con la curaduría de Eduardo Acosta

Bentos y Clemente Padín.

 

- Viernes 19 de Octubre, 19 hs., Centro Cultural Español, Rincón 629, muestra colectiva ARTE, DESHONRA, Y

VIOLENCIA EN EL CONTEXTO LATINOAMERICANO, curado por Patricia Bentancur y Luis Camnitzer.

 

 

* Ante la defección del Club de Fanáticos de Montevideo me tuve que ocupar de la promoción de mis actividades

personalmente. Por favor, sírvase disimular…

 

LA VERDAD DE LA MILANESA

THE TRUTH OF THE TRUTH

 

 

Clemente Padín, poeta visual, sorprendido por Joan Casellas

Clementel Padín, visual poet, surprised by Joan Casellas like Letters Painter

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLEMENTE PADIN..!*

 

 

Celebrating his 68vo. Anniversary, the artist Clemente Padín want to share his happiness by having arrived so far and invite his

friends to enjoy these 3 events (it is not necessary to carry gifts but...):

 

- Wednesday 17 October, 19 hs., National Arts Visual Museum, Park Rodo, performance in the frame of the exposition

collective II NEW WAYS OF ACCESS, with the curaturial coordination of Enrique Aguerre and Jacqueline Lacasa.

 

- Thursday 18 October, 19 hs., Latin Union, 18 July Ave. and J. Herrera y Reissing, inauguration of the Mail Art Show

LATIN AMERICAN UNIT TO EYES OF THE WORLD, cured by Edward Acosta Bentos and Clemente Padín.

 

- Friday 19 of October, 19 hs., Spanish Center Cultural, Rincón 629, collective exposition ART, DISHONOR AND

VIOLENCE IN LATIN AMERICAN CONTEXT, cured by Patrician Bentancur and Luis Camnitzer.

  

* In front of the declination of Fans Club of Montevideo I must to occupy of the promotion of my activities personally.

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Participatory Dissent: Oct 18-22


http://participatorydissent.artintervention.org/



Image: Paul Couillard,
From Sitting with the Mountain , 2007
Photo: Miklos Legrady



Participatory Dissent: Debates in Performance
October 18-22, 2007
Event and discussion schedule: www.front.bc.ca
Curated by Natalie Loveless

Western Front Performance Art is pleased to present
Participatory Dissent: Debates in Performance, an encounter between traditional forms of performance art (endurance/duration) and new forms of social practice and intervention. Produced in conjunction with the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art, the program looks to the overlaps between practices, modes of thinking, and opinions about contemporary performance. Viewers are invited to participate, enjoy, and intervene in four days of individual performance art, social intervention, and discussion surrounding performance art practices that forge new relationships between artists, site, and community. Facilitating the creation of new work by artists from across Europe and North America, Participatory Dissent: Debates in Performance will consist of individual and collaborative works (situated at the Western Front, online, and in various outdoor locations in Vancouver), online discussions, a round-table discussion event at the Western Front, and a panel discussion at Emily Carr Institute. Works will address public intervention, alternative economies, the limits of the body, and cultures of fear in the post 9/11 era. This series of events is organised by Western Front Performance Art Guest Curator Natalie Loveless.

Participating artists include: Artur Tajber (Poland), Jeff Huckleberry (US), Kevin Hamilton (US), iKATUN (US and Montenegro), Marilyn Arsem (USA), Michael Morris (Canada), Naufus Figueroa (Canada), Paul Couillard (Canada), Roddy Hunter (UK), Sal Randolph (US), The National Bitter Melon Council (US and Japan), Vassya Vassileva (Bulgaria), and Vincent Trasov (US and Germany), as well as a co-curated online performance-intervention event produced with Jeremy Turner of The Second Front, Skawennati Tricia Fragnito of xox Voyager and James Morgan of Ars Virtua. The Western Front will provide the physical home for screenings of online intervention performances: Second LIVE in Second Life.

For more details on the program, please visit: 
www.front.bc.ca and  participatorydissent.artintervention.org

The Western Front gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council through the Government of British Columbia, Direct Access Gaming, the City of Vancouver, and our members and volunteers. The Western Front is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC).


Western Front Performance Art
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1S1
T. +1 604 876 9343 F. +1 604 876 4099
W. www.front.bc.ca E. perfart@front.bc.ca




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Friday, October 12, 2007

REALTA' NON ORDINARIA - Simone Lammardo




From: maurizio.follin@tin.it
To: ;
Subject: Fw: REALTA' NON ORDINARIA - Simone Lammardo
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:59:23 +0200


 
 

ha il piacere di invitarLa a visitare la mostra

 

 nella galleria virtuale:

 

 

http://www.realtano.it/galleria.htm

 

 

dal 15 - 10 -   2007  al  15 - 01 -  2008

 

    " SCHIAVI DEI SERVI "

 

 di

 

  Simone Lammardo

Pittoscultore

 

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                                                                                   SULLA VIA DEL PETROLIO

 

                                                                   .difficile dire ancor'oggi quali siano stati i morti e quanti i sopravvissuti.

                                                                        ma č una vecchia storia e vale la pena d'essere raccontata.

                                                                   Parliamo di un paese lontano, parliamo di morte e crocifissione.

                                                                   La vita che scorreva tranquilla, un vecchio coniglio rosa ne scandiva il passare,

                                                                   e cosģ č rimasto: pietrificato osservando il ticchettare del tempo, senza possibilitą di ritorno.

                                                                   Una sposa felice, davanti al suo banchetto di nozze.macabro avanzo di una vita perfetta.

                                                                   Perché č successo questo?...le solite banalitą, questioni di potere, mentalitą che cambia, i ricchi

                                                                   sempre pil ricchi e via discorrendo?

                                                                   Ebbene si, nemmeno ora si va pil lontano.

                                                                   Il tiranno Menosģ  Om' Lamard, cenava con coniglio alla ligure, e spiedini d'essere.

                                                                   Fuggitivi e ribelli incementati, appesi, legati ed infine trafitti.

                                                                   Due innamorati al chiaro di luna, il loro progetto di vita č ora appeso nella piazza principale.

                                                                   Come č usuale, la popolazione reagģ con paura e sdegno, ma nulla fu

                                                                   possibile contro un potere sģ grande: si cercņ quindi di trovare diletto in

                                                                   cose futili e non censurabili ma di grande ingegno: ed č questo che ora rimane.

                                                                   L'ingegno.

 

  

                                                                   Elena Saccardi

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http://www.realtano.it/galleria.htm

 


http://www.realtano.it/

 

. Se non desidera ricevere gli inviti della galleria virtuale di Realtą non Ordinaria, risponda  a questa mail scrivendo nel testo "cancellatemi".



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Thursday, October 11, 2007

World's Oldest Wall Painting Unearthed in Syria

rld's oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis 50 minutes ago

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old wall painting underground in northern Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world.

A view of a painting believed to date from 11th century BC is uncovered at Djade al-Mughara Neolihic site, northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, in this September 2007 handout photo. The painting was discovered by a team of French archaeologists, who described the painting as the oldest in the world. (Handout/Reuters)
The 2 square-meter painting, in red, black and white, was found at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo, team leader Eric Coqueugniot told Reuters.

"It looks like a modernist painting. Some of those who saw it have likened it to work by (Paul) Klee. Through carbon dating we established it is from around 9,000 B.C.," Coqueugniot said.

"We found another painting next to it, but that won't be excavated until next year. It is slow work," said Coqueugniot, who works at France's National Centre for Scientific Research.

Rectangles dominate the ancient painting, which formed part of an adobe circular wall of a large house with a wooden roof. The site has been excavated since the early 1990s.

The painting will be moved to Aleppo's museum next year, Coqueugniot said. Its red came from burnt hematite rock, crushed limestone formed the white and charcoal provided the black.

The world's oldest painting on a constructed wall was one found in Turkey but that was dated 1,500 years after the one at Djade al-Mughara, according to Science magazine.

The inhabitants of Djade al-Mughara lived off hunting and wild plants. They resembled modern day humans in looks but were not farmers or domesticated, Coqueugniot said.

"There was a purpose in having the painting in what looked like a communal house, but we don't know it. The village was later abandoned and the house stuffed with mud," he said.

A large number of flints and weapons have been found at the site as well as human skeletons buried under houses.

"This site is one of several Neolithic villages in modern day Syria and southern Turkey. They seem to have communicated with each other and had peaceful exchanges," Coqueugniot said.

Mustafa Ali, a leading Syrian artist, said similar geometric design to that in the Djade al-Mughara painting found its way into art throughout the Levant and Persia, and can even be seen in carpets and kilims (rugs).

"We must not lose sight that the painting is archaeological, but in a way it's also modern," he said.

France is an important contributor to excavation efforts in Syria, where 120 teams are at work. Syria was at the crossroads of the ancient world and has thousands of mostly unexcavated archaeological sites.

Swiss-German artist Paul Klee had links with the Bauhaus school and was important in the German modernist movement.


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Monday, October 08, 2007

PAUSE / six months of anartism

bruno capatti
six months of anartism
from october 10th 2007 to april 10th 2008



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Latest Communique from Colectivo Chocolatero: video de china

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Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 21:56:02 +0200
From: colectivochocolatero@gmail.com
Subject: video de china

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7vc6Q2-zXGI

Este es un video que se hizo alla como parte de una presentacion.
Es un trip caribeño en china.

This it is a video that became in Chinese like part of a presentation.
It is trip Caribbean in Chinese

www.enel.net/ojodebuey

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

"A Monument to Historical Amnesia"

The Great Forgetting

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Posted on Oct 5, 2007
American Indian
nmai.si.edu

By Eunice Wong

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, located on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a monument to historical amnesia. The blond limestone building, surrounded by indigenous crops of corn, tobacco and squash, invites visitors on a guilt-free, theme park tour of Native American history, where acknowledgment of the American genocide is in extremely bad taste.

The beauty of the architecture and landscaping conceals the hollowness of the enterprise. The first two floors of the four-story building are turned over to gift shops and the cafeteria. The museum provides no information on the forced death marches, authorized by Congress, such as the Trail of Tears, the repeated treaty violations by the United States, reservations, infamous massacres such as Wounded Knee, or leaders such as Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht (Chief Joseph), Tashunka Witko (Crazy Horse), or Goyathlay (Geronimo).

“If it does not talk about massive land theft—3 billion acres of stolen land in the continental United States; if it does not talk about broken treaties—over 400 treaties violated by the United States government and its European American citizenry; if it does not talk about genocide—16 million native peoples wiped out by the United States and its citizenry; if it does not talk about residential Christian boarding schools, about the suppression of our language, our religion, and on and on and on and on, it is literally a whitewashed history,” said Dr. Chris Mato Nunpa of the Dakota Nation, professor and head of the Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies Program at Southwest Minnesota State University. “And then they get our colonized, Christianized Indian colleagues to tell the same story that has been told by the European Americans for generations.”

The lobby of the museum is a soaring, glass-domed atrium filled with natural light. The walls are smooth and white, and a large circle of honey-colored wood, resembling a dance floor, is set into the dark stone of the ground. Three small boats, all built in recent years—a Peruvian reed boat, an Arctic kayak with a cedar frame and nylon covering, and a Hawaiian canoe—are displayed on the floor, dwarfed by the open space.

The Chesapeake gift shop, with its glass cases of aquamarine stones and glittering silver, all artfully lit, faces the lobby. The shop displays silk scarves, pottery and handmade designer jewelry, such as a necklace of sterling silver and turquoise for $1,800, or a belt made entirely of tiny beads for $4,000.

The Mitsitam Café is down the hall from the Chesapeake gift shop. The cafeteria, in natural wood and large floor-to-ceiling windows, groups its native-themed food by geographical region. The buffalo eye steak with two sides costs $14.50.

The Roanoke gift shop occupies the entire second floor. Dream-catchers, medicine wheels, aromatic herb sachets, tote bags and books are for sale. The designer jewelry in this shop runs about $100 to $180.

The exhibits begin on the third floor. There is a hall for temporary exhibits. When I visited, it was filled with spot-lit mannequins in native women’s dresses. The permanent exhibition on this floor focuses on contemporary native life and identity. There is a hulking Bombardier ice-fishing vehicle, an Alaskan-style mask made of dental mirrors and tea strainers, and a re-creation of a contemporary native living room, featuring traditional Indian blankets on the couch. There is a pair of red Converse sneakers, entirely beaded, with Indian figures on the high-top ankles. The tongues are blue with white stars.

It is on the fourth floor that the expunging of history begins.

A video installation, “The Storm: Guns, Bibles and Governments,” is featured prominently in the center of the fourth-floor gallery on native history. Tall, curving fiberglass panels enclose the viewing space, backlit in shifting shades of blue and gray. Television screens are set into the panels.

Rapidly scudding clouds appear on the screens, tidal waves, palm trees lashed by typhoons, the debris of cars and houses in floods. Howling wind, shrill flutes and ominous music are heard as a voice intones:

The hurricane. A turbulence. A steady pressure. Unpredictable. Uncertain. It brings death and life. It creates and destroys.

The video tells us, in oblique, lyrical terms, why guns, Christianity and foreign governments are both bad and good things. Of Christianity, the narrator says:

We all know Jesus. He has been with us for a very long time. Christianity, a weapon of forced conversion, slavery and oppression. A weapon of liberation and social justice, salvation and eternal life. Today, many of us are Christians and many are not.

The video closes:

The storm is powerful and unceasing. It creates and destroys. It offers life and death, hope and despair. It is never simply one thing. The storm is an opportunity. The storm teaches. We have learned much.

“The Storm” turns the American Indian genocide into a faceless, mindless natural disaster with a silver lining.