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.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Kaurab Translation Update: Hungryalist Movement plus more

Many thanks to Kaurab for their fantastic work in creating a vital exchange among Bengali Poetry and Poets and writers & writings from their ever expanding International contacts.

Kaurab is one of the most exciting journals to read and learn with--one encounters--

Read on--!!

(There is also a Review in here re The Guantanamo Poems which is a part of the ongoing "Annals of the New Extreme American Poetry"--my Thanks to Kaurab for accepting and including this--dbc)

Dear All

Kaurab Online's Translation Archive has just published its second update.

This update covers, among Bengali poets, Buddhadeb Bose, Malay Roy Choudhury and Barin Ghosal.

The Buddhadev Bose page is authored by Pat Clifford.
Constant advice and encouragement from Jyotirmoy Dutta and Damayanti Basu Singh has helped enrich this entry.

Malay Roy Choudhury's page includes his much mythified poem Stark Electric Jesus, which in the past 40 years has been the most anthologized contemporary Bengali poem in English and is included in Poems for the Millenium, Vol. 1 ed. by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris (1995), Stark Electric was first published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in City Lights, later by Howard McCord (several editions). Stark Electric Jesus is a transcomposition made from the original Bengali poem titled "prachanda boidyutik chhutaar".

Malay's page also links a rare vignette on the Hungryalist Movement only to be found in Kaurab. This can be
directly viewed here -
All poems of Malay Roy Choudhury are translated by the poet.

Likewise, Barin Ghosal translated his poems.

The interview section includes the following -
a. Joseph Parisi, ex-editor of POETRY, interviewed by Ankur Saha
b. Turkish poet Lale Muldur interviewed by me.

We also re-launched the Book Opener section which is an international poetry book review series, edited by Dana Ward and me.
This update includes reviews by David Baptiste Chirot (Poems from Guantánamo) and William Allegrezza (The Grimoire of Grimalkin).

Happy Reading !

Aryanil Mukherjee
Editor, KAURAB Online

1 comment:

CHARLAX said...

Persia is a rumor
Persia is a rumor

Persia is a rumor
There is a place over the map under the hills and over the valleys
There is people connected to GOD.
What they say and how they live and feeling sorry for themselves and helping others to be free. MAKING poetry.
Making words flow from hearts so pure of stone washed denim.
Making words rhyme and then rhyme within and then rhyme again and to namme men the antithesis that they are.
Persia is a rumor a cloud formed on this horizon making better soldiers of the fortunes of this war. ZONE marks the shadow, time comes.
IN the other side of the earth they call it lunch when eye sleep.
Rumoureous Persia is the garden of rhyme and templatic sympathy.