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 02, 2008

REPUGNO SELECTS Issue No. 1 is Here



Issue No.1 contains (in this order)
Scott MacLeod
James Sanders
David-Baptiste Chirot
Author Links, &
Issue No.2's CALL FOR WORK


IMPORTANT: This magazine is for documenting poetic work in the public sphere or work given away/left in public. I do not wish to see page-based work for the most part - exceptions are possible - but not that easy to imagine
* VISUAL POETRY for me has to connect to text, readability is not necessary, but language is required (no matter how degraded).
* ARTFULNESS I appreciate careful technique, a painterly eye, work that doesn't sacrifice some kind of discipline, but, I also thrive on accidents.
* THE HAND IN THE WORK. So much work is computer-based now that I find myself liking the handmade or hand-assisted works, they're consistently more real for me.
* B/W-ish i tend in the direction of black and white and appreciate those who can use just enough color or who let the colors of the materials carry the weight. Monochromes. Sepia. A starkness that has impact.

This is a very welcome & exciting & refreshingly  unusual Visual Poetry Journal, as it is interested in work made by hand and also work AS IT EXISTS IN THE WORLD.

One of the paradoxes of the Internet is that is an excellent means by which to "bring to light" works which point one back to the WORLD, that Time & War Torn & Worn site/sight/cite which all too often vanishes in Word, Page & Screen.

The disintegrating order of things, "the world as we see it is passing," calls out for not simply "being in touch," but actual touch, the real meaning of Haptic.

Works exist in the public sphere  in disintegrations from the conformities of "signage," and the forms of tourism & consumerism it engenders. Yet, rather than seeing and working with the teeming dilapidation of languages which are actively generating emerging colors, lines, sounds,  the eyes trained by signages remain within their "sphere of influence." 
 Aestheticized, these "signages" become "seen as art," because they are "already framed as art" and so one "discovers" one's immediate environment as having the same "art" qualities as "photos  in magazines," ads themsemselves modeled on "art" in "art photos" and paintings. Making the circuit of one's neighborhood, one makes a circuit of "art images," happily noticing how much like other "art" which one has seen they indeed are.
To discover one lives in a a magazine/gallery world makes one feel one is indeed leading an aethetic existence.
Who knows, perhaps instead of being an "artist," one is actaully becoming an "art object" one's self, and so is begining to accrue value by the moment.  Does it not seem at times that one is indeed moving along among various monuments, statues, plaques which have come to occupy the place of good old so-and-so?
Meanwhile, the dirty old world which is falling apart all around one, and in that falling apart is emerging each instant as a part of something other than it just was--that dirty ceaselessly teeming old world is going unseen, even though its particles begin to dirty the surfaces of the monuments and statues.
To me, what makes Repugno so exciting and challenging to go ever farther into these particles that are a part of and not apart from one's existence, continually touching one with a call to touch back and with it in response, in collaboartion--
is that it is aware of and interested in the continually generative emergence of distintegrations, the disintegrations into emergences, of negentropy and working with negentropy in collaboration.

To me, a very happy event!  And my deep Thanks!--db Chirot
"La Mano de l'Ojo, l'Ojo de la Mano"

1 comment:

xerotro said...

right on!

good write-up.

i hope this prompts some folks to get their fingers dirty in the world!