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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
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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
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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.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

FW: Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000 / Arte ≠ Vida: Acciones por Artistas

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 21:15:41 -0400
Subject: Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000 / Arte ≠ Vida: Acciones por Artistas de las Américas, 1960-2000


Arte ≠ Vida:  Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000

Landmark Exhibition at El Museo del Barrio Highlights
Performative Actions by Over 75 Latino / Latin American Artists 

January 30 – May 18, 2008 

Press Preview:  Thursday, January 31, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


NEW YORK, NY – January 17, 2008 – El Museo del Barrio, New York's premier Latino and Latin American cultural institution, is pleased to announce its groundbreaking exhibition Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000, which will be on view from January 30 through June 8, 2008.  "Arte no es vida" surveys, for the first time ever, the vast array of performative actions created over the last half century by Latino artists in the United States and by artists working in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America.  Curated by Deborah Cullen, Director of Curatorial Programs at El Museo del Barrio, Arte ≠ Vida is the recipient of a prestigious 2006 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award.


Through a rich and lively presentation of photographs, video, texts, ephemera, props, and artworks that reference canonical works, the exhibition represents a landmark within the documentation of action art.  Arte ≠ Vida expands standard descriptions of "performance art," revealing how work created by Caribbean, Latino and Latin American artists is often not only dramatized but politicized.  An accompanying exhibition catalogue will serve as the first comprehensive resource publication to address this segment of the field of performative art.  "El Museo del Barrio has a great history of conceiving and presenting exhibitions that advance deeper understanding of Caribbean and Latin American art and culture," says Julián Zugazagoitia, Director of El Museo del Barrio.  "This project furthers our mission by bringing the Latin American contributions within performative art to a larger audience, and within a historical context, it is particularly resonant for us as it includes the work of El Museo's founding director, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, a leading action artist well before the museum's founding in 1969."


Many of the works included in Arte ≠ Vida have subtle or overt political contexts and content:  military dictatorships, civil wars, disappearances, invasions, brutality, censorship, civil rights struggles, immigration issues, discrimination, and economic woes have troubled the artists' homelands continuously over the past four decades and therefore have infiltrated their consciousness.  According to curator Deborah Cullen, "the exhibition title challenges the commonplace idea that art is equivalent to life, and life is art.  What is proposed through these many works is that while art affirms and celebrates life with a regenerative force, and sharpens and provokes our critical senses, artistic actions which address inequalities and conflict are not equivalent to real life endured under actual repression."


Over 75 artists and collectives are represented in Arte ≠ Vida, including ASCO, Tania Bruguera, CADA, Lygia Clark, Papo Colo, Juan Downey, Rafael Ferrer, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Alberto Greco, Alfredo Jaar, Tony Labat, Ana Mendieta, Marta Minujin, Raphael Montañez-Ortiz, Hélio Oiticica, Tunga and contemporary practitioners including Francis Alÿs, Coco Fusco, Regina José Galindo, Teresa Margolles and Santiago Sierra.  The exhibition is arranged in four major sections, in which each decade is represented by several specific themes that often cross national boundaries. 1960-1970 looks at select precursors, signaling, destructivism and neoconcretismo; 1970-1980 considers political protest, class struggle, happenings, land/body relationships and border crossing; 1980-1990 focuses upon anti-dictatorship protest and dreamscapes; and 1990-2000 references the Quincentenary, multiculturalism, postmodernism and endurance. An additional section highlights interventions that artists have carried out on television over the past 20 years.  In these chronological, thematic groupings, viewers will be able to explore the interconnections among various artists' actions as well as the surges of activities triggered by specific events in certain countries. 


A forthcoming bilingual English-Spanish resource publication will supplement Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000.  It will provide a chronological overview, and will allow both established and emerging voices to address each of the ten regions represented in the exhibition in depth. Published by El Museo del Barrio and distributed by D.A.P., the volume will also include a detailed chronology, brief artist's biographies and a bibliography, and will be available in May 2008.

A full range of free public programming will be offered along with the exhibition at El Museo del Barrio.  Visual arts events will include a performance by Nao Bustamante in March, a panel on actions by Chilean artists with Eugene Dittborn, Alfredo Jaar and Lotty Rosenfeld, among others on April 9, and a symposium with Coco Fusco, Roselee Goldberg and Diana Taylor.  Featured among other spring programs at El Museo will be free Saturday gallery tours offered in English and Spanish, family art workshops, a film series highlighting recent films from Latin America, spoken word events and readings by authors including Mario Vargas Llosa.

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000 is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award and by the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust.  Exhibition programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.  Media sponsorship has been provided by Univision 41 / Telefutura 68. In-kind support for the opening reception is provided by Rums of Puerto Rico and ACE Party Rental.


About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is New York's premier Latino cultural institution, representing the diversity of art and culture in the Caribbean and Latin America.  As one of the leading Latino and Latin American museums in the nation, El Museo continues to have a significant impact on the cultural life of New York City and is a major stop on Manhattan's Museum Mile as well as a cornerstone of El Barrio, the Spanish-speaking neighborhood that extends from 96th Street to the Harlem River and from Fifth Avenue to the East River on Manhattan's Upper East Side.  El Museo was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz in response to the interest of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists and activists in East Harlem who were concerned that their cultural experience was not being represented by New York's major museums.  In 1994, corresponding to substantial local and national demographic changes, El Museo broadened its mission to present and preserve the art and culture of Puerto Ricans and all Latin American and Latino communities throughout the United States.


El Museo's varied permanent collection of over 6,500 objects from the Caribbean and Latin America includes pre-Columbian Taíno artifacts, traditional arts, twentieth-century prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, as well as photography, documentary films and video. Through the sustained excellence of its collections, exhibitions, publications and bilingual public programming, El Museo reaches out to diverse audiences and serves as a bridge and catalyst between Latinos, their extraordinary cultural heritage, and the rich artistic offerings of New York City.


El Museo Del Barrio


El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets and may be reached by subway: #6 to 103rd Street station at Lexington Avenue; #2, #3 to Central Park North/110th Street station or by bus: M1, M3, M4 on Madison and Fifth Avenues to 104th Street; local crosstown service between Yorkville or East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan M96 and M106 or M2.  Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11AM to 5PM.  Closed on Monday and Tuesday.  Suggested museum admission: $6 adults; $4 students and seniors; members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult enter free.  To learn more about El Museo, please visit our website at or call 212-831-7272. 


Press Contact: Lauren Van Natten

T. 212 660 7102


Arte ≠ Vida:  AcTions BY Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000
(Arte ≠ Vida:  Acciones POR artistas de las Américas, 1960-2000)


Innovadora Exposición en El Museo del Barrio Presenta
Acciones Performativas de Más de 75 Artistas Latinos / Latinoamericanos


30 de enero – 18 de mayo, 2008


Presentación para la prensa:  jueves, 31 de enero, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


NUEVA YORK, NY – 17 de enero, 2008 – El Museo del Barrio, la institución cultural latina y latinoamericana más importante de Nueva York, se complace en anunciar la inauguración de su innovadora exposición Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000 (Arte ≠ Vida: Acciones de Artistas de las Américas, 1960 – 2000) que se presentará del 30 de enero al 8 de junio, 2008.  "Arte no es vida" presenta por primera vez un vasto panorama de acciones performativas creadas en los últimos cincuenta años por artistas latinos en los Estados Unidos, así como artistas de Puerto Rico, la República Dominicana, Cuba, México y Centro y Sudamérica. Bajo la curaduría de Deborah Cullen, Directora de Programas de Curaduría de El Museo del Barrio, Arte ≠ Vida  recibió en 2006 el prestigioso Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award.


Por medio de un rico y dinámico programa de fotografías, videos, textos, objetos efímeros, utilería y piezas que hacen referencia a obras canónicas, esta exposición marca un hito en la documentación del arte de acción. Arte ≠ Vida expande las descripciones tradicionales del arte de performance, revelando cómo obras creadas por artistas caribeños, latinos y latinoamericanos no se limitaron a la dramatización sino que también se involucraron en la politización. Un catálogo de la muestra será la primera publicación en documentar de manera sistemática este segmento del arte performativo. "El Museo del Barrio posee una larga trayectoria en la concepción y realización de exposiciones que promueven un conocimiento más profundo del arte y la cultura del Caribe y América Latina," dice Julián Zugazagoitia, Director de El Museo del Barrio.  "Este proyecto continúa nuestra misión de presentar a un público más amplio las contribuciones de América Latina al arte performativo. En su contexto histórico, es también particularmente significativo, ya que incluye la obra del fundador y primer director de El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, quien era ya un artista líder antes de la fundación del museo en 1969."


Muchas de las obras incluidas en Arte ≠ Vida hacen referencia de manera explícita o sutil a contextos y contenidos políticos: dictaduras militares, guerras civiles, desaparición de personas, invasiones, brutalidad, censura, luchas por los derechos civiles, cuestiones de inmigración, discriminación y dificultades económicas que han afectado a los países de origen de los artistas a lo largo de las últimas cuatro décadas y por tanto han penetrado en sus conciencias. Según la curadora, Deborah Cullen, "El título de la exposición, Arte Vida, problematiza el lugar común de que el arte es equivalente a la vida y la vida es arte. Lo que muchas de estas obras sugieren es que aunque el arte afirma y celebra la vida con una fuerza regeneradora y afina y provoca nuestro sentido crítico, las acciones de arte que abordan la desigualdad y los conflictos no equivalen a la vida real vivida bajo circunstancias de represión."


Más de 75 artistas y colectivos de artistas están representados en Arte ≠ Vida, incluyendo ASCO, Tania Bruguera, CADA, Lygia Clark, Papo Colo, Juan Downey, Rafael Ferrer, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Alberto Greco, Alfredo Jaar, Tony Labat, Ana Mendieta, Marta Minujin, Raphael Montañez-Ortiz, Hélio Oiticica, Tunga y artistas contemporáneos practicantes del género como Francis Alÿs, Coco Fusco, Regina José Galindo, Teresa Margolles y Santiago Sierra.  La exposición está organizada en cuatro secciones principales, en las cuales cada década está representada por varios temas específicos que con frecuencia cruzan las fronteras de lo nacional. 1960-1970 aborda una selección de precursores tales como el señalamiento, el destructivismo y el neoconcretismo; 1970-1980 se aproxima a la protesta política, la lucha de clases, los happenings, las relaciones entre tierra y cuerpo y el franqueo de fronteras; 1980-1990 se enfoca en protestas contra las dictaduras y en paisajes de ensueño; y 1990-2000 hace referencia al Quinto Centenario, el multiculturalismo, el posmodernismo y la persistencia. Una sección más presenta intervenciones que algunos artistas han realizado en la televisión en los últimos veinte años. Dentro de estos núcleos cronológicos y temáticos, los espectadores podrán explorar las interconexiones entre las acciones de distintos artistas así como las oleadas de actividad desencadenadas por acontecimientos específicos en ciertos países.


La próxima publicación de un catálogo documental bilingüe inglés-español suplementará a la exposición Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000. El catálogo presentará un panorama cronológico y permitirá que tanto voces establecidas como emergentes aborden a fondo cada una de las diez regiones representadas en la exposición. Publicado por El Museo del Barrio y distribuido por D.A.P., el volumen también contará con una cronología detallada, breves biografías de los artistas y una bibliografía. Estará disponible en mayo de 2008.

Se ofrecerá una serie de programas gratuitos abiertos al público en conjunto con la exposición en El Museo del Barrio.  Entre los eventos de artes visuales habrá una performance de Nao Bustamante en marzo, un panel con artistas chilenos incluyendo a Eugene Dittborn, Alfredo Jaar y Lotty Rosenfeld, entre otros el día 9 de abril, y un simposio con Coco Fusco, Roselee Goldberg y Diana Taylor.  También entre otros programas esta primavera en El Museo habrá visitas guiadas de las galerías (gratuitas y en inglés y español) los sábados, talleres para familias, un ciclo de películas recientes de América Latina, eventos de "spoken word" y poesía oral así como lecturas por distintos autores, incluyendo a Mario Vargas Llosa.

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960 – 2000 ha sido posible gracias a la beca  Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award y al apoyo de la Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust. Los programas culturales de esta exposición han sido apoyados en parte por fondos públicos proporcionados por las agencias estatales NYC Department of Cultural Affairs y el NY State Council on the Arts. Apoyo de los medios de difusión ha sido proporcionado por Univision 41 / Telefutura 68. Apoyo en especie para la recepción ha sido otorgado por Rums of Puerto Rico y ACE Party Rental.


Sobre El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio es la institución cultural latina líder de Nueva York y representa la diversidad artística y cultural del Caribe y América Latina. Como uno de los espacios museísticos latinos y latinoamericanos más relevantes del país, El Museo continúa teniendo un impacto significativo en la vida cultural de la ciudad de Nueva York y es una parada obligada en la Milla de los Museos (Museum Mile) de Manhattan, así como un lugar esencial del barrio, comunidad hispanohablante que se extiende desde la calle 96 hasta el río Harlem y desde la Quinta Avenida hasta el río East en la parte alta de Manhattan. El Museo fue fundado en 1969 por el artista y educador Raphael Montañez Ortiz en respuesta al interés de los padres, educadores, artistas y activistas puertorriqueños de la parte este de Harlem que se mostraban preocupados por la falta de representación que su experiencia cultural tenía en los museos más importantes de Nueva York. En 1994, coincidiendo con sustanciales cambios demográficos, tanto locales como nacionales, El Museo amplió su misión para presentar y preservar el arte y la cultura de los puertorriqueños y de todas las comunidades latinas y latinoamericanas de Estados Unidos.


La variada colección permanente del Museo, con más de 6.500 objetos del Caribe y América Latina, incluye artefactos precolombinos taínos, artes tradicionales, grabados del siglo XX, dibujos, pinturas, esculturas e instalaciones, así como fotografía, documentales y vídeo. Mediante la excelencia sostenida de sus colecciones, exposiciones, publicaciones y programas públicos bilingües, El Museo alcanza públicos diversos y sirve de puente y catalizador entre latinos, su extraordinario legado cultural y la rica oferta artística de la ciudad de Nueva York.


El Museo Del Barrio


El Museo del Barrio está ubicado en el número 1230 de la Quinta Avenida entre las calles 104 y 105 y se puede llegar a él en tren: línea número 6 hasta la estación de la calle 103; línea número 2 y 3 hasta la estación Central Park North; o mediante autobús: números M1, M3. M4 en Madison y la Quinta Avenida hasta la calle 104; servicio local para cruzar la ciudad entre Yorkville o East Harlem y el Upper West Side de Manhattan, números M96 y M106 o M2. Horario de apertura del museo: de miércoles a domingos, de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. Cerrado lunes y martes. Precio sugerido de entrada: adultos 6 dólares; estudiantes y tercera edad 4 dólares; socios y niños menores de 12 años acompañados de un adulto tienen el acceso gratis. Para obtener más información sobre El Museo del Barrio, por favor, visite nuestra página web en la dirección, o llame por teléfono al 212 831 7272.


Contacto de prensa: Lauren Van Natten

T. 212 660 7102



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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Checkpoint 303 LIVE in BERLIN, Thursday 07.02.2008


English //

Last minute announcement: CHECKPOINT 303 IN BERLIN / Thursday 7th Feb. 2008 at TACHELES

Dear friends,

Checkpoint 303 will perform a DJ set at the legendary Tacheles alternative art-house in the center of Berlin on thursday 7th of February, 2008. The gig will take place at the opening of a photography exhibition organized in collaboration between Tacheles Kunsthaus and the Conflict Zone Art Asylum network.
Show starts @ 7 pm (Free entry).

Spread the word to your friends in and around Berlin! (Flyer attached)

Checkpoint 303

French //

Info dernière minute: CHECKPOINT 303 à BERLIN / Jeudi 7 Fév. 2008 au Tacheles

Chers amis,

Checkpoint 303 se produira en dj-set jeudi 7 février 2008 au Tacheles Kunsthaus, un centre de culture alternative, à la fois mythique et typique de Berlin. Le set de CP-303 marquera l'ouverture d'une exposition de photographie organisée en collaboration entre le Tacheles Kunsthaus et le Conflict Zone Art Asylum, un réseau international d'artistes.
Début @ 19h (Entrée gratuite).

Diffusez l'information à vos amis à Berlin! (Flyer en pièce-jointe)

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Connecting the Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots

Connecting The Many Undersea Cut Cable Dots :
The last week has seen a spate of unexplained, cut, undersea communications cables that has severely disrupted communications in many countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. As I shall show, the total numbers of cut cables remain in question, but likely number as many as eight, and maybe nine or more.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008



Documentario sul dottor Trubugen e la scuola di Görz

Jah Wobble Becoming More Like God

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble


Jah Wobble with Clive Bell

a cued 108 hour observation on radial mutation



The Cryonic Chants

Clemente Padín

Clemente Padin en Buenos Aires

Clemente Padín

Hacking Democracy: Video expose on Vulnerability of Computers used in counting 80% of Votes in USA ---
Hacking Democracy

Video Posted 03/02/08

1 hr 21 min 57 sec - Broadcast - Sep 29, 2007
This documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers - which count approximately 80% of America's votes in county, state and federal elections - suggesting that if our votes aren't safe, then our democracy isn't safe either.

Three Internet Cables Slashed in a Week: Has Iran lost all Internet Connectivity?

Three Internet Cables Slashed in a Week: Has Iran lost all Internet Connectivity?

by Mike Whitney

Global Research, February 3, 2008

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CNN reports that: “An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, THE THIRD LOSS of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.

The first two cables “account for as much as three-quarters of the international communications between Europe and the Middle East”, so it is expected that the loss of the third cable will plunge large parts of the Middle East into darkness.

According to Mathaba Net, the latest incident took place “two days after the cable cut which "cut off Iran" and affected the rest of the Middle East and West Asia. Internet Traffic Report web site reports that Iran has lost all Internet connectivity. (

Israel and Iraq's Internet connections are still “intact”. (

“Omar Sultan, chief executive of Dubai's Internet Service Provider "DU", said that the incident was "very unusual” and that the cause of the incident "had not yet been identified."

From Mathaba News:

“The only 2 countries that were unaffected were Israel and Iraq, the only two close Anglo-American allies in the region, both remaining completely unaffected by the cable cuts, leading to theories for the causes of the cuts, which have so far been given as having been caused by ships dragging their anchors across the cables. The fact that two rare incidents have happened in the same week, and both with cables owned by the same company, on either sides of Israel and the importance of the Internet to telecommunications and business, lends suspicion to the events.” (

Coincidence or Network Warfare?

Recently, a document entitled Information Operation Roadmap was declassified by the Pentagon because of a Freedom of Information Act request by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

The importance of information warfare is clearly laid out in this document. Here is an extended excerpt from an article by Brent Jessop, “Full Spectrum Information Warfare” published by Global Research:

“Information, always important in warfare, is now critical to military success and will only become more so in the foreseeable future..... Information operations should be centralized under the Office of the Secretary of Defence and made a core military competency.

"Objective: IO [information operations] becomes a core competency. The importance of dominating the information spectrum explains the objective of transforming IO into a core military competency on a par with air, ground, maritime and special operations. The charge to the IO Roadmap oversight panel was to develop as concrete a set of action recommendations as possible to make IO a core competency, which in turn required identifying the essential prerequisites to become a core military competency."

February Events at Intuit

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
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The Critics Agree!
LW opening   

  Thank you to all who made the opening event for
Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots and Henry Darger: Celebrating the Henry Darger Room Collection such a huge success! To view or listen to media coverage of these current exhibitions, please click here to
visit our website. 
Photo by Cheri Eisenberg

Curator's Tour                                        February 16th, 2:00pm

Intuit's Henry Darger Room Collection, Photo by John Faier
Henry Darger Room Collectioninstallation view
 Jessica Moss and Lisa Stone, co-curators of the Henry Darger Room Collection at Intuit, will present an in-gallery discussion about the life, work, and home of Henry Darger (1892-1973). In the making for nearly eight years, the Henry Darger Room Collection is now a permanent installation in the Study Center Gallery. Through a gift of Kiyoko Lerner, Intuit acquired many of Henry Darger's personal belongings as well as actual architectural elements from his one-room apartment in Lincoln Park.

The talk is free, but space is limited. Please allow extra time for viewing

Mr. Imagination Benefit                          February 28th, 5:00pm

Mr. Imagination
 Photo by Ron Gordon

Mr. I  On January 19th, the home of the renowned self-taught artist Mr. Imagination was destroyed by a fire. Mr. Imagination (a.k.a. Gregory Warmack) was in Florida at the time  and was unharmed. However, he has lost all his possessions, a large amount of his art and his beloved dog and cats.
  Please join Intuit February 28th from
as we host a fundraising benefit for Mr. Imagination. This event will include a silent auction, video and slideshows of Mr. Imagination's work. Food and wine has been generously donated by Swim Cafe and
Barefoot Wine. Silent auction will end at 7:00pm with all proceeds to benefit the Mr. Imagination relief fund.
  Intuit will be accepting donatations to the silent auction until February 26th. We are also asking any individuals who may have photos of Mr. Imagination or his work to email them to for inclusion in the presentation. For further information about this fundraiser or how you can become involved, please contact Heather Holbus at 312.243.9088 or

Save the Date!                         
Click on the following links for more information:

Workshop: Developing Visual Narratives Using Appropriated Images Based on the art of Henry Darger, March 8th

Dog and Pony Theatre Company Preview Performance: As Told by the Vivian Girls, March 13th

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The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art, April 25-28th

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Monday, February 04, 2008

FW: The War on Lebanon: A Reader, Feb. Book Selection

Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:47:14 -0500
Subject: The War on Lebanon: A Reader, Feb. Book Selection

The War on Lebanon: A Reader
February Book Selection

Our book selection for February is "The War on Lebanon: A Reader", a compelling set of essays on Israel's 2006 war on Lebanon.  From the publisher:

"Israel's 34-day bombardment of Lebanon in the summer of 2006—in which more than 1000 Lebanese civilians lost their lives—is one of the most tragic events to take place in the Middle East this century. It was unleashed in the context of the continued Israeli assault on the Palestinians, particularly in Gaza, as well as the US effort to "bring democracy" and redraw the map of the Middle East from Afghanistan to Iraq and perhaps to Iran.

What explains Hezbollah's capture of two Israeli soldiers and the scale of Israel's retaliation? Why did the US reject an early ceasefire, instead egging on Israel as it pummeled Lebanon and casualties mounted? Why did President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believe the Lebanese and other Arabs would welcome the "birth pangs" of a "new Middle East" designed by the US and Israel? And where will it all lead? Can the party continue to be both part of Lebanon's parliament and an independent resistance movement? Will Lebanon become a modern, non-sectarian state or will the confessional order be further entrenched?

These and other vital questions are addressed in this collection of essays by internationally respected scholars and experts from around the world who examine the ethical, legal and strategic issues of the conflict, and analyze the consequences facing the region and the world in the wake of the Israeli invasion. Ultimately, the solution for Lebanon is intricately connected to the wider issues of the Middle East, including the right of the Palestinians to independence."

Contributors include: Rashid Khalidi • Yoav Peled • Virginia Tilley • Sara Roy • Ussama Makdisi • Noam Chomsky • Fawwaz Traboulsi • Asa'd Abukhalil • Lara Deeb • Georges Corm • Stephen Zunes • Irene Gendzier • Azmi Bishara • Yitzhak Laor • Rasha Salti • Elias Khoury • Ziad Majed • Rami Khouri • Assaf Kfoury • Richard Falk • Phyllis Bennis • Haneen Sayed • William Hartung • Fred Halliday • Nubar Hovsepian • Hanady Salman • Kirsten Scheid • Hiam Brinjikji • Asli Bali • Frida Berrigan • Zafiris Tzannatos

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