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, April 05, 2008

Denounce Torture Campaign

Checkpoint 303 in Los Angeles / California.


English //Last minute announcement:
CHECKPOINT 303 IN LOS ANGELES  on Monday April 7, 2008 at The Fold (The Silverlake Lounge)

Dear friends,
1) Checkpoint 303 Live Performance

Checkpoint 303 is to perform an electronic set at the Silverlake Lounge on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday April 7th, 2008.
Show starts @ 10 pm (no cover).
Schedule at venue website:

2) Artist's Talk - Checkpoint 303 at UCLA

Checkpoint 303 has been invited by the department of Art of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to give a presentation and audio-visual demo of Checkpoint 303's music/activism concept and sound art processes for graduate MFA students in Art.[Friday, April 11th, 2008]

3) CP-303 on KPFK Radio Pacifica

SC MoCha from CP-303 is scheduled to appear on a late night program (Dark Room) on California's Radio Pacifica (KPFK 90.7 FM). You can listen live online or by downloading audio archives from
[Time: Sat/Sun 12th 2-4 am pacific time, event to be confirmed, stay tuned]

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

Thanks for all your emails, support and solidarity. New songs and videos will be available online soon.

Checkpoint 303

Français //

Info dernière minute: CHECKPOINT 303 à LOS ANGELES ce  Lundi 7 Avril 2008 au Silverlake Lounge (The Fold)

Chers amis,

1) Checkpoint 303 en concert

Checkpoint 303 se produira (set electro/impro) à Silverlake Lounge (The Fold) situé sur le mythique Sunset Boulevard à Los Angeles le lundi 7 avril 2008.
Début du set: 10 pm / Entrée gratuite
Programme sur le site:

2) Rencontre avec Checkpoint 303

Checkpoint 303 a été invité par le department d'Art de la University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) à faire une présentation et un set live audio/video pour illustrer l'approche artisitque engagée de Checkpoint 303.
[Friday, April 11th, 2008]

3) CP-303 sur KPFK FM (Radio Pacifica)

SC MoCha de CP-303 sera l'invité d'une emission nocturne à la radio californienne Radio Pacifica (KPFK 90.7 FM). Vous pouvez écouter l'émission live sur le web ou en téléchargeant les archives de l'émission (Site:
[Date: 12 avril, 2-4am, Dark Room, à confirmer]

N'hésitez pas à diffuser l'information à vos amis qui résident à Los Angeles! (Flyer en pièce-jointe)

Checkpoint 303 vous remercie pour tous les messages que vous nous envoyez et pour votre solidarité. De nouvelles vidéos et de nouvelles chanons -libres de territoires occupés- seront en-ligne bientôt.

Checkpoint 303

free tunes from occupied territories

dos convocatorias mail art/Two Mail Art Calls (also in English)

Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 18:37:41 +0200
Subject: dos convocatorias mail art




Convocatoria de Arte Postal: Magia poética J.Brossa


Haznos llegar tu pequeño homenaje al artista catalán Joan Brossa, en el décimo aniversario de su muerte.

'Si no pudiera escribir, en los momentos de euforia seria guerrillero, en los de pasividad  prestidigitador. Ser poeta incluye las do cosas.' Joan Brossa.

J. Brossa incorpora dos de las tradiciones fundamentales de la poesía moderna, tal y como lo definió Octavio Paz en 'Los hijos del Limo' 1974:

'La magia y la política, la tradición hermética y la tradición revolucionaria. Joan Brossa siempre comparó la magia y el ilusionismo con la poesía. Fue un luchador contra todo lo que reprimía los anhelos de libertad espiritual y material.'


Título: Magia poética J. Brossa // Mida: máximo 12 x 18 cm. // Fecha límite: 4 de octubre de 2008. // Dirección: Comicactiva, Joan Maragall 5-11, 3º 5º. 08397 Pineda de Mar, Barcelona. Catalunya.

Organiza: Comicactiva S.C.G y GONG per la defensa dels drets humans. // Comisario de  la convocatoria: Àngel S. Martínez


Todas las obras se expondrán durante el 10º 'Somriure para Chiapas' de Pineda de Mar, El Maresme.



Mail Art Announcement: Joan Brossa's poetic magic


Send us your little hommage to the Catalan artist Joan Brossa, commemorating the tenth anniversary of his death.

"If I couldn't write, I'd be a warrior in the euphoric times, and a magician in the passive ones. Being a poet includes both of them." Joan Brossa.

J. Brossa incorporates two of the fondamental traditions of the modern poetry, in the way Octavio Paz defined it on 'Los hijos del Limo' (Limo's children), in 1974:

"Magic and politics, secretic tradition and revolutionary tradition. Joan Brossa always compared magic and illusionism with poetry. He fought against everything that repressed the desires of spiritual and material freedom."



Title: Poetic Magic J. Brossa // Size: 12x18 cm maximum // Deadline: October 4th 2008


Address: Comicactiva ; c/ Joan Maragall 5-11, 3r 5e. 08397 Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Catalunya. // Organisation: Comicactiva S.C.G. and GONG defending the human rights. // Announcement commissioner: Ángel S. Martínez





La 9a convocatoria de Arte Postal de la Fira Màgica 'H2O - S.O.S.' está dedicada al recurso natural, del AGUA, un bien propiedad de la humanidad.


Haznos llegar tu creación, tu expresión, tu visión sobre la situación actual y el futuro inminente del agua en la Tierra.


La 9ª convocatoria de Arte Postal de la Fira Màgica se articula como un humilde recuerdo  y un homenaje al mago de la poesía visual: Joan Brossa. Por eso, os pedimos que el medio y la forma de expresión sea, preferentemente, a través de la poesía visual.


'Si no pudiera escribir, en los momentos de euforia sería guerrillero, en los de pasividad prestidigitador. Ser poeta incluye las dos cosas'.

Joan Brossa

Los trabajos recibidos se expondrán durante la Fira Màgica, junio 2008.



Título: H2O - S.O.S.

Mida: Máximo DinA4, preferentemente mida postal. Fecha límite: 15 de mayo.
Dirección: Oficina de la Fira Màgica – Ajuntament de Santa Susanna. Pl. Catalunya, s/n. 08398 Santa Susanna, Barcelona. Catalunya.


Organiza: Ajuntament Santa Susanna. Regidoria de promoció econòmica, fires i festes.

Gestión: Comicactiva S.C.G.

Comisario de  la convocatoria: Àngel S. Martínez

Colaboración: BOEK861 y el Taller del Sol.

*Esta convocatoria no tiene fines comerciales. Todas las obras recibidas se expondrán, sin pasar por ningún proceso de selección ni jurado, en el marco de la Fira Màgica. Al finalizar la Fira Màgica, las obras pasarán a formar parte de los fondos artísticos de la Fira Màgica y se editará un catálogo que, posteriormente, se enviará a todos los participantes.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Look to the Skies---"

(Tibetan) North Indian Writer's Collective

As many of you know, I have been spent the last three years working in
North India's Himachal Pradesh, the lap of Himalaya, engaged in both
community operations and personal odyssey. With the generous assistance
of many, I am currently completing work on a writer's collective (a
community-based center to offer a myriad of educational and technical
services to both Tibetans and non-Tibetans). At present, we are looking
for donations of periodicals and a list of those individuals who might
be interested in contributing their time and expertise to future

You can contact me with any questions or information. Please, NO money.

Alexander Jorgensen
c/o Santanu Bandyopadhyay
Central Govt. Quarters, Block D-1, Flat 109
16/7 Dover Lane, Kolkata 700029, India

Alexander Jorgensen