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
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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.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Reporters' group fights Israeli prohibition on entering Gaza

Reporters' group fights Israeli prohibition on entering Gaza
By Isabel Kershner
Published: November 19, 2008

International Herald Tribune/MY Times

JERUSALEM: An association representing international news organizations is campaigning for an end to an unusual Israeli policy barring foreign reporters from entering Gaza that has lasted for almost two weeks.

The local Foreign Press Association, which represents reporters working for foreign news companies in Israel and the Palestinian territories, asked presidents of major news organizations on Tuesday to sign a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel protesting the policy. The association said it was also enlisting the help of a number of foreign governments and was consulting with lawyers regarding possible legal action.

Israel has almost sealed the crossing points along its border with Gaza since a five-month cease-fire with Hamas, which controls the strip, began to unravel on Nov. 4.

At least 15 Palestinian militants have been killed in clashes with Israeli forces since, and about 140 rockets and mortar shells have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel, the Israeli military said.

Although Israel has often closed border crossings and halted deliveries of goods and fuel to Gaza in response to rocket fire, foreign journalists have usually been allowed to cross to report.
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This time, all movement in and out of Gaza is being halted, except for essential humanitarian cases, said Shlomo Dror, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Ministry.

"The decision is not directed against journalists," Dror said. "The situation in Gaza is clear: There is daily firing, we have information about possible attacks on the crossings and we are limiting our activity there as much as possible."

Dror added that he was not "shedding tears" over the journalists' frustration. He said that Israel, in any case, considered much of their previous coverage from Gaza unfair.

Last week, 20 European consuls who were scheduled to meet with business leaders and human rights advocates in Gaza were denied entry, on grounds that their mission was not strictly humanitarian.

On Monday Israel allowed 33 trucks carrying basic food and medical supplies to enter, as international aid organizations warned that the lack of supplies was jeopardizing their operations in Gaza. Israel has also allowed one limited delivery of fuel, and Dror said that a number of Gazans in need of medical treatment had been allowed to leave.

He denied that there was a food or fuel crisis in Gaza, and said that the crossings would reopen after the Palestinians stopped firing.

The truce broke down after an Israeli force entered Gaza to destroy a tunnel the military feared Hamas, the Islamic group that took control of Gaza in 2007, might use to abduct soldiers in a cross-border raid.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces conducted what the military called a "routine operation" along the border fence in southern Gaza, searching for explosives, and, the military said, three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

[Artmuseum] IMAGINING PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Prints from the National Collection

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Papua New Guinea


Accompanied by Papua New Guinea works selected from Flinders University Art Museum collection.

6pm Friday 5 December 2008

Guest Speaker: Dr Barry Craig
Curator of Foreign Ethnology, South Australian Museum

5.30pm - Floor Talk by Roger Butler
Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Australia

Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide

Exhibition Dates: 5 December 2008 - 18 January 2009
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11-4 pm, Sat - Sun 12-4 pm
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 lunchtime @ Flinders University City Gallery
Tuesday 9 December 2008
1pm - Floor talk with Dr Janice Lally
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The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing--Seeeking Submissions--

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing

This weblog explores asemic writing in relation to post-literate

I am currently seeking submissions.

there is already some superb work at this gallery, and--
here is i think a very insightful quote from the editor:

I guess I like to think of post-literate writing as being a period after conventional literacy. I believe asemic writing falls into this category because asemic writing relies on visual as opposed to verbal literacy. I also think that asemic writing , generally being distributed through the internet , has a dependance on multimedia technologies, technologies that were not around in gutenburg's time. And that is why I chose the to name the gallery The New Post-Literate. I also liked the sound of it. I think that literacy is very important in a post-literate age. Authors of asemic writing are generally a highly literate bunch, and maybe asemic writing appears after an author has become tired of words. I dont have all the anwsers , these are just a few thoughts.

NO WALL CAN HIDE THEIR FACES--for the people of Gaza


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

UN human rights chief calls for an immediate end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza

UN human rights chief calls for an immediate end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza

Posted: 19 Nov 2008 11:19 AM CST

GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called today for an immediate end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza. "By function of this blockade, 1.5 million Palestinian men, women and children have been forcibly deprived of their most basic human rights for months. This is in direct contravention of international human rights and humanitarian law. It must end now ," she said.

The High Commissioner further called for the Israeli authorities to facilitate the urgent passage of essential humanitarian goods, including food, medical supplies, and fuel, to immediately allow the restoration of electricity, water and other essential services, and to lift movement restrictions preventing the passage of civilians for medical, educational and religious purposes. "Decisive steps must be taken to preserve the dignity and basic welfare of the civilian population, more than half of which are children," she added.

While welcoming the decision by Israel to allow a limited number of trucks to enter Gaza on 17 November, the High Commissioner recalled the Occupying Power's obligation to fully cease all measures that are inconsistent with its obligations under international law. "Only a full lifting of the blockade followed by a strong humanitarian response will be adequate to relieve the massive humanitarian suffering evident in Gaza today."

Calling on all sides to respect international law and the security of civilian populations, the High Commissioner also appealed for a complete cessation of Israeli air strikes and incursions, and of rocket fire by Palestinian groups.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DaVinci ARTE // ART Gallery

Visite-nos em // Visit-us at :

Junte-se a nós // Join Us

Monday, November 17, 2008

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL. a Powerful Film about Peacemaking. Opens Here

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL. a Powerful Film about Peacemaking. Opens Here
by Anthony Saidy, to WIB-LA (Women in Black, Los Angeles Area)

  In a poor country wracked by atrocious war crimes and rapine for 14 years, Christian and Muslim women joined together and said "Enough!"
"Pray the Devil Back to Hell," a doc film by Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker, tells the story of Liberia's agony and liberation.  Central is a social worker named Leymah(sp?) who thought, organized, improvised, designed slogans, led sit-ins, fasts and sex strikes and eventually won a public audience w. churchgoing hypocrite, Dictator-Kleptocrat Chas. Taylor, demanding peace. No more innocent were the mostly Muslim warlords opposed to him. The women followed these men to peace talks in Ghana attended by the top figures of the continent, and barricaded the men until they were forced to reach a peace pact, even while Monrovia was enveloped in flames of war. Taylor went into exile. Then the women's mvt. pressed for disarmament and worked for reconciliation, regarding the boy soldiers as victims too. Peace and hope dawned w. the election of Africa's first woman president. Ellen Jphnson Sirleaf.
>  This film has inspired audiences in many corners of the world and bids for the documentary Oscar. Leymah appeared at Friday's screening. She continues to organize African women across borders, decries the U.N. view of them as passive victims, and it would not amaze me some day if, thanks in no small part to this film, she won the Nobel Peace Prize.  Kudos to the filmmakers for recording a noble chapter in history that would otherwise have been forgotten. It ends Thursday 11/20 at Laemmle's Music Hall, Wilshire & Doheny in Beverly Hills (310/274-6869) .

Israel out to bring Gaza to its knees/Jonathan Cook, The National


Jonathan Cook

The National

November 17 2008


The latest tightening of Israel's chokehold on Gaza – ending all supplies into the Strip for more than a week – has produced immediate and shocking consequences for Gaza's 1.5 million inhabitants.


The refusal to allow in fuel has forced the shutting down of Gaza's only power station, creating a blackout that pushed Palestinians bearing candles on to the streets in protest last week. A water and sanitation crisis are expected to follow.


And on Thursday, the United Nations announced it had run out of the food essentials it supplies to 750,000 desperately needy Gazans. "This has become a blockade against the United Nations itself," a spokesman said.


In a further blow, Israel's large Bank Hapoalim said it would refuse all transactions with Gaza by the end of the month, effectively imposing a financial blockade on an economy dependent on the Israeli shekel. Other banks are planning to follow suit, forced into a corner by Israel's declaration in Sept 2007 of Gaza as an "enemy entity".


There are likely to be few witnesses to Gaza's descent into a dark and hungry winter. In the past week, all journalists were refused access to Gaza, as were a group of senior European diplomats. Days earlier, dozens of academics and doctors due to attend a conference to assess the damage done to Gazans' mental health were also turned back.


Israel has blamed the latest restrictions of aid and fuel to Gaza on Hamas's violation of a five-month ceasefire by launching rockets out of the Strip. But Israel had a hand in shattering the agreement: as the world was distracted by the US presidential elections, the army invaded Gaza, killing six Palestinians and provoking the rocket fire.


The humanitarian catastrophe gripping Gaza is largely unrelated to the latest tit-for-tat strikes between Hamas and Israel. Nearly a year ago, Karen Koning AbuZayd, commissioner- general of the UN's refugee agency, warned: "Gaza is on the threshold of becoming the first territory to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution".


She blamed Gaza's strangulation directly on Israel, but also cited the international community as accomplice. Together they began blocking aid in early 2006, following the election of Hamas to head the Palestinian Authority (PA).


The US and Europe agreed to the measure on the principle that it would force the people of Gaza to rethink their support for Hamas. The logic was supposedly similar to the one that drove the sanctions applied to Iraq under Saddam Hussein through the 1990s: if Gaza's civilians suffered enough, they would rise up against Hamas and install new leaders acceptable to Israel and the West.


As Ms AbuZayd said, that moment marked the beginning of the international community's complicity in a policy of collective punishment of Gaza, despite the fact that the Fourth Geneva Convention classifies such treatment of civilians as a war crime.


The blockade has been pursued relentlessly since, even if the desired outcome has been no more achieved in Gaza than it was in Iraq. Instead, Hamas entrenched its control and cemented the Strip's physical separation from the Fatah-dominated West Bank.


Far from reconsidering its policy, Israel's leadership has responded by turning the screw ever tighter – to the point where Gazan society is now on the verge of collapse.


In truth, however, the growing catastrophe being unleashed on Gaza is only indirectly related to Hamas's rise to power and the rocket attacks.


Of more concern to Israel is what each of these developments represents: a refusal on the part of Gazans to abandon their resistance to Israel's continuing occupation. Both provide Israel with a pretext for casting aside the protections offered to Gaza's civilians under international law to make them submit.


With embarrassing timing, the Israeli media revealed at the weekend that one of the first acts of Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister elected in 2006, was to send a message to the Bush White House offering a long-term truce in return for an end to Israeli occupation. His offer was not even acknowledged.


Instead, according to the daily Jerusalem Post, Israeli policymakers have sought to reinforce the impression that "it would be pointless for Israel to topple Hamas because the population [of Gaza] is Hamas". On this thinking, collective punishment is warranted because there are no true civilians in Gaza. Israel is at war with every single man, woman and child.


In an indication of how widely this view is shared, the cabinet discussed last week a new strategy to obliterate Gazan villages in an attempt to stop the rocket launches, in an echo of discredited Israeli tactics used in south Lebanon in its war of 2006. The inhabitants would be given warning before indiscriminate shelling began.


In fact, Israel's desire to seal off Gaza and terrorise its civilian population predates even Hamas's election victory. It can be dated to Ariel Sharon's disengagement of summer 2005, when Fatah's rule of the PA was unchallenged.


An indication of the kind of isolation Mr Sharon preferred for Gaza was revealed shortly after the pull-out, in Dec 2005, when his officials first proposed cutting off electricity to the Strip.


The policy was not implemented, the local media pointed out at the time, both because officials suspected the violation of international law would be rejected by other nations and because it was feared that such a move would damage Fatah's chances of winning the elections the following month.


With the vote over, however, Israel had the excuse it needed to begin severing its responsibility for the civilian population. It recast its relationship with Gaza from one of occupation to one of hostile parties at war. A policy of collective punishment that was considered transparently illegal in late 2005 has today become Israel's standard operating procedure.


Increasingly strident talk from officials, culminating in February in the deputy defence minister Matan Vilnai's infamous remark about creating a "shoah", or Holocaust, in Gaza, has been matched by Israeli measures. The military bombed Gaza's electricity plant in June 2006, and has been incrementally cutting fuel supplies ever since. In January, Mr Vilnai argued that Israel should cut off "all responsibility" for Gaza and two months later Israel signed a deal with Egypt for it to build a power station for Gaza in Sinai.


All of these moves are designed with the same purpose in mind: persuading the world that Israel's occupation of Gaza is over and that Israel can therefore ignore the laws of occupation and use unremitting force against Gaza.


Cabinet ministers have been queuing up to express such sentiments. Ehud Olmert, for example, has declared that Gazans should not be allowed to "live normal lives"; Avi Dichter believes punishment should be inflicted "irrespective of the cost to the Palestinians" ; Meir Sheetrit has urged that Israel should "decide on a neighbourhood in Gaza and level it" – the policy discussed by ministers last week.


In concert, Israel has turned a relative blind eye to the growing smuggling trade through Gaza's tunnels to Egypt. Gazans' material welfare is falling more heavily on Egyptian shoulders by the day.


The question remains: what does Israel expect the response of Gazans to be to their immiseration and ever greater insecurity in the face of Israeli military reprisals?


Eyal Sarraj, the head of Gaza's Community Mental Health Programme, said this year that Israel's long-term goal was to force Egypt to end the controls along its short border with the Strip. Once the border was open, he warned, "Wait for the exodus."

7mo Festival de Performance de Cali / Del 18 al 22 de Noviembre de 2008 / Cali, Colombia

7mo Festival de Performance de Cali
Del 18 al 22 de Noviembre de 2008
Cali, Colombia

Un proyecto de Helena Producciones

En su séptima versión el Festival de Performance de Cali se realizará entre el 18 y 23 de noviembre de 2008. Es producido y organizado por los miembros actuales de Helena Producciones, Ana María Millán, Leonardo Herrera, Wilson Díaz, Claudia Patricia Sarria, Juan David Medina y Andrés Sandoval. El 7 Festival de Performance es el resultado de un trabajo sostenido y constante con instituciones y artistas nacionales e internacionales. Estos últimos, mediante invitación o selección directa, presentarán proyectos para el contexto del Festival y de Cali.

Este año el Festival de Performance coincide temporalmente con el 41 Salón Nacional de Artistas, coicidencia por la que se formó la figura de alianza entre los dos eventos. Una campaña pedagógica en 22 colegios y 7 universidades precede durante dos meses la semana del Festival y prepara al público para acercarlo amablemente al evento. La campaña pedagógica consiste en conversatorios con estudiantes, con los cuales se discute acerca de la acción plástica.

Instituciones como el colegio Santa Librada e INEM y universidades con formación en artes visuales han apoyado esta iniciativa del Festival. La campaña pedagógica converge con la Escuela Móvil de Saberes de Helena Producciones, proyecto que viaja por diversos municipios promoviendo el intercambio de conocimientos según las necesidades de cada población y de cuya iniciativa surge La Maleta de la Escuela Móvil de Saberes.

La programación del 7 Festival de Performance de Cali incluirá talleres, conferencias, intervenciones en espacios públicos y privados, dos fiestas, dos películas y, como es usual, una jornada maratónica de acciones programada para el 22 de noviembre, de 9 am a 11pm.

Los invitados del 7 Festival son: Michèle Faguet, Phil Collins, Jennifer Mojica, Helmut Batista, Anton Vidokle, Hila Peleg, Wilbert Carmona, Juan Javier Salazar, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Fundecima, Instituto Hemisférico de Perfomance, Rolf Abderhalden, La Central (Beatriz López y Katerine Hernández), Pablo León de la Barra, Dick el Demasiado, Silverio, Carlos Amorales, Nuevos Ricos Big Band, Escuela Móvil de Saberes de Helena, Verónica Wiman, Adrián Gaitán, Alonso José Zuluaga, Ana Lucía Quijano y Ana María Bernal, Bettina Semmer, Caín Press, Carlos Maria y Gabriel Loebell, Carlos Monroy, Colectivo Kalikadaver, Colectivo Use el Timbre, Dadanoys, Edinson Quiñonez, El Bodegón, Elkin Calderón, Grupo Comtempus, Jorge Acero, Juan Linares y Erika Arzt, Las Malas
Amistades, Luis Fernando Ramírez, Luis Sotelo, Marcela Gómez, María Alejandra Estrada, Omar Puebla, Royal Waffles, Tropical Effect y Yuri Firmeza.


Cámara de Comercio de Cali
Martes 18 de Noviembre
5:00 pm

Gran Fiesta
Salón Adolfo Aristizabal
Hotel Aristi

Miércoles 19 de Noviembre 9:00 pm

IPC, La Gruta y barrio Agua Blanca
Martes 18 a viernes 21 de noviembre

Proyección y charla
Cinemateca Museo La Tertulia
Jueves 20 de Noviembre
6:00 pm

Cámara de Comercio de Cali
Viernes 21 de Noviembre
5:00 pm

Jornada de Performance
Antigua Harinera Molinos Titán del Valle
Sábado 22 de Noviembre
10:00 am

Artistas participantes

Adrián Gaitán
Alonso José Zuluaga
Bettina Semmer
Caín Press
Carlos Maria + Atala Bernal
Carlos Monroy
Colectivo Kalikadaver
Colectivo Use el timbre
Edinson Quiñonez
El Bodegón
Elkin Calderón
Grupo Comtempus
Jorge Acero
Juan Linares y Erika Arzt
Las Malas Amistades
Lucía Quijano y Ana María Bernal
Luis Fernando Ramírez
Luis Sotelo
Marcela Gómez
Maria Alejandra Estrada
Omar Puebla
Royal Waffles
Tropical Effect
Yuri Firmeza
Michèle Faguet
Phil Collins
Jennifer Mojica
Helmut Batista
Anton Vidokle
Hila Peleg
Wilbert Carmona
Juan Javier Salazar
Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Instituto Hemisférico de Perfomance y Política
Rolf Abderhalden
La Central (Beatriz López y Katherine Hernández)
Pablo León de la Barra
Dick el Demasiado
Carlos Amorales
Nuevos Ricos Big Band
Veronica Wiman
Y muchos más...

Está todo el mundo invitado a esta fiesta del arte en Cali.

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come and enjoy MINDEN FESTIVAL 12-14 December!

Subject: come and enjoy MINDEN FESTIVAL 12-14 December!
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:16:39 +0100

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to our yearly BIG mailart & PERFORMANCE- FESTIVAL
12-14 December 2008
on the runninh historic PRUSSIAN TRAIN "PREUSSENZUG"
plus performance nights on 2 stages 
plus 5 exhibitions
free hostel accomodation, rich meals at very low cost
angela+peter netmail
postfach 2644
D 32383 MINDEN
Germoney Utd.
mobile 0049 (0)178 - 761 763 7


                   „ MAIL  TRAIN  -  IM  ZUG   DER  ZEIT "




Friday, 12.12.,15 hrs,

Praxis Dr. Schulz-Ruhtenberg, Scharn 7


Vernissage with State of Being (= Reid Wood), USA


Friday, 12.12.,20 hrs,

Kulturzentrum BÜZ, am Johanniskirchhof


Sketches, Short Films, and Performances, with Showmaster Rolf Mietke


Saturday, 13.12.,10-11 hrs,

inside Department Store Hertie, Bäckerstr. 61-67


German/Irisch unplugged with Antje and Roland Foresta


Saturday, 13.12., 13-16 hrs,

Museum-Railway MEM, Ringstr.115, Corner Stiftsallee


Mailart Exhibition inside historic Train Station Oberstadt, plus

Mobile Art Post Office on board historic Prussain Train with official Commemorative Stamp


Saturday, 13.12., 20 hrs,

Netmail-Archive, Corner Stage, Rosentalstr.12


Performance-Evening at Angela & Peter Netmails´ home


Sunday, 14.12.,10 hrs,

Victoria-Hotel, Markt 11


Vernissage with Karl-Friedrich Hacker,/Germany


Sunday, 14.12.,10 hrs, 14-15 hrs

inside Department Store Hertie, Bäckerstr. 61-67


Railway Romantics on the Steel Guitar with Harry Hirsch/Germany


Participants: Jurij Gik / Russia, + Alexander Charistos / Austria + I Santini del Prete and  Renata & Giovanni Strada / Italy + Omar Perez Lopez / Cuba + Klara Skoljar, Antje & Roland Foresta, Harry Hirsch , Karl-Ffriedrich Hacker, Rüdax Abshalom Westphal , Petra Weimer ,Gisela Posch, Angela & Peter Netmail /Germany + Daniel de Culla with Maris & Isabel & Esther / Spain +  Bernd Reichert  and Sztuka Fabryka & Maria Luisa / Belgium + State of Being / USA and others


….and like every year:

free hostel accomodation for all artists,

plus 3 rich meals for only 8,- € per day,

but, sorry, no funds for travelling expenses


organized by: Angela & Peter Netmail,, fon 00491787617637





Welcome to Minden! Here´s your ARTIST´S  INFORMATION. When you come,please watch our actual daily announcements for changes.



Friday 12. to Sunday 14. Dec 08, during the 25th Jubilee of Culture Center BÜZ, our PERFORMANCE + MAIL ART FESTIVAL 08 will take place in Minden ,organized by Angela and Peter Netmail with their team. You meet a lot of German and international artists here, in creative atmosphere of friendship. We are one hour from Hannover Airport in North Germany.



On the minimap at you can find our culture center "Johanniskirchhof" = BÜZ where we welcome you. It is a modernized medieval church building.


PROGRAM: All mail artists and performance artists are very welcome again. You may just be here as a visitor and enjoy, or participate actively on our stages. We prepare a very rich daily program again for you, just choose what you like. You are not expected to haste from one event to the other, however understand please that we will not be able to repeat scheduled events at later times, since they have all been prepared for long with great care by our many local partners who are looking forward to you.


Free entrance for you to our whole festival program. Some highlights:

-Friday afternoon join the champagne vernissage of State of Being´s Found-Objects-Show, the exhibition will continue several weeks.

-Friday evening join our Revue Show at BÜZ with popular showmaster Oswald von Wolkenstein. You can perform Friday or Saturday evening. Our showmasters decide the day and hour of your performance AFTER you have arrived here. Participants please use a whistle in your performances, which should last max. 7 minutes. We supply one real small whistle free to each of you for your performances, to keep as a souvenir afterwards.

-Saturday afternoon travel with us on the original 100yr-old Prussian Train, bring your artistamps for our Mobile Art Post Office on board, get the official Commemorative Stamp from German Mail only there. Enjoy our Mailart Exhibition MAILTRAIN inside the historic Train Station.

-Saturday evening join the reception at our home in the NETMAIL archive with Performances and Music on the Corner Stage.

-Sunday morning join the vernissage of Karl-Friedrich Hacker´s EROTIC COLOR LINOCUTS inside Minden´s only 5-star-hotel, this exhibition will alsocontinue several weeks.



We offer you free accommodation again at culture centre BÜZ, in army beds in the steeple of the historic church building. Dormitories will be open for you from Thursday 11 December 2008, 17.00 hrs (arrival day), until Monday 15 December, 10.00hrs (departure day) only. Early arrivals and late departures will be asked to help working. You need not bring your own sleeping bag. The free showers are again separately outside BÜZ. Or you can find your own accommodation at own cost at:, then: hotels. You have to book that yourself, we have no manpower for that and so cannot do it, and we recommend you do it very soon, because hotels are pretty full already. Please understand that we do our best for you, however our care for you starts when you arrive here. Please note also that all our indoor  rooms are smoke-free again as a courtesy to the non-smokers



Full board again for only 8,- €uros per person per whole day (= 3 rich meals) at the Café de l´Opera from Thursday 18.00 hrs until Monday 8.30 hrs only. The café is open for you every day until very late in the night as a cosy and comfortable meeting place. Outside the 3 daily buffet times you pay there your drinks yourself. During meals you meet most friends together for exchange of experience and personal gifts, and our team have time then to talk with you about arrangements, especially the moderators of our performance hours.



After the festival a complete documentary film of the whole festival including the performances will be sent free to every participant as usual. Plus those of you who participate in the mail art project receive a documentation as usual.



With low cost airlines like  you can book your flight yourself, via internet. You find more very cheap flights from all over Europe at , and at , also from outside Europe. Laura e.g. paid only 19 €uros from Venice/Italy to Hannover, which is only 1 hour train ride from Minden, or try the railway in English and many other languages at  for special offers, e.g. for 29,-€ from Amsterdam. It is worth trying. You have to book that yourself, we cannot do or pay for it, and may we recommend you do it very soon, because flights and trains are filling up early.



If you should have more questions, you can reach Peter personally at Phone 0049 178 761 763 7 and at Please use only these contacts and rely on us from the Festival Team. We are responsible for you. The employees of Culture Centre BÜZ cannot deal with your requests. They are helpful once you will arrive, but they are not familiar with project details now and have lots of other duties. We do hope all this helps you feel real good in Minden and to have a great time. We are curious to see you and your art and promise to do our best to make you feel home again. Yours cordially, Angela & Peter Netmail and their Festival  Team .





Freitag, 12.12.,15 Uhr,

Praxis Dr. Schulz-Ruhtenberg, Scharn 7

„100 TAGE IN 100 FUNDSACHEN", Vernissage

Fund-Objekte von und mit Reid Wood, USA


Freitag, 12.12., 20 Uhr,

Kulturzentrum BÜZ, am Johanniskirchhof


Revue aus Sketchen, Kurzfilmen und Performances

mit  Jurij Gik / Russland, + Alexander Charistos / Österreich + I Santini del Prete und  Renata & Giovanni Strada / Italy + Omar Perez Lopez / Cuba + Klara Skoljar, Antje & Roland Foresta, Harry Hirsch, Karl-Friedrich Hacker, Rüdax Abshalom Westphal, Petra Weimer, Gisela Posch, Angela & Peter Netmail /Deutschland + Daniel de Culla mit Marisa & Isabel & Esther / Spanien +  Bernd Reichert  und Sztuka Fabryka & Maria Luisa / Belgien + State of Being / USA


Samstag, 13.12.,10-11 Uhr,

im Kaufhaus Hertie, Bäckerstr. 61-67

„FOLK FOR FRIENDS" von schwäbisch bis irisch

mit Antje und Roland Foresta unplugged


Samstag, 13.12., 13-16 Uhr,

Museums-Eisenbahn, Ringstr.115, Ecke Stiftsallee

„MAIL TRAIN" Postkunstausstellung im Bahnhof Oberstadt

Fahrendes Kunstpostamt im Preußenzug mit Sonderstempel


Samstag, 13.12., 20 Uhr,

Netmail-Archiv, Bühne im Erker


nur mit persönlicher Einladung


Sonntag, 14.12.,10 Uhr

Victoria-Hotel, Markt 11


Vernissage von und mit Karl-Friedrich Hacker, Itzehoe


Sonntag, 14.12.,14-15 Uhr (verkaufsoffen),

im Kaufhaus Hertie, Bäckerstr. 61-67

 „FREIGHT  TRAIN" mit Harry Hirsch

Eisenbahn-Romantik auf der Steel Guitar




New Mail Art Project: OUR BODY Hygiene, Health, Well-Being, Environment

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:27:12 -0500
Subject: new project




"Hygiène, santé, bien être, environnement, etc..."
Votre envoi d'art postal sera sur le thème "NOTRE CORPS".
Date limite: Le 15 Mai 2009.
Exposition en juin 2009.
Format et technique: Libres.
Documentation "papier" aux participants.
Documentation en ligne avec mise à jour hebdomadaire sur

Formato y Techníca: Libre
Fecha de Límite: el 15 de Mayo de 2009
Documentación: Catálogo a todos participantes y en Internet con los actualizaciones semanales en

Format et technique: free.
Deadline-date limite: le 15/05/2009
Documentation: catalog to all participants and online with weekly updates at

Formato e tecnica liberi
SCADENZA 15/05/2009.
Documentazione su catalogo a tutti i partecipanti e ondine con aggiornamento settimanale in:

Format und Technik frei wählbar.
Einsendeschluß: 15. Mai 2009
Katalog an alle Teilnehmerwöchentliche updates auf dem blog:

Formato e técnica: livre.
Fim do prazo-data limite: 15/05/2009.
Documentação: catálogo a todos os participantes e atualizações semanais em

All FIFE-2008 Films now at Florean Museum Site

To: ;
Subject: from florean museum
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:33:29 +0200

All the films of FIFE-2008 is to the site of Florean Museum:   All the best,Mircea.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

D-B Chirot: You Talkin to Me? Portraits from "The Dead See Scrawls"

These are some further Portraits of beings as seen from the "other side," where indeed, as my series now ongoing 6 and a half years puts it:

Ask Barack for New Faces, New Voices for Middle East Peace

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What is the meaning of Resolution? How Resolute are Resolutions? How Much More Resolute Are Those Who Ignore Them?

I have long wondered what the meaning, force and consequences are of "Resolutions" a in the International sphere, such as those passed by the United Nations. For example, when Saddam's Iraq did not comply with a Resolution, the USA used this for both the creation of the "New World Order" of Desert Storm and again for the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. All it took was for one Resolution to be violated and all hell broke loose for the Iraq people.

On the other hand there is this list, which makes one wonder what the meaning of Resolution is--
Is it perhaps that the Greater the Force the Greater the Resolution, even grater than the Resolution arrived at by International Consensus?

And doesn't this mean then the USA and Israel are basically what they label others as, enemies of World Peace--"rogue States?"

The meanings of words then are not dependent or constructed out of anything resembling "truth," but simply out of the barrels of guns.
And these "truths" in turn can be "supported" by the "intelligence" gained from "confessions" exacted during torture.

As a Russian artist says: "Language is a Fascism, not because it silences and censors, but because it forces one to speak."

The following is part of a series of replies sent by Pogue Mahone to the Topix Site in response to the following news story:

Gaza, Gaza Strip

UN staff turn Gazans away from food aid centers, citing shortag...
Israel sealed Gaza's borders nearly two weeks ago as part of a new round of fighting with Gaza's Hamas rulers.
Full Story: Chicago Tribune

from Pogue Mahone:

time for israel to adhere to the international community with the enforcement of the UN resolutions that israel refuses to comply with.

Palestinian Refugees have the right to return to their homes in Israel.
General Assembly Resolution 194, Dec. 11, 1948
"Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible."

Israel's occupation of Palestine is Illegal.
Security Council Resolution 242, Nov. 22, 1967
Calls for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied in the war that year and "the acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every state in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force."

Israel's settlements in Palestine are Illegal.
Security Council Resolution 446, March 22, 1979
"Determines that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East."

Palestinian have the right to Self-Determination.
General Assembly Resolution 3236, November 22, 1974
Affirms "the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people in self-determination without external interference" and "to national independence and sovereignty."

Reaffirmation of a Palestinian State
Security Council Resolution 1397, March 12, 2002
Affirms "a vision of a region where two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders."

Also see:
UN General Assembly Resolution 181 - the 1947 Partition plan of Palestine and the creation of Israel.

International Humanitarian Law: the Geneva Conventions - 150 years of international designated protection of civilians during wartime and Israel's explicit violations.

History of the Palestinian Problem - from the Division for Palestinian Rights, United Nations

Countless More UN Resolutions on Israel - 1955-1992
Resolution 106: condemns Israel for Gaza raid.
Resolution 111: condemns Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people.
Resolution 127: recommends Israel suspend its no-man's zone' in Jerusalem.
Resolution 162: urges Israel to comply with UN decisions.
Resolution 171: determines flagrant violations by Israel in its attack on Syria.
Resolution 228: censures Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control.
Resolution 237: urges Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees.
Resolution 248: condemns Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan.
Resolution 250: calls on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem.
Resolution 251: deeply deplores Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250.
Resolution 252: declares invalid Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital.
Resolution 256: condemns Israeli raids on Jordan as flagrant violation.
Resolution 259: deplores Israel's refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation.
Resolution 262: condemns Israel for attack on Beirut airport.
Resolution 265: condemns Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan.
Resolution 267: censures Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem.

Resolution 270: condemns Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon.
Resolution 271: condemns Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem.
Resolution 279: demands withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon.
Resolution 280: condemns Israeli's attacks against Lebanon.
Resolution 285: demands immediate Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
Resolution 298: deplores Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem.
Resolution 313: demands that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon.
Resolution 316: condemns Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon.
Resolution 317: deplores Israel's refusal to release.
Resolution 332: condemns Israel's repeated attacks against Lebanon.
Resolution 337: condemns Israel for violating Lebanon's sovereignty.
Resolution 347: condemns Israeli attacks on Lebanon.
Resolution 425: calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon.
Resolution 427: calls on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon.
Resolution 444: deplores Israel's lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces.
Resolution 446: determines that Israeli settlements are a serious obstruction to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention
Resolution 450: calls on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon.
Resolution 452: calls on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories.
Resolution 465: deplores Israel's settlements and asks all member states not to assist its settlements program.
Resolution 467: strongly deplores Israel's military intervention in Lebanon.
Resolution 468: calls on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return.
Resolution 469: strongly deplores Israel's failure to observe the council's order not to deport Palestinians.
Resolution 471: expresses deep concern at Israel's failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Resolution 476: reiterates that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are null and void.
Resolution 478: censures (Israel) in the strongest terms for its claim to Jerusalem in its Basic Law.
Resolution 484: declares it imperative that Israel re-admit two deported Palestinian mayors.
Resolution 487: strongly condemns Israel for its attack on Iraq's nuclear facility.
Resolution 497: decides that Israel's annexation of Syria's Golan Heights
is null and void and demands that Israel rescinds its decision forthwith.
Resolution 498: calls on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon.

Resolution 501: calls on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops.

Resolution 509: demands that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon.

Resolution 515: demands that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and allow food supplies to be brought in.

Resolution 517: censures Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon.

Resolution 518: demands that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon.

Resolution 520: condemns Israel's attack into West Beirut.

Resolution 573: condemns Israel vigorously for bombing Tunisia in attack on PLO headquarters.

Resolution 587: takes note of previous calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw.

Resolution 592: strongly deplores the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops.

Resolution 605: strongly deplores Israel's policies and practices denying the human rights of Palestinians.

Resolution 607: calls on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Resolution 608: deeply regrets that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians.

Resolution 636: deeply regrets Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians.

Resolution 641: deplores Israel's continuing deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 672: condemns Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount.

Resolution 673: deplores Israel's refusal to cooperate with the United Nations.

Resolution 681: deplores Israel's resumption of the deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 694: deplores Israel's deportation of Palestinians and calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return.

Resolution 726: strongly condemns Israel's deportation of Palestinians.

Resolution 799: strongly condemns Israel's deportation of 413 Palestinians and calls for their immediate return.

From 1967 to 1989 the UN Security Council passed 131 resolutions directly dealing with the Arab-Israeli conflict. Of the 131 resolutions passed, 43 could be considered neutral while the remaining 88 either criticized and opposed the actions of Israel or judged against its interests. Nearly half of the 88 resolutions against Israel "condemned", "censured" or "deplored" the member state or its actions.[3] During this time, in the UN General Assembly, 429 resolutions against Israel were passed, and Israel was condemned 321 times.[4] The United States has used its veto power to prevent resolutions concerning Israel from passing through the Security Council on 42 occasions since 1970.

pogue mahone
Lake Forest, IL

every american needs to look at this website. no BS, no racism, no neo-nazi garbage, just the statistics and numbers regarding palestine.

(this pogue mahone's recommendation, as part of his series of posts)