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
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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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

AGAINST THE WALLS OF SILENCE--2006-2009--Selections of Visual Poetry--Posters--Fotos-Postcards For Mail Art/Visual --Poetry Calls 2006-2009 by DBC--

These are some selections of works by many Visual Poets and Mail Artists answered Calls here since 2006--and also some selectionsof images, posters, postcards, that have also been displayed here.

I am going to send out a Call later today or tommorow for the Palestinain Children, who compose 60 % of the Palestinian population--and the majority of hwom are already partially deaf due to the sonic booms inflicted by Israeli Jet fly overs--a technique also used on the Lebanese--and 90% of Palestinian children are already severely traumatized--mentally and physically,--

No hearing aids of course have been allowed in to Gaza for a few years now--nor has any one spoken out for the destruction of the lives of Palestine's Future--all seven hundred of show scholarship students are locked inside Gaza, never to be able to complete their educations.

So much for the vaunted love of education of the "civilized nations,"--it is not meant to extend to persons who are non-persons, "things"; as Golda Meier said in a 1969 BBC interview: "There never was such a thing as a Palestinian."

Another example of this "non-existence" of the Palestinians is that the legal term for those resident and citizens of Israel is "present absentees."

Doesn't "present absentee" imply pretty strongly that those present will soon enough no longer be so--shipped off to some other place--or simply one day "no longer present," without any explanation being necessary.

A "present absentee" then is another, legal, term for the "Vanishing American Indian"--

No wonder America supports so whole heartedly the Israeli State---they are the contemporary version of "settlers" and "cowboys," armed with the fourth biggest and either the most or tied for most sophisticated Military in the world, not to mention also being the fourth biggest Arms and Security exporter in the world.

This Super Powerful, Nuclear equipped Army, Air Force and Navy have all been bombing, shelling, setting persons on fire with phosphorous weapons--for 19 days now, aa population of 1.5 million crammed into a tiny space, making it the most populous place on earth. Since the people are living within the largest prison built in history, they are even deprived of being refugees--they are indeed "present absentees" here, residents of their own coffins, as the planes boats and tanks annihilate them and their homes. To date 90,000 have been made homeless, so that whenever Israel deigns to stop the slaughter, there will be no longer anyplace to live at all, no electricity , no water, no food, no medicine, no heat in the winter cold----just as it has been for two years now, a long attrition of the barest subsistence level.

And--since this was done to the American Indians already--it must seem tiresome by now to hear about for Americans, who prefer to indulge themselves in
their own greatness with the upcoming Inaugeration.

While American and Israeli children face ever brighter futures with the exterminations of the "present absentees" going on, what future if any at all will there be for the children of Gaza?

Will the basically be allowed to turn to for a living only to smuggling or futile attempts at"uprisings"? Since unknown chemicals have been used on these children--who knows,perhaps the Israelis have outdone Hitler and sterilized the future non-parents of Gaza.

Even before al the schools were destroyed,and for the last two years not allowed paper, pencils erasers, chalk or any other supplies-- every year they were made harder and harder and more frighteningly dangerous to get to due to the endless building of new and more severe checkpoints.

Many Palestinian children are killed routinely on the way to school by snipers, and some also by what even the Israeli President has called Pogroms against Palestinians carried out inside Israel and through the Occupied Territories-

President Obama said last summer that if lived with the therat of rocket attacks on his two girls while they were sleeping in their home, he also would wnat to put a stop to it by force if need be.

Of course, Palestinians are not allowed to even throw stones to protest their conditions.

The complete hypocrisy and double talk which Americans like Israelis are adopting to deal make a Totalitarian Criminal Environment be taken instead for a "Democratic" "Civilization"--is warping the language and minds of Americans as every day it is pumped into them via every media outlet--so that they accept unquestioningly the things that Hitler called "The Big Lie"--

Americans will celebrate their tolerance and the overcoming of their racist Past by Inaugerating a Black President who wholeheartedly supports Apartheid and the banning of Israeli-Arab political parties inside Israel.

The Racist Past is not gone at all--it has only found new peoples to be directed at--Palestinians, Arabs, Moslems, and as always and forever, the American Indians whose Rights as Peoples are guaranteed under the International Recognition of Indigenous Peoples that the USA refuses to sign.

Is this is why Americans have been so silent for so many years regarding both their own Wars, Tortures, genocidings and criminal bombings and those of the Israelis--

Because in silence, one does not have to face the contradictions which make double talk and hypocrisiy such a minute by minute necessity in order to accept unquestioningly this Reality which denies everything it says it stands for?

"Obama is Silent"--"Israel Launches Facebook, You Tube, On line Propaganda Campaigns"--

"Phase Three of Gaza War and Counting"

1,000 Gazans Dead--50% Women and Children--over 4,000 Wounded, Maimed for Life, in Critical Condition
Entire inrastructre, what tiny bit theree barely remained--destroyed--hospitals, UN "safe" schools, Mosques bombed--

Israel 13 Dead--10 Soldiers (4 killed by Friendly Fire") 3 civilins

Israel Bans Arab Political Parties
Israel Apartheid Found to be Far Worse Than South African Apartheid by South African Observers
40 years Occupation, Settlements, Apartheid Wall, All Illegal-- Torture of all Palestinians detained without charge indefinitely--allowed by Israel Law--
Israel is the country with the most Human Rights Violations, War Crimes Charges at the UN since it was Founded--

In the USA--Silence until the last few weeks--
already the media has greatly cut coverage of Gaza and instead on Cable channels now are running "Infomercial" style Propaganda Israeli Programs--

Stand Up to the Walls of Silence--Each Day The Silence Eats Away at the Already Vanishing Rights of Citizens--

Gaza will be a wasteland, though not "silenced"--'forever"--
as the former Head Rabbi of Israel recommended--A Final Solution accomplished legally under Jewish Religious Laws by using only carpet bombing until not a stone remained on a stone--

Loudly Proclaiming our support and bank rolling of this "Civilized" "Democratic" Apartheid State--
To make the Walls of Silence be ever taller, longer, more impenetrable--

and Americans wil have themselves their own version of a Gaza, surrounded by Walls of Silence--watched and listened to continually--

If the "only good Indian is a dead Indian," and the same is said for Palestinians--what then may be said of others?--including you--and you --and you--


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