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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
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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, March 26, 2009

Pop to Meta-Pop: Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst presents Pop-Up!

March 26, 2009

Ludwig Forum für
Internationale Kunst, Aachen

April 5th - August 23rd

Ludwig Forum für
Internationale Kunst

Jülicher Strasse 97-109,
52070 Aachen, Germany
phone: (+49) 241 1807 104
fax: (+49) 241 1807 101

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Pop-Up! The Collection feat. Haegue Yang, Sofia Hultén, Annette Wehrmann, Karoe Goldt, Gabriel Kuri, Nairy Baghramian, Susanne Paesler, Danica Dakic, Yael Bartana
April 5th - August 23rd, 2009, opening April 5th 2009, 12 h

Since the 1960s, the idea of Pop has marked a new age of staging and reflecting everyday life. The famous Pop artists of the 1960s like Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein are still counted among the "heroes" of the international art scene. But how relevant is pop art today? What is its importance for today's audiences and artists? In how far are today's working and living conditions comparable so that they lead to a similar "populist" approach? And not the least: What was the essence of Pop back then, how did it influence other genres and what role does its heritage play today?

The exhibition in the Ludwig Forum, one of the important international centres of pop art, examines in how far pop and pop art is still relevant in our times. The term Meta Pop has recently been used to re-discuss the self-referential aspect of pop culture. The overwhelming impact and mass consumption of images generated by television, advertising and movies since the late 1950s constitute a phenomenal impulse in contemporary art. Three topics are constantly returning in this discussion: the pure surface of things, the human condition and politics in a media society. The impact of the factual is central to an artistic and socio-political reflection. New formalisms and a retreat from the documentary surface towards a meta-reflection that defines realism as just as real as minimalism or modernist architecture lead to a new multiply broken reference to art, life and history.

A lot of previously unimaginable methods and technologies for generating new imageries have now become common standard in everyday life. Milestones of Pop Art have become museum pieces that, when seen from the distance, seem to provide little explosive power in view of today's problems. But appearances are deceptive. Fashion and design feature bizarre mixtures of imagery from the 1960s to 1990s. The canonical has only survived as a style or attitude. The works and aesthetics of the artists participating in this exhibition deal with a differentiated perspective on the Here-and-Now and a reflection of pop phenomena that have lost their unbroken fascination since they are so encompassing that the tactic of appropriation, still effective in the 1980s, does no longer constitute a suitable way of setting oneself off from mainstream.

Participating artists;
From the collection: Jean Michel Basquiat, Martin Kippenberger, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Estes, Don Eddy, Duane Hanson, Robert Smithson, Suzan Pitt, Franz Gertsch, Chuck Close, John Ahearn, Lee Lozano, Nancy Graves, Lygia Clark, Gerhard Richter, Jonathan Borfsky, Nam June Paik, Jenny Holzer, Dan Perjovschi, Piero Manzoni, Claes Oldenburg, Ralph Goings, Robert Graham

Featuring: Haegue Yang, Sofia Hultén, Annette Wehrmann, Karø Goldt, Gabriel Kuri, Nairy Baghramian, Susanne Paesler, Danica Dakič, Yael Bartana.

The exhibition is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW and the Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung.

Additional program:

April 9th, 6.30 p.m.
Guided tour with Brigitte Franzen

May 5th, 6.30 p.m.
Artist talk with Suzan Pitt

June 4th, 6.30 p.m.
Presentation by Realities United, Jan and Tim Edler, Studio für Kunst, Architektur und Technologie Berlin

June 6th, 6.30 p.m
Lecture by Hans Nieswandt, DJ and author

August 20th, 6.30 p.m.
Lecture by Wolfang Ullrich "Der Künstler als Kunde des Kunstbetriebs"

Director: Dr. Brigitte Franzen
Opening Hours: Tue, Wed, Fr 12 a.m.-6 p.m., Thur 12 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat+ Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
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