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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
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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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial presents Expanded Mediatheque. Arcadia

October 31, 2009

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial

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Games from a culture of innovation

October 2, 2009 - December 7, 2009

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain

"Toys are not as innocent as they appear. Games and toys anticipate important ideas."
Charles Eames

Initiatives have multiplied in the last ten years from the worlds of art, academic research and industry seeking to establish the videogame as a valid medium of expression and to proclaim the possibilities given by the ludic as a creative strategy. LABoral contributed to this process with the exhibition trilogy Gameworld, Playware and Homo Ludens Ludens, perhaps the most exhaustive treatment of the subject by any cultural institution.

At a time when artists' interest in videogames no longer causes surprise, when numerous universities have departments of Game Studies and when the Independent Games movement is finding its own space and audience, questions arise concerning the new limits of play as a language and an industry.

Arcadia: Games from a culture of innovation is an observatory that marks out the principal lines of research being followed today in the various domains of contemporary ludic culture: from toy design to the independent development of video games, passing through gameart to what are known as 'serious games.' The more than thirty selected projects - most having been produced in the last three years - are a sign of the emerging sensibility of videogames that overturn our preconceived notions about the function and form of play.

Beyond software, Arcadia explores areas like the product and gadget design, toys and the culture of self-construction and playful hacking. Arcadia is the first presentation of the Expanded Mediatheque, a LABoral project that experiments with new presentation formats that promote sociability and that go beyond the traditional exhibition.

CURATOR: José Luis de Vicente

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a space for artistic exchange. It is set up with the purpose of establishing an effective alliance between art, design, culture, industry and economic progress and the goal of becoming a space for interaction and dialogue between art, new technologies and industrial creation. It throws a special spotlight on production, creation and research into art concepts still being defined.

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Los Prados, 121
33394 Gijón (Asturias) Spain
Tel: +34 985 185 577
Fax: +34 985 337 355

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 12 noon - 8 pm

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New York, NY 10002, USA

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Issue 15 of Otoliths is now live

In a switch on the normal All Hallows' Eve tradition, the someone who's come knocking at your door is bringing you candy. No tricks, just treats. Issue 15, the southern spring 2009 issue, of Otoliths has just gone live, & has in its basket a wondrous variety of text & visuals—sometimes both—from Ray Craig, Crag Hill, Andrew Topel, Jeff Harrison, James Mc Laughlin, Bob Heman, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Philip Byron Oakes, Chris Gordon, Louise Norlie, Donald Dunbar & Andrew Lundwall, Raymond Farr, Márton Koppány, Halvard Johnson, Kathleen Rooney, Rodger Lowenthal, Travis Macdonald, John J. Trause, Kat Dixon, John M. Bennett, Baron & John M. Bennett, Sheila E. Murphy & John M. Bennett, Robert van Vliet, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Yoko Danno, Charles Clifford Brooks III, j/j hastain, Daniel f Bradley, Tim Marcuson, Michael Brandonisio, Lance Newman, Adam Katz, Andy Martrich, Jeff Klooger, Yonah Korngold, John Martone, Bill Drennan, Karri Kokko, David Berridge, Ira Joel Haber, Marcia Arrieta, Martin Edmond, Andrew Topel & John M. Bennett, Felino Soriano, Jal Nicholl, Ed Baker, Tony Rickaby, Sam Schild, Paul Siegell, Tom Beckett, Grzegorz Wróblewski, David-Baptiste Chirot, Jon Curley, sean burn, Tim Kahl, Mara Patricia Hernandez, PD Mallamo, Carlyle Baker, Bobbi Lurie, John Moore Williams, Dominic Amerena, & Spencer Selby.


So turn on the porchlight, & get reading.
Mark Young

Defenders of Wild Life Alert: Scary New Video: Invasion of the Burmese Pythons, Rats and Exotic Wildlife


Wildlife Alert

Help Stop the Invasion

Watch our scary new video

Poor screening of wildlife imports has led to a flood of non-native animals to the U.S., threatening our native wildlife and public health.

Watch our new video on the import of non-native wildlife

Check out our scary new video on the perils of the exotic wildlife invasion and then take action to stop the invasion!

Dear David,

It may not offer the Cineplex scares of Dracula, Frankenstein or Michael Myers, but our new video is pretty scary.

Each year, pythons and hundreds of millions of other non-native wild animals are imported into the U.S. with no good way of screening out species that can harm native ecosystems or threaten human health.

To draw attention to this frightening situation and build support for congressional action to stop the exotic wildlife invasion, we've produced a brand-new internet video… just in time for Halloween!

Please watch our terrifying new video about the exotic wildlife invasion and urge Congress to take action to protect our native wildlife and public health.

Each year, millions of live wild animals enter our country legally. Eventually some escape or are released into the wild and harm native wildlife and wild places -- including many endangered species.

Taking into account control and monitoring programs and damage to our ecosystems, economies and public health, these invaders can cost America tens of billions of dollars a year.

But this exotic wildlife invasion isn't just costly -- it's also dangerous to native wildlife and can be deadly to people.

  • In Florida, former pet pythons have been clashing with alligators in a battle for the top of the food chain -- and these non-native reptiles could someday slither their way as far north as Washington, DC;
  • In the central U.S., Asian carps are decimating the natural ecosystems of our rivers and lakes;
  • Across the country, European starlings have driven native birds out of their nesting sites; and
  • Giant Gambian rats, imported as pets, have spread the highly contagious monkeypox virus.

Learn more about the exotic wildlife invasion and what you can do to help. Check out our new video and then take action.

To stem the exotic wildlife invasion, Defenders of Wildlife is calling on Congress to enact legislation that would provide for crucial screening of wildlife imports to reduce the risk of harm to our native wildlife, wild places and human health. We're also urging decisive action on H.R. 2811 and S. 373, two bills to regulate the importation and interstate transportation of some of the deadliest pythons and other large constrictor snake species.

Help us stop the invasion of dangerous pythons, Gambian rats and other exotic wildlife. Please watch our new video and take action today!

Best Regards,

Peter Jenkins, Defenders of Wildlife Peter Jenkins
Director of International Conservation
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Chirot: Visual Poems from new Series ""Dechirage"

Brasscheck TV: George Bush vs. Harry Potter


When I was over in England, I saw this item in
the newspaper. scratched my head and filed
it away.

"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling was not
welcome at the White House because she
"encouraged witchcraft and sorcery."

Could this possibly be true?

Could there be a deep theological objection
to Rowling's books?

Yes, and the people who held it, had George Jrs

Here's one of the spokeswomen laying out
the case to an audience of children.

This is real...No one could make this up
if they tried.


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