CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

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
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
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 david.chirot@gmail.com
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... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # 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 ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - 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
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


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Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
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
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

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, November 28, 2009

A Letter to the Presidents of the Hemisphere By Manuel Zelaya Rosales President of Honduras

 
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A Letter to the Presidents of the Hemisphere
 
By Manuel Zelaya Rosales President of Honduras
 
At this moment in Honduras we are in a de facto State. There is no Constitution. Nor are there Constitutional powers because they have been destroyed by force by the military Coup d'Etat on that ominous day of June 28, 2009.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24074.htm
 


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Mail Art Call: Honoring the Shadow




To: mailart@yahoogroups.com
From: JAron98449@aol.com
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:31:43 +0000
Subject: [mailart] Mail Art Call: Honoring the Shadow

 
Honoring the Shadow

The Shadow is a psychological term introduced by the late Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. It is everything in us that is repressed, undeveloped and denied, both dark and light. The shadow represents all that the conscious person does not wish to acknowledge within themselves. Jung emphasized the importance of being aware of shadow material and incorporating it into conscious awareness. Otherwise we project these attributes onto others.
Honor your shadow by giving it visual form.
All mediums are welcome.
Deadline: December 31 2010.
Artworks will be permanently displayed on my website.
http://www.alchemicalwedding.com/mailart/mailart.htm
Send to:
Honoring the Shadow
c/o David Aronson
3330 Dogwood Dr.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
USA


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Check out "Women and the Wall / Atef Safadi" on Elsewhereness

Elsewhereness
elsewhere magazine - fine art and social visualization
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Check out the discussion 'Women and the Wall / Atef Safadi'
Elsewhereness No. 19; Nov 27 - Dec 3 09: Coal mine, GAZA / Eman Mohammed
Women and the Wall / Atef Safadi
Issawiya / Aamer Derbass
East Jerusalem / Amir Rotgolz
Exercising Observation / Sofie Ber

Discussion posted by elsewhere:

The Elsewhereness No. 19 / Nov 27 - Dec 3 09 / Atef Safadi, born and raised in Majdal Shams, holds a degree in computer science, works...

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Congratulations to Iqbal Tamimi of Palestinain Mothers--Nominated for Journalist Award for excellemce

Some exciting news: I have been nominated for a journalism Award. And I am extremely proud; I could have not done it without your support and contributions.

mario loprete: MY WAY Exhibition Opening




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FW: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative - please circulate, excuse multiples!




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Subject: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative - please circulate, excuse multiples!
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 01:03:36 -0500


The Center for the Humanities invites you to celebrate the publication of
 
The Amiri Baraka/Edward Dorn Correspondence
The Kenneth Koch/Frank O'Hara Letters: Selections
Muriel Rukeyser: Darwin & the Writers
Philip Whalen's Journals: Selections
Robert Creeley: Contexts of Poetry, with selections from Daphne Marlatt's Journals
 
the  inaugural chapbook series in
 
LOST & FOUND
 The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative
 
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Tuesday December 8th, 2009
6:30 pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York City
 
Introduction
Ammiel Alcalay
 
Readings and Presentations
Stefania Heim, Claudia Moreno Pisano, Josh Schneiderman, Brian Unger,
special guests David Henderson, Bill Berkson, and others
 
Books and drinks for all!
 
 
Lost & Found is a publication project emerging from archival and textual scholarship done by students at The Graduate Center, with the primary focus on writers falling under the rubric of the New American Poetry. Since accessibility to archival material proposes alternative, divergent and enriched versions of literary and cultural history, the Lost & Found initiative takes the New American rubric writ large, including the affiliated and unaffiliated, precursors and followers.

 



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Friday, November 27, 2009

2 Minute Video Three Trillion Dollars The Hidden Cost of War

Three Trillion Dollars
The Hidden Cost of War
 
2 Minute Video
 
In 2003 Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is over 10 times that figure. So what's behind the ballooning dollar signs?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24075.htm
 
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Obama's Fifth Category: The "Untriable" By William Fisher,

Obama's Fifth Category: The "Untriable"
 
By William Fisher,
 
The assertion that there are 75 detainees who are too dangerous to release, but can't be prosecuted, and therefore must be held indefinitely, defies common sense.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24070.htm
 
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Maurizio Follin: Commercial Potential - International Mail Art Project 2010




From: maurizio.follin@alice.it
To: ;
Subject: No Commercial Potential - International Mail Art Project 2010
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:14:09 +0100

 


                                                                                                   No Commercial Potential

Il produrre arte che risponda esclusivamente alle proprie esigenze creative senza scendere a compromessi per renderla bene di consumo
The production of an art that fits exclusively one's own creative needs without stooping to compromises to make it a consumer good

Formato: libero / Format: free

Tecnica libera : 2 & 3 d, musica,video, performance, poesia e brevi racconti (su supporto digitale)
Technique free: 2 & 3 d, music, video, performance, poetry and small stories(on digital support)

Scadenza 10 dicembre 2010/ deadline: 2010, December 10th

nessuna restituzione, nessuna tassa, nessuna selezione,nessuna giuria / no return, no fee, no selection, no jury
(No pornography please)

I lavori vanno spediti al seguente indirizzo: / Works should be sent at the following address:

Maurizio Follin, Via M.te Cervino, 27
30173 Favaro V.to - Venezia - Italy

indicando nome, cognome, nazionalità ed indirizzo dell'artista + indirizzo e-mail (per l'invio della documentazione finale) ed eventuale sito web
please insert name, surname, country, address + e-mail address (for notification of final documentation) and web site if exist.

Tutti i lavori devono essere spediti per posta con affrancatura postale / All works must be send by post with postage stamps.

Catalogo on-line su sito: / On line catalogue on the website: http://itsonlymailartnocommercial.blogspot.com/

Catalogo in pdf scaricabile a cura di / pdf catalog by : Claudio Romeo

Esposizioni (in data da definire) presso / Exibition:
Galleria Terre Rare - Bologna
Garage N.3 Gallery - Venezia Mestre
Spazio espositivo "Barrique" - Scriò di Dolegna del Collio GO

Evento organizzato in collaborazione con / Event organized in collaboration with:
DodoDada Arte Postale - http://dododada.ning.com/
Terre Rare - http://http://www.terrerare.net/
Ambasciata di Venezia : http://www.artistampnews.com/dated_calls/html/italian_calls.html
Reantà Non Ordinaria - http://realtano.it/

Testi critici : Giancarlo Da Lio



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Jeff Gates-– Was Homeland Security Created to Protect Those Who Deceived the U.S.? »


Janet Napolitano, Secretary Homeland Security is greeted on Capitol Hill by Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

Janet Napolitano, Secretary Homeland Security is greeted on Capitol Hill by Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

By Jeff Gates* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz

Was Fort Hood really the target of a terrorist attack? The first clue to the real culprit emerged when Senator Joe Lieberman sought to blame this mass murder on the U.S. military. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, he promised hearings on how the Pentagon protects its personnel from domestic terrorists.

Will Lieberman, an avowed Zionist, use this incident to insist that the U.S. do more to protect Jewish nationalists? More importantly, what do his concerns mean for homeland security?

Joe Lieberman has an ally in Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security. In April, this former Arizona governor warned about potential terrorism from U.S. troops returning from deployment in the Middle East. Though roundly attacked, she defended her position, calling it an "assessment not an accusation."

When Army Major Nidal Hasan killed U.S. troops on the nation's largest military base, was this evidence of "militant Islam"? Or did this military psychiatrist snap under pressure while treating returning vets on a base averaging ten suicides a month? Is there an undisclosed agenda behind those seeking to portray this act as the work of "Islamo fascists"?


To answer these questions requires a grasp of how "assets" are deployed by those skilled at waging war by way of deception. An asset is someone who has been profiled in sufficient depth that-when placed in a pre-staged time, place and circumstance-the person can be relied on to behave consistent with their profile.

Best Story Wins

Since the end of the Cold War, the predominant geopolitical narrative has been The Clash of Civilizations and its military counterpart: The Global War on Terrorism. How better to advance that storyline than to kill American soldiers even before they leave the U.S.? What's the motive?

Imagine if the intelligence that induced the U.S. to war was proven "fixed" around a preset goal. What if the common source of that treachery is poised to become transparent? If you were complicit in this deception (an act of treason), how would you obscure those facts? How would you sustain a "Muslim terrorist" narrative once the intelligence "facts" are exposed as pre-staged fictions meant to advance an undisclosed Israeli agenda?

For those marketing The Clash premise, Dr. Hasan's psychotic break was a blessing. At Family Security Matters, President Carol Taber describes this incident as "the Ft. Hood terrorist attack" by an "Islamist gunman." Editor Pam Meister promotes "the shocking TRUTH (sic) behind these attacks so that we might ward off those yet to come." Executive Vice-President Linda Cohen, who also serves as a trustee of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), offers advice certain to appeal to Lieberman and Napolitano:

"No one is safe now. Not you, not the military, not your children, not office workers nor subway riders, nor anyone who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Is there a precedent for combining aberrant behavior and a mass murder to advance a preset agenda? Do you recall the sniper attacks around Washington, D.C. in October 2002?

Those murders commenced one day before debate began on Senate Resolution 46 proposed by Joe Lieberman to authorize the use of U.S. forces in Iraq. In the immediate aftermath of 9-11, Lieberman and Arizona Senator John McCain urged that the U.S. target not Al Qaeda but Iraq.

The nation's capital became a city under siege when those attacks created insecurity and heightened anxiety as serial murders left ten dead and three wounded over a 10-day period. Those random shootings transformed the terror of 9-11 into a personal reality for Washington residents while Lieberman deployed phony intelligence to promote the invasion of a nation that had no hand in the mass murder of 9-11.

Assets and Sayanim

Once again: assets are profiled personalities catalyzed to act out known dysfunctions in ways that are advantageous based on the time, place and circumstances of their behavior. The totality of the facts suggests that Dr. Nidal Hasan may well have been such an asset.

Assets are typically identified, profiled and developed over lengthy periods of time. Their potential to act out a known personality disorder is held in reserve in the same way that a military commander holds troops in reserve for deployment at an opportune time.

How is an asset developed in plain sight and then tasked at the right moment? Only a careful investigation can identify those influences particular to Dr. Hasan, including what decisions led to his transfer to Ft. Hood and the circumstances there that triggered his behavior.

News reports to date are consistent with this analysis. For instance, his name appears as a participant for public briefings at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. As a registrant in the Obama presidential transition task force ("Thinking Anew-Security Priorities for the Next Administration"), he would have interacted with a team of nine "task force briefers." Judging from their surnames, at least seven were Ashkenazim.
As a combat-stress psychiatrist, Dr. Hasan dealt daily with troubled vets at Walter Reed Hospital where the most grievously wounded are sent to recover, many of them amputees, disfigured or otherwise handicapped for life. While coping with that vicarious trauma, he was taunted for his Muslim beliefs and harassed for his Middle Eastern heritage even though he was born, raised and educated in the U.S..

Despite clear indications of internal turmoil, including repeated attempts to resign his commission, he was dispatched to a post known for its huge population of combat-stressed vets. He arrived anticipating orders to deploy to Afghanistan, realizing his worst nightmare. Meanwhile a commander-in-chief promising change made matters even worse in the region.

Israeli psy-ops rely on an extensive cadre of sayanim (Hebrew for volunteers) who are shielded from legal culpability by being told only enough to perform their narrow role when tasked to assist with operations on an as-needed basis. Otherwise, they gather and report useful intelligence. Thus the presence of sayanim throughout the U.S. government. A sayan may well have identified Nidal Hasan as a potential asset who could be developed and, as here, deployed.

At What Cost?

With evidence emerging that Israelis and pro-Israelis were the source of the sham intelligence that induced the U.S. to war, those responsible are scrambling to cover their tracks. Americans will soon realize what the facts confirm: Jewish nationalists deceived the U.S. in order to deploy our military to pursue Israel's expansionist agenda for the Middle East.
Americans will soon awaken to the cost of this entangled alliance in blood and treasure. U.S. deaths in Iraq could top 4,300 this month with more than one million Iraqis dead from the war and from violence unleashed by those who manipulated this alliance to induce an invasion.

That brings us back to the uncomfortable but essential question: Was Homeland Security created to protect the U.S.? Or was it created to protect those who deceived the U.S.? Was this incident another example of the murderous misdirection deployed to pit Americans against Muslims to advance unacknowledged Zionist goals?

By shifting blame to the military, do Lieberman and Napolitano intend to use federal law enforcement to contain the outraged reaction of an informed public and an awakened military? Was Dr. Nidal Hasan a terrorist? Or was he a troubled pawn in an ongoing psy-ops campaign meant to revive a narrative that-like the fixed intelligence-was losing credibility?

Both the false intelligence and the anti-Muslim narrative feature a theme of fomenting hate and intolerance. On October 28th, President Obama signed into law ADL's model hate crime legislation. Will that federal law now be deployed by Homeland Security to silence those who make transparent the common source of this deception?
How much longer before a long-deceived public-both in the U.S. and abroad-takes the steps required to ensure that never again is duplicity allowed to operate on such a scale?

* Jeff Gates is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide; an adviser to policy-makers worldwide; former counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee; and author of numerous articles and books including his latest book Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War, Democracy at Risk and The Ownership Solution. See www.criminalstate.com

Daily - Sabbah Report | "UK Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as February 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion"

Daily - Sabbah Report | "UK Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as February 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion"






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Daily - Sabbah Report | "UK Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as February 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion"

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UK Inquiry: Blair Conspired with Bush as Early as February 2002 to Plot Iraq Invasion

Posted: 25 Nov 2009 09:39 AM PST

By Dave Lindorff* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz

UK-Iraq-INQUIRY_P1Most Americans are blissfully in the dark about it, but across the Atlantic in the UK, a commission reluctantly established by Prime Minister Gordon Brown under pressure from anti-war activists in Britain is beginning hearings into the actions and statements of British leaders that led to the country's joining the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Even before testimony began in hearings that started yesterday, news began to leak out from documents obtained by the commission that the government of former PM Tony Blair had lied to Parliament and the public about the country's involvement in war planning.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper over the weekend published documents from British military leaders, including a memo from British special forces head Maj. Gen. Graeme Lamb, saying that he had been instructed to begin "working the war up since early 2002."


This means that Blair, who in July 2002, had assured members of a House of Commons committee that there were "no preparations to invade Iraq," was lying.

Things are likely to heat up when the commission begins hearing testimony. It has the power, and intends to compel testimony from top government officials, including Blair himself.

While some American newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, have run an Associated Press report on the new disclosures and on the commission, key news organizations, including the New York Times, have not. The Times ignored the Telegraph report, but a day later ran an article about the British commission that focused entirely on evidence that British military leaders in Iraq felt "slighted" by "arrogant" American military leaders who, the article reported, pushed for aggressive military action against insurgent groups, while British leaders preferred negotiating with them.

While that may be of some historical interest, it hardly compares with the evidence that Blair and the Bush/Cheney administration were secretly conspiring to invade Iraq as early as February and March 2002.

Recall that back in the fall of 2002, the Bush/Cheney argument to Congress and the American people for initiating a war against Iraq was that Iraq was allegedly behind the 9-11 attacks and that it posed an "imminent" danger of attack against the US and Britain with its alleged weapons of mass destruction.

Of course, such arguments, which have subsequently been shown to have been bogus, would have had no merit if the planning began a year earlier, and if no such urgency was expressed by the two leaders at that time. Imminent, after all, means imminent, and if Blair, Bush and Cheney had genuinely thought an attack with WMDs was imminent back in the early days of the Bush administration, they would have been acting immediately, not secretly conjuring up a war scheduled for a year later. (The actual invasion began on March 19, 2003).

As I documented in my book, The Case for Impeachment (St. Martin's Press, 2006), there is plenty of evidence that Bush and Cheney had a scheme to put the US at war with Iraq even before Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001. Then Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill in his own tell-all book, The Price of Loyalty, written after he was dumped from the Bush Administration, recounts that at the first meeting of Bush's new National Security Council, the question of going to war and ousting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was on the agenda. Immediately after the 9-11 attacks, NSC anti-terrorism program czar Richard Clarke also recalled Bush ordering him to "find a link" to Iraq. Meanwhile, within days, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was ordering top generals to prepare for an Iraq invasion. Gen. Tommy Franks, who was heading up the military effort in Afghanistan that was reportedly closing in on Osama Bin Laden, found the rug being pulled out from under him as Rumsfeld began shifting troops out of Afghanistan and to Kuwait in preparation for the new war.

It is nothing less than astonishing that so little news of the British investigation into the origins of the illegal Iraq War is being conveyed to Americans by this country's corporate media-yet another example demonstrating that American journalism is dead or dying. It is even more astonishing that neither the Congress nor the president here in America is making any similar effort to put America's leaders in the dock to tell the truth about their machinations in engineering a war that has cost the US over $1 trillion (perhaps $3 trillion eventually when debt payments and the cost of veterans care is added in), and over 4000 lives, not to mention as many as one million innocent Iraqi lives.

* Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based journalist. His latest book is The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. His work is available at www.thiscantbehappening.net

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Deutsche Bank signs as lead sponsor of ART HK










November 25, 2009






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DEUTSCHE BANK SIGNS AS LEAD SPONSOR OF ART HK


Deutsche Bank and ART HK are pleased to announce that Deutsche Bank has signed an agreement to be the lead sponsor of ART HK for an initial period of up to 5 years. ART HK is Hong Kong's largest and most important annual international art fair.

Michael West, Deutsche Bank's Head of Communications for Asia Pacific said, "Our sponsorship of ART HK is a reflection of both the scale and growth of Deutsche Bank in the Asia Pacific region and our longstanding global commitment to the arts. The success of ART HK in 2008 and 2009 demonstrates the high level of demand for a world-class art fair in the region."

Magnus Renfrew, Fair Director, ART HK said, "Deutsche Bank's involvement is a ringing endorsement of the solid foundations that we have laid in Asia to date. Our shared vision and active partnership will bring us one step closer to further affirming ART HK's position as one of the leading art fairs."

Back for its third year, ART HK 10 will be held from the 27-30 May 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) coinciding with the major art auctions in the city. In 2009, ART HK hosted 110 galleries from 24 countries, and received 27,856 visitors over the course of four and a half days, an increase of 31% on the inaugural Fair held in 2008. Exhibitors at ART HK 09 reported steady sales with several million US dollar transactions taking place, as well as many more affordable works being purchased by first time collectors.

Renfrew continued, "Globally, galleries are looking for new opportunities to expand their markets and increasingly are looking towards Asia. ART HK is now well established as a high profile fair with proven high quality attendance and solid sales results."

This year's Fair attracted a balanced mix of established international collectors including private collectors, foundations, curators, dealers and museums. ART HK 09 also provided an intellectual and cultural platform for a series of successful and engaging discussion-based forums such as Asia Art Archive's Backroom Conversations and Build Your Dream Museum, as well as Intelligence², a leading global medium for intellectual and cultural debates.

Deutsche Bank's sponsorship of ART HK extends its global commitment of promoting cultural vibrancy in the markets in which they conduct business. Under the motto "Art works", Deutsche Bank has made contemporary art widely accessible through its own collection, exhibitions and cooperative ventures around the world for over 30 years. Today, the Deutsche Bank Collection is one of the most significant corporate art collections in the world.

Deutsche Bank also collaborates with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation with the unique joint venture: the art space Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.

Applications for ART HK 10 are currently being accepted. If you are a gallery interested to apply to participate in ART HK 10 please contact Fair Director Magnus Renfrew for further details.

Telephone: +852 2918 8791
Email: magnus@hongkongartfair.com
Website: http://www.hongkongartfair.com










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Brad Brace: silent innings + fanboat films



  silent innings are curious little mp4s of a nicaraguan baseballscoreboard made in 2008fanboat films are short mp4 artworks by brad brace, originally posted on

facebook in 2009 -- wild outboard sax music amid shifting layered
imagery inspired by florida fanboats and columbia river barge traffic

special bonus collection: matchbook movies from 1984 (small
quicktime movies intended for looped-viewing in a corner of
your desktop)

over 87 films in all!

http://bbrace.net/
http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/
bbrace@eskimo.com [paypal donations appreciated!]

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Echoing Bush, Obama Refuses to Sign Landmine Treaty

Echoing Bush, Obama Refuses to Sign Landmine Treaty
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/11/25-1

ATMA PHOTOS/FOTOS: Ollin Eguren




 

Portfolio: Ollin Eguren is a Mexican dancer and model. Pictures: Iris Atma

Portafolio: Ollin Eguren es una bailarina y modelo mexicana. Fotos: Iris Atma

 

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MILWAUKEE: "PROTEST: If Obama Announces Afghanistan Troop Surge"


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Subject: HOW TO INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS IN 10 SECONDS: Obama announcing surge early next week!

Hello everyone,

Thanks for supporting this critical cause to bring our troops home to their families and return sovereignty to the people of Afghanistan. Word in the news media is that Obama will make his major announcement early this upcoming week. As you know, Milwaukeeans will gather to protest the day after Obama's announcement at the Federal Building at 3rd and Wisconsin Avenue, 5pm.

A troop surge is a tragic mistake that will have consequences for decades to come for our country and the world. PLEASE TAKE A FEW SECONDS TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY in the area! Follow the below steps and you can invite tons of people with like 5 total clicks. Thanks for your support!

***EASY WAY TO INVITE PEOPLE: In the event, on the right hand side, click on "invite people to come",  then go to "filter friends" in the top left corner, and from there go down to "Wisconsin-Milwaukee" (and/or "Milwaukee"). Then, on the top right click "select all." Finally, click invite at the bottom. You should receive a message saying that you've successfully sent the invitations.
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