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
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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.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Al Jazeera Journalists Publish their Testimonies re attack on the Mavi Maramara



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Al Jazeera Journalists Publish their Testimonies in a Book contradicting the BBC version of the attack on the 'Mavi Marmara'

 

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

DBChirot sent you a video: "Don Cherry live in the 60's - 1/7"

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Don Cherry live in the 60's // Don Cherry - piano, pocket trumpet, flute, voice, percussion // Johhny Dyani - bass, voice, percussion / Okay Temiz - drums, percussion //
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Noon in Tunisya, 1969 == George Gruntz (p, celesta) Don Cherry (cnt, fl) \ Sahib Shihab (fl, alto fl, sop) Henri Texier (b) \ Daniel Humair (d) / Salah El Mahdi (ney) \ Moktar Slama (zoukra) / Jelloul Osman (mezzuette) / Hattab Jouini (tabla, darbouka, bendire)
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

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SOA WATCH: letter from prison



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Dear David-baptiste,
Hope this email finds you well. We just received the letter below from prison from Father Louis Vitale. Fr. Louis was arrested together with David Omondi, Nancy Smith and Chris Spicer by the Fort Benning military police during the November Vigil when they carried the call to close the SOA onto the military base. Father Louis and David were sentenced immediately to six months in federal prison. Nancy and Chris are currently preparing for their federal trials on January 5, 2011. They will use the courtroom to put the SOA itself on trial. Several others are also still facing charges after having been arrested by the Columbus police following the rally on November 20, 2010. Support the SOA Watch Legal Defense Fund with a contribution today. You'll find addresses to write to the prisoners below.


Letter from Father Louis Vitale, SOA Watch Prisoner of Conscience:

Two weeks have passed since David Omondi and I began our sojourn here at Irwin County Detention Center in southern Georgia. Some may say, "Vitale has protested himself back into the pokey below the Mason-Dixon line" and "He has been jailed again in an effort to bring peace and social justice." SF Chronicle 11/28

LouieMany ask, "Why do you keep doing this?" We try to respond: "Because the oppression goes on and our nation is a major participant in that oppression of the poor and of all creation." Specifically this manifestation of mourning focuses on the School of the Americas (WHINSEC) at Ft. Benning, Georgia, where U.S. military have taught counter-insurgency techniques, including torture and disappearance, to Latin American military. It still goes on, as recently observed with the outrageous coup in Honduras carried out by graduates of the School of the Americas. In fact, our involvement in oppressive militarism extends throughout the world!

But why so many times at Ft. Benning (my fourth arrest and incarceration, and so far from my home base)? The School of the Americas is an icon of our intrusion into developing countries over many years and the source of horrific massacres including religious leaders and thousands of peasants. Also Ft. Benning is a major military base feeding vast numbers into the war machine. Thousands gather annually to mourn the victims and to call for an end to our war machine that continues to grow into more bases, nuclear weapons manufacturing facilities, even into space war (and the new X-37B militarized version of the space shuttle).

Are we ready to declare peace and act in its presence? Let's call - with all our energy - for nonviolent solutions now, transforming many peoples' lives and our world. Our work is cut out for us as we must be vigilant and active with nonviolent resistance. May we move towards peace in the new year.

[Louie, serving a 6 month sentence for trespass at Ft. Benning, was moved from the Irwin County Detention Center on December 15, and is currently in transit. We will let you know as soon as he reaches his final destination.]


Write the the Prisoners of Conscience

To write to Louis, please direct correspondence to: Fr. Louis Vitale, c/o The Nuclear Resister, P.O. Box 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733

To write to Michael David Omondi, also sentenced to six months for trespass at Ft. Benning, please direct your correspondence to: David Omondi, c/o The Los Angeles Catholic Worker, 632 N. Brittania St., Los Angeles, CA 90033


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Friday, December 24, 2010

MoMA and Cinecitta Luce celebrate Bernardo Bertolucci with a complete career retrospective



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December 24, 2010






The Museum of Modern Art,
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"Last Tango in Paris," 1972.
France/Italy.
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.


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Bernardo Bertolucci
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December 15, 2010 – January 12, 2011


The Museum of Modern Art,
New York


MoMA AND CINECITTÀ LUCE CELEBRATE LEGENDARY DIRECTOR BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI WITH A COMPLETE CAREER RETROSPECTIVE

This comprehensive 20-film survey, presented in collaboration with Cinecittà Luce, Rome, celebrates the work of Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the great living practitioners of the art of cinema. All of the prints in this series are newly remastered by Cinecittà Luce, with sound and color correction overseen by several of the cinematographers who have worked with the director, including Vittorio Storaro, Darius Khondji, and Fabio Cianchetti. Featured screenings include The Conformist (1970)—a film that has deeply influenced American filmmakers as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg—and a rare presentation of Bertolucci's documentary Oil (La via del petrolio) (1967), a major rediscovery at the 2007 Venice Film Festival.

At the age of 21, Bernardo Bertolucci debuted at the Venice Film Festival with his first film, La commare secca (The Grim Reaper) (1962); he has since gone on to earn every award and accolade to which a filmmaker can aspire. Tirelessly experimental in form and content, his films have enjoyed both popular and critical acclaim. Renowned for pushing the boundaries and creating works for adventurous audiences, his oeuvre also contains its share of popular blockbusters, including The Last Emperor (1987), which garnered nine Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Watching the films in this series together, one witnesses Bertolucci's development as an artist, from grappling with the influence of cinematic trends and filmmaking icons to developing and refining his own voice, and ultimately becoming an enormously influential auteur who creates films of beauty and consequence.

This complete retrospective also includes such revered films as Ultimo tango a Parigi (Last Tango in Paris) (1972), starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider; Novecento (1900) (1976) with Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, and Donald Sutherland; The Sheltering Sky (1990) with Debra Winger, John Malkovich, and Campbell Scott; Little Buddha (1993) with Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, and Chris Isaak; Stealing Beauty (1996), with Liv Tyler, Sinéad Cusack, and Jeremy Irons; and The Dreamers (2003), with Michael Pitt, Eva Green, and Louis Garrel.

A full screening schedule is available at MoMA.org/film.

The exhibition is co-produced by the Department of Film of The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Luce, Rome. It is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film; Camilla Cormanni and Paola Ruggiero, Cinecittà Luce; and Alessandra Bracaglia.

Bernardo Bertolucci is supported by the Cinema Department of the Italian Ministry of Culture and by eni, a major integrated energy company committed to valuing people, environment, and integrity. Special thanks to Alitalia and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

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Human Rights Watch: Obama Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" | Honduras Post-Coup Abuses



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Honduras: Prosecute Post-Coup Abuses
Attacks and Threats Remain a Very Serious Concern

In the aftermath of Honduras's 2009 coup, security forces under the de facto government beat demonstrators, detained people arbitrarily, and shut down media outlets.

Since the  inauguration in January of President Porfirio Lobo, who was elected after the coup, at least 47 journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists have been threatened or attacked -- 18 of them  killed. Circumstantial evidence in most of these cases suggest that victims were targeted because of their political views.

No one has been held accountable for these acts, nor for what happened in the coup's aftermath.

Court cases concerning crimes committed after the coup have been stalled – in part because various state agencies won't cooperate with Honduras's human rights unit. Security forces have failed to turn over firearms for ballistics tests and ignored requests to identify officers accused of crimes. Investigations into the officers' actions lack independence.

The Supreme Court endorsed the military's actions during the coup and fired four judges who questioned the coup's legality, creating a climate that discouraged lower-court judges from ruling against the de facto government.

Until Honduran authorities take concrete steps to hold people accountable for past actions and to stop the attacks, it will be difficult to restore trust in the country's democratic system.

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Obama Repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Human Rights Watch urges the Defense Department to implement rapidly the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010." As documented in our 2003 report, "Uniform Discrimination: the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy of the US Military," men and women who have served their country with courage, skill, and distinction have been discharged from the US military simply because of their sexual orientation. Since the policy was enacted in 1993, 14,000 service members have been wrongfully discharged.

President Obama's repeal of the discriminatory legislation was a major step forward in affording equal rights to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and corrects a serious injustice inflicted upon men and women by the country for which they were willing to sacrifice their lives.

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