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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
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.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ATMA Thanks, Danke, Gracias -Vamp - x ♥ x

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From: Iris <>
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:04 AM
Subject: ATMA Thanks, Danke, Gracias -Vamp - x ♥ x


Alo! I invite you to see the video of comments 2; where I talk about my performance work, and with kind greetings to: 

Alo! Los invito a ver el video de comentarios 2; donde  hablo de mi trabajo de performance, y con saludos para: 

Michael Schwab, Boris Nieslony -Germany-, József Bíro, Hungary, Armando Hernández -Escena Libre- and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez -Alarma!- México.


Of course, the first part of comments, Thanks to all the friends who visited my performance at 246 Querétaro. And to all who have share comments on the Vamp videos. Greetings to:

Por supuesto, la primer parte del video, Gracias a todos los amigos que visitaron mi performance en el 246 de Querétaro. Y a todos los que han comentado en los videos de Vamp. Saludos a: 

Jody Harrington, GERMANETCHEVERRY, FrancesKey, Eko, Iram de la Rouchefoucault, Carlos Mercado-Orduña, neamich, talennto, ohpineda, Franc Contreras & Volker Hildebrant.


etc, etc, etc…
x ♥ x ♥


Thank you, Gracias * Comments * Comentarios 

Vamp Iris Atma Ra 

Vamp: I also wanna thank, danke, to Michael Schwab 

También quiero agradecer a Michael Schwab 

from Institute for Transdisciplinarity, Society for Artistic Research, Bern University of the Arts. So, he says:  

'I am quite intrigued by your work. From what I can tell, you've been contextualizing your work in relation to activism, but not so much in respect to 'artistic research', the area I most keen to understand. Not that there is a contradiction between the two, but how would you characterize the kind of investigations you perform? Anything I should look at in particular?'

Namaste, Dear Michael. I admire your work at JAR and Transdisciplinarity. I think about my self as a transdiciplinarity performance artists. I have been contextualizing my work in relation to activism; in fact, related with different kinds of fashion & social issues. The way I combine it with artistic research is mainly thought Performance Statements and the process to elaborate them. Complex, multiple & hybrid Identity. One of the main roots of my performance practice is identity, the complex, multiple and hybrid ways we have as human beens, as energy, as society, to express identity. 

Michael escribe que está intrigado por mi trabajo, por lo que él puede decir, lo ha contextualizado en relación con el activismo, pero no tanto en relación con la 'investigación artística', el área en él se desarrolla más. No que exista una contradicción entre ambas, pero ¿cómo podría caracterizar el tipo de investigaciones que perforo, o desarrollo? 

Y entonces, mi respuesta es que he estado contextualizando mi trabajo en relación con el activismo, de hecho, relacionado con diferentes clases de moda o de temas sociales, la forma en que lo combino con la investigación artística es principalmente a través de statements de performance y el proceso para elaborarlos. Una de las raíces de mi trabajo como performance es la identidad. Raíz - Identidad. Las múltiples, las complejas, e híbridas formas que tenemos como seres humanos, energía, sociedad, para expresar la identidad. Múltiples, complejas, híbridas Identidades. 

Social Aesthetic. Spiritual Art. In the process, I have been learning from aesthetic sources, social sciences, spiritual practices, and social experiences. My work is not only performance, but 'Perfofaction': a mix of performance, fiction and documentary -facts-.


I construct and develop my performance identities, in a similar way to a writer draws in paper the essence and personality of each character, that is to say; I put on paper name, life story, favourite fashion style, favourite color, profession, religion, qualities, driving impulse, sources of suffering, greatest good & evil, highest attainment, jewel. 

En el proceso de performance he bebido de distintas fuentes. Estética Social - Arte Espiritual. ciencias sociales, prácticas espirituales y experiencias sociales. PERFORMANCE Ficción, Documental. Mi trabajo no es solamente performance, sino perfofaction; es decir, una mezcla de performance, ficción y hechos documentales. Construyo mis identidades performáticas en una forma similar a la que un escritor dibuja o escribe en un papel la essencia y la personalidad de cada personaje. Escribo una historia de vida, color favorito, estilo de moda, la profesión, religión, las cualidades, el impulso de vida, las fuentes de sufrimiento, la virtud o la maldad de cada personaje. 

I have been 'building' my performatic identities for a long time. 21 Art Aniversary 2011. Next year I will celebrate 21 years as visual artist. Theosophia Devine Wisdom. But it was until last year, when I found that my work looked as the resumé of the Theosophical knowledge of 'The Seven Rays'. This small book I told you about before, at the end of this book you can find a resumé of the Seven Rays and its characteristics. So I should say; when I discover this book, it was just like if I had read this book and then made my performance art work, because it looked as if my performance art work was kind of a resumé of this knowledge, but I didn't had this knowledge before, so I guess my soul had it, my higher soul. 

Talking about me, about Vamp I could tell you. 

He estado construyendo mis identidades de performance por un largo tiempo. 21 aniversario de carrera, 2011.  El año que viene, 2011 voy a celebrar 21 años como artista visual. Fue hasta el año pasado que descubrí que mi trabajo parecía un resumen del conocimiento teológico de los Siete Rayos. Teosofía: θεός & σοφία - 7 rayos. Les acabo de mostrar una tabla de un libro. 7th Ray - Vamp Ra. y hablando de Vamp podría decirles que las cualidades son -y esto también está enunciado en el video de 'Vamp Shout'; los pequeños textos son aquellos que definen el personaje. 

Grace, Precision. Ordered beauty and activity. Chivalry. Skill. Dignity. Careful attention to detail, order, method. Military method. Splendour. 

Las cualidades del septimo rayo que definen a Vamp: Gracia. Precisión. Belleza ordenada. Habilidad. Dignidad. Atención al detalle, al orden. Método militar. Esplendor. 

I think it's a character very related with chaos and order… with that kind of fight we all can know about it. 

Creo que es un personaje que se relaciona mucho con la lucha que todos podemos estar familiarizados con ella, del caos y el orden. 

The svastica is the symbol. You know, this is not only a nazi symbol, it's a human symbol which comes from ancient cultures and very different cultures, and it's more about movement. Make manifest an ordered synthesis. 

El símbolo es la svástica que no es únicamente un símbolo nazi, por lo que es más conocido o popular, sino que es un símbolo muy antiguo que tiene que ver con el movimiento y en particular con la manifestación de una síntesis ordenada. 

The color is purple, as you can see. 

El color es morado, púrpura. Y la piedra o la joya es amatista. 

And the jewel is amethyst, so, if you want to make a gift for me, you can buy an amethyst. Haha! Well, I also like whiskey. 


Boris Nieslony, 

Boris, thank you, warm greetings Boris, from Köln. And greetings also to József Bíro, performer from Hungary, greetings, best luck for your performance art.

Saludos para Boris Nieslony, de Alemania, de Köln, y para József Bíro de Hungría. 

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, ALARMA!

Also I want to send some special greetings to Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Vázquez, de Alarma! red note mexican newspaper. 

Saludos a Miguel Ángel de Alarma! Periodico mexicano de nota roja. 

Armando Hernández 

Y a Armando Hernández. de Escena Libre, que hizo favor de difundir la noticia de 'A través del espejo', de los performance. 

Los que fueron espero que lo hayan disfrutado y lo recomienden. Tendremos más presentaciones en noviembre y finales de octubre, en la Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado 'La Esmeralda', del INBA. 

Keep in touch, we'll be around. 

=^:^= Tchüss! Kiss & Bliss 



GRACIAS a todos los que asistieron al 246 de Querétaro esquina Insurgentes, a ver el performance, y gracias también a todos los que han visto los vídeos en el canal.

Thank you for everybody who came to see the performance at 246, and thanks to everybody who has been watching the videos in my channel. 

Jody Harrington, painter artist

So, I have some comments…  in Ego Sum, selfportait Jody Harrington says 'Love it my dear Iris'.    

Quiero agradecer los comentarios de Jody, en Ego Sum, el autorretrato que presento, y ella dice que le gusta mucho.

También GERMANETCHEVERRY dice: '¡Excelente, gran obra de terror!! Pulgar arriba'

So, he says: 'Excellent, great terror art work, thumbs up!'

FrancesKey says: 'Awesome!  Such a gift!'

Genial, ¡qué talento!

Eunice: 'Gracias hermosa por compartir tu arte. Me permití subir la liga al facebook, saludos y admiro tu garrra e ideas para ser y estar en tu propio universo.' 

She says: Thanks beautiful for sharing your art. She uploaded it to Facebook and she admires the ideas to be in my own universe. Thank you.

Eko: 'What a good art work quality. Your videos are very well produced. I love them dear!' 

Eko says: Qué buena calidad de obra. Tus videos están muy bien producidos. ME ENCANTAN DEAR!

We have a longer message from Iram de la Rouchefoucault. He says:  

Lo bueno de los autorretratos es que nos plasmamos como deseamos vernos, lo malo de ello es que casi nunca somos sinceros o nos da miedo mostrarnos completamente como somos realmente. 

Sí, tu autorretrato es parecido, lástima que no muestra quién eres, y eso es bueno también, por que al menos así puedes dejar un poco a la sorpresa y al misterio tu verdadero ser. Lo que sí, tus pinceladas son preciosas, y también tus manos, por cierto.

Me agradó el vídeo, me agradó tu autorretrato, pero insisto es un retrato que no dice mucho sobre quién eres...Pero es afortunado que a lo largo de estos videos, presentaciones y otras curiosidades podemos ver a la verdadera Iris, y a tu AlterEgo Iris. 

Así que sólo resta agradecerte por compartirlo, ojalá alguien te haga un buen retrato para que veas cómo te vemos los demás, ahí, ahí es donde sabremos realmente quién eres aunque eso también, tal vez, haga que el misterio sea descubierto. Así que nos quedaremos con tu autorretrato para que sólo una parte de ti se muestre.


Saludos desde mi oscuridad estoica iluminada por mi Angeletto:

IRAM de la Rochefoucault

"Detente sombra de mi bien esquivo,

imagen del hechizo que más quiero

bella ilusión por quien alegre muero,

dulce ficción por quien penoso vivo"

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

IRAM de la Rochefoucault says, writes: 

A good thing about self-portraits is that we show us as we want to see us, bad thing about it is that we almost never are honest, we are afraid to show us as we are. 

Yes, your self-portrait looks like you, it's a shame that it doesn't shows who you are, and that is good too, because at least you can still keep the surprise and the mystery of your real being. You have beautiful hands by the way. 

I like your video, I like your self-portrait, but I insist that it is a portrait that doesn't says a lot about who you are, but it is good that thought this videos, shows and other curiosities we can see the real Iris and your alter-ego Iris. 

So, I just thank you for sharing, I hope someone makes a good portrait of you, so you can see how we see you, then is when we'll all know who you are, even when that too, maybe, makes the mystery resolved. 

So, we'll keep your self-portrait to let just one part of you show. 

Thank you. Greetings from my darkness enlighten by my Angeletto. 

Thanks Iram! 

And, We have another video: 


and this was a performance video with an electronic remix by DJ Jef-t, from Tokio, and a sampler of a poem in spanish and purepecha: 

"Raíces" se secará el árbol, mas su raiz renace, renace, renace...
'Roots', the tree will be dry, but its roots reborn, reborn, reborn... 

the video is from Manuel Salgado, and photo is by Aura Sánchez

En el video México city Vamp Ra tenemos un performance con un remix del DJ Jef-t from Tokio. 

Carlos Mercado-Orduña, screenwriter 

and Carlos Mercado-Orduña says: Fregoncísimo Iris te felicito...

Very cool Iris, congratulations.

'Me gusta la propuesta artista, imagen, texto y música, mas alla del concepto gotico, dark o vampírico, yo soy poeta autodidacta y en mis performance utilizo elementos en mis performances como los tuyos'.

He says: I like the art proposal, besides the gothic, dark or vampire concept. I am a poet and performer and I use elements like yours.

Really good.. nice urban rhythm, nice surprise, greetings. 

Realmente bueno...ritmo urbano. Ha sido una agradable sorpresa.Saludos

Amazing performance in an amazing urban catharsis 

Sorprendente performance en una catarsis urbana. 


A third video, another video is: XII DUODÉCIMO LE PENDU * ACOUSTIC VAMP VERSION 

Franc Contreras

I like your dress.. sexy Cleopatra Aztec.

Me gusta tu vestido... de sexy Cleopatra Azteca Princesa de la Noche.

And, last video: VAMP SHOUT 

Here we have a collage, with a lot of visual artists: Fernando Soto, Carlos-Blas Galindo, José Alberto, Barak Torres, Noemí Reyna, Rigel Herrera, Francisco Urica, Theresa Briem, Alfredo Lezama, Alejandro Zamudio, Juan Pueblo, Eduardo Loza, Xoel Nava, Iñaki Govea, Reynaldo Velázquez, Carlos Jurado, Rosario Nava, Oscar García, Aura Sánchez, Jésus Chairez, Ingrid Rodríguez. 

And the Intro & end credits are music from An-Magrit. -Et musikkspill fritt etter Johan Falkberget av Edward Normann Ronning og Henning Sommerro. 

And the text are from: 

Esoteric Psychology - Alice A. Bailey 

The Seven Human Temperaments - Geoffrey Hodson 

Tatsjejin nga kjabuya - No es eterna la muerte- Juan Gregorio Regino, Mazateco Poetry 

Estos son los textos, la música, los créditos de entrada y de salida. ¡Gracias!

Muy bueno, muy bien editado.

And we have some greetings for Volker Hildebrandt, Germany. 

Ich liebe dich

I love you 

Te amo 

P.S. More comments! Thanks! 

Chris Danowski: Mil gracias! Muy chingona, k padre!!! dark & transgressive, bloodlusty & enchanting! encantado… xo c

Bhaskar Arora: Poca madder! Soy fan de Vamp Iris, espero encontrármela en algún callejón de Agra, en India, alimentándose de las penas de los que no fueron lo que algún día soñaron. 

Vamp: Seguramente Vamp transitó, recorre o andará por callejones y no-lugares, bajo la protección -desde Transilvania- de Rakoczi Saint Germain, solicitando la transmutación del karma negativo de los que no se dan permiso de encarnar sus sueños, de gozar su Dharma. Sí, creo que la conoces bien. x ♥ x

AgitateFilms Parmjit Singh: Thanks V. Very interesting. Hope you are well and catch up soon. XX 

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