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I have just begun a new blog/zine called
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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
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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
Documentation: on my blog
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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

Revive Our Economy-End Aid to Israel

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation <>
Date: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Revive Our Economy-End Aid to Israel

Join Us at the One Nation March on Washington, DC, October 2
September 8, 2010

On Saturday, October 2, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in Washington, DC to march for "good jobs, equal justice and quality education for all."

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is proud to endorse "The Peace Table," the peace and anti-war voice of the "One Nation Working Together" march.

We'll be there to support demands for jobs and economic justice by calling for the United States to end $30 billion in military aid to Israel and redirect that money to unmet needs here at home.

We'll have signs, banners, fliers, and petitions, but we need you and your organization to help us organize and make the demand for ending U.S. military aid to Israel front and center at this year's most important Washington, DC peace and justice rally!

Join the US Campaign to form an "End U.S. Military Aid to Israel" contingent, and help us organize march participants to redirect $30 billion in military aid to Israel to unmet needs here at home by clicking here.

Here's what you can do both locally and nationally to make ending U.S. military aid to Israel a central component of our collective movement to reorient our economy to support human needs, rather than war and occupation:

Read Our Call to Action

…U.S. military aid to Israel comes at both a moral and a financial cost that we can no longer afford.  Instead of providing Israel with an average of $3 billion of weapons per year, this same amount of money could instead pay for one year's worth of:

* Affordable housing vouchers for nearly 365,000 low-income families struggling to pay rent; or

* Green jobs retraining for nearly 500,000 unemployed workers hurt by the recession; or

* Early reading programs for nearly 890,000 at-risk school children; or

* Basic health care services for more than 24.3 million people without health care insurance.

Being a part of the "One Nation Working Together" march provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to bring our case directly to hundreds of thousands of sympathetic people and join with them to create new economic priorities for our country based on human needs, not warfare and occupation… 

Read the full call to action by clicking here.

Sign Up to Organize for the March

If you will be in Washington, DC on October 2 for the One Nation Working Together march and would like to help the US Campaign organize march participants to end U.S. military aid to Israel and redirect that money to unmet needs here at home, then please fill out a brief form by clicking here.

Don't worry if you've never done something like this before.  We'll provide you with all the materials, talking points, and training that you'll need.

Organize Locally to End Military Aid to Israel

One Nation Working Together is designed to create local coalitions of individuals and groups working for economic justice and to reorient our economy to meet human needs, rather than warfare and occupation.

Be a part of this discussion in your local community by joining more than 2,000 volunteers who are working to educate people about the impact of U.S. military aid to Israel and to organize them to end aid to Israel and redirect that money for community needs here at home.

Sign up to receive an organizing packet-with fact sheets, fliers, postcards, and petitions-in the mail by clicking here.

Learn More about the Cost of Military Aid to Israel

Earlier this year, the US Campaign launched a website- that details how much money your community provides in military aid to Israel, and what that money could be used for instead in your community to fund affordable housing, green jobs training, educational programs, and health care. 

Learn more about the costs of military aid to Israel for your community, and spread the word to organizations in your community working to build up the One Nation Working Together march, by clicking here.   

For all the info you need to get involved with the US Campaign's organizing efforts for October 2, please visit:

We'll see you in Washington, DC on October 2!

Take Action: Help Us Organize for Oct. 2

* Read our call to action

* Sign up to organize with us in DC on Oct. 2

* Sign up to organize locally to end military aid to Israel

* Learn more about the cost of U.S. aid to Israel

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