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
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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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
Documentation: on my blog
David Baptiste Chirot
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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.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Take Action: Photo-Ops Are Over-Our Work Continues

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation <>
Date: Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM
Subject: Take Action: Photo-Ops Are Over-Our Work Continues

They Came, They Saw, They...Talked
September 3, 2010

Watch our spoof video on the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

We all know that peace doesn't happen just because politicians in suits gather around a table. 

Peace occurs when we-civil society-demand our elected leaders to pursue it. That's why our efforts are needed now more than ever.

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally opened direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations one day after President Barack Obama hosted bilateral talks and a working dinner at the White House.   

While President Obama supped with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and Jordanian King Abdullah, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation organized a vigil for a just peace outside the White House.  View our video from the event by clicking here.

Of course, U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel is no laughing matter, but when we saw these photos released by the White House, we just had to put our own captions on them.

Watch our brief video about the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations by clicking here and then share the video with all your friends.

Now that the political theatrics and photo-ops are over, and as Palestinians and Israelis look to resume regularly-scheduled negotiations, it's time for us to redouble our efforts to educate, organize, and mobilize people to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support a just peace based on human rights, international law, and equality.

Here are five things that you can do today to help achieve that goal:

1) Sign a petition to President Obama stating that negotiations must be based on human rights, international law, and UN resolutions to be successful. We've already delivered a petition to the White House with thousands of signatures-help us get thousands more by clicking here.

2) Help us organize one or more of our boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns.  Just as apartheid ended in South Africa only after a worldwide movement arose to isolate and de-legitimize the apartheid regime, Israel will only feel compelled to end its occupation and apartheid policies toward Palestinians once it too feels the sting of international isolation.  In fact, the Netanyahu government transparently wants a sham negotiating process to ease Israel's increasing isolation and to deflate the international BDS movement.  But we won't let that happen-help us keep the BDS movement going strong by getting involved today.

3) Help us organize to end U.S. military aid to Israel.  Despite the resumption of negotiations, Israel continues to misuse U.S. weapons on a daily basis to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians---destroying their homes, building an Apartheid Wall, uprooting agriculture, and injuring and killing innocent civilians, to name just a few. From 2009-2018, the United States is scheduled to provide Israel with $30 billion in weapons-money that could be much better used instead to retrain nearly 500,000 workers each year for green jobs in this country.  This is the message that we'll be bringing to the October 2 One Nation mobilization and that we'll need your help to organize for.  More details to follow in weeks to come, but for now don't forget to sign up to organize opposition to military aid to Israel in your community.

4) Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, either as an individual or as an organization.  Your affiliation and membership with us means a lot to us.  We have tens of thousands of individual supporters, and more than 325 member organizations in our coalition, making us the most diverse, most broadly-based coalition working to end U.S. support for Israel's illegal 43-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, and to change U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel to support human rights, international law, and equality.  Now that negotiations have resumed, our mission is more critical than ever.  Please join us today as an individual or organizational member of the US Campaign.

5) Spread the word about the work that we're doing to your friends, family, colleagues, etc.  Forward this email to people you know, check out our media appearances "In the News," subscribe to our YouTube channel, become our fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up to receive our blog feed.  We're using all the media we can think of to get the word out-please help us!

And, don't forget, for all the latest analysis, action, and resources around the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, please visit:

Take Action

* Watch our spoof video on the talks

* Sign our petition to President Obama

* Organize a BDS campaign

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* Join the US Campaign

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