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
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... - # 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.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

War Fever, Sexual Abuse in the Military, and Poetry from Bei Dao

Guernica: a magazine of art & politics

Dear readers,

They're at it again. As drawdown begins in Iraq, hawks are making the case to invade Iran. The perverted logic, as Tony Karon writes in Guernica Daily, channels Israel to the U.S.: "You must do what we can't, because if you don't, we will." One of the most evasive of these hawks is Jeffrey Goldberg. Not only does Karon indict him for beating the war drum this summer, Evan Thomas cites him too. In his new book, The War Lovers, Thomas offers yet another mea culpa for the lust for war that drove to Iraq, then proceeds to name names: Remnick, Bill Keller, and Newsweek, his own publication. But this is not cheap denunciation. This is history, media playing the role William Randolph Hearst and Teddy Roosevelt dreamed up for it over 100 years ago. Also, Courtney Martin writes of a servicewoman raped in the Navy, compelled to activism. In the art section, Nancy Spero's Torture of Women has finally been released as a book. And the illustrious poet Bei Dao on the quandaries of "Travel." Plus, poetry by Seyburn, fiction by Gillis.

INTERVIEWS: Wolf in the HeartHistorian and departing Newsweek editor Evan Thomas on how he (like Remnick and Keller) caught war fever after 9/11.

FEATURES: Recovery Mission: After she was raped in the Navy, Maricela Guzman survived an abusive marriage, PTSD, and an attempted suicide. Now she's fighting to make sure it won't happen to other women.

POETRY: In "Travel," Nobel Prize-nominee Bei Dao uses travel, including fish that watch from below, as a metaphor for life.

Torture of Women

FICTION: The Consequence of SkatingLife at an empty amusement park: An excerpt from the upcoming novel by Steven Gillis.

POETRY: In "Fairytale Smalltalk," Patty Seyburn's confused heroine tries to determine what kind of bird she is.

ART: Torture of Women: From Sumerian creation myths to Amnesty International reports, Nancy Spero's art bears witness to a silent consensus that allows violence to be state-sanctioned and eternally mythologized.

BLOG: Tony Karon: Two Minutes to Midnight?: Cutting Through the Media's Bogus Bomb-Iran Debate: The premises of the debate initiated by Jeffrey Goldberg's recent piece in Atlantic Monthly are palpably false and incredibly dangerous.

BLOG: Subhankar Banerjee: Could This Be A Crime?: U.S. Climate Bill Is Dead While So Much Life On Our Earth Continues To Perish: As trees in and around Santa Fe rapidly die due to a bark beetle invasion, Banerjee asks, "Will the economic-and-comfort-needs of our species always trump the survival-needs of all other species that also inhabit this Earth?"

Dzanc Books and Guernica are proud to announce the International Literature Award 2011, which will be given to the best poetry, fiction, or nonfiction submission which engages with the world outside North America. The author of the winning entry will receive airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the Disquiet international literary program in Lisbon, Portugal in 2011 and publication of the winning piece in Guernica. Go here to learn more.

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