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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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, October 02, 2010

Citizen Direct: Public Citizen's Top News and Actions


Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 09:05:12 -0400
Subject: Citizen Direct: Public Citizen's Top News and Actions

In This Issue:

- Featured Story
- Avandia
- Exports and Trade Pacts
- Nixon Testimony
- BP Disaster
- From Our Blogs
- Press Room Updates
What sign should I bring to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity?

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October 2010

Featured Story

What sign should I bring to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity? That's what Public Citizen wants to know. We're holding a contest for people to submit their best slogans for signs. The prize? Public Citizen will print up and distribute the best sign at Stewart's rally in Washington, D.C. So come on! Try your hand at being a cultural icon. Remember, spelling counts. Submit your slogan suggestions today!


FDA keeps diabetes drug Avandia on the market, jeopardizes public health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally has acknowledged that the diabetes drug Avandia is so dangerous that the agency severely restricted its sales. So why is the drug still on the market? Industry pressure, that's why. The FDA should have outright banned the dangerous drug, as Europe has done. Learn more.


Senate Republicans march in lockstep to keep campaign funding sources secret. Ever been stumped by what a commercial is actually selling? What about who is funding the commercial? Thanks to Republican senators, we won't be finding out anytime soon. Not a single one of them voted to shed light on who finances campaign ads, which means that a disclosure bill will continue to languish. Learn more.

Uncle Sam's hands, holding wads of cash, encircling the globe.Exports and Trade Pacts

U.S. export growth lags with free trade agreement partners, new Public Citizen report shows. Newsflash: Free trade agreements (FTAs) don't boost exports. A new Public Citizen report reveals that exports to non-FTA partners outpace exports in the 17 countries with whom the U.S. has trade pacts. Learn more.

Uncle Sam's hands, holding wads of cash, encircling the globe.Nixon Testimony

Historians urge court to unseal Nixon's 1975 grand jury testimony. "I am not a crook," former President Richard Nixon famously said about his involvement in the Watergate scandal. But it is still unknown what he said in his 1975 grand jury testimony about it. What's with the 18.5-minute gap in tape recordings? Did he tamper with the transcripts of the tapes? The public deserves to know and the testimony should be unsealed, Public Citizen told a court. Learn more.

BP Disaster

Moving beyond BP. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill might be making fewer headlines than at the height of the disaster, but Public Citizen has not stopped fighting. Public Citizen energy organizer Allison Fisher recently urged the national spill commission to clarify the role of government during an oil spill and investigate BP's ability to control information. Watch the video.

From Our Blogs

logo for 'Citizen Vox' blogCitizen Vox - This political message is paid for by...who knows? Neither the public nor the Federal Election Commission knows who is paying for political advertisements. According to a new report by Public Citizen, more than two-thirds of outside groups spending heavily on electioneering communications this year are not reporting who is financing their advertisements, despite rules requiring this information to be reported. Learn more.

logo for 'Eyes on Trade' blogEyes on Trade - Chamber of Commerce critiques own method in trigger-happy response to Public Citizen. We fully expected a U.S. Chamber of Commerce response to our new report about trade agreements and exports (see item above). But we didn't expect it to be in the form of an argument we already shredded in the report itself. Learn more.

logo for 'Citizen Energy' blogCitizen Energy - Happy 40th, Clean Air Act. In the 40 years since the Clean Air Act was signed, the legislation has led to significant environmental and public health benefits for citizens, including the prevention of more than 200,000 premature deaths. September marked the 40th anniversary of the act, which could be the key to curbing dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in the near future. So why would Congress want to weaken this legislation? Learn more.

logo for 'Texas Vox' blogTexasVox - Tar sands oil's devastating legacy. Tar sands oil, with 3.2 to 4.5 times the carbon footprint of conventional oil, could be pumped through expanded pipelines into East Texas and the Houston Bay Area. TransCanada, an extractor of tar sands oil, has proposed an expansion of its current pipelines that would cut through Texas and Oklahoma rivers, national forests and private land. Does this sound problematic to you, too? Learn more.

Press Room Updates

Groups petition Feds to regulate work hours for doctors-in-training. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates work hours and sets rest-period requirements in a variety of industries, including the highway, aviation, railroad and maritime transportation industries, because of the major role fatigue plays in transportation safety. So the agency also should regulate the number of hours worked by medical residents, Public Citizen and other groups said in a petition to the agency. Read the press release.

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