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.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Guernica Magazine: Obama's Drones, Blood Without Guts, and Zombies

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Guernica: a magazine of art & politics

Dear readers,

Why should the nation fight in a war the president doesn't really believe in? In a new interview, retired Colonel Andrew Bacevich rips U.S. policy. "Is there evidence that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan has contributed to the stability of Pakistan? No. Is there evidence that the U.S. presence in Afghanistan is contributing to instability in Pakistan? Yes, a mountain of evidence." Author and filmmaker Tariq Ali agrees. In a live conversation with Guernica's Joel Whitney, Ali says that from stepped up drone attacks, to backsliding on torture and the Afghan surge, Obama has doubled down on Bush's bets. Plus, Jay Baron Nicorvo on the summer that turned him away from manual labor, and gave birth to the writer within. Zombie fiction by Roxane Gay; poetry by Bob Holman and Lisabeth Burton; and art by Chris Payne. And don't forget to join Guernica on October 14 for an evening filled with food, drinks, music, readings, auctions, celebrities, honorees, and more fun than should be allowed at a benefit.

FEATURES: The Roof Beneath Our Feet: Want to become a poet? Spend a summer roofing under the Florida sun.

INTERVIEW: Blood Without Guts: Why fight wars our president doesn't believe in and we can't pay for? asks retired colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich.

INTERVIEW: Droning On: From stepped up drone attacks, to backsliding on torture and the Afghan surge, has Obama doubled down on Bush's bets? Editor Joel Whitney probes The Obama Syndrome in the context of Tariq Ali's many books. Recorded live at Asia Society.

The Roof Beneath Our Feet

POETRY: Bob Hicock's "The Smiths, as I understand them": There's a box at the hospital in which to deposit / children unlikely to win the Nobel Prize.

POETRY: Lisabeth Burton's "Convince Me Eternity": There is not one dignified thing about this life or that one.

ART: Chris Payne: Asylum
The grand mental institutions of the nineteenth century long ago emptied of all inhabitants, but their skeletons still mark our psychic and physical landscape.

FICTION: Lessons from Roxane Gay's short story, "There is No "E" in Zombi Which Means There Can Be No You Or We": They do not walk around with their arms and legs locked stiffly. They can be saved.

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