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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
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No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
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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.

Friday, October 01, 2010

October 2010 in Artforum

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Oscar Tuazon's large-scale constructions—with their rough materiality, crushing scale, and literal precarity—overturn centuries of architectural and sculptural ideas about structure and expression. Critic and designer Julian Rose maneuvers through Tuazon's tensions and contingencies.

"Amid the current craze for gravity-defying architecture, there is an uncanny power in Tuazon's visceral acknowledgment of gravity's force, a tectonic return of the repressed." —Julian Rose

On the unveiling of his new piece Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone), 2010, presented as the inaugural work of Documenta 13, Arte Povera father figure and Artforum cover artist Giuseppe Penone talks to Elizabeth Mangini about the relationship between the artist as animator and the natural world.

"What one constructs over time is a work in the process of being: a work in emergence, projected into the future." —Giuseppe Penone

And: Claire Bishop looks anew at the consequences of the Artist Placement Group, spearheaded by artists John Latham and Barbara Steveni in the early 1970s. Embedding artists in corporations and government institutions, APG launched a social experiment—investigating the possibilities of interdisciplinary research and the demystification of the artistic process.

"APG's activities go straight to the core of contemporary debates about the functionality of art and the desirability of art's having social goals." —Claire Bishop

Also: Julia Bryan-Wilson infiltrates Carey Young's sharp new synthesis of Conceptual art with commercial culture.

"Young's practice could be termed occupational realism—a form of performance in which a job becomes the art and the art becomes a job." —Julia Bryan-Wilson

Plus: Legendary director Monte Hellman (of The Shooting [1965] and Two-Lane Blacktop [1971]) talks with Haden Guest about Hellman's minimalist approach, his love of the western, and his first feature film in over twenty years, Road to Nowhere; and Michael Lobel zooms in on the practices of Laurie Simmons and Anne Collier to reveal resonances among generations, memories, and photographic issues of scale.

And: In an occasional new series, for which Artforum asks critics to home in on one single work, Mignon Nixon excavates the cycles of interring and unearthing, recalling and repressing, found in the Jerusalem burial sites depicted in Nira Pereg's video Kept Alive, 2010.

Also this month: Bice Curiger and Michael Krebber remember the life and work of the great Sigmar Polke; Harry Cooper takes Philip Guston at his word, as recounted in the artist's newly published collected writings; Prita Meier and Bibiana Obler survey the postcolonial tussles in Berlin's city-sprawling show "Who Knows Tomorrow"; Michael Ned Holte enters the excess and delirium of Stephen G. Rhodes's installations; Jeff Kelley toasts Cai Guo-Qiang's inaugural exhibition for the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai; Christopher Bollen takes up the challenge in Bravo's recent reality competition Work of Art; Rachel Haidu unpacks the Reina Sofia's exhibition "New Realisms"; and Branden W. Joseph parses the hybrid media of Brion Gysin, presented at the New Museum in the artist's first US retrospective.

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