CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

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
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
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 david.chirot@gmail.com
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... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # 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 ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - 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
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


=

Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
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
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

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

Urge President Obama to Stand for Democracy in Ecuador



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From: Just Foreign Policy <info@justforeignpolicy.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Urge President Obama to Stand for Democracy in Ecuador
To: david.chirot@gmail.com


Just Foreign Policy

Dear David-batpiste,

Urge President Obama to make a personal and unequivocal statement of opposition to any attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ecuador.

Take Action

Yesterday in Ecuador there was a rebellion by police that many have described as an attempted coup against the democratically-elected government of President Rafael Correa. [1] Influential voices in the region have questioned what the role of the U.S. might be in these events. [2]

Urge President Obama to state clearly and emphatically that the United States will not support, condone, or cooperate with any attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of Ecuador. You can contact President Obama, and your representatives in Congress, by using this link:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ecuador

Last year, when the democratically elected President of Honduras was overthrown by a coup, Brazil and other countries in Latin America warned that if the coup were allowed to stand, it would set a bad precedent for the region and would encourage other potential coup plotters. But the Obama Administration did not cooperate with efforts in the region to isolate the coup regime in Honduras. [3]

Yesterday, Just Foreign Policy President Mark Weisbrot issued a statement calling on President Obama to state unequivocally that the United States will not recognize any government in Ecuador other than the democratically elected government of President Rafael Correa. Weisbrot noted that the White House statement of June 28, 2009, in response to the military coup in Honduras, did not make any such assertion, and in fact did not even condemn the coup. [4]

The State Department has issued a statement saying that the U.S. "deplores violence and lawlessness and we express our full support for President Rafael Correa, and the institutions of democratic government in that country." [5] This is welcome. But it does not have the force of a statement from President Obama, either in shaping perceptions of U.S. policy in the region, nor in shaping perceptions in Washington, nor in tying down U.S. policy in the future to clear and unequivocal support for democracy.

Please join us in urging that President Obama make a clear statement of opposition to the overthrow of democracy in Ecuador and other countries in Latin America.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/ecuador

Thank you for all you do to help bring about a just foreign policy,

Sarah Burns, Chelsea Mozen, Megan Iorio and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy

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References:

1. "Ecuador's President Correa denounces 'coup attempt', BBC, 30 September 2010, 14:42 ET
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11447519
2. "Ecuador calm after revolt; Correa alleges coup", AP, October 1, 2010
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_ecuador_protest/print
3. "To Defend Democracy, U.S. Must Call the Coup," Laura Carlsen, Huffington Post, September 3, 2009
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-carlsen/to-defend-democracy-us-mu_b_276419.html
4. " Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director," Center for Economic and Policy Research, September 30, 2010
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/obama-should-oppose-attempted-coup-in-ecuador
5. "Events in Ecuador," U.S. State Department, September 30, 2010
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/09/148481.htm

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