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
740 N 29 #108
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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

ACLU: : Do the math

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laura W. Murphy, ACLU <>
Date: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 3:04 PM
Subject: Do the math

Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself
Dear ACLU Supporter,

Tell your senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act today!

If we push hard enough—and quickly enough—before Congress changes hands, we can end 2010 with a bold stroke for fairness.

Women who work full-time year-round still earn, on average, 77 cents for every dollar men earn. That amounts to an average gap of over $10,000 per year.1

That's not right, and there's something you can to do right now to help fix it. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work, and it is up for a vote in the Senate in just two days.

Write your senators right now. Urge them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

This bill has already passed the House of Representatives. And it is scheduled for a vote as soon as this Wednesday in the Senate. That's why we need you to take action right now.

The Paycheck Fairness Act is a measure that the American public—across the country and across all political parties—overwhelmingly supports. That's because so many women and families have direct experience with the injustice of unequal pay. The 6 out of 10 American families that count on women as primary or substantial breadwinners know what it's like when women don't bring home the paycheck they deserve.

So, what's the opposition to closing the wage gap? Some blame it on women themselves or argue it is about life choices, but that is not what this bill is all about. The goal of this common sense bill is simple: when women are at work, performing the same job as men, they shouldn't be paid differently based on their gender.

Let's override such nonsense and, in the closing days of this Congress, change the lives of women and families all across the country. Families need to bring home every dollar they rightfully earn—making pay equity even more necessary, not only to families' economic security, but also to the nation's economic recovery.

This Congress is about to adjourn, and in the coming year, stopping pay discrimination will not be at the top of the next Congress' agenda. So, our window of opportunity is very small. That's why we need you to take action before this vote on Wednesday.

Please write your senators right now because they need to hear from you before the vote. Tell them you want them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act right now.

Stand with the ACLU and families across the country. Write your senators today, and tell them they can make a difference in closing the wage gap.

Thank you for standing with us,

Laura Murphy Laura W. Murphy
Laura W. Murphy
Director, Washington Legislative Office

© ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004

  1. "Women's Lower Wages Worsen their Circumstances In a Difficult Economy," National Women's Law Center, April 2010.

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