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.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Free Press Media Reform Daily-- GOP to Force Vote on NPR Defunding

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Media Reform Daily
News of the movement for November 18, 2010
GOP to Force Vote on NPR Defunding

House Republicans announced that they plan to force a floor vote on defunding NPR in response to the firing of analyst Juan Williams last month.

Jordan Fabian, The Hill
A No-Brainer for Bipartisanship

The Local Community Radio Act has only an upside. Passing it would be a meaningful step toward bipartisanship at a time when our nation desperately needs to go beyond politics as usual to a place where we can all work together.

Michele Combs and Timothy Karr, The Hill
Community Radio Is Bipartisan -- Really

The 111th Congress only has a scant few days remaining before the doors shut and their legacy is complete. Seems like a good time to really get down to some of this "bipartisan" business that we've been hearing so much about. Here's an issue that has united Barack Obama, John McCain, Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders: Community radio.

Candace Clement, Free Press
Tiny Georgetown Radio Station Struggles to Be Heard

Historic Georgetown is retro-blogging. The more familiar name for that is radio. A tiny community radio station in the tiny Gold Country burg serves as a way for its local broadcasters to talk about constitutional issues or history or to share their favorite music. Like many blogs, however, KFOK-LPFM is not reaching a lot of people.

Carlos Alcala, Sacramento Bee
FCC Chief Genachowski on Net Neutrality: Trust Me

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski now finds himself caught between unfulfilled promises made to the tech community to keep the Internet open and a Republican Congress ready to portray any new rules on broadband ISPs as heavy-handed, economy-killing regulation. Genachowski said that the rules are coming.

Ryan Singel, Wired
FCC Still Pursuing 'All Options' on Net Neutrality

The FCC is still on track to address Net Neutrality, but the agency needs to "get the rules right," Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

Chloe Albanesius, PC Magazine
Net Neutrality Policy Discussions Were Slowed

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, said that he did not welcome a recent proposal by Google and Verizon about how to regulate Internet service. "I would have preferred if they didn't do exactly what they did, when they did," Genachowski said. "It slowed down some of the processes."

Verne G. Kopytoff, New York Times
Comcast Solved Net Neutrality While You Were at Lunch

Comcast solved the multi-year contentious Network Neutrality debate -- apparently while everyone was at lunch. According to a Comcast blog post, a "consensus has been reached" in the debate over Network Neutrality. When did this happen? It didn't.

Karl Bode, Broadband Reports
Sen. Rockefeller: News Media Has Surrendered to 'Forces of Entertainment'

The 24-hour news cycle has forced the media to embrace hype and rumor-mongering to the detriment of the public interest, according to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).

Gautham Nagesh, The Hill
Righthaven Says It Will Stop Suing over News Exerpts

Copyright troll Righthaven promised to narrow its lawsuit campaign in the face of a courtroom defeat, when a judge ruled that a real estate website made "fair use" of a newspaper article from the Las Vegas-Review Journal.

David Kravets, Wired
Washington Independent Signing Off

Nearly three years ago, the Washington Independent was launched as a bold experiment in online journalism. The idea was to combine hard-nosed investigative reporting with all the Web had to offer. The results were spectacular. But TWI was not just a journalistic experiment; it was also a financial one, and ultimately, the successes of the former couldn't sustain the strains of the latter.

Aaron Wiener, Washington Independent
AMI Officially Files for Chapter 11

Star magazine and National Enquirer publisher American Media officially filed its pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Jason Fell, Folio
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In Other News...
Put Your Organization in the Spotlight at NCMR 2011

Do you want to reach an audience of a couple thousand engaged, socially conscious folks? Here's an idea that's better than an airplane banner ad: Connect with people who'll be attending the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform .

Free Press
On Tech Issues, Obama Falls Short of High Expectations

He was the embodiment of the modern, high-tech president when he took office. However, halfway through President Barack Obama's first term, he has yet to deliver on much of his sweeping tech agenda, tempering the high expectations many in the industry had when he took office.

San Jose Mercury News
Lawmakers Scold Broadcasters, Cable Operators over Fee Battles

Members of a Senate panel scolded broadcasters and cable operators for waging fee battles that cut off consumers from popular television shows, but didn't map out a path toward taking any legislative action.

Wall Street Journal
Free Press Disses Personal Privacy Exemption for Corporations

Free Press has filed a friend of the court brief in a case that could determine how much information large companies, including media companies, have to make public.

Broadcasting & Cable
What a Do Not Track Option Might Look Like

How would a "Do Not Track" registry work? Not quite like the popular Do Not Call list its name implies, experts say. The latter is a phone list that's off limits to telemarketers. The former would be a tool on Internet browsers that designed to block third-party companies from collecting information on the Web sites a user visits.

Washington Post
Verizon Rethinks Pricing

Top executives at Verizon Communications are exploring ways to charge consumers based on the speed of their wireless data connection in addition to the amount of data they use.

Wall Street Journal
Cell Phone Carriers Try to Control Signal Boosters

In March, CTIA -- the Wireless Association, which represents cellular service providers, filed a complaint with the FCC demanding stricter regulation of signal boosters. The Commission is considering whether to let an estimated one million homeowners continue to use them.

New York Times
Diary of a Cable TV Cord Cutter: Day One

As the credits rolled over the DVR recording of the latest episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" yesterday, I picked up the phone and dialed customer service at Verizon. "Yes, I'd like to modify my plan to remove the television portion and subscribe to the least-expensive Internet and phone bundle you have," I told the representative.

Cable Subs Down, Cord Cutting Minimal

Cable operators suffered their greatest three-month decline in TV subscribers in 30 years, according to one research firm. Still, there is no widespread evidence of cord-cuttng across the industry -- as both telcos and satellite operators picked up enough subscribers to mitigate an overall drop in those willing to pay for TV service.

Report Looks at How China Meddled with the Internet

An annual report to Congress touched off a round of speculation about the motives of a small Chinese Internet service provider that briefly rerouted as much as 15 percent of the world's Web traffic on two occasions last spring.

New York Times
India: Auction for Cellphone Bandwidth Was Rigged

An auction to provide cell phone services in India's booming market was rigged to favor a few companies, the government asserted. The comptroller and auditor general of India said that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, arbitrarily moved up deadlines in a 2008 auction of new bandwidth for phone operators.

New York Times
Parents Group Says Hulu Hurting Kids

Online video services such as Hulu are failing to protect kids from explicit content, according to a new report from the watchdog Parents Television Council.

The Hill
Google Strikes Deal with French Publisher

Google said that it had reached a deal with the publisher Hachette Livre, which has broken ranks with its French rivals and agreed to allow Google to scan thousands of out-of-print books for its digital library project.

New York Times
Warner Bros. Says It Is Vigorously Investigating a Harry Potter Leak and Will Prosecute Those Involved

Warner Bros studio said it was working to remove a 36-minute Internet leak of the new "Harry Potter" film ahead of what industry experts said could be the biggest opening weekend box office yet for the major movie franchise.


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