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
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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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fwd: Videobrasil Authors Collection

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The ideas and the creative process of relevant contemporary artists are the focal points of the Videobrasil Authors Collection documentaries. In six films, released between 2000 and 2009, the collection features the works of William Kentridge (South Africa), Rafael França (Brazil), Maurício Dias (Brazil) and Walter Riedweg (Switzerland), Akram Zaatari (Lebnon), Coco Fusco (USA) and the Rio de Janeiro-based collective Chelpa Ferro.

In the films, guest directors use an essayistic approach to document the working process of the artists featured, following the development of artwork and investigating the connections between the artists' creations and their surroundings. With extras that include interviews and making of footage of installations and performances, the documentaries are distributed internationally by Idea Books (

The Videobrasil Authors Collection is produced by Associação Cultural Videobrasil, by means of partnerships with the Prince Claus Fund (The Netherlands) and SESC São Paulo (Brazil).

A reference center for artistic production from the world's geopolitical South, Associação Cultural Videobrasil ( creates actions geared towards diffusing knowledge on contemporary art. The 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil ( will accept enrolments until March and will be held in São Paulo in September 2011.

51'53", Brazil, 2009
Produced by: Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Directed by: Carlos Nader
Established in 1995 by fine artists Barrão and Luiz Zerbini, and by film editor Sergio Mekler, Chelpa Ferro explores the plasticity of sound in sculptures, objects, installations and performances. In the sixth documentary of the Videobrasil Authors Collection series, Carlos Nader shares with the group the assembly of the Totoro sound object, at the São Paulo State Art Gallery, and of the Jungle Jam installation, at the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (2008). Extras include footage of artwork created by the trio from 2005 until 2009.

48'31", Brazil, 2006
Produced by: Associação Cultural Vdeobrasil
Directed by: Wagner Morales
Shocks between cultures are the theme of essays, videos, installations and performances by the United States-based artist Coco Fusco. Made in New York and São Paulo, Coco Fusco: I Like Girls in Uniform revisits her career as a teacher, activist, performer and researcher, and follows her through the creation of Bare Life Study # 1, a performance based on American military torture that the artist presented during the 15th Videobrasil (2005).

42' 21'' Brazil, 2004
Produced by: Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Directed by: Alex Gabassi
During the Lebanese civil war years, Akram Zaatari used to record his daily life in a diary: explosions, shelters, the purchase of a car. "The contradictions of life that goes on in conflicted areas," he says. The diary was his first contact with image production. Later on he would produce videos and installations that approach sexuality, politics and history. The film follows his steps in his home country and in Brazil, and includes previously unseen statements from some of the leading names in the Lebanese contemporary scene.

52'41'' Brazil, 2002
Produced by: Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Directed by: Fabiana Werneck and Marco Del Fiol
Maurício Dias and Walter Riedweg say that their workshop is the street. It is by watching the streets and the people in them that they come up with installations that deal with identity and territoriality. In this documentary, they present their work and the different characters behind it: street merchants at a fair selling northeastern Brazilian products in São Paulo, illegal immigrants seeking the European dream, street adolescents and their memories.

25'23" Brazil, 2001
Produced by: Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Directed by: Alex Gabassi and Marco Del Fiol
One of the pioneers of video art in Brazil, Rafael França (1957-1991) used the media to create new forms of fiction, with ample autobiographical references. This documentary features footage of the artist, excerpts from works and accounts by artists who were key to his career, such as Mario Ramiro and Hudnilson Jr., with whom he established the 3NÓS3 performance trio in the 1970s. Prelude to an announced death, completed a few days before his death, is part of the extras.

51'18" Brazil, 2000
Produced by: Associação Cultural Videobrasil
Directed by: Alex Gabassi
Films, drawings, installations, theater, opera: one of the leading names in South African contemporary art, William Kentridge combines references and techniques in an unique way. In this documentary, shot in Johannesburg and Brazil, the artist discusses the impact of the landscape and the social contradictions surrounding his work. The film also portrays the assembly of an installation of Kentridge's for the Contemporary African Art Exhibition (São Paulo, 2000).

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