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/


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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.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

[It's LIQUID News] Wyspa Institute of Art - Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012




Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:31:05 +0100
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To: davidbchirot@hotmail.com
Subject: [It's LIQUID News] Wyspa Institute of Art - Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012

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November 30, 2010
Wyspa Institute of Art - Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012
 
Wyspa Institute of Art
Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012
 
It is dark. It is cold. And it is late. In the critical space of the Gdansk Shipyard, Alternativa Contemporary Visual Arts Festival 2010-2012 - a new project by Wyspa Institute of Art - commences its two-year journey.
Alternativa will launch its programme of exhibitions at the end of May 2011 and the programme will culminate in June-September 2012.
Alternativa Housewarming, planned for December 3-5, is a three-day pilot that publicly unveils Hall 90B, an industrial building across the street from Wyspa which will be a key location for Alternativa exhibitions and events in 2011-12.
 
Programme
 
December 3, 8-10pm
Building 90B

Under the leading title Secrets and Lies, Alternativa unveils its space for just one night on December 3rd. It does so without flourish or fanfare, but unfolds eventfully into the cold, dark night.
Loosely relating to the movie by Mike Leigh and its main character, an optometrician, the event makes possible, as well as delimits, our visual perception and causes us to reflect on the political repercussions of that. Although born in a space, Secrets and Lies is to be sensed as choreography and events in time. In the dark, something will be happening and there will be some light too. The immediate surroundings are uncertain, just as the future of the Shipyard is uncertain, bonds shattered and representations appriopriated. Small groups will enter the space.  In 30 minutes, our understanding of space and time and the possibility of representing it through art will shift.
Artists: Angelika Fojtuch | Elzbieta Jabłońska | Grzegorz Klaman | Kasia Krakowiak| Anna Molska |Dominika Skutnik | Ślina (Roman Dziadkiewicz and Łukasz Jastrubczak) | Mariusz Waras
 
December 4
Wyspa
Critical Malfunction

In Linda Pollack's hospitable Habeas Lounge, a group of Alternativa curators and invited guests will take part in a barcamp event about the denied aspects of cultural production as proposed by curator Kuba Szreder. All critical practitioners, devoted to tweaking mechanisms of art making, have encountered on their paths many systemic failures, made individual mistakes, and\or discovered problems irresolvable from their current position. The systemic failures or personal mistakes are evidence of critical malfunctions of cultural production, the noises made by social machines when they are cracked, hacked, overheated. Confirmed participants include Karen Ibrahim (Critical Practice) |Marsha Bradfield (Critical Practice) | Metod Blejec (Critical Practice) |Michał Herer| Ola Hirszfeld |Heimo Lattner | Martin Kaltwasser | Viviana Checchia |Tanja Purebic (Radical Educational Collective) and Pola Dwurnik
 
Pecha Kucha Night vol 7
Organized by Lowbudget - design collective from Gdansk
Chicago Boys: while we were singing they were dreaming.
An evening of music played by a 70s revival band and neo-liberalism study group assembled by Hiwa K.  The band plays popular music from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, England, Bangladesh, Poland and Lebanon in the 1970s, followed by presentations from archives relating to personal memories and neo-liberal policies.
Cihat Arinc| Janna Graham | Hiwa K | Helene Kazan | Amal Khalaf | Roshi Nasehi | Abbas Nokhasteh | Shimon Sakakibara | Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be joined by Clinton Heneke and local musicians, presenters and enthusiasts.
 
December 5
Wyspa

Postulating the Postulates: a part of My Daily Constitution project by Linda Pollack.
On the fringe of the exhibition Re-designing the East/ Political Designers, Linda Pollack invites artists, curators of the project and guests to revisit the famous 21 demands of the 1980 Gdansk Shipyard strike that brought to life one of the most interesting social moments in Europe - Solidarnosc. Confirmed participants are Oliver Ressler, Linda Pollack and Grzegorz Klaman.
During the Alternativa Housewarming events, the exhibitions "Political Designers" curated by Maks Bochenek and "Democracies" by Artur Żmijewski at Wyspa, and "Selection" by Dorota Nieznalska at Modelarnia, will be open until 11 pm.
Also, the first book in the Alternativa Editions Series  titled "Grzegorz Klaman" will be available in the Wyspa bookstore.
Alternativa is an initiative of the Wyspa Institute of Art under the artistic directorship of Aneta Szylak. It operates in collaboration with the City of Gdansk, Gdansk 2016 Office and is supported by Municipality of Gdansk, European Union.
 
Wyspa Institute of Art
Alternativa Housewarming
December 3-5, 2010
www.wyspa.art.pl
www.alternativa.org.pl
 
Artistic Director: Aneta Szylak
Gdansk, Doki 1/145B, 102B, 90B
 
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