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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lebanon praised at global anti-cluster bomb meeting

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 11:54:15 -0500
Subject: Lebanon praised at global anti-cluster bomb meeting

Message body

American Task Force for Lebanon

Dear David,
I wanted to call your attention to the following news item from the Daily Star. I have bolded the sections that are most relevant.
George Cody, Ph.D.

Copyright (c) 2010 The Daily Star

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Lebanon praised at global anti-cluster bomb meeting

By The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Lebanon was congratulated Tuesday for its ratification of an international treaty banning the use of cluster bombs, as the world's first meeting of countries affected by the weapons got under way in Laos.

The Meeting of States Parties, overseen by the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) welcomed Lebanon as the latest government to ratify the so-called "Oslo Process." Lebanon has bid to host the second international convention in 2011 and CMC insiders have welcomed the attempt to bring representatives from cluster bomb-ravaged countries together in Beirut.

So far, 108 countries have signed the agreement, which is now legally binding, although dozens have failed to implement it into domestic legislation.

CMC Coordinator Thomas Nash thanked all countries which had effectuated the treaty.

"By bringing this landmark treaty into effect so quickly, nations have sent a resounding message that cluster bombs have no place in today's world," he said. "We're encouraged that at least seven countries have already destroyed their stockpiles under the treaty. States must keep up the momentum and deliver on all of their treaty obligations."

Almost 700 people have been killed or injured in cluster bomb-related injuries in Lebanon since 1975. Israel carpeted swathes of south Lebanon with the weapons during the final hours of its 2006 summer war on Lebanon. It is estimated that of the at least four million munitions dropped, up to 40 percent failed to detonate on impact, becoming de facto landmines which continue to kill Lebanese. Most of the 45 people killed by cluster bomb fragments since 2006 have been children or local farmers.

It is also thought that up to five percent of all arable land in Lebanon remains contaminated, contributing to GDP losses of up to $25 million.

The government maintains it has never sanctioned the use of cluster munitions, although a recent CMC report said Hizbullah had fired "more than 100 Chinese-produced Type-81 122mm cluster munition rockets from southern Lebanon into northern Israel" during 2006 hostilities.

Copyright (c) 2010 The Daily Star

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