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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.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world 1: Marco De Michelis interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist

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November 15, 2010

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

A project for the Contemporary Arts Centre of Como
Saturday, 27 November 2010, 6pm

The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world 1.
Marco De Michelis interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist

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The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world is an international research project developed between 2010 and 2012 involving a wide range of curators, critics, historians of art, artists and professionals from diverse disciplinary fields and contexts, in an ongoing debate about exhibition practices of contemporary art in the beginning to the 21st century. It is organized by Fondazione Antonio Ratti together with the Camera di Commercio di Como (in the ambit of the initiative Laboratorio Como 2010).

The project will consist of approximately 25 public events, each dedicated to a specific problematic. The themes that will be discussed will range from the analysis of the diverse models of exhibition spaces; the relation between economy and art; the definition and identity of the figure of the curator, and other aspects of doing and producing exhibitions. A particular attention will be given to the Italian panorama.

Each event will be prepared through thematic dossiers that will be published, along with the documentation of the events, on the new website of Fondazione Antonio Ratti.

The project is under the scientific responsibility of the Director of the Fondazione, Marco De Michelis, with the coordination of Filipa Ramos and the collaboration of Centro ASK (Art, Science, Knowledge) of University Bocconi of Milan and of the Graduate Program in Visual and Performing Arts of the University IUAV of Venice.

The first meeting on October 23th focused on the relations between the European Art Centres and the cities that host them. The discussion has been introduced by Nikolaus Hirsch, Rector of the Staedelschule in Frankfurt, with the participation of Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zürich) and Angela Vettese (Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice). It was followed by an extended inquiry about the Spaces for Art, which gathered some of the most influential designers and theorists who have been dealing with the constitution of space for exhibitions.

On Saturday the 27th of November, Marco De Michelis will interview the upmost expert of the Contemporary Art scene Hans Ulrich Obrist. This will be the occasion to understand the curator's perspective on the current Contemporary Art scene, its agents and institutions as well as about the present curatorial practices. This meeting will also gaze towards the future, as they will try to trace possible proposals, ideas and advices for the constitution of the perfect cultural space.

Moreover, it will also create the occasion to know more about the very recent project of extension of the Serpentine Gallery into the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery since April 2006. Prior to this he was Curator of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, as well as curator of museum in progress, Vienna. Obrist has curated and co-curated over 200 solo and group exhibitions and biennales internationally since 1991. Since 2005 he conceived and run the Marathon, a series of public events with leading figures in contemporary culture over 24 hours.

Marco De Michelis is professor of History of Architecture at the IUAV University in Venice. From 1999 to 2008, he was dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design at IUAV. From 1999 to 2003 he was the Walter Gropius Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at the Bauhaus-Universitat in Weimar, and from 1993 to 1996 he directed the Galleria della Triennale in Milan. Recently he was visiting professor at the department of Art History at Columbia University, New York. He is a regular contributor to many Italian and international magazines.

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
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22100 Como - Italy
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Dayanita Singh.
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