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
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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.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Murat Nemet-Nejat: Publication of the Turkish poet Seyhan Erozçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Murat Nemet-Nejat <>
Date: Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: Publication of the Turkish poet Seyhan Erozçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds

My book of translation of the Turkish Poet Seyhan Erozçelik's *Rosestrikes
and Coffee Grinds* is just out:

* *

*Seyhan Erözçelik, ROSESTRIKES AND COFFEE GRINDS, translated by Murat

Published by* Talisman House*

Available from SPD and Amazon:

"In Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry, Murat Nemet-Nejat
established 'eda' as a marker of poetic process much as Lorca's duende or
the Japanese concept of yugen had ignited similar interests in the century
now behind us. The rootedness of mysticism in language, central to the
poetics in question, finds a true exemplar in Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes
and Coffee Grinds, a work of both intelligence & passion." —*Jerome

 "Could it be that Seyhan is actually informing us that in this world, where
life is presented to us as if it were the reality of the past, present,
future and destiny ('fate' or 'sorrow'), there is in fact nothing more than
the surreal? It must be—the surreality of fortune images and the allegory of
the mediocrity of conventional fortune discourse, signifying life caught
between mediocrity and imagination.

With Seyhan, 'rose' is a savior: An icon that can be anything and overcome
anything. An icon that provides redemption from being caught between
mediocrity and imagination! Seyhan attributes a miraculous, mystical (maybe
even divine?) power to the rose...

 The power of the rose, that shall transform us not towards doing
everything, but towards being everything. In Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds
we see three paths: all of which are paths of the rose! In three spans of
time: the rose shall come along those paths.

And will bring us to itself..."   —*Hilmi Yavuz*

 "Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds has three layers of
narrative: first, the physical arrangements of rosestrikes and coffee
grounds that the reader never sees; second, the fortune reader's own
interpretation of these casual arrangements through words; and third, the
text that the reader simply encounters. All of these convergent layers unite
in one point: what is said in the poem will be… the objective future of the
anonymous other."    —*Efe Murad*

 ISBN 13: 978-1-58498-073-5




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