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, December 21, 2010

East of Borneo: new online publication

e-flux -

December 21, 2010

East of Borneo

East of Borneo
A collaborative art journal and multimedia archive edited by
Thomas Lawson

New online publication frames a discussion of contemporary art and its
modern history as considered from
Los Angeles

The launch of East of Borneo marks the convergence of two very
distinct lines of thought. What is the nature, and the future, of art
magazines? And how might we give form to the sprawling history of art
in Los Angeles, a form that can be generative and productive, not
merely descriptive or fancifully speculative?

Launched in October 2010, East of Borneo is a collaborative online
art journal and multimedia archive that offers a new way to research
and present the various histories of contemporary art. Its hybrid
form—which publishes newly commissioned art writing within a larger
context of user generated material—reflects an editorial process of
thinking through the delights and constraints of printed magazines,
and fully considering the transcendent possibilities of online
publishing today.

East of Borneo is a new model for art publishing that rethinks
traditional editorial structures, using the power of networked
collectivity to create depth and complexity. Articles incorporate
web-savvy multimedia footnotes that offer readers immediate access to
the primary materials--video, images, links and texts--that the
writers have used in their research. Readers can upload additional
items of their own, creating a growing archive of relevant content
that activates and enriches the editorial material, highlighting
unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.

As you navigate the site today, you'll find a range of content that
reflects the sprawling, rhizomatic nature of Los Angeles as well as
the broader international art world.

Recent articles include:
Value Engineering: Roger Corman in His Own Context
by Michael Ned Holte

Mythology and the Remake: The Culture of Re-performance and
Strategies of Simulation
by Jenni Sorkin

Character Development: Brody Condon's Level5 and the Avant-LARP of
Becoming Self
by Jennifer Krasinski

Kalifornienträumen: Bertolt Brecht's Los Angeles Poems and Other
Sunstruck Germanic Specters
by Quinn Latimer

From a Waxy Yellow Build-Up to a Nervous Breakdown: The Fleeting
Existence of Mary Hartman. Mary Hartman
By Claire Barliant

Do You Believe in Television? Chris Burden and TV
by Nick Stillman

Don Bachardy: Regarding Portraits
by Susan Morgan

"As a writer," notes Editor-in-Chief Thomas Lawson, "I have become
accustomed to working in a way that allows skipping back and forth as
a text builds, checking references and finding new evidence as a
result of lateral moves across the internet. A few online publications
allow readers a similarly multifaceted experience, although most
quarantine reader participation in the shadow zone reserved for
comments. Until now, no art publication has offered the kind of varied
experiences provided by East of Borneo."

East of Borneo is quickly becoming a substantial repository of
information and interpretation from a multitude of perspectives. Visit
us often to watch the site grow in both content and interactivity as
we roll out further features. Visit us often to upload that telling
image, indispensible text, incredible link. Join us on this journey.

Additional Resources:
Read The Journey West, introductory essay by Thomas Lawson
The Huffington Post calls us "A New Model for Online Magazines"
Yes, We Pay Writers!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

East of Borneo is published by the School of Art at the California
Institute of the Arts and is funded in part by grants from the Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the J. Paul Getty

East of Borneo
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
T: +1 661-253-7722

Press Contact: Margaret Crane,

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New York, NY 10002, USA

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