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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
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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
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, December 11, 2010

Free Press Media Reform Daily: The FCC's Guide to Losing Net Neutrality

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Media Reform Daily
News of the movement for December 10, 2010
The FCC's Guide to Losing Net Neutrality Without Really Trying

Over the past year, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has managed to take the administration's top tech priority -- and Obama's promise to "take a back seat to no one" on the issue -- and driven it into a ditch. Now Genachowski expects the millions of Americans who have spoken out for Net Neutrality to swallow this lemon when the FCC meets to vote on his rules on Dec. 21.

Craig Aaron, Huffington Post
More than 80 Groups Demand Real Net Neutrality

More than 80 organizations and businesses are urging FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to enact real Net Neutrality rules, not the empty compromise the chairman has proposed. The letter highlights five key areas in the rules that should be improved to protect the free and open Internet.

Megan Tady,
Lobbying War over Net Heats Up

Big phone and cable companies are outgunning Silicon Valley in last-minute lobbying to shape a pending FCC proposal to prevent Internet providers from interfering with Web traffic.

Amy Schatz, Wall Street Journal
FCC Member Questions Easy Net Rules for Wireless

A plan to give wireless networks more flexibility than their landline counterparts in proposed Internet rules is being questioned by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

Jasmin Melvin, Reuters
Kerry Asks Copps and Clyburn to Vote Yes on Net Neutrality

Chairman of the Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee John Kerry (D-Mass.) wrote Democratic FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps urging them to vote yes on the agency's December vote on Net Neutrality.

Eliza Krigman, National Journal
At FCC Chairman Dinner, Biggest Buzz Comes from the Crowd

At an annual dinner honoring the chairman of the FCC, special attention was paid to Julius Genachowski as he struggles to gain enough support to pass his controversial Net Neutrality proposal. But true to form, Genachowski didn't break news, and what was perhaps most interesting was commentary from observers and FCC officials about his chances at getting his proposal passed later this month.

Cecilia Kang, Washington Post
FCC to Hold Forum on Teenagers and Technology

Parents, researchers and educators have been asking whether the spread of mobile devices and Internet access, for all their benefits, can have negative side effects for young people, interfering with homework or leading to cyberbullying. Now the government is asking the same question.

Matt Richtel, New York Times
Consumers Asks Government to Crack Down on 'Bill Shock'

Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, wrote to lawmakers and the FCC urging them to require wireless companies to alert customers before hitting them with hefty overage fees.

Gautham Nagesh, The Hill
Hearing Date Set for Tennis Complaint Against Comcast

The FCC has set a March 29 date for a hearing on Tennis Channel's program carriage complaint against Comcast. Tennis Channel argues that Comcast is favoring its own similarly situated networks Versus and Golf Channel by placing them on more widely viewed tiers.

John Eggerton, Multichannel News
Leaked Memos Reveal How Fox News Spun Health Care Debate

Fox News has been accused before of promoting Republican talking points. Now, new reports reveal internal memos from Fox News executives that "echoed a key GOP talking point" during the health care debate.

Michael Calderone, Yahoo! News
Copyright Troll Righthaven Sues for Control of Drudge Report Domain

News aggregation impresario Matt Drudge is being sued for copyright infringement for reproducing a copyrighted photo along with a link to a story about airport security on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website. The plaintiff in the case is Righthaven, a company that's earned a reputation this year as a world-class copyright troll.

Eriq Gardner, Ars Technica
China Moves to Block Foreign News on Nobel Prize

Chinese censors apparently began blocking the news websites of CNN, the BBC and the Norwegian broadcaster NRK from appearing in China, a day before the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is to be held in Oslo to honor Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned dissident.

David Barboza, New York Times
media minutes
This week: A new book and webisodes use humor and satire to show how reality TV is anything but real. And an annual holiday project that uses radio to connect family and friends to the incarcerated is keeping hope alive. Listen here.
In Other News...
Internet Issues Bog Down Comcast-NBC Merger

Rivals, legislators and watchdog groups fear that Comcast, armed with NBC content, will wield too much power in determining how the Internet develops as a medium to watch TV and movies.

Los Angeles Times
Web Attackers Point to Cause in WikiLeaks

The coordinated attacks on major corporate and government websites in defense of WikiLeaks suggested that the loosely organized group called "Anonymous" might have come of age, evolving into one focused on more serious matters: in this case, the definition of Internet freedom.

New York Times
Data by the Bucket

As the mobile industry weighs the pros and cons of usage-based pricing, a new way for consumers to buy data service may be on the cusp of making an appearance.

Wall Street Journal
On Your iPhone and Verizon, and Selecting a Service Provider

Many AT&T iPhone subscribers are waiting with bated breath for Verizon Wireless to get the iPhone. But can these subscribers take their old iPhones with them to Verizon?

Fox Shows to Continue, Time Warner Says

Time Warner Cable is telling Buffalo, N.Y., subscribers it will continue to carry Fox network programs into January and beyond, even if its deal with the owner of WUTV, the local Fox affiliate, expires and the station is dropped from the local cable system.

Buffalo News
Two Weeks on, One Week Off in Shorter 2011 House Schedule

House Republicans unveiled a 2011 schedule that will keep lawmakers in the nation's capital for shorter periods of time, allowing them to travel home more frequently. The schedule represents a major change from how Democrats have run the lower chamber over the last four years.

The Hill
A Bailout for the U.S. Postal Service?

Imagine a company that reported losses in 14 of the past 16 quarters, has too many retail outlets by its own admission, and relies heavily on work done for its two biggest competitors for revenue. Any management consultant would recommend the obvious: Close unnecessary offices, lay off workers, expand into new lines of business, and raise prices. But this is the U.S. Postal Service.

Bloomberg News
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