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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
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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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LE GRAND MONDE of Mona Hatoum at Fundacion Botin

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December 14, 2010

Fundación Botín

Mona Hatoum, "Detail of Hot Spot," 2006.
Stainless steel and neon tube. 234 x 223 x 223 cm.

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LE GRAND MONDE of Mona Hatoum at the Fundación Botín
Through 9 January 2011

Fundación Botín
Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola
3. Santander, Spain

After her stay at Villa Iris, where she directed the international Fundación Botín workshop in July, the artist Mona Hatoum becomes the central figure of the exhibition Le Grand Monde, which is intended as an intense reflection on the world in which we live.

This artist's work characteristically reflects her personal experience and aims at involving the spectator as much as possible, provoking contradictory sensations of attraction and rejection. Hatoum manipulates household objects and the dimensions and extensions of the human body, using very suggestive materials that have been selected beforehand with considerable sensitivity and emotional connotations. The selection of a total of 30 pieces was carried out in accordance with the curator, Chus Martínez, chief conservator at the MACBA (Barcelona).

This artist's work should be considered within the framework of the sculpture of the latter half of the 20th century. Mona Hatoum began producing performances and later shifted to creating sculptures and large format installations with subtle references to minimalism and conceptual art. In her works, everyday objects are the central features of mental associations and attractive references.

The two pieces, Hot Spot (2006) and Undercurrent (2008), with which this show begins are exemplary of this approach. They are of large dimensions and they occupy the entrance and central courtyard of the lower floor of the Fundación Botín exhibition space in Santander. Hot Spot is a huge globe with all the continents outlined in red neon that make a characteristic buzzing sound. According to the artist, it is a reflection of the fact that confrontation is not restricted to certain parts of the world, but pertains to all of it. Undercurrent is a large net on the floor, also circular in shape, in which there are interwoven electrical wires covered with red fabric and whose ends light up gradually almost like light bulbs.

3D Cities consists of three printed maps of the cities of Beirut, Kabul and Bagdad that have pieces cut out of them, perhaps as a metaphor for bombs and explosions on the urban topographies. Interior/Exterior Landscape, a recent installation previously shown at the Art Center of Beirut (Lebanon) comprises diverse elements related to the realm of biography and domesticity: a bed, a table with a chair embedded in it, a clothes hook or a cage with human hair; in Electrified (2002) a set of hanging kitchen utensils seem harmless but actually lead to electricity and therefore to danger.

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut in 1952. Her parents had emigrated there from Haifa. In 1975 she left Lebanon to settle in London and there she began her training and career in art, participating in the shows such as the seminal Sensation under the auspices of Charles Saatchi. She currently lives in London and Berlin.

The exhibition Le Grand Monde opened on October 7th and it will be running until January 9th 2011. In addition to the works on display, there is a brief video featuring the artist and the curator, and a virtual tour. Furthermore, this Thursday December 16th the critic Javier Hontoria will present a commented tour of the exhibition at 8:00 in the evening at the Santander venue.

The mission of the Fundación Botin is to contribute to the global development of society. To achieve this, it manages a variety of programmes in education, science, rural development, culture and social work.

Le Grand Monde: Fundación Botín exhibition space on Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola street, Santander. Spain. Through January 9th 2001.

Opening hours from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:30 to 21:30. Entrance free.
Images, video and more information:
Virtual tour:

*Image above:
Collezione Rosa e Gilberto Sandretto, Milan.
Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin.
Photo by Esteban Cobo.

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