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September 25, 2010


visible god and portraitt

Alan Dojoji avatar has disappeared, caught in a clothing-download black
hole at my cache-end; therefore s/he transformed into pure white light,
where s/he reside and emanates; only hir emissions, hir particle voice,
speaketh, as in visiblegod.mp4; and on a related matter, there are a
series of portraitts below before this has occurred, for documentation
for Humlab, to which you may visit one or another or in quantity; the
residency ends today, the 25th; and a very short portraitt.mov of older
simultaneous movement and sexuality driving hir toward invisibility;
after which, the Rhapsody electrified instrument may be heard in long
improvisation at longtune, if you are of interested; than you for your
attention; and for putting up with me for all these years.

http://www.alansondheim.org/visiblegod.mp4
http://www.alansondheim.org/ portraitt series
http://www.alansondheim.org/ newportraitt series
http://www.alansondheim.org/portraitt.mov

http://espdisk.com/alansondheim/longtune.mp3

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:01:18
From: Portside Moderator <moderator@PORTSIDE.ORG>
To: PORTSIDE@LISTS.PORTSIDE.ORG
Subject: FBI Raids Target Anti-War Activists; Solidarity Protests Planned

Nationwide FBI Terrorism Raids Target Anti-War Activists;
Solidarity Protests Planned

The Raw Story
September 24th, 2010 -- 3:37 pm

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/fbi-raids-antiwar-activists/

The FBI said it searched eight homes in Minneapolis and
Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation on Friday, and
two subjects said the agency is targeting leaders of the
anti-war movement.

FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press
agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in
Chicago. "These were search warrants only," Warfield said.
"We're not anticipating any arrests at this time. They're
seeking evidence relating to activities concerning the
material support of terrorism."

The home of Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly and
Jess Sundin were among those searched, they told the AP.
"The FBI is harassing anti-war organizers and leaders, folks
who opposed U.S. intervention in the Middle East and Latin
America," Kelly said before agents confiscated his cell
phone. Sundin called the suggestion they were connected with
terrorism "pretty hilarious and ridiculous."

FULL AP STORY FOLLOWS BELOW

FBI Serves Terrorism Warrants in Minn., Chicago

FBI searches Minn. anti-war activists' homes, as well as
homes in Chicago, in terrorism case

By Steve Karnowski
AP News

Sep 24, 2010 13:42 EDT

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100924/world/us_fbi_raid_terrorism_1

The FBI said it searched eight homes in Minneapolis and
Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation on Friday, and
two subjects said the agency is targeting leaders of the
anti-war movement.

FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press
agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in
Chicago.

"These were search warrants only," Warfield said. "We're not
anticipating any arrests at this time. They're seeking
evidence relating to activities concerning the material
support of terrorism."

The home of Minneapolis anti-war activists Mick Kelly and
Jess Sundin were among those searched, they told the AP.

"The FBI is harassing anti-war organizers and leaders, folks
who opposed U.S. intervention in the Middle East and Latin
America," Kelly said before agents confiscated his cell
phone.

Sundin called the suggestion they were connected with
terrorism "pretty hilarious and ridiculous."

Warfield said he couldn't comment on whose homes were
searched or give details on why because it's an ongoing
investigation. "There's no imminent threat to the
community," he said.

The searches were first reported by the Star Tribune.

Sundin said she wasn't certain exactly what kinds of
information the FBI was after or who else had been searched
in either city.

An FBI SWAT team entered first "and looked for pointy
things. And then they left and the FBI agents came in and
looked through everything in the house," she said.

The agents took "computers, several boxes of papers,
everything related to data like discs," Sundin said.

Both Sundin and Kelly were organizers of a mass march on the
first day of the Democratic National Convention in St. Paul
two years ago, and recently appeared at a news conference to
announce plans for another protest if Minneapolis is
selected to hold the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Police estimated the peaceful march drew 10,000 protesters;
organizers put the figure at 30,000. Other protests were
marked by destructive acts by anarchists. More than 800
people were arrested during the four days of the convention,
including Sundin and Kelly.

Sundin said they've already sought permits for 2012,
"something I don't think terrorists would do."

The FBI's spokesman in Chicago, Ross Rice, would only say
two searches were conducted Friday in Chicago and that there
were no arrests. He declined comment further.

Asked about the reports, the U.S. Attorney's office
spokesman in Chicago, Randy Samborn, confirmed warrants were
served in the city "in connection with a law enforcement
investigation." He also declined to provide details.

[Associated Press Writer Michael Tarm in Chicago contributed
to this report. Source: AP News]

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Against FBI Raids: 3PM Saturday Chicago press conference
with peace/solidarity activists targeted by FBI raid

http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/92033/index.php


CHICAGO

Social justice and anti-war activists will gather
at 3pm on Saturday, September 25 at the West Town Law
Community Office, 2502 W. Division St. to speak out against
a series of FBI raids that took place on Friday, September
24 in Chicago and around the US.

Please spread the word about this, and if you can, come to
the press conference and lend your support. These raids are
clearly part of a much larger campaign to shut down
solidarity work for Palestine and Colombia and more broadly
to derail the larger U.S. movement for peace and justice.

MEDIA ALERT: For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Chapin Gray, 773-647-8599

Targets of FBI Raids to join supporters to speak out against
federal assault on antiwar, solidarity activities

Subpoenas, searches have a chilling impact on core rights
and civil liberties, say activists.

CHICAGO

Social justice and anti-war activists will gather
at 3pm at the West Town Law Community Office, 2502 W.
Division St. to speak out against a series of FBI raids that
took place on Friday, September 24 in Chicago and around the
US.

The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand
jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota and
Michigan on Friday, searching the homes of most of these
activists. They also attempted to intimidate activists in
California and North Carolina. Targeted Chicago activists
include Hatem Abudayeh, Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner,
with the FBI naming interest in their work around Palestine,
Colombia and peace activities.

"This is really about trying to intimidate the anti-war
movement, and we won't be silenced," said anti-war activist
Stephanie Weiner, one of the victims of the raids. "This
suppression of democratic rights is aimed towards those who
dedicate their time and energy to supporting the struggles
of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against US funded
occupation and war. This is a US government attempt to
silence those who stand in solidarity against oppression in
the Middle East and Latin America."

Speakers at Saturday's press conference will include Melinda
Power, attorney and member of the National Lawyers Guild;
Chapin Gray, activist with Students for a Democratic
Society-Chicago; Maureen Murphy of the Palestine Solidarity
Group-Chicago; Rev. C.J. Hawking of Arise Chicago; and
Stephanie Weiner and Joe Iosbaker, who were among the
Chicago targets of the raid and are long-time anti-war
activists in the city. They will be joined by peace and
solidarity activists from across the metro area.
_____________


Activists Rally in Twin Cities, Respond to Raids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyG3dIUGQvQ

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four acceleration trails from SL

http://www.alansondheim.org/upwind1.mov
http://www.alansondheim.org/upwind2.mov
http://www.alansondheim.org/downwind1.mov
http://www.alansondheim.org/downwind2.mov

the irresolving alan dojoji avatar rises and falls, carrying a particle
payload; the result is an odd simulacrum of physical processes associated
with rocket launches. this is the purest movement to nowhere. later i
raised another configuration of the avatar to a height greater than 40,000
with a more complex result, to be sent out. the irresolving alan dojoji
avatar has transformed into pure light. this is the last day of the Humlab
residency, with interesting results.

see http://www.alansondheim/ humlab pngs for last-day stills.

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