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Out of burlap sacks, out of bearing butter,
Out of black bean & wet slate bread,
Out of the acids of rage, the candor of tar,
Out of creosote, gasoline, drive shafts, wooden dollies,
They Lion grow.

Federico García Lorca


Andalusian surrealist poet & dramatist, gay victim martyred by fascists.

Who Needs Love when you've got donuts?!
(Who Needs Donuts When You've Got Love?)


-8498 -- [B.C.] Traditional date of the destruction of Atlantis.
Source: [Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter attributed with symbol: Source=Robert Braunwart]

-8239 -- [BC] -- Presumed origin of Mayan Era of Creation.

754 -- St. Boniface slain by Druids for chopping down sacred tree; translation: Pagans off Christian missionary Saint Boniface for whacking the sacred tree.

CamelHump Books?
754 -- Death of Abul'-Abbas, Caliph of Baghdad.

1455 -- France: One Priest & You're Out?: Poet François Villon kills a priest in a brawl, is banished from Paris. Villon

"One thing about the music for sure, it rocks with the rhythms of dance. The lyrics say the same thing that poet singers in the student hangouts in the Paris Latin Quarter say today ... Villon is the very archetype, the poet laureate of 500 years of the counterculture. So clearly does he speak for a way of life that his name has become a common noun & adjective in European languages."

Kenneth Rexroth, Subversive Aspects of Popular Songsçois_Villon

1480 -- Source=Robert Braunwart William Caxton prints The Cronicles of England, Westminster.

1510 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Michelangelo is commissioned to make 15 statues of saints for the Duomo of Siena, Italy.

1625 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Ambrogio Spinola takes Breda from the Dutch after a 9-month siege. A famous painting by Velasquez depicts the surrender of Breda.

1637 -- New Old World: Pequot Indians massacred by colonists at Mystic, Connecticut. 80 huts housing approximately 800 people (men, women, & children) are torched, & 80 huts housing approximately 800 people (men, women, and children) & 600-700 Pequots die in an hour.

1783 -- Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier, in the first European hot air balloon flight, went to 1,500 feet for about 10 minutes.

1826 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: David Douglas completes botanical studies at Kettle Falls, Washington.

1832 -- France: The poor of Paris, with their romantic allies, revolt against the new monarchy, June 5-6. Society of the Friends of the People raise the red flag, declaring "Liberty or Death."

1851 -- Source=Robert Braunwart First installment of Uncle Tom's Cabin is published, in "National Era."

1855 -- Source=Robert Braunwart A book rate is established by the British post office.

1870 -- During this month Mikhail Bakunin breaks relations with Sergei Nechaev.

Michele Angiolillo
1871 -- Italy: Michele Angiolillo lives, Foggia. Typographer, anarchico, proponent of "Propaganda by the Deed." Worked with "Ciencia Social" in Spain in 1895. Returned to France, expelled to Belgium, went to London, where he became friends with Malatesta. Again in Spain, he met the free-thinker José Nakens. On August 8, 1897 he shot & killed the infamous reactionary, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, who was responsible for the torture & the executions of five anarquistas in Montjuich Prison (Barcelona). Tried on August 14/15, he was executed August 20, 1897, garroted at Vergara Prison.

"That smile of his, full of light, life & dawn, expired there on the horrifying garrote:

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1873 -- Spain: Proclamation of the first Republic.

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"(...) our principle is the absolute sovereignty of the individual; our final goal is the total destruction power & its replacement by the contract; our means is decentralization & the continuing transformation of the existing powers."

— Pi y Margall, in The Reación & the Revolución (1854)

1873 -- Larin-Kyösti, aka Karl Gustaf Larson, (1873-1948) lives. Finnish writer, who gained fame with his ballads & humorous folk song alike poems.

Eh, Cisco?
1878 -- México: Revolutionist Francisco "Pancho" Villa lives, San Juan del Rio, Durango. On this same day, in 1978, México issues 100th anniversary Pancho Villa stamp series.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2003: Inspired hero of the Mexican Revolution, or "social bandit," depending on your point of view.

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1878 -- Karl Eduard Nobiling (1848-1878) dies. Doctor of philosophy, anarchist. A month after Maximilian Hoëdel tries to kill King Guillaume I in Berlin, Germany, Nobiling takes his turn, & having failed, turns his gun upon himself.

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1884 -- Ivy Compton-Burnett lives. British writer who developed a distinct form of novel — set almost entirely in dialogue.

1884 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Gabriel Dumont & Michel Dumas travel to Montana & meet with Louis Riel.
Bleedster Pat Murtagh, who provided dates & background relating to Riel & Dumont, finds Dumont more competent & intelligent, & a more sympathetic character than Riel ("at least he hadn't overdosed on Jesus.")

1885 -- US: Anti-foreign, anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's first convention.

1886 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Poet Rubén Darío embarks from Nicaragua for Chile.

"...And the Muse divines the meaning of the hieroglyphics. The strange life of a vanished people emerges from the mist of time."

1893 -- Italy: Ad Ancona tiene una conferenza dal titolo “Obbiezioni all’anarchia” dichiarando che il vero socialismo non può che corrispondere al comunismo anarchico. / 1893 (5 june) Ancona conference declares that socialism leads to anarchist communism.

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1898 -- Federico García Lorca lives, Fuentevaquero, Granada. Andalusian poet/dramatist/artist. Murdered by Franco's fascists in 1936. Accused of subversive activity, but evidence today suggests a hate crime because of his homosexuality. His writings remained censored until Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Franco died in 1975. Despite this, García Lorca became one of the most widely read writers in the world.

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1900 -- American author Stephen Crane, 28, dies in Badenweiler, Germany, of tuberculosis, compounded by malArial fever caught while he was covering the Spanish-American War in Cuba.

In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial. Who, squatting upon the ground, held his heart in his hands, & ate of it.

I said, "Is it good, friend?"

"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;

"But I like it, because it is bitter, & because it is my heart."

— Stephen Crane

1906 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: Leaders of the copper miners' strike at Cananea, Sonora, are arrested.
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1911 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Ricardo Flores Magón's followers in Los Angeles announce the formation of the Republic of Baja California (Mexico).

1912 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Cuba: US marines invade Oriente & La Habana (-Aug. 5).

1917 -- US: 10 million men begin registering for draft in WW I.

1919 -- Richard Scarry lives, Boston. American artist/writer, world's best-selling children's book author. Wrote or illustrated over 300 books.

1919 -- anarchist diamond dingbatUS: 67 anarchists are arrested & face deportation in the wake of a bomb explosion marking the beginning of the infamous "Palmer raids." (See June 2).

1919 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Shanghai: Merchants & workers in Shanghai strike to support students.

1920 -- Italy: 5 - 6 Giugno. Per liberare la città di Valona dagli occupanti italiani, gli albanesi operano un attacco senza alcun risultato. Anche una rivolta scoppiata all'interno della città non produce cambiamenti. Al contrario, nuove truppe italiane di occupazione saranno inviate a Valona in funzione repressiva.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1925 -- Chile: More blood is shed by the mine owners in La Coruna (Nitrate mine encampment) — on this occasion more than 500 rebels are tortured in Iqueque. anarquista diamond dingbat

By 1925 there were 214 syndicates in Chile boasting the active participation of more than 200,000 people. (It is also the first year a Chilean delegation of the IWW is able to participate in an IWA Congress.)

1926 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Nicaragua: US troops are withdrawn after one month, only to return August 27th.

1928 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Western Washington College library is dedicated, Bellingham, Washington.

1933 -- US: Congress ratifies a law removing the US from the gold standard.

1933 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Germany: Arturo Toscanini protests Jewish persecution by refusing to conduct in Germany.

1934 -- Christopher Morley convenes the first meeting of the Baker Street Irregulars at 144 East 45th Street in New York; eight Irregulars regularly attend.

Situationist International Anthology by Ken Knabb
1934 -- Consul coverArtist Ralph Rumney lives (d.2002). Rumney was a founding member of the Situationist International, & the first to be expelled by Guy Debord.
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Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2006

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1938 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Greater NY Chapter of the Science Fiction League holds its first meeting.

1939 -- Burma: Elijah Beardsworth, world quick shaving champion, dies. What is meant by the phrase "a close shave."

1939 -- Margaret Drabble, author, lives.

1939 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Dard Hunter museum of papermaking opens at MIT.

1940 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: First automobile drives across the Lake Washington Floating Bridge...connects Seattle to the rest of the continent...

1941 -- Author Spalding Gray lives.

1946 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Japanese-language newspaper Hokubei Hochi begins publishing, Seattle, Washington.

1948 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Brecht play "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti" premiers, Zurich.

1951 -- Japan: The Japanese Anarchist Federation reconstituted this month, but the organization now under this name is largely composed of those sympathetic to syndicalism.

Simultaneously, the anarchist communists set up the Japan Anarchist Club (Nihon Anakisuto Kurabu), with the Japanese anarchist movement again divided as between 1928 & 1934.

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1952 -- Opening date in Philip K. Dick's early non-scifi novel, Voices from the Street. Hadley is an angry young man — an artist, a dreamer, a screw-up. Chronicles his descent into depression & madness, & out the other side. The last of Dick's novels to be published.

"Dick is Thoreau plus the death of the American dream."

— Roberto Bolano

Old Victrola
1956 -- Elvis Presley's second appearance on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theatre". TV critics panned him, saying his performance looked "like the mating dance of an aborigine." No racism intended (of course).

1958 -- Golden Rule crew sentenced to 60 days for sailing into Pacific A-bomb test site.

1961 -- US: Justice For All? Supreme Court orders US Communist Party to register with the Justice Department, as a foreign-dominated organization (the Party refuses Nov. 17). Some people are more Free than other Free People in the Land of the Free.

1963 -- John Profumo,
Secretary of War,
resigns his post following revelations
he had sex
with a prostitute
who also had a thing
with a Soviet

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1965 -- Eleanor Farjeon, English children's writer of magical but unsentimental tales, dies in Hampstead. First comes to public attention at 16 as librettist of an opera by her brother Harry, produced by the Royal Academy of Music. Among her works are such favorites as Martin Pippin in the Apple-Orchard (1921), & The Little Bookroom (1955).

1965 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Nam June Paik's "Creep Into the Vagina of a Living Whale" premiers.

1967 -- Israel attacks Egypt & Syria, the Six- Day War, resulting in its illegal occupation of the Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, Gaza Strip & Golan Heights.

New Mexico sunset
1967 -- US: Forty Chicanos stage an armed raid on Tierra Armarilla, New Mexico. The group claims 2,500 square miles of territory in New Mexico, which they say Spain granted their ancestors.

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1967 -- Early June, Alpert goes to India for three months; the Diggers attend & boggle the SDS meeting in Michigan; Steve Durkee founds Lama (Foundation) on 115 acres New Mexico.

1968 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Senator & presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles after winning the California Democratic party this evening; dies tomorrow.

A former staff member for Beloved & Respected Comrade Red-baiter Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 50s Witch Hunts, recasted as a populist in his quest for the White House. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is convicted of the murder.

1969 -- US: Inmate soldiers — the majority either imprisoned for going AWOL, draft-resistors & conscientious objectors, many being held without trial — riot at the military penal stockade at Fort Dix over barbarous conditions & the tortures being inflicted on them by the US military state. See Joan Crowell's Fort Dix Stockade (1974), issued to publicize horrendous events which the mainstream American media, such as the NY Times, refuses to report (big surprise).
Source: [Calendar Riots]

1970 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick m Nixon tells the heads of FBI, CIA, NSA & DIA he's not getting enough intelligence on domestic dissidents.

1976 -- US: Eternal Damnation?: Teton Dam in Idaho bursts causing $1 billion damage, 14 deaths.

(F)red & Alyce?
1977 -- Shock rocker & perennial Presidential candidate Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor is bitten by a rat it was trying to eat & died. Cooper held a public audition to replace the snake, which was featured in his act.

"If a bad actor can be President, why not a great rock star?"

I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice.
I wanna be elected!
I'm your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce.
I wanna be elected!
Kids want a savior, don't need a fake.
I wanna be elected!
We're all gonna rock to the rules that I make!
I wanna be elected, elected, elected!

1977 -- First personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale.

1978 -- Source=Robert Braunwart China: Sources in Hong Kong say China has recently released 110,000 prisoners.

1979 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Nicaragua: yesterday's FSLN call for a General Strike brings commerce to a halt.

1981 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Author Jack Abbott (In the Belly of the Beast) is released from prison in Utah, through the efforts of socialist/author Norman Mailer.

1983 -- USA: Anti-herbicide activists burn logging equipment in Oregon state.
"You Spray, You Pay. You Kill, We Will."

1985 -- US: David Stockman observes that if the Securities & Exchange Commission had jurisdiction over the way the executive & legislative branches of government have handled the deficit, "many of us would be in jail."

1985 -- US: Rubbing Salt in the Wound? US: Senate votes to ask Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Ronnie Reagan to stay within SALT II treaty limits.

1989 -- Uzbeck youths Fergona Valley attack Misketi Turks, June 5-10.

1990 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Iran: Booked to Die? Government demands that author Salman Rushdie be handed over to British Muslims.

1991 -- Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church.

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Yugoslavia: Serbs begin a relentless bombardment of Sarajevo.

1993 -- Germany: Thousands march to protest neo-Nazi violence.

1994 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: 20,000 lesbians & gay men attend Gay Day at Disney, Orlando, Florida.

1996 -- Jan Kerouac, author & daughter of Beatster Jack Kerouac, dies.

Remembering Reagan
2004 -- US: Against all odds, The Search for Reagan's Brain continues...


2004 -- Netherlands: Police in The Hague violently break up an attempt by 350 anti-fascists to block a demonstration by a ragbag of fascist Nederlandse Volks Unie (Dutch People’s Union). The violence by the Burly-Chested Wunderkind is ‘deliberate & unprovoked’.

Pépita Carpeña
2005 -- France: Pépita Carpeña (1919-2005) dies, Marseille.

Militant Spanish anarcho-syndicalist & feminist. Combatant during the Spanish Revolution, member of the CNT, "Juventudes Libertarias" (JJLL) & "Mujeres Libres."

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2012 -- Scifi author Ray Bradbury dies. His books include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man.

2013 -- Turkey: An image known as "The Lady in the Red Dress" showing a policeman in a gas mask hosing a woman with pepper spray becomes the defining image of Turkey's pro-democracy demonstrations thus far. Meanwhile, Ahmet Davutoglu announces an investigation into police attacks on civilians with tear gas & water cannon in cities nationwide. & following the prime minister's denunciation of Twitter as a "menace to society", police arrest 25 people on charges relating to the use of social media to speak ill of the government.

3000 --

      Out of the gray hills
Of industrial barns, out of rain, out of bus ride,
West Virginia to Kiss My Ass, out of buried aunties,
Mothers hardening like pounded stumps, out of stumps,
Out of the bones' need to sharpen & the muscles' to stretch,
They Lion grow.

— Philip Levine, excerpt, "They Feed They Lion"

Watercolor: fangs

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