Our Daily Bleed...
That is all the Walker thinks, as he walks throughout the night.
& that is what two hundred minds drowned in the darkness &
the silence of the night think, & that is also what I think.
Wonderful is the supreme wisdom of the jail that makes all think
the same thought. Marvelous is the providence of the law
that equalizes all, even, in mind & sentiment. Fallen is the
last barrier of privilege, the aristocracy of the intellect.
The democracy of reason has leveled all the two hundred minds
to the common surface of the same thought.
I, who have never killed, think like the murderer;
I, who have never stolen, reason like the thief...
— Arturo Giovannitti, excerpt, The Walker, 1914
British radical social historian
& anti-war activist.
FESTIVAL OF NEON REVOLUTION.
430 -- Death of St. Augustine of Hippo.
1749 -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lives. German poet, novelist, playwright & natural philosopher, one of the great figures in Western literature.
1828 -- Russia: Leo Tolstoy, author & anarchist religious pacifist, according to the Russian calendar in use at this time, lives, Yasnay, Polyana. Major influence on Gandhi & Martin Luther King, Jr.
1830 -- England: Thrash Compacter? The first trashing of a threshing machine at Lower Hardres near Canterbury in the two years of rural labor insurrections known as the Swing Riots.
The Swing Riots have previously involved hayrick & barn arson, intimidation & extortion of landowners & parsons. Though repressed, Swing is far more successful than Ludd: agricultural wages are forced higher & the introduction of mechanisation is blocked for decades.
Source: 'Calendar Riots'
1837 -- Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcester Sauce.
1882 -- Gustaf Hellström, Swedish realist novelist, journalist, & literary critic, lives, Kristianstad.
1882 -- Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero lives, Los Altos de Ibarra, Guanajuanto.
Mexican militant, Magonista insurgent killed while leading an uprising.
PRAXEDIS GUERRERO, Bleed Patron Saint 2009-2010
journalist of the Mexican Revolution.
[Details / context]
1884 -- US: First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota.
1891 -- France: Oh, My Aching Head!!??: In Paris, Henri Louis Decamps is sentenced to five years in prison, Charles Auguste Dardare gets three years & Louis Leveillé is acquitted.
1892 -- Augustin Souchy, German militant, pacifist, lives (1892-1984), Ratibor.
1893 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Samuel Gompers addresses the International Labor Congress at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1898 -- Russia: Oh, Sure!?! Tsar Nicholas II proclaims international conference to make lasting peace.
1898 -- Perú: Government prevents Manuel González Prada delivering his speech "Free Thought of Action" to the third Conference organized by the League of Freethinkers of Perú.
1903 -- US: Utopian nature planner F. Law Olsted dies, Belmont, Massachusetts.
1904 -- Spain: Agustín Remiro Manero lives (1904-1942).
Joined the Durruti Column in July 1936, commanding a battalion of machine-guns.
Interned like thousands of other Spanish anarchist refugees in the camps in southern France, Agustín Remiro returned to Spain to continue fighting as a guerrillero against the fascists. He was captured, tortured, then killed during an attempted prison escape.
1908 -- Joseph Conrad writes to critic Edward Garnett, who helped publicize his works: "I am earnest, terribly earnest. Carlyle bending over the history of Frederick called the Great was a mere trifle, a volatile butterfly, in comparison."
1913 -- Robertson Davies, Canadian playwright/novelist best known for The Deptford Trilogy, lives, Thamesville, Ontario.
1916 -- US: Radical American sociologist C. Wright Mills lives, W[h]aco, Texass.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2004
Intellectual rebel, champion of the Cuban revolution,
patron saint of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
1916 -- American mystery, fantasy & science fiction author author Jack Vance lives.
“Good music always defeats bad luck”
— Jack Vance
One day I'll hear Jack Vance died, & I'll be bereft. I used to jokingly say we had to replace him afterward. Like it was a dirty job to be stuck writing brilliantly. I just finished reading The Killing Machine recently. Must have been the seventh time now in fifteen years.
— David McCusker
1918 -- Big Bill Haywood (Daily Bleed Patron Saint) & 14 other IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) labor activists sentenced to 20 years prison & fined, for draft obstruction.
1919 -- US: Seattle mayor demands,
"Hang or incarcerate all anarchists for life."
1920 -- Italy: Bologna conference, Errico Malatesta & Bonazzi being present as before. This time moderate leaders participate & a manifesto is signed by the Partito Socialista Italiano along with the Unione Anarchica Italiana, the moderate Confederazione Generale del Lavoro, & the Unione Syndicale Italiana, the Socialist Avanti & Umanita Nova, etc.
1920 -- US Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Governor Cornwell requests federal troops to guard the mines of southern West Virginia. They arrive in Williamson the next day. In September rioting in Williamson follows attempts of local coal operators to import strikebreakers into the area.
1921 -- Perú: Fernando Fernán-Gómez lives (1921-2007), Lima.
Famed Spanish film actor & director, novelist, anarchist.
(His mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour of Latin America at the time of his birth.)
1922 -- US: Seductive aromas banned from beauty contests.
1922 -- US: The first-ever radio commercial airs on station WEAF in New York City. Announcer H. M. Blackwell speaks for 10-minutes on behalf of the Queensboro Realty Company, who paid $100 for the air-time.
1926 -- Nicaragua: For the umpteenth time Marines land, at Bluefields, to "protect US interests."
1927 -- US: Ashes to Ashes?: Sacco-Vanzetti funeral procession from North End to Forest Hills Cemetery. The anarchists are cremated. In September all Hollywood newsreels on Sacco & Vanzetti are ordered destroyed by Will Hayes, movie czar.
1929 -- The editing of Look Homeward, Angel is completed, a job that reminds Thomas Wolfe of putting corsets on an elephant.
1931 -- Italy: The government requires university teachers to take a Pledge of Allegiance to fascism. Why bother??!...
Of 1200, only 12 teachers refuse & they are fired. The moral & critical bankruptcy of intellectuals universally, & their pathetic submission to the state & power, is well demonstrated once again.
1933 -- US: Filipino Labor Union leads 6,000 California lettuce workers out on strike, demanding 40-45 cents an hour, union recognition & improved working conditions.
1936 -- Spain: At Monte Pelado, near Huesca, Aragon, the Italian section of the Ascaso Column, headed by Mario Angeloni & the libertarians Carlo Rosselli, Camillo Berneri & Umberto Tommasini, repulse the attack by fascist forces. Angeloni & the anarchists Michele Centrone, Fosco Falaschi & Vincenzo Perrone are killed. After defeating the Nationalists, Berneri is sent to Barcelona to do propaganda work because of problems with his vision & hearing.
1938 -- US: Northwestern University confers an honorary degree on ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's dummy Charley McCarthy. Who now is the dummy?!
1945 -- China: American Ambassador Hurley escorts Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Mao Tse-tung to Chungking to negotiate with Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Chiang Kai-shek.
[Source: K.S. Karol]
1955 -- US: While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, African-American teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered after speaking "inappropriately" to a white woman.
The questionable trial that follows, & Mrs. Till's decision to display her son's mutilated remains during an open-casket funeral, help to mobilize opposition to segregation in America.
1955 -- Death of Devere Allen, American journalist for peace.
1961 -- Fifth Situationist International conference.
1963 -- US: The March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. 250,000-500,000 people converge on the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the largest single protest demonstration in US history. King delivers his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony, at the Lincoln Memorial.
1964 -- US: Philadelphia has two days of black uprising.
1965 -- A Forest Hills, New York audience boos Bob Dylan for plugging in.
1965 -- Gueorgui Getchev (1897-1965) dies. Poet, writer, translator of French & Russian literary greats, journalist, & a great figure of Bulgarian anarchism. Studied arts in Sofia, first collection of poetry published in 1914, founded first anarchist groups in Haskovo. During WWI he joined Gueorgui Cheitanov as a guerrilla & became a wanted figure in a military crackdown against anarchists. His open hostility & criticism of the Communist government led to his arrest.
TO DO: PLACEHOLDER: in 1949. Intervention by a Writers Union kept him out of prison, but his continued anarchist militancy kept him in & out of trouble with the authorities & he was arrested again in 1963. Despite being an "outlaw" following the war he was the chief writer for Réveil anarchist journal/magazine/periodical/newspaper (Alarm Clock). Formed the first group of partisans against the dictatorship, involved with the guerrilla group of Vassil Ikonomov & writes for the journal of the “Bulgarian Communist Anarchistic Federation” (FACB). Condemned to died for an article stigmatizing the coup d'etat with June 9, 1923. His militant activities forced him in & out of exile over the years. I presume Gueorgui is correct, as it is correct for Cheitanov in place of Georges; see gallery material to finish up also material above is better writ there than here; Ivan Delev, Vassil Ikonomov
1968 -- US: Chicago FBI agents report "GINSBERG chanted unintelligible poems in Grant Park. . . (The "unintelligible poems" being William Blake's "The Grey Monk." )
1968 -- US: Meanwhile, Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Hubie Humphrey ("Dump the Humph") gets the Democratic Presidential nomination. Rock & bottle throwing anti-war demonstrators converge on the Conrad Hilton Hotel, where squadrons of club-swinging police indiscriminately kicked & beat anything that moves. 178 arrested.
1968 -- US: Meanwhile, between Aug. 26 through 29, thousands of protesters gather in Grant & Lincoln parks to demonstrate against the Vietnam War. In addition to war protests, hippies object to the 11 p.m. curfew, which prevents them from camping out in the park.
1968 -- Meanwhile, the anarchist Yippie! Abbie Hoffman is arrested while having breakfast for having the word "Fuck" on his forehead.
1968 -- Chad: Francia envía tropas al Chad.
1970 -- US: SKY RIVER ROCK FESTIVAL & LIGHTER THAN AIR FAIR — III, in Washougal, Washington. The Sky River III Story.
1970 -- US: Labor union U.A.W Local 1714 experiences its first wildcat strike; it lasts one day.
1972 -- France: Louis Montgon (1885-1972) dies, in Perpignan. Militant et propagandiste anarchiste et syndicaliste.
1976 -- Ireland: 60,000 join Peace People demonstrations, Belfast & Dublin.
1980 -- Coca Cola intervenes to end a violent 5-year labor conflict at its Guatemalan bottling plant.
1983 -- Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour. If this guy ever turned on politicians...
1983 -- France: At 6 o'clock on this Sunday morning in Paris, the socialist government, using the hated CRS, assaults "Radio Libertaire."
1986 -- Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium.
1987 -- US: The Arcadia, Florida, home of Clifford & Louise Ray, who have gone to court to get their three young boys — all of whom contracted AIDS from contaminated blood-clotting drugs — admitted to public school, is destroyed by arson.
1988 -- Germany: 70 killed in crash of three Italian Air Force fighters at air show.
1990 -- US: Marine reservist Erik Glen Larsen declares conscientious objection (CO) at press conference in Frisco.
1993 -- England: British Marxist historian, anti-war activist & novelist E.P. Thompson dies.
& now they're off to the war
& they all need cartridges badly
& of course there are plenty of nice kind people
Who'll find them the cartridges gladly
"No ammunition, no war!
Leave that to us my sons!
You go to the front & fight
We'll make your munitions & guns."
And they made munitions in piles
And there wasn't a war to be found
And of course there were plenty of nice kind people
Who conjured one out of the ground
"Off you go, dear boy, to the front!
For they threaten your native sod
March, for your mothers & sisters,
For your King & for your God!"
......"War Song" by Bertolt Brecht,
translated by Christopher Isherwood
Sympathy for the Devil
Stamps God's name upon a lie just made,
To turn a penny in the way of trade.
— "Table Talk," William Cowper
from Table Talk, & Other Poems
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